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October 16, 2017

Anguilla

RAPF REPORTS

Source: The Anguillian       Police Officer Assist Pre-School with Installation of Generators Police Engineer Police Constable Jacob Pierre on Monday 9th and Thursday 12th October, assisted The Church of God of Prophesy Pre-School in The Quarter with the installation of two generators to ensure the school had electricity to begin its…

UNICEF PROVIDES SUPPLIES FOR ANGUILLIAN SCHOOLCHILDREN

Source: The Anguillian       The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has donated a quantity of supplies to schoolchildren in Anguilla following the onslaught of Hurricane Irma on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. The school kits, and other supplies, were distributed on Wednesday this week at the island’s various schools. The two UNICEF…

ANGUILLA, UK, DFID OFFICIALS DISCUSS SCHOOL BUILDING FUNDING

Source: The Anguillian       With a number of officials from the UK Government and the Department for International Development (DFID) having been in Anguilla to see the severe damage done to school buildings – and other infrastructure – by Hurricane Irma, Government officials are hoping to easily and quickly obtain financial…

ANGUILLA STRONGER EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND

Source: The Anguillian       Affiliates of Starwood Capital Group (owner of the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla), Belmond Ltd (owner of Belmond Cap Juluca), Auberge Resorts, Malliouhana Ownership, and Zemi Beach House Hotel & Spa announce the formation of the Anguilla Stronger Emergency Relief Fund, dedicated to assisting the permanent…

Source: The Anguillian         On the inside pages of this edition of The Anguillian, are heartbreaking, chaotic and widespread scenes of millions of dollars-worth of damage done to buildings, the electricity services, health and education facilities, church buildings etc. by Hurricane Irma in the early hours of Wednesday, September 6,…

Hurricane Irma Brings Devastation and New Opportunities

Source: The Anguillian       September 6th, 2017, will forever be etched in the annals of Anguilla’s history. It will be remembered for the physical destruction left in its wake; the mental anguish it caused persons during its passage; the despair many persons felt when they observed the significant damage sustained by…

ONE MONTH ON AND ANGUILLA IS RETURNING TO BUSINESS

Source: The Anguillian     The strength and resilience of Anguilla in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma has been immense. The community and the Government of Anguilla remained strong throughout and are leading a huge effort to return to business, with the Governor’s Office and the UK playing an important part in supporting…

CHIEF MINISTER ISSUES STATEMENT ABOUT UNFAIR PRICES

Source: The Anguillian     Chief Minister Victor Banks There have been complaints by a number of persons that, following Hurricane Irma in Anguilla on September 6, there have been some cases of unfair pricing at certain grocery establishments. The complaints have reached the attention of the Ministry of Finance. As a precautionary…

CANCER HEALTH DISPARITIES CONFERENCE IN ATLANTA

Source: The Anguillian     Jennifer Gumbs (right) with colleague The Anguilla Cancer Society was represented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 2017 Scientist Survivor Programme of Cancer Health Disparities Conference held in Atlanta from Monday 25th September – Thursday 28th September 2017 by its President Mrs. Jennifer Gumbs. The conference,…

RAPF host 11th Youth Development Program

Source: Anguilla News (The Valley, Anguilla) – The Royal Anguilla Police Force on Tuesday 3rd October, 2017 conducted the 11th edition of the Youth Development Program with the Link: RAPF host 11th Youth Development Program

CHTA: POST HURRICANES CARIBBEAN UPDATE #1

Source: Anguilla News BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (30 Sept, 2017) – The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) continue to receive updates from member Link: CHTA: POST HURRICANES CARIBBEAN UPDATE #1

DDM ANGUILLA: RELIEF/RECOVERY HELPLINE 497-2378 SET UP

Source: Anguilla News The passage of Hurricane Irma has cause significant damage and loss across our island. As we transition from the response/relief phase to the recovery phase, Link: DDM ANGUILLA: RELIEF/RECOVERY HELPLINE 497-2378 SET UP

Data collection exercises ongoing

Source: Anguilla News The Anguilla Statistics Department in conjunction with the Department of Social Development, Department of Disaster Management and the Ministry of Finance wish to collect from Link: Data collection exercises ongoing

CDB President participates in high-level mission to Dominica

Source: Anguilla News September 27, 2017, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. Wm. Warren Smith, has reaffirmed the institution’s support for the Government Link: CDB President participates in high-level mission to Dominica

