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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”

Moashella’s story

Moashella Shortte, the author of “Mirror” a book for children released on May 4, is an early childhood educator who grew up in Lower Bay. She now makes her home in Montreal with her husband, Dr. Daniel Pérusse, a researcher in the field of child development and neuroscience. Together they founded Learning 4 Young Minds , a company thatContinue reading “Moashella’s story”

Carmette’s Story

by Glen Herbert “We call it the Big Rock,” says Carmette Gooding, “but it’s the only rock.” She recalls jumping off of it into the surf when she was growing up on Bequia. “We’d wait for the biggest wave to come, then we’d jump in it. When the wave was breaking. We loved that, IContinue reading “Carmette’s Story”

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