ANNOUNCEMENT: Fundraising activity to help Trafalgar residents with medical expenses

Thomas is a former national basketball player. Photo credit: Sun Dominica

Residents of Trafalgar during this weekend, are embarking on a fund raising activity in an effort to assist two members  of the community to pay for their medical expenses.

Former national basketball player, Bernard “Kiwi” Thomas and Vernon Dejean will be the beneficiaries.

The event will be held on June 16th, 2019 (Father’s Day) at the Trafalgar Basketball Court at 2pm.

UWP candidate for Roseau Valley and senator, attorney Ronald Charles who is involved with the initiative expressed this message to the public:

We are happy to inform villages, persons and friends from the Roseau valley and Dominica by extension that we are doing a massive fund-raising drive for our friend, our neighbor Mr. Bernard ‘Kiwi’ Thomas and Mr. Vernon Dejean who suffered some injuries over the past couple of months and in the circumstance that MacLean St. Jean, myself and some persons within the community have decided to do some fund raising drive……towards their medical expenses. 

Whatever you wish to donate that would be a perfect time to put this in a donation box and therefore, at the end of the evening we will be presenting whatever we make as a community to be donated to these two gentlemen of the community of Trafalgar.

Fathers play an important role in the development of country but also in the development of our young people and families.

The Senator Ronald Charles Roseau Valley T-20 south ball competition will also be hosted at the event. 

The organizers are inviting all domino players from the entire Roseau valley and beyond to participate in a Domino Extravaganza on Father’s Day, June 16, 2019 at the Trafalgar Basketball Court.

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9 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    June 18, 2019

    Look at how labour party have made nationals who have contributed a lot to the country’s national development and sports become jobless, poor, abandoned, beggars and with no hope in sight. :mrgreen:

  2. Anthony P. Ismael, Minister of Free Pampers
    June 17, 2019

    Admin. Where’s my comments?

    ADMIN: They were posted sometime ago. Check again if you still don’t see them please let us know.

  3. Anthony P. Ismael Minister of Free Pampers
    June 17, 2019

    I am wishing both men a speedy recovery with their injuries, however this fundraiser highlights the importance of speeding up the process of delivering sophisticated medical care on island. I have lamented time and again, that while these heartwarming stories depicts a stellar level of humanity amongst our people, the model is unsustainable for the foreseeable future. Medical ailments can occur at any time. Given the high cost of specialized medical treatment, we need to do everything humanly possible to significantly improve this process on island. Good luck guys and all the best.

  4. Ibo France
    June 16, 2019

    Let’s hope that this event will be sufficiently supported by the community that enough money will be collected to offset the medical expenses of these two gentlemen. I would have greatly appreciated that the present administration, in its twenty years of unbroken governance, would have developed a national insurance scheme. In doing so, no national would have had to literally begging others for donations to take care of their medical emergency needs. This national insurance scheme would have taken care of that. Such an insurance scheme would not be easy to be operationalized but where there’s a will there’s a way. These are the transformative things we should expect from our government. Not stay idly by and let our people waste away. Re-electing this regime is just more of the awful, unacceptable same. They MUST GO!

  5. Kalinago Justice
    June 15, 2019

    :?: This is what aspiring politicians who wants to be in office has to do to gain the people’s confidence and votes :?: Only on a slave plantation mentality island does a politician has to do those things! In countries with an empowered populace,where there’s an effective health institutions and social welfare, a politician aspiring to govern the country does not have to do that!

  6. June 15, 2019

    Hello and good evening my people. Am sorry to heard about the two men/Basketball players medical situation and I hope they make a full recovery. I would like to make a contribution but I reside in New York so can you all start a go fund me page or tell us where we can contribute. Thanks.

    • Concerened
      June 17, 2019

      There is a go fund me page… You can go to go fund me and Type in the name Bernard Thomas

  7. Family member
    June 15, 2019

    His name is “Vernon Dejean.” Please correct your spelling. Thanks

    ADMIN: Thank you for the correction. It’s been updated.

  8. Zandoli
    June 15, 2019

    I hope the fund raising activity raises enough money to help these gentlemen. In as much as I love Dominica, the lack of proper health care facilities would be my greatest fear if I lived there and did not have the option to fly out to get more advanced care overseas.

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