EU disburses EC$806,000 humanitarian aid to Dominica

Source: Anguilla News The European Commission’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO) is providing EC$806,000 (250,000 Euros) in emergency humanitarian aid to Dominica, following the severe destruction caused Link: EU disburses EC6,000 humanitarian aid to Dominica

CARICOM to Launch On Line CSME Platforms

Source: Anguilla News (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)      The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat will officially launch four (4) online platforms on Monday 25 October 2017. Link: CARICOM to Launch On Line CSME Platforms

Tears For His Island: Dominica's Prime Minister speaks of Devastation

Source: Anguilla News In an interview carried live by ABS television/radio in Antigua, at 12;30pm on Thursday, September 21st, 2017, a visibly emotional Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Link: Tears For His Island: Dominica’s Prime Minister speaks of Devastation

CDEMA situation report for Dominica

Source: Anguilla News Thursday, September 21, 2017 — SYNOPSIS OF HURRICANE MARIA: Maria, the 13th named hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane Link: CDEMA situation report for Dominica

CARICOM gripped with compassion at widespread loss of life… – CARICOM SG

Source: Anguilla News (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)      Caribbean Community Secretary-General, Amb. Irwin LaRocque, has expressed “profound condolences” to the President of the French Republic, Link: CARICOM gripped with compassion at widespread loss of life… – CARICOM SG

CARICOM stands in solidarity with Cuba

Source: Anguilla News (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Amb. Irwin LaRocque reiterated the Community’s solidarity with the Republic of Cuba in Link: CARICOM stands in solidarity with Cuba

Cayman Islands Premier delivers relief aid for Anguilla

Source: Anguilla News (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)      Hon. Alden McLaughlin, Premier of the Cayman Islands, on Friday 15 September 2017 delivered 15,000 lbs of Link: Cayman Islands Premier delivers relief aid for Anguilla

CTO – HURRICANE IRMA – Caribbean Status UPDATE

Source: Anguilla News BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (9 Sept, 2017) – Assessments are still coming in from the impact of Hurricane Irma on a number of Caribbean countries in the Link: CTO – HURRICANE IRMA – Caribbean Status UPDATE

CDB announces support for countries affected by Hurricane Irma

Source: Anguilla News September 11, 2017, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced support for its Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) affected by Hurricane Irma, and Link: CDB announces support for countries affected by Hurricane Irma

CARICOM Heads of Government meet on Hurricane situation

Source: Anguilla News (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)    Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met in special emergency session today, Saturday 10 September to Link: CARICOM Heads of Government meet on Hurricane situation

CDEMA Stands in Solidarity with Countries Affected by Hurricane Irma

Source: Anguilla News Bridgetown, Barbados  – The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), as the CARICOM entity established to oversee disaster management within the region, stands in solidarity Link: CDEMA Stands in Solidarity with Countries Affected by Hurricane Irma

British Royal Navy reports on relief effort in Anguilla; Headed to BVI

Source: Anguilla News (Source: Royal Navy News)- RFA Mounts Bay delivers vital aid to Caribbean Islands RFA Mounts Bay has delivered six tonnes of emergency aid to Anguilla, the British Link: British Royal Navy reports on relief effort in Anguilla; Headed to BVI

ANGUILLA INITIATES RECOVERY FROM HURRICANE IRMA

Source: Anguilla News The Valley, Anguilla  (September 7, 2017) – Statement by Government of Anguilla: Anguilla has begun the response and recovery effort for the aftermath of Hurricane Link: ANGUILLA INITIATES RECOVERY FROM HURRICANE IRMA

Hurricane Jose – Advisories

Source: Anguilla News BULLETIN Hurricane Jose Advisory Number  10 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL122017 Issued by the NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD 500 PM AST Link: Hurricane Jose – Advisories

Britain sends £12m, ship to assist Irma victims

Source: Anguilla News LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain is sending a military vessel to assist victims of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean and is assigning £12 million Link: Britain sends £12m, ship to assist Irma victims

Flood Prone Areas in Anguilla Re: Hurricane Irma

Source: Anguilla News Residents of these areas are asked to seriously consider evacuating their homes and moving to a Shelter or the home of family or friends, who do not reside in low-lying or flood prone areas. Link: Flood Prone Areas in Anguilla Re: Hurricane Irma

