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The Anguilla Beautification Club holds an annual Flower and Garden Show. . . .

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Flower Show 2004

[Click to enlarge] In 2004, the show and competition were held at Wallblake House on February 28 and 29.

A large crowd turned out to see the flower arrangement competition, the booths selling plants, crafts, and pottery, plus the garden displays by various hotels, primary schools and the Anguilla Garden Center.

You can read about last year's show.

And the Agriculture Department booth was selling delicious vine-riped fresh tomatoes!

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There were three main groups—arrangements of flowers, plants growing in containers and garden displays. The flower arrangements include fresh flowers in a vase, flowers grown in Anguilla, foliage without flowers, single flowers, dried arrangements, miniature arrangements and creative arrangements using a decorated container or driftwood. The plants include flowering plants, foliage, indigenous plants, cacti, succulents, hanging baskets and miniature gardens.

The bright yellow and orange arrangement pictured below is by "Black Orchid Florist", a young professional flower arranger who was new to us. He specializes in events, and has done weddings at Cap Juluca. Tel: 264.497.2413.

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Story and pictures by Bob Green and Janine Edwards

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Weather in Anguilla

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Weather Summary Satellite
Windy 80F 26C 68% Humidity, March 6
Low temp since last news report 73F 22C
High temp since last news report 80F 26C
Low humidity since last news report 56%
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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.

February 2, 2004 to March 7, 2004

Saturday, March 06, 2004

Auction for 7 Days at Madeariman Beach Club

The Anguilla Hotel and Tourism Association is holding an on-line auction for a stay on Shoal Bay beach. Bids start at $300, which would be quite a bargain!
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New to Anguilla? Tips

Don't Click on Any Email Attachements

The latest variety of email virus is very tricky. It pretends to be an email from someone you know, such as, and asks you to run an anti-virus program that is attached. Never do such a thing!
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Murals for Children's Ward

The Pediatric Ward at the Princess Alexandra Hospital is now alive with underwater scenes of sea creatures and cartoon characters. The artists, Peg Gregory, Michele Lavalette, Michelle Owen-Vasilis gave freely of their talents to create this masterpiece. The project was arranged by the Soroptimist Club complementing their other donations to this ward including a TV, VCR and videos.
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Email the Tourist Board at or the Hotel Association at

Villa Honeymoon Packages and Last-Minute Specials

Splash and Spyglass villas have last minute specials: Spyglass Hill Villa (March 20-27) and Splash Villa (March 13-April 2). Email:

And new special honeymoon packages:
Splash Honeymoon Package (MS Word)
Spyglass Honeymoon Package (MS Word)
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New Road

The new Blowing Point-to-Little Harbour road appears to be open.

But looks can be deceiving. At the press conference, yesterday Kenn Banks said that the new road, although completed is not officially open to the public. Evidently they have to wait for the Governor to sign a document that the Attorney General is preparing!! It should be signed next week. (Thanks to Brenda Carty for report from the press conference).
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Halcyon Cottage

Halcyon Cottage features a one bedroom studio apartment just steps away from a tiny secluded beach on the coast at Little Harbour. Great sunning, swimming and snorkeling. Dramatic views of St. Martin.
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Friday, March 05, 2004

Animal Rescue Newsletter

The newsletter is filled with great stories including recent adoptions, animals in foster care, updates on recent fund raising activities, and the 2003 Annual Report.
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Stay on Shoal Bay:
Villa La Vanda and
Villa Mimosa

Pumphouse Music Menu

During the peak of the tourist season (which is now), the night life options increase. For example, here is the Pumphouse lineup:

Wednesday starting 9PM- “THE HAPPY HITS”

Thursday starting 9:00PM- “THE MUSICAL BROTHERS”

Friday starting 10PM- “DJ RAS” Reggae Hip Hop Dance Mix

Saturday starting 10PM- Jah Movers - Masters of Conscious reggae

The Pumphouse is located in Sandy Ground, with food, drinks and live music. Take away available Tel: 264-497-5154 - Open Monday to Saturday from 6:00pm.
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New: Ace Hardware on Anguilla

Shopping choices have dramatically improved on the island this week.

Although the new Ace hardware by the Sandy Ground roundabout hasn't had their grand opening yet, the tools and supplies and paint are flying off the shelves as fast as the staff can stock those shelves!

Ace is a world-wide chain that aims to cater to the “do-it-yourself” homeowners and contractors with a modern, friendly service and an extensive product line. Ace in Anguilla is locally owned and carries a similar theme and product line to other enterprises under the Ace brand. The following sections are featured: Hardware, Paint, Housewares, Lawn and Garden, Electrical, Plumbing, Tools, Powertools and Accessories. Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 8am – 6pm; Saturdays 9am – 3pm. Tel. 498-1223; Fax 498-1224; Email:

Below is a picture of Alison Harrigan, manager, behind the counter at the new Ace.

