Felix Gregoire new OECS ambassador

New OECS ambassador Felix Gregoire

It has been confirmed that former cabinet secretary Felix Gregoire, has been chosen as Dominica’s new ambassador to the OECS.

The position was formerly held by the late Charles Maynard.

Gregoire will officially take up his post on November 1, 2012.

More details to follow.

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51 Comments

  1. geert vandamme
    November 1, 2012

    BEST REGARDS
    from a belgium man that was working on jour
    neighbours hous.
    and thanks for what you did for me back
    those days,
    hope everything ho well
    still mis dominica every day
    love you all

  2. NEUTRAL
    October 31, 2012

    Why would SOME Dominicans take so much pride in destroying the good name of others for their own selfish reasons while hiding behind pen names?
    I am not aware that Mr Gregoire has been convicted of any illegal act during his career as a Public Officer. DNO take note.
    Congratulations to a patriotic son of the soil who has rendered yoeman service to his country.

  3. Lawrence Blaize
    October 31, 2012

    In August,1979 we Dominicans had a renewed spirit based upon a one unified people which was brought about by the mighty force of huricane David. Do we need another natural disaster as such to reunite us? Hell of an impression to make to the outside world on our newly nominated OECS Ambassador!!! Congratulations Brother In-law

  4. hush
    October 30, 2012

    congratulations mr. gregoire you deserved it.

  5. Malatete
    October 30, 2012

    The question is, do we really need an ambassador to the OECS? We are an impoverished nation of less than 70,000 souls and the entire OECS barely amounts to 600,000 people, who speak the same language, have similar judicial sytems, the same currency and many other commonalities.On such a small scale and this context can’t we settle things on a less formal level between our respectice parliaments. Do we we have to create those grandiose posts for retired civil servants as a form o gilt-edged pension? I wish mr. Gregoire well but question the validity of such an appointment.

    • October 31, 2012

      would your point of view varied, had it been someone younger?

  6. Ambrose
    October 30, 2012

    This appointment is a true testimony of this government non interest in the young graduates of this country, Skerrit only interest in young persons is for their vote, everyone who lives in Dominica knows that Felix Gregory as cabinet secretary served the political directorate, this man has demeaned the chair of cabinet secretary and now he is placed in a position to demean the position of ambassador, Where are all our qualified young graduates gone?? Guess they are in hiding where this current administration cannot find them not untill when the next election is called, this appointment serve as a warning to our young graduates that your sacrifice to work hard and achieve will not be recognise by this government, whose only interest is to appoint yes and retired men like Felix Gregory in position that he does not deserve

    • Peeping Tom
      October 30, 2012

      Ambrose: ” this man has demeaned the chair of cabinet secretary”.

      Really? How so?

  7. Marcus Hill
    October 30, 2012

    And by the way DNO, can you please post the CV of the Ambassador?

    At least your readers will see how well-prepared and schooled he is for this new appointment.

    • Truth Seeker
      October 30, 2012

      Yes, post his CV for all to scrutinize. See if he meets the requirements for the post. And while, at it, post the duties. Help us be better informed on how and why our tax money is spent, and anticipate the returns on our “investment.”

  8. Doc.love
    October 30, 2012

    Now I know why he was one of the main actors in the gabbage bin fiasco.Why must educated, outstanding Dominicans like them fellars convince themselves that they must hold on to a coat tail inorder to progress in life.

  9. frenz
    October 30, 2012

    Somebody please educate me on the OECS ambassadorial position. I would really like to see what these guys do. Just curious.

  10. Hmmm
    October 30, 2012

    A few shall eat. No other qualified people that could be appointed? I guess its “Jobs for the Boys”. Oh well. Smh

    • Anonymous
      October 30, 2012

      why not give someone else an opportunity to serve the country. Mr. gregoire,in my opinion has done enough.He should relax now and go do community service.

  11. Anonymous
    October 30, 2012

    Who cares? Really? Like these positions mean anything anymore. Back in the day these positions used to stand for something and said something about the person appointed. Typically you could corelate the position with the integrity, ability and accomplishments of the person and with that the title brought with it the ultimate perk – well deserved and earned respect.

    Today? What a joke. Appointment to these positions pretty much states – you are a corrupt official who has covered up some serious shit for the government and are now being rewarded with a cushy job with fat salary and even fatter perks.

