Over 400 Dominican nationals arrived at Port Castries on Monday morning via Val-Ferry Services on a one day shopping spree, an initiative of the Mayor of Castries. The idea is to make Castries the shopping Mecca of the Caribbean.
As more than 400 Dominican nationals made their way through the Ferry Terminal, officials of the Mayor’s Office were on hand to direct the visitors to the shopping areas in downtown Castries.
The initiative came about when discussions were held between the Mayors of Vieux Fort and Castries as well as the Mayor of Dominica. Mr. Wilfred Pierre is optimistic that other Islands will soon join in.
Many of the visitors were quite familiar with Castries having been here before. The visitors left the Island at 6:00 pm.