Dominica’s new Chief Education Officer is Melena Fontaine

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Melena Fontaine has been appointed to act as Chief Education Officer effective Friday July 5, 2013.

Ag. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development, Chandler Hyacinth, made the announcement on Friday.

According to a release from the ministry, Fontaine takes over from Stephenson Hyacinth, who served in the position for 12 years and is now the Permanent Secretary (Ag) in the Ministry of National Security, Immigration and Labour.

Melena Fontaine served previously as Coordinator-Special Education and Focal Point for the Child Friendly School Initiative.

She holds a Bachelor in Education degree from the University of the West Indies and a Master in Education degree from the University of Massachusetts –Amherst Massachusetts.

She is currently a PhD candidate with the University of Massachusetts.

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119 Comments

  1. July 9, 2013

    Well, I have some fragmented sentences, and left out letters, and words in my response to you anonymous, nonetheless, since you the one with no name is so smart you wont have any problem filling in the blanks!

    FET.

  2. Anonymous
    July 8, 2013

    Well done ! Congratulations Mrs Fontaine! You’ll do well! Blessings my sister!

  3. July 8, 2013

    Wesleyman July 8, 2013
    “Mr. Telemaque, I thought I heard you refer to yourself as Son for Ma John…. so why the hypocrisy”

    You see Wesleyman, that is how most people in Wesley Identified me. Now as far as I remember there were four of us in the Village called son, so in order to avoid confusing one with the other, people identified us by our parents.

    So you had Son fu Ma John

    Son fu Lucresia

    Son fu Ma Lod; and there was an old man living next to Roosevelt at Eden Road called son, and sometimes son-son!

    I accepted that, and in order for you to identify, the stock I came from, I may have identified myself to you as Son Fu Ma John; I thought since she was one who lived to be a 103 years old in the village, you might have recognized her as Ma John.

    Mow this Ma thing derives from the French word “Madam.” Whereas in the British linguistics system my grandmother would be referred to as Mrs. John, or Mrs. Etnioffe, the French would refer to her as Madam John.

    Now this Ma John thing seems to be the language of peasants who spoke only broken French, or patios, so rather than saying Madam, they substituted that by saying “Ma.”

    So, anybody indulging in that these days are simply talking the language of peasants, and not knowing they are doing it.

    Yo know of all the comments, and all the thumbs down, they make laugh because I do not know why all the thumbs down, however, the one that made laugh until I wanted to crow, is the one liner, where the person called me stupid.

    It takes one to know the other oui!

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  4. July 8, 2013

    congrats Mrs. Fountain. Dr. Blaize may be good but Mrs. Fountain has a wealth of experience; from primary school teacher, to secondary to teachers’ college to coordinator pre school, to special ed etc.Dr. Blaize from primary teacher to Assistant chief.

  5. July 8, 2013

    congrats miss fontaine all the best in your courier,may god bless u ,a well derserve position for u.nuff respect to bagatelle community we can do it.hudson polydore

  6. Yes!
    July 8, 2013

    Good job Blaize has done? What has he done. I dare all of you non teachers to name one things he as done. How are you to compare his merits to Mrs. Fontaine’s.
    I think that she will do well in her new post. From my interactions with her she seems to have the best interest of the children at heart. To add to that she is a specialist, in a field where we have a growing number of students. We need the special education people as well. The number of dyslexic, ADD,ADHD etc students that we have is astounding.
    Let her serve out her 2 month tm and then judge. But then teachers get appraisals, not sure if anyone one on Cornwall street does. Some do though namely one EO Of the southern district who has been antagonizing teachers in the name of ‘improvement’.

  7. conscious
    July 8, 2013

    To everyone opinionated people do not get appointed in Dominica because the leaders do not like oposition. (History)remember the freedom party members wanted Mr Brian Alleyne as the leader of the party but Miss Eugenia Charles choose Carbon because she knew she could cntrol him. also when labour party choose Skerrit to be leader of the labour party was it on experience no
    it was favouritism. Skeritt came in this way and he leads in this way. Wake up from you all slumber.

  8. nit
    July 7, 2013

    Congratulations Mrs.Fontaine!! U have been in the Education field 30+ years..U are an intelligent and hard working lady..Keep ur head up and I hope that u will brin some positive changes to the education sytem ..

  9. Teacher
    July 7, 2013

    Congrats Mrs. Fontaine. To all the disgruntled, qualifications does not make you the best candidate; but qualities do! Congrats again!

