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Now in it’s 29th Year!

Feb 16 - Feb 22, 2017

Vol. 29, No. 25

Your Free Guide

To our island’s Happenings

ALSO THIS WEEK: Sweethearts Regatta • Voices of Gospel • A Jedi Night • Fish Fry


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Vol. 29, 25 l Feb 16 - Feb 22, 2017


Aromas Anniversary Party

guest performances by Jougo, TeeJay and Kassandra. Throughout the night you can sample Stoli drinks from Caribbean Cellars.

Aromas’ one year anniversary party is this Friday 17th. It’s also the official launch of Belaire Luxe with Tito Vodka Specials and Belaire bottle service available. DJ Franchise and DJ Push Pop will provide entertainment, and attendees receive a free glass of cham-

Voices of Gospel Hear some of the BVI’s best on Saturday, 18th at the Eileene L. Parsons Auditorium at the VI Showcase Voices of Gospel concert, which begins at 8pm. Come out and enjoy live performances by Dylan Penn, Gabrielle Hoyte, Tracia Petersen and Timothy Baird. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at CCT, Sunny Caribbee and Bella Blooms.

B–Ball Tournament & Fish Fry

pagne upon entry.

The 5th District Basketball Tournament N’ Fish Fry is this Saturday, 18th on the Huntum’s Ghut basketball court. Food and drinks will be on sale and DJ Mac Milli will provide entertainment. For registration, please call 440-2691.

Sweethearts Regatta The West End Yacht Club brings back the Sweethearts of the Caribbean and Classic Boat Regatta for its 39th installment this weekend. The fun begins with a Mount Gay rum tasting and registration party on Friday, 17th at Fish & Lime at 6:30pm. Racing for schooners and the open class is on Saturday, 18th, and classic boats and couple helm teams race Sunday. Al Broderick performs at the awards party on Saturday night and Eon Jarvs will provide the entertainment at Sunday nights’ party. For more information, contact the Lou at the WEYC at 542-2770.

Red Carpet Affair The 1st Mature & Sophisticated Valentine’s Red Carpet Affair is Friday, 17th at 11pm at Island Sizzle (formally known as Club Opium). VIBE, Red Lion Sounds and Spectrum Band will provide entertainment. Tickets are $25 each single or $40 per couple. Dress code is elegant and you must be 18 or older to attend.

A Jedi Night

Cheerleading Competitions

The Craft Alive Village will come alive with music on Thursday the 16th from 8pm. Come out and be entertained by King Jedi, plus Limin’Times Entertainment Gude

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Roundup Vanishing Sail Not long ago, sailing was the only way for people, goods and even news to travel between islands like Tortola and the rest of the world, so boats and their builders were prized. Today, traditional wooden sailboats like the Tortola sloop are often relics of history. The film Vanishing Sail¬– The Story of a Caribbean Tradition takes viewers to Carriacou in the Grenadines, where Alwyn Enoe, one master boat builder, struggles to keep the traditional wooden boat building alive. Screening Wednesday the 22nd at H Lavity Stoutt Community College, Vanishing Sail combines contemporary documentary with archival footage to tell the story of Carriacou’s wooden boat building industry. Filmmaker Alexis Andrews traces the boats’ 19th Century arrival on the island along with Scottish migrants, shares their dominance as cargo and passenger vessels, their modern decline and now, their renewal by a

Lime ... “to hang around idly” or “to go out on the town.” Source: The Dictionary of Virgin Islands English Creole by the late educator and historian Lito Valls. The Limin’ Times brings you all the news about when and where to “lime” in the British Virgin Islands.

small but passionate group of traditional wooden boat enthusiasts. “I really hope that people will be inspired to build more vessels in the Caribbean,” Alexis said at a Q&A session at the Annapolis Film Festival, adding that sadly, “The skills of traditional boat building have been lost – really sacrificed – at the altar of tourism.” The film has been received multiple awards since it began being screened in 2015, including a People’s Choice award at the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival and the Caribbean Spirit Award for Best Overall Feature Film at the Caribbean Tales International Film Festival. If you go to Wednesday’s screening, you’ll be helping support traditional wooden boat building here in the BVI. All the proceeds from the event’s $5 admission will benefit the VI Sloop Foundation.

