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    Hello everyone,
    Im going to visit the Island in July, What is to do there now? Is being over 25 yr since I was there, I do remember some places but, I know I lot of thing has change over the years, Im taking my 18yr daughter to see where her mother was born, I left the Island went I was 15 yr old and move to the Mainland. I do want to show her the fun places and I can't remember any fun places where a teenager can go. Could you advice me in places where we can visit and have fun. Also since I'm still young I'm only 35 yr old could you advice me of places I can go and have fun. Could you email me at amvillafane@earthlink.net

    Thank you
    Malia

  • #2
    If you are going to the island in July, get ready now!

    [QUOTE]Originally posted by amcothrine
    [B]Hello everyone,
    Im going to visit the Island in July, What is to do there now? Is being over 25 yr since I was there, I do remember some places but, I know I lot of thing has change over the years, Im taking my 18yr daughter to see where her mother was born, I left the Island went I was 15 yr old and move to the Mainland.
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    Dear Mom: What you have to teach your daughter is who we the Puerto Rican People are all about. The most fun place, the most beautiful place, right now is Vieques Puerto Rico, teach her some history and culture while you take her to a fun place. Lots of activities on Saturday night and day, and the most beautiful beachers in the Caribbean. Lots of things to do and see. The fosphorecent bay is a must for anybody who wants to see something absolutely fabulous. Meanwhile teach her about the struggle for the Sustainable Development of Vieques. Teach her some history and current events, so people know you are well informed. An example:


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    Comité Pro Rescate y Desarrollo de Vieques
    Apartado 1424 Vieques, Puerto Rico 00765
    Tel. (787) 741-0716 Fax (787) 741-0358 E mail: bieke@prdigital.com

    15 de marzo de 2002

    LLAMADO A LA ACCION POR VIEQUES 2

    Compañer@s Solidari@s con la Lucha por la Paz de Vieques:

    Saludos cariñosos desde la Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico. Hoy la Marina notificó oficialmente al Gobierno de Puerto Rico de su intención de reiniciar sus ejercicios bélicos en Vieques durante veinte días a partir del 1ero de abril. El Comité Pro Rescate y Desarrollo de Vieques (CPRDV), junto a otros grupos en Vieques y en la Isla Grande, trabaja los últimos detalles para los actos de desobediencia civil pacífica que se llevarán a cabo al iniciarse los nuevos bombardeos. Es nuestro deber intentar paralizar el bombardeo de la Marina, que es responsable por la crisis ambiental y de salud que mata a nuestra gente durante más de sesenta años.

    Con una semana de anticipación, los militares colocarán en el correo aquí, la advertencia a los pescadores sobre las zonas de peligro y zonas restringidas, que indicarán también los días y horas de los ejercicios bélicos. Con esta información tendremos una idea más clara del calendario del bombardeo y por ende, del calendario de nuestras operaciones. Durante esos días, coordinaremos una serie de acciones de protesta y denuncia en Puerto Rico, en Estados Unidos y en los países donde existen amigos de Vieques. Sabemos que las fuerzas por la paz en nuestro mundo poseen una enorme creatividad y capacidad de desarrollar acciones de protesta que sean impactantes y concientizadoras. Volvemos a apelar a esa creatividad y solidaridad para llevar a cabo acciones por la paz durante los días en que la Marina de Guerra de EU continua con su bombardeo contra nuestro pueblo.

    Actividades de concientización (repartición de literatura, presentación de documentales, música-poesía solidaria, piquetes, actos de desobediencia…) o denuncias vía los medios de comunicaciones ampliará la presión hacia los Estados Unidos para que cesen inmediata y permanentemente sus prácticas bélicas en Vieques. Mensajes y declaraciones de apoyo de lideres religiosos, políticos, deportistas y artistas enviados al CPRDV, también son impactantes.

    Aquí nos preparamos para enfrentar directamente al monstruo militar que viola nuestro mar y nuestra tierra, que viola nuestros derechos más básicos de vivir en paz y con dignidad. Esperamos que un esfuerzo concertado de personas en distintos puntos del globo, con la energía positiva que emana de los que viven y trabajan por la paz, tendrá grandes repercusiones, tanto para nosotros como para todos los que participan en esta jornada por la justicia.

    La desobediencia civil incluye una amplia gama de acciones, más allá que el acto de entrar a la zona restringida y ser arrestad@. Durante el proceso de las acciones de protesta en los pasados dos años, el Campamento de Justicia y Paz (CJP) se convierte en un centro de operaciones, un lugar de albergue y reunión para los participantes en las acciones de desobediencia y en otros aspectos de la protesta. El CPRDV y el CJP movilizamos a nuestra gente para la preparación de comida, café, agua, la limpieza de las letrinas, el trabajo con los teléfonos y otro equipo de la oficina del CPRDV en el Campamento, la oración, la música, el piquete, la transportación de personas entre Vieques y la Isla Grande y entre distintos puntos en Vieques, la seguridad en el campamento, las comunicaciones con abogados y familiares de los desobedientes, entre otras tareas. Los gastos para esta operación son impresionantes: gasolina para vehículos - tanto terrestres como marítimos - comida, agua, equipo de comunicaciones, materiales de primeros auxilios, etc., etc., etc. Cualquier aportación a esta campaña por la paz será grandemente agradecido. Podrán enviar cheques al CPRDV a la dirección arriba indicada.

