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Anguilla Day is celebrated with a parade, cermonies and a major boat race. . . .

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Anguilla Day 2004

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For details on the Anguilla Day ceremony, read this article in The Anguillian newspaper. Here is an excerpt

Anguilla Day was celebrated Tuesday June 1 as uniformed bodies converged on the Ronald Webster Park for the official parade witnessed by many officials and members of the private and public sectors. The parade comprised contingents from the Police, Scouts and Guides, Cub Scouts, Guides, Brownies, Pathfinders, Boys and Girls Brigade and Cadets. The various organisations were inspected by Chief Minister, Osbourne Fleming, accompanied by Commissioner of Police Keithly Benjamin and Parade Commander, Allan Carty....
In the afternoon, everyone moves from The Valley to Sandy Ground for the boat race. A large crowd follows the boats from the shore in their cars -- sort of a moving traffic jam, with lots of honking and yelling and fun. But an even bigger crowd stays on the beach at Sandy Ground, partying and eating until the boats return late in the day.

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Superstar Wins Round the Island Race

The Superstar was the winner of the Anguilla Day Round-the-Island Race and a first prize of EC$5,000 as well as the Chief Minister's Trophy presented for the first time this year. Superstar also received a trophy sponsored by Two Sons Funeral Home presented to its Captain Glen Paul. Second place was UFO, third place was Lady Maude, fourth place Light & Peace, and fifth place Eagle. Twelve boats started the race which lasted over five hours. Two of the boats dropped out after colliding with each other whilst going around the first stake.

Pictures by Janine Edwards

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Automated Teller Machines in Anguilla

[Click to enlarge] There are ATMs at all four banks in Anguilla where you can get cash advances from your credit cards (and only some debit cards) around the clock. The four Anguilla banks are all located in The Valley. The limits of cash you can withdraw are guided by your at-home bank.

Here are some details on the various cards you can use:

National Bank of Anguilla
Any other card that bears the Cirrus or Plus sign.
(Tel. 264-497-2101)

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Any other card that bears the Cirrus or Plus sign.
(Tel. 264-497-3333)

Caribbean Commercial Bank
(Tel. 264-497-2571)

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First Caribbean Bank (used to be Barclays Bank PLC)
(Tel. 264-497-2301)
You can withdraw Eastern Caribbean dollars only at this ATM.

These details are accurate at the time we collected them, in Spring 2004, but availability and services may change over time.

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Story and pictures by Janine Edwards

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Weather in Anguilla

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Weather Summary Satellite
Sunny 82F 27C 68% Humidity, June 5
Low temp since last news report 73F 22C
High temp since last news report 84F 28C
Low humidity since last news report 60%
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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 2, 2003 to June 5, 2003

Saturday, June 05, 2004

Bid for 4 Nights at Cap Juluca

The ATHA is raising funds to send our culinary team to an international competition. Auction closes June 21th, 2004 - 4:00pm Eastern.

For the ultimate in pampering and getaway vacation, this package offers you 4 night/5 days for two in a luxury room including continental breakfast. Taxes are included.

Valid Dates: May 21-December 19th, 2004 and is based upon availability. Reservations are not available during holiday periods (ie. Thanksgiving). Minimum bid is $400, which would be quite a steal, if that were the high bid!

Bids are entered via a form on (link above).
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Real Estate for sale on Anguilla

Don't Forget: Carnival 2004

July 29 to August 8th. Click the link above for a schedule of events.
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Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Anguilla Beaches:
Over 30 Anguilla beaches.

Every Book Ever Written About the Caribbean

Have you ever looked at Mitchell's West Indian Bibliography, aka For historians and antique book-lovers, it is amazing. For example, did you know that in 1807 James Parkyns DERRIMAN wrote "Marooned: The Story of a Cornish Seaman". (Emsworth, Hampshire: Kenneth Mason) 136 pages 22 cm pb, 10 ills, 1 map, index, [ca 1991]. Naval and admiralty. Royal Navy. Sombrero. Anguilla. The story of the marooning of R Jefferey on Sombrero by Captain W Lake in 1807. By a British author.
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Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Villas on Shoal Bay, Anguilla:
Villa La Vanda and
Villa Mimosa

Great Response to "Island Books" Web Site

The response to the web site has been incredible. Visitors have brought enough reading books that there have been some for each of the primary schools. And more are on the way. Thanks so much!

Now we have a special book requirement that we hope someone can fulfill before school starts again in the fall.

The Alwyn Allison Primary School in West End is the only one of the primary schools that does not have a set of the PM Plus reading starter books. These books are excellent for igniting reading interest and skills in the early grades. They are available from the Rigby web site:

We can use the complete set ($225, but worth it) or the Non-fiction pak, or the add-on packages, in both level 1 and level 2. Any questions about this, check with Teacher Art at

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New Inn: C Breeze

Young entrepreneur Carol Richardson has opened up a vacation apartment called C Breeze Inn. It is located in the picturesque village of Sandy Ground, a minute's walk from one of the island's fun beaches, where you can enjoy soft sands and calm tranquil water (perfect for children).

