Antigua and Barbuda backs Dominican for top PAHO job

Dr. Carisa Ettienne. Photo by GIS

The Antigua & Barbuda government has endorsed Dominican, Dr Carissa Etienne for the position of director general of the Pan American Health Organisation, PAHO.

Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer joined his regional colleagues in giving unanimous support to Dr Etienne at the recently concluded Caricom Heads meeting in St Vincent & the Grenadines.

Dr Etienne told OBSEVER Media, from Roseau, that the support given by Antigua & Barbuda bodes well for her PAHO bid.


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  1. an
    July 20, 2012

    let us all pray and support Dr Ettienne, she is a great woman and Doctor all the best

  2. My Doctor
    July 20, 2012

    Respect Dominican women…

  3. Saysay
    July 20, 2012

    Am not done because he was afraid tha the were going to vote for V.C.Bird.

  4. Saysay
    July 20, 2012

    Times have changed. I remember when Spencer was the oppossition and he was rounding up all Dominicans in the 1970’s and sending them home.

    • budman
      July 20, 2012

      how does a person in opposition round up people? secondly, as a student of Caribbean history and politics, Spencer was not even a politician in the 70s much less an opposition member. you are one of those lester bird/tony astaphan disciples aren’t you? you know the type that’s liberal with the truth and facts? or are you just repeating nonsense? did you also forget that Bird was the opposition for most of the 70s? are you saying Spencer was with Bird those times? the silliness never ends.

  5. Dr. Mom
    July 19, 2012

    Best Doctor Ever!!!!! We the Dominican people are rallying 100 per cent with you

  6. CIA on the Watch
    July 19, 2012

    What a pity we dont have person of high morals and integrety like her to serve we the masses in Dominica, Dr Etienne made our primary health care a model for the rest of the caribbean and i can only wish her well and trust the rest of the caribbean will support her nomination. DOMINICA AND THE VILLAGE OF MASSACRE IS PROUD OF YOUR NOMINATION

  7. speaking logic
    July 19, 2012

    yeah that would be so great and what a big move for our country and the Caribbean..

  8. Dominican
    July 19, 2012

    Way to go Dr. E

  9. Faceup
    July 19, 2012

    New her in D.C great woman !!!

  10. Realist
    July 19, 2012

    What is so extra-ordinary about this particular support. It was already agreed that Caricom as a block of sister nations would give Dominica the support.

  11. July 19, 2012

    Are you kidding me,when it comes for promotion/high ranking positions, Latinos do not support no one but their own, them Latinos do not go against their people regardless of what they do to each other.even though they are flocking to DA, that does not mean that they like us

    Dr Etienne you are in my prayers, and if it is God’s will it shall be done

      July 19, 2012

      i am happy to see her picture and no one is complaining and wants to sue dno. so why mention about suit because dno posted the picture of dbs former manager marriette warrington. you see how some dominicans are just bias; what is a news item in this time and age without a photo of the subject; people we are in 2012 no in 1220.

  12. Voice From The North
    July 19, 2012

    I am 200% in support of Dr Ettienne’s bid for the director General of PAHO. I worked under her leadership and I know how dedicated and committed she is to Public Health. Good luck Dr Ettienne.

  13. Marcus Hill
    July 19, 2012

    Great!! We all support you Dr. Etienne!!

    Let’s see who ALBA and the other Latin American Countries will support?

    I hear they want an Ecuadorean man.

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