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Anguilla Diary: June 12 to July 6, 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.

Thursday, July 6, 2000

Summer Schedule for News. The Anguilla News web site is going on summer schedule. We may be limin' at the beach or travelling off-island or reading a book this summer, so updates to the primary site will be about once per month.

Summer Tennis Camp. The Anguilla Tennis Camp starts their free summer tennis program for children on Monday, July 10, 2000. To enroll, call Mitch Lake at 497-3234 or fax 497-8214. To visit their web site, Click Here.

Wednesday, July 5, 2000

Casa Alfredo. Two bedroom suites plus a pool, a short walk to Shoal Bay (across the road from Milly's Inn): Click Here.

Tuesday, July 4, 2000

Computer Club Adult Summer Class. Professor Gaetano Di Palo of Naples, Italy and the Anguilla Library Computer Club are running a computer workshop for adults (teens may apply as well), July 10 to August 24, Monday through Thursday, 5 to 7pm. Location is the old typing room at the high school. Fee is $35. This is in addition to the course for primary school children from 9am to noon (there are still a few seats available). To reserve a place, call Jamel Lake at Beachtech, 497-5511. To visit the club's web site, Click Here.

Sunday, July 2, 2000

Events, holidays, activities

Monday is a Holiday. We have a new public holiday this year: Caricom Day, Monday, July 3rd.

Thursday, June 29, 2000
All the resorts/hotels/inns.

Beautiful Places to Stay at a Steal. The Tourist Board web site has a page featuring six places to vacation at a moderate cost: Click Here.

Wednesday, June 28, 2000

Anguilla Picture Gallery. Dave Shultz of Ruidosa, New Mexico has created a web site with twelve pages of Anguilla photos. Click any of the 12 menu choices to pull up a page with 20 or more thumbnail photos, then click any thumbnail to see the full-size photo: Click Here.

Submit a News Story.

Miss Ecstasy Pageant. The annual Miss Ecstasy Pageant will be held in Anguilla again, July 29, 2000. This involves young ladies from many islands around the Caribbean competing for top spot.

Tuesday, June 27, 2000

Computer Club Summer Camp.

The Anguilla Library Computer Club announces BOOTCAMP 2000, from July 10th to August 24th, 2000 (with a break for Carnival August 7-11). Its going to be better than last year. There will be: Interactive computer lessons for kids, Educational Computer games, Fun prizes, Camp T-shirts, Introductory MS Word and Excel Classes, and the chance to go home with a computer system. Monday-Thursday. Time: [9am-12pm] Kindergarten – Primary.

Cost: $25.00. Forms will be available at the public library. Completed forms should be returned to Mr. Leroy Hill at ALHCS, The Valley or Mr. Bob Green at Beachtech Centre, Shoal Bay. Please be advised that the Computer Club has moved to the typing room at the ALHCS. To visit the club's web page, Click Here.

Shermel's Ville. Overlooking the Cove and Rendezvous Bay in the west end, two bedrooms and a daybed, one bath: Click Here.

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The Happy Hits.

This popular Anguillian string band was playing at Scilly Cay last weekend, including wash-tub bass, banjo and marachas.

Monday, June 26, 2000

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

Bicycle Rentals.

Do you know of any bike rentals on weekly basis in Anguilla? One of my potential guest is inquiring about it. Thanks.
The tourist board lists several bicycle rental places on their web site: Click Here.

Frequently Asked Questions. The tourist board web site has answers to frequent questions: Click Here.

Sunday, June 25, 2000

Wallblake House News.

Tours of Historic Site and a New Raffle.

Wallblake House

Raffle To Benefit Wallblake House Trust:

Value of Prize: In Excess of US $6,000.00, Cost of Ticket US $50.00

Drawing Date: Easter Monday, April 16, 2001

Interested persons should contact Jackie Cestero (email: email: - Tickets also available at The Cotton Gin Ice Cream Parlor across from Wallblake House. Since the draw is not until next April, raffle tickets would make nice Christmas presents.

Tours of Wallblake House.

Wallblake House, built in 1787, the oldest and only surviving plantation house on Anguilla is now open for guided tours on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 am to noon. Tour fee: $5 US. Wallblake House is one of the few plantation houses where the entire complex of buildings including the kitchen, stable, and workers quarters have survived virtually intact. Wallblake Trust is restoring the complex so that it may thrive as a center for cultural, social, and educational events for the entire island community.

To visit the Wallblake House web site, Click Here.

Thursday, June 22, 2000

Auditions. Eleanor Stacey (email: is calling all Actors, Singers, and Dancers:
Are you between the ages of 12 and 20 and love to perform? Take advantage of the opportunity to work with a director from New York and a professional dance choreographer! The Apple Theatre Company will be holding Auditions at the Ruthwill Auditorium on June 29th at 3:30 pm (sharp!) for all parts in this summer’s musical theatre production of Children of Eden. All you need is a love for theatre and a willingness to get involved…no experience necessary!

