Caribbean Professional Network (CPN) provided a spotlight on The Commonwealth of Dominica this past Sunday (September 27, 2015) during “Zouk in The Park.” The fundraising event was held at Mount Rainier Nature/Recreation Center in Prince George’s County, MD. The Honorable Ambassador Hubert Charles of Dominica addressed the crowd and provided an update regarding disaster relief underway; post-Tropical Storm Erika. Also in attendance was Chairman, Gabriel … Continue reading Zouk In The Park: Spotlight on Dominica!
Dominica Erika Relief-Summary of Assistance received as of 18 September Continue reading CDEMA: Summary of Pledges / Support
HIGHLIGHTS: Damage and sector assessments are continuing. Preliminary estimates provided as at September 15, 2015 are as follows: Housing EC$236, 420,000 Agriculture Crops – EC$13, 827,000 Livestock – EC$851,000 Infrastructure – EC$66,675,768 Farm housing, equipment and inputs – EC$1,515,700 Fishing Industry – EC$1,7500,000. Tourism EC$51,715,672 . Water EC$28,542,633 Public Works (Roads, Bridge.) EC$612,700,000 Urgent needs as at September 15 are mainly for the following: Housing- materials … Continue reading Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA): Situation Report #11
Commonwealth of Dominica – Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment Final Report Continue reading Rapid Damage and Impact Assessment Tropical Storm Erika – August 27, 2015
Please join us at 11 a.m. this Sunday, September 27th, 2015 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Largo, Maryland for a Mass in memory of those who lost their lives during Tropical Storm Erika and to pray for the success of rebuilding efforts in Dominica. St. Joseph Catholic Church 2020 St. Joseph Drive Largo, MD 20774 Tel. 301-773-4838 Fax 301-773-6832 All are invited, please … Continue reading Mass to Pray for the Success of Rebuilding Efforts in Dominica
(Washington – DC) Yesterday, Sunday, September 20th 2015, Rebuild Dominica held a successful fundraiser at Howard University during “Divorce Papers,” a comedic play starring Jamaican sensation; Oliver Samuels. As disaster relief efforts continue, supporters of Dominica provide additional platforms for fundraisers that benefit the people of The Commonwealth of Dominica. Rebuild Dominica, Inc. extends a special “Thank You” to Lisda Sawney, who offered to sponsor … Continue reading Lisda Sawney Lends A Hand During Oliver Samuel’s Divorce Papers
(Lanham, MD) A supporter and sponsor of Rebuild Dominica, Inc., Caribbean Cargo DC (CCDC) was the fitting host of a fundraiser on Saturday, September 19th 2015. The event was held at CCDC headquarters in the Washington, DC metro area. This disaster relief drive was initiated by CCDC Marketing Representative, Barbara Eloi, and assisted by a team of community leaders. Prior to her tenure at CCDC, Eloi … Continue reading Caribbean Cargo DC Hosts A Successful Fundraiser
When Tropical Storm Erika struck Dominica on August 27th, 2015, the Caribbean Agricultural Network (CAN) was almost complete with finalizing the first international launch of Dominica’s first premium chocolate bar, Chocolat de la Dominique under the SPAGnvola brand. More information is available through CAN. SPAGnVOLA owners Eric and Cris Reid had traveled to Dominica on February 2015 with CAN leader Gabriel J. Christian designed to … Continue reading SPAGnVOLA Chocolate Company and Caribbean Agricultural Network Commit to Aid Rebuild Dominica Relief Efforts
A message from Gabriel Christian, the Chairman of Rebuild Dominica We received a donation today at Rebuild Dominica and a note from Canon of the Anglican Church at Oxford, Reverend Allen Walker. Canon Walker was one of the crew of HMS Fife who braved the still raging waves of the Caribbean Sea to rush to our rescue in early morning of August 30, 1979. We … Continue reading A Special Donation Received From A True Friend Of Dominica
Rebuild Dominica has partnered with Caribbean Cargo DC. We invite you to join our relief efforts during this donation drive event. Please drop off donated items and contributions toward shipping this Saturday (September 19th, 2015) from 10 AM to 4 PM at Caribbean Cargo DC – 9700 Martin Luther King Jr Hwy, Lanham, MD 20706. For supporters unable to drop off during this relief drive, please consider … Continue reading Donation Drive at Caribbean Cargo DC on September 19th!
