Alwin Bully, cultural icon, to be celebrated on his 74th birthday

Bully (l), Honychurch

Under the auspices of the UWI Open Campus Dominica and the Alliance Francaise de La Dominique, family and friends will join Dr. Alwin Bully as Dr. Lennox Honychurch, longtime friend, Historian and Archeologist, will pay tribute to him in a presentation entitled “The Sternest Passion: Alwin Bully & the Caribbean Cultural Renaissance” today, Wednesday, 23 November, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. The event comes on Dr. Bully’s 74th birthday.

This presentation which traces Bully’s life from a young boy to present, will highlight not only the early influences that nurtured this Caribbean Cultural Icon, but also his period in Barbados where he attended UWI Cave Hill; his return to Dominica after graduating, working at Dominica Grammar School, the Dominica Broadcasting Station (DBS) and the Cultural Division; his move to the UNESCO Caribbean Office in Jamaica where he worked for 20 years, and his return to Dominica.

This interactive presentation will allow persons to share their experiences with this multitalented Cultural Icon.

Through the kind compliments of the Dominica Broadcasting Corporation (DBS), of which he was a Board Member 1977-1978 and Acting Manager from1982-1983, the public will be able to listen live or watch the event live on DBS’ YouTube at

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  1. Roland Alan Mitchell
    November 25, 2022

    It is good to see Mr Alwyn Bully after leaving Dominica 42 years ago. He taught me English at the Dominica Grammar School. Today I am an FCCA. My Bully was always a very easy going person to learn from and fully involved in Theatre.

    I well remember his father, who was my invigilator at GCSE in 1976. Alwyn and a group of DGS students were influenced by Mr Joffre John Robinson at the Dominica Grammar School. Joffre Robinson and his wife Agatha Robinson are part of the unsung heroes of Dominica, who created an atmosphere after WW2, where by people like Alwyn Bully and myself grew up in an atmosphere of learning and enterprise.
    Due to the poor calibre of politicians post Edward Leblanc, Dominica has not been well served by democratic leaders who had anything to give to the country. Hence its state of decline.
    I remember Mrs Phyllis Shand Alfrey, ex-proprietor of the Star News Paper and leader of the Freedom Party. She was personally kind to this poor boy, and always made me drink…

  2. pierre astaphan
    November 23, 2022

    congrats Alwin
    all the best and many more years to come enjoy r 74th u have done a great job
    Mr. Honychurch as usual great though for a person who deserve all the good credit he had done in life , its better to praise NOW rather than later
    keep up the good work

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