Photos of Carnival 2010 Opening Parade

Girls from the Klubird Costume Band
Girls from the Kubuli Costume Band.

Photos by Dominica News Online Reporter/Photographer Larry Larocque

A scene from Carnival 2010 Opening Parade.
Members representing for Astaphans Band.
The Boyoun Pioneers, The WCK Band.
A scene from Carnival 2010 Opening Parade.
Jolly's Pharmacy Monster Models.
This patron was enjoying himself at the Carnival 2010 Opening Parade.
Members of the Sakis La Po Kabwit group.
Reigning Calypso King "Karessa" & reigning Carnival Queen Kayan Toussaint.
A scene from Carnival 2010 Opening Parade.
LIME Models at the opening parade.
A scene from Carnival 2010 opening parade.
A group photo of the members of the "Friendship Crew"
These ATVs and motorcycles lead the opening parade.
These Best Buy staff members were having a good time at the opening parade.
Business as usual for these National Bank of Dominica (NBD) Flag Wavers.
Frankie "Krazy T" Bellot & a LIME employee enjoying themselves on an ATV.
St. Marys Primary School (SMP) Fathers presents "Mas in the playground".
A scene from Carnival 2010 Opening Parade.
A scene from Carnival 2010 Opening Parade.
A group of young children walking on stilts.
A scene from Carnival 2010 Opening Parade.
Local Calypsonian "The Energizer" was the center of attention in his costume.
A scene from Carnival 2010 Opening Parade.
Carnival 2010 Opening Parade motorcade.
A scene from Carnival 2010 Opening Parade.
Crowd of patrons viewing the parade.

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  1. January 28, 2010


    January 27, 2010

    HJ maybe u all a man where u be der so!!!!! who cares waht u think… maybe is too much tires u have

  3. ob
    January 26, 2010

    lol i was home so no critisism lol big up ob an reaababy im a big hater but i love da lime girls

  4. me again
    January 26, 2010

    al of u who talkinn about hw the girls dress, if u all go to antigua for carnival, u would not have anything to say about hw the women are dressed….. SOME HUMANS ON A HOLD NEVER SEEM TO FIND SOMETHING GOOD TO SAY!!!!!!!! IF U CANT SAY SOMETHING GOOD ABOUT SOMEBODY OH SHUT-UP!!!!! we never appreciate what is ours but always admire what is someone elses!!!!

    and is not just about respecting others opinin. be realistic people…. CHUPES……. LIME ALU TARGETING….


  5. jah boss
    January 26, 2010

    to all the ppl who said stop criticizin yall realize you criticizin dominicans too? (in general) lol jus let ppl’s commentz b cuz yall b criticizin without knowin it. anova thing…. NO, less doesnt mean more sexy i am a young lady and i will refuse to ever dress like that in public. monster girls yall did it rite. and you people tlking about DOMINICANS criticizing?? yall dont know! we are subtle … wen u compare wat we’re saying to wat other visitors would say wen they go back to their homeland behind our backs. its life! and people are just being real so get over it…idk bowt you but i only get better with criticismz.
    carnival can be big beautiful classy sexy all at the same time if some people werent too narrow minded talking about less clothes is more sexy…plz (deep down in your hearts you kno them astaphans women were wrong 4 dat lol)

  6. Over the waters
    January 25, 2010

    Them jolly’s girls fine as hell esp that one bending over damn. Now that’s the way to do it. Jolly’s hott hott hott. I know where i gettin my medicine when i come back home.

    Astaphans keep up the flavor
    Big up to the kids on stilts.
    Lime lookin good.

    You all looked like you had some good fun.
    PPL stop criticizing our beautiful ppl.

    Pull them up not down come on.

  7. dcuffy
    January 25, 2010

    carnival look like its gonna be fire!big up all my dminican massive. good work dca news online

  8. SWEET-S
    January 25, 2010

    some of us dominicans are too hypocrete, there r worse outfits than those the LIMG GIRLS are wearing!!! its carnival time people!!! maybe ud rather see them wearing a muslem outfits, covered from head to toe!!! there are worse outfits that what they were wearin….. if u cant say something good just dont say anything!!! stop hating pple

  9. lookscene
    January 25, 2010

    my word some of them girls look scary

  10. PINK
    January 25, 2010

    I thought all the girls looked good. Lime girls big up ……..Monster girls large up and ASTAPHAN LADIES you looked good, you guys had fun and i think you made your company proud…….

    It is time we Dominicans stop hating on what is ours, if it was a foreign group we would appriciate and love them but because is Astaphan, Lime or Monster they weren’t good.

