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Anguilla Carnival 2004, in pictures. . . .

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Summer Festival

The parade of troupes is the high point of the week.

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Pictures by Janine Edwards

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Weather in Anguilla

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Weather Summary Satellite
Sunny 84F 28C 61% Humidity, Sept 3
Low temp since last news report 80F 26C
High temp since last news report 87F 30C
Low humidity since last news report 61%
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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.

August 2, 2004 to September 5, 2004

Saturday, September 04, 2004

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Tropical Construction Tips

Mary Ann is renovating a villa in St Barts with incredible views, after designing and building three villas in Anguilla. More news and tips have been posted. Tropical construction, French Caribbean style.

Read about the wierd electricity in St Barts (unlike the US or Europe!) and replastering and taking a break for Creme brulee!
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Anguilla National Trust Quiz and News

The National Trust has a New Executive Director in Damien Hughes, and two new communication projects: the "Quiz" and the "Eco-Corner" report.

The National Trust Quiz asks ten questions such as "What is the main species of Marine Turtle that nest on Anguilla's beaches?" and "What is the name of Anguilla's best-known Amerindian site and where is it located?" Be the first to answer all ten correctly and win an ANT gift pack (contest open to those in Anguilla and overseas, so give it a try).

The Eco-Corner this month highlights Sustainable Communities and coral reef management.

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Sunset Homes Annual Community Fun Day

Sunday August 29 was full of sporting fun for the children and young adults in the Stoney Ground/Caul’s Bottom area. Sunset Homes sponsored its second annual Fun Day which brought much of the residents of the area for an afternoon of games. The event gives an opportunity for the parents and children in the neighbourhood to come together and organize the event and then partake in a positive, fun afternoon.
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The kids in the neighbourhood cleaned up the playing field and set up the makeshift football goals days before the much-anticipated event. Events included sack races, filling the water bottle, football, cricket, bouncing castle frolicks and a fierce hula-hoop competition. There was comical live commentary over the P.A. system by two of the residents which kept the competitions stiff yet funny.

The theme for prizes was useful school supplies, just in time for the opening of school.
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Various community members coordinated the event notably Mrs. John Johnson, Ms. Alma Gumbs and Bernard and Linda Joseph. Thanks to other key persons who also donated their time: Nigel (Nico) Connor, Gene (Gen Gen) Proctor and Alfred (Alli) Douglas. Music was provided by Clifton (Bango) Bryan and Joslyn Lake.
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Blanchard's New Menu

Blanchard's Restaurant is closed right now, but will reopen on October 19th. We have their new fall 2004 menu and their special Thanksgiving Dinner for November 25th!
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Friday, September 03, 2004

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Summer Football Camp

This summer the Anguilla Football Association organized a two week football camp for children between the ages of 5 and 17. The kids had fun learning football techniques and played competitive scrimmage games. Awards were given at the end of the program recognising specific techniques, effort, fairplay and other attitudinal attributes.
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Thursday, September 02, 2004

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Reception in Hong Kong!

Anguilla Financial Services and Asia Pacific Offshore Institute (APOI) to Host Reception in Hong Kong Officials also to visit Shanghai to attend APOI’s Asia Offshore Conference September 14-17.

The Anguilla financial services industry will showcase its services to Hong Kong industry professionals at a cocktail reception on 9 September at the American Club in Hong Kong. The event is a joint venture between the Anguilla Financial Services Association (AFSA), the Government of Anguilla and the Asia Pacific Offshore Institute (APOI). Representing Anguilla will be Ms. Pam Webster, a partner with the Anguilla based law firm Webster Dyrud Mitchell and President of AFSA; Mr. Lanston Connor, the Government of Anguilla’s Registrar of Companies; and Mr. Carlyle Rogers, Deputy Commissioner of the Anguilla Financial Services Commission. Ms. Yvonne Tam is the event’s local Hong Kong organizer and APOI representative. The reception is in advance of the Anguilla delegation’s participation in the Asia Offshore 2004 Conference to be held 14-17 September in Shanghai and hosted by APOI.

