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
by Gabriel J. Christian, Esq. DEFEATING COVID 19: Dominica-born scientist, Dr. Swinburne Augustine leads groundbreaking research in COVID-19 and other environment-associated diseases at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency It is emblematic of our island’s inability to secure the fruits of its human resource harvest that I only knew of Dr. Swinburne Augustine this year– even though we attended high school around the same … Continue reading Defeating COVID-19
The headquarters of the Dominica Fire & Ambulance Service hosted a brief but special ceremony at 0900 hours sharp on Wednesday April 22, 2020. It was in honour of the valiant first responders under the auspices of Fire Chief Josiah Dupuis. Deputy Chief Letang chaired the proceedings. Everyone was orderly, appropriately masked and maintaining social distancing. Organized by the Christian family of Dominica, the tribute … Continue reading A Warm Tribute to the Dominica Fire & Ambulance Service for Its Role in the COVID-19 Pandemic
The following article is shared from the original post on Forbes: Five Ways That COVID-19 Has Changed What Food Insecurity Looks Like In The Caribbean Daphne Ewing-Chow Senior Contributor Food & Drink Caribbean countries are familiar with the risk that comes with a lack of food sovereignty. It has long been the case that between 80 and 90 per cent of all food consumed in the region (in the … Continue reading COVID-19 and The Opportunity for Caribbean Food Security
Fasting and Disease Control The COVID-19 Pandemic offers us all an opportunity to reflect on life and change old patterns which I’ll served our health. We have found this article helpful. ~ International Journal of Health Sciences Qassim University Role of Intermittent Fasting on Improving Health and Reducing Diseases Salah Mesalhy Aly, Ph.D. ~~~ Additional article information: ~~~~~ Nutritional status is the major contributors to … Continue reading Fasting & Disease Control: COVID-19 BULLETIN #3
The SNEEZE SHIELD is was recently put in place by Major Francis Richards and his team in Roseau at First Caribbean International Bank in Dominica. A total of 9 shields were fabricated and installed at FCIB Dominica last week. With the current COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe, more businesses are installing an extra layer of protection for their staff and patrons. In the USA, Lowe’s … Continue reading SNEEZE SHIELD Launches At First Caribbean International Bank
Distance Learning in the time of COVID-19 Convinced that every cloud has a silver lining, Rebuild Dominica Inc is committed to promoting remote-learning during the lock down and social distancing occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. In line with the education and development mission of those who founded Rebuild Dominica Inc in 2015, we list 450 free online classes hosted by Ivy League universities. Let use … Continue reading Distance Learning: COVID-19 BULLETIN #2
If you’re self-quarantined and interested in performing a self-test, we share the following link: http://covid19.kpolom.com. Additionally, please always check CDC for important updates regarding COVID-19 at http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html. Photo credits: http://covid19.kpolom.com/ Continue reading COVID-19 SELF TEST
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
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
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
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!
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!