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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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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
On my recent vacation to the Caribbean - Cozumel, Belize and Rotane Hondarus.
I found this to be very magical and shifted me in many ways. In Belize I found that the plants in this beautiful place- most of the plants can be made into medicines that are used to help heal a variety of ailments. ( I will only talk about 2 on my show, so many plants used for medicinal purposes are so very helpful and healing. (1 - Snake Plant- this plant is used for snake bite- the Belizeans are taught to identify the species of snake life on the island- types of coral snakes and many venomous snakes. This aids in the slowing of the venom, until a hospital can be reached. 2) Gravola tree - (Sour Sap). Soursap is the fruit of Annona muricata, a broadleaf, flowering, evergreen tree native to Mexico, Cuba, Central America, the Carribean islands of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico are only some of where this is found. this can save lives, fill up hopes and build confidence.
Have you ever gazed into the starry night or into space on a clear night: awestruck by the absolute stillness and inconceivable vastness of it.
Have listened, truly listened to the sound of a mountain stream in the forest, or to the sound from birds.
To become more aware of these things, the mind needs to be still. You may at times have to put your foot down for a moment your personal baggage of problems, of past and future, as well as all your knowledge; otherwise, you will see but not se, hear but not hear. Your total presence is needed.
Would it be there without your presence? Go deeply into it. Find out for yourself.
Omi Pennick is Founder and Principal Consultant at Developing Solutions Consulting Agency, LLC in Atlanta, Georgia. Her company has provided small businesses and non-profits with expertise in the areas of program, communication, and resource, and organizational development since 2009. She is a graduate from Xavier University of Louisiana in 2000 and received her Master of Public Health from Tulane University in 2002. Omi has provided services to over 23 organizations in throughout Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Texas, and the United States Virgin Islands.
While most of the world is nervously watching terrorism news from Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia, savvy analysts and military professionals are watching the Western Rim of the Pacific region where tensions with the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) have been rising. Within a region known as the "9 Dash Line." China has been building a series of small island bases that include sensors, armed garrisons, along with airfields capable of operating fighters and large transport aircraft. Many observers see this as an act of regional aggression by the PRC, and have begun to react directly to Chinese harassment of aircraft and ships operating in what they consider "international waters." Most recently, the United States has begun to conduct "Freedom of Navigation" operations around these islands, arousing both anger and strong verbal reactions by the Chinese. The question is, is this a possible path to war? Or simply standing up to a PRC which has developed bullying tendencies over the past several decades?
To learn more about what is happening in the South China Sea, tune into this week's edition of Military Monday (#MilitaryMonday on the Writestream Radio Network (@Writestream)) at 1 PM EST. Author, historian, journalist, documentary filmmaker, and host John D. Gresham (@greshamj01) along with U.S. Marine Corps University chair and U.S. Naval Institute author Christopher David Yung will discuss the situation inside the 9-Dash Line, and what might happen in the near future regarding these vital waters. Listners are encouraged to call in, and offer questions and opinions on this important situation.
In the Caribbean, traditions loom large in three small islands. Folk Cultures thrive far away from the tourist hordes. Dominica-Tobago-Anguilla. The lesser known islands in the Caribbean whose virtues are unsung.
DOMINICA-where carnival is a holiday and is what it was meant to be, a celebration. Tuesday is carnival day, a sea of traditional costumes made from strips of frayed paper. In DOMINICA the island prides itself on staying true to it's 18th century roots.
TOBAGO-mermen come calling. There are no mermaids in TOBAGO folk lore.
ANGUILLA- the monarchy of goats.
West African folk lore...etc.
Mermen, where did they come from...etc.
For centuries, GOATS have...etc.
Carnival-Mermen and Goats...etc.
Maria Gilardin produces TUC Radio from her off-the-grid home in Northern California.
Today a classic series on THE DYNAMICS OF POSSIBLE NUCLEAR EXTINCTION:
The anti nuclear campaigner and physician Dr. Helen Caldicott organized a two day symposium in February 2015 with an international panel of leading experts in disarmament, political science, existential risk, anthropology, medicine, nuclear weapons and artificial intelligence. They addressed the risk of accidental nuclear war, recently proven facts about a global nuclear winter that can be caused by the unleashing of just a few nuclear weapons, the expanding militarization of space, the power and pathology of the US military industrial complex, privatization of the US nuclear weapons labs, nuclear war crimes in the Marshall Islands, as well as two of the vibrant movements to abolish nuclear weapons, a divestment effort under the title Don't Bank On The Bomb as well as ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.
