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Film Producer Koby Maxwell Joins Rebuild Dominica

During the 2016 Planning Meeting on January 16th, Rebuild Dominica gained a new board member. Film producer, Koby Maxwell, who originates from Ghana, attended the meeting, which was hosted at the headquarters of Omni Systems in Arlington, Virginia.

Koby Maxwell comes on board as the nonprofit gears up for a partnership with a global event that will be announced this Spring. Mr. Maxwell will serve as the Director of Film Liaison for Rebuild Dominica. In this new role, the well-known film producer intends to introduce a new project that promotes AfroCarib relations while focusing on new ways to boost Dominica’s tourism industry.

Left to right: Gabriel Christian, Koby Maxwell, & Tarnia Green
Left to right: Gabriel Christian, Koby Maxwell, & Tarnia Green

Targeting the creation of a film industry in Dominica and the Diaspora, this project compliments Rebuild Dominica’s mission to provide creative and sustainable options for reconstruction in The Commonwealth of Dominica. With the popularity of Nollywood films on the island as well as the surrounding Caribbean isles, launching a film industry in Dominica would put focus on an untapped market.

More details will be announced during this summer. Resource persons interested in joining this project should register as a volunteer with Rebuild Dominica and provide details on their areas of expertise.

About Rebuild Dominica, Inc:
The Rebuild Dominica is a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to raise and distribute funds, expertise and material resources in support of the recovery and reconstruction efforts of communities on The Commonwealth of Dominica that were impacted by floods from Tropical Storm Erika.

Rebuild Dominica Inc aims to make a sustainable, long term impact, and focuses on programs that address the unmet needs of communities around Dominica. The organization is inspired by the spirit of volunteerism, team work and cooperative self-help. Dominica has a long heritage of working together for the common good. In Dominica’s French creole language, those values of community self-help have a name; it is called: Koudmen. Rebuild Dominica serves to personify this spirit of Koudmen.

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.

Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday, September 2 at 8pm

To capitalise on the groundswell of momentum building to Rebuild Dominica, our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, 2nd September promptly at 8pm at the law offices of Gabriel J. Christian & Associates:

3060 Mitchellville Rd
Bowie, MD 20716

All are welcome. If you would like to participate but are unable to come to the meeting, you may still listen and contribute via conference call:

Dial-in Number: (712) 775-7031
Access Code: 648-081

Getting Started

Today a first step was taken in our effort to rebuild Dominica.  A meeting was held with considerable attendance to found a new relief organisation to coordinate the energy of the Diaspora in the Washington, D.C. area.

Gabriel Christian, an attorney who has long been resident in Maryland and is a prominent member of the Diaspora, was elected Chair of the new organisation, entitled Rebuild Dominica.  Mr Christian remarked:

On Saturday August 29, 2015, there was tremendous energy at the launch of Rebuild Dominica. Today we had the presence of Dominicans from all walks of life, the U.S. Peace Corps ex-volunteer group, U.S. State Department, Institute of Caribbean Studies, businesses and other American and Caribbean entities united in common humanitarian cause. This effort is to provide a common platform atop which we can communicate, collaborate and cooperate in the relief effort in wake of the Tropical Storm Erika tragedy. We ask all concerned humanity to join hands to help rebuild Dominica.

Other officers and committee chairs were voted in by the membership as well, and a complete roster is forthcoming.  There is still great need for those from all walks of life to offer their skills in service to rebuild Dominica, all are welcome.

A few additional notes:

  • A Rebuild Dominica Facebook group has been established, all who use social platform Facebook are requested to join to make communication easier.
  • A Twitter feed has been established, those who use that service are asked to follow @RebuildDominica and include it in any relevant tweets.
  • A follow up meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, 2nd September.  Details, including information on conference call access, will be posted shortly.

It is also worth reporting that Dominicans around the world are coming together in their communities seeking ways to cooperate to help provide relief to their homeland.  A coordinating conference call took place amongst groups starting spontaneously in several North American cities.  Further details are to come.

If you are able to help, or even if you’re not sure you can but would like to learn more, please join us.  Together, we will rebuild Dominica.

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