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Ellen Garland writes: . . .

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Our Trip

Dear Bob:
Thank you for your great newsletter, and your wonderful website, they are a wealth of knowledge, and I enjoy them both very much!

After waiting 9 years, we finally made our first trip to Anguilla in January 2005. We stayed in a beach front villa at the Rendezvous Bay Hotel

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It was fabulous having the beach right out the door!

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We would take long walks along the beach and marvel at the cotton trees along the way!

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We saw some interesting people,

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unbelievable sunsets,

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and gorgeous scenery.

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It truly was the trip of a lifetime, we can hardly wait to return!

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Thank you for letting me reminisce!
Ellen Garland, Las Vegas Nevada USA


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Anguilla Daily Diary

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

February 8 to March 6, 2005

Saturday, March 05, 2005

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Summer at Shoal Bay

Villa La Vanda at Shoal Bay is available at a special rate of $180/night in the off season. This one bedroom cottage is unbelieveably charming, plus it has a totally private walled garden and you can walk to the beach in 2 minutes.

Comments by Peg and Jerry, Boulder, Colorado:

"Jerry and I were so impressed with La Vanda,from the moment we arrived. From your generous hospitality of a rum punch on arrival and giving us a ride to the grocery store on the second day, to the gorgeous gardens and beautiful accomodations, everything was just perfect. Your beach and all of Anguilla's beaches are the most beautiful we've ever seen, and the locals were very friendly. We loved the fact that no cruise ships could get to the island - it made things so much more peaceful and personal."
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Real Estate for sale on Anguilla

Anguilla Says Goodbye To Revolutionary Hero Atlin Harrigan OBE

A contingent from the Royal Anguilla Police Force bore the body of the late Atlin Harrigan, OBE, shoulder height into the House of Assembly Chambers and three officers leaned head bowed over their rifles on Friday, February 18th, 2005. That was the moving scene as the Government paid tribute to a fallen hero who was in the forefront of the island’s 1967 revolution. From The Anguillian
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Anguilla Wins Debating Competition

Our team included Nakishma Rogers and Kristy Richardson. From The Anguillian
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Villa Serenata For Sale

Ocean View Three Bedroom Villa. One level easy access 3,500 sq. ft. including large covered terrace. Located on a hillside with fresh breezes and overlooking Atlantic Ocean in the quiet Searocks neighborhood in the village of Island Harbor.

1/2 acre fenced, beautiful stone wall and wrought iron driveway gate on roadside, saltillo tile garden walkways and mature trees and gardens. For more pictures, pricing and to contact the owners, click the link above.

(Broker participation is welcome).
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Albert Hughes Joins the Government

Albert Hughes, who won the seat in West End, did not run with the United Front in the recent election, but has decided to join them in Government. From The Anguillian
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Tranquility Gems Villa Consulting

Jeannine Connor-Gittens writes:

"Your ultimate desire is to build a Caribbean oasis of pure luxury. Have you purchased land on this tranquil paradise, built the lavish villa of your dreams and want it to be the next superstar haven of choice? Or maybe you’re sitting there dreaming of doing exactly this? OR maybe you already own a magnificent villa, but need an administrative 'facelift' to boost your bookings?"

"With an array of services, ranging from the Diamond Consulting Package to the Topaz Consulting Package, TGVC assists villa owners to implement administrative procedures with a focus on definitive guest services. Some of these include policy manuals, staff recruitment & subsequent training workshops, introductory foreign language basics, innovative guest services schemes or amenities upgrades, and much more."

Founder and President, Jeannine Connor-Gittens, has over 10 years in Senior Management within the tourism industry in the U.S., U.S. Virgin Islands and Anguilla, ranging from airlines to private 5-star villas. The former manager of Altamer Resort credits the success of this new venture to “years of experience, a keen eye for detail, and a creative psyche.”

"Having completed post-renovation consulting for Villa Paradise (www.villaparadise.com), including providing original verbiage for their new website and brochures, and currently consulting with Isaura Villas (www.isauravillas.com), Connor-Gittens and staff are empowering private villa owners to retain their individuality in the escalating villa market. 'Prospective and current villa owners, you can enjoy distinctive independence AND profit significantly!'"

