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NO. 539 Mar 9th Mar 15th

BEQUIA

2012

THIS WEEK

Fri 9th

Celebration of International Women's Day - The Fig Tree, 430pm, all women and girls are welcome!, see ad page 4 Mango‘s Beach Bar & Restaurant - Open daily for Lunch & Dinner - right by the beach in Lower Bay 458 3361 Bagatelle@Bequia Beach - We are open daily for breakfast, lunch & dinner right by the sea! VHF 68/458 1600 Papa’s Bar, Ocar – Mon-Sat from 11am, Sun from 5pm friendly bar, stunning terrace views, delicious cuisine 457 3443 Tantie Pearl’s – Lobster Special: 2 courses EC$75, every Fri, Mon, Wed, also regular menu, res. pl VHF 68/457 3160 De Bistro – Daily from 7am B'fast, lunch, dinner, Jerk & BBQ Friday 5pm, Happy Hours daily 5-7pm: Carib 3 for $10 457 3482 Maria’s French Terrace – Song & Guitar - Amanda Gooding Live from 6.30pm, Sunset HH 5pm - 7pm VHF 68/458 3337 L’Auberge, Hamilton - Prix fixe menu only EC$80 or a la carte, live lobster - Stan & Cora live! VHF 68/457 3555 Devil’s Table, Bequia Marina – A la carte dining, Live Music! 458 3900 Jack's Bar - Open Monday to Sunday from 11am until VHF 68/457 3762 Coco’s Place, Ocar - Delicious food, daily Lunch & Dinner, Andy Cruickshank - live keyboard & vocals! VHF 68/458 3463 The Fig Tree - Authentic local cuisine, open 11am until... next to Mac‘s Pizzeria, “Patches” live tonight! VHF 68/457 3008 Aqua Café Bar - Club Night feat. DJ Shatta. Adm. EC$5, ladies free. 9pm until… Drink specials all night! VHF 68/458 3133

Sat 10th

Tantie Pearl’s – Delicious Caribbean Curry Special, 2 courses only EC$60, from 6.30pm, res. pl! Closed Sundays VHF 68/457 3160 Gingerbread Restaurant & Cafe – Open daily, right by the water. Breakfast, lunch & dinner! VHF 68/458 3800 Maranne’s Ice Cream, Gingerbread Cafe - Sundaes, sorbets and yoghurt too! Open daily 10am–5.30pm 458 3041 Papa’s Bar, Ocar – Saturday Special Oxtail Soup, live dinner music by guitarist “Flashy” 457 3443 Coco’s Place, Ocar - Great spot, harbour view, delicious food, daily Lunch & Dinner! VHF 68/458 3463 Bagatelle@Bequia Beach - Famous Lobster dinner, live music J. Gool and De Real Ting, res. please VHF 68/458 1600 Keegan’s, Lower Bay – Karaoke - Mingle by the beach, BBQ & cold drinks, from 7pm until… VHF 68/458 3530

Sun 11th

Coco’s Place, Ocar - World Famous West Indian Buffet Lunch only EC$49, sports TV live! VHF 68/458 3463 De Reef, Lower Bay – The place to be on Sunday, great sandwiches & lunches, dinner by res. VHF 68/458 3958 Bagatelle@Bequia Beach - Enjoy Sunday lunch by the beach in Friendship, live stringband music from 12pm VHF 68/458 1600 Papa’s Bar, Ocar – Open from 5pm for sunset cocktails and dinner 457 3443 Gingerbread Restaurant – Curries our Speciality - Live music with J. Gool & De Real Ting VHF 68/458 3800 L’Auberge, Hamilton - Live Lobster Pool, lunch & dinner, great harbour view, Stan & Cora live! VHF 68/457 3555

Mon 12th

Friendship Rose Classic Schooner - Tobago Cays, snorkeling, exploring, US$140, kids free! VHF16/495 0886/9 The Fig Tree - Authentic local cuisine, open from 11am until... Next to Macs Pizzeria, dinner res please 457 3008 Eileen’s Market@L’Auberge - Open Daily! Fresh prepared Local Fish & much more... See ad page 6 457 3500 L’Auberge, Hamilton - Live Lobster Pool, open for lunch & dinner. Stan & Cora live on keyboard & sax VHF 68/457 3555

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frangipani

Hotel • Restaurant • Bar

Try Our Delicious New Dinner Menu!

