Overseas officials to arrive for seminar with local parliamentarians

House Speaker Alix Boyd Knights

Several resource persons will arrive in Dominica to conduct a two-day post election seminar to commence on Wednesday.

A post-election seminar is meant to help new parliamentarians with the familiarization of  matters of the House of Assembly, covering number of topics including understanding the Standing Orders and the various committees.

Speaker of the House of Assembly Alix Boyd Knights said the contingent includes secretary general of the Commonwealth Parliament Association, the clerk of the House of Trinidad and Tobago and former clerk of the Dominica House of Assembly, among others.

She said the upcoming seminar is very important and all members of parliament should try to attend.

“There is so much that one can learn from the seminar. Life is a learning experience and you are never too knowledgeable in any subject area. There is always things you can learn to better your presentation,” she said.

The Speaker said the House of Assembly officials will present the parliamentarians with knowledge that will make them better “all round”.

– DNO Correspondent

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  1. commentator
    March 17, 2010

    What is the point of improving their skills. Debate in the Dominica parliament died on the 18th Dec 2009.
    All legislation can now go through unopposed and without any checks and balances. In fact even the speaker can join in the fun since she does not seem to understand her role of political neutrality.
    Viva Da, viva!

  2. Dominican lover
    March 16, 2010

    I hope the newly elected member for Salisbury attend so he can learn.

    • Observer
      March 16, 2010

      Please, these people have their own political agenda, such events are below their level in their view. Let them stay out still. Dominica is much better without them.

    • March 16, 2010

      I hope so too

  3. Observer
    March 16, 2010


  4. March 16, 2010

    you are a shining star which lit the path of many…those that have hate for you, they are losers.

    Continue the good work Miss Knight.

    • Power to the People
      March 16, 2010

      One of the best Speakers in the region. Don’t take nonsense from anyone. A strong and proud Dominican woman.

  5. Black
    March 16, 2010

    Thats very good. one is never to old or to smart to learn.

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