Condolences on the passing of Dr Alwin Bully, 2023

Condolences on the passing of Dr Alwin Bully.

He served as Programme Specialist for Culture at the UNESCO Office in Kingston for over 20 years from 1986. During his tenure he managed the coordination of various volumes of UNESCO’s General History of the Caribbean which was produced in six volumes. He also assisted various Caribbean countries with the development of their cultural policies among other cultural projects.

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
  • The Golden Drum Award in 1977 and in 2021.
  • A recipient of Q95’s National Hero Award for Lifetime Achievement in Arts, Theatre, and Culture.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said. “We will treasure his memory, always,” and we at JNC-UNESCO extend heartfelt condolences to his family and the people of Dominica.