IN PICTURES: 20 receive Meritorious Service Awards

As part of Dominica’s Independence celebration, 20 people were presented with Meritorious Service Awards for their contribution to the development of the nation.

The individuals were presented with the awards by the President of Dominica, His Excellency Charles Savarin on November 3, 2016 during the Parade of Uniform Groups.

See photos below.

Sisserou Award of Honor

– Sir Hilary Beckles in the field of Education

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– Dr. Curvin Ferreira in the field of medicine

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– Julius Timothy in the field of politics and business

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– Irwin LaRocque in the field of public service

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– Jennifer Astaphan in the field of public service 

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– Cecil Peter Shillingford in the field of disaster management 

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Meritorious Service Award

– Madura Walters in the field of education and community service 

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– Margaret Albertha Jno Baptiste in the field of public service 

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– Christopher Pacquette in the field of business and religion 

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– Paul Alexander in the field of community service and culture (award was accepted by Gloria Shillingford

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– Dr. John Toussaint in the field of agriculture and business 

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– Charles Watty in the field of agriculture 

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– Father Mitchel Favalier in the field of religion

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– Father Jacob Etienne Guiste in the field of religion 

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– Glenda Bertrand in the field of education 

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Service Medal of Honor 

– Delvin Esprit in the field of sports 

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Long Service Award

– Josephine Jno Lewis in the field of nursing 

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– Christianie Bully in the field of community service 

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– Althea Phillip in the field of nursing 

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– Cyrus Edwards in the field of sports 

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8 Comments

  1. anon
    November 9, 2016

    congratulations nurse Phillip for your countless years of contribution and dedicated service EVEN TO THIS DAY very well deserved .we are proud of you. we love you

  2. Salt Sucker
    November 8, 2016

    Congrats to my doctor – Dr. Ferreira. Well deserved.

  3. Ideal
    November 7, 2016

    Congrats to all, well deserving.

  4. God Bless Dominica!
    November 7, 2016

    Thank You DNO for those pic. You won’t believe I subscribe to Digicel Play TV at home. The closest media house to the Winsor Park Stadium and they could carry the ceremony live.

  5. Pappyshow
    November 7, 2016

    What a pappyshow of hypocrisy!

    Who on earth would want to be given a medal from Savarin?

  6. Peace
    November 7, 2016

    Congratulations to all the awardees!

  7. Tony
    November 7, 2016

    Hello and good afternoon my people. Congratulations to all and may God bless you all for your contribution to the advancement of our country. I also want to say thanks to your family for shearing you with us.

  8. Doc. Love
    November 7, 2016

    In recent times, Toussaint was accused of allegedly being responsible for polluting a river in La Plaine, he found favor with the Government to have an award bestowed on him. Mr. Lockart Sebatien is presently in India flying the flag of Dominica as a West Indies cricket selector, notwithstanding, his many outstanding performances with the bat and captain of the Dominica cricket team, also as an administrator in Dominica and West Indies cricket, no award. In my opinion, because of politics, he will not be honored. It would appear, the worse things you do the more you are honored. Case in point, a Minister of Government is alleged to have physically beaten three men for stealing his produce, instead of an investigation and subsequent arrest, he was chosen to act as Prime Minister. A close friend of Skeritt was accused of polluting a river, he too, was honored. Maybe next year, the radio station boss who allegedly publicly abused a young lady, maybe honored.

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