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Do you know where in Anguilla you can find a jukebox? See below. . . .

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 April 1, 1999 - Site Map - Click to enlarge pictures

Jukeboxs in Anguilla

Answer: this one pictured above is at thePumphouse Bar and Restaurant in Sandy Ground Village, but there is also a juke box at Smitty's in Island Harbour and Cora's Pepperpot restaurant in The Valley.

Where are the others?

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We welcome submission of press releases, announcements, story ideas, even guest articles, but we reserve the right to select what we think is of interest to our readers and to condense, expand, or edit stories.

Appropriate topics are tourism, beaches, local culture, nature, sports, schools, clubs, shopping, boating, fishing, events, music, art and, of course, food.

Bob Green
Anguilla Local News
Box 931
The Valley
Fax: 1-264-497-3295

Computer Club's Advanced MS Word Class

[Click to enlarge] In order to raise funds to promote computer literacy and in response to requests from offices on the island, the Anguilla Library Computer Club presented an advanced professional course on MS Word, March 23-29, 1999.

The instructor was Rose Anne Leonard (email ) of Canada. Rose Anne is a professional instructor and her visit to Anguilla was arranged by snowbird Dave Thomas. The lab facilities and the actual class were arranged by Griffin Webster of Beachtech Center on Shoal Bay. MIS Manager at Anglec Johanne Webster and Computer Club President LeRoy Hill were lab instructors.

Each student received a copy of the class textbook, Microsoft Word 98 - Comprehensive - Enhanced, a complete tutorial from

The students used the club's new Win95 systems for the course:

For pictures of the students and the class, visit the Computer Club web site.

Shoal Bay Scuba Launches New Dive Boat

[Click to enlarge] Glen Richardson of Island Harbour has created a luxurious new dive boat for Shoal Bay Scuba. With her name still to be decided, the 36-foot vessel was launched on February 23, 1999 following the blessing ceremony performed by Reverend John Gumbs. It is anticipated that due to the wide beam this dive boat may be able to take divers to spots that were inaccessible before. And it is powered by two outboard Yamaha 250 engines purchased from local distributor Mithcell Hodge craft.

Dive Master Michel Faligan and Shoal Bay Scuba owners David Stephan, Ray Knudsen and Leander "Bull" Bryan are also hoping to promote Anguilla internationally as a premiere professional boat building center through the use of a specially made video that chronicles and documents the building of their new boat.

Flash Is Missing!

[Click to enlarge] Have You See This Puppy?

Last seen Sunday March 7, 1999 at approximately 3:00 pm in the area of Upper Shoal Bay.

He answers to the name of Flash. He was wearing a blue and white flea collar when he disappeared from home.

Please call Sam Mason at 497-5217 if you have any information which would help him find his way home!

News Tidbits from Anguilla

Translations. This issue of the Anguilla Local News is also available in Italian (translated by Gaetano Di Palo) and in German (translated by Hans Krähenbühl).

House of Assembly Sworn In. Anguilla's new Court House and House of Assembly was the site on March 30, 1999 for the ceremony of swearing in the new members. You can read about the elected members on the web site. The House also includes two "nominated members": Walcott Richardson and Claudel Romney. Elected Speaker of the House was Leroy Rogers.

Grand Championship. Anguilla's Tae Kwon Do Karate Team returned from a tournament in Jamaica this week with the Grand Championship trophy.

Cinammon Reef has a new representative in the States, Ralph Locke Islands, and new 800 numbers:

(US and Canada) 1-800-223-1108
(UK) 0-800-894-057
(Europe) 310-440-4225

Weather in Anguilla

Weather Summary Anguilla
Today: Sunny 79F 26C 66% Humidity, April 1
Low temp since last news report 75F 23C
High temp since last news report 84F 28C
Low humidity since last news report 56%
Tropical storm web site Link
Five-day weather forecast Link

Upcoming Events in Anguilla

The Anguilla Local News has a calendar for the year showing events, holidays, and activities.

