Kenshia is coming to Canada

Inspired by the work of others, she’s decided to pay it forward. Kenshia Richards was born and raised in Bequia. Her mother runs a small ice cream shop in Port Elizabeth, and her father is a plumber, and, as she says, “an all-rounder on the island.” She attended Bequia Community High School, where she graduatedContinue reading “Kenshia is coming to Canada”

This is where dreams begin

by Glen Herbert On the application for in-country scholarships this year we asked “What is your dream career?” Reading over those applications it’s delightful to see what young people in SVG are thinking of: “My dream is to become a pilot“ “I would love to work for a company that makes time saving and life enriching products thatContinue reading “This is where dreams begin”


This is an article that ran in Bequia This Week and with Nicola’s permission I’m posting it here. Once again, Sir James Mitchell brings a needed perspective. Speaking on WE FM Radio’s ‘Issue at Hand’ programme on Sunday morning, former SVG PM Sir James Mitchell said he “wanted to beg…to plead…to ask …to beseech” the people inContinue reading ““WE ARE ALL SOLDIERS IN THE SAME WAR” SAYS FORMER PM SIR JAMES MITCHELL “

“COVID is not going away”

An interview with Sir James Mitchell on his thoughts on life in the pandemic, and the need to make a change. by Glen Herbert Born and raised in Bequia, Sir James Mitchell served as the second Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines from 1984 to 2000 and as Premier of Saint Vincent from 1972 to 1974. He founded the New Democratic Party (NDP)Continue reading ““COVID is not going away””

Building a house, making a home

The Koven family has made a life on Bequia, and when opportunities arose to give back, they did that, too.  By Glen Herbert  Nina Koven Arnett first started visiting Bequia in the early 1970s, typically arriving each spring or summer to visit her grandparents, Jane and Gus Koven. For a kid it was all quietly,Continue reading “Building a house, making a home”

Hands Across the Sea book donation

By Tylisha Miller The month of December greeted us with boxes of some of the greatest gifts a child can ask for, books! Our friends Darcy and John brought us boxes of interesting children’s book ranging from all genres and levels. The books were a donation was from Hands Across the Sea. John and Darcy volunteerContinue reading “Hands Across the Sea book donation”