A Sailor’s Memory Lives On

Life on Anguilla before the containers and cranes arrived in Sandy Ground depended on the hard workmen who risked their lives on the high seas in ships like the Warspite, the Yankie Girl and the Betsy.  These vessels allowed for goods and services to be traded.

MDCy father, George G. Richardson, known mostly by the initials DC sailed for many years on the Betsy.  Growing up I can recall the many occasions when my siblings and I and our mother would see the characteristic cut of sail of the sloop from our perch on Roaches Hill as it headed for the Forrest Bay.

We knew that our father would be coming home with his harbor sack over his shoulder and in it would be journey cakes that were part of the ship’s cuisine that was cooked before entering the Statia channel, which was know for its high waves. Often these cakes were as large as saucers and as hard as rocks. For us though, they were reminders of the sacrifice that was made not only for us but also for all Anguillians.

Today the memory of DC lives on through the DC Development Corporation and the Andora Building in Sachasess. The property is a three story multifamily complex that is semi furnished and available for rent.

It is managed by Anita Morton Brooks who is one of the children of DC.  If you were interested in seeing any of the available suites, she would be more than happy to facilitate a viewing.

You can reach me at dcdc@telusplanet.net

DC Development Corporation

 

Kidz Kare Summer Camp

Giselle Bartlette, who run Kidz Kare child care service, announces this year’s summer camp for children ages 4 to 12.

Kidz Kare Summer Retreat takes place during the week of August 8th-August 13th, from 9am-3pm.

Field trips, sewing and cooking classes, arts and crafts and games.  It sounds like a lot of fun!

Check out Kidz Kare photos on their Facebook page (comments here)

Registration costs USD $35 (lunch included).

Enrollment ends July 29th.

To sign up, call 729-8199 or 582-3937

Kidz Kare Summer Retreat 2011

About Us

In its heyday of the late 90’s, News.ai was literally “Anguilla on the Web.”  It was the go-to source for everything about Anguilla. The most charming part of News.ai, though, was its extensive coverage of “the little news.”

It covered everything from the announcement of a new summer camp to Steel drum West Indies night. “Big news” might be on the order of the re-opening of Palm Grove after Hurricane Lenny. No news was too small, as this example about an 18-year old making model boats shows.

In short, News.ai gave you everything about Anguilla, including the kitchen sink!  The news could be commercial or not. Club meetings, bodybuilding event or a local cricket match…

Bodybuilding 2001
Bodybuilding 2001

News.ai covered it all, all the small news that was fit to post…

  • Farmers’ offerings
  • Carnival
  • Music festivals
  • Anguilla slang
  • Recipes
  • El Gelaterooo (mobile Anguilla Ice Cream emporium)
  • Police Week Fashion Show
  • Fundraisers
  • The rope at Little Bay
  • New scuba shops
  • Art shows
  • Where bands are playing
  • If it was Anguillian, and if it was news, it made it into News.ai!

I can remember how my Dad anxiously awaited the latest edition of News.ai…

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