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Summer Festival 2001 was a week long celebration of carnival events and boat racing. . . .

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Carnival 2001

For events winners and more pictures, visit the web site.

Other pictures can be found at

Pictured below is Miss Anguilla, Tonya Brooks. The second picture is the Pond Dippers Troupe in the parade; they represented Anguilla's history through the salt pickers. Then Teacher Art's troupe in the parade and then a band playing on a truck in the parade.

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Below are pictures of the "Viva Las Vegas" troupe.

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Pictures by Janine Edwards

Cheryl's Cafe & Pastry

[Click to enlarge] The Rainbow Isles Shopping Plaza is buzzing with activity as various new businesses set up shop there. Cheryl's Café & Pastry is a cute little bar and restaurant which opened in July. Currently it offers a fast food menu with an Anguillian flair. The menu includes saltfish and johnny cakes, fish burgers, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chicken, flying fish, and other quick tit bits. Entrepreneur Joe Vanterpool who is spearheading the venture sees the spot as a great place for special occasions and parties.

Tel. 264-497-3444. Opening hours: Monday - Wednesday 7am - 3pm; Thursday - Sunday 7am - 10pm. Email: Located in the Rainbow Isles Shopping Plaza on Long Path.

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Story and pictures by Janine Edwards

Weather in Anguilla

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Sunny 86F 30C 63% Humidity, Sept 2
Low temp since last news report 77F 25C
High temp since last news report 86F 30C
Low humidity since last news report 58%
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Omolulu Institute Milestone

[Click to enlarge] Teacher Gloria Omololu Institute celebrates it's first Grade Six graduation.

The Institute was established on September 3, 1994, with an enrolment of 45 students who formed two preschool classes and one primary class. Each year a class was added so that by it's seventh year the Institute became a full primary school of six grades.

On July 4, 2001, The Teacher Gloria Omololu Institute celebrated its first Grade Six Graduation. A day, founder Dr. Oluwakemi M. Linda Banks, has dreamt of since it's inception in 1994.

The graduation was celebrated with a cap and gown ceremony held at Stoney Ground Primary School auditorium.

The ceremonies began with a graduation procession followed by a word of prayer led by Pastor John Gumbs.

The prayer was preceded with songs sung by each of the grades of the Gloria Omololu Institute.
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Guest speaker's Rev. Keithly Richardson, Mr. Ashton Bradley, Joan Richardson, Leslie Richardson and Chief Minister Honorable Osborne Fleming gave speeches offering inspiration to the grade six graduates.

Awards were presented to Klirence Belle, Shountae Boothe, Rhys Carter, Shinika Lake, Tiara Muhammad, Alexander Orchard and Mikol Rias. Shountae Booth was this year's valedictorian.

After the graduation ceremony grade six students and their parents attended a special dinner held at La Sirena. Teachers, parents and students of the Gloria Omololu Institute enjoyed the occasion.

During the last days of school Dr. Oluwakemi M. Linda Banks performed individual exit interviews with all of the grade six students who will be continuing on to the Albena Lake Hodge Comprehensive School. The best of luck in future endeavors to all the graduates.

Story and pictures by Aly Armstrong.

Recipe-of-the-Month from E's Oven

[Click to enlarge] Trigger Fish Cakes with Tomato and Corn Tartar Sauce.

Fish Cakes:


Mix the fish, slice of bread, one egg and seasonings together well. Then form mixture into 2 oz. flat round cakes. Mix the milk and one egg together. Dip fish cakes in flour and then in the egg and milk batter. Roll the cakes in breadcrumbs then hot fry until golden brown.



Roast the corn, then remove and chop kernels. Mix all sauce ingredients together.

Serve with green salad. Garnish with beet, carrot and turnips.

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Chef Vernon Hughes

Chef Vernon Hughes is now the proud owner of E's Oven, a delightful restaurant located in South Hill which specializes in upscale Caribbean cuisine. You can't miss the brightly painted yellow and red building along the mainroad!

The menu is quite interesting featuring appetizers such as "Warm Shrimp Salad with a Three Bean Salad" and "Blue Fish in a Basil Cream Sauce served with Green Peas." The Entrée selection which ranges from US$10 - $20 is also innovative with a local flavour…including "Anguillian Fillet Red Snapper served in a Pineapple Salsa."

Hughes has also operated a catering service for the past 10 years offering services for weddings and parties on the island.

Vernon has close to 20 years of culinary experience, spending most of his professional career at Cinnamon Reef, starting as a Dish Washer and forging his way up to Executive Chef. He captured the title of "Chef of the Year" in Anguilla in 1991 and 1992.