Behind-the-scene photos of Rebuild Dominica spokesperson, Chardelle Moore, who was on-air live as a special guest on the MADD Saturdays Show at Ablazin Radio on September 12th, 2015! Our Media Team welcomes opportunities to share information on the disaster relief efforts in Dominica. Please contact us to discuss ways that you can help Rebuild Dominica. Many thanks to our supporters for helping to build awareness in … Continue reading Ablazin Radio Highlights Disaster Relief Efforts
Fox News/Fox45 (Baltimore, MD) provided a live feature of the Rebuild Dominica, Inc. partnership with CARIFESTA to aid with collection of disaster relief items for The Commonwealth of Dominica. Flooding brought on by Tropical Storm Erika on August 27th, 2015 has set Dominica’s development process back about 20 years; according to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. Much help is needed as over 100 villagers are now … Continue reading FoxNews: Carifesta Helps Rebuild Dominica
Make plans to attend this year’s Zouk in the Park. This free event will be held at Mount Rainier Nature & Recreation Center in Prince Georges County, MD on Sunday, September 27th from 3p.m. to 7p.m. The nature center has live animals, educational displays, a game room, and an outdoor playground. The facility is located near West Hyattsville Metro at 4701 31st Place, Mount Rainier, … Continue reading Zouk in the Park Set for Mount Rainier Nature Center Sunday, September 27, 2015
Dominica’s national motto “Après Bondie C’est La Ter” meaning “after God is the land” highlights the importance of the land (the soil) to Island. The amount of precious top soil eroded by the torrential rains during the Erika disaster may never be quantified or featured among all we have lost. Nonetheless, losses incurred due to landslides and soil erosion and the subsequent impact on communities … Continue reading A Case for Improved Soil and Land Use Management in Dominica
Black Sigatoka Disease (BSD) is a fungal infection of the banana leaf which has plagued Dominica’s banana and plantain crops. In the wake of the Erika disaster, it is even more important to support the rebuilding of Dominica’s agriculture sector by such projects inspired and directed by collaboration between Dominicans, and friends of Dominica, at home and abroad. BSD first identified in Dominica in 2012 … Continue reading Rebuild Dominica and the Effort to Combat Black Sigatoka
Received for Dominica relief effort through Rebuild Dominica, Megamart International Food Supermarket has contributed with Rebuild Dominca with a $2,000 donation. Additionally, a quantity of non-perishable food items to the value of $3,300 awaits delivery to Rebuild Dominica. ¡Gracias Megamart! Continue reading Megamart Supermarket Donates $2,000 Plus $3,300 in Non-Perishables
Dominican soil scientist Dr. Davidson Lloyd plants black sigatoka resistant banana cultivars provided by plant pathologist Dr. Clayton Shillingford, President Emeritus of the Dominica Academy of Arts and Sciences. Black sigatoka is a fungal infection of the banana plant which has plagued the island’s banana crop. In the wake of the Erika disaster, it is even more important to support the rebuilding of Dominica’s agriculture … Continue reading Black Sigatoka Resistant Cultivars: Rebuilding Dominica’s Agriculture Sector
A supporter of Dominica’s rebuild efforts called us one day and said: What can I do? I do not know what to do. Will I have the time? My response was that we are all volunteers and that everyone is busy. However, where one chooses to form a committee to work on an area in which they have an interest, or skill, it would be … Continue reading What Can a Volunteer Do to Rebuild Dominica?
(Washington, DC ) — On Labor Day, in the wake of Tropical Storm Erika, Dominicans, and supporters of The Commonwealth of Dominica, came together during CARIFESTA. The Washington DC Mayor’s Caribbean Commission, led by Barbadian born Margaret Forde, and CARIFESTA, led by Trinidad & Tobago born Arthur Griffith, both announced their support of Dominica. During this urgent time of need, they agreed to lead a … Continue reading CARIFESTA Partners With Rebuild Dominica
Dominica Relief Effort Post Tropical Storm Erika is a donation compaign at indiegogo.com to raise funds for helping those who were most affected by the Erika storm in late August. The Commonwealth of Dominica needs a massive humanitarian relief effort for the short, medium and long term reconstruction of the island. You can make your donation here. Continue reading Donation Campaign to Help Dominica