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When you fly into Anguilla from Puerto Rico, you often have a view of the beach and harbour at Sandy Ground. . . .

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 2002/07/28 - Click to enlarge pictures

Sandy Ground from the Sky

The small pier on the left is in front of the Customs House and Johnno's Beach Bar, and the larger pier on the right is where small freighters deliver the containers that contain the supplies that keep Anguilla going.

Picture by Mark Baumwell

Radio Stations

Tuning in on Anguilla, 2002; an update on Northest Caribbean Radio by Roger Fenn.

We were back for the seventh year to enjoy beautiful Junks Hole Bay this past winter. While relaxing, we did our usual dialing around. Anguilla has a group of exciting new stations on the air! The Anguillian stations have a decidedly Caribbean flavor. The frequencies are tuned to British standards. Nearby St. Martin stations have a more eclectic sound, and broadcast under the guidelines of both France and The Netherlands. Be prepared. If you want the most variety, bring a good digital tuning international radio such as the Grundig Yacht Boy. When all else fails, you can tune in the BBC or Voice of America.

Here's a short reference table, with stations arranged in order of distance from Anguilla. The listing is limited to reasonably strong, signals reaching Anguilla and nearby waters. For more comprehensive listings and information about radio stations in the Northeast Caribbean, go to,, and . Since change is inevitable, some of the information on this and those sites may already be outdated, but we do our best. Some of the stations in the region are now audio streaming. Follow the links below to listen where possible….

Note: E means English, F means French.

Location Freq. Call Format
Weather News FeaturesLinks
Anguilla 95.5 Radio Anguilla Full Service E 7:45a.m. 7-8 a.m. Community*
Anguilla 99.3 N.B.R. Christian E various Morn. New Beginnings Radio
Anguilla 103.3 Kool FM Jump up E NoneNoneMariners' wx
Anguilla 105.1 Island Radio N.E. Carib. E varies varies Great music Link
Anguilla 107.5 Heartbeat Radio Contemp. Carib. E Some Some Local live***
Anguilla 1610/101.1 Caribbean Beacon Christian M E Some Some Local live***Link
Anguilla 690 Caribbean Beacon Christian M E Some Some Local live***
St.Barth 88.5 R.F.O. Full Service F Hourly

Marigot 88.9 R.F.O. Full Service F

Marigot 91.2 No name avail. Full Service F

Marigot 92.5 Maranatha Radio Contemp Ch E

Marigot 106.1 "Radio Transat" Adult Cont. F

Local MusicLink
St Barth 100.7 "Radio St.Barth" Variety Mus F Hourly Hourly Carib.Music Link
Philipsb 91.9 Island Radio Great Oldies E varies varies Mariners' wxLink
Philipsb 94.7 "Mix 94.7" C.H.R. E

Philipsb 96.3 "The Oasis" Soft Contem E Occ
Philipsb 101.1 "Laser 101" C.H.R. E

Philipsb 101.5 Radio 101.5FM Variety E

Philipsb 102.7 PJD-3 Full Service E Hourly Hourly Community
Philipsb 1300 PJD-2 Full Service E Hourly Hourly Community
Saba 93.9 PJF-2 A.Contemp E

St.Kitts 550 ZIZ Full Service E Hourly Hourly Community Link
Antigua 620 ABS Full Service E Often
Community Link
Tortola 780 ZBVI Full Service E Often ˝ Hrs. Community Link
Nevis 820 Radio Paradise TBN E

Christian Link
Nevis 895 VON Full Service E Often Often Comm.Cml.Link
St.Thomas 1000 WVWIFull ServiceEHourly Hourly Local Link
SanJuan 1030 WOSO News Talk E Hourly Hourly LocalLink

* Located in the Valley, long news also at noon and 7:00 p.m. plus many special local programs

***Located near Sandy Hill, this other local station on Anguilla also has a short wave transmitter

Roger Q. Fenn, Consultant Communications & Public Relations Home: 207-725-1487 Office: 207-841-5291 fax 207 729-7654

