Loreen Bannis-Roberts is Dominica’s new UN Ambassador

Bannis-Roberts presents her credentials to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Photo Credit UN PhotoRick Bajornas
Bannis-Roberts presents her credentials to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Photo Credit UN PhotoRick Bajornas

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has appointed Loreen Bannis-Roberts as the country’s new United Nations (UN) Ambassador.

Bannis-Roberts replaced Dr. Vince Henderson who served as UN Ambassador from March 2010.

Dr. Henderson is now Dominica’s Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS).

According to an article published on the UN website: (http://www.un.org/press/en/2016/bio4872.doc.htm) Bannis-Roberts presented her credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on August 22, 2016.

Prior to her appointment, Bannis-Roberts was Diaspora Liaison Officer with the Ministry of Employment, Trade and Diaspora Affairs from 2010, as well as a justice of the peace.

“Between 2007 and 2009 she was Minister for Community Development, Culture, Gender Affairs and Information, having previously served as a Minister in the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Private Sector Relations between 2005 and 2007 and Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education between 2000 and 2005,” the article noted.

The article stated, “From 2000 to 2009, she was a Member of Parliament for the Castle Bruce constituency.  A school teacher and bank supervisor prior to entering the public sector, Ms. Bannis-Roberts has been a member of several civil society organizations, including the Dominica Disaster Relief Committee, which she has chaired since 2015.”

She’s a graduate of Convent High School in Dominica and has attended the Executive Education Centre of the Schulich School of Business at York University in Canada.

“Born on 19 September 1966, she is married and has three children,” the article concluded.

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53 Comments

  1. Gros Morne
    August 28, 2016

    And is so we come

  2. Thomas
    August 27, 2016

    It is obvious that only individuals in bed with the regime benefit.

  3. platonick
    August 27, 2016

    And she got to this position how exactly ?

  4. plato
    August 27, 2016

    Congratulations to Loreen Bannis-Roberts – queen of the freebies.

  5. plato
    August 27, 2016

    Queen of the freebies.

  6. August 27, 2016

    all those congrating Loreen are …… and cunning like her. But just rest asured that God is not a asleep. This skerritt corrupt regime MUST COME TO AN END…..the poor people of the country who begar and cry everyday to feed their children, their tears MUST fall on skerritt. He paying this lady HUGE SALARY from our treasury to do dirty work so they can altogether live in luxurty while teachers, nurses, doctors and other civil servant CANNOT MAKE TWO ENDS MEET. Dominicanssssssssssssssss it is time for CHANGE

  7. Pipirit
    August 27, 2016

    A decision stemmed from a joke motivated by a crook fueled by greed.
    Dominica Ambassador of Malaydicion..
    Eat all you can ****
    **** all you can eat.

  8. The Mc Laughing Group
    August 26, 2016

    The best I can recall was when Skerrit was a 100lbs lighter he dance quadrille at independence and challenged then opposition leader Eddo.
    As a result of his cock dance, Roberts-Bannis stated they should put it on CDs and sell it in the diaspora. LMAO then and still do. Now she is UN Ambassador she can sell a few to the other Ambassadors.I guess they wil be thrilled to see a P.M doing a cock dance lol!
    You go gal, get more ideas like this one. Alost forgot you can sell a few passports easily whilst you\’ve UN Ambassador. Come on be an Agent too.

    • Doc, when she was in the previous circus lead by Rosie Douglas, her only, and greatest accomplishment she claimed, which is some fame to her was staying up night and day, working feverous (meaning in a state of intense excitement, and agitation), to get the price of white rum down, so that the people of Dominica could pay less for their white rum.

      Well, cheap rum, causes more inebriated none productive idiots, it makes them see no other color but red!

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

      In an arena when the Matador goes in to fight a bull, he goes in with a red flag, which he used to control the Bull. Hence, he manipulates the bull because the Bull’s focus its attention only on that red flag!

