Vince Henderson says he looks forward to serving Dominica in ‘another capacity’

Dr. Vince Henderson

Dominica’s Ambassador to the Organization of the American States (OAS), His Excellency Dr. Vince Henderson, says he is looking forward to serving Dominica in a new capacity under the new administration of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP).

He took up the position of OAS Ambassador in 2016.

“I have been Dominica’s Ambassador to the OAS for the last 3 years and for the last year, I have actually not been a resident in the US, and as a matter of fact since February I have not received a salary from the state as Ambassador,” Henderson told state-owned DBS Radio.

He continued, “So I am non-resident Ambassador who was basically offering service to the Commonwealth of Dominica and the people who were attacking me didn’t even know that.”

Henderson was the campaign manager of the Dominica Labour Party for several months during that period leading up to the December 6 General elections.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, after his recent election win, thanked Henderson for his role in getting the Dominica Labour party re-elected.

He said he is happy to continue serving at the OAS until an ambassador is appointed.

“For me, it’s always a pleasure to serve Dominica, but I look forward to serving in another capacity,” he stated.

He gave no indication as to what that future capacity might be.

Dr. Henderson officially commenced his tour of duty as Head of Mission at the Embassy of Dominica in Washington D. C. on Friday, October 1, 2016.

Prior to his appointment as Ambassador to the United States and the OAS, he served as Ambassador/ Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York for a period of five years from 2010.

His appointment as Dominica’s UN Ambassador to the United Nations was preceded by three ministerial positions between 2001 and 2010:  Minister for Agriculture and the Environment, Minister for Education, Human Resource Development, Sports and Youth Affairs and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Labour.

Henderson’s predecessor at the OAS was Hubert Charles.

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37 Comments

  1. Garvey
    December 15, 2019

    Dominica has a bunch of ignoramose.I never see a country where the leader rob the country blind and the people are very happy being rob but the man who never stole from them is castigated.That is the definition of ignorance

  2. Objective Observer
    December 14, 2019

    Congratulations Mr. Henderson! Obviously, your team employed winning strategies that appealed to thousands of voters. Hopefully, you will be placed in a position that requires your skills, abilities and personality. Minister for Foreign affairs maybe?

    Certainly not President as this is too ceremonial and requires almost no energy or hard work. When Mr. Savarin steps down, the position of President is better left to a retiree, this time a female, who brings no controversy and who will be easily accepted by all.

  3. Dominican
    December 14, 2019

    Vince Henderson has JD degree in law, a post graduate degree. It is considered bad form and pretentious to precede one’s name with Dr. In this case. The same observation applies to people with a Hons. Doctorate.

  4. December 14, 2019

    Big liar you didn’t get paid for serving OAS position but you got millions from the state resource.This is a pay back.

  5. Not A Herd Follower
    December 13, 2019

    YOU were working for the DLP (SFP) not the State. Let the DLP pay you

  6. Eddy A
    December 13, 2019

    I bet you are…

  7. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    December 13, 2019

    “February I have not received a salary from the state as Ambassador,” Henderson told state-owned DBS Radio.”

    Your behind should starve to death wherever you are!All you have to do is think of your loved boy Roosevelt Skerrit, you and your family hunger will quench!

    While you look forward to serving, soon there will be nothing left to serve, because Dominica will only exists in name but not as a country.

    A bit of paper without anything significant written on has no value!

    You should be asking; if one billion two hundred million ($1.2 billion) dollars are missing from the government treasury; and suggest that might be the reason why you are not paid.

    On the other hand you should not complain, since your concern, is labor in power, Skerrit winning the election, or his fart is more important to you all his ambassadors than the country welfare and development.

    You were getting paid while Ross University operated in Dominica right?You said their contribution did not…

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    • Man bites dogs
      December 14, 2019

      @Francisco, Boy you sounding like you vex just be careful of any blood pressure my friend take care have yourself a nice Christmas and a happy new year. Myself and family will be going to the UK and Europe for Christmas and New year, tell Linton to behave himself while I’m away and I will be keeping a close eye on his activities. Merry Christmas to all Dominicans Red /Blue or indifference.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      December 16, 2019

      Man Dog, there is nothing happening in Dominica, or which has happened in the past that can get me angry.
      If I am angry it over the …… of people like you!I am angry at the idiots who voted for Roosevelt Skerrit; the idiots do not care that Dominica is not making any progress under the rule of Roosevelt, as long as he wins that’s what matters; you all do not know the meaning of development.

