Emancipation celebrations to kick off tonight

Organizers of the 2010 Emancipation celebrations say all is set for the official opening at the Old Mill Cultural Center tonight.

The event, which kicks off this evening, will run until August 8 with a number of activities forming part of the 2010 Emancipation celebration.

Chief Cultural Officer Raymond Lawrence says an art exhibition and poetry reading will take place tonight following the opening ceremony from 7:30 p.m.

“We expect to have an opening address from the Minister of Culture Justina Charles, performances from various drumming groups and several poetry performances. We are inviting the general public to celebrate the opening with us,” he said.

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  1. Democratic lover
    July 28, 2010

    All those that talking about china leaving in the States, England and Canada, so if they so emancipated, why dont they go and leave in dominica and till the land in the mountains they want the youth to work.

  2. Emancipation from mental slavery
    July 27, 2010

    Congrats to the Cultural Division for organising yet another Emancipation celebration. Raymond, Pearle Christian and the other are trying their best. Resources are scant, insufficient staff for such an important aspect of development. But the million dollar question facing Dominicans is EMANCIPATION FROM WHOM? EMANCIPATION FROM WHAT? It seems the impact of those years of activities has been negligible and has not enlightened the population, especially the youth, to be more cultured and morally sound. Many Dominican still have not EMANCIPATED themselves from MENTAL SLAVERY. That refusal or stubbornness so to do continue to haunt us. Acts of corruption especially by public officials, immoral and irresponsible behaviour are accepted in many quarters. See how drugs. crime and violence have increased. The first human cultural practices that of tending plants, Agriculture, have been allowed to decline significantly. The poorer class are getting poorer while a few are allowed to get richer and richer, sometimes through dubious means, and nothing happens, In fact, those persons are well protected from the laws. Disrespect for elders and the laws of the land are rampant. Robbery, masked robbery and robbery by masked men pose serious problems in our country.

    Dominicans are struggling to get authorities to implement Electoral Reform which is absolutely necessary for free and fair elections and to ensure a truly democratic Dominica for all. Leaders of all walks of life in Dominica are not vocal enough in denouncing corruption and unlawful acts, therefore the youth go more and more astray. Dominicans need to really partake in and support those cultural expositions and activities, respond to the positive contents of our poetry, songs, and listen to the liberating effects of the drum beats in order to lift our moral, cultural values to a level where we fear no more in speaking out against injustice, corruption, nepotism and bad governance. Dominicans must try to EMANCIPATE THEMSELVES FROM THAT MENTAL SLAVERY that is entrenching itself in our society.

  3. roots man
    July 27, 2010

    no disrespect but den kin ah event nah bring nor ting to dis country even our culture aspect of our indipendent need to be restructure so that we can gain some foreign exchang untill then culture in d/a na bring us no where

  4. khastro
    July 27, 2010

    The country is being recolonize by china and these people have the nerve to talk about emancipation. What a joke.

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