PRESS RELEASE: Pointe Mitchel Celebrates Opening of New Rebuild Dominica Clinic

by Dermer Christmas

Pointe Mitchel, Dominica (June 19, 2018) – The grand opening of the Pointe Mitchel private doctor’s office took place on June 14, 2018 at 4:30 pm and represents fulfillment of the hopes and dreams of area residents since Hurricane Maria. This Rebuild Dominica Inc project is available to any local or visiting health professional wanting to practice their calling closer to the grassroots level.

The private doctor’s office works hand-in-hand with the local health center; performing services like draining of abscesses or stitching of large cuts. Such services often require a trip to the Roseau Health Center or Accident & Emergency. Additionally, home visits and after-hour basic medications will be available to area villages.

Rebuild Dominica Inc’s Director of Medical Operations, Dr. Sam Christian, shared that the office will be staffed full-time on Tuesdays and Thursdays and by appointment on weekends and weekdays between 5 and 7 pm.

Already, patients from the Roseau area who really need to be seen same day, are making the short trip to Pointe Mitchel. Especially when waiting times extend into hours elsewhere. A presentation was made during the opening which featured Pointe Mitchel native, Dr. Dale Dangleben, Dominica’s top trauma surgeon practicing in the United States.

A blessing of the office and formal handing over of keys took place at Joan Frampton’s Residence on the flat across from Bolo’s Bar.

Please call 767-265-0886 to make an appointment today!

Ethiopian Cancer Survivor Mel Tewahade Shares How He Won Two Battles With Cancer

Rebuild Dominica Inc is happy to share the following Q95 FM Dominica radio interview featuring one of our greatest champions and key sponsor, Mr. Mel Tewahade.

A survivor of 2 cases of cancer, Ethiopian Mel Tewahade shared his stories with the people of Dominica on how he won two battles with cancer. Tewahade is a financial advisor, broker for company known as DMI, CEO of Infinity Wealth Management and spokesman for the prince of Ethiopia and the royal family, and a cancer survivor. In an exclusive interview at Q95 radio, Mr. Tewahade shared his story with the people.  He shares his view on overcoming cancer by saying, “Cancer isn’t an automatic death sentence… as long you stay positive, and stay ahead, … you will be ok.”

Please follow the link below to hear the full interview on Q95 FM!

http://www.q95da.com/news/ethiopian-cancer-survivor-mel-tewahade-shares-his-story-on-how-he-won-two-battles-against-cancer

“Strong & Healthy” With Dr. Sam Christian – Speaking on the Life of Dr. Phillip St. Jean

Dr. Sam Christian pays tribute to deceased medical worker, Dr. Phillip St. Jean, who worked tirelessly to aid victims injured Hurricane Maria.

In this tribute Dr. Christian also makes presentations of supplies donated to the Dominica Cancer Society from www.RebuildDominica.org and We Are Dominica —- diaspora organizations engaged in the rebuilding process.

Rebuild Dominica Inc. invites you to subscribe to CBN4 News Dominica for more “Strong & Healthy” television show segments featuring our very own Medical Director, Dr. Sam Christian!CBN4Logostrong and healthy banner

Dice Medical Mission

Rebuild Dominica is proud to share another CBN4 News episode of ‘Strong & Healthy’ featuring our Director of Medical Operations (on-Island): Dr. Sam Christian.

The feature was filmed at Delice Medical Mission in Dominica. Dr. Sam Christian ccontinues to provide free medical screening tests to promote good habits for maintaining health in adults.

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Call or whatsapp 767 265-0886 with your questions or comments.

This episode was sponsored by GardenofGraceMinistries.org of Clearwater Florida: pastored by Rev. Norma Fontaine Philbert.

A Bio Note on Dr. McDonald Benjamin: A Family Legacy of Service

Dr. McDonald Benjamin, was born at Coulisbistrie, Dominica on March 5, 1924. He died on October 23, 1989 in Washington, D.C.

He was the first born West Indian to take a PhD in Food Technology at the University of California Los Angeles, after first having graduated from the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture in Trinidad . He was the Senior Economist with the Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO)/World Bank Program and ended his career at the World Bank as the Asia Division Director for Project Management Development of the International Fund for Project Development in Rome.

He authored the well-respected agriculture project development handbook titled “Investment Projects in Agriculture” — in Longman, London (1981). At his passing, Dr. Benjamin was Dominica’s Ambassador to the United States from 1986 to 1989.

His German-born wife, Hannelore “Angela” Benjamin, was later Dominica’s ambassador to the FAO. It is of note that Ambassador Hannelore Benjamin saw Adolph Hitler when Hitler visited her school. She was hit in the face for not giving the “Heil Hitler” salute quickly enough. Her father Ewald Sichmann was a supporter of Colonel Von Stauffenberg’s anti-Hitler plot Operation Valkyrie ( see – https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Valkyrie) and barely escaped with his life. He was banished to the deepest part of the Dortmund area coal mines for six months and returned home after the war: blinded by his experience for several months.

Ambassador Benjamin’s son, World Bank economist Dr. Mcdonald Benjamin Jr. , was educated at Oxford University and Georgetown University. In recent years Dr. Benjamin Jr. has been the World Bank representative for Ecuador and the Dominican Republic. The Benjamin family has made enormous contributions to the Caribbean region, having distinguished themselves in the cause of economic development. Dr. Benjamin’s daughter Alessandra is a graduate of the University of Miami and has been an actress in Los Angeles.

Alessandra, Dr. McDonald Benjamin Jr. and their mother, Angela, are thanked here for being volunteers for, and supporters of, Rebuild Dominica (www.rebuilddominica.org) following the Hurricane Maria disaster. We commend them for their example and commitment to humanitarian and development service.

From the desk of Gabriel J. Christian, Esq. – President at Rebuild Dominica Inc.

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Founded in 2015 in the wake of the devastation wrought by Tropical Storm Erika, we are now organising relief from the direct hit by category five Hurricane Maria: the worst natural disaster in our nation's history.