    • trute
      July 8, 2013

      A PhD does not necessarily mean that you are the best candidate. All the years spent writing your PhD thesis, the other person could have been there garnering experience. That alone should not determine position. But if the Dr. Blaize guy has the experience and the qualification, then he should get it.
      Having said this, congrats to Ms. Fontaine. I know her and she is a brilliant and warm woman.

  10. ML
    July 7, 2013

    Congratulations. Ma Fountain, I trust that you will do an excellent job in this position. I loved you as my teacher @ DTC and look forward to good things from you.

    • July 7, 2013

      If I was Melena Fountain I would be ashamed to recognized you as my former student, and wish you had not refer to me as ” Ma Fountain”, since there is no such title or abbreviation (Ma) in the Webster Dictionary in reference to a married woman.

      When a woman gets married to a man she becomes his wife, as a form of respect if not referred to by her name; can be called, and referred to as “Mistress.” In this case she is mistress Fountain; an unmarried woman is referred to as “miss” whatever their name!

      And that crap is not even mandatory, in Dominica when one becomes a nurse, or teacher, or police officer, everybody forgets their name and calls them nurse, teacher, in the case of a police officer; “officer.”

      I mean that is their job, but no one is obligated to call anybody by the title of their profession.

      Only in Dominica we find this crap!

      That is why in the more developed world, nobody have the time to bestowed title on people, we simply call people by their name, their birth name, to hell with this mister, and mistress, and miss thing!

      In America, people address their boos by his or her name, they are called by their name, and that’s it!

      Ma Fountain my foot!

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

      • Views Expressed
        July 7, 2013

        Francisco…America does everything different and tier way.. not always the right way.

        The whole world says Footbal, the cm up with soccer and we here se to footbal, ecveryoe jump on bandwagon..why cant America comply..

        Pretty soon they will cal our cricket – MOsquiito

        We do nopt mind saying Mr. or Miss, or Mrs..to sone people…I hear Americans say, especially to police officer “SIR…yes Sir…”….so what is wrong if we say Mr….Miss, Mrs..
        Do not lose your values and where you come from….We drive on the left, they drive on the right……we pray in school they ban it…..we say to man marry man nastiness…….a black man foirst say yes…hir white Vice President say yes to gay marriage…..5 days later Obama change his values and say yes…..Jesus man…. what a country..
        By they way we need to get Snowdon back asap..

      • Anonymous
        July 7, 2013

        FET you too stupid mistress is a married man’s side woman the word is missus. Egg on your face :mrgreen:

      • julie
        July 8, 2013

        Stupes…I would have preferred if you had kept all of this to yourself..Don’t try to change our little tradition. I am a well educated woman and I still enjoy saying MA so you can take a hike …,

      • Anonymous
        July 8, 2013

        Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque the man that knows it all…..on every topic on dno he is the smartest and most opinionated……..geezzzzz man dont u remember your life before u went to america? U’RE SO FULL OF IT!

        A mistress is a long-term female lover and companion who is not married to her partner; the term is used especially when her partner is married. The relationship generally is stable and at least semi-permanent; however, the couple does not live together openly. Also the relationship is usually, but not always, secret. There is an implication that a mistress may be “kept”—i.e., that the lover is paying for some of the woman’s living expenses.

      • Wesleyman
        July 8, 2013

        Mr. Telemaque, I thought I heard you refer to yourself as Son for Ma John…. so why the hypocrisy

      • Ayeo
        July 8, 2013

        Actually considering our French heritage a married woman is called “Madame”… so if someone wants to shorten the word perhaps to be more informal then I would think that “ma” would be appropriate. Just my two cents

      • concern citizen
        July 8, 2013

        wooh Anoynimous you just put Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque to shame

  11. Seeking Clarity
    July 7, 2013

    I have served in the public service for over 30 years, someone is acting in a position for 2-3 months because the substantive holder of the position is also acting in another position, and the PS makes a headline news announcement that the person is the new Chief Education Officer? There are persons who have acted for years, Oh please it really speaks to the kind of people we have at the helm of our Ministries. So when the PS of National Security returns from vacation leave and Mr. Hyacinth returns to his post as Chief Education Officer what will be the PS’s news, we now have another New Chief Education Officer?
    On another note, what happened to the man who has been holding the post of Deputy chief for all those years, and doing a good job? That appointment stinks. Let people play politics,and sing for supper to get post. Time will tell.