For more on Tranquility Gems Villa Consulting, visit www.tgvconsulting.com
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Thursday, March 03, 2005

AARF Treasure Hint Jill Walker of Animal Rescue writes:

I'd like to invite you all to the upcoming FIRST ANNUAL AARF TREASURE HUNT. I've done it with friend for 4 years now and thought it would be good to have a larger group while helping out the animals of the island. - and it's been a really fun time for all. Kids over 7 are welcome- its a fun family time -And clues will challenge the adults' minds!! Sunday, March 6th we meet at Roy's Bayside Grill at 3 pm for the initial start-off clues, to make teams (usually 2-4 people/car) and find out guidelines and instructions.

Dinner at Roy's is optional afterwards, but we've always found it fun to talk over which clue stumped you or how difficult it was to find the plastic baggie under the rock, in the pipe, etc. Clues will take you to a location but then you must do some 'looking around' to find the plastic bag. (this is what the children enjoyl). Anyway, let me know if you are up for it so I will know how many clues I will need to hide in each bag (each team takes out their one paper and re-hides the bag for the next team to find).

Also, we need to know numbers of people staying for dinner at Roy's in Sandy Ground, so please send me that info as well. I'd like to have all the numbers figured out by Saturday, March 6th at 6 pm. Hope to see you at this Fund Raising Event for our Furry Friends of Anguilla!. (AARF) - Jill Walker. 497-2506
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Golf "Scramble" Tournament

The Anguilla Golf Association will be holding another Scramble on Saturday, March 12 at Well Road Pitch and Putt at 3 PM. It is open to all members, visitors and guests, regardless of golfing level. Clubs are available for rent. Please advise Tom Wright of your intention to play. He can be reached at Tom4Dawn@aol.com, or by calling 264-497-2658.
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News from Didier and Veronique

The owners of Le Bar (Cafe Francais on the beach at Shoal Bay) announce that they will stay open in this location until September - and they are open for dinner on Tuesday and Friday night with Lobster and Fish festival, 3 course dinner, $34.50 and $39.50.

They also operate Zen Japanese Restaurant in South Hill, which is now open every night for dinner. And their Club Cigar store has moved to a new location across the street from the Shell gas station in West End.
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Tuesday, March 01, 2005

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Auction! Harbor Lights

The AHTA is holding another of their exciting fund-raiser auctions. If you are looking for a quaint inn superbly situated overlooking the Caribbean Sea then look no further than Harbor Lights. Harbor Lights is a small family owned and operated inn located in Island Harbor on the east end of Anguilla. The front yard of Harbor Lights is a small beach of warm, white sand, replete with lounge chairs and a coconut tree. Guests relax after a day of exploring ... or while away the day with a good book. Your room is only footsteps away! Bids start at $300, so get started....
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Saturday, February 26, 2005

Private Chef

Lenroy Gumbs. 264.772.3312
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Internet Yellow Pages:
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Anguilla Travel in NY Times

The NY Times Travel section has 2 articles on Anguilla. The one linked above (free registration required) covers Anguilla on $250 a day and this article raises the budget to $1000 a day (reg. reguired also).
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Friday, February 25, 2005

New Government Sworn In

According to article in The Anguillian. Chief Minister is Osbourne Fleming. Click link for more details.
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Thursday, February 24, 2005


Build A Tropic Villa:
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Soroptimist Web Site

The Anguilla Soroptimist Club has updated their web site with pictures from their Christmas Fair and other events, and details on their coming regional conference, which will be held in Anguilla in August 2005.
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Tuesday, February 22, 2005


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

Election Results

RadioAXA has the results on their web site (probably unofficial): all the incumbents have been re-elected: Kenneth Harrigan, Osbourne Fleming, Victor Banks, Eddie Baird, Hubert Hughes and Albert Hughes. In district 3, where the incumbent Eric Reid had retired, the winner was Neil Rogers of the United Front (that is the party that formed the last government). With the United Front having a majority of 4 seats again, they should be able to form the new government.
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Monday, February 21, 2005

March Yoga Retreat

Anguilla Yoga Retreat. Held at the Anguilla Yoga Studio in South Hill. March 3 – 8, 2005.

