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PRESS RELEASE: Infinity Wealth Management & Air Canada Pilot Support Rebuild Dominica Inc

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Media Contact: LaDàna Drigo

 

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Infinity Wealth Management & Air Canada Pilot Support Rebuild Dominica Inc

Mel Tewahade, Demetrius Apokremiotis, & Other Supporters To Be Featured During Press Conference Announcing Delivery of Medical Supplies Valued at $400,000 USD

 

Washington, D.C. (April 2, 2018) – Rebuild Dominica Inc (RebuildDominica.org) will host a press conference on Friday, April 27, 2018 at the Dominica Festival Committee Office in Roseau, Dominica.
The press conference will feature Mel Tewahade — CEO of InfinityWealth.net. Tewahade is an Ethiopian-American businessman who also serves as the Financial Advisor to the Ethiopian Crown Council (EthiopianCrown.org). He will be joined by Air Canada Pilot, Demetrius Apokremiotis.
Both Tewahade and Apokremiotis were instrumental in rushing medical supplies and aid to Dominica after Hurricane Maria. Apokremiotis, a Greek-Ethiopian resident based in Canada, has been an ally and friend to Dominica since 1979. Just days after Hurricane David devastated Dominica, a younger Apokremiotis packed his bags, gathered chain saws, and led a mission trip to render aid to Dominica with a group of humanitarian-inclined Canadians. Apokremiotis remained and lived in Dominica for a year after Hurricane David to help rebuild houses and provide additional support where needed.
In a September 2017 letter to Gabriel J. Christian, President of Rebuild Dominica Inc, Tewahade offered condolences to The Commonwealth of Dominica for the lives lost during Hurricane Maria. On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, he requested assistance from personal friend, Dr. Douglas Jackson — CEO of Project C.U.R.E. (ProjectCure.org).
This correspondence resulted in a donation of non-electrical medical equipment and medical supplies valued at $400,000 USD being approved by Project C.U.R.E. for shipment to Dominica. Included were donations of chainsaws valued at $10,000 USD, nails and tarps which were made by Tewahade and Dominican-native, Dr. Roy Mondesire — medical expert on infectious diseases and Chief Scientific Officer at RoMonics.com. A gift of 700 children toys made by ToysForGodsKids.org was also included.
In December 25th 2017, the emergency container arrived in Dominica with shipping fees underwritten by Infinity Wealth Management and the Law Firm of Gabriel Christian (MarylandAttorneyAtLaw.com). Dominica was crippled by Hurricane Maria and continues to work tirelessly with neighbors near and far to recover from the massive setbacks to the island’s infrastructure. Dominica is on track with hurricane reconstruction efforts through the leadership of NGOs like Rebuild Dominica Inc.
Compassionate members of the Caribbean diaspora who have been avid sponsors of Rebuild Dominica Inc since its inception in 2015 include Guyanese-born Royston DeSouza and his business partner, Ansel Hall, of Trinidad and Tobago — the pair are co-owners of CaribbeanCargoDC.com. Rebuild Dominica Inc is sponsored by OmniSystems.com, an expert service provider in systems engineering, software development, and IT consulting. OmniSystems launched, hosts and maintains the nonprofit’s website.
Rebuild Dominica Inc volunteers continue to serve post-Hurricane Maria. These include Barbara Philip — daughter of former Police Chief O.N. Philip, Treasurer CPA Dave Winston, Cecil “BJ” Lockhart of Lockhart Insurance Services, and Chairwoman LaDàna Drigo. Rebuild Dominica Inc applauds the sacrifices made by George Mackert of Virginia who spent his Christmas holiday providing aid on-island in Dominica. The nonprofit also compliments its Medical Director Dr. Sam Christian, Associate Director Dr. Dale Dangleben, Chief Administrator Maj. Francis Richards and others for their efforts in bringing together resources and recruiting volunteers to help Dominica.
Additional supporters of Rebuild Dominica Inc include the Caribbean Agricultural Network, Above Prestige Public Relations and SPAGnVOLA Chocolat de la Dominique. Visit www.RebuildDominica.org for details on offering resources and support to Dominica.
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About Rebuild Dominica Inc.
Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metro area, Rebuild Dominica Inc is a registered 501(c(3) non-profit relief organization. This nonprofit is founded by humanitarians determined to help rebuild Dominica in the wake of the devastation wrought by Tropical Storm Erika. Efforts continue in support of disaster relief post-Hurricane Maria — the most horrendous assault Dominica has ever experienced. Visit RebuildDominica.org to learn more.
About Infinity Wealth Management Inc.
Infinity Wealth Managements is a comprehensive financial planning company that specializes in the use of life insurance, fixed instruments, fixed and variable annuities to achieve maximum current income. Customized programs are designed to accumulate wealth, protect wealth and conserve wealth through over 25 years of excellence in delivering financial service products to a diverse client base. Visit InfinityWealth.net to learn more.