      Boy, I do not know you, but I suggest you take a look at all the Caribbean  islands in the chain of islands between tip of Jackson Florida in North America, to Guyana in South America, and make comparisons, you will discover that Dominica is the poorest, and most backward place among them all.

       Roosevelt holds the key to the treasure box from which he regularly extracts billions, perhaps the missing $1.2 billion dollars.

      Be informed,I am not hurting for anything, there is nothing in Dominica I want; hence no anger!

  8. Lin clown
    December 13, 2019

    HEY,I agree with you 100%.If they EVER F with VINCE PIERRE HENDERSON again they WILL pay.Very soon we will be asking HENDO for,the names of those who F with him in NEW YORK.

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  9. DA STRONG
    December 13, 2019

    you have the Gaul and the audacity to make such statement, god dont sleep, remember that, you guys can rob the state and enriched you all selves as much as all you want, at the end you have to give account boss, oh, one more thing, the wealth and possession you all fighting for shall all come to pass, when your time comes you will go down in your 6 feet hole with just the wrinkle suit they put on you.

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  10. Zammm
    December 13, 2019

    Another capacity? Here goes minced Vince with his untruth again, pretending to be such a humble servant… Never got one cent? You meant, you got Millions in secret. Surely as campaign manager you had your spoils..
    You seeee the two biggest mistakes in Dominic’s politics are Roosevelt Skeeritt n You Vince Henderson. The word from Sean Dauglas is that, Rossie Dauglas had issues with the two of you. You guys just won your seats n had threatened to resign if not given ministerial positions….
    From day one you n Skeeerritt were problem cases, both feeding each other bread. Additionally, that doesn’t mean you guys trust each other…
    Some more additions to the problem list are : lauren Bannis, Banton Manton, Walter’s, Francine Brayrun n Moving Paul and Ambassadors From A-Z
    OH wat about dat waste of space Artorney Gen.. Leave him cause u guys will never win cases as a state.
    Oh boy, can’t wait for the animal farm type cabinet….please make Austell lockhart a minister please…

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  11. Pipo
    December 13, 2019

    Something not right here. You mean Vince was working for Dominica without getting paid? I never knew he was no longer our resident Ambassador in Washington. Did Skerrit’s govt. ever disclose that? who represents us now in Washington? Vince, you once went with Skerrit on an official visit to Azerbajan with the other ambassador Hartley Henri. Tell us if you all got any gifts out there because I know the president there very generous and your pal Roosevelt does nothing for nothing, does he. Time to spill the beans Vince.

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  12. December 13, 2019

    Job well done Dr vince . Thank you

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  13. ?????????????
    December 12, 2019

    Are you jealous? %. Why hate when u can love. Hope when is your turn, you will not cry foul? Ease up people. People die quickly.

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    • Neverson St jean
      December 13, 2019

      We all have to die, so what’s your point

  14. Bwa-Banday
    December 12, 2019

    I guess you can’t wait for the so called president Charles Savarin term to expire. You all are sick sick sick. Just remember, the evil you do to others comes around 10 folds when god is ready. Mark my words partner.

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  15. Kalinago Justice
    December 12, 2019

    :?: I suppose you are receiving so much money by other means unknown to the State that you’ll use your position for politrickal gimmickry mileage to make yourself look good :?: I’d want to know if it’s right that one who’s serving as an ambassador should be involved in politrickal partisan campaign :?: The people of Waitukubuli need to make these rogues pay darely!!!

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  16. Alibaba and his forty thieves
    December 12, 2019

    But how did Alibaba surround himself with so many professional deaths all around the world nou? I could understand if it was only in Dominica he had them but members of the forty TEETH gangsters are all over the world. Even when some are wanted somehow they are able bribe them and get away just like that man

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  17. Man bites dogs
    December 12, 2019

    Mr Henderson, Is it possible to have Lennox Linton, arrested and send to the Hague European Court of justice to face charges criminal and war like crime against the Dominican people??

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      December 13, 2019

      Man Dog, I will tell you who should be on trial in the Hague!Just in case you forgot his name is Roosevelt Skerrit, on corruption charges, that is where I know political criminals are prosecuted, when they have more wealth than their paid salary can afford.

      Boy, up to the time you got your wish fulfilled, you are still on Lennox back, you and that damn stupid Elizabeth!

