In 2020, many Dominicans celebrated promotions, academic achievements, major birthdays, appointments. Here's a sample:

Lincoln Corbette and Davidson Valery

Appointed in July, Police Commissioner Lincoln Corbette, right, and his deputy Davidson Valery were challenged with the task of building trust and confidence in the Dominica Police Force

Dr. Francis O. Severin

Dr. Francis O. Severin was one of two (the other was Dr. Cheryl Sloley) senior managers that The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus promoted in 2020

Jean Thomas-Jeremy

Dr. Jean Thomas-Jeremy became the third Dominican to earn a PhD (in Education Leadership) from The UWI in 2020

Kimone Charlize Joseph

Head of The University of the West Indies Open Campus, Kimone Charlize Joseph receives PhD in Education

Jude "Jaydee" Delauney

Hey, Jude! Congrats, Mighty King. Jude "Jaydee" Delauney beats five kings to become the 2020 Calypso monarch

Oscar "Popeye" Joseph

In 2020 Oscar "Popeye" Joseph of Goodwill scored five more. Years, that is. He was 105 on 2 September

Kayla Jean Jacques

Judge Wynante Adrien-Roberts to new attorney Kayla Jean Jacques "Your word is your bond"

Duncan Stowe

Lawyer Duncan Stowe was appointed chairman of the Electoral Commission

Matilda A. Popo

Matilda A. Popo published "Live Your Dream and Realize Your Full Potential" that she launched at the University of the West Indies Open Campus

Raleigh Thomas

Raleigh Thomas released a Country and Western single- Happy Growing Old- that became the theme for the Dominica Council on Ageing

Savahnn James

Miss Dominica, Savahnn James, performs during the talent round of the Carnival Queen Pageant

Malik "De Examiner" Darroux

SMA's Malik "De Examiner" Darroux wins his second Juniour Calypso Monarch title in a row

Barry Casimir

Son-of-Colihaut Barry Casimir became Dr. Barry Casimir. His thesis looks at the under-privileged access to higher education

Ann Laviniere and Mona Marie Lestrade

Two in one day. Dominica proved again that it is "Centenarian Country" when Mona Marie Lestrade of Morne Rachette (above) and Ann Laviniere of Bagatelle became Dominica's newest centenarians

Hananel Valerie

With 11-ones and one-two Hananel Valerie topped the 2020 Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations in Dominica.