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News Diary

 

Monday, May 31, 2004

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

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 cheryl@4affordabletravel.com (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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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) - tainos@anguillanet.com or Marjorie McClean (497-6613) - ferryb@anguillanet.com
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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 www.sandyhillclub.com

Email: info@sandyhillclub.com

Telephone: 264.497.4043
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Thursday, May 27, 2004

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

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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Automated Teller Machines in Anguilla

Read our survey report - the results look good!
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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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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

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.

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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 vivianemasshardt@hotmail.com or call 264.497. 6827 and ask for Viviane.
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Saturday, May 08, 2004

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

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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Anguilla News for May

We have posted the full www.news.ai for May, with long article on Jeremiah Gumbs and full schedule for Carnival 2004.
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Saturday, May 01, 2004

Cellphones Now Work at Shoal Bay!

Shoal Bay never had cellphone service, until yesterday! When C&W rolled out their new GSM cellphone service this month, perhaps they added a new repeater near Shoal Bay for the old analog service. Amazing what some competition will do (we should have at least one more cellphone company active shortly)!
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