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Kellie and Bryan took 27 rolls of film and have some great shots from their April 2002 vacation on Anguilla. . . .

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Kellie and Bryan In Anguilla!

Here are their favorite shots, with Kellie's commentary:

Trattoria Tramonto

Because Italian food has always been a favorite of ours, and we'd heard great things about Trattoria Tramonto, we decided to save it for our last dinner on the island. It didn't disappoint! We savored their lobster raviolis and then after dinner, kicked our shoes off to have some photos taken in the sand beside our table. Such a lovely evening!

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Altamer Lobster

Consider that one side of this grilled lobster is the size of my forearm. When this plate was presented to me, many of the other couples around us at Altamer stopped chewing and stared in amazement. Although this made for quite a spectacle, our meal at Altamer was one of the more memorable meals we've had anywhere - just spectacular food, service and atmosphere!

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Underwater cameras really DO work, and no one back at home believed me ... but this was REALLY taken in the ocean - not the pool at our resort! We were so amazed at how crystal clear the water was, and how clearly we could see the fish while snorkeling. Of course, this meant that I had to suck in my gut when snorkeling after one of the many great meals on Anguilla - nowhere to hide it in clear water like this!

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Chocolat Charter

We wanted to see as much of the island and surrounding snorkeling spots as we could while on Anguilla. We took the Chocolat snorkeling charter and visited snorkeling spots such as Prickley Pear, Sandy Island and Little Bay. It was a lovely experience with a gracious, knowledgeable host, Rollins. We enjoyed being on the water, meeting other couples also on the charter, and discovering new snorkeling areas around Anguilla. Very fun!

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Although we saw many fish while snorkeling, these blue tang must be the slowest swimmers! We attempted to take photos of other fish, but somehow we only ended up with blue fish in the many underwater photos that we had developed! We got some great shots of coral, though! The coral was no match for my roving photographer - my fiancé!

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Malliouhana Restaurant

With a beautiful, serene and never-ending view such as this (Meads Bay), Malliouhana could have served us rat poison and it wouldn't have ruined our lunch. Luckily for us, rat poison wasn't the daily special, and we enjoyed some perfectly cooked crayfish instead. This is a gorgeous spot for a meal!

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Scilly Cay

We got to Scilly Cay after the regular lunch crowd, so it was fun to chase lizards and "close the place down" with the owner and employees of the little island restaurant. It's such a fun environment out there!

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Shoal Bay Beach

We loved the contrast of pastel simplicity and rich blue colors which we woke up to each day at Shoal Bay. This photo was taken from inside the pool area at Shoal Bay Beach Hotel.

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Where Are the Crowds?

Since we seemed to miss the "crowds" wherever we went (wait - ARE there crowds on Anguilla?), we didn't get too many photos taken with both of us in them. But we managed one on Scilly Cay. We loved the background here with the driftwood, sand, water and then main island in the distance. It's a keeper!

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Shoal Bay Beach Hotel

We decided to take a "postcard picture" of our hotel while we were on a Glassbottom Boat tour with Junior's father, Mike. We had such a great experience at Shoal Bay Beach Hotel, and would highly recommend it.

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Windward Point

We ventured out to Windward Point to see what it was like, and it was spectacular how the waves crashed against the jagged rocks at this tip of the island. We encountered a large bird nesting in the rocks, and she quickly told us that we were on her territory! We stood out at the end of the rocks where the water sprays you as it spits up high into the air, and were really happy that we'd followed the rocky & rough road to this destination.

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Sunset Over Shoal Bay

Each night we liked to watch the sun go down before heading to our dinner destination.

There's a feeling of peace and complete relaxation that I'm not quite able to describe while watching a sunset here.

The little "spark" of blue/green which you see as the sun slips beyond the horizon is something out of fairy tales!

Story and pictures by Kellie

Opening of Malliouhana Spa

[Click to enlarge] Anguilla is the perfect spot for true unwinding and rejuvenation. The natural tranquility and peacefulness of Anguilla is complemented by the recent addition of a state of the art, luxury spa, part of the Malliouhana Hotel.

