Matthew Walter to receive Sisserou Award, 15 other individuals, institutions to be recognized at Independence Day parade

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”.

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  1. LifeandDeath
    November 5, 2019

    Mathew Walter is an embarrassment on Facebook of late..the Standard in DA dropped very low.

  2. well finally
    November 4, 2019

    I wonder where they get the Sisserou to give the Matthew Walters?
    They bring the birds back from Germany man. Hurrayyyy :-D :mrgreen:

  3. Labor power
    November 3, 2019

    Imagine Mathew Walter’s recieving highest awards for being a puppet minister n pppppeeeepp pal rep. What has Mathew done for Dominica? You labour party folks are just down right sickening..
    Where else on earth you see a whole set of awards like this?
    This awards thing is just a big labour party bashment for their supporters n friends n those who does not rock the boat…
    I am now certain that Dominica Independence celebration has now been dipped in red ink n becoming a political thing instead of a national movement…
    When you seee, a prime Minister n a government just bribing people for votes
    When people can no longer express themselves
    When division, discord, hatred, malice n segregation is the other of the day
    When a nation’s passport is being sold for money n corruption
    When a seatin pm can invite his wife to be a candidate for election so a family can run things
    When you have a competition for first Lady
    When airport taking 29 yrs
    You know dis place is…

  4. Rosie Friend
    November 3, 2019

    I know Matthew and Rosie Douglas were very close long before Rosie became PM. Rosie became the shortest live PM Da or the Caribbean ever had as he died in office shortly after he was elected as PM and I as a photo labor asking myself if Matthew Walters knows anything about the cause of death of Rosie Douglas. Do Matthew as a fellow devoted Catholic and laborite, what killed Rosie? Remember I said WHAT and not WHO, ok?

  5. Pay Bush
    November 3, 2019

    No wonder if late he’s been defending Skerrit so much. But what I do understand is how is that Matthew who was a DLP candidate before Skerrit, was not good enough to be in Skerrits cabinet and therefore was kicked out against his will, yet he was good enough to be Skerrits ambassador? Could it be that Skerrit didn’t like the idea of Matthew being in Dominica so he shipped him to Cuba just like he shipped unconvinced Vince to NY? Look we all know he shipped Vince to NY because he didn’t want Vince to fight with for leadership of the DLP. But why he shipped Matthew out? Could it be that he and Matthew didn’t like each other for something other than politics? Just asking

  6. DAPossieMasse
    November 3, 2019

    “……plans on the financing for the construction of an international airport for Dominica.”

    What a sick man… Another promised AIRPORT RIGHT BEFORE ELECTIONS. You can fool some of the people some of the times. you even can fool all of the people some of the times. But you cannot fool all of the people all of the times.

    Hahahahaha …….. So you played with God and He sent a very very and real black man without dimples and with a big African nose to take your donkey out.

    God got really mad when Skeritt equated himself to Jesus…..

  7. johnjay
    November 3, 2019

    Not one police, fireman, nurses etc receive a long service award and kill you all selves for him. watch these awardees just a pay back for politicking and support the dirty work.
    Skerrit must go

  8. Shaka zulu
    November 3, 2019

    For what? Transformation of the ministry of agriculture while serving as minister. For bringing young women in isolated places when they come ask for study assistance? For locking you office when young women come to you for help and putting your hands where it not supposed to be. We just give awards for service without a report card. These young people talk in private. These awards eventually means nothing when the caliber and reasons for gettin2 then are only politics and undeserving. Distasteful. When tbe next government comes in i hope they pass a law that allows for a committee to rescind these awards after some folks are investigated and proven not worthy.

  9. Ruth
    November 3, 2019

    What is that on the flag? DO I am disappointed in you all. You have an article on Dominicans highest awards and this is the flag you are displaying?

    • Dominican
      November 5, 2019

      I agree. The bird depicted is a poor pastiche of our sisserou
      and not a true representation of that magnificent bird as shown properly on our national flag, to wit:
      – no parrot ever sits on a branch with one claw only.
      – the proper colouring shows a purple breast and head.
      – the bill should be crooked and shown with a distinct ventilation hole.
      – the tail is far too long and should be more stubby.
      – the branch on which it perches should not protrude and disturb the balance of the overall image.

      Whoever produced this flag did a shoddy job and no favour to our national image.

  10. Toto
    November 3, 2019

    Well grandpa Poponne get his last year so why not the other grandfather this year. Is ony fair isn’t it Daddy?

  11. %
    November 3, 2019

    International airport again? Well Skerrit needs a Sisserou award of honour for lying!!
    OMG this man can lie! That must be Dominica’s 7th International airport under this incapable, inarticulate, incoherent and imbecile prime minister..
    He obviously cannot count 11 seats that DLP can win, so his lying engine is now in overdrive!
    One thing Dominicans need basic reform before election.Cleaning of the voter’s list and ID card!
    Whey is di money?
    Whey is di money?
    Whey is di money?

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