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May 22, 2018

Anguilla

STATE FUNERAL FOR SIR EMILE GUMBS AS ANGUILLA DAY 2018 APPROACHES

Source: The Anguillian     Three days of mourning, and an Official or State Funeral, with all the attendant pomp and ceremony, have been planned by the Ministry of Home Affairs, and approved by Executive Council, for the late Sir Emile Gumbs, Anguilla’s longest-serving former Chief Minister and the island’s first Knighthood recipient.…

EDITORIAL: Anguillians Can Relate to the Windrush Saga

Source: The Anguillian     Much has been heard recently of the Windrush Scandal in the UK. Many of the persons comprising what is described as the “Windrush Generation” travelled to the UK from Caribbean countries at a time when freedom of movement among Commonwealth countries was allowed. Travelling on your parent’s passport…

FIRST USE OF OLD BOYS’ SCHOOL AS ST. MARY’S CHURCH HALL

Source: The Anguillian     One of the remarkably-preserved historic buildings in Anguilla is the Old Boys’ School in The Valley to which many past highly successful students today owe much respect and gratitude for their early education. Owned by St. Mary’s Anglican Church, it was one of the early buildings used as…

ANGUILLA PROGRAMME BOARD DISCUSSING RECOVERY PROJECTS

Source: The Anguillian     Governor Foy, APB chairpersons, members and visiting UK personnel The six priority recovery projects, part of a larger programme being financed from the 60 million pounds in humanitarian aid recently released for hurricane-hit Anguilla by the United Kingdom Government, were the subject of discussions this week. The discussions…

GOVERNOR: “IT IS GOOD WE HAVE AN AGREED BUDGET”

Source: The Anguillian     Governor Foy OBE signing 2018 Appropriation Act There is a perception in the public and private sectors that matters are settling down in Anguilla now that the island’s 2018 budget has been approved by the United Kingdom Government, and the 60 million pounds in humanitarian aid, a consequence…

STUDENTS IN ANGUILLA WRITING CXC EXAMS

Source: The Anguillian     A total of 164 students in Anguilla (128 fifth formers from the Albena Lake-Hodge Comprehensive School and 36 privately-tutored students), began writing the 2018 CXC examinations on Tuesday, May 8, with the first subject being English A. The examinations, involving five centres in Anguilla, commenced at the Rodney…

EDITORIAL: ANY PORT AFTER THE STORM

Source: The Anguillian     The passage of the 2018 budget in the House of Assembly and its subsequent approval by the UK Government are significant milestones on Anguilla’s journey to recovery. There is no doubt that the recovery process will be a lengthy one, and we ought to adjust our expectations accordingly.…

FOUR SEASONS TO FOLLOW ROYAL WEDDING

Source: The Anguillian     Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla announced plans to hold a special event on Saturday, May 19, beginning at 6.00 a.m. in Coba Restaurant, where persons on the island will be able to the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on screen. The event is…

Drafting a Policy For Social Protection In Anguilla

Source: The Anguillian     The Ministry of Social Development, on Wednesday, May 9, hosted a forum, at the Anguilla Tourist Board Conference Room, with officers from UNICEF, to begin establishing a National Social Protection Policy that would benefit vulnerable persons in our community. the facilitator was Mr. David Cownie Social Protection Consultant…

The Anguilla Public Service Employee Recognition Awards Ceremony 2018

Source: The Anguillian       The Anguilla Public Service Employee Recognition Awards Ceremony is a service-wide formal recognition programme that recognises significant accomplishments by employees to encourage workplace excellence as well as to enhance the well-being of the Anguilla Public Service (APS). It was initiated in 2014 under the remit of the…

SG urges unity at Foreign Ministers meeting in the Bahamas

Source: Anguilla News (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Caribbean Community Foreign Ministers were this morning urged to advance the objectives of CARICOM by leveraging their voices Link: SG urges unity at Foreign Ministers meeting in the Bahamas

Pam Webster’s Update – 4 May 2018

Source: The Anguillian     The “rude boy” era will soon be at an end. It was unfortunate that Monday’s debate on the budget deteriorated to a case of “men behaving badly.” But while it was unfortunate, it was not surprising. Since April 2015 we have had to defend our right to be…

ACOCI Workshop on Pricing Strategy a Success

Source: The Anguillian       Pricing Strategy Workshop Attendees The Anguilla Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACOCI) organised and hosted another timely and relevant workshop for its members. The workshop entitled “Getting under the numbers and Pricing Strategy’ workshop” was held on April 24th and 25th (9am-12pm daily) at the ACOCI Conference…

