A Reminder for Dominicans in the Diaspora

For Dominicans living in the diaspora, it’s a bit of a trying time. Unlike our friends and family living on-island who are lucky enough to still have the benefit of cool and refreshing natural breezes, we in the diaspora may be left feeling a bit restricted. We share this video to remind each of us to appreciate the little things and offer a chance to … Continue reading A Reminder for Dominicans in the Diaspora

Rebuild Dominica Inc: COVID-19 BULLETIN #1

Dear Dominican Family & Friends at Home and Abroad, At this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rebuild Dominica Inc (RBD) Bulletin will seek to provide useful information to our readership. We shall strive to make meaningful proposals to our public, private and NGO sectors and seek to inspire our people to overcome this pandemic. RBD will provide updates from our healthcare professionals at home … Continue reading Rebuild Dominica Inc: COVID-19 BULLETIN #1

Alessandra Benjamin Face Mask Project

The shortage of medical protective face masks has not helped with slowing the COVID-19 pandemic. To combat forseen shortages in Dominica, designer Alessandra Benjamin, offers a template for constructing suitable face masks and sees the negative economic fallout from the novel coronavirius is an opportunity to rebuild. Benjamin, a member of Rebuild Dominica Inc, provided the following images and quote to be shared with the … Continue reading Alessandra Benjamin Face Mask Project

3 Helpful COVID-19 Resources From Reliable Sources

The COVID-19 pandemic is a very real threat to the health of citizens across the globe. For Dominica, this threat comes at a time when reconstruction from past hurricanes and tropical storm still have some more remote areas struggling to rebuild. To help cut through the noise of the media, Rebuild Dominica Inc. provides links to three helpful resources: the World Health Organization (WHO), John … Continue reading 3 Helpful COVID-19 Resources From Reliable Sources

Major Francis Richards’ SNEEZE SHIELD Now at Perky Pizza 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!

COVID-19: Dr. Sam’s Call to Action!

Dr. Sam — Medical Director for Rebuild Dominica, Inc. — addresses all Dominicans via the new Dominica Virus Defence (DVD) Facebook Group. Please watch and share the video below. We encourage everyone near and far to stay safe and exercise maximum hygiene and social distancing techniques learned as we battle this pandemic. Learn more about the current state and get frequent updates via the following … Continue reading COVID-19: Dr. Sam’s Call to Action!

Tuskegee Airman and Living Legend Gen. Charles McGee Visits the Sentinel – Los Angeles Sentinel | Los Angeles Sentinel | Black News

By Jennifer Bihm, originally published February 27, 2020 Image Credits: LA Sentinel (E. Mesiyah McGnnis) Tuskegee Airman Brigadier General Charles McGee  was born in 1919 in Cleveland, Ohio. His mother died during the birth of his sister while he was very young and eventually he and his siblings relocated with their father to Illinois. McGee had been attending the University of Illinois when World War … Continue reading Tuskegee Airman and Living Legend Gen. Charles McGee Visits the Sentinel – Los Angeles Sentinel | Los Angeles Sentinel | Black News

Dwight Steen: A Friend of Dominica

Interview by Mel Tewahade   Dwight Steen served as an American Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia. After serving in Bolivia, he went on to become the Agricultural Expert at USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development) in 1971.     Steen has extensive experience in irrigation, cross-pollination, agricultural product enhancement, water resources, and agricultural trade policy. He was retained in 1985 by PM Eugenia Charles to … Continue reading Dwight Steen: A Friend of Dominica

Standing In Solidarity With The Bahamas Following Hurricane Dorian

“God bless and keep our stricken Bahamian family and guide our mission to a beneficial end to those in need… We are all committed to aid our kith and kin in the Bahamas.” The above quote is from Rebuild Dominica, Inc. President, Mr. Gabriel J. Christian, and the attitude that resonates with all members of Rebuild Dominica following the devastating blow The Bahamas received from … Continue reading Standing In Solidarity With The Bahamas Following Hurricane Dorian

Proud to Support the ECCTAI Youth Recognition Breakfast Fundraiser

Rebuild Dominica Inc. invites you to please join and support the East Coast Chapter Tuskegee Airmen Inc. (ECCTAI) for a very special occasion: On May 25th ECCTAI is sponsoring a Youth Breakfast Fundraiser to honor students in their Youth in Aviation Program (YIAP). The event will also congratulate new ECCTAI Scholarship Winners and celebrate the 22nd anniversary of ECCTAI’s Youth in Aviation Program. All donations … Continue reading Proud to Support the ECCTAI Youth Recognition Breakfast Fundraiser