The facility opened in November 2002 after much vision and dedication by veteran hotelier Mr. Leon Roydon and his team. This five million dollar,15,000 square foot stand-alone facility boasts a wide array of features including: fully equipped fitness facility, men and women's sauna or steam room, outdoor whirlpool, spa boutique and treatment rooms. During my tour I was particularly struck by three exquisite day private suites designed to provide full spa services in the privacy of the suite: Serenity and Vitality are perfect for individuals or couples and the larger suite, Spirit of Tranquility is great for couples or small groups. Each suite has a private balcony, a whirlpool, lounge and seating area, specialty shower and private bathroom. Below is a photo of therapist Kirthley in one of the private suites.
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The spa's services include: therapeutic massages, specialty massages, exfoliations, body wraps, facial treatments, ultra baths, hair services, manicures, pedicures, waxing and fitness center services. A closer look at one of the interesting specialty massages…. Stone Therapy reveals…a treatment using warm basalt stones in rhythmic gliding strokes to induce relaxation. Cooling stones are applied at the end of the treatment to refresh and tone. A 60 minute Stone Therapy treatment costs $135 and a 90 minute treatment, $195 plus 10% service charge.

For more information click on the Spa Section at or email: - Telephone: 264-497-6111. Hours of operation: Fitness Centre: 7am - 8pm; Spa and salon facilities: 10am - 8pm, Locker Room, Steam, Sauna and Whirlpool 9am - 8pm.

Story and pictures by Janine Edwards

Weather in Anguilla

Weather Summary Satellite
Sunny 82F 27C 60% Humidity, Dec 7
Low temp since last news report 73F 22C
High temp since last news report 90F 32C
Low humidity since last news report 43%
Tropical storm web sites Link Alt
Anguilla weather forecasts Link Alt

Live Shoal Bay Webcam

Complete Christmas Events

For up-to-date, late breaking information, click here.

Popular Chef Shamash is Back at Shoal Bay!

[Click to enlarge] One of the best Anguillian gourmet chefs is Shamash. And this year Chef Shamash has moved back to Shoal Bay (hip-hip-hooray), reopening Zara's Restaurant at Allamanda Beach Club, after several years at Overlook with Chef Dion.

Zaras reopened on November 12th and we took a party of 9 for dinner a few nights later. Still excellent!

As with all popular places, reservations are suggested in the high season. Telephone: 264-497-3229.

Directions: starting in the airport parking lot, take the only exit and turn left, then continue straight past Island Car Rentals, the National Bank and straight into Stoney Ground village. Continue on this road until you see the paved left turn to Shoal Bay (about 2 miles). As you come down the hill into Shoal Bay, turn right on the gravel road at the bottom of the hill. Zara's is on the left in about 1/4 mile.

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The menu, listed below, is more extensive than when Shamash was last at Shoal Bay in 1999. And our favorite menu item, Crusted Garlic Snapper (pictured here) is still on the menu!


Local Pumpkin Soup Drizzled with Coconut Milk. $8
Black Bean Soup served with rice and onions. $8
Cream fish Chowder with local vegetable and herbs. $9
Chilled roast red pepper soup. $10


Mixed Farm Green and mustard vinaigrette Dijon dressing. $9
Killer Caesar: Romaine hearts, toasted croutons, and Grana Padana Parmesan in Caesar Dressing. $10
Sesame Chicken Salad, grilled chicken, mixed green, red onions and mandarin oranges in sesame dressing. $11


Lobster Seafood Crepe wrapped in cream sauce. $11
Shrimp Pernod Shallot, red onion, glazed with pernod and coconut milk. $11
Crispy Golden Calamari, tossed with cherry tomatoes and lemon and marinara dip. $10
Grilled Marinated Vegetables. $10

Rasta Pasta:

Baby Clam Sauce and brocolli linguini, brocolli florets, garlic, pepper flakes, olive oil and natural broth. $16
Lemon Pasta Garlic - Wine, olive oil, shallot, lemon juice, parmesan cheese. $16
Penne Vorka Tomatoes - Mushroom, lobster, garlic, marinara, Parmesan cheese. $20
Bolognese Carrots - Oniond, celery, ground beef, mushroom, tomato puree, Parmesan cheese. $18

