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.