Carnival 2018 on the books

A scene from the Traditional Parade on Carnival Monday 2017

There will be a Carnival 2018 in Dominica despite the ravages of Hurricane Maria.

CEO of the Discover Dominica Authority, Colin Piper, has announced that a plan is being put together for the staging of the event.

“So we are beginning to put a plan together for what Carnival 2018 will look like and that needs to be submitted to the honorable minister and then to cabinet and then we will be in a position to provide details on that,” he stated.

He noted that a number of options have been presented for Carnival 2018, “which will be determined based on expense, based on how ready the state is, based on how ready the private sector is to participate …a number of events for carnival were staged by the private sector.”

Piper noted that the DDA has already received word from the Dominica Calypso Association of their intention to host competitions.

“So that is good but we will have more information on that at a later date,” he said.

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28 Comments

  1. Hart
    November 20, 2017

    YTo my fellow Dominicans In as much as there will not be a Miss Dominica 2018 and Miss Dominica 2017 reign is for one year My suggestion for the year 2018 at regional competitions should be Carla Henry the first runner up for 2017

  2. Hart
    November 20, 2017

    We must gave carnival life must go on

  3. Me
    November 15, 2017

    You said it, hurricanes are disasters! Often with deadly consequences.

  4. Emile Dominique
    November 15, 2017

    It is a great idea and we should support it. Go for it Collin. There will always be negative people in disagreement. Colin the situation is not normal. Its a challenge that you should accept with both hands. Between now and New Years Day you will need to advertise a lot. Include site seeing because people will want to tie up Carnival with post Maria situations.

  5. patrick carbon
    November 15, 2017

    Just have CALYPSO !!! And use the proceeds to help with the rebuilding.

  6. Glasshouse
    November 14, 2017

    we should allow alot of things to pass for the sake of the father admittedly reveling is wrong and so are alot of things yet we indulge to the fullest: dominicans will always be dominicans and will always love canaval like me its the culture/tradition! you re not a reveler fine but the show will go on. having canaval will bring revneue to the country all ban caribbean and the rest of the world will come to dominica especially now so if yall cant support shut allu ass and stay on the back burner where yall belong. FYI its also reunion year get with the dam program!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous
      November 16, 2017

      You are a dumb …. yourself. Why would people come to Dominica to celebrate carnival this time when everything is still in a mess? That does not make sense at all. For a start where are they going to stay in which secure place and have a decent bath or shower?

  7. Real Truth
    November 14, 2017

    Don’t worry folks , one good rain shower, carnival over! Some administrators/people never learn! The wise know what I am talking about!

    • Star
      November 15, 2017

      Real Truth your dyam right…People still have no relief but all you talking bout carn- na- val
      ty-pic-al foolishness

  8. Truman
    November 14, 2017

    Really? Let me see: infrastructure damaged or destroyed, people without food, money or jobs, a ravaged private sector and we are preparing for a jam? God help Dominica. What is different here in terms of rationale when the WCMF was cancelled after Erika? In fact, we are worse off! What next? Colin, you go boy! We ready for the bacchanal. Wonder what the rest of the world will think about us though, especially those donating cash and kind.

  9. Mouton Batalie
    November 13, 2017

    Oh no Colin! Give it a rest. Do we really have a budget for any kind of activities. Besides just coming out on the streets to relieve stress, I do not think Dominica is in a position to allocate any kind of funds for entertainment. Those funds should be redirected to nation building. It is unfair to ask any company to contribute towards entertainment when we have so many people out of employment post Maria. It is also unfair to the wider community, to have donated funds towards re-building and for us to be funding a carnival. This is just one year. I am an avid carnival lover and I am totally for skipping all the fanfare for once. I can promise you that Calypso is enough for us.

  10. mine
    November 13, 2017

    I might be wrong, but you all should let carnival pass this year. Let the country heal for God sake.

  11. CJ
    November 13, 2017

    So prices for everything , how much y’all expect to pay to go inside or for a beer or anything else when people still recovering , I wanna see how this gon play out

  12. Illuminator
    November 13, 2017

    Ah mag wae sa…………..
    Is this the same country mourning the death of 65 of it’s citizens, begging and receiving the help of good people all around the world which is planning to use state resources to sponsor 2 days of revelry for it’s surviving citizens. Please let good sense prevail.

    We all know Dominicans will celebrate carnival cooking their braf, drinking their rum and beating whatever tins they can find……so let this spontaneous celebration occur in communities across the land as people are moved to so do. But sooplay not a state orchestrated carnival. Not a priority.

