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Dominicans in VI celebrate their country’s Independence this weekend

- series of activities planned
Dominicans in their national wear: A series of activities in celebration of Dominica's 38th Independence Anniversary is planned for this weekend in the Virgin Islands. Photo: Internet Source
Gracie Sandy Eusebe (right) has planned a series of activities this weekend at the Island Sizzle in Baughers Bay for persons unable to travel to Dominica for its 38th Independence Anniversary celebration. Photo: Provided/Internet Source
Gracie Sandy Eusebe (right) has planned a series of activities this weekend at the Island Sizzle in Baughers Bay for persons unable to travel to Dominica for its 38th Independence Anniversary celebration. Photo: Provided/Internet Source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In an attempt to “soften the blow” for Dominicans residing in the Virgin Islands (UK) who are unable, for one reason or the other, to return home for the annual Independence celebrations, Gracie Sandy Eusebe has planned a series of activities this weekend at the Island Sizzle in Baughers Bay.

Eusebe, who is also Dominican, told Virgin Islands News Online that the events, which are being held under the name: Friends of Dominica, is aiming to also rekindle the Dominican Association in the BVI, which has been dormant for some time now.

“I did it the first time in 2014 but I wasn’t there last year so I didn’t keep it, so I decided this year let me do something,” she said. “Just a little something to make those that didn’t go home to feel the little Dominica vibes.”

According to her, her attempts to get in touch with the Association proved futile and “it's probably something we can start up,” she stated.

Eusebe has been residing in the territory for some 9 years and is encouraging persons to support the effort and make it become an annual event.

Activities

The celebration will officially kick off from 12 pm today Friday with a “Taste of Dominica” to coincide with Joune Kweyol (Creole day), which is a day specifically designed for Dominicans to wear their national attire, eat local foods and speak the creole language.

The partying will begin in earnest from 5:00 P.M. with a happy hour and musical entertainment by DJ Zero Tolerance, DJ Shawn, and Lexus.

On Saturday October 29, 2016, 2 Smooth Band will hit the stage, along with DJ Alie and DJ Zeco. Immediately following this, in the wee hours of Sunday, will be a Wet Fete, to “cool things down.”

Dominica will celebrate its 38th Independence on November 3, 2016.

After a one-year hiatus following the severe effect that Tropical Storm Erica had on the island, the majority of the events marking the Independence celebrations were scrapped. However, things have returned to normalcy and celebratory activities in Dominica began this week.

6 Responses to “Dominicans in VI celebrate their country’s Independence this weekend”

  • zoe (28/10/2016, 12:13) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Where is the bvi association
  • Me (28/10/2016, 13:00) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great vibes!!!!!!! i will be there ...Go Da
  • Observer (28/10/2016, 13:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    We think too much what others have and if there isnt one then be brave and help to organise or orchestrate one on the island. Nothing is wrong with it and it can even foster or help to promote greater any national event on the island. -Please Zoe and others do so for a greater and stronger BVI.It is not too late.
  • Strupes (28/10/2016, 13:53) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
    helllllllllllll no
  • Watch and Learn (28/10/2016, 18:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    There is Dominica an Independent Caribbean country. Congratulations, 38 years. Are they dying? They are doing what they must to lead their people. Likewise, Virgin Islands, we must rid ourselves of this dependent and attachment spirit to the Mother Land. Let us stop being young tings who cannot leave our Mother the UK. Let us start the process towards independence.
  • Redds (02/11/2016, 10:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE PEOPLE OF DOMINICA


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