Gourmet Hamburger • Sticky Wings • Frito Misto with lemon aioli Dip • Tasty Pasta Dishes Greek Salad with grilled Chicken • Flame-grilled T-bone Steaks • Lobster Tail Coconut Shrimp • Pan Seared Tuna & much more… Excellent Wine List

Friendly Service

Great Selection for all Budgets and Tastes

Open daily for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Phone: 458-3255

info@frangipanibequia.com www.frangipanibequia.com

Bagatelle Restaurant Fabulous Beachside Restaurant & Beach Bar

• Wednesdays: Sizzling BBQ on the Beach, EC$85 pp. LIVE Music Flashy & Kyron from 7 pm until… • Saturdays: Fabulous Lobster Dinner in unique setting. LIVE Music with J. Gool & the Real Thing from 7 pm • Open daily for breakfast, lunch & dinner • New chefs • New menu • Check our listings above for details! Located in Friendship Bay @ Bequia Beach Hotel • For reservations call: 458 1600 or 458 3368

info@bequiabeach.com

www.bequiabeach.com

Tel: 458 1600 / 458 3368


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Tues 13th Public Holiday

Wed 14th National Heroes Day

Thurs 15th

BEQUIA THIS WEEK

Friendship Rose Classic Schooner - Mustique, famous bars, lunch on board, US$140, kids free VHF16/495 0886/9 Tantie Pearl’s – Grilled Jerk Chicken & Fish! 2 Courses EC$65, from 6.30pm, also regular menu, res. pl! VHF 68/457 3160 The Fig Tree - Authentic local cuisine, open daily from 11am, dinner res please, Amanda Gooding live! VHF 68/457 3008 Coco’s Place, Ocar - Great location, delicious food, daily lunch & dinner, “Cool Strummings” live from 7.30pm VHF 68/458 3463 De Bistro – Heroes Day Celebration. Featuring Music By DJ Shady 9pm until… Drink Specials all night! 457 3482 L’Auberge, Hamilton - Open for lunch & dinner, prix fixe menu only EC$80 - Stan & Cora live! De Reef – “Bequia Style Lunch”: Choice of 2 meats fish or chicken, lots of local sides + dessert only EC$40 Papa’s Bar, Ocar – Italian Night, drink & dine under the stars on our terrace Bagatelle@Bequia Beach - Sizzling BBQ Buffet - Caribbean flavours on the beach in Friendship, live music res. pl. Keegan’s, Lower Bay - Movie Mingle: “Hangover Part 2”, BBQ & cold drinks by the beach, from 7pm

VHF 68/457 3555 VHF 68/458 3958 457 3443 VHF 68/458 1600 VHF 68/458 3530

Friendship Rose Classic Schooner - Tobago Cays, snorkeling, exploring, US$140, kids free! VHF16/495 0886/9 Tantie Pearl’s – As filmed and featured on Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” VHF 68/457 3160 Frangipani - World-famous Barbecue & Jump-up with the Elite Steel Band - res. essential! VHF 68/458 3255 Bequia this Week is produced & published by Outhouse Graphics Inc © 2012 For advertising space and rate details contact outhouse@vincysurf.com or call: 457 3649

Printed by Quik-Print (St. Vincent) Ltd

Eating Out

L’Auberge des Grenadines Gourmet French Cuisine • Excellent wines • Live Lobster Pool

in HAMILTON • Open for Lunch & Dinner

Prix fixe or a la carte menu viewy r a l Ba “Stan & Cora” LIVE on Friday, Sunday, Monday & Wednesday tacu Specdmiraltyay! C A “Socony” live on Tuesdays! of West & Tel: 457 3555 • VHF 68 • auberge@caribrestaurant.com • Closed on Thursdays

Daily Sunset Happy Hour 5pm - 7pm

Open Daily from 8am until… Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Friday Live music, Song & Guitar Amanda Gooding from 6.30pm

mac’s pizzeria

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

Open 7 days a week! Reservations VHF ch 68, tel: 458-3474

Specials Open daily

Fabulous open-air terrace overlooking Admiralty Bay Dine under the stars Wednesdays - Italian Night Open Mon-Sat 11am ‘til... Sun 5pm ‘til...

Reservations: 457-3443

Free WiFi

Port Elizabeth opposite Fruit Market Formerly Captain Mack's Tel: 458-3133

NOW OPEN FOR: • Breakfast from 9am • Lunches – Daily Specials + Rotis, Wings, Chicken Nuggets, Burgers, Sandwiches, Salads, Fries – SPECIAL TAKE OUT PRICE • HAPPY HOUR Drink Specials Daily 4pm-7pm • FRIDAYS - AQUA CLUB NIGHT: Guest DJs and Drink Specials all night • Cool Breeze and Great HarboUr Views!

