Dominica now has an official national dish.
Chief cultural officer, Raymond Lawrence, announced that callaloo will now be Dominica’s national dish.
He made the announcement at the opening of the island’s independence celebration ceremony now taking place at the Bay Front in Roseau.
The choice was made through a series of surveys carried out among Dominicans on radio, in the hotels, through a LIME texting feature, and print media including Dominica News Online.
It presented the choices of callaloo, sancoche, broth, fig and saltfish and titiwi.
The choice was then forwarded to cabinet for approval.
The new dish replaces the Mountain Chicken which was Dominica’s unofficial national dish for many years.