Dominica’s Lady of Song Ophelia Marie, has said that she is deeply grateful to once again be representing Dominica abroad. Marie is among 40 performers who will represent Dominica at CARIFESTA 2019 in Trinidad from August 15th to 27th.
She will be showcasing Dominica’s Cadence music.
“I am very delighted and honoured to receive one more time, the opportunity to represent Dominica abroad and I guess when I am selected, it’s because people are telling me they consider my talent at the level that will be pleasing to all Dominicans and so when I perform outside in this kind of capacity, I am really at my best,” she explained in an interview with State-owned DBS Radio.
Marie said her performance on stage will invite people to come to discover Dominica for what it is.
“I do what I would like to see other people see about Dominica and by virtue of my presentation on stage, I am inviting people to come and discover the country that is ours, not just the nature isle of the Caribbean but the nature isle of the world and I do it with whatever I have, inclusive of my voice the higher power has given me,” she stated.
Dominica’s Bouyon music will also be displayed by the Signal Band. According to band vocalist, Sheldon Alfred, CARIFESTA represents a great platform for musicians and aspiring musicians.
“We at Signal Band are truly honoured to be representing Dominica at CARIFESTA 2019 in Trinidad and Tobago. CARIFESTA is a great platform for aspiring musicians, it is a great time to meet the greats of the Caribbean, a great time to network and get our music, not just the name of our band,” he stressed.
Alfred sees this as an opportunity to represent Dominica and to get Bouyon music “out there” and strengthen its presence in the “new market” which it has been creating over the past couple of years.
“I think it is just a great thing to strengthen that relationship, strengthen the awareness of Bouyon music in that market so we will go out there, represent and do our thing. Always remember that we fly the flag very high; you know we represent Dominica, we represent Bouyon music, we represent signal band,” he explained.
Dominica will be presented by a 40-member national cultural delegation at this year’s CARIFESTA. In addition to Ophelia and Signal Band, the cultural contingent will include a Kalinago group, the Carina Cultural Group, some members of the Sibouli Massace Cultural group and the Waitkubuli Dance Theatre Company, a jing ping band led by Odel Hamiliton and a drumming ensemble made up of drummers from various groups.
Chief Cultural Officer, Raymond Lawrence has said that Dominica’s art and craft, including our Kalinago craft, as well as two locally produced films by Alwin bully and Micheal Lees will feature in the Carifesta Film Festival as part of Dominica’s representation.
He said Dominica’s participation in CARIFESTA will help to further market the skills and talents and will be a wonderful opportunity for further promotion of Dominica as the nature isle of the world.
The Board of Engineering solicits applications from individuals to be Registered Engineers in accordance with Sections 20, 24 and 25 of the Engineering Profession Act #22 of 2002, and from Organisations for application for a Certificate of Authorisation to engage in engineering work, in accordance with Section 32 of the said Act.
Application forms, the schedule of fees, and the schedule of engineering operations are available from the following locations:
office of Consulting Engineers Partnership, Jean-Baptiste House, Old Street, Roseau;
or can be requested and be received in electronic form from the Chairman of the Board at Board-of-Engineering@cwdom.dm
The Board requires that all applications be sent to the following address:
Chairman, Board of Engineering, P O Box 1441, Roseau.
The Board of Engineering wishes to advise the general public that:
in accordance with Section 3 of the Act, unless he/she is a Registered Engineer under the Act, any person who practises engineering, calls or advertises himself/herself as an engineer, or signs or stamps drawings or documents purporting to be acting in the capacity of a registered engineer is guilty of an offence under the Act and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of $10,000 and to imprisonment for two years;
in accordance with Section 32, any organization which engages in the practice of engineering without a valid Certificate of Authorisation, commits an offence under the Act and
such an organisation is liable to a fine of $100,000 and
a person who at the time of the offence being committed was a director, partner, general manager, secretary or similar officer of that organisation is liable to a fine of $20,000 and two years imprisonment.
Registered Engineers and Engineering Organizations are hereby notified that the Annual Practice Fee, in accordance with Section 26 of the Act, in respect of the year 2019, is due and payable at the office of Consulting Engineers Partnership, Old Street, Roseau.
Further information can be obtained by emailing: Board-of-Engineering@cwdom.dm or by calling 285-2055 or 265-8634 or Ms. Cheryl Adams @ 448-3208.
The Board of Engineering urges that Engineers and Engineering organizations abide by the Act #22 of 2002 and ensure that the payment of their practice fees are up to date.
Renowned sports personality, Phillip Alleyne, laid to rest
12 hours ago
February 23, 2020
Catholic Priest Monsignor Eustace Thomas who was the main celebrant at the funeral mass of former cricket umpire and football referee Phillip Gregory Alleyne has expressed “disappointment” at the turnout at Alleyne’s funeral which was held on Wednesday February 19, 2020 at the Fatima Church in Newtown.
“What about us my dear friends, what about our sense of service, whatever job we have, do we enjoy it and work to the best of our ability, there are a number of professionals who don’t like what they are doing,” the priest said.
According to him they just come to work for the money but the late Phillip Alleyne was a hard working individual who believed in a “fair days’ work for a fair days pay.”
He said, that during the time of Phillip Alleyne, people played sports (cricket) for “love of country, for patriotism, they hardly got money, but that is not the case today,” Monsignor Thomas stated.
The late Phillip Gregory Alleyne he said placed priority on “God and service to country.”
“He was a man of spirituality, he enjoyed life, and he was a proud man,” he stated.
Roger Davis of the Windward Islands Cricket Umpires Association who also represented the West Indies Cricket Umpires Association described the late Phillip Gregory Alleyne as “a quiet giant.”
“This is indeed a sad occasion, we have lost a quiet giant, Phillip was like an institution…the news of his passing was not only shocking but regrettable, and his memories will always live with us. We take comfort in the fact that the consummate ease and none confrontational manner in which he took on life assignments were worthy attributes which we can adopt,” Davis stated.
His body was laid to rest at the Roseau Roman Catholic Cemetery.
He was 92 years old at the time of his death. Alleyne is the founding member of the Dominica Cricket Umpires Association and Dominica Football Referees Association which he founded in 1968.
He also worked at the Roseau City Council holding several positions and finally ended his career in that institution as Town Clerk until his retirement in 1984 after serving the Council for 35 years.
Jude “Jaydee” Delauney, five years after he first entered the carnival calypso competition, has hit the jackpot. He delivered two sterling performances to outshine the nine other finalists at the finals held on Saturday night at the Windsor Park forecourt.