ANGLEC Hurricane Irma Customer Advisory

Source: Anguilla News   OPENING SCHEDULE   MON – Open to customers until 12:00pm. TUES – Closed. WEDS – Closed (pending path and impact of the storm). THURS & FRI – To be decided Link: ANGLEC Hurricane Irma Customer Advisory

EDITORIAL: LIVING BY OUR WITS

Source: The Anguillian     The late Franklin Benjamin Connor, OBE, of blessed memory, once remarked in an impassioned public address that we, the people of Anguilla, were forced to live by our wits and should therefore order ourselves to that reality. He was then making a budget presentation in the House of…

GOVERNOR CONDEMNS SHOOTING OF PRISON OFFICER

Source: The Anguillian     The senseless shooting and wounding of a Prison Officer, Mr. Rondel Kyte, while on a morning walk, has been condemned by Governor Tim Foy, OBE, who has responsibility for Her Majesty Prison and security. A press release issued by the Governor’s Office, on the day of the incident,…

CHIEF MINISTER’S REMARKS AT ANGLEC’S PROSPECTUS LAUNCH

Source: The Anguillian     In 1991, the Government of Anguilla decided that to enhance the delivery of electricity services it would be necessary to transition its Electricity Department from a Government run operation to a public company managed along commercial lines. As a consequence The Anguilla Electricity Company Limited, abbreviated ANGLEC, was…

Bring Your Own Device

Source: The Anguillian     Commencing with the new academic year (2017 – 2018) the Albena Lake-Hodge Comprehensive School (ALHCS) will begin formally using laptops as part of their instructional practices. The driving force behind this change is to meet the evolving requirements of our regional examining body the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC).…

CARIBBEAN CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY LEVEL COMPETENCE (CCSLC)

Source: The Anguillian       The Albena Lake -Hodge Comprehensive School this year registered a decrease in both the number of candidate entries and subject entries for the Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence (CCSLC) programme. A total of 605 candidates were entered with 882 subject entries with 811 of those entries…

Ask Your Doctor: POSTPARTUM HAEMORRHAGE

Source: The Anguillian       It is normal to bleed after having a baby, but some women experience bleeding that is heavier than normal. This is sometimes called a postpartum haemorrhage(PPH). A major haemorrhage can be life-threatening so it is important to prevent it if possible. If it occurs it should be…

ACC’s Second President is Now in Office

Source: The Anguillian     Dr Karl Dawson began his term as second president of the Anguilla Community College (ACC) on Monday August 28th, 2017. Dr. Karl Dawson In the few days since starting his new role, Dr. Dawson has held his first staff meeting and conducted individual meetings with senior members of…

FORMER ANGUILLIAN SOLDIER LAID TO REST IN ST. THOMAS

Source: The Anguillian     Mr. Walter E. Richardson An Anguillian national residing in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, was laid to rest there on August 25, 2017, following his passing in that territory on August 2. The deceased is former Chief Warrant Officer in the United States Army, Walter E. Richardson. He…

TWO-WEEK SERIES OF WORSHOPS, ORIENTATION FOR ALHCS

Source: The Anguillian     A series of refresher workshops for teachers at the Albena Lake-Hodge Comprehensive School, as well as orientation sessions for both teachers and students, commenced on Monday, this week, August 28 and will climax on Friday, September 8. Speaking at the opening ceremony at the Rodney MacArthur Rey Auditorium,…

Man Shot while walking in area of Omega Car Wash

Source: Anguilla News (The Valley, Anguilla) – The Royal Anguilla Police Force is investigating the shooting incident that took place on Monday 28th August 2017 at about 5:00 Link: Man Shot while walking in area of Omega Car Wash

“LET’S GET TO WORK,” GOVERNOR TELLS ANGUILLIANS

Source: The Anguillian       Just-arrived Governor of Anguilla, Mr. Tim Foy, OBE, has issued a rallying call to the people of Anguilla saying: “Let’s get to work.” He made the statement at the conclusion of his wide-ranging address at his swearing in on Monday, August 21, in the Anguilla House of…

TRANQUILITY BEACH COMING TO MEADS BAY, ANGUILLA

Source: The Anguillian       The construction industry and employment in Anguilla will get a well-needed boost in the coming months with the building of a new luxury resort at Meads Bay, one of the world’s finest beaches. Called Tranquility Beach Anguilla, “this intimate, luxury boutique property consists of 18-one and two…

EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR A BETTER ANGUILLA

Source: The Anguillian       Officials of the Ministry and Department of Education, Principals and Deputies of the Albena Lake-Hodge Comprehensive School and the Primary Schools, have just completed another annual review of the current Strategy for Education 2015-2020 towards a better future for Anguilla. The event was at the Teachers’ Resource…

UPCOMING SAXOPHONIST, KYIV EDWARDS, THRILLS AUDIENCE

Source: The Anguillian       Eighteen-year-old Kyiv Edwards appears to have his future set showing much potential success in mastering the art of music and, at the same time, becoming a trained professional focusing on Computer Science and Business. A graduate of the Albena Lake-Hodge Comprehensive School, and a soon-to-be University student…

TALK OF AN ATHLETIC TRACK IN ANGUILLA

Source: The Anguillian       An Anguilla delegation met with Lord Sebastian Coe, President of the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF), at the just concluded IAAF World Championships in London. Lord Coe and Senior Manager Jee Isram sat with Mrs. Lorna Rogers, President of the Anguilla Amateur Athletic Association (AAAA); Mr.…

FLOW TV Customers will now enjoy WWE on FLOW 1

Source: The Anguillian       21st August, 2017 – The Valley, Anguilla – FLOW, the leading telecommunication provider, is now offering WWE on Flow 1. Exclusive Flow Sports content continues to be the distinguishing factor as the Home of Sports in the Caribbean. With that in mind, FLOW is adding yet one…

EC $14 Million From EDF For Anguilla

Source: The Anguillian       Chief Project Officer in the Ministry of Finance, Mrs. Anthea Ipinson-Connor, delivered an address on Monday, August 21, about the grant of EC $14 million from the European Union (EU) for Anguilla. She was at the time speaking at the Annual Review of the 2015-2020 Education Plan,…

Ask Your Doctor: FOOD ALLERGIES

Source: The Anguillian       Food allergies are very common especially among children, but of growing concern is the fact that many people of an older age are also developing food allergies. Symptoms of food allergies vary. Some can be very mild but in other cases the symptoms can be very severe…

ANGUILLA SUMMER FESTIVAL: A TIME TO BE MERRY

Source: The Anguillian   The 2017 Anguilla Summer Festival, which overcame what may have been an initial financial challenge, has run its course and has had its successes in most, if not all, of its varied forms of merry-making events and series of boat-races. The Summer Festival, or carnival season, as it is…

CENTRAL ELECTORIAL OFFICE FOR ANGUILLA

Source: The Anguillian       File photo: Anguillians voting in the 2015 general election A full-time Central Electoral Office, for continuous voter registration, is to be formally established in Anguilla and will be reflected in the 2018 Government Budget. Following is the decision taken by Executive Council at its regular meeting on…

GOVERNOR SCOTT QUIETLY SLIPS OUT OF ANGUILLA Urges Support for NCBA; Says No Brexit Problem for AXA, SXM

Source: The Anguillian       Governor Christina Scott andInterviewer Mr. Keithstone Greaves Despite her well-known traverse across Anguilla and her affinity with the people of this British Overseas Territory, outgoing Governor, Christina Scott, quietly left the island on Thursday, August 17, following the end of her 4-year appointment as the Queen’s Representative.…

PAINKILLER

Source: The Anguillian     (The following is an extract from PAINKILLER, by Colville Petty, first published in this paper on 18th August 2000 – exactly 17 years ago. Have things changed for the better since then?) “ . . . Carnival has come and gone and it will come again. It is…

EDITORIAL: WHAT DO WE STAND FOR?

