School Age Child Care Program Donates Supplies

In the aftermath of the devastation wrought on Dominica by Tropical Storm Erika, the FairFax County School Age Child Care (SACC) Program under the commendable leadership of Mrs.Beverly Moore has donated a quantity of school supplies, toiletries and canned foods to Dominica through the management of the Rebuild Dominica Inc. organization based in Bowie, Maryland. SACC provides fun, safe and educational care for children in … Continue reading School Age Child Care Program Donates Supplies

October 19th interview on BronxNet TV Network about the work of Rebuild Dominica

Former Ambassador to the United Nations – Crispin Gregoire, featured on the October 19th 2015  interview on BronxNet TV Network (Lehman College, City University of New York) about the work of Rebuild Dominica. http://www.bronxnet.org/tv/viewvideo/6275/open–featured-interviews/rebuild-dominica Continue reading October 19th interview on BronxNet TV Network about the work of Rebuild Dominica

Updated listing of the Board of Management for Rebuild Dominica Inc.

A meeting of the Executive members of Rebuild Dominica Inc was convened on October 6, 2015 at the office of Gabriel J. Christian & Associates. Further to the discussions held including confirmation of the minutes of September 2, 2015, ratification of a Code of Ethics, Bi-Laws, and a Records Retention Policy, a revised Board of Directors was appointed to oversee the affairs of the organization … Continue reading Updated listing of the Board of Management for Rebuild Dominica Inc.

BREAKING NEWS !! FIRST SHIPMENT OF RELIEF SUPPLIES FROM REBUILD DOMINICA INC.

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.

Zouk In The Park: Spotlight on Dominica!

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!

Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA): Situation Report #11

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

Caribbean Cargo DC Hosts A Successful Fundraiser

(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

SPAGnVOLA Chocolate Company and Caribbean Agricultural Network Commit to Aid Rebuild Dominica Relief Efforts

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

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A Special Donation Received From A True Friend Of Dominica

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

Donation Drive at Caribbean Cargo DC on September 19th!

  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!

FoxNews: Carifesta Helps Rebuild Dominica

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

CARIFESTA Partners With 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

Seeds of Hope: Reforestation, Bamboo Cultivation & Land Slide Control

Dominica is mountainous, seismically active and subject to frequent torrential rains. As a result, we have suffered from many landslides over the years. In Hurricane Dean of 2007, we lost a mother and son at Campbell. In 1976, the huge Bagatelle Land Slide left 8 dead and many more wounded. In 1997, a huge land slide in the heights of the Layou Valley blocked the … Continue reading Seeds of Hope: Reforestation, Bamboo Cultivation & Land Slide Control

CARIFESTA: Donation Drive Event on September 7th 2015

  Join us during our first donation drive event as we partner with Carifesta.com this Labor Day (September 7th 2015) at the Ronald Reagan Plaza in Washington, DC! We will be collecting non-perishable items for shipment to Dominica thanks to Caribbean Cargo DC: 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004 Continue reading CARIFESTA: Donation Drive Event on September 7th 2015

Points Of Contact For Rebuild Dominica

On Saturday August 29, 2015, Dominicans, Caribbean nationals and their American neighbours gathered at the sanctuary of the Evangel Assembly in Temple Hills, Maryland under the auspices of Pastor St. Clair Mitchel to launch Rebuild Dominica. At this meeting, officers and committee chairs were elected to manage the activities of Rebuild Dominica charged with the responsibility to reach out to existing Dominica diaspora associations and … Continue reading Points Of Contact For Rebuild Dominica

Getting Started

Today a first step was taken in our effort to rebuild Dominica.  A meeting was held with considerable attendance to found a new relief organisation to coordinate the energy of the Diaspora in the Washington, D.C. area. Gabriel Christian, an attorney who has long been resident in Maryland and is a prominent member of the Diaspora, was elected Chair of the new organisation, entitled Rebuild Dominica.  Mr … Continue reading Getting Started