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July 20, 2018

Anguilla

ANGUILLA OPTIMIST DELEGATION IN CANADA

Source: The Anguillian       On 1st July 2018, two Junior Optimists from Anguilla – International Director Tiandra Carty from Progressive Youth Octagon Club and Abigail Proctor, President of the Kids For The Future Junior Optimist Club – travelled to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. They were joined there, three days later, by Friend…

Pilot dies in plane crash at Terrance Lettsome Airport

Source: Anguilla News BEEF ISLAND, BVI – The body of a pilot was pulled from the waters off Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on Wednesday afternoon, after his Link: Pilot dies in plane crash at Terrance Lettsome Airport

HOUSE APPROVES CDB LOAN FOR HURRICANE RECOVERY SUPPORT

Source: The Anguillian     The House of Assembly, on Tuesday, July 10, approved a Motion for a loan of five million, six hundred thousand US dollars – or fifteen million, one hundred and twenty thousand EC – to the Government of Anguilla from the Caribbean Development Bank. The loan is in support…

FIRE DESTROYS JOHNNO’S & DAD’S BEACH BARS/RESTAURANTS

Source: The Anguillian     Road Bay, Sandy Ground, has suffered an unfortunate double loss when a raging fire completely destroyed the popular Johnno’s and Dad’s Beach Bars/Restaurants in the early hours of Wednesday, July 11. The fire, said to have started between 2.30 and 3:30 a.m., quickly engulfed both wooden buildings and…

IWAS LAUNCHES SPONSORSHIP OF ANGUILLA’S CARIBBEAN BEACH PARTY

Source: The Anguillian     L-R Ms Lisa Rey, Ms Mirabelle West, Mr Fitzroy ‘Briggy’ Tomlinson, Mr. Jameel Rochester and Mr. Bren Romney The Anguilla-based International Wines and Spirits distributor (IWAS) has officially launched its platinum-sponsored August Monday Caribbean Beach Party to be held at Road Bay, Sandy Ground, as a significant part…

EDITORIAL: EVERYONE IS A LEADER

Source: The Anguillian     A few weeks ago, we published an announcement from the Ministry and Department of Education about the upcoming change in leadership of the Albena Lake Hodge Comprehensive School (ALHCS). The announcement also solicited the support of parents and the entire Anguillian community in ensuring the success of the…

IT’S A CAMPER’S LIFE!

Source: The Anguillian     A contingent of Scouts closed out their term with a camp from Friday, July 6th to Sunday, July 8th, 2018. The tents were pitched on the lawn of the residence of our Chief Scout, His Excellency the Governor Tim Foy, and Dr. Foy. Yes, it was a camp,…

TEACHER ASHENA MUSIC AWARD AND SCHOLARSHIP

Source: The Anguillian     The Teacher Ashena Tranquility School of Music made awards to Anguilla’s graduating grade sixers. The award is a music award presented to the most outstanding music student of each graduating group of the six public primary schools on Anguilla. Teacher Ashena De Souza began her teaching career in…

Frangipani Beach Resort Named #1 Hotel in the Caribbean by Travel + Leisure’s 2018 World’s Best Awards Luxury Boutique Resort Ranks #1 in the Caribbean and #3 Hotel in the World

Source: The Anguillian     Anguilla, British West Indies – July 10, 2018 – Frangipani Beach Resort has received the top award from the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, #1 Resort in the Top 25 Caribbean Resort Hotels, in the 2018 World’s Best Awards. The luxury resort was also named among the…

VPS Class of 2018 Graduation

Source: The Anguillian       The Valley Primary School held its annual graduation ceremony on the evening of Wednesday, July 4th at the Mount Fortune Seventh-day Adventist Church in East End. The theme of the event was: “Attitude is the Little Thing That Means Everything”. This ceremony marked the final primary school…

RAPID RESPONSE SHOULD DISASTER HIT ANGUILLA

Source: The Anguillian   It is early in the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season, but preparations are well in hand if Anguilla or any other British Overseas Territory were to be struck by a hurricane or other disaster as time passes. The people of Anguilla have just witnessed an urgent deployment of equipment and…

Government of Anguilla/Edgewater Resources Final Draft Feasibility Study Presentation/Townhall Meeting A Question and Answer Session

