Gov’t appoints Dr. Vince Henderson ambassador to US and OAS

Dr. Vince Henderson and Ambassador Peter A. Selfridge of the United States Department of State
Dr. Vince Henderson and Ambassador Peter A. Selfridge of the United States Department of State

WASHINGTON D.C. The Government of Dominica has appointed a new Ambassador to the United States of America (US) and the Organisation of American States (OAS).

Dr. Vince Henderson has officially commenced his tour of duty as Head of Mission at the Embassy of Dominica in Washington D. C. following the presentation of his credentials to His Excellency, Ambassador Peter A. Selfridge, Chief of Protocol of the United States Department of State on Friday October 1, 2016 and to His Excellency Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the Organisation of American States on Monday, October 3, 2016.

At Monday’s forum, Ambassador Dr. Henderson outlined key areas of mutual cooperation which he will continue to pursue particularly in the areas of geothermal energy, climate change and initiatives in Oceans management and preservation of our water systems. Dr. Henderson also provided an overview of Dominica’s progress in the field of geothermal energy and reiterated the commitment of the Government of Dominica in the areas of energy and climate change. He cited recent climatic patterns as clear indicators that efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change must be well coordinated and must be done through partnerships. He used the opportunity to extend an invitation to the United States to collaborate with Dominica and the wider Caribbean to further these important initiatives.

Dr. Henderson is expected to present his Credentials as Ambassador of Dominica to the United States of America, to the President of the United States, Barack Obama, during a White House Ceremony In November, 2016.

Dr. Henderson has a distinguished career having served as a Minister of Government and diplomat accredited to the United Nations. He served as Minister for Agriculture and the Environment from 2001 to 2004, Minister for Education, Human Resource Development, Sports and Youth Affairs from 2005 to 2008 and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Labour from 2008 to 2010.

Prior to Dr. Henderson’s appointment as Ambassador to the United States and the OAS, he served as Ambassador/ Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York for a period of five years. Ambassador Henderson is currently the Executive Chair of SIDS DOCK.

Dr. Henderson holds a BS in Computer Science, MS in Law and obtained a PhD in Law and Policy; Renewable Energy Policies in 2014.

He replaces His Excellency Hubert Charles who held the position of Ambassador of Dominica to the United States and the OAS from 2010.

Dr. Henderson during presentation of credential at OAS. Photo: OAS
Dr. Henderson during presentation of credential at OAS. Photo: OAS

 

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61 Comments

  1. ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN
    October 5, 2016

    Please leave our doctor alone. Jealousy is of satan. He is qualified to do the job. This guy is very intelligent. If he was siitting by the roadside begging you all would say look at him. You cannot please people. I believe that is just pure jealousy. Be happy for him. He do not have to beg for a loaf of bread. I am happy for him and every young person that can do better with themselves. It goes for everyone in the world. If he can do you can do jt too. Not leaving out your children and grandchildren. The only thing that can beat success is failure. Please remember you are the cause of your failure. Thank you Doctor Henderson for making a difference. You do not worry the sky is the limit. Pray for love and peace amongst you all Dominicans. To much jealousy in the land. That is why things are that way. Unless you all stop. It wjll never move forward.

    • Natalie Jones, RN
      October 11, 2016

      Idiot! What do you think this fake doctor will achieve for people in Dominica? Zero, nothing! His excuse will be, ” I never promised you anything? Just too the job and a great salary which will be paid in the end from your taxes”.

      Absolute disgrace!

  2. Preacher
    October 5, 2016

    When ever someone is call doctor some
    People get vex
    But observe is people who do have not ever a certificate
    What is the big deal
    Doctor means doctor
    You guys get yours and stop beging critical

    • The evangelist?
      October 5, 2016

      @preacher, what about you? Do you have a certificate, or you use the name preacher to make a mockery of those so called preachers? You sure don’t sound like preacher only if you are one of those bought preachers of Skerrit. But preacher, were you under some corrupt anointing of Skerrit when you posted this blog? I mean what are you saying preacher? What is your point? Maybe you after you get out of that corrupt anointing take a look at your blog and maybe you might want to correct the grammar seen in the 1st line, 3rd line and last line “beging” or being? You speaking in tongues man? I’m not surprised because those corrupt pastors even taught Skerrit to speak in tongues too.

