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Carnival is the big social event in Anguilla for the summer. . . .

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Carnival and Boat Racing, 2002

Scheduled the week that starts on the first Monday in August, which is a national holiday (with Thursday and Friday also holidays), the events start on Thursday or Friday of the week before.

For a schedule and more pictures and details, visit the web site.

Reports from past Carnivals: 1997 events, 1998 street dancing, 1998 carnival and boat racing, 1999 parade of troupes, 2000 boat racing, 2000 parade of troupes, more pictures of 2000 parade, and 2001 events.

For reports on who won the boat races, the Miss Anguilla title, and all the rest, visit the web site.

Below is an incomplete pictorial record:

Miss Anguilla...Vanessa John

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Boat Racing....

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J'Ouvert Jump-Up at Dawn

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The Junior Calypso Competition

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The Carnival Parade

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Story and pictures by Gaetano Di Palo, Bob Green and Janine Edwards

M & M Gifts and World Holding Co.

[Click to enlarge] Joycelyn Ham is an enthusiastic entrepreneur who operates M & M Gifts in Sandy Hill, a boutique specializing in gift ideas such as ornaments, trinkets, candles, soaps, floral arrangements and other niceties. She started this business selling "on a chair out of a box" (as she explains) and through visitors and friends she met while working at rental villas, she was able to get in contact with suppliers and attend international trade shows in her field.

Joycelyn is assisted by her bubbly 10 year old daughter Malika who enjoys earning pocket change helping out with the store, which is attached to their home.

[Click to enlarge] Joycelyn used to work once for West Indies Material ... a company that sold cleaning and laundry agents wholesale. She has just made another bold move to open her own cleaning/laundry supplies business out of a container in her garden called World Holding Co. Ltd., leveraging her past experience in the business.

Her aim is to provide her customers with good value and service. And an unusual bonus: she is even happy to deliver orders at no extra cost!

[Click to enlarge] Business places and households can check out her product range which includes brand names like Tide, Clout, Oxy Clean, Clorox, Downey, Gain, Cheer, Wisk, Pine Sol, Woolite, Joy, Windex, Tilex and Jobmaster. She also carries garbage bags, toilet paper, spray starch and more. Joycelyn is happy for feedback from customers so that she can expand her product line to meet their needs.

Contact Joycelyn at Tel. 264-497-4076. Fax 264-497-4184. Be sure to call before visiting to make sure she's at home.

Directions: Starting from the airport parking lot, take the only exit and turn left. Continue straight past Island Rental Cars and National Bank. When you get to Albert's Supermarket, turn right. Follow this road for several miles, past Tropical Flower Wholesale, until you get to the roundabout at Sandy Hill. Keep left at the roundabout and you will see the sign for "M & M Gifts" in about 1/4 mile and turn left.

Story and pictures by Janine Edwards

Weather in Anguilla

Weather Summary Satellite
Sunny 86F 30C 66% Humidity, August 24
Low temp since last news report 73F 22C
High temp since last news report 90F 32C
Low humidity since last news report 53%
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Tennis Camp Goes Regional

[Click to enlarge] The annual tennis camp for children that is put on by the Anguilla Tennis Academy went regional this year.

In addition to the normal 3 week clinic in Anguilla with 9 overseas coaches and 170 children, founder Mitch Lake ( invited young players from the USA (Colorado, Tennessee, New Jersey, and Kentucky) to attend as part of a cultural exchange.

The US players stayed in Anguillian homes and learned in the clinic with the Anguillian players. They even had a party together at the beach.
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Then Mitch invited skilled young players from Puerto Rico, Saint Martin and St Kitts to attend the clinic.

And finally, Mitch organized a one-day clinic in Saint Martin for 50 children, and donated 50 racquets to the program in Saint Martin.

