The Department of Tourism this year changed what once was Cultural Night in past Carnival celebrations to Cultural Day in hopes of improving participation and attendance from the community.
The event held Wednesday had more than 10 performances, musical selections performed by Milo’s Kings, and hundreds of people who came to support and celebrate the Virgin Islands cultural heritage. Carnival royalty also made appearances and greeted the crowd of smiling onlookers.
Master of ceremonies Sheldon Turnbull introduced several performing groups that represented their schools through the art of dance.
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Senate Vice President Myron D. Jackson, chairperson of the Committee on Culture, Historic Preservation and Aging hosted a meeting in collaboration with the Committee on Sports, Parks and Recreation with representatives from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games on Friday at the Capitol Building. The purpose was to meet with visiting Japanese and Virgin Islands Olympic officials to consider the participation of the U.S. Virgin Islands in next year’s Tokyo Olympics, the Paralympic Games and the Olympic Town Host Program.
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