    • kolok
      July 7, 2013

      you all know what happened to him Something he brought on himself.Ask the female teachers

      • ....................
        July 7, 2013

        Well if you and the others are female teachers you all are dam too loose. Get a life!

  12. Anonymous
    July 7, 2013

    What happen to Dr. Blaize, who already have a Phd. and is i/c of the Northern Division. If my memory serves me right, hasn’t he acted in that position already? Just asking?

  13. The Owl
    July 7, 2013

    Congrats Ms. Fontaine. Your first action in transforming and changing the education system is to remove all the square peg, and lazy dead-beat educators.

  14. Pestle
    July 7, 2013

    I hope the system where teachers get appointed based on who gets kushi kushi, will be a thing of the past ..

  15. ange
    July 7, 2013

    congratulations my friend.Too many people in this ministry have degrees and yet they lack basic common sense and leadership skills.

  16. Wolfie
    July 7, 2013

    OO she went a good school…I hope she can actually do something unlike Hyacinth …. Lady my expectations are high…you seem educated…let’s hope you are intelligent too!

  17. Pestle
    July 7, 2013

    Well is now the American system will be imposed on us..

  18. observing
    July 6, 2013

    Has anyone every stop to ask if Dr.Blaize wants this position?

  19. Hunting
    July 6, 2013

    Congrats Ms. Fontain, we need persons like you who knows what our Education System needs. We are not out for “Charity”; give me and you’ll be ok

  20. Views Expressed
    July 6, 2013

    Well for those who know the Min. Of Education, well poor Pollock..it is a doggy dig world in there…..who love their PM, hug their PM and Kiss their PM, and admire their PM…everyone knows that…my God…this appointment has been in the works for some time now.
    Anyway Girl ..God luck eh…..you campaign well for it.
    AM is BRIGHT PM BE aware….everybody have to say “I love my PM”…..Mi Debar….
    I doh want promotion so nuh—-too much roro…..I will be labelled for the rest of my career. Thanks I am out of this ministry soon.
    Good luck eh girl

  21. just asking
    July 6, 2013

    congrats mrs fontaine, i know u are going to bring changes to the education system, we deserved it,god bless you

  22. M W
    July 6, 2013

    I can’t believe that. Dr. Blaize has acted in this position many times. This is so unbelievable.

    Dr. Blaize would have done an excellent job based on my experience working with him.

  23. Jera
    July 6, 2013

    Congratulations Mr Fontaine. A job well deserved

  24. fil
    July 6, 2013

    According to the coments I read why leave out someone with a PhD for Chief Eduacation Officer and place one who is a PhD candidate. I don’t known any one of them but if this is from a favorite point of view God don’t like ugly. Jack should get what deserved.

    • Anonymous
      July 7, 2013

      because the job is more than PHD or seniority

  25. Corner Stone
    July 6, 2013

    I guess congratulations are in order for Mrs. Fontaine. However, It is a downright shame that Dr. Blaize was not APPOINTED Chief Education Officer. One would have to be deaf, dumb and blind to not appreciate his hard work and dedication to the advancement of Education in Dominica. I hope the ‘powers that be’ have a plan, for at the moment it appears that they are simply placing the people whom they can manipulate in very critical positions. Further, their actions will only serve to highlight the capabilities of Dr. Blaize as the he will have to work very hard behind the scenes to maintain some stability in the now wobbly Education Ministry.

    • Qualified
      July 8, 2013

      Its obvious that politics is in play here… Dr. Blaize was the man for the position. Mrs. Fontaine know somebody that knows somebody who is in some high position in the gov’t im sure.

  26. Anonymous
    July 6, 2013

    well deserved your hard work has paid off, may the good lord continue to guide and strengthen you,,

  27. Irie
    July 6, 2013

    So why not Dr Blaize? He has been assistant Chief for some time, and he used to act too so what happen? He not RED enough?

  28. Objective
    July 6, 2013

    Is this. A permanent position?
    I jhve never seen a two months acting position so publicized.Am I missing something?

    • Seeking Clarity
      July 7, 2013

      You are not missing anything, what is the big publicity about? Someone is just out of context in the way things are done in the public service, what do you expect when people are just placed in positions because of political affiliation.