Source: The Anguillian     What do we stand for? If we were to be asked this question, as Anguillians, what would be our answer? I recently thought about this as I watched the drama in Charlottesville, Virginia, unfold in the US media over the past week. As many would be aware, white…

KINDRA SMITH-WEBSTER SCHOLARSHIP LAUNCHED IN ANGUILLA Zipporah Bryan-Bannister First Awardee

Source: The Anguillian   The Kindra Smith-Webster Scholarship Award was formally launched in Anguilla on Tuesday, August 15, at a press conference presided over by Permanent Secretary, Education, Dr. Bonnie Richardson-Lake, a member of the Selection Committee. The first recipient is Zipporah Bryan-Bannister, an Anguillian Biology student now studying at Sheffield University in…

MEADS BAY AUGUST THURSDAY CELEBRATION COMES BACK TO LIFE

Source: The Anguillian     August Thursday 2017, just gone, has seen its largest celebration in recent years, reminiscent to some extent of the former years when it was a very big musical and cultural event. With today’s style and genre of music, and a continued emphasis on keeping the traditional sport of…

BOAT-RACING PRIZES AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE

Source: The Anguillian   The exciting August boat-racing season in Anguilla climaxed with a presentation of awards and a barbecue function at Government House, on Monday, August 14. It was an appropriate venue for the twinned events in that outgoing Governor, Christina Scott, was an avid supporter of boat racing, Anguilla’s national sport,…

DIGICEL CONGRATULATES CARNIVAL REVELLERS, CONTENDERS AND MORE FOR 2017 CARNIVAL PARTICIPATION

Source: The Anguillian     The Valley, Anguilla Tuesday August 15th. Digicel is delighted to have supported various Carnival troupes, and more during Anguilla’s 2017 Carnival festivities under the theme: “Boat race, pageantry and Culture Reign Supreme for Anguilla’s Summer festival 2017.” Digicel supported Players Troupe, Majestic Gems Troupe, Karla’s Booth #16, Summah…

Constable Emmette Thompson retires after 24 yrs. of policing

Source: The Anguillian     Constable Emmette Thompson of the Royal Anguilla Police Force retired after 24 years of policing. Thompson who joined the Royal Anguilla Police Force on the 1st of June, 1993, did so upon completing his initial police training at the Regional Police Training Centre in Barbados. Constable Thompson worked…

FLOW Congratulates Ambassador Infusion XL on “Clean Sweep” Infusion XL – Road March, Band Clash, Toss Up tune and Bandorama 2017 Champions

Source: The Anguillian       14th August 2017 – The Valley, Anguilla – The Management and staff of the leading telecommunication provider in Anguilla, FLOW, congratulates the Management and Members of Infusion XL, our ambassadors of four years, for winning the 2017 Road March, Band Clash, Bandaroma, and Soca Toss Up competition!…

PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE PRESS RELEASE

Source: The Anguillian     Lucia Wilson, Clerk of the Northern Ireland Assembly Public Accounts Committee recently completed a two week attachment to the Anguilla House of Assembly Public Accounts Committee (PAC) as part of a three year project being delivered by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) in partnership with the UK National…

ATA Coaches, Players Attend the 2017 Rogers Cup Tournament

Source: The Anguillian       An Anguilla Tennis Academy (ATA) delegation led by Founder and President Mr. Mitchelle Lake attended the 2017 Rogers Cup in Toronto, Canada. The trip was organized by Mr. Karl Hale, Tournament Director of the Rogers Cup Tournament. Accompanying Mr. Lake were Coach Denny Derrick, Alexander Fleming Lake,…

UWI OPEN CAMPUS IN ANGUILLA “QUENCHES THIRST FOR EDUCATION”

Source: The Anguillian       With the rate and all-inclusive manner at which it is operating, the University of the West Indies Open Campus in Anguilla is successfully meeting the needs of a growing number of persons seeking further education in every possible area of study. This was exemplified on Tuesday evening,…

GESEL HODGE AWARDED DAME BERNICE SCHOLARSHIP

Source: The Anguillian       Anguilla’s island scholar, Ms. Gesel C. Hodge, a Sixth Form graduate of the Albena Lake-Hodge Comprehensive School, has been awarded the Dame Dr. Bernice Lake QC Memorial Award to the Top CAPE Law Student in Anguilla for 2016. She was presented with the Award by the President…

ANGUILLA REVOLUTION COMMEMORATIVE MAGAZINE LAUNCHED

Source: The Anguillian     The last major event in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Anguilla Revolution was on Wednesday this week, July 26, when a 150-page Commemorative Magazine was launched at the General Post Office. The magazine does not particularly focus on the political leaders of the Revolution by name.…

Editorial: ZIGGY COME TO SING

Source: The Anguillian       I am not a carnival enthusiast and as such you will not usually find me at carnival shows, but one has to be deaf or dead not to have heard the lyrical genius in the calypsos which have been released this year. It is certainly calypso with…

