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What A Colourful Jounen Kweyol

IF perchance you slept through last Sunday or simply chose to stay away from this year’s Jounen Kwéyòl activities, now might be the right time to begin forgiving yourself. If you can, that is.

This year, organizers seemed to have gone an extra mile into our past to showcase the true elements that lead us to connect with our Saint Lucian identity.

Jounen Kwéyòl was held in four host communities this year: Boguis, TiRocher (Micoud), Laborie and Canaries.

Thousands of patrons turned out for the event across the island to sample some indigenous food, drink and music. Madras clothing was also conspicuous as was the fun and games that have become staples of Jounen Kwéyòl.

Whether or not you missed it, The VOICE captured some scenes from last Sunday’s Jounen Kwéyòl. We hope they serve to remind you of our national pastime.

Stan Bishop began his career in journalism in March 2008 writing freelance for The VOICE newspaper for six weeks before being hired as a part-time journalist there when one of the company’s journalists was overseas on assignment.

Although he was initially told that the job would last only two weeks, he was able to demonstrate such high quality work that the company offered him a permanent job before that fortnight was over. Read full bio...

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