Boyd-Knights receives international award

Boyd-Knights

Speaker of the House of Assembly Alix Boyd-Knights has received an international Award for her contribution to politics, women and children development.

The Chairman of the Commonwealths Women Parliamentarian (CWP) was presented with the “Q Kingdom Ministries Women of Great Esteem Award” and said she was honored to be selected for such a prestigious award.

“When you are called upon the stage and you see all these people in front of you, you feel like you are in a dream so the first reaction was to pinch myself,” she said.

She noted that besides a personal feeling of happiness, “I always feel good when I do something on the international scene that can lift Dominica”.

Meantime Boyd-Knights said plans are being put in place to sensitize women in the informal sector.

She said she is writing to the various members of the CWP to get involved in sensitizing women in the informal sector in order to have them move to the formal sector. she said.

According to Boyd-Knights women have explained that they refuse to move to the formal sector because of something call “officialdom”.

She is suggesting that the Inland Revenue and VAT office must make their services more user friendly and “not this mysterious ways that they do things”.

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30 Comments

  1. Justice and Truth
    April 4, 2012

    Alix, congratulations! You deserve this honor. I am among those who have known you for years. I recognize that you are striving to make Dominica a better place and for women and children. As Speaker of the House, you are obligated to fulfill the expectation of your position. I know that you will keep up the good work. Many good wishes for your future endeavors.

  2. Evolved
    April 4, 2012

    This is such a laugh – good humor is good at least once a day – this woman deserves no award

    • Justice and Truth
      April 4, 2012

      @ Evolved

      Give compliment where it is due. There are some people who are envious, putting it mildly, who do not like what is good for others and their progress in society. They do not appreciate that they are complimented or given awards. You are one of those people who undermine others. Envy will get you nowhere. :mrgreen: :twisted:

    • April 7, 2012

      And it’s so amazing that she would try to tell other departments how they should behave or how to do their job but no one can tell her how she should conduct herself in one of the most important office on the Island but on the other hand she been part of the unproductive machine we have in DA call GOVT but one day all will come to an end, I am a woman and I am shocked at her attitude .
      I do not belonging to any of the political parties on the Island yet I can tell when things are not going right because my eyes are open and I love my D’ICA and all of it’s people so I am asking each and every one open your eyes speak up when things are going wrong dont allow any one tell you different just to gain points.
      Sometime when you have the time or you can get a ride go around the ISLAND and see what a beautiful island we have and that will give you an idea how much we need to protect it it was a gift from the almighty GOD so let us all be gratefull to him.

  3. Farmer's son
    April 4, 2012

    It must feel nice to be honored.

    But before we begin to wet our pants over this award we should ask, who or what is Q KINGDOM MINISTRIES? The article gives no information about the organization.

    • Cerberus
      April 4, 2012

      Q Kingdom Ministries Inc. is a non-afiliated church, registered as tax-exempt with the I.R. in the U.S.A. (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
      It claims to focus on the social- and mental wellfare of toddlers.
      It is questionnable how much esteem these self-congratulatory awards have outside the organisation itself.

  4. I am
    April 4, 2012

    wat have boyd knight ever done for women an children in dominica? i must have missed it somebody plz enlighten me. i am all for recognisin ppl dat do well but really what have she done. except be a bully in paliament.

  5. an observer
    April 4, 2012

    CONGRATULATION MRS KNIGHTS. WHO FOR U WILL BE FOR U, WHO AGAINST U WILL BE AGAINST YOU. LIFT YOUR HEAD HIGH MY LADY AND SMILE. WHAT THEY SAY THEY SAY, MON SA DE SA YO LA.

    • Malatete
      April 4, 2012

      I’m puzzled why she’s always referred to as “Mrs.”
      Is/was there ever a Mr. Boyd-Knight? Just curious.

  6. O O
    April 4, 2012

    The worse speaker ever in the house. But everything upside down in Dominica so I expect you to get a grammy and an oscar as well.

    • As I See It
      April 5, 2012

      She did not get the award from Dominica, did she?

  7. Dayandnightvision
    April 4, 2012

    CONGRATS MADAME SPEAKER. WE THE WOMEN OF THE LABOUR WOMEN ASSOCIATION(LWO) ARE SO PROUD OF YOU.
    DESPITE YOUR CRITICS, STILL YOU RISE

  8. over seas
    April 4, 2012

    What they say they say, Alix make headline.

  9. Just Adding!
    April 4, 2012

    Congratulation!

  10. Anonymous
    April 4, 2012

    What bogus award is that ? What contribution ?

    • TWAIN
      April 4, 2012

      can you do better?

      • Malgraysa
        April 4, 2012

        Oh yes, definitely can do better! Buying an impressive degree from a bogus university that will do wonders for my ego and impress the gullible.

    • Mrs Reid
      April 4, 2012

      I myself trying to figure that out
      Utter madness

    • Justice and Truth
      April 4, 2012

      @ Anonymous

      The world is filled with talkers, writers, critics and few doers. What have you done for Dominica? Try doing something good and you may be recognized and also receive an award.

  11. Oh Ho!!
    April 4, 2012

    Congratulations Mrs. Knight!!!! That’s a woman i admire.

  12. zor
    April 4, 2012

    The Chairman of the Commonwealths Women Parliamentarian (CWP) was presented with the “Q Kingdom Ministries Women of Great Esteem Award” and said she was honored to be selected for such a prestigious award.
    DNO she isn’t a chairman! she’s the chairperson! smh

  13. powil pa
    April 4, 2012

    stupes…

  14. Inspector
    April 4, 2012

    So what?

  15. forreal
    April 4, 2012

    pump fist in the air lady,i am dominica and i am proud of you lady.

  16. April 4, 2012

    ARE THEM PEOPLE CRAZY, MAD,DEAF,DUMB OR IT IS SOMETHING THEY ATE LIKE A LAWER ON THE ANIMAL SHOW?

  17. my say
    April 4, 2012

    You do not have democracy in the House, try to listen to the opposition when they are bringing their points, try not to be one sided. You are not there ALL THE TIME .

  18. real possie
    April 4, 2012

    And they say u the worst speaker ever in the house

    • Anonymous
      April 4, 2012

      she might just be the lesser of several evils

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