LIME recognizes cultural group, entertainment icon and outstanding employee

Derrick Peters with LIME's country manager Jeffrey Baptiste
Derrick Peters with LIME’s country manager Jeffrey Baptiste

Telecommunications giant, LIME, has recognized a group and an icon in the entertainment industry for their contributions to culture in Dominica.

An employee was also recognized for her contribution to Creole In The Park (CITP).

The Pointe Michel Cultural Group and Derrick “Rah” Peters of Goodwill, one of the creators of the Bouyon music and former lead singer of the popular WCK band, were bestowed the LIME Lifetime Award.

Elizabeth Angol of LIME copped the Special Employee Recognition Award.

The event took place at the official launch of the LIME Creole In The Park (CITP) at the conference room of the Fort Young Hotel on Monday.

The Pointe Michel Cultural group, according to its citation, was founded by the late Ferdinand Frampton some 25 years ago and has been making a name for itself in the south west for the preservation and promotion of culture.

The Pointe Michel Cultural Group receives the award
The Pointe Michel Cultural Group receives the award

The group is now run by Joan Frampton, widow of the founder, who is also the lead singer and dancer. It has 20 members.

The group is known for its traditional songs and dance especially in Bele and four years ago it released a CD of folk songs called “Cultural Renaissance.”

The group has received the E.O Leblanc Trophy for its commendable efforts at cultural preservation and promotion, and received the LIME Lifetime Award for its “excellent contribution to the preservation and promotion of Dominica’s traditional cultural heritage.”

Derrick “Rah” Peters received the same award for his “outstanding contribution to the development of popular music in Dominica,” for more than twenty years.

He has penned hits after hits including Culture Shock, Conch Shell and Balance Batty, among others.

In 1995 and 1996 he copped the Fame Award for the best song writer and in 2003 he was presented with the special recognition award by the National Cultural Council.

Today he is a freelance musician and a prolific writer.

Angol receives award
Angol receives award

LIME employee, Elizabeth Angol, has played an active role in the 12 years of the CITP and was given the Special Employee Recognition Award.

She has been a member of the core planning committee from the start of CITP and has worked in almost every area in the event but her main focus is on venue branding and stage management.

She is a Stage Manager/ Coordinator of CITP for the past six years now.

Angol has been described as LIME’s brand champion “who works tirelessly.”

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10 Comments

  1. Tantie
    October 22, 2014

    well well give them their flowers while they are alive.

  2. Dominican
    October 22, 2014

    Why wasnt the ceremony held at the Botanical Gardens as was done in the past for all to see. Would have had a greater impact.. These awardees are well deserved!

    Guess not, because the renaming ceremony of the Melville Hall airport takes precedence…!

    Congratulations to all..!

    MY opinion..!

  3. October 22, 2014

    LIME DOMINICA has recognized Derrick Rah Peters as being a creator of boyoun music,STRANGE BUT TRUE,THATS A BIG JOKE.Rah has left the WCK band how many years ago,IF he is recognized as the creator of boyoun music when last has HE released a hit.LIME ARE U SERIOUS,Belles Combo is not around for how many years and their lead singer hallie is still dropping hits year after year so LIME BY NOW I GUESS U GET MY POINT.LIME IS THAT AN AWARD FOR BUTTERING THE MOUTH OF THE GUYS OF THE SO CALL ORIGINAL WCK BAND SO U COULD GET DEM ON FOR CREOLE IN THE PARK.

    • River Street
      October 23, 2014

      Rah has paid his dues. He has made his contributions to Dominica’s culture. What have you done other than express your jealousy. Mac and Cheese indeed, pure junk.

  4. no name
    October 22, 2014

    Congrats Liz, well done my dear

  5. J. Grimner
    October 21, 2014

    Congratulations to all this year’s honorees. Rah, good job my brother. You well deserve all your accolades!

  6. Sylvester Cadette
    October 21, 2014

    Congrats to all the awardees for their outstanding work in their varied fields. Congrats and more success once again.

  7. grell
    October 21, 2014

    :-P Congrats to all,Rah you deserve it bro,now lets bury the hatchet and give back the caribbean people a tour and north america.Also next year lets put original ck @ the wcmf.

    • no name
      October 22, 2014

      For all you people who want the original WCK, maybe you all should ask those who “left to find better waters” and leave the one original to pay back all the debt of the band why they want to come back now. If they were so concerned and loyal to the name WCK BAND they would not have left.

      • River Street
        October 23, 2014

        No name , when greed , lies and selfishness becomes ones hallmark ; what do you expect? Continuing with the name WCK , the one original member, has gotten the benefit of a household name without paying it’s value. Maybd he should either pay or drop the name. And that’s the rules of business.

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