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Shoal Bay is one of our most photographed beaches. . . .

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Views of Shoal Bay

Here are some views of Shoal Bay, taken over a series of days, including a rainbow above (photographed from the point), sand castles, sunshine, sunset, even a small storm.

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This walk on the beach was one rainbow after another!
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A special sand castle of a turtle, with a baby turtle on its back.
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From the point, looking west.
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From Uncle Earnie's, looking east.
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The upper end of Shoal Bay, from the shore.
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The upper end of the beach, from Gwen's.
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Late afternoon, looking east from Shoal Bay Villas.
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Sunset, looking west from the same spot.

Pictures by Nancy Pfister

Weather in Anguilla

Weather Summary Satellite
Sunny 81F 27C 68% Humidity, May 31 @ 6am
Low temp since last news report 79F 26C
High temp since last news report 84F 28C
Low humidity since last news report 55%
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Anguilla Daily Diary

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

May 5, 2003 to June 1, 2003

Sunday, June 1, 2003

click to enlarge 36th Anniversary of The Anguilla Revolution

May 30 is a day of reflection among all Anguillians as they celebrate the Anguilla Revolution, an event which culminated in Anguilla breaking ties with St.Kitts-Nevis to pursue a path of self determination. The day is full of activities, including a boat race (see below) and a parade and assembly. This year there was even a regatta of visiting yachts.

Annual Anguilla Day Boat Race
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The race kicked off at Sandy Ground at 9:30am went around the island and returned to Sandy Ground. The UFO from Island Harbour won the race, with De Tree from Blowing Point coming in second and Miss Anguilla of The Valley holding third place.

The usual festivities took place around the island as enthusiasts followed the race by boat and by vehicle culminating at Sandy Ground for entertainment and "liming".
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Terra Firma: Now Opened for Rentals

Set on private one-acre grounds on Harbour Ridge capturing dramatic views of the ocean and offshore cays, Terra Firma is now open for vacation rentals. This luxury villa features three bedrooms in the main house and a studio apartment downstairs. The large pool with spacious pool deck provides for pleasant outdoor relaxation. The residence is fully furnished and equipped with all the modern conveniences.

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All bedrooms have air conditioning and fans. Facilities include: gym, security safe, laundry room, outdoor dining. All services are available: housekeeping, concierge, private chef and babysitting.

For more information contact Anna Richardson at 264-772-2585 (Cell) and 264-497-2107 (Office hours), or email
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Saturday, May 31, 2003

Nathan’s Villas

Nathan’s Villas, located in a premier residential area, just a stone’s throw from gorgeous Meads Bay features one 2.5 bedroom private villa and two 1 bedroom apartments. The beach is a pleasant two minute walk through the colourful foliage from the villas. The villas feature very generously sized master bedrooms (up to 23 feet X 15 ft).

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All bedroom suites have air conditioning and ceiling fans. Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen offering microwave, coffee brewer, blender, stove, fridge, toaster and kitchen wares. For more information contact Pamela Richardson at Tel. 340-775-5163. Email:

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Saturday, May 31, 2003
All the resorts/hotels/inns.

Construction Progress Web Site

Sunset Homes has updated their website to feature photos of bamboo flooring, bathroom finishes and more: here and here and here.
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Friday, May 30, 2003

Art Workshops this Fall

The Anguilla International Art Festival (which will next be held in 2004) is sponsoring a series of professional art workshops in Anguilla this fall. Reasonablly priced packages include accommodations.
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Pictures from a Reader

My husband & I were down last week and took various pictures that we thought you could post on your site. We snapped shots of a boat race, with UFO winning in the end, plus a new colorful shop at the Sandy Ground roundabout created by the Bartletts. We own Villa Mainstay on Elsie Bay - see the last picture for a recent view. Hope all is well. Thanks!

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Very truly yours, Chris & Dave Peterson. Wayne, PA & Elsie Bay Anguilla
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Restaurants and menus.

Radio Anguilla On-Line

You can now listen to Radio Anguilla 95.5 on the Internet. The primary home page is at
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Wow: Cap Juluca Stay Auction!

The hotel association continues there on-line auctions with lot #3, consisting of 5 night/ 6 days for two in a luxury room at Cap Juluca including continental breakfast. I have already put in a bid of $700, so don't bother bidding less than that!
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Anguilla Regatta 2003 - Program of Activities

Wednesday 28th May 2003: Irad's Sea Side Grill: From 11 am to 5 pm. Registration of Yachts and Anguillan Boats.

