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 2000/03/12 - Click to enlarge pictures

A View of Meads Bay

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Directions: starting in the airport parking lot, take the only exit and turn left, then left again past the airport entrance, straight through the roundabout, and west down the main island road. Continue straight through the Sandy Ground roundabout and drive about 5 miles. The side road into Meads Bay reconnects with the main road, so you can take either turn off. The first is a paved right turn after CusinArt but before Sonesta; it should have a sign for Frangipani Resort. This goes through Long Bay village and down a hill to the Malliouhana hotel. There is public beach access right at the bottom of the hill. The road continues along the beach and pond and reconnects with the main road at La Sirena hotel.

March 3 Election Results: Visit Site

Oriental Restaurant in The Valley

[Click to enlarge] You can get Chinese dishes at reasonable prices in Anguilla. Try the Oriental Restaurant. They offer all the standard Chinese dishes like sweet and sour chicken, plus Nasi Goreng, with chicken, pork, beef or shrimp. Although they have a nice bar and table area, you will also see a steady stream of customers at lunch and dinner time dropping by to pickup their take-away orders. Open 11 to 11 every day.

The Oriental Restaurant used to be located in The Quarter, but moved to a brand new building in The Valley in December 1997. Anna the propreitess tells us that she has been open in Anguilla since 1982. Before that they lived in St. Martin, Costa Rica, and originally, Canton, China. Telephone: 1-264-497-2763.

Directions: located next to Fairplay Center/IGA in The Valley. From the airport parking lot, take the only exit, turn left and left again past the airport entrance. Then turn right at the roundabout, go into The Valley, turn left at the post office and you should see the Oriental Restaurant on the right in the next block.

Carnival and Boat Racing for Summer 2000

Carnival starts on Friday August 4th in the millenium year.

Fri Aug 4

Warm Up Jam 7 am, The Valley

ANCAA Food fair and Arts & Craft6am-2pm, Coronation Ave, The Valley

Kids N' Karnival Children's Program10am-2pm, Agr. Station Grounds, The Valley

Opening Nite - Fireworks Display, Ceremony6:30 pm Carnival Village
Sat Aug 5

Junior Calypso Show8:30pm Carnival Village

Colourful Costume Competition10pm Carnival Village
Sun Aug 6

Heineken Warm up A Class Boat Race 1pm Sandy Ground

Prince & Princess Show 7:30pm Carnival Village
Mon Aug 7

Jouvert Morning Sunrise Street Jammin 5am-10am The Valley

August Monday A, B, & C Class Boat Races 11am Sandy Ground

Water Sports (Swiming races, Sun Fish Races, Pond Boat Races, etc.) 1pm Sandy Ground?

Intl Nite "Trinidad Calypso Review" 9pm Carnival Village
Tues Aug 8

Class A Boat Race 1:30pm Sandy Ground to Island Harbor

CCB Miss Talented Teen 8:30pm Carnival Village
Wed Aug 9

A & B Class Boat Races1pm Sandy Ground to Blowing Point

Anguilla Calypso Monarch Competition 8:30pm Carnival Village
Thurs Aug 10

A, B, & C Class Boat Races 11am Meads Bay Beach

Pond Boat Races3pm Meads Bay Beach

Miss Anguilla Pageant & Show 8:30pm Carnival Village
Fri Aug 11

Parade of Troupes 1pm The Valley

Bonfire Beach Excursion Outing 8pm Junks Hole Beach
Sat Aug 12

Last Lap Sunrise Street Party 5am-10am The Valley

Leeward Islands Calypso Monarch Competition 9pm Carnival Village
Sun Aug 13

Champion of Champion A Class Boat Race 1pm Sandy Ground

Champion of Champions Pond Boat Races3pm Sandy Ground

Caribbean Silk Screen

[Click for Caribbean Silk Screen] Ever wonder where hotels get their staff polo shirts with the embroidered logo and name? Caribbean Silk Screen in South Hill is the answer (look for their sign on the cliff overlooking Sandy Ground, not far from the roundabout).

They also make t-shirts of course. To the right is one of their original t-shirt patterns, one of the most popular. Caribbean Silk Screen Co started business some 17 years ago and can do custom silk screen and embroidered logos (with their computer systems). They have both the wholesale production facility and a retail outlet on the premises. Visit their shop to see the shirts actually being made and study their large inventory.

New web page:

The latest addition to this family-run operation is a new building for their OSSIA Massage and Esthetics.
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Directions: starting from the airport parking lot, take the only exit and turn left, then left again, past the airport entrance, and straight through the roundabout west down the main island road. Go straight through the Sandy Ground roundabout into South Hill and watch for the right turn into Caribbean Silk Screen in about 1/2 mile.

