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Monday, June 18, 2001 was a public holiday in celebration of the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. . . .

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The Queen's Birthday Parade, 2001

There was a parade at Ronald Webster Park in The Valley at 8am, including participation of a guard and colour party from the visiting HMS Sheffield, a drill display by the Royal Anguilla Police Force, and a march by the brownies. See below for pictures.

For pictures from the 1998 parade, click here.

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Pictures by Janine Edwards




Exotic T-Shirts Plus

[Click to enlarge] T-shirts Plus a Whole lot more. Need a T-shirt for the folks back home, or a flag of Anguilla for your office desk, or even a BMX bike for your son or daughter's birthday? Well you can find it all at Exotic T-shirt's Plus!

Exotic T-Shirt's Plus in located in The Valley directly across from Cable & Wireless. Operated by Dedric Webster Exotic T-Shirts offers a wide variety of souvenirs, t-shirts and postcards. Exotic T-Shirt also carries a wide variety of beautifully batiked men's shirts, women's dresses and childrens clothing.

Located in the back half of the store is a well stocked children's bike store. The prices vary depending on the components of the bicycle. However, all of the bikes are top quality. Exotic Plus also carries tire tubes, bike grease, brake pads and many other components needed to service your bike.

Dedric also offers bike cleaning & servicing; not only on the bikes he sells, but on any bicycle.

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Pictures and story by Neil and Aly Armstrong




Weather in Anguilla


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Sunny 86F 30C 62% Humidity, July 1
Low temp since last news report 79F 26C
High temp since last news report 86F 30C
Low humidity since last news report 54%
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Mr. & Miss Anguilla Body Building Championship

Anguilla is in for a treat on July 7th as body builders compete for th e titles of Mr. Anguilla and Miss Anguilla in the body building arena. KMAX Fitness and Dungeon Gym are teaming up to put on the show under the auspices of the Anguilla arm of the IFBB (International Federation of Body Building).

The competition will showcase the efforts of six body builders, five male and one female. Otavia Fleming, Patrick Carty, Peter Vasilis, Joseph Pradel, Donny Smith and Amanda Richardson are pushing their bodies to the limits in anticipation of the event. (We suspect that Amanda, being the only competitor in the female segment might win hands down as no other contender braved the challenge!).

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Sandra Gumbs and Michael Francis of KMAX Gym are spearheading the effort to train and coach the team in body building and posing. Sandra, the President of the Anguilla branch of IFBB enthused that the big night will be full of excitement. In addition to the body building appearances, the event will highlight Demo Aerobics, Side Shows and Guest appearances from body builders from the neighbouring islands such as Ogeese and Vernon Francis. Professional Guest poser Angela Sealy of the Cayman Islands will also make a grand appearance.

The event will take place on Saturday July 7th at 8:00pm at The House of Chandeliers in South Hill. Admission: EC$20 for pre-purchased tickets and EC$25 at the door. For further information contact Sandra or Michael at KMAX Fitness Centre at 264-497-4048; Cell. 264-235-4048 or 264-235-2288. KMAX Fitness Centre opens Monday - Friday from 5am - 7am; from 9am - 12 noon and from 3pm - 9pm and on Saturdays from 10am - 2pm.

Pictures and article by Janine Edwards




The Flight Deck

[Click to enlarge] You may have glimpsed Flight Deck Restaurant as you fly into Wallblake Airport... a tropical yellow and blue wooden building sitting up on the mound just south-east of the airport. If you're lucky enough to arrive on a Friday night you will receive a musical welcome as the place comes alive with vibrant sounds of reggae with High Tension band 9:00pm until 1:00am.

A young energetic couple Andy and Shirlene Goddard operate the restaurant. Andy doubles as a singer, his main calling, and entertains his guests as he accompanies the various bands that perform. It's a convenient spot to hang out or have lunch upon arrival or before you leave. You can have quick lunches like burgers and clubs or sample a tasty Creole or West Indian dish. See the flying fish dinner pictured to the right. Specials include curried goat, stewed pork, goatwater and souse.

Flight Deck looks forward to some festive evenings at Carnival time and will feature live music all weekend long during the tourist season.

Opening hours: From 10am until. Telephone 264-497-2835.

Directions: starting from the airport parking lot, take the only exit and turn left, you will immediately come upon the Flight Deck on the hill on your right.

