Premier Smith Receives Championship Trophy For Winning Sloop Race


18-OCT-2014-PREMIER-SMITH-RECEIVES-CHAMPIONSHIP-TROPHY-FOR-WINNING-SLOOP-RACEPresident of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC), Dr. Karl Dawson (r)  and Director of Virgin Islands Studies Institute at the HLSCC, Dr. Angel Smith (l) presents Premier and Minister for Tourism, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE (ctr) with the championship trophy for winning the 2014 Great Festival Sloop Shootout.  This is the sixth time in 11 years that the Office of the Premier has won the championship title.  Premier Smith and other sloop shootout participants were recognised at an awards ceremony held on Thursday, October 2. The Great Festival Sloop Shootout started in 2004 to revive the traditional sloop races which occurred every August Tuesday during the Emancipation Celebrations.  It is a race between the Honourable Premier of the Virgin Islands and His Excellency, the Governor. The trophy is displayed in the office of the winning team until the next race occurs. (Photo Credit: Mr. Ronnielle Frazer/GIS)