For more details, consult their web site at

Anguilla Diary: July 28 to August 25, 2002

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

Saturday, August 24, 2002

Real Estate

Fantastic Theatre Night: "Voices of Anguilla"

Last night was the inaugural performance of an original play based on the history of Anguilla. Written and acted by the young people of the Apple Theatre Company, it was creative, funny, moving, professional and quite entertaining. The entire intensive process, including writing the play and rehearsing, lasted only 2 weeks! There is another performance today at 2pm, upstairs in the library.

The production was directed by Eleanor Stacey and choreographed by Jasmine O'Brien, both originally from Nelson BC Canada but now from NY City and Victoria BC respectively. Eleanor has been running the Apple Theatre summer program for 5 years.

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Fall Packages.

Great Fall Specials at Splash Villa.
For details:

Friday, August 16, 2002

Anguilla Forum:
Carib On-line

Caribbean Way: Anguilla Villas

Here is a web site that rents villas around the Caribbean, including Anguilla.

Wednesday, August 14, 2002

Corner Bar Pizza - Short Closing

Corner Bar is closing from August 19 to Sept 7.

Monday, August 12, 2002

Internet Yellow Pages:
All known Anguilla sites.

UFO Wins!

UFO, a boat from Island Harbour, won the Champion of Champions boat race on Sunday, August 11th, 2002.

Saturday, August 10, 2002

Boat Racing Results

Summer festival 2002.

Build Your Own:

La Salamandra Pequeña Villa

Leroy and Elizabeth Martinez have a web site,, for their villa on Sandy Hill. Old world charm at US $190.00 per day (government tax and service charges included).

Photos of Carnival Parade

This web page has shots of the costumed carnival troupes by Chris Mason.

Friday, August 09, 2002

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

Vanessa John is Miss Anguilla 2002

Vanessa, "Miss ABF Shipping" won out over the other 4 contestants. 1st runner up was Hazel Gumbs and 2nd runner up was Tashanata Brooks.

Panoramic Views of Anguilla. Here are numerous 360' views of Anguilla. Just click the pink dots on the map.

Thursday, August 08, 2002
All the resorts/hotels/inns.

Pool Systems By Al and Ross

A new business in Anguilla: an innovative pool maintenance technology that converts salt into chlorine as you need it!

Calypso Monarch

Lady Messenger wins Calypso Monarch Crown 2002.
Restaurants and menus.

Cherise Gumbs Wins Talented Teen

A new talented teen has been crowned. Miss Cherise Gumbs of Stoney Ground beat five other beautiful and talented contenders to the crown of "Miss CCB Talented Teen 2002"

August Tuesday Shoal Bay Race

Here are pictures and info about the A-class boat race on Tuesday.

Wednesday, August 07, 2002
Private villas for rent.

Vehicles for Sale.

1995 GeoTracker Jeep - Automatic, 4 WD, airco, soft-top.Excellent working condition.

1992 Mazda Pickup Truck - 4 WD, Manual Shift. Excellent working condition.

1991 Lexus LS400. Fully loaded, leather interior, automatic. Excellent working condition. Serious enquiries: 497-3666 (evenings); 235-7667;

Tuesday, August 06, 2002
Over 30 Anguilla beaches.

August Monday Boat Races

Photo gallery of the boat race at Sandy Ground, Anguilla on August Monday, August 5, 2002. Take a look at the huge crowd out to witness the August Monday Boat Race. 15 boats took off at 3:00 PM for the big race. Storm clouds threatened but did not dampen spirits. Photos by Joan Hill. Results 1st: NWO 2nd: Light and Peace 3rd: De Tree

Saturday, August 03, 2002

Submit a News Story.

Temenos Web Site.

Temenos is a new high-end villa/resort on Long Bay.

Friday, August 02, 2002

Web site: Jo-Anne Mason, Artist

Jo-Anne is a talented artist who resides in Anguilla.

Stories from the previous and earlier issues.
Sandy Ground View Radio Stations
Madeariman Reef Rest. Fabric N' Tings
July Diary Barnes Bay

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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