Exciting, vibrant and colorful are the words used by the country’s Chief Cultural Officer to describe the official opening of Dominica’s 34th Independence on Saturday.
Raymond Lawrence says everything is in place and Dominicans can expect a wonderful celebration.
The ceremony, to be held at the Old Mill Cultural Center, will begin with an opening prayer and will include speeches from various government ministers including Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.
There will be a series of cultural presentations by groups and individuals, including Ophelia and Michelle Henderson, the Petite Savanne Cultural Group, Tradibelle among others.
Henderson says the kalinago will be doing a special presentation.
“We also hope to launch the 2012 Miss Wob Dwiyet contestants. They will be there making their first public appearance,” he said.
The official opening will be held from 5pm at the Old Mill Cultural Division.
The theme for this year’s celebrations is “Partnering for Progress and Development.”