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New reading material comes to Antigua

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New reading material comes to Antigua

Postby KarenS » Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:18 am

As reported in the Antigua Sun: "The Logos II officially opened its doors to the public yesterday with an opening ceremony that highlighted the true mission of the boat: to help and to give hope.

Held aboard in the ship’s conference room, the ceremony was a bright display of world cultures and Logos II’s mission to help the Caribbean islands by providing much needed reading material at reasonable prices.

Internal Ministries Manager Kevin Boyce hosted the proceedings and led to a demonstration of a few of the over 45 nationalities that reside on the ship that translates into about two hundred volunteers. There was mainly dancing, and drumming.

There was also a video presentation on Logos II efforts to help the people of Grenada in 2004 after Hurricane Ivan devastated the island. They helped to refresh libraries that were lost and the crew helped to build homes for some who lost them.

Gian Walser, Logos II director, said they are also committed to helping Antigua, although the level of need here is not as great as it was in Grenada.

This is the fifth time that Logos 11 has come to Antigua’s shores and this year they will for the first time go to Barbuda to include them in the bounty. Ten volunteers will be escorted by Barbuda Express Ltd. with books to share and also to continue their ministry.

Antigua Home and Office Depot, Bargain Centre, Cable & Wireless, and Blue Waters are the sponsors of the ship’s visit.

The governor-general and the PM both cut the ribbon to open the ship to the public. It opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m. The ship leaves on 25 April to go to Dominica.

Logos II was purchased in 1989 by Educational Book Exhibits Ltd. (EBE), a private, non-profit, charitable organisation registered in the UK. With stops in over 280 ports of call, this unique ship has visited 76 countries, including: Africa, the Americas, Europe, the Near East and many island nations."
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