Building a house, making a home

The Koven family has made a life on Bequia, and when opportunities arose to give back, they did that, too.  By Glen Herbert  Nina Koven Arnett first started visiting Bequia in the early 1970s, typically arriving each spring or summer to visit her grandparents, Jane and Gus Koven. For a kid it was all quietly,Continue reading “Building a house, making a home”

Hands Across the Sea book donation

By Tylisha Miller The month of December greeted us with boxes of some of the greatest gifts a child can ask for, books! Our friends Darcy and John brought us boxes of interesting children’s book ranging from all genres and levels. The books were a donation was from Hands Across the Sea. John and Darcy volunteerContinue reading “Hands Across the Sea book donation”

You make a life by what you give

by Tylisha Miller Volunteering is significant as it offers fundamental assistance to worthwhile causes, individuals in need, and the wider community. Without a doubt, numerous organizations and good causes depend on the liberality of volunteers as oftentimes they’re just part-financed through government or local councils, and can’t bear to pay rates for all their staff.Continue reading “You make a life by what you give”

Rinette’s story

By Glen Herbert  “She’s just a bubbly energetic loving little girl,” says Kate Corbett of Rinette Ollivierre, a nine-year-old from Bequia. “She’s got a phenomenal spirit.” Still, for most of her life, what many people saw first wasn’t Rinette’s energy or her spirit. They saw her ailment. She was born with an orthopedic condition calledContinue reading “Rinette’s story”

Celebrating the class of 2020

by Glen Herbert It’s graduation time, and we’re happy to report three important celebrants this year. Gabby Ollivierre has graduated from SAIT with a diploma in professional cooking. She’s a chef. Kadeen Hazell has graduated from flight school, having earned a commercial license. He’s a pilot. And this: Rhea Simmons is graduating high school in Ontario. Four years ago she began aContinue reading “Celebrating the class of 2020”