Dominicans Awarded at Uniformed Groups Parade on Independence Day

Stephenson Hyacinth

As part of the Parade of Uniformed Groups on November 3rd, Mr. Stephenson Hyacinth and Mr. Rawlings Jemmott received the third highest honour in Dominica, the Meritorious Service Award.

They were among a group of 15 Dominicans who have made outstanding contributions to public life for many years.

Mr. Stephenson Hyacinth was awarded for his contribution in drama.

He has provided many young Dominican actors and actresses an opportunity to showcase their talent both locally and overseas in countries such as Barbados, Antigua, Trinidad, Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, and Martinique, Guadeloupe, Nevis and Guyana.

Mr. Rawlings Franklyn Adolphus Jemmott received the award for his Trade Union Leadership.

He was Field Officer for the Dominica Amalgamated Workers Union (DAWU) for the South from 1974- 1975, and Co- Founder of the National Workers Union.

Mr. Austin Harris received the Services Medal of Honour for his contribution to fisheries.

He has given over 40 years of service to the Dominica Fisheries Cooperative Societies Ltd as Manager.

Bishop Michael Daniel

He has also been a stalwart in the cooperative movement in Dominica and has devoted a greater part of his life in assisting fishers in enhancing their lifestyles.

Other awardees were Bishop Michael Bill Daniel for his contribution in the Pastoral Ministry, Mr. Fred Anthony Nicholas for his contribution in music, and Ms. Renata Siegenthaler for her community service.

  • Franklin Robert


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