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Friday, January 30, 2004

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New law firm opens in Anguilla

A new Anguillian law firm, Richardson Sinel & Associates, has commenced business. The firm is headed by Anguillian Attorney-at-Law and President of the Anguilla Bar Association, J Alex Richardson (Managing Partner). The other lawyers in the firm comprise Jersey Advocate Philip Sinel (Partner) of the law firm Sinels in Jersey in the Channel Islands, and Attorney-At-Law Ms Lisa M Bass (Associate).

More details on Richardson Sinel and Associates

The offices of Richardson Sinel & Associates and Sinel Trust are located on the middle floor of the NBA Corporate Building, adjacent to the National Bank of Anguilla in The Valley. Contact Details: P O Box 1474, NBA Corporate Building, The Valley, Anguilla. Tel: 264 498 5544 Fax: 264 497 5545 Email:
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Weekly Honeymoon Special

Fletch's Cove at Little Harbour is offering a special, valid August through October 2004. 7 nights, 8 days accommodations for two in a romantic 1 bedroom ocean front villa with pool and access to a small beach. Bottle of Champagne with chilled glasses upon arrival. Welcome Basket of fruit, wine, cheese, crackers and snacks. First day?s breakfast provisions of bacon, eggs, bread, rolls, bagels or croissants, butter & jams, orange juice, coffee etc. Beach chairs, snorkel masks, umbrella, cooler and picnic accessories for your use. Two complimentary hour long massages at the Villa or a Sunset Cruise for two with open bar and complimentary hors d?oeuvres. Romantic dinner for two at the restaurant of your choice ($150 gift certificate). Package per couple includes government tax and service. Price: USD $2995.00 Daily Maid service provided, except on Saturdays and Holidays.
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Thursday, January 29, 2004

Devonish Gallery Group Show

Sat, Feb 7, 2004, 5:30pm to 7:30pm. New works by Annabella Proudlock of Jamaica (collages), Kathy Carlson of St Thomas (paintings), and from Anguilla: Darrell Thompson (paintings), Courtney Devonish (sculpture) and Carolle Devonish (bead jewelry). 264.497.2949
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La Sirena Hotel - Valentine's Day Candle Light Dinner

Lobster Corn Chowder 10.50, or
Meads Bay Seafood Salad 13.00, or
Light Chicken Pate 9.50
Grilled Filet of Snapper "Criollo" 22.00, or
Garlic Glazed Beef Tenderloin 24.50, or
Two Seasons Breast of Chicken 23.50
Chocolate Delight 8.50, or
Creme Caramel 8.50

Complete Three Course Meal: US$37.00 per person includes a glass of Champagne and a surprise for the ladies. (Wining and Dining Members only US$29.60) A la carte menu also available. Reservations requested 497-6827 Music by Gossip and the Boys.
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Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Valentine's Day Menu at Altamer

Sat, Feb 14. A romantic special dinner.


Smoked Salmon - Rosette of Scottish smoked salmon served on warm potato pancake $15
Crayfish - Crayfish tail wrapped with blanched leeks, served with lobster sauce $17


Chicken Breast - Napoleon of boneless chicken breast, layered with roasted yellow peppers served with passionfruit sauce $28
Shrimp Royale - Large shrimp with a creamy herb stuffing, served with white wine sauce $35


Chocolate Fondue For Two - Warm Belgium chocolate served with fresh Fruits and meringue for dipping $22 for two

Wake Me Up - Caribbean Tiramisu $12

Complimentary Glass Of Champagne and a rose. Program of Romantic Valentine Music by Pianist, Dmitri Loutsiv. Subject to 15% service charge Executive Chef: Maurice Leduc
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40 Students Enjoy Tennis Coaching

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The Anguilla Tennis Academy has started a continuing programming of junior tennis lessons, three times a week, by new Head Pro Rick Landry. Other news: plans for summer camp and thanks to major international donors.
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Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Super Bowl Party at Madeariman

