Page 1

NO. 451 Mar 12th Mar 18th



Fri 12th

Dive Bequia - Discover SCUBA free today @ 1.30pm, next to Gingerbread, for res. call Cathy 458 3504/495 9929 Maria’s French Terrace – Free WIFI, daily B, L, D Happy Hour 5.30-7.30, 2 for 1 drinks, Amanda Gooding live! VHF 68/458 3337 Gingerbread Café - Idyllic waterfront setting, homemade cakes, specialty teas, coffee & more, 7.15 – 7pm VHF 68/458 3800 Jack's Bar & Restaurant, Pr. Marg. Beach - Open for Lunch and drinks from 11am till close VHF 68/457 3762 Coco’s Place, Ocar - “The best West Indian food”, daily for lunch & dinner, Elvis live on pan VHF 68/458 3463 Bamboo Chute Resort - Chicken & beer after work lime 6pm until, music by Kool Strummings live VHF 68/457 3175 Devil’s Table, Bequia Marina - Enjoy dinner from 7pm, with live reggae music from 9.30pm 458 3900/3222 L’Auberge, Hamilton - Live Lobster! Music Night - Live Blues from 8pm til… Prix fixe menu EC$80 VHF 68/457 3555

Sat 13th

Frangipani - Fabulous One-of-a-Kind Breakfast Buffet: 7.30am to 10.30am, see ad page 3 VHF 68/458 3255 Noah”s Arkade - Special mid-season discounts on selected items - come and visit! 458 3424 Dive Adventures – Discover Scuba Diving today - Free Experiences Daily! Next to Mac’s Pizza VHF 68/458 3826 Exhibition of Paintings by Louloune - Claude Victorine's Studio, Lower Bay, from 10am, also Weds 458 3150 Moskito Bar & Grill – With famous ‘swinging chairs’, open for lunch and dinner VHF 68/458 3222 Jack's Bar & Restaurant - Open for a delicious lunch from 11am, or sunset cocktails! VHF 68/457 3762 Mac’s Pizzeria - Enjoy a Pizza on the waterfront - Live Steel Pan Music from 6.30 - 9.30pm, reservation suggested 458 3474 Tantie Pearl’s – Local Night! Three delicious courses only EC$60, live string band, reservations please VHF 68/457 3160 Devil’s Table, Bequia Marina – Have anything from a juicy Angus steak to our popular Catch of the Day! 458 3900/3222 Gingerbread Restaurant – Cool Jazz ‘n’ Blues Night! Solo pianist Courtney Williams, live from 7pm VHF 68/458 3800 De Bistro – Reggae Nite featuring Hitz FM's own DJ Fugitive. Daily b‘fast, lunch & dinner right in the harbour 457 3482 Bagatelle at Bequia Beach Hotel - Lobster Fest! 3-course lobster menu for only EC$115 VHF 68/458 1600 Captain Mac's Rest't & Bar – Open daily from 7.30am, free Wifi - Karoake + Country & Western Night! VHF 68/458 3133 Coco’s Place, Ocar - Bequia‘s newest star Amanda Gooding solo with acoustic guitar from 8pm until... VHF 68/458 3463 Bamboo Chute Resort, Belmont - TRN band live, 8pm until, admission free! VHF 68/457 3175

Sun 14th

Keegan’s, Lower Bay - Spicy Jamaican Jerk Lunch or choose from the grill from 11.30am VHF 68/458 3530 Bagatelle - Relaxing lunch at the beach - Bequia String Band, lounge the afternoon away in our hammocks VHF 68/458 1600 Moskito Bar & Grill – Open for lunch or romantic dinner, right on the beach! VHF 68/458 3222 Jack's Bar & Restaurant - Jack’s Bingo, with great prizes to be won from 4.30pm! VHF 68/457 3762 De Reef, Lower Bay - The place to be on Sunday, great sandwiches & lunches VHF 68/458 3958 Coco’s Place, Ocar - West Indian Buffet Lunch: Curry, fish & more - only EC$45, open daily VHF 68/458 3463 Maria’s French Terrace – Free WIFI, daily B, L, D Happy Hour 5.30-7.30, 2 for 1 drinks, Amanda Gooding live! VHF 68/458 3337 Frangipani Hotel - Waterfront Bar, solo pan artist Elvis Seales from 5pm, dinner from 6.30pm VHF 68/458 3255 L’Auberge, Hamilton - Live Lobster! Music Night - Live Blues from 8pm til… Prix fixe menu EC$80 VHF 68/457 3555 Bamboo Chute Resort - Sailor’s Sunday with Captain Teddy, yachties come do singalong, 3pm until VHF 68/457 3175 Gingerbread Restaurant - Dinner music by “J Gool & de Real Ting” Bequia folk songs, calypso & more VHF 68/458 3800 Devil’s Table, Bequia Marina - Family Night! A Great menu all Pirate families can enjoy! 458 3900/3222

