Veterans Sunday Concert at Amazura, Queens, NY

Supporting Relief Efforts

Towards a School

Hurricane Irma Demolished on Barbuda

      Hurricane Irma is gone but helping towards the education of children affected is essential. Almost every building, including the Barbuda McChesney George Secondary School, was destroyed; some even disappeared on the island of Barbuda. Adults and children are still encamped on Antigua. To donate to the technological needs of the Barbuda McChesney George Secondary School, once rebuilt, several artists are performing at “For the Love of Barbuda Concert” at Amazura Concert Hall, 91-12 144th Place, Queens, NY on Veterans Sunday, November 12, beginning at 4pm. Barbados’ Edwin Yearwood of Krosfyah, Trinidad & Tobago soca artist Shurwayne Winchester, Antigua and Barbuda King Short Shirt and Burning Flames are among artists performing. A world class dance hall Jamaican superstar is making a surprise performance. Many New York DJ’s are playing; the fundraising concert is hosted by DJ Roy and Dubbmaster Chris of Irie Jam Radio.

“No individual can rebuild an entire island totally destroyed by the hurricanes of 2017,” explain Wendy Gomes and Andrea James, co-chairs of For the Love of Barbuda Concert Committee, “but every individual can contribute to help construct a building or institution such as Barbuda McChesney George Secondary School.”

The concert organizers are Caribbean nationals residing in New York.  They selected the Antigua and Barbuda Students Association USA, Inc., a registered 501(c) (3) charitable organization, to manage the funds. The event is endorsed by the Government of Antigua and Barbuda.

For persons who cannot attend the concert or do not reside in New York City, they can still give a donation in the amount of their choice at Tax deductible donations can be made via checks payable to:

Antigua and Barbuda Students Association, USA Inc.

C/O W. Gomes

2 Park Lane, Suite 1E

Mount Vernon, NY 10552

Concert tickets are $55 each and available online at

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