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NO. 529 Dec 30th Jan 5th

Fri 30th

Sat 31st

New Year's Eve


2011 / 2012


Bagatelle@Bequia Beach - Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner in beautiful Friendship Bay VHF 68/458 1600 Papa’s Bar, Ocar – Open Mon to Sat 11am until... friendly bar, stunning terrace, delicious cuisine 457 3443 Tantie Pearl’s – Lobster Special: 2 courses EC$75, on Fri, Sun, Mon, Wed, also regular menu, res. pl VHF 68/457 3160 Devil’s Table, Bequia Marina – Party Night with Kyron and Flashy live 458 3900 Jack's Bar - Enjoy candlelight romantic dining under the stars VHF 68/457 3762 L’Auberge, Hamilton - Live Lobster Pool, lunch & dinner, great harbour view, Stan & Cora live! VHF 68/457 3555 Frangipani - NYE BBQ & Buffet, Elite Steel Band, 2 sittings 7.30 & 9.30 best fireworks view, best party, res essential VHF 68/458 3255 Papa’s Bar, Ocar - Special 3-course Old Years Night Dinner + cocktails , best fireworks view! Res please 457 3443 Mango‘s Beach Bar & Restaurant - Open daily for Lunch & Dinner, New Year‘s Eve Party - see ad page 3 458 3361 Bagatelle@Bequia Beach - 5-course gourmet NYE Dinner, beautiful setting, live string band from 7pm., res only VHF 68/458 1600 L’Auberge, Hamilton - New Years Eve Gourmet 4-course Dinner & Party with Stan & Cora live! VHF 68/457 3555 Gingerbread Restaurant – Delicious a la carte menu, speciality curries, fab desserts, music J Gool & de Real Ting VHF 68/458 3800 Maria’s French Terrace – Lobster Cassolette only $65 + Jackie live! Early reservation advised! VHF 68/458 3337 Jack's Bar - Lobster Lovers - this is your place for a romantic New Years Eve candlelight dinner VHF 68/457 3762 The Fig Tree - NYE Dinner, 3 courses EC$85, kids under 10 eat free! Live music + DJ, from 6pm see p. 3 for details 457 3008 Coco’s Place, Ocar - Special New Years Eve Dinner, fireworks view, reservation essential VHF 68/458 3463 Devil’s Table, Bequia Marina – Dine in style & dance the night away like a rockstar, live music 458 3900 Keegan’s, Lower Bay – NYE Karaoke - Mingle by the beach, BBQ & cold drinks, from 7pm until… VHF 68/458 3530 De Bistro – Old Year‘s Night Dinner: 3-course Steak, Lobster or Fish Dinner from EC$105, see ad page 3 457 3482 De Reef, Lower Bay – Live music from midnight til dawn - dance in the New Year - don't miss it! VHF 68/458 3958

Sun 1st New Year‘s Day

Gingerbread Cafe – New Years Day Coffee, Cake & more from 7.15am, waterfront setting VHF 68/458 3800 Jack's Bar - New Year's Day Recovery lunch on the beach! Relax, swim, celebrate the New Year.... VHF 68/457 3762 Bagatelle@Bequia Beach - Lazy New Years Day lunch right on the beach - live string band from 12pm – res only VHF 68/458 1600 Papa’s Bar, Ocar – Open from 5pm, Hangover Special, Swedish “Pytt I Panna”, Bloody Marys +Advil 457 3443 De Reef, Lower Bay – Closed New Years Day - Happy New Year to all our customers! VHF 68/458 3958 Devil’s Table, Bequia Marina – Food for Pirates and Admirals - cool Euro Caribbean fusion 458 3900

Mon 2nd Public Holiday

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


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Thai & Indian Curries a Speciality!

Restaurant Bar & Café

New Year's Eve: Delicious a la carte menu, with homemade desserts Dinner music by J. Gool & de Real Ting - reservations essential! New Year's Day: Gingerbread Cafe open 7.15am - Coffee, Cake & more!

For reservations call 458 3800 VHF 68

It's our 12th Anniversary!

