Tarina Simon was welcomed home in grand style on Monday evening.

From the moment she de-boarded the plane at Melville Hall Airport, she was swamped with thanks and adoration. The official motorcade took her through Wesley and Portsmouth in the north, then down the west coast through St. Jo, Salisbury, Mahaut, Canefield, Fond Cole and across the EC Loblank bridge to Roseau where she received the Keys to the City from Mayor Cecil Joseph. At last, Tarina reached the chanting crowd on the Bayfront where she gave thanks to God & all Dominicans and performed a few songs for her admiring fans including Electric Slide and of course, her theme song “Simply the Best.”

Tarina on the Bayfront
Tarina performing with Swinging Stars Band on the Bayfront, Roseau. Monday, Nov.12th 2007

Here’s Tarina singing Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got to Do With It” on YouTube.com during the Digicel Rising Star Competition.