Roseau Valley native enters video competition

A scene from the video
A scene from the video

A native of the Roseau Valley, Ama Francis, has created a video on Dominica which was submitted to the Biggest Baddest Bucket List Competition, a global travel challenge whose winner will win a 6-month trip around the world and garner publicity for their homeland.

The video features Dominica’s many natural wonders and encourages other locals to get more active in putting Dominica’s name “out there.”

Francis is now urging fellow Dominicans to vote for the video as part of an effort to help spread the word about the Nature Isle and help her become a worldwide ambassador for Dominica.

“I need my fellow Dominicans help to win this competition and Dominica needs our help to become the top eco destination in the world,” she said.

In the video, Francis portrays Dominica as the ultimate travel destination, a beautiful, “untouched island in the sea,” where visitors can come to celebrate life and discover joy.

“I think Dominica is a breathtaking country. More people need to know it exists and the only way for that to happen, is for Dominicans to start talking about it,” she said.

Click on the link below, scroll down to see the video  and vote to assist Francis in winning the competition and help promote Dominica.

The video is below. However, you must go to the link above to vote for it.

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  1. Positive Energy
    February 25, 2013

    WOW!!! Spectacular Dominica – love it.
    Fantastic job Ama, you never cease to wow us who know you very well.
    Good luck, you have all my votes.

  2. lee lee
    February 25, 2013

    ok I “guess” :idea: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :idea: where clothes

  3. 305goon
    February 25, 2013

    tight work. good look

  4. De W
    February 25, 2013

    short but soooo sweet. best of luck ama!

  5. Dominican
    February 24, 2013

    Great! I will definitely vote! That’s why I commented on MSN’s volcanic features in North America and informed them that really wanted awesome volcanic sites and activities they would have had Dominica on and also told them about Champagne with volcanic activites in the sea. I gave the latitudinal and longitudinal points where we (Dominica) can be found.

  6. legit
    February 24, 2013

    Here’s positiveness for a change

  7. Proud
    February 24, 2013

    Loved it!!! N

  8. Mr. Jedi
    February 23, 2013

    This is Amazing. Vote. Share.

  9. KG
    February 23, 2013

    One word, “Inspiring …”
    As a people, these are the stories that we should comment on and share with the world, stories that should make our heart swell with pride as Dominicans.

    Please forward this link to all your friends, encouraging them to vote for our native woman and forward the request to the world. We may be only 70,000 strong but our native riches are boundless!!!

    Live life, live Dominica!!!

  10. Roger Burnett
    February 23, 2013

    The images capture the very essence of Dominica. Properly promoted, adventure and a pristine natural environment can compete with resort hotels and white sand beaches.

    The Waitukubuli National Trail has all the necessary ingredients in abundance and ranks amongst the world’s premier walking trails.

    This is what promoting Dominica should be about!

  11. KIB
    February 23, 2013

    This is a great video, I am so proud of Ama.
    Come on folks, it certainly deserves us all to vote vote vote. I looked at several of the other entries and Ama’s is truly outstanding. It absolutely captures the excitement of Dominica’s nature and ruggedness. Fantastic!!! I’m gonna vote again :-)

  12. Solo
    February 23, 2013

    Absolutely beautiful video; very professionally done. You have my vote young lady!

  13. Dominica
    February 23, 2013

    Remember a vote for Ama is a vote for Dominica. So Dominicans come on…vote vote vote…Yes we can.

    I also want to congratulate her on taking up this challenge because in winning it would be a win for Dominica.

  14. Anonymous
    February 23, 2013

    Great work, love it.

  15. Jaime Lewis
    February 23, 2013

    Well done.

  16. Love DA
    February 23, 2013

    I love my country but you guys need to check out the entry for the Philippines. Girl i hope you win to make us proud BUT

    • YAP
      February 25, 2013

      You’re going the wrong way.. Don’t focus on the other entrants.. if you fuel your energy towards the Dominican entrant, all the positive energy will allow her to reach and achieve her goal. Positive energy and vibrations.

    • fella fella
      February 25, 2013

      Confidence!! no fear in this please keep it all positive and have faith. she will make it through. the other videos have nothing on us.

  17. dd
    February 23, 2013

    Voted via twitter how many times already for it!!!! Great vid lets help her win :) Dominica is beautiful (:

  18. jax
    February 23, 2013

    lovely little film. I have voted for this. Vote now.

