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Sunset in Anguilla can be spectacular. . . .

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 2002/05/26 - Click to enlarge pictures

Sunset 2002

The picture above was taken in May, 2002. Here are some other Anguilla sunsets:

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Zippity Do Da - Exotic Boat Charter

[Click to enlarge] Jack Tramonte and Mere Leighton have moved from the midwest to the Caribbean and set themselves up in the charter boat business.

Along with their Anguillian partner Bev Harrigan (who owns the Madeariman Reef on Shoal Bay) and their two very experienced captains from The Forest, Maxroy Fleming and his brother Germane, they have chartered the Zippity Do Da to St. Martin, St Barths, Saba, Nevis and Tortola. Of course they do the local charters to Little Bay, Sandy Island, PricklyPear, Scilly Cay and Scrub. They are starting to get a lot of charters from St. Martin. It has always been their intention to bring additional tourists to the beautiful island of Anguilla. They will be chartering all summer and have special off season rates.
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You can even charter a trip to Nevis to play golf, with all local arrangements made for you. Nothing to worry about. Even stay over a night if you wish! Special airport charter trip is $250. And they handle the baggage and everything!

The name Zippity Do Da came from the Disney movie Songs Of The South. Mister blue bird on my shoulder, hence the color of the boat. Zippity is 42 foot powered by 700 horsepower diesel engines; it is manufactured by Chris Craft. It has an electronic head aboard and sleeps 4 comfortably, while carrying 10 to 12 passengers plus crew. The boat cruises at 55 mph with a top speed of 65 to 70. Due to the design, the boat is made for rough waters.

Telephone: Jack and Mere (264.235.7038). Max Roy (264.772.0250, 264.497.5237).

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Weather in Anguilla

Weather Summary Satellite
Hazy 81F 27C 58% Humidity, May 25
Low temp since last news report 75F 23C
High temp since last news report 84F 28C
Low humidity since last news report 52%
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Lucy's Atop Keg's, George Hill

[Click to enlarge] Lucia Connor, one of the pioneers of Anguilla's culinary arena, has recently opened a charming restaurant "Lucy's Atop Keg's" which serves up a delightful array of lunch and dinner choices. The rooftop location is ideal for fresh breezes and pleasant views of the sea and St Maarten. Lucy serves Caribbean and French cuisine.

The menu offers a wide range of soups, salads, sandwiches, appetizers, entrees and desserts and also features fresh tropical coladas made from fruits such as mango and banana. Soups include Fish, Chicken, Pumpkin or Lobster Soup (ranging between US$5 and $7); Salads include Plain, Garden, Shrimp, Lobster or Conch Fritter Salads ($4 - $12) and entrées include Whole Red Snapper Creole, Shrimp Kebab, Coconut Shrimp, Filet of Chicken Breast, Grilled Lobster or Crayfish, Rib Eye Steak, Creole or Curried Goat and more ($14 - $25).
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The Specialty of the House is Lucy's Filet of Snapper and Shrimp in a Creole Sauce ($22). All entrées are served with fresh vegetables.

Lucy has earned her stripes in the food and beverage industry having grown up around her mother who worked in the business in St. Maarten. A born Anguillian she spent her earlier years in St Maarten and enjoyed working there in restaurants after school.

Shortly after the beginning of the Anguilla revolution in 1967, Lucy moved back to Anguilla with her children and set up home on the island. In 1975 she converted a house into Lucy's Harbour View Restaurant which she sold 22 years later to the current ownership of Overlook Restaurant.
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In the mid 1980's Lucy also opened a second restaurant with an informal, lively ambience called Palm Palms on the beach at Sandy Ground. This was the hot spot on the island - various local bands including the Mussingtons came alive at the Palm Palms.

Hosting and creating fine cuisine come like second nature to Lucy….this is her passion and her natural warmth and hospitality attest to this. Discover this new restaurant and meet Lucy who's always happy to share stories about her experiences on the island.

Directions: When driving west on the George Hill mainroad, immediately after the junction turning to Little Harbour, take a sharp right at the Lucy's sign, drive for several meters and park in the open area.

Tel. (264)-497-2253. Email her son Carl for more information at

Opening hours: Lunch 12 noon until. Dinner: 7:00pm - 11:00pm. Closed Sundays.

Story and pictures by Janine Edwards

Ms. Venus Model Anguilla

[Click to enlarge] Ten young women in Anguilla will vie for the title Ms. Venus Model Anguilla at a grand show to be held at the Landsome Bowl Cultural Center on Saturday June 15 at 7:30pm.

There will be several titles to be won: Best Interview, Best Swimsuit, Ms. Amity and Ms. Photogenic. Sheila Davis is spearheading this event which is the first of its kind on the island…a show they hope to stage annually. The main focus of the competition is the Swimwear Segment where the ladies will showcase three different swimsuits.

