Ambassador to the OECS and CARICOM and special advisor to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, Charles Maynard was rushed to hospital this morning after he collapsed during a Dominica Diaspora Dialogue meeting.

The meeting, which is currently underway, is being held at the Fort Young Hotel.

He was lifted by members of the cabinet and taken to the hospital.

Maynard collapsed while the Prime Minister was giving his presentation at the meeting.

Maynard has enjoyed a long and distinguished career spanning more than five decades in both the public and private sector.

At various times in the last five decades, he has been a Permanent Secretary, Trade and Tourism consultant, Parliamentarian, Government Minister, Humanitarian and a devout Catholic.

Dominica News Online will bring more information on this matter as it becomes available.