Knights is the longest serving House Speaker

Knights is the longest serving House Speaker

It came as no surprise.

Voting along party lines, the majority Dominica Labour Party voted for Alix Boyd-Knights to serve as House Speaker for another five years.

Boyd-Knights was proposed by the government while Judith Pestaina was proposed by the Opposition United Workers Party (UWP).

Boyd got 21 votes, while Pestaina received 10.

Boyd-Knights has been the longest serving Speaker of the House in the history of Dominica. She was first elected in April 2000 and was re-elected in July 2005 and February 2010.

Registe was elected Deputy Speaker

Registe was elected Deputy Speaker

Edward Registe was also elected Deputy House Speaker by default since there were no nominations from the Opposition.