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The government accords the late Vanoulst Jno Charles an Official Funeral

Roseau, Dominica- March 1, 2024: The Government of Dominica will accord the late Vanoulst Jno Charles an Official Funeral in recognition of his outstanding contribution to
Dominica’s development in the field of agriculture. Mr. Jno-Charles was a Senator in the
First Parliament of Dominica from November 3rd, 1978 to June 21st, 1979.

Mr. Jno Charles, of St. Joseph, passed away on Thursday, February 29th, 2024.
He began his career in agriculture as a full-time citrus and banana farmer and was
Chairman of the Dominica Banana Marketing Corporation (DBMC) and President of the
Windward Islands Banana Growers Association (WINBAN). During his tenure, he was
credited for increasing benefits to the Windward Islands farmers and expanding export
volume from Dominican growers.

Mr. Jno Charles also served the state as Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC) and Commissioner of the Integrity Commission and was the recipient of Dominica’s second highest national honour, the Sisserou Award of Honour, in 2008.
He was actively involved in national politics and community activism and was an influential and highly respected member of the St. Joseph Constituency.
The Government of Dominica extends heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of
Mr. Vanoulst Jno Charles on his passing. May his soul rest in eternal rest.

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