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Get News Regarding Loved Ones

The following is courtesy of EDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

“The Caribbean Emergency Weather Net advises that its on-air operators cannot handle incoming health and welfare messages for Dominica at this time. However, it has provided an e-mail address to which inquiries may be directed:
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The email to send you Health and Welfare Traffic and requests to is: WelfareDominica@cewn.org
In the email please indicate clearly:
Your Name and location (country city)
Whom you are inquiring of (full name)
Location / Community The person(s) are at
An email and /or phone number to reach you at for the return info
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Tnx CEWN and KC5FM”

Rebuild Dominica Supports The Caribbean Business Alliance in Hurricane Relief Efforts

Please join us at the following event as we call on business owners in the Mid-Atlantic to help us raise money for warehousing of disaster relief supplies for the islands recently devastated by Hurricane Irma and now Hurricane Maria.

Event: Experience The POWER of Networking
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Hosted By: Kojo Nnamdi
Featured Guest: Wintley Phipps (Vocalist, Founder/Dream Academy)
Keynote Speaker: George Fraser (Speaker, Author, Networking Guru, Founder/FraserNet, Inc.)

The Caribbean Business Alliance proudly presents the ultimate business networking mixer created especially for Business Owners, Entrepreneurs and Service Providers of Caribbean decent and for Business Owners who serve the Caribbean community, here and abroad.

Who Should Attend???
**Caribbean Business owners who operate a business in the DMV area — all the way to the Mid-Atlantic region and Abroad
**Business Owners who serve the Caribbean community in the Mid-Atlantic region and Abroad

Expect to be inspired, empowered and recharged by the Internationally renowned Speaker, Author and Networking Guru, Mr. George Fraser, as well as, to receive inspiration from renowned vocalist and Founder of the U.S. Dream academy – Mr. Wintley Phipps.


Hosted by: Journalist, Radio/TV Show Host–Kojo Nnamdi.

Visit http://www.caribbusinessalliance.org/

 To learn more about sponsorship and marketing opportunities.
Email SponsorCBA@gmail.com

Sponsored By: Caribbean Cargo DCGabriel J. Christian & Associates, LLC.B.j.Lockhart Insurance, The University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Caribbean Caterers, Federal Management Systems, and Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation, East Payment Solutions, Caribbean Caterers, JDos Internationale, Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce, Tony Marc, Industrial Bank, King Ocean Services, Shipley & Horne, P.A., The Caribbean Current and Victory1 TV.

Please Support a Taste Of Dominica!

On June 11, 2016, “Taste of Dominica” will provide an atmosphere of togetherness where attendees can mix and mingle while supporting a great cause! This event is a fundraiser hosted by Rainbow Family Christian Center to encourage continued disaster relief for The Commonwealth of Dominica. Proceeds will benefit Dominica’s school-aged children.

Admission is $20 and the event will be held from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EST) at 2120-A Industrial Parkway, Silver Spring, MD 20904. Event flyer is below. Please share and the Rebuild Dominica Team looks forward to seeing you there!

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Please visit http://2016continueddisasterrelief.crowdsterapp.com/ for more details on this fundraiser.

Rebuild Dominica Partners With The Global Breadfruit Institute

As the journey to reconstruction continues, Rebuild Dominica forms a new partnership with the Global Breadfruit Institute to boost recovery efforts. This partnership follows the donation of advanced breadfruit cultivars from Dr. Julius Garvey, the son of the late great Marcus Mosiah Garvey, who also committed to agricultural reconstruction efforts.

Breadfruit Tissue Culture
Breadfruit Tissue Culture

The Global Breadfruit Institute advised they were aware of Rebuild Dominica’s international campaign to support The Commonwealth of Dominica following the damage caused by Tropical Storm Erika. To support this campaign, Global Breadfruit was inspired to provide a generous gift of 1,500 breadfruit trees.

The above video provides a glimpse of the breadfruit plants at the Dominica Ministry of Agriculture greenhouse. The video is narrated by Errol Emmanuel, Rebuild Dominica (RD)  member on island and Director of the Caribbean Agricultural Network: a collaborating organization to Rebuild Dominica.

In a statement of support to Rebuild Dominica’s efforts to revive agriculture on-island post Erika, Blair Lampert of Global Breadfruit stated, “This collaboration with Rebuild Dominica is part of a long-term effort, which unites local public and private entities engaged in business, research, agriculture, and welfare that will rely on Rebuild Dominica to proliferate optimal breadfruit varieties island-wide.” A sentiment shared by supporters of Dominica’s recovery.

Dr. Diane Ragone | Global Breadfruit
Dr. Diane Ragone | Global Breadfruit

A previous donation of breadfruit trees by the admirable Dr. Julius Garvey arrived in Dominica in the weeks preceding Tropical Storm Erika. This additional gift from the Global Breadfruit Institute is beneficial in furthering the mission of Rebuild Dominica. To learn more about the initial donation, the following excerpt from the Caribbean Agricultural Network’s (CAN) August 2015 press release is provided below:

According to the CEO of the Caribbean Agricultural Network (CAN) Major Francis Richards, the cultivars (Ulu-fiti) and (Otea) are the donation of New York based General Surgeon Dr Julius Garvey, the last son of Marcus Garvey.

At the end of the hardening process, the objective of the project is to distribute the plants within the seven (7) agricultural regions on island. Upon arrival the cultivars will be transported to the Ministry of Agriculture’s greenhouse facility at Portsmouth where they will be hardened for three months prior to distribution to local farmers. The advanced cultivar types sent to Dominica are fast bearing and will fruit within 2 to 3 years, compared to the standard 3 to 5 years.

Dr. Garvey is a member of the Caribbean Agricultural Network and has dedicated himself to the development of Caribbean food security, in accordance with the principles of self reliance advocated by his father who founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association in the early 1900s. Dominica was a major base of support for the UNIA during its early years and Marcus Garvey himself was invited to Dominica in 1929 with the aid of UNIA representative, noted local poet and self rule activist JR Ralph Casimir.

Breadfruit Plants in Potting Medium
Breadfruit Plants in Potting Medium

Read the full press release on the first donation from Dr. Garvey online at http://www.caribbeanagriculturalnetwork.com/2015/08/donation-of-advanced-breadfruit.html

 

This write-up was prepared by the Media Relations Team at Rebuild Dominica. For more information regarding this post, contact LaDàna Drigo at 202.670.6489 or info@AbovePrestigePR.com.

“The Weekend In Solidarity With Dominica” – (Image Gallery)

The Weekend In Solidarity With Dominica was a great success! Attendees during the “Dominica Benefit Showcase” included friends of Dominica, members of Dominica’s diaspora, and dignitaries. The venue was sponsored by Irie Grille Caribbean Restaurant.

Performers included The Image Band, Desmond “Desii” Hyson (Reggae singer and Grammy Nominee), Joseph “Ras Iwa” Lambert, Brian “Rocket” Rocket, Levi “Super L” Loblack, Jerome Austrie, Garner Fingal, Challenger and the Core Band, Sammy Garraway, and Tronada. The showcase also featured a feature perormance by the CARAH 2015 Trailblazer Award Winner, Gordon Henderson.

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