We, the founders of Pont Passe Press, are extremely saddened at the devastation caused to Dominica by Hurricane Maria in general and more particularly, to the Roseau Public Library. The library played an important and crucial role in our intellectual development and has played a similar role in the lives of thousands of Dominicans. It is therefore extremely distressing to see the damage to our library and the public’s inability to access its vast resources.

 

In collaboration with Rebuild Dominica (www.rebuilddominica.org) other Dominica Diaspora entities and allies, we are therefore prepared to pledge our fullest support not only to the renovation of the Roseau Public Library but also to ensuring that through a mobile library service, the young citizens of Dominica can continue to have access to books for the purpose of continuing their intellectual development.

 

Dr. Irving W. Andre

Gabriel Christian, Esq