Heroes Day

Daily Calendar of events continued on page 2 Tel: (784) 457 3888

Bagatelle Restaurant Delicious Lazy Sunday on the Beach Live Music by the :Bequia String Band! Beach Bar open from 10am

Enjoy Lunch & Dinner on our Beachfront Terrace Tel: 458 1600

…continued from front page


Friendship Rose Classic Schooner - Tobago Cays, reef snorkeling, exploring, US$125 all inc. VHF16/495 0886/9 Moskito Bar & Grill – Open Daily for lunch & drinks, beautiful beachfront setting! VHF 68/458 3222 L’Auberge, Hamilton - Live Blues piano & sax from 8.00pm til… Prix fixe menu EC$80, live Lobster! VHF 68/457 3555 Whaleboner Bar & Restaurant, Belmont Walkway - Dinner & BBQ from 7pm, “Twilight” live! VHF 68/458 3233 Bagatelle at Bequia Beach Hotel - Beach Bar open from 10am till late, try our signature cocktails! VHF 68/458 1600

Mon 15th Public Holiday

Tantie Pearl’s – Daily Lobster Special Dinner EC$75 inc. starter, or choose from our regular menu, res. pl VHF 68/457 3160 Jack's Bar & Restaurant - Sizzlin’ All Inclusive BBQ Dinner, 3 courses EC$80 - live reggae music! VHF 68/457 3762 Coco’s Place, Ocar - Open daily for lunch & dinner, fresh fish, “Cool Strummings” live, great view VHF 68/458 3463 L’Auberge, Hamilton - Farewell Music Night with Stan & Cora - live Blues from 8pm til… Don't miss it! VHF 68/457 3555

Tue 16th

Friendship Rose Classic Schooner - Visit Mustique, famous bars, lunch on board, US$125 all inc. 457 3888/495 0886/9 Maria’s French Terrace – Free WIFI, daily B, L ,D , Happy Hour 5.30 - 7.30, 2 for 1drinks VHF 68/458 3337 Tantie Pearl’s – Grilled Fish Special! 2-course dinner EC$60 or choose from regular menu, res. please VHF 68/457 3160 Devil’s Table, Bequia Marina - Dinner with pirate class right on the waterfront 458 3900/3222 Sugar Hill, Mount Pleasant – Lobster Special Night with String Music, great location, res. please VHF 68/458 3773 Bamboo Chute Resort - Karaoke night! West Indian food incl. rotis, salt fish, bakes & breadfruit VHF 68/457 3175 Bagatelle at Bequia Beach Hotel - Elegant Beachfront Dining under the stars VHF 68/458 1600 Keegan’s Beach Resort, Lower Bay - Special Buffet Dinner 7.30pm, Elvis on steel pan VHF 68/458 3530

Wed 17th

Friendship Rose Classic Schooner - Next trip to Tobago Cays Sunday 21st 457 3888 /495 0886/9 Maranne’s Ice Cream, Gingerbread Cafe - Sundaes, sorbets and yoghurt too! Open daily 10am–5.30pm 458 3041 Moskito Bar & Grill – Enjoy refreshing lunches or a romantic dinner right on the beach! VHF 68/458 3222 Frangipani - World-famous Barbecue & Jump-up with the Elite Steel Band - res. essential! VHF 68/458 3255

Thur 18th

Eating Out

Bar & Restaurant with a Difference!

mac’s pizzeria

Situated between Frangipani and Plantation House

Saturdays: Live Steel Pan from 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Open Daily for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Good selection of scrumptious dishes to meet every pocket and taste!

Reggae Nite Saturday @ De Bistro: Featuring Hitz FM's own DJ Fugitive

Open daily 11am - 10pm Reservations VHF ch 68, tel: 458-3474

Drink Specials - Admission Free Happy Hour every Friday 5-6 pm - 2 for 1 drinks & Rum Punch Specials!

