DAAS Research and Development Committee 2005 Annual Report December 29, 2005 Prepared by Dr. Peter K. B. St. Jean, and L. Daisy Henderson Committee Members, and Positions Dr. Peter K. B. St. Jean: International Chair Daisy Henderson: Vice International Chair Jo-Anne George: Grantmaker, Local Chair Dr. Sam Christian: Assistant Grantmaker Burgess Xavier: Technology Coordinator, Vice Local Chair Earl Vector: Member Clemon George: Member 2005 Accomplishments Research: Dominica Prison Dr. St. Jean and L. … Continue reading Dominica – A Law Abiding Society
Dominica Botanical Gardens: Past, Present & Future This is an August 15, 2023 interview with Dr. Davison Shillingford, the designer and manager of the Dominica Botanic Gardens. The website, http://www.dominicagardens.com, was derived from the earlier website of the Dominica Academy of Arts & Sciences founded by Raglan Riviere and Gabriel J. Christian in 2000. The first President of the Dominica Academy was eminent Dominica-born botanist, … Continue reading An Interview with Dr. Davison Shillingford
Deadline for submission has been extended to August 1, 2023. Please download attached the Rebuild Dominica, Inc. Scholarship Application form provided in the link below. Rebuild Dominica, Inc names its new scholarship in partnership with The Piney Woods School in the Honor of Alwin Bully: Scholar, Artist, Educator, UNESCO Director for the Caribbean and Designer of the Dominica Flag. “Accordingly, The Piney Woods School is … Continue reading Rebuild Dominica, Inc. Scholarship Program
Atherton Martin is a Dominican agronomist and environmentalist. He was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 1998, for his efforts on protecting tropical forests from environments threats due to planned large copper mining operations. Martin was educated at Cornel University and is an agronomist. He is also the former Agriculture Minister of Dominica. He is a conservationist and an eco-inn owner. Photo Credit: The Sun … Continue reading Former Agriculture Minister of Dominica, Conservationist and Eco-inn Owner: Atherton Martin
By Gabriel Christian, Esq. Ma Ursula’s were light, fluffy and delicious and looked like the bakes portrayed in the photograph above. (Photo Credits: IslandEffect.com) In the unsteady aftermath of the Covid 19 pandemic I have reached back into the brighter days of memory. Days of a simpler, better and more stable time on our beloved island home of Dominica. One of the sturdy elements of that memory is … Continue reading On Mothers’ Day: Remembering Ma Ursula’s Bakes – A Queen of “Recess” Industry
A Documentary on the Caribbean Agricultural Network (CAN) Cocoa Variety Identification and Propagation Training Program. CAN is a Rebuild Dominica, Inc. partner in agriculture industry on Dominica. Feature photo credit courtesy of https://www.confectionerynews.com/Article/2021/08/19/Dominica-relaunches-its-cocoa-sector-to-compete-on-global-market Continue reading Dominica Cocoa Ascendant
We offer a wide-ranging interview with Ronald “Ron” Milner Green in memory of our beloved teacher and the designer of the Dominica flag Alwin Bully of blessed memory. A scholar, athlete, Peace Corps Volunteer in Nigeria, Makerere University lecturer at Kampala, Uganda, African liberation activist, member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee registering Black farmers to vote in the very dangerous 1960s rural Mississippi, a … Continue reading A Tribute to Nation Builder: Alwin Bully
Today we recognize Dr. Dale Dangleben – Medical Director of Rebuild Dominica. He is a towering leader in medicine, art, civic leadership, publishing, community development, and Director of Trauma Surgery at Mercy Hospital, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. May God bless him with many years as he continues to serve Dominica, the United States, and all of humanity. Sincerely, Gabriel J. Christian, Esq. (President, Rebuild Dominica, Inc.) Below … Continue reading Rebuild Dominica Medical Director in the USA: Dr. Dale Dangleben
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