  19. TP
    February 23, 2013

    What a great video for Dominica – so much better than the last one done by the so called professionals with naked people sitting in tree trunks – that was ridiculous! Well done Ama you should be in charge of all videos on Dominica from now on!

  20. dafolyfe
    February 23, 2013

    *sigh* Dominica my Dominica, how I miss thee.

  21. Anon Again
    February 22, 2013

    I’m not easily impressed. I love this video. It’s amazing, well put together, the script is excellent, voice over is ideal, the editing is world class. I never vote. I’m voting for it. Discover Dominica should adopt it as part of its promotion, take it to major trade shows, place it on their website. Congratulations.

  22. me1
    February 22, 2013

    Nice, very nice, one of the best Dominica video i’ve seen. Hope DDA see that and use it or copy something like it. That was great.

  23. SlowlyButSurely
    February 22, 2013

    vote vote vote

  24. looking
    February 22, 2013

    This is amazing! I love it

  25. Anonymous
    February 22, 2013

    I voted! Ama, what a beautiful video. Hope you win , beautiful lady.

  26. amadamama
    February 22, 2013

    you can vote by going to the link above ( and sharing through any of the social media networks listed. you can also try clicking on the thumbsup but that works less reliably. thanks for the support dominica!!

  27. Hate ignorance
    February 22, 2013

    Nice video but i think nature has to do with hearing the birds singing as well (bird watching prospects), did not see our Sisserou, where is our world famous Emarald pool, Caribs in their native wear, Tourist love fruits did not notice that, Although i suspect the video could not be longer than the 3 minutes based on the rules some other aspects of Da could have been incorporated . The quality of the video is great . i will support it by voting. keep up the good work on promoting Da.

  28. Anonymous
    February 22, 2013

    Mahn that was AWESOME!!!! You have my vote!

  29. Imagine that
    February 22, 2013

    Loved this!

  30. February 22, 2013

    open the by name, put in her name, then “click ” the thumbs up.

  31. Africo
    February 22, 2013

    That is one great piece of filming, editing and narration! VOTE VOTE VOTE

  32. i read you!
    February 22, 2013

  33. Patriot
    February 22, 2013

    Even in the Caribbean, Dominica seems to be unknown or sparsely known among people from neighboring islands! I’d like to commend Ama for doing such an excellent job with this video. It’s time we stop complaining or looking to others to do things in this place.

    I know Ama her personally and have worked with her in community development activities in the past. I think every Dominican, both here and abroad, should throw their wholehearted support behind her and VOTE!

  34. Help
    February 22, 2013

    How do we vote????

  35. Tanty
    February 22, 2013

    Way to go Ama….such a brilliant and productive individual!

  36. "O" STRESS"
    February 22, 2013

    Great we all have to play our part. I wish i could vote a million times. Congratulations! miss Francis.Positive work. The Government cannot do it alone if we claim we the people are the Government. Lets do it. VOTE! Vote. THANKS!

  37. love the video
    February 22, 2013

    can someone explain the voting thing.. went on the page saw the sign saying vote at the bottom, but then it was asking me to copy and paste… dont get it

  38. Nature Lover
    February 22, 2013

    Very nice video of Dominica. I wish Ms Francis good luck. This video can be used to promote Dominica as well.

  39. Mizz J
    February 22, 2013

    This is so cool! I voted and shared! :-D

  40. Peter Parker
    February 22, 2013

    that’s what i like to see

  41. JosephFamily
    February 22, 2013

    Brilliant! Vraiment!

  42. Proud Dominican
    February 22, 2013

    I LOVE THIS!!!.. this video truly depicts DOMINICA!!!! compared to the rubbish DDA released a few month ago. You have my vote!

  43. SS
    February 22, 2013

    When u click on the link above, scroll down and to the left you will see a green box saying “vote for this entry”.. click on one of the links example facebook or twitter and then u have voted.

    • SS
      February 22, 2013

      Right not left sorry :)

  44. Anonymous
    February 22, 2013

    come on people lets do this vote vote vote

  45. MUDD
    February 22, 2013


    • February 22, 2013

      Click on the link above the video which starts

    • Anonymous
      February 22, 2013

      scroll down on the right u will see a green box… click either facebook…. twitter or whatever and share… this is how u vote

      • bone
        February 25, 2013

        Well she almost not getting mines. I hate sharing on fb!!! stupes

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