Beer and rum are the alcohols of choice here. Rum is mostly the local stuff, Soca or Appleton, and beer is either Dominican, Kubuli; Caribbean, Carib; or international, Heineken. Drinking is a real social problem in Dominica, mainly among men.
Like a lot of places these days, young people feel they do not have a good time if no alcohol is involved. And most of the time this involved over-indulging.
This picture was taken at Portsmouth carnival opening.