CARIBBEAN PUBLIC SERVANTS MEET IN ANGUILLA

Source: The Anguillian       Anguilla is this week hosting the largest number of civil servants to meet on the island in recent times. The delegates, from throughout the region, are attending the 47th Annual Caribbean Public Services Association Conference at different locations on the island. The theme of the conference is:…

ROYAL ANGUILLA POLICE FORCE PLANS FOR CARNIVAL 2017

Source: The Anguillian     As the Royal Anguilla Police Force continues its plans for Carnival 2017 in association with the Carnival Committee as well as other stalk holders, Commissioner of Police, Mr. Paul Morrison wishes to assure the Anguillian community that their safety is paramount. “While Carnival 2017 maybe a hectic time…

Ask Your Doctor: CHLAMYDIA

Source: The Anguillian       Sexually transmitted infections are very common in many countries, including Anguilla. Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Anguilla, affecting both females and males. If chlamydia is not diagnosed and treated correctly it can lead to very serious complications including infertility. What…

SUMMER FESTIVAL PARTICIPANTS AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE

Source: The Anguillian     With the Anguilla Summer Festival beginning during the first week of August, various participants at all levels have been entertained at a welcome reception at Government House by Governor Christina Scott. She told them on Thursday evening, July 20, that they were involved in an event which was…

SOROPTIMIST CLUB HOLDS READING WORKSHOP

Source: The Anguillian     Students with Mr. Winston Duncan (right) and Soroptimist members Ten of the twenty-five students attending a two-and-a-half-week summer reading programme at the Anguilla Soroptimist International Conference Centre walked smartly to the front of the room as their names were called and proudly received their Certificates of Completion. During…

RED CROSS LEARN TO SWIM SUMMER CAMP

Source: The Anguillian       A total of 27 children between the ages of 5 to 12, participated in this year’s Swim Summer Camp facilitated by the Anguilla Red Cross. The two-week camp started on Monday 10th July and ended on Thursday 20th July 2017. The children underwent a total of 8…

ANGUILLA LIBRARY: CHILDREN’S SUMMER PROGRAMME

Source: The Anguillian     The Anguilla Library Service recently hosted its Children’s Library Annual Summer Programme (CLASP) 2017 over a two-week period, from Monday 10th July to Friday 21st July, under the theme “Celebrate Anguilla!”. The programme was attended by approximately sixty five (65) children between the ages of five (5) and…

Four charged with conspiracy to deceive and forgery

Source: Anguilla News The Royal Anguilla Police Force has arrested and charged four individuals as part of an ongoing investigation for conspiracy to deceive and forgery. The four;  a Link: Four charged with conspiracy to deceive and forgery

SOCIAL SECURITY NIPS FRAUDULENT PRACTICE IN THE BUD

Source: The Anguillian     Perhaps one of the strongest public rebukes ever exercised by Social Security in Anguilla was given to certain unnamed contributors to the system in a press release issued by the Director, Mr. Timothy Hodge, on Tuesday this week, July 18. His warning is seen as an effort to…

IRD: CORRUPTION, FRAUD WILL NOT HAPPEN AGAIN

Source: The Anguillian       With the arresting and charging of one of its employees for corruption, fraud and other related offences, the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) says it is working tirelessly to ensure that a similar incident does not happen again. The statement was issued on Monday, July 17, 2017, by…

SUMMER FESTIVAL TO BEGIN WITH A BIG BANG AUGUST 3

Source: The Anguillian       L-R: Mr. Shane Thompson, Ms. Jade Reymond, Ms. Moira Topalian, Ms. Lisa Reyand Mr. Bren Romney This year’s Anguilla Summer Festival is to begin on August 3, with a big event shared by FLOW and Tropical Distributors in cooperation with the Summer Festival Commission and the Anguilla…

EDITORIAL: OUR GROWING ENTITLEMENT MENTALITY

Source: The Anguillian     Anguillians are often described as having a sense of entitlement which results in the expectation that certain benefits will accrue to us without actually being earned. Some of us question whether this is real or imagined? Sadly, there is evidence to suggest that it is real. Men are…

RODI RICHARDSON SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES STUDIES

Source: The Anguillian     Miss Rodi Richardson, of Anguilla, has recently completed her studies at the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport in Jamaica. Miss Richardson, a Level 1 IAAF (International Association of Athletic Federations) Coach, was awarded for Outstanding Achievement in Practicum 2017 and a Bachelor’s in Education attaining…

