Isaac pledges to be a DAPD advocate

Joseph Isaac. File photo

Parliamentary representative for Roseau, Joseph Isaac, has pledged to join the DAPD in advocating for the rights of persons with disabilities.

He was speaking at a ceremony yesterday to observe International Day of Persons with Disabilities and the DAPD’s 35th anniversary.

Isaac called on all members and friends of the DAPD to champion the cause of advocacy and said that he would be lending his voice to the cause at the cabinet and national levels.

“Your government has endorsed and ratified some of the international protocols. We slso, in construction of roads and side walks, we have already taken on board issues of access,” he said. “In everything, as we go through the development process, is one step at a time. Every one should be looking out for each other and if your neighbor receives something, you know your turn is coming next. So you should just be applauding the neighbor and championing the cause for development in Dominica”

The DAPD recently paid tribute to its founder the late Reginald Rolle and highlighted some of the achievements of the Association since its inception 35 years ago. These include

-Loik Charles (visually challenged) who successfully went through mainstream education and is now is a student at a university in the United States. The first one ever,

-Some schools now make provisions for mobility impaired persons to access their physical environment, though limited.

-The Government of Dominica ratified the U.N Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

-Some Public buildings have constructed ramps for easier access to their facilities.

-The Multi-purpose Development Centre will soon be completed with the construction of the auditorium.

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18 Comments

  1. Frank
    December 5, 2018

    Damn traitor u looking to be advocate huh. Damn traitor! A man that was saying skerite currupt join the same currupt man .. that speaks volume to show u that skerite himself is a traitor to the country … after a man say so much bout you u accepting him in your gov? Ridiculous evil people

    • John James
      December 5, 2018

      UWP will lose again because you all lack common decency. The man left UWP for the very reason that you are exhibiting now.

      • viewsexpressed
        December 5, 2018

        John James, you all are scared of UWP and its decent Leader Hon Lennox Linton, and his Honourable Team, minus Issac, who discovered the Bin Bobol and Fertilizer Bobol that your failed inept Prime Minister knew and a minister in that government using brother to activate such bobol activities from the USA. You all were caught with our pants down, after all you lies and deception. Hon Lennox exposed your corrupt government misusing States funds and that is thievery and a crime., that is why all yo scared f Lennox. But you all will go soon, and the courts will address these matter. So Skerrit and his rogues thievery activities were caught with their pants down and tried hiding the misuse of states funds. No wonder the people of Domininca are poor, no jobs, no more agriculture and clowns like you John James about there talking rubbish and n denial of the truth. Domininca is a failed state with no resources and Skerrit and his clown nd blind supporters like you all have encouraged the…

  2. Observer 1
    December 4, 2018

    As I know DAPD is celebrating DAPD 35yrs of existence therefore they are highlighting DAPD. of course there is collaboration with other organisations. The first down syndrome 18yrs to be transitioned into the work force at Jollys.It is publicly known and should be highlighted by ALC. Greater collaboration will make the disability movement stronger but it have to be from all sides not just one.

  3. Ibo France
    December 4, 2018

    This man’s action is so loud that I don’t hear him when he speaks. No sensible person should ever believe a single word that this guy utters not even ‘is’ and ‘the’. This man swore that he wanted to be an independent parliamentarian one day, the next day he was a Minister of the most corrupt government in the Caribbean, probably the world. He has no credibility and should be treated as such, like a pariah.

