Dominicans urged to spend weekend in Portsmouth for Jazz ‘n Creole

Patrons at Jazz ‘n Creole last year

Acting Executive Director of the Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC), Marva Williams is urging Dominican patrons of Jazz ‘n Creole to spend the weekend in Portsmouth for the upcoming event slated for May 20 at Fort Shirley.

She was addressing a press conference held at the DFC office on Wednesday.

“We’ve been enticing Dominican patrons to spend the weekend in Portsmouth,” she said. “We can vacation where we live and this weekend is an ideal opportunity for you to get your own staycation.”

According to Williams, a list of available accommodation in the Portsmouth area has been posted to the DFC’s website.

“We have shared the link as well on our social media page and we will continue to do that,” she said. “You can get the list of the accommodations, their contact information, the availability of rooms and book your weekend at Portsmouth.”

Williams encouraged patrons to book their weekend to stay in the second town.

She went on to say that fringe events for Jazz ‘n Creole will kick off at the Atlantique View Resort & Spa on Mother’s Day weekend, from 12th and 13th May.

“We begin our activities on the 12th of May and that’s with Atlantique View,” she stated, adding that there will be another one at Clara’s House in Picard called Persuasion 2,

She said the event will feature arts, music and drama

“So we telling the Dominica patrons to head down to Portsmouth on the 12th of May and support Atlantique View Resort in their initiative,” Williams stated.

She mentioned also that on Sunday May 13th, Atlantique View Resort & Spa will be hosting a Mother’s Day brunch and will include a whole day activity which will feature different musical genres and artists.

“It’s an opportunity that weekend to take your mother to Portsmouth, spend the weekend in Anse De Mai and treat her to a Mother’s Day brunch,” Williams stated.

Williams is also encouraging patrons to participate in another fringe event called DOMFESTA Explosion on May 17.

“It is being done with the cultural division…,” she said.

The DOMFESTA Explosion carded for May 17, will be an addition to the jazz fringe events held before the main event. DOMFESTA Explosion will feature well-known artistes such as Ti Orkest, Calypso Monarch – De Bobb, Tasha P and White Fairy.

The 9th edition of Dominica’s Jazz ‘n Creole is presented by the Government of Dominica through Ministry of Tourism and Culture and Discover Dominica Authority alongside headline sponsor Range Developments.

Other sponsors include; Digicel Dominica, LIAT, Carib Beer, Fine Foods, Kubuli Beer, Rainbow Rental, Sign Man, Atlanique View Resort and Spa to name a few.

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  1. Annon
    May 11, 2018

    How about Arturo Tapin, even on play-back I’d be there. He may just be hanging out in Bdos. Well …I’ll pass by just to show support.

  2. Jamal Jones
    May 10, 2018

    We’ll be there my family will be coming today Intercaribbean here we come

  3. My bad
    May 9, 2018

    Spend weekend in Portsmouth? Doing what ? Tell Skerrit and Ian to get busy doing what they need to do to get Ross University back. All they want to do is sell passports to crooks and criminals and start projects that cannot be finished to decieve those blind sacwe sort laborites of Portsmouth let them stay sort

    • Da Girl
      May 10, 2018

      smh…never a break from politics and the imbeciles and nincompoops who hating each other over politicians, calling each other names while the same politicians drinking whiskey together. Drink some water ‘My bad’.

    • Bense/Anse de Mai
      May 12, 2018

      Go to the beaches – Purple Turtle Beach, Coconut Beach, Belle Hall Beach. Take a hike up the Cabrits. Go to Conner Park in Capuchin. Take a drive up to the highest point in the road to Penville. Better yet, visit the sulphur springs in Penville. Visit Balvin Falls. Take a ride on a row boat up the Indian River. Get to know the Northern part of Dominica. We have a lot to offer!

  4. marie-claire R Skerrit
    May 9, 2018

    These organizers in Dominica need to go. They killing the culture.. thats why people no going. Too much politics

  5. Faceup
    May 9, 2018

    All you mad man for me to fly down and drive on them kinds of roads there to party for Jazz fest. Na i not driving on no roads there playing Russian Roulette.. Go fix that death trap on de road in Jimmit and the rest…

  6. notinterestedintheleast soft drink
    May 9, 2018

    this whole event stinks of politics now. From wht i heard someone else a private entity wanted to take over Jazz and Creole, as a result, the “powers that be” quickly changed their minds and issued an order to put on the show regardless of the cost. Lately this event is nothing more than another selfie opportunity. the venue is becoming too small as all cat and dog who appreciates nothing about jazz tend to show up

    • Jheri
      May 14, 2018

      thank god you’re not going….
      that’s one less cat and dog to worry about!

  7. Sams
    May 9, 2018

    Pm finish the hotels or guest house alas is from one to another Dominicans let’s open our eyes for next election

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