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Saturday, July 31, 2004

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Consider Seafeathers Bay

There are many villas available to tourists at Seafeathers. Here are descriptions of two groups of them:

Villas Tranquility, Seafeathers Bay

Seafeathers Bay is a grouping of 15 very private one, two and three bedroom villas, providing you with the opportunity of renting directly from the owners. The villas are tastefully appointed in the West Indian style, with wide expanse of glass, cathedral ceilings, large spacious rooms and fully equipped kitchens. Enjoy your own wraparound gallery overlooking the Caribbean Sea, framed by a breath taking view of the islands of Saint Martin, Saint Barts, and Saint Eustatius. Within minutes drive to any of the tranquil turquoise waters and gorgeous white sands of some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Email: Island contact: Joyce 264-497-4076

Shell Seekers, Seafeathers Bay

A group of privately owned West Indian style one and two bedroom villas located on the tranquil east end, overlooking the sparkling Caribbean Sea and the island of St. Barths and St. Martin. Large spacious rooms with fully equipped kitchens. Daily maid service. Swimming pool on site. Within minutes drive of all some of the world’s most beautiful white sand beaches. Off seasonal rates available now until Nov.15th. Email: Island contact: Joyce 264-497-4076

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Friday, July 30, 2004

Animal Rescue Newsletter

For July, covering: AARF "Flea" Market/Garage Sale A Great Success, Collars and Leashes Donated by HSI, July 2004 Spay/Neuter Clinic Completed, AARF Joins Anguilla Chamber of Commerce, July Transport to Puppy Angels, Available For Adoption. Foster Care Corner, Recent Adoptions, and Current Adoption Statistics.
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Irad's Gourmet Dining

Irad, experienced Anguillian Chef and Culinary Expert has created a very interesting and versatile gourmet dining enterprise on the island. He offers catering services for parties and small groups, Private Chef Services for villas and homes and lunch and dinner deliveries. Lunch and dinner can be three course, degustation, buffet or whatever style the customer desires.

Irad has added an innovative twist to his service and also offers gourmet seafood deliveries such as fish and lobster (raw, pre-cooked or cooked). Irad would set up dinner for guests in a special location…whether it be on their favourite beach or any other spot. Irad has created a special Cultural Dining Experience where his diners can be treated to the local dish of their choice in a traditional Anguillian home. Irad works alongside (usually) the Lady of the House to create an authentic Anguillian dinner.

Contact: 264-235-8907. Email:

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Thursday, July 29, 2004

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Donald Curtis, General Manager

Caribbean Cable Communications High Speed Internet Access Island-Wide

Caribbean Cable Communications has now added high speed internet service to their cable television service offering. The internet signals come over the same cable network. After a year and a half of line upgrades, testing of the service started in November 2003 and by January 2004 the company offered the service commercially. With several hundred customers signed up, virtually the entire island now has internet coverage. Some customers even report improved quality of cable television reception.
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The beauty of this service is its consistency of quality, its value for money and 24-hour technical support. The diagnostic team can actually monitor an individual customer’s service connection from a remote location and walk the customer through any queries. Another highlight of this service which can work well for persons who spend only part of the year on the island is that, by a simple email request you can have your internet connection disconnected and then reconnected when you need service again at no disconnection or reconnection fees. This also means that you won’t have to pay for internet access for the months when the service is not being used.

For more information on the various packages offered:
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Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Carnival Starts Tomorrow

Don't forget, Carnival starts tomorrow! Click link above for the schedule of events.
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Spyglass Hill Upgrades

Spyglass Hill Villa is delighted to announce that after an exciting opening season, a selection of guest amenities and facilities will be added in the Fall of 2004. A cosy studio/den will be created on the lower level which will feature a king-sized bed, mini fridge, separate bathroom and a small entertainment area featuring a top of the line maple billiards board.

