The late Marie Davis-Pierre as house speaker. Photo courtesy of Dr. Lennox Honychurch

The late Marie Davis-Pierre as house speaker. Photo courtesy of Dr. Lennox Honychurch

The late Mrs. Marie Davis-Pierre who passed away on Saturday, May 24, 2014 can best be described has a good, strong and great Dominican woman who distinguished herself as a public servant, entertainer and cultural enthusiast.

She served her Country and fellow men well and faithfully

Mrs. Marie – Davis Pierre served in a number of positions in the public service including Clerk of the Dominica House of Assembly.

She was elected Speaker of the Dominica House of Assembly in 1980 during the reign of the Dominica Freedom Party Government and held that position up until 1988

She was the first woman to be elected Speaker of the Dominica House of Assembly and performed her role without fear or favour and with honour and dignity.

Mrs. Marie Davis – Pierre wrote the Standing Order of the House of Assembly which was revised in 1986.

The Standing Order continues to serve as an important guide for the proper functioning of the Dominica House of Assembly.

The Dominica Freedom Party extends deepest condolences to her sister, other members of her family, relatives and friends

May her soul rest in peace