Story by Roger Fenn

Weather in Anguilla

Weather Summary Satellite
Cloudy/rain 82F 27C 75% Humidity, July 27
Low temp since last news report 79F 26C
High temp since last news report 84F 28C
Low humidity since last news report 58%
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Madeariman Reef Restaurant

[Click to enlarge] Madeariman Reef Restaurant on Shoal Bay was remodelled and redecorated this spring. This is an excellent choice for lunch, right on the sand. Good ribs, burgers, pizza, fish salad, chicken, and more.

Because the restaurant is part of the new Madeariman Beach Club resort, it is often open for breakfast and dinner as well, especially in the high season. Call to confirm. We have also had dinner parties at Madeariman, arranged in advance, right on the beach for sunset (see picture below right). Nice casual ambience and reasonably priced.

Telephone: 264.235.8039.

June 2002 Lunch Menu

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Mixed salad $8, Grilled chicken salad $11.50, Lobster salad $18, Tuna Greek salad $15.

Sandwiches (served with french fries and coleslaw):

Chicken sandwich $11
Anguillian (lobster) sandwich $14
Fish sandwich $12
Grilled cheese sandwich $5
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From the Grill (served with french fries and coleslaw):

Junior hamburger $6, Deluxe burger $10.50, Madeariman burger $10, BBQ chicken leg $6, BBQ ribs $6, Combo ribs and chicken $8.


Swiss pizza $9, Vegetable pizza $11, Italian pizza $11, Pepperoni pizza $11, Madeariman seafood pizza $14.


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Grilled local lobster $32, Grilled crayfish $20, Fresh filet of snapper grilled or pan fried $18, Whole snapper $21, Madeariman seafood pasta $19.50.

From the Charbroiler:

Sirloin Steak, $23.50.

Side Orders:

Coleslaw $3, Corn on the cob $3, French fries $3, Rice and peas $3.

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All prices in US$. 10% service charge will be added.

Directions: from the airport parking lot, take the only exit and turn left, continue straight past Island Rental Cars, National Bank of Anguilla and through the light at Alberts Supermarket. Continue on this paved road through Stoney Ground and Little Dix villages. In about 2 miles you will take the paved road to the left down to Shoal Bay. Where the road meets the beach, Madeariman Reef Restaurant is on the left.

Story and pictures by Bob Green and Janine Edwards

Fabric N' Tings

[Click to enlarge] When you are driving around Anguilla, don't your wonder about some of the small businesses you see? Far from any "shopping center" or even from a village center, these businesses may be attached to someone's house or in a small building on the family land.

We recommend you drop in and visit any that sound interesting.

One of our favorite of these out-of-the-way stores is Fabric N' Tings.

Proprieter Heather Vanterpool imports an amazing range of fabrics from her native land Trinidad. She can get almost anything you want - just bring her a sample of the fabric you have in mind.

Heather's business is attached to her home of Rocky Hill in Welches. To find it you turn at her sign in Welches, on the main road to Island Harbour village. Follow the dirt road up to the hill, keeping to the left at all branches.

Telephone: 264.497.4543, 264.498.4543.

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Anguilla Diary: June 24 to July 27, 2002

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

Saturday, July 27, 2002

Looking for Mint, Parsley, Cilantro,..!

The editor of the Anguilla News needs fresh herbs for cooking, and probably lots of other people in Anguilla do as well. Anyone who is growing mint, etc. should contact me at or 497-5088. New business opportunity: we would be glad to promote a reliable source in the news.

First Results from Commonwealth Games.

Sam Scott ( a reporter in the UK sends this report from the Manchester games:

Anguillian hopeful Desiree Cocks had a low key start to her Commonwealth Games by finishing seventh and last in her women's 100m heat in Manchester yesterday (Friday). Cocks, a proud representative for her nation, was left trailing by Bahamas star Debbie Ferguson and recorded a 12.88sec finishing time to go out of the event at the first stage.

