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The Grenadines are a haven for scuba divers, some of the world’s most spectacular aquatic scenery and much more. Our first stop takes us to Bequia (pronounced Beck-way), the largest of the Grenadines. Fresh from a dive at Devils Table with her dive buddy Cathy Sachs of Dive Bequia, Tonya and Cathy will recount their dive and why Bequia offers an unusual diving experience. Cathy will also share how this island has changed her life. Then we’ll visit Bequia’s Park Bay, home to the Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary, where a native retired skin-diving fisherman affectionately known as “Brother King”, has spent more than a decade of his life to helping to conserve the endangered hawksbill turtle. Brother King and his helpers monitor the beaches and nests here to protect mother turtles from poachers. They also care for the baby hatchlings in the sanctuary during the turtles’ vulnerable years of life. Many of the hatchlings are released into a protective area just south of Bequia called Tobago Cays—our next stop. Lesroy Noel is the Park Ranger for the Tobago Cays Marine Park which lies in the southern Grenadines. The area comprises of five isles bordered by a giant horseshoe reef and teems with wildlife and wild sea turtles. Finally, we’ll travel just a short distance by boat to the private Palm Island where we’ll catch up with the island’s resident artist and (retired) medical professional Dr. Patrick Chevallier. Patrick is one of the world’s premiere undersea artists and his character is as charming and colorful as his artwork.
Tune in to the annual "Gee Tenks" edition of "Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) who is also the hostess of the broadcast on behalf of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net). She will continue the celebration of Native American Heritage Month and discuss the tradition of giving thanks in the Gullah/Geechee Nation.
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There are Many Ways to Learn from Our Ancestors:
an account of the descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or from older forms
regular descent of a person, family, or group of organisms from a progenitor or older form: pedigree
the study of family pedigrees
an account of the origin and historical development of something
The Caribbean Genealogy Library, website and Facebook
Third-Party Oral Results
Non-family member, for example, The Friends of Denmark
University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Libraries, 2000 Digitalization Award Project.
The Caribbean Genealogy Library, website and Facebook
The Virgin Islands Public Library System
The Importance of Knowing Our Heritage
Poor Richard's Almanack as an example of a historical document
The Importance of Cultural Heritage
Why Your Heritage Is Important
Tonight's Unknown Zone features a little known phenomena where known islands have disappeared without a trace. From Bermeja, Mexico to Hy-Brazil west of Ireland islands have been mapped with a know history only to have disappeared for no apparent reason.
These islands can't even be found under the ocean where they once stood. Can people places and things just vanish from the Earth? Avalon, the Anasazi, the Maya and now islands join the mythic ranks of the unknown. Judy Sellins and Dave Turco will shed light on the very odd mystery
Note: This show was postponed last Saturday due to a technical glitch in the system beyond our control.
When one wants to learn more about one’s ancestors, one turns to sources of information. When it comes to learning more about our Virgin Islands ancestors, an extensive and readily available source is as close as the Internet via our University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Libraries, more specifically, their 2000 Digitalization Award Project.
The UVI Libraries, in partnership with the VI Division of Libraries, Archives, & Museums (DLAM), were awarded a National Leadership grant for digitization from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in 2000. The Project sought to enhance access to sources of information on VI's history and culture for scholars, students, historians, and researchers in the territory and abroad. The award was given for the purpose of digitizing USVI's materials in areas of biography, education, history, and culture for access on the Internet. Materials were drawn from the libraries' collections include:
Funeral Booklets - developed for memorial services detailing life and family history of the deceased;
Historical Photographs - documenting events in political and social life of Virgin Islanders;
Newspaper Articles - commentaries written by local ecologist Olasee Davis to highlight environmental, historical, and cultural issues;
Project Introspection materials - developed by the VI’s Dept. of Education to document and explain history and customs of Virgin Islanders & used in the K-12 school program;
Research Reports and Occasional Papers - findings on agricultural, home economics practices, & historical events of the region.
The documents can be searched through the UVI Libraries online catalog.
Join Christopher as he welcomes back Nenari ~ Princess of the Sea for another powerful spiritual discussion!
During this show, listen in as we chat about how you can transform your life today and be your true spiritual self! Listen for some ways and exercises on how can you begin transforming yourself today and experience positive daily living and a state of spiritual oneness like never before!
We'll also learn more about Nenari's very recent personal story of transformation, which is a story of strength, courage and divine guidance from Above. Nenari has a very special story to share about her recent experiences of transformation that you'll want to hear!
Visit Christopher online at http://www.reburn.org
Visit Nenari online at http://www.diamondlady.net
On the Wednesday broadcast of PopHealth Week at 12 Noon PT/3PM ET, February 10th 2016 we shift our focus the the maturing medical tourism industry. Our special guest is Gene Thompson, Project Director, Health City Cayman Islands.
'Gene Thompson is a third generation Caymanian of a family of entrepreneurs and is a Director of Thompson Development Ltd, one of the premier development companies in the Cayman Islands. His family is considered pioneers in property development and many other business ventures.
Thompson Development has varied business enterprises including Commercial Development, Resort Development, Tourism, Real Estate, and Retail. Although these business interests are varied, the Thompson family's stellar reputation in business began in development. Gene has been involved and/or led various types of development projects, including commercial centres, residential projects, resort developments and is now the Project Director for Health City Cayman Islands.'