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Main Course:

Blackened Snapper - served with grilled veg salad with orange marmalade. $20 sauce
Crusted Garlic Snapper - with oriental purple cabbage, and lemon mojo sauce. $21
Roasted Grouper - and Mango salsa, Mango Basil sauce. $22
Macadamia Mahi-Mahi - Pan seared over greens and stir fry veg. $22
Spiced fish wrapped in banana leaf served with Ginger, Tamarind, Chili sauce. $23
Shrimp in Wine and Chili - Sauce serve with corn Succa Tash. $22
Grilled Local Lobster - with Garlic drawn butter. $33
Shamash Crayfish - Seasoned and Grilled to perfection. $35


Marinated Black Angus - Grilled strip lion serve Merlo Blue cheese sauce. $24
Herb Rack of Lamb - served with roasted apple sauce. $24
Balsamic Grilled Chicken - Mushroom, garlic, vinegar, Light Balsamic Marinara Sauce. $20
Chicken Maria Chicken - Sauteed with pepper, wine, onions in a delicate sauce. $19
Crispy Roasted Duck - Butter nut squash and stir fry veg. $21

15% service charge will be added. US funds.

Related Page: Menus of Anguilla.

Tranquility Jazz Festival

[Click to enlarge] The recent formal launch of the Tranquility Jazz Festival set the perfect stage for Anguilla's inaugural jazz festival slated for November 14-16, 2003.

The Grand Cocktail Reception was exquisite, set under the stars on the open-air pool decks at Frangipani Beach Resort. One of the highlights of the evening was the unveiling of the Tranquility Jazz Festival logo created by resident artist Gabriele Klaren, featuring a whimsical dolphin, one of the island's national symbols, blowing the saxophone against the backdrop of a beautiful Anguilla sunset.

For more information on the launch, read last' months article.

BET Event promotions was well represented that evening by its President Paxton Baker who released a partial line-up of artists for the 2003 festival, and BET Celebrity Jazz Guest Pianist, Eric Reed, who pledged his full endorsement of the venture.
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The Sunset Jazz on the Beach the following evening was magical. Candle-lit tables were scattered on the beach just outside Johnno's, as premier jazz artistes performed on the beach stage. I kicked my shoes off early that evening, and spent my time walking along the sands close to the stage to experience the full essence of the artists' creative expression, and from time to time moseying on back to my table of friends who were enjoying dinner by candlelight to the smooth live sounds of jazz. The ambience was simply magical!

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For Tranquility Jazz Festival 2003, plans are in progress for a number of jazz evenings to be held around the island leading up to the premier event and special packages will be organized in association with American Airlines/American Eagle and the Anguilla Hotel & Tourism Association. For further information on the festival contact the Anguilla Tourist Board at 264-497-2759 or 800-553-4939 or email them at

Story and pictures by Janine Edwards

Anguilla Diary: November 4, 2002 to December 8, 2002

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

Sunday, December 08, 2002

Altamer Holiday Menus.

In addition to theregular menu Altamer is offering as starters Crayfish bisque and clams casino, Entrees: Roast turkey with apricot and thyme cornbread stuffing or Slow oven roasted baked ham with Chef Leduc's favourite pineapple rum honey glaze. Live entertainment: Dmitri Loutsiv on Grand Piano.

New Year's Eve: a gourmet five course meal and dancing to live entertainment at $ 150 per person. Live entertainment Dmitri Loutsiv on Piano 6 - 10 pm, Dumpa on steel pans 10pm - 1 am.

Course 1: Chef Leduc's surprise
Course 2: Beluga (Black) Russian Caviar or Fois Gras
Course 3: Chilled watermelon soup, escargot, caesar salad, or cajun spaghetti prawns
Course 4: Fresh Anguillian Lobster tail flambeed in brandy Americaine lobster sauce, USDA Prime fillet mignon crusted with ground peppercorns, Roast duckling with classic French orange sauce, Vegetarian Wellington, or Fillet of sole with julienne of fresh vegetables
Course 5: Dessert-- specially created individual chocolate baby grand piano, mango sorbet or vanilla ice cream

Glass of champagne at Midnight
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Anguilla Watersports Update

Snorkeling and Parasailing on Shoal Bay.

