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Anguilla Diary: February 5 to March 4, 2001   Site Map   Click to enlarge pictures

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

Saturday, March 03, 2001

Villa with Guest Apt For Sale. Were you thinking of buying your own place in Anguilla. Here is a nice house and gardens, plus a downstairs apartment for your guests: Click Here.

Immigration Dept is OnLine., the web site of the Government of Anguilla, now has information from the Dept of Immigration: Click Here.

Pictures of the Garden Party. Each year in February there is a Garden Party on the grounds of Wallblake House and St. Gerard's Catholic Church. Dining on good West Indian food, drinking, dancing, and lots of talking. There are three food lines! And Sprocka performs for the dancers.

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Friday, March 02, 2001

Events, holidays, activities

Triathalon. The Optimist Triathalon is scheduled for October 1st. As in previous years the 3-person teams can compete in either the serious category or the fun category. Bicycle, road run, and swim.

Craft Group Fair. The Anguilla Craft Group is holding their annual fair March 17, 2001, from 11am to 3pm, on the grounds of the Governor's house in Old Ta. Lots of fun food, crafts, and exhibits. Raises funds for art education.

Tuesday, February 27, 2001

Anguilla Forums:

Carib On-line

Fred Thompson, Hotelier of the Year The tourist board and the hotel association have named Fred Thompson, general manager of Carimar Beach Club as their Hotelier of the Year. The award is a 3 foot solid mahogany sculpture of the three dolphins (a national symbol in Anguilla), crafted by Cheddie Richardson. Fred heads a team at Carimar that are also award winners in their own right: Avon Webster (1992 Employee of the Year), Delroy Lake (1996 Supervisor of the Year), and Heather Gumbs (1999 Employee of the Year). Ms. Gumbs is also the brains behind the Carimar Social Club, which has lead such community programs as the adoption of West End Primary School and the Hello Tourist program. This award is sponsored by the Scotiabank in Anguilla.

Sunday, February 25, 2001
Restaurants and menus.

Washington Post Article. An article appeared in the Sunday February 25,2001 Travel Section of the Washington Post. It is the main article of their Spring / Summer Caribbean Guide. The article mentions Cap Juluca, Malliouhana, Shoal Bay, Palm Grove, Blanchard's (and their book), Hibernia, Scilly Cay etc ... Click Here.

Soroptomist Variety Concert. All the exceptional local talent. March 15, 2001 at 8pm. Ruthwill Auditorium in The Valley (across from the drug store and the CCB bank). US$10. Recommended for tourists who want to get a taste of local life.

"Island Tour" Art Exhibition. Cheddie's Carving Studio is presenting an exhibition of island art by five Anguillian artists: Melsadis Fleming, Corvette Richardson, Louise Brooks, Charles Connoor, and Cheddie Richardson. Also show art by students Davon Ruan, Jasen Hodge and Daryl Thompson. Special guest artist: Marianno Brown, specializing in "Dinanderie", relief art in red copper, brass and aluminum. Exhibit opens March 8, 2000 and runs until April 8, 10am to 6pm.

Moonsplash Update. Bankie Banx and Altamer Resort announce the guest artists for the 11th Annual Moonsplash Music Festival, a 3 day event March 9-11 at the Dune Preserve on Rendezvous Bay. Grammy Award nominee Freddie McGregor is the headline act this year. Also featured is Radio Jamaica's MC Gary-G, from New York Eden White, Sheriff Uncle Bob and Junior Jazz, the Millenium Band of Miami, Colours out of St. Martin, plus Anguilian bands such as The Pumphouse Band, RED, Sleepy and the All-Stars, the Reggae Groovers, plus Bankie Banx and the Dune People.

International Tae Kwon Do Tournaments. The members of the Anguilla National Tae Kwon Do Club are getting more skilled every year. President and Instructor Emmanuel Laud, has recently been appointed Third Dan Blakc Belt. The club's dream is to one day represent Anguilla in the Olympics. The club has competed before internationally and done well. This year they need to compete in tournaments in Jamaica and Grenada, plus a world games tournament in Italy. Accordingly, they are raising funds for the team, which includes four Black Belts, three Brown Belts, one Red Belt, one Purple Belt, two Green Belts, two Yellow Belts and one White Belt. If you would like to help, call 264.497.6267.

