Last week we took our house guests to Palm Grove for lunch and a swim. They were enhanted by the way Clement ("Leo") Lake's mellow saxaphone combined with the gentle surf at Anguilla's remote Junk's Hole Bay. . . .
|March 1, 1999 - Site Map - Click to enlarge pictures|
Clement is playing Sunday afternoons this season at Palm Grove. He also played for romantics on Valentines Day at Koal Keel Restaurant in The Valley. He and his two saxaphones and his gentle drum machine are available to support any easy listening, easy dancing soire on Anguilla. Extremely civilized.
For booking information, call 1-264-497-4127/3729
Incumbants Win!The existing members of the House of Assembly were returned to office by the electorate on March 4th. For complete results, visit the
"The Veranda" is Open. A beautiful new French Restaurant has opened on the road down into Sandy Ground. 1-264-497-2225 for reservations.
German Version of Previous News Issue (Feb 15th). click here (translated by Hans Krähenbühl).
New Phone Books. Anguilla has new telephone directories this week. Contact Cable and Wireless at 1-264-497-3101.
Anguilla Elections on the Internet.
Elections for the House of Assembly are scheduled
for March 4th, 1999. You can see all the
candidates (their pictures and biographies),
the district polling places and election officers,
the political parties, and much more on one web site:
... This election site was created by two local Anguillians for
the benefit of remote Anguillians. They will update the site with live
results on election night.
Career's Fair at High School. February 25 was the annual career's fair at ALHCS, with presentations from the community on tourism, hotels, insurance, real estate, health and medicine, Cable and Wireless, secretary, pilot, massage, computer technology, small business, fixing electronic equipment, airlines, ferries, education, police, bakery, hairdressing, auto mechanics, accounting, banking, construction, architecture, landscaping, and politics!
Express Mail Service. The Anguilla post office announces Rush EMS to the world. Typical prices are EC$ 28.50 for 500gm to St. Kitts, Dominica Antigua, Guadeloupe, St Martin; EC$ 35 to Barbados, Puerto Rico, etc.; and EC$ 50 to Canada and USA. 1-264-497-2528 ext 35
Desalinization Plant. There was a ground breaking ceremony last week for the new water desalinization plant in Crocus Bay. The pure water will be pumped to a resevoir at the top of Crocus Hill (highest point in Anguilla at 200+ feet) and fed by gravity to the entire island. The plant is to be built and operated by Ionics, using electric motors instead of diesel, due to concerns from villagers about the noise.
More News from The Light. Visit The Light's web site, one of Anguilla's local newspapers. The March 1 issue has a letter to the editor, more on the elections, a word search puzzle with all the candidates names hidden in it, and an update from the environmental club.
|Today: 79F 26C 66% Humidity, Sunny||March 1, 1999|
|Low temp since last news report||72F 22C|
|High temp since last news report||81F 27C|
|Low humidity since last news report||49%|
|Tropical storm web site||Link|
|Five-day weather forecast||Link|
Here are some events scheduled for the next few weeks:
Mar 22-26: Advanced MS Word Class. In order to raise funds and raise computer skills on Anguilla, the Computer Club is offering a professional class entitled "Microsoft Word 97 Comprehensive", taught by an Information Technology Expert from Canada.
Learn the time saving techniques of professionals. Create stunning documents, reports and presentations. Create form letters, and take the hassel out of mail merging and much, much more...
Course Manual: New Perspectives on Microsoft Word 97:Comprehensive
When: March 22 - 26 1999 from 5:00PM - 7:00PM nightly
Where: The Anguilla Library Computer Club, in the Arts and Crafts Building, The Valley, Anguilla.
Cost: US$ 200.00 per person (includes the cost of the course manual).
How to Register: via e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org, via telephone: 497-3551, 497-4321, 497-5088, via fax: 497-3295.
Number of places: 10
Prerequisites: Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Word or other word processing software.