New scuba program: first dive: introduction to scuba diving program lasts 15 to 20 minutes and cost only $10, everyone has got to try this.

New "ultimate snorkeling machine": environmentally friendly, battery operated, no polution, 2 speeds: 1 mile/hour or 5 miles/hour, no noise, no vibrations, glass window to see under water without getting wet!!! Ideal for weak swimmers, ideal as well for getting the best sun tan.

High speed internet connection, Cyber beach point: check your mail, send digital pics to your friends back home. Tel: 264-497-7048 email:
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Spyglass Hill Villa ....coming Fall 2003. An exquisite, private, gated residence poised on the ridge at North Hill capturing dramatic views of the yacht-dotted bay and offshore isles and cays.
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Sunset Homes has updated its website on the villa in progress at North Hill. Click here to see development.
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click for starters Hibernia Web Site Updated.

Hibernia has updated their web site with complete new menus for this season, a special page on their art gallery and details of their travelling during the off season.

For example, pictured here is SALADE DE LANGOUSTE AUX CEREALES, ESSENCE DE CRUSTACES A LA VANILLE, MESCLUN ET MENTHE FRAICHE (lobster and barley cooked 'risotto style' with vanilla and lobster reduction, salad with fresh mint).
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Saturday, December 07, 2002

New Restaurant: Local With Flair.

Kirk Hughes, owner of the new "Flavours" restaurant on Back Street (South Hill), sees his unique selling point as “local, with flair”: a menu offering the great local dishes for which Anguilla has always been known, in an ambience that captures the style and flair of the island. “And the really great thing”, Hughes points out, “is that the prices, too, will remain local – our intention is not to offer the so-called “Tourist prices” but to remain true to the value that can be found in any of Anguilla’s local restaurants”. Dine with views of Sandy Ground and Prickly Pear. The chef at Flavours is Rexford Fleming, a self-taught Anguillian Chef, has worked at Cap Juluca Hotel and as Head Chef at the Sapphire Restaurant. He was also a member of the National Culinary Team. His menu includes many local favourites such as Stringy Saltfish served in a crisp Corn Shell, Anguillian Pigeon Pea Soup garnished with slivers of Salt Beef, and Pot Fish served with coconut dumplings and a medley of ground provisions. Telephone: 264-235-6100
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Friday, December 06, 2002

The Anguilla Tourist Board announces its Annual Christmas Gift Basket Distribution on Monday December 23, 2002. Persons interested in contributing to this worthwhile cause may contact the Anguilla Tourist Board at 264-497-2759 or email No gift is too large or too small. Play a part in brininging Christmas cheer to some of Anguilla's little boys and girls.
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Bartletts Collection, located next to Irie Life on Back Street, South Hill is excited about their new line called "Bartletts Gifts to Go". Lots of fun gifts are already packaged in decorative bags and are ready to go - gift packages contain items like binoculars, baseball bats, car kits, neck ties, accessories, oven mitts, Christmas ornaments (some of them hand crafted in Poland), Guavaberry gift packages and more. Email: Tel. 264-497-6625.
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Something Special, located in West End next to Devonish Art Gallery has a pre-Christmas sale and new items. French soaps, Christmas ornaments, Bob Marley candles, oils, lotions, jewelry, gift sets, perfumes, dried flowers, crafts from Haiti and Guyana, hats ands more hats. Tel 264-497-6655.
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Marissa Gumbs

Here is a profile of a former Miss Anguilla and currently a Marketing major at Barry University in Miami Florida.
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Thursday, December 05, 2002

Real Estate

Koal Keel - Le Petit Patissier.

Although Koal Keel restaurant has not reopened this year, the pastry shop is open for breakfast and lunch: butter croissants, braided challah, brioche, cookies, muffins, fruit tartes, french baquettes and more, including Lobster sandwiches, ham sandwiches, soups and salads. Mon-Sat 6am - 130pm, closed Sun. Located upstairs in the "Warden's Place", Koal Keel restaurant, The Valley. 497-2930
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Wallblake House.

