Police outline route for Carnival Opening Parade

Scene from Carnival Opening Parade 2016

Organizers of the 2017 Mas Domnik celebrations have announced the route for the Carnival Opening Parade carded for this Saturday, February 04.

This year’s parade will once again commence at the Victoria Street, in Roseau.

“The parading groups will assemble on Victoria Street, in front of the public library on Saturday, February, 04, 2017 from about 1:00 pm and they shall depart about 3:00 pm,” Superintendent of Police, Richmond Valentine said at a press conference on Wednesday.

“The parade will move north along Victoria Street onto the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard then turn right on King George V Street, left unto Great George Street, left on to Kennedy Avenue,” he noted.

Valentine further continued that the parade will then move right unto Hanover Street, over the Chinese Friendship Bridge, into the E.O Leblanc Highway then on uto Pottersville Savannah.

“It is expected that by 6 pm all parading groups should be at the Pottersville Savannah,” Valentine said.

He stated that in the event of any delays the various along the road shall stop the music and proceed to their designated area.

The Police is also soliciting the support of the motorists.

“In an effort to ensure the free movement of parading groups we are soliciting the support of motorists and are asking them to comply with all traffic signs which will be in place,” Valentine noted.

Residents are being asked as well to utilize alternate parking areas for the duration for the duration of the parade which is expected to be about three hours.

And for the individuals contributing to the 2017 carnival celebrations in one way or another Valentine had this advice.

“I would like to appeal to all the stakeholders that they should comply with all the guidelines set out in the order…to those with criminal minds let me remind you that the laws of the Commonwealth of Dominica are not suspended.

And so any infraction of the law Police response will be swift so that the threat can be neutralized and those that are culpable will be dealt with accordingly,” he said.

Valentine further stated that an environment of safety and security must prevail throughout the carnival season.

And the carnival route for Mas Domnik 2017 is as follows.

“South along Independence Street from the intersection of Kennedy Avenue to the Intersection of King George V Street, West along King George V Street from the intersection of Independence Street to Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard,” Valentine stated.

The route continues “North along Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard from the intersection of King George V Street to the intersection of Kennedy Avenue, and East along Kennedy Avenue from the intersection of Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard through the intersection of Independence Street,” he said.

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  1. A reveller
    February 4, 2017

    So they widening the route to include bayfront for Monday and Tuesday ? Well is now bands wil nit make two rounds.! Plus more problems for parking. Way papa. Not sure what was tye kogic behind that significant increase in the route but isnt that too long and isnt that inckuding too much of the city in the carnival revelling. Its means that the entire Roseau proper is roped it creating a wider span to police and eliminating a significant chunk of the parking space during those two days. Awah something wrong there.

  2. koodo
    February 2, 2017

    Having a wonder time here ..enjoying both rain and sunshine

  3. marie-claire
    February 2, 2017

    so carnival city is at potterville this year DNO ADMIN???

  4. Horton G
    February 2, 2017

    Enjoy d carnival and play safe..

  5. uhmm
    February 2, 2017

    The Root for persons like myself not familiar with streets:

    Start at the Library….. Down to bayfront….. Up by Jollys/ Old Market area…..Take a left on Orchard Street… When you reach payless… Take a left to behind Whitchurch and out on the bridge by Save -a -lot. :lol: :lol: :-D

    • Oh Lawd
      February 2, 2017

      Ha ha ha…that is exactly what it is! LOL! I tried explaining the proper way to someone and they were wondering where I was talking about until I gave it to them that same way you did. LOL! :lol:

    • nonamegal
      February 2, 2017

      1000 thanks! So I know it!

    • Locs Girl
      February 2, 2017

      Best route description ever!!

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