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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.

January 4, 2005 to February 7, 2005

Monday, February 07, 2005

Island Queen Villa

The New web site for Island Queen is - this brand new two bedroom, two bath tropical villa with optional studio apartment downstairs, has air-conditioned bedrooms, views of St Barts and St Martin, and a swimming pool and is located just four minutes drive away from beautiful Sandy Hill Bay.
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Anguilla Restaurants:
All the restaurants and lots of menus.

Harbor Lights

The current email for this friendly inn on the waterfront in Island Harbour is and their web site is
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Anguilla Villas:
Private villas for rent.

Cable Company Receives Telecom License

"We can provide all manner of land line communications. We will have our own telephone numbers assigned to us and customers will be able to call locally and internationally just the same as persons do with Cable and Wireless." Article from The Anguillian newspaper.
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Anguilla Beaches:
Over 30 Anguilla beaches.

Airport Ceremony

Article from The Anguillian newspaper.
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Hungry’s Food Van

For authentic Anguillian cuisine try out the new food van (take-away orders) located at roundabout just before you enter Government Headquarters.

Hungry’s Food Van - Menu (US$)


Conch Soup 5.00
Chicken Soup 4.00
Bull foot Soup 5.00
Goat Soup 5.00
Pea Soup 5.00
Fish Soup 5.00

Villas on Shoal Bay, Anguilla:
Villa La Vanda


Chicken Salad 6.00
Shrimp Salad 8.00

Chicken 5.00
Shrimp 8.00
Vegetable 4.00
Ground Beef 5.00
Lobster 10.00

Curry Chicken 8.00
Stew Goat 8.00
Stew Pork 8.00
Shrimp Creole 12.00
Steam Fish 8.00

Contact: Irad 264-235-8907. Papi 264-235-5125.

Story and pictures by Janine Edwards
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Valentines Day at La Sirena

"Top of the Palms" restaurant offers a special evening of candle-light dinner and music on Feb 14.

Lobster Corn Chowder 10.50
‘Meads Bay’ Sea Food Salad 13.00 (Fresh local fish, Conchs, Crayfish, crab & baby shrimps served with a Lemon Mint vinaigrette)
Salad ‘Strasbourg’ 11.50 (Thin slices of grilled French Duck with Garden Greens, served on a Raspberry Vinaigrette)

Grilled Filet Snapper ‘Criollo’ 25.00 (Served on a Fondue of Banana Pancake with a spicy Creole sauce and steamed Basmati Rice)
Garlic Glaze Beef Tenderloin 27.50 (Charcoal grilled prime 6oz Medallion, juicy and full of flavor glazed and served on a reduced red wine-shallot sauce, mashed potatoes and garden green vegetables)
Jamaican Jerk Pork Loin 25.50 (Lightly spicy marinated, smoothened by homemade Mango Ketchup served with Smoked Corn Salsa and Sweet Potato Fries)

Chocolate "Harmony" 9.50
Mango Creme Brule 9.50

Complete Menu: US $ 44.00 per person. Wining & Dining Members only US$ 35.20! Make your reservation at La Sirena Hotel - Phone: 497 6827 Music provided by Gossip & The Boy’s
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New Shopping Centers in Anguilla

Over the past few months, there’s been lots of business activity and new services available in Anguilla. Here’s a snapshot tour of two new shopping centers on the island. This story and pictures by Janine Edwards

Bedney’s Plaza

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Close to the Temenos golf course project is the new Bedney’s Plaza, a selection of enterprises on the mainroad in The Cove which opened in November 2004. Bedney is the traditional local name for the area where the center is located.

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Vinissimo which specializes in wines and spirits moved from across the street into Bedney’s. Open Monday – Saturday from 10am – 5:30pm Vinissimo offers a wide selection of wines and more in their attractive cellar. Tel. 264-497-6812.

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Shaken not Stirred specializes in aged rums and rums from around the region including Barbarcourt Rum from Haiti and Rhum Clement from Martinique. Also sold are top shelf and regular spirits, liquers, Martini fixings, Mixers. They also bubble wrap bottles for convenient travel. Free delivery in West End/South Hill. Tel. 264-497-0758. Open 10am – 5:30pm Monday – Saturday.

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Elio’s Ltd. In December a Cigar Lounge and Bar opened at Bedney’s. Elio’s features a walk-in humidor, cigar smoking lounge, smoking accessories, humidors, Cuban coffee bar and a wine and spirit lounge. Open from 11am – 11pm Monday – Saturday. Tel. 264-497-7822.

