Vince Henderson gets big job

Vince Henderson, then the Minister of Education, attends at a UN function. Photo credit: iisd.ca

The Government of Dominica has appointed former Parliamentary Representative for St. Joseph and Foreign Affairs Minister Vince Henderson to the position of Ambassador/Permanent Representative of the Commonwealth of Dominica to the United Nations in New York.

Henderson decided to bow out of the December 18, 2009 election race  claiming that his time came to an end. He had indicated however that he would still be involved in the political aspect of things but not directly.

Henderson, according to a press release from the Ministry of Trade, brings to this office invaluable experience, having held several Ministerial portfolios including that of Minister for Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Labour from November 2008 to December 2009.

“The Ambassador designate has also served as Head of Dominica’s delegation to regional and international conferences and has held appointments on the Boards and Committees of various multilateral institutions,” the release said.

Henderson will assume his new position on March 1, 2010.

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34 Comments

  1. Jahba
    February 24, 2010

    congrats! now go to work and make Dominicans proud.

  2. Anonymous
    February 23, 2010

    Mr. Gregoire I must say thank you for serving your country and commend you on a job well done. May God grant you the strength and courage. God’s Blessings.

  3. February 22, 2010

    I WONDER WHO WILL BE THE SECRETARY TO MR HENDERSON? I WONDER IF I WILL BE MISS BELLES/ WELL WIFEY STIFF CHALLENGE WATCH YOUR BACK WIFEY DOH MAKE DEM FOOL U, WE ALL KNOW HOW MUCH U HATE DOMINICA, MONEY TOO SMALL DOWN HERE, GO WITH THE BLESSINGS OF DOMINICANS AND RISE TO THE NEXT LEVEL, A ND OH DO LIVE LARGE UP THERE HAH AH AHA AHA. BUT TAKE A MALE SECRETARY INSTEAD OH HAHA

    • To "MGM"
      April 16, 2010

      You wonder if you will be his secretary? Why wonder? just apply and if you are qualified you will be considered. But from the way you talk you sound uneducated and lacking in confidence and self esteem. So stop checking his wife and go improve yourself!!!

  4. Sincere
    February 22, 2010

    When labout refuse vince everyone was wondering why he was fighting so hard for them. I guess now we see. He was offered a job. Boy …. people put so little a price on their integrity and value. I guess vince name was “ON IT” all the time

  5. poosie lyo
    February 22, 2010

    The Executive of the P/mth LYO would like to extend our profound congratuations to Hon. Vince Henderson. Continue with the visionary leadership and being a role to the youth! Also hats off to his Excellency Crispin Gregoire for his services to the State at the U.N

    Executive,
    P/mth LYO

  6. February 22, 2010

    Jude, how does the post of High Commissioner become a promotion from that of Ambassador. It is not even a parrallel reassignment. It should be called as it actually is perceived as a post junior to that of Permanent Ambasador. Bweing responsible for trade relationships is of less significance to representing international policies and goodwill of the country.

  7. CHAMER
    February 22, 2010

    WHEN WILL DOMINICANS GROW UP,? ARE U GOING TO BE CRITICAL OF EVERYTHING GOVERNMENT DOES? GET A LIFE AND STOP BEING FOOLISH AND BE THANKFUL FOR PEOPLE THAT CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THE DEVELOUPMENT OF OUR GREAT COUNTRY

  8. Homey
    February 22, 2010

    @ OBSERVER

    He has 2 degrees one in IT and the other LAW, take that.

    You all just seat back on your as….. and just run your dam mouths. For years Mr. gregoire has been in that position, nobody was talking about what a great man he was, all of a sudden because Mr. Henderson is in the position you all are blah blahing. Some Dominicans just too freaking hypocrite.

    Go Hendo, show them what you’re capable of, Every stop u have made in life u left ur mark, Agriculture, Education, Foreign Affairs. During all of that u managed to complete your law degree.

    For all the haters just wait, u will hear about Dominica’s rep in the UN.

    GO VINCE!!! STAY BLESSED , You and your beautiful wife who is standing behind you full force. NO WEAPONS FORMED AGAINST YOU SHALL PROSPER.

  9. February 22, 2010

    @ Leave me alone: I know! I’m with you on that one. Same old tory, just a different day.

  10. Desmond
    February 22, 2010

    No matter who is given the job, there are some born na sayers and because their brain is on one side of the scale, the side thats falling down then what you expect?
    GREAT VINCE JUST ANOTHER D’CAN MAKING A CONTRIBUTION TO HIS COUNTRY.

  11. SPEAK OUT
    February 22, 2010

    Mr Crispin Gregoire, I hope that you will finally speak out i nthe interest of Dominica. I hope you will let the Dominica public know what is exactly happening at 800 2nd Avenue in New York City. I hope you will tell us about the TRUE of Barbara Dailey. Show some of the invitations that you prepared for Skerrit to have meetings with Dominicans and he chickened out at the last minute. Thwe breach of Protocol and many others.