Source: The Anguillian     Mr. Claudel Romney and Mr. Ronald Schults of Edgewater Resources, LLC Questions to be answered: 1. There are many marinas around the Caribbean. What competitive advantages does Anguilla possess? The existing marinas do not have sufficient deep draft slips to accommodate the forecast demand for megayacht slips. A…

EDITORIAL: An Informed Electorate Is The Answer

Source: The Anguillian       In less than two years Anguilla’s general elections will again be constitutionally due. As the date for elections approaches it often appears as if all sense of reason is lost, both on the part of the incumbent government and the parties or individuals seeking to unseat the…

BUSINESS COLUMN: Prestige Consulting

Source: The Anguillian   Prestige Consulting Vanessa Connor started Prestige Consulting officially in November 2015. Prior to this she was engaged in financial consulting and training services pro-bono in partnership with ECCB, churches and other NPOs and NGOs. Prestige Consulting was formalised as a business when Vanessa started getting requests from businesses and…

PRESS RELEASE FROM ANGUILLA TOASTMASTER CLUB

Source: The Anguillian     The genesis of this July month marks the end of another year for the Anguilla Toastmasters Club. The outgoing executive club officers would like to take this moment to thank the Anguillian community and Toastmasters International for continued support. During this year, a resounding team effort allowed the…

MOTHER’S UNION GRATEFUL FOR SUPPORT

Source: The Anguillian     The St Mary’s Branch of the Mothers’ Union extends sincere thanks and appreciation to our Patron Bishop L. Errol Brooks, the clergy, ACWA, the Brotherhood of St. Andrews, the congregations, sponsors and all well-wishers who supported our 5th annual tea party. The tea party which took place at…

We must do more and do it more quickly -SG urged CARICOM Heads on CSME

Source: Anguilla News (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     As the CARICOM Single Market and Economy returns to Jamaica, its place of induction, for a review, the Link: We must do more and do it more quickly -SG urged CARICOM Heads on CSME

DDM MONITORING PROGRESS OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION 2

Source: Anguilla News (The Valley, Anguilla) THE DEPARTMENT OF DISASTER MANAGEMENT IS MONITORING THE PROGRESS OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION #2 AT …11AM/ ECT OR 1500Z TROPICAL DEPRESSION NUMBER 2 WAS Link: DDM MONITORING PROGRESS OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION 2

MAJOR CONFERENCE IN ANGUILLA ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE BILL

Source: The Anguillian     L-R Mrs. Evalie Bradley, Minister Cora Richardson Hodge, Minister Evans McNiel Rogers,Sir Dennis Byron, Justice Cheryl Mathurin and AG John McKendrick QC There has perhaps been no other piece of draft legislation in recent times in Anguilla that has been given so much top level attention, as well…

ANGUILLA READY FOR SUPERYACHT MARINAS

Source: The Anguillian       Mr. Claudel Romney and Mr. Ronald Schults The way is now clear, as a result of a feasibility study, for the Government of Anguilla to embark on, and seek investment for, up to five separate marinas at selected coastline areas of the island for superyachts as well…

INTERNATIONAL BODY HONOURS FOUR PERSONS IN ANGUILLA

Source: The Anguillian   Four committed and deserving persons in Anguilla have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to the island by iChange Nations (ICN) – a global organisation which honours the work of individuals around the world and awards them accordingly. The organisation is focused on “Bringing Back The Lost Art of…

Miss Anguilla 2018 Vies For Miss Universe GBR

Source: The Anguillian     Miss Anguilla 2018 Ms. Dee-Ann Kentish Rogers and Anguilla Tourist Board personnel In a high level press conference held at the Anguilla Tourist Board’s Conference Room on Tuesday, June 26th, it was revealed that Miss Anguilla 2018, Ms. Dee-Ann Kentish Rogers, is slated to participate in the upcoming…

JUSTICE REFORM CONFERENCE IN ANGUILLA

Source: The Anguillian     Sir Dennis Byron (on arrival)and AG John McKendrick Following the recent publication in Anguilla of the Criminal Justice Reform Bill, by the Attorney General’s Chambers, a closely-related conference has been organised for Friday, June 22. It will be at La Vue Hotel, South Hill, under the auspices of…

