Government approves several carnival events but says there will be no street jump-up or village carnival

A look back from the last carnival that was held in Dominica: scene from Jouvert Carnival Monday 2020 – there will be no street Jump up in 2022

The government of Dominica has given the green light or the staging of over ten carnival events not exceeding six hours for full vaccinated citizens but warns that there will be no street jump up or village carnival during the upcoming festive season.

As reported by the Minister of Tourism Denis Charles, after extensive discussions and consultations with industry stakeholders, the authorities have taken this first step to resume activity in another sector of the economy, and re-establish what she labelled as “some semblance of normalcy.”

“In the first instance, these protocols will be piloted at a select number of special events, which will occur from February 20 to March 1. These events will be open only to fully vaccinated patrons and will be held at two approved venues,” she stated.

According to the tourism minister, the Windsor Park Sports Stadium will be designated as the main event venue and will accommodate a maximum of 500 patrons, while the Old Mill Cultural Center will be approved for virtual events and cater for up to 200 patrons.

“Approved activities are intended to be managed events for vaccinated patrons within a safe zone to ensure the health and safety of patrons and the wider public. Therefore, there shall be no street jump-ups, no village carnivals, no unauthorized gatherings of groups and troupes and no activities without having first received a permit,” she stated.

An official events task force with members from the public and private sectors has been established. All applications for events must first be submitted to the events manager at the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) for review by the event task force.

“The task force will make recommendations to the police for approval for the issuance of a permit to host each event. It is important that the public takes note of this critical change in the application process for hosting events,” she advised.

The Minister also made known that the government reserves the right to cancel all events based on the national health situation and shall not be held responsible for any cost or liability related to the cancellation of events.

Meantime, Marketing Executive for DDA Samantha Letang has called on local event organizers to aid the authorities by ensuring that patrons are abreast of the guidelines needed for entry into their events.

“We are really pushing out this information for the event’s organizers to ensure that when persons are purchasing tickets or even in advertising -and it’s important that pre advertising is done – the event organizers ensure that persons know the regulations, that they have to be vaccinated because we don’t really do not want persons coming in, buying a ticket and you’re unvaccinated; you will not be allowed entry into the events,” she said.

According to Letang, before tickets are sold, all the information provided will be vetted with the Ministry of Health. On the day of the event, along with the negative antigen test received 24 hours before each event, patrons who have purchased their tickets will also be required to present their vaccination card and a picture ID.

All events shall not exceed six hours, and only one event shall be held per day, the authorities have also announced.

Attached below is a copy of the Calendar of events.

2022 carnival schedule no jump up

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24 Comments

  1. Road March
    February 18, 2022

    There should be a judging of the most played calypsos on all radio stations Monday and Tuesday as road March.

  2. Lin clown
    February 1, 2022

    Mr.BEN10 I am asking one simple question.The majority of people who contracted the COVID-19 virus were they vaccinated or unvaccinated?I am also asking this question to Channel 1(based on facts)

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    • Channel 1
      February 1, 2022

      @Lin clown – When the covid pandemic began spreading worldwide from about Dec. 2019 (some reports suggest the spread began even before that month), the entire world was unvaccinated and it remained so for about a year.

      Therefore, the unvaccinated group (which comprised everyone on earth at the time) had an almost year-long head-start in covid infections during the period Dec. 2019 – December 2020/January 2021 before the ‘vaccines’ (that’s what some of y’all claim these injections are) appeared & ‘vaccinated’ persons started getting infected.

      It is ludicrous, illogical & pure pseudoscience for anyone to ignore this & other critical confounding factors behind the disproportionate numbers and use these disproportions to say well look since more unvaccinated vs vaccinated persons have been infected with covid, then that’s the proof that the ‘vaccines’ work.

      This is just pseudoscience logic masquerading as genuine science logic.

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  3. Anthony P. Ismael
    January 31, 2022

    Let’s see how this turns out for our population. Do we have the healthcare facilities to take care of our own if our numbers increase exponentially? The Covid-19 policies are increasingly confusing. Fully vaccinated persons on island are barred from the “Bay Front,” but passengers from the cruise ship are permitted full access and we have all seen what occurs on these cruises, vis-à-vis Covid-19.

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    • Channel 1
      January 31, 2022

      @Anthony P. Ismael – Another interesting case study re: the potential impact of large vaccinated gatherings on covid rates in an island will be Barbados. They had a sizeable influx of British tourists etc for the recently concluded West Indies vs England T20 cricket series which ran from January 22, 2022 – January 30, 2022.

      What impact (if any) will this plus the activities related to the January 19, 2022 general elections have on the covid rates in Barbados is to be assessed.

      If this is anything to go by, on Jan. 24, 2022, Barbados reported its highest ever number of daily covid cases ie 923 news covid cases followed by 729 new cases on Jan. 27, 2022. The Jan. 30, 2022 figures were 437 new cases.

      The once hyped up cautionary phrase ‘Super Spreader Events’ appears to have disappeared from the lexicon of ‘the experts’. I presume they have sent that phrase on vacation leave.

