Dominica joins the rest of the commonwealth nations in celebrating Commonwealth Day
Today, Dominica joined the rest of the Commonwealth nations in celebrating Commonwealth Day under the theme “Women as agents of change.”
While addressing a huge crowd at the Arawak House of Culture, Speaker of the House of Assembly, Honourable Alix Boyd Knights says Dominica is very privilege to have had and continues to have many women who serve as agents of change in every aspect of life such as the late Mabel Cissie Caudeiron, Dame Mary Eugenia Charles, Ophelia Marie and the reigning Calypso Monarch Tasha Peltier, to name a few.
Commonwealth Dayis the annual celebration of the Commonwealth of Nationsheld on the second Monday in March, and marked by a multi-faith service in Westminster Abbey, which is normally attended by Queen Elizabeth II, Head of the Commonwealth, with the Commonwealth Secretary-General and Commonwealth High Commissionersin London, during which the Queen delivers an address to the Commonwealth, which is broadcasted throughout the world.
According to Honourable Knights, commonwealth member-states should use the day as an opportunity to learn and explore both the history of the association as well as current concerns that are common to the entire grouping while the heads continues to use it to promote understanding on global issues, international co-operation and the work of the Commonwealth’s organizations, which aim to improve the lives of its citizens.
Last Years theme was ‘Science, Technology and Society.’