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One of Anguilla's 30+ beaches is Barnes Bay, located between Meads Bay and West End Bay. . . .

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Barnes Bay Beach

The picture above is of the western end of Barnes Bay, and the first picture below is a closeup of the same rock. Next is a long shot of the western end, with Cerulean villa, ArBron Villas, and Les Alize villa on the left.

Next is a photo of an early morning fishing boat, a long shot of the beach in front of Caribella and Mangos Restaurant, and finally the eastern end of the beach, where the Coccoloba resort is located.

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Directions: Located on the north side of the island in the West End, the only public access is on the road to Mangos Restaurant and Caribella resort. Starting from the airport parking lot, take the only exit and turn left, then left again, driving past the airport entrance and straight through the roundabout. Continue west down the main island road. When you get to the next roundabout stay to the left (don't go down the hill to Sandy Ground). You will pass turnoffs for CuisinArt and Cap Juluca, and the Foods 95 market. Start looking for a turnoff on the right with signs for Mangos or Caribella (signs come and go in Anguilla unfortunately). This dirt road terminates at the middle of Barnes Bay Beach.

Anguilla Day 2002

[Click to enlarge] Anguilla celebrated 35 years of self-determination on Anguilla Day, May 30, 2002. [Click to enlarge]

On May 30, 1967 Anguilla had a revolution to throw out the St Kitts constabulary to take over the administration of the island.

One of the key revolutionary leaders includes James Ronald Webster (pictured right) whose courage and drive in this initiative earned him a distinguished place in Anguilla's history.

The weekend of Anguilla Day celebrations opened with a parade, formal ceremony and festivities.

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Story and pictures by Janine Edwards

Weather in Anguilla

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Pt. Cloudy 84F 28C 67% Humidity, June 22
Low temp since last news report 77F 25C
High temp since last news report 86F 30C
Low humidity since last news report 53%
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Hello Tourism

[Click to enlarge] The Enclave at Cinnamon Reef welcomed the students and teachers from the Island Harbour Primary School Friday evening 6/14-15 for a one night stay as guests of the hotel, part of Anguilla’s Annual Hello Tourism Program. The program for grade 6 students, designed by the Tourism Board, is an introduction to the Hospitality Industry, promoting an awareness of and an appreciation for the industry.

Mrs. Shorna Fleming, Office Manager of The Enclave kicked off this year’s program for the resort by attending Island Harbour Primary School to discuss with the students the ways that tourism stimulates our economy and the importance of all our people welcoming tourists to our island with a smile.

The students, together with Teacher Donna and Teacher Lester, were treated as tourists from the moment they checked in. By participating, the students got first hand experience and knowledge of what the island resorts have to offer. Great emphasis was made during Mrs. Fleming’s discussion at the school on the importance of all being courteous to one another thus, developing a natural asset geared to welcoming and interacting with tourists on our island. She also, made note of the importance of being knowledgeable of our island, so that when visitors approach us, we can be helpful in getting them around.

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The entire class and teachers had unlimited use of all hotel facilities and water sports equipment. The bay awakened Saturday morning to the giggling sounds of excitement. Teachers along with students could be seen paddling in circles in the paddleboat, while others paddle themselves against the almost motionless waves in kayaks then took to the pool and Jacuzzi. As typical tourists, their morning swim was followed by breakfast in the full service restaurant Hemmingway. There again, their excitement filled the air. One after the next, they were served in a setting of giggles and chatter, the conversation centered not only on what to eat, but the fun of spending the night as typical tourists. After breakfast, they trailed to the tennis courts in an effort of release stored energy and excitement. Many played tennis while others simply enjoyed watching the friendly matches.

By the hotel’s involvement in the program Mrs. Fleming noted, it not only gave the students an appreciation for the industry but also an appreciation for the hotel employees, would work hard to provide the quality service each tourist expects. Many of these students know someone in their community who works in a hotel or restaurant, and it is important for them to realize that the tourist profession is both demanding and rewarding.

At the end of their stay, the students presented The Enclave with a sculpture that is now proudly displayed at the resort. Now, the students will return to class and as part of the program will prepare an essay on their entire experience. The opportunity to overnight at a luxurious resort being, one aspect of the program.

Story and pictures by D. Sheehan.

Anguilla Diary: May 27 to June 23, 2002

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

Saturday, June 22, 2002

Cable and Wireless Email Problems.

If your PC has trouble picking up your email from Anguillanet, try changing your POP mail server name from to Tip courtesy Jason Butterworth.

Preliminary Gone Fishin' List.

The AHTA provides this preliminary list of hotel/restaurant closing dates for Summer 2002. A number of businesses have not decided yet.

Hotel Closed Reopening
Altamer Resort ( Villas Only) Sept. 1 - Oct. 12 October 13
Carimar Beach Club Sept. 1-30 October 1
Cap Juluca Sept. 1 - Oct. 25 October 26
Covecastles Villa Resort Aug. 15 - Oct. 15 October 16
CuisinArt Resort & Spa Sept. 3 - 30 October 1
Malliouhana Hotel Aug. 31 - Oct. 31 November 1
Restaurant Closed Reopening
Barrel Stay Restaurant August 15 - mid October TBA
Blanchard’s September 1 -30 TBA
Covecastles Restaurant August 15 - October 15 October 16
Gorgeous Scilly Cay September 1 - October 31 November 1
Hibernia mid July - mid Oct October
Hydroponic Cafe September 3 - 30 October 1
Le Bistro at Malliouhana August 31 - October 31 November 1
Meaditeraneo September 3 - 30 October 26
Santorini Restaurant September 3 - 30 October 1
The Restaurant at Malliouhana August 31 - October 31 November 1
Establishment Closed Reopening
Savannah Gallery September 1-30 October 1

Thursday, June 20, 2002

Vacation Photos of Anguilla.