Directions: starting from the airport parking lot, take the only exit and turn left, then left again and past the airport entrance. Continue straight west through the roundabout, then keep left at the next roundabout (Sandy Ground) and you will see Ace on the left almost immediately.

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Ashley Brooks Road Relay

Come run on March 7, 2004 at 2pm, at Ashley's Supermarket in The Valley.
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Tuesday, March 02, 2004

Website for the Statistics Government Department with interesting information on various statistics for Anguilla.
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Restaurants and menus.

New web address:

The Pavillion Inn in Blowing Point has a new web site. Their fax number has changed to 1-240-235-8247. And here is the online reservation form.
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Monday, March 01, 2004

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Sunset in Anguilla!

There was an incredible sunset last week.

Looking west from
Zara's restaurant,
Milly's Inn
on the hill.
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Saturday, February 28, 2004

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New Paint at Ernies!

Uncle Ernies beach bar on Shoal Bay has just been painted a bright new green color.
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moonsplash 2004

Moonsplash 2004

Bankie Banx has announced the Special Guest Artistes for his 2004 Moonsplash Music Festival, scheduled for April 1-4 at The Dune Preserve on Rendezvous Bay. Two of reggae's most celebrated bands, Culture and Third World, will headline the Friday and Saturday night Moonsplash Main Stage concerts. Sunday is the Grand Beach Party, featuring the Folk, Food and Arts/Crafts Fair. More details are available on Bankie's website.
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Friday, February 27, 2004
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Devonish Gallery Show

New works by Peg Gregory. Reception Sunday March 7, 2004. 530-730pm. Further information 497-2949
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Roaring Lions Children’s Football Program

The Roaring Lions Club, three-year reining champions of the Anguilla Football Association Football League have organised a football program for the youths between the ages of four (4) and twelve (12) years old. Special thanks goes out to Jeff who was visiting Anguilla last December for being instrumental in launching the program. Sunset Homes, a Home Design and Building company on the island jumped on board to sponsor the program.

The football youth program started in December 2003 and about twenty-five children participate currently. There is still room for more children to join, as the team of coaches can cater for up to fifty children. It is hoped that other sporting teams will be inspired to offer various youth programs throughout the island.

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The coaches from the Roaring Lions team are enthusiastic and full of energy, as they donate their time and expertise to create fun and exciting football sessions for the children. Coaches include Nigel “Nico” Connor, Shomari “Chichi” Kentish, Lester “Fishy” Connor, Clarence “Bailey” Lake, Livingston “Poti” Clifton, Leon Jeffers, Terrence “Casa” Rogers, Iston “Iceman” Benjamin and other Roaring Lions’ team members.

The program is now focusing on teaching the children the fundamental skills of football such as passing, dribbling and ball control. As the children advance, the coaches will interweave the rules of the game, mindful of keeping the tone light and fun for their young participants. There are plans to expand the program and bring in various resource persons from time to time, to include other elements such as academic and self development learning opportunities for the children.

The Roaring Lions Football team, which features footballers mainly from Stoney Ground and The Quarter, had its beginnings in 1979 and remains very active in the football arena. Every year end they organise an appreciation event for their team forerunners and invite their past players to join them in an “Old versus New” game.

Sessions take place every Saturday from 8am – 10am. Participation is free of charge. Interested children should come to the park at 8am on Saturday morning. If you have any questions call Poti at 772-3506 or 497-8412 or Nico at 497-0808.
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Wednesday, February 25, 2004

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Caribbean Cruise Raffle to benefit The Anguilla Animal Rescue Foundation (AARF)

First Prize: 7 Day Southern Caribbean Cruise for Two* on Carnival Cruise Lines. Beginning July 10, 2004 leaving from San Juan, PR. Includes Round Trip Airfare from Anguilla to San Juan, PR. Stops include: St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Lucia, Dominica, La Romana, San Juan.

Second Prize: Dinner for Two at Cap Jaluca’s Pimms Restaurant

Third Prize: A DVD Player

Ticket Price US$25.00 - Drawing: May 31, 2004

*Prize includes the cruise and airfare only. All other expenses are paid by the winner. At least one traveler must be 25 years of age or older.

Tickets are available at the following locations: Morlen’s Veterinary Hospital, Anguilla Techni Sales, Shoal Bay Villas, Ben and Dolly’s Furniture. They will also be selling at The ABC Flower Show Feb 28th and 29th and at the Anguilla Post Office. Or contact (MasterCard and Visa accepted!)
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Saturday, February 21, 2004

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Harrigan Apartment Near Shoal Bay

Dennis Harrigan is renting his apartment on the road to Shoal Bay; 2 minutes drive to the beach. by the week or the month.

