All school children under 16 wishing to attend the 3rd Digicel Test – W.I. VS India – will enter the Windsor Park Sports Stadium absolutely free of charge on July 6th, 7th and 8th, 2011.
In order to gain entrance to the Test on Days 1, 2 and 3, school principals simply have to write a letter to the Dominica Cricket Association (DCA) on the school letterhead indicating which day(s) they would like to attend as a group and identify the number of students (under 16) and the number of teachers accompanying them.
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) uses a ratio of 1 teacher to 10 students and a smaller ratio if the students are challenged. Once the letter is received and bears the principal’s signature together with contact information, tickets will be made available to the school. The DCA will, in turn, contact the respective school principals to indicate when the tickets can be collected. cont./
Jazz/Creole – “It’s a fusion,” says Dominica’s leading Jazz/Creole artiste Michele Henderson, who is also one of the Caribbean’s premier female vocal talents. Her description of the genre draws the Creole aspect of the music to the rhythm; while the language and chords, she says, are jazz.
“It makes for a refreshing blend; it is not something you hear all the time. To me, it’s brilliant, I love it,” Henderson said to The Daily Herald last Sunday, June12, following her performance at the second annual Jazz ‘n Creole event held at Fort Shirley, Cabrits National Park in Portsmouth, once the site of the most impressive military installation in the West Indies built in the 18th century to protect the north area of Dominica by the British and French respectively. cont./
The Salisbury Reunion Committee is seeking the support of Salisbury residents and those based abroad to make Salisbury Reunion a success. It is time we as a people unite and reinvent the community spirit and camaraderie. Let us integrate all our efforts and resources to push Salisbury ahead. cont./ Salisbury Reunion July 23 to August 7 2011.....BE THERE!!!!!!!!:-)
Dominica, the Caribbean's Nature Island, is looking to share its beauty with hikers through the development of a 115-mile cross-island walking. The Waitukubuli National Trail - named after the Carib Indian name for Dominica - is a major initiative by the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica, in partnership with the Regional Council of Martinique and funded by the European Union.
The Waitukubuli National Trail is divided into 14 continuous sections. Hikers can expect to cover its entire length in two weeks, or just choose individual trail segments to enjoy. The trail passes through mountainous landscapes and rainforests, showcasing the rivers and waterfalls for which Dominica is famous and taking visitors into the heart of local communities.
Here, Ashton Lugay of the Waitukubuli National Trail Project explains how the trail is being developed and the impact it will have on Dominica's tourism industry.
Segments one to four of the Waitukubuli National Trail have been officially declared open for business by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. The Waitukubuli National Trail, which is one hundred and fifteen miles long, spans from the communities of Scotts Head in the south to the Cabrits National park in the north.
According to the Project Manager of the Project management Unit, Edison Henry, pilot operation of segments one to four will be led by the Forestry, Wildlife and Parks Division in collaboration with the Project Management Unit. cont./
Salisbury Reunion July 23 to August 7 2011.....BE THERE!!!!!!!!:-)
FINALLY !!!!... We've been able to find a secure route for receiving donations. To make your cash donations to the Salisbury reunion.. Please click on the link to the left to donate through alert pay. Also, feel free to make a donation towards meeting the cost of a hi-fi system for the community as that is one of our largest costs in hosting all of our events!! Thanks for patience and support!! cont./
On most Caribbean islands, the focus of your travels remains on the exterior. You visit the port cities and the beaches to sunbathe, swim, snorkel, and laze. This is not so on Dominica. The truly unique beauty of Dominica lies not on its coasts, but in its dense, tropical interior.
There is no better spot to capitalize on Dominica's thick rainforests, cool rivers, and abundant geothermal activity than Wotton Waven. Lying in the Roseau Valley, a short 4 mile, 20 min drive or bus ride from the capital, Wotton Waven is a nature lover's leafy paradise.
The town was named in the island's British Colonial days after Wootton Wawen in England, although the 2 towns are hardly alike. While Wootton Wawan is a flat meadowland, Wotton Waven is situated on top of the Wotton Waven Caldera, one of Dominica's many active volcanoes. Grenada is the only other island in the Caribbean with more than 1 volcano. Dominica boasts 9. cont./
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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