      Ultimately, if he holds the red flag close to the ground the cow will lounged at it on the ground thus causing the cow sustains a broken neck killing itself! She will eventually disgrace herself and Dominica in the UN, her ridiculous dress code is only the beginning, wait until she…

  9. Zandoli
    August 25, 2016

    I had never seen Vince Henderson referred to as Dr.
    Did he just recently get his doctorate? Just asking.

    • Dominican
      August 26, 2016

      Vince Henderson does not have a Ph. D, so go figure (nor does Philbert Aaron by the way).
      If they, or their supporters disagree I would like them to counter my statement giving details of the Institution, location, date and thesis subject for their successful PH.D. presentation.

    • Cast the first Rock
      August 27, 2016

      Things happen while you sleep. He has been Dr. Vince Henderson for a little while. But then again, who’s counting?

  10. August 25, 2016

    Congratulations!!!

  11. August 25, 2016

    Congrats to you Mrs Roberts

  12. Blazer
    August 25, 2016

    De honorable Julius Timothy said put a dollar
    On a string and Loreen will swing for it he was so correct
    Any port for a storm

  13. Dominican
    August 25, 2016

    Congratulations Loreen. You have served your country well. May God continue to bless you. Keep doing the good works to serve your country in a positive way.

  14. John Jay
    August 25, 2016

    Diaspora affairs of where I live in the U.S.V.I and have never seen this lady have a meeting with us. The only place I saw this lady was at an agriculture fair on St. Croix.
    She has done nothing in the U.S.V.I to be suckling poor Dominica money , not one thing she can say she do only to assist or the people on St. Thomas post Erica alone and this did not came from her but from Alexander and the rest. Shame on you just to pick up a BIGGER SALARY ON POOR DOMINICANS.

    • forreal
      August 26, 2016

      you a god dammed liar,,after TS Ericka she was the main focus person in charge of collecting contributions for disaster relief at paul alexander’s place where the containers were being loaded on st thomas

  15. August 25, 2016

    Ambassador to much smaller institution, is this a demotion? Just asking……..

  16. August 25, 2016

    This title is to get her monthly package every month that’s all it is about…she is following the path of many others..

  17. Doc. Love
    August 25, 2016

    Very interesting selection. I wondered what was going through the mind of Dr. Aaron, when he heard that Loreen was given that high ranking position. Dr. Aaron has been an Ambassador for many years, he claims to have a doctorate, yet he was bypassed by someone who has no experience as an ambassador, according to DNO is only a graduate of a high school and attended a business school. It was Aaron who blasted Mr. Lennox Linton credentials when he was appointed opposition leader of the UWP and could be prime Minister of Dominica, even though he was a journalist, nationally and internationally for many years. He was a media strategy consultant. A human resource manager. Senior producer at the Barbados Caribbean News Agency. Manager of Observer radio Antigua. President, Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce. I also wondered what was going through the mind of Mr. Banki Moon when he read the credentials of the recipient of such a top ranking office.

    • University fraud investigator-jornalist
      August 28, 2016

      Simple .He could not accept as his wife would have to remain behind. Barred from the USA.
      ask him.

  18. Owl
    August 25, 2016

    Oh oh this could mean trouble in the camp. They have rendered the UN a place where they send those they don’t want around to totally ignore them till they come home and make a speech. Like they wasted Crispin’s expertise and talent, then Vince to a lesser extent. They went from Vince with no expertise in international relations, now sending this one with less knowledge (further away). So that’s how little they value Dominica’s position in the wider world stage. Oh well….it continues to be a sad day.

    • Fact tella
      August 26, 2016

      My sentiments exactly. Maybe to let her think it’s a promo with more money.

    • Fact tella
      August 26, 2016

      My sentiments exactly. Maybe to let her think it\’s a promo with more money.

  19. Da
    August 25, 2016

    Vince did a horrible job there. I know you are better than that.

  20. Just Me
    August 25, 2016

    Loreen has very weak credentials.I would like to see how she compares with her other peers at the UN. There are several Dominicans who are eminently endowed with the pertinent credentials for this job. Only in Dominica. This is not a real country. Enjoy it LOR while it lasts.

