Bureau of Standards has a new Director

Median Larocque

Median LaRocque has been appointed as the new Director of the Dominica Bureau of Standards (DBOS).

LaRoque holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Science from La Universidad Agraria De La Habana and a Master of Science Degree in Food Science and Technology from the University of the West Indies (UWI).

He has over ten years of experience in quality assurance, process control and agriculture.

Larocque has worked in various organizations locally, regionally, and internationally, having served as a Process Control Manager in Smithfield Foods in Springfield, Massachusetts and Quality /Sanitation Manager at Marymount Corporation in Brooklyn, New York. The new director has also served as a Produce Chemist and agricultural Extension Officer in the Ministry of Agriculture in Dominica, as well as a Safe Quality Food (SQF) Lead Auditor.

He has also received training in fields such as Pesticide Management, USDA and FDA Regulatory and Compliance, as well as Sanitary and Phyto-Sanitary Measures.

In addition, LaRocque is versed in the area of management, having previously managed a large staff on varying levels, from different cultural backgrounds.

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  1. Orzan
    January 8, 2020

    Congratulations MEdian. I am very proud of you. You have came a long way. Its good to see you are back home ready to make changes in our country. Blessed Love Fam!

  2. Toto
    December 28, 2019

    He married to Dr. Zola Trotter?

  3. Coulibistrie Proud
    December 27, 2019

    Way to go Mr. LaRocque. So proud of you…..Coulibistrie proud.. Make your mark with no compromise. Dominica needs qualified professionals like you!

  4. December 25, 2019

    Hello and good morning my people. First, I want to wish all Dominicans a Merry Christmas.
    I want to congratulate Mr Larocque on his appointment to this position. Based on his education and work experience he seems to be qualify to hold this position. Sir please do something about the use of pesticides,(Roundup) in our food production because I was very troubled of I saw in my village.

  5. Eddy A
    December 25, 2019

    No doubt this one is a faithful Skerrit puppet.

    • ME
      December 25, 2019

      Ridiculous comment!! The gentleman is qualified for the job. Stop put politics ahead of everything

    • llllucclu
      December 26, 2019

      At least he has the credentials to back up the posting, unlike others. We can’t be negative all the time.

  6. DAPossieMasse
    December 25, 2019

    Why was the Possie man replaced? Is not dat nah Possie people get for the reward of their blind suport. Wait till after election then suck it to them the day after and do it again and again. Moon sot.

    Happens year after year and nothing changes…

    Bunch of gergershes

    • Ricksho
      December 30, 2019

      Dr John has retired.

  7. Br Wakey lol
    December 24, 2019

    Yah Dem 206 man

  8. Original
    December 24, 2019

    Is bureau of standards even relevant in Dominica?

    • Reply
      December 27, 2019

      Ignorant comment

    • Galileo
      December 29, 2019

      A very foolish comment. Sometimes it is better to remain silent if you have nothing meaningful to say

    • JudgeHerbie
      December 31, 2019

      My thinking exactly! Dominica has no standards. See results of the last election…

  9. Don H Esprit, MD,FASN
    December 24, 2019

    Congratulations. Much blessings !!!!!!

  10. Joe Linton
    December 24, 2019


  11. up den dung
    December 24, 2019

    Agricultural Science was one filed of study which lingered in the back of my head to pursue. Heh, but the opportunity to practice here in DA is solely based on your “political” affiliation. Same with environmental Science. I love to be free to speak my mind in the absence of any boundaries.

    Congratulations young man. You are not “made in China.”

  12. chelsea FC
    December 24, 2019

    This is very encouraging to see our trained professionals coming back and help build back our blessed country. Congratulations my brother and all the best in your new role. Merry Jah-mas everyone !!

  13. Jackie
    December 24, 2019

    Congratulations Mr. Larocque! What happened to the previous director DNO?

    • Brian
      December 24, 2019

      Dr John retired and was one of the people who unambiguously endorsed this educated, vibrant young man.

    • llllucclu
      December 26, 2019

      Does it matter? This guy has credentials and experience needed for the job.

      • Frank N Stein
        December 27, 2019

        It obviously matters to the one asking. In 2020 mind your business and move on.

        • llllucclu
          December 27, 2019

          Guess the same applies to you as well.

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