The restoration of historic Wallblake House is complete. The official opening will be on December 12, 2002. The buildings and grounds will be available for community events, weddings, etc. and tours of the site are offered during the tourist season, starting Tuesday Dec 17 at 10am and continuing every Tuesday and Thursday.
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Wednesday, December 04, 2002

Internet Yellow Pages:
All known Anguilla sites.

New Printed Maps with Street Names.

Now that Anguilla has street names and even some street signs, you can pick up a new map with the street names on it. Just ask at the Anguilla Tourist Board.
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Enthusiastic entrepreneur Heather Wallace proudly opened her stationery and specialty gift store located in Rock Farm in early November 2002. The store is a welcome addition to the island's business sector in terms of providing a competitively priced array of stationery and unique gifts. The stationery product line includes office supplies, equipment and furniture. There are some great gift ideas for Christmas and other special occasions including leather goods like briefcases and wallets, paintings, picture frames, 2003 diaries and more.

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Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5pm. Saturday 9am – 12:30pm. For more information email Heather at or call 264-497-7890.

Directions: starting from the airport parking lot, take the only exit and turn left, then left again to pass the airport entrance. Turn right at the roundabout and go past Wallblake House, turn left on the next paved road, at Keene Enterprises, just past the post office. Follow this street until you pass Hall’s Bakery, then take the next left , then take the first right and follow the signs.
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Frangipani Restaurant.

This gourmet restaurant in the Frangipani Beach Club on Meads Bay has something special (besides the Napolean Creme Brulee dessert!). When we went last night, it was rainy and windy in Anguilla (for a change). Frangipani has dining on their seaside terrace, but they also have a beautiful inside dining room, completely isolated from the weather if the windows are closed. Most dining rooms in Anguilla are open-air.
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All the resorts/hotels/inns.

Soroptomist Fair.

Saturday, Dec 7, 11am-4:30pm. On the grounds of the Governer's house in Old Ta. $1 admission. Lunch, bbq, drinks, baked goods, toys, games, books, ...
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Tuesday, December 03, 2002

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Launch of "Dollar-A-Day" Tourism Marketing Fund

On November 19, The Anguilla Hotel and Tourism Association (AHTA) proudly launched the "Dollar-A-Day" Tourism Marketing Fund, an unprecedented drive to raise funds for marketing Anguilla as a tourism destination. This initiative is private sector led, operating in collaboration with the Anguilla Tourist Board and the Ministry of Tourism. Chief Minister and Minister of Tourism Osbourne Fleming enthusiastically endorsed the campaign and welcomed the innovative proposal for the public-private sector partnership initiative. Pictured here are Dr. and Mrs. Frankie Hughes on behalf of Paradise Cove, making a ceremonial check presentation to the fund.

The launch ceremony was energized by visiting keynote speaker Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, Director General of Tourism for the Bahamas. Mr. Vanderpool-Wallace is a vibrant hospitality industry veteran, and made his contribution drawing on his varied experience and expertise in the private and public tourism sectors. He championed of the cause for private and public sector cooperation sharing various success stories of The Bahamas.

Basically the campaign has three phases and allows for the voluntary participation of all registered businesses on the island and also visitors to Anguilla's shores. Here's an outline of how it works:
Phase One: Guests staying at participating hotels and villas will be invited to contribute US$1.00 for each night of their stay towards the fund. For instance a family of 4 staying at a particular property for one week would be asked to contribute US$7.00 to the fund.
Phase Two: Registered businesses on the island will be asked to contribute US$1.00 per day or US$365 per year towards the fund.
Phase Three: Monies raised as part of Phases One and Two will be matched dollar for dollar by an annual contribution from a Matching Fund Strategic Partner.
For more information email Mimi at AHTA at Feel free to have a look at the AHTA website at
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Go-To Anguilla Web Site

This site has information for a number of services on Anguilla (guest houses, car rental, etc.), including Kerwin Kottages.
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Monday, December 02, 2002

Beachshack Update

Mary Ann's Tropical Construction web site has been updated with information on decorating the apartment above the technology center, including lots of local resources that other people may find useful. Nice pictures.
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Blanchards is Going Full Steam

We went to Blanchards Restaurant for dinner and found a good crowd enjoying this year's new menu.