  21. marie-claire
    August 25, 2016

    SMH at these appointments

  22. nonamegal
    August 25, 2016

    Congrats Mrs. Bannis-Roberts on this position!

  23. August 25, 2016

    That day Laureen Bannis take the people o Castle Bruce votes and cross the floor she really knew what she was doing.

  24. mi
    August 25, 2016

    Congratulations to you Mrs LB Roberts, you are a very hard worker and certainly you will continue to make Dominica Proud. History is made, first woman in the UN representing Dominica. Again congrats and all the best.

  25. Reasoning
    August 25, 2016

    :?: It seems like crookedness and being a crooked crook pays badly in the babylonian shitstem :?: I declare spiritual warfare and death unto wickedness in and on babylon!!!

    • Tjebe fort
      August 27, 2016

      Keep smoking the weed bro and maybe one day you will make sense.

  26. Independent Observer
    August 25, 2016

    They seem to be just rotating these people around. All shall eat…NOT!

  27. viewsexpressed
    August 25, 2016

    My God, how low can one stoop. This is undiplomatic that any diplomat would pass this lady straight and move on. “Not another joke from Dominica”. I suspect Vince will be monitoring this appointment and also ensure every script is read out first to not further embarrass Dominica.
    Does Lorraine Bannis aware of the role of the UN and what is expected diplomatically,,,,Starnge fellows about as Dominica continues to sink diplomatically.

  28. Roseau.
    August 25, 2016

    Hope you will be better than this sorry case called Vince Henderson. He was useless as a fishing rod with no line. I would like him too tell us what was his biggest achievement during the time wasted at the UN? How many meetings did he attend and how many Dominicans benefitted from his tenure.
    Vince was given another ambassadorial position while doing nothing to further Dominica\’s profile on the world stage.
    Ms. B Roberts , Please learn for other people\’s sad mistakes.

  29. EnfantDiable
    August 25, 2016

    She has worked so very hard for this and similar postings! And she is dressed so appropriately!!UN-DOMINICA relations is in good hands!!!Enjoy it to the bone!!!!

    • plato
      August 27, 2016

      Worked very hard doing what?

  30. NYC
    August 25, 2016

    Welcome Ms. Bannis-Roberts. Wish you all the best and hope that you will use this opportunity to foster better relationships with other international partners.

  31. cameron
    August 25, 2016

    This was the secret trip Skerrit did to New York recently,a leader that is being paid to run a corrupt counrtry and keeps on slapping the fools in their faces,Bannis is a sellout,and was being paid $80.000 dollars while in the VI DOING NOTHING,ONLY IN THIS CORRUPT COUNRTRY WE ALL CALL DOMINICA.wHY COULD THE SO CALLED LEADER ANNOUNCE THIS TO THE NATION BEFORE WE ALL READ THIS ONLINE.skerrit you will mot be in power forever.

  32. KID ON THE BLOCK
    August 25, 2016

    Congrats to you Madam; The day you crossed over from the UWP ( United Wicked People) to the DLP ( Discipline Loving People) was a BLEESING. All the best to you.

  33. NUWP
    August 25, 2016

    Congratulations is in other my dearest. Progression is always better than regression. U are a true example and roll model the women. Your life is worth emulating. I must ask M Wallace if that’s what he was referring to when he decried you as “someone who is worst than the scorm of the earth”. If yes he is a true visionary. If not he should be ashamed of himself because you have showed and showing that you are not what he said you are but a true example of a true proud Dominican black woman who young women can be proud of. Keep growing my deares. And to you the right Hon. Dr. Rossevelt Skirrit. You interest in the development of people and women in particular sir is examplery. NO GOVERNMENT OR PRIME MINISTER HAS SHOWN MORE INTEREST IN YOUTH AND WOMEN LIKE YOU HAVE. And for this the women and young ppl will reward yo sir. The elderly already give you their blessings. That is y u don’t get angry and don’t disrespect women …………………

  34. August 25, 2016

    Now, maybe Dominica will get its moneys worth :-D

  35. Midget
    August 25, 2016

    Congrats girl. Be blessed and keep the good LORD on your side and you will be ok. I had your email address while you were on STT. I will look for it in order to make contact. JP

  36. That woman needs to be in an asylum, and only be allowed to show her face on the two days of Carnival in Dominica. Couldn’t somebody tell her how stupid she look in that carnival costume!

