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NO. 583 Mar 8th Mar 14th




Fri 8th

International Women's Day, The Fig Tree - 2pm, poetry, greetings & readings, please bring a dish to share, men very welcome! Blue Tropic@Bequia Beach - Bequia’s new Tapas restaurant! Open Thurs & Fri from 4pm. See ad p.3 VHF 68/458 1600 The Fig Tree, Belmont Walkway - Fish Friday! Sample delicious fish dishes from 6pm, eat in or take-away VHF 68/457 3008 Maria’s French Terrace – Open 8am, b'fast, lunch & dinner, Happy Hour 6-7pm. Amanda Gooding Live from 6pm VHF 68/458 3337 Tantie Pearl’s – Two-course Lobster Special Fri, Sun, Mon, Wed EC$75/85, fabulous harbour view VHF 68/457 3160 Devil's Table, Bequia Marina - Friday Reggae Party with live music by “Infinity”! 458 3900 Mangos Beach Bar & Grill - Fresh seafood, lobster, lunch & dinner right by the beach 458 3361 Sugar Reef, Crescent Beach - Our new dinner: casual all-day dining, elegant surroundings, noon to 9 daily (closed Mon) 458 3400 L’Auberge, Hamilton - Live Lobster Pool, open for lunch & dinner - Stan & Cora live on keyboard & sax! VHF 68/457 3555 The DeckHouse - Opening Night! Join us for buckets of Hairoun 5 for EC$25 570 6590 Coco’s Place, Ocar - Grilled Lobster Special only EC$52, live music by “Cool Strummings” VHF 68/458 3463

Sat 9th

The Fig Tree, Belmont Walkway - Now open daily from 8am for b'fast, lunch, dinner & drinks, free WiFi VHF 68/457 3008 Coco’s Place,Ocar - Delicious food, great atmosphere and view - Amanda Gooding Live from 7pm! VHF 68/458 3463 Papa’s Bar, Ocar – Open from 11am until... your favourite sports Live on TV - Six Nations Rugby! VHF 68/457 3443 Bagatelle@Bequia Beach - Lobster dinner & Live music with J. Gool & de Real Ting from 7pm. Res please! VHF 68/458 1600 Tantie Pearl’s – Two-course Curry Special – fish, conch or mutton EC$70, great sunset view! VHF 68/457 3160

Sun 10th

Bequia Mission Annual Benefit & Raffle, The Fig Tree - From 4pm, dinner by ticket only, see ad page 4 The Fig Tree, Belmont Walkway - Local Vincy Breakfast. Watch it being made. Starting at 8.30am VHF 68/457 3008 The DeckHouse - Enjoy a slap-up brunch before hitting the beach. Reservations please. 570 6590 Bagatelle@Bequia Beach - B’fast, Lunch & Dinner – enjoy relaxing Sunday lunch from 12.30pm until 3pm VHF 68/458 1600 De Reef, Lower Bay – The place to be on Sunday, great sandwiches & lunches, dinner by res. VHF 68/458 3958 Mangos Beach Bar & Grill - Soca Sunday Beach Party from 3pm 458 3361 Papa’s Bar – Sunset cocktails and dinner, Live sports TV - Six Nations Rugby from Noon! VHF 68/457 3443 Gingerbread Restaurant - Dinner music by J. Gool & de RealTing, Bequia folk songs, calypso & more VHF 68/458 3800 Tantie Pearl’s – Sunset Cocktails! Suns 5-6.30pm, Mon,Wed & Fri 4.30pm - 6pm, soft mellow sounds... VHF 68/457 3160 Coco’s Place, Ocar - Delicious home-cooked Dinner with “Cool Strummings” live from 7pm! VHF 68/458 3463 L’Auberge, Hamilton - Prix fixe menu only EC$80 or a la carte, live lobster - Stan & Cora live! VHF 68/457 3555

Mon 11th

Friendship Rose Classic Schooner - Tobago Cays, snorkeling, exploring, US$140, kids free! VHF16/495 0886/9 L’Auberge, Hamilton - Live Lobster Pool, open for lunch & dinner - Stan & Cora live on keyboard & sax VHF 68/457 3555 Maria’s French Terrace – Open 8am, b'fast, lunch & dinner, Happy Hour 6-7pm. Amanda Gooding Live from 7pm VHF 68/458 3337 Daily Calendar of events continued on page 2

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Tues 12th

Friendship Rose Classic Schooner - Mustique, famous bars, lunch on board, US$140, kids free VHF16/495 0886/9 Tantie Pearl’s – Grilled Jerk Fish or Chicken only EC$65, great sunset harbour view view 457 3160 Jack's Bar, Princess Margaret Beach - Beach BBQ as usual! VHF 68/457 3762 Sugar Reef, Crescent Beach - Our new dinner: casual all-day dining, elegant surroundings, noon to 9 daily (closed Mon) 458 3400

