By Gabriel J. Christian Photo Credit: Dominica Grammar School The Dominica Technical Wing of the Dominica Grammar School was opened in 1962, in part a gift of the United States. The Technical Wing taught welding, metallurgy, wood working, technical drawing, and other linked vocational skills. The titans of technical instruction I remember included Mr. Severin, Mr. Robinson, and Mr. Leatham. The graduates of this endeavor … Continue reading Discipline, Organization & Production – Remembering the Days of Dominica Grammar School Technical Wing
Premiered Nov 11, 2021 on CaribNation TV General Charles received his basic educational foundation in Dominica attending the Roseau Mixed Infant School, the Roseau Mixed Junior School, the Roseau Senior Boys School (Chateau), the St. Mary’s Academy from 1st thru 5th Form, and Sixth Form of the Dominica Grammar School up to June 1970 when he joined the entire Charles family in a migration to … Continue reading Brigadier General Eddy Charles
By Gabriel Christian, Esq. Ma Ursula’s were light, fluffy and delicious and looked like the bakes portrayed in the photograph above. (Photo Credits: IslandEffect.com) In the unsteady aftermath of the Covid 19 pandemic I have reached back into the brighter days of memory. Days of a simpler, better and more stable time on our beloved island home of Dominica. One of the sturdy elements of that memory is … Continue reading On Mothers’ Day: Remembering Ma Ursula’s Bakes – A Queen of “Recess” Industry
First responders on the Commonwealth of Dominica will soon benefit from a new supply of face masks donated by the US non-profit Rebuild Dominica. The 6000 masks, costing about $10,000 USD were gifted to Rebuild Dominica by the Caribbean Disaster Relief & Recovery Alliance of which Rebuild Dominica was a founding member. According to CDRRA Treasurer Loughton Sargeant of St. Kitts, “Rebuild Dominica was … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: Rebuild Dominica Donates Face Masks to Medical Personnel and First Responders in Dominica
The “SNEEZE SHIELD” is an anti COVID-19 perspex shield devised for Perky Pizza. It was recently created and deployed on-island by Rebuild Dominica Director — former Dominica Cadet Corps Commandant — Major Francis Richards. The local contractor who aided the project is Bernard Moreau. This is the local innovation we can devise on Dominica where we use all our brainpower to combat COVID-19. More such innovative … Continue reading Major Francis Richards’ SNEEZE SHIELD Now at Perky Pizza in Dominica!
As narrated by Gabriel J. Christian Photo Credit: Dominica News Online Originally published May 25th, 2020 Amidst the doom, gloom, and uncertainty attendant to the COVI 19 Pandemic, I received a box of written material, mementos, and historical material from one Lyndon Earle Johnson in April 2020. In our time at the Dominica Grammar School in the early 1970s, we knew him simply as “Major” as … Continue reading FROM THE ARCHIVES: Major L. Earle Johnson – Nation Builder
Photo Credit: TheDominican.net Dr. Clayton Shillingford – A Life in Development Work By Gabriel Christian, Esq.March 30, 2012 12:30 P.M. Drs. Wagner and Kress of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Dominica State College internship participants Shawn Francis, Kelda David and Edgar Hunter and Ida Lopez of the Smithsonian Botany Department. See the original article at https://thedominican.net/2012/03/clayton-shillingford-development-work.html In 1972 I had entered the first … Continue reading Dominica Grammar School 130th Anniversary
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 … Continue reading New Volunteers from the U.S. Dept. of Interior Bureau of Land Management
On August 27, 2015, the island of Dominica was terrorized by Tropical Storm Erika. Over 100 lives were lost, villagers lost their homes, and roadways were destroyed. The Commonwealth of Dominica was set back decades of progress. Today, a year later, Dominca’s courage shines brighter than ever! Citizens on-island and Dominicans in the Diaspora band together with supporters to forge on. Reconstruction is well under way! Continue reading Remembering the Victims of Tropical Storm Erika
REBUILD DOMINICA: ON A CAMPAIGN TO ASSIST CADET CORPS WITH UNIFORMS AND RELIEF/RECOVERY GEAR by Tarnia Green “Rebuild Dominica Inc,” a non- profit relief organization based in Washington DC, helping to rebuild Dominica after the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Erika, has embarked on a fund raising campaign to get much needed funds towards the purchase of new uniforms and gear for the Cadet Corps … Continue reading Rebuild Dominica On A Campaign To Assist Dominica’s Cadet Corps
(Washington – DC) Formed at Evangel Assembly Church in Maryland, on August 29, 2015, and to provide relief and recovery to The Commonwealth of Dominica and its stricken people, Rebuild Dominica, Inc. was formed. Through the generosity of Pastor St. Clair Mitchell, and just 2 days after more than 20 Dominicans lost their lives and over 100 more lost their homes, the founding meeting of this … Continue reading Cadet Strong: A Video Feature of Young Heroes of Dominica
On November 21, 2015, Rebuild Dominica hosted a series of events dubbed, “The Weekend in Solidarity With Dominica.” VIDEO FEATURE OF DOMINICA CADET CORPS Caribbean Professional Network spotlights Dominica during Zouk in the Park on Sunday, September 27th 2015. Caribbean Cargo DC hosts a fundraiser & relief drive led by Barbara Eloi at their Lanham, MD headquarters for Rebuild Dominica on Saturday, September 19th 2015. CARIFESTA Joined Rebuild … Continue reading The Weekend in Solidarity With Dominica
The management of REBUILD DOMINICA INC. is pleased to announce the first shipment of relief supplies to Dominica. Thanks to the collaboration and generosity of the management of Caribbean Cargo DC, (CCDC) spearheaded by fellow Dominican Ms. Barbara Eloi, twenty three (23) barrels, two (2) Crib/Mattresses, and one (1) small crate filed with an assortment of clothing, food, shoes, and other miscellaneous items were shipped from … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS !! FIRST SHIPMENT OF RELIEF SUPPLIES FROM REBUILD DOMINICA INC.
ABC News coverage on the damage Dominica: aired days after TS Erika. Below are depictions of the devastating effects of Tropical Storm Erika on The Commonwealth of Dominica, footage from mainstream news stations, and media from Rebuild Dominica events. Click images to enlarge them. FOX NEWS INVITED REBUILD DOMINICA INC TO DISCUSS PARTNERSHIP WITH CARIFESTA 2015 On November 21, 2015, Rebuild Dominica hosted a series of … Continue reading Gallery
The Rebuild Dominica organization is inspired by the spirit of volunteerism, team work and cooperative self help. Our people have a long heritage of working together for the common good. In Dominica’s French creole language, those values of community self-help have a name; it is called: Koudmen. No society can long endure where its people are not able to unite for the common good. We … Continue reading Our Philosophy
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?