Dominica Freedom Party remembers Dame Eugenia Charles

Dame Eugenia Charles

September 06, 2011 marked the sixth anniversary of the death of Dame Mary Eugenia Charles, former Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica.  Dame Eugenia who departed this life on September 6, 2005 will be remembered for her great contribution to Dominica and its people.

She served as Leader of the Opposition 1975 – 1980, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance 1980 – 1995, Political Leader of the Dominica Freedom Party 1968 – 1995. She was a lawyer by profession and had a very successful law practice before entering government

Dame Eugenia also served on a number of institutions and organizations in Dominica, the region and internationally. She was very generous and personally assisted a number of persons particularly to obtained higher education

The Dominica Freedom Party will host a special “freedom and you” programme on Q95 FM on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 from 8:00pm to 10:00pm in remembrance of the tremendous contribution of the late Dame Eugenia to the Commonwealth of Dominica and its people.

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40 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    October 24, 2011

    i feel sorry for herrrrrrr. :( :-| :cry: :-? :oops:

  2. Empress 2
    September 8, 2011

    humans always when people are no longer with us we give them praise.when she was around man man man what they said bugging etc.i agreee though she was a great leader however what have we accomplish in the 15yrs she was in power? dominicains too bad when workers came they do not want workers now skerrit here same thing.and remember they did not want mamo too.when things nice you are love things bad you are bad.no wonder she say da are family of shacks she said it in patios.

  3. ineedfree
    September 8, 2011

    We were on the other side of the fence during her reign; and although there are issues that are not resolved her personality/character portrayed dignity,discipline and awe.

    If these are options to what is going on now, we hope politicians can draw a good card from her. She was a proud woman. Her hands were clean and wittingly avoided bringing politics to the gutter.

    We are wondering what advice she would give to restore our pride?

  4. DFGF
    September 8, 2011

    Those were the good days, when the DA regime was not supporting leftist Dictators like Chavez, Castro or Gadhaffi !
    neither the Soviets, who attempted to invade Grenada and planned to take control of the Caribbean region.

  5. WIKILEAKS
    September 7, 2011

    Alleyne Carbon

  6. DA4real
    September 7, 2011

    The IRON Lady of the Caribbean. She was powerful. I am soooo happy her generousity was not called the green clinic back in the days. Some day the generousity of others will be higle praise. Miss Charles was truly a great lady.

  7. missionboy
    September 7, 2011

    those was the days when we did not know poverty, wealth was high up in these times i remember i was in school back then, every body was happy people made a lot of money in every area people built houses & bought cars bannas was a !!g!!, starting from lynhurst down to woodbrige bay port all types of vehicles v.w you name them waiting to load bannas on the boat i wish i was grown up in those times i would have been rich, O!! by the way in mamo day there was no parros like now! people figure that out we got very poor thats not a joke. mammo a lady who save dominica from that same DLP i was told in the 70,s. (GREAT LEADER)

  8. September 7, 2011

    oh how i had love this lady long live my dame please rest in peace i am glad u a not there to see all these none sense that happening in your beloved country also rosie .

  9. Concerned
    September 7, 2011

    What great leader she was..may her soul RIP…. Thats what you call leadership…. Not influenced by any force. She was trully a leader who possesed tact and intergrity. We love and miss you MAMO. ……
    .

  10. Malatete
    September 7, 2011

    Mamo, a woman with balls!! She gave us respect.

  11. zengleden deplacee
    September 7, 2011

    hats off to the Dame

  12. Homeboy
    September 7, 2011

    That my friends was a ruler. She lead by example and was rigid and firm. Under her leadership Dominica was a RESPECTED ISLAND.

    • September 7, 2011

      COULD NOT HAVE SAID IT BETTER

    • September 7, 2011

      Well said that she was we will never have another leader like her, if only DOMINICA could talk she would ask Dame Eugina Charles to help to bring our ISLAND some sanity.

  13. dominican abroad
    September 7, 2011

    this is for the brothers , and sister over seas ,please dont let all the negative comments stop you from coming home , if you dont come home and settle down the chines, the mexicans , and all the people of the earth will take your land while the cats away the mice will play dont fall for the negative vibes come home and build your own man cave , and enjoy D.A., all the negative vibes is a conspiracyto keep us away from coming home, there are so many of us who cant even afford to come home stuck in the U.S. CANADA, AND ENGLAND rat race save your money and get out of the cold weather.

    • babygirl
      September 7, 2011

      Dominican aboard
      no one stop anyone from coming down they choose to stay in the U.S, CANADA AND ENGLAND nobody tie them there. ok
      if them so called lazy business men don’t get up on their bottom and create job, and open business to help Dominica.
      so when them chiness, mexican and other come to do we should shut our ass.

  14. mouth of the south
    September 7, 2011

    where did the name Mamo come from???? lol…

  15. ......
    September 7, 2011

    d iron tete lady! i wish PM Skerro was as hard and firm as you……..the opposition wld hush their mouth…..the mix of Mamo and Skerro wld be the ideal for Dominica………

  16. conflict of interest
    September 7, 2011

    100% Dominican Born of an ex slave.
    No foreign allegiance.
    No conflict of interest.