      • Tell the Truth
        October 5, 2016

        Have you observed that some words change right under your eyes and you are not aware of it? It has occurred to me a few times. It happened when I wrote my comments. I re-read what I had written and noted the error. It was not my doing. I have previously mentioned it more than once on this Website. Furthermore I spoke to someone I know about it. I was informed it has something to do with the Server or whatever. Go easy on Preacher.

    • A Bastard
      October 5, 2016

      preacher, I hope with your bad grammar you did not take a weekend trip yourself and got a doctorate like your master did. I hope you don’t even have a certificate because you sure don’t sound like a person with any brain

  3. jonathan st jean
    October 5, 2016

    More jobs for the boys.I’m just waiting for you to extol the good virtues of the failed Venezuelan experiment in opposition to your colleagues,making Dominica a laughing stock

  4. TRUE DOMINICIAN
    October 5, 2016

    Congratulations Sir . I know you will do an excellent job.

    ONE LOVE

  5. Cyrique
    October 5, 2016

    Congratulations Dr Henderson. I pray that God gives you the strength, energy & all that you need to fulfil your role. God bless you & God bless Dominica ??

  6. y election again so people of doninica
    October 5, 2016

    The gentile man has undoubtly done very well so as a dominician we all should be happily proud of brother . permit me to say the only reason why you all are critizing the gentle man is because you all are a whole bunch of dunce catttttt

  7. ran
    October 4, 2016

    I am proud of my cousin, you truly from the Pierre roots

  8. Tell the Truth
    October 4, 2016

    Congratulations to Dr. Vince Henderson. You have served your country well, in the capacity of a Minister of Government and diplomat accredited to the United Nations.
    This new position is quite appropriate. You deserve it. Good luck in your future endeavors.

    • viewsexpressed
      October 5, 2016

      What….? Served who well..?????/Are you for real//…….ohhhhhhhhh you mean…
      He has served his master well!!!!!!?, Skerrit well, the leader of the most corrupt Labour government in Dominica

      • Tell the Truth
        October 5, 2016

        Do you know you can go to Hell for this consistent judgment and condemnation? You harbor animosity which you project.
        Stop heaping hot burning coals on your head. Pray to God to cleanse your consistent bitter heart. You need peace of heart.

  9. A Doubting Thomas In Solidarity
    October 4, 2016

    Congratulations to our new Ambassador Vince Henderson. We wish you well in your new position.

  10. Buy election
    October 4, 2016

    I have nothing to say in this regard. Dr. Vince is a laborite and this is a labor government so I am not shocked. I am going to post a comment that has nothing to do with the subject. I am only using this subject natter to post because I know it will be viewed by many. here is my riddle:

    If I am a thief with a lot of power would it be far fetch for me to appoint guards that will help me do my job?

  11. UDOHREADYET
    October 4, 2016

    Congratulations on your new appointment Doctor Henderson!

  12. mine
    October 4, 2016

    Good luck Sir.

  13. UDOHREADYET
    October 4, 2016

    congratulations on your appointment doctor Henderson!

  14. Dorival John
    October 4, 2016

    Interestingly the OAS never used DR. for Vince in it press release concerning the appointment.

    http://www.oas.org/en/media_center/photonews.asp?sCodigo=FNE-20284

    Are we kind of overblowing this DR thing in Dominica both with Skerrit and Vince?

