ENTERTAINMENT: Cornell “Fingers” Phillip ties the knot

Top Dominican musician, Cornell Phillip of WCK and more recently, FANATIK fame, got married on Sunday December 30, 2012, at the Catholic chapel in the lovely mountain top village of Giraudel – his bride, the beautiful Carlyn Xavier, the dynamic lead singer of  FANATIK, who is also a registered nurse and the mother of his fifteen month old  daughter.

The wedding ceremony was attended by family and friends, including several well-known Dominican personalities.  The homily at the ceremony was delivered by Deacon Brancker John, who is well on the way to becoming a priest but who has also had a taste of celebrity in Dominica as calypsonian and calypso king, ‘De Brakes’.

As one of Dominica’s top keyboardists and producers, Cornell would have experienced many “highs” during his musical career. However, it would not be unrealistic to imagine that this latest move from dedicated musician and father to husband would have produced a special high for him and his bride.

Congratulations Cornell and Carlyn. May you have a successful and happy future! together!

Below are some photos of the wedding. Photos by Mc Carthy Marie

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  1. out of south city
    December 25, 2016

    Congratulations, my brother! I had the honour of meeting you and your beautiful queen not too long ago and I believe that you are a beautiful couple. Keep doing what you love best with the assistance of your queen and continue to be an example to others.


  2. Proud Domnije
    January 3, 2013

    Congrats from the the Giraudel Massive

  3. Oh plz
    January 2, 2013

    Really!!! I go online to read what is happening in my country, and that’s the news I getting??? Who cares who get married to whom, that’s not important to me. Keep us up to date with important issues. That’s gossip, its non of my business………..GO post wedding picture on Facebook if u want publicity.

    • Hush there
      January 3, 2013

      Go sit your miserable self somewhere.Jalousie killing you. Do you say the same thing when ET and other Entertainment shows are on, or magazines show celebrity pictures? Lighten up and let the people have their moment. Cornell has contributed much to Dominica and culture and no one is more fitting of having his wedding on the net and every magazine than him. Go and sit down met jalousie

    • Curious
      January 27, 2013

      I agree!!!

  4. ????????????????????
    January 2, 2013

    Congratulations Carlyn and Cornell. Let God be the centre in your marriage and let the love of Christ prevail in both of you.

  5. Choppy
    January 2, 2013

    Congrats my friend haven’t seen u for years but I wish u nothi g else but happiness with ur bubbie and daughter . Hoping to see u again some day in person allthe best for the new year!

    January 2, 2013


  7. Trolol
    January 2, 2013


  8. Tee
    January 2, 2013

    Congratulations Cornell and Carlyn! May God continue to bless your union. One love.

  9. african queen
    January 2, 2013

    congrats to the mr and mrs god’s blessing on ur union

  10. Anonymous
    January 2, 2013

    So who is next, Linden?

  11. Tri-State Beauty
    January 2, 2013

    whippeee congrats FINGERS and Carlyn. Beautiful pics couldn’t be happier for you all.

    • Admirer
      January 2, 2013

      Cornell congrats man from a former classmate, beautiful wife indeed.

      Happy new year manseh Tri-State. YOU NEXT!!! SMA and CHS are perfect matches and even though you may like another SMA old boy, is every man for himself this 2013 there. haha yes I doing my research. Woman I love and admire you, the more I learn the more I want you. Peeping Tom I’m back for my Tri-State Beauty. Fingers lock down his wife it’s time I do the same and Tri-State is my dream wife!

      • TutTut
        January 2, 2013

        Haha Admirer you still on Tri-state case? Don’t bother with the marco or jalousie that gave you thumbs down I like when you hustle Tri-State.
        Cornell has a beautiful wife real cool chic. I’m just so happy for the two of them and wish them a happy and blessed marriage.

  12. Rastafari
    January 2, 2013

    Congrats to the bride and groom.

  13. grell
    January 2, 2013

    congrats Cornell all the best to you and the wife.

  14. Burgess Xavier
    January 2, 2013

    Congrats to the Xavier Blood Line… Congrats Bro.. You made a good choice… She is a Xavier.. LOL… All the best in 2013+.. One Love..

  15. hm!
    January 1, 2013


  16. GOOD
    January 1, 2013


  17. sweetness
    January 1, 2013

    Yes Cornel, congratulations to you both… it was long time coming, Carlyn you are the WOMAN, eh he and to CAKAFET, marry an SMA guy too…

    • Cakafete
      January 2, 2013

      Really! Who may that be?

  18. concerned
    January 1, 2013

    wow wow Xavier family member made a big step. Congratulation and I wish you all a long happy and rich marriage all the days of ya’ll lives.

  19. jeffrey
    January 1, 2013

    Its indeed a perfect begining to the new year 2013.
    Congratulations Mr and Mrs Phillip.

