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Anguilla Diary: October 7, 2002 to November 3, 2002   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, November 03, 2002

Island Queen: Web Page for New Villa

Brand new, 2 bedroom, 2 bath tropical villa with pool and stunning ocean views. Pleasant indoor-outdoor design maximizing cool tradewinds. Generous patio and roof-top deck. Airco in bedrooms and living area. Located in Sea Feathers just a few minutes drive from lovely Sandy Hill Beach.

Saturday, November 02, 2002

More Construction Details.

The construction of Spyglass Villa is recorded on the web. Latest update shows eastern and southern elevations.

Altamer Restaurant

Altamer begins their new menus on Monday, November 4th. Old favourites remain with many new choices. Altamer Restaurant is open every day for dinner and is closed only on Wednesday for breakfast and lunch. Music is nightly, Dumpa on Tuesday and piano on the other days. Happy hour with Special prices for food and drinks is from 5:00pm to 6:30 every evening.


Tropical Plants from Montserrat

Shipment of plants grown in the fertile soils of Montserrat arriving to Anguilla in late November. Oleander, Bouganvillea, Crotons and more.

Contact for information.

Friday, November 01, 2002

Long Term Rental

For rent by owner, house with guest accomodations on hill above Sandy Ground.

Thursday, October 31, 2002
Over 30 Anguilla beaches.

November Issue, Gourmet Magazine

According to posting on the Carib On-line Anguilla forum, the November issue of Gourmet Magazine has a feature on Anguilla's restaurants including Straw Hat, Tasty's, Blanchards and Cap Juluca!

Tuesday, October 29, 2002
Private villas for rent.

Art Workshops.

The Art Festival committee has also organized two additional workshops for this fall after the festival:

Garve Beckham Watercolours November 16-21,2002

Jimmy Clark doing Pinch Pottery in Paradise from December 9-14th, 2002.

If you would like to participate, contact Marge Morani ( 264-497-4229).

Saturday, October 26, 2002 For Anguilla.

Friday, October 25, 2002

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Yacht Club Proposal.

The Land Development Control Committee and Department of Physical Planning would like to advise you that a planning application has been submitted for construction of a Yacht club, jetty and moorings at West Central / Cul-de-sac, Block 28309B Parcel 48. The application includes the construction of a 50 feet by 10 feet jetty and 21 mooring blocks within Rendezvous Bay. Applicant: Mr Gianfranco Comparetti. For more information, call Planning at 497 5392. Comments can be directed to Vincent Proctor of the committe.

Guided Tour of Historic Sandy Ground

The village of Sandy Ground has a long history. It was once even an Amerindian ceremonial site and home. And over the centuries it has always been a center of activity. Visitors this season have a chance to soak up this history in a walking tour of Sandy Ground, given by Sir Emile Gumbs, the former Chief Minister of Anguilla, or his son Laurie. Tours are by appointment at 10am on Tuesdays. To book an appointment, ask your hotel or call the Tourist Board at Tel. 264.497.2759.

The tour includes the old salt factory and pump house. You will learn the salt pond, about harvesting salt, and the state of the pond today. Inside the pump house (which is now a popular bar and restaurant), the original electric pump still survies and there is a collection of photos of the salt harvest, its workers and old Sandy Ground.
Restaurants and menus.

Chamber of Commerce

The Anguilla Chamber of Commerce is back in full swing with its newly appointed Executive Director, distinguished business man Calvin Barlett. Check out its new website at

Wednesday, October 23, 2002

Cable and Wireless Contacts

In answer to a query on the Anguilla Mailing List, Larry Stott provided this link to contacts at Cable and Wireless Anguilla, including email addresses.
All the resorts/hotels/inns.

Cuisinart Resort & Spa features special theme nights at their restaurants. Tuesday Nights - Caribbean Lobster Barbecue with Music by the Happy Hits, Thursday Night - Tapas Night and Saturday - Degustation Night. For more information call 264-498-2000 Ext. 3050.

Corito Road Set for Paving.

After over two years of planning, the road to Corito on the south coast of Anguilla will be surfaced towards the end of the year. It is a public/private sector project involving the Government and a number of stakeholders with business interests in the area. The Corito Bay has been earmarked for future development as the main seaport of entry. A recognition ceremony was held on October 11, 2002.

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

Tourism Week 2002: Celebrating the Best of Anguilla.

November 17 - 23, 2002. Opening Awards & Ceremony, Educational Talks, ALHCS School Fair, Little Miss Tourism Pageant, Open House, Culinary & Art Expo, Tourism Walk, Model Boat race, Service of Thanksgiving, Best Village Competition

Saturday, October 19, 2002

Oct 20 Cycle Race.