But the seasoned Commonwealth competitor will have enjoyed the occasion with over 30,000 spectators cheering on the morning sessions in unseasonably high heat in the City of Manchester Stadium. Cocks, in her second Commonwelath Games, has the chance to make amends in the women's long jump qualification tomorrow, and USA-based island stunner Shyrone Hughes makes her Manchester bow in the first round of the womens 200m.

Tae Kwon Do Club Hosts Tournament.

The Anguilla Club is hosting an evening of beauty and competition at the Landsome Bowl, Tuesday July 30th. Competitors in all age groups will come from St. Martin/Maarten and Anguilla and there will be models from St. Martin s):j…asing their talents. Tickets are $8 US ($4 for children).

Friday, July 26, 2002

Construction in Progress: Casting Beams More pictures and construction details from Sunset Homes.

Ocean Terrace Condos

Grand Opening - Fall 2002. You may have watched their construction on the Long Pond Condos web site.

Thursday, July 25, 2002

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New Maria Villa

On Road Bay in Sandy Ground is Maria Villa...perfect for visitors desiring a beach apartment. Maria Villa is within walking distance of restaurants, nightlife and a small grocery store. Clean and comfortable, this villa comprises a two floor building with a two-bedroom apartment on each floor. Services and facilities include: housekeeping six days per week, air conditioning in bedrooms, cable TV, telephone, fans and a fully equipped kitchen. Summer rates: US$150 plus 20% service and government tax per night; Winter: US$200 plus 20% service and tax. Contact Sherma at or Tel. 264-497-2427. Click link above for web site and pictures.

Wednesday, July 24, 2002

Overseas Coaches Help With Tennis Academy

Seven tennis coaches from overseas will be in Anguilla for the last week of the Tennis Academy that is being held at the Carimar and Malliouhana tennis courts. The will be coaching the 170 children who have participated in this year's camp, organized by Mitchelle Lake for the last 7 years.

Xtreme Band

Xtreme Band Releases New CD.

In 2001 the Xtreme Band in Anguilla their debut album “Ruption”, featuring “Fling Back (Charlie)”. In 2002 Anguilla’s newest band does it again with their new CD “Strike Back”. The eleven tracks are a blend of soca, reggae/dancehall and zouk; they aim to satisfy every musical taste. Visit Xtreme’s new website at and email the group at - their Cd’s can be bought on-line at

Gone Fishin' List.

The AHTA provides this list of hotel/restaurant closing dates for Summer 2002.

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

Monday, July 22, 2002

Real Estate

Carnival 2002. Click this link for a schedule of Carnival 2002 events. Anguilla.

Here is the "Anguilla" page from a international villa rental web site.

Pet Sitting Opportunity. Lynn Bartlett ( writes:

I was wondering if you know of an animal lover who would like to babysit my lovable dog and cat from August 15th thru September 30th. I will make a deal and they can stay in our one bedroom rental overlooking Sandy Ground for 6 weeks for $400.00 if they watch the animals. Sarah only needs to be taken out 3 times a day and the cat is very easy...uses a litter box.

Anguilla Forum:
Carib On-line

Football Weekend in Anguilla.

David Lockwood reports: Two highly entertaining football matches were held at the Ronald Webster Park on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July. Organised by the Anguilla Football Association and the current League champions the Roaring Lions the games were played against the champions of St Kitts, Cayon FC.

On the Saturday Cayon FC came from a goal behind to draw with Anguilla ‘President’s 11’ team 1-1. This match serving as a warm up for the Sunday fixture was well attended.

Sunday’s match in front of a larger more vocal crowd saw a really entertaining game. The match had everything a fan could ask for ­ goal mouth scrambles, 6 goals, a sending off and spirited displays from both squads. Cayon FC led 3-0 at half time against the Lions. The second half saw a very late challenge on a Lions forward who was breaking on goal resulted in a justified instant dismissal for a Cayon player reducing their side to 10 men. Cayon battled back to score a further 2 goals mainly from the play of their inspirational player ‘Yellowman’. Following strong pressure from the Roaring Lions a late goal for the Anguilla team brought the final score to 5-1.