Within walking distance are grocery shopping, restaurants and bars (Johnnos and Pumphouse) that feature local entertainment, authentic local dishes and dancing. Rates range from $75 to $85 per night. The apartment has king-size bed, a fully-equipped kitchen, cable tv, airco and telephone. Tel: 264-235-7515. Email: Web site: New Inn: Cbreeze in Sandy Ground
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Monday, May 31, 2004

New to Anguilla? Tips
Today is Whit Monday

A public holiday in Anguilla. And tomorrow is Anguilla day, another public holiday with a ceremony, parade and boat race. The weather today is hot, with no breeeze.
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Saturday, May 29, 2004

Submit an Anguilla News Tip

Travel Agent Cheryl Nestico-Venier

Cheryl is in Anguilla this week, improving her knowledge of Anguilla so that she can give even better service to her travel agency customers. Cheryl is located in Michigan and is an Anguilla specialist. Click the link above for her web site, phone 734-674-0941, or email (acutally, wait a day or two since she is in Anguilla right now!)
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Friday, May 28, 2004

Cap Juluca Wins Award

The readers of TRAVEL + LEISURE Magazine have named Cap Juluca the highest-ranking hotel for service in the Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas.
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Anguilla Forums:
Anguilla Forum
Carib On-line

For Sale, Brand New!

The Wallblake House Management Committee is selling a 12 foot kitchen counter unit (stove, oven, freezer, fridge and sink) which has never been used for US$600 - cash and carry. Ideal for small apartment unit. Unit can be viewed by clicking link above. For more information or to see unit, contact: Steve Donahue (497-8177) - or Marjorie McClean (497-6613) -
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New web site: Sandy Hill Club

Sandy Hill Club is a waterfront condo development next to Sandy Hill Bay beach. They have apartments for sale and for rent. Holiday rentals start at $120 ($90 in the summer). Purchase prices start at $165,000.

They have completed construction of their large swimming pool and the 8 units in Building "A" (six are sold). Building B has started and one unit has already been sold.

Their new web site is at


Telephone: 264.497.4043
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Thursday, May 27, 2004

Internet Yellow Pages:
All known Anguilla sites.

Anguilla Escapes Storm

The terrible storm that devastated Haiti and the Dominican Republic this week did not impact Anguilla, other than a few cloudy days with some rain.
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Groundbreaking for Airport Extension

Article from The Anguillian newspaper.
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Monday, May 24, 2004

Build An Anguilla Villa:

Yard Sale: Saturday, 29th May, 2004

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sandy Hill Bay, Anguilla. Items for sale include: baby supplies (clothing, shoes, high chair, swing, toys); men's and women's clothing, bookshelves, books, bar stools, fans, rugs, games, picture frames, plants, dishes, glassware and other household items (no furniture). Directions: We are located in Sandy Hill Bay, near the beach. Take the dirt road just east of the Sandy Hill roundabout and follow to the white buildings with blue roofs.
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Thursday, May 20, 2004

Kristy Webster

Jane Carter writes "I had a very nice surprise this Sunday whilst reading our local newspaper. The Cape Cod Times publishes a nice supplement every year congratulating the outstanding high school students here on our 'island'. And on the front cover is Kristy Webster. And on her page, is a lovely story about her. I scanned the article in and posted them at the link above. This young lady is sure someone for you Anguillans to be really proud of!"
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Anguilla Questions?
Email the Tourist Board at or the Hotel Association at

Tuxedo Rental

Anguilla Wedding is now offering a large selection of rental tuxedos. Tuxedos come with shirt, pants cummerbund and tie. Order early to ensure your reservation. For more information and sizes call Jo-Anne Mason. 264.497.5670 or 235.7202.
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Culinary Team Practice Dinners

The 2004 Anguilla National Culinary Team will be hosting a series of events in preparation for their upcoming participation in the Taste of the Caribbean culinary and bartender competition to be held in Puerto Rico, June 13-16, 2004

Sunday May 23, 2004 7:00pm Practice Dinner. Mystery Basket Format - 3 course meal. At Ripples Restaurant, Sandy Ground. US$40.00 per person

Sunday, May 30, 2004 11:00am Anguilla Day Brunch. All-You-Can-Eat Buffet. English Rose Restaurant, The Valley. US$20.00 per person

Friday, June 4th, 2004 7:00pm Practice Dinner. Mystery Basket Format - 3 course meal. Pimms Restaurant, Cap Juluca. US$40.00 per person

The first dinner was an amazing experience. All proceeds from these events will go directly to sponsoring the 2004 team. For more information and ticket reservation, please contact the AHTA at 497-2944.
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Friday, May 14, 2004

Anguilla Villas:
Private villas for rent.

Kiddy Cricket

The 2nd Annual Primary Schools Kiddy Cricket competition kicks off on Friday May 14th with the opening ceremony starting off at 3:30 pm at the Sandy Ground Cricket Ground, with two games following the ceremony. One at 4p between Road school and Stoney Ground and one at 6:00 pm between Teacher Gloria Omololu and West End.