Wed 13th

Hike to Bequia Head - from Sugar Reef (Crescent Beach) at 9am, US$25 per person; reservations necessary! 430 0555 Atelier/Gallery Claude Victorine, Lower Bay - Paintings on silk & watercolours open today 10am-4pm 458 3150 Bagatelle@Bequia Beach - Beach BBQ only EC$85pp, Live music “Solutions” from 7pm until... Res. please! VHF 68/458 1600 Papa’s Bar – Mama‘s Italian Night - Reservations essential! Sports TV - Champion League Soccer! VHF 68/457 3443 Coco’s Place, Ocar - Delicious food, daily Lunch & Dinner, great view - “Jackie & Bob” live 7pm! VHF 68/458 3463 Keegan’s, Lower Bay – Movie Night: “The Maltese Falcon” starring Humphrey Bogart VHF 68/458 3530 Sugar Hill Bar & Rest'nt - Lobster night every Wed - live string music, great food, great location. Res pl. VHF 68/458 3773 L’Auberge, Hamilton - Prix fixe menu only EC$80 or a la carte, live lobster - Stan & Cora live! VHF 68/457 3555

Heroes Day

Thurs 14th Bank Holiday

Friendship Rose Classic Schooner - Tobago Cays, snorkeling, exploring, US$140, kids free! VHF16/495 0886/9 Maranne’s Ice Cream, Gingerbread Cafe - Sundaes, sorbets & yoghurt too! Open daily 10am–5.30pm 458 3041 Frangipani - World-famous Barbecue & Jump-up with the Elite Steel Band - res. essential! VHF 68/458 3255 The DeckHouse - Dine on the water & delight in the harbour seascape. Reservations please. 570 6590

Eating Out Fabulous open-air terrace overlooking Admiralty Bay Sports live on TV

Tues & Wed: Champion League Soccer Sat & Sun: 6 Nations Rugby

Beer & Drinks specials!

Open Mon - Sat 11am ‘til... Sun Noon ‘til...

Reservations: 457-3443


Free WiFi

mac’s pizzeria

Open 11:00am - 10:00pm Situated between Gingerbread and The Fig Tree

Now open seven days a week!

Reservations VHF ch 68, tel: 458-3474

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Bar and Restaurant on the Beach H FC



Delicious lunches Delightful dinners



Tel: 458 3958


HOMEMADE ICE CREAM Delicious Gourmet Ice Cream & Fruit Sorbets, Frozen Yogurt, Fresh Natural Yogurt

Sundaes and Splits, Qts and half gal Tubs to take away All Natural Ingredients downstairs at Gingerbread Cafe Tel: 593 7264

a local, natural, sensual Caribbean experience

Now serving an all-day menu featuring rotis, salads and burgers, plus daily dinner specials BEQUIA

Reservations 458-3400 Noon to 9 p.m. daily (Closed Mondays)

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Eating Out / entertainment

L’Auberge des Grenadines

in HAMILTON • Open for Lunch & Dinner

• Gourmet French Cuisine • Excellent wines view ular y Bay c a t c • Bequia's only Live Lobster Pool • Harbour View Spe dmiralt ay! of A West C “Stan & Cora” LIVE Friday, Sunday, Monday & Wednesday & Tel: 457 3555 • VHF 68 • • Closed on Thursdays RESTAURANT FLOWER SHOP BOUTIQUE


Rose Place - Kingstown St. Vincent Tel: 456-1989

Where very good food and well priced wines are served in a beautiful setting. The place for fresh flowers, ladies fashion and exclusive gifts. Lounge,WiFi and outdoor seating available. Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 7pm

• Lunch & Dinner daily • Down Island cool with a warm Caribbean welcome • Great Bequia kitchen • Fabulous harbour view

Ocar • Bequia Tel: (784) 458-3463

VHF 68

Blue TropiC Swedish/Italian Chef Sandra's Delicious Tapas

Bagatelle Restaurant

Bequia's first Tapas Restaurant

Here some samples from our menu: Gambas BBH - Prawns marinated in Chilli Ginger & Lime EC$32 Chorizo Pomodore fried Spanish Sausage in tomato & pepper sauce EC$22 Marinated black and green Olives in herbs and garlic EC$12

Daily Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner by the sea New Menus - New Chefs - New Lounges Live Music Wed & Sat - Check daily listings

After Beach Happy Hour -Thurs & Fridays at the BlueTropic Lounge Bar from 4 - 6pm

Tel: 458 1600 / 458 3368

activities / Services

Bequia SUNSHINE SCHOOL Jumble & Book Sale Saturday March 16th - 9am until...