A Yoga retreat taught by Jeanne-Marie Derrick will be held at the Anguilla Yoga Studio in South Hill from Thursday March 3 – Tuesday March 8. It includes seven classes on six consecutive days. Classes will focus on the techniques of yoga postures, breath proficiency and the steps of meditation. The practice of Hatha Yoga builds the potential for greater focus and awareness, a finely tuned consciousness, and the fire of will power. Classes are open to all levels, beginners through advanced. Jeanne-Marie Derrick manages the Anguilla Yoga Studio and Retreat Center in South Hill. She has been involved with the teaching and practice of yoga since 1983, and is certified in Iyengar Yoga. For more information, contact Jeanne-Marie: Phone: 264 497 6606 www.jeanne-marie.com Price: 2 hour class - $20 US per or $126 for all 7 classes
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Sophie's Hair Style Help.

Sophie Dehove, hair sylist in Anguilla and long-time resident, has created a hair-style web site. She says 'I decided to create this "2005 hair styles" web site to help you to manage your hair, to share the many tips that I have accumulated in these last 20 years. As an artisan, I will give you my true opinion. Whether you have curly hair, straight hair, long or short hair, are male or female, I want to help you as a hairdresser is supposed to. You can ask me any question and I will be happy to answer by email.'
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Friday, February 18, 2005

Candidates

Anguilla's election is Monday, July 21st. The Anguillian reports on the candidates who have registered for each district.
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Anguilla Restaurants:
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Anguilla Holiday Marketing in the UK

Richard Rigb writes: "Expressions Holidays is one of the UK's leading specialist luxury tour operators, and we are currently working on developing our Caribbean programme, Caribbean Expressions, which I am dealing with online. I am particularly trying to promote Anguilla, an island which corresponds neatly with the luxury upmarket requirements of our clientele." Click the link above for their Anguilla page, where they currently promote Cap Juluca and Malliouhana, although they have also booked some clients into Cuisinart.
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Jazz Festival ™ Update

Mar 18-20th, Jazz lovers will groove to the sounds of Donald Brown, Sherry Wilson Butler, Nancy Kelly, Robert Zi Taylor, Barbara Walker, Bennie Wallace, Donald Brown plus Ash and Friends and the Philly Band.

Schedule and prices are as follows:

Friday, March 18th. Opening Cocktail party at 6:30 pm Four-course dinner with jazz performances. $90.00

Saturday, March 19th. Jazz on the Main stage at 8:00 pm $40.00

Sunday, March 20th. Jazz Brunch from 10:30am-4:00 pm $30.00
Beach Jazz Jam Session on Meads Bay from 5:00pm – until ??? FREE!! Tickets are available at Frangipani Beach Club, Keene Enterprises, Anguilla Drug Store, the Anguilla Tourist Board, Devonish Art Gallery and most major hotels. For international guests, please call 264.497.6442 to reserve your tickets or email you ticket request to info@anguillajazzfestival.org
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Animal Rescue Newsletter

The AARF February Newsletter is available at www.aarf.ai under newsletter or directly at the link above. As a reminder there will be a booth at the ABC Flower Show on Saturday February 19th from 11 am to 5 pm. Volunteers will be selling AARF merchandise including GREENIES and signing up memberships.
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Moonsplash Schedule!

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 24th 2005. 7:00PM. Cocktail Party at Callaloo Club Villas & The Anguilla International Yacht Club.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 25th 2005.

