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Congratulations to Ms. Teen Dominica 2010 – Fifteen year-old Colette Ambo from the Convent High School.

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Carib beer Girl at Dominica Carnival

Dominica Carnival 2010 kicked into high gear Saturday afternoon with music, floats, and the annual parade that piled thousands of Dominicans and visitors alike along the street of Roseau.

Spectators couldn’t off asked for a better day, the weather as incredible and provide the requisite tropical heat to go along with the all masquerading going on .

Despite the limited resources for this year’s carnival, due to the global financial situation, many of the bands and gangs did turn out to take part in the opening parade. Flag Wavers, Bwa Bwas, Sensays, HiFi Bands, Mercury Band,and the seven beautiful Carnival Queen Contestants including reigning Calypso King “Karessa” and the reigning Carnival Queen Kayan Toussaint were all in attendance. All in all it was a great opening parade…can’t wait for carnival Monday and Tuesday.

BTW:The Dominica Festival Committee and the Dominica’s Carnival Development Committee has decided to keep the changes from last year Carnival Monday and Tuesday; where the usual parade of bands will be on Tuesday afternoon because of the persistent conflict with late J’Ouvert revelers. The T-shirt bands will parade on Monday instead of Tuesday.

Here are some scenes from Dominica’s “Real Mas” 2010 – Opening Carnival Parade. Enjoy ❗

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stick-walkers at Dominica Carnival

NBD flagwavers

Guinness carnival truck

carnival princess

sensay reveler

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For more photos from the Dominica Carnival 2010 opening parade –visit Dominica Island Facebook Page.

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Photo of Bwa Bwa - traditional carnival costume band at Dominica's carnival

With the anticipation of The Real Mas 2009 at its peak, the official parade and opening of Dominica Carnival 2009 got on the way from the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard to the Carnival City (LIME City) at the Pottersville Savannah.

The Streets of Roseau literally came alive with sights and sounds of the Real Mas 2009. Hundreds of spectators gathered along the Carnival route to a catch glimpse of the opening parade and to welcome in the 2009 Carnival Season.

Despite the limited resources for this year’s carnival, due to the global financial situation, many bands and gangs came out to take part in the opening parade. Flag Wavers, Bwa Bwas, Sensays, HiFi Bands, Go Girls Band, Carnival Corner… the seven beautiful Carnival Queen Contestants and the reigning Carnival Queen Marah Walter were all in attendance.

BTW: this year the Dominica Festival Committee has made some changes to the Carnival Monday and Tuesday jump up. The usual parade of bands will now be held on Tuesday afternoon because of the persistent conflict with late J’Ouvert revelers. The T-shirt bands will parade on Monday instead of Tuesday.

Here are some scenes from the Real Mas 2009 – Opening Carnival Parade. Enjoy ❗

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photo a reveler at the opening parade of Dominica carnival.

photo of a sensay costume at Dominica carnival 2009

Photo of a tourist dancing and enjoying carnival in Dominica

carnival gang dress in madras cloth costume

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