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Anguilla Diary: January 3, 2000 to January 16, 2000   Site Map   Click to enlarge pictures

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

Sunday, January 16, 2000

Indah's Anguilla Page. A top class Anguillian student, Indah Wallace (email: sends greetings from university in the USA. Indah worked for us last summer and impressed us a great deal.

Indah Wallace

Indah invites you to visit her Anguillian Guide on the Internet, Click Here, where she has information on Anguilla history, dictionary, calendar and museum information.

Computer Instructors Say Hello. Don and Wendy Reimer of Denman Island, BC Canada (email: send greetings to all their friends in Anguilla and ask them to send email if they can:
We spent 3 great weeks in Anguilla last July working with teachers as volunteers for a "computers in the schools" project. We would like to contact some of these folks are looking for Anguilla email addresses.

don and wendy reimer

We were very impressed with the enthusiasm and determination of the educators we worked with last July, and I'm sure some will have email addresses. There were teachers from each primary school, as well as some administrators. We remember them well, so I hope they all haven't forgotten us! Hello to Susan and Lester at Island Harbour, to Verrin (we hope your baby is fine) and Paula at Stoney Ground, to Marville, Marcia, Janice, Wreneth, Vanetta, Dorothy, Carmen, Joy at Gloria Omolulu, Pearline Hughes, Maralyn Richardson, and many others.

Also hello to the Ministry of Education office and CEO Mrs Richardson, and Mrs Hughes. We were worried about everyone on Anguilla during the hurricane and followed the news carefully. We send best wishes to everyone for 2000.

Saturday, January 15, 2000

Elections. Click here for the web site of The Light newspaper, where it reports that the Chief Minister has asked the Governor to dissolve the house and call elections for March 3, 2000. This story also appears in The Anguillian newspaper.

LA Cafe Nightclub. A club has opened near Blowing Point that is right on the water with an incredible view of St Martin. The Mussington Brothers are playing on Saturday night and another live band on Friday, with DJ music on Thursday. The building is large, air conditioned, impressive and has a large dance floor and generous comfortable seating as well, plus state of the art sound and light system. As in most Anguilla nightspots, don't expect much of a crowd or live music until midnight. There is a $10 cover charge and there are Rules: Telephone: 1-264-497-6151. Fax 1-264-497-6860. Gibbons Point.

Directions: Starting from the airport parking lot, take the only exit and turn left, then left again past the airport entrance and straight through the roundabout. Continue straight through the Sandy Ground roundabout and turn left for Blowing Point at Connors Rental Cars. As you enter the village watch for the LA Cafe sign and turn left. Go a long block and follow the road right, then about a mile toward the coast. Just before the paved road ends (and turns right back to the main road at Amys Bakery), there is a left turn on a gravel road (with a small LA Cafe sign at the moment). Go straight about a mile until the road and power poles bear right. Drive straight out to the coast and into the LA Cafe paved parking lot.

Elodias on Shoal Bay. This beach bar and restaurant is still going strong. It was very busy yesterday. I picked up the new prices (higher) and updated their page: Click Here.

Friday, January 14, 2000

Greetings from Norway. Kari Turid Moody (email: writes:
I found, I found.....!!!! your Anguilla News Page What a treat. My daughter and her husband, Kim and Herold Ribsskog, arrived Sandy Ground on New Years Eve in their sailing yacht "River Estes". They have kept in touch by e-mail and phone (when close to shore) and I have e-mailed news to a loooong list of friends and family members. We have followed their saga since they left Norway in May. Now I was able to send out a link to your page so everyone can see Sandy Ground and the rest of Anguilla. Fantastic!! For Kim and Herold this is a ten-year dream realized. I have been to Anguilla twice, and after seeing your pages I am ready to pack my suitcases and come back. Unfortunately, I must wait till Easter. Thanks, and keep up the good work,
greetings Kari

Classified Ad: Renting a Large VIlla.
We are a large (10-18 people) family group that has had a family reunion on Anguilla every year for the last 5 years during the first 10-12 days of January. We had been going to Spindrift Resort which closed last summer. This year we went to a villa which we feel was overpriced and had some other drawbacks. Does anyone have a large villa they would like to rent or if they have other suggestions for us. The main criteria for us are that we have enough room to cook, eat and socialize together even if we don't all stay under one roof. We would like to be within walking distance of each other.

