Dominica can boast a successful staging of special entertainment events following this year’s carnival period. The traditional Carnival season 2022 was celebrated with a difference this year, due in large part to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In February, the Government of Dominica approved special protocols which allowed for special entertainment events to be piloted during what would traditionally be the Carnival period. Five approved events took place at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium Forecourt between February 20 – March 1, 2022. These events included Rize and Wine, Sunrise, Lumi-Nation, TK One Jam One Fete, and Hysteria Road Recall Last Lap.
According to a release from the Discover Dominica Authority, a post evaluation was conducted with all stakeholders and partners of the piloted special entertainment events, and all expressed positive reviews and feedback which will guide the organization of upcoming events.
Based on the reports received from the health officials, the government intends to use this format for approval of similar events moving forward.