The Late Speaker Emerita Alix Boyd-Knights, was laid to rest this afternoon as the nation observes a day of mourning in her honor.
The Speaker Emerita was an attorney by profession, who worked in defense of women’s rights and the protection of children and was a fervent advocate for the strengthening of laws pertaining to domestic violence, child maintenance and the status of children.
As a former Member of the Judiciary, members of the local and regional legal fraternity paid special tribute to their fallen comrade on Friday.
Justice Birnie Stephenson remembers her as a Bold and persistent attorney who was always prepared to battle for her clients.
Justice Birnie Stephenson
Mrs. Alix Boyd-Knights was the longest-serving Speaker in Dominica’s history, having served from April 2000 to February 2020.
Attorney General Levi Peter shared his impression of her as speaker of the house of assembly.
Attorney General Levi Peter
Meanwhile, Former Attorney General, Ambassador Francine Baron spoke to her love for the culinary arts.
Former Attorney General Ambassador Francine Baron