Discover Dominica Authority News Update for the week ending Friday September 16, 2011

first_img Share LocalNews Discover Dominica Authority News Update for the week ending Friday September 16, 2011 by: – September 16, 2011 Share 31 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! **Dominica featured on US television programme**Dominica was featured on PBS programme Growing a Greener World last weekend. The show was filmed in May 2011 as part of activities for Tourism Awareness Month. The episode features organic farming, turtle watching, natural sites and attractions and hiking. Celebrity chef Nathan Lyon also visits the Roseau Market to purchase local herbs and fish to prepare grilled mahi mahi with ginger mango salsa. The show can be accessed online at This episode marks the first time that Growing a Greener World was shot on location out of the US. The show focuses on gardening and sustainable living and healthy cooking. **Discover Dominica Authority to be part of Caribbeean Week of Agriculture**Discover Dominica Authority and Invest Dominica Authority will be co-exhibitors at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium during Caribbean Week of Agriculture. Information about tourism and investment in Dominica will be provided to visitors. Discover Dominica Authority will partner with local stakeholders to promote health and wellness. Caribbean Week of Agriculture will be held in Dominica from October 12 – 15, 2011. **Dominica receives exposure on Mother Nature**An article highlighting how Dominica uses ecotourism principles for development was featured on Dominica’s rugged terrain and tropical rainforests are noted for attracting the adventure seeker. Special mention was made of the conservation of the sea turtles and aligning Dominica’s development strategy in keeping with eco tourism principles and strategies. **Positive growth recorded in European visitor arrivals**European stay-over visitor arrivals for the first six months of 2011 have surpassed 2010 arrivals (5,209) by 14.7% to 5,974. This year-to-date number also represents a 4.3% and 7.3% growth from 2001 (5,730) and 2006 (5,566), respectively. Despite not outperforming 2009 arrivals (6,202) this market is on the right track. Arrivals from the United Kingdom are slowly returning to pre-2009 numbers, growing 1.7% over 2010 to 2,231 for this period. Following six-month numbers that represented a 39.3% decline from 2009 (2,456) in 2010 (1,492), arrivals from France have grown 32.5% in 2011 to 1,977. Arrivals from the German-speaking (882) and Scandinavian (326) countries have also shown positive growth for this first part of 2011 at 14.2% and 24%, respectively.**World Creole Music Festival promotion kicks into high gear**Local promotion of the 15th edition of the World Creole Music Festival kicks into high gear with the launch of a Festival Dwivé lyme at Krazy Koconuts this and every Friday until October 21, 2011. This Friday’s event will feature local bouyon band Machine Creole and Sakis Lapo Kabwit. The event is being sponsored by WCMF headline sponsor DIGICEL, Courts (Dominica), Kubuli Beer, Gator Sounds and Krazy Koconuts. Patrons will be able to purchase season tickets for the festival at the Festival Dwivé at the special price of EC$250 on September 16th, 23rd and 30th. The Festival Dwivé will be broadcast live on Kairi FM, Q 95 FM radio SAT Telecommunications and via live streaming on and**Twenty five participate in Film making and Editing Workshop**Twenty – five persons will receive certificates for having completed a film making and editing workshop held from September 9 –16, 2011. Certificates will be distributed at the closing ceremony on September 16, at the Public Service Training Center at 7 pm. The workshop was facilitated by Oriel Rodriguez, a Cuban trainer in digital post production, and lecturer at the International School of Cinematography in Cuba.For more information on Dominica, contact Discover Dominica Authority at 767 448 2045. Or, visit Dominica’s official website: or follow Dominica on Twitter and Facebook and take a look at our videos on YouTube.Press ReleaseDiscover Dominica Authoritylast_img

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