  4. viewsexpressed
    December 4, 2018

    “oseph Isaac, has pledged to join the DAPD in advocating for the rights of persons with disabilities…”…….He continues with……………”Isaac called on all members and friends of the DAPD to champion the cause of advocacy and said that he would be lending his voice to the cause at the cabinet and national levels.”
    Issac, you have abandoned a decent Political Party under the leadership of a very decent and mature Leader in the person of Hon. Lennox Linton and the UWP Team. Now you are circled around a very corrupt leader and a an inexperienced Labour Government. You are in the wrong camp Sir Issac, get out, it is not too late. Let us re phrase what you want to say: Joseph Isaac, has pledged to abandoned the DLP in advocating for decency in Government” He also calls on all members and friends of the DLP to champion the cause of decency & advocacy in government and said that he would be lending his voice to our cause in Parliament & national level for safe, decent, corrupt…

  5. %
    December 4, 2018

    Wonder if you have it in you to be an honest advocate…Just take care you don’t crook them!!! They should feed you with a very long spoon!!!!!
    DAPD a traitor is on board so “Examine the horn”,and examine “His horns”….
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

    • DEE
      December 4, 2018

      ”Everyone should be looking out for each other , and if your neighbor receives something ,
      you know your turn is coming next ”.
      Man what is wrong with you guys , why make everything a platform for politiking .
      Don’t some of you Politicians have a conscience man.
      Why do you guys make everything about receiving gifts . Shame on you all man .
      Disabled persons are ever so proud to be able to help themselves ( those who physically can ) so where you going with that ”receives something ”crap .? and ”your turn next”.
      Why are you guys treating people with such disrespect ein .

  6. Laughter the best
    December 4, 2018

    Loik Charles (visually challenged) who successfully went through mainstream education and is now is a student at a university in the United States. The first one ever, no Issac you are in correct. you were there b4 him Skerrit too. You et Al should set up a new one. One for dishonest byproducts of exteme poverty ,over wt short & tall alike, guys with bellies near to touch the roads

  7. onlooker
    December 4, 2018

    Just to highlight some other achievements that have been down re breaking the barriers. I notice that a young man from Canefield Alistair Abel the with Down syndrome was transition into the workforce. This is another cause for celebration .

    • viewsexpressed
      December 5, 2018

      Man get s hold of yourself, and try to analyse issues from a general point of view not just on the basis of one person. You are just an onlooker in the interest of inept Skerrit and nt that of Domininca. People live in abstract and deep poverty and yo there talking about “highlighting”. Go do your research not based on one man who i a failed PM, but on th entire country and its lack of soci-economic development. There i no development taking place i Domininca and you there singing nonsense chanting the threat failed Skerrit and his corrupt labour Government. They must All go and Skerrit should have gone already, he is known to be too damn immature and childish to be leader of OUR ailing island. We need decent government and trust with worth and trusted leaders to govern Domininca,, but not like failed Skerrit and his waste f time Labour government. Fifteen (15) failed incompetent ministers and yet Dominica and its citizens are still unable to have meaningful service. Skerrit must Go.

  8. ALC
    December 4, 2018

    I congratulate the work of the DAPD however as the umbrella body for persons with disabilities they should build a better network with other organizations that work with people with disabilities . They only highlight the work that the association does and not what other organization do..
    Their need to be a better collaboration with other organizations that do similar work.
    Once again congratulations.

  9. better collaboration
    December 4, 2018

    I congratulate the work of the DAPD however as the umbrella body for persons with disabilities they should build a better network with other organizations that work with people with disabilities . They only highlight the work that the association does and not what other organization do..
    Their need to be a better collaboration with other organizations that do similar work.
    Once again congratulations.

  10. Tony Ass McIntyre
    December 4, 2018

    Isaac is a crook and therefore no one trusts him and his words. His words are like ripe breadfruit.

  11. DSC
    December 4, 2018

    A draft disability policy being developed by the Dominica State College .

  12. ALC
    December 4, 2018

    Alistair Abel the first person with Down Syndrome to be transition into the work force

  13. ALC
    December 4, 2018

    Alistair Abel the first one ever an 18 year old with Down Syndrome has transition into the work force.

    • Laughter the best
      December 4, 2018

      Alistair Abel the first one ever an 18 year old with Down Syndrome has transition into the work force.
      U are wrong again ALC or ACL lol what about 56 yr old Issac? He has Edward syndrome. he co-incidentally had an uncle name Edward and another named Cocks. hahahhahahahahahhahah

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