Here are shots of a couple of items that we tried:

Bangkok Shrimp skewered, grilled and served with a dipping sauce of soy, lemon and ginger..... and
Grilled Vegetable Salad with goat cheese, red peppers, scallions, yellow squash and sesame seed dressing.

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Sunday, December 01, 2002

K's Kove.

Gratel Webster has just built some efficiency apts in Island Harbour overlooking Scilly Cay for vacationers at very reasonable rates. Prices range from $50 to $70 per night, depending on size and amenities. Click link above for her web site.
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Cedar Grove Cafe

The Rendezvous Bay Hotel has been upgrading itself for the last few years and one of the additions is the Cedar Grove Cafe with a gourmet, eclectic menu for lunch and dinner. You have a choice of dining experiences: either make new friends at the long family-style table on the veranda, or choose a more intimate table along the sea nestled in the local cedar trees.

We dropped in one day in early November for lunch and had an excellent meal. Here are some snapshots. Click here for the dinner menu. Tel.: (264) 497-6549 E Mail: E Mail:

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New Gas Station!

Delta Petroleum has a new gas station on Long Path, near the Tropical Flower wholesale outlet. Directions: from the airport, take the only exit, turn left and go straight past Island Car Rental, then turn right at Barclays Bank (where Alberts Market used to be). Continue for about 2 miles, it is on the left!
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New: Island Supermarket

There is a clean, bright, enjoyable new market in Anguilla, located on the road going east out of Island Harbour village, on the top of White Hill.

Juanita, the manager, previously ran a supermarket in St. Thomas and has brought in many of the items that enjoyed success there. For example, she has mexican tortillas for sale, both flour and corn, which we have used for tacos, burritos and fajitas. And she sells flavored rum of many kinds. The Coconut Rum makes a great rum punch.

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Police Commisioner Receives Queen's Award. (The Anguillian)

Mitchell Harrigan, Commisioner of the Royal Anguilla Police Force, received the Queen's Police Medal for Distinguished Service. Click link to read the story from The Anguillian.
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Nurse Lloyd Honored.

Nurse Vida Lloyd was honored this month for her nursing career in Anguilla, which started in 1953 and ended with her retirement in 1988 as Senior Nursing Officer. Mrs. Lloyd is also the proprieter of the well-regarded Lloyds Guest House.
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Saturday, November 30, 2002

Altamer Resort’s second quarterly newsletter

Available on their website and includes a preview of the view of villa 2 from villa 1, new restaurant layout, private jet access, recipes and design interview. You may also subscribe to the Altamer News at
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Straw Hat Restaurant.

Re-opened for the season in November, this restaurant that is over the water and has great views of St. Martin, also has a great menu this year. Some unusual and delicious new items are "Cilantro, Lime and Pecan Pesto Pasta" and "Local Goat Sausage Wonton".
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Friday, November 29, 2002

Kobbe Design Web Site

Adrian Kobbe, interior director, now has a web site for his businesses on Anguilla, including Colony Leisure for high-end outdoor furniture. His retail location is on George Hill, across from Anguilla Vision Center.
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50th High School Reunion

The Valley Secondary School and Albena Lake-Hodge Comprehensive School 50th Anniversary Reunion has a web site. In 1953, the doors of the Valley Secondary School opened to less than 50 students from all around Anguilla. It was renamed Albena Lake-Hodge Comprehensive School in 1986 in honour of our first female minister of government.
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Major Buildings

Here is a web page that has pictures of the major buildings in Anguilla: House of Assembly, National Library, etc.
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Thursday, November 28, 2002
Restaurants and menus.

Private Residence for Rent

Bayview Villa overlooking Road Bay and Sandy Ground is available for long term rent. 3 bedrooms/2 baths upstairs, 3 studios each with a bath downstairs. Onwer flexible - would rent main house only if preferred. For photos and details check link above. Enquiries:
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Wednesday, November 27, 2002

Corals Restaurant.