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MENU
ARRIVALS
Homemade Soup of the dayUS$5.00
Caesar SaladUS$6.00
Chicken Salad6.00
Flight Deck SaladUS$8.00
DEPARTURES
Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich (BLT)US$6.00
Chicken SandwichUS$5.00
Flight Deck Club SandwichUS$6.00
Ham & Cheese SandwichUS$5.00
HamburgerUS$7.00
CheeseburgerUS$8.00
Tuna Salad SandwichUS$7.00
All sandwiches are served on baguette
All sandwiches and burgers are served with fries and salads
AIRBORNE
Chicken and ChipsUS$5.00
Fish and ChipsUS$7.00
Grilled T-bone SteakUS$15.00
Grilled Chicken BreastUS$10.00
Hagan Daz Icecreams (Assorted flavours)US$4.00
Coconut TartUS$3.00
Coffee or TeaUS$2.00

Pictures and article by Janine Edwards




Rainbow Graphics

[Click to enlarge] Father's Day was drawing near and I was tired of giving the usual colognes and shirts. Luckily I discovered a new, dynamic business place that had a novel gift idea - a mouse pad with a photo of your choice printed on it. I took in a family photo just before noon and a few hours later I collected the mouse pad with the image of my son and husband smiling up at me. They also can transfer prints onto puzzles for children, so you can get creative with memorabilia and gift items.

Rainbow Graphics offers a wide range of printing and design services. Three young Anguillians, Claude Smith (pictured right), Joseph Vanterpool and Charmaine Sasso pooled their talents to create this company which opened in April 2001. Rainbow Graphics designs and prints T-shirts, signs, license plates, vehicle dressings, boat signs and a range of business necessities such as business cards, fliers and letterheads. I was impressed by their reproductions of art work on various mediums including photo gloss paper, canvas and vinyl. Currently they can produce prints as large as 3 feet by 100 feet, which is useful for making banners.

They promise their customers a return turnaround time of 48 hours for various printing jobs, but they usually complete work within 24 hours. Smith indicated that they are aiming to "take printing and graphics to another level in Anguilla." These young entrepreneurs have goals to expand and enhance their service offering in tandem with their clients' needs.
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Opening hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 8pm. Weekends and holidays by appointment. Telephone: 264-497-4777 or Cell. 264-235-6124 and Fax 264-498-4777. Email rainbowgraphics@anguillanet.com

Directions: located in the Rainbow Isles Shopping Plaza on Long Path.

Starting from the airport parking lot, take the only exit and turn left, then continue straight past Island Car Rentals and National Bank of Anguilla. When you reach the light at Albert Lake's Market, turn right and follow this road for about 3 miles. The shopping mall is on the left.

Pictures and article by Janine Edwards




Whit Monday Races

[Click to enlarge] June 4th, 2001 was Whit Monday, a national holiday. As with most national holidays there was a boat race. This one was to occur at Mead's Bay. The official race was scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m. Around 1:00 pm the 12 boats lined up and sailed a practice run. Upon returning from their practice run many of the boats crews furiously made last minute adjustments, hoping to gain the edge needed to win the race.

At 3:00 pm the warning shot sounded indicating 10 minutes to the start of the race. Crew members dropped the plates of chicken & ribs they were enjoying and licking their fingers, ran to their boats.

With all the boats facing shore, the start gun went off. Crew members worked furiously to get anchors up and boats turned around. Side by side, the boats set off, each trying to find the best wind advantage.

The boats remained in a close pack as they headed off into the horizon and around Dog Island.

Spectators watched until the boats became mere specks against the horizon.

As the boats circled Dog Island and headed back to shore there was a distinct definition of leaders.

As the boats drew closer to shore, spectators began cheering and encouraging their favourites.

The race ended with some controversy. Apparently, shortly before the boats reached the shores of Mead's Bay two separate collisions occurred jeopardizing the chances of four of the boats.

The winner of the race was Satellite. Congratulations to Satellite and her crew.

Pictures and story by Neil and Aly Armstrong




Anguilla Diary: June 4 to July 1, 2001

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

Thursday, June 28, 2001

Hurricane Season: Deluxe Tracking Maps. The season officially started on June 1st and ends on December 1st, although the month with the most hurricanes in September. Click the link above if you need a deluxe map for tracking the storms (and yes, the map does show Anguilla).



