Fourteen individuals and two institutions will be recognized at the 3rd November 2019 Parade of Uniformed Troops as part of celebrations for Dominica’s 41st Anniversary of Independence.
Dominica’s Ambassador to the Republic of Cuba H.E. Matthew Walter is among three (3) who will receive Dominica’s second-highest award, the Sisserou Award of Honour for his contribution to education and politics. Ambassador Walter is a former long-serving Parliamentary Representative for the Paix Bouche Constituency (1995 – 2009) and held several ministerial portfolios to include Agriculture and Fisheries and Community Development, Gender Affairs and Information.
Ambassador Walter was also a Primary School Principal for a number of years. The Dominica Broadcasting Corporation (DBS Radio) which celebrated its 48th anniversary on November 1, 2019 and the Antigua and Barbuda Broadcasting Services will also receive the
Sisserou Award of Honour for dissemination of information and broadcasting.
The Meritorious Service award will be presented to Mr. Samuel Raphael for tourism and business. Mr. Hamilton Joseph for community service, Rev. David Serrant and Fr. Franklyn Cuffy for evangelism, Dr. Jennifer Elwin for medicine, Mr. John Riviere for business and Mr. Shane Marshall for sports.
The Services Medal of Honour is awarded to Mrs. Vilna Royer for education, Mr. Steven Dangleben for broadcasting and entertainment and Mr. Peterson Sabroache for health while the Long Service medal will be presented to Mrs. Nellie Fabien-Joseph and Mrs. Starry Williams for
education and Mr. Missie Lander for Health.
Prime Minister the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit will deliver his annual Independence Day Address at the parade. The Prime Minister has indicated that he will present detailed plans on the financing for the construction of an international airport for Dominica. President of Dominica H.E. Charles Angelo Savarin (D.A.H.) will take the official salute during the parade which will commence at 5:00pm on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at the Windsor Park Stadium.
Dominica’s 41st Anniversary of Independence is being celebrated under the theme “Saluting Resilience and Rejuvenation: Two Years On”.