  17. Donald Tusk
    September 7, 2011

    Eugenia was a wayyyy better leader than skerrit no comparison at all.

    • 1979
      September 7, 2011

      to compare would be to cast a pearl with swine!

  18. 1979
    September 7, 2011

    IF THE DAME WAS THERE. WORKERS AT PUBLIC WORKS WOULD BE GETTING PAID ON TIME. AND THERE WOULD BE NO INTERFERENCE BY THE MINISTERS IN THE INTERNAL AFFAIRS OF THE CORPORATION!!! NOW THAT EVERYTHING IS FALLING APART THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE STATE OF THE CORPORTATION ARE NOW SILENT AND KEEPING THEIR DISTANCE…..WHERE IS YOUR VOICE PSU????? WHERE IS THE UNION REPRESENTAION THAT MEMBERS ARE PAYING FOR????????????????????????????????

  19. Fairplay
    September 7, 2011

    Mamo would never assist or support UWP!!!

  20. Francis Chicago
    September 7, 2011

    Mary eugenia charles former prime minister she was a very successful whoman she put dominica on the map first whoman prime minister in dominica and the caribbean.BUT she only do work in constituencies thats vote for her she had knowleage as power over the opposition her freedom party.She refuse to buit the fond st.jean fabre road 15 years in power people from fabre witness history in 1998 a road from fond st.jean to the sea front bay in fabre.Under the U.W.P.party people from fond st.jean fabre did not vote for what you can call a labour zone da.2 them days America and england had money.

    • the old wisdom
      September 7, 2011

      lol she definitely didn’t do work in soufriere and scott’s head, they keep voting freedom now labour, yet still labouring for freedom lol

  21. fatty batty
    September 7, 2011

    great leadership may your soul continue resting in peace eternal.mamo.

    • Mandag
      September 8, 2011

      I wish mamo was there with us ,she was a great & respectful lady.

  22. mouth of the south
    September 7, 2011

    that’s why i smh when people say ‘all gov’t is the same and corrupt’… freedom party never had all those trouble skerrit have us in… yes mamo had a cult following also… even more loyal than skerrits… but and a big but… freedom party never said… ‘um if not mamo who else that can run the island’… cause they had other able men to do the business of the land….. i just think that in 15 years of power Mamo didn’t do enough… things like banana was natural… we had the protection of u.k and tourism was a major earner back then… don’t forget that mamo influenced her supporters to vote skerro also… oh how i wish mamo.. pierro and rosie could see the man that in power now…. cause knowing mamo’s strong stance on self enrichment… she’d never support skerrit

    • 1979
      September 7, 2011

      MOUTH!!! THERE IS A BIG BOBO AT THE PUBLIC WORKS CORPORATION……THEY PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE ARE TRYING TO SWEEP IT UNDER THE RUG!! BUT I HAVE A MANDATE TODAY!!!!!! NO REPRESENTATION FROM THE PSU!!! WHICH MEMBERS ARE PAYING FEES FOR. YET NO ONE IS TALKING ON OUR BEHALF!!!!

    • Francis Chicago
      September 7, 2011

      she did not like the u w p party.

  23. kazimi
    September 7, 2011

    We need another MaMo. Someone we can trust with our money:-)

  24. Gurly
    September 7, 2011

    R.I.P you made Dominica proud. Your legacy outlived you R.I.P

  25. simple mind
    September 7, 2011

    I hope Charles Maynard “an dem”can speak truth to power in support of the realities of those times.If the late Dame were to come back to life ,I know they would ask the rocks to fall on them.

  26. Da.2
    September 7, 2011

    THOSE WERE THE YEARS WHEN MS. CHARLES WAS OUR LEADER. I AM HOPING TO SEE DOMINICA GET BACK TO THESE GLORIOUS TIMES.
    WE HAD EDUCATION SYSTEM IN ORDER, SPORTS ISLAND WIDE, JOBS FOR EVERY LOCAL, BANANA INDUSTRY WAS OK,AND I CAN GO ON AND ON.YES I REMEMBER.
    INSTEAD OF WHAT WE HAVE TODAY LIKE CORRUPTION, MONEY LUANDERING, P.M IN COURT, MONEY CLINIC, SELF ENRICHMENT AND MASS MIGRATION.
    .

    • From Marigot
      September 7, 2011

      I totally agree with that. Well said. These days its just a set of BS thats going in in DA. I don’t even want to come back to visit, scared they might rob me for nothing.

    • 1979
      September 7, 2011

      AND PWC WORKERS WERE GETTING PAID ON TIME…..PWC EMPLOYEES IT IS TIME FOR US TO STAND UP…. WE HAVE A RIGHT TO BE PAID AFTER WE WORK!!! SILENCE AGAIN!!!! WHAT IS GOING ON AT THE PWC?????????????????????????????

      • Anonymous
        September 7, 2011

        see no evil hear no evil for so many people mamo was a poison now she is dead hear comes praise the praise she is getting now is to get at the PM not because of the love you all had for. Her is to make the PM feel less fortunate.she did her best and with the help of God Skerro will do the rest better.To God be all the praise all the glory and all the honor AMEN.

    • September 7, 2011

      THE GREAT EIGHTIES WHEN WE HAD A REAL LEADER

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