On Tuesday May 28th we have the honour of inducting three new Rotarians in to our Club.  Our new members bring a wonderful variety of skills and talent to enrich our membership.  Instead of a butcher, a baker, a candlestick maker, we welcome a doctor, a teacher, a program analyst.  But our doctor was an Interactor and brings creative skills and a passion for "kiddie bumpkins"; our teacher brings alumni status through our diabetes youth camp as well as special education and work with inter alia, cerebral palsy, one of our programs in years past; while our analyst brings financial skills as well as a passion to give back.
Please meet and welcome

Zanique Edwards

Zanique holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Education with Specialization in Social Studies from the University of the West Indies Mona . She also holds a BSc. In Psychology from the University of the West Indies St. Augustine.


She is a Special Education Teacher for the past 8 years and the Head of Department to the Dunnottar Multiple Disability Center. This department caters to the needs of children with multiple disabilities primarily children with Cerebral Palsy. Though she is a teacher, her job does not entail the regular teaching in a classroom setting. She provides students with basic therapy that helps them become more physically independent and make their environment more accessible while living with their disability.  Zanique is also the point teacher for the Dunnottar School which allows her to assist children who are subject to abuse or neglect,  by providing guidance to them and their parents in such sensitive cases. 


Recipient of the National Teacher's Award for Outstanding Performance in Special Education 2016- 2017.


President of the Saint Lucia Diabetes Foundation for Youth which allows her to provide psychosocial support to young persons living with Diabetes as well as support to parents or caregivers to children with disabilities .  


Zanique was also the Young Leader in Diabetes  representative for the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) for Saint Lucia in 2017.  


Jenna Flavien

Jenna is a Procurement and Contract Management Analyst within the Department of Economic Development, Transport and Civil Aviation.  Her unit is tasked with coordinating World Bank funded projects geared to improving climate resilience and energy efficiency, reducing disaster vulnerability and advancing tourism competitiveness. 
Given her experience in executing these projects and lessons learned, Jenna hopes to make a valuable contribution to the Rotary Club of Gros Islet.




Rachel Thwaites-Williams

Rachel, seen here with the love of her life Charlotte, her daughter aged three.
Dr Rachel Thwaites is a Family Practitioner, here in St Lucia, who also teaches physiology at AIMU. She is also a certified Rescue Scuba Diver, and the owner of Baby Charlotte's a small business that makes floral hairpieces for special occasions. She is also a children's book author and carnival Tuesday wear designer. She is dedicated to her family, friends and her professional pursuits.