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A Call to Duty - Dominica's Prime Minister Pierre Charles final call to civic duty (HQ)

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Operation Call To DutyPrime Minister Pierre Charles Last Speech-Launch of the Cadet Corps at GrandbayVideo Link Click Here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUoTatWH6EgThis is video prepared by Mike Williams, documenting the first graduation of the Dominican Cadet Corps at Grandbay which took place on October 13, 2003. The event documents the last speech to Dominica's young people by Dominica's Prime Minister Pierre Charles, himself a former cadet corporal. Prime Minister Charles had also been a past President of the Dominica National Youth Council - the umbrella organization for youth groups on the island. TThe leadership of former cadet sergeant Rosie Douglas, who became Prime Minister of Dominica on February 3, 2000, was critical to the revival of the Dominica Cadet Corps. Prime Minister Douglas received the first donation toward the revival of the Dominica Cadet Corps at a ceremony at the Dominica Police Training School at Morne Bruce in June 2000. The donation of instruments for a 25 person marching band came from the law offices of Gabriel J. Christian who was a bugler in the 1970s Dominica Cadet Corps Band. In July 2000 - during a trip to Cyprus organized by Dominican attorney Alick Lawrence, who was accompanied by Emmanuel Nanthan and Gabriel Christian - uniform ware from the Cypriot army suppliers were donated to the cadet program through the kind offices of Greek Cypriot business man Nasos Ktorides. When Prime Roosevelt Douglas died suddenly on October 1, 2000, Wendell M. Christian (British Army World War II veteran) suggested that it would be meaningful where the cadets made an appearance at the final farewell to the Prime Minister as it would hasten the revival of the cadet program which had been dormant since independence in November 1978. With the support of Prime Minister Pierre Charles, Commissioner of Police Mathias Lestrade, Superintendent of Police Nicholas George, Inspector of Police David Andrew, DGS Principal Alicia Abraham Christian (formerly Jean Jacques) and former cadet Lieutenant Francis Richards, the cadets made their appearance at the Prime Minister's lying in state ceremonies at State House where they complemented the police honor guard. The evening prior, on October 11, 2000, the cadets had been given their uniforms. On the morning of October 12, 2000 former cadets Gabriel Christian and Claudette Loblack had given the new cadets a quick instruction session in basic drill and drill commands. With that appearance at the farewell to the deceased Prime Minister, and cadet veteran, Roosevelt "Rosie" Douglas, the Dominica Cadet Corps was reborn.This documentary provides background on the Dominica Cadet program and a "Call to Duty" by Prime Minister Pierre Charles as he urges young Dominicans in the cadet program to be exemplary in nation building, of disciplined conduct, civic leadership and punctuality in all things.

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