Both games proved highly enjoyable for the players and spectators and we wish the Roaring Lions well in their return fixture in St Kitts against Cayon FC later this month.

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Anguilla Anguilla Rescue Foundation.

The 1st Annual General Meeting of The Anguilla Animal Rescue Foundation will take place on Monday 29th July, at 5.30pm at the Soroptimist's Day Care Center, in the Valley. The Agenda will include reports from the President and Treasurer, as well as the election of Officers for the year 2002 - 2003. Please note that annual dues are to be paid prior to the meeting. Only paid members will be allowed to vote in the election.

Also note that AARF has a kitten and a number of puppies awaiting new homes. If you are interested, please visit our web site at or contact Amy at 497-4600 Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 1:00 pm

Sunday, July 21, 2002

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Private Residence for Long-Term Rental.

Here are pictures and information about a house that is available for long-term rental (not short-term holiday rental) either to a resident of Anguilla or someone who would like to create a base on the island.

5000 sq. ft.on two levels, available as 3 bd/2 ba or 6 bd/5 ba.

Friday, July 19, 2002

Build Your Own:

16 Children Complete Trip to Isle of Wight, UK.

The BeAware Environment Club is back from their exchange trip to the Isle of Wight (UK students visited Anguilla earlier this year). You can read all about the trip, in the students own words, by clicking the link above.

Governor Plants Tree for Queen Jubilee.

A yellow Poinciana (Flamboyant) tree is the latest addition at the junction of Coronation and Queen Elizabeth Avenues making the area, in the words of Governor Peter Johnstone, “a royal corner.” The over 10-foot tree, was planted by the Governor on July 11, in a joint project between him and the Anguilla Beautification Club (ABC) in commemoration of the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth The Second. (From The Anguillian newspaper.)

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

Anguilla Bridge Club.

Persons interested in joining this friendly group or learning to play bridge should contact Margaret Robson at 497-0756

Free Soccer Camp Great Success.

The summer soccer camp is underway at Sandy Ground. Organised by the Anguilla Football Association and Road School it is being attended each day by up to 80 children. The boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 17 are having great fun whilst keeping fit and learning new skills. The soccer camp continues until the 26th July. Any children wanting to come along please register at the Football Association Offices (upstairs of the Pepper Pot in the Valley).

Raymond Guishard, President of the Football Association said ” So if your child is sitting around bored not knowing what to do during the summer break get them enrolled on this FREE camp. They will have lots of fun making new friends and keeping active. You never know they may be a footballing star of the future.”

A similar camp in the eastern end of Anguilla is hoped to take place later in the summer.
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Football Champions to Battle It Out. David Lockwood writes:

The Anguilla Football Association League champions the Roaring Lions will be taking on the champions of St Kitts, Cayon FC at the Ronald Webster Park on Sunday 21st July. The afternoon match will be hotly contested as both teams have many of their national team players in them. This match follows Saturday’s fixture between a ‘President’s 11’ and Cayon FC due to kick-off at 4p.m. So come along and watch two top quality games in the heart of Anguilla. Entrance to Sunday’s match costs EC$5.

The Anguilla national team was narrowly defeated 2-1 earlier this month in Tortola against the British Virgin Islands (BVI) national team. They lost to two very late goals in a game they had dominated throughout. Despite the loss many view this to be the teams best performance to date especially as BVI are ranked almost 40 places above Anguilla in the FIFA world rankings. Anguilla squad members are eager to show their talents and bring two wins at home in the matches being played this weekend.

The Roaring Lions are due to travel to St Kitts for a return match with Cayon FC on the weekend of 27th July.