Thursday 29th May 2003: Johnno's Beach Stop: 4 pm - Cocktail party for Sponsors, press, race officials, Tourism office representatives. Irad's Sea Side Grill: From 11 am to 5 pm. Registration of Yachts and Anguillan Boats. - Skippers briefing - Yachts and Anguillan boats. Invitation sent to every owner and skipper of Anguillan boats, also to Chief Minister and Minister of Finance. Entertainment: Happy Hits.

Friday 30th May 2003: Races around the island start: Yachts start from: 8.30 am Anguillan Boats: 9.30 am (we hope!) Prize giving on the stage by the police station: 6.00 pm - Sponsor All Island CableTV. Entertainment: Gossip and the Boys - Mussingtons.

Saturday 31st May: Yacht race starts: 10 am Prize giving: 6.00 pm - Sponsor Delta Petroleum. Entertainment Jah Movers & Colors (from St. Martin)

Sunday 1st June 2003: Friendly race with exchange of crew starts: 10 am Prize giving: 4.30 pm. Sponsor 'Over all winner' - Laurent Perrier (Grands Vins de France) Sponsor 'Friendly Race' - Xerox (Pro Digital Axa Ltd) . Entertainment Jazz band at Johnno's. Mad House Blues Band (from Antigua) on stage. Tel: 497 1400 - Fax: 498 14 00 -email
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Anguilla Questions?
Email the Tourist Board at or the Hotel Association at

50th Anniversary of Secondary Education in Anguilla: Schedule of Activities

Sun 27th July: Church Service at Campus B Parking Lot followed by Cocktail Party. A service of Thanksgiving and praise to mark 50 years of Secondary Education on Anguilla. Followed by an opening cocktail party to allow former students to get reacquainted

Mon 28th July: Starlight Excursion An opportunity for past students to socialize under the stars on one of our pristine white sandy beaches

Tues 29th July: Panel Discussion Topic: ‘Sustainable National Development is dependent upon the success of Secondary Education.”

Wed 30th July: Then and Now Concert A kaleidoscope of talents from yesteryear and today to be displayed at the Landsome Bowl Cultural Centre

Thurs 31st July: Fun Day A resurrection of A, B, and C, Houses as well as Maroon, Orange, Pink, Purple, and Yellow engaged in fierce competition in an afternoon filled with various sporting activities at the Ronald Webster Park. If you are a former athlete for your house let us know!!!

Fri 1st Aug: Beachnic Bring your swimsuit and a basket of goodies over to Shoal Bay for a day of fun and relaxation in the sun at Shoal Bay

Sat 2nd Aug: Awards Cocktail and Dance The week climaxes with a dinner and dance. Awards will be given to outstanding past, students and staff members of VSS/ALHCS

There will be various workshops organized from Tuesday to Thursday of that week. More information will be given in a subsequent announcement.
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New web site: Zippity Do Da

Offshore Sensations (Zippity Do Da Charters) was started in Anguilla two years ago by Jack Tramonte and Meredith Leighton.

During that two year period they have expanded their business dramatically to provide charters on four boats from Sint Martin/Saint Maarten, Anguilla, and St Barths. They even offer nighttime trips from Anguilla to St. Martin nightlife (and vice versa!).

Select one of three offshore boats to wisk you away to explore different islands or take a leisurely sail on a 50' catamaran. The catamaran featuring four state rooms with showers and full galley it can even be chartered on a weekly basis sailing over the Caribbean (departure for the catamaran Saint Marteen only).

Zippity Do Da Charters have changed their website address to and their new e-mail address is Also, Jack and Meredith Tramonte,have recently teamed up with KTandTbusiness Services to offer you some of the most prestigous Villas for rent and property sales in Anguilla, with another new site:

Jack and Mere can be reached at 264-497 7038 or 264-235-7038, or SXM 0590 690 65 53 63.
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Monday, May 26, 2003
Over 30 Anguilla beaches.

Animal Rescue Newsletter

Latest news, including 2 lovely cats seeking a new home, AARF's Free Spay Neuter Program in July 2003, Photo Album updates, and much more.
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Friday, May 23, 2003

Anguillian People Performing Live Entertainment (APPLE) needs your help!