    • Tell the Truth
      October 4, 2016

      If the title of Doctor, a Doctorate, is bestowed on them, whatever for, however and wherever they procured it, they should be recognized as such. It is appropriate to call them “Doctor.”
      Some people are designated, OBE, MBE and the likes. How many have objected to it? If they so wish to use these honorary titles, they are entitled to do so..
      There are some who are disobedient, disrespectful and stubborn. They refuse to recognize them or object to using it.
      “Give Jack his jacket.” We must respect them accordingly.
      Being obstinate and not according them their due rights, dignity, title and respect, will not get this person to Heaven. It is wise to give this a thought. God is taking note of our attitude. Those who are practicing Christians should keep it in mind.
      Our Lord said, ‘Those who know and did not do it, it is a sin and will be more severely beaten.”
      Speaking of those who claim to know the Holy Bible and quote from it but project ungodliness.

      • Me
        October 5, 2016

        Dear lady in Toronto, recipients of an OBE or and MBEcan also be Dr.s and will carry that title in addition to their Queen’s award, provided they have an appropriate PH.D. Vince Henderson does not have a Ph.D.

      • Tell the Truth
        October 5, 2016

        I do not need you to tell me that. Whatever he has, it is his business. This is not the issue. Some people sway too far away from the topic. They love to argue and waste precious time in futility. The issue is that he received a new appointment. Dominicans as those who want the good for others and love to see them progress, should congratulate him. It is a Christian-godly act. Some are incapable of doing that. Although Christians, it is not within them.
        Anything to do with the PM because they do not support DLP, they denigrate. They are bias. Pity for them.

    • Tell the Truth
      October 4, 2016

      As I stated the above, coincidentally the Holy Mass is on the US Catholic Radio. This Radio, WLOF 101.7 FM, an affiliate of EWTN Global Catholic Network, transmits via Buffalo. It could be heard on the Internet. It is called the Stations of the Cross.
      The Gospel is about what Our Lord Jesus Christ taught, “Love one another . . .” which is the Gospel for today in the Catholic Church worldwide or in Canada and the US. Based on it, follows the Sermon.
      Love and respect for all with no exception. To make the world, our environment, a better place to live. To live in harmony, peace and unity where all can get along, is our Christian obligation. Those who act accordingly will be happy and peaceful. God grants this grace which everyone has a right to based on their attitude to others.
      Offering a compliment to him is quite appropriate. He deserves it.
      Peace be to you!

    • viewsexpressed
      October 5, 2016

      Are you implying that things have been ductored………..?OMG only asking.

      Don’t trust this high flying guys from this corrupt LABOUR Party.

  15. October 4, 2016

    got doctorate while he should be at the UN doing Dominica’s work

    • Tell the Truth
      October 4, 2016

      How much do you know? Are you surrounded by relatives and friends who know all about this as some of us do? If he did, he did nothing wrong. Do you not know that those who do take time off, could be without pay, to do so? Think before you comment.
      Some people would not have made that comment. It is a bit low-minded. What prompted you to do so, for what reason and at this time? Who really care to know?

      • Tjebe fort
        October 5, 2016

        Donald Trump did nothing illegal not paying taxes either! So I guess Vince is smart too?

  16. Papa Dom
    October 4, 2016

    Dr what? Getting a law degree does not qualify one to be called doctor ask Gabriel Christian

    • mine
      October 4, 2016

      What is all that of Gabriel? Everyone is responsible of their own destiny. We should not be comparing no one with others . God is the only one who knows who we are.

      • Papa Dom
        October 5, 2016

        Please stop displaying your ignorance I did not compare anyone. You fools like to bring God into your foolishness stop trying to fool the people, vince does not qualify to be call Dr. Do you hear Obama calling himself Dr.?

  17. Me
    October 4, 2016

    Congratulations Vince. But let’s be clear, you a have a Juris Doctor degree and not a Ph.d in law.

    • 'Dr' Jeremy Brown, 'LLB' :)
      October 4, 2016

      Yep. Only a hole of the rear kind calls himself a ‘doctor’ with a JD degree. A JD is a professional doctorate equivalent to a 4 year undergraduate degree. It’s UWI equivalent is an LLB which I have. This guy is a ‘put up job’. He will do nothing for Dominica, but serve his masters well by doing anything they want him to do – ANYTHING – for a fast buck.

