Dominican Iyka Dorival makes a mark at UWI

Iyka Dorival

Iyka Dorival, a former Convent High School student, and Lead Institute graduate, is blazing a trail at the University of the West Indies (UWI).

She is a final year law student at Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, pursuing her Bachelor of Law degree.

Ms. Dorival exemplifies the very essence of an all-round student.  She believes that “balance is not only essential in ensuring the efficient functioning of various ambits of society but is also essential in the holistic development of any individual”.

Throughout her time at UWI, Dorival served as the Secretary of the Dominica Students Association at Cave Hill for the academic year 2019/2020. She then contested and won the elected position of Sir Philip Sherlock Hall Chairperson, becoming the first woman and Dominican to ever hold the post since the hall’s inauguration in 1971. She also served as that hall’s representative on the Guild of Students, as well as the Constitutional Chairperson of the UWI Debate Society. Moreover, Dorival was the Vice President of Membership for the UWI STAT Vice Chancellor’s Ambassadors and was appointed the Official Convener for the Commonwealth of Dominica for the organization, Global Peace.

Last year, Dorival co-founded a non-governmental organization dubbed “The Unmasked 7” with six other promising law students (three of whom are also alumna of the Lead Institute) which provides legal and socioeconomic education of topical issues plaguing the region. She also founded her own blog, “Dori’s Daily” as she believes it to be “a small avenue for motivating and inspiring others through the myriad of challenges life may throw their way”.

Apart from juggling so many responsibilities Dorival has managed to maintain strong academic standing which led her to be awarded a First Caribbean International Bank Scholarship for academic excellence last year. She has also been awarded the “Most Outstanding Dominican Student” at the University of the West Indies by the Dominican Students Association for her exemplary academic and extra-curricular performance.

Dorival credits the Lead Institute for laying a solid foundation toward her future.

“The CAPE Associate’s Degree in Law, in particular, was instrumental in sensitising me to the basics of Caribbean law and jurisprudence which placed me at an advantage when entering the LLB program. Lead Institute afforded me the opportunity to jumpstart my love for law, and for that I will be forever grateful”, she said.

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  1. Cuttie
    August 7, 2021

    God’s blessings be with you, Ms Dorival as u continue ur journey to success!

  2. Dave
    August 7, 2021

    Congrats to Iyika. Well done. Making us all proud. Keep up the great work and all round top performance.

  3. Bwa-Banday
    August 6, 2021

    OMG….that young lady needs to run for queen. I am proclaiming her the MOST Beautiful woman alive in Dca today! Wow! Wow! My god, with that beauty and her brains she is a winner already. You go girl but keep your eyes on those alleged enviole cabalist because I know they watching you closely. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: …Yes I said it. Especially the Zafan-sans -papa and Whiteless. Dont worry about Judas the traitor his rabbit pellet gun will misfire :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  4. %
    August 6, 2021

    This Caricom leader called Gonzales, with his dictatotial tendencies also has his son in a top position in his government plus his sons wife leading their IPO…So its CORRUPTION GALORE!!!
    I am so happy that Caricom people are rising up to those evil men posing as dictators.
    St Lucia first, St Vincent second……..The pot keeps boiling!!!!
    Take What You Get Gonzales!!!
    I am sorry for the people of St Vincent that you had under subjugation, but not you!!!

    • %
      August 6, 2021

      My dear lyka Dorival..
      I would just like to effusively congratulate you on a job well done.
      It’s not the end of the road.
      Keep on Striving for excellence. You have it within you.

  5. HR
    August 6, 2021

    Keep it up Iyka and remember God is first in everything!

  6. Bee
    August 6, 2021

    Awesome! Congratulations young lady. Keep that fire burning.

  7. Lin clown
    August 6, 2021

    If our Prime MinisterDr.Roosevelt Skerrit is injured by any protest organized by LOFTUS DURAND,MERVIN JNO BAPTISTE or UWP,all HELL is going to break loose. People WILL PAY.

    • Samurai
      August 6, 2021

      Hahahahaha… You really made my day. You are as sick as they come. What are you gonna do. I kick your rear into the next century. Bullsh…r!

    • Imputing Improper Motives (IIM)
      August 7, 2021

      Strange how Laborites always claim the UWP is the one advancing and advocating for violence, but not one time can anyone point to evidence of violence initiated or advocated by the UWP. Melissa did it, and now this “clown” as if, with impunity, they own the paten on violence.

      The concern I have is that you have singled out individuals by name for violence against them, and it is quite possible you or some other nut, instigated by you, can in fact undertake some form of violence against these individuals. I hope you know that if anything happens to these gentlemen, you can be held liable and responsible.

      While you may be using the pseudo-directional acronym “Lin clown,” computer forensics can recover the IP Address and computer from which you issued this posting.

      Eric Arthur Blair: George Orwell 1984 8) my brother.

  8. Zandoli
    August 6, 2021

    Excellent. I love to see young people push themselves to achieve their goals. With that attitude there is no doubt she will become a very good lawyer.

  9. Dr Clayton Shillingford
    August 6, 2021

    Congratulations to MS Dorival She is setting a high standard for others

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