  29. July 6, 2013

    I bet most of the negative bloggers are women – typical of Dominican women – just can’t stand other women advancing! Get over it folks, she deserves it!
    Congratulations again.

  30. Jack
    July 6, 2013

    why don’t these ppl get rid of this Goldberg character he is just there messing up the whole edu system in Dca. He has a position that he could never dream of holding in his own country. Get rid of this man and try to bring edu fwd!

    • ok .
      July 7, 2013

      i totally agree. And it seems he is not reaching the age of retirement. He taught me in grammar school and i am 53

    • sweetness
      July 7, 2013

      apparently u hv no idea what are his contributions esp in the field of mathematics! do some research before u mk such statements!!

      • DC
        July 7, 2013

        Mr. Goldberg is an asset to our education system. This man taught me Maths at the DGS, and he was exceptional. His excellent format of the problems, was able to to capture the attention of all students. This man encouraged me with my thirst for knowledge while at the DGS. Mr. Goldberg thank you for your compassion towards our students success! One Love!

      • Teacher
        July 7, 2013

        I agree totally. We need about five more like Mr. Goldberg in the MoE!

    • Affection8
      July 7, 2013

      Please give Goldberg a break. If u you knew the man you would not talk like this. This is a hard working man who has done the best he could for education in Dominica. Go do your homework and find out who or what is messing up the education system in Dominica. Goldberg is a professional white man(to all those black haters) I have learnt a lot from as an educator. when he is gone he will be missed.

  31. Concerned
    July 6, 2013

    What time is it? I can’t hear you. Yes Tasha P, it’s our time to shine and to stop being used and abused by MEN in high places. I know the education system needs a turn around. Teachers needs to be appointed in their rightful positions. Too many unqualified temporary teachers even pursuing masters’ degrees. Come on and those men were not doing their jobs. It will take a WOMAN like you to get it done. CONGRATULATIONS are in order.

    • ....................
      July 6, 2013

      Your comment reflects the asinine state of your mind. Hope you are not a teacher because you will surely pollute the mind of peoples children. Do you know that Blaize has his PhD, and was the assistant chief? To me this is unfair! Sot!

    • Pestle
      July 7, 2013

      I really hope it is done.

  32. %
    July 6, 2013

    Is DOCTOR Blaize DEAD OR SICK? Please let us know.
    We are destroying our younjg minds.!!!!!

    • kolok
      July 7, 2013

      he brought it on himself ask the female teachers

    • hypo
      July 7, 2013

      We are just being hypocritical. We all know what he was up to.

  33. lala
    July 6, 2013

    everyone calling for Dr Blaize but mr is worst than hyacinth. I am happy that they get new blood and is shaking up that ministry. many of them thought is their moda that left the [position for them. dr blaize is too hard on teachers boy. he just have the knowledge but no compassion. let him stay where he is.

    • so true
      July 6, 2013

      mind you is mainly the men he hard on the women escape in the scot free once they willing to ride in the suv. Congrats melena shake up that place where women were scared to approach because of the price they will pay if they do or don’t give in. give deputy chief to Shirley she will definitely help melena shake and change things. Teacher safe and child friendly

    • Anonymous
      July 7, 2013

      Lala, what your statement tells me is that we like meritocracy in Dominica and I guess the Ministry of Education is no different. I hope you are not a School Teacher, if so that is worrying because our children will suffer.

  34. THE FLOWER
    July 6, 2013

    We needed a true and devoted family person in that role. Looking forward to working with you Mrs. Fontaine. Congratulations.

    • observing
      July 6, 2013

      Congratulations is well in order. However we always tend to think that because some people are considered to be famil oriented they really care about other people’s family. I have seen with my eyes people advocate for things when they outside and when they get in they change completely especially in the Public Service. I do hope that she brings fresh ideas for enhancement and to remain with the grass roots people.

  35. No use being male
    July 6, 2013

    so what does a male have to do to get a position in this country. All major positions are given to females and we wonder why boys do not care about performance! our boys do not see males in society being rewarded for their hard work. in some schools all the deputies are female yet there are more boys in the school . Men it time we leave points of victimization alone and be our own boss form our own companies and shape our destiny. I used to look up to DR Blaize and Hyacinth and hope that one day I would be like them but by the look of things it is best I forget about such a career path the women have hijacked the system from cpo, ceo. what a failed state. In this country men really in labour and feeling real pain

    • Wolfie
      July 7, 2013

      Well get a sex change nuh…gassaa you making NO SENCE….it have plenty successful men in high places in Dominica…if you have the brains, the will and line of success to get there you will and can…doe blame it on your little piggy

  36. Anonymous
    July 6, 2013

    So what was wrong with Dr. Blaize??? He already has his PhD in Education…so why was he overlooked???? Confused by this!!!