  20. WoodCock
    January 1, 2013

    Congrats to my SMA school mate. May the Creator continue to guide and protect you as you embark on your new journey. Cheers man!!!

  21. "O" STRESS"
    January 1, 2013

    Congratulations! to the both of you and surely she is the gift from God and the well intended package. Long life and happyness to both of you.

  22. Ottawa Fam
    January 1, 2013

    Congrats Cornell and Carlyn. Wishing you a lifetime filled with love and happiness. Wish we could have shared your special day with you, but glad all the same that we could watch the live stream. See you soon <3

  23. sweetiepie
    January 1, 2013

    :-D Congratulatons Cornell; I hope she ‘sang to you ‘ at the wedding! or was it done privately? Just asking?

  24. Royette
    January 1, 2013

    Congrats cornel and Carlene.. All the best in 2013..

  25. sad
    January 1, 2013

    Domino Queen I see you tie the knot but I did not see one domino player in the pics, why? congrats to you and your family.

  26. Cakafete
    January 1, 2013

    Another SMA boy bite the bullet.

    • Anonymous
      January 1, 2013

      :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • sweetness
      January 1, 2013

      CAFAFETE, I marry an SMA guy too…what about you, no good woman find you yet

    • TutTut
      January 2, 2013

      Marriage is a beautiful and treasured gift Cakafete. If at this stage he didn’t know what a precious Empress he was blessed with then he wouldn’t know again. No bullet to bite. Too often our men let great women languish.love is an eternal flame that just needs to keep burning

  27. strange
    January 1, 2013

    wow, need to c more men from d/a take that brave step. they have been living a common law relationship for decades. women tell them to put the ring on it. doh give all ur energy to a man that is not going to marry u. make them seal the deal. congrats carlyn n fingers u guys r role models.

    • my take
      January 2, 2013

      I agree with you 100%….and wat bothers me more…when the man dies he is left to mourn his commonlaw wife…Women deserve better than this.
      Congratulations to Cornell and Carlyn..I applaud you guys on your step forward…I was really touched that you let the world share to some extent in that special aspect of your life..I pray God’s blessings on your union.

    • hmm
      January 2, 2013

      role models? and for the longest while he never got married

  28. Twitter
    January 1, 2013

    This is music to the heart and soul and ears. Congratulations to you and your beautiful wife. May God bless you all richly

  29. Carla and Steve
    January 1, 2013

    Congratulations Cornell and Carlyn. Beautiful couple. Thanks for allowing us overseas family members to view your nuptials in real time. Technology is great. We appreciated every moment. Happiness always.

  30. DR
    January 1, 2013

    Congrats. Good couple.

  31. Peeping Tom
    January 1, 2013

    Congrats to the new couple! May the Creator be your guide always.

  32. D/A guy in antigua
    January 1, 2013

    Bro have are happy happy and blessed new year you and your new family stay safe take good care of yours in 2013 and to come

  33. bee
    January 1, 2013

    I wish you both a long lasting marriage and good luck

  34. B
    January 1, 2013

    it was a very joyous moment. Wish u both all the best and long life together filled with love and happiness

  35. D
    January 1, 2013

    Carlene, you made a beautiful bride. Congratulations to the two of you.

  36. Pellam
    January 1, 2013


    • Anonymous
      January 1, 2013

      Keep the advice bro

      • lol
        January 2, 2013

        ur SOT

  37. Distured
    January 1, 2013

    Wow~! news…

    • BELL- LA
      January 1, 2013

      Jealous much….

    • RDD
      January 2, 2013

      congrats but in what way is this news-worthy? Not hating, i’m happy for them cause everyone has the right to be happy but i’m just saying this isn’t news.

  38. Righteous
    January 1, 2013

    Congrats my Bros….Blessings…Longevity…Guidance…and many Happy Years…

    One Love CP…

  39. yagayaw
    December 31, 2012


  40. December 31, 2012

    When a certain woman in East York Toronto see the name of the bride is Xavier, she is going to jump out of her skin oui!

    She will be rolling all over she house screaming dat is me niece, eh: Anyway Giraudel do have some beautiful women eh, I think I going dere toto get wan an bring to LA, but it doh going an be dat wan from Toronto eh.


    The wan in Toronto use to be me friend, now she turn against me, cause I told her she always writing about God, nonetheless the devil is in control of her mind.

    I doh calling she name eh cause I doh want dat woman to fly from Canada to California to with she Dominica cutlass, and chap aff me head.

    Oui, oui, oui!

    Somebody will not get the humor in it and they will accuse me of not knowing how to spell, I looking for all the thumbs down even from lady god in Canada.

