Roseau, Dominica: Housing Minister and Parliamentary Representative for Roseau Central Constituency, Melissa Skerrit, informed through his official Facebook account that due to the effects of Hurricane Tammy, a decision has been taken to begin Ti-Vilaj Kwéyòl – Tout Biten Domnikon on Tuesday, October 24 2023.
She said, “We look forward to the support and patronage of the public as we celebrate an explosion of our unique Creole culture through music, dance, produce, food, and fashion at Ti-Vilaj Kwéyòl – Tout Biten Domnik from Tuesday, October 24 to Thursday, October 26 2023”.
The event was supposed to begin on October 23, as per the announcement of Gloria Joseph, the chairperson of the Ministry of Labour of the Commonwealth of Dominica, but delayed due to the tropical storm “Tammy.”
Housing Minister Skerrit said the event will end on Thursday, October 26, as scheduled. However, the hours will be extended to ensure that sponsors, vendors, and patrons get to enjoy the TVK experience to the fullest.
At the second edition of ‘Ti Vilaj Kwéyòl 2023′, more than sixty micro and small businesses will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills, talent and innovative products. The four-day event cut to three days is an integral part of the Dominica 2023 Independence season events.
The primary objective of this event is to create a lively venue to represent the cultural traditions of Dominica, including art, dance, music, fashion, agriculture, food and beverage products to give locals and visitors a place to unwind and socialise during the day.
On October 21, the Hurricane Watch and the Tropical Storm Warning were discontinued for Dominica. Now, the island can celebrate the second edition of Ti-Vilaj Kwéyòl from tomorrow to October 26 at Botanic Gardens from 12 pm to 7 pm.
On Wednesday, October 4, the official launch of the event replaced the precursor event, Creole in The Park (CITP), leading up to the World Creole Music Festival (WCMF).