LATE PASTOR, BUILDER CELEBRATED BY FAIRPLAY COMPLEX

Source: The Anguillian     The late Thomas Richardson of Pond Ground, East End, Anguilla, a well-known former Apostolic Church Pastor and a skilled builder, was celebrated at Fairplay Commercial Complex on Friday, July 14, the day of his funeral. On its way from Two Sons’ Funeral Home, to the Church of God…

ANGUILLA COMMONWEALTH GAMES YOUTH TEAM

Source: The Anguillian     Youth Team A team of five (5) athletes, accompanied by 2 officials, is representing Anguilla at the 6th edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games being held from 18th to 23rd July 2017 in Nassau, Bahamas. The team comprises: Road Cyclists: Xavi Brookes and Jamari Bryan Boxer: Curlun Richardson…

ARCHEOLOGICAL DIG AT WALLBLAKE HOUSE

Source: The Anguillian     Archeologist with personnel of the Department of Youth & Culture The Department of Youth and Culture held a Press Conference to inform the general public about an archeological dig that at Wallblake House commenced on 24th June and concluded on 14th July, 2017. An excerpt from the reseachers’…

ON THE MOVE – GIRLS GET TECH CAMP

Source: The Anguillian       Moving Monsters, Robots, Propeller and Balloon cars and Sparkling Rotocopters were all projects made during the fourth Girls Get Tech (GGETT) Camp. A full complement of 30 girls, aged 9 – 15 took part in this year’s camp. While the youngest group focused on making two types…

EDITORIAL: THE HEAT IS UNBEARABLE

Source: The Anguillian         There are many sceptics out there who refuse to believe any climate change theories. However, for those of us who believe, the evidence is all around us. The rising temperatures which we complain about bitterly, on a daily basis, have more far-reaching consequences than our personal…

RAPF REPORT: POLICE INVESTIGATE ARMED ROBBERY

Source: The Anguillian     The Royal Anguilla Police Force on Tuesday 11th July, 2017 responded to the Princess Alexandra Hospital where a male victim with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to his lower body was being treated. Initial investigation by the police revealed that the victim who had visited the…

A GOOD ROLE MODEL by Colville L. Petty

Source: The Anguillian       (First published in The Anguillian newspaper on 15th April 2005.) Anguilla has long been renowned for its hospitality which has deep historical roots. The spirit of caring and sharing was born out of the harsh experiences of a resolute people. A history of hardships, brought about by…

Spotlight on ALHCS: BTEC AT ALHCS

Source: The Anguillian       Preparation for 2017-18 has begun at ALHCS. On June 12 and 13th, twenty five teachers from the practical technologies areas of Technical Studies, Hospitality, Information Technology, Business and Home and Food Technology, as well as teachers from WISE, participated in a two day workshop to introduce them…

PLANS MOVING AHEAD FOR CONCH BAY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

Source: The Anguillian       Chief Minister Victor Banks has annou nced that he is focusing all of his attention on ensuring that the Conch Bay Development Project soon gets underway as it is a critical underpinning for a strong economy. The Chief Minister’s comments come in light of the completion of…

HEALTH MINISTER MOVES BILL TO REGULATE CREMATION SERVICES

Source: The Anguillian       After a series of legislative measures, passed in the Anguilla House of Assembly, cremation services by equipped funeral homes on the island should now be fully regulated. The most recent parliamentary move towards that end was the passage of the Cremation (Amendment) Bill 2017 on Wednesday, June…

QUEEN’S BATON TOURED ANGUILLA FOR TWO DAYS

Source: The Anguillian       The Queen’s Baton Relay took place in Anguilla on Thursday and Friday of last week. The team escorting the baton arrived from St Kitts on Wednesday evening (29th June), spent the night at Zemi Beach Hotel and arrived at the Governor’s Office at 8.30 a.m. on Thursday…

FORMAL REMEMBRANCE OF REV. DR. SERCHAL WILFRED HODGE

Source: The Anguillian       Rev. Dr. Serchal Wilfred Hodge, affectionately known as Freddie, Tr. Freddie, Uncle Freddie, Rev. and Chunts, was born on Sunday January 17, 1932 after the evening worship. He was the third child of Francis Nicholson and Lillian Violet Hodge. He grew up on what is now known…

