People of the Virgin Islands, Good Day and God’s Blessings to all of you.
Today is an important day in the life and legacy of Virgin Islanders and the Virgin Islands.
It is Territory Day!
Virgin Islands Day!
The observance of Territory Day is usually marked with us putting on a display of our culture and talents, followed by a ceremonial gathering that includes speeches, poems, historical readings and other forms of reflections.
Good day and God’s blessings to the people of the Virgin Islands. The year 2020 has been a year of many firsts. COVID-19 has forced us to do things in a very creative way; I welcome you to our first Virtual Celebration of Territory Day.
Mister Speaker, during the Fifth Sitting of the Second Session of the Fourth House of Assembly, I spoke about an exhibition that the Department of Culture was producing. At that time, the Department was planning to display this exhibition in the Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal Administration Building, accompanied by satellite exhibitions at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College and on our sister islands.