Port Elizabeth, Bequia

Tel: 457 3482

frangipani Hotel Restaurant • Bar

SPECIAL SATURDAY BUFFET BREAKFAST Freshly baked muffins, yogurt, cereals, fresh fruit, our famous banana pancakes, eggs, bacon, ham & sausage, gourmet coffee, herbed teas 7:30am to 10:30am

Phone: 458-3255

Bamboo Chute

Come try exciting meals by chef Gabrielle Cormier!


Fridays: Chicken @ beer after work lime 4pm until Wednesdays: Karaoke Nite - 8pm until

VHF Ch 68

Reservation essential!

Tel: (784) 457 3175


Bar and Restaurant on the Beach H FC



Delicious lunches Delightful dinners



Tel: 458 3958

Captain Mack’s Bar & Galley

Opposite Vegetable Market & Dinghy Dock

Open daily from 7.30am for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Saturday Night: Karaoke and Country & Western Night! Port Elizabeth Free Wifi VHF 68/458 3133

eating out

L’Auberge des Grenadines in HAMILTON • Open for Lunch & Dinner

Gourmet French Cuisine • Excellent wines

3-Course prix fixe Menu only EC$80 or choose à la carte! Live Lobster Pool! Sensational Live Blues/Jazz Last 4 nights to see & hear: Stan & Cora on Piano & Sax Fri, Sun, Mon & Farewell Tues - 8pm til… Music Night Happy Hour from 10pm - select mixers only EC$5!

Closed on Saturdays! Tel: 457 3555 • VHF 68 • • Free WIFI

Tantie Pearl’s Restaurant Delicious Local Cooking • Cool Breezy Location Breathtaking Harbour views Daily Lobster Special only EC$75 Ask about free taxi for party of 4 or more!

Starting Sat March 13 Tantie Pearl’s Local Food Night 3-courses EC$60 - live String Band

Happy Hour Tues, Fri, Sun 4.30 - 5.30pm Open daily • VHF 68 • Cemetery Hill • 457 3160

Dawn’s Creole Industry

Crescent Beach

Open for Breakfast and Lunch every day Set Seafood or Meat Dinner EC$60, Grilled Lobster EC$70. Enjoy our fabulous food and a day on this different, undisturbed beach. Just 9 min. drive from Pt. Elizabeth. Reserve for Four-Course-Dinner latest 2 pm same day. Tel: 458 3400

Open All Day, Every Day from 9am for B'fast, Lunch, Dinner - Free WIFI

Fri 12th - Free WIFI, daily Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour 5:30 - 7:30, 2 for 1 drinks, Amanda Gooding live Sun 14th - Free WIFI, daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour 5:30 - 7:30, 2 for 1 drinks, Amanda Gooding live Wed 17th - Free WIFI, daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour 5:30 - 7:30 2 for 1 drinks email:




Activities / Services the # 1 choice for travel Tel: Bequia Kingstown

458-3062 457-1841

The # 1choice for all your travel needs along with the best service.

Our agents Rose and Natasha will attend to all your travel needs with efficiency and courtesy, and make suggestions to assist you in planning your journey. We are Agents for SVG Air and Grenadine Airways!

DISCOVER BEQUIA! Freelance guided Hiking & Scenic Tours A must to explore the real Bequia - customised to suit your needs French German and English spoken Brent “Bushman”: 495 2524 Martine & Francois: 457 3898 Sabine: 593 9241

TENNIS COACHING Qualified coach Fabio ‘Bouti’ Gasparotto

Astroturf Court Lower Bay - correct footwear essential! Racquets and balls available

Call 497 7779 to arrange sessions

BLUE STAR YACHT CHARTERS Enjoy the luxury of your very own private skippered yacht

Affordable tailor-made day & overnight charters around the Grenadines 50ft Beneteau Yacht based in Bequia

Bequia SUNSHINE SCHOOL Jumble SALE & Book Sale Saturday March 20th

Under the Almond Tree in Port Elizabeth Great bargains - household & hardware items, clothing, shoes, luggage, books

Mango Art Studio “Bequia Reflections”



Visitors welcome by appointment - 455 4677


Day Trips to Mustique & Neighbouring Islands with experienced Local Skipper

35ft Cabin Cruiser

Call: 458 3086 / 495 2617

"A fabulous day out!"