      I’d rather be dead that earn money the way this guy does. A disgrace.

      • Me
        October 5, 2016

        I don’t agree Steve. His degree is on par with a simple B.A. In the U.K.

    • October 5, 2016

      Vince Henderson doesn’t hold a JD. He holds a Doctor of Law and Policy from Northeastern University, which is an academic doctorate on par with a PhD, so it’s entirely proper to refer to him as “Dr. Henderson”.

      • Dominican
        October 5, 2016

        mr. Foerster, if it is on par with a Ph.D. , how come Northeastern, do run a separate course in legal studies leading to a Ph.D.? Mr. Henderson can call himself whatever he likes as far as I am concerned but to me the degree he obtained is not on par with a Ph.D.

      • October 6, 2016

        Dominican, it’s because they’re offered by different constituent schools within the university. This isn’t unusual at large institutions. For example, it’s similar to how one can earn an MLA in Business from one school at Harvard University or an MBA from another, yet both are Master’s degrees awarded by the university.

      • Terence Blancheterre
        October 6, 2016

        Steve, a 2 year graduate degree like the one Vince has cannot be a valid doctorate. A PhD takes around 4 years to achieve. What Vince has is a ‘professional’ doctorate and such doctorates do not carry the ‘doctor’ title.

  18. truththe
    October 4, 2016

    Congratulations Doctor Henderson, you say in what you have your Doctorate. Well done.

    • 'Dr' Jeremy Brown, 'LLB' :)
      October 4, 2016

      Yep! He did a 2 year law degree ‘doctorate’ Lol. Any PhD worth anything is a minimum of 4 years.

  19. FORKIT
    October 4, 2016

    stupes

  20. Open Letter to Dr. Henderson
    October 4, 2016

    Open Letter to Dr. Henderson
    ===================

    Sir,

    Congratulations on your appointment. I trust that you will use your Office to fight for our right to survive in an increasingly dangerous world.

    Towards this, could you kindly confirm:

    1) that the US Department of Homeland Security (‘DHS’) has a Weather Warfare Division?
    2) that the DHS has filed numerous patents for such weather warfare programs
    3) That one of its primary tools, engineered via the USA’s HAARP programs, is able to WARM the world (and is doing so already)?
    4) That its tools are used to create hurricanes in our region of the world (like Erika and Matthews)?

    I am attaching a video link here: https://youtu.be/VUEvUqwvNng which will help you give the right answers by showing you exactly how the USA engineers hurricanes like Matthews and it also lists the DHS’s weather warfare patents..

    Thanks in advance,

    Yours faithfullly,

    Dr. Graham Potts, BSc., PhD (physics)

    • USA Weather Modification Programs
      October 4, 2016

      Thanks Dr. Potts. Good questions.

      Here is another link showing how the USA justifies its weather warfare/ modification programs. http://www.globalresearch.ca/weather-warfare-beware-the-us-military-s-experiments-with-climatic-warfare/7561

      What really worries me is that they have been doing this since the 30’s. Poisoning and destroying the very air that we breathe for money and power. Truly awful.

      Thanks again Dr. Potts.

    • JUSTICE
      October 4, 2016

      :?: If what I and others who has eyes to see happening in islands like Dominica, is what countries like the U.S.A and other progressive advanced countries are seeing, they have every right to destroy these islands slowly before they become a burden to the world!!! :mrgreen:

  21. viewsexpressed
    October 4, 2016

    Well….well…well..well…..The patriotic boys are well taken care of by the supremo. They seem to be the only ones benefiting and as a tax payer I am appalled as my country Dominica sinks into more deeper poverty. These guys are enjoying the high life and they feel really, that they are doing us and Dominica a favour.
    You walk about St. Joseph and look at the state Vince left this once thriving western village, the home of Jeff Joe and Grammacks. I am really not impressed and it is soon that Dominica removes these guys from office and the so called diplomatic positions that they hold. Go on Shake hands with the big boys, you look well and nice, as the poor people of Dominica continue to have their hands stretched out begging the supremo, scare it for handouts, food and money to take care of their families and their deprived villages.
    No bananas, no money. The only money invested is to pay fly by night Ambassadors all over the world first class feeding on limited resources of…

    • Tell the Truth
      October 4, 2016

      Do you expect his education, credentials and experience to be wasted? He is still capable of working in his field. This is a suitable job for him.