    • pen and paper
      July 6, 2013

      Nothing is wrong with Dr Blaize. He just doesn’t have enough experience in the system. He will get his turn. He is young enough.

      • ....................
        July 7, 2013

        @ pen and paper Such high level crap and garbage. You must be an accomplished idiot.Have you determined how long he will live?

      • ok .
        July 7, 2013

        And what about the PM ? wasn’t one of the campaign slogans you all agreed to was “give the young man a chance ” and he is younger than DR Blaize and he is capable of running a country and DR Blaize can’t be in charge of one small area where he is very much more quantified than the PM in any one area ? tell m.

    • Reen
      July 8, 2013

      Dominica has got to be the most confusing country ever. Why Have an assistant, if he is not suitable or in training to be chief. Automatically, if something happens with the President and there needs to be a change, then certainly and sensibly, the Vice President is next in line. People are talking about the deputy is not qualified, then he should not have been Deputy Chief all this time. Talking about qualification, Is Melena the only qualified person for the position, how many qualified Dominicans were given the boots for positions which they are suitable for. LIkewise, I hope that others were trained to test children, because it seemed as if Melena was the only one who could have done it. Congratulations are in order, but we must never hold on to things as if we are indispensable. There is always another level to climb to, so never be afraid to train and teach others. If we are confident of our potential and abilities, we must not feel threatened by other qualified persons.

  37. pen and paper
    July 6, 2013

    A well deserved position for Mrs Fontaine :) Congratulations and looking forward to working with you. I hope to see some long
    outstanding changes needed in the education system.

  38. INQUIRER
    July 6, 2013

    What happen to Mr. Hyacinth? Seriously. Can somebody answer that?

    Admin: It is stated in the story that Mr. Hyacinth is now the Permanent Secretary (Ag) in the Ministry of National Security, Immigration and Labour.

    • Nikee
      July 7, 2013

      But Admin you have time we! This goes to show you that these posters do not resd, must have heard the story so they just commenting willy nilly!

  39. .
    July 6, 2013

    Dr Blaize for Chief!

  40. TEACHER
    July 6, 2013

    Great Decision! Congrats Ms. Fontaine. You are fair and just. I know you will deal justly with all matters and issues that come before you. The men were to busy using the power vested in them to use women. They made a mess of the education system. It will take a woman to clean up the mess they left behind.May God guide you all the way. It

    • is just a taste
      July 6, 2013

      So if you let it go for the man he should let it pass if you fine! That’s just not the point there is enough experience and intelligence in DR. Blaize for him to have been considered. But this is Dominica for you put who you can pull their strings

    • Teacher like u
      July 6, 2013

      You think you srat there not teaching children and do want people to repremand you. Think it is going to be nice. Woman power will fix you up Teach the children properly you know yourself. Stop playing Economics with the people children

      • Pestle
        July 7, 2013

        Teacher like you, What are you saying nuh????

    • July 7, 2013

      what ever row your boat.

  41. Michael Norris
    July 6, 2013

    Congratulations, Melena. I know you have the capacity to carry out your new responsibilities with commitment and diligence.

  42. disgussed officer
    July 6, 2013

    so doctor Blaize is bypassed again…he is a Phd and she is a Phd candidate. he has d experience… is just as Marcella Powell was bypassed …boy i sorry for ministry of education. So y Steve Hyacinth couldnt be placed as PS education? you see dat politics there…. one day one day.. well Blaize an Powell just stay focused and continue to do wat they paying alu to do..no more no less.

    • July 6, 2013

      “he is a Phd and she is a Phd candidate.”

      What kind of language are you talking?

      Are you people not tired of making yourselves look as idiots and fools to the rest of the world?

      How can someone be a ” PhD” and another a PhD candidate?

      When one obtains a PhD degree, they are handed a certificate which serves as evidence that they have studied a certain educational disciplines, for a duration of not less than four years, upon receiving that diploma, when they are ask to state their qualifications, then can then say, on their resume, or in a conversation:

      “I have a PhD in education, philosophy, general accounting, law enforcement, home economics, dog catching, or whatever discipline they studied.