While every effort is made to ensure that information is correct, we cannot accept responsibility for any errors, changes in schedules, ads or other information in this magazine, which is intended as a guide only. If you have an entertainment event coming up that you would like published, give us a call at 494-2413. Special Notice: Purchase of advertising space in this publication does not guarantee editorial coverage of any event. 5

Published by Island Publishing Services. Printed by Caribbean Printing Company Limited, P.O. Box 133, Road Town, Tortola, B.V.I. laura.thomas@bviwelcome.com, © 2016 www.limin-times.com Publisher & Editor: Claudia Colli Production Coordinator: Laura Thomas Assistant Editor: Chrystall Kanyuck-Abel Tel: 494-2413; Fax: 494-4413 Vol. 29, 25 l Feb 16 - Feb 22, 2017


live music • events • concerts •

THURSDAY FEB 16

Cane Garden Bay

ROAD TOWN

WEST END

PIER PARK — Myett’s “Chill Zone” Happy Hour 5–7pm

PUSSERS — Music by Bill McKay 7–9:30pm

PIER PARK – “Aromas Cigar & Martini Bar” Thirsty Thursdays w/ Drink Specials for Ladies ALL NIGHT, Live DJ from 9pm CRAFT ALIVE VILLAGE – A Jedi Night 8pm CANE GARDEN BAY MYETT’S – Open 8am-11pm. Happy Hour 4-7pm w/ live music by Candy Man.

Myett’s Garden & Grill Myett’s Garden Inn Myett’s Sea Spa Olivia’s Corner Store Myett’s Business Center 284•495•9649 www.myetts.com thebeatgoeson@myetts.com

QUITO’S – Open 4pm. Happy Hour/Marcus Mark 5–7pm & Dinner from 8pm Third Dimension. Open Upstairs @Quito’s from 6pm WEST END PUSSERS — Music by Bill McKay 7– 9:30pm FRIDAY FEB 17 ROAD TOWN PIER PARK — Myett’s “Chill Zone” TGIF Party with DJ. Happy Hour 5 – 7pm

Chill Zone Waterfront Bar Tortola Pier Park

PIER PARK — “Aromas Cigar & Martini Bar” 1yr Anniversary Party

PIER PARK — Myett’s “Chill Zone” 2 for 1 Pizzas. PIER PARK – “Aromas Cigar & Martini Bar” Endless Mimosas & Bloody Marys $20.00 from noon – 5pm HUNTUM’S GHUT BASKETBALL COURT – Basketball Tournamnet & Fish Fry 6:30pm CLUB CRYSTAL– Cheap & Klean 6th Edition 10pm until Girl Scout Cookies Sale across from Mellow Moods 9am–2pm PARAQUITA BAY HLSCC – Eileene Parsons Auditorium – Voices of Gospel 8pm CANE GARDEN BAY MYETT’S — Open 8am-2pm for breakfast & lunch

BELL VUE

QUITO’S – Open 4pm. Happy Hour & Dinner w/ Too Smooth. Complimentary Green Flash Shot at Sunset. Open Upstairs @Quito’s from 6pm

CANE GARDEN BAY MYETT’S — Open 8am-11pm. Happy Hour 4-7pm. Jalena performs @ 7pm

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SATURDAY - FEB 18 ROAD TOWN

ISLAND SIZZLE – Valentine’s Red Carpet Affair 11pm BELL VUE GYM – ZONE 6 Basketball League Opens, Celebrity Match Up @ 7pm

Open daily Bar Bites & Drinks Specialty Nights TGIF Parties Fri. 5pm 284•441•9649 Facebook: Chill Zone BVI

SOPER’S HOLE – Fish N Lime - Regatta Registration Party 6:30pm

QUITO’S – Open 10am. Lunch w/Oren Hodge. Happy Hour - 5-7pm Third Dimension & Dinner from 8pm The Edge. Open Upstairs @Quito’s from 6pm

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WEST END PUSSERS — Music by Bill McKay 7– 9:30pm SOPER’S HOLE – Fish N Lime - Regatta Awards Party With Al Broderick


parties • sports • movies and more

SUNDAY - FEB 19

TUESDAY - FEB 21

ROAD TOWN

ROAD TOWN

PIER PARK — Myett’s “Chill Zone” Happy Hour 5–7pm

PIER PARK — Myett’s “Chill Zone” Buy one get one 1/2 price selected food all day. Happy Hour 5–7pm