This Sunday, Shoal Bay, Madeariman Restaurant. Several TVs for watching the game, including a large screen TV. Come at 3pm and listen to a live Regga band, with Super Boal festivities start at 7pm.
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American Airlines to San Juan Cut to $189

American Airlines has some great "International Weekend Getaway Fares" for travel between major US Gateways and San Juan for travel during the first 2 weeks of February (Departure between Feb. 4-6 and return between Feb. 9-11). Some examples of fares:

Boston San Juan $269
Dallas (DFW) San Juan $349
New York (JFK) San Juan $189
Newark San Juan $189
Miami St. Maarten $259

Tickets must be purchased by January 30th, 2004 and are for round-trip, coach class. Click link above for more details.
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Monday, January 26, 2004

Fledgling Baseball League Needs Help

George Carty is spearheading an effort to to start a 'Pony League Baseball Club'. PONY stands for; Protecting Our Nations Youth! In North America we would say "Little League baseball " For ages 8 - 14. They have received donations of a certain number of baseballs, but still need bats and gloves (for hardball, not softball). Anyone who is willing to donate used baseball equipment to help to establish this little league, should contact George (see below). If you want to mail used items, that would be fine. If there is any duty owing, they can pay it, but many used items enter Anguilla duty free.

The goal of the league is to give young people more purposeful activities to choose from. Financial resources are minimal, and the kids they are hoping to attract into this game have even less. So, if you love Anguilla and live in a country that has baseball teams, look into your hearts and see if you have a bat or a glove to spare. (If you bring any gloves with you in your suitcase, you can drop them off at Margaret Ouwehand's Alternative Wellness Cliniic in The Forest - 264.497.5798 ) Thanks.

George S Carty.
P.O. Box 1408
The Valley
Anguilla B.W.I.
TEL: 1-264-235- 5338 / 497-5338
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Saturday, January 24, 2004

Garden Show

Anguilla Beautification Club is having their flower and garden show on February 28 and 29 at Wallbalke House.
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Friday, January 23, 2004

Last Minute Special

Complete your stay at Sur La Plage Villas by Feb 21st, 2004 and receive 20% off the posted rates! Stay on the beach in 2, 3 or 4 bedroom villa on Meads Bay beach - email or call 264 772-2444/264 497-6598
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Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Another Auction: Stay at La Sirena!

The AHTA has another great auction opportunity on their web site: 7 nights at La Sirena on Meads Bay. There is currently one bid, at $325. Bids must go up by $25 and you bid using the form on the web page. Winning bid must be in by Monday, February 2nd, 2004 4:00pm Eastern Time. Good luck.
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Saturday, January 17, 2004

New Menu for Madeariman Reef

Click link for the new menu at Madeariman on Shoal Bay. This menu is served for lunch and dinner. Also have the breakfast menu.
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New Restaurant: Picante

Neil writes: Since I am back to riding [bicycle] around the entire island again, I get to see a lot of new stuff. That rumoured to be opening Tex Mex restaurant appears to have opened in the West End. It is on the main road, past Foods-95 but before Altamer on the left hand side. The sign went up on Friday and the place is called Picante and the number is 498-1616.
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Friday, January 16, 2004

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World Art & Antiques Opening New Location

Their new location is "The Galleria" on Albert Hughes Drive in West End ( just East of Devonish Art Gallery & Something Special) opens Monday, January 26th, 2004. Opening reception is Saturday Jan 24 from 5:30 to 7:30pm.

The boutique will feature a wide selection of art and antiques from around the world, unique jewelry pieces, home decor items, handicrafts, furniture for home and office as well as very special gift items.

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Update: these pictures are from the opening reception, including the shot of the Douglas family who operate World Art and Antiques.