    What ever

    Oh and ladies don’t bring your personal problems into this hate cause it wasn’t good not because you don’t like the members of the band.

    best opening parade in a while!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Queen B
    January 25, 2010

    I must say congrats to the organizers for this years opening parade, this was much better than last year’s. The business places really came out and tried their best however i wish there could be much more colour since that’s what carnival is all about (colour, class and of course the coustumes). I think it was a very good effort. To those who critisise the members or ppl of the business places who came out to be part of the parade instead of critisising them contribute something that would make it more spectacular. Once again good effot.

  12. enjoyin 2010
    January 25, 2010



  13. hj
    January 25, 2010

    ladies ladies ladies especially lime girls god is not pleased . Did you take a good look at yourself? You embarras me as a woman

  14. memoire poul
    January 25, 2010

    mr bully did a fine job,he has seen many talented dominicans do their thing at carnival.i remember when he was in his parents verandah watching the carnival BOSS. so he has some experience.carnival is nothing but an expression of LIMINALITY AND FUNTIONAL REDUNDACY. get educated dominicans its about time. carnival is nothing about money.i won every jour ouvert competition in DA and still waiting for my prize,but that did not deter me, i was there every year.alwyn you did a damn good job and u have to above the rest to get praises from me.

  15. Leo in the Diaspora
    January 25, 2010

    Nice pics. Leos nice to see you all still doing work with JCM, I can see sherms, Junior, didnt see fabs!!!!!! I seeing some new faces. Good luck with the Show on thursday.

  16. Young man in dominica
    January 25, 2010

    Hey hey what are you all carring on like this for about girls outfits stupes and i bet is other women that hating like that stupes now is not time for dat. All the laddies look wonderful(hot hot hot hotter dan paris lol) lime girls on point and people in canival less clothes much much more sexy we the men loving it well the normal ones lol the opening was good i enjoyed it.

    on another note WCK mashup de place yah WCK on fire

    January 24, 2010

    That unique sound Lapo kabwit.Big Up the Grand Bay Sakis Group & all the participants.

  18. observer
    January 24, 2010

    to all the critics……..
    the overall parade was a good effort. The business houses did as best they can.
    The girls in the Astaphans float are Astaphans staff, not models, real people.
    Why is it that those of you who do not contribute are always so critical. With the state of the economy, I say hats off to Jollys, Lime, Astaphans, Best Buy, Scotia Bank, NBD, etc etc who participated.
    Instead of being proud of the girls/women for their contribution and the businesses, you folks are being so harshly critical. Do you know that’s exactly why some do not participate anymore, because no matter how hard they try, its blows. Come 15th and 16th Feb there will be many a young woman exposed to the max, will you be critical then…….?
    I shop at Astaphans often and know the young ladies as staff……… the staff I say, ignore the ignorant.

  19. CARLA
    January 24, 2010

    Friendship look great, very creative..Kamisha is that you in the black shades?

  20. ...
    January 24, 2010

    oh wtf.. it’s the ppl’s choice to put wat they want on dem.. is on u it is? stupes.. chk aluy dam self b4 alu chk ppl.. typical STUPID D/cans.. all alu worth is to criticize ppl like alu no beta..

  21. angel
    January 24, 2010

    The first photo on the website is not girls from KLUBIRD costume band BUT!!!!!! KUBULI GIRLS!!!!!.
    Just wanted to clarify thanks….. Enjoy carnival everyone am sure its going to be a good one

  22. am.. O.K! ..hmmm makes no sense
    January 24, 2010

    TO HMMMM(1) the psychic ……….. You are ridiculous and make no sense. Have u seen the dressing at carnival, the poom poom shorts? the pieces of cloth that is called clothes? Plz get real What the JOLLY’S and the ASTAPHANS girls had were nothing. The JOLLY’S were even better than the ASTAPHANS I saw nothing wrong with their dressing. They protrayed monster well. Yes lime could have dressed their girls better. But bear in mind if you are going to say a thing like they are killing carnival do not be hypocrite take a look around there were WORST dressed ppl, dont even talk about Jouvert morning.
    Be real!!!

  23. :P
    January 24, 2010

    Where are the pics of the mercury girls??. Damn those 3 were looking good

  24. Dominica Born
    January 24, 2010

    A A
    I see my Girls (LIME)
    woot woot
    go go
    Missing Dominica mehn :(

  25. Shakier Scotland
    January 24, 2010

    To Wow and others all you Dominicans worth is to criticize people , No wonder so many of you are so dam backwards and will never get anywhere .