Lecturer: Rose Ann Leonard, from Canada. Information Technology Expert.
Craft Fair. Saturday, March 13, 1999. The Anguilla Craft Group annual garden party and craft sale in aid of local charities. 2pm to 5pm on the grounds of Government House (turn north away from St Martin at Devonish Gallery). Hand made gifts, paintings, ceramics, pottery. Great event for tourists and locals alike. Artists are displaying as well, with 20% of proceeds going to charity, and students with art as well (10% to charity).
Mar 6-19. Weme Caster show at the Devonish Gallery.
Mar 20-Apr 9. Doug & Shari Erickson show at the Devonish Gallery.
Mar 21. 11am. Triathalon Relay Extravaganze. Call
497-2369 to enter a 3-person team. You don't have to be athletic
to compete in the "seriously fun" category.
Mar 25-28. Moonsplash 99.
The Bacon Brothers headline
The Dune. Rendezvous Bay. Tickets are $15 in advance,
$20 at the gate for each night, or $30 in advance for both Friday and Saturday.
Sunday admission is free for everyone.
For more information, email
Mar 31. Deadline to register for Summer Art Festival Competition and
Workshops. Web Site.
There were many fascinating speakers and attendees this year, including:
Mark Miller of The E Project (a new open-source programming language with networking and crypto built into it);
Ron Rivest (one of the principals of RSA a leading and pioneering cryptography firm that holds many of the key patents);
Vince Cate of Anguilla (proud of his new T1 line and presenting his latest venture, Secure Accounts);
Ian Goldberg of UC Berkeley (who pointed out that having unknown programmers fix Y2K problems in old software may introduce worse bugs than the Y2K bugs!);
Lynwood Bell of Hansa.net and Hansa Bank ("locating and managing your intellectual property offshore"); and
Nicko van Someren of
n-Cipher in Cambridge England.
(showed that "secret keys" could be spotted by visual inspection
because they are different from ordinary data).
Other organizations who sent attendees and speakers were Microsoft, IBM, Divx, Certicom, Stanford University, University of Tokyo, ICSI, Mondex, Weizmann Institute (Israel), ETH (Switzerland), Xcert, Bell Labs, MIT, Gutenberg University (Germany), CorpFlow, and Certco.
With the cryptographers returning to Anguilla for FC-2000 and some showing an interest in living here, Anguilla may be on the way to becoming a Silicon Isle. Several proposals were being discussed for Technology Campuses, Parks and Centers in Anguilla.
FC99 was sponsored by: hansa.net, Euro RSCG, e-gold, n-cipher, Offshore Information Services, and Cable and Wireless
Update on Fishing Boats.
"No Mercy" is a
1998 Rebel Marine 26' center console with twin 90 HP engines.
Designed for fishing. The captain goes after anything he can catch:
mackerel, whatever is biting that day. "A REEL Caribbean Experience."
Fishing trip is about 6 hours, out past Dog Island and is in the
price range of $350.00 US up to 6 people. Includes refreshments.
Contact Captain Shaun in Sandy Ground (1-264-235-6283)
or the owner Bill Mold (email:
Update on Joan's Sarongs.
Joan Richardson sells sarongs and wraps under a tree
on Shoal Bay. Prices range from US$ 10 to 30.
Joan may be the first Caribbean beach sarong vendor with
an email address:
I've Found Paradise! The Anguilla Tête-à-Tête is a place on the Internet where people can post questions, opinions, and information about Anguilla. Like a giant bulletin board. Click here for a typical "I've Found Paradise" report from a visitor.
They supply many of the gourmet restaurants, but you can just walk in and buy your own private supply of French bread and croissants (warning: the almond croissants, chocolate bread and danish pastries are often gone by 10am). Telephone: 264-497-4090. Closed Wednesday.
