Jules Pascal is Public Service Officer of The Year

Jules Pascal

Out-going Chief Youth Development Officer, Jules Pascal is the Public Service Officer for 2012.

He received the award at an awards and recognition ceremony for public officers held Friday night at the Arawak House of Culture.

Pascal, who will soon be retiring, also received the Senior Public Service Manager award on his way to obtaining the top title.

Dr. Paul Ricketts was the recipient of the Chief Personnel award. Youth Officer, Gregory Riviere, was voted Middle Manager of the year; Nurse LaurieĀ  James got the Junior Manager award and Marvella Ernest, the Jerry Augustine award.

Several retired public officers were also recognized at the ceremony.


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  1. January 1, 2013

    congratulations to all the public servants of my beautiful country….well done…I’ve known Jules all my life…he is not perfect like all of us but he has worked extremely hard with many many young people all th ecountry as well as Grand Fond…the workshops, the classes, the trips to the neighbouring villages teaching young men to set up their own businesses, to do other manual chores…what of those he also helped to travel to have a better life….what of those he helped in the prison…giving classes helping them to be better men when they would get out……he also used to be a teacher helping children in their early stages of life…there’s lots more…like i said he’s not perfect but Yahweh has given him a hardworking heart and love for his country….he should consider representing Grand Fond …good things do come from Grand Fond also….

  2. Anomymus
    December 11, 2012

    that person who wrote the negative comment from grand fond re Mr Pascal’s award. did i get note of jealousy? or what did Mr Pascal your parl rep apparently not do for you? note well the best he could ever do for you is to use The Word of God to help you save your soul from hell…..now this is real help>>>>>>i wonder why you aren’t the one seeking to replace him if you know the job description of the chief youth development officer so well….come on you have the opportunity to do it why wait?

  3. Anomymus
    December 11, 2012

    congratulations to Mr Jules Pascal and all the others who received awards.
    Mr Pascal you’ve done exceptionally well and you truly deserved the top award. keep up the good work, the high level of respect for all and God. BLESSINGS, BLESSINGS.

  4. Anonymous
    December 11, 2012

    Congratualtions to Ms. Jacqueline Edwards. You serve us well at Portsmouth

  5. my take
    December 10, 2012

    DNO why didn’t you mention Jacqueline Edwards name. She received the minister for Public Service Award? It would be nice if her award was also mentioned along with the others especially that her award was issued by the Minister himself. Thanks DNO

  6. AA
    December 10, 2012

    Congratulations Mr. Pascal. God’s speed on your retirement. Continue doing God’s work. You are Blessed.

  7. as u make ur exit
    December 10, 2012

    i have always wondered how mr pascal became chief youth officer and he is not at all involved with the youth form his own community (Grand Fond). If u are not part of his church then he does not realte to u. i am pleased that he is making his exit and hope that the person replacing him can better relate to the youth of Dominica.

    • Grand Fond Man
      December 12, 2012

      You must be drugged or you must be asleep? Open your eyes to the truth and Wake up my friend.When he was involved where were you :?: His rise to the position of Chief would not depend on your opinion or that of others like you, but on his involvement and contributions to not only Grand Fond but to young people all over Dominica over the years. Where were you when he assisted and encouraged the many youth to be trained and now employed in Building Construction, Tile Laying, Welding,Barbering, Hotel Trades,Tour Guiding, etc? Where were you when he assisted some to establish their small businesses? Where were you when he led trained and established male and female volley ball teams in Grand Fond ? He has supported and still supports the school(maybe to help yourself or your own child if you are a parent) Obviously you are either blind,or under the influence,drugged or just plain wicked. If you were looking for personal favor from Mr Pascal and you did not get it, or you were expecting him to come to you. He is not a politician. May I inform you that irrespective of what you say and how you think Mr Pascal is a community man and still relates to all. Maybe you expect him to go to the disco, or buy and drink rum or sit and smoke and chat rubbish with you ! Then you will feel he is relating to you. He spends his time doing more positive things. You should be ashamed of yourself.If you don’t know, Go carry a survey and find out what good he has done (and continues to do) with and for so many young people. A prophet has no honor in his own country.

  8. me
    December 10, 2012

    Congratulations to Jacqueline edwards or receiving the Minister of Public Service Awards.

    DNO why wasn’t her name mentioned as well.

    • my take
      December 10, 2012

      Congratulations to you too Jcqueline Edwards. Great job.

  9. Rastaman
    December 10, 2012

    hi congratulats mr pascal man always know u r a cool guy thanx for making g f city proud

  10. detimeguy
    December 10, 2012

    Congrats sir. Great job!

  11. December 9, 2012

    CONGRATULATIONS SIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Anonymous
    December 9, 2012

    Congratulations to Dr Ricketts. A well deserve recognition. Don’t understand how he gets it done!

  13. December 9, 2012

    ms ernest i know u personally u are a hard worker very positive individual,always on the move nothin at work is to much to do.u work is varius ministries well loved by your co-leagues u deserved this award 100% keep up the good work once again congratulations.

  14. Formula 1
    December 9, 2012

    Marigot congratulates Mr. Riviere and Nurse James.

  15. Anonymous
    December 9, 2012

    Mr Pascal, Greg congratulations to you gentlemen, well desserved…

  16. Laughloud
    December 9, 2012

    Congratulations to Mr. Jules. You have truly given to the Dominican public.

