Chief Cultural Officer Raymond Lawrence

Chief Cultural Officer Raymond Lawrence

Dominicans got their first peek of this year’s independence celebration when its theme was revealed by Chief Cultural Officer, Raymond Lawrence.

On Friday morning Lawrence stated that Dominica will celebrate its 35th anniversary of independence under the theme “One Mission, One Dominica, Celebrating 35.”

Lawrence urged the public to come out in large numbers to participate in the various activities since the anniversary is ‘a special one.’

“Independence is a wonderful time for nation building, identity building, pride in country so we are encouraging everybody to participate in the Independence celebrations. It’s a special anniversary of Dominica’s Independence so we are urging the Dominican public to come out and participate fully,” he said.

The island will celebrate the day it gained independence  from British rule on November 3rd 2013.

Activities slated for this year’s Independence celebrations include the 17th Edition of the World Creole Music Festival.

More information on other activities on the calendar of events for the celebration will be released at a later date.