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‘It’s our turn to help now’- Cromwell Smith on Bahamas Recovery

-Says Virgin Islanders are still recovering but should still pitch in
Talk show host Cromwell Smith aka 'Edju En Ka', who hosts ‘Umoja’, Thursday nights on ZBVI 780 AM, has urged all citizens to pitch in on recovery funds towards the Hurricane Dorian hit Bahamas. Photo: Facebook
Friends of Bahamas Block Party will be held on October 5, 2019. Photo: Facebook
Friends of Bahamas Block Party will be held on October 5, 2019. Photo: Facebook
Nearly a month after Hurricane Dorian pulverized part of the Bahamas, officials say there are still 600 people missing. The official death toll across the Bahamas stands at 56. Photo: Al Jazeera
Nearly a month after Hurricane Dorian pulverized part of the Bahamas, officials say there are still 600 people missing. The official death toll across the Bahamas stands at 56. Photo: Al Jazeera
BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI –Talk show host Cromwell Smith aka 'Edju En Ka', who hosts ‘Umoja’, Thursday nights on ZBVI 780 AM, has urged all citizens to pitch in on recovery funds towards the Hurricane Dorian hit Bahamas.

“When we needed help, many persons from the region came to help us, governments sent help for us, and certainly it’s our turn to help now and we need to step up and help our brothers and sisters,” he said on the Thursday, September 26, 2019, episode of his radio show.

Currently, the territory is grappling with negotiations over a £300M UK loan guarantee for its own recovery but has already pledged monies and sent aid workers to the devastated neighbouring country.

Fund Raising Auction  

“Yes we are still recovering but whatever little we can give I’m sure they will appreciate it,” MrSmith said as he encouraged listeners to support the Friends of Bahamas Block Party on October 5, 2019, which is looking to raise more funds for the Bahamas Cause.

Already, Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has committed $100,000 towards the Bahamas rebuilding efforts on behalf of the people of the Virgin Islands and a Rotary telethon received in excess of $140,000 raised on a telethon held over a four-hour period.

“For those generous individuals and groups who would like to contribute monetarily to the relief efforts, I would urge you to give either through the many registered BVI non-profit organisations who are authorised to raise funds for these purposes and which have counterparts on the ground in the Bahamas,” Hon Fahie said.

According to Mr Smith, “As usual when our brothers and sisters need help, Virgin Islanders always rise to the occasion.”

The Friends of Bahamas Block Party is a ticketed event and will be held on October 5, 2019, starting at 6:00pm. All proceeds will go towards Bahamas' recovery and will be channeled through Rotary.

14 Responses to “‘It’s our turn to help now’- Cromwell Smith on Bahamas Recovery ”

  • Send (29/09/2019, 14:03) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    Send the first $1,000 and others will follow according to their means.
  • Peaches (29/09/2019, 14:37) Like (28) Dislike (5) Reply
    True, but have we helped all our people at home that needs help?
    • SMH (30/09/2019, 08:10) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
      Tell the people in the BVI put Priority over buying the New IPhone or trying to look LIT. If they can find $1000.00 to buy an IPhone they can find $50.00 to buy plywood.
  • Pledge (29/09/2019, 15:14) Like (5) Dislike (24) Reply
    You and your Guyanese woman can pledge a 5k and we will follow...
    • Norris Turnbull (29/09/2019, 16:52) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      Why you getting personal ingrate? How much are you pledging?
    • Oh wow (29/09/2019, 17:00) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
      Your sorry that he didnt took u for his woman oh pls at least he know he and the guyanese not related
    • east (30/09/2019, 10:00) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
      Not a penny of mines! The government here didn't and still aint doing a darm thing for me and others a well
      I lost everything with Irma.. Went to the Rd Cross and Rotary, the nosey people in there TOLD them I didn't need , that my family was well off. This time not even work it had. THOSE WHO COLLECT FROM THE OVERSEAS TERRIOTORIES AND KEEP FOR THEM AND THEIR FAMILY AND FRIENDS THEN SOLD THE REST!! ALLYO SEND TO THEM CAUSE ITS ALLYO WHO GOT... but as usual this well never be posted, as I always hit the nails on the heads !!!
  • Just saying (29/09/2019, 15:42) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    He and his ndp cronies turn their backs on us after hurricane Irma and Maria so we don’t want to here you
  • Bigger (30/09/2019, 00:16) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    some of u people who does be blogging foolishness need to get off and get a life
  • lost (30/09/2019, 04:58) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    What did this man say wrong to be getting this kind of backlash?
    • Hmmm (30/09/2019, 08:58) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      @lost that’s the thing. He didn’t say anything wrong. That’s just how small minded,lazy unmotivated people react.
  • Only fools (30/09/2019, 07:07) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Shallow people.. with shallow minds...
    We are all in this boat together..
    If we give just $10.. each.. would that kill us...smh.
    Selfish people never get blessed...
  • lmao (01/10/2019, 13:21) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    We could donate some curry everything... Two months rasta man, you and curly donate the first $5000 and we nappy will follow.
  • j (02/10/2019, 18:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    There are children in our school system that go to school without food on a regular basis. Let's keep some meal programs in mind for those children as well. Contribute to local charity as well.


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