Twenty-four to receive meritorious service awards this year; highest award to be bestowed on minister of government

Housing Minister, Reginald Austrie will receive Dominica’s highest award this year

Twenty-four individuals and groups will receive Meritorious Service Awards during the ceremony to observe Dominica’s 44th anniversary of independence on November 3, 2022. The country’s highest award will go to a sitting government minister.

This year, Honourable Reginald Austrie, the Minister for Housing and Urban Development and the Parliamentary Representative for the Cottage Constituency, will receive the country’s highest accolade, the Dominica Award of Honour, for his contribution to politics and community service.

Dr. Donald Peters (Education), Ms. Gloria Dodds-Shillingford (Education and Community Service), Mr. Ambrose George (Agriculture and Community Service), Mr. Eric George (Business) and Mr. Christus Vadikos (Foreign Relations and Investment) will receive the Sisserou Award of Honour.

Mr. Cai Dianwei, Mr. Lui Iiqi, Mr. Jiang Wei representing Hunan Construction Engineering Group Ltd, TK International, Mr. Lynworth Cuffy, Mr. Oswald Savarin and Mr. Andrew Carter will receive the Meritorious Service Award.

Abilities Unlimited, Ms. Regina Walsh, Mr. Hayford Lafond, Mr. Merrill Wallace, Mr. Joseph Russell, Mr. Theodore Remie, Mr. Ian Jackson, Mrs. Vanya Eloi, Mr. Julian Eusebe and Ms. Corina Laville will be awarded with the Service Medal of Honour.

Mrs. Ursula Peter, Ms. Maria Moise and Ms. Helen Gilbert will receive the Long Service Award.

The awards will be handed out on Thursday, November 03, 2022 at the Independence Day Observance Ceremony to be held at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium from 4:30 p.m.

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  1. En Ba La
    November 3, 2022

    Congratulations Mr. Savarin he was Sports Coordinator at Sports Division back in the day.

  2. November 3, 2022

    So the self declared “Rottweiler” disrespects opposition parliamentarians especially the women, called a sexually abused teenage girl “sallop”, lies to his teeth; the most despicable parliamentarian in Dominican history, and he is being rewarded with the country’s highest award 🤔 boss if this is the criteria for bad behavior, i don’t want any pattat award,

  3. En Ba La
    November 3, 2022

    Congratulations to all especially Abilities Unlimited they deserved it.

    After all these years of being involved craft business and not letting their disability or sight issues keep them back. They supplied offices with paper trays waste baskets.

    Well done I need to say seeing I nominated them also.

  4. Garçon
    November 3, 2022

    Are you kidding me? It would be lovely to know what these Chinese people did that was so impactful, we were forced to recognise them during our independence celebrations.
    Secondly, it is appalling that we would present Dominica’s highest award to Reginald Austrie. Such an insolent, vile, and ill-mannered individual. A conversation to replace him as parliamentary representative for Cottage with a current Permanent secretary is ongoing, hope they are not setting him up to make him President so he can be appeased.

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  5. Me
    November 3, 2022

    The good, the bad and the ugly, in reverse order.

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    • Beta
      November 7, 2022

      None of them any good but all of them bad and ugly!

  6. Now you know
    November 2, 2022

    As I look at the list of the 24 that will be awarded I am reminded of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit saying that Dominica is not a real country. It’s a disturbing statement but really it’s a true statement because if Dominica was a Real Country I can see many of those on the list to receive national awards would be serving time for different transgressions.

    Judging by the way Skerrit is awarding people I often wonder if Alireza Monfared were still in Dominica hiding from international lawmen if he would not be the one receiving the highest award Skerrit gave Reggie Austrie?

