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Fri 18th Sat 19th

Bequia Mount Gay Music Fest - Pre-Music Fest Mount Gay Rum Tasting Movie City 4.30pm, L'Auberge des Grenadines 9-10pm Blue Tropic@Bequia Beach - Bequia’s new Tapas restaurant! Open Thurs & Fri from 4pm. See ad page 2 VHF 68/458 1600 The Fig Tree, Belmont Walkway - Fish Friday! Sample delicious fish dishes from 4pm, eat in or take-away VHF 68/457 3008 Maria’s French Terrace – 8am for b’fast, lunch & dinner. Daily Happy Hour 5.30pm to 6.30pm on selected drinks VHF 68/458 3337 Papa’s Bar, Ocar – Early Bird Special from 11 to 3pm, Burger and Beer special! Live Sport TV VHF 68/457 3443 L’Auberge, Hamilton - Live Lobster Pool, open for lunch & dinner - Stan & Cora live on keyboard & sax! VHF 68/457 3555 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 Sugar Reef Bar & Restaurant, Industry - Music by Amanda Gooding - 7.30 - 9.30pm 458 3400 Bequia Sunshine School - Book Sale under the Almond Tree from 9am to midday! The Fig Tree, Belmont Walkway - Open from 11am for lunch, dinner & drinks, free WiFi, closed Mondays VHF 68/457 3008 Papa’s Bar – Finally the start off NHL Season - Live TV! VHF 68/457 3443 Coco’s Place, Ocar - Delicious food, daily Lunch & Dinner - “Amanda Gooding” live from 7pm! VHF 68/458 3463 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 20th

Bequia Mount Gay Music Fest - Pre-Music Fest Mount Gay Rum Tasting - Mangos Beach Bar & Restaurant 2-3pm De Reef, Lower Bay – The place to be on Sunday, great sandwiches & lunches, dinner by res. VHF 68/458 3958 Bagatelle@Bequia Beach - B’fast, Lunch & Dinner – stunning views from new beach bar & lounge right on the beach VHF 68/458 1600 Papa’s Bar – NFL Playoff 4pm San Franciso 49ers vs Atlanta Falcon - 7.30pm Baltimore Ravens vs New England Patriots 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 Strumming” 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 21st

Sailing & Speedboat Charters - Private Grenadines charters from speedboats to luxury yachts VHF16/495 0886/9 Sugar Reef Bar & Restaurant, Industry - Open daily from noon to 9pm. Join us for an elegant dinner 458 3400 Gingerbread Café & Rest‘nt – Waterfront Café and upstairs restaurant open daily – curries our speciality! VHF 68/458 3800 L’Auberge, Hamilton - Live Lobster Pool, open for lunch & dinner - Stan & Cora live on keyboard & sax VHF 68/457 3555 Daily Calendar of events continued on page 2


Music Fest 2013 Mount Gay Rum TastingS

Friday January 18th Movie City Bar, Port Elizabeth, 4:30pm L'Auberge des Grenadines, 9-10pm Sunday January 20th Mangos Bar & Restaurant, Lower Bay, 2-3pm

Wednesday January 23rd Bequia Beach Hotel, 6-8pm Thursday January 24th Frangipani Hotel, 7:30-9pm Friday January 25th De Reef, 9pm

Visit our elegant new

Saturday January 26th Bequia Beach Hotel, 2pm De Reef, 9-10pm Sunday January 27th De Reef, 2pm

Liquor Store

Wide Selection of Fine Imported Wines for all Tastes Spirits, Beers, Bottled Water, Soft Drinks

Free Delivery to Homes and Yachts • Retail and Wholesale Mon-Sat 8am to 6pm, Sun 9am to noon Tel: (784) 533-0502

Exclusive Distributor of

for the Grenadines

Located downstairs Gingerbread Hotel on the Belmont Walkway Email:

Bequia this Week is produced & published by Outhouse Graphics Inc © 2013 For advertising space and rate details contact or call: 457 3649

Printed by Quik-Print (St. Vincent) Ltd

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Tues 22nd

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, reservations please VHF 68/457 3160 Jack's Bar, Princess Margaret Beach - Beach BBQ as usual! VHF 68/457 3762