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Bar and Restaurant on the Beach

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OPEN DAILY

Tel: 458 3958

MARANNE’S

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


Activities / services

Celebrate International Women’s Day 2012!

The Fig Tree, Belmont Walkway Friday, March 9th, 2012 4.30pm

Pan American Health Organization Representative Dr. Kathleen “Kitty” Israel will speak on: “The Impact of Domestic Violence on a Woman’s physical & social Self” All women & girls invited - Dishes to share will be welcome!

BALANCE TOURS

Day Trips to Mustique & Neighbouring Islands with experienced Local Skipper

35ft Cabin Cruiser

US$80 per person

Trips to St. Vincent by arrangement

Call: 458 3086 / 495 2617

"A fabulous day out!"

www.friendshiprose.com

friendshiprose@mac.com Tel: (784) 457 3888

Mango Art Studio

Belmont Bequia

“Bequia Reflections”

Books, Drawings & Paintings by Julie Lea Watercolours by Peter Carr Original Art from EC$50 - great gifts!

Visitors welcome by appointment - (784) 455 4677 www.actionbequia.org

richard@actionbequia.org

BELMONT WALKWAY RECONSTRUCTION HAS STARTED!

BUT WE NEED YOUR DONATIONS NOW! Every dollar helps - every dollar is gratefully received. Donations can be left at the Bequia Tourism Office or contact Shavern (497-7194) or Richard (593-7485) For more information visit: www.actionbequia.org/belmontwalkway.php

Outdoor Art Sessions Led by Julie Lea - Thursdays 2 - 4.30pm

Bring your own art materials or use those provided, have lunch and spend a relaxing afternoon painting at Dawn's Creole Cafe, on beautiful Industry Beach. Beginners encouraged!

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

BEQUIA SAILING CLUB 2012 EASTER REGATTA T-Shirts, BAGS, LADIES STRAP TOPS & TANKS For sale every day at the BequiaTourism Office

AA

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

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

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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

cathy@divebequia.com

+1(784) 458 3504

+1(784) 495 9929

Located on Belmont Walkway by the Gingerbread Hotel


Bequia Harbour

Wheres & Whats

St. Michael’s Catholic Church

Dinghy Dock

Market Square

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Tourism Association Office

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Model Boat Shop

Main Ferry Dock

Bay

New Dinghy Dock

Day Charters / Cruise Ship Tenders

Front Street

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www.bequiatourism.com Phone: (784) 458 3286 bequiatourism@vincysurf.com

Dollar Vans

Market Dock Post Office, Customs & Immigration

T Bequia Marina

Bequia Tourism Association

Clive Tannis Playing Field Basketball Football

Gas Station

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Taxis/Water Taxis

Port Elizabeth $

Hospital Pharmacy Almond Tree

Bank Yacht Garbage Containers

Dinghy Dock

St. Mary’s Anglican Church (1829)

Public Toilets

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bequia Police Station

call VHF on Channel 68

depart regularly from Port Elizabeth

458 3350 VHF 16 “ZedQS Bequia”

Post Office Mon - Fri: 9.00am-12noon, 1pm-3.00pm Bequia Hospital 458 3294 Saturday closed Cruisers’ Net: VHF on Channel 68 - Daily at 0800 - Current weather & local information Customs & Immigration: Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 6pm (closed 12-1pm), Sat: 8.30am - 12 noon, 3pm - 6pm, Sun: 9am - 12 noon; 3pm - 6pm An overtime fee may be charged - Clearing in and out outside office hours and on Public Holidays is normally possible by arrangement.

real estate / Villa Rentals

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Land and Property for Sale

Friendship House 3 beds, 2 acres US$ 1.825m Bequia Estates lots from $ 6 per sq ft. / US$ 200,000 Call Lucille Cozier: 1 (784) 496 06 54 / 526 2386 or UK Office (44) 203 468 55 92 www.grenadine-escape.com Est. 2000

International Brokers Local Experts

grenadinevillas@mac.com www.thegrenadinescollection.com

+1 (784) 457 3888 +1 (784) 457 3739 +1 (784) 529 8046 +1 (784) 455 0969


Fitness / Health

real estate / Villa Rentals • 2Br, 2Ba house, Spring (half share) 315,000 USD • New 4Br, 5 1/2 Ba house with pool, Spring 900,000 USD

Marc Erdrich/Ruth Boerger massage therapists

12 years on Bequia

every body needs a massage for pain relief

784-430-5763 784-457-5625

and relaxation at your hotel or villa by appointment

Enjoy a couples massage www.massage.vc info@massage.vc

• 2BR, 2Ba house, Spring

648,000 USD

• 33,000SF lots, Spring

175,000 USD

• Lots with road and utilities, Friendship Groves from 7.00 USD per SF • Acre+ lots at Ocean Ridge, Crescent Beach • Government lots

