Portsmouth Community Watch Association Christmas Party

Rebuild Dominica is pleased to share some holiday cheer. Many thanks to  Jean-Marie Rayapen for providing a wonderful glimpse into the recent Christmas Party hosted by Portsmouth Community Watch Association with the leadership of former Mayor of Portsmouth Adenauer “Washway” Douglas.

The Christmas Party benefited the children of Portsmouth on our beautiful Nature Isle. It was hosted by the Portsmouth Community Watch Association in collaboration with our dear allies from the neighboring island of Guadeloupe and Martinique.

We invite you to view the full photo album online via the following link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lindsays-photography/sets/72157690547244334.

New Volunteers from the U.S. Dept. of Interior Bureau  of Land Management

Rebuild Dominica Inc. is pleased to announce two new  volunteers: husband and wife team, Corey and Chantel Grant of the US Dept. of Interior Bureau  of Land Management. They have agreed  to aid Rebuild Dominica in launching a Youth Conservation Corps on Dominica.

The Youth Conservation Corps will be dedicated to soil conservation, river course and marine environment preservation and management, alongside nature trail maintenance and reforestation. All those areas of the national territory in Dominica are in acute need of attention following the deadly floods during Hurricane Maria, which caused great destruction of Dominica’s tree cover in addition to massive soil erosion.

Rebuild Dominica is eternally grateful to those Dominicans and those of other nations who have rallied to aid our island and other sister Caribbean nations greatly in need of disaster following the most awful hurricane season of 2017.

The proposed Youth Conservation Corps will be a non-government/private sector youth  community development entity supported by private sector initiatives at home and abroad. Rebuild Dominica intends to partner with the Government of Dominica’s Division of Forestry, Wildlife and Agriculture wherever and whenever  possible.
Some of the proponents of the Youth Conservation Corps, such as Major Francis Richards, have had experience in the Dominica Cadet Corps program, which started on Dominica in 1910.  For more details, visit http://www.dominicacadets.org.