    Mr Gregoire do not cheat you conscience and allow this government to continue to disrespect professional and sucessful Dominicans like yourself.

  12. Happy
    February 22, 2010

    Congratulations are in order Vince!!

    Im hearing about all this big positions. Hope the Former MP of Castle Bruce will get a BIG ONE to.

  13. TATA
    February 21, 2010

    Tell me what the big deal is about. why the pat on the shoulder for Vince. After all it is a political position. He did not gain it on merit.

  14. Anonymous
    February 21, 2010

    “big job”

  15. Jude
    February 21, 2010

    Crispin Gregoire is promoted to the posting of High Commissioner in England and the Europpean Union. Also a kind of new assignment after about ten years on the same posting at the United Nations.

    Congrats Vince and Congrats to Crispin on your new posting. Hubert Charles goes to Washinton as Ambassador to USA.

    Congrats tp all of you

  16. shaguen in Texas
    February 21, 2010

    The people elected skeriit to govern, is it that good governance or what?

  17. NIKE
    February 21, 2010

    My Parlrep, I always knew you would make us proud. You gave us good representation and now you are moving on to bigger things for Dominica. I will continue to pray for you. Give God the glory.

    Well done PM.

  18. observer
    February 21, 2010

    What is his degree in again? Somebody remind me please!

  19. TATA
    February 21, 2010

    This position is not based on merit or achievement. It is a political position. All ambassadors are politically connected. I dont know what the big deal is about.

  20. Delices Lady
    February 21, 2010

    Congrats Vince! Regards to you and your lovely wife!!!

  21. Valda Bruno-Durand
    February 21, 2010

    CONGRATS MR. HENDERSON AND WHEN ALL THE YOUTH MEETINGS COMING UP DO NOT

    FORGET

    THE YOUNG PEOPLE ON THE GROUND THAT DOING IT FOR NOTHING ALL THE TIME, GIVE

    THEM THE OPPORTUNITY.

  22. Proud Dominican
    February 21, 2010

    As a Grand Bayrian, I am at liberty to say that Mr. Crispin Gregoire is alive and well to all those wondering and for you guys information, the people of Grand Bay were informed of this change and Mr. Gregoire wasn’t just moved, he had the choice and in consultation with the people of Grand Bay, he chose to vacate the position. Congrats to Mr. Henderson, there a bigger and better things in store for Mr. Gregoire, just sit back and listen.

  23. WOW
    February 21, 2010

    Congrats Vince!!!

  24. guadaman
    February 21, 2010

    Good for him and dominica at large, but what becomes of crispin gregoire?did he resign?or was he thrown out? can somebody please answer that question?

  25. D
    February 21, 2010

    Surprise Surprise!!!!

  26. MDS
    February 21, 2010

    Comrade,

    I have always believed in you and know that you continue to rise & shine against all odds. You have distinguished yourself in the area of politics and leadership and there is absolutely no evil report that can be brought against you, not that you have not made mistakes but you are quite responsible. Your tenure in active politics is one to be envied and emulated as you stood HEAD and SHOULDERS above the others. You conducted yourself with honour, integrety and dignity and I have no doubt that the same continues to reside with you and will be beside you throughout this new position. I celebrate you my brother and friend and wish you God’s speed…. The sky is the limit, go for it!!!!!!!!

  27. Leave me alone
    February 21, 2010

    I don’t know y people fight over politics and politicians. When he said he wasnt coming back, some persons said it was because skerritt didnt treat him right…what could be more right than this big time job now?

    The politicians have their bread bake i not yet see flour to knead mine so tell all of them to leave me alone.

  28. February 21, 2010

    Give dem something to talk about.n.y need representation.

  29. INVESTIGATOR
    February 21, 2010

    Wow!!!! Very interesting development. What became of Mr Crispin Gregoire? Please inform the Dominican people.

    Intrigued Dominican

  30. Observer
    February 21, 2010

    So where does that put Mr.Crispin Gregoire??

  31. yoyo(London Crew)
    February 21, 2010

    Well done Hendo. Always knew that greater things were to come for you. The fact that you are from St Joseph is icing on the cake. Continue to make us proud.You are a man of vision and we love and pray for you.Keep making us proud………………….

  32. February 21, 2010

    NICE MOVE P.M………….LET THEM TALK………………U VEX……………..SOMETHING HAPPENING.

  33. February 21, 2010

    vowass zur vowass

    GRAND BAY PEOPLE TAKE WARNIGN YOU SEE WAT SKERRIT DO A BUNCH OF GREDDY PEOPLE

    WELLU IN NEW YORK NOW THE AMBASSORDOR OFFICE NED BIG SCRUTINY …

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