The menu at Elio's includes: Cuban Coffee Cubita $2.50, Cuban Coffee Cubita Café Latte $2.50, Cuban Coffee with Rum or other $3.50, Cuban Rum on-the-rocks (5 years) $4.00, Cuban Rum on-the-rocks (7 years) $5.00, Cubita Coffee Liquor Glass $5.00, Cuba Libre $5.00, Cognac Cigar Reserve Hine $5.00, Cognac Hennessy v.s $5.00, Sempe v.s.o.p Armagnac $4.00, Port Oporto $5.00, Grand Marnier-Cointreau $6.00, Mixed Drinks $5.00, Liquor Amaretto $5.00, Creams Baileys $5.00, Frangelico $5.00, Pastis51 $4.00, Red Vermouth $4.00, French Wine (Red/White) glass $6.00, Pina Colada & Daikeries $6.00, Beer-Heineken/Budweiser/Coors Light $3.00, and much more.

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Century 21 Terra Firma recently opened an office this plaza. Real estate services are being offered. Email: Tel. 264-497-7670.

Chris Cutler operates the plaza and there is one more business space available currently.

Eldorado Mall

Eldorado Mall located on the George Hill mainroad comprises the following shops which have opening hours of Monday – Saturday from 10am – 7pm:

Tuff #1 which sells mainly leather shoes for men, ladies and children. (Te. 264-497-4663)

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K & D where every item (accessories, hats, belts and more) costs US$12 a piece. (Tel. 264-772-7543)

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Occasions which showcases its handbags, lingerie, costumes and sterling silver jewelry (Tel. 264-498-8990)

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Prestige Hair Salon which offers hairdressing, barbering and braiding (Tel. 264-497-8320)

Bacchus Corner retailing liquors (Tel. 264-497-3822)

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La Cantina Restaurant selling traditional fast foods and local meals including stewed pork, stewed oxtail and more (Tel. 264-497-5282)

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Shop $ Less featuring electronic and household goods at reasonable prices (Tel. 264-497-6060).

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Valley Optic, relocated from The Valley featuring optical glasses and sunglasses (Tel. 264-497-6060)

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La Boutique carries mainly men's apparel including shirts both dressy and casual, long and short, dress pants, slacks, shoes, socks belts, colognes, ties, cuff links, tie pins and more. They also feature bags and jewellery for ladies. Opening hours are 10am to 7 pm Mondays to Saturday. Telephone number 264 4986161.

Opening hours for Eldorado Mall is generally 10am – 5:30pm, Monday – Saturday.

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Zen - New Japanese Restaurant

Anguilla now has its first Japanese Restaurant, Zen located in the South Hill Plaza. The ambience and décor is very Japanese…the perfect setting for Sushi, Sashimi, California Roll, Tempura, Teryaki and other Japanese cuisine. Their menu is quite extensive including ingredients ssuch as shrimp, crab, avocado, squid, mahi mahi, tuna and more. They feature both raw and cooked dishes. Open Monday ­ Saturday 4pm until ­ dine in or take away. Tel. 264-497-6502 Email: Story and pictures by Janine Edwards

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Flower and Garden Show

The 6th show by the Anguilla Beautficiation Club will be a Wallblake House. Feb 19-20. Free admission.
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Anguilla Hotels:
All the resorts/hotels/inns.

Percy Sledge at Landsome Bowl

Feb 17. Admission $25US in advance, $30 at the gate. Showtime 9pm. 476-0770
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Saturday, February 05, 2005

Devonish Gallery Opening

Signature show starts Feb 5. Opening reception 530pm to 730pm. Reenie Schmerl Barrow (photographs), new works by Annabella Proudlock (Jamaica), Courtney Devonish, Carrolle Devonish. West End. 497-2949
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Build A Tropic Villa:

West Indian Garden Party

Don't forget St Gerard's West Indian Garden Party at Wallblake House on Sat. 26th Feb from 7 – 9pm. Always a lot of fun, with dinner, dancing, and bar.
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Internet Yellow Pages:
All known Anguilla sites.

Country in the Caribbean Coming to Anguilla Feb 19 and 20

Two Day Music Festival Featuring Country Music Superstar Billy Ray Cyrus, Shannon Brown and several of Nashville's most successful songwriters including: Chuck Cannon, Bob Dipiero, Scotty Emerick, James Slater, Jeffrey Steele. Proceeds from the festival will benefit Anguilla's children's charities including the Anguilla Tennis Academy. Tickets available at the Tourism Offices in The Valley and other outlets. For more information visit

Saturday, Feb 19. Showtime: 12:30pm. Gorgeous Scilly Cay. Tickets: US$100 per person - includes lunch ( drinks sold separately).