Weather in Anguilla

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Sunny 77F 25C 57% Humidity, March 12
Low temp since last news report 72F 22C
High temp since last news report 79F 26C
Low humidity since last news report 42%
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Cafe at the Hydroponic Gardens

[Click to enlarge] Anguilla has a unique vegetarian choice for lunch at CuisinArt Resort and Spa. Seating is outside under a shade awning, but you are escorted into the greenhouse to choose your lunch from an extensive vegetarian buffet. After you negotiate your likes with the chef, he prepares and serves it.

The day we visited the buffet included a fine couscous salad, eggplant prepared two ways, haricots (beans), sliced, freshly vine-ripened tomatoes, grilled peppers, and much more. Everything on offer was vegetarian. The Antipasto plate at $15 was more than enough for two. But we didn't know that and added a $5 head of hydroponic bib lettuce in a baked bread bowl. A very reasonable lunch for Anguilla. There was far more than we could eat, so it didn't matter that there is no dessert menu.

Kalinga is the chef and maitre'd at the Hydroponic Cafe. He moved from Zaire to Maryland at age 14, went to college in Rhode Island, and met the owner of CuisinArt in Miami and was offered a job in Anguilla.
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Directions: starting from the airport parking lot, take the only exit and turn left, then left again, past the airport entrance, straight through the roundabout and west down the island along the main road. Continue straight through the Sandy Ground roundabout into South Hill and continue for several miles. The left turn for CuisinArt is just past the turn off for Anguilla Great House. When you enter the resort, you will find the hydroponic cafe on the left of the gate house and guest parking to the right of the lobby.

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Anguilla Diary: February 28, 2000 to March 12, 2000

Here is a day-by-day compendium of news items, as we gathered them - starting with the most recent.

Sunday, March 12, 2000

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Vodou Influences... from Canada's Yukon. What began two years ago in 1998 as a simple e-mail request for information on techniques used by Haitian artisans to produce their beautiful vodou flags has developed into a show by this Canadian artist at Savannah Gallery, Anguilla in the Caribbean’s Leeward Islands.

Dawson’s Shelley Hakonson was researching Haitian vodou spirits and culture to help her develop style and technique for a series of upcoming works. While surfing the Internet, she found the website of Savannah Gallery, which features contemporary Caribbean art from throughout the region. The gallery also specializes in Haitian art, which caught Shelley’s eye. That’s when the relationship began.
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Savannah Gallery responded to her request and e-mails went back and forth for some time. As Savannah’s owners are Canadian, they were intrigued even more by Shelley’s interest in vodou art and helped fill in as many blanks as possible for her research. Hakonson sent a couple of photos of one of her works, “Iguana,” including close-ups of the detail. The Gallery was impressed with what they saw and broached the idea of doing an exhibition in Anguilla, which came to fruition on March 9, 2000 and runs until March 30th.

The work includes: intricate bead & sequin work; subtle acrylic paint foundations; clever use of fabric and elaborate stitching with various threads.

“Vodou is far more complicated than I ever imagined. I didn’t realize how deeply Catholic beliefs had infused and blended with ancient tribal customs of Africa.

“My work reflects only the surface. I have attempted to blend into these pieces, some of the same techniques that vodou artists use on their flags. This series of work is my “take” on this fascinating religion. It represents the viewpoint of a Scottish-Canadian woman, living in Canada’s far north.”

Saturday, March 11, 2000

Sea View Apartments. In answer to an inquiry on the Anguilla Tête-à-Tête forum about inexpensive places to stay, a visitor posted the following tip (Click Here for actual post):
We stay at SEA VIEW APARTMENTS in Sandy Ground...a cute little apt building which features a 1 bedroom apt., or a 2 bedroom ..very reasonable prices ...the guest book is filled with repeat guests by Violet Richardson..and her niece Sherma...lovely people, very warm and sincere... not fancy but everything you need and located perfectly. Almost on the beach takes 20 seconds from door to water (really)... by the way they live upstairs and next door so someone is usually around ...located past Johnnos on the right - lots of locals homes on the same street, real Anguilla ... you will make many friends there and have a great time for less$$...Ripples, Pumphouse, Johnnos, Barrel Stay, all a short walk away... Road bay is a great mix of nice beach and activity Call -
Click Here for the Sea View web page.

Friday, March 10, 2000

Shoal Bay Scuba News Page. This scuba and watersports operation has added a "Events of the Month" page to their web site, containing pictures and stories about recent dive visitors to Anguilla. The page was updated on Feb 26th, so if you dove with them, check for your picture, Click Here.

