Nature Island Riders elects first female president 

NIR President Kaya Cuffy

The Nature Island Riders Motorcycle Club (NIR MC) held its annual election on Saturday 5th June 2021 at Tortis Bar located on Donkey Beach in Canefield. The club members elected their first female president Ms. Kaya Cuffy. Prior to that, she served as secretary to the club for two (2) years. Ms. Cuffy, who has been a bike rider for over 10 years, is one of the few female motorcycle riders in Dominica.

The fifteen (15) committee members for June 2021-2022 are:

President                              – Ms. Kaya Cuffy

Vice President                      – Mr. Timaeus Garraway

Treasurer                              – Mr. Stefan “Stefcury” Royer

Assistant Treasurer               – Mr. Heskeith “Keith”Bellot

Secretary                              – Ms. Shanon “Shanz” Joseph

Assistant Secretary               – Ms. Andria “Drea” Esprit

PRO                                      – Kenton “Kenty” St. Jean

Sergeant of Arms                 – Nial “Pow” Powel


Road Captains       

Kenson Alexander

Chavel “Pisse” Laurent

Glenroy “Kalash” Harry


General Members   

Anthony “Punch” Ricketts

Mandel Gregoire

Angus George

Dwight “Phat-i” Trottman

Immediate past President Mr. Carlos Charles wished Ms. Cuffy and her committee all the best for the new year and pledged his support to assist wherever the need arises.

Past Vice President Glendon “Muscover” Samuel said, “Congratulations to the new committee. The road ahead will be easy with the support of all the members. I will be available to share or discuss any ideas if needed.”

The newly-elected president said she looks forward to serving as the president of the club for the next year along with the rest of the committee.

“We hope to have more visibility in Dominica by hosting more activities etc. and engaging in positive works. However, safety is always first. Therefore, whatever activities we plan, we will abide by the established COVID protocols,” Cuffy stated.

She also encourages all bike riders and their pillion riders to always wear safety gears and advised other road users to be on the lookout for bikers.

The NIR committee will serve for one year.

Any persons interested in joining the club can contact the club directly via Email or any of its members.

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  1. Da Girl
    June 24, 2021

    Yay Kaya!! Use your position to influence other riders and encourage safe riding, especially the use of helmets, prudence when riding through traffic and speeding.

  2. Odinn
    June 23, 2021

    Congratulations lady :-) You set að good example by wearing a helmet. In most countries it is illegal to ride a motorbike without a helmet and other protective gear.

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  3. our Sisserou laying Eggs
    June 22, 2021

    please lead the way in demonstrating safe riding protocols for bikers all over the island.
    1. Teach them to wear proper head gear, foot gear, and body gear
    2. teach them to not drive recklessly (excessive speeding and wheeling on busy public roads)
    3. Teach them that although bikes can be used for enjoyment, but be mindful of others peace of mind. Thus stop revving the bike uselessly (especially for the scooters that go beng beng beng, its very annoying)

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  4. Manu
    June 22, 2021

    That’s all the country needs, a motorcycle club and more bikes. Haven’t enough young guys lost their lives already? Dominica has no roads for motorbikes. Grow up!!

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    • Channel 1
      June 23, 2021

      @Manu – You are correct.

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    • NoOneImportant
      June 24, 2021

      dominica has no road for a lot of vehicles that are currently on the roads of dominica. so though you may be correct for saying that, dominica needs avenues for going forward and climbing the world ladder…. and this is one of them…. a bike club is not only for bikers to ride bikes…. its a club and they can do a lot more than just ride bike…. i.e. just being a club shows the youth of today that there is no need to sit on the side of the road all day… they can get involved in something that will help the community including themselves. i think it is quite a let down to make that statement “thats all the country needs, a motorcycle club and more bikes” ….. we all have a part to play and we cannot all fill the same seat, if everyone were a doctor then who would be our patients??

      • FIA
        June 27, 2021

        ‘Dominica needs avenues for going forward and climbing the world ladder….’ And a Motorcycle Club is your answer?? Wow, this must come straight out of Skerrits Economic Stimulus Chest. Sometimes I do have to ask myself if I am in the right place. I mean with opinions like that we definitely are NOT a real country and Skerrit know this all along.

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