    Never met Felix Gregoire don’t know anything about him but this position and his acceptance of it tells me I don’t want to know him and I dont want my children anywhere near him or his children as apple dont fall far from the tree.

    At least the past 2 administrations have made it easier to seperate the kwas from the well meaning.

    • Anonymous
      October 30, 2012

      Let’s just say – MASA DAYS are GONE!!

  12. a boy
    October 30, 2012

    So after two pension is it not time to let someone else get an exposure,Job for one of the boys again

  13. william
    October 30, 2012

    We all at what Gregoire get take . He was never retired He still had his office, Take all what you can get so when the big day come , you will stand up for the supremo although they are preparing for the soufiere constituency. Take it ALL MAY EAT, BUT FEW MAY GET.

  14. Gerald La Touche JP
    October 30, 2012

    Congratulations ambassador Felix Gregoire. But seriously, as someone who has recently presented my MA thesis on Caribbean regionalism, I do not believe that we can advance this cause by regurgitating old and retired minds. Seriously are there really no young educated minds in Dominica to help take the regional agenda forward with current thinking and new integration methodologies? I will not be considered because I was already told that I need to belong to ‘the party’ to be considered – and as an international Dominican I do not belong to any political party. God bless Dominica and the Caribbean – good luck to us – but I hope I live to see the day when we can overcome this political malaise and stand up instead as a proud people and nation.

    • Gerald La Touche JP
      October 30, 2012

      By the way have we appointed the new CARICOM ambassador yet to replace the late Hon. Charles Maynard?

    • Anonymous
      October 30, 2012

      Congratulations on your MA!

      Young educated hhhhmmmmmm and why would the uneducated and/or old and/or incompetent want that? Fortunately for the keepers of the status quo, the general electorate is just as incompetent and unread so will therefore do nothing to force the change in the status quo. As a result regurgitation it will remain as we spiral further into debt and brokesville.

      Then, recolonization! but this time the Chinese. YIKES!

      But who cares now as this will not happen for awhile and it’s our children who will suffer and who gives a hoot about the children!

    • Peeping Tom
      October 30, 2012

      Mr. La Touche, i detect a certain bitterness in your first post; one that smacks of sour grapes. My suspicion is, of course, confirmed by your question: “By the way have we appointed the new CARICOM ambassador yet to replace the late Hon. Charles Maynard?”

      Come now, Mr. La Touche! Do not hide behind such self-righteous claims of “educated” and “young” to advance your career. And do not, in your effort to advance yourself, dismiss all senior persons as useless and bankrupt of ideas. Be humble and respectful; maybe then you will stand a chance as ambassador to CARICOM. Honestly, i do not know of one reason why you should be considered. On the other hand, i know of 5 why others should be. By the way, that master’s degree that you earned is just one in a barrel of many that Dominica has available to it. So, temper your excitement and your pride.

      Be humble, respectful, and patient, Mr. La Touche! Nothing you have said above or below qualifies you to be an ambassador. So, you have just shot yourself in the foot, again.

  15. True Dominican
    October 30, 2012

    amdassador pawol enitil… it will never end under these damn lazy people (dlp)

  16. Anonymous
    October 30, 2012

    some will eat all….. not an opportunity in this place for a young man, however as the saying goes
    “the longest rope has an end” and what an end it shall be when that day comes!!!

    • Anonymous
      October 30, 2012

      very well stated.

    • Joe
      October 30, 2012

      That is the concept of the UWP tell Eddo give Spags full control of the party!!!

      The DLP assists all and sundry, to the extent that critics say the government is making ppl lazy and dependent, they even say that is how dictators/communists operates!!!

      I mean all these double standards just say you the critics have no idea what it takes to manage a country… Now suggest another person the Government should appoint as OECS Ambassador?

      Congrats Mr. Gregoire!

  17. me again
    October 30, 2012

    give somebody else a chance plese

  18. PROUD
    October 30, 2012

    Congratulations Mr Gregoire. You have seved your country well before and I am confident that you will continue to give a good account of yourself at the level of the OECS. Good luck.

    • hush
      October 30, 2012

      well said patriotic dominican. congrats mr.GREGOIRE. god bless.