Bike-a-Rama and fun race at 1pm, starting at the Tyre Shop in George Hill and continuing through the Quarter to the Sandy Hill Roundabout and back to George Hill. Everyone is invited.

Build Your Own:

Third Biennial Anguilla International Arts Festival

The third biennial Art Festival begins Nov 3 at 7pm with a welcome reception at Paradise Cove. On Thursday, Nov 7 there will be a sidewalk art show at the Post Office from 1-6PM with demonstrations and entertainment by local artists. On Friday Nov 7 from 5-8pm Loblolly Art Galley on Crocus Hill will have a show of work by Sihn Ja An. The Winners of the Art Competition will be announced at a Cocktail Party at the Malliouhana Hotel on Saturday November 9th from 7-8:30PM. Tickets are only $20 each and can be purchased from Keene Enterprises, the Tourist Board, Devonish Art Gallery or Leroy Martinez. For more information, email Georgia Paul at

Tennis Tournament. Social Security is sponsoring a tournament Oct 25-27 as part of their 20th anniversary. To enroll, please attend a rating session at Webster park on Oct 21 and Oct 22 at 5:30 pm.

Wednesday, October 16, 2002

Internet Yellow Pages:
All known Anguilla sites.

New Supermarket.

Albert Lake has opened his new supermarket and the new building is very large. It is located on the same road as before, about a block toward Stoney Ground.

Shoal Bay Villas: "Friends and Family" Special Package

When you book a villa with Shoal Bay Villas between November 1st and December 20th, 2002, they offer a second villa for friends or family at a 50% discount. "Share the tranquility and beauty of Shoal Bay with your loved ones." Call or email today to make your reservation. Tel 1-264-497-2051 e-mail:

Some restrictions apply: 1. This offer is not available in conjunction with any other package. 2. One villa must be at the regular rack rate for the period. 3. The discount is giveon on that villa that is at the lower rate. 4. Discount of 50% also applies to extra person charge in any room.

Anguilla Forum:
Carib On-line

Cedar Grove Café Re-Opens 16 October

Rendezvous Bay Hotel gourmet restaurant Cedar Grove Café reopen this Wednesday with a new a la carte menu for dinner, courtesy of executive chef Leonard Smoke Sharplis, including teriyaki marinated Tuna, spinach and lobster Ravioli, Blackened Tuna loin with Vanilla bean sauce and cinnamon and nutmeg spiced tenderloin of beef. The daily 3 or 4 course tasting menu includes complementary wines and after dinner drinks. On Saturday nights local lobster is grilled or broiled, Sundays starting in Nov are a West Indian buffet BBQ with live music.

Cedar Grove Café is located at Rendezvous Bay Hotel and Villas, telephone: 264-497-6549, e mail:, web: Directions: take the road to Blowing Point and make a right at the sign before reaching the ferry terminal.

Monday, October 14, 2002


Fresh lobster for sale at the Island Harbour pier. Great prices. Call Keith Harrigan at 497-4110.

Saturday, October 12, 2002

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La Palma Cottage

Marie Richardson, proprietor of the moderately-priced La Palma Guest House on the beach in Sandy Ground, now has available a stand-alone cottage just next door to the apartments, La Palma Cottage. You can rent 2 bed/1 bath section with living area/kitchen, a 1 bed/1 bath section with living area/kitchen or the whole house with 3 bed/2 bath with living area/kitchen.

To learn more, visit this page on her web site.

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Smoothie on Shoal Bay.

Chris and Dave Peterson write:

We snapped this picture of "Smoothie" in August and thought it would be a good addition to your site. As you can see...Smoothie was offering boogie board rides to the young kids that were spending the afternoon at Elodias with their parents. Really enjoy your site....take care! Best Regards,

Thursday, October 10, 2002

Real Estate

Sydans on Sandy Ground

Sydan's has expanded upstairs, see pictures of the two story apartment on their revised web site. Rates start at $540 per week in the winter.

Anguilla Library Service-Computer Donations

The Anguilla Library service is the focus whereby students and adults alike can access computers for recreation, communication, research and word processing applications. Unfortunately, the present batch of computers has become obsolete and needs replenishing.

Persons wanting to donate computers to the Library Service can contact:

Russel Reid
Director, Library Services
Anguilla Library Services
The Valley
British West Indies
Tel: (264) 497 5402/2441
Fax : (264) 497 2434
E-mail :

Wednesday, October 09, 2002

Seaview Web Site Updated.

Seaview Apartments are on Sandy Ground, just across the street from the beach. Cute, clean and very reasonably priced.

 Revised: 2002/11/3

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