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Monday, August 30, 2004

August Animal Rescue Newsletter

The August 2004 edition of the AARF Newsletter is now available for viewing. This month they feature: International Homeless Animals Day at Ashley’s, Donations to AARF Spay/Neuter Programs by MasterCard and Scotia Bank, Expansion of our Education Programs, and Tips on Pet Care During the Hurricane Season.
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Frances: Tropical Storm Force Winds Possible

From the Public Advisory at 5AM Monday: Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 85 miles (140 km) from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 125 miles (205 km).

The detailed discussion of Frances from 5AM Monday projects Frances to pass north of us, through location 19.6N 62.0W in 24 hours. Our location is about 18.1N 63.1W.

This Distance Calculator web page, shows that Frances is projected to come within 197 KM of Anguilla. This means no hurricane winds, but we would be just on the edge of the tropical storm winds (39 to 73 mph).

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Sunday, August 29, 2004

The Soroptimists of Anguilla now has a web site.
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Thursday, August 26, 2004

Anguilla Hotels:
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Tuesday Night Buffet at Cuisinart

Cuisinart Resort has an excellent buffet on Tuesday nights, including lobster, lots of great dishes, life music by Sleepy and the Allstars, and tables under the stars. Recommended.
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Tennis Camp Successful

The Tennis Academy web site has been updated with pictures and articles about this summers' tennis camp for young people.
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Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Anguilla Restaurants:
All the restaurants and lots of menus.

Closing of Restaurants, 2004

Restaurant Closing Re-Opening
Altamer July 27th November 1st
Barrel Stay June 30th November 1st
Blanchards August 28thOctober 19th
Covecastles August 23rd October 16th
Cedar Grove September 6th October 2nd
E’s Oven September 6th October 13th
English Rose Not Closing
Frangipani Restaurant August 16th November 1st
Ferry Boat Inn September 12th October 13th
Flavour’s August 14th Late October
George’s September 1st October 30th
Hibernia July Mid-October
Johnno’s Not Closing
Kemia September 1st October 30th
Le BeachNot Closing
Le Bistro August 31t November 1st
Madeariman Reef August month end Open mid November
Mangos July 31st November 1st
Malliouhana Restaurant August 31st November 1st
Oliver’s August 29th October 26th
Old House September 1st October 27th
Pimms September 1st October 30th
Pumphouse August? September 30th
Ripples Not Closing
Roys Not Closing
Straw Hat July Mid-Oct
Scilly Cay August 29th October 31st
Serenity August 31st October 29th
Smokey’s August 29th November
Tasty’s August 31st October 20th
Trattoria August 31st November 1st
Tropical Sunset Not Closing

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New web site for AFSA

"The Anguilla Financial Services Association (AFSA), is an organisation of financial services providers located in Anguilla, British West Indies. AFSA members are legal and accounting firms, banks, and company and trust management firms. AFSA represents its members on legislative and regulatory issues both domestically and internationally."
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Monday, August 23, 2004

Anguilla Villas:
Private villas for rent.

Warrior is Champion of Champions

On the final big boat race of Carnival week, Warrior came in first, with Satellite second and Superstart third.
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Caribbean Star/Sun Airline

Government held talks with this Caribbean airline about new service between Anguilla and Puerto Rico, starting with planes that can use the airport during the construction process. Nothing announced so far.
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Thursday, August 19, 2004

Hotel Closings, 2004

Anguilla Great House: Will not close
Arawak Beach Inn: Will not close
Cap Juluca Hotel: September 1 – October 30, 2004
Covecastles: August 25 – October 16, 2004
Cuisinart Resort & Spa: September 7 – October 31, 2004
Carimar Beach Club: September 1 – October 15, 2004
Frangipani Beach Club: August 31 – November 1, 2004
La Sirena: Will not close
Malliouhana Hotel & Spa: August 31 – November 1, 2004
Rendezvous Bay Hotel: September 6 – October 4, 2004
Shoal Bay Villas: August 31st – November 1st, 2004
Blue Waters: September 1 – October 31, 2004
Caribella: Will not close
Temenos Villas: September 1 – October 20, 2004
Exclusivity: Will not close
Meads Bay Hideaway: Will not close
Allamanda Beach Club: Will not close
Ferry Boat Inn: September 12 – October 13, 2004
Lloyd’s Guest House: Will not close
Madeariman Beach Club: Will not close
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Anguilla Beaches:
Over 30 Anguilla beaches.

