- By Arlena Smith
Summer Sizzle is just around the corner, and Friday, July 18th at Bamboushay Lounge is the official launch party for this highly anticipated fashion event. Sip delicious cocktails and mingle with the hot models selected to rock out the runway this year. So, come on down to Bamboushay and don't miss out on your chance to get your tickets and packages for this year's show at a discounted price – the party starts at 8pm, you don't want to miss it. For more info contact Jerrell George at 542-8180 or www.summersizzlebvi.com
Miss BVI Promo & Interview
This Saturday, July 19th at the Eileen Parsons Auditorium at HLSCC the Miss BVI Contestants present the Promotional and Interview segment. Contestants will be competing in personal interview, personal attire and BVI promotion. This segment will be judged and points carried forward to the Miss BVI Pageant, slated for August 3rd. The show starts at 8pm and tickets are $10 each. The day will also feature a Mix and Mingle starting at 6:30pm with local drinks and treats. See you there!
Festival is here and the streets of Road Town will come alive on Friday, July 18th with a street tramp and parking lot jam starting at 9pm from Beach Club Terrace to Road Town Wholesale Parking Lot. The 2013 road march champs Showtime will be there to get you in the mood for the 60th celebration festivities. There will be lots to eat and drink so this is definitely an event you don't want to miss!
Prince & Princess
Sunday, July 2oth at 3pm at the Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall where eight very talented and adorable young couples will take the stage to compete for the 2014 Prince & Princess title this year. The event which is part of the many activities planned for the 60th Emancipation Celebration, promises to be a night full of excitement and talent.
The young couples competing for the title are Contestants #1 - Huggins and Emily Garcia, #2 - Kiara Woodley and Shaun George, #3 - Javier Hodge and Joviola Hodge, #4 - Afyah and Jkhoy Frett, #5 - Shaila Winston and John Cullimore, #6 - Shannia Prescott and T'Jani Clarke, #7 - Marik Pemberton and Kivohnya Merry and #8 - D'Maine Cupid and Brianna Blyden. Its a show you don't want to miss!
An Array of Mangoes
Satiate yourself with mangos and other luscious tropical fruits at the Mango Array and Tropical Fruit Festival this Friday, July 18 at the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park. Sponsored by the Department of Agriculture, the event will be both educational and entertaining. In addition to fresh produce there will be arts and crafts, food and drink, plus merchandise made from mango and tropical fruit trees. In addition there will be Mango Tart and Soursop Drink contests.
"I am so happy to see the festival grow in popularity and in community participation," says Arona Forbes, the Deputy Chief Agricultural Officer and event coordinator. "It is representative of what Virgin Islanders can do when we come together to highlight our cultural practices."
A fun night of bingo with entertainment by the Heritage Dancers is on the cards for Friday, July 18th starting at 7pm. The fundraiser is at the former Nexus Restaurant space behind Scotiabank. Participants are encouraged to dress up and wear their "Bling" and the King and Queen of Bling will win a prize. Cards are $2 each.