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • Really n Turly
      January 1, 2013

      man or woman whatever you are;
      why do you have to be the fly in thsse people’s champagne.
      can’t you see this is a bless moment for a lovely couple,why don’t you keep your, whatever that bugs you in your house or apartment where ever you are.
      ON a better note;CONGRATS to the NEWEST COUPLE of 2013,May JAH guide and proctect you in your new life.What a wonderful musical combination.
      sorry i had to put my comment here,i just wanted to take care of that ‘FLY’ in your CHAMPANGE CELEBRATION;

      • January 2, 2013

        To my knowledge there are more than five (500) hundred species of drosophila in the Hawaiian islands alone!

        I am sure there are at least three different spices in Dominica, those I discovered there when I was a kid growing up; I did not do any comprehensive research, if I did; I am sure I may have found many more species existing in Dominica.

        Nevertheless, you have qualified for the fourth specie of Drosophila in Dominica, thus it takes one to know the other, except you are the fly buzzing around inserting yourself into peoples business that does not concern you!

        If you think that I am a fly, certainly I fly very, very, high out of your class and reach, I can afford to drink Champaign everyday of my life if I wish to at my own expense; and if you believe you know Elizabeth, and her family so well ask her and she can give you a rundown on this man you term a fly; as I said there are more than five hundred species of fly’s known in the scientific world in Hawaiian island alone, so it would be interesting to know to which phylum you belong.

        Notice I did not mention Elizabeth by name, however based on her response in whatever term, tone or taste any idiot would recognized that she responded to someone she konows, and inspite of any hostitlity one mayobserved, we are friends, and that is why I am suggesting you mind your buisness.

        You have no name: you are not even intelligent enough recognize when you are talking to a man or woman; so once again let me introduce myself.

        I am Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque, I am born in the Village of Wesley, I am a man called Son in the village, ask anybody they will tell you I am above the status of a fly, and above you; in the first place you have no name placing you in the category of a nobody!


        I mean sometimes people shield their identity for obvious reasons, but in your case I detect that you are just a nobody happy to have a phone which you come here and run off your mouth.

        Though I never meet the bride I am sure I knew about here long before you, Elizabeth has mentioned all of their names to me in our many conversations, I know how many nieces, brothers, and sisters and all the rest she has you see, so you had better be quiet.

        And as for Apartment, I do not rent, if you wish I have many I can rent to you, at this point I don’t think I would though.

        I am discriminating against you!


        Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

      • January 3, 2013

        Francisco do not ask people for a reference from me, we were friends for a short while, but to suggest that I know you as you would like that person above to believe–that is an exaggeration.

        You live in Los Angeless and I Live in Toronto–it is not possible for me to know you so well, the same is for you to me.

        To tell the truth, that person knows you much better than I do, because he or she spoke the truth about your mentality, which is an anoyance to everyone, who walks your way–including myself.

        If only you would stop exalting yourself, so that God would exalt you!

    • smh
      January 1, 2013

      Franciso ou say un sot!

    • January 1, 2013

      “Somebody will not get the humor in it and they will accuse me of not knowing how to spell, I looking for all the thumbs down even from lady god in Canada”–Francisco

      FETe, you are so right! This is not a laughing matter, when you accuse a person of having “the devil in their mind” Do you realize the damage that you do to that person’s reputation and their relationship with God? But you will pay at God’s appointed time for you; you better start saving your strength from now on, because you are in for some very severe pitches from God.

      “The wan in Toronto use to be me friend, now she turn against me, cause I told her she always writing about God, nonetheless the devil is in control of her mind” Francisco And you think this is a joke! Well even the devil himself, would turn against you, because you have also spoken a lie against him.

      You are simply a wilfully mischievous man, and yeah, God knows that about you too–so don’t expect his mercy and compassion, when He starts pitching against you

      You just do not know how to speak positively speak or write so that people will not question or disagree with your expression, but that is just too bad for you.

      By the way you got my thumbs down as well. Too bad I cannot give 100, you mischievous and dirty old man! You could have written a better comment to that beautiful news article.

      • Jane
        January 2, 2013

        Look like you are ‘Francisco’s ex-friend in Canada’….the nice Giraudel lady!

        Keep the faith, friend!

      • January 2, 2013

        Elizabeth, I agree I should not have suggested that the devil is in control of your mind in that other forum:

        However, you created the monster that caused me to say that!

        In the first place I am wight about what I quoted, you know that to be the truth; yet you contended that what I said was ” so stupid” the problem is that I quoted it as it is written in the Bible, it is the true written word of God, so I do not know if you were referring to me as a stupid person or you meant that God words are stupid.

        And when you wrote the comment you honey your insult with a long laugh, one which is longer than my laugh, when I funny. And even when you discovered that I became angry over your comments you did not even find it necessary to clarify your comments, nor apologize for the comments you made. That’s okay anyway because is not the first time you have done something to me and never thought of an apology!