Required for active elderly English Lady Preferably with Transport

Call Linda: 455 7631


Out of Jamaica

Friday Reggae @ Devils Table 9.30pm until… Saturday Reggae Nite @ Bamboo Chute 8pm

For information about booking TRN Band call Warren 432 8668

Scheduled Flights to and from Barbados! m .co air g v w.s Bequia ww

Tel: (784) 457 5124

Barbados - Bequia

Call us for details!


(26 years of diving Bequia)

Telephone Cathy on 458 3504 / 495 9929 or visit us next to Gingerbread

Daily Flights

- Barbados

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

Dive Bequia 

• PADI Nitrox courses and diving also available • Snorkeling equipment for sale and hire. Expert advice on fitting • Three dive trips daily, beach/yacht pick up

US$80 per person

Trips to St. Vincent by arrangement

Tel: (784) 455 6976


Belmont Bequia

Books, Drawings and Paintings by Julie Lea and Watercolours by Peter Carr

Mustique, Tobago Cays, St Vincent, Mayreau, Canouan and beyond


9am until...


∑ Dive trips at 9:00, 11:30 and 2:30 Mon – Sat ∑ Sunday and Night Dives by appointment ∑ PADI Discover Scuba to Assistant Instructor ∑ Sales & Service of most brands of Scuba gear

Personalized Service means a great value…

Next to Mac’s Pizzeria

Unequaled Experience!

458-3826 VHF 68

Activities / Services

BEQUIA MARITIME MUSEUM Ocar, 3 min. from Sargeant’s Model Boat Shop

Boatbuilding, Model Boats, History and more…

Open Mon-Sat from10am, Sundays by appointment US$5 contribution requested For more info call 457 3685 / 495 8559

BEQUIA BUMPERS STICKERS!! Great gifts or souvenirs! - only EC$5 (US$2)

Available from Noah's Arkade, Local Color, Doris'

All proceeds benefit St. Benedicts Day Nursery & Infant Hospt'l

SVG NATIONAL TRUST Exhibition of Pre-historic Amerindian Artifacts ‑ ‑

from St. Vincent & the Grenadines

The Old Public Library, Heritage Square, Kingstown Mon to Thurs 10am-5pm adm. EC$5 Tel 451 2921

real estate / Villa Rentals

Views+breeze+beach+priVacy +protectiVe coVenants svG 784-458-3544 usa 843-545-6439

Ocean Ridge Estates at Crescent Beach Acre+ Lots from $440K

Friendship Groves at Friendship Bay HALf Acre+ Lots from $180K

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



Stunning views of the harbor and sunsets Recently built 1 bdrm timber-frame Cottage on 13,000 sq ft lot in upper Belmont.

US $225,000 784 529 5972 or email



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


Health / fitness / Beauty

Reconnective Healing

Schedule your appointment with a trained practitioner

Cristina Fabregas

Reconnective Healing Practitioner, Level 3 (784) 527 1640 For additional information

please visit

Eileen Gibson IIHHT, IHBC, FHT UK Trained British Therapist

Treatments available:

Villa & Hotel visits by appointment

Massage Indian Head Massage Manis/Pedis

(Please call day before)

Call: (784) 431 2566 or (784) 495 9775 • Bequia & St. Vincent, West Indies

re o sh



O ff

sh o re

Dr. Gregory Thomas Chiropractor

in Bequia: Mondays & Thursdays, 3pm – 6pm Office upstairs Bequia Venture, phone 458-3937 in Kingstown, St. Vincent, 97 Granby Street: Tuesdays & Fridays 8am – 2pm for appointments phone 485-6449

From a top London hair salon

Now located in Port Elizabeth behind Porthole / Vet ‘s Office. Closed Sundays & Mondays Appts advised – or just drop by!

For appointment call 455 5820


Tel: 458 3286 Fax: 458 3964


Visit our Tourism Office! Stamps & postcards, phone cards, advice on tours, daytrips, accommodation

Open daily - located opposite Customs/Revenue building



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

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.

Help keep Bequia Clean and Green!