For eight years, Chef Vernon was a member of the Anguilla Culinary team, a distinguished selection of the island's top Chefs chosen to represent Anguilla in regional competitions organized by the Caribbean Culinary Federation. In 1997, the Anguilla team racked up a whopping twenty one medals in the "Taste of the Caribbean" competition which was held in Puerto Rico. They also came away with the coveted title of "Most Innovative Caribbean Menu" that year.

The name "E's Oven" is a tribute to Vernon's late mother. She used to bake in a traditional stone oven which was located where the bar section of the restaurant now sits.

Opening hours: 12 midday to 12 midnight, everyday except Tuesdays. Telephone no. 264-498-8258

Story and pictures by Janine Edwards

Swimming with the Dolphins

[Click to enlarge] During my last visit to Dolphin Fantaseas I observed with great excitement as swimmers interacted with the dolphins.. I had lots to say about what I saw.

Having now had the opportunity myself to swim with these delightful mammals and have them feed from and nuzzle my hands, I know that words cannot aptly capture the magic of the dolphin interactive encounter.

Perhaps these photos will give you a glimpse into the experience.

For more information you can contact Dolphin Fantaseas at Tel. 264-497-SWIM or 264-498-SWIM or email

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Story by Janine Edwards. Pictures by Rocklyn Maynard.

Anguilla Diary: August 15 to September 2, 2001

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

Sunday, September 02, 2001
Over 30 Anguilla beaches.

Marine Biology Camp.

Junior Fleming organized a marine biology camp for primary school graduates this summer, introducing them to what lives under the sea around Anguilla.

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Saturday, September 01, 2001


Jackie Cestero reports:

In the first week of August. AARF received a call from tourists in Little Harbour that there was a dog stranded on the rocks in front of their villa that had been beaten. Amy Williams went to their villa where they had brought the dog inside. He was bruised, swollen and unable to walk. Buddy has had great care thanks to Amy and is in much better shape now. He still limps but has a wonderful personality despite his horrible treatment. He is a large male who is about 1 to 2 years of age. He would make a wonderful pet in a home with lots of love.

If you or anyone you know who would be willing to give Buddy a second chance at a good life, please call Amy at 497-4600 Monday through Friday from 9am to 1pm. Visit our web site at to see pictures of Buddy and our other adorable pets awaiting adoption.

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Small Sailboat Racing in Island Harbour.

The Anguillian sea faring spirit lives on! Young boys at Island Harbour sharpen their sailing skills as they organise frequent fun boat races during their summer holidays. One of their popular routes takes them from the Scilly Cay area to Shoal Bay and back. Note: these are small, one-person sailboats. There are also popular model sailboat races in Island Harbour.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2001
All the resorts/hotels/inns.

The Pavillion Hotel Web Site. This small resort hotel just a block from the beach in Blowing Point now has its own web site. Give it a look by clicking the link above.

Sunday, August 19, 2001

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

Altamer Restaurant. Rebecca Eggleton ( reports that the restaurant at Altamer Resort is staying open all through the season. So if you are looking for a gourmet dining experience, give them a try (remember they have Chef Leduc).

We went to Altamer for dinner last week - the restaurant is very elegant; ask the Chef for a tour of his kitchen. It is a chef's dream.

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Saturday, August 18, 2001

Real Estate

Long Pond Condos. Ambrose Fleming has updated his web site with new pictures of the construction, updated information, floor plans, and much more for this waterfront condominium project. He expects to hold the grand opening this fall. Click the link above.
Restaurants and menus.

News From Ripples. As you may know, many restaurants in Anguilla are closed this time of year. (Here is a list of openings and closings.) But Ripples in Sandy Ground continues to serve good food and fun ambiance. Owner Jackie writes today:

Just a little note about our lady chef Jacky Henry. She is making a slow recovery from her awful car accident and thanks everyone for the kind messages.

Menu this Saturday: Earlybird specials 5pm-7pm at $12 each.

Wahoo with a medley of peppers and onions... delightful.

Roast lamb with saute potatoes and fresh veg.

Chicken Fettucine in a cream sauce.

Veggie dinner on request. Call 497-3380 for reservations.

Thursday, August 16, 2001
Private villas for rent.

Romantic Getaway Package at Bow Green… a lovely private villa at Rendezvous Bay…located a few steps away from the gorgeous 2 mile stretch of soft white sands. Perfect for honeymoons and anniversary celebrations. Package includes: 7 nights accommodation, chilled champagne upon arrival, two 30 minute deep tissue massages in the comfort of your villa by a certified professional and maid service. Features: Fabulous sea views and breezes, air conditioned bedrooms, lovely garden for breakfast and evening dining, fax facilities and all the comforts of home. US$1,800 inclusive of service and taxes. Designed specially for couples. Valid from October 1, 2001 to December 14, 2001. Website: Email:

Stories from the previous and earlier issues.
Sandy Hill Summer Camp Recipe-CuisinArt
Wines Etc Camp Be Aware
Colony Leisure August Diary

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