Anguillians at Commonwealth Youth Forum

Source: The Anguillian     Ms. Jasmin Ruan & Mr. Rohan Petty On Friday, April 27th, the local media met with Anguilla’s two youth representatives, Rohan Petty and Jasmin Ruan, who attended the Commonwealth Youth Forum held in London from April 16th to April 18th. The Commonwealth Youth Forum falls under the auspices…

PRIVATISING ANGUILLA’S ELECTRICITY

Source: The Anguillian         Anglec is the familiar name of the Anguilla electricity company. Structurally, it is a statutory corporation whose shares are owned mainly by the government of Anguilla and its agencies. In 1991, when Anglec was formed, government gave it the assets of its Electricity Department. In exchange,…

Ask Your Doctor: STROKE PREVENTION

Source: The Anguillian       A stroke is a serious life-threatening medical condition. Some individuals have warning symptoms and signs and are encouraged to seek urgent medical attention as the sooner a person receives treatment for a stroke, the less damage is likely to happen. Strokes still affect many residents in Anguilla…

SOCIAL SECURITY REORGANISING TO BETTER ANGUILLIANS’ LIVES

Source: The Anguillian         Social Security personnel in Anguilla and facilitators at retreat and workshop sessions Senior executives and the majority of staff members of Social Security spent some five days in retreat and workshop sessions, at La Vue Conference Centre, with two visiting facilitators, examining strategic plans to better…

LABOUR DAY/FUN DAY: TIME OF ENJOYMENT IN ANGUILLA

Source: The Anguillian       Anguilla, now emerging from the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and the fallout of economic, financial and unemployment woes, found much pleasure in observing Labour Day on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, with the annual Fun Day events at the Ronald Webster Park. It was a very hot and…

EDITORIAL: UKG and GoA Exchange of Letters Bears Fruit

Source: The Anguillian       In the editorial in The Anguillian of Friday, 20th April 2018, I expressed the hope that the untimely and wholly inappropriate state of affairs surrounding the release of the promised and approved UK aid package, would be quickly brought to an end. Recent events suggest that this…

UKG APPROVES 2018 BUDGET, RELEASES HUMANITARIAN AID

Source: The Anguillian       The hardball talk between the UK Government and the Anguilla Government now appears to be over with the approval of the 2018 budget and the release of the long-expected humanitarian aid. As a welcome consequence, the Anguilla Government is now in a position to begin financing the…

LABOUR COMMISSIONER’S LABOUR DAY SPEECH 2018

Source: The Anguillian       Mrs. Jo-anne Hodge07 Labour Day, also known as May Day or International Workers’ Day, is a day when we pay tribute to the contribution made by workers to society’s overall prosperity and well-being. It is also a day when workers in various countries around the globe celebrate…

UK APPROVES ANGUILLA’S 2018 BUDGET!

Source: The Anguillian     The following letter from Lord Ahmad states that Anguilla’s 2018 budget has been approved. Chief Minister Banks will reply shortly. Mr Victor F Banks Hon. Chief Minister PO Box 60 The Secretariat The Valley Anguilla 25 April 2018 Dear Victor Thank you for your letter of 30 March…

ANGUILLA’S 2018 BUDGET PRESENTED TO THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

Source: The Anguillian     House of Assembly in prayer It was to the relief of many persons when the long-awaited 2018 Budget, to finance the Anguilla Government’s public services, was presented to the Anguilla House of Assembly on Monday, April 23, by Chief Minister and Minister of Finance, Mr. Victor Banks. The…

ANGUILLA’S PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES VISIT FORMER SCHOOL

Source: The Anguillian     Zharnel Hughes and Shara Proctor The students at the Orealia Kelly Primary School (formerly the Stoney Ground Primary School) had a surprise visit from two past students, Shara Proctor and Zharnel Hughes who are both long jump and sprinter athletes respectively for Great Britain. The two Anguillian athletes…

BLOWING POINT SEA CAPTAINS, BOATBUILDERS HONOURED

Source: The Anguillian     Representatives of Sea Captains and Boatbuilders Boatbuilder, Mr. Raymond Connor and others Attendees at the award ceremony sponsored by Flow Anguilla The seafaring and boat-building culture of Anguilla was significantly highlighted over the past weekend, Saturday, April 21. That was when a patriotic community group in Blowing Point…

EXTRACT FROM THE 2018 BUDGET DELIVERED BY CHIEF MINISTER AND MINISTER OF FINANCE, MR. VICTOR BANKS, ON MONDAY, APRIL 23, IN THE ANGUILLA HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

Source: The Anguillian       3. RECURRENT EXPENDITURE 2018 Mr. Speaker, the Recurrent Expenditure Estimate for this 2018 fiscal year is projected to be EC$202.15 million excluding amortisation of EC$27.2 million. This is a 4.63 per cent decrease or EC$9.80 million difference when compared to the 2017 approved recurrent budget of EC$211.96…