Four bedrooms, two baths, cable TV, cool trade winds, full furnished, washing machine. Quiet, modern, sleeps 8. Maid service upon request. Very reasonably priced at $700/week.

Contact them at 264.497.2043 or cel 264.772.4445.
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Over 30 Anguilla beaches.

Zebra Villa, Meads Bay

This new villa is located on a small hill behind Carimar, walking distance down to the beach. Two bedrooms (air conditioned) and a study that can double as a third bedroom. Pool. Special: $7700 per week.
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Visitor Report from Rendezvous Bay

The Vincent family from Montreal Canada writes:

"We spent an amazing week in January at Bow Green villa and I would like to tell anyone thinking of taking a family to Anguilla on vacation how wonderful it is to rent a villa. We think Rendevous Bay, which is about 2 minute walk from Bow Green is the best beach in the Caribbean and we have been to many, many islands in the W.I. Our family of 5, included a 9 month baby and after a morning on the beach which is so safe for children we retired to the pool at the house and spent the warmer hours around a very pleasant and beautiful garden, dipping in the pool whenever we felt like it.

The house feels like your own holiday home as it has all the little things to make your stay more comfortable - large TV, DVD player, CD player etc., air-conditioning, ceiling fans and an amazing roof top patio which is a very romantic spot in the evening as you overlook St. Maarten twinkling with all the lights. The house also comes with an amazing housekeeper, Darlene, who was able to answer any questions we had on shopping and getting around and really made our week very memorable.

We plan to come back to Anguilla as we found the people very warm and welcoming and the island very beautiful.
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Wednesday, February 18, 2004

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Gallery Owners, Artists and Friends of the Art Community in Anguilla

Anguilla International Arts Festival Committee invites you to participate in an open discussion concerning the future development of art in Anguilla. To be held March 4th at 5:30pm at the Anguilla Tourist Board Office. Refreshments to be served. For more information please email or telephone 264.497.2735 or visit their website at .
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Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Bingo Night

Anguilla Animal Rescue (AARF) will hold a Bingo night Monday February 23rd beginning 7:30 pm at the Soroptimist Club. Each game is US$1.00. Fun prizes for each game winner! There will be a cash bar. Please join them for a great evening to support the homeless animals of Anguilla.
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Monday, February 16, 2004

Altamer Restaurant invites you to Jazz Cocktail Hour

A Contemporary Piano Jazz Concert with Dmitri Loutsiv on the Grand Piano. Mondays: 5:30 - 7:00pm, 2 for 1 Drinks. Cocktail Hour attendees receive 20% off dinner if ordered before 6:30 pm. Altamer Restaurant, Shoal Bay West, For information and reservations: 264.498.4000.
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Sunday, February 15, 2004

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2004 Anguilla Business Survey - How to include your needs, ideas and opinions ... don’t be left out!

More than 100 members of the Anguilla business community have already shared their opinions in the 2004 Anguilla Nearly 100 members of the Anguilla business community have already shared their opinions in the 2004 Anguilla Business Survey. If you are a business owner, key employee, contractor, restaurateur, taxi driver, villa owner, or have any other independent business - this is an important opportunity to include your views about doing business in Anguilla. This will help the Anguilla Chamber of Commerce and Industry focus on what matters most to those of you shaping the future of our economy every day. To complete the survey on-line, simply click this link to the survey page. OR... If you prefer to arrange for an appointment to be interviewed, please e-mail your request along with your name and phone number to:
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Friday, February 13, 2004

Last Minute Specials

Harbor Lights located in a charming fishing village is offering last minute specials from February 20th to March 12th: "Book 7 nights and get an ocean view for as little as $350.00 weekly and ocean front for $500.00 weekly. Check us out at our web site or email to"
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Thursday, February 12, 2004

Wine Tasting Dinner Friday at Cap Juluca

Hors d’oeuvres Reception 7:00 - 7:30pm at Kemia
Guest Speaker: Marchese Piero ANTINORI, Owner of Antinori Wines
$100.00 USD per Person + 15% Service Charge (special $80 pp for residents). Reservations Required – Call 497-6666 ext. 514
Warm Wild Salmon - leek fondue, fennel & Chardonnay foam, salmon eggs and truffle oil. Wine: Conte della Vipera Sauvignon Blanc 2001
Roasted Farm Raised Striped Bass - arugular puree, purple peruvian potato mash. cabernet sauvignon reduction Wine: Cervaro della sala Riserva 2001 Wine: Lightly Smoked Quail Stuffed with Israeli Couscous, served with an apple cider emulsion. Wine: Villa Antinori Rosso 2001
Braised Venison Tenderloin - morels, asparagus tips, golden beets, parsley coulis and cumin scented veal jus. Wine: Tenute Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 1999 & Tignanello 2000
Assiette de Fromage served with the chef's sesame cracker. Wine: Pian delle Vigne Brunello 1998
Roasted Almond Tart with caramel ice cream. Wine: Vinsanto Tenute Marchese 2000
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ATT Wireless Wants to Enter Anguilla

Article from The Anguillian newspaper.
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Little Bit of Everything

A fun new store has opened up on Back Road, South Hill, next door to Rafe's bar. Tropical wraps, swim suits, jewelry, purses, hats, and much more.

