Unlike the first hike of Hikefest 2009 - the Chemin Letang trail, where it rained for 3 hours straight, the Morne Vert Loop from Soufriere and ended at Soufriere Sulphur Springs was definitely one of the better hikes I’ve been on for quiet awhile.
The weather conditions on the day was ideal for hiking; not too hot but still clear enough to catch some spectacular views.
Morne Vert is located near the south coast of the island and the Soufriere Sulphur Springs.The area has an abundance of geological, as well as cultural history. A perfect example is the Bois Cotellete plantation is one of the oldest estates on the island, which dates back to 1700’s.The ruins are still there. Also apart of trail is the Palmiste Estate - an ancient track which was used by Kalinago Indians.
UPDATE - NEW Website with online donation link... We are urgently trying to raise awareness and money to send preschool children to school. Even $5 or 5 pounds or whatever currency you live by these days will help towards books, supplies or uniforms.
Please check out the Dominica Save The Children Fund website or send $$$ via MONEYGRAM. The school year is approaching fast and we are on a mission to succeed in the 2009/2010 school year.
I know times are hard for alot of us right now. If you can't donate, then put this info' on your blog or group!
Dominica Broadcasting Corporation (also known on-air as DBS or DBS Radio) is the national radio station of the Commonwealth of Dominica. The service, owned by the local government, is headquartered on Victoria Street in the island's capital, Roseau.
The company was founded in 1971 as Radio Dominica, and upon its launch replaced programming provided to the island by WIBS, the Windward Islands Broadcasting Service of Grenada. Among its earliest series were The Dominica Story (before its publication) and Espewans Kweyol.
DBS is heard on 88.1 FM in Roseau and environs, and its signal is picked up across the Eastern Caribbean.
Kairi Fm, the premier radio station on the island, has been providing media services to Dominicans and the rest of the world for over 13 years. Operating from three frequencies to ensure maximum coverage all over the island, Kairi Fm reaches out as far as Guadeloupe, Martinique, Antigua, St. Martin and St. Kitts.
93.1 – West Coast (Portsmouth to Scottshead) 88.7 – East Coast (La Plaine to Marigot to Roseau) 107.9 – North, South, East and West Coast
Marpin TV – Channel 98 (93.1) Sat TV – Channel 13 (88.7) and 60 (Hot 91.1)
Our motto being “We Lead And The Others Follow”, we have been branded for setting the trend in making a groundbreaking impact in whatever we decide to partake in.
Our annual events like Bash on the Beach, Carnival Tuesday T-Shirt Band, People’s Choice Awards and Christmas Train not only shows our involvement in adding flavor to our entertainment industry but it also shows how innovative and successfully spontaneous we really are. Courtesy of:Kairi FM
Radio En Ba Mango, 93.5 on the FM band, resounds with a high fidelity sound at one kilowatt of power. From Grand Bay in the south to Salisbury in the west to Laplain in the east including Laudat, Traffalga, Cockrane, Goodwill, Stock Farm, Tarish Pit, Newtown, Giraudel, Loubiere, Pt.Michelle, Soufriere, Scotts Head, Delices etc.
Broadcasting Monday to Friday from 5pm to 11pm
Saturday to Sunday from 6am to 11pm
To be able to steam online full time, and maintain its website, Radio En Ba Mango is soliciting donation. To contact REBM please phone or email the number on this site. Support the first community based radio station in Dominica.
The Dominica UK Association, DUKA was established in 1976 following a merger of two small Dominican groups operating in East London. In 1978, DUKA gained full Charitable status from the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales. DUKA's first major project was the Hurricane David Relief Effort in 1979 involving the collection of clothing and foodstuffs from all over the UK for shipping to the "Nature Island". DUKA has continued to address the needs of our communities both in the UK and Dominica, and aims to do so even more visibly in the future.
DUKA's CORE OBJECTS
DUKA's Objects are very wide in scope but focus on the key areas of Poverty Relief, Health Care Provision, Education, Culture and the Youth primarily in Dominica and the United Kingdom...
Cameron Pierre Trio Live @ The Crypt May 22nd, 2009...
Time: May 22, 2009 from 8pm to 11:45pm Location: London Street: ST GILES CENTRE, 81 CAMBERWELL CHURCH STREET, CAMBERWELL, LONDON, SE5 City/Town: London Website or Map: http://www.jazzlive.co.uk/p... Contact Info: 020 7701 1016 Event Type: Concert Organized By: The Crypt
Though his approach is undeniably indebted to that of his two great heroes, Wes Montgomery and George Benson, but infused with a bounce and vitality that belongs only to him alone. Touring with Courtney Pine's award-winning band Cameron's guitar style has dazzled many a jazz fan, and he has received glowing reviews from all over the world for his warm, dexterous sound and his self-deprecating and engaging stage presence.
(4 stars) The playing is as suave, urbane and stylish as one of Miles Davis’s Italian suits. BBC Music Magazine, (Barry Witherden)
‘Beautiful, melodic guitar-playing from a player of exquisite time and taste.’ Time Out.
‘Pierre’s powerful playing deserves centre stage.’ Mail on Sunday
What happens when people return to the land of their birth after decades away? The migrants' journey is a well-told story but much less is known about those who return. Why do they go back? What is it like to be back home?
Home Again is a collection of contemporary real-life stories by men and women who have returned to Dominica. Their feelings and experiences, expressed in their own words, link the challenges of the past to both the positive aspects of return - a sense of belonging and well-being - and also to its difficulties - of rejection and frustration. Compelling, moving and intensely personal, Home Again, compiled for the Dominica UK Asssociation, is a revealing insight into the lives of these pioneering migrants.
Excellent photo slideshow of the Home Again book launch held in Dominica...
A book with a collection of contemporary real life stories written by 22 Dominicans can now be found in Roseau book stores...
‘Home Again: Stories of Migration and Return’ was conceptualized by Franklyn Georges who is also one of the writers. The stories were compiled by Polly Pattullo of Papillote Press and Celia Sothaindo for the Dominica-United Kingdom Association (DUKA).
According to a press release from Papillote Press, the contributors of the stories have returned home after living, working or studying in the UK, US, Canada, and the Caribbean region. Their ages range from 40 to 73.
Each contributor recounts the story of their childhood, the experience of migration and, finally, the positive and negative aspects of returning to their much-loved island, the press release stated.
Dominica should not be confused with the Dominican Republic. Dominica is located between French-controlled Martinique and Guadeloupe in the eastern Caribbean.
The official name of the island is 'Commonwealth of Dominica' Dominica's pre-Columbian name was Wai'tu kubuli, which means 'tall is her body'... Dominica is referred as the 'Nature Island', where two-thirds of the island are home to the tropical rain forests and thousands of plant species.
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