Dublanc ‘eat fish day’ carded for November 10

Organizers of the event at a press conference on Thursday
Organizers of the event at a press conference on Thursday

Independence celebrations are over but for the coastal community of Dublanc the action is heating up as it sets the stage for the sixth annual ‘eat fish day.’

The event, organized by St. Peters Fisheries Cooperative, is dubbed ‘Eat Fish for Healthy Living, Eat Fish for Longevity’ and carded for Sunday, November 10 2013 on the grounds of the basketball court in the community.

The action will kick off from noon with social interaction and live entertainment from a local DJ. At 3:00 pm the official opening will commence followed by performances from the Flamboyant Dancers and Cultural Group.

Manager of the cooperative, Sabina Williams, encouraged the entire country to patronize the event to make it a bigger event.

“Dominica has a rich history of cooperatives and St. Peters Fisheries is one of those cooperatives doing a lot in its community every day to not only impact its community but also Dominica as a whole,” she said at a press conference on Thursday. “This event grows stronger and stronger and of course even if we have the sponsors we are also asking everyone from the neighboring villages, communities and Dominica to come and patronize the event so that every year it can get better.”

She also urged all Dominicans to eat healthy and think of the benefits of healthy eating.

At the event raw and cooked fish in various forms will be on sale and the profits will be given to various sectors in need such as the schools, fisher-folks and the like.

Past board member of the cooperative and member of the planning committee, Herbert Sabaroache, gave a background on the event.

“We have had the eat fish day for the past six years … we started from 2007 and we missed 2009 … we have had it twice in Bioche, once in Coulibistrie, once in Colihaut, and then we are back in Dublanc,” he stated.

He said he can recall that the event started with about 2,000 people attending the Bioche Eat Fish Day celebrations.

“Then we have grown to the point where last year in Coulibistrie we estimated a crowd of close to 4,000 … so we are hoping that all of Dominica and all of the people who have visited from overseas who are still in Dominica will converge in Dublanc so that we can celebrate,” he said.

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  1. Justice and Truth
    November 8, 2013

    I love to eat fish. I recall in those days we ate a lot of fish. Fish is brain food.
    It makes me hungry. :) I will remember ‘eat fish day’ in Dublanc and hopefully other areas in Dominica and inform others about it for when they (we) visit.
    For health reasons, we should eat as much fish as we possibly could.

  2. Not a herd follower
    November 7, 2013

    Sabie keeps working tirelessly for CDB yet they elected Toulon who has admitted that he has not been a performing MP. People of CDB, please recognize and give due desert to the people who day in, day out continue to give of their time, energy, skills and experience to the development of CDB. These people are not looking for their personal interests. They are genuine servants of the people. Sabie is one of them and continues to demonstrate his commitment to the people of CDB.

  3. grell
    November 7, 2013

    great job,was home for the independece celebration,and i couldnt believe.Our people are consuming all this kfc.Sorry for our people,if they only know the epedemic that fast food is causing in america,my people stay away from that.Heart disease,diabetes.Eat your local foods.

    • Justice and Truth
      November 8, 2013

      This is the infiltration of foreign business. As long as it is sold, the temptation will cause them to purchase it. Some will become addicted to it.
      Some are suing those enterprises for selling those fast foods to them which caused them to be obese and become sick, as if they are not responsible for what they eat and their health.
      I can understand, once in a while having an occasional treat. If they have the patience, they can make sumptuous, well-seasoned healthy chicken recipes and others at a less expensive cost.
      Today nearly everyone has a computer and they can access those recipe Websites. Just Google “chicken”, etc. Surprisingly, I came across a KFC recipe which is not on a KFC Website. I saved it. I will try it sometime.
      There are all sorts of healthy recipes on how to make your own salad dressing, mayonnaise, dijon mustard and mustard, etc.
      I also came across an easy crispy fish recipe. I tried it twice. It was delicious. I am happy to make the most of this God-given opportunity and recipes and also to share them with others.
      Only today I told someone, it is amazing what can be obtained over the Internet as recipes – all sorts, even for making natural creams, facial, moisturizers and others, all naturally-homemade. They may take a little work also to purchase the items (some of which we already have) but they are well-worth it and will prove to be inexpensive in the long run.
      You can also make your own seasonings. I saved them. This is when I wished I were a teenager. :) Today, the useful opportunities of every sort are many commencing with teenage years.
      They must learn to utilize the Internet, not only to post their criticisms and insults but also for health reasons which will benefit them.

  4. Ron C
    November 7, 2013

    Congratulations to Sabi and the committee for their continuing hard work.

  5. Anonymous
    November 7, 2013

    Great community event. God willing – I will be there!!

  6. Error?
    November 7, 2013

    That was quick! Mistakes do happen…I am happy you ou caught it in time..

  7. Sylvester Cadette
    November 7, 2013

    DNO I guess you meant 10th November as opposed to 10th October 2013

    … and thanks for your good work in keeping us informed.

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