“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”

Celebrating the class of 2020

by Glen Herbert It’s graduation time, and we’re happy to report three important celebrants this year. Gabby Ollivierre has graduated from SAIT with a diploma in professional cooking. She’s a chef. Kadeen Hazell has graduated from flight school, having earned a commercial license. He’s a pilot. And this: Rhea Simmons is graduating high school in Ontario. Four years ago she began aContinue reading “Celebrating the class of 2020”

Why we love the Junior Sailing program and why you should too

From soup to nuts, the Junior Sailing Academy Bequia (JSAB) is a prime example of what people can do when they pool their talents and resources, producing something that is truly greater than the sum of its parts. Through structured education and training, the JSAB aims to promote sailing skills and career development for youthContinue reading “Why we love the Junior Sailing program and why you should too”