Tasha P, Ophelia cited as ‘agents of change’

Ophelia (left), Tasha P

President of the local branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Alix Boyd Knights has highlighted Dominica’s first female calypso monarch Tasha P and Lady of Song Ophelia Marie as some Dominican women who she says have proven to be agents of change.

Knights’ remarks came as Dominica held an ecumenical service in observance of Commonwealth Day today under the theme: “Women as Agents of Change”.

Commonwealth Day has been used as an avenue to learn about the history of the grouping and the issues that affect member territories.

The Commonwealth as a grouping can speak of good “camaraderie” over the years as it aims to improve the lives of citizens through the work of Commonwealth organizations, according to Knights.

53 countries now make up the Commonwealth. They used “Science,Technology and Society” as the theme for last year’s observance of Commonwealth Day.

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  1. hmmmmmmm
    March 15, 2011

    I’m not a hater… I absolutely love Tasha, but really where is michelle, pearl christain, tarina, sandy, all the other femalw calypsonians… They too are agents of change… Not because they did not make it as far as she did… But how many of us have the guts to go on a stage… Esp when dominicans look up to one person… Doing good is never good enuff for someone esp d/ca pple… What were to happen if a woman became president would we critic it to… Give them a chance… U will see

    • are u serious?
      March 23, 2011

      I do not believe it was the intention of of ms knight to exclude these other women . but more by a way of book ends. Dominica’s lady of song and the first Queen of the local calypso! and in between we have all these other great women who contribute to change ! and Tash P would Agree and ms henderson both having very positive experiences from Ms Christian themselves! Dont read what you did not see in the article!!

  2. My Passie
    March 15, 2011


  3. answer
    March 14, 2011

    what is going on hear it seem like these 2 women alone that do good in dominica where is michelle henderson are she does nt exit tasha p who tasha p when dice again that the king and i said it and michelle henderson as our queen every thing is tasha all of a sudden please give me a break

  4. stupes
    March 14, 2011

    Alex boyd night need to come again she in no position to talk about woman because she is a diagrace to woman that rackatac old speak throw that speak out

    March 14, 2011

    I sense deep resentment and jealousy. One day when you have achieved what these ladies (and others) have achieved then we will say ‘well done’, and you would rightly deserve all the praises that are being bestowed on these ladies.

    Dont be negative, instead think of how you to could be recognized for your achievements.

    Women are the worst critics when it comes to other women. I am always proud to see another sister doing well. In my opinion it has always been ‘woman time’, but its nice to let others know that.
    With all what is going on regarding child abuse, its good that someone has reminded us that we should ‘let the children be children’.

    With self worth, confidence, maturity and an open mind you to could go far.

  6. Sprinter
    March 14, 2011

    I would say that women have been coming into their own for years now in Dominica. We have at least three financial instutions headed by women, had a female prime minister, first woman of song(Ophelia), first female calypso queen (Tasha), head of Social security, and the list goes on. When statements are made, we should evalute the statement for its merit and we can form our opinions without bringing each other down. I decided to review what has been used to define change agents and came up with the following: A change agent lives in the future, not the present, is fueled by passion and inspires passion in others, has a strong ability to self motivate, must understand people. There may be a number of other ways in which change agents may be defined, but if any of the inidividuals listed above has in any way inspired anyone or group of persons to realize that they can achieve anything they put their minds to, then we can applaud them as agents of change.

  7. Anonymous
    March 14, 2011


    • Joan A cuffy
      March 15, 2011

      I don’t think everything should be about Tasha P,their were other young women and young men who made their contribution to music and calypso.

      we are to quick to put our people down,we are to quick to forget .I love T she did great,but their were others like michelle ,singing sandy,Tarina, dice, conelle phillips,come on what about these people.

      sandy was the first woman to place in the finals and she did it year after year.

      this young lady was a good performer.and she was never recognized.so please as one writer said we are to quick to give one set their flowers.

  8. August
    March 14, 2011

    you all are too critical!!! nothing is ever good for we Dominicans! women achieve, and they get praised, so what is that to be critical about?!! WE SHOULD BE PROUD!!

    but what is wrong with us? on what grounds are we criticizing these women? Oh my God!! Do we even think before we write? Or is it because the negative statements gets more feedback, we find solace there? Is that a way to develop self worth?..by bringing down other people?

    Women, do continue to achieve! Men, I respect you….but this year Commonwealth Day, we are celebrate women as Agents of Change.

    Dominicans, please be mindful, this statements- these negative statements are read by people all over the world. These statements says a lot as to who we are as a people.

  9. kamla
    March 14, 2011

    why is it that we the women of Dominica, are so easy to criticize each other instead of applause each others achievements? The men rally around each other, why is it er the opposite sex can’t do the same?

  10. justice
    March 14, 2011

    Its haters like some of you that make the rest of us rise….is not the matter she sing one song..is the IMPACT that one song had on us. CONGRATS! And YES YOU ARE ambassadors of change!

    • Reader
      March 14, 2011

      the same said was said about tarina. where is she now? We rejoice too early.

      • justice
        March 14, 2011

        Tarina aint dead man…she jus on break… :-D

  11. Sensible
    March 14, 2011

    Will someone please tell me what ophelia and her played out retired old two step have done to inspire dominican women. I think that Dominican society has already accepted women in hign ranking positions. This song Woman Time is comming in now long after the feminist movement. I dont see what the big deal is.

    • Sunday's Child
      March 14, 2011

      Excuse me?

    • cruzian
      March 14, 2011

      you are so silly

    • h
      March 14, 2011

      Do you even think before you open your large mouth, who do you think you are to insult my queen.do you even know talent. you are a bully.and a old lady.

  12. confused!!
    March 14, 2011

    @Chupes…I find you very dumb and idiotic and I pity you…wish you had more education and you would stop living in your ignorant state…think of what the one little song she sang has done…maybe her win will give your children the mind set that they are free to become anything possible!

  13. Sensible
    March 14, 2011

    I think they are making too much of a big deal over Tasha P’s calypso victory. Yes she performed very well and its the first time a woman won but so what? All of a sudden she is the Dominican rosa parks. Did she even write the song? I think we get excited to quickly in Dominica.

  14. Chupes
    March 14, 2011

    one little song a woman sing she already an agent?

    • Patriotic Citizen
      March 14, 2011

      It’s the outcome of the “one little song” which she sang….

    • Proud Dominican
      March 14, 2011

      And that hurting you!

    • real possie
      March 14, 2011

      some time it only take one u should be proud of your fellow dominicans that little song will take her big places.

    • cautious
      March 14, 2011

      stupid is not the 1 little song that made a difference is the fact that it was a womans achievement ..god i doe know why some people doesn’t read before they open there mouth and make useless noise….grow up !!!!!

      • Chupes
        March 14, 2011

        You should use a dictionary when you writing

    • ave
      March 14, 2011

      YES and why don’t you try to sing one too, you are such an empty vessel with no sound.girl leave her alone. she has change the game.

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