November 24 is the 67th Anniversary of the historic Demonstration led by Theodore Faulkner, Isaac G. Fonseca and Carlton de Castro, which took place in Road Town, Tortola in 1949. For more information about this important part of Virgin Islands history, read the article: “Faulkner at the Front - The Demonstration of 1949: Its Beginning, Golden Jubilee and Implications” by Quincy F. Lettsome, Ph. D. See attached file.
In this photo, Premier of the Virgin Islands, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE is seen after cutting the ribbon to officially open the Arts and Crafts Exhibition for the 2016 Virgin Islands Culture and Heritage Week.
The Department of Culture is requesting artwork from aspiring artists and crafts persons for an art exhibition to be held in celebration of Virgin Islands Culture and Heritage Week, from November 13 to 18.