8:00PM Better Band
9:00 Bankie Banx & Friends
10:00 Lloyd Parks & We The People
11:00 Pam Hall
12:00 John Holt

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 26th 2005

12:00 Noon Moon Splash Boat Race
8:00 pm Kingyah
9:00 Olaje Allen Gumbs
10:00 Bankie Banx and the All Star Band
12:00 Toots and The Maytals

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 27th 2005

12:00 Noon MoonSplash beach party, Folk Food and Art & Crafts, Special Surprise Show, Music by Smokey and the Uprising Stars.
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Islands Book Campaign Adds Wish List

The "islandbooks" web site, which has been collecting books for children in Anguilla to read, has now added a new wish list of books it would like to acquire. The home page link above shows how you can ship books to Anguilla for this worthwhile project.
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Affordable Holiday Apartments

K's Kove in Island Harbour, owned by Gratel and Edward Webster. They have 3 well-priced apartment units. For example, "Small studio with fully equipped kitchen, breathtaking ocean front view, and private patio: $50/nt, $250/wk" or a one-bedroom apartment at $60, and a larger one-bedroom at $70/nt. K's Kove has also been added to www.inns.ai, a collection of local inns and guest houses. Email: raulwebster@yahoo.com, tel: 264.497.4036, 264.497.2737, web: www.axa-villas.com
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Wednesday, February 16, 2005

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Weddings on the Go

Tania at "Weddings on the Go" has updated her web site with lots of new wedding pictures and wedding optins, including an option that incudes the Honeymoon!
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News from Tanama.net

Anguilla-based business, created in April 2003, that creates websites, brochures, flyers and logos.
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Monday, February 14, 2005

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New: Goshen Villa

Conveniently located in the quiet area of Caul's Bottom, Anguilla, just a few minutes from The Valley is recently opened cosy apartment perfect for your vacation or business visit. The apartment is furnished with one king bed, which can be turned into two twin beds if needs be. Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, cable television, overhead fans and laundry facilities on premises. Maid service is provided twice a week. Rates: $50.00 per night (single)plus 15% government tax and service. $65.00 per night (double) plus 15% government tax and service. Tel# 264-497-5660/264-235-5660. E-mail : stanleygp@hotmail.com Web: www.inns.ai/goshen
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Auction for Stay at Bliss Villa

The AHTA is offering another one of their famous fund-raising auctions. This time it is 7 nights in the luxury 2 bedroom Bliss villa. Perched directly on the sea coast, Bliss Villa provides spectacular views of St. Martin, St. Barts and the infinite horizon all within the unspoiled natural surroundings of Anguilla. Let the genuine warmth and charm of Anguillans forever touch you. Bidding starts at $400, so get busy with your bids!
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US support for Anguilla Tennis Academy

Pledge of Matching Funds:

At a cocktail reception at Frangipani Resort on Tuesday December 28 Edgar Bronfman, of Warner Music Group, announced that he and Robert Johnson of BET (Black Entertainment Television) are giving their full support to the Anguilla Tennis Academy (ATA). They have pledged that when US$ 500,000 is raised from local support in Anguilla they will match it.

Click the link above to read the entire news story by Brenda Carty from the Daily Herald, and click here to download the Pledge Form.
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Sunday, February 13, 2005


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Koal Keel for Lunch

According to a flyer that I picked up at the airport yesterday, Koal Keep in The Valley is now open for lunch. Selections from the menu include Pasta Salad Louisiana with chicken, bacon, avocadoes, cashews and Baby Corn! 264.497.2930.
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Wednesday, February 09, 2005

The Art of Lidia Shave

Oils and watercolors. Devonish Art Gallery. Opens Saturday, Feb 19 530-730. West End. 497-2949
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Update: www.islandbooks.ai

The Island Books program to collect more reading books for Anguilla children now has a US shipping address. You can send books here and they will be forwarded to to children in Anguilla:

 
Alwyn Allison Primary School
12600 NW 107th Ave.
Anguilla PO BOX 12600- OCEAN
Miami, Florida
33178
The Anguilla Post Office was kind enough to provide this mail forwarding service. Thanks to the Anguilla Community Foundation for its contribution of US $300.00 toward shipping costs. Special thanks also to the Caribbean Cable Communications Ltd (Cable TV) who will pay some of the shipping expenses.
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Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Interested in Leasing Land on Anguilla?

Sitting on 2 acres of tranquility, North Ridge offers spectacular views of the ocean and of neighboring cays and islands. This serene location is ideal for private apartment/condo development. For more information, email: salumber4u@yahoo.com
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Stories from the previous and earlier News.ai issues.
Desserts! Sherry's Trip
Out and About Sile Bay
January Diary December 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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