Store hours will be Monday to Saturday 9:30am to 5:30pm. For more information on World Art & Antiques, please visit click the link above or drop by their other locations in The Valley (next to Ranny and Jo's Ice Cream) and Cap Juluca.
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Moonsplash April 1-4, 2004

Article in The Anguillian newspaper about last years annual music party by Bankie Banx. More details to follow soon. Note: Moonsplash was Mar 14, last year, not this year.
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Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Update on the Late Night Ferry

Mimi at AHTA is happy to report that the Late Ferry Service was re-instated (after a few hiccups) yesterday. The Port Manager's office confirmed this morning that the service started last night. Please be advised of the changes to the previously announced schedule:

Depart Anguilla (Blowing Point Ferry Terminal) 9:00pm

Depart St. Martin (Marigot Ferry Terminal) 10:00pm ( names must be on Manifest by 9:50pm latest).
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Visitor Photos of Anguilla and Fletch's Cove villa

Includes shots of small beach nearby (shoes recommended for accessing the beach).
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Visitor Report on Island View Apartments

These apartments are located on Crocus Hill: web site.
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Photos of Anguilla

Posted on the internet by a visitor.
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Monday, January 12, 2004

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Madeariman Reopens

This restaurant on New furniture, new menu, and new chef (Patrick from Tasty's).

The menu includes a Seafood Salad ($18 US) with shrimp, fish, lobster, salmon and boiled egg (see picture), Lobster, Crayfish, Snapper, and Mahi Mahi. Being on Atkins, we asked to substitute a small green salad for therice and potatoes - there was no problem. They plan to be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


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The New Menu for Madeariman Reef. This menu is served for lunch and dinner. Also have the breakfast menu.

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Professional Musicians Recital

Saturday, Jan 24, 2004. Bethel Methodist Church, South Hill. 7pm. Two solo vocalists with an accompanying pianist: soprano Camellia Johnson and bass-baritone Terry Cook, with pianist Caroline Stoessinger. Program will include classic and contemporary songs and sacred music. Fund raiser for the Anguilla Community Foundation; tickets available at Anguilla Drug Store, Devonish Gallery, Savannah Gallery, or Keene Enterprises.
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Our Female Soccer Team Wins!

The Anguilla under 19 Female football team, the Fire Ants, won the first round of their series with St Lucia today by a score of 6-1 at the Webster Park in the Valley. This historic win in the first sanctioned international football competition by a female team from Anguilla was enjoyed by a standing-room-only, very vocal crowd. The Fire Ants will travel to St. Lucia in 2 weeks to finish the series and continue on their quest for the FIFA Women's U19 World Championship
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Activity Center for St Maarten/Anguilla

Jack Tramonte has opened a new business in St Maarten to provide more activities on the islands beyond power boat charter. They have also opened a store in Simpson Bay, SXM selling all the cigarette(boat) merchandise and unique gifts.
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Puppies for Adoption

The Anguilla Animal Rescue Foundation has a number of puppies between the ages of 7 weeks and 1 year available for adoption. Some are located at Morlen's clinic while others are in foster care. Two lovely females are already spayed. If you are looking for a new companion in your life, one of these great puppies may be just the right one for you. Call Amy Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm @ 264-497-4600.
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Saturday, January 10, 2004

USA Today: Where the Elite Retreat

Anguilla featured on the front page: Uncle Ernie's barbecue joint on lively Shoal Bay East also is popular. Cyril Fitzsimons, 60, a platinum-maned Irishman who runs an eatery in Long Island's star-magnet Hamptons and Zara's restaurant on Anguilla, is a regular on Ernie's corner bar stool, smoking a Marlboro between calls to check on business in the States.

"I fell in love with Anguilla," Fitzsimons says, gesturing toward the 2-mile beach that some consider the best in the Caribbean. "The Hamptons is so crowded and crazy. Here, it's so low-key. Here is the real Caribbean."
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Wednesday, January 07, 2004

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Little Bay from the Road

Yesterday we went out for a drive and stopped at the top of the cliff above Little Bay (click the link above for directions).

There were a lot of people on the beach and the day was perfect for pictures. One of our group climbed down the rope to the beach, said hello to some Italian tourists that we had met previously, and scampered back up the rope.

