Back to the books

Solana Gooding has spearheaded a campaign to find textbooks for students who need them. If you’ve ever wanted to change the world, this is how you do it.  by Solana Gooding  Meet Itesha. Itesha is just starting off her first year of Secondary School at The Bequia Community High. I hadn’t met Itesha before theContinue reading “Back to the books”

Lending a hand

It’s been a tough time for all, though that’s particularly true for people on the island who depend on tourism. The economic situation is felt keenly now, and it will resonate for the foreseeable future. So, we decided to offer a hand in the form of 80 food vouchers, each valued at $100 to beContinue reading “Lending a hand”

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”


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