Sep 222017

Special thanks to Diver Brad for the video clip taken during storm at Southernmost Point

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Arnaud and Naja Girard
Arnaud and Naja Girard, owners and editors of the new, digital, Key West the Newspaper (The Blue Paper) previously reported for the former Key West The Newspaper, Key West’s longest running independent weekly, published by Dennis Reeves Cooper, Ph.D., from January 1994 until November 2012. The Girards are perhaps best known for their discovery of and extensive research surrounding the US Navy’s 1951 claim of ownership of Wisteria Island but are also responsible for top investigative stories including breaking news coverage of the highly controversial in-custody-death of Charles Eimers on Thanksgiving Day 2013, the catastrophic police tasing of Matthew Shawn Murphy, and the property tax scandal involving Balfour Beatty to name a few. Arnaud and Naja have lived in Key West since 1986.
 September 22, 2017  Posted by at 10:48 pm * Featured Story *, Naja and Arnaud Girard  Add comments

  8 Responses to “HURRICANE IRMA, Key West”

  1. Glad to see The Blue Paper up and at it again. Your staff and readers are in my family’s prayers up here in Gainesville, were we got a very small taste of what hit the Keys.

  2. Thanks for posting this video. You captured some wonderful footage and edited it very well. So glad that you, Arnaud and family made it through. Best wishes to all.

  3. Naja, so good to see your smiling face and hear Arnaud’s
    voice! So glad you are well. Such a frightening experience! From what I understand, those that stayed probably won’t next time and those that left probably will stay. Sucks either way. Maria, go away! Viva Key West!

  4. Bravo! Thank you, Arnaud and Naja! I almost want to say, You succeeded where others, including me, hightailed it! I did say it. Where’s the Pulitzer Committee? I look forward to seeing your video on the lower keys above Key West.

    Am having other more revolutionary thoughts, too. Like, well, stow that for now.

    I’m so glad you and many others who stayed, I recognized quite a few in the video, were not swept away or crushed or stabbed with flying nails or boards. The clean up will be intense.

  5. Thanks you. Wonderful video.
    (Did you have to precede it with ad for attorneys?)

    • I hoped the ad put a nice chunk of greenbacks into the blue paper coffers, to compensate for the blue papers many readers not paying Arnand and Naja a fair wage for all the hard and sometimes very dangerous work they do, like, hmmm, wandering around Key West and being on a boat during that storm most lately comes to mind.

  6. Thanks so much for the video & the information. My heart & prayers are with you all.
    God bless you!