The governing principle for Gene and his family has always been integrity and service to the customer. Gene operates several companies all with different characteristics and deliverables but he has maintained this principal as the common thread. He attributes the success of all his businesses to this fundamental approach.'
Join co-hosts Fred Goldstein and Gregg Masters for a deeper dive into their model and promise to enable the triple aim.
WHY IS THERE SEA LIFE ON PLANET EARTH? WHO CREATED IT AND FOR WHAT PURPOSE? HOW DOES SEA LIFE HELP THE EARTH? IS SEA LIFE EVOLVING? WHAT IS THE FUTURE PLAN FOR SEA LIFE? FIND OUT THE ANSWERS TO ALL OF THESE QUESTIONS TONIGHT AT 9PM ON MENTELLECT RADIO (BLOGTALK) FEAT THE INTEL.NUBEN MENKARAYZZ/MFA
The United States Virgin Islands Dept. of Education (DOE) is an executive branch of the Govt. of the US Virgin Islands mandated under Titles 3 and 17 of the Virgin Islands Code. It is the largest governmental entity in the Virgin Islands and it functions as both a Local Education Agency (LEA) and a State-level Education Agency (SEA). The DOE is headed by a Commissioner at the SEA level and a District Superintendent at the 2 LEAs.
The DOE’s role as stipulated by Title 3, Chapter 7, Section 96, VI Code, encompasses the authority to exercise general control over the enforcement of laws relating to free public education in the Virgin Islands. Its responsibilities include the development, implementation, & monitoring of instructional programs for all K-12 students & adult learners, & provision of support services such as child nutrition, pupil transportation, library services, & the maintenance of educational facilities & offices under its purview. Services are provided at 33 buildings supporting 40 activity centers.
In Fiscal year 2010, the DOE endeavored to address the needs of the 15,493 students enrolled in the system. 1,176 students territory wide were identified as students with disabilities and 519 as English Language Learners. Of the 1,056 students who were enrolled in 12th grade, 912 earned high school diplomas and an additional 16 graduated with certificates of completion.
(St. Croix) 21-33 Hospital Street, Christiansted, St. Croix, 00820
Phone: 340-773-1095 Fax: 340-778-8895 Email: email@example.com
(St. Thomas) 1834 Kongens Gade, St. Thomas, VI 00802
Phone: 340-774-0100 Fax: 340-779-7153 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note your time zone. Show times: 12:00 noon Atlantic, 11:00 am Eastern, 10:00 am Central, 9:00 am Mountain, and 8:00 am Pacific.
Today we turn the tables! We'll love to hear your sides of things Virgin Islands. Today is your opportunity to interactively exchange the outcomes of your experiences of having lived on a Virgin Islands island, whether, as one of our listeners, you be a native (Bahn ya), a transplant (a Snow bird or other who ran away from the cold), a visitor (a tourist by cruise ship, plane, or sailboat), and hopefuls (hoping to one day visit or migrate to the Virgin Island), about their favorite island and why.
We'll start the ball rolling, but we'd really love to hear your input. Give us a call 437-237-4374 during the show.Looking forward to hearing from you.
To whet your appetite, here are colloquial expressions:
Ah: of, as in "I geh two ah dem" (I have two of them)
Ah good!: serves you right (St. Croix)
Ah nex: another, as in "I geh ah nex one" (I have another one) or I’m next in line. In sequence
All ah we: all of us
Ahyuh: all of you
Antiman: a gay person
Babylon: the United States, the police, or the government
Bahn ya: literally "born here," an important and commonly used phrase in Virgin Islands society, used by some to determine whether someone is or is not a "native Virgin Islander." For example, someone might say "My parents are from Antigua, but I'm a Virgin Islander, because I bahn ya!"
Join Emmanuel's Cottage Ministries "A JOURNEY IN THE WORD," broadcast here on blogtalkradio.com, as we discuss Matthew 14:22-33 - "The Raging Sea". In our own storms, we find it hard to hear God's voice. We question whether or not God is really near and if he will save us.
This morning's will enlightened a lot of hearts and minds to unanswered questions of God's presence with you during your storm.
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We thank you for your continued support as listeners and pray for your encouragement in the word of God; for your salvation to stay steadfast and be unmoveable in Christ Jesus. Pastor Gina Callaway, God bless
Aunt Pearlie Sue is the creation of Anita Singleton-Prather, a native of the Sea Islands in Beaufort County, South Carolina. Based on her grandmother, Aunt Pearlie-Sue's character has entertained audiences with Gullah-flavored folktales for over 10 years.
In addition to being a storyteller, Prather is an educator, singer, actress and historian. She is the founder and a member of the musical performance group the Gullah Kinfolk. As a storyteller and singer, Prather has performed at many festivals, including the Spoleto USA international arts festival in Charleston. She has appeared in the Hollywood film Forrest Gump and on the ABC television program Good Morning America. In addition to her participation in educational documentaries, Prather's one-woman show, Tales from the Land of Gullah, has been broadcast on PBS.
Prather is also the curriculum coordinator for the Education of Gullah Culture Through the Arts in the Beaufort County School District. She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Howard University and a master's degree in education from the University of South Carolina.
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