Real Estate Brokers & Bespoke Travel Agents Experience & Expertise Est. 2000 Yacht Charter Brokers & Villa Rental Managers Bequia: 1 (784) 496 0654 • 1 (784) 526 23 86 London: 44 (0) 203 468 55 92

International Brokers Local Experts

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Tues 3rd

Friendship Rose Classic Schooner - Mustique, famous bars, lunch on board, US$140, kids free VHF16/495 0886/9 Coco’s Place, Ocar - Great location, delicious food, open daily Lunch & Dinner VHF 68/458 3463 Jack's Bar - Our famous Beach Party is back with smoking BBQ and live music! VHF 68/457 3762 Tantie Pearl’s – Grilled Jerk Chicken & Fish! 2 Courses EC$65, from 6.30pm, also regular menu, res. pl! VHF 68/457 3160

Wed 4th

Eileen’s Market@L’Auberge - Open daily! Fresh prepared Local Fish & much more... See ad page 10 457 3500 Atelier/Gallery Claude Victorine, Lower Bay - Geometric patterns & painted silk, 10am–5pm or by appt. 458 3150 L’Auberge, Hamilton - Open for lunch & dinner, prix fixe menu only EC$80 - Stan & Cora live! VHF 68/457 3555 Papa’s Bar, Ocar – Italian Night, drink & dine under the stars on our terrace overlooking the harbour 457 3443 Bagatelle@Bequia Beach - Beach BBQ Buffet only EC$85, Flashy and Kyron live from 7pm until.... VHF 68/458 1600 Devil’s Table, Bequia Marina – Food for pirates and Admirals - open daily! 458 3900

Thurs 5th

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 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

Eating Out

Dawn's Creole, Industry Beach

Fabulous Open-Air Terrace

Saturday 31st - Old Years Night:

Saturday 31 December 2011: Old Years Night Buffet Party 7pm Monday, 9 January 2012: Full Moon Party & Dance

Reservations needed Tel: (784) 458 3715

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3-course Old Years Night Dinner + cocktails, best fireworks view! Resservations please

Sunday 1st January 2012:

Open from 5pm - Hangover special, Swedish “Pytt I Panna”, Bloody Marys +Advil

Reservations essential: 457-3443

New Year’s


Free WiFi


Open daily for Breakfast * Lunch * Dinner. Beach Bar open from 10am-11pm

See daily listings for details page 1 & 2 SAT 31st - 5-course Gourmet NYE Dinner in a beautiful setting live string band music from 7pm -–reservations only SUN 1st - Lazy New Year's Day Lunch right on the beach live string band music from 12pm - reservations only Lunch & Dinner reservations essential! We wish you all a Happy New Year!

Reservation Tel: 458 1600 / 458 3368

Open daily for breakfast, lunch & dinner

NEW YEAR’S EVE – Lobster Cassolette only $65 + Jackie live! early reservations advised to avoid disappointment

Open Every Day from 8am until… Daily Sunset Happy Hour 5pm to 7pm

eating out


frangipani Hotel Restaurant • Bar

Sat Dec 31st:

NYE BBQ & Party

r! 2 sittings - Elite Steel Band a e Y w e watch the Fireworks at midnight! Happy N Early Reservations Essential!

THE FIG TREE New Years Eve Dinner & Dance

3 Course Dinner from only EC$85! Family Special: Kids under 10 eat free! (limit 2 per family) Live Music incl. Tony the Fiddler - DJ Music From 6pm until… Reservations please

Caribbean Creole Cuisine

Belmont Walkway – next to Mac’s Pizzeria Tel: 457 3008

Tel: (784) 458-3255 Under New Management

Bar & Restaurant with a Difference!