Wed 23rd

Bequia Mount Gay Music Fest - Pre-Music Fest Mount Gay Rum Tasting - Bequia Beach Hotel 6-8pm Bagatelle@Bequia Beach - Beach BBQ only EC$85pp, Live music “Solutions” from 7pm until... Res. please! VHF 68/458 1600 L’Auberge, Hamilton - Prix fixe menu only EC$80 or a la carte, live lobster - Stan & Cora live! VHF 68/457 3555 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: Sparkle (2012) - Starring Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston 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

Bequia Mount Gay

Thurs 24th Music Fest 2013

Friendship Rose Classic Schooner - Tobago Cays, snorkeling, exploring, US$140, kids free! VHF16/495 0886/9 Maranne’s Ice Cream, Gingerbread Cafe - Sundaes, sorbets and yoghurt too! Open daily 10am–5.30pm 458 3041 Frangipani - BBQ & Jump-up with Elite Steel Band - Mount Gay Rum Tasting 7.30-9pm res. essential! VHF 68/458 3255 Bequia Mount Gay Music Fest - Frangipani - Opening Night - 13-piece Elite Steel Orchestra from 9pm!


a local, natural, sensual Caribbean experience

Join us for dinner

Reservations 458-3400 Open noon to 9 p.m. daily (Closed Wednesdays) BEQUIA

Fabulous open-air terrace overlooking Admiralty Bay SUPERBOWL FEBRUARY 3rd

Monday to Thursday afternoon specials from 4 - 6pm Beer & Drinks specials!



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

Open Mon - Sat 11am ‘til... Sun 5pm ‘til...

Reservations: 457-3443


Free WiFi

Ocar • Bequia Tel: (784) 458-3463

VHF 68

Blue Tropic

Bagatelle Restaurant Daily Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner by the sea New Menu - New Chefs - New Lounges LIVE Music Wed & Saturday - check daily listings!

Swedish/Italian Chef Sandra's Delicious Tapas Bequia's first Tapas Restaurant Here some samples from our menu: Gambas BBH - Prawns marinated in chilli, ginger & lime. Gratinated EC$32 Chorizo Pomodore Fried Spanish sausage in tomato & pepper sauce EC$22 Marinated Olives Black & Green - Marinated in herbs & garlic EC$12 After Beach Happy Hour -Thursdays & Fridays at BlueTropic from 4 - 6pm

Tel: 458 1600 / 458 3368

L’Auberge des Grenadines

iew lar v Bay u c a t y Specdmiralt ay! of A West C &

in HAMILTON • Open for Lunch & Dinner

• Gourmet French Cuisine • Excellent wines • Live Lobster Lobster Pool • Great Harbour View “Stan & Cora” LIVE Friday, Sunday, Monday & Wednesday

Tel: 457 3555

VHF 68 • • Closed on Thursdays

Eating Out

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


Bar and Restaurant on the Beach H FC



Delicious lunches Delightful dinners





Book Sale

Saturday Jan 19th 9am - midday

Under the Almond Tree, Port Elizabeth

Donated books can be left at Sunshine School during normal school hours up to Friday January 18th 100% of the sale proceeds go to The Bequia Sunshine School!

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

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Tel: 458 3958

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

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

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

SATI YOGA CLASSES Private yoga & fitness sessions available

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

for pain relief

784-430-5763 784-457-5625

and relaxation at your hotel or villa

Enjoy a couples massage

Restorative, Gentle class - Wed 9:30am

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

The Healthy Way Acupuncture

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☺ Temporarily closed from Jan 12 - 29



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


Activities / Services

Michael Tours 32 ft. power yacht

Mustique: Mondays 8.30

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

Isle de Quatre Beach Picnic:

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

Outdoor Art Sessions Led by Julie Lea every Thursday 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 One on One Tuition Accommodation / Villa shoots Products / Sailing photography Tel: (784) 528 2165


50ft Luxury Cruiser

Available for Sport Fishing Day & Overnight Charter in the Grenadines & the Southern Caribbean SOCA BEACH SPLASH! SOCA MUSIC! GRILLED LOBSTER! OPEN BAR! at INTIMATE ISLE DE QUATRE

Min 6 adults US $140 p.p. (Kids 15 and under US $70, Under 5 free!) Departure 9am

SUNSET COCKTAIL & DINNER - TAPAS! GRILLED LOBSTER! CHILLED CHARDONNAY! @ Lower Bay Min. 4 adults, max 8 adults US $100 p.p. (Kids 15 and under US $70, under 5 free!) Reservations only!

