Major fundraiser for Portsmouth Hospital

Henderson said the event will be a grande one
Henderson said the event will be a grand one

A major fundraising activity is expected to take place in order to raise funds to renovate the Portsmouth Hospital Emergency Room.

The fundraiser dubbed “Sweet Jazz” is being spearheaded by Dominica’s Michele Henderson and her band and is expected to be held at the Ross University Annex in Picard.

The event is being coordinated by the Rotary Club of Portsmouth and will take place on Saturday, September 13.

Speaking at the Fort Young Hotel on Wednesday, Henderson said the event will be a grand one with a lot of Dominican talent on display.

She also stated that she is proud to be part of such a major event.

Other bands expected to perform at the event include Breve, 8th Note Jazz Band, DJ Rae and B-Free Crew.

A VIP table of 10 can be purchased for EC$1,100 or one individual seat for EC$150.

Regular tickets are being sold without seating for EC$65. Some non-reserved seating will be provided.

Tickets can be purchased in Picard, Portsmouth at Tomato Restaurant, Cobra Tours, The Champs, on Ross University Campus at Kathryne’s Pic N’Go and in Roseau at Jay’s Bookstore and Bullseye Pharmacy.

Food and beverages tickets will be sold at the event for EC$5.

The Rotary Club of Portsmouth is on a drive to reconstruct the Emergency Room at the Portsmouth Hospital.

The project is expected to cost some $170,000.

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  1. td
    September 6, 2014

    The Portsmouth Hospital also serves the Clifton village too.

  2. John
    September 5, 2014

    There should be enough in the sale of passports fund to pay the cost of the construction. Millions has been made from the sale of passports bring out the money. There should be enough to build a 100 bed hospital with a modern emergency room.

  3. Concern
    September 5, 2014

    Father in heaven, open the eyes of my fellow Dominican so they can see what is happening in our beloved country. Some of us are blinded by politics. I pray that they will see the light one day soon..
    Change is a must…

  4. playboy
    September 5, 2014

    Michelle, my friend, I love you. But I cannot support this one, unless Ross agrees to fund the at least 90% of this project.

  5. ALAS
    September 4, 2014

    PM go match that you just wait and see

    500,000 X 2 or more?

    that’s my PM he always delivers!

  6. Lang Mama
    September 4, 2014

    DNO leave my comment alone sooplais. One parameter of success for me Lang Mama is the ability of a man to keep his BIRD in its cage so much so that a vet doesnt have to inject the escape bird.

  7. Upper Penville
    September 4, 2014

    $27 million spent on one man

    Fund Raising to renovate an ER for 70000 people

  8. Anonymous
    September 4, 2014

    To the UWP trolls, can’t you people for once keep politics out of this?

    These good people are doing something for their community. Instead of showering them with praise for giving their time and energy, the only thing you guys can do is criticize the government.

    They may need to be criticized for the state of the hospital, but let’s focus on the good work these people are doing.

    It is tiring reading the post of some of these UWP supporters

    • Dorival John
      September 4, 2014

      Politics has to be involved because things like hospitals, schools and other public institutions are the responsibility of the state.

      If the state cannot maintain these public institutions, then it is a failure.

      The funny thing is people like you hate when your Dear Leader is criticized for his failure.

      You will hear more.

    • Itassi Too
      September 4, 2014

      @ Anonymous, I know you said “It is tiring reading the post of some of these UWP supporters” but I am sure you made a mistake. I know You really meant to say it is very embarrassing to hear Dr. Michael Light, of Ross University School of Medicine describe the condition of “A Maze”, which really means a puzzle that is difficult to solve or a confusion or jungle. I feel you because it is embarrassing especially when one thinks of the state of the Marigot hospital. @ Anonymous, FYI the Portsmouth hospital serves the villages of : Penville, Vieille- case, Thibaud , Paix Bouche, Ansde-Mai, Dos dane, Borne, Portmouth, Gravillia, Picard, Dublanc, Biouche, Lagon, Tatan, Savan pie, Cottage, Capuchine, and Toucari. You talking about 5 constituencies in which 4 of them are government ministers, close to 20 villages and all of them voted heavily for the DLP in the last election. So you want us ignore these living facts? Maybe you need to get admitted cause you sound sick lol


      • Anonymous
        September 4, 2014

        This maze the good doctor spoke of was there when UWP was in power. It was also there when DFP was in power. So do not make it sound like this was a DLP creation.

        Look, DLP has their faults. I believe they are as corrupt as they come. BUT, they have also done some good work. There is much to be done.

        They have done a lot since they took office. Is there room for improvement, particularly as it pertains to checks and balances? Absolutely.

        But you guys are painting a picture that is very distorted. When all is said and done, despite what the usual suspects here say, the Dominican people will decide whether they want 5 more years of DLP. They will be the judge of DLP’s performance, unless you think the people are too stupid to make the right decision.

    • Twissted
      September 4, 2014

      I agree with you Anonymous, this level of negativity is disheartening, sickening even. Every this is not firstly about politics and religion. The thing is they don’t even see how pathetic :cry: this sort of behavior make them….ya and thanks much for the dislikes :wink: God bless us All.

