Three exceptional women recognized

From left: Julie Frampton, Priscilla Prevost, Celia Nicholas
From left: Julie Frampton, Priscilla Prevost, Celia Nicholas

Three ‘Exceptional Women’ who have contributed to national development in various sectors in Dominica were recognized and awarded on Tuesday.

The awardees are President of the Dominica Association of Teachers (DAT) and Principal of the Community High School, Celia Nicholas, Manager of Healthy Lifestyle and Corporate Wellness Services, Nurse Priscilla Prevost and Former Coordinator of the National HIV and AIDS Response Unit, Nurse Julie Frampton.

They were honoured at a special ceremony held at the Digicel Flagship Store in Roseau as part of International Women’s Day.

Member of the Bureau of Gender of Affairs, Melissa Morgan, who presented the awards said they were selected through a democratic process.

“These women were not selected by the Bureau of Gender Affairs or Digicel,” she said. “They were actually selected through a democratic process by the gender focal point and some of our dedicated partners,” she stated. “So these women, all around through all ministries, these were the women who were selected for the award.”

According to her, the criteria for selected the three included they having made a significant contribution in whatever sector they were working – health, education and inspirational role model for young women – and one whose personal interest or professional commitment has impacted the socio-economic community and wider society.

Nicholas, who spoke on behalf of the awardees, expressed deep gratitude to all the individuals and the organizing firms which took the initiative in organizing the program.

“It is always said that when you are awarded and when you are brought before the public eye it’s no easy thing,” she said. “It is a greater commitment on oneself to uphold what they know you are for and you are expected to do much better.”

In light of the celebration of International Women’s Day, she encouraged women and young girls to celebrate themselves, “as a woman, as a young girl.”

“In spite of what has happened, remember God is with you and God is everywhere,” she noted.

The activity was made possible by the Ministry of Social Services, Family and Gender Affairs, the Bureau of Gender Affairs, in collaboration with Digicel Dominica, the Dominica National Council of Women, and Lifeline Ministries, among other partners.

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10 Comments

  1. Edgar Hunter
    March 9, 2016

    Congratulations to these three rocks of Gibraltar . Love you all bad

  2. Dominican Beauty
    March 9, 2016

    That’s lovely…Congrats women of excellence especially Mrs Prevost!!

  3. Oh yes!
    March 9, 2016

    Love it!

  4. March 9, 2016

    Congratulations to All! Well deserved Mrs. Frampton. Kudos!!

  5. Well Deserved!
    March 9, 2016

    I pay tribute to three nation builders. May we always honor our own who have dedicated themselves to making a better country. It is of interest that we only have 2 or 3 comments with regard to the great life’s work of these phenomenal women. Their awards were well deserved and yet so few say “thank you.” We seem to value controversy and bacchanalia more than grace in all things. And that is why we are failing each other and the country.

    Once again, thanks to Prevost, Nicholas and Frampton. Well done and God bless!

  6. S6
    March 9, 2016

    Ma Joe ! My Past principal , Congrats

  7. oh Yes
    March 9, 2016

    congratulations to all these exceptionally great Dominican women, particularly Ma Joe (Mrs. Nicholas).

  8. cameron
    March 9, 2016

    Congrats ladies.

    • Barbara Saunders
      March 9, 2016

      Congratulations ladies! Well deserved!

      All the best going forward!

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