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The event is sponsored by Venus Swimwear line based in Florida. The winner of the swimsuit competition will get the opportunity to participate in the Venus Model Search, an international event where the winner will get the opportunity to sign modeling contracts with Venus Swimwear among other prizes.

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The ladies have a fun pre-show program including a boat excusion, watersports activities and a sleep-over in St. Martin. Tickets will be made available closer to the show date at The Frangipani Beach Club, The Anguilla Drug Store and The Rainbow Mall. Tickets cost US$12 per person and you pay US$15 at the gate.

For more information email Sheila at or

Story by Janine Edwards

Anguilla Diary: April 22 to May 26, 2002

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

Friday, May 24, 2002

Anguilla Day Boat Race. This around-the-island race is scheduled for Friday, May 31. Anguilla Day is actually Thursday May 30, but Friday will be a holiday for most people as well.

arawak artifacts
Unique Anguilla Venture:

Wilma Vanterpool has launched the web site for her business, which is creating museum-quality replicas of Arawak Indian Artifacts. For example, the Zemi pictured here is a replica of an ancient Arawak religious idol. The reproduction dimensions are 13" high, 5" deep, and 7" wide.

The replicas were designed by well-known Arawak artist Adam Azaire (Anakhuda Hororo) who now lives in St Lucia. Specialists from the USA created the molds and helped set up the casting operations in Anguilla so that they would be of the highest quality. This project is the result of years of work, including a trip to Guyana to visit the surviving Arawak Indians in the interior. On the web site is a pictorial story of Wilma's trip of discovery to Guyana.

Anguilla Bridge Club

Interested residents and visitors are invited to play bridge. Contact Carol Baines at 497-5722 or email for details.

Thursday, May 23, 2002

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Halcyon Cottage

Imagine waking up to this view. Halcyon Cottage. Gorgeous 3 bedroom private home on the water's edge.

Wednesday, May 22, 2002

Sunset Homes "House Progress", Phase V

Sunset Homes has updated their web site with pictures and info on casting the floor, plumbing and concrete block walls.

Tuesday, May 21, 2002

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... and send KRIS PRADEL to the 2002 COMMONWEALTH GAMES IN U.K.

Enjoy a romantic cruise in the clear Anguillian waters. Anchor for a gourmet lobster lunch accompanied by French wines and cheeses. Open Bar. Swimming and Snorkelling. Price per person: $ 175.00 - Minimum 4 Persons. This offer available only until the end of June 2002. The full Charter price will go to the Kris Pradel 2002 Pro-cycling Initiative.

For reservations, call : 497 - 0888

Friday, May 17, 2002

Vida Lloyd and the Caribbean State Ball.

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) will honour fifty (50) individuals for their contributions to Caribbean tourism at a special commemorative ceremony that will take place at the 29th Annual Governments of the Caribbean State Ball on Friday May 31, 2002 at the Waldorf-Astoria. The Ball will cap a series of events during Caribbean Week, May 28 - 31 in New York City. Of the 50 honourees, 33 were selected by CTO member countries for their superior achievements in their own nations. These individuals are from the public, private or NGO sectors and have worked in several areas of tourism activity on behalf of their countries.

Anguilla is proud to extend congratulations to Vida Lloyd, Owner/Manager of Lloyd's Guest House was selected as one of the honourees. For more information on the State Ball check

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Tae Kwon Do Competitions.

Anguilla's Tae Kwon Do club recently returned from the Eastern Caribbean Championship in Jamaica where five members competed. They took first and second place in Tacknic breaking; second and third place in fighting. They also travelled to Grenada and with only two competitors they still won 1st and 2nd place in various events.

The club will be holding its first Open Championship tournament in Anguilla, 30 July 2002, at the Landsome Bowl starting at 7pm.

Pool Systems by Al and Ross.

Here is a new business in Anguilla that installs pool maintenance systems that convert salt into chlorine.

Anguilla Forum:
Carib On-line

Looking for a CD!

Debra Briganti writes

Hi. I recently visited Anguilla and was listening to a radio station that played Caribbean music except for on Saturdays when it broadcasted a cricket match. They kept playing a song by a female artist, I think from St. Croix, who does a lively song that has wet, wet, soaking wet in its lyrics. Do you know the artist? We want to buy the CD. Thanks!

The CD she refers to is done by the Express Band out of the USVI and the name of the song is "Wet". If you'd like to order this CD you can contact Patrick Hanley who has a music store here in Anguilla. You can reach him at: or call him during office hours at Tel. 264-497-3100. Regards, Janine Edwards

Tuesday, May 14, 2002

Internet Yellow Pages:
All known Anguilla sites.

May is AIDS Awareness Month.

Mrs. Patricia Beard writes:

ARE YOU AWARE? DO YOU CARE ? Every second , someone, somewhere in the Caribbean is infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The next person could be you, your friend, sister, brother, father, mother, husband or your child. DO YOU CARE? National STI/HIV/AIDS programme Anguilla

Saturday, May 11, 2002

Miss Leeward Islands Talented Teen Pageant.