    Gregory, well done.

    Nurse Laurie James, quiet but devoted to her work…even when your own body is in pain you sacrifice to help those in pain.

    To all the others, well done!

  17. Beverly Leblanc
    December 8, 2012

    Congratulations. Mr pascal I had the privilege of working with you and indeed you are very committed to your work and the youth of the nation. I wish you well in your future endeavors.

  18. ??????
    December 8, 2012

    Congratulations 2 Mr pascal and all the others who recieved awards.

  19. Aye Dominique
    December 8, 2012

    Congrats Mr. Pascal, well deserving! Hardworking, honest, humble, people like that do not come by too often.

    I am really happy for your Mr. Pascal.

  20. Unknown
    December 8, 2012

    Congrtas to Nurse Laurie James for the Junior Manager Award! :-P

  21. December 8, 2012

    i know you personally u are a had worker,u work in various departments your were loved by all your co leagues and still loved by your present coleagues continue the good work u got your flowers while u are alive.once again congratulation

  22. December 8, 2012

    congratulation to miss marvo on a job well done continue your good work well deserve award you go girl

  23. December 8, 2012

    congratulation cuzz God bless u

  24. peter
    December 8, 2012

    congrats bro,you did well,God bless you.

  25. sher
    December 8, 2012

    congratulations to mr pascal

  26. December 8, 2012

    congrats to greory riviere blessing

  27. .............
    December 8, 2012

    congratulations to Jacqueline Edwards on receiving an award as well. you deserve it for sure. you do a wonderful job with the children.

  28. December 8, 2012

    Congrats from Barbados.

  29. liska
    December 8, 2012

    Admin: please take note Laurie is spelt Lorie.Thank you

  30. God's child
    December 8, 2012

    Congratulations Mr Pascal. We are proud of you at Grand Fond. Good work . You are indeed a dedicated and committed worker.

  31. diamond girl
    December 8, 2012

    oh, and to karessah (gregory riviere)! from your home girl (your son god father’s mom, lol!)

  32. diamond girl
    December 8, 2012

    congrates nurse james!

  33. Rita
    December 8, 2012

    Congrats mr.Pascal u deserve it. U have always been a hardworking man IN all the fields u’ve worked. God bless.

  34. December 8, 2012

    congrats to all

  35. maindesk
    December 8, 2012

    Chief YOUTH development officer soon retiring? How old is this YOUTH development officer?

  36. December 8, 2012

    Congratulations is truly in order to such a magnificent man, you make Grandfond proud.

    As a youth myself growing up in Grandfond, back in the days, I can recall Mr Jules was truly look up as a Role Model. It is truly a joy 40 plus years to see that he is recognize for his exemplary work. May your years in retirement be full of joy, for you can truly reflect on a prestigious career. Give my regards to Lloyd and Mercia.

  37. Track lover
    December 8, 2012

    Congratulations to ms Ernest,well deserving of this award.Continue the great work.

  38. December 8, 2012

    Hi, congratulations to all of our Public Servants and a special thanks to all who were recognized for their outstanding work.

  39. Motivated
    December 8, 2012

    Mr. Pascal from since I have known you, you have done a tremendous job with the Youth Development Division and Youth in general. Hearts of to you and thumbs up. Keep up the good work. Though you are retiring, you will never cease to help the young people in your community and around you. Keep up the good name and continue to motivate and encourage the younger ones while they grow older. Once again congratulations to you and may God continue to give you strength and courage to do with and for others. Oh and thanks for the opportunity that you have me in 2008 while working with you all at the office. It is indeed a memorable one and i thank God everyday that i learned alot from you all

  40. dominica for life
    December 8, 2012

    Mr. pascal thanks for all of your hard work.

  41. Anonymous
    December 8, 2012

    Lorie James, Your Caption should read: Public Service Officer for the Year

  42. Miss Augustine
    December 8, 2012

    Congrats Mr. Pascal, My very first boss, u deserved it. Special congratulations to Mr. Rivere, thats why i not seeing you boy, u move and doing big things boy. congrats congrats to all

  43. Anonymous
    December 8, 2012

    Congrats Mr. Pascal, on a job well done

    December 8, 2012

    Thanks D.N.O. Admin, but is that all you going to give about this prestigious ceremony?

  45. Anonymous
    December 8, 2012

    Which Permanent Secretary got the Productivity Award of The Year?Did the Productivity Advisor concur?

  46. Homeboy
    December 8, 2012

    Congratulations Jules. Pascals represent all over. You are a great example.

  47. "O" STRESS"
    December 8, 2012

    Congratulations! to all, you all got your flowers before as they say.”you die”now enjoy life and do not fade away in oblivion, as usually been the case. Hope you all continue to be called by the powers that be,to continue to share your vast experience and expertise,I know my fellow Grandfond mr Jules pascal still has a lot in him and is a true patriot who should strongly consider throwing his hat in the political arena, that would be a slam dunk! for GrandFond, Rivere Cyrique,and Mornejune.Mr Pascal I am willing to futher discuss that aspect at any time. take a much needed break and come back stronger than ever.

  48. December 8, 2012

    well deserved. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

  49. Anonymous
    December 8, 2012

    Congratulations to Mr. Pascal

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