    If the Astaphans and lime ladies comfortable in their skin , Why make it and issue or your business .

  26. Hold dem
    January 24, 2010

    could the lime girls outfit be any more Boring? Astaphans seriously, wtf? jolly’s made a half hearted attempt but still blah. Love love love the Klubirds costume, and NBD flagwavers always on point.I must say that the opening was great. way to go for CK, hold dem!!

  27. January 24, 2010

    All of these women were dressed good keeping in mind that we celebrating CARNIVAL. During Carnival less is more and sexy. We need to realise that it is time to free up and fete and put all troubles and stress behind us and just party. The sexy ladies in particular (Klubird, Astaphans, Monster & LIME models) made the parade very interesting Trust Me!!!

  28. big up alwin bully
    January 24, 2010

    alwin bully back on the scene what y’all expect? this what he do!!!!! big up alwin bully

  29. Anonymous
    January 24, 2010

    t best openning of carnival in a very long time!!!!!!!!

    big up lime!!!!!!!!!!

    the real bigger better network

  30. Looking
    January 24, 2010

    I love the “Friendship Crew,” they represent the preschoolers quite well. Couldn’t stop laughing at their uniforms.

  31. January 24, 2010

    I must say the parade was a success i especially liked the pre schoolers

  32. Sandra
    January 24, 2010

    JR lets give Jack his Jacket. Hats off the Road Parade Committee, Mr. Bully is the Chairman of Carnival. The parade was organised by the Road Parade Committee mandated to organise the event. We must learn to give the Road Parade Committee their flowers – they organised the parade.

    Hats off to the Chairman and members of the Road Parade Committee, Queen Show Committee, Val Cuffy and the DFC for a job well done.

    We must check our facts before putting the cart before the horse. Thanks

  33. WOW
    January 24, 2010


  34. lol
    January 24, 2010

    where is the comment that was there going hard on the astaphans band? it was quite harsh but n e way that person was rite DNO y i remove it? lol *big people do need to cover up themselves nicely cuse its unpleasant site to see them all out like that and dont even look good… :s they can tke full part in carnival without exposing themselves like that and the hair lol at the end of the day its they who get remembered and pointed at and not for any good reason either

  35. HMMMM(1) the psychic
    January 24, 2010

    Honestly ASTAPHANS , JOLLY’S AND LIME really need to come better than that. Don’t kill carnival slowly. Please learn from the KLUBIRDS. They look so classy and elegant.
    LOL look at the Astaphans group in particular, they look like some drawing a preschool child (3 yr old) coloured.

  36. lol
    January 24, 2010

    astaphans HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! and LIME couldve done betA dey lookin like iz gym dey goin!

  37. January 24, 2010

    Hearts up especially to Mr Alwin Bully. I must say that this year’s opening was the best Dominica had in a long time. The parade was well organised, alot of colours, many bands. It was really great. I am happy I could witness this year’s opening. GUYS KEEP UP THE GOOD WORKS.

  38. January 24, 2010

    big up to LIME DOMINICA , COC, for such a grand opening to DNO for all the pics my only disappointment was that our main BEER KUBULI was left at the back of the parade. did u all save the best for last? any way this year was much greater than last year!

  39. Irie
    January 24, 2010

    Oh boy, those klubird girls looking good…….Jolly’s monster models looking healthy….Lime girls yes-ah….astaphans….weh papa, gallon bottle models! I really like that klubird costume eh….why why why….

  40. Hello
    January 23, 2010

    Thanks DNO for the photos while I’m out of state. Hope to be there for the real jump up and 2 major shows. Thanks also to dbs for the live coverage of calypso quarter final

  41. helpless
    January 23, 2010

    that touched me up there in ny big up terror squad

  42. reababy
    January 23, 2010

    big up ;limeeeegrlzzzzzzzzz

  43. pretty
    January 23, 2010

    viewing the piks it looked real intrested and alot of fun from the smiles on everbody faces,,,,,, i love the fact that u all had atv’s …………sweeeet

  44. Linson
    January 23, 2010

    i wasn’t there but from what i hear and from the pictures it lookin like it was nice

  45. John
    January 23, 2010

    Definetly! Great job by the organizers. Yes I look some sexy monsters

  46. :D
    January 23, 2010

    the astaphans band LOL excuse my laughter buh…seriously!??? i know its carnival buh too often carnival is mixed up with a CIRCUS! ….c’mon u can look pretty and tempting and be classy at the same time….

  47. carnival lover
    January 23, 2010

    this year’s opening was much better than last year

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