Open Daily 7am - 9pm for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Happy Hour daily 5 - 7pm: Caribs 3 for EC$10, Rum Punch EC$5

Old Year‘s Night Dinner: 3-course Steak, Lobster or Fish Dinner from EC$105 (includes Starter, Main Course & Dessert) Port Elizabeth, Bequia

Reservations essential 457-3482

L’Auberge des Grenadines

in HAMILTON • Open for Lunch & Dinner

Gourmet French Cuisine • Excellent wines • Live Lobster Pool w e i Sat 31st - New Year’s Eve: ar vB ay! tacul 4-course Gourmet Celebration Dinner – reserve early! Spec miralty

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Tel: 457 3555

“Stan & Cora” LIVE on Friday, Saturday, Monday & Wednesday VHF 68 Closed on Thursday 5th January


• Lunch & Dinner daily • Book early for our New Years Eve Dinner Party! • Great Fireworks View

Bar and Restaurant on the Beach H FC


Sat 31st: Old Year’s Night Party! Live Music from Midnight to Dawn 68



Tel: 458 3958

Ocar • Bequia Tel: (784) 458-3463

VHF 68

Mango‘s Beach Bar & Restaurant

New Year’s Eve Party

Enjoy a complimentary entrance cocktail by Hennesy! A la carte menu EC$185 per person • Party from 11pm with the Bequia Blues Band Ring in the New Year with a complimentary glass of champagne by Moet & Chandon

Right by the Beach in Lower Bay

Open Daily for Lunch & Dinner

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

Reservations Tel: 458 3361


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

The New Year 2012 Starts Here! If you’ve just arrived in Bequia - WELCOME! You are right in time for our very special party night to bring in the new year. New Year’s Eve is known in Bequia as “Old Year’s Night” and it is celebrated as enthusiastically here as anywhere else in the world. Many restaurants offer special festive dinners with live music and party favours, others offer more peaceful dining before the partying really gets going as the night wears on… You can opt to eat early or late; some venues even offer two sittings, so you can choose where you want to be when midnight strikes. Please remember to make your reservations for dinner in good time - places fill up fast! On the stroke of midnight there will be a spectacular firework display in the harbour. This annual event,

which is the brainchild of Sir James Mitchell, is only possible through the generosity of private individuals both resident and visiting, local businesses and the fearless commitment of the all-volunteer “Bang Gang”! Watch out too for impromptu celebrations from boats anchored in the harbour… and don’t forget to raise a glass to friends and family back home: Midnight in Europe is at 7pm here, or 8pm if you are from England. And for our American visitors, remember we are one hour ahead of New York, so your celebration may not start till 1am! But don’t worry – the partying goes on till dawn or later, as the sun rises again to greet yet another bright New Year. So we hope you have a wonderful time in Bequia - you are, quite simply, on the best little island in the world.

A Very Happy New Year to One and All! Holiday Church Services

St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church New Year’s Eve for Midnight Mass 10.00pm New Year’s Day 8.00am

St. Mary's Anglican Church Port Elizabeth New Year’s Eve 11.30pm New Year’s Day 9.30am

Bequia Tourism Office Opening Hours Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 6.00pm Saturdays: 9am - 2pm

Sundays & most Public Holidays: 9am - 12 noon

New Year’s Eve: 9am - 4pm New Year’s Day: 9am - 12 noon Monday Jan 2nd 9am - 12 noon

Customs & Immigration - Holiday Opening Times The Bequia Revenue Office will be open normal Sunday hours for clearing in and out on New Year’s Day. An overtime fee may be charged. For inquiries call 458 3211.

Holiday Bank Opening Times Please note that on Friday 30th, the Bank of SVG (Back Street) and RBTT (Front Street) will close at 2pm. Both banks will re-open at 8am on Tuesday 3rd January. ATMs at both banks will be available throughout the holiday period, although if demand is heavy, supply cannot be guaranteed. You have been warned!

Holiday Ferry Times Both ferry companies will be running their normal Sunday schedules on Sunday Jan 1 and Monday Jan 2. Please double check with the companies directly if ferry times are critical to your onward journey. Admiralty Transport 458 3348 Bequia Express 457 3539

Activities / services

New Years Day Pig Roast New Years Day @ 2pm until… at Friendship Bay by old Moskito Bar Bring your own chairs & drinks!

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

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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!"