5.50 USD per SF

(Note: We never charge buyer commissions)

458-3544 • www.islandpace.com

Fitness / Health

The Healthy Way Acupuncture and Qigong

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 yukiduncan@hotmail.com New!! Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture☺

SATI YOGA CLASSES Intermediate - Mon & Thurs 9.30 to 11 am

Dr. Gregory Thomas

Private yoga & fitness sessions available

Bequia: Mondays & Thursdays, 3pm – 6pm Office upstairs Bequia Venture, phone 458-3937

Yoga mats available, bring your own towel For more info Call: (784) 454-0939

Kingstown, St. Vincent: Tuesdays & Fridays 8am - 2pm Sprott Bros. Plaza, Bay Street, 2nd floor For appointments phone 485-6449

Beginners, men and women welcome!

HAPPY FEET - HEALTHY BODY

R eflexology The Ancient Art of Foot Massage

Canadian Certified The holistic art which stimulates, heals and relaxes naturally

Stressed Out?

For an appointment at Village Apartments Call Val at 458 3883

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To advertise in this publication, contact us by Tuesday of each week! Tel: (784) 457 3649

Services / shopping

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PRINTING • RUBBER STAMPS PHOTOCOPYING • COLOUR COPY SERVICE GRAPHIC DESIGN • DIGITAL FULL COLOUR PRINTING STATIONERY • FLYERS Kingstown, (St. Vincent) Ltd, Bay Street, Phone: (784) 456-2217 • Fax: (784) 457-2996 e-mail: quikprint@vincysurf.com

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TOP SOIL For Sale “The Best Quality in Bequia” Located on the left hand side of the well in Spring

• Contact Oslyn Bunyan

Tel: 457 3147 / 528 9891 or 497 3692 bunyana@yahoo.com


Services / shopping Now Eileen’s Market Open! Fresh prepared, ready to eat, 100% organic

Wide Selection of Local Fish

plus Lobster, Conch, Beef, Pork & much more...

Open daily 9am - 4.30pm • Sun 9am - 12 noon Dinghy Dock

Tel: 457 3500 eileensmarket@yahoo.com Located at L’Auberge des Grenadines, Hamilton

NOW OPEN IN BEQUIA!

Downstairs Coco’s Place, Ocar

Check out our Take-away/ Eat-in Menu! Petite baguette, salads & croissants. Enjoy smoothies, delicious juices, wine by the glass & our ice cold beers. Wide selection of frozen and cold meats, frozen fish, seafood, vegetables & fruits.

To pre-order call: 458 3485

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Lower Bay, Bequia

Organically Grown Herbs & Vegetables Roquette/Arugula, Asian & Mustard Greens Mixed Salads, String Beans & much more…

Harvest Fresh Daily! Ask for Jacqueline Open Mon to Sat 9am - 5pm Tel: 458 3793

Doris Fresh Food

Now 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 8am - 11.30am

Tel: 458 3625 doris_freshfood@yahoo.com

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Specialty breads, pastries and BBQ corner

Call or email Indra: 431 2044 indraandy@vincysurf.com for product list & weekly specials

The Garden Boutique Large Selection of colourful Caribbean Designer Wear Beach Wear Jewellery We Make Hand Painted Batik Open Mon - Sat 8.30am - 6pm

Tel: 458 3892 • • • •

Nature Zone

Opp. St. Mary’s Church

Landscaping • Irrigation Design & Installation Sales Garden Consultancy & Maintenance Plant Sales • Disease & Pest Control Gardener Training

Over 8 years of experience on Mustique Now operating on Bequia for 4 years EARL TASH, MANAGING DIRECTOR Tel: 533 0899 St. Vincent, P.O. Box 2882 Hopewell Main Road Tel: (784) 570 2882 gardencare@vincysurf.com

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

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

CARIBBEAN WOODS Ltd Lumberyard, Paints & Sundries, Woodshop Open M-F 8.15am to 4pm • Sat 9am to 12pm Call 457-3000 behind Courts Department Store in Ocar/Hamilton caribwoods@vincysurf.com • caribwoods.com

We carry a complete supply of: African sapele, Greenheart, Kabukalli, Andiroba, Teak, Red Cedar, Cherry Ply & Brown Copaiba Ply Pine all sizes, Groove Ply, Ext. Ply & Marine Ply Harris paints, Hammerite paints, Cabot, Flood & Watco finishes, Varnish, Paint Sundries & more! 10% Discount for Cash or Local Check

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...