        Even in you mail to me which I read this morning you had plenty to say, nevertheless, you did not say you are sorry for insulting me, I have never insulted you first not even once, and you cannot deny that!

        Oh well, who cares?

        Finally, I know that you think I am dumb because I stated East York, well trust me I erred because I know you are a resident of North York oui; so doh worry; and I also know the bride is your niece, and not you cousin.

        Have a nice day, I doh reading all of your mail, I am to tired from performing in my friend video, I am not about to let you see it anyway, well maybe you will get to see it when it is released!

        You had better apologize to me for every time you insulted me, if you refuse to do so, I will have to cut you loose forever; (an I doh joking dis time eh)!

        I am going to sleep for the rest of the day, you know when one begin to age, that is getting older, tiredness last longer, and since ( I is wan little ole man) I stay tired long oui!

        Dem tell me you is young girl oui:


        Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

      • ????????????????????
        January 2, 2013

        Eh eh Lizavier 4Jesus Blessings to you for 2013 and I do wish that you be blessed and given more wisdom for the year so you can continue to talk about “God”. I answered Francisco even before seeing your comment.

      • ????????????????????
        January 2, 2013

        And I say Amen to Liz’s comment.

      • sadist
        January 2, 2013

        because she is yuh family.

      • January 3, 2013


        Why do you always need a public audience to speak your garbage of self pride and lies? Well I will respond just the same!

        You are no one, more than “your father who was a liar from the beginning”. And the more you speak the more you spew out those lies from your mind–and so, no one believes you. I really should have listened to those who knew you before me–even here on DNO before I made that grave mistake.

        You are trying to impress DNO’s audience once more, with your suggestion “I will have to cut you loose forever” to make them think you have any hold on me–well I am glad that they already know you are nothing, just as I learned about you.

        Yes! At first I accepted you as a person and a close friend–for I am human as well. But I quickly discvered that you were nothing more than a “fictuous twilight zone” exalting your self through that carnal mind of yours–I also have my convictions from commentators on DNO and many others–you know who they are as well.

        It is I, who have cut you off, and you know it deep down within you. You are simply seeking for attention, as you have always done, like a wolf dressed in sheep’s clothing. It is no longer working for you.

        You better stop fooling yourself, because nobody will buy your “twilight zone” mentality–especially when you speak about “quoting the Bible”–no one can quote God’s Word, if they do not know Him–and you are one of those persons, who do not know God at all.

        I know Him by the indwelling of Holy Spirit in me, can you say that about yourself?

        Your against me reaction is a simple display of fleshly fear of Holy Spirit in me–just like the demon spirit persons in the Bible were afraid of Jesus Christ.

        Sorry, but I could not continue to build you up in that “destructive” attitude of pride and self-centeredness which you uphold–that is against God’s laws for me.

        “For the lust if the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of existence is not of the Father, it is of the world”. If you know the Bible so well, I challenge you to prove it to DNO audience, by directing them to that scripture above.

    • Mamizoo
      January 1, 2013

      Telemaque you have lost the last bit of respect that I ad for you. Why must everything revolve around you you are way to full of yourself and that is by no means near self confidence. Instead your attitudeis right there with arrogance and pomposity.

      • ????????????????????
        January 2, 2013

        Mamizoo tell that again to Francisco.

    • ????????????????????
      January 2, 2013

      Francisco live Liz alone. I know is she u talking about. And you should be ashame of yourself for saying “nonetheless the devil is in control of her mind”. God is the one who is supreme and if you do not accept that then I guess you will be flung down like “lucifer”. But alas Francisco, you have enough time to repent and she is not “God” since no one can be God but she is a “Servant” who has received the Holy Spirit for guidance.

      I really feel sorry for you Francisco as I did not expect that kind of blashemy from a man like you Franciso. But the devil is roaming and he uses human beings. So what do I say but Father forgive him for he knows not want he has said.

      • ????????????????????
        January 2, 2013

        sorry ashamed

  41. Anonymous
    December 31, 2012

    Congrats Mr and Mrs Phillip.

  42. December 31, 2012

    Carleen my dear niece you are so beautiful. And I am glad that Cornell Phillip is the man whom you have chosen as he also chose you, to live the Life of Love together. The two of you are a beautiful couple, indeed!

    And now I pray that your days as husband and wife will be blessed with the Love which has bonded you together, for this Love of our Living God, He who give us Life.

    Have a good Life my dear girl, with you handsome husband; love him as I believe he loves you. Remember to let Love guide your ways in good times and bad times–for there will be those days ahaed of you.

    By the way I am not surprised, because I guessed what was going to happen when you kept counting the days on facebook And I was right! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  43. Suki
    December 31, 2012


  44. advocate1
    December 31, 2012

    carleen cudoes from class of 2008 .all the best to u cornell and daughter welcome into the clan of married couples

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