In celebrating Carnival 2009, we the people of Marigot, congratulate our own Lord Karessah who has been crowned Dominica’s 2009 Calypso Monarch. To Greg, I want to say thank you for giving us hope once again. Your talent, charm, patience and determination has finally paid off. I know that there is someone very special who is proudly looking down at you, as you celebrate such a victorious moment. We wish you continued success with your singing career.
Let us continue to uphold the richness of our village as we begin the process of organizing our people to be performers in the 2010 Carnival competitions. By beginning the process early, we can select and train our young men and women who are willing to compete. With adequate time to prepare, the contestants will become more articulate when answering questions as well as be more confident when showing their individual talents. With the use of the internet, we can also seek appropriate sponsorship in order to help them compete fairly. As a result of being better prepared, our chosen contestants should once again be able to perform at a level which would qualify them to compete with other top contestants in Roseau, during the final competitions.
Marigot is full of talented people such as, musicians, singers, dancers, actors, athletes, and much more, but most of those talents remain hidden. Let us begin by having more open discussions as well as more local competitions. We also need leaders who are willing to come forward and train the people who are eager to participate in such competitions. Classique International is committed to playing a vital role in the 2010 Carnival competitions in our community.