Also, if you think getting on stage is a little too much for you but you would like to be involved in the show, there are plenty of jobs that you can do behind the scenes. Sign up to be an assistant director, costumer, or stage manager, or take part in one of the many other areas of theatre. There’s something for everyone!
Restaurants and menus.

Chef Maurice Leduc Moving to Altamer. In a press release yesterday, the new Altamer Resort on Shoal Bay West announced that Chef Leduc will become their chef when they open on July 15th. Other news:

Altamer president Rebecca Eggleton and the interior decorator June Goldfinger recently travelled Moscow and Europe in order to select an extraordinary number of devices and coverings symbols for this villa. While in Europe, Eggleton and Goldfinger collected collected hand-worked articles of leather within, the fine burlaps hand-point for the villa from the artisans in Florence, Murano stemware, linens from Milan and dinnerware made by a family in Florence know for its restoration of museum pieces.
They also announced a grand opening rate summer season rate of $2250 per day July 15, 2000 through December 15, 2000. The Altamer web site has more on Maurice and his suggested menus (guests can make special food requests with the concierge before their arrival): Click Here.

Wednesday, June 21, 2000

Summer Special Airfare. The tourist board has posted a notice about reduced airfare to Anguilla on American Airlines. You must book by June 30th: Click Here

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New Swimming Pool.

The Frangipani Beach Club on Meads Bay now has an elegant new swimming pool with swim-up bar.

Queen's Day. Net Concepts has posted pictures of the Queen's Day parade and activities: Click Here.

Tuesday, June 20, 2000

Tennis Camp. Mitch Lake's Anguilla Academy is going to run a free tennis camp for the 5th summer running. This year a new member has joined the team, Mirabelle West. To view their web page, Click Here.

Monday, June 19, 2000
Private villas for rent.

Morgan Hill. This waterfront holiday villa on Long Bay is a short walk from Oliver's Restaurant. The web site has been updated with many new photographs: Click Here.

Sunday, June 18, 2000

Lloyds Updated. Llloyds Guest House on Crocus Hill has a new yellow color scheme and a new row of palm trees.

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Anguilla Forums:


Travel Talk

Carib On-line

For Lloyds web site, Click Here

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Anguilla Tennis Villa. Tennis court, infinity pool, 2.5 acres: Click Here.

Friday, June 16, 2000

Oleander Villa. On the grounds of the Sonesta Resort, this villa has four luxury bedrooms with Jucuzzi tubs, plus a private swimming pool in your walled garden. Directly on the waterfront: Click Here.

Thursday, June 15, 2000

Villa Anguilla Paradise. This web site for a 7-bedroom luxury villa near Blowing Point has 30 pictures to view: Click Here.

Build Your Own:

"Food Trucks. In the US, it is common for food trucks to show up at construction sites and office buildings around lunch time to sell lunch to the workers. At the Beachshack construction site, vendors offer some very exotic and delicious foods, including rotis and fresh passion fruit juice: Click Here.

Wednesday, June 14, 2000

American Reduces Some Anguilla Fares. According to postings on the Compuserve Anguilla Forum people are suddenly finding bargain summer fares to Anguilla from Minneapolis ($609), Boston ($450), Orlando ($540) and Chicago ($677). Why not check your city.

More offshore companies registering in Anguilla, according to an article in the Daily Herald newspaper: Click Here.

Internet Yellow Pages:
All known Anguilla sites.

Anguilla, Our Favorite Island. Caribbean Concepts is a travel agent in the Northwest that features Anguilla as their favorite destination. You may remember them from several years ago when they hosted Anguilla at the wooden boat show in Seattle. Their web site includes Air-inclusive 7-day packages at most of Anguilla's hotels, starting at just over $1000 per person: Click Here.

Tuesday, June 13, 2000
Over 30 Anguilla beaches.

Bounced Email Addresses. When you subscribe to the Anguilla News you type your email address into a form, which we receive. If that address is misstyped or it expires, our email notifications to you will bounce. After a few bounces we remove you from the subscriber list. Here are some addresses deleted recently: (Alvin Sharp) (Nancy Goldman) (Ben Zech) (Anne Strickland) (Gayla Marshall)
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KIWI.DEE@AOL.COM (EDINA  ABRAHAM) Robert Copeland) (Melissa and Peter Frederick) (Robert William) (S. Owen)
TIGGER_8505@YAHOO.COM (JOHN J. FLOOD) (Jane Harris) (Karen Lane) (Pete Brennan) (Deborah Schneider) (Gabrielle Fish)

 Revised: 2000/7/31

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