      Hear I am enjoying me brand new 3,000 square feet two story five bedroom house, with me girl Rendy, she writing  thing about Dominica politics to me.I don’t care anything about Dominica; what happened in Dominica recently has no effect on this kid; I feel sorry for the suffering people of the country.

      Man Dog, I was told by someone who visited Dominica recently, that they could not even find a decent restaurant to go to eat!

      If that is the kind of Dominica Dog’s like you want, then keep Roosevelt in power.Now Henderson laments?

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  18. Lin clown
    December 12, 2019

    The UWPARROTS,nonsensical as always.Cannot stand an 18-3 defeat.Suffering with DIARRHEA.Next 5 years VINCE HENDERSON,President.FIDEL GRANT,Prime Minister.ADIS KING,Deputy Prime Minister.LINCOLN CORBETTE,Commissioner of Police.BERNARD PACQUETTE,Deputy Commissioner of Police.PHILLSBERT ALFRED,Adviser to the Defense Minister…….like Viewsexpressed.Ibo France,Gouvelma,Telemaque does not know how to win.Just useless braying 6 loses 1 win since 1988.Bad ratio despite MR.P spreading HOLY WATER all over Roseau.

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  19. Eyes Open
    December 12, 2019

    Soon to be President???

  20. Peace
    December 12, 2019

    Thank you, Hon. Dr. Henderson for your service.

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    • Eddy A
      December 14, 2019

      He didn’t serve his country. But he most certainly served that rogue PM and himself and that’s a FACT!

  21. %
    December 12, 2019

    You do not deserve any job, once it has to do with representing Dominica..
    Your failing performance speaks for itself..
    You are boldly shameless!!!
    Skerrit
    Whey is di money?
    Whey is di money,?
    Whey is di money?

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    • Friendlyelse
      December 12, 2019

      Oh for crying out loud. Enough with your nonsense of where di money. You guys got a beating at the polls. Go back to work.

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    • Ma St. Joe
      December 12, 2019

      Yes Lennox you got to sing 🎤 🎶 🎵 that same oldie old swanky because you are intellectually bankrupt. Yes Dr. Vince Henderson Da Cal lay U. You can’t help but ❤️ 💗 love smiley 😍 Vince. Yes the money 💰 in your backyard.

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    • Itassi peeps
      December 12, 2019

      You guys went from Skerrit must go to whey the money? Soon you guys will start singing, wow five more years?

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  22. CAT
    December 12, 2019

    Vince Henderson don’t come to DC-they don’t want you here.

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    • Hey
      December 12, 2019

      Is that the hood cat 🐈 mew meowing. Did you really tell the SON of St. Joe don’t come to DC. Horse 🐴 Dung or Bull Crap. Thanks again, but we the people of St. Joseph are definitely and desperately fed up with your threats against Vince Pierre Henderson. A wise man 👨 keeps a still tongue 👅. Stop threatening Vince again.

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  23. Shame on you Vince.
    December 12, 2019

    Why do you want to serve in a new capacity? You fraid to go back America? Shame on you Vince! Shame! Shame! Shame! :lol:

  24. dissident
    December 12, 2019

    take a hike
    lack of representation
    do you know how many people in Dominica work for just $300 a month under NEP?
    de no salary didn;t hurt you economically……your bank account still rolling with money

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    • dissident
      December 12, 2019

      de thumbs down can’t dampen my resolve
      i have friends working for $300 in NEP
      with a credit in de neighborhood shop that takes half of de money
      I know what i talking about
      some people too ashamed to see de truth!!!!!!

      this is not political
      Before Vince was in politics people used to make more than $300 a month
      NEP workers cleaning banks too!
      de little jobs our auntie and god-mothers used to get is slowly thinning out.
      so our aunties must shift to NEP now?

      de reality is dat $300 a month salary can’t contribute anything to taxes
      do people believe that next election cycle more apartments will be built in Grand Fond, Laplaine. etc.?????
      be comforted to know dat cool out finish

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  25. BMB
    December 12, 2019

    “….. I look forward to serving in another capacity,”…..Resident Ambassador to HELL maybe?

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    • TeteMorne I From
      December 13, 2019

      Aha! I like that. They will welcome him with HOT chocolate down there. :mrgreen:

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  26. Jaco
    December 12, 2019

    Next president of Dominica

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