“Strong & Healthy” With Dr. Sam Christian – Speaking on the Life of Dr. Phillip St. Jean

Dr. Sam Christian pays tribute to deceased medical worker, Dr. Phillip St. Jean, who worked tirelessly to aid victims injured Hurricane Maria.

In this tribute Dr. Christian also makes presentations of supplies donated to the Dominica Cancer Society from www.RebuildDominica.org and We Are Dominica —- diaspora organizations engaged in the rebuilding process.

Rebuild Dominica Inc. invites you to subscribe to CBN4 News Dominica for more “Strong & Healthy” television show segments featuring our very own Medical Director, Dr. Sam Christian!CBN4Logostrong and healthy banner

Dice Medical Mission

Rebuild Dominica is proud to share another CBN4 News episode of ‘Strong & Healthy’ featuring our Director of Medical Operations (on-Island): Dr. Sam Christian.

The feature was filmed at Delice Medical Mission in Dominica. Dr. Sam Christian ccontinues to provide free medical screening tests to promote good habits for maintaining health in adults.

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This episode was sponsored by GardenofGraceMinistries.org of Clearwater Florida: pastored by Rev. Norma Fontaine Philbert.

A Bio Note on Dr. McDonald Benjamin: A Family Legacy of Service

Dr. McDonald Benjamin, was born at Coulisbistrie, Dominica on March 5, 1924. He died on October 23, 1989 in Washington, D.C.

He was the first born West Indian to take a PhD in Food Technology at the University of California Los Angeles, after first having graduated from the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture in Trinidad . He was the Senior Economist with the Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO)/World Bank Program and ended his career at the World Bank as the Asia Division Director for Project Management Development of the International Fund for Project Development in Rome.

He authored the well-respected agriculture project development handbook titled “Investment Projects in Agriculture” — in Longman, London (1981). At his passing, Dr. Benjamin was Dominica’s Ambassador to the United States from 1986 to 1989.

His German-born wife, Hannelore “Angela” Benjamin, was later Dominica’s ambassador to the FAO. It is of note that Ambassador Hannelore Benjamin saw Adolph Hitler when Hitler visited her school. She was hit in the face for not giving the “Heil Hitler” salute quickly enough. Her father Ewald Sichmann was a supporter of Colonel Von Stauffenberg’s anti-Hitler plot Operation Valkyrie ( see – https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Valkyrie) and barely escaped with his life. He was banished to the deepest part of the Dortmund area coal mines for six months and returned home after the war: blinded by his experience for several months.

Ambassador Benjamin’s son, World Bank economist Dr. Mcdonald Benjamin Jr. , was educated at Oxford University and Georgetown University. In recent years Dr. Benjamin Jr. has been the World Bank representative for Ecuador and the Dominican Republic. The Benjamin family has made enormous contributions to the Caribbean region, having distinguished themselves in the cause of economic development. Dr. Benjamin’s daughter Alessandra is a graduate of the University of Miami and has been an actress in Los Angeles.

Alessandra, Dr. McDonald Benjamin Jr. and their mother, Angela, are thanked here for being volunteers for, and supporters of, Rebuild Dominica (www.rebuilddominica.org) following the Hurricane Maria disaster. We commend them for their example and commitment to humanitarian and development service.

From the desk of Gabriel J. Christian, Esq. – President at Rebuild Dominica Inc.

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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.