Apr 2. Good Friday, public holiday.
Apr 5. Easter Monday, boat races.

Arts Festival Deadline: The last date to register for this summer's Art Festival has been changed from March 31 to May 31, due to from Caribbean neighbors. There are registration options to suit all artistic temperments and pocketbooks.

Budget Anguilla: Casa Nadine

[Click to enlarge] Anguilla has budget accommodations as well as luxury ones. Casa Nadine is probably the least expensive.

It is recommended as a good choice for those who would be seeking a youth hostel in these postings to Julian Niles' Tête-à-Tête Forum for Anguilla.

Casa Nadine telephone: 1-264-497-2358

Below is a review of Casa Nadine from a visiting teacher with a backpack:

Hi Bob,

Met you at the Computer Club last Thursday. It was nice to see the good things going on (and the enthusiastic kids!)

O.K as promised a quick review about Casa Nadine in The Valley

A nice place, especially if you consider the cost (20 dollar a person). The owner is very friendly and helpful, rooms are clean and have a fan and shower / toilet. The only negative is the kitchen, that could use a thorough clean up, but for making a breakfast it is still o.k. (there is a fridge).

Anyway, all the best with your good work over there, if you ever want to let your kids do / exchange e-mails, I have loads of students willing to do so, just drop me e-mail by then.


Marcel Ideler
International School The Hague
The Hague, Holland

Updates and Feedback

[Click to enlarge] Update on Wallblake House: The gross amount raised at the auction was $20,000 and the net is $19,000. The money from the auction will enable them to complete the new roof before the hurricane season. They are using authentic wallaby shingles of the type originally used on the house. The Wallblake House Trust is also offering a new raffle which is a week at Malliouhana for two, including round trip airfare (from anywhere), car rental, and five dinners for two at five local restaurants. Only 500 tickets to be sold. Cost of tickets are $50. Drawing on Nov 26, 1999 at the Malliouhana Hotel at 5 pm. For more information, contact Margie at or Fiona at

Back Issues and Translations. The previous issue is now available in Italian (translated by Gaetano Di Palo) and in German (translated by Hans Krähenbühl). Every issue of the Anguilla news since Sep95 is available on this web site. To browse by date and language, click here.

Update on Pressure King: Pressure does not spend much time around Shoal Bay anymore. He has a charter boat, the Pressure Queen that operates mostly out of Sandy Ground.

New Visitor Training Program

Here is what you need to know for your first visit to Anguilla:
Comfort: 80F day and night. Casual dress. No ties. No swimsuits in town. Airco for some people. Put shorts in your carry on (baggage gets lost).
Perils: Use sunscreen at the beach. Do not touch coral. Guard against mosquitos.
Money: Bring US cash and travellers checks, plus your credit cards. No ATM machines.
Groceries: Places to buy groceries and how to find them!
Phone/Net:: Reliable but expensive. Consider Internet-by-the-minute.
Driving: Stay to the left. Don't worry about horn beeps. Bring your license.
Manners: Say "good morning" before stating your business. Wave to strangers.
More Tips: Power. Pets. Gratuities. Ferries. Marriage. ...

Web Sites About Anguilla

Nature Boy Expeditions. Dubois Webster, aka Nature Boy, now has a web site for his Anguilla water exploration business at -- when we bought our used catamarran in Island Harbour, Nature Boy came out from his house to help us fix the broken parts and teach us how to sail it. He is a great teacher.

Arawak Resort is under new management and is offering a 50% off special (starting at $55 for the summer, $87.50 for next winter). And they have a new web site: and email address:

Lots for Sale. Beachfront building lots are for sale at Lockrum (that is between Little Harbour and Blowing Point) on this web page.

Human Energy Kerry Davis has created the web site for his totally natural health system based on colours.

Splash Villa has updated their web page at

Sea View Guest House in Sandy Ground now has email,, to go with their web page.

Ritz Watersports has an updated web site with new pictures from this season. Check it out, then learn to waterski.

