The community of Calibishie will be hosting an event on Friday, January 22, to honour Rose Wyatt, who was allegedly murdered on Sunday 17.
The event is expected to take place at Calibishie Market area from 2:30 pm and will be chaired by Ali Matthew.
Students will sing songs in celebration of her life and the local community will share memories of Wyatt, who was said to be a well-loved figure in the area.
The Bureau of Gender Affairs and Dominica National Council of Women have been invited to discuss the issues around violence and ensuring justice for victims of violence.
Organizers of the event say red flowers are welcomed to adorn the stage and the event will end with a march to the Calibishie Police Station.
Those who wish to attend are encouraged to wear orange, the colour designated by the UN’s UNiTE campaign to symbolise a brighter future without violence.
Organizers are also asking members of the public to share the following hashtags, #womenslivesmatter #JusticeforRose #KeepDominicaSafe, as a sign of support.
Wyatt’s body was found last Sunday lying in a footpath which leads to Hodges Beach in an area between Calibishie and Woodfordhill.
The 51-year-old hotelier, originally from Brazil, was the owner of Sunrise Gardens, located about two kilometers from Calibishie.
A teenager from Woodfordhill has been charged with murder in connection with her death.