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May
19

​​10 Awesome Adventures to Have in Vieques

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Mar
11

Robbie & Andrea Get Engaged!

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You could ask for nicer guests and or to share a happier occasion. During their week’s stay in the Studio at Casa de Kathy, Robbie and Andrea were engaged on the Esperanza Beach, a five minute walk from the guest house.  The ring was a beautiful pearl with a pretty setting. They were beaming the entire week, but that did not keep them from exploring Vieques on bikes and motor scooters. They truly made the best of their time in Vieques! The excitement does not end there: in July they move to Taiwan to teach English. I love to host people with open hearts and minds!

Congrats Robbie and Andrea!

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Mar
08

International Women’s Day Protest

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Women in Vieques (and their supporters) blocked the Main St. in front of the Post Office for an hour and a half on Wednesday, March 8, 2017,  as they participated with thousands of women around the world on International Women’s Day protests. Local women spoke out about the right to control their own bodies, education on gender issues, the need to reopen the Vieques maternity ward, need for specialists in Vieques to treat cancer and other diseases, need for a functioning ferry service, need for more well-paid jobs and pay equity, the need for healthy, organic food, among many other issues. Here is the video of our spirited picket.  See Spanish below.

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

Para difusión inmediata

Paro Internacional de Mujeres en Vieques

Mujeres viequenses bloquean la calle principal de la capital​ de VIEQUES​

8 marzo de 2017. Vieques, Puerto Rico: Hoy casi un centenar de personas se unieron al paro internacional de las Mujeres en Vieques, PR.   Mujeres viequenses bloquearon la calle principal de la capital Isabel Segunda de 11:00 AM a 12:30 PM para llamar atención a la situación grave de injusticias e incumplimiento del gobierno hacia las necesidades del pueblo de Vieques.

La cruzacalle que bloqueó la calle dijo “Mujeres en Contra de la Junta por la Salud de Vieques”.  Las consignas del día exigían la apertura de la sala de parto, trabajo digno y bien remunerado, mejoras en el sistema de transportación marítima, cero tolerancia a acoso sexual, entre otras.

Se hizo recolecta de cientos de firmas en una petición al Gobernador y a la Junta de Control Fiscal con los reclamos de la protesta.

Se pasó un micrófono entre las docenas de manifestantes del piquete ofreciendo la oportunidad a cada persona de expresar sus reclamos.

VER el VIDEO del Piquete en VIEQUES el 8 de marzo de 2017

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Mar
06

Celebramos el Día Internacional de Mujeres con un paro

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(English below)

Este miércoles, 8 de marzo de 2017, en Vieques celebramos el Día Internacional de Mujeres con un paro de 1.5 horas de 11 AM – 12:30 PM  frente al correo en Isabel II.  Sea parte de mujeres en 30 países celebrando el miércoles.

La manifestación será pro derechos de mujeres, contra la austeridad de la Junta de Control Fiscal, y para atención a nuestra crisis de salud y transportación marítima y a la falta de trabajo digno y bien remunerado. 

Vestir de rojo. 

Hombres y mujeres bienvenidos. Aquí las palabras solidarias de Ismael Guadalupe: Me uno a la convocatoria de la amiga Kathy. Hablar de la mujer es hablar de la madre , de una abuela, de una hija, de una hermana o de la esposa: razones suficientes para decir presente en esta actividad. Estaré allí haciendo mío los reclamos por una sociedad más justa y equitativa. Ellas estuvieron bien activas en nuestra lucha contra la Marina , decenas fueron arrestadas y defendieron a Vieques contra el abusivo poder militar.

English: Come to celebrate International Women’s Day by participating in a one and a half hour work stoppage from 11 am to 12:30 PM in front of the Post Office this Wednesday. We will be part of dozens of countries with women striking on this day for women’s rights. In Vieques we will focus our demands to oppose the austerity of the Fiscal Control Board and to demand attention to our health crisis and ferry system crisis and for attention to a lack of dignified and well-paid jobs for women. Men welcome. WEAR RED as those around the world will be doing.

Categories : activism, health, history
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Jan
18

Learn the original names of our beaches

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THanks to Ticatove for this important reminder to preserve the history and culture of Vieques!

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Dec
28

Swim with the turtles at Mosquito Pier

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Drive 15 minutes from Casa de Kathy to the Mosquito Pier. You can snorkel with the turtles as shown in this exciting video.

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Dec
20

Great Map of Vieques Beaches

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Check out this great map to Vieques beaches and my guide to snorkeling. http://www.casadekathy.com/vieques/snorkeling/

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Oct
24

Wandering horses

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I had to stop and record this horse with the bird on his back crossing in front of my car. You can try not to live in the moment in Vieques, but it is impossible.

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May
02

Awesome video of Vieques’ beauty

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Awesome video of Vieques’ beauty

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Apr
18

Endangered baby turtles released in Vieques

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