J’ouvert hits the streets in Antigua and Barbuda, marking the last two days of carnival

J’ouvert revellers

 

Hundreds of Dominicans are playing mas in Antigua and Barbuda as the neighboring country begins the official start of carnival today, with J’Overt, attended by thousands.

Dominica’s bouyon band Tripple K and Asa Banton managed to pull some of the largest crowd of revelers.

People of all ages, from young children to mature adults, can be seen dressed up as blue or red devils, covered in colored paints, mud, or pitch oil as they dance through the streets.

J’ouvert is a celebration of ancestors who have passed on, and it is also a way to express liberation from the constraints of the past.

Many foreigners have come to the island, and people in neighboring areas where Caribbean people have immigrated also celebrate J’ouvert before the official start of Carnival Mas, where elaborate costumes are displayed and danced through the city streets.

 

 

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11 Comments

  1. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    August 7, 2023

    Whereas, there are more than twenty-five to more than thirty thousand thousand Dominicans born residing on the island of Antigua, what is such a big deal stressing:
    “Hundreds of Dominicans are playing mas in Antigua and Barbuda as the neighboring country begins the official start of carnival today, with J’Overt, attended by thousands?”
    There are more Dominican native born living in Antigua right now than Antiguan native born in Antigua.
    They prefer to live in Antigua, developing Antigua, life is much better there for them. They know Roosevelt is bad for their country; they can’t make a living in Dominica, but rather than kicking Roosevelt out of office, they live for every five years to get that free flight on LIAT to go home to vote Roosevelt into power to keep the country poor and stagnant.

    Minuets after they cast their vote for Roosevelt he put them back on LIAT, sends them back to as born Antiguans say to their America-Antigua!

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    • Man bite dogs
      August 8, 2023

      Francisco, You lots cannot behave yourselfs, why is it black people always hell bent trying to bring down each other like crab in a barrel everything is Skerrit, fault how about Edison James, in four and a half years UWP turned Dominica upside-down it was a joke around the world till Pm Skerrit, came along and now we have another ugly b*****d trying to do the same again, that will never happen, who don’t like it tough s**t and if our government gives ugly Lenny, that ten million dollars he asking for there will be trouble in Dominica.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        August 9, 2023

        Well all Francisco can tell you is that in less than (<) four years Edison James seems to have honestly accomplished more than Roosevelt over these years, ans he ran Dominica, with resources which did not derive from the sale of Passports.
        I suggest you review the UWP accomplishments during that brief stay in office ; review the number of Secondary Schools the UWP built: from revenue generated from our local resources.
        Edison did not have or owned any Shell Company such as Montreal Management. Billions of dollars did not get lost, or stolen from the sale of passports, and no one is held accountable for the billions of dollars missing from the government of Dominica treasury
        Man Dog can you tell me if that money walked or fly away, or some filled their deep pock with the billions of missing dollars that should be in the treasury?
        According to Edison he came out of politics poorer then when he went in!
        As for the other thief, you know what he within his first five years!
        I doh…

        • Man bite dogs
          August 10, 2023

          Francisco, you said in four years Edison James,
          “Seems to have honestly accomplished more than Roosevelt over these years,” did you know
          ” Seems” is a grey area meaning not sure, your uncle ugly Lenny, tryed using a similar word “I think so” in a London court of appeal and was kicked out of court, any how I know by now you were just having a laugh, you know and I know Edison James, was a mistake and a joke 🤣😭

          • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
            August 11, 2023

            You keep on mentioning Lenny in your thing!
            Don’t you know if you are talking about Lennox Linton, he has long left Dominica to you and a certain fellow, that damn thief so that (layout) can thief as much billions of dollars before he the thief sinks Dominica.
            Him, and I mean the other fellow, the head politician so thief, he stole the wind.
            Anything that is not sealed in concrete, or nailed down that boy thief it all eh!
            He is the one Toney Astaphan should investigate and jail oui!

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          • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
            August 19, 2023

            Man dog though I am not into semantics , which is a branch of linguistics and logic concerned with meaning. There are a number of branches and subbranches of semantics, including formal semantics, which studies the logical aspects of meaning.
            Your definition of the word; seems to differ to the English language, I don’t know that the term seems in the English language “means grey area meaning not sure!”
            So, here it is: and this is the definition from Oxford in England!
            It is a verb, in the third person “seems” gives the impression or sensation of being something or having a particular quality; it denotes “appear, or appears to be!”
            I can define it further by saying seems is used to make a statement or description of one’s thoughts, feelings, or actions less assertive or forceful.
            Now, I know I am not as smart as all of you doctors, with all kinds of Ph.Ds, and even though I did not major in the English language, by intuition I know when someone using it wrong,…

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          • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
            August 19, 2023

            Man dog; be very careful when you try to impress people with things that are not true: In regards to your claim that Lennox was kicked out of a London Court of appeal, that is emphatically a lie!

            In the first place Man dog, you might be referring to the Privy Council in England, and although Lennox Linton case was the last of the Eastern Caribbean cease to be reviewed, no judge questioned Lennox, because the court only reviews judgments submitted to the court.

            They do not question people and document evidence, the w defendant lawyer, does the talking so if they non’t hear evidence where would Lennox get the chance to say “I think?”
            Man Dog here is the definition of “I think:”

            “I think” is a phrase used to express one’s opinion or belief on a given issue or matter. It is used when you are saying that you believe something is true, although you are not sure. “Think” implies the entrance of an idea into one’s mind with or without deliberate consideration or…

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      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        August 19, 2023

        And by the way Man Dog, the blood of the Telemaque Klan runs in Edison James blood also, and we are not thieves!

        My cousins Edison James and Lennox Linton never thief anything in their life. I they were thieves like your god the other the other fellow, by now they would have many shell companies all over the world, and billions of dollars in their friend name in foreign banks!

        But you see thieve as those politicians and politician in Dominica, who thief billions of dollars and hid in banks overseas in their friend name, are so damn stupid, they don’t know peradventure, they die tonight their friend foreigners gets all the billions, and their wife and children will not get one penny, and cant say anything, because it is money that politician that damn thief stole from Dominica treasury and the same of passport!

        I am so glad that Edison James, Lennox Linton, and I the kid Francisco Ball-head Telemaque are not three damn thief oui!

        Hahahahahahahahahaha!

  2. Brother J
    August 7, 2023

    Totally agreeing with you Ibo France. Decency and pride have gone completely out the door. Some of our women folks have degraded themselves to an all time low and, taking their children along for the ride.

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  3. rolls jeanbaptiste
    August 7, 2023

    This is Rubbish not fun, Galatians 6:7 GOD is not mocked whatsoever you soweth that you will reap.Hell is real.

  4. Ibo France
    August 7, 2023

    Carnival in all the countries of the Caribbean should be the biggest showcase of our culture. With that said, I give it my100% support.

    However, what is displayed during many of the carnival events today is nothing more than nudity, lewdness, obscenity, indecent exposure, simulated sexual intercourse. There is just this strip club behaviour in public nowadays.

    We can still have plenty of fun without reducing ourselves and our culture to such degrading levels.

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