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A participant at the craft exhibition

Emancipation Day Celebrations kicked off on Friday July 26 with a craft exhibition downstairs the Government Headquarters building.

The exhibition featured local craft products made by various artisans.

“There is variety, quality and it is all strictly local,” said Raymond Lawrence, Dominica’s Chief Cultural Officer. 

An arts segment of the exhibition was also scheduled to be held on Friday from 6pm to 10:00 pm at the Old Mill Cultural Center in Canefield.  

Three more events which formed part of Emancipation Day Celebrations this year, were also held over the weekend. On Saturday July 27th, there was an Emancipation Community Showcase at the Pierre Charles Secondary School in Grandbay at which tribute was paid specifically to two women: Adriana Henderson from Grandbay and Athena Darroux from Petite Savanne. 

On Thursday August 1st, there will be a fashion extravaganza at the Alliance Francaise at 7pm. The designs of Dominican seamstresses; both contemporary and African and Creole wear will be highlighted and there will be performances by singers, poets and dancers.  

Lawrence said the show will be a ‘mele’ of cultural expression”.

The final event is the Golden Drum Awards ceremony and concert which will also be held at the Alliance Francaise at 8pm on Saturday August 3rd. Seven individual and one group will receive the Golden Drum Award and five recognition awards will also be presented. There will also be performances by Janae Jackson and the Sisserou Singers amongst other local artists.

“All the events are free. We simply want to promote arts and culture. It’s an ongoing mission and there is no giving up in culture,” Lawrance stated.





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Search called off for plane which crashed off Dominica coast

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Part of the undercarriage of the aircraft which was fished out of the sea by some Marigot residents

The search has been called off for the victims of a plane crash which occurred in the sea off Marigot on Sunday 16th February 2020.

Earlier reports indicated that the French-registered aircraft, which was carrying 4 persons, had taken off at about 6:43 pm from the Douglas-Charles Airport destined for Le Raizet Airport in Guadeloupe.

“Investigations continue into that missing plane; the police have recovered some debris but we have not recovered any bodies,” Police Chief Daniel Carbon said at a news conference recently. “The search has been called off.”

Meantime, carbon said no arrests have been made following a recent shooting incident which occurred in Picard, Portsmouth at 11:00 pm on February 4th 2020, resulting in the death of a Chinese national.

The deceased is Zing Jian Yong, a 49-year-old male residing at Picard, Portsmouth.

“We are investigating that matter. We have pursued every lead that we had intensively. We brought in a number of suspects and interviewed them and investigations continue,” Carbon revealed. “We have not made any arrests or charged anyone for this crime.”

The police chief condemned this incident and called on the general public to provide the police with any information or evidence to help to bring the criminal/criminals to justice.

“We have been getting some tips but we have not yet solved it,” he said. “I have a strong feeling that we might solve this crime, but again the information and evidence are out there…there must be somebody who knows what happened, who did it.”





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DNO LIVE coverage Carnival Tuesday ParadeLive coverage of the Carnival Tuesday Parade. *Refresh your browser if you are having difficulties viewing the stream* Posted by Dominica News Online on Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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IN PICTURES: Jouvert in Roseau

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IN PICTURES: Jouvert in RoseauPhotos courtesy Jaleel Grove

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