Jenifer Wallace-Lafond, left, and Dr Hendricks Paul
Jenifer Wallace-Lafond, left, and Dr Hendricks Paul

Roseau, Dominica – Friday, October 31, 2014 – Twenty Dominicans are to be recognized for the contributions to national development during the annual National Parade of Uniformed Troupes on Monday, November 3, 2014.

As Dominica observes its 36th Anniversary of Independence former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development, Youth Affairs and Sports Jennifer Wallace Lafond and prominent medical practitioner Dr Hendricks Paul will be conferred Dominica's second highest award, the Sisserou Award of Honour for their work in education and medicine respectively.

Dominica's third highest award, the Meritorious Service Award will be bestowed on Winnifred Valencia Webb for her work in youth development; former parliamentarian Anne Timothy for her public and community achievements; Jean Joseph for her work in the Diaspora and promoting Dominica in the United States; Bernadette George Francis for early childhood education; Darnley Guye for culture; and Anthony Glovello Toussaint.

The Services Medal of Honour will go conferred on \Cyrille James and Jeffery Francis Charles for bus driving; Don Leogal for sports; Andre Charles for dairy farming; Andrienna Henderson and the group Ti Bwa for culture; Morris Cyrille for journalism; and Julius Darroux for community development.

The Long Service Medal will be bestowed on Linda Vigilante and June Joseph for their work in early childhood education and Juliana Commodore for her contribution to the field of nursing.

The 2014 National Parade of Uniformed Troupes takes place on Monday, November 3, 2014 from 8:00 ay the Windsor Park National Stadium. Prime Minister of Dominica the Roosevelt Skerrit will deliver the annual Independence Address to the Nation. Dominica's 36th Anniversary of Independence is being observed under the theme Our Nation Our Responsibility. ( Government Press Attaché )