Wednesday, July 17, 2002

Rendezvous Bay Hotel and Madeariman Beach Club are featured hotels on the GoCaribbean website this month and according to Rendezvous Bay manager Bart van de venter the power of the Internet is already paying off. "Our website has seen a dramatic increase in visitors since it became a featured site this week." To read the rave reviews click on the link above.

Thursday, July 11, 2002
Restaurants and menus.

Cable and Wireless Email Changes Again.

Steve Donahue of Anguilla writes: Can you receive email but not send? Appears that C&W changed the SMTP address for Outgoing mail. They were using "" for both Incoming and Outgoing mail. Now you need to use "" for Outgoing Mail (SMTP) - leave Incoming as is. It looks like this was changed on Tuesday - that's when I found I could no longer send mail.

Saturday, July 06, 2002

Sonesta Sale

Press release posted on "": After pulling out of talks with Sandals resort earlier this year, the government of Anguilla announced that the Sonesta's property would be sold to Flag Luxury Properties LLC. On Monday July 1st 2002, an agreement between Flag Luxury and the government was signed for the construction of an 18 hole professional golf course designed by Greg Norman, a small luxury hotel, membership properties and residential estate lots in the area between Sonesta and CusinArt. The project is reported to cost in excess of US $200 million and create much needed employment.

Thursday, July 04, 2002
Private villas for rent.

Census Details On-line

The web site has the detailed statistics from the 2001 census, including trends over many years.

Increased Departure Taxes.

The Anguilla Hotel and Tourism Association reports that embarkation taxes will increase on July 15th.

Tuesday, June 25, 2002
Over 30 Anguilla beaches.

US Embassy in Barbados.

Persons wishing to visit the US Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados to apply for a US Visa are asked to make an appointment. It is difficult to get through to the Embassy by phone as the lines are often engaged. You can contact them by email for an appointment at B'

Narrow Defeat for Anguilla Football Team.

Vinnie Jones writes: Anguilla’s national football team narrowly lost against Saint-Martin on Sunday 23rd June. This follows a convincing 6-2 victory in a friendly match against HMS Richmond on 18th June in Anguilla . Despite the 1-0 loss the quality of play on Sunday was another major step forward for the international team. The goal scored just before the end of the match belied a match dominated by Anguilla. The entire squad demonstrated commitment and level of skill far greater than in this years earlier games. Whilst the entire team played well the midfield players of Lester and Gordon Connor put in notable performances helping strongly in defence and building the numerous attacks.

Earlier this month Anguilla lost 2-1 loss against Saint-Martin in a game which Saint-Martin dominated for almost 80 minutes. Last Sunday’s game was a complete reversal of this, even if the result wasn’t in Anguilla’s favour! The next match a full international is away to Tortola on 7th July and it is understood that a squad of about 16 with new national team coach Scott Cooper will travel out.

Submit a News Story. new web service.

Have a new or used item that you want to sell. Then list it for FREE at, Anguilla's own e-bay like auctions site. This is a new service being offered to the Angullian community. It is easy, safe and FREE. Just think of the possibilities of using this can sell cars, houses, bikes, cds, dvds, vhs and more. Online auctions are such a great and easy way to make money because the only investment they require is a few minutes each day. They are virtually automated and run themselves. They require little time, freeing your valuable time up so that you can find the best ways and the best deals for making lots of CA$H to put into your own pocket!

Store owners, homeowners, students, Anguillians.join the revolution and sell that new or old item and have people bid on them.

Web site: Blanchards

Blanchards Restaurant finally has its own web site. It even has recipes for two dishes.

Stories from the previous and earlier issues.
Barnes Bay Beach Anguilla Day
Hello Tourism. June Diary
Sunsets May Diary

About Anguilla

Anguilla is a coral island in the North Eastern Caribbean, six miles from St. Martin. Click Here for a map showing Anguilla's relative location. The web pages about Anguilla have been indexed by topic in an Internet Yellow Pages:

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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.

© 2002 Bob Green  

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