May 25, 2002 at the Landsome Bowl Cultural Centre. Admission US$10, US$5 for children.

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Anguilla Day: Grand Chief Minister's Ball.

May 30, 2002 at 830pm, L.A. Cafe. Tickets can be purchased at the Chief Minister's Office, Anguilla Drug Store, Keene Enterprises, Albert's Department Store, and the English Rose Restaurant.

Friday, May 10, 2002

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New: Madeariman Villa.

Hillside location overlooking Shoal Bay beach, with two air-conditioned bedrooms. A short path from the front of the villa leads to the white sand beach of Shoal Bay. April 15, 2002 - November 14, 2002: 1 Bedroom US $330.00 and 2 Bedroom US $270.00.

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

Johnno's Presents an Evening of Dinner and Jazz.

Live on stage, the Anastacia Larmonie Jazz Quartet. Come and see St Maarten’s premier jazz group and enjoy one of Johnno’s sumptuous dinners. Tickets available at Johnno’s for only US$25.00 and includes dinner. Sunday 26th May 2002

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Cliffside Riding Centre Summer Special. Honeymooners and Couples Special For Summer 2002

Couples staying on the island in May through October 2002 are invited to take a sunset horseback ride on the beach (or alternatively at 9.30am/2.30pm) for $75 per couple (regular cost $100). No experience necessary! Reservations by appointment: Call Tonia at 497-3667. People staying on the island for longer periods may also be interested to know that Tonia offers a horse lease program whereby experienced riders can lease one of the horses on a monthly basis- there are a range of lease options available starting at US$100 per month... Previous news article.

Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Events, holidays, activities

Anguilla Research Service Is Online

Announcing the first ever online information service contact in Anguilla. They provide info research and follow-up services on the island in quick time. Click here for more:

Sunday, April 28, 2002
All the resorts/hotels/inns.

Local Source for Balusters.

For the beautification of your home or office building, Leo Smith of Island Harbour has a wide selection of Balusters, tops and flower pots. Balusters ranging from 12" to 32". Come by or call him at 497-4062 or 235-8472.

Beachshack Site Updated.

Mary Ann's tropical construction web site has been updated with information on cisterns, appliances, goats, and pictures of the house warming party.

Friday, April 26, 2002

adorable kittens
Animal Rescue April Newsletter.

The AARF April 2002 Newsletter is now available for viewing on their web site. In this edition they have updates on more animals being taken back to the United States, information on licensing your dog in Anguilla and much more.

The Anguilla Animal Rescue Foundation has a number of adorable kittens and puppies available for adoption at Morlen s Veterinary Clinic: We currently have three 5-week old kittens, a 5 month old and a young adult. If you or anyone you know may be interested in any of these adorable pets, please contact Amy Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at 497-4600.
Restaurants and menus.

Survey of Commercial Property in The Valley.

David Lockwood ( sent this press release:

The Department of Physical Planning has recently undertaken a survey of commercial (office and retail) property in the Valley area. The Survey for Quarter 1 of 2002 was of commercial units and future ones will incorporate floorspace assessments for further detail. The survey revealed that of 220 identified commercial units 45% were in retail use. The next highest use was financial and professional services (35%). Food and drink premises (i.e. restaurants, bars etc) accounted for 10% of units.

The survey also assessed unit vacancy and found that overall 66 (30%) of all units are vacant. It revealed that 36% of financial and professional service units are vacant and that 31% of retail units are vacant.

The Department of Physical Planning recognises that whilst all centres including the Valley, require a stock of vacant retail / service use floorspace to provide opportunities for businesses to acquire and occupy new premises, high vacancy levels and long term vacancies are symptomatic of either (or a combination of): Oversupply, Supply of poor quality or poor ‘value for money’ floorspace, or Poor business performance or lack of confidence.

The Department of Physical Planning highlights that the initial survey has identified comparatively high levels of vacancy in both the retail and service area and that particular pockets of high vacancy exist. At the same time new floorspace is planned or under construction at a number of sites. The Department highlight that this and future surveys are of significant value in building up an information base for use by the Government of Anguilla and the private sector. The information will be of particular value in the review of the existing draft National Land Use Plan and the draft Valley Local Plan both dating from 1996.

The Department of Physical Planning will be undertaking similar surveys on a quarterly basis to monitor vacancy levels and changes in use. If you have any questions about the above please contact the Department of Physical Planning Contact Telephone number 497 5392 or 497 5064

Thursday, April 25, 2002
Private villas for rent.

Daily Herald: Visiting Musicians.

The Daily Herald newspaper has a story on its web site about the Catskill Chamber Players from New York who performed recently in Anguilla.
Over 30 Anguilla beaches.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2002

Skypic Web Site.

Pictures of Anguilla from the sky.

Stories from the previous and earlier issues.
Easter Boat Race April Diary
Le Bar Anguila Sports Stars
Anguilla Watersports Fancy Car Rentals

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