  13. vigie john
    November 13, 2017

    I doh like that…
    It’s true we wanna send a message telling the world nothing is going to slow us down but preparing for carnival what message are we sending out there..
    WE ARE OK NOW WE DOH NEED YOUR SYMPATHIES NO MORE.?
    While we are out there jumping up, many Dominicans are still homeless…My Point of view

  14. A CBI Production
    November 13, 2017

    Doh worry there will be sponsorship. All events including Carnival Queen show will be sponsored either directly by Citizenship by Investment Unit or the companies directly benefiting from the proceeds. The other private sector really not needed. SHOW WILL GO ON FROM PROCEEDS OF PASSPORT SALE

  15. analy thomas
    November 13, 2017

    Every man has a choice through his free will but this choice ends either when our life on earth ceases or When Jesus calls us on the clouds in the twinkling on an eye. If you are black, you must die a black man! So too we will all fall face down before the face of Jesus Christ! It is just a matter of when.
    Are we ready to respond Him before His Glory? Do we really want to risk 80 years of mortal life here on earth against an immortal eternity?
    I’d rather take my chances of living right, surrendering to God than living here in rebellion and falling out with God.
    One thing i know for certain is that God awaits you with goodness and mercy but what i do not know is when my appointed time will be. Are we ready people? If you are not sure then you are not! Take you bible, Hit the floor on your knees and talk to God. He is a person….
    Just tell Him your issues and He will respond appropriately, but be sincere in the heart.
    All Glory, Honor and Praise to God through Jesus.

    • Me
      November 13, 2017

      What has this got to do with carnival Analy?

      • analy thomas
        November 14, 2017

        Because of Reveling,
        Galatians 5:21
        1 Peter 4:3
        Tradition that leads to destruction
        Colossians 2:8
        Matthew 15:3
        Matthew 15:6
        Hypocrisy
        Do you think it is ok to deliberately sin against God year after year knowing that you will be asking forgiveness the following day? Shall i continue in sin that grace may abound? God Forbid!
        Jesus Christ forgives against His laws…. Not man…
        Read 1 Samuel 15:24 and 2 Samuel 12:13. There Saul asked Samuel forgiveness and was not forgiven where as David asked God Forgiveness and not Nathan and was forgiven.
        You know what it has to do with carnival because you know what God’s commandments are; nonetheless, i am not here to strike you in addition to the devil striking at us all, but help you understand that Jesus loves you and prefers that you follow him. He can make you free and whole.
        He has plans for you and is ever willing to show you His love and mercy as long as you are serious.
        Praise the name of Jesus,

      • Anonymous
        November 15, 2017

        Analy, you are a nutcase.

  16. Dominican
    November 13, 2017

    Please, please Colin, give it a pass this time. Our memories are still too raw for this kind of revelry. You are pushing people too far. I certainly can not forget! With the horror of Maria still etched so vividly etched on my mind a carnival bacchanal seems somewhat insensitive and tasteless.

    • Stupes
      November 13, 2017

      Well stay at your home

      • Dominican
        November 13, 2017

        Thank you, I definitely will, not least out of respect for those who perished in that terrible disaster. But go ahead and party, that is your democratic choice. Who am I to judge?

      • November 14, 2017

        It is for the sake of people like you were now suffer. It is all about fete and not concrete contibution to nation building.

  17. Logist
    November 13, 2017

    Really? The private sector? Is that the same private sector which has laid off workers because of “no money” to recover from damages caused by Maria and looters? Yessah allu on that lil island just doh easy! The world continues to watch….. Fete till allu toufay!

  18. Hot & Cold
    November 13, 2017

    “Carnival 2018 on the books”? Boy so too was 2018 World Creole Music Festival and I bought my ticket. Was their WCMF? Gason I not taking no chance with Dominica again as long as Skerrit is PM because it would take a blind person to not see Dominica is under a serious spell, if not curse and you just never know what to expect. Under Skerrit Christmas has been replaced by election season and evil men using Dec. 25 to fire bomb the house of GON Emanuel and wife inside. No wonder we even getting flood on Christmas Eve! Our Independence celebration has become a national day of mourning because hurricane and flood waters judging us, so it’s only time for Carnival to become another dreadful event as we continue to get warnings upon warnings about that evil thing we have by the name of ‘government’ but we not taking heed. So as long as this evil, corrupt and ungodly thing is out from office I not planning for anything in DA. We are under a curse and if we don’t want to hear we will feel.

    • ??B??
      November 14, 2017

      @Hot & Cold Hurricanes are natural disasters…. You coming there with your rubbish talk about government and evil story smh with allu ppl….. We never know what happen will take place my dear :( 8-O . Carnival is on the book “yes” but it’s up to you to participate or don’t participate. Stop bringing down d country what the hell is wrong with allu ppl. Same talk over and over #nonsense

  19. marie-claire R Skerrit
    November 13, 2017

    Colin piper who back lol

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