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August Monday Parade returns after 2-year absence

After a 2-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the highlights of the Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival- the August Monday Parade- made a successful return yesterday, August 1, 2022.

The procession of troupes started from McNamara after 2:00pm and made its way along Waterfront Drive to Festival Grounds in Road Town.

Leading the parade this year were Parade Marshall Ms Hariette Rivera and Bernard ‘Yampie’ Nibbs, who the 2022 Emancipation Festival is named after.

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Also in the parade were Prince and Princess 2022 Royson Adams and Lorrisa-Anya King; Mr and Miss Jr BVI Kwame Prince and Angelique Lettsome; BVI Jr Ambassador Desha Skelton; Mr and Miss HLSCC J’Adon George and Chrystal Michel; Miss Universe BVI Xaria Penn; Ms BVI Solo Twirler (Stt); All white entry (90’yr bday celebration); six show cars; Necker/Moskito troupe; One Mart troupe; Rotary Clubs of the VI; Heritage Dancers; Miss Plus Size World Sylvanna L. Charles; Dance group Dingolay; Digicel; The BVI communal group; VIBE routine and Moko Jumbies.

There was no judging this year.

The Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) came in for high praises from both Premier Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports Honourable Sharie B. de Castro (AL) for pulling off the parade despite the short time frame for approval of activities and the late release of limited funds.

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