The Competition runs from May 14 to July 10th and will have various games in Sandy Ground, Coronation Park and Island Harbour Cricket Ground. The finals of the competition will be at Coronation Park on July 10th at 5pm and will consist of 3rd and 4th place playoff and the the final at 5:30 pm, followed by the presentation and closing ceremony at 7:30pm. Keep in mind this is Anguilla time.
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Tuesday, May 11, 2004

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New Minimart

Peter He and Sidney Hughes teamed up to bring a new grocery store to George Hill in earlier May. The store sells a wide range of grocery items, along with a selection of liquors and emergency vacation items like batteries and film. The mart offers extended opning hours as follows:
Monday - Saturday 7:30am - 10:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Tel. (264)-497-1688
Location: (Bob please explain in better words - it is east of All Island Cable TV in the George Hill Landing Complex - right next to the Remax Office).
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17th Annual OECS Bridge Tournament

The 17th Annual O.E.C.S. Tournament was a huge success for the Anguilla Bridge Association and Anguilla. About eighty (80) players attended from Martinique, Barbados, Antigua, Dominica, St. Kitts, St. Croix, the US and Anguilla. For many of the participants, this was their first trip to Anguilla and they were thrilled with their experience. The food catered by the Rendevous Bay hotel, the ambience of the setting at the LA Café, and the friendliness of the staff and members of the Anguillan Bridge Association all contributed to the success.

The Prize Giving luncheon was held at the Rendevous Bay Hotel with Elkin Rogers bringing his words of congratulations to the club and the victors. Barbados walked away with two of the competitions - The Open Teams and the Swiss Teams. Martinique won the Open Pairs Competition and Antigua upset St. Kitts in the final of the National Team Competition. An Anguillan team finished 2nd in the Swiss Team category.
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This was the first event of the recently formed Anguilla Bridge Association and is an important step in encouraging Bridge as a game for people of all ages. The club is committed to increasing the participation of local youth and adults through workshops. The Anguilla Bridge Association is indebted to the principal sponsors the National Bank of Anguilla, Caribbean Commercial Bank, the Government of Anguilla along with a range of businesses in Anguilla. Several young people were on hand to help with the execution of the tournament.

Report by Carol Baines, pictures by Janine Edwards.
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New Location for Caribbean Fancy

Caribbean Fancy has relocated to a cute colourful building just west of Devonish Art Gallery and Something Special. They feature linen and other apparel, candles, soaps, wines and gift and souvenir items. Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm. Tel. 264-497-3133.

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Monday, May 10, 2004

Alcoholics Anonymous in Anguilla.

Viviane Masshardt is the AA contact on Anguilla (taking over from Wendy Rogers). Anyone who wants to meet, should contact her at or call 264.497. 6827 and ask for Viviane.
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Saturday, May 08, 2004

Anguilla Restaurants:
All the restaurants and lots of menus.

Anguilla Cares Campaign reaches US$11,000

From the Daily Herald newspaper by Brenda Carty:

On Tuesday another US$4000.00 was added to the thermometer of the Community Foundation, Anguilla Cares Campaign. Executive Director of the Community Foundation, Carrolle Devonish expressed delight at raising the bar as the campaign continues to bring in money for community projects on the island.

One of the corporate chairs of the campaign, Barbara Owen of Caribbean Cable Communications, painted the new amount on the thermometer. She said that her employees contribute each month to the campaign and the company matches their amount so that EC$500.00 is donated each month by the company. She challenged other companies to get involved and explained that every cent stays in the programme and is given back to the island, especially to children and educational projects. Last year grants were given to the Boys Brigade, Camp Be Aware, the Library Summer Programme, Family Planning, the Apple Theatre and the Optimist Club, among others. She noted that they are a small company and if they can do it many other businesses can too.

Chairperson of the Anguilla Cares Campaign, Bonnie Richardson-Lake thanked Caribbean Cable Communications for their support. She also thanked Cable and Wireless as the Community Foundation was able to raise US$630.00 at the concert sponsored by the company last month. She also added thanks to those who have already donated and pointed out that the campaign ends on May 30 and encouraged more donations before that date.
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Friday, May 07, 2004

Vancouver to St Martin!

Reported on the TV news in Vancouver: Beginning Dec 20, 2004 Air Transat will be flying Vancouver, BC to St. Martin, with a stop to pick up/drop off passengers in Calgary. No changing airplanes. They expect the journey to take about 7 hrs. For people wanting to get from Western Canada to Anguilla, this is great news.
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Sunday, May 02, 2004

Anguilla Hotels:
All the resorts/hotels/inns.

Road Closed!

The road around the airport is now closed. Saturday morning Anglec was already taking down the power lines and Omololu School was being cleaned up with new doors being put on etc etc.
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Stories from the previous and earlier issues.
Jeremiah Gumbs Carnival Schedule
Intl Cycling Race Anguilla to St Barth
March Diary April Diary

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