Corals Restaurant (next to the Dolphin Fantaseas) , a Mediterranean style restaurant at Meads Bay, will be open for business on Monday, November 25, 2002 for lunch and dinner. They are offering a special Thankgiving dinner for $30.00 per person. For more information please contact: or call 264-498-5555.
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Tuesday, November 26, 2002
Private villas for rent.

November Trip Report

Belinda has posted a trip report of a recent visit to Anguilla, with words and text. Well done.
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Monday, November 25, 2002

Available for Christmas/New Years.

Gorgeous one bedroom villa with pool. Opens onto small secluded beach. Dramatic oceanfront ambience.
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Over 30 Anguilla beaches.

The Anguillian Web Site.

This weekly newspaper has started publishing their content on the web. For example, click here for Colville Petty's recent column entitled "If you have food in your refrigerator".
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Duplicate Bridge

Monday and Saturday mornings 9:30 am at Koal Keel Restaurant on the way to Crocus Bay. Coffee/pastries available. All levels of skill welcome. Happy to have beginners. More information, Carol 264 497 5722
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Saturday, November 23, 2002

lost dog
Dog Found - Looking for Owner

Jackie Cestero of Animal Rescue writes:

Found: A female puppy - approximately 3-6 months old.
Where: Dirt road between Shoal Bay and Island Harbour by the bottom

This lovely puppy was found trapped under the bush unable to move because her leash was tied around a number of trees. She had probably been there for a day or two. It would appear that she got away from her owner because she has a new collar and leash (chain link with red handle). She has a wonderful personality and loves to ride in the car.

If you have lost this puppy or know anything about the owner, please contact Morlen's Veterinary Hospital 497-4600 Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
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Friday, November 22, 2002

Tourism Week 2002: November 17-23

"Celebrating the Best of Anguilla"

Tourism week started off with a Service of Thanksgiving and Brunch followed by a Model Boat Race and Beach fun at Road Bay on Sunday November 17. Other highlights are as follows: port services seminar, tourism talks in the schools, industry awards, Launch of "Dollar-A-Day" Tourism Marketing fund, "Careers in Tourism" school fair and the launch of the Best Village competition. Here's a selection of the schedule of some of the events:

Friday November 22.

9am - 4pm Open House with live entertainment at the Anguilla Tourist Board. Free admission.

7:30pm Tranquility Jazz Festival Launch with live jazz entertainment. Frangipani Beach Club, Meads Bay. Tickets US$50.

Saturday November 23

5:00am Tourism Week Walk, The Valley to Shoal Bay. Participation fee: EC$20.

11am - 6pm Culinary Fair and Arts & Crafts Exposition, Agricultural Grounds, The Valley. Free admission.

5:00pm Tranquility Jazz Festival, Johnno's Beach Stop, Sandy Ground.

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Thursday, November 14, 2002

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Results of Art Festival Competition.

Georgia Paul writes:

Some 130 people gathered at the Bistro at the Malliouhana Hotel on Meads Bay to enjoy wine and hors d’ oeuvres for the opening of the art exhibit which showcased all 38 of the finalists in the Third Biennial Anguilla International Arts Festival Competition. This event also served as the Awards Reception for the Competition where all attendees had the opportunity to vote for their favorite artwork for the People’s Choice Award. The panel of three judges (Dr. Robert Metzger of Pennsylvania, Jane Coombes of St. Thomas and Nik Douglas of Anguilla) had already made their winning selections so that at the end of the evening the honors were announced as follows:

First Place: Jacqueline MARNIE Mariethoz, of Anguilla
$10,000US Painting: Shoal Bay Before Luis

Second Place: Lisa Davenport, of San Diego, California
$2,500US Painting: Hammocks

Honorable Mention: Sheri Moore, of Summerton, South Carolina
Painting: Day of the Substitute

People’s Choice: Jean Pierre Ballagny, St Barthelemy
$2,500US Painting: Party at the Beach

