Summer Boot Camp 98 has started at the Anguilla Library Computer Club. . . .
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The children's program runs 9am-Noon, Mon-Thu and is
already oversubscribed. Some of the children are
amazing in what they can accomplish. They have created
artistic maps of Anguilla, written articles in a
word processor, etc.
The adult class runs 5-7pm Mon-Thu and is also well attended.
It will cover all computer basics
up through MS Office, email, and web pages,
using a network of four brand new 200MZ 686 systems
on loan for the summer.
And the new air conditioning makes it all very comfortable.
Marsha Duncan, who has just completed 5th form at high school, is our student intern for the summer. Marsha is just what we need to sign up all the children and adults, make their membership cards, show them how to use the computers, and keep them in line.
If you want to drop in to observe, the club is located in the back of the Arts and Craft Building, next door to the library. We have also lined up another volunteer instructor, Francis Dierick of Belgium, who is an expert in web page design. Francis is planning to be in Anguilla Sep 15 to Dec 15th, so the lessons will continue after school and in the evenings, assuming we can find places for him to stay!
Earlier news about the Computer Club
Open Mic every Friday at Billys, starting at 4PM, across from the post office.
Carol on TV! On The Learning Channel last Saturday night there was a program on beach culture, with a short segment on Sonesta Resort in Anguilla, including an interview with Carol Webster, their extremely knowledgeable concierge!
Bill Fishing on Rampoosin. Anguilla has a new sport-fishing boat, Rampoosin, a 38' Henriques Sportfisherman operated by Roddy and Susan Hays. 1-264-497-8868. fax 8869. Email.
Pyrat Charter Boat. Anguilla Rums has a new 35-foot charter yacht, named after their premium rum product. The boat was built by Rebel Marine and is captained by Kasha Brooks. 1-264-497-8727 or 1-264-497-3743.
The Studio Domino Club from the West End, captained by Cheddie Richardson, will be leaving on 17 July to compete for a week in a domino tournament in England. The members are (all Richardsons) Carol, Freddie, Livingston, Whitey, Alan, Sonny, Russell and Kenswick, and Liston, Bradshaw and Steven Hughes, Popaul Carty, and "Rasta" - all from the West End. The team raised the money for the trip by holding bar-b-ques, raffles and races. They will compete with teams from throughout England, as well as other Caribbean Islands. Their biggest concern is the fact the rules of English play are different then the "Anguillian" rules; however, the team has been practicing using the new rules and are confident they will have a good showing. (News courtesy Steve Donahue.)
Exotic Caribbean Flowers. Astrid Lewis imports them, from Dominica mainly: Red and Pink Ginger lilies, Bird of Paradise, Emporiums of various colours, Hawaiian Touch, Banana Flower, etc. Need flower arrangements for your holiday villa or business? Fax her at 1-264-497-6713.
Rotary Handover Dinner was held July 4th at Koal Keel restaurant, where President Bernie Stephenson turned the reins of the service club over to new leader Scott Hauser. The club completed their public gazebo across from Caribbean Commercial Bank and plan to donate another playground to Stoney Ground Primary School. This year meetings will be held at Paradise Lounge every Thursday from 6:30 til 8pm.
I dropped in one night recently so that our student employee
could interview DJ Rafael Fleming (also his
Uncle). Daniel did the interview live on the air, first in
English, then in Spanish, since Rafael's nightly program,
Elbow 2 Elbow, is bilingual. His program has listeners
in St. Martin,
Antigua, Saba, and St.Barts too.
Station Owner Mellow Cello programs standard Caribbean-Pop music during the day, but nightly at 7PM Rafael shifts the emphasis to Spanish music. Rafael sees his Elbow 2 Elbow program, which has been on the air since May 1997, as one way to bring people together. He likes to bring the Spanish culture to the radio audience, but also to promote the local Anguilla bands such as AXA and Mussingtons. Visitors are welcome at the studio, or call 1-264-497-3919 to dedicate a song.
The talent segment thrilled the audience as the participants peformed an array of monologies, songs and dances. The audience favourites were without questions the Comedic Monologies by "De Big Chief" and "Heavy L".
However, the talent segment wasn't the only side-splitting part of the evening. MC Shamash hosted the show in his usual provocative and risque, but exquisitely humorous fashion. Rossana Browne elegantly assisted him as the moderator for the evening.
This unique extravaganza proved to be quite a success for a first time run. There were a few Kinks (the show started over an hour late and the breaks between each segments were extremely long), but they can and will hopefully be ironed out in time for "Big, Better, Best" 1999.
Guest article by Jeannine Connor
The final pageant will be held on August 6th during Carnival week at Landsome Bowl Cultural Centre, 8:30 PM. Keep in mind that events involving young ladies dressing up often start an hour late.
Miss Tropical Shipping/Haskins Ltd.
Sponsored by Callaloo Resort
Miss National Bank of Anguilla
Miss Anguilla Electricity Company Ltd.