    Agradeceremos su comunicación vía correo electrónico o fax para indicar las posibilidades de organizar acciones en su área geográfica para denunciar la continuación del bombardeo en Vieques. Personas interesadas en participar en acciones de desobediencia deben comunicarse con nosotros a la brevedad posible vía email o por teléfono.

    En lucha, en solidaridad

    CPRDV


    ENGLISH VERSION


    Committee for the Rescue and Development of Vieques
    PO Box 1424 Vieques, Puerto Rico 00765
    Telefax (787) 741-1717 E mail: bieke@prdigital.com

    15 March, 2002

    A CALL TO ACTION FOR PEACE ON VIEQUES

    Warm greetings from the Island of Vieques, Puerto Rico. Today the Navy officially notified the Puerto Rican government of their intention to resume exercises on Vieques for twenty days starting April 1st. The Committee for the Rescue and Development of Vieques (CRDV), together with other groups in Vieques and on the big island, work out last details for the peacefull civil disobedience actions that will take place if and when the bombing begins. It is our duty to try to stop Navy bombing that is responsible for the environmental and health crises that have been killing our people during more than sixty years.

    A week before bombing begins, military personnel place at the Post Office here a warning to fishermen and other operators of small boats, about dangerous and restricted zones, also indicating days and hours of military exercises. With this information we will have a clearer idea of the bombing calendar and, thereby, a clearer idea of our shedule of operations.

    During those days, we will be coordinating a series of protest actions and denunciations in Puerto Rico, in the US and in countries where there are friends of Vieques. We know the forces for peace in our world posess great creativity and capacity to develop protest actions that will have impact and raise consciousness. Again we appeal to that creativity and solidarity to carry out actions for peace on Vieques on the days the US Navy continues to bomb our island.

    Educational activities (handing out literature, showing documentaries, music-poetry in solidarity, picketing, acts of civil disobedience) or protest through the mass media will help put more pressure on the United States to immediately and permanently cease their war practices on Vieques. Messages and declarations from leading religious, political, sports or artistic figures to the CRDV can also be very powerful.

    In Vieques we are prepared to directly confront the military monster that rapes our sea and lands, that violates our most basic rights to live in peace with dignity. We hope that a concerted effort of people at different points around the globe, with the positive energies that eminate from those who live and work for peace, will have important repercussions for us and for all who participate in this walk for justice.

    Civil disobedience includes a wide variety of actions, beyond the entrance into restricted zones and arrest. During the process of protest during the past two years, the Peace and Justice Camp (PJC) becomes the center of operations, a place for shelter and meetings for participants in the civil disobedience actions and other aspects of the protest. The CRDV and the PJC movilize our people to prepare food, coffee, water, cleaing of the letrines, work with telephones and other equipment in the CRDV office at the Camp, for prayer, music, the picketting, transportation of people between Vieques and the main island and between different points of action in Vieques, security at the camp, communications with lawyers and families of disobedients, among other tasks. The costs of this type of operation are impressive: gasoline for vehicles - both on land and water - food, water, communications equipment, first aid materials, etc., etc., etc. Any contribution for this campaign for peace will be greatly appreciated. Cheques can be sent to the CRDV at the address above.

    We would appreciate communications vía email or fax, indicating the possibilities of organizing actions in your geographic area to denounce the continuation of bombing on Vieques. Persons interested in participating in civil disobedience actions should contact us as soon as possible by email or telephone.

    In struggle, in solidarity
    CRDV
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    I hope you enjoy the island of Vieques, we are very proud of their people, the fishermen and the struggle of our people there.

    Sincerely,

    LA YAUTIA DE LA AMAZONA


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    • #3
      what to do? ......

      I just got back from a semester at La Universidad Interamericana de PR recinto de San Germán.

      First and foremost GO TO CULEBRA and camp on the beach!!!

      Then...

      check out my pics from various places on the island to see what it has to offer:

      http://puertorico00683.tripod.com

      Dustin zoopunkwild@hotmail.com

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      • #4
        el yunque

        hello,

        my name is james, an exchange student to UPR-Mayagüez this fall. passing through San Juan via linea sultana &-want to find out where to look for the coqui and the green pajaro to take picutres.
        please respond.

        thanks for your time.

        sincerely,
        james
        aptitude+attitude=altitude

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