Dominica’s Cultural icon Dr Alwin Bully has died


Reports indicate he died on Friday afternoon.

He was the designer of Dominica’s national flag and was bestowed the Sisserou Award of Honor, the island’s second highest honor, for his work.

Dr Bully was also a famed playwright, director, graphic artist, set designer, poet and short story writer, carnival designer and composer.

Some of his many awards and recognition include:

-National Drama Association of Trinidad and Tobago’s 2007 Cacique Award for Regional Theatre

-Induction into Jamaica’s Culture for Development Hall of Fame

-The University of Technology’s (in Jamaica) 2006 Arts Award

-The LIME Creole Lifetime Award for contribution to arts and culture in Dominica and the region

-University of the West Indies (UWI) Alumni Award of Excellence for outstanding contribution to culture in Dominica and the Caribbean

– A degree of Doctor of Letters Honoris Causa from UWI for his contribution to Caribbean society in the field of culture and arts.

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  1. Cultural icon indeed! Condolences to his wife Anita, his two children and the entire Bully family in particular his oldest brother Colin Bully who I worked with in Dominica. The region has lost a great son.

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