Sunday, Feb 20. Showtime: 7:30pm. Dune Preserve. Tickets: US$20.00 per person
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Anguilla Forums:
Anguilla Forum
Carib On-line

Update from South American Lumber (Anguilla) Ltd:

"Still shopping in Puerto Rico and Miami for South American hardwoods? Relax and GO LOCAL… call South American Lumber instead! Now located in Water Swamp (east of the El Dorado Mall, on the road to Liz Preschool), we offer hardwoods such as the infamous Greenheart and Purpleheart, Tauroniro, Kabukalli, Jatoba, Mora, and more. Need spindles for your new staircase, mouldings for your doors, tongue & groove v.joint for your ceilings or floors? We’ve got that, too! Quality products, competitive prices and exceptional service: Call 264.235.5555 or 497-WOOD (9663). Or you can email us at"
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Anguilla Questions?
Email the Tourist Board at or the Hotel Association at

Super Bowl Sunday at Cuisinart

Sunday Feb 6, Patriots vs Eagles. Buffet poolside at Cuisinart. Start 6:30pm, gametime 7:30pm. Large screen satellite TV with surround sound.

Buffet Menu: Southwestern Chili, Buffalo Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dip, Deep Dish Pizzas, Nachos, Hot Dogs and Italian Sausages, Garlic and Chili Fries, Vegetable Crudites, Mixed Green Salad, Other inspired Fun Foods created by CuisinArt's Chefs. Brownies, Apple Pies, Cookies. US$40.00 per person ( beverage and service additional) For reservations please call 498-2000
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Friday, February 04, 2005

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Update on BeachCourt Villa

BeachCourt Villa located on the quiet end of the beach at Shoal Bay now offers air-conditioning in all its bedrooms, so guests now have the option of refreshing sea breezes or air-conditioning. Of course, the villa continues to have a pool and tennis court and be located right at one end of Shoal Bay beach.
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Tuesday, February 01, 2005

New to Anguilla? Tips
March Reminder: Anguilla Jazz Festival

The Anguilla Jazz Festival TM isn March 18-20, 2005 at Frangipani Beach Club on spectacular Meads Bay. In honor of the Festival’s 5th anniversary, the promoter and manager, Valentin Davis, Manager of Frangipani Beach Club, is excited to give jazz aficionados and neophytes a most memorable jazz experience. Invited artists include Nancy Kelly, Barbara Walker, Sherry Wilson, Rob “Zi” Taylor, Donald Brown, Ira Sulivan, Barry Sames, Lee Smith, Ismael Wilburn, Ash Hodge and Jean Grell.
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Real Estate for sale on Anguilla

Travel Insurance

Dan writes: "I saw your link to on your sitee l and am wondering if your visitors would also like my site, - it is an excellent resource for finding peice of mind in today's hectic travel environment.
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Friday, January 28, 2005

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Bankie Announces Moonsplash 2005 Lineup

Get ready for the Moonsplash Music Festival 2005, coming up February 24-27 at The Dune Preserve! Bankie Banx is your host for his 15th annual musical and cultural extravanganza under the full moon on spectacular Rendezvous Bay. Once again Bankie has put together a stellar lineup for Moonsplash 2005, including the legendary Toots and the Maytals, Lloyd Parks and We The People, John Holt and Pam Hall, plus Bankie and Surprise Guests! Click link for more information.
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Register for 2005 Tennis Camp

The Anguilla Tennis Academy has posted the 2005 summer camp brochure on their web site (MS word format). If you are interested in visiting Anguilla for this great event, this is the time to be registering!
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Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Shaken, Not Stirred

A new store, SHAKEN NOT STIRRED, has opened in Bedney's Plaza on the main road in West End. They have a selection of fine aged rum from all over the Caribbean as well as spiced and flavored rums. They also have a good variety of regular and premium liquor and liqueuers. The Coconut Rhum Balls are one of their best selling snack items. The store also stocks cold beer, soft drinks and juices. "New this week ABSOLUT RASBERRI." For info call (264) 497-0758
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Friday, January 21, 2005

AHTA Auction: Splash! Villa

The hotel association is holding another online auction, this time for 6 days/5 nights at Splash! Villa, a 3 bedroom private villa with swimming pool. Splash! is a charming three bedroom private villa nestled away in a secluded, peaceful area, just perfect for a quiet escape. Bids start at $300, which would be quite a bargain!
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Michele Lavalette Exhibition

Savannah Gallery is having a showing of new paintings by Michele Lavalette. The opening is Jan 29 (2-5pm) with the artist in residence.
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Italian Chef at Serenity!