Contact : Jane Voichick,, Univ of Wisconsin

How about Nathans Cove on Meads Bay?

Thursday, January 13, 2000

The Light Has New Managing Editor. Anguilla has two weekly newspapers: The Light and The Anguillian. Mary Steel is the new Managing Editor at The Light. She says she has been catching up on reading the emails from the last few months. If you want to contact her, email to

Wednesday, January 12, 2000

Build Your Own:

Villa Bianca. Here is a new web site for a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath vacation villa on Anguilla. It has air-conditioning and is a waterfront property. Nice looking web site: Click Here.

Tuesday, January 11, 2000

Anguilla Forums:
Carib On-line

Travel Talk


Silent Auction to Benefit Wallblake House.
When: Saturday February 19, 2000, 6pm until 10pm
Where: Paradise Cove Resort
Who: Everyone
Other Details: hors d'oeuvres and cash bar, no admittance fee, over 100 items up for bid (pieces of art, boat trips, hotel stays, villa rentals, restaurant visits); all for a good cause;
Contact: Matt or Monica Trimble at 497-4511 or at with items to donate to auction or questions.
Read about last year's fabulous auction: Click Here.

Art Festival Competition is Still On. Despite Hurricane Lenny, there is no delay in the judging of the Second Intl Anguilla Arts Festival competition (Click here for web site.) The art work should still be received in Anguilla by January 20, 2000.

Le St-Clair, Anguilla: Wahoo Fishing Tournament. Sunday February 20, 2000.

A wahoo

Tournament Registration: In Anguilla, phone Normand, at (264) 497-5579. In St-Martin, phone Maurice, Au Bouchon restaurant, at 590-29 20 90. Tournament fee: US$100 per boat. The three PRIZES for this friendly tournament are:

  1. Biggest weight in Wahoo. $200 + Trophy
  2. Biggest Wahoo. $200 + Trophy
  3. Second biggest weight in Wahoo. $100
Lunch and Music: Starting at 1:00 pm a buffet lunch with Ribs and Chicken will be served for tournament participants, their guests and the general public. Price US$20 include food and drinks (Rum Punch and Beer). Music by local band (Dumpa), from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.

Le St-Clair location is just east of the commercial dock at Sandy Grounds. Boats intending to fish in Anguilla waters should have their fishing licenses.

Art in Anguilla - A Web Article. From Caribbean Channel, brought to our attention by - Click Here.

In the archive

Italian Translation. We have posted Gaetano Di Palo's Italian version of the Jan-02 news: Click Here.

Monday, January 10, 2000

Classical Music Jan 23rd. Talented musicians in Anguilla for special performance, sponsored by the Anguilla Community Foundation:

Two young professional musicians will be in Anguilla on January 23 to present a concert at the Bethel Methodist Church. The classical concert is being organized by the Anguilla Community Foundation and funds raised will be for the work of the Foundation in Anguilla.

American violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn will be performing, along with Estela Kersenbaum-Olevsky, Professor of Music at the University of Massachusetts, on the piano. The programme will include works by Beethoven, Bach and Tchaikovsky as well as three Cuban dances and two tangos for piano solo by the talented Argentinean pianist.

Elizabeth began to play the violin at the age of three in 1976. She earned a Bachelor of Music Degree at the University of Southern California and she worked extensively with the renowned Robert Lipsett. She has won acclaim as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician both in the United States and abroad. She made her solo orchestra debut at the age of fourteen and has since performed with orchestra concertos by Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Mozart and others.

The Community Foundation Board members are hoping that Anguillians, residents and tourists will take advantage of this unique opportunity to hear these professional musicians and attend the concert on the evening of January 23. Tickets are available at Keene Enterprises, the Anguilla Drug Store, Devonish Art Gallery and from members of the Board.

Further information from Brenda Carty. Telephone: 1-264-497 3138 or Leroy Martinez, Tel: 497 4293

Sunday, January 09, 2000

Bougain Villa - More Pictures. Due to feedback from viewers, Normand Trembley has added another page of photos and floorplans to his villa web site: Click Here. And is now the official web site address.