PIER PARK — “Aromas Cigar & Martini Bar” Sunday Fun Day $3 Beers, $5 Hennessey, Drink Specials from 4pm CANE GARDEN BAY MYETT’S — Brunch 10am–2pm w/Akim live @12pm QUITO’S – Open 10am. Pan Man Jazz for Dinner from 8pm. Special – Happy Hour $2 beers WEST END SOPER’S HOLE – Fish N Lime - Awards Party With Eon Jarvs MONDAY - FEB 20 ROAD TOWN PIER PARK — Myett’s “Chill Zone” Mexican Monday! 2 for 1 Specialty Margaritas. Happy Hour 5–7pm PIER PARK — “Aromas Cigar & Martini Bar” Martini Mondays $6 Martinis ALL NIGHT

PIER PARK — “Aromas Cigar & Martini Bar” Taco Tuesdays – $2 Tacos, $3 Corona, $4 Margaritas ALL NIGHT CANE GARDEN BAY

Johnny Hassan Relays – Feb 25

MYETT’S — Valentine’s dinner specials w/ free Outdoor Challenge bubbly & rose. Akim on steel pan @ 7pm QUITO’S – Open 10am. Lunch 12–2:30pm w/ Marcus Mark. Happy Hour 5-7pm w/Marcus Mark & Dinner from 8pm w/Quito Solo WEDNESDAY - FEB 22 ROAD TOWN

– Feb 25

Mardi Gras – Feb 28 Dark & Stormy Race – Mar 3–6 Foxy’s Music Fest

PIER PARK — Myett’s “Chill Zone” Roti – Mar 11 Wednesday. Delicious fresh made rotis. Happy De Outdoors hour drink specials 5–7pm PIER PARK — “Aromas Cigar & Martini Bar” Wine down Wednesdays 1/2 off House Wines ALL NIGHT HLSCC – Vanishing Sail 7pm

A.O. Shirley Gorunds – ASPS Cheerleading Competition & Sports Day 9am

CANE GARDEN BAY

CANE GARDEN BAY

MYETT’S — Open 8am-11pm. Sunset happy hour 4-7pm, Mitch Woods live @ 7pm

MYETT’S — 2 for 1 Margaritas & Mexican Munchies @ Happy Hour 4–7pm. Al ‘The Singing Chef’ @ 7

UPCOMING EVENTS

– Mar 11

Ms. Gorgeous – Mar 18 No Man’s Land – Mar 25 Flamingo Regatta – Mar 25 Ms Bold & Beautiful

QUITO’S – Open 10am. Happy Hour 5–7pm Quito – Mar 25 Solo & Dinner from 8pm Too Smooth. Open BVI Spring Regatta Upstairs @Quito’s from 6pm

– Mar 27 – Apr 2

QUITO’S – Open 4pm. Happy Hour w/ Caave Stoutt 5–7pm. Open Upstairs @Quito’s from 6pm

WEST END

WEST END

VIRGIN GORDA

PUSSERS — Music by Bill McKay 7– 9:30pm

BFEC Cheerleading Competition 7–9pm

PUSSERS — Music by Bill McKay 7– 9:30pm

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Prince & Princess (VG) – Apr 2 Ms. Virgin Gorda – Apr 8 Easter – Apr 16

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and cheerleading competition is on Monday, 20th at 9am. Digicel BVI will be broadcasting the cheerleading competition live from the A. O. Shirley Recreation Grounds. Please tune into the Digicel BVI Facebook page for live coverage. • The Bregado Flax Educational Centre Cheerleading Competition is Wednesday, 22nd from 7–9pm at the Jeffery Caines Basketball Court. The teams are Lions, Panthers and Eagles. OMG Band, DJ Bertrum and TeeJay will provide entertainment. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Z6NE Basketball League The Hon. Alvera Maduro Caines basketball league opening night is this Friday, 17th. The games are at the Belle Vue Gym and feature a celebrity match-up with some of the most recognized names in BVI basketball. Admission is $5 and gates open at 7pm.

Cheap & Klean The 6th edition of Cheap & Klean is this Saturday, 18th at Club Crystal. DJ Kuga, DJ Huva, DJ Rushydon and DJ Avalanche will provide entertainment. JFB photos will be taking pictures all night so wear what you have, once it’s ‘klean!’ Admission is $10 before midnight and $15 after.