NEW LOCATION APPROVED FOR COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL IN ANGUILLA

Source: The Anguillian       The re-development of the Albena Lake-Hodge Comprehensive School has moved a step further with the approval of a new location by the Executive Council. That proposed location is The Quarter (in the northern area of the Omolulu International School) on 17.75 acres. The Minutes of the Executive…

FIFTH FORM STUDENTS DISPLAY CXC ARTWORK

Source: The Anguillian       While drawing, painting and other works of arts and crafts may be a pleasurable pastime for students, their activity, in this case, over the past several weeks, has a serious side to it. It is the technical aspect of their CXC examination and grading. The Fifth Form…

LONDON TELEGRAPH ARTICLE ON ANGUILLA

Source: The Anguillian     The attention of The Anguillian newspaper has been drawn to a critical article in the mass circulated Telegraph newspaper in London about the 60 million pounds which the UK Government has not yet released, as well as the island’s 2018 budget which is still to be approved. The…

COMPLETING RODNEY MACARTHUR REY AUDITORIUM REDESIGN

Source: The Anguillian     B’s Construction Company team at work Much progress has been made by B’s Construction Company in redesigning the top portions of the Rodney MacArthur Rey Auditorium which were considerably damaged by Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017. Most, if not all, of the top portions of the building…

MORE MONEY FOR ANGUILLA’S TOURISM MARKETING, ACCESS ETC

Source: The Anguillian     Some of the tourism matters which frequently pop up in Anguilla include the need for a larger budget to enable the Anguilla Tourist Board to better market the island as a destination of choice; the need for improved access and other pertinent issues. These, and other related matters,…

Ask Your Doctor: KIDNEY STONES

Source: The Anguillian     Kidney stones are a common cause of pain, often referred to as renal colic. Passing kidney stones can be quite painful, but the stones usually cause no permanent damage if they are recognized in a timely fashion. Depending on your situation, you may need nothing more than to…

BISHOP BROOKS OFFERS SPIRITUAL ADVICE TO ANGUILLIANS

Source: The Anguillian       The Rt. Rev.Errol Brooks Anguilla’s foremost religious and spiritual leader, the Rt. Rev. L. Errol Brooks, has offered some timely and well-needed advice to the people of the island, about the quality of life and service they should be leading in the community with God and their…

The Church And The Legalization Of “Small Amounts Of Cannabis”

Source: The Anguillian     The Anguilla Evangelical Association wishes to register its firm opposition to the plan to legalise “small amounts of cannabis”. We are very concerned about the incarceration of young men for possession of a dime bag of marijuana and the attendant criminal record that forever clouds their future. So…

ANGUILLA TOURIST BOARD POISED TO REVOLUTIONISE THE TOURISM INDUSTRY

Source: The Anguillian     There is a fever-pitched atmosphere at the restructured Anguilla Tourist Board to more aggressively market the island as a destination of choice. Further, plans are in place for the Board to become the central figure of the industry while still working in conjunction with its five marketing representatives…

EDITORIAL: A CLEANER ANGUILLA

Source: The Anguillian       When locals and tourists think about Anguilla, we think about clear blue skies, bright sunshine, blindingly white sand and crystal clear waters. We think of friendly people, good food, live music, peace, tranquility and a relaxed vibe. We think of boat racing, beach adventures, luxurious accommodations and…

DAMAGED SECRETARIAT BUILDING TO BE DEMOLISHED

Source: The Anguillian     Plans are in hand to demolish a substantial portion of the Secretariat Building which once served as offices for the Chief Minister, the Minister of Home Affairs and clerical staff – a casualty of Hurricane Irma. The roof was ripped off, leaving the structure unsound and abandoned. Minister…

£60 MILLION OF HUMANITARIAN AID

Source: The Anguillian     There are two recent editorials in The Anguillian newspaper that I want to comment on. They are critical of the conditions that come with the £60 million of humanitarian aid that the UK has offered to Anguilla post-Hurricane Irma. The editorial on page 2 of the issue of…

Ask Your Doctor: HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS (HPV)

Source: The Anguillian     Human papilloma virus (HPV) is the name for a group of viruses that affect your skin, and the moist membranes lining your body such as the cervix, anus, mouth and throat. There are more than 100 types of HPV. Around 30 types of HPV infection can affect the…

BUSINESS COLUMN: Greig’s Heavy Equipment Rental

Source: The Anguillian       Greig’s Heavy Equipment Rental Greig’s Heavy Equipment Rental (aka Greig’s Trucking) offers high-quality heavy equipment rentals and trucking service for the construction industry at a competitive price. Services include Backhoe Rental, Dozer Rental, Excavator Rental also with Hammer, Truck Rental, Crane Rental, Loader Rental, Manlift Rental, Mobile…