Statement from His Excellency Charles A. Savarin, SAH, DAH, GCCO, President of the Commonwealth of Dominica, on the sad occasion of the passing of the Speaker Emerita Honourable Alix Boyd-Knights

Alix Boyd-Knights

I was deeply saddened upon hearing the shocking news of the passing on Tuesday, 29th August 2023 of Speaker Emerita Honourable Alix Boyd-Knights at her residence in Trafalgar.

Honourable Alix Boyd-Knights, an Attorney-at-Law by profession, was first elected as Speaker of the House of Assembly on 17th April 2000 and was subsequently re-elected on 27th July 2005, 4th February 2010 and 20th
February 2015; being the longest-serving Speaker in the history of Dominica and was named Speaker Emerita at the end of her tenure.

HonourableBoyd-knights served as the Chairperson of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association from 2010 to 2013 and was instrumental in the development of the set of family legislation passed in Parliament in April 2023.
Speaker Emerita Boyd-Knights was a true patriot and prominent Caribbean woman who will be remembered for her almost 20 years of dedicated and sterling service to the House of Assembly, her strong advocacy on the rights
of vulnerable women and children, her great love for carnival, cooking, hosting and horticulture.

The sudden passing of Speaker Emerita Boyd-Knights will certainly leave a void in the lives of her children, grandchildren, her siblings, office staff, close friends and extended family, which will remain with them for a long time.
The Government and people of the Commonwealth of Dominica join Mrs. Savarin and myself in conveying to her children, her grandson Senator Honourable Phillip Rolle who now serves as Deputy Speaker and her other grandchildren, the employees of her law firm, the legal fraternity, her close friends and relatives, our deepest condolences on this very sad occasion. May

God the great healer blunts the edges of this sharp, painful and great loss.

She will be greatly missed. May her soul rest in eternal peace.

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  1. Patti Zieux
    September 1, 2023

    A truly wicked and evil woman, may she be rewarded for he misdeeds in a truly hot place!!

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  2. JAH KAL
    August 31, 2023

    Good redance to Alix she thought she would reign for ever but the great one always use them as example ,karma is B.
    The curse of the people of Dominica will be with you.

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  3. Ma Popo
    August 31, 2023

    What does “GCCO” mean? I guess it means the president doesn’t have a degree? :-D

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  4. Juanita
    August 31, 2023

    The late President Vernon Shaw was a man of integrity, honour, peace, and strength. Following his passing, I waited with bated breath to see whether the then newly minted President Savarin would have had the gumption to issue a statement on his passing. He did not. Note well that President Shaw was one of his predecessors in office. Now the President says that he’s deeply saddened to hear of the passing of the former Speaker of the House. “Be sure your sins will find you out” is a curious sounding caution from the Holy Book.

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