Classical Music Concert. The Anguilla Community Foundation is presenting another night of classical music, with world-renowned pianist Anthony Molinaro at Bethel Methodist Church, South Hill, Friday March 9 at 7:30pm. Proceeds from the concert with support the work of the Foundation. US$20 for concert, US$30 for concert and reception with the arts. Tickets at the drug store, Devonish Gallery, Keene Enterprises and members of the board.

Anthony Molinaro won the Naumburg Prize in 1997 and his recital performances have taken him to Boston, Chicago, Dallas and New York. He has been described as "edge-of-the-seat brilliance...with technical skills to bring off the most difficult of Rachmaninoff's concertos."

Friday, February 23, 2001

Shadows of Anguilla, an exhibition of paintings by Paul Elliot Thuleau,Paris/St. Martin, at the Devonish Art Gallery. Opening Reception 23 February, 2001 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Exhibition continues through 9 March, 2001. 264-497-2949

Tuesday, February 20, 2001

Feedback from a New Subscriber. Michele Clarke and Rudyard Ceres ( write: We love your site, because of you we're spending our honeymoon in Anguilla.

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Boat For Sale. Cuisinart Resort & Spa has a chic Proline 19 foot boat for sale. Excellent condition. Almost new (less than 100 hours usage). Engine: Johnson 130 H..P. Outbound Road Trailer included. Capacity 1000 pounds or 7 passengers. Base price US$21,000 or best offer. For appointments call Rupert Balgobin or Rabin Ortiz. Tel. 498-2000.

Splash! Spring Escape.
Build Your Own:

Janine and Ian Edwards, the owners of Splash!, write: Take a longer vacation this spring… You deserve it. 10 vacation nights at Splash for the price of a 1 week stay!

Tranquility…. Privacy…. Comfort…. Gorgeous villa…..3 cosy bedrooms….Private pool….Jacuzzi for two in master suite…. Lovely views of St. Martin and the Caribbean Sea…Hammock….Barbecue grills…Internet and fax access….First day’s breakfast stock…All the modern conveniences….Maid service and much more!

Available dates for Special: Mar 19 – 29, Mar 20 – 30. Restrictions: Can host up to 4 persons on this special. Non commissionable. Check Email: ,Tel. 264-497-3666 (Evenings) 264-235-7667 (Cell – Ian) Fax 264-497-2262

Unfinished House for Sale.
Real Estate

Location: Wattices. Asking Price: US$140,000. Description: 0.23 acre of land with a single storey dwelling house that is estimated to be 40% completed. It is estimated that the house could be fully habitable within 6 months if all the necessary resources are available. All rough plumbing and electrical pipes are in place and the house is built to ring beam level. Area is approximately 2,940 sq ft and includes 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, front porch, living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry, study and garage.

Currently one bedroom, one bath and the study have been completed and are currently occupied. Floors in these areas are finished with ceramic tiles with windows and doors in place. Roof is concrete and modern building methods and materials have been used for the construction of the building.

For more details please e-mail:

Saturday, February 17, 2001 - Thomas Peabody has a web site now for his Sandy Deep Beach Store in Sandy Ground. See Thomas for snorkelling, diving and beaching equipment and supplies. He is located across the street from the Pumphouse, in the old dive shop building which he has renovated: Click Here.

Tuesday, February 13, 2001
Over 30 Anguilla beaches.

Sailing Adventure Continues. Steve Donahue finally started the third leg of his solo sail from the northeast to Anguilla, leaving Ft. Lauderdale for the Bahamas.But then he turned back. Read all about it on his web site, which he updates whenever he is in a port with Internet access: Click Here.

Monday, February 12, 2001

Club Donates To Cultural Education Festival. The Anguilla Library Computer Club has donated it's entire bank balance, US$416.25, to the 2001 Cultural Education Festival, which started last weekend: Click Here.

