Dominica Association of Professional Engineers elects new executive

Wynyard Esprit is the new President of DAPE
Wynyard Esprit is the new President of DAPE

On Wednesday 19th March, 2015 a new executive was elected for the Dominica Association of Professional Engineers (D.A.P.E) at its annual general meeting held at Sutton Place Hotel. The board will serve for a period of one year.

The officers elected are:

President: Eng. Wynyard Esprit
Vice President: Eng. Cassanni Laville
Treasurer: Eng. Jefferson James
Secretary: Eng. Mitri Esprit

Committee Members:
Eng. Christopher Sorhaindo
Eng. Peter Bannis

Eng. Vivian Trotter
Eng. Rawlings Bruney

Eng. Craig Nesty is the Immediate Past President

The incoming President Wynyard Esprit expressed some of the plans for the Association for the year 2015-2016.

Esprit noted that the association role in developing and enhancing the skills and capabilities of Professional Engineers in Dominica remains crucial, especially as the single trade market for CARICOM and the OECS is advancing with the expectation of competitive bidding for positions in the Engineering fields across the region.

The Association will seek to embark firstly on a membership drive which is vital for its survival of and objectives. This year members will be inspired and commit to lifelong learning, as it is the intent to seek partnership with Educational Institutions on the island to formulate “continued professional development (CPD) courses that will benefit Engineers in Dominica.

Partnership will be enhanced between DAPE and the Board of Engineering (BoE) for the overall development of the practice of Engineering on the Island. To this end DAPE will seek audiences with the Minister responsible for Engineering to obtain the amendments necessary for the ACT in keeping with the proposals for amendments previously presented by The BOE and DAPE and required by CARICOM.

DAPE remain steadfast in promoting the advancement of Engineering disciplines, safe guarding the life, health and welfare of the Dominican public and by extension the wider region where our Engineers Practice.

We intend to make the profession more visible and an attractive career path for our young people and students. In order to accomplish this, DAPE wish to collaborate with the Dominica State College and the various secondary schools in career guidance and generally assist in the promotion of Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The objectives of D.A.P.E are as follows:

1. to safeguard the life, health and welfare of the public by restricting the practice of engineering to properly qualified persons;

2. to advance the status of the engineering profession by the establishment and observance of high ethical and professional standards of conduct, the Code of Ethics and Guide to Practise under the Code of Ethics;

3. to promote the advancement of the engineering sciences and the proficiency, knowledge and skill of Professional Engineers;

4. to advance and protect the interests of Professional Engineers;

5. to co-operate and enter into mutually beneficial agreements with other associations, societies or institutions whose objectives are similar to those of the Association.

DAPE is an active member of Dominica Coalition of Service Industries.

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  1. green n gold
    March 30, 2015

    Where are the females ?

  2. Lester
    March 28, 2015

    Congrats to my former high school classmate you were always a really smart dude.

  3. D4D
    March 27, 2015

    Congrats to everyone, especially W.E. you are a positive born leader. Your level of professionalism will definitely be present.

  4. sonia
    March 27, 2015

    congrats wyniard job well done just go out there and do what you got to do.

  5. Annie
    March 27, 2015

    I’m so proud of you Wynyard! You’ll be exceptional!! :)

  6. Dennis Laville.
    March 27, 2015

    Good way foward and looking to see that engineers there will be a solely fully functional engineers union in the making too.

  7. DA
    March 27, 2015

    I know a few of these people. Strong executive. I look forward to hearing great things.

  8. TLBE
    March 27, 2015

    Congrats on your appointment Mr. Esprit. You have demonstrated your ability and professionalism not only in your profession but as a Born Leader.

  9. Sorell Consulting
    March 27, 2015

    Congratulations Wynyard! We know you will do a good job.

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