      As for someone who is in the process of obtaining the degree, it can be stated they are reading for a PhD, meaning they are studying certain educational disciplines which on completion will afford them the privilege of obtaining a certificate, or diploma from the University, or College where they studied.

      That title bestowed on them will allow them to be called “doctor.” (Dr.), that does not place them in the category of a medical doctor (MD); they cannot practice medicine since they have no medical training.

      I have two Bachelor in Science degrees in the field of Electronics, and Electrical Engineering. I also have an Associate in Science in electronics, and an Associate in Arts in the Liberal Arts, that is my educational background.

      In the human flesh I am a person, I am yet; Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque, simply qualified to function in the field of electrical, and electronic technology.

      I cannot say here I am a bachelor in science, that would be stupid!

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

      • Duncekyat
        July 7, 2013

        @Francisco Telemaque

        My dear Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque, you are too smart for your own good. Ou tellement savant, ou sotte!! If the person wants to say “he is a PhD”, he/she can darn well say so. It does not diminish his/her intelligence because we totally understand what he/she is saying…communication has been accomplished. You, on the other hand, come across as a condescending ignoramus…a nitwit with a keyboard. With all of your self-declared decrees, one would think you would serve up a bit more sense. But alas, you are proof that education does not cure stupidity.

        And by the way…the degree is “Bachelor of Science”, not “Bachelor in Science” as you claim…you silly, silly man!!

      • greg
        July 7, 2013

        Dude you need to be quarantined by the desease control cause you make people sick. The light must evenually shine on you. I don’t know you , wouldn’t like to either. I would bet my last penny that you are not liked by many including your very own family. You need a lesson in humility.

      • Truth Seeker
        July 7, 2013

        I agree with you in essence. Pardon us, sir, we are infected with text-speak, or Facebook-speak, or Whatsapp-speak, or Twitter-speak. Take your pick.

        Some of us on here can’t take correction and a genuine appeal to raise the standard of literacy and speech, especially when presenting our views in public. Go figure.

    • Anonymous
      July 6, 2013

      Steve was ill suited for Education. Good move to change him. Not too sure why Blaize was overlooked though.

    • Worker
      July 6, 2013

      I tell you

    • Anonymous
      July 6, 2013

      Marcella Powell ?? whats her qualification – she studied education eh? justasking

    • ok .
      July 7, 2013

      I have to add one more person to your list . Mr Edward Lawrence, this guy has taught and been in the ministry of education 99% of his entire career, from grammar school, collage ,private classes , he is also a Table leader to CXC social studies , to UWI , he has a Masters in education Mr Lawrence has acted in several positions yet not one was given to him , he was by pass so many times that he had to change career and went into Law. So i am pretty sure they will lose Dr Blaize very soon in the ministry of education. Just too much favoritism in this Dam country .

    • Anonymous
      July 7, 2013

      Melena has a masters in Education that already qualifys her for the position in my opinion.

      Dr Blaize has a Phd in Critical Thinking… seriously… that to me not even making sense to have him so high up in the education system… he should consider himself lucky to have such a job… he should be an English or literature teacher.

      So having a Phd in this case to me is futile…

      and further more, one does not need to have a phd to occupy this position…. the previous chief had none anyway

      We just need to accept the change and all work together for the betterment of our education system because we should acknowledge that one man or woman cannot do it alone..

      Congrats Mrs fontaine.. Just do your best to be an efficient chief.

  43. Anonymous
    July 6, 2013

    Everything is upside down, everything is inside out. a principal take over the chief education officer and now a coordinator special education overtake the assistant chief education officer

    • PIUS
      July 6, 2013

      Principal is PS not Chief What is going on

  44. Mars H
    July 6, 2013

    Congratulation my Dear. Saw you grow to this wealth of intelligence. wish you God’s guidance as CEO.

  45. CB
    July 6, 2013

    Will she still be special ed coordinator as well?

  46. God's child
    July 6, 2013

    Congratulations to you Mrs Fontaine. i am so proud of you. Remember, allow God to beyour guide . All the best in your new endeavours. May God richly bless you.

  47. a
    July 6, 2013

    congrats mel I know u can make it in all educational fields keep up the good word give john my love

  48. olive Garden
    July 6, 2013

    Congratulations Mrs. Fontain. Hold your head up high.
    Be strong. Do what is best for the children of Dominica. May God be with you and guide you along.