Serenity Restaurant on Upper Shoal Bay has a new Italian chef and a new dinner menu. We went last night and the Grilled Mussels (Cozze all Griglia) were amazing and unique. More from the new menu:

Gamberi in Verde (Shrimps in Greens) $12.95
Cozze in Padella (Sauteed Mussels) $11.95
Carpaccio di Pesce Fresco (Catch of the Day Appetizer) $11.95
Insalate di Verde Mista & Zucchine Fresche (Mixed Salad with fresh zucchini) $9.95
Spaghetti Carbonara $16.95
Medaglioni di Maiale Dello Chef (Pork Medallions Chef's Style) $24.95

and lots more dishes, including Snapper prepared 3 different ways, and daily specials.

Tel: 264-497-3328
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Thursday, January 20, 2005

Anguilla Section of the Caribbean Travel Forums

Anguilla Travel Forums has many links to forums, travelogues, photo galleries, maps and cams with which to plan the ideal vacation in Anguilla.
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Tsunami Relief Concert

A Benefit Gospel Concert in aid of the victims of the tsunami that affected millions of people in south Asia last month will be held this Saturday, January 22nd, 2005 at Landsome Bowl Cultural Centre starting at 7:00pm. Price of admission is EC$15.00 for adults and EC$5.00 for children under 12 years.

Artists scheduled to perform are: Susan Best, James Harrigan, Ruthlyn Harrigan, Lake Sisters, Police Community Band, Chris and Sandra Richardson, Anita Ruan, Shekinah, Shiloh Band (Debut Performance), Unity Singers, James Vanterpool, Evan Webster and many more.

People not able to attend the concert but who would like to contribute to the relief effort can drop off a cash donation (cheques payable to Tsunami Relief Fund) at the offices of KPMG in The Valley. For more information, please contact 497-5500.
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Villa Exclusivity

The large villa at Captain's Bay is called Villa Exclusivity and has a web page (link above). There are 5 oceanfront bedrooms and a 6th bedroom on request. Large swimming pool, air conditioning, tennis court, helicopter pad, right at the end of the beach. About as secluded as you can get in Anguilla.
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New Book on Anguilla

Janine Edwards writes: "There is a lovely new Anguilla hardcover book entitled “”Anguilla A Shorter Sleeved Way of Life” by TH Patten. The visuals are great and I haven’t had a chance to read it yet! ISBN 0-9762839-0-5. Published by Elizabooks Publishing (link above)."

Anne Parle writes: "The book has been available on Island for just two short weeks and has been very well received. The book is currently available at the Something Special, Irie Life, Anguilla Drugstore, Straw Hat Restaurant and the Overlook and at the Tourist Board office (the publisher has generously donated 3 cases so that Mimi can do a fundraiser for the AHTA and the Anguilla Culinary Team) ... the book normally retails for US$35."

Heidi Meyer writes: "Liz Tiefenthaler, a long-time visitor of Anguilla, recently published a lovely new book on Anguilla, entitled Anguilla, A Shorter Sleeved Way of Life. A summary of this new book is as follows:" 'Join a well-meaning but hapless vacationer on a trip to an island of breathtaking beaches, rich history, and sumptuous resorts and restaurants. Anguilla, a Shorter Sleeved Way of Life covers the wanderings, discoveries and perceptions of a first-time visitor to the island. Extraordinarily rich in photographs and incidents, goats and toasts, palms and fronds, this book is one part guidebook, one part travelogue, and quite a few parts fuzzy recollection. It is available for purchase at'

Steve Stanczyk writes: "Attached is a pdf of the sell sheet and cover of Anguilla, A Shorter Sleeved Way of Life."
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Golf Fun Saturday

Anguilla has a 9-hole pitch and putt course in Sandy Ground where you can practice your short game in anticipation of the upcoming St Regis resort course (and any other golf courses that might be built in Anguilla in the future). The first Golf "Scramble" of 2005 will be held Saturday, 22 January at the Pitch and Putt course in Sandy Ground. Register 3 PM so teams can be organized and tournament commenced with a "shot-gun" start 3:30. Entry fee EC$10.00, or US$4.00. Clubs available for rent. In a Scramble, each group starts on a different hole and plays 9 holes. After each shot, your team selects the best shot of your team and everyone hits from that spot. This is great - it means that lost balls into the bush never happened (unless all 4 of your hit into the bush)! There will be a social hour following golf when winners will be announced and prizes awarded. The first two scrambles in Nov and Dec were a big success.
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Car For Sale.

