Former Speaker of Dominica's parliament and attorney, Alix Boyd Knights, was found dead at her home in Trafalgar on Tuesday.
Miss Boyd-Knights, served as Speaker from 2000 to 2020.
Upon her election to a third term on February 4, 2010, she became the longest-serving Speaker in Dominica's history.
Boyd-Knights, a graduate of the University of the West Indies, was designated Speaker Emeritus in February 2020.
She served also as Chairperson of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians and authored several papers and articles in the area of legislation and the formation of society, family laws and land laws, women's rights, rights of children and domestic violence.
She was also the author of the publication "Women in Parliament Dominica, Past and Present".