FEATURED PHOTO: Independence flashback

The institution is no longer called Barclays Bank. Most, if not all of the people in this photo, no longer work there but in the photo, which appears to have been taken at Independence time many years ago, they give a stunning representation of Dominica’s creole wear. Perhaps you can identify some of them.

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  1. Francisca Knight
    November 9, 2018

    This photo brings great memories of those wonderful days at Barclays Bank under the patriotic leadership of the then Country Manager, Mr. Conrad McIntyre (center on front row) and Babadian Mr. Cecil Smith, Manager, Queen Mary Street (Lagon) Branch who supported our culture to the fullest.
    Do you know that Barclays Bank was the first business institution to dress up in Creole wear, decorate its premises during our Independence celebrations? Well now you know.
    Do you know that this was also the first business house to invite cultural groups and jing ping bands to perform at its premises on Creole Day? Well now you know

    • anonymous2
      November 9, 2018

      Those were the days!

    • roy
      November 9, 2018

      Hello, Francisca, You are right it brings back great memories of the times I worked with you , Mally Mcintyre Ronald Gorgamus Huggings ( Chinese Trinidadian ) and Ian Lane, Mr. Carter ( accountant, Barbadian) Palmer( sub-accountant, St Lucian) Mally Deschamps, Peter Dewhurst, Errol Blackman, Pat Garraway, Mr Dupigny ( manager) M/s Watty, Franklin McIntyre (Portsmouth branch), Waldron and others whose names escape me now.

    • roy
      November 9, 2018

      Francisca the photo brings back memories when I worked with you at Barclays

  2. Sylvester Cadette
    November 8, 2018

    Hi DNO this is commendable as a fine flashback in time in highlighting our intangible heritage through photos. You may wish to ask the contributors to add approximate date (year would suffice) in giving context to the photo. It may even allow a certain chronology to understanding the evolutionary changes that may have come about in our traditional wear. DNO this could well be the genesis of a repository for archiving of Photos and articles on our culture in collaboration with the Cultural division and the museum. A fine repository for research students.

    I noticed a fantastic article on “Traditional Head Tying” and “The evolution of the National Dress” by Delia Cuffy-Weekes in DOMINICA’s Reunion 2018 commemorative Magazine. This was so brilliantly presented and I must thank the author, editor and publisher for this fine article complete with an array of photos that depict the kaleidoscope of colors that make up the women’s National Dress.


    ADMIN: Thank you for your suggestions.

    • Sylvester Cadette
      November 8, 2018

      SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL: The Study of Economics as if People Mattered by Prof. Shumacher.

      Although not related directly to the Featured Photo, I introduced this as an underlying philosophy towards our contemplation of sustainable socio-economic development and cultural identify as we reflect on and further determine a renewed vision towards the next stage of our development.
      Every incremental step also counts.

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