New activities to form part of 2019 Independence celebrations

Jounen an Pawadi’ to be held in the community of Giraudel/ Eggleston and ‘La Wonn Anba Lalin’ (ring games in the moonlight) organized by the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU) are among new activities on the programme for this year’s 41st Anniversary of Independence Celebrations.

This year’s celebrations will be held under the theme: “Saluting Resilience and Rejuvenation…Two Years On”.

 “This evening we are also announcing the new activities for this year,” Chairman of the Independence Committee Raymond Lawrence said while addressing the official launch of the 2019 Independence Celebrations on Tuesday evening. “One of them is ‘Jounen an Pawadi’ to be held in the community of Giraudel/ Eggleston on Friday 18th October and Saturday 19th October.”

He stated that this activity is being organized by the people of Giraudel and Eggleston.

Lawrence continued, “There is also ‘La Wonn Anba Lalin’ which is ring games in the moonlight, an activity organized by the Public Service Union and this will be held at the Botanic Gardens on Saturday, October 12th from 7:00 p.m.”

Chief Cultural Officer Raymond Lawrence speaking at opening this year’s Independence celebrations

Another new activity he mentioned, is the DEXIA Food Fair which will take place from Wednesday, October 30th to Friday, November 1st, at the Roseau Market.

“It will be more of a lunchtime activity from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with different creole foods featured every day,” he revealed.

Furthermore, Lawrence stated that this year the independence committee will also present an ‘Independence Panorama’ which will feature the existing steel bands and individual steel pan players in Dominica.

Lawrence said this event is being sponsored by the Dominica Lotteries Commission and will be held at the Peebles Park in Roseau on Tuesday, October 29th starting at 6:00 p.m.

“Somewhere midway the Panorama, we hope to reveal the lights which will be installed at the Neg Mawon monument,” Lawrence revealed. “These lights are being sponsored through the kind courtesy of DOMLEC.”

He went on to say that another new event is the Tribute to Jean Lawrence-Mathurin which is scheduled for Wednesday, October 30th at the Alliance Francaise from 7:00 p.m.

“The event is to mark the 50-plus years of Jean’s musical career and her outstanding contribution to Dominican Folk music and other types of music as well,” he noted.

The other event Lawrence highlighted is the Miss OECS Pageant which is scheduled to take place on Friday, November, 1st at the forecourt at the Windsor Park Stadium starting at 8:00 p.m.

The pageant is organized by the Miss OECS Committee, headed by Romualda Hyacinth.

“Contestants are expected from the various OECS countries,” he said.

Lawrence encourages the public to participate in the events.

Section of audience at the Independence opening

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  1. Sybil nowell
    September 21, 2019

    No accident this to your ignorant response,go get some education. It is a case of dam if you do,dam if you dont. You can please some ofvthe people some of the time,you cannot please all of the people all the time. Cleanse your mind and thoughts it is full of poisin. Blessings be upon u all.

  2. Lin clown
    September 20, 2019

    I hope UWP bunch of Lazy,Lying,incompetent idiots are are NOT INVITED

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    • steups
      September 20, 2019

      I hope your not either

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  3. Love
    September 20, 2019

    Mr. Lawrence, I do appreciate the additional activities, especially the market activity, which is the food fair. As a Dominican living overseas, I am concerned as to the levels in which Dominicans have embraced the B/B/ Que chicken syndrome! I don’t think anything is wrong with that! My concern is having to walk through the grease and smoke of the chicken with your beautiful creole attire. My suggestions is whoever wants to b/b/cue a different section of the market should be utilized, perfect example would be close the the river, people with allergies can also choose their environment. I greatly embrace the food fair but, the consistency should be focused on native cuisine, and not a b/b/que legs or wings. The criteria should be set early.

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    • Man bite dogs
      September 20, 2019

      @Love :What is your proplem if you don’t like it stay where you are. I have been to BBQ all over the world in the services I have not heard of anyone complaining but there you are snotting.

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      • Love
        September 20, 2019

        🐕 Dog bites 🐶 Dog, you are forward and out of order! Do you know what is out of order, like a toilet that’s constantly malfunctioning. First of all my passport says Dominica as my place of birth, so the dog doesn’t have the God given right to Bark while others run away. I have the right to express myself, while you shut your back 🚪 door! I won’t go any further, because we are on the winning side, keep it real by not barking at everything! Everything has a place and time, what is is about throwing some unclean unseasoned chicken over a 🔥 fire. Doggie read carefully I am not against it, but suggested a special area for the greasy smoke. 🐶 Dog don’t chew the chicken bone. ❤️ U 2 🐕

    • September 21, 2019

      @Love, I think this is an exaggeration about BBQ Chicken, what is the big deal about grease and smoke? All you have to do is don’t stat where it is happening.

      When God called the Israelites to give Him a Sacrifice of burnt Offering, how do you think He received that Sacrifice–as a God of Spirit?

      It was the Essence (smoke) of the meat, whatever it’s kind, that He received that sacrifice–the apostle Paul called it a “Sweet Smelling Aroma”. And yes indeed, that is what it is, too bad that you do not know the beautiful “smell” or the “essence” of burning meat–chicken, beef, or whatever it is

  4. No accident
    September 20, 2019

    OMG, more sewo again, ,,,boy look money. Messsier!
    I have a feeling Joel Osteen and Eddie Long will soon be comming.

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