Under the Almond Trees in Port Elizabeth Fridge, 6-burner stove, electronics, BBQ, grill, clothing, household items, toys & lots more! Donations still welcome at Wallace & Co or Sunshine School

Dive Bequia

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“The Best Kept Secret of the Grenadines” Est. 27 years

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House Sitter available Professional single gentleman, currently on Bequia, looking for a house sit between Easter and the end of July. Longer term possible also. Tel. Graham on 528-2165

Experience the Underwater World Guided scuba and snorkel trips every day! Free 'Discover Scuba Lesson' Tuesdays at 1pm Diving & snorkeling equipment hire. Nitrox available! PADI courses up to Assistant Instructor

+1(784) 458 3504

+1(784) 495 9929

Located on Belmont Walkway by the Gingerbread Hotel

Attention Advertisers! One on One Tuition Accommodation / Villa shoots Products / Sailing photography Tel: (784) 528 2165


Thursday 14th March is a Public Holiday Deadline for next weeks issue will be Tuesday 12th at noon! 457 3649 or 532 9554

Activities / Services

The Bequia Mission

1st Annual Benefit & Raffle

Sunday March 10, 2013, 4pm, The Fig Tree

Delicious Dinner, Music, Raffle Drawing! EC$80

Raffle and benefit tickets for sale under the almond tree and at Solana’s Boutique

Raffle Prizes

Grand Prize: A 7 day self-chartered sailing trip for eight on a Sunsail St. Vincent luxurious catamaran, sailing from St. Vincent throughout the Grenadine Islands.  First Prize:  A 4 day self-chartered sailing trip through The Moorings Canouan.  This too  is on a luxurious catamaran, with sleeping cabins for up to 8 people.  Second Prize:  A four night stay for 2 two at the Sugarapple Inn at Friendship Bay in Bequia.  The Sugarapple is ranked the #1 B&B in Bequia by Tripadvisor.  Third Prize:  A snorkeling trip for two, donated by Dive Bequia. 

Raffle tickets $10, or 3 for $20 .Winners need not be present at drawing   

100% of proceeds go directly back to the people of Bequia and St. Vincent. This year, we are hoping to raise enough $ to continue to supply much needed basic medical supplies to the Bequia Hospital such as ointments, gauze, sutures, syringes, surgical gloves, etc. PROVIDING HELP AND HOPE TO THE PEOPLE OF BEQUIA

Outdoor Art Sessions Led by Julie Lea every Tuesday afternoon “Sketching 101” 1-2 pm

Painting 2.30-4.30 pm

Bring your own art materials or use those provided, have lunch and spend a relaxing afternoon painting at SUGAR REEF, on beautiful Industry Beach. Beginners encouraged!

Details & Sign-up: (784)-455-4677

Mango Art Studio

Belmont Bequia

“Bequia Reflections” Paintings & Prints by Julie Lea Oils & Watercolours by Peter Carr

Original Art beginning from EC$50 - great gifts Visitors welcome by appointment - (784) 455 4677

Voodoo Child • 50ft Luxury Cruiser Day & Overnight Cruises in the Grenadines & Southern Caribbean

Beach Splash! Shark BBQ! Open Bar! @ Isle De Quatre

Snorkel, hike, relax and discover the fantastic & intimate Isle De Quatre Gow with the flow! Tuesday & Thursday only - from 6 up to 12p US$125pp Children 15 and under US$ 70 • Departure 9.30 @ Whaleboner jetty Return 16h @ the jetty - From St Vincent take the 8am ferry and join us for the day! Reservation only Lobster on request Day to the Tobago Cays Marine Park up to 12p, sandwiches & open bar US$1600 (Lunch available US$50/pp) Offshore Reef and game fishing day from Bequia - up to 6 anglers Open bar + sandwiches US$1200 (Lunch available $US50/pp) Sword fish fishing, price on request 4 hours night fishing trip from 7 pm to 11 pm from Bequia Up to 6 anglers, open bar + sandwiches US$900 Island Transfers on request

For bookings and more info call (784) 526-9559


4-day Charter on a Luxury Yacht • Sail, Snorkel, Hike, Dive…

• All Meals & Ship’s Bar included • 2 Queen-Sized Cabins • from US$250 pp. per day • Fully Licenced & Insured • Tel (784) 528 - 4440

Michael Tours 32 ft. power yacht

Mustique: Mondays 8.30

- US$100 incl drinks Departure from Dinghy Dock under the Almond Tree

Isle de Quatre Beach Picnic:

US$80 lunch & drinks Cell 455 1154 or 458 3782

Yacht Garbage Disposal Ashore, there is only one place to dispose of yacht garbage – the skips located off the Fish Market Jetty next to the Vegetable Market. These are reserved exclusively for yachties’ use. Alternatively, yacht garbage may be delivered “at sea” to Daffodil Marine or other reliable water taxis Charge usually $3.00 to $5.00 per bag.