The exhibit will remain open to the public free of charge at the Bistro at Malliouhana for some time. Notice will be given when the exhibit moves to another location. In the meantime, everyone who could not attend on Saturday is urged to come enjoy the artwork. Remember that all of the artwork is for sale.
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Tuesday, November 12, 2002

Pete's Car Rental and Guest House

Here is a web site for a business in South Hill operated by Peterson Connor.
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Anguilla Forum:
Carib On-line

Web Maps with New Road Names

The roads in Anguilla have been given names and new road signs started going up last week. The Calabash web site has maps of Anguilla with the main roads shown with their official names.
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Animal Rescue Newsletter

The November edition of the AARF Newsletter is now available for viewing on the web. This edition contains articles on funding from the Pegasus Foundation, many puppies for adoption and more of AARF s puppies going to the US.
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Anguilla Photo Albums

This visitor has put two albums of excellent Anguilla photos onto the webshots site.
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Friday, November 08, 2002

House for Rent.

Gerald Gumbs (, who spends most of his time in Trinidad, is looking for a tenant for his house next to the Roti Hut near George Hill. The 3 bd/2ba house was recently painted inside and outside, with the installation of cupboards in the kitchen. Semi furnished, fridge, stove and telephone. The local contact in Anguilla is Ethlyn Gumbs at 264-497-2220.
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Street Names

Anguilla has official street names and actual street signs have started popping up all over the place. Now all we need is a map showing the newly named streets.
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Regiments of the West Indies - Anguilla History

A capsule summary of the history of Anguilla, organized around the British invasion of 1969.
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Loblolly Gallery

Opening November 8 for "Watercolors and Beyond" show by Sihn Ja An.
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Thursday, November 07, 2002

Serenity Restaurant and Bar on Shoal Bay has re-opened for business.
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Monday, November 04, 2002

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


The Pumphouse announces their musical lineup (and new cover charges) for this season: Sandy Grounds Rocking Roadhouse in the Historical Anguilla Salt Company Factory. Live Music Menu.

“Wednesday starting 9pm: ””HAPPY HITS”. Friday starting 9pm $5 covercharge: “XTREME”. Saturday starting 9pm $5 covercharge: “THE REGGAE BAND”. Come and join us in Sandy Ground for fun and good food. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 7PM Tel.497-5154 Take away available.

The Pumphouse also announces their new menu:

CARIBBEAN FISH SOUP $6 HOMEMADE WITH RED HIND AND OLD WIFE! Caribbean Fish Soup $6. Homemade with Red Hind and Old Wife.
Classic Caesar $9 with spicy Caribbean jerk chicken $12, or blackened Yellowfin Tuna $18.
Southwest Painted Corn Tortilla Tacos with black bean rice, guacamole and salsa, steak $15 chicken $13, Vegetarian $11
The Big Quesadillas and Burritos in seasoned flour tortillas, steak in sun-dried tomato $15, chicken in asian ginger $13, or vegetarian in spinach $11. Spiced lentil, rice, sour cream, guacamole and salsa.
Up north styel nachoes with monterey jack, cheddar, guacamole, sour cream jalapenos, plum tomatoes and scallions, $11. with our homemade chilli $14
Pumphouse Buffalo Wings with blue cheese dipping sauce. 1 doz $10, 1/2 doz $6. Mild medium or volcanic!
The Original 8 oz Pumphouse Beef Burger $10. Add Amercan Swiss or Blue cheese, mushrooms, bacon or carmalized onions $1 each. Or try our Chicken Burger, same as above with a spiced boneless 8 oz breast.
Famous Pumphouse Pizza, $10. Thin crispy crust, marinara and mozzarella. Extra toppines $1. Vegetarian $14, Garbage pizza $16. Fruit de mer pizza $17
Grilled marinated ribeye steak, $23, with a baked potato, french fries, or side caesar.
Pasta. Daily special.
Double chocolate fudge brownies a la mode. $7
Strawberry, vanilla or chocolate ice cream, $5
15% service charge will be added. Prices in US$.

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Stories from the previous and earlier issues.
Upper Shoal Bay The Shoal Bay Penthouse
Jazz Festival Milly's
MacDonnas November Diary

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