Rebuild Dominica Medical Director Dr. Sam Christian Returns Home from Extensive Medical Stay in Martinique

Rebuild Dominica again expresses gratitude to Dominica’s government, opposition and Dominicans in the Diaspora and at home for the medical assistance rendered to Rebuild Dominica Medical Director Dr. Sam Christian following his December 1, 2018 motor vehicle accident. Dr. Christian made a miraculous recovery and headed home on Saturday April 6, 2019. Additional gratitude goes to Dominica’s Counsel General in Martinique Mark Frampton and DBS … Continue reading Rebuild Dominica Medical Director Dr. Sam Christian Returns Home from Extensive Medical Stay in Martinique

EMO News Features Judge Irving André & Other Rebuild Dominica Partners At Canada-Dominica Scholarship Foundation (CANDO) Award Ceremony

EMO News: CANDO Scholarship Disbursement Ceremony ft. Judge Irving Andre Message from Rebuild Dominica President, Mr. Gabriel J. Christian, Esq. We thank Emeline Anselm of EMO News for the featured documentary. Rebuild Dominica shares featured interview of the nonprofit booster Judge Irving André of Canada  as he awards scholarships during this year’s Scholarship Disbursement Ceremony — held on behalf of the Canada-Dominica Scholarship Foundation (CANDO) … Continue reading EMO News Features Judge Irving André & Other Rebuild Dominica Partners At Canada-Dominica Scholarship Foundation (CANDO) Award Ceremony

Rebuild Dominica Mourns With Ethiopians After Airline Crash

A long-time friend and supporter of Rebuild Dominica Inc., Mr. Mel Tewahade, shares his thoughts on the recent Ethiopian Airlines crash, which took the lives of many. Tewahade is a financial adviser and a community developer who has a passionate interest in helping people reach their potential and giving back as he has been given. His Colorado-based financial management company, Infinity Wealth Management Inc., was … Continue reading Rebuild Dominica Mourns With Ethiopians After Airline Crash

New Partnership With Dominica Botanic Gardens

The Dominica Botanic Gardens (DBG) partners with Rebuild Dominica, Inc for 2019. As the first of its kind in the Caribbean, DBG was formed through a collaboration and from the recommendations of the Diaspora Policy Paper prepared by the Dominica Academy of Arts and Science (DAAS) for the Dominica Government, and delivered in October 2004. According to the DBG About page, “one of the recommendations … Continue reading New Partnership With Dominica Botanic Gardens

Dominica, One Year After Hurricane Maria

The above video is courtesy of GIS Dominica. The main goals of GIS are to manage the corporate identity and image of the Government, to disseminate information on all government departments and to inform the general public at home and overseas of Government’s plans, policies, programmes and activities. Learn more at http://www.news.gov.dm. Continue reading Dominica, One Year After Hurricane Maria

Takeaway from Gabriel J. Christian, President of Rebuild Dominica Inc.

This is a teachable moment which surrounds Dr. Sam Christian’s injury and the noble efforts made by many at home and abroad to save his life.    Dr. Christian’s accident was a tragedy. However, it presents us with a unique opportunity. What is that opportunity?   Well, the opportunity resides in our people hereafter commitment ourselves to building an institutional framework focused on meritocracy and a … Continue reading Takeaway from Gabriel J. Christian, President of Rebuild Dominica Inc.

GoFundMe Fundraiser by Friends of Dr. Sam Christian

Rebuild Dominica Inc keeps our beloved Dr. Sam Christian — our Director of Medical Operations in Dominica — in prayer. Please consider clicking the “DONATE” button above to contribute to The Christian family’s fundraiser. Every bit of support helps to ensure his medical care in Martinique is covered. The following is a note from the fundraiser: “On Saturday, December 1,  our dear friend, brother, care … Continue reading GoFundMe Fundraiser by Friends of Dr. Sam Christian

Nature Island Shines at Virginia Carnival and CaribFest 2018

by Gabriel J. Christian, President at Rebuild Dominica Inc. As the summer ran its course, Rebuild Dominica stalwarts LaDàna Drigo, Joan Christian, Ta’Tyani “Anyé ” Young, and Tarnia Green, worked diligently alongside Sabiena George Mingo, Don Mingo and other members of “Know Your Culture Dance Group” to prepare costumes for the Virginia Carnival Norfolk CaribFest. The Know Your Culture Dance Group was founded in 2008 … Continue reading Nature Island Shines at Virginia Carnival and CaribFest 2018