IN PICTURES: Creole in the Streets and Trade Expo

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On Friday the National Development Foundation of Dominica (NDFD) held its second annual Creole in the Streets Trade Expo.

Over 50 medium, small, micro enterprises (MSME) and clients of the NDFD are participating. They showcase locally made items such as hot sauce, clothing, smoked meat, local jewelry and many more.

The trade expo was created to heighten the awareness of the products available locally, create marketing and advertising opportunities for small businesses, and small business owners also get the opportunity to expose their business throughout the independence season when a large number of visitors are on island.

See photos below.

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14 Comments

  1. Keepint It Real
    October 26, 2015

    I just want to say that it is good that we are promoting our local talents. To everyone I say to keep it up. BUT my favourite are the painting specifically the portraits. I would to get my portrait done. How can we contact the painter? This man should be given more props for his talent and work.

  2. Me
    October 25, 2015

    Half the participants are missing :-|
    Do better next time

  3. Dash away
    October 25, 2015

    I like this a lot. When i come to Dominica where will I see these to buy? And I have one concern. With all the creole outfits on sale, where is the complete national costume outfit – the jipe and wob? Petticoats? Foulards? the head piece? If people are only getting piece here and piece there then I can see why so many Dominicans will not have the true national costume. i think these should be sold alongside the modern creole wear. Also there should be someone with a stall tying headpieces as well for a fee.. So much room for improvement. But well done for now cause at least something is being done and its good.

  4. Independent Observer
    October 25, 2015

    Great initiative! It would have been a good idea for those manning the booths to actually be attired in ‘creole’ wear as well. From the pics most were not.

  5. Anonymous
    October 24, 2015

    A a we making Skippy Peanut Butter and cube cheese and the lot these days man……..

  6. BEB
    October 23, 2015

    Lovely pictures, and things like that will definitely promote our island. I’m happy to see some of our young people are creative and be able to create jobs for themselves. The Govt. will not be able to employ every one who lives school. On like those who says, there’s no jobs, then their other options is to get involved in drugs. DNO! I have one suggestion , I was expecting a little write up under those pictures would assist those of us who didn’t see the show

  7. October 23, 2015

    This is lovely. Keep promoting local.

    • Deauditor
      October 24, 2015

      Keep promoting indeed ! But consider a Sunday instead of a weekday. Traffic in town was extremely frustrating as there is no PARKING anywhere in Roseau. Blocking off the same area on a Sunday adversely affects nobody.
      Just my 2 cents.

  8. October 23, 2015

    @ M thats a good idea maybe they can still do it when there are ships in port cause the season has just began

  9. October 23, 2015

    Creative and we’ll displayed my people. Self employment is the best form of employment. It entails working hard and smart to reap results. I always know our Dominican people can do it if they put their minds to it. Great products.

  10. hmm
    October 23, 2015

    Nice but why is Diamond Girls there? Nothing against them but I thought this was to promote locally made stuff..not all their fashion accessories and other glehgleh

  11. October 23, 2015

    Beautiful women :lol:

  12. October 23, 2015

    I’m happy to see that things are slowly coming around for my people, they are opening up the doors to those outside in the diaspora. I’m please they are not waiting on the present administration to do it because they would be standing still forever.
    The almighty father will always be with the folks in DA and will keep looking over our lovely nature island.

  13. m
    October 23, 2015

    This is so wonderful. Something like this on days when it have cruise ships in port, to me, would be a great idea. maybe we could look into that. Offer the tourist something more diverse and local.

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