March 26, 2000 |
On the way over to Anegada the crew and I were playing a word game, "travel simile" it's called, in which we describe where we're going by comparing it to somewhere we've been. So somebody said, "Anegada is like Anguilla - but without resorts, fine restaurants and paved roads. " Not everyone knew Anguilla, so more details were needed. Both are small islands of the Lesser Antilles, tucked up in the northeastern Caribbean Sea, almost in the Atlantic Ocean. They're comparably flat, equally sandy, and their names are spelled, and sound somewhat, alike.
August 19, 1992 |
The Nina has come to Camden after three years of touring and more than 8,000 miles at sea. It will be at the Camden Marina until Aug. 27. The replica of Columbus' ship, 88 feet long, is sailed by a crew of 12. It was commissioned by the Columbus Foundation, an organization in the British Virgin Islands.
January 24, 2013
A memorial service for former Pennsylvania State Sen. H. Craig Lewis, 68, who died Sunday, Jan. 13, while vacationing in the British Virgin Islands, will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St. A reception will follow. Interment will be private. Sen. Lewis, who served five terms, lived in Center City. He was a lawyer and later a corporate vice president at Norfolk southern Corp. Memorial donations may be made to the Philadelphia Foundation, 1234 Market St., Suite 1800, Philadelphia 19107.
June 12, 2008 |
Encorium Group Inc., a clinical research organization based in Wayne, will expand its global reach by combining with Fine Success Investments Ltd., a British Virgin Islands company doing business as Linkcon, Encorium said. Linkcon has acquired or is acquiring clinical research organizations in China, India and Latin America. Linkcon also holds a controlling interest in JK1, a health-care portal for medical professionals and consumers that links China and the western world. Encorium also announced that it is buying Prologue Research International Inc. for $13 million.
January 18, 2013 |
Former Pennsylvania State Sen. H. Craig Lewis, 68, who represented Bucks County and parts of Philadelphia for 20 years, died Sunday, Jan. 13, while swimming on Anegada in the British Virgin Islands. Sen. Lewis, who served five terms, lived in Center City. According to British Virgin Islands police, Sen. Lewis was on vacation and on a day sail at Loblolly Bay when his wife, Dianne Semingson, noticed he was facedown and motionless in the water. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
October 11, 2008 |
A U.S. Virgin Islands jury found one man guilty of first-degree murder yesterday in the stabbing death of a Bucks County man, and two other defendants guilty of lesser charges. Jahlil Deshay Ward will face a mandatory sentence of life without parole in the death of 21-year-old Jamie Cockayne of New Hope. Codefendants Kamal "Six Pack" Thomas and Anselmo Ricardo Boston were found guilty of two counts of third-degree assault. Sentencing will be Nov. 14. "They got the guy that murdered Jamie," Bill Cockayne, the victim's father, said from the Virgin Islands.
October 28, 2008 |
Randy Abelson Oldreik, 58, of West Deptford, a veterinarian and founder of the Gloucester County Animal Hospital who aided four-legged victims of Hurricane Katrina, died Sunday of liver and bile-duct cancer at her parents' home in Woodbury. Dr. Abelson graduated from Woodbury High School, then earned a bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins University and a veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She loved nurturing "critters," her father, Gerald, said. At 7, Dr. Abelson acquired a half-dollar-size turtle.
January 4, 1989 |
Peter Bogdanovich, 49, has married the younger sister of Dorothy Stratten, the Playboy playmate to whom he was romantically linked before her murder in 1980, the movie director's lawyer disclosed yesterday. The attorney said his client's marriage to Louise Hoogstratten, 20, took place Friday near Vancouver, Canada. Louise's mother, Nelly Hoogstratten, said she had not been told about the wedding. "I've cried before," she said, "and I cry now because I've lost another daughter. " Dorothy Stratten, the subject of Bogdanovich's book The Killing of the Unicorn: Dorothy Stratten 1960-1980 and the 1983 movie Star 80, was killed by her ex-husband, Paul Snider, when he found out that she was having an affair with Bogdanovich.
May 25, 1986 |
We're trying to plan a trip for our family, but we're getting very apprehensive because of all the crazy things going on in the world. Does trip cancellation insurance apply if you cancel because of terrorism? Normally, it does not; illness or death of the traveler or a close family member is usually the only circumstance under which trip cancellation insurance will reimburse you. The one exception I know of is a company called Access America Inc. (600 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10163; 800-851-2800)