Editorial: Recognising Unsung But Deserving Men

Source: The Anguillian     This Week we celebrated Men’s Week under the theme “Committed to Change: Men in Enterprising Endeavours”. In recent years, as part of an initiative led by the Gender Affairs Unit in the Ministry of Social Development, we have celebrated Women’s Week and Men’s Week to coincide with Mother’s…

Registration Open for ANT Summer Programmes

Source: The Anguillian     The Anguilla National Trust has opened registration for its three exciting summer outdoor programmes: Adventure Anguilla, Where the Wild Things Are, and Outdoor Adventure Camp. The Outdoor Adventure Camp is a four-day summer camp that will run from 17 through 20 July from 9 am through 1 pm.…

Ask Your Doctor: POSTPARTUM HAEMORRHAGE

Source: The Anguillian       Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH), or postpartum bleeding, is a complication of childbirth that, if not managed correctly, can lead to various complications including maternal death. Fortunately, with professional health workers carrying out most child deliveries in Anguilla, and with the use of new and improved medications, many of…

MARANATHA METHODIST PRESCHOOL GRADUATES SIX

Source: The Anguillian     At the start of graduation season 2018, six students graduated from the Maranatha Methodist Preschool on Tuesday 19th June 2018 under the theme ‘Shining Lights’. The ceremony held at the Maranatha Methodist Church commenced promptly at 5 pm. The students comprised three girls: Daniella Abbott, Raenijah Carty and…

MEN IN ANGUILLA CELEBRATED ON FATHER’S DAY

Source: The Anguillian     The male population across Anguilla – boys, young men and adult men – came in for special mention and prayer in church services across the island on Father’s Day on Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17. This year, for the first time, the Church of God (Holiness)…

Caribbean Businesses Invited to Explore Opportunities in Cuba

Source: Anguilla News  Businesses in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean are being encouraged to explore opportunities for trade and investment with Cuba. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Link: Caribbean Businesses Invited to Explore Opportunities in Cuba

BORDER CONTROL, COOPERATION DISCUSSED IN ANGUILLA

Source: The Anguillian       L-R Inspector Felix Richards, Madam Nathalie Chauvire, Major Jean-Luc Deras,Mr. Yves Paillard, Anguilla’s AG Mr. John McKendrick QC, Mr. Jan Spaans,Ms. Erica Edwards & Commissioner of RAPF Mr. Paul Morrison Criminal Justice officials in Anguilla, French St. Martin and Dutch St. Maarten have discussed and agreed on…

SIXTH EAST END VILLAGE ‘TING HEAVILY PATRONISED

Source: The Anguillian     The East End Village ‘Ting, on Monday, June 11, a public holiday in Anguilla, marking the Official Birthday of Queen Elizabeth, saw the Old East End School grounds taken up by a large cluster of tents – seemingly bigger than in previous years. The tents housed a variety…

WEST FEST ATTRACTS LARGE CROWD

Source: The Anguillian     The West Fest, one of the newest events in Anguilla, was held over a two-day period on Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10, and The East End Village ‘Ting, now in its 6th year, took place on the official Queen’s Birthday Holiday, on Monday, June 11. The…

EDITORIAL: WE DESERVE BETTER

Source: The Anguillian     Anguilla is bouncing back! As we enter another hurricane season, it is indeed heartwarming to see that slowly, but surely, Anguilla is returning to a sense of normalcy. There are still many homes, business places and public buildings in need of repair, and tourism numbers are still down…

WEST FEST IN ANGUILLA 2018

Source: The Anguillian     Following on the heels of the Welches Village Fest, held on the Whit Monday holiday in Anguilla, is the West Fest, an annual event at Meads Bay, in the island’s tourism belt, being put on by the West End community. The weekend entertainment-filled function, on Saturday, June 9,…

CM BANKS: 60M POUNDS NOT TO BE SCOFFED AT, BUT NOT ENOUGH

Source: The Anguillian   Chief Minister, and Minister of Finance, Mr. Victor Banks, says the sixty million pounds granted to Anguilla in humanitarian aid by the UK Government, following the impact of Hurricane Irma, is nothing to be scoffed at – is plenty money, but not enough. Mr. Banks made the comments while…

