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Poetry for Dominica

My name is Catherine Celine Elbourne, and I am 11 years old. I am the eldest of four children and live in La Romaine.  I am a Standard Five pupil of St Gabriel’s Girls’ RC, San Fernando, and a parishioner of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH), San Fernando.

I am also a student of the Oratory Foundation led by Debra Jean-Baptiste-Samuel where I have written many poems including ‘Oh, Mother Dominica’ and was placed second in a competition. It was written with the help of my father, Francis Victor Elbourne. My mother, Anwarie Ramkissoon-Elbourne, and I designed and made an interactive portfolio associated with everything Dominican.

My aunt, Rose Bradshaw, helped with this achievement by designing and making full Dominican wear, which included the headpiece I wore when I had the privilege to perform for Fr Jayson Grell and my fellow OLPH parishioners.

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