  19. ROSEAU VALLEY
    October 29, 2012

    I wish to extend congratulations to Mr. Gregoire, although I genuinely do not think he deserves the appointment. It is doubtful that he can produce the kind of results and earn the level of respect that one would expect for an ambassador to the OECS.

    However, to the extent that all diplomat appointments fall squarely within the discretionary political authority of government, so be it.

    Actually, Mr. Gregoire has been an “outstanding” career civil servant, albeit I was personally disappointed in his actions once he became deeply involved with the Skerrit Kabal- an involvement I think has tainted his long and distinguished service in the same way that I feel about Mr. Eluid William, who was unconstitutionally elected as President of Dominica.

    As a Forestry Officer, Director of Forestry and PS in the Ministry of Agriculture, Mr. Gregoire was known to be hard working, humble and down to earth guy. However, from the moment he started drinking heavily from the red cup in the corner of the Labour cabinet, his honesty, proficiency and productivity came under public scrutiny.

    The Garbage Bin Bobol and his involvement in the unconstitutional appointment of Mr. Carette as the Commissioner of Police (a.g) are examples of two incidents that caused a revaluation of the assessment of the gentleman.

    Whereas, I still think that Mr. Gregoire served well as a civil servant on average and he worked within his abilities, skills, experience and competence, one who is prepared to be objective in his assessment cannot be thrilled about the re-cycling of the gals and boys for jobs even after retirement- as ambassadors.

    Nevertheless, Roseau valley wishes Mr. Gregoire the very in his new capacity.
    Respectfully
    Roseau Valley

    • Anonymous
      October 30, 2012

      @ RV it seems like if God took a job with the red cabal he will be tainted to,just because some one take a job at a firm that does not mean they can’t keep there self moral.

      • him
        October 30, 2012

        Does he have it?

      • ROSEAU VALLEY
        October 31, 2012

        I am sorry but I think you missed the point. It is not because he took a job with the red cabal. It is how he did it, what he did and what he failed to do.

        God cannot be tainted in that way. He is the same today as he was yesterday and will be in future. When one stands on morals and principle, he will face adversity but will not be tainted by red, blue or green cup.

        I hope you understand now.

        Respectfully
        Roseau Valley

  20. Sout City
    October 29, 2012

    Congratulations Mr. Gregoire.

  21. Hilroy Alfred J.r
    October 29, 2012

    another position for a club member

    • eh eh
      October 30, 2012

      I CONCUR !!! DOH WORRY WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN

  22. Free Thinker
    October 29, 2012

    Just great! I guess there isn’t a person who is not retired and qualified enough to do the job. Congratulations Mr G.

  23. Anonymous
    October 29, 2012

    sir your must join a worlds greatest choir you and your successor

  24. T
    October 29, 2012

    Here we go again…From one to the next. Is it that some young Dominican cannot be seen by this so called young PM, to be capable enough to take up at least one of these prominent positions?

  25. Aye Dominique
    October 29, 2012

    Chupes

  26. October 29, 2012

    a bad thing

  27. tay tay
    October 29, 2012

    yep ! Just recycle, around and along the field!

  28. Shearlyn Joseph
    October 29, 2012

    Congratulations on your appointment Mr Gregoire.

  29. %
    October 29, 2012

    Job for the boys. “Some Shall eat”, Some shall kick Sheet!

    • October 29, 2012

      Jealousy is a bad :lol:

      • >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
        October 29, 2012

        It has absolutely nothing to do with jealousy, it has everything to do with the truth.

      • Anonymous
        October 29, 2012

        which hell jealousy. that’s all you people can see?
        when it was those uwp people, people like me run my mouth on them. as far as i see it mr. gregs is reaping the rewards of his bin borbol theatrics.

      • Anonymous
        October 30, 2012

        but my God! Give somebody else a chance nor

      • you make me laugh
        October 30, 2012

        When he left the position of cabinet secretary you people praised him and encouraged him to talk what he knew, now you people are grudging him because he did not have any bad news to report and he was given a distinguished position. what do you people are really up to? Do you guys even know what you want?

      • Fairness!!
        October 30, 2012

        You said it right – pure jealousy.

      • JIM
        October 30, 2012

        Jealousy my foot… A corrupt country.

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