Dumping in unauthorized places is a prosecutable offence! Tel: (784) 457 3888


Day Trips to Mustique & Neighbouring Islands with experienced Local Skipper

35ft Cabin Cruiser

US$80 per person

Fishing trips or Day trips to St. Vincent

Call: 458 3086 / 495 2617

"A fabulous day out!"

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Fitness / Health

Dr. Gregory Thomas

Bequia: Mondays & Thursdays, 3pm – 6pm Office upstairs Bequia Venture, phone 458-3937 Kingstown, St. Vincent: Tuesdays & Fridays 8am - 2pm Sprott Bros. Plaza, Bay Street, 2nd floor For appointments phone 485-6449 13 years on Bequia

Marc Erdrich/Ruth Boerger massage therapists


Pamper your body & treat yourself to a relaxing massage, pedicure or manicure. We provide therapeutic massage services, facials & nail treatments in the comfort of your home, villa or yacht For appointment or more information call: (1) 784 530 6123 or 498 0072 Serenity Day Spa is now opened on the mainland

The Healthy Way Acupuncture

for pain relief

784-430-5763 784-457-5625

and relaxation at your hotel or villa

Enjoy a couples massage

by Yukiko Duncan, Lic. Ac. (MA, USA) upstairs Bequia Venture store in Port Elizabeth, Bequia By appointment only, call 457-3631 or 431-6782 or e-mail New!! Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture☺

SATI YOGA CLASSES Private yoga & fitness sessions available

Beginners, men and women welcome! Monday & Thursday - 9:30am

Restorative, Gentle class - Wed 9:30am

Phone: (784) 454-0939 Yoga mats available, bring your own towel


Do you need help to control your addiction? Worried about your drinking habits?

Want to stop but don’t know how?

AA meets at 4.00pm Wednesdays upstairs Bequia District Council & at 5.00pm Tuesdays at the Community Centre, Paget Farm

For info/transport call Doug 495 2055 or Dave 433 9505

shopping / services / FOR SALE

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Tel: 458 3286 Fax: 458 3964


Visit our Tourism Office! Stamps & postcards, phone cards, newspapers, advice on tours, daytrips, accommodation Open daily - located opposite Customs/Revenue building

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shopping / Services / For Sale

Doris Fresh Food Located in Back Street! (formerly Le Petit Jardin) Imported meats, cheeses, fresh fruit and vegetables. Fine wines and spirits!

Open Mon - Sat 8am - 5pm Sundays 8.30 - noon!

Tel: 458 3625

Upstairs behind St. Mary’s Church (enter by Island Things Boutique)

Mon – Fri 9.30 am till 1pm or by appointment

Call Yvonne: 498 7137 or 458 3288 Call Agneta: 430 5021

For Sale


Large selection of Beautiful Furniture We also sell pottery, hammocks & baskets

Downstairs Coco’s Place, Ocar 2 docks nearby!

Come & sit in our café or order take away! We serve baguettes, salads, delicious smoothies, juices, wine by the glass & ice cold beers. Wide selection of frozen meats, frozen fish, seafood, pasta, olive oils, vegetables, fresh frozen berries, fruits & wines. Call for orders: 458 3485 - Free delivery to yachts & villas for purchases over EC$200

Open Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm Saturday 9am - 1pm

AB 13 ft inflatable dinghy in very good condition 1996 - 28 HP elect. start Johnson outboard, tank and battery. US$3500

Tel: 526 9559

BEQUIA SAILING CLUB 2013 EASTER REGATTA NEW Merchandise NOW in! Great Souvenirs & Gifts

Check BTA Office or Frangi Mon, Wed &Fri Professional Completely new and rewritten with the latest news!

Photography of Villas and Properties for Websites, Brochures & Magazines Over 22 Years Experience in Bequia Tel: (784) 532 9553


real estate / Villa Rentals



Scheduled Flights to and from Barbados!



Flat location, mins from beach, 2 beds, 1 bath, large terrace 8027 sq. ft. fenced with mature trees, quiet neighborhood

US$219,950 or best offer!!

E-mail: for details/photos or call (784) 492 9130

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Daily Flights to Barbados

Want to fly to Mustique or St. Vincent from Bequia?

Tel: (784) 457 5124

Call us for details!

real estate / Villa Rentals

Bequia this Week  

A handy calendar of events, aptly entitled "Bequia This Week", is published in print and on-line for this small Caribbean island every Frida...

Bequia this Week  

A handy calendar of events, aptly entitled "Bequia This Week", is published in print and on-line for this small Caribbean island every Frida...