    What does her dress represents? French Creole? Dominicans are not French although the French ruled Dominica more than two hundred years ago, and if she is pretending to be African, though we are of African decent, that does not represent any African tribe or Dominica in anyway.

    Besides I have yet to see any African within the United Nations sporting such piece of garbage as dress, but with all things equal it takes a Dominica no make ourselves jackasses to the rest of the world! That piece of trash reminds me of a dance troop Alwin Bully had; they were dressed like that when the group visited Antigua in the 1970’s; what a joke, that woman should be ashamed!

    Henderson was a clown, I hope he presents himself better to the members of the OAS. We sow the wind, and reap the world wind

    • I am Dominican are you?
      August 27, 2016

      Telemaque, the only……piece of Trash embarrassing Dominica is YOU. It’s only on DNO that you can come and spew your hate, negativity and malcasse comments. You lack good breeding and manners. You Excel in rudeness and bad mindedness. You are NOT a gentleman and should be ashamed of youself. As I have told you before, your obnoxious comments reflects your state of mind. How dare you insult our National Dress.

      • “malcasse comments.”

        My only response will be a question, how do you define “malcasse?” I am fluent in the English language: I took English in College, at three different levels, my lowest grade I got was a “C”, I scored two “B’s” in the process, and even if I did not get an A in English, nor did I fail I am still unable to define that bit of garbage “malcasse!”

        So, I am going to sing you a song I learnt in Wesley when I was a kid.

        Mash dog doh bother me; shew fly doh worry, you and I are not company oui!

        Mash you damn dag, you little no good fly catcher!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

  37. ???????????
    August 24, 2016

    Eh Las Eh Las!!! Poor Dominica!!! What has Dominica done to Skerrit to deserve such mediocrity from him????

  38. Neverson St jean
    August 24, 2016

    According to an article on the UN website , is that how Dominicans get news about their govt

    • Kewl
      August 26, 2016

      This has been known for over a month and I was expecting an anouncement from the PM or someone else, nothing. Dominicans don’t deserve to know who their representatives are on the world stage? That’s not politics, that commonsense,St Lucian knew who their PM and cabinet nominated for the post of Ambassador to the UN,Antiguans,Grenadians, Vincentians and Dominicans hear about not officially but from the UN website. Something is wrong in this country and by the time we wake from our slumber it will be too late. Continue Dominicans acting like (infront is dead but behind don’t know)

  39. The Crab Boy
    August 24, 2016

    Boy look jokes from a bunch of jokers. First of all why Vince is no longer UN? Is there anything he is afraid of? Is the UN fire coming and he escaped? Who did Dr. Henderson replace as Dominica’s Ambassador to the Organization of American States? If he replaced someone, then where did that person go to? But crooked Loren Bannis Robert? Papa God oh! Boy I going to write a letter to Ban ki moon and ask him to conduct an investigation into that Bannis woman because alas,…………in light with the UN scandal involving the UN and NG Lap seng and walers……………. She sure is not my ambassador.

    • Mamosa
      August 26, 2016

      Qualified Persons seemed to have been running away from that position. ..Mr. Ashe of Antigua suffered a heart attack days before he was to speak re money laundering in court. Autopsy also showed a crushed throat.. But that is not my business.

  40. Seminole Ave
    August 24, 2016

    a rather shady UN Ambassador for organizing voters for general elections in dominica
    that’s the trick…

    the UN should have deeper look at her motives….the US State Dept is aware….

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