Share Cultural Icon, Noreen Joseph. A Cultural Icon and former Senior Cultural Officer in Dominica is proposing that the Costume Parade celebrated on Carnival Tuesday should be reverted to its original date. Traditionally the Costume Parade had been celebrated on Carnival Monday preceding J’ouvert but this was changed three years ago to Carnival Tuesday.Noreen Joseph; a former senior cultural officer, former chair of the Road Parade Committee and Cultural Icon inducted into the St. Luke’s Hall of Fame, in an interview with Dominica Vibes News said in her opinion this change has not been successful and should be reverted.“In my opinion I don’t think it has worked. After three years I’m almost certain it is the time to revert back to what we had. We can’t please everybody but as it is I don’t think that we are pleasing many people.”Joseph explained that from her observations during this year’s Carnival celebrations many revelers were unsure of what to do on Carnival Tuesday and overall it appeared to be lacking in luster.“What I see happening is that something is lacking; it’s lacking luster because there were people walking up and down still not understanding what to do and as such I don’t think that there is enough happening even on the Tuesday. You have the major bands now going out of town and so you don’t have enough bands in Roseau.”Noreen Joseph during costume parade on Carnival TuesdayShe suggests that the organizers consider removing the starting time for J’ouvert thereby allowing revelers to come out earlier as most people are looking for some sort of activity the Sunday evening before street jump up.Another suggestion is the use of steel pan and lapo kabwit as the accompanying music during J’ouvert instead local bands or Hi Fi’s to avoid the use of the same bands for both events.“I think to wait until 4 o’clock and then at 7 o’clock you have the Hi-Fi’s coming out and they want to stay out until 10 o’clock, yet they are the same bands which are going to be playing for the costume bands; I find they should go home and let steel pan and lapo kabwit play at J’ouvert and therefore it could end at latest 9 o’clock.” Joseph also suggests that the Kiddies Carnival should take place on Sundays (Dimanche Gras) as was traditionally done so as to allow parents time to enjoy themselves in an adult band on Carnival Monday.“I think the Kiddies Parade can be on the Sunday so there will be an aspect of parade on Sunday which is what we knew before. On Sundays you can have the Kiddies Parade therefore the parents would have been with them on Sunday giving them the time to be out with their adult bands on Sunday.”She said; “I don’t have a problem with change but if something is not broken don’t break it and then fix it”.Joseph also noted that this year’s Carnival celebrations were very peaceful as there were no reports of any major incidents of violence which in her opinion is commendable and a success in itself.Dominica Vibes News Share Tweet LocalNews Revert Costume Parade to Carnival Monday by: – February 23, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! 92 Views 3 comments
Connie (Moore) Cook, formerly of Sunman, Indiana, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at St. Andrews Health Campus in Batesville. She was 83.Connie was born in Owsley County Kentucky on March 1, 1936 to Bradley and Opal (Sandlin) Moore. She married Hershel Wade Cook on July 23, 1955. To this union, God would give one very extra ordinary and special son, Myron Wade Cook.Connie’s calling in life was to be “all” to her only child, Myron. They were connected at the hip and heart! Myron was born with Cerebral Palsy. His life would be one full of “obstacles,” physical and mental. In spite of that, his life was also filled with happiness, love, joy…and mostly anything he wanted. Connie stated once that, “I’m so glad God gave me Myron, because He knew just what I needed. “ Connie would give birth to and care for that son for 54 years. She knew he was her life’s purpose and with God’s help she fulfilled it to the utmost.She has finally been reunited with Myron and Hershel. What a blessing she was to all who knew her. Most of all, as a Christian her life was a testimony to God’s boundless love, grace and provision in all circumstances. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her siblings, Denny (Sharon) Moore and Glenda Adams, both of Sunman, and Curtis (Vivian) Moore of West Harrison, Indiana. and half brother Phillip (Louise) Meece of Lewisville, OH. Also surviving; nieces, Sandy (Tim) Oxley, Amber (Todd) Mays; nephews, Donnie (Linda) Stall, Tim (Laura) Moore and Brad Moore, and many great nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Hershel, her son Myron, brothers-in-law Woody Adams and Carl (Buck) Stall, and her sister, Aliene Stall.Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. Funeral services, led by Pastor Kelly Barnes, will begin at 12 noon. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to The Gideon’s International or to Hope Baptist Church. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Connie Cook.