Click link then select from the two Anguilla vacation photo albums.

More Photos of Anguilla.

Click the link for a photo gallery with 75 pictures of Anguilla. You can buy the enlarged pictures or send them as free email postcards.

Panoramic Pictures

Go to this web site, then click on the 3D panorama icons on the map. Very cool.

Aadvantage Luxury Car Rental.

This business was covered in our last issue of the news; now they have a web site.

Anguilla National Football Team. Vinnie Jones reports that the national soccer team will be playing it's second international match of the year:

As World Cup football fever has gripped Anguilla as it has the rest of the world the national football team are to play their second international match of the season against Saint-Martin on Sunday 23rd June. This follows a convincing victory in a friendly match against HMS Richmond on Tuesday where despite numerous enforced changes the Anguilla team put on a spirited performance winning 6-2. The match was a valuable moral booster following the years earlier 2-1 loss against St Martin. The quality of play by Anguilla’s team was a marked improvement. The stars for Anguilla in this match were Javille Brooks, with 4 goals, with Leon Jeffers putting in a committed and strong defensive performance.

It is understood that a squad of about 20 with new national team coach Scott Cooper, travel early Sunday afternoon for the 4.00 kick-off in Sandy Ground Saint-Martin.

So all those who can go along to support please do!

Construction: Casting Beams. More on building in Anguilla.

Wednesday, June 19, 2002

Real Estate

Miss Venus.

Tasha Webster won the Venus Model 2002 competition.

A Koal Keel.

Charcoal in Anguilla is still made the old-fashioned way, by building a "koal keel" of wood and dirt that slowly burns the wood down to charcoal. Here is a recent picture of a koal keel being developed in Welches.

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The Enclave.

The Enclave at Cinnamon Reef will remain open for the summer, closing Sept 4 through Oct 15 for Hurricane season.

Thursday, June 13, 2002

Anguilla Forum:
Carib On-line

Animal Rescue Newsletter Online.

The AARF Newsletter for June 2002 is now available on the web. Please click the link above or go to their web site at

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

Biggest and Best AHTA Car Raffle Launched This Week.

The AHTA will this week be launching its fifth annual Car Raffle. To be held until November 15th, 2002, this year's raffle is expected to generate a lot of excitement and enthusiasm as the grand prize is a 2002 Luxury Edition Hyundai Santa Fe LX Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) valued at US$27, 585.00. This is the biggest and best Car Raffle ever held by the Association. The vehicle comes fully equipped with many luxury extras such as leather interior, navigational system, sun roof, 6 speaker Dolby am/fm/CD player stereo system, air bags, electric windows, power steering, extra wide storage areas and many many more.Tickets will once again be sold for US$25.00 each or 5 for US$100.00.

The vehicle was purchased from Apex Auto Sales and the AHTA extends a heartfelt thank you to Stanley Mussington and his staff for their support and invaluable service. The AHTA also thanks the Ministry of Finance and Director Carl Harrigan for their generous assistance.

For more information on the AHTA Car Raffle or to purchase tickets, please contact the AHTA at 264-497-2944.

Monday, June 03, 2002

Events, holidays, activities

Smugglers Cove: Condo Project

This is the new web site for this construction project next to Straw Hat restaurant.

Internet Yellow Pages:
All known Anguilla sites.

Paradise Cove: Web Site Redone

Paradise Cove has completely revamped their website...adding pictures and information about their new wing, guest comments, tour of the property, and more.
All the resorts/hotels/inns.

Brooklands Island View Apartments.

These brand new furnished apartments are overlooking Crocus Bay. There is one 3-bedroom apartment per floor, each with an all-round balcony. Rates are $65 to $85 per day for two people, plus $25 for extra adults and $15 for extra children.

Saturday, June 01, 2002

cheddie's furniture

Bamboo Furniture at Cheddie's

Cheddie Richardson now has a showroom of bamboo furniture above his Carving Studio in the West End. The furniture, which is reasonably priced, is made in the Dominican Republic.

Friday, May 31, 2002

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May 31: Round the Island Race.

On the spot reporting from Steve Snow, part way through the race:

The "new" UFO leads race at Shoal Bay and NWO turns back with what looks like problems with their jib.

UFO on May 31, 2002 NWO on May 31, 2002

P.S. Word on the street later was that De Chan won the race.
Restaurants and menus.

Mary Ann's Tropical Construction Page.

An update about Ceiling Fans.

Thursday, May 30, 2002
Weddings on the Go has updated their web site with new photos of weddings in Anguilla and new wedding options, including a horse-drawn carriage.
Private villas for rent.

Greengard Villa.

This 4 bedroom/ 2 bath villa in Cul de Sac has views of both St. Martin and Rendezvous Bay and is a few minutes walk from a tiny secluded nearby beach.

Monday, May 27, 2002
Over 30 Anguilla beaches.

Sandals Scraps Plans For Anguilla.

From the Daily Herald newspaper.

Sunrise in Anguilla.

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Cathy saw our Anguilla Sunset Pictorial and sent this sunrise shot: I took this picture in November 2001 while on Shoal Bay West staying at Cove Castles. ... Cathy

Stories from the previous and earlier issues.
Sunsets in Anguilla Zippity Do Da Boat
Lucy's Atop Keg's Venus Model Show
May Diary April Diary

About Anguilla

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Recommended Vacation Villas

Our villa on Shoal Bay beach: Bellamare.

And ten minutes away by small plane, our Azu villa in St Barth, that is totally secluded and private, but only a short walk to everything in St Jean, and with unbelievable views.

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