Cookies Sale The Tortola Girl Guide Girl Scout cookies will be on sale this Saturday, 18th from 9am–2pm across from Mellow Moods and Rite Way on Flemming Street. There are 6 different types of cookies to choose from and the cost is $6 per box. Can’t wait until Saturday? You can text or whatsapp Sylvia at 343-1053 for an early pick–up. Limin’Times Entertainment Gude

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Pulling the Wrong Person, Part 2 Continuing where we left off last week, here are some more character traits that, when taken overboard, tend to attract romantic partners that will only hurt us in the long run. • You have a tendency to try to fix people. Boy, am I myself guilty of this one. You are not your partner’s counselor, fixer or mother. The sad truth is that a “momma bear” or fixer type person will inevitably attract the broken, the distressed, the helpless and the problematic. Often, they know they need to improve themselves on some level, but would rather be with someone who makes them feel good as they are instead of trying to change themselves. Not sure if this is you? If you have a high tolerance for pain and feel like it makes you a better person; or if you keep enduring and trying to repair what is not in your power to fix, it is. Of course you can support your partner who is actively working on self-improvement, but you are not miracle worker. Worse still, if someone doesn’t realize they can improve, you will be like an ant trying to push an elephant up Mount Everest trying to change them. • You give too much of yourself. Toxic people are attracted to persons who don’t say no; they take and take and take. It could be your money, your time, your body or your heart. They love it when you are the kind of person who would drop everything to solve their problems, you must answer their texts even if you are busy at work and you are their personal taxi service. They can often be needy and suck the life out of you and being the giver that you are, it feels normal until you realize they own you and you become resentful. • You have an idealistic view of people. It’s

nice to be optimistic but you must trust your radar that tells you when something is off. Sometimes others see the reality of your relationship but you just make excuses: she swears she will change, he is just going through a phase, she was hurt as a child, he can’t help himself and more and more. When you realize that something is wrong, follow your instinct and deal with it. Recognize that while there are many truly wonderful people in this world, there are some who are users and abusive and predators and you can help them from a distance: just say goodbye and pray for them – from far away. Even if you recognize yourself in this list, don’t blame yourself for others’ shortcomings: Your heart was in the right place. Your generous personality could really add a lot of positive to a relationship with the right person. You’re meant to be loved, treasured, and treated with care and respect. Keep being your wonderful self, but in all of your giving and your positive view of others, practice setting boundaries and know when to walk away. 9

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By Dean “The Sportsman” Greenaway

Getting the NBA’s call NBA Elite Camp (in October), we knew it was not acceptable to bring so many persons from different countries here and not give Virgin Islanders a chance to compete on that level,” he explained. “Now we truly see the purpose of why Digicel gives back so much to the community, because as we continue to give, our community gets so much more out of it. These young ladies promised from the first time I met them, that they were going to make it to the top two that were going to New York and as they promised, they delivered.” Hull noted that when players from nine Caribbean countries came in, the girls were great ambassadors and hosts. “We are absolutely proud of these two young ladies and what they have accomplished and we don’t see this as anything Digicel takes bragging rights for, because we didn’t create and we are not the reason why it’s happening,” he noted. “We are just the company that’s being used at this time to unearth and really go through the Virgin Islands and find all of this talent and that’s the true meaning of being extra ordinary.” Digicel General Manager Kevin Gordon said Pickering and Fahie have a unique opportunity that many basketball players crave. “To have been selected to such a prestigious camp by the NBA shows that they have extraordinary talent,” Gordon said. “We are delighted that they have this opportunity which can open even more doors for them. We congratulate Mahkayla Pickering and Shauliqua Fahie and encourage them to embrace the opportunity with the same vigor they brought to the Digicel NBA Jumpstart program and the Elite Camp.”

When they advanced to New York for an authentic NBA experience in December from the 2016 Digicel Elite Camp held here in October, Mahkayla Pickering and Shauliqua Fahie enjoyed the experience and went back to being themselves. Last month however, they received correspondence directly from the NBA, inviting them to its third annual Basketball Without Borders (BWB) global camp in New Orleans, Feb 17-19, much to their surprise. Pickering and Fahie, both 16, are among 67 boys and girls from 32 countries attending the camp at the New Orleans Pelicans’ practice facility, as part of the NBA 2017 All Stars activities. “I didn’t expect this,” Pickering said, adding that she thinks her talent stood out. “I’m looking forward to being seen so I can get scholarship and also looking forward to seeing the competition out there and what I’m really up against and see how hard others are working even though I’m working hard.” “I didn’t expect anybody from away selecting me from the Virgin Islands,” Fahie said. The sequence of events leading up to Pickering and Fahie getting the nod almost didn’t happen, according to Digicel Marketing Manager Kareem Hull, as they’d considered not holding the BVI leg of the Digicel NBA Jumpstart Program in September. “When the group offered for us to hold the Limin’Times Entertainment Gude

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