New DLP senator plans to focus on education

Senator Tammy Jean-Jacques

Government Senator Tammy Jean-Jacques who took her oath at Parliament on Monday plans to use her position as an advocate for education.

“I think education is key. I think my educational background played a significant role in getting me here today, and so education would be the platform I’d be interested in,” she responded when asked by a DNO reporter what platform she would choose to champion.

“I’m also open to any other [platform] because I can adapt very quickly and I look forward to whatever platform I’m assigned to,” the young senator was quick to add.

Jean-Jacques said she felt elated about the post and about the fact that she is the only female senator on the Government’s side.

“I feel very good about it. As a young person if you had asked me last year if I thought this is where I would be this year, I would have said no. So, I see it as a tremendous accomplishment and I’m looking forward to it,” Jean-Jacques explained.

The 24-year-old acknowledged this was never one of her aspirations. However, the opportunity was available and she embraced it. “I was asked by persons in Government, and it wasn’t in my life plans, but the opportunity presented
itself to me. I thought about it and I realized that I really could make a contribution and so I decided to accept it.”

Jean-Jacques advises the youth to stay focused and work hard if they want to be successful. At a tender age, she noted her mother taught her to work hard to accomplish her goals and this is the message she wants to leave with the youth.

“You need to stay in school, you need to stay focused, get involved in different youth groups. There’s a lot out there, I think the young persons are not aware of how many there are, but I hope to use my position here to get out the message that we should get involved and really can be positive young persons in this country,” she added.

Jean-Jacques is  employed at Digicel and will celebrate her 25th birthday this Saturday.

Disclaimer: The comments on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of DominicaNewsOnline.com/Duravision Inc. All comments are approved by DominicaNewsOnline.com before they are posted. We never censor based on political or ideological points of view, but we do try to maintain a sensible balance between free speech and responsible moderating.

We will delete comments that:

  • violate or infringe the rights of any person, are defamatory or harassing or include personal attacks
  • are abusive, profane or offensive
  • contain material which violates or encourages others to violate any applicable law
  • promote hatred of any kind
  • refer to people arrested or charged with a crime as though they had been found guilty
  • contain links to "chain letters", pornographic or obscene movies or graphic images
  • are excessively long and off-message

See our full comment/user policy/agreement.

18 Comments

  1. Hugh .G. Recshun
    June 7, 2017

    What do i need to do to become a senator? Be a band wagonist? i have bad knees so i cannot kiss much posterior or suck much. but i would like to be a senator.

  2. way2go
    February 8, 2010

    Congrats Tammy

    Its a bright moment when ladies get to reach the top. please keep a level head. May God bless and guide you. Do give meaningful contributions in the house, helllllooooooooo dont focus on education alone. women issues, social issues and the likes. Wishing you success! Stay focus my dear friend!

  3. citizern
    February 8, 2010

    thats we vote for ,he incharge ambrose knows about it

  4. Royette
    February 5, 2010

    Congratulations Tammy…everyone has got to start somewhere and you don’t need to be well known to be well-respected and efficient at what you do. I am happy that as a young person you took the opportunity when it presented itself because not many of us young people would be as bold and daring to take that chance. As a young person, I take this as a sign of commitment, willingness, and determination on your part. You were a pleasure to have a classmate and as a friend. I know that I am proud to have you represent the interests of our young people! Know that you will never be able to please everyone but you have a good, strong head on your shoulders and I know that you will make the best of it. CONGRATULATIONS!*!*!

  5. Seriously?
    February 5, 2010

    so homey what degree she has? just asking… hope u dont say its some DSC …

  6. romansu
    February 5, 2010

    thats a healthy senator ….

  7. Homey
    February 5, 2010

    @ Dominican

    If its a degree you are worried about she has one. My God, you people.

    @ Hardworker

    Do you know the entire country, give it a rest man, work for what u want

  8. STAY TUNED MY PEOPLE
    February 5, 2010

    My Former Classmate…..

    We use to argue politics in DGS…

    You made it to the house before me…

    I’m just sorry that the period may not be too long since the DLP will Fall in 2010.

    Congrats anyways…

  9. Dominican lover
    February 5, 2010

    What are her qualifications for the job of senator. i congratulate her, but owuld like to know more about her.

  10. Baa Baa
    February 5, 2010

    HARDWORKER……Dont hate!….Congratulate!….You dont need to know her. And stop begging skerrit to check you . U say u are a hard worker….. well Work my broda. Indescrete!!!!!

  11. Al
    February 5, 2010

    Congrats to you Tammy, I know you will do your best, and your contribution will be much needed there

  12. February 5, 2010

    well i must agree witht the person who said ” where mamsel come out ” everyone is asking who is dat person and the best answer i can give is” i dont know” my broda not much people that know mamsel nah . maybe just her friends and neighbour that know her and skerrit as usual . i sure it have some ministers in the cabinet that dont know the girl . ….
    and u mr. Skerrit u must take time to at least respond to a text or take some time to listen to people’s concern u have a secretary dere ….

    skerrit at one point in time we labourites goinng to get fed up u know because we feel that we are being taken for granted my broda. stop that take a lil time to listen to people . ..
    skerrit check the country u just there playing and tell ur ministers to check their constituency my broda.

    dont get me wrong i am a labourite. hard core labourite too. but check us . dem ppl even play us tight for t shirts for campaign . they just giving ppl money to form the royal fool they have a small business ting u asking for 10.000 they giving u 300.00 that not making sense my broda . check us check the country and we need parking space in roseau.

  13. Seriously Speaking
    February 5, 2010

    A little shocked……… but very proud of you my dear.

    Do what is right, not what is easiest.

  14. chemist
    February 5, 2010

    WOW…I never imagined you would have done that. CONGRATULATIONS Tammy…you were always a hard worker and I hope you continue to do that in your new post!!

    Former classmate …DGS class of 2001!!

  15. Baa Baa
    February 5, 2010

    solo i am so happy for u :) …..we have to talk

  16. February 5, 2010

    Good aspiration. Keep moving .

  17. ALBERT P.
    February 5, 2010

    CONGRATULATIONS SENATOR

  18. Real dominican
    February 5, 2010

    Prime minister Skerrit let me ask you one question and i need real answer from you was this young lady part of the 2010 election train were there not other young people in other consituency who work had for certain Pal Rep to get into office? so you told you to do this rthis was a very wrong decision but never mind it is done already and i hope she will be focus and work with the young people so that at 2015 it will be a clear walk for her .We may be seeing Elected member Hon Ambrose George on his last five years in office good luck my dear do not take my comments personal i am a true labourites

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

:) :-D :wink: :( 8-O :lol: :-| :cry: 8) :-? :-P :-x :?: :oops: :twisted: :mrgreen: more »

 characters available