Pointe Michel to honor its own

Road leading to Pointe Michel. Photo credit: mydominica.com

A number of persons from Pointe Michel will be honored as the village celebrates its annual “Fete La Pwent.”

Recognition will be given to them for their invaluable contribution to the people of the community and their contribution to the development of Pointe Michel.

The awardees are as follows:

David Toussaint- who will receive an Athletics Award for his contribution to the development of volleyball in Pointe Michel and as a striking National Volleyball Player

Adrien Mitchel— a former member of the First Serenade Band who will receive Arts and Music award for his contribution to the development of music in Dominica.

Gustave Williams—who shall receive a lifetime achievement award for decades of community service.

The festivities kick off on November 2 on the new Pointe Michel Boulevard with a barbeque and ends on November 3 with performances by First Serenade, Asa Bantan and Triple Kay.

President of the Pointe Michel Development Committee, Ian Pinard, said Fete La Pwent was created to enhance unity in the community. “Fete La Pwent was birthed to create an annual event that strengthens community togetherness, highlights the exquisite cuisine of Jen La Pwent and have a socio-economic impact on our village,” he explained.

He said the village has a proud history since it is the birth place of Dominica’s first female prime minister Dame Eugenia Charles, of Ophelia Marie, Dominica’s lady of song, is the home of the Pointe Michel Cultural Group led by Joan Frampton and the home of the First Serenade Band.

Pinard also pointed out that patrons will be treated to the “best callallo, shatou water, fish and many more delicacies.”

The event this year is dubbed, ‘Fete la Pwent-The Real  Independence Lyme!’

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10 Comments

  1. Nudibranch
    October 31, 2012

    and it’s only now we making the noise levels at night go down by taking them to court… asa banton and triple Kay.. great.

  2. October 31, 2012

    congrats :lol:

  3. Ro
    October 31, 2012

    I applaud the Pointe Michel Development Committee for this wonderful venture. Big ups to my Volleyball Coach David Toussaint and cousin Archie. These recognitions are well deserved.

  4. ROSEAU VALLEY
    October 31, 2012

    Any awards for outstanding service in journalism? What about Ken Richards, Matt Peltier, Carlisle Jno Baptist, etc .

    Good Initiative. Enjoy. Have fun

    Respectfully
    Roseau valley

  5. de mighty acre
    October 31, 2012

    congrats to pointe michel, but i can’t understand how the soufriere/scott’s head/gallion village council, has no vision and initiative to bring back the kone kon la to scott’s head… dominicans know that no fete by the bay and chicken fest draws more action than Kone Kon La in Scotts Head…..

    I see a conspiracy by those involved to keep scotts head out of the loop… every year soufriere has dive fest with heavy police presence… but if there’s a kone kon la in scotts head… limited police presence is observed.. and any little scuffle is branded as violence and the council (mainly consists of soufriere people) threatens to stop kone kon la…. a real shame and a shocking… the many bar and restaurant owners need a weekend to themselves also… to bring in some much needed revenue… it’s time Kone Kon La be brought to scott’s head again!!!

    • plawey
      October 31, 2012

      you forgot someone was murdered in that same kona konla

      • de mighty acre
        November 1, 2012

        my condolences to the family of the deceased.

        with that said, i’d like to let u know… that the death had nothing to do with kone kon la per se… only the fact that the parties involved came to enjoy themselves… which they did… what occured was after the festivities was done with… even the court have judged and put in the verdict… the lady was found not guilty…

        see how much violence which goes on during carnival time… does any of these get stopped…

    • November 1, 2012

      I tend to agree with de mighty acre, point Mitchel has one of the Successful village council in the country, why did the former parl rep liaise with the council to hold such an important event , honoring its own. Pure politicking, where is an award for the longest serving ,hardworking village council Clerk.

  6. Missy
    October 31, 2012

    That is a grand idea…Looking forward to pictures. I wish I knew about this in advance so I would have come home to support. Good luck to the committee.

  7. hmm
    October 31, 2012

    I in that!

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