NDFD showcases clients through “Creole in the Streets”

One of the displays at the expo
One of the displays at the expo

Executive Director of the National Development Foundation of Dominica (NDFD) Cletus Joseph, says a major trade expo dubbed “Creole in the streets,” is expected to expose some 70 of its small and micro business clients to the public.

The event which is taking place on Great Marlborough Street showcases clients in the field of photography, catering services, nail parlours, providers of soap and other natural products, seamstresses, clothing and shoes stores, food and beverages, to name a few.

The expo began at 8:00 am and will end at 8:00 pm today (Wednesday).

“This expo this morning has a number of objectives,” Joseph said. “One of them is to create an awareness of the high quality of products available locally, to create marketing and advertising opportunities for small and micro businesses and to create the opportunity to secure orders from customers.”

He urged members of the diaspora who are visting Dominica to continue promoting locally produced items.

“We also want those visiting diasporas that you can also create that link so that when you return to your place of abode, you can also promote the high quality products that you see here and seek to create marketing opportunities for them,” he said.

He said the NDFD wants to develop the export potential of those small and micro businesses.

He encouraged Dominicans to get on board with the NDFD and think of innovative ideas and products that still have that “distinct Dominican flavour.”

From 2:00 pm, there will have an entertainment segment which will include musical entertainment and various cultural performances from Tibwa, Gutter Jing Ping Band, Tradibelle, Paix Bouche Cultural Group, Gutter Lapo Kabwet, among others.

See photos below from various displays.

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8 Comments

  1. info
    October 25, 2014

    Where is the photo of the steel fabrication guy…. he has a very interesting business idea….I would have loved to have seen his pic displayed here.

  2. Dovakhin
    October 24, 2014

    Yes I Feona! Not even Cancer can keep you down. Keep it up warrior!

  3. chacha
    October 23, 2014

    Very good idea. Was very impressed with the variety of stalls. However I think it would have been more successful once tourist season opens.

  4. Fact
    October 23, 2014

    Great initiative by the N.D.F.D. Wonderful display of products. It was a nice experience. Keep it going guys

  5. anonymous
    October 23, 2014

    I didnt know that the COAL POT has so many products i need to try em out the soaps are by far the best out there the original

  6. Interested
    October 23, 2014

    It would be nice if the contact information for the vendors was posted. Is there anyway DNO can obtain said info?

  7. /
    October 22, 2014

    we should have more of these expo

  8. pam
    October 22, 2014

    lol one thing dominica is de best eh lol

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