Moonsplash. Bankie Banx has announced March 17-18-19 as the dates for Moonsplash 2000. The Dune Preserve site was badly damaged in Hurricane Lenny and had to be rebuilt for Moonsplash. Here is the latest Moonsplash 2000 schedule of events: Check Bankie's web site for updates as they are announced: Click Here.

Anguillian Acquires St. Maarten Firm. Ramdat Jagbandhan (email: writes to announce the sale of his accounting and tax practice firm to Lyndon Webster of Island Harbour. Ramdat, seventy four years old, founder and recently retired Managing Director said,
“The time had come for me to pass on the business, and Mr. Webster is most capable. All the clients are very happy with the way he handles the reporting function, the way he relates to them, and the way he has innovated the Company; now equipped with the latest Small Business Accounting Software, Networking, and Communications.”

Thursday, March 09, 2000

Dogon Wood Sculpture. An exhibition from Mali, Africa, opening March 18th and running until April 15th. Location: Hannah-Waver House, The Valley. 1-264-497-3571. Exhibition presented by World Art and Antigues Gallery (Old Factory Plaza, opposite Catholic Church).

Shari Erickson Exhibition Opens. A new exhibition of works opened March 4th at the Devonish Gallery and runs until March 17th. For more information and examples of Shari's work, Click Here.

Pet Adoption Web Site. click to see more puppies and kittens

There are a number of adorable pets on Anguilla looking for homes. A new pet can add untold hours of joy to your family and provide you with more unconditional love than you can imagine. Consider adopting a pet that needs a home if your family is ready for this addition, rather than acquiring a purebred from another country. Mixed breeds are often the smartest, sweetest and have the best temperaments of all dogs.

Now these dogs and cats have their own web site: Click Here.

Wednesday, March 08, 2000

Digital Cameras 1997. See three sets of candid pictures taken by Anguillian students experimenting with a digital camera for the first time, three years ago: Click Here and Click Here and Click Here.

Bahamas-Anguilla World Cup Qualifying Match. Read all about Sunday's match at Zack's Anguillian Sports Link, which now has a new domain name: Click Here.

Tuesday, March 07, 2000

Crowds at Swearing In. The Daily Herald reports "an exceptionally large crowd of people was at the Parliamentary Building on Monday, March 6, to witness the swearing-in of the new Government": Click Here

Build Your Own:

Seafeather Villa has a new domain name, Click Here.

In the archive

Lloyd's Guest House has welcomed a large number of visitors from Italy this year. Therefore, they are now providing an Italian version of their web site: Click Here.

Monday, March 06, 2000

Sapphire Restaurant. The Tourist Board has information about the new Sapphire Restaurant overlooking Maundays Bay on their News and Events page: Click Here.

And a frequent and long-time Anguilla visitor has posted a short review of this new restaurant to the Anguilla Anguilla Tête-à-Tête forum. If you have tried Sapphire and want to add your comments, Click Here.

This new restaurant opened less than a month ago and, although we didn't get to try it for dinner, we were their first guests for lunch and think this place is going to be a comer. Visually, it is quite appealing with it's whitewash throughout and its bold accents of appealing blues picked up in decorations, glassware, etc. hence the name Sapphire. The owner, Pedro, used to be the maitre d' at Cap Juluca and learned his lessons well. Try their vegetable pizza. Quite different in its crust, quite appealing in its taste. The view is charming too with sights of Marigot and St. Martin.

Holiday Monday. Due to the elections, Monday March 6 is a public holiday in Anguilla.

Sunday, March 05, 2000

News of the Election. Associated Press reporter on Anguilla, Wycliffe Richardson, reports on the election results at Yahoo, Click Here and the new Chief Minister, Osbourne Fleming: Click Here.

Saturday, March 04, 2000

Beal To Sign With Guyana. Beal Aerospace has proposed building a satellite launch facility on Sombrero Island. According to a report in a Guyana newspaper, Beal will be signing a deal by mid-March with the Guyana governemt for a rocket launch site in the interior of that South American country: Click Here.

Incredible Sunset. March 2, 2000.

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March 3 Election Results. all 7 incumbents re-elected. United Front should form government: Click Here for Site and Click Here for Roy Peacock's Site.

Friday, March 03, 2000

Internet Yellow Pages:
All known Anguilla sites. is current with the candiates for today's election and carry balloting results live tonight: Click Here.

Koal Keel Restaurant was badly damaged by Hurrcane Lenny last November. It will reopen in the fall sporting a new, and reportedly surprise, decor. [From AHTA newsletter.]