Real Estate

Romantic Getaway

Splash! Villa announces a vacation package consisting of 7 nights accommodation, Chilled champagne upon arrival, A Red Rose for the Lady, Two 30 minute deep tissue massages, A Selection of Complimentary Pampering Amenities, (…Massage oils, candles and other delights…) and First day’s breakfast stock. US$1,699 plus 8% government tax (from October 1, 2001 government tax is 10%) per couple per week. Splash! villa has 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….All the modern conveniences….Maid service and more. Restrictions: Non commissionable. Valid: April 15 – Dec. 14, 2001. For more details contact Janine at edwards@anguillanet.com or check http://splash.ai or Tel. 264-497-3666 (Evenings) 264-235-3666 (Cell) Fax 264-497-2262



Anguilla Forum:
Carib On-line

Apple Theatre Company Web Site

Tony Rust (tony@theaterweb.com) writes:

Last summer I brought my family down Anguilla way and directed CHILDREN OF EDEN for the Apple Theater Company at the end of July (with Eleanor Stacey, our producer). We are all coming back again, and will arrive this coming Monday.

I've just set up a little web site, with some pictures from last summer as well as our publicity for this years show ONCE UPON AN ISLAND. (There's also a links page that currently only has my 2 sites and a link to your great pages).

For more information on the young people's Apple Theatre Company, Click Here.


Tuesday, June 26, 2001

Gone Fishin' 2001. Here is a list from the Anguilla Hotel and Tourism Association of summer closing dates for hotels and restaurants.


Monday, June 25, 2001


Internet Yellow Pages:
All known Anguilla sites.

Family Vacation Pictures from a stay at Cap Juluca. Nice shots.


Why Not Spend 5 Months in Anguilla?

Charming villa for rent in Little Harbour. Great sea views. Pool. Fully furnished. 2 bed/ 2 bath. Available July 1 - November 30, 2001. Enquiries, email edwards@anguillanet.com

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Sunday, June 24, 2001

More Adorable Puppies and Dogs Available from the Anguilla Animal Rescue Foundation.


Friday, June 22, 2001

Play: "You, The Jury". Ruthwill Auditorium, July 6-7, 13-14, 8:05pm. $25 EC at the door.



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Community Happenings

Would you like to improve your craft skills and earn some money at the same time? Well here is your opportunity. The National Council of Women will be sponsoring a Pottery and Ceramics Workshop from July 16 through August 3, 2001 at the Arts & Craft Shop. For further information please contact any of the following members of the council: Celestine John (Tel. 497-2260), Ernie Hodge-Carty (497-2145), Yolande Richardson (497-6517) or Ivy Baptiste (497-3588).

The Royal Anguilla Police Force Community Choir presents a Gospel Concert on Sunday 1st July at St. Mary’s Anglican Church starting at 7:30pm. Admission: EC$10.

The Anguilla National Creative Arts Association and the Anguilla Development Board announces its annual summer sewing programme. In four weeks you can learn to sew your own clothing, bedspreads, shams and make lots of craft items. The course begins on Monday July 9th and ends on Friday August 4th. The course for both adults and children. Contact Anita Martin-Ruan or Bernice Fahie-Richardson at telephone number 497-3416 for further information and application forms. The Anguilla National Creative Arts Association would like to thank the Anguilla Development Board for sponsoring 20 children for this year’s programme.


Sunday, June 17, 2001

Netball Sports for Girls. Teacher Art and Teacher Allison are reviving Netball teams for girls between 10 and 15. Netball is a game similar to basketball that used to be played in Anguilla, but had died out. Organization meeting is Thursday, June 21, 4:30pm at West End Community Hall. 497-2369. 497-5056.



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Harlem Wizards: July 20, 2001. This magical basketball team will be battling it out with a local team at the basketball complex next to Ashley's in The Valley. 8pm US$12 for adults, US$10 for Mipdren. Presented by the Royal Anguilla Police Welware Association.


Camp BeAware This Summer

Plans are complete for this summers environmental camp program. Click the link above to read about previous camps. The 42 campers have been selected from the seven primary schools in Anguilla. Campers will be out selling raffle tickets for a trip to San Juan, donated by American Eagle. The camp would like to thank all the sponsors in the community.

Also twenty students who participated in previous camps are also involved in a project to paint two wall murals at Road Primary School. The work, which will interpret Anguilla's environment, is supervised by Teacher Shelagh and artist Lydia Semeria. The mural design will be transferred to the walls using grids prepared by artists Lynne Bernbaum and Dian Samuel.


Saturday, June 16, 2001


Villas.ai:
Private villas for rent.

New Stamp Issues

Click the link above to see new stamps from the Anguilla Postal Service.


2001 Budget Address

Click the link above for this year's budget speach.


Basketball Tournament

Click this link for info on the Senior Basketball League 2001.



Menus.ai:
Restaurants and menus.

Beachshack: Adding More Color With Paint

Mary Ann's tropical construction web site has been updated with more pictures of the colored stucco, plus pictures of the tile work in the master bath, powder room and living room. Also two new recommended books.


