Thursday, June 19, 2014 – 3:17pm — The public can now officially purchase the 60th Anniversary Emancipation celebration commemorative plate which was launched today at the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park.
Interested persons can purchase the commemorative licence plates at the Department of Motor Vehicles. A pair of licence plates will be sold for $100 and applies to PA to PZ registered vehicles only.
In his remarks Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark Vanterpool, commended the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for taking the initiative to be a part of this historic emancipation celebrations.
“2014 being the 60th anniversary of festival in the Virgin Islands, it is important that we celebrate in a big way, and provide as many options as we can for everyone to get involved,” Minister Vanterpool added.
In emphasising the importance of festival Minister Vanterpool said, “Festival is an extremely significant time, for all of us, young and old, to reflect on the freedom of our ancestors from slavery, and to showcase our cultural history.” adding, “…I know that this customised commemorative license plate, will be well received by you the public.”
Other Speakers included Minister for Education and Culture, Honourable Myron Walwyn, Director of Culture Mrs. Luce Hodge- Smith, and Ag. Commissioner of Motor Vehicles Mr. Kye Rymer. Mrs. Hodge- Smith made a special presentation to the winner of the competition Mr. Joseph Hodge and there was a special performance by the Elite Sky Dancers.
Sixteen submissions were received as part a license plate artwork competition launched by the Department of Motor Vehicles in collaboration Department of Culture.