      • Itassi Too
        September 4, 2014

        @Twissted, stop twisting the facts on the ground! The fact is, two months ago, this same Skerrit was able to walk to the bishop of the Catholic church and handled him a cheque of $500K. The ER of the hospital only needed $175K for the project and yet, the PM could not and did not see it fit to ensure that the hospital has an ER that is functioning. Now, I have nothing against the catholic church but the fact is, since it is an independent church that about 55% of us attend and does not even want non catholics to be buried in their burial grounds, whereas the hospital serves all of us regardless of our religion and is state owned. You just need to do some thinking for yourself

      • icepop
        September 4, 2014

        Anonymous direct that to the Doctor at Ross not UWP-
        but to say the hospital existed in the time of the DFP and the UWP is no excuse – in fact is an indictment on DLP because 14 years ago you all said you are coming to do better – so if things are still the same or even worst because Marigot close down; Portsmouth Fire station close down and another health center close down – is because of neglect and you all incompetence. so becareful who you blame and the timing also because if was for an NGO and ROSS who took up the initiative who knows when the improvements would have come..

      • judges
        September 5, 2014

        @twisted. u have the real name twisted cuz ur head and neck is twisted like a old snake. people like u that have the country so. u bawling no job no money. one pound of rice for one week but u there braying on d.n.o. u skero public super maniacs can never agree that what the pm is doing is wrong! it is wrong ! his polify is wrong .u doe see the man not doing nothing for pooor people. young people not working they tired run round roseau looking for job. all u must lose the bloody election . i spending my last dollar all u must lose! the young people voting in massive numbers . call it nor all u fraid fraid!! all u doe want to clean the lost and make card cuz al u know all u going to lose. but doe worry all u beter voleh to win because if all u lose that election there papaaaa!! not even a boxershot all u willl have money to buy!

      September 6, 2014

      Sorry, but in my country Dominica everything is politics and it the GOVERNMENT of today that bring it to that. So don’t blame persons when they are making a positive comment, even if you don’t like the point. God is watching us ALL. The just and the unjust.

      Everyone has the right to support who they want but when persons are doing wrong you have to let them know.

      It is often said, if you love someone and you see them doing wrong, you are suppose to let them know that they are doing wrong because if they think that the wrong they are doing is right, they will become addicted to doing wrong things and will not know or will just accept it is ok but IT IS WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!

      God is watching>>>>>>>>>>

  9. Itassi Too
    September 4, 2014

    You mean to tell me that the Honorable Prime Minister was able to raise and donate $500, 000 to the Catholic Bishop, which mind you, is an independent organization that does now allow non Catholics to be buried at their cemetery, and yet he could not raise and donate $175,000 towards the ER hospital? After all, this hospital is a public hospital that serves the entire north, which includes Penville -Skerrit’s garden, Vieille- Case – Skerrit’s home town all the way to Capuchin and bense, and Skerrit never saw the ER as anportant investment to serve his people? But yet I keep hearing “Skerrit cares?

    • Anonymous
      September 4, 2014

      but you will send your non-Catholic child to their school tho! 8-O :wink:

    • icepop
      September 4, 2014

      woy pas melle when they sick or want to have baby is not in our local hospital they coming nuh; is fly they flying out; you doh seeing then! Dominicien sort wee!!

    • The Facts
      September 4, 2014

      If you are a non-believer and also a hater of Catholicism and all that it represents including its members and if you renounced your Catholic faith to join another religion, why should you be buried or want to be buried in the Catholic cemetery? It is a Catholic cemetery reserved for only Catholics, its practicing faithful ones.
      You have a house. Could I simply walk into your house and live there? There are other examples. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted:

  10. Dorival John
    September 4, 2014

    It is taking to Michele Henderson and the Rotary Club of Portsmouth to renovate what is supposed to be the responsibility of the STATE. Shame, shame shame., but hey, Labour Ka Twavay. SMH

    • Wicked Ham
      September 4, 2014

      Labar Mal Twavay

  11. Anonymous
    September 4, 2014

    What are our priorities in DA? PM donated all this money to a church plus build state of the art Presidential building and local citizens have to raise funds to renovate the hospital. I’m not being political but this is total BS in this place.

  12. grell
    September 4, 2014

    State malice @ 27 million dollars and our hospitals are in disarray.Thank you so much Mrs. Henderson,our people will open their eyes first and put country firs and not this incompetent leader getting rich while the poor people continue to suffer.I will do my part in donating.

  13. Anonymous
    September 4, 2014

    Great initiative! It’s about time. We can’t always depend on the government for everything. It’s our community and our lives and our families that will benefit from this. Think about it people and support the cause.

    • Itassi Too
      September 4, 2014

      @ Anonymous, I could tell you are on a mission to twist the facts around. But the fact is, these are 20 communities that Skerrit and the DLP have completely ignored, in five constituencies that are carried by DLP candidates, where 4 of them, which includes that of the PM, are government top ministers. I don’t know about you but that speaks volume because if I cannot clean my yard you know my house is in a mess. When one thinks of the state of the Marigot hospital which is closed now because of termite infestation, one gets the picture that under this DLP administration, the health of nationals from Penville in the north to Biouche in the west, and Asde-mai in the north east down to Kalinago Territory, which are all being served by the Marigot hospital, is in serious danger. yet Skerrit cares right? Keep singing for your supper

  14. D/ca all the way
    September 4, 2014

    Thank God for this. May all go well.

  15. Observimg
    September 4, 2014

    Imagine the PM showing up with a check of $200,000.00 on the night of the fundraiser! If wishes were horses…

  16. P/mouth native
    September 4, 2014

    Good day to all. I pray God’s blessing on this wonderful initiative. May it please come to fruition . God bless Every one involved, even those who come to the event to partake in the fund raising effort. What a welcomed gift this would be on completion. Lets all assist those willing to help us.

  17. sue
    September 4, 2014

    Great Job Michele Henderson!!!! I know the Henderson’s are very passionate about Dominica.

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