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The Speaker of the House of Assembly of Dominica is responsible for the management and general administration of the House, ensuring that rules of procedure are followed. The Speaker is elected by the House of Assembly at its first sitting after a general election. A member of the House who is elected as Speaker can only vote to break ties (a casting vote). If someone outside the membership of the House is elected as Speaker, they become a member, but cannot cast an original or casting vote.

Alix Boyd Knights is the current Speaker of the House of Assembly, and was elected from outside the membership of the House. First elected on17 April 2000, Knights is the longest to serve in that position.
Photo Name Entered Office Left Office
Hon. George Austin WINSTON Jan 1966 Oct 1970
Hon. Eustace FRANCIS Oct 1970 Mar 1977
Hon. Frederick DEGAZON Mar 1977 Dec 1978
Hon. Pershing WALDRON 21 Jan 1979 19 Jun 1979
Hon. Eden BOWERS 19 Jun 1979 Aug 1980
Hon. Marie DAVIS-PIERRE 13 Aug 1980 30 Dec 1988
Hon. Crispin SORHAINDO 16 Sep 1989 24 Oct 1993
Hon. Neva EDWARDS 01 Nov 1993 02 Aug 1995
Hon. Frederick Osborne G. SYMES 03 Aug 1995 03 Jan 2000
Hon. Alix BOYD-KNIGHTS 17 Apr 2000 Incumbent
source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Assembly_of_Dominica
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