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Another woman whom I snapped on the way up the rope said that it is much easier coming up than going down.

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Of course, it is still recommended, for safety, that you go to Crocus Bay and take a boat over to Little Bay.

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Here is a shot of Calvin's boat coming in from Crocus Bay to pick up tourists who had been left at Little Bay earlier in the day:

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Tuesday, January 06, 2004

New web site: Tainos Wellness Center

For Jill Walker's "Mind, Body & Spirit" services including massage therapy, facials, manicures and pedicures and Spa-On-The-Go services.
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Monday, January 05, 2004

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Sunday Jazz at Johnnos

We went to hear jazz at Johnnos on Sandy Ground beach this last Sunday.

The music was great - plenty of shade and things to drink - lots of people eating lunch and playing in the surf!

Music starts about 1pm and goes until about 4pm. No cover charge.

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Emerald Community Singers!

This dynamic choral group from Montserrat performed in Anguilla last Saturday.

They were fantastic!

And the performance started exactly on time.

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Sunday, January 04, 2004

Main Anguilla News Page Updated

One of the biggest issues in a while!
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December AARF Newsletter

This issue contains the following: Cruise Raffle Update, Recent Spay/Neuter clinic, Puppies to New Hampshire, Animals in Foster Care Seeking Homes.
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New web site for Harbour Villas

These resort apartments are located in the village of Island Harbour.
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New Luxury Villa with Tennis Court on Shoal Bay

Beachcourt Villa on Shoal Bay the most recent addition to Anguilla's selection of luxury villas, opens for vacation rentals in January 2004. This tropical villa is set on the tranquil western end of Shoal Bay East, one of the finest beaches in the world. This residence has a refeshingly open design capturing the best of the stunning ocean views and tradewinds.

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Beachcourt features a large private lap pool and a private tennis court, along with all the conveniences of a modern vacation home. Main house features master suite and another bedroom on the second floor and the west wing hosts four additional bedrooms. Enquiries: Cell. 264-235-3666.
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Last Minute Special Offer

Tropical private villa with pool located in tranquil setting with pleasant views of the ocean and St Maarten. Refreshing open design and optimal privacy. Feels like your home away from home. Stay at Splash Villa anytime between January 15 and 31, 2004 and get a complimentary jeep rental for your entire stay. Minimum stay: 5 nights.
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Groundbreaking for Tennis Facility

The Anguilla Tennis Academy (ATA) world class facility to be built at Blowing Point is a dream of Mitchelle Lake. Chairing the groundbreaking ceremony for the facility on Monday December 29, Brent Davis referred to the "power of a dream" and Lake's ability with his charm and persuasiveness to see it through.

Click the link above to read about the ground breaking ceremony.

More big news from the Anguilla Tennis Academy:

National Bank of Anguilla pledged US$75,000 towards the construction of a tennis court

Caribbean Commercial Bank pledged US$85,000 towards the construction of Center Court.

Anguilla Social Security pledged US$75,000 towards the construction of a tennis court.
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Anguilla Female Football Team

On Sunday, January 11, the Anguilla Female U-19 Football Team, the Fire Ants, will start their quest for the U-19 FIFA world championship in a qualifying match with St. Lucia. This first round match will take place at Ronald Webster Park at 3 p.m.

The team will then travel to St. Lucia on the weekend of Jan 24th for the return match. The winner of the series advances to the next round in Trinidad.

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This is an historic event in that it is the first entry by a female team from Anguilla into sanctioned international competition. All football fans and supporters of the development of women's sports in Anguilla are welcome to come out and enjoy the match. More info:
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Ballet/Dance for Children at Body & Soul in Sandy Ground starting soon.

The classes will be held on Thursdays at 4 p.m. and Saturdays at 2 p.m.. First class will be on Thursday, January 8th, 2004 for all kids who are interested. Age 4+, level : beginners and advanced. Info: 235 8399 or 497 8363 Email:
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