Tropical Paradise Newsletter

Thierry Dehove who has lived in Anguilla since 2002 has started a newsletter on his Tropical Paradise - Welcome to Anguilla - web site.
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Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Airport Alternatives

According to the Anguilla Guide, Wallblake Airport is closing for most flights on Sept 8 for renovation (Winair will have some daylight flights, don't know about charters). Of course there are lots of ferries and charter boats.
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Tuesday, August 17, 2004

New to Anguilla? Tips
Villa Available at Christmas

John and Rina just had a cancellation from repeat customers who have booked Woburn Villa for the last few years over Christmas/New Year. So, unexpectedly, the villa is now available the Christmas/New Year period. Two week minimum, $3500 per week plus government tax and maid service. This is right on Sandy Hill beach.
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Tropical Construction

More news/photo postings on Mary Ann's current renovation project.
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Tennis: August Construction Pictures

The tennis academy web site has more pictures of the construction progress.
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Real Estate for sale on Anguilla

Watercolour Workshop

The Anguilla Arts Festival is bringing Garve Beckham to the island to teach a watercolour workshop this fall (last week in November, first week in December). He is teaching specifically watercolors, but he is well-versed in other mediums and will have other students here with him painting acrylics, so all are welcome. Garve will also be judging the art show this year together with Susan Sikes, which will be on display the first full week in December. The workshop itself (excluding meals/lodging) cost US$200/person, and runs from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday. Each day will begin with a critique of the previous day's paintings, followed by a demonstration by Garve. After the demonstration, the group will grab a lunch, then paint from 1:00-4:00. The contact persons this year for workshop registration are Carolle and Courtney Devonish. Tel: (264) 497-2949 fax: (264) 497-2735. E-mail:
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Wednesday, August 11, 2004

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Donate to Provide a Bus for the Seniors

Edward Leclerc writes:

"As missionaries to Anguilla, we are raising funds of $16,500 USD to donate a 1992 International DT Diesel 26-passenger Bus to the Miriam Gumbs Senior Citizens’ Home. Presently, there are seniors who are rendered “shut-ins” for the simple reason that they have no wheelchair-accessible vehicle, forcing them to miss out on much-needed recreational activities, family events, weddings and even funerals for their friends and loved ones."

"Fully equipped with an automatic wheelchair lift and adequate space for wheelchairs, this bus will enable seniors who are confined to wheelchairs, as well as those who have trouble with steps, to once again play an active and visible role in their community. Let’s show our elders that they are loved, honoured and valued by the people of Anguilla!"

"We thank you in advance for your generous support. Please make your cheque payable to Anguilla Health Authority. As a result, you will greatly enrich the lives of Anguilla’s senior citizens for years to come."

This campaign is authorized by the Health Authority and all cheques should be made out to "Health Authority of Anguilla". Edward can pick up your cheque or you can bring it to AHA office in the Valley. However, it would be good if people can let Edward know of their pledge (Edward & Leanne Leclerc,, (264) 729-2505), so he can know how much more they need to raise.
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Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Carnival Report

Here is a traveller report on how they experienced Carnival in Anguilla, just ended.
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Thursday, August 05, 2004

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

September Special: Meals Included!

La Sirena Hotel & Villas offers free Meals during your stay in September 2004. Book a vacation for September 2004 at the regular daily rates and they offer you free half board (MAP) including a full American Breakfast and 3-course a la carte candle light dinner every day of your stay (value of US$ 48.00 per person/per day). This offer is limited, therefore take advantage with an early booking.

If booking has to be cancelled because of weather conditions (tropical systems), they will wave any penalty on your booking and you will receive a full refund of your deposit. This special offer is not valid with any other discount offered (e.g. repeat guest discount). No minimum stay required, valid for all stays beginning in September 2004. Some restrictions may apply. Contact
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Tuesday, August 03, 2004

2nd Annual "Race Against AIDS

Organized by Optimist Club, to be held on Nov. 28, 2004. The race will include a 1/2 marathon run, 10K run and 5K run/walk and offer many valuable prizes. Discounted accommodations will be available for those participating from abroad.
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Sunday, August 01, 2004

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Villa For Sale, Little Harbour

Here is a luxury villa for sale at Little Harbour, with an indoor-outdoor swimming pool!
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Stories from the previous and earlier issues.
Footprints Panoramic views
St Barts Villa Carnival Schedule
July Diary June Diary

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