    Speaking of Skerrit’s friend Aleriza Monfared, you know today November 2 is his form anniversary of his 20 yrs in jail in Iran for corruption, money laundering and embezzlement?
    It was a day like today November 2nd 2019, while Skerrit was about to address the youth rally and take salutation word came from Iran that Monfared was found guilty and given 20 yrs. When Skerrit heard that he canceled youth…

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  7. Help us Lord
    November 2, 2022

    Let’s not beat around the bush and just say it as it is. Just say Skerrit is awarding those evil people that have helped him destroy Dominica. I don’t know all of them but let’s look at those I know:
    1. Reggie Austrie? Highest award? God help us because not even Satan would award Regie Langsal
    2. Donald Peters? For education? Ask some of our young girls? lord graciously help us
    3. Gloria Shillingford who was fired from cabinet by Skerrit? Lord help us
    4. Ambrose George who was looking for a bank that didn’t exist and the only reason he was not jailed in the US was because he was a government minister? The same AG that was fired from office by Pierro and Skerrit? Lord graciously help us
    5. Erick George of Paix Bouche? Lord help us
    6. TK international of China? It’s really laughable but God help us
    7 Theodore Remmie aka Clovis of Thibaud? For lying to the court about Skerrit’s French birth? God please help us?
    8. Mr. Merrill Wallace, the business partner of Bobbles the crab man…

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  8. Juanita
    November 2, 2022

    And here abideth Nepotism, Cronyism, Favoritism, these 3 that have grown steadily those past 20 and have now become the “next-level” bedrock of our political space, viz:
    Nepotism- people are getting national awards by virtue of personal loyalty rather than by virtue of their character and competence.
    Cronyism – As the saying goes, it’s not what what you know, but who you know.
    Favoritism – favoring a person and giving them an award not because they have done anything good, but because they are members and supporters of your political party.

    Even Mr. Wonder ( the blind singer) can see that these 3 iniquities have become the major influences behind this country’s disfunction these last few years.

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    • Toto
      November 3, 2022

      Juanita, you realise by now of course that this is not for service to country but service to Skerrit. It fits in totally with the man’s psyche where loyalty, personal loyalty is all.

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  9. Jonathan Y St Jean
    November 2, 2022

    The irresponsible double doctorate dude asked his supporters in St Joseph to get into the faces of the UWP supporters no matter where they were, in the supermarket, in the church at a sporting event, and call them traitors to Dominca. The deputy leader called on some folks, I’m not sure who to disappear the leader of the constitutionality elected opposition leader. The police never saw it fit to investigate these matters which can have grave consequences for peace in the country. Now this same deputy is being given the highest award the country has to offer. How much lower can we go as a country? The young people are taking names and notes of the things which they are exposed to as good for nation building but are a travesty. The next government will have a lot of mess and commess to clean up.

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  10. JAH KAL
    November 2, 2022

    Also give austrie a leash a collar on his award,biggest fool in Dominica, a no brainer.

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  11. Beta
    November 2, 2022

    OMG, Austrie of all people!!! It continues with a who is who of Skerrits cabal. Dominicans, your CM is taken all you for a ride. I never thought a people could be that foolish.

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  12. Ibo France
    November 2, 2022

    Reginald Austrie getting the country’s highest accolade is like the most vulgar joke. You do not give someone such a prestigious award for longevity alone. One should also consider the quality of your contribution and its positive impact on the country. Some people have decades in one position in the public service repeating wrongs and making mischief.

    Let’s turn the spotlight on this unworthy honouree, Reginald ‘ Rottweiler’ Austrie. This man has called for the disappearance of the parliamentary opposition leader. He has publicly ridicule and shamed the present Speaker of Parliament. He used obscenities to describe others he doesn’t like. Seems like Roosevelt nominates people for the country’s highest award for displaying their WORST behaviour.

    This once most prestigious award ceremony on the national calendar has been diluted to insignificance. It’s like making lemonade with a bucket of water and the juice of one lime. INSIPID!

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  13. Plaisance I from
    November 2, 2022

    Congratulations to all! I guess we can read from this that Honorable Austrie is in the cusp of retirement from active politics and will not be contesting, in line with the full-throated recommendations seemingly relayed by others through the persuasive voice of Mervin Paul

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  14. November 2, 2022

    Just keep talking and believe that all the talk is going to have any impact on king Skerrit. just keep talking and think Skerrit going anywhere. He is happy with all the cheap act call TALK. In the meantime, he is acting by keeping all of you talkers and commentators roped with his iron fist. Keep talking and commenting all of you great educators and commentators. Sak way Lache (cowards)

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