We only pass this way but once
Those who said Goodbye in 2019
Dominica gets last image of Cecil Clarke Sr.
The 97 year long journey of life of Cecil lvor Paul Clarke began on March 2nd 1922 when he was born from the union of Meredith and Nathaniel Clarke accompanied by three brothers and one sister. C.I. or "Clarkie" was best known as the man with the camera. He laid a foundation in photography, stemming from the days of darkrooms and the development of black and white photos at Eve's Photo, which his son, Cecil Junior, today builds on.
Caribbean leaders pay tribute to Sir Alister McIntyre
The immense contribution of Sir Alister McIntyre to Caribbean development for more than 50 years was highlighted yesterday by the region's political and academic leaders, in tribute to the 87-year-old former University of the West Indies (The UWI) vice chancellor who passed away in April 2019.
A Grenadian by birth, Sir Alister passed away in Jamaica.
"A foremost actor in our evolution as Caribbean people," was how Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness described Sir Alister.
He loved people
Arnold Conrad Active – Former Government Minister and Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly died in July. Active served as Minister for Home Affairs from July 1973 to January 1974. Before that he served as Parliamentary Secretary from November 1970 to July 1973.
Gertrude Roberts dies
Gertrude Roberts, former Minister for Community Development and Women Affairs passed away in November. She was 90. Roberts, a former educator and United Workers Party (UWP) parliamentarian and government minister; she was the mother of Gretta Roberts, the current Dominica Labour Party (DLP) candidate for the Grand Fond, Morne Jaune/Riviere Cyrique constituency.
Over 50 years of music and sound engineering; half a century of dedication to entertainment; and lo and behold Marcel "Malaway" Cruickshank, like his Exile One famed drummer, disappeared from this life to meet his Maker. His body was laid to rest in November as hundreds mourned the death of Dominica's leading exponent of the art of sound engineering.
Everybody loves Pershing
The funeral service for Reverend Deacon Pershing Albert Rock Waldron Snr, 74, was held at the Portsmouth Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday 6th August, 2019.
"Pershing wished everyone well and he was loved by most," said the eulogy. "He exceeded his Aunt Hudle's expectations until the day of his death".
Pershing A. R. Waldron was the second Speaker of the House of Assembly from January 4, 1979; and an Opposition Senator from October 20, 1980. Waldron held senior positions at the Barclays Bank in Dominica, Antigua and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. He also served as Assistant Manager of Credit at the Antigua Commercial Bank and later Manager of the Antigua Commercial Bank Mortgage and Trust Company Ltd. Waldron also headed the TCI Bank in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Waldron was ordained a Deacon of the Roman Catholic Church on October 4, 1996.
Former Acting President Watty dies
Dr. Edward Irving Watty, 94, was held at the Bethesda Methodist Church on August 6th 2019. Dr. Watty was one the first few home-grown doctors. A senior member of the local Freemason Lodge, Dr. Watty acted President of the Commonwealth of Dominica on many occasions and was a former Ambassador of Dominica to the United States.
Dominicans say goodbye to Luke Coriette
Luke Taylor Corriette of Fond St. Jean who was a minister in the governments of Patrick Roland John and Oliver James Seraphin died. His funeral was held on August 9th 2019 at the Roseau Cathedral Chapel.
Remembering Julian Giraud
Former Prime Minister Oliver J. Seraphin remembers Julian Giraud as "an entrepreneur, adventurer and one who dared to process possibilities above and beyond the norm." He was a former member of the executive of the Patrick Roland John Dominica Labour Party.
Arden Shillingford dies
Dominica said farewell to one of its most distinguished and accomplished diplomats- Romeo Arden Coleridge Shillingford (February 11 1936 – 4 January 2019). He was the consummate diplomat armed with the whiskers, walking stick, cigar, top hat and tails; he epitomised the essence of gentility, demonstrating characteristics which now seem to belong to a different age. He was accredited as Ambassador to France, Spain, Belgium, European Economic Community and UNESCO. In 1977, during his tenure as Administrative Attaché at the Office of the Commissioner for the Eastern Caribbean, London. He was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for service to the community.
Gage goes to the great beyond
Osborne Alec Gage, one of Dominica's top trade unionist, especially the Dominica Allied and Waterfront Trade Union (WAWU) died. His daughter Janelle Owoeye said in the eulogy "He taught us to believe in ourselves."
Noreen John dies
Noreen John, lawyer, community worker and women's rights advocate was expected to contest the Grand Bay constituency seat for the opposition UWP. She died in Antigua in May, just as she was to be named as a candidate.
Ava loved life
Ava Mary McIntyre-Roach was born on the 1st of September 1956, the first of seven children from the union between John Irving McIntyre and Ruth Theresa Lancelot McIntyre. She was a former leading member of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Community Development.