Tel: 264.497.6416, 264.772.3189.

Directions: starting from the airport parking lot, take the only exit and turn left, then left again and past the airport entrance. Continue west through the roundabout and down the island, through the Sandy Ground roundabout, past the turnoff for Blowing Point. go past the turnoff right for Rafe's and take the next paved right turn, which is the start of Back Road, a one-way street. You will run into this shop in about 1/4 mile on the right.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Anguilla Great House

New web site for this fun resort on Rendezvous Bay.
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Doug Carty, Dive Master

New web site for this popular dive captain.
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Callaloo Club

New web site.
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Barrel Stay Restaurant

A new web site.
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Gwen's Reggae Grill

New web site.
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New Traffic Lights Operational

The new stop lights in The Valley and George Hill were turned on this morning, but some people were still driving through without looking. So give people a few days to get used to this.
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Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Mangos Restaurant - a Special Jazz Evening Tonight

For one night only, Tuesday, February 10th, Jazz vocalist Darby Dizard, accompanied by Chris Cherney will be performing at Mangos Restaurant in a special evening of "Jazz on the Beach". Ms. Dizard has performed at many of the world's renowned musical stages including, Birdland, the famed New York Jazz Nightclub and Carnegie Hall. Her smooth, vocal stylings have been compared to jazz greats Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn. Dinner service begins at 7:30pm. For more information and reservations, please call 497-6479.
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Friday, February 06, 2004

Build Your Own:

AHTA Auctions Stay on Meads Bay

See their twelfth, on-line fund-raising auction.
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Thursday, February 05, 2004

Mom and Pop Owned Rentals

On the Anguilla Forum, "Ken" asks:

"Our main stay has generally been small no frills family owned operations, little bungalows, hotels & cottages. Beach side rooms with cabana boys don't really fit our program. Perhaps it's a simple place near the sea, or on a second floor in town, maybe it's on a back road on the hillside? We're simple people looking for a simple place with a kitchenette. Any suggestions for accommodations? Places like these don't always have web pages."

Luckily for Ken, the small local places in Anguilla do have web pages, on:
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Listening to Radio in Anguilla

Roger Fenn has sent a new list of radio stations that can be heard in Anguilla, including several that are available over the Internet!
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Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Shirmels Ville

Shirmels Ville: Anguilla - Great value!

Are you looking for an exciting and relaxing time in the Caribbean. Look no further. Imagine yourself in this clean deluxe two-bedroom villa which offers magnificent views of St. Martin. Ava, the manager, writes

"It is within minutes of some of the most beautiful beaches in Anguilla - Cove Bay, Mead's Bay, Rendezvous Bay and Maunday's Bay. We are also in close proximity to several popular restuarants on the island: Flavours, Blanchards, Mangos and Oliver's Seaside Grill to name a few. You'll love our friendly service. We invite you to treat yourself to the vacation you deserve and enjoy this tropical island paradise at Shirmelsville."

"You can experience this ultimate Caribbean vacation for a small fraction of the cost of staying at one of the larger resorts. During the period of February 20 - March 10, 2004, we will be offering a special - Stay six nights and get the seventh night free - US$800 per week for a couple plus taxes. Also, check out our special summer rates starting at $600 during the period April 15 - November 1."

Contact Email: Tel: 264-497-6046
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Real Estate

Children's Menu at Altamer

For children under 12 years of age.Available before 8pm:

Mixed Salad, served with Homemade French Dressing $6
Pumpkin Soup $7
Butter and Parmesan Cheese $10
Spaghetti Sauce and Parmesan Cheese $10
Meatballs and Spaghetti Sauce $12
Grilled Chicken Breast with Choice of French Fries or Pasta $15
Chicken Drumettes and French Fries $12
Hamburger or Fishburger with French Fries $14
Chefs Ice Cream Sundae With Chocolate Sauce and Whipped Cream $8

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Stories from the previous and earlier issues.
Wedding at Shoal Bay Christmas in Anguilla
Puzzle to Solve Side Trip to St. Barth
January Diary December Diary

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