Luciano Ristorante Italiano

[Click to enlarge] If you are looking for some Northern Italian pasta for dinner, then consider Luciano in Long Bay village (about a block east of Malliouhana Hotel).

Your hosts Luciano Romani (an Italian from the Italian Riviera) and his wife Sophie Jaquin (French, from Paris) will make you welcome, as evidence this recent email message below:


Date: Tue, 2 Feb 1999 14:23:58 -0000

We went to Shoal Bay - a little too busy for us but very pretty. We went there from Billy's where we had a good (and very cheap) breakfast. Whilst at Billy's we met a young lady called Desiree who braids hair at Shoal Bay. We gave her a lift to Shoal Bay - she should give up hair braiding and become a singer - very talented.

You should try Luciano's. My friend had the pesto pasta, which was very good indeed and I had the mushroom pasta (the mushrooms were wonderful - very French). The tricolore salad is the best on the island (that we could find). However, if you are not a big fan of tiramisu (I am not) then pass on the desserts and head straight for the cappuccino.

If you do go there say hello to the Italian owner for us - he should remember two London people who came several times and promised to look up his good friend, the owner of the best Italian restaurant in London, Zafferano's.


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Telephone: 1-264-497-6700 for reservations. They only accept American Express. Open for lunch. Closed Fridays, also closes for September and October.

Directions: If you are staying in the West End, Luciano is just up the road from Malliouhana Hotel. Starting from the airport parking lot, take the only exit and turn left, then left again to drive past the airport going west. Go through the airport roundabout and follow the main road, going straight through the other roundabout at Sandy Ground. After the South Hill Plaza on the left, watch for a paved right turn to Long Bay Village (which may or may not have a traffic light). Drive through the village and watch for Luciano on the right, just before Meads Bay and the Malliouhana Hotel.

Luciano Dinner Menu Feb 99
Insalata Caprese
Tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil, oregano, olive oil
Legumi alla Griglia
Grilled vegetables with garlic and basil
Beef carpaccio with celery and slice of parmesan
Insalata Mista
Tomato, carrots and mixed green salad
Insalata Di Gamberi E Pomodoro
Mesolum salad with shrimps and tomato, basil black olive and chives
Zuppa Di Cipolla
Home made onion soup, Italian style
Zuppa Di Pesce
Home made fish soup
Spaghetti Pomodoro E Basilico
Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce and basil
Linguini alla Puttanesca
Linguini with fresh tomato sauce, capers, anchovies, black olives, garlic, oregano
Linguini Al Pesto
Linguini with fresh home made pesto sauce
Spaghetti Frutti Di Mare
See food with tomato sauce, shrimps, calamari, mussels. Parsley and garlic
Spaghetti Aglio Olio Pepperoncio
Spaghetti with garlic olive and crushed red pepper
Fettuccini Ai Porcini
Fettuccini with french cepes mushrooms with cream sauce
Linguini Ai Crayfish O Aragosta
linguini with crayfish or lobster with cognac. Garlic, Fresh tomato sauce, white wine and a touch of cream sauce
Pollo alla Griglia
Grilled breast chicken with rosemary
Piccata Al Limone
Veal with lemon sauce and white wine
Pesce Del Giorno alla Griglia
Grilled fish of the day
Calamari Fritti
Fried calamary with slices of fried zucchini
Tiramisu $10.00
Dolce Cioccolato tiepido con alsa alla vaniglia
Warm chocolate cake with custard sauce
Semifreddo in Salsa D' Arancio
Honey parfait with orange sauce
Panna Cotta Al Cioccolato O alla fragola
Panna cotta with chocolate sauce or strawberry coulis

All prices are in U.S. Dollars, plus 15% service charge.

Stories from the previous and earlier issues.
La Veranda Restaurant Splash Villa
Programmers Here Valley Primary News
Radio Stations Shipping

Anguilla Internet Yellow Pages



Bob Green

Our villa on Shoal Bay: Bellamare.

And ten minutes away, our villa in St Barths.

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