updated 1:08 PM PDT, Jun 26, 2017
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Students Observe VI Culture Through Music

 

The Ebenezer Thomas Primary School in Sea Cows Bay began celebrations for Culture Week today with a fair and exhibition on the school's compound.

Students are currently enjoying a day filled with educational material about the VI's music particularly fungi. There are also local items on display.

The students and teachers are all dressed in their Territorial Wear.

Culture Week, will be held from November 15 to 20 under the theme: “Remembering the Legends of Virgin Islands Music: Our Treasures."

The department of culture is encouraging the public to participate by dressing in the Territorial attire.

The Department is specifically encouraging all Government employees, private firms, banks and students to participate in this year’s festivities by dressing in the Territorial attire on Friday, November 20. 

The purpose of Culture Week, which is held annually, is to highlight the cultural heritage of the Virgin Islands as it seeks to communicate various aspects of Virgin Islands’ culture to present generations and visitors.

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Elmore Stoutt Honoured At Carrot Bay Cultural Fiesta Opening

 

Long time fishermen and cultural icon, Mr. Elmore Stoutt was honoured last evening during the opening of the Carrot Bay Cultural Fiesta. This year’s Fishermen’s Tournament was named in his honour.


Stoutt thanked the committee for bestowing the honour on him, and expressed the view that fishermen should receive aid from government.


"We look forward to the time when with the aid of the government, fellas like Archie who came up here today, real fishermen, that they will be able to get bigger boats, and bigger catch where Carrot Bay can become the hub or fishing depot right here on the north shore. And we look forward to something like that," he said.


Meanwhile, Hon. Andrew Fahie, First District Representative spoke about the significance of the cultural aspect of the celebration in the community.

“…Because Carrot Bay is rich in culture and is one of the only places in Tortola where culture is still live and strong, not only on events such as this, also with the farming, fishing,” he said.


Minister of Education and Culture Hon. Myron Walwyn echoed the same views.


“We like to always ensure like I said the other day in East End that we call what we have here a festival and not a carnival because of the historical significance that we have added to it because of that it is fitting to end the festival right here in Carrot Bay because of the cultural background and cultural purpose for our celebrations here,” the minister said.


Today is the family oriented cultural day with the famour donkey faces. Later on, Village Entertainment continues into the night with Prime Time Squad, KAre, Showtime Band and international artistes Benjai, Ricardo Drue and Destra.

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