Topic: Agriculture, Culture, Farmers and Fisherfolks | Posted By: lstevens
Wednesday, 23 March 2022 - 4:58pm
Interested persons are invited to enter a Local Fruit Juice Competition on Saturday, April 2 as part of the activities for this year’s Farmers’ and Fishers’ Week Market and Exhibition Day at Paraquita Bay.
Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr. the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley has stated that “culture is a driver of development, and at a time of change, we must broaden the debate about development to harness culture’s transformative power.”
Director of Culture Dr. Katherine Smith said the Department of Culture is committed to the development of the creative industries and is urging visual artists to participate in two (2) upcoming workshops this weekend.
Topic: Culture, Public Holidays | Posted By: lstevens
Tuesday, 23 November 2021 - 11:32am
Greetings and God’s blessings
On Monday 22nd November, for the first time in our history, the Virgin Islands will be celebrating a new and powerful holiday, “The 1949 Great March and Restoration Day.” One of the most powerful and influential events in the history of the Virgin Islands occurred 72 years ago, on November 24th 1949. At a time when the population of the Virgin Islands was under 7000, 1500 persons, led by Theodolf Faulkner, Isaac “Glanny Fonseca, and Carlton Decastro, marched through Road Town, demanding among other things the restoration of our legislative council.
Topic: Culture, Education, Virgin Islands History | Posted By: DSmith
Friday, 19 November 2021 - 5:36pm
Director of Culture, Dr. Katherine Smith said the Department of Culture will be launching the book, "The 1949 Great March" with a special kind of pride and excitement on the 71st anniversary of the commemorative day.