Click on any picture for a full-size photo.
See Last Year's Queen Contestants!
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Here are some events scheduled for the next few weeks:
July 18, Noon to 2PM. Health expert Hattie will give a luncheon and lecture on how to feel great at Rendezvous Bay Hotel. 497-6549 to reserve a place.
July 18, 9PM. Pre-Carnival Reggae Bash. The MC is Shamash, the famous chef at Zaras, and he has regional reggae bands and Hot Shot. Nominal start time is 9PM.
July 25. Second Annual Miss Ecstasy Caribbean Beauty Contest with competitors from many islands.
October 3-7. Taste of the Caribbean competition in Puerto Rico.
Anguilla's team did very well
The “Festival” is sponsored by Seattle’s “Center for Wooden Boats”, a one-of-a-kind floating museum, dedicated to the preservation of wooden boats, boat building skills, and educating current and future generations about their history.
During the three day show, Sir Emile shared the unique maritime heritage and modern wooden boat racing of Anguilla with the people of the Pacific Northwest. In addition, working with Caribbean Concepts, who sponsored his visit to Seattle, he helped promote Anguilla as a vacation destination. (See picture above of Rina Faamoe/Scott of Caribbean Concepts).
While in Seattle, Sir Emile stayed in a Houseboat on Lake Union, which
was provided by the Center for Wooden Boats. He was also able to visit
the Hiram Chittenden Locks in Ballard (picture), which separates the fresh water
lakes of Seattle from Puget Sound, and was given a personal tour of a
ship at the US Naval Base in Everett.
Guest article by Dennis Sumption
This is the
3rd year of Summer Tennis Camp in Anguilla and this
year there are over 200 participants.
Mitch Lake has given out over
200 t-shirts and caps emblazoned Anguilla Tennis Academy
to the children attending summer tennis camp!
And Shawn Romney has received over 40 email messages as a
result of our original
article (he is very excited and thanks everyone who
wrote to inquire or support). A French tennis pro
from St. Martin visited the camp and
is now working on a tournament for
the young players of Anguilla, St. Martin and St. Maarten.
New court lights have been installed.
Shawn Romney and Damien Hughes run this free public
server during their university break and now you
can read all about it on their web page,
Feedback on Pavillion Hotel.
I just returned from Anguilla at midnight this morning
and I stayed at The Pavillion and loved it - thought
were perfect and very fairly priced. I miss Anguilla already!
Regards, Kathleen Shea
Frangipani Beach Club now has a detailed web page, with lunch and dinner menus, room pictures, and much more. This small, high class villa hotel on Meads Bay has an excellent French restaurant.
Shoal Bay Villas has a new web page
Second Arts Festival is planned
for summer 1999. They have started a web site
which currently only lists the dates, but soon will
show details of how artists can attend and enter the competition.
Beachshack.ai, Mary Ann's tropical construction page, has two month's worth of building news, including another new book on tropical construction, traditional concrete gutters, custom kitchen cabinets made on the island by Kenneth Maynard ("Columbus").
Recent News Stories from The Light are available on the net, including Eight Nebulizers Donated, Alex Adams Breaks Batting Record, and Teacher Patsy Publishes New Book of Poems.
Anguilla Tennis Academy has a web page at
with lots of pictures of the children that you can click
to enlarge. Find your child!
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The guest rooms are upstairs where you get a nice breeze, but they have ceiling fans as well. Room #1 has the best breeze and a small kitchenette, Room #2 has twins or a kingbed with small kitchenette, and room #3 is waterfront with a double bed and fridge, but no cooking facilities. All rooms come with private bath.
Telephone: 1-264-497-3260 (guest house), 1-264-497-6620 (home). Fax: 1-264-497-5381.
Marie prepares West Indian Cuisine, Local Drinks, Cakes and Pastries. Dinner is served at 6:30, or whenever you want, but call first. You can eat inside or out, and she has a walled party area, where you could hold a small wedding reception, family reunion, graduation party, etc. Nothing fancy, but right on the beach, clean and friendly.
|La Palma Dinner Menu|
Toss Green Salad
Fish - Fillet, Joint, Whole
Curried Goat |
|All main dishes served with rice & peas, potato, vegetable & coleslaw NB: All prices subject to change|
|La Palma Lunch Options|
Bake Chicken, Macaroni, Potato, Steam Cabbage or Stew.
Tuesday: Pork chops, or Spareribs, Rice, Stew Peas, Lettuce and Tomatoes.
Thursday: Stew Chicken, Rice and Peas, Cole Slaw.
Friday: Pialla, Meat Soup, or Stew Meat and Dumpling.
Saturday: Pea Soup, Macaroni Pie, Sparibs, Papaw Aguatin.
Sunday: Stew Meat, Buttered Carrot, Cole Slaw, Bake Chicken, Bake Potato, Sweet Potato, Pineapple.
Fresh Fruit Salad
Tea or Cofee
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