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The Apple Theatre Company, Anguilla’s youth theatre group, is looking for support to reach their fundraising goal for this year’s summer youth theatre festival. Now entering their sixth summer season, the Apple Theatre Company offers safe, educational theatre production and performance opportunities to teens in Anguilla. The 2003 summer theatre festival offers more programming than ever before, with two full size shows, a week of workshops in movement, drama, voice, writing and management, and several evenings showcasing local talent and creativity through drama, music, dance and spoken word poetry. With all this taking place over the course of seven weeks, the Summer Youth Theatre Festival opens a world of new opportunities to the young people of Anguilla.

If you would like more information about the Apple Theatre Company or if you would like to make a contribution in support of this summer’s valuable youth opportunity, please email Eleanor Stacey, who administers the program at
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Monday, May 19, 2003

Car for Sale

2000 Grand Vitara, US$ 13,000
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Friday, May 16, 2003
Private villas for rent.

Visitor Web Page

This web site records a family visit to the Anguilla Great House.
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Opening Summer Special at Ocean Terrace Condos

Summer Special: $225 for a two-bedroom, two-bath oceanfront condo, plus tax and service charge.

Ocean Terrace Condos have fantastic views of St. Martin, St. Barth, etc. Brand-new, just opened. Very private.

Bonus: rent a new car or jeep for $210/per week.

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Thursday, May 15, 2003

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Carimar Auction Deal!

The AHTA auction for 6 nights at Carimar is still at $350. That is just too much of a bargain. I think I will put in a bid myself....
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Sunrise Villa has New Pool

This two-bedroom rental villa now has a swimming pool.
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Wednesday, May 14, 2003

The Anguillian: Sandy Ground Playing Field Fenced

Article from newspaper about community action to improve sports opportunities for young people.
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The Anguillian: House Wrangles Over Airport

Article from our weekly newspaper's web site.
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Optimists: Anguilla's Race Against AIDS

Read all about the races on Nov 30: half-marathon, 10K and 5K.
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New Beginnings Music and Book Store

There’s an interesting little store in the Fairplay Commercial Complex that features the finest in Christian music, books, videos and gifts. They offer some fun, educational children’s books and videos…including the VeggieTales video series…a very entertaining portrayal of various biblical stories and life lessons. This store is a Ministry of New Beginnings Inc. and an affiliate of New Beginnings Radio – 99.3 Grace FM. The store is opened from Monday – Saturday from 9am until. This outlet is the labour of love of Jerome and Ruthlyn Harrigan. Contact: 264-497-0977. Email Location: Downstairs Fairplay Commercial Complex, The Valley
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Evadney’s Apartments

Evadney’s Apartments located just a few minutes walk from The Forest Bay features four two-bedroom self catering apartments with pleasant sea views and cool passing tradewinds. Conveniently located on the outskirts of The Valley, these apartments are available for short-term and long-term rental.

The apartments are fully furnished and equipped with cable television, telephone, washing machine, fans and airco in one bedroom in each suite. The kitchen is fully equipped with coffee maker, toaster, fridge, stove, pots, dishes and all the other conveniences of a modern home. Maid service is arranged to suit the needs of the guests. Evadney your personable hostess can make arrangements for your various needs. Evadney also has a few houses for rent on a long-term basis.

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Daily Rates year round:

Special rate for use of 1 bedroom (1-2 persons): US$85 plus 10% government tax
2 bedroom apartment (3-4 persons): US$150 plus 10% government tax

Contact: Tel. 1-264-497-2255. Email:

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Tuesday, May 13, 2003

AHTA Auctions!

The first on-line auction form the hotel association (5 nights at CoveCastles) closed yesterday, with a winning bid of $2300 from Stuart in Maryland. Auction #2 starts today: 6 nights at Carimar. Bidding starts at $300 and there is already one bid!
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Anguilla Forum:
Carib On-line

New Villa At Captain's Bay

Here is the web site for Exclusivity, a new luxury villa that is available for holiday rental at Captain's Bay in the east end.
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Sunday, May 11, 2003

Irie Life

Here is the web site for this shop in South Hill. They carry tropical clothing, hats, t-shirts, sandals, and more.
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Saturday, May 10, 2003

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Tyden Air Summer Services

TYDEN announces its Summer Special (May 5 to November 15, 2003) on Commuter Flights to St. Maarten and St. Barths:

Anguilla - Sint Maarten: US$50.00 pp ONE WAY
Anguilla - St. Barths: US$120.00pp RETURN

Anguilla - Sint Maarten DAILY SCHEDULE

Depart Anguilla           Arrive Sint Maarten 
  11:00am                  11:10am 
  1:00pm                    1:10pm 
  2:30pm                   2:40pm 
Depart Sint Maarten  Arrive Anguilla 
  12:40pm                   12:50pm 
  2:00pm                    2:10pm 
  3:15pm                    3:25pm 