  22. Ron. Charles
    October 4, 2016

    Congratulations to the doctor from “Back Street”, St. Joe. You’ve done well. Made all of St. Joe proud and Dominica is fortunate to have someone of your stature at its service. I see a very positive future for you Sir. Congrats, and may the good Lord continue to bless and keep you.

    • JUSTICE
      October 4, 2016

      :mrgreen:You’ve said it well ron charles, he’s done well for himself and not the island he prostituted to get where he is! It’s people like you for whatever pitance you must be receiving who has the island in such lost state!!! :twisted:

    • Ron Charles Van Stewle
      October 5, 2016

      Sure he ‘made it’ and will shaft his own people at any cost to keep his nice salary and benefits. You people are so stupid. Don’t you know that anything with ‘sustainable’ and ‘climate change’ / ‘renewables’ in it means that in the end, it is you that will suffer. It is you that will be told that you have to cut back on ‘consumption’ to ‘save the planet’.

      By the way, did you guys notice the nice Masonic handshake Vince got from his handler.

      All in your face and you are guys are still kissing his rear. Lol!

    • Bumbble Lee
      October 5, 2016

      Oh, he from St. Joe!! Woy. Have any of you past through/by St. Joe lately? Hmmmm..boy de whole place looks like a cemetery. Put St. Joe, Grandbay and Portsmouth together, no difference.

  23. LifeandDeath
    October 4, 2016

    Vince have certainly achieved his major personal goals..Let’s see something tangible to the benefit of the local ppl in Dominica from one of these Ambassadors please!!..

    At least Vince has a real PhD..So he certainly can swim if the ship sinks..

    • Anonymous
      October 4, 2016

      Fact. Vince does NOT have a PhD.!!!!

      • October 5, 2016

        He has an academic doctorate on par with one. Seriously, this is a nonsensical distinction.

      • Josh Bird, JD, Attorney at Law
        October 9, 2016

        He has a 2 year ‘taught’ professional doctorate in law. This is a ‘dressed up’ JD and is NOT equivalent to a PhD which is a 100% research-led degree. He is… to use the title of doctor. Just another puppet joker with no power and deep up the rectums of his masters. A disgrace for Dominica.

  24. Bayfront
    October 4, 2016

    who cares…..he got his Doctorate will his own island suffered

    these guys need to be ashamed of themselves as Dominica under their governance has plummeted, to the poorest and slowest economy….

    dem man just dam wicked and evil…just fooling their ignorant base who call the blue sky red…dam idiots…

    • UDOHREADYET
      October 4, 2016

      you’re a hateful individual. you need to repent tan! :lol:

      • Josh Bird, JD, Attorney at Law
        October 9, 2016

        You are an ignorant idiot and need to take meds to keep your spasms down :)

    • mine
      October 4, 2016

      Hatred is a killer and its a disease in DA

      • Natalie Jones, RN
        October 5, 2016

        Hatred is all we have left. We have nothing to lose by being negative. Name me one thing we have to be positive about –

        1) more jobs? NO
        2) growing economy? NO
        3) rising living standards? NO
        4) honest government? NO
        5) improved justice system? NO
        6) better health? NO (we now have rampant CNCD’s and amputations galore)
        7) free from epidemics? NO (the world describes us an ‘zika infested’ :)
        8) promising future for our kids? NO
        9) commissions from our passport sales? NO.

        Now, suck salt!

    • Tell the Truth
      October 4, 2016

      Envious? Jealous? This will get you nowhere. It is better to be kind than to be mean-spirited. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

      • Just for You
        October 6, 2016

        Suck salt and smack yourself in the face!

        Thanks in advance.

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