Directions: from the airport parking lot, take the only exit and turn left, drive straight past Island Car Rental, National Bank and through the main interchange of Anguilla at Albert's Market. Follow this road through Stoney Ground and Little Dix villages, resist the paved left turn to Shoal Bay, go past the concrete plant. Take the next left fork in the road, go up the hill, down through Welches village, and on into Island Harbour village. After the first speed bump you should see Harry's Taxis on the right, then another speed bump, then Le Bon Pain on the right in about 200 yards (where a paved road goes off to the left toward Searocks). It is easy to miss, since the sign faces the other way. If you get to Smitty's, turn around and go back.
|Sandwiches: Served on a Baguette with Lettuce & Tomato|
|Cheese (American)||US $3||EC $8.00|
|Cheese (Swiss)||US $4||EC $10.75|
|Ham (Buffet)||US $4||EC $10.75|
|Turkey (Buffet)||US $4||EC $10.75|
|Cheese: w/Ham or Turkey||US $5||EC $13.40|
|Tuna||US $4||EC $10.75|
|Club: w/Ham,Turkey,Cheese||US $6||EC $16.00|
|Egg (Fried or Omelet style):||US $4.50||EC $12.00|
|Egg w/Bacon, Ham or Turkey||US $5.50||EC $14.75|
Ham ~ Cheese ~ Pepperoni ~
Vegetable: Onion, Peppers, Mushrooms, Olives, Tomato, Zucchini
Call 497-4090 to order your pizza.
|Medium Pizza (11"):||US $8||EC $21.50|
|Extra toppings: Extra US $1|
|Freshly Baked Pastries:|
| US$1: Baguettes ~ Croissants|
US $1.25: Danish ~ Chocolate Bread
US $1.50: Almond Croissants ~ Apple Turnovers ~ Butter bread
US $1.75: Garlic & Parsley Bread
US $2.00: Hot dog in croissant roll
US $2-3: Cold desserts
US $2.50: Slice of Egg & Ham Quiche
| SALADS: served with a fresh salad
dressing of olive oil and basil; |
Ask about our special salad of the day.
| Cold Drinks: US $1 to $1.50|
Freshly brewed coffee or tea, US $1 to $1.25
wallblake.aiweb site with a new cleaner look, more reports and information, and raffle ticket information.
Anguilla tourist Board has a web page listing their representatives in UK, Germany, Italy, US, with addresses, and email addresses!
Blue Gates Villa is located at the highest point in South Hill,
with a view in all directions. It has 3 bedrooms, and 3.5 baths, and a pool.
bluegates.com was designed by
Travis Ferland, famous teenage web page creator. For
other villas to rent, visit our
villas.ai web site,
listing every place with a web pages (lots!).
Paradise Restaurant has a web page
Sombrero Information Services:
Tropical Shipping(correction from last issue. They are not at anguillanet.com):
The party featured a bar with drinks, music by Sprocka, buffet dinner, and
dancing under the stars
(on the dance floor made of 4 sheets of plywood on the lawn).
Over 200 people attended the outdoor party, and this year it did not
rain even once. There were three
serving lines for dinner, but there was no reason to jump lines
or worry which line you were in. They all carried identical dishes:
rice, curry beef, pigeon peas,
chicken, plantains, mashed pumpkin, green salad, and cole slaw.
Far too much for a single plate, but luckily there was enough
St Gerard's West Indian Garden Party is very much like a church social in any small town: you buy tickets for the bar ("three tickets for a glass of wine"), you queue for food made by the parishioners, you buy tickets for a cash raffle (half to the church, have to the winner), the children are bored and go off under a tree to play hide-n-seek, all the church members are there and they invite their friends and neighbors, ... lot's of fun.
And, there were at least a dozen desserts. But you had to choose only one!
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|Stories from the previous and earlier issues.|
|Flower and Garden Show||Anguilla Has Changed|
|Italian Translations||Art Festival Workshops|
|Visitor Feedback||New Visitor Orientation|
Our villa on Shoal Bay: Bellamare.
And ten minutes away, our villa in St Barths.