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David Kurtz
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Check out my blog about my Peace Corps adventure at http://kuribbean.blogspot.com/
Check out my blog about my Peace Corps adventure at http://kuribbean.blogspot.com/

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An Epic Battle
There were two big events this past week at my school. After qualifying in the regional competition last month, the football (soccer) team traveled to Castle Bruce on Thursday for the next level of the primary school tournament. While I understand we won ...

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Read my latest Peace Corps blog story (with a dozen pictures) about my big day this past Thursday. It started with a cold shower in the dark; included a great lunch, 16 new friends for my school, and a lot of rain; and ended with me in a private meeting with the Prime Minister of Dominica. It was a fantastic day!

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L'islette
One of the geographical features of my location is a spit of land that juts out into the Atlantic, separating the two beaches in my village. It begins as a narrow peninsula of land that connects to a small “islet” (hence the French name “L'islette”). Here ...

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My "Ode" to Radio
Life without television has not been a problem for me. I enjoy multi-tasking while listening to the radio (via the internet here). I grew up in an era when we only had three television choices, so I often resorted to listening to the radio. This began in...

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Graphic Arts
[Before I start this story, I want to briefly mention that after a year and a half of wearing my WVU gear around this little island, I finally crossed paths with another WVU alum (we might be the only two here). Cherie Thomas lives here, but attended WVU f...

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Friday Fun-day
It's Carnival season here in Dominica (similar to Mardi Gras in New Orleans). There will be no school on Monday and Tuesday as our village joins with the rest of the island in a big celebration prior to the start of Lent. [ Click here to read my account o...

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Let There Be Light
There is some big news in my village! But before I can explain, I need to be sure you understand my little village. We are fortunate to have a nice playing field across the river from our village (be aware that they don't have creeks here—every stream is c...

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Sailing with Sophia
Earlier this month, I wrote about my trip to Portsmouth where I hired a water taxi to see some of the large sailing vessels in Prince Rupert Bay that weekend. Being on the water and seeing the three tall ships and all those yachts made me interested to try...

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Good News!
I've always thought that Habitat for Humanity is one of the best charities. In Dominica, there is an organization known as “Good News” that similarly builds houses for persons in need. Just like Habitat, Good News expects those who benefit from the house ...

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An Unusual Taxi Ride
During my trip last Saturday to Dominica's second largest town of Portsmouth to get fresh produce at the marketplace, I noticed some interesting ships anchored in Prince Rupert Bay. However, they were so far away, I knew I couldn't get a decent picture of ...
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