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    • Bwa-Banday
      January 31, 2022

      Welcome to Dca sir where the politicians have no visions let alone management skills. Our covid 19 policies have failed miserably hence the data being presented are fake/ skewed. Don’t believe them for a minute, theses numbers are grossly underreported. Yes I said it!

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  4. Was a Priest and now a Pastor
    January 31, 2022

    A foolish people will perish. Carnival is one of the Devil’s strategies to lure the foolish to damnation. But God gave us the choice to choose, choose wisely.

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  5. We the People
    January 31, 2022

    People take it easy, count 1 2 3 and join Carlyn XP for the virtual events. Never mind that dress :mrgreen:

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  6. dissident
    January 31, 2022

    A select group of people already have their tickets….. what I doing in dat or even try!
    A select group of people already set to benefit….bars and shop not going to make money in dat.
    So if I am de 501st person looking for a ticket and I vaccinated with a negative antigen test I can’t pull up on de bridge listening to music?

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  7. Skully
    January 30, 2022

    Wow so vaccinated people can’t get or spread covid? Our cases going to be doubled or tripled at the end of those activities just wait. I don’t know who you all think you fooling smh.

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    • Channel 1
      January 31, 2022

      @Skully – When the pandemic just began, a default response based on GENUINE medical science may have initially kicked in. However, as the pandemic rolled on, something other than GENUINE medical science has ‘hijacked’ & taken over the pandemic response.

      It was only a matter of time before the duplicitous hands of the ‘elites’ became exposed when they were no longer able to suppress their cravings for & missing of vulgar activities such as carnival. These people KNOW FULL WELL that vaccinated persons can catch & spread covid and experience varying ranges of symptoms just as unvaccinated persons.

      If there’s any other good that came from covid (in addition to it showing us who potentially are the global puppet-masters & puppets and the deception in high places), is that it banned diabolic activities like carnival.

      Oh I wish that carnival was permanently banned.

      The phrase ‘Super Spreader Events’ just as ‘herd immunity via vaccination’ seems to have disappeared.

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  8. Bwa-Banday
    January 30, 2022

    LOL no village carnival? Did you all consult with Grand Bay passie before making that stupid, useless announcement? Let me see who man enough to stop Grand Bay when you all know that is our time to Woolay. That’s all I will say for now. Allu doing and don’t want others to do? Well we go see 8)

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    • Tot
      January 31, 2022

      Well garçon you really think Covid knows the difference between the stadium, cultural centre or Lalay. Boy, foolishness all this if we believe Melissa in charge of Covid. Good luck to all of you. I staying home with my drink, my music, save money and stay safe.

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    • Wasin-Pak
      February 4, 2022

      Hey Bwa, from what I heard Grandbay has been compliant as they did last carnival. I know people like to claim they know and they from Grandbay. They pretend not to even know Patois until in Gwada and jeandarm chasing dem. :wink:

  9. Magway ca
    January 30, 2022

    You mean they approve events organised by there supporters right ?

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  10. mine
    January 30, 2022

    this is crazy to approve events in a time like this. You all can’t control the growing cases of covid and approving events. See the increased cases after the christmas all events should be cancelled period. It’s better safe than sorry. It’s not too late please of people’s safety.

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  11. BEN10
    January 30, 2022

    nurse passing to take a temperature check.. what care is one getting .. not even eating healthy foods.. being abandoned.. some of the deceased would have stood a better chance at there home.. soon we will hear covid is just a flu… we have seen worst flu’s than this in any case.. flu’s have always contributed with running ppl down where sometimes the weak succumb

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  12. BEN10
    January 30, 2022

    you all are getting the mass as a blinder… first to cover the Bayfront fiasco then for the upcoming gospel show.. so politics overrides the health authorities again.. no longer is covid a health burdon. is it?.. wonder what the stats read in terms of deaths-vax vs unvax, cases- vax vs unvax.. no longer the reports read how many of either cases statuses.. we need this critical info.. you all need to be transparent Mr. McIntyre… hence the reason the covid quarantine have changed… you all were instilling fear in persons by making them think unvax were the vulnerable ones but apparently vax or unvax have the same issues- mild to severe… and both status are vulnerable once there are underlying issues.. an persons are dying because of negligence.. you all need to review the quarantine protocol on a case by case.. e.g taking someone from there home where they could get care and support against placing them in a room where the visits are only meal visits and mayb a nurse passing

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    • Channel 1
      January 31, 2022

      @BEN10 – Ah, it appears that you are also another individual whose eyes of discernment is wide open, in tune & accurately monitoring the ongoing farce re: the covid pandemic.

      Well done sir/madam.

      THE TRUTH IS HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT!!!!!

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  13. BEN10
    January 30, 2022

    so only unvaccinated persons can get ill.. what a division of a small society.. only vaccinated shall eat and enjoy themselves.. science was used as a divisive tool.. so if there can be vaccinated socials then there should be unvaccinated socials as well.. division is division

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  14. Winter
    January 29, 2022

    Dominicans so stupid. Risking the health of the nation and a fragile economy just for a fete. SMH.

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  15. Mr King
    January 29, 2022

    one event per day and the first day is two events ?

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  16. Pat
    January 29, 2022

    Makes no sense, just shut it down till next year. The risks outweigh the benefits.

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