Shopping / services

…continued on page 8

The Garden Boutique New Collection of colourful Caribbean Designer Wear Beach Wear Jewellery We Make Hand Painted Batik

Open Mon to Sat 8.30am - 6pm Tel: 458 3892 Opp. St. Mary’s Church


Lower Bay, Bequia

Beautiful, handcrafted furniture and decorative pottery

Huge selection also includes hammocks and baskets Upstairs behind St. Mary’s Church (enter by Island Things Boutique) Mon – Fri 9.30 am till 1pm or by appointment

458 3518 or 430 5021


for beautiful Caribbean Gifts

Noah’s Arkade

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

Mon - Sat: 9am-5pm Sunday: 9am-1pm

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

Taxis/Water Taxis Dollar Vans

Tel: (784) 458 3424


Bequia Police Station

call VHF on Channel 68

depart regularly from Port Elizabeth

located at

Frangipani Hotel Bequia

458 3350 VHF 16 “ZedQS Bequia”

Post Office Mon - Fri: 9.00am -12noon, 1pm - 3.00pm Bequia Hospital 458 3294 Saturday closed Customs & Immigration: Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 4pm (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.

'Bequia this Week' online:

Bequia Harbour

Dinghy Dock

Market Square Gas Station


Fuel Dock/ Bequia Marina

Model Boat Shop


New Dinghy Dock

Day Charters / Cruise Ship Tenders

$ Hospital

Almond Tree Pharmacy

Bank Yacht Garbage Containers


Main Ferry Dock

Front Street




Tourism Association Office


Bequia Tourism Association Phone: (784) 458 3286

Clive Tannis Playing Field Basketball Football


Market Dock Post Office, Customs & Immigration

treet Back S

Wheres & Whats

Port Elizabeth

Public Toilets

Dinghy Dock

St. Mary’s Anglican Church (1829)

Services / shopping


Downstairs Coco’s Place, Ocar Wide selection of cheeses, cold meats, juices, olive oil, pasta, croissants, baguettes etc Check out our delicious frozen meat, fish, shellfish & exotic vegetables Daily sandwich selection and beer or wine by the glass. Friendly helpful service orders of all sizes welcome! Open Mon - Fri 8.30 - 5pm Sat 8.30 - 2.00pm Tel: (784) 458 3485

A Personal Guide To

Landscaping • Irrigation Design & Installation Garden Consultancy & Maintenance Plant Sales • Disease & Pest Control Over 8 years of experience on Mustique Now operating on Bequia for 2 ½ years EARL TASH, MANAGING DIRECTOR Tel: 784 494 3971 email:

St. Vincent, P.O. Box 2882 Hopewell Main Road Tel: 784 451 3971 Fax: 784 451 3083

Now located in Back Street! (formerly Le Petit Jardin)

80 minutes DVD shot over the last thirty years… only EC$40

Sold at the Bequia Bookshop or contact John Cawsey at St. Mary’s Anglican Church (mornings) or call 455 7631

Tailored to meet your needs

Opposite Knights Trading Movie-DVD's • Sunglasses • Straw Hats • T-shirts • Caps • Wraps • Sun Block Lotion • Cologne & Perfume Sets • Cigars Island Souvenirs • Complementary Island DVD's & Island Maps Specials on Beer - 3 for EC$10 • 4 for EC$15 Opening Hours: 9.30am to 5.00pm Tel: 532 1243

Doris Fresh Food

Beautiful Bequia

Detection Systems

Movie City

We install:

• Intruder Alarms • Fire Detection • CCTV • Access Control • Security Lighting

Enhancing technology * Protecting People

Call Andy Jagger Cell: 430 1340 • Landline: 458 3732 Email:

Imported meats, cheeses, fresh fruit and vegetables. Fine wines and spirits!

Open Mon - Sat 8am - 5pm Sundays 8am – 11.30am

Tel: 458 3625

BEQUIA SAILING CLUB Bequia Easter Regatta 2010

New Merchandise now on sale at the Bequia Tourism Office GREAT SOUVENIRS!

Bequia Center BequiaTechnology Technology Center Authorized Digicel Dealer Authorized Digicel Dealer


• • • •


• design & construction

of your dream garden

• garden maintenance • irrigation systems -

design and installation


Call Andrew or Delphine for a free consultation Cell: 533 1500 or 533 1600 • Landline: 458 3928

Based in Bequia

a a Authorized Authorized Digicel Digicel Agent Agent a a International International Phone phone Call Center Internet Café, Wireless Hot Spot Yacht Service aa Internet Café, Wireless Hot Spot && Yacht Service a Digital Photo Center a Business Center: send/receive Fax, etc. a Point of Sale Systems: Restaurants/ Retail a Computer Repairs a Business cards, flyers, etc Open 8am to 9pm 7 days a week Air conditioned - located on Front Street - next to Bagos Pizza Hut Tel: 458 3045 • Fax: 1-320-388-8094 • •


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

Bequia this Week  
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...