Agricultural and Industrial Fair. The grounds of the agricultural department have undergone a transformation since being inundated by Hurricane Lenny. There are greenhouses full of plants, exhibits of livestock and unusual animals like Guinnea Fowl, gardens, walkways... very impressive. This weekend's fair was a big success with farmer's showing their produce, exhibits, crafts, plants for sale, local food, and more. Below you see some young men studying a booklet on beekeeping by the "Bee Man" from Nevis:

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Sunday, February 11, 2001

Anguilla Animal Rescue Foundation. Meeting. Notice. Date: Thursday, February 15, 2001. Time: 6:30 PM, Location: Soroptimist Conference Room, behind the day care in The Valley. All persons interested in participating in the organization are invited to attend.

Saturday, February 10, 2001

Busta Cup Cricket. England A vs Leeward Islands. February 16-19, 2001. Ronald Webster Park. 10am daily, EC$20 per day.

Friday, February 09, 2001

Internet Yellow Pages:
All known Anguilla sites.

Silent Art Auction and Cocktail Party. Works by International and Local Artists. At the Malliouhana's Le Bistro restaurant, Meads Bay, February 16, 2001 at 6:30pm. To benefit the Anguilla International Arts Festival. US$20.

Thursday, February 08, 2001
Private villas for rent.

Halcyon Cottage. An architect's own house on the shore of Anguilla, facing St. Martin, with a private beach. "essentially three contemporary buildings modeled on the traditional vernacular architecture of Anguilla. Connected by courtyards and a gazebo, the three cottages are a continuous yet separate whole that optimize the galleries and the multileveled gardens of tropical plants and native trees studded with large boulders." Can be rented with 1, 2 or 3bedrooms, sleeping up to eight: Click Here.

Anguilla Questions?
Email the Tourist Board at or the Hotel Association at

Anguilla Cultural Education Festival 2001.
"tellin de ol time stories"

February 10-28, 2001.

Sat. Feb 10. Moonlight Madness, Island Harbour ball park, 8pm (dinner tickets $10EC)
Jollification Time, Radio Anguilla 8-9pm

Tue, Feb 13. Official Opening Ceremony & Launch of Exhibition "Celebrating our Oral Tradition" Museum Building, 4:30pm

Wed, Feb 14, Exhibition Opening Daily, Mon-Fri 10-4:30
Valentine Luncheon, Library Grounds 11:45-1:30pm

Thu, Feb 15, ANCCA Art and Craft Exhibition, Art and Craft Centre, 7:30pm

Fri, Feb 16, Blowing Point Cultural Extravaganza, Opposite Amy's Bakery, 7:30pm

Sat, Feb 17, Festival Street Exhibition 10am -??, Library Grounds
Sunshine Theatre "Black History Month Celebration" Teachers Resource Centre Auditorium,7pm
Jollification Time, Radio Anguilla 8-9pm

Wed, Feb 21, Exhibition Visits, Guests Arrive

Thu, Feb 22, Seminar 9am-3pm
Koal Keel Story Feast, 7pm Koal Keel Restaurant

Fri, Feb 23, Seminar 9am-12pm
Optimist Story Feast, Ruthwill Grounds 7:30pm

Sat, Feb 24, Drama Production, "Invocation" by Amina Blackwood Meeks, Ruthwill Auditorium 8pm $20EC

Mon, Feb 26, School Visits 9-12
Story Telling Workshop 7-9

Tue, Feb 27, School Visits 9-12
School Choral Speaking Extravaganza, Ruthwill Auditorium 7pm $5EC

Wed, Feb 28, Guests Leave

Seaclusion Villa. This three-bedroom 3-bath villa is located at Little Harbour and has a swimming pool. It is located right on the waterfront and steps off the verandah take you into the water. On the web site: Click Here.
All the resorts/hotels/inns.

Carnival 2001. Since August Monday falls on August 6th this year, Carnival will probably start on August 3rd.

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