  49. vexness
    July 6, 2013

    so what? put that in the official gazette…hope she help and contribute to all the social problems out there with her celebrated position

  50. DC
    July 6, 2013

    This is well deserved! Your hard Work has paid off. Not only do you possess the qualifications and experience, you have performed, and this is what merits a promotion. Your long hours at the office has not gone unrecognized. Thank you for your dedication towards the success of all our children. May the Almighty bless you. Well done!

  51. look bowdel
    July 6, 2013

    well vagi is officially the new currency in DA! But wat happen to DR BLaize I really thought that would be yours given all that hardwork you put into education

    • Anonymous
      July 6, 2013

      I was about to say that…why was Dr. Blaize overlooked??? Is it because he don’t sing for his supper and claim any political party!!!! I am shocked by this!!!

      • look over
        July 6, 2013

        well is mashup and underground I want for chief and assistant chief and we will see change in the system$$$$$$$$$$$$

  52. Anonymous
    July 6, 2013

    Congrats mrs.fontaine. Fruits of the south. Bagatelle.

  53. POSITIVELY DOMINICAN
    July 6, 2013

    Well deserved position for Mlena Fontaine. Ms Fontaine epitomizes the power of women to get to th pinnicle of their profession. Wishing you every success in your continued profession and the completion of your PhD.

    I am a proud Dominican Woman!

  54. Anonymous
    July 6, 2013

    I have no confidence in this lady,from personal experience.

    • ()
      July 6, 2013

      No confidence what so ever.

    • kolok
      July 7, 2013

      Well that’s becauz u r hating get a life and allow this lady to shine.She means so much to education in Dominica.

    • The show
      July 7, 2013

      Your experience with her is not everyone’s experience. There are two sides to a story. Who knows, in your experience with her, you may have been the difficult, and obnoxious one.
      Congratulations Ms. Fontaine. May God guide your every thought, vision and action in your new position.

  55. GART
    July 6, 2013

    CONGRATULATIONS MS FONTAINE…

  56. D/ca style
    July 6, 2013

    All position in Dominica is Act, why cant someone hold a permanent position in Dominica? Highly qualify yet she has to act,To many actors in Dominica we are not in Hollywood..anyway congratulations to u Miss Fontain

    • Reen
      July 8, 2013

      but is act they acting, acting as if is them alone that can do the work. Acting as if their inheritance.

  57. On my Knees
    July 6, 2013

    Congratulations Melanie.

  58. greg
    July 6, 2013

    Dobt you worry Steve Hyacinth politicians come and they go. You are a gem and those dumb politicians cannot step ibto your shoes. So let them victimize you or try to frustrate you. Tan feb tan tab kitais tan

    • Peter
      July 6, 2013

      Sir Excellence always prevail so Mr. Hyacinth do not worry you will shine

  59. MFR
    July 6, 2013

    mY MOTHER ALWAYS SAYM IF YOU CANNOT SAY ANYTHING GOOD THEN JUST DO NOT SAY ANYTHING, SO I AM NOT SAY ANYTHING. MFR

  60. Power
    July 6, 2013

    congratulations. I know that you will look out for the teachers. Do not forget whence you came from.

  61. July 6, 2013

    Congratulations Mrs.Fontaine – Well-deserved.

    • Anonymous
      July 6, 2013

      I agree. Congrats and keep up the good work that u have already started.

  62. %
    July 6, 2013

    Stuppessssssssssssssssssssss….. What happen to the young intelligent DOCTOR that was the Assistant Chief Education Officer, so long?
    Is so we are demoralizing young people and then we are finding a way out to blame them.
    WHO VEX LOST!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY BLOGGS ARE NOT TO MAKE ANYONE FEEL GOOD. I speak my mind.
    That’s why I call this failed state called Dominica a cockeyed country, where 99% of the leaders from all sides of the spectrum have failed us!!!!!!!!!

    • Mahaut
      July 6, 2013

      He is intelligent and inexperience in her shoes. Congrats & HATS OFF TO MELENA FOUNTAIN. Hard work and little talk pays.

      • ....................
        July 7, 2013

        @ Mahaut Inexperienced AS YOUR LAME EXCUSE! He has plenty more experience than this lady you are giving support to. You all glibly talk about young people and pretend that you all love them, but at the same breath you all are frustrating them!
        SHAME ON YOU ALL!

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