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PM, Opposition Leader Extend Jounen Kweyol Best Wishes

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Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre and opposition leader Allen Chastanet have extended best wishes to citizens for Jounen Kweyol.

“I want to encourage everyone to go out to the three host communities on Sunday to continue this year’s creole festivities. Bon Fête Kwéyòl Tout Moun! ” Pierre wrote on Facebook.

The Prime Minister explained that despite Friday’s rains, he celebrated the Jounen Kwéyòl festivities with a few Government departments.

“Our culture is alive and well and I was heartened to see the participation and ownership by the public,” Pierre stated.

For his part, the opposition leader wished everyone a fantastic Kweyol weekend.

“Please enjoy the food, drinks and culture safely and responsibly,” Chastanet stated.

On Friday, Fire Chief Ditney Downes also called for responsible behaviour.

Downes specifically urged road safety amid Jounen Kweyol activities as Saint Lucia experiences a spike in traffic accidents.

He noted that Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS) emergency personnel traditionally respond to several vehicle accidents during the Jounen Kweyol weekend.

The Chief Fire Officer recalled that over the years, there had been several fatal accidents after Jounen Kweyol.

As a result, he urged motorists to practice road safety and limit alcohol consumption.

 

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6 COMMENTS

  1. To be honest jounen Creole is bull shit its just everywhere poor people are trying to sell food . We have them selling food which they stole from farmers how can people celebrate such crap when they earn 3 to 5 EC dollars an hour . Working 18 hour shifts for

  2. It always puzzles me how we do anything to make an excuse to drink rum and that’s all our govt promotes. They hv Creole celebrations in schools but no Classes to teach the yutes creole in schools, instead we now hv a school teaching children Mandarine. Our personnel in govt hyrachy just all follow fashion.

  3. GO TO DOMINICA TO SEE WHAT JOURNE CREOLE LOOKS LIKE, EVRY BODY UP AND ABOUT WITH THE CULTURE ATIRE IN STORES IN SCHOOLS ON THE STREETS, IN CHURCH, OR JUST LOUNGING AROUND THEY ARE DRESED IN CULTURE CLOTHING, HEAD WRAPS THE DRESSES MEN HAVE THE SHIRTS, THEY TAKE THAT VERY SERIOUS FOOD IS SAMPLED ALL OVER, IF YOU DONT WANT TO BUY ITS NOT COMPULSREY. THE MUSIC THE PARADE SOO BEAUTIFUL, LOTS OF LUCIANS WERE PRESENT, LUCIA LOST THEIR CULTURE POOR JAB.

  4. I think the ‘Papa Jab’ had a better idea, as a kid he sent ‘Acrobat’ and the other ‘Jabs’ with their bodies painted with Molasses to chase us kids, but we could run faster; been away so long, I don’t know what all this ^%@yt is all about. I enjoyed the bus rides at New Years, woi woi e pa ne assay; it became louder as we passed that Pharmacy on the Chosee Road, anyway its all childish fun, today anything to distract your simple mind from the reality of a much bigger problem right around the corner – THE MESSIAH IS MAKING THINGS READY FOR HIS RETURN – keep calling your brothers ‘house negro’ a terminology created for us to hate each other, and the less inteligent are taught to divide and fight one another. Come LORD JESUS COME – prince of peace, LORD of LORDS; manifest love, not hate.

  5. PINKS October 30, 2023 At 6:40 am
    I visited Dominica a few years ago in the summer and was surprised that the madras/creole wear was part of their normal everyday dressing. I always look forward to see what
    Roosevelt Skerrit and his family is wearing

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