Island transfers available on request

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

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


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


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!" Tel: (784) 457 3888

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!

The Bequia Tourism Association presents:

Basil’s Bar Mustique

Toby Armstrong

SVG Tourism Authority

Elite Steel Orchestra

Dana Gillespie NexCyx

The London Blues Band

Jazz'n Blues Jam

agents for mount gay rum


Mustique Blues Festival

Phone: (784) 458 3286

Air Adelphi

Honky Tonics


email: Bequia Tech Center doris’ Fresh food julie’s guesthouse Keegan’s Beach Resort Mac’s Pizzeria

Mangos Bar & Restaurant Outhouse Graphics ncihols garage wag service station

Publishing Ltd.

Country Radio

Bequia Express Company

L'Auberge des Grenadines


Bequia Mount Gay Music Fest Thursday January 24th - Sunday January 27th 2013 Thur Jan 24th - 9.00pm: 13-piece Elite Steel Orchestra - Frangipani Hotel Fri Jan 25th - 8.30pm: Mustique Blues Festival in Bequia - De Reef with Dana Gillespie & the London Blues Band - Jake Zaitz, Mike Paice, Jeff Walker, Jamie Little, Darby Todd and featuring: Shemekia Copeland, Joe Louis Walker, Matt Gest, Dino Baptiste, Todd Sharpville, Veronica Sbergia Sat Jan 26th - 12 noon: Jazz 'n' Blues Jam featuring jazz band Nj3O, Stan & Cora, Jan & Louis, “Patches” Knights, Jim Coleman, and guest musicians - Bequia Beach Hotel (Adm. free!)

Sat Jan 26th - 8.30pm: Spice & Company • NEXCYX • THE TOBY ARMSTRONG BAND The Mount Gay Blues Band Reunion • Infinity - De Reef Sun Jan 27th - 12 noon: Denzil Bacchus Band • The Country Relatives • The Honky Tonics Bequia Blues Band • Grand Mount Gay Finale - Surprise Guests - De Reef

Music Fest Special Ferry on Sunday, Jan 27 Check here next week for details of late Ferry on Sunday afternoon back to St. Vincent!

Sat Jan 26th - Bequia Beach Hotel, 2pm - Music Fest Mount Gay Rum Tasting

Special Music Fest Dinners at De Reef!

Fri & Sat Night - Music Fest Tickets required Reserve early - Tel 458 3958 De Reef Mount Gay Rum Tastings: Friday January 25th, 9pm Saturday January 26th 9-10pm • Sunday January 27th, 2pm Most Bequia restaurants will offer an early pre-concert dinner on Thurs, Fri and Sat - reserve early!

BEQUIA Mount Gay MUSIC FEST Souvenir T-Shirts Now on sale at the Tourism Office - only EC$50!

BEQUIA Mount Gay MUSIC FEST Tickets Single ticket (Friday or saturday night) - EC$65 per night (EC$75 at the door) special two-night ticket - EC$110 SUNDAY Ticket - EC$20 (EC$30 at the door)

Tickets available from: Bequia Tourism Office, Lina’s Delicatessen, Bequia Beach Hotel Frangipani Hotel, Vintages Bequia, Bequia Tech Center, De Reef, Quik Print St. Vincent