****Wednesday and Saturday Special**** (for Anguilla residents only) : US$40.00 pp ONE WAY

  Depart Anguilla       Arrive Sint Maarten 
  8:00am                    8:10am 
  5:00pm                    5:10pm   
  Depart Sint Maarten  Arrive Anguilla 
  9:00am                    9:10am 
  5:30pm                    5:40pm 
Anguilla - St. Barths Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Depart Anguilla           Arrive St. Barths   
  9:00am                     9:15am 
  4:30pm                    4:45pm     
Depart St. Barths      Arrive Anguilla 
  9:45am                    10:00am 
  5:15pm                    5:35pm 
For more information, please call 264-497-2719 or email
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Michel's Web Cam Has Moved

Michel has redone his "" web site that has the Shoal Bay webcam, and the new link is above. He used to have one link for island residents and another for remote viewers, but there is now only one link, and it does not appear to work for local residents.
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Friday, May 09, 2003

Build Your Own:

Scilly Cay Announces Summer Schedule

For May 7 through August 31, Scilly Cay will be open Wednesday, Friday and Sunday Only, 11:00am - 5:00pm. Live Music on Wednesday and Sunday.
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New Offices for the Anguilla Tourist Board

The Anguilla Tourist Board proudly opened the doors to their very own new offices in February 2003. After six months of construction, the building built originally in 1947 for use by the Agricultural Department was expanded and transformed into a very tasteful two storey pastel-coloured building. The use of the soft exterior colours of peach and blue was inspired by the colours of the Anguilla flag. Locals and visitors can now enjoy comfortable offices and surrounding grounds as they browse through literature about the island. The new offices were officially opened on April 30, 2003. The Anguilla Tourist Board would like to acknowledge the kind contributions and support from the Government and members of the public and private sector in terms of décor, furniture, plants and other donations. (The Hotel Association also has an office in this new building!) Tel. 264-497-2759. Fax 264-497-2710.
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Thursday, May 08, 2003

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Crusoe’s on Sandy Island

The offshore cay of Sandy Island just a few minutes boat ride away from the pier at Sandy Ground comes alive on Saturdays with live music by King Gossip and the Boys at Sundown Explosion. King Gossip is a past Calypso King and is always a strong contender in the Calypso Monarch Competition held each annual carnival.

Crusoe’s Bar and Restaurant is open daily from 10:30am – 4:00pm (or up to 5:30pm if the party is swinging). Enjoy the local flavour of calypso and reggae as you have lunch and relax on the beach on this charming little isle. You can also snorkel, fish and walk along the beach to the quiet tip of the cay.
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Sandy Island is up and running again after the challenging knocks of Hurricane Luis and Hurricane Lenny. Restaurant Operator Doris Brooks has put her heart and soul into bringing the natural beauty of the island by spearheading the campaign earlier this year “Plant a Tree…Boat Trip Free”. Doris who has lived here for the past twelve years is originally from Germany, married to an Anguillian and has two daughters.

For more great pictures of Sandy Island, see this news item from ealier.
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Open daily. First boat leaves Sandy Ground Pier at 10am, usually on an hourly schedule but if you come in between just call them on their cell and they’ll look out for you. Between US$8 and US$10 round trip per person depending on the boat (children under 12 are free). On Saturdays there is a special of US$5 round trip per person. Saturdays: Happy Hour between 2:00pm and 3:00pm.

Here’s a peep at the menu:

Off the Barbecue Grill
Chicken US$14
Ribs US$15
Combo US$16
Fish US$15
Lobster US$30

(All dishes are served with rice and peas, cole slaw, fried plantain, salad and garlic bread.)

Contacts: Tel. 264-497-6395. Cell 264-772-0787 or 264-772-0542. Fax 264-497-6324.
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Wednesday, May 07, 2003

Real Estate

Anguilla Life Magazine web page

Here is a web page for the quarterly "Anguilla Life" magazine. Sample stories online include new restaurants, the tennis academy project, adopting a pet, and more, including a story about Jeremiah Gumbs by our own Janine Edwards.
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Tuesday, May 06, 2003

Listen to Sprocka

Sprocka now has selections from four of his songs on his web site, in MP3 format.
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Stories from the previous and earlier issues.
Rendezvous Bay Dog Island
April Diary March Diary
February Diary Sandy Hill Club

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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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