Anguilla Participates in ECLAC Workshop in Paraguay

Source: The Anguillian       Mr. Clive F Smith represented the Anguilla Retired Persons Association (ARPA) in Asunción, Paraguay, at the Fourth Regional Intergovernmental Conference on Ageing and the Rights of Older Persons in Latin America and the Caribbean from June 24 to 30. This was held under the motto THE HUMAN…

CSME the best response to changes in Europe – Outgoing Chair

Source: Anguilla News (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The CSME is the Community’s best response to the inevitable changes in its traditional markets in Europe, Link: CSME the best response to changes in Europe – Outgoing Chair

Outgoing CARICOM Chairman makes impassioned plea for closer unity

Source: Anguilla News (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     “The Community, challenged by the constantly changing international situation, must redouble its efforts to ensure a more Link: Outgoing CARICOM Chairman makes impassioned plea for closer unity

PROTECTION AGAINST RADIATION AS HIGH GRADE CT SCANNER AWAITED

Source: The Anguillian     Technicians from Puerto Rico are busily installing sheets of lead metal on the walls and in the shutters of the newly-refurbished room at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, in Anguilla, to house the state-of-the-art CT Scan machine, now on order from General Electric in the United States. Anguilla’s Minister…

“YOU NEED INSULIN TO GET RID OF SUGAR,” LECTURER ADVISES

Source: The Anguillian     A Grenadian physician, residing and working in the United States, Dr Dwight Matthias, now on a Caribbean lecture tour, has advised persons in Anguilla about the importance of keeping their glucose levels under control to avoid a number of health hazards. Dr. Dwight Matthias lecturing Anguillians Brought in…

EDITORIAL: YOU NEVER MISS THE WATER

Source: The Anguillian     How often have we heard the phrase “you never miss the water ’til the well runs dry”? Which basically means that we never truly appreciate some things until they have gone – be it an airline service, a ferry service or an important building or landmark. Or, most…

AILING SPEAKER WRITES TO THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

Source: The Anguillian   Mr. Leroy Rogers, Speaker of the Anguilla House of Assembly, now recovering from an illness, has informed the Members of Parliament that he is progressing well and he has offered his gratitude to them and all other persons on the island for their concern and good wishes. He conveyed…

ANGLEC LATEST DONOR TO PRINCESS ALEXANDRA HOSPITAL

Source: The Anguillian     It was only last week that the Friends of the Hospital donated US$2,000 for the Dialysis Unit at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. Now, the Health Authority of Anguilla, which runs the hospital, is the recipient of over EC$123,000 (or more than US$46,000) from the Anguilla Electricity Company (ANGLEC).…

SOCIAL SECURITY TAKES PRIDE IN SPONSORING QUEEN CONTESTANT

Source: The Anguillian     Mr. Timothy Hodge presents cheque to Ms. Dee-Ann Kentish Rogers Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers is the lucky 2017 Miss Anguilla Contestant to be sponsored by the Anguilla Social Security Board, the third such sponsorship over the years. Social Security’s Public Relations Officer, Ms. Rosanna Browne, said the special 2017 sponsorship…

ATB REORGANIZES TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF THE GLOBAL MARKETPLACE

Source: The Anguillian     The Valley, Anguilla, June 27th, 2017……The Anguilla Tourist Board is undergoing a comprehensive strategic review of the organization, with the goal of transforming this statutory body into a Productive Profit Center for Brand Anguilla. Under the Anguilla Tourist Board Act, the Tourist Board has been mandated to operate…

VVPS SENDING 15 GRADUATES TO CAMPUS B IN SEPTEMBER

Source: The Anguillian       The Vivien Vanterpool Primary School, at Island Harbour, circulated a very attractively laid out booklet which chronicled the photographs, achievements and memories of its now fifteen graduated students. The graduates are among students from other schools who will be heading to Campus B at the Albena Lake-Hodge…

ADRIAN T. HAZEL SCHOOL GRADUATES 43 STUDENTS

Source: The Anguillian   A capacity crowd filled the auditorium of the Adrian T. Hazell Primary School to capacity on Wednesday evening, June 28, as parents, guardians and members of the public in general turned up to witness the graduation ceremony under the theme: “Destination Greatness.” A total of forty-three students graduated. The…