FOR SALE: VW Golf, Manhatten. White, 4 door Hatchback, Power windows and doors, Air, Manual Trans, Alarm system. One owner, Purchased new in Jan 1998, 50,000 km. Car has received loving care and regular maintenance. Price: US 7,500 Tel: 497 -4293 Cell: 235 -6971
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Wednesday, January 12, 2005

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American Eagle Is Back!

I was on the flight to Puerto Rico yesterday, the first since September. The new ATR 72 planes feel just like the old ATR 42, only longer.

The departure lounge is now completely air-conditioned, and there is a new Internet Cafe, which I used to post my news from yesterday.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2005

American Arrives

Reporting live from the new internet cafe at the airport, the Eagle has landed! ... have to run to catch the flight.
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Will the Eagle Fly Today?

Today, I am scheduled to fly out of Anguilla on the American Eagle to San Juan. If this actually happens it will be the first American flight on the new runway and I will post pictures afterwards! - Bob Green
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Monday, January 10, 2005

Newspaper Article on Anguilla

The Philadelphia Inquirer of Dec 5, 2004 had an article entitled "Enchantment on horseback, swimming in a tropical sea" by Donna Gentile O'Donnell. Here is a sample:

"I met Tonia at the stable for an early-morning ride. We saddled up the horses, rode the cliffside that overlooks the ocean, and picked our way down the steep, rocky hillside toward the beach at Road Bay. There were three contiguous stretches of dazzling white beach, with some human obstacles in between, mostly boat lines mooring sailboats in the town harbor, and little kids darting in and out of the water.

When we got to the first open stretch, I gave Tequila a little squeeze with my legs. That was all the encouragement he needed. He was off like a shot, into a full, smooth, exhilarating gallop. After we sprinted the length of the beaches, Tonia asked me if I wanted to take them into the water.

Now, I've been in water before on horseback. So at first, I didn't get the import of what she was asking. As we waded in, I soon realized that the horses were not just headed in up to their knees to cool off. Within seconds, the sea covered their withers - they were almost completely submerged, and I was up to my waist in water. The horses were swimming, and making noises that approximated sounds I've heard dolphins and whales make; these were deep-throated exhales, clearly communicating pleasure...."
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Boat USA Article

Don Bryan reports that the Jan 2005 issue of "Boat USA" features Anguilla and has a full article on Anguilla inside.

Andantage Anguilla: Put together some great local sailing, international yachtsmen, top-rung accomodations and welcoming islanders and you've got a great mix.

"Anguillians, from government officials to the average Joe, are convinced that their home-grown brand of boatbuilding and competitive sailing sets them apart from their Caribbean neighbors... "

Update: Steve Donahue reports that the article (with pictures) can be viewed until March, 2005 at - just click on "Advantage Anguilla".
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Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Handcrafted Italian Ceramics

For anyone interested KGallery in South Hill Plaza is now carrying beautifully detailed fine handcrafted Italian ceramics and is hoping to expand to larger decorative pieces like Italian ceramic tables etc. in the near future. Drop by or call 497-8941 to inquire.
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Flavours Restaurant on Back Street in South Hill has re-opened following a major renovation and expansion project. The restaurant has been revamped into a Steak House with a Caribbean twist. Open every night for dinner except Wednesday, Flavours now also features a new expanded bar and lounge area.

For reservations and information please call 497-0629.
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Tuesday, January 04, 2005

St. Gerard's Church

Dennis Sheehan would like to announce the new website for St Gerard's Catholic Chuch here in Anguilla. Of course they are still working on it and will be adding as they go but, it is ready for those interested to know.
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Charanell's Concierge Service

Charanell Jackman has started her own Concierge business. Whatever you need Charanell can arrange it: private air or boat charter, a wedding, a spectacular lunch on a secluded cay, dining arrangements, flowers, limo, snorkeling, massage, taxi service, babysitting and much more. Charanell previously worked at Cuisinart, arranging activities for many unique individuals! Tel 264-476-7866.
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Stories from the previous and earlier issues.
Visitor Photo Tour Out and About
Sile Bay December Diary
November Diary October Diary

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Recommended Vacation Villas

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