September 4, 2017, Roseau, Dominica: A local art project titled ‘Majestic and Magical’ was recently launched at the UWI Open Campus Auditorium. This hardback coffee table book showcases the very best of Dominica through more than 130 stunning photographs taken of the Island by local photographer, Yuri Jones.

The photo book is the first art project of its kind which specifically focuses on Dominica’s flora and fauna. With exquisite pictures of the landscape, waterways and stills of city living, the aim of the book is to highlight the unique beauty of what the Island has to offer.

The photo book is being sponsored by Range Developments who are well-known throughout the region for their work in supporting various local community initiatives.

Kamal Shehada, Developments Director of Range Developments commented on the project:

“Our motivation for sponsoring Majestic and Magical is primarily to showcase the unparalleled magnificence of this island to international visitors. We are certain the launch of the photo book will make people see and appreciate the incredible natural beauty Dominica possesses.”

Dominica is an island famed for its natural hot springs, lush terrain and tropical rainforests. Unlike many of the other Islands in the region, Dominica’s tourism industry is scant – despite welcoming more than 5 million intrepid tourists each year.

Tourism is the backbone of the economy, boosting trade and helping provide a stable income for the locals. The book will be used by both the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of their regular activities in promoting tourism to the area.

If you wish to find out more the book, you can visit Yuri’s website at: www.yuriajonesphotography.com