2nd hour: Dr. Michael Parenti, the progressive political scientist's unscripted reflections on capitalism, socialism, the role of universities, Cuban plumbers, Russian prostitutes, and his former running mate--and once close friend--Bernie Sanders. Plus commentary on capitalism, socialism, public utilities, popular rebellion, plutocrats in general, the Waltons in particular, Occupy Wall Street, and the monetary system.
Also a brief recorded essay by Parenti from 2005--"Welfare for the Wealthy"--and relevant songs by Monty Python's Flying Circus and David Rovics. More details, photos, nice links, & other good stuff on the show's Web site: http://newworldnotes.blogspot.com
Water Island is the smallest of the main US Virgin Islands, and that’s what gives it its charm. Rather than shops and restaurants, it’s the thatched cabanas and lazy vibe of idyllic beaches like Honeymoon Beach that are its main draw. Away from the beach, you can tour the underground tunnels and watchtowers of Fort Segarra, built during WWII. Getting around the island is best by bicycle or golfcart.
Around 160 people are fortunate enough to live on Water Island, but the volcanic island remains undeveloped.Facilities are limited to a few food outlets, dive shops and charters, a beach bar, fishing operator, & ferry dock. The US Virgin Island’s 4th island, Water Island only joined the group relatively recently, in 1996, and so far it’s kept its low-key atmosphere & local character. A 10-minute ferry ride from Charlotte Amalie, it lies southwest of the capital in the harbor, adjacent to Hassel Island.
Virgin Islands Campground is an eco-sensitive resort with self-contained cottages set on pristine, 500-acre Water Island, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Known for its natural charm, Water Island is a secluded getaway that should be at the top of your Caribbean vacation list. Spend a quiet day looking out over the ocean from your cottage’s private terrace.
A leisure 5-minute walk to idyllic Honeymoon Beach will have you snorkeling & sunbathing. In need of even more adventure? Visit rugged and secluded Limestone Bay, also just a quick trek down from your cabin.
View "Tour of Water Island" on YouTube featuring Africah Harrigan and Alex Randall.
Visit www.viator.com/ and www.virginislandscampground.com/
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) is the hostess of Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio on behalf of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition. Tune in as she discusses the indigenous or Native American roots of Gullah/Geeche culture in celebration of "Native American Heritage Month."
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Monday Nov. 16, 2015 8:00 P.M. Est.
Word On The Water International Ministries & IT’S TIME TO PRAY
Apostle Karen Christian teaching the word of God like you have never seen. This great woman of God is ready to love on each of you, and to help you meet your need's with the word of God. If your in need of prayer or you know someone that is in need of prayer then you want to be here on It's Time To Pray. Let's all come out and pray for each other.
We will on air live at: 9:00 P.M. US Virgin Islands Time, 8:00 P.M. Eastern Time, 7:00 P.M. Central Time
John house, MD, creates his novels from his vast and varied experiences in life. He is actively involved in family medicine and previously spent time in sports, prison and urgent care medicine. He has traveled extensively, including mission trips to Belize, and has sailed and scuba dived in the Virgin Islands, Bahamas and Belize.
To relieve the stress of a busy medical practice, he spent weekends hiking in the Appalachian Mountains with ‘Tall Guy,’ a companion well versed in nature.
Prior to becoming a novelist, John published poetry and he also won prizes for short fiction. His first two novels So Shall You Reap and Choices were written with locations based in Northern and Coastal Georgia. His third novel Trail of Deceit is based on his knowledge and love of nature.
A native Georgian, John received his BS from North Georgia College, his MD from the Medical College of Georgia and completed further training at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia.
John served four years in the US Army, including a tour in Vietnam with the First Cavalry Division.
John and his wife, Pam, live on the Southeast Coast of Georgia. All his creative works involve the richness of the Southern culture.
Veterans of the United States armed forces (Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard) may be eligible for a broad range of benefits and services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Some of these benefits may be utilized while on active duty. These benefits are codified in Title 38 of the United States Code. This booklet contains a summary of these benefits effective Jan. 1, 2013. For additional information, visit www.va.gov.
General Eligibility: Eligibility for most VA benefits is based upon discharge from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions. Active service means full-time service, other than active duty for training, as a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or as a commissioned officer of the Public Health Service, Environmental Science Services Administration or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or its predecessor, the Coast and Geodetic Survey.
Dishonorable and bad conduct discharges issued by general courts-martial may bar VA benefits. Veterans in prison must contact VA to determine eligibility. VA benefits will not be provided to any Veteran or dependent wanted for an outstanding felony warrant.
We invite Virgin Islands veterans to share their stories. Stories connect generations and help our young people learn about the past and maybe choose a military career.