Annexed to the studio, with a private entrance along with one connecting from the studio, will be a gym area featuring an elliptical machine and treadmill. The gym area will be enclosed by sliding glass panels so our guests can enjoy full views and breezes while exercising. Spyglass Hill has also recently added hi-speed internet access and a table tennis board to its amenities.
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Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Scorpion Charters to St Barths

According to Yonathan at Offshore Sensations, their Scorpion charter service has been doing lots of St. Barths trips from various hotels in Anguilla, and have been getting a good reputation with the likes of Cap Juluca and CusinArt. The tourists are really enjoying going shopping in Gustavia and spending a fresh get-away day in St. Barths, whilst on their holidays in Anguilla…

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Beach Cleanup

Johnno's Beach Stop, in collaboration with the National Trust, Leroy Martinez and a number of community groups and other Non Governmental Organizations will be cleaning up Anguilla's beaches over the next few months. The goal is to clean one beach a week, which will also provide much needed funding assistance to the community groups that are participating.

The group could use some assistance with the pick up of the collected garbage to be transported to the Corito dump. If you have a truck and driver(s) that you would be willing to donate towards the cause, please contact Leroy Martinez to arrange for pick up on one of the following dates:

July 31 Sandy Ground. August 7 Meads Bay. August 14 Cove Bay. August 21 Rendezvous Bay. August 28 Savannah Bay. Sept. 4 Blowing Point. Sept. 11 Corito Bay. Sept. 18 Long Pond Bay. Sept. 25 Sandy Hill Bay. Oct. 2 Island Harbour. Oct. 9 Crocus Bay. Oct. 16 Mimi Bay. Oct. 23 Limestone Bay. Oct. 30 Katouche Bay. Nov. 6 Captain's Bay. Nov. 13 Long Bay. Nov. 20 Barnes Bay. Nov. 27 Sile Bay. Dec. 4 Windward Point. Dec. 11 Shoal Bay West. Dec. 18 Little Harbour.

Please note that the campaign kicked off last weekend with dozens of people cleaning Shoal Bay East and the surrounding area. Cap Juluca kindly donated a truck and drivers to pick up the garbage. Please get involved and assist this very worthwhile program. To help, contact Leroy Martinez 497-4293, Johnno's Beach Stop 497-2728, or National Trust 497-5297.
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First Aid Classes by Red Cross

First Aid and CPR classes are now being offered by the Anguilla Red Cross. The class is 16 hours long, consisting of four 4-hour Saturday sessions. Call 497-0406 to inquire.
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Summer Camp 2004!

From: The Anguillian newspaper
Date: July 27, 2004
By:   Brenda Carty

ANGUILLA-On Tuesday July 27 Governor Alan Huckle visited the locations where the Anguilla Tennis Academy (ATA) summer camp is taking place. This year there are more than 200 children taking part in the three week camp and for this last week 18 coaches are on island to assist.

The Governor first visited the students playing at the Temenos tennis courts at Long Bay that includes 20 children from the USA. He was greeted by the founder and president of the ATA, Mitchelle Lake and he met the Executive Director of the ATA, Bill Riddle and some of the other coaches. He spoke to some of the participants and was presented with two tennis shirts and an ATA coach's hat by Lake.

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Monday, July 26, 2004

Sunset Homes Newsletter (PDF)

Sunset Homes, an Architectural Design & Building company on Anguilla, is pleased to release its first Newsletter. It gives valuable tips and ideas from various resident experts about creating your dream home in Anguilla.
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Sunday, July 25, 2004

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Tropical Construction: Renovating in St Barts

Mary Ann's Tropical Construction web site has started posting stories about a renovation adventure in St Barts.

Electricians, painters, carpenters, plumbers, plasterers, gardeners, pool men and more!

See a villa refurbished from top to bottom.
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Monday, July 19, 2004

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Tennis Construction at High Pitch

Work on the tennis academy facility is going ahead full time.

Contractor: Mr. Geoffrey Richardson of GR Construction

Project Manager: Mr. Hugo Rey Snr.

Plumber: Buxton Gumbs of Burky's Plumbing Service

Electrician : Mr. Gavin Richardson.