BEQUIA NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATIONS 2012/13 Once again it is my pleasurable duty to thank all of you in both the private and business sectors who contributed finance to make this year’s New Year’s Eve fireworks in Bequia a resounding success. With a display each year for the last twelve years, we can truly claim to have established - with your generous support - an institutional tradition for celebration in Bequia on New Year’s Eve, or in local parlance “Old Year’s Night”. It is also my pleasure to inform you that at the annual meeting of former Presidents and Prime Ministers in China last year, our distinguished, high level banking expert informed me that she had very much enjoyed our 2001/12 celebrations in Bequia, which she had watched from the deck of her yacht! Our committee would like to recommend to the business community that they allow for a modest contribution to this economically significant event in their annual budget calendar. It is essential that we place our order for fireworks early in the year to ensure the selection we desire, and to give the necessary time required for the complex procedures involved in licensing, shipping and importing. The total costs estimates around EC$15,000. We are deeply grateful for the goodwill of all of those who give their time and skills to make this event happen, including the Fireworks Team at the Frangipani. My especial grateful thanks go as always to the Bang Gang who each year forego their own celebrations so that others may enjoy themselves. No charge is made for any services rendered. We would like also to place on record also our appreciation to the Ministry of Finance for their 100% tax and duty free concession, our Customs Broker Ms. Richards and her staff at Express Shipping Customs and Shipping Agents, The Commissioner of Police and his staff for granting permission to import the fireworks, and Sgt. Francis and his team at Port Elizabeth Police Station for their assistance in storing and securing them. Finally our thanks got to the Management and Crew of the Sand Pit and of the tug America for providing the facilities and logistical support in Admiralty Bay. We look forward to you continued support. Contributions for New Year’s Eve 2013 are welcome at any time. Please make cheques payable to: Bequia NYE Celebrations, and send them to our Committee Secretary at Box 128 BQ, Bequia, or leave them at the Frangipani for my personal attention.

Sir James Mitchell Chairman Bequia New Year’s Eve Celebration Committee

See list of Fireworks donors 2012/13 on next page

Fireworks 2012/13 Donors Sarina and Elvis Baptiste Bequia Beach Hotel Bequia Tourism Association Eddie & Karin Brown Caribbean Woods Carib Coastal Marine Shipping Co. Coco’s Place Jim & Lauren Coleman Lucille Cozier Adrian d’Cruz Dean & Deborah S/Y Spray Sandy Domina Rob & Morna Ellis Fatman Taxi Robin Fixman James Foster Frangipani Hotel Friendship Rose Gert from Norway Gingerbread Hotel Hadley Gardens Robert Hill & Jack Currivan

Courtney & Clark Hoffman S/Y Imagination of Bluescape Peder Johnsson Caroline Kennedy & Margaret Bowker Burt King Marie Kingston L'Auberge des Grenadines Wendy Leighton Louis Lewis ( WAG Service Station) Macs Pizzeria Julie Mansfield (Tropical Hideaway) Maranne's Ice Cream Harry Marriott Terry McKean Pat Mitchell Fernando Morgan Kirsty Morrison Heini Neillssen Oasis Gallery Papas Bar/Devil's Table/Jacks Bar Rob Privett

David Ridley & Lida Roe Jim & Charlotte Robertson Peter Roren & Brit Richard & Suzanna Roxburgh Miles & Amanda Shipside Glen & Donna Sifton Donnette Simmons Seashells Apartments Spring House Sugar Apple Inn Mark & Sarah Stewart Tradewinds Cruise Club “Terry” Chris Thompson Tommy’s Cantina Vintages, Bequia Wallace & Co. Christine & Derek Wilkie Windward Island Plantation S/Y Windsong Angi Wolf

shopping / Services / For Sale

Various Palms For Sale

5 Varieties 3ft to 5ft - EC$25 Tel: 526 4541

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

Tel: 458 3892

Opp. St. Mary’s Church

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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

“Ten songs from Bequia” By J. Gool

featuring music by Jackie Baptiste CDs now on sale at Maranne’s Ice Cream at Gingerbread and Bequia Tourism Office

Great Gift or Bequia Souvenir!


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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

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

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LINA’S Br ss e n ead & Delicate (Yacht provisioning and much more)

Simply the Best Bread, Pastries and Sandwiches! Open daily from 8am

Bayshore Mall - next to Customs

Tel 458 3181 VHF 68

SHOP & CAFÉ 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 CHECK OUR WEEKLY specials ON SELECTED ITEMS!

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

BEQUIA SAILING CLUB 2013 EASTER REGATTA NEW Merchandise Just in!! Great Souvenirs & Gifts For sale at BTA Office

real estate / Villa Rentals

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


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

US$225,000 or best offer!!

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

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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!

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...