Internet Yellow Pages:
All known Anguilla sites.

NY Times has an article on Lenny's impact on this tourist season: Click Here. The NY Times requires registration, but it is free and relatively painless. Read it quick as NY Times stories often disappear quickly. If it is gone, try the Search Archive ("The Storm That Moved the Beach"). To figure out a bookmark for a NY Times story that you find via their search engine, follow these instructions.

Friday, January 07, 2000

USA Today Article. Click Here for a news article entitled "Hurricane aftermath, St. Maarten, Anguilla still mopping up after Lenny", wherein they state "Anguilla also got slammed by Lenny, but 52 of its 57 lodging options were open by New Year's Day, according to the island's tourist board. Still, the popular Cap Juluca resort doesn't plan to reopen till summer."

Slick Has A Sponsor. Rebecca Eggleton has stepped forward and agreed to become Slick Carty's major sponsor for his competitive efforts in the Paralympics. Yesterday Rebecca presented Slick with a cheque for US$10,000 so that he can travel to Australia for professional coaching. Slick leaves on the early American Eagle flight on Monday, if you want to wish him well.

Rebecca Eggleton is on Anguilla creating a new exclusive villa resort, Altamer It is located in the West End on Shoal Bay West, east of the Blue Waters Resort. The resort was designed by architect Myron Goldfinger, who also designed CoveCastles.

Altamer, Shoal Bay West

Thursday, January 06, 2000

Anguilla Questions?
Email the Tourist Board at or the Hotel Association at

Garden Centre. Denise & Jeremy Brown want you to make note of the new email address at the Anguilla Garden Centre (located next to La Veranda restaurant on the way down into Sandy Ground):
Notice that "Center" is spelled the British way.

Wednesday, January 05, 2000

Events, holidays, activities

Pastels Art Class. If you are coming to Anguilla for the winter, or you live here, you might be interested in this note from Paula Walden (email:

Pastels art class beginning Thursday, Jan 20 at 10 am. The classes will run once a week for 10 weeks and cost $100 US. Experienced artist and teacher will be teaching this class. If you are interested please call me at 1-264-497 3838

The First Issue of the Anguilla News. You can read the Sept95 issue by clicking here. Notice how the format has changed (there were no pictures to start with), but the content is still very similar. You can also read the entire archive.

Tuesday, January 04, 2000

Sun Ra Villa For Sale. Brian Watkins (email: writes
Grazyna and I were in Anguilla for a fortnight in December to check on our house in Little Harbour Drive after hurricane Lenny. Fortunately there was no damage to the house, just two trees down in the garden. We were so impressed to see how, once again, the resilient people of Anguilla had, and continue to work flat out, to get life back to normal after such a disaster. We had a great time, as usual, and swam every day at Meads Bay by the Malliouhana Hotel. The beach there is now even bigger and better than ever.

We still have some rental vacancies for the 2000 season - see our web site for details

After 14 years of very happy home ownership in Anguilla, we have come to a difficult decision to put our house up for sale. Our daughter Ania, who is now 15, and attends the French Lycee in London, wants to immerse herself more in the language and spend more holidays with friends in France, so we have decided to buy a house in Provence. We hope to continue coming to Anguilla, albeit less frequently, and hope to stay in touch with all the wonderful friends we have made over the years.

For all enquiries about the sale of the freehold of the house and its complete contents, please contact us at

Monday, January 03, 2000

Y2K Glitch. If you see Revised: January 03, 19100 at the bottom of a page, you have experienced our Y2K glitch! We use a discontinued web page generator called pop!site for our web site. As of January 1, 2000 the 'date' and 'eurodate' formatting functions stopped working. By playing with pop!site's underlying date functions we were able to put together a new macro that works, but we have to remember to insert it in each story that we edit.

Straw Hat Update. We have posted the Year 2000 Menu for Straw Hat restaurant. This year they have a "Chef's five Course Tasting Menu" for $75 and many new items. This sounds good to me:

Crisp Skin Snapper & Tempura shrimp

over stir-fry vegetables in a Thai flavored bouillon $26

 Revised: 2000/2/8

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