Accounting Firm: Audain & Associates, Chartered Certified Accountants.
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Fat Cat Gourmet Has Moved

Their new location is next to Albert Lake's supermarket in The Valley. This is much more convenient for villas in the East End.
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Saturday, July 17, 2004

Cap Juluca Gastronomic Events

Cap Juluca is hosting a series of monthly gourmet dinners, pairing world-class chefs with the world's best wines presented by winery owners, winemakers and other celebarted wine experts.
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Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Greenheart and Purpleheart in Anguilla

South American lumber comes to Anguilla. The newest company in Anguilla is South American Lumber, owned by Collis and Jeannine Connor-Gittens, specializing in exotic hardwoods such as Wallaba, Greenheart, Cedar and Purpleheart.

Having resided in Anguilla for over 10 years, Collis “Tiger” Gittens worked as a skilled carpenter with several prominent builders. During this time, he saw the demand for durable hardwood in the Anguillian climate. Experienced in working with Purpleheart and Greenheart wood, he began importing lumber for individual builders and homeowners. However, his dream was to open a complete lumberyard in Anguilla, exclusively providing tropical hardwoods.

Jeannine Connor-Gittens, former Guest Services Assistant Manager at Cap Juluca and inaugural Manager of Altamer Resort, has learned the lumber business first-hand. After being intrigued by myriad wooden structures she saw in the Cayman Islands, Mexico, Guyana and her native Virgin Islands, she has worked tirelessly to assist her husband in making his dream a reality. Fluent in Spanish, she will be the Manager and primary contact of the company.

General uses of South American hardwoods include flooring, paneling, roofing, shutters, cabinetry, transmission posts, boat and shipbuilding, marine construction (above/below water) and high-grade furniture.

Returning to Anguilla after a 3-year hiatus, the couple will initially take custom orders, while the lumberyard opening date is slated for January 2005. Their Anguilla office will be operational this August, with local contact numbers to be publicized at that time.

Currently, you can send email to or fax to 340-719-5628.
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Travel and Leisure Magazine Awards

Travel and Leisure Magazine announced today the winner's of their 9th Annual World's Best Awards. Cap Juluca once again tops the list as the number one resort in the Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas.
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Saturday, July 10, 2004

Delta to SXM: $437

Delta is posting summer fares of $437-$467 from the US to SXM, purchase by 7/12, travel between 8/14 and 9/25. Fares vary based on departure city. Similar fares from SXM to the US for travel between 8/21 and 10/2. Saturday service only, 7-day advance purchase, 3-day minimum stay (from a post on sbhonline).
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Air Canada to St Maarten Starting Dec 18

From The Daily Herald: "Air Canada will start weekly direct flights from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to St. Maarten as of Saturday, December 18, and will continue this service with a Boeing 767 aircraft until April 2005."
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New Security at Blowing Point

Allow a little extra time when taking the ferry to St Martin. The Anguilla terminal has installed some new security, including barriers, random scanning, boarding cards, careful matching of the manifest, etc. There has also meen some additional tightening on the French side and we can probably expect more once the new terminal building is finished in Marigot.
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Missing Speed Bump Replaced!

Frank at Savannah Gallery writes: "Just a quick word........they re-installed that speed bump at the corner of Queen Elizabeth and the Stoney Ground road. It's a spiffy new speed "hump" with reflectors and everything. Just don't go zooming down the road thinking the bump is gone. She ain't."
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Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Pitch N Putt Fun Golf Tournament Sunday July 11th 3:00 p.m. Well Road, Sandy Ground

You are invited to come out on Sunday July 11th to enjoy a fun time playing pitch and putt at the 9 hole course on Well Road in Sandy Ground. Arrive at 3:00 p.m. to be matched up with an experienced golf player, if you chose, to show you how to play the game. The cost is EC$10 plus $5 for club rental. Fun prizes to be won. For more information phone the Captain of the Anguilla Golf Association, Malcolm Hope-Ross at 497-0165 or President Chester Walden at 497-3838.
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