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
Dr. Michael Oliver Garraway – Professor Emeritus (Deceased) Mike Garraway joined the faculty of the Department of Plant Pathology in 1968 and brought valuable expertise on physiology of parasitism and fungal nutrition. He developed new courses and helped the department revise undergraduate and graduate curricula. Garraway’s early research focused on nutrition of shoe string root rot fungus, Armillaria mellea. Following the severe Southern Corn Leaf … Continue reading Notice of Scholarship Named After 1955 Dominica Grammar School Graduate: Dr. Michael Garraway
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
Below is a copy of the original press release. Genesis donation includes $25,000 to the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at Alabama State University and East Coast Chapter Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. MONTGOMERY, Ala., August 5, 2022 – Genesis Motor America’s corporate social responsibility initiative, Genesis Gives, donated a total of $50,000 to two esteemed organizations in Alabama to provide scholarships in the areas of … Continue reading GENESIS Donates $50,000 to Support STEM Education in Alabama
Below is a copy of the original press released published by Howard University’s Newsroom Staff. Howard University to Host 2022 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Howard Newsroom Staff Jun 9, 2022 WASHINGTON – Howard University is proud to announce that it has again been selected as a partner with the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Beginning in mid-June, Howard University will host 25 of … Continue reading Building a Better Africa: Gabriel Christian Address to the Mandela Fellows at Howard University
Photo Credit: Garvin Richards Continue reading Dominican Athlete – Thea LaFond – Secures Silver Medal at 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games
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
Gordon Henderson left his native Dominica alone in 1970 and became the English singer of the group Les Vikings in Guadeloupe, along with musicians such as Pierre-Edouard Decimus, who later founded the band Kassav. After two hit singles titled “love”” and “pain of love,” which for the first time in French Caribbean recording history, rose to the top of the charts as far as Holland, … Continue reading My Life – An Interview with Cadence-lypso King Gordon Henderson
By Natalie Grim and Nicole Neuman on March 14, 2022 Photo Credits: Monthly Portland (MICHAEL NOVAK) Originally published on WDBJ7.com & WWNYtv.com Dominica born biotechnology inventor, Dr. Arlyne Simon, along with other prominent scientists was honored in the Women in STEM statue in The Smithsonian’s “If Then/She Can” Exhibit, which boasts the largest collection of all-female statues ever in one place. Simon moved to the US to attend … Continue reading Dominican-born Dr. Arlyne Simon Among Women in STEM Exhibit at Smithsonian During Women’s History Month
Voice of Dominica
July 13 at 6:28 AM ·
When the whole world was standstill, Dominica was the only country which was developing in a rapid pace.
Dominica started two major development works during the period of pandemic such as the new international airport and world’s longest cable car.
Besides Dominica did not stop from constructing houses for families which suffered loss during natural disasters. The country has built over 1,500 houses on its path to construct 5,000 climate-resilient homes for people.
Dominica has also built state-of-the art hospitals, healthcare centres, community centres and schools. Continue reading Dominica Develops Resilience
By Gabriel J. Christian, Esq Photo Credit: Dominica News Online Originally published on September 22, 2021 Dominica-born Ethiopian Airlines’, Captain Ronald Hodge, is a 1981 graduate of the Saint Mary’s Academy. In the summer of 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic, Gabriel J. Christian (President of Rebuild Dominica, Inc.) shared that he called Rwanda Airlines pilot David Johnson of Dominica: a distinguished and experienced aviator. After their … Continue reading Where Eagles Dare: Dominica-born Ethiopian Airlines captain blazes trail in African skies and beyond – Dominica News Online
The Passing of Dominica’s Former Ambassador to Italy and to the UN’s FAO, IFAD and WFP Hannelore “Angela” Benjamin By Gabriel J. Christian, Esq. Ambassador Hannelore “Angela” Benjamin Dominica’s Former Permanent Representative at the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) On July 15, 2020, Dominica’s former Ambassador to the Republic of Italy and to the United Nation’s Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Fund … Continue reading The Passing of Dominica’s Former Ambassador to Italy and to the UN’s FAO, IFAD and WFP Hannelore “Angela” Benjamin
Rebuild Dominica, Inc and ECCTAI President Gabriel J. Christian, Esquire stand for justice in sharing the press release below: Photo Credit: Evan Vucci/AP – Demonstrators walk along Pennsylvania Avenue as they protest the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Washington. Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: East Coast Chapter Tuskegee Airmen, Inc (ECCTAI) Statement on the Murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020
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
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
As we seek to build food security on Dominica in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, a keen focus on our agriculture sector will be needed. It is necessary therefore that we gain an understanding of how innovative thinking and education in the past boosted our productivity. To that end, few Dominicans know that the visionary local planter, banker and legislator, John Baptiste “JB” Charles, … Continue reading The Hidden Link Between Dominican Agriculture and the Famous American Agriculture Scientist Dr. George Washington Carver
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
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
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