USVI-based herbalist, Dominican Ras Bobby Olivacce says he is lending his support to the growing effort of health workers trying to reduce the presence and effect of chronic non-communicable diseases.
Described as a pioneer in creating awareness to the natural healing alternatives, Ras Bobby has for over 30 years emphasized the wealth embodied in the herbs and water with which the Nature Isle is endowed.
Ras Bobby, along with Dominican-born Antigua-based herbalist Neru Shango (Harris), plan to interface on identifying and using herbs, the value of positive thinking as well as breathing and other forms of exercise.
The two say they’ll be holding sessions “to decentralise and hold reasoning sessions with people in Dublanc, Portsmouth and the Fort Young Hotel to start with, and other communities later on during this particular tour”.
Ras Bobby admits to being passionate and enthusiastic about bringing health and healing alternatives to the country that nurtured him and inspired the work that he has been involved in for over three decades.
The Dublanc community will be given a chance on Sunday to hear about herbal alternatives.
The two herbalists expect to be at the Fort Young Hotel in the capital on Tuesday and Wednesday (July 3-4), and at the Portsmouth Credit Union Hall the following day (Thursday July 5).