‘Juiceman’ remembered for his tasty local juices, smoothies and unwavering resilience, following his sudden passing

Emmanuel Frederick Joseph

In the wake of the sudden and somber news surrounding the passing of Emmanuel Frederick Joseph, affectionately known as “Juiceman”, many are finding solace in celebrating the legacy of a man who brought not only tasty local juice beverages but also an unparalleled spirit of resilience to the forefront.

Known for crafting tantalizing local juices that became a hallmark of his establishment, Juiceman’s impact extended far beyond the flavor profiles he expertly curated. His passing was confirmed by close friend Joshua Francis, who shared the heartbreaking details surrounding Juiceman’s final moments.

He revealed that while making one of his signature juices for a customer this morning, December 29, 2023, the senior collapsed, prompting a rush to the hospital. Despite efforts to save him, he was pronounced dead, leaving friends, family, and the community in shock. Francis expressed that although Juiceman faced some health challenges, the suddenness of his departure took everyone by surprise.

Joseph, who was a well-known advocate for a healthy lifestyle journey, began in the 90s when he started selling his drinks at the old market. Over the years, he transformed his residence in Potterville into the renowned “Juice Man Cafe & Night Club”, becoming a hub for individuals seeking locally crafted juices and smoothies.

The resilience that defined Juiceman’s character was put to the test on the evening of June 24, 2019, when a devastating fire engulfed his business and dwelling. Twenty years of investment and a lifetime of personal belongings turned to ashes. In the aftermath, Juiceman found himself with nothing but the clothes on his back. Despite the
challenges, he received some support from a foreigner and friends, allowing him to start the rebuilding process.

In a previous interview with Dominica News Online (DNO) two years after the fire, Juiceman revealed that the cost of reconstruction was estimated at EC$150,000, a significant sum for a small business owner. Undeterred, he downscaled his operations to a makeshift corner, continuing to serve his popular local drinks and smoothies. The setback did not dampen his spirits, and with time, he managed to rebuild his establishment, a testament to his unwavering determination.

According to Francis and many others who have since flooded the airwaves and social media to express their condolences, The Juiceman’s legacy extends beyond his business endeavors. He played a vital role in fostering a sense of community, promoting health and wellness, even in the face of personal challenges. His positive impact on Pottersville will be remembered as friends, family, and patrons come together to celebrate his life.

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  1. Gregory
    January 11, 2024

    I visited Dominica for just 2 days and was fortunate to run into him on Sat 23 and we exchanged the usual pleasantries as I have been a regular customer on my visits to Dominica. I am in absolute shock that he transitioned within less than a week of seeing him. I will miss his delicious juices, welcoming smile and good conversation. Rest in peace and rise in glory.

  2. JustSaying
    December 31, 2023

    Dominica is one sad little country.

    Everything must have a political spin.


  3. K
    December 31, 2023

    rest in peace juice man.You will be missed

  4. Gabriel Christian
    December 31, 2023

    The Christian family extend condolences to the family and friends
    of Emmanuel Frederick Joseph aka The Juice Man. I knew this brother from my early years in Pottersville and he was always kind and friendly. We shall miss his worthy contributions to business development and his service as a provider of nutritious drinks. May he reside in the warm embrace of the heavenly host and his family be comforted by our prayers.

  5. December 30, 2023

    Condolence to his family he will be dearly miss..

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  6. Dj. Oldskool
    December 30, 2023

    Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Frederick Joseph. Rest In Eternal Peace my brother.
    Mr. Joseph was also the proprietor of the former “. Night Box ” Disco in Pottersville where I had the privilege of djing in the very early 1990s.

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  7. Kenno B
    December 29, 2023

    Rest In Peace Big Brother🫶🏾

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  8. Squeeze it
    December 29, 2023

    So it seems like the juice man did more for his community than most pal reps do theirs. (“Resilience” a word loosely thrown around by the DLP) Based on his “resilience” and contribution to the Roseau community he deserves a State Funeral; whatever this signifies.

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    • December 30, 2023

      Squeeze it, Official Funeral is not for everybody and not for you as well. Take a hike, brother. Do you know what an Official Funeral means?

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  9. dissident
    December 29, 2023

    I will surely miss your touch on the nutritious all natural local fruit smoothies brother!
    a very kind, patient, resourceful, patriotic gentleman.
    on de ultimate journey

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  10. December 29, 2023

    I would just like to wish my father in law a very Happy Bday ..same as mine.Jan.01..Eddie Warrington..you look great for 60..huggs

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