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

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


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

Want to stop but don’t know how? AA meets at 4pm on Wednesdays at Dawn’s on Industry Beach

For info call Doug on 495 2055 or Dave on 433 9505



Call John for details 455 7631

Outdoor Art Sessions Led by Julie Lea - Tuesdays 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 Tel: (784) 457 3888



T-Shirts, BAGS, LADIES STRAP TOPS & TANKS Great Christmas Gifts & Souvenirs! ALSO 2011 Regatta MERCHANDISE now reduced to only EC$20!

For sale at the Tourism Office


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Music Fest 2012

Jan 26th - 29th Tickets on sale now at BTA the office

Thurs Jan 26th, 9pm: 13 piece Elite Steel Orchestra @ Frangipani Hotel Fri Jan 27th, 8.30pm: The Mustique Blues Festival in Bequia @ De Reef Sat Jan 28th, 12 noon: Jazz & Blues Afternoon Jam by the beach @ Bequia Beach Hotel Sat Jan 28th, 8.30pm: Arturo Tappin + guests Betty & Niki • NEXCYX • BimstonE Simon Pipe featuring Onika & Indrani • Versatile • Amanda Gooding @ De Reef Sun Jan 29th, 12.30pm: Country Relatives • Denzil Bacchus Band • Jan &Louis’ Honky Tonics Bequia Blues Band • TOBy Armstrong • Mount Gay Finale Party with Surprise Guests!

Phone: Bequia Tourism Association (784) 458 3286

Bequia Harbour

St. Michael’s Catholic Church

Dinghy Dock

Port Elizabeth

Market Square

Gas Station

Wheres & Whats

Clive Tannis Playing Field Basketball Football


Market Dock Post Office, Customs & Immigration

Fuel Dock/

T Bequia Marina

Tourism Association Office


Model Boat Shop

$ Phone: (784) 458 3286

Main Ferry Dock


New Dinghy Dock

Day Charters / Cruise Ship Tenders

Front Street


Bequia Tourism Association


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Hospital Pharmacy Almond Tree

Bank Yacht Garbage Containers

Dinghy Dock

St. Mary’s Anglican Church (1829)

Public Toilets

Fitness / Health

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

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

real estate / Villa Rentals

Call for building lots at Friendship, Spring and Park 458-3544

‘Bequia this Week’ Online:

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

Services / shopping

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 •

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 Closed for the Holidays from Dec. 23rd @ 12pm to Jan. 3rd

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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

Nature Zone 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

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

Opp. St. Mary’s Church





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

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

Daily Flights to: Barbados and St. Lucia

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

Tel: (784) 457 5124

Call us for details!

Services / shopping • 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

LINA’S Bre ss e n

Doris Fresh Food

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

ad & Delicate

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

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





Tel: 458 3625 Cr


We bake to your request and deliver eq ui to your door! a


Baguettes, speciality breads, & much more...

(Yacht provisioning and much more)

Simply the Best Bread, Pastries and Sandwiches! Open daily throughout the holidays!

Bayshore Mall - next to Customs


You ask us and we bake it! Place your Cake orders early!

Contact Debra Davis @ 457-3527 / 532-9094

J's choco-licious cakes

Over 8 years of experience on Mustique Now operating on Bequia for 4 years

Holiday & Special Cakes made to order

Black Cake (traditional at Xmas!) EC$85 ...with icing EC$90 Chocolate Cake (iced) EC$75

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

Wide Selection of Local Fish

plus Lobster, Conch, Beef, Pork & more Cheese, Paté, Charcuterie, Delicatessen

Open every day over the holiday period! 9am - 4.30pm • Sun 9am - 12 noon Dinghy Dock

Tel: 457 3500 Located at L’Auberge des Grenadines, Hamilton

Tel 458 3181 VHF 68

KD’s Home-Made Treats

Call or email Indra: 431 2044 for product list & weekly specials

Tel: (784) 432 3853 Email:

Based in Bequia

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

Tel: 533 0899 St. Vincent, P.O. Box 2882 Hopewell Main Road


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!

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