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Sandy Deep: New Charter Boat Launched

Thomas Peabody launched his new charter boat, Sandy Deep, yesterday at Sandy Ground. The boat was built by Rebel Marine, Anguilla. They will use her for chartering snorkel trips, fishing and private dive guiding. Her length is 26' and she is powered by twin Evinrude 90 horsepower outboards. For more pictures, click the link above.


Friday, June 15, 2001

Jazz Show at LA Cafe. The L.A. Cafe Nightclub has scheduled a jazz show for July 6, 2001.


Professional O.C.R. Reflexology Course. Anguilla is hosting an intensive Basic Foot Reflexology Course, leading to a certificate from the Ontario College of Reflexology. The course last 17 or 24 weeks (depending on days per week), starts August 15, 2001 and costs $600 US. Teacher Margaret Ouwehand (massage.ai) can be reached at margaret1863@hotmail.com or 264.497.5798. Applications must be received by July 15th.



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Compuserve Anguilla Forum Shutting Down. Compuserve is consolidating some of the on-line discussion forums that it maintains and the Anguilla/Statia forum is one of the casualties.


Thursday, June 14, 2001

Government launches national telecommunications policy Click the link above for The Daily Herald story on a new telecom policy, or click here to read the policy on the gov.ai web site.


Wednesday, June 13, 2001


Anguilla Questions?
Email the Tourist Board at atbtour@anguillanet.com or the Hotel Association at ahta@anguillanet.com

New Real Estate Agent

Jackie Pascher (jackiep@anguillanet.com) has island homes and property for sale. Jackie has lived on Anguilla a long time (she was here when I arrived!). Why not browse her web site to see what is available.


Tennis Camp Again This Summer

Organizers, Mitchelle Lake and Damien Hughes will be conducting a summer tennis program at the Webster's Park from July 9th through 27th. The main objectives of the program are to develop and enhance one's tennis skills and to provide a better understanding about the fundamentals of the sport while encouraging exemplary sportsmanship.

Children between the ages of 6 and 17 are invited to attend. The sessions will begin at 8:30am through 12 noon. There will be a registration fee of US$10.00 per child. There will also be a special week of tennis from July 22nd through 27th an Malliouhana Hotel. Professional coaches from the United States will be on-hand to assist with the coaching sessions. These sessions will run from 9:00am through 12 noon. Transportation will be provided for the participants. Kids, don't miss this year's tennis camp. it promises to be lots of fun. See you there!!!!



Build Your Own:
Beachshack

Seaclusion Villa has a Web Page

Charles and Adele Gould now have a web site for their villa at Little Harbour. If you don't have Macromedia installed, just click the Details link.


Visitor Records Holiday on Web Site

David K Shroyer (david@theshroyers.com) just returned from a trip to Anguilla with his wife and created a web site with lots of excellent pictures, plus music. He has an extensive picture tour of Blue Waters apartments on Shoal Bay East, a first on the Internet.


Sunday, June 10, 2001

sparky

Sparky Needs a Home.

News bulletin from the Animal Rescue Foundation:

Sparky is an approximately 8-month old male brown mixed breed dog that was rescued by a family in January of this year. They are leaving the island on June 30th and will not be able to take him with them. They seek a very good and loving home for Sparky. He has been extremely well cared for and is a great family dog that loves kids. Sparky has had all vaccinations for 2001.

If you are interested in giving Sparky a great home, call Jeanette at work from 9am to 5 pm 497-0433 or after 5 pm at 497-4788


Friday, June 08, 2001

Report on Extension of Wallblake Airport, from The Daily Herald.


Radio ZIF Returns After Nine Months, from The Daily Herald.


Work starts on extension at Caribbean Commercial Bank, from The Daily Herald.


Thursday, June 07, 2001

AARF Newsletter

The Anguilla Animal Rescue Foundation has published a newsletter that is on their web site at the link above. It includes a lot of information, including how to bring your pet with you when you come to Anguilla. AARF currently has 4 dogs/puppies and 2 kittens waiting to be placed in loving homes. Check out these great pets at AARF Pet Adoption page. AARF also has a Wish List of items that would be helpful in caring for the animals. If you have any of these items and would like to share, please drop them by the clinic.




Stories from the previous and earlier News.ai issues.
Loblolly Gallery Vinissimo Wine Cellar
Dolphin Fantaseas New Medical Center
Royale Caribbean Resort Taino Wellness Centre
June Diary May Diary


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Recommended Vacation Villas

Our villa on Shoal Bay beach: Bellamare.

And ten minutes away by small plane, our Azu villa in St Barth, that is totally secluded and private, but only a short walk to everything in St Jean, and with unbelievable views.



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