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Logos Hope, the world’s largest floating book fair, will bring its international crew with their life-changing stories to Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines from Dec. 14 to 28. The ship will celebrate Christmas time in this amazing port before continuing to other Caribbean nations. After two years away from this region, crewmembers are excited to return and anticipate an unforgettable time.

Fiyah King from St. Vincent is one of the volunteer crewmembers onboard. Her first experience serving in Logos Hope was as a volunteer.

“I knew that they were looking for locals to help for two weeks that the ship would be there, and it was such a special time that I decide to join later on.”

Until now she had worked in two different departments: galley and business services. In the kitchen, she served for one year. When she talks about her best moments onboard, she has no doubt about it.

“My favourite experience since I joined the ship was in the galley because I had never done so much physical job in my entire life and working with this unique and diverse cultural team was really special for me.”

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Besides her job, King has the opportunity to act in “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”. When she was a volunteer, she dreamed about it and now she’s acting as the white witch. “It’s something that I’ve dreamed about since the ship was in my country and never thought I would have the chance to actually be a part in this drama.”

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The Logos Hope crew includes Vincentian volunteer Fiyah King.

King is one of the ship’s 400 volunteers who come from over 60 nations, leaving behind families, jobs, and homes. The crew offers a unique example of unity in cultural diversity. Some come with qualifications to fill specific roles such as engineering officers, plumbers, carpenters, bookkeepers, cooks, and other professionals; many young people come with no qualifications except a willingness to serve. Although they have different backgrounds, the crewmembers agree on a common goal: serving people through social service projects and good literature.

MV Logos Hope is operated by GBA Ships e.V., an international, charitable organisation registered in Germany. Since 1970, the organisation has welcomed over 45 million visitors up the gangways in over 150 countries and territories around the world.

Opening hours are: Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday Dec. 14 and Sundays 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The ship will be closed on Mondays and on Dec. 24 and 25. Entrance fee is EC$2 per person.

Adults 65 and over enter for free. Children under 12 years old enter for free but must be accompanied by an adult.

3 replies on “Logos Hope returns to St. Vincent in December”

  1. Master's Student says:

    I am so proud of my student! Being a follower of Christ is the best thing that can ever happen to you. I cant begin to describe how wonderful it is being a follower of Christ as well.

    Love always.
    your ex-History Teacher.

  2. In this age of Social Media, one hopes that many Vincentian Students and adults alike, would take the opportunity to visit “Logos Hope, the floating book fair”, and avail themselves of much printed materials that they would otherwise not so readily gain access to buy here in SVG. Such Titles could include the following lists:

    Works that both students and adults may find profoundly interesting reads are;
    Books on that former Slave, Laudat Equiano; OR Gustavo’s Vasa, the African.
    “The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Laudat Equiano by Laudat Equiano (1789)”
    “The most famous slave memoir of the 18th century is a powerful and terrifying read and established Equiano as a founding figure in black literary tradition” Approx. $21.00 EC

    “The Black Jacobins” A classic work, by CLR James OR, “Toussaint L’ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution” “The definitive account of the first revolution in the Third World and L’Ouverture’s 12-year-long slave revolt that resulted in the creation of the state of Haiti in 1803”. Approx. $15.00 EC

    Ultimate Questions: John Blanchard (Author) Approx. $3.50 EC
    “Life is full of questions. Some are trivial, some more serious — and some tremendously important”.

    Capitalism & Slavery by Dr Eric Eustace Williams (Author) Approx. $60.00 EC
    “Slavery helped finance the Industrial Revolution in England. Plantation owners, shipbuilders, and merchants connected with the slave trade accumulated vast fortunes that established banks and heavy industry in Europe and expanded the reach of capitalism worldwide. Eric Williams advanced these powerful ideas in Capitalism and Slavery, published in 1944”.

    “Systematic Theology” by Louis Berkhof Approx. $27.00 EC
    This book provides for a “Systematic treatment of the doctrines of the Reformed Christian faith” A true and full “Introduction to Systematic Theology”. For those who truly wishes to properly understand their Bible.

    Other good Titles:
    “On The Principles of Political Economy and Taxation” by David Ricardo
    “The Wealth of nations” by Adam Smith
    “The First Industrial Revolution” by P Deane (Author)
    “Industry and Empire: The Birth of the Industrial Revolution” by Eric Hobsbawm
    “Principles of Economics” by N. Gregory Mankiw

  3. It’s really awesome that she joined the ship to give knowledge help and hope around the world, to rely on support and to leave home church and friends behind. I respect that!

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