Football (Soccer) In Anguilla. World Cup FIFA Match. Anguilla vs. Bahamas. Ronald Webster Park. Sunday. 2:15 for the Governer and opening ceremony. 3pm match starts. For more soccer news ("Unlucky Injuries for Anguillian Footballers"), visit the Anguillian Sports Link: Click Here.

Bounced Emails. When people subscribe to the Anguilla news, they provide their email address as the way to get in touch with them. But if they mistype their address, all email to them will bounce and we can't even reach them to get it corrected. Here are the bounced email addresses that we have dropped from our subscriber list in the last few months: (James R. Sottile) (Carol Colburn) (michael Kocor) (Rozalina Mladenova) (Ginny Elliott) (edward Taylor) (Jim Howard) (Dennnis Rollison) (Patricia L. Giedrys) (LouAnn Moore) (Dargan Burns, III) (Ed Lake) (D. Henry ) (maureen davis) (clare grap) (Martin Bew) (Tom and Patti Chesebrough) (ed and teri glasheen) (Carol Chwazik Darrow)
POTTER.1227@AOL.COM (STACY SCHELLER) (Jose Sacal) (William Egge) (Elizabeth Marshall) (Eamonn O cathain)
rclake@PRODIGY.NET (John Sias) (stanley doobin)
OYH@NETSGO.COM (OHYOUHGHWAN) (richard kalin) (Will Walls) (Cecil J. Sharp)

Thursday, March 02, 2000

Find Your Photo. Net Concepts has a new site,, where it is posting candid photos taken at local events such as the Wallblake House Auction: Click Here.

Lawn Party. The Anguilla Craft Group Annual Benefit will be held Saturday, March 18th, 11:30-3:30 on the grounds of Government House in Old Ta. Arts and crafts created by the group, plus displays and sales by local artists and a special children's art booth. Homemade refreshments.

Parasailing. Emma Royden (email: writes: Click for more pictures
Although I have been travelling to and from Anguilla since the age of 5 and lived on island for a year between Sept 98 and Sept 99, I don't think that we have ever met, although I have heard much about you and all the computer/internet work that you do, and you are probably aware of some work that I did last summer with a friend of mine Eleanor Stacey. Together we put on Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Ruthwill, Eleanor directed and I was stage manager. I am also a subscriber to which I am grateful for as it keeps me posted on all the news and events whilst I am in England where I live.

The reason for this email, apart from the brief life history, is that whilst on one of my usual excursions into the world wide web, I discovered your home page and was amazed and delighted to find two links which were for friends of mine - Nature Boy, and Dandy and King (Second Wind Watersports). The picture of Nature Boy is great and you can't help smiling when you look at him (he's such a smilie kinda guy:), but I thought that you might be able to use some better pictures for Second Wind. Since Parasailing became a kinda hobby to me during the summer I have some nice pictures of me parasailing and also a nice one of King and Dandy which I thought you might like to use. (For Emma's pictures, Click Here.)

Anguilla Forums:

Travel Talk

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Monkeys. Went for a walk with the neighbors and the dog early this morning - and we saw a monkey! Watched it jump up and down the rocks and trees, then heard another "monkey-like" sound, and thought we saw another one. Then one of our group saw both at the same time. Small, long tails. Monkeys are not indigenous to Anguilla, as far as I know.

Wednesday, March 01, 2000

Prince Andrew is scheduled to visit Anguilla on March 14th and 15th. Read more about his scheduled itinerary in the Daily Herald: Click Here.

Anguilla Questions?
Email the Tourist Board at or the Hotel Association at

CEG Web Site News. Graham Crabtree (email: let us know that his site for C.E.G. Ltd. has been redesigned and updated: Click Here. He has added a newsletter section focusing on offshore finance and Anguilla, plus email discussion groups on Anguilla news and Offshore Practice Name Exchange

New NBA Building.

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National Bank of Anguilla has started using their new building, with over 7000 sq ft of badly needed space. The elegant structure was designed by David Kenworthy and constructed by Orchard, Romney and Beck. For a picture of last minute landscaping preparations, Click Here. Customers of the bank will be happy to hear that there is a large new parking lot. For more details, read the story in the Daily Herald: Click Here

Monday, February 28, 2000

More Stories from FC '00. The Financial Cryptography conference is over, but stories are still be published on the web about the ideas discussed there: Click Here and Click Here.

Pumphouse Reopens! The Pumphouse Bar and Grill in Sandy Ground reopened their bar on February 21st and are hoping to start serving food next week. They had lots of repairs to do after Hurricane Lenny. (News courtesy Catherine Orchard, email:

Stories from the previous and earlier issues.
Windward Point Collins Hodge
Nominations Apple Theatre Company
Daily Diary Glassbottom Boats

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