Choiseul residents excited for opportunities in hosting Jounen Kwéyòl

Choiseul residents excited for opportunities in hosting Jounen Kwéyòl

The announcement by the Monsignor Patrick Anthony Folk Research Center (FRC) that Choiseul will be one of the communities hosting Jounen Kwéyòl celebrations this year, has brought joy to residents.

The other community which will be hosting the traditional celebration, which will be held on October 30, is Castries.

Residents of Choiseul feel the hosting of the activity in their community has come at an opportune time since they are now struggling to recover from the blow COVID has dealt to all aspects of life in their community.

They reminisce about the impact hosting Jounen Kwéyòl activities had on their community in 2019, when food and drinks were sold out early.

“We expect the same thing to happen this year. A lot of income will be generated,” Devon Stephen, Operations Manager of the Choiseul Fisheries Seafood, told Loop News.

He said the expectation is high for this year, adding since COVID, everybody wants a breath of fresh air.

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Eusebine Kirk John, a street vendor in Choiseul said: “At least I will make a little money. It will be good for the community because everybody will benefit.”

Stacy Andrew, a bartender said: “It is a very good idea to hold the event in Choiseul since COVID has slowed down a lot of business financially and otherwise. It will give people an opportunity to earn a little something to help themselves.”

Ketra Smith, another businesswoman said it’s a good initiative. “It will boost economic activity in the village.”

She added that Choiseul usually puts on a good show whenever such activity is held in the community by providing patrons with an exciting cultural presentation and good food.

“It will be a successful event,” she said.

Alexis Louisy, a minibus driver of the community, said the event will give them an opportunity to make some money.

Another resident said: “I suffered a lot during COVID and will be going all out to make some dollars.”

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