ANGUILLA RECEIVES HURRICANE IRMA AID

Source: The Anguillian         Mr. M. Foster Rogers, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, was among Government representatives of islands impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 who received proceeds of funds raised at last year’s T20 Benefit Cricket Match in Barbados. The event was hosted by The…

Letter to the Editor: Cruelty to Dogs

Source: The Anguillian   Dear Editor, I know that editors don’t normally like to get involved in other people’s crusades. But, you may want to consider publishing something about the proliferation of dog fighting in Anguilla; how the enjoyment of cruelty to animals can distort and pervert the mental health of the humans…

ONLINE BUSINESS INCUBATOR SPONSORED BY COSME

Source: The Anguillian     L-R Mr. Tim Quinton; COSME Consultant, Mr. Bren Romney,Ms. Kemeloy Murphy, Mr. Leslie Abell; CaribConnect Development COSME, a European Union funded programme, launched the online business incubator called CaribConnect, on 6 June, 2018. The launch was hosted by the Department of Youth and Culture which is a support…

Ask Your Doctor: BRONCHIAL ASTHMA

Source: The Anguillian     Bronchial asthma, also referred to as asthma, is a very common lung condition that causes occasional breathing difficulties. At this time there is no cure for this chronic disorder, but there are simple treatments that can help keep the symptoms under control, so that it does not have…

CARIBBEAN HOTELIERS ADVISED TO BECOME GDPR COMPLIANT

Source: Anguilla News MIAMI (May 25, 2018) – Caribbean hoteliers are being advised to ensure European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance. During a recent webinar Link: CARIBBEAN HOTELIERS ADVISED TO BECOME GDPR COMPLIANT

Anguilla records 2nd murder for 2018

Source: Anguilla News The Royal Anguilla Police Force is investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting incident which occurred in North Side at the junction of North Side Road Link: Anguilla records 2nd murder for 2018

POMP, CEREMONY & PATRIOTISM ANGUILLA DAY 2018

Source: The Anguillian     It was a moderate to hot Anguilla Day at the James Ronald Webster Park on Wednesday, May 30, and there was a mood of pomp, ceremony and patriotism, recalling the 1967 Anguilla Revolution and the leaders, freedom fighters and foot soldiers who made it possible. In the words…

CHIEF MINISTER’S ANGUILLA DAY ADDRESS 2018

Source: The Anguillian     Fellow Anguillians! My People! This year’s Anguilla Day Celebrations are framed against the backdrop of the aftermath of that severe weather event that struck our homeland on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, namely, the infamous Hurricane Irma. Anguillians have distinguished themselves since that time for their resilience in coping…

GLOWING TRIBUTES TO SIR EMILE BY HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

Source: The Anguillian     The Anguilla House of Assembly, meeting at the Magistrate’s Court, rather than the hurricane-damaged Atlin Harrigan Parliamentary Building, paid glowing tribute to the late Sir Emile Gumbs, Knight Bachelor, on Wednesday, May 23, at a Special Sitting. Called a great, but humble leader, gentle giant, remarkable citizen, hero,…

WELCHES VILLAGE FEST: A CULTURAL, TOURISM EVENT

Source: The Anguillian     There appears to be no other event that so vividly represents the old Anguilla and the cultural and social way of life than the just-ended Welches Village Fest. The event, now in its tenth year, has not only caught the attention and support of various significant sponsors, and…

EDITORIAL: THE MARK OF A STATESMAN

Source: The Anguillian     One needed not to have been a supporter of Sir Emile Gumbs, or the Anguilla National Alliance (as his political party was then called), to respect Sir Emile’s place in history as a great leader. I have had the privilege of reading the tributes that various leaders have…

ANGUILLIANS, VISITORS VIEW ROYAL WEDDING AT FOUR SEASONS

Source: The Anguillian     Weddings in Anguilla have always been a source of much interest among the citizenry, and today the island is being promoted as a wedding destination as part of the upmarket tourism industry. It is partly because of this, and the world-wide interest in the Royal Wedding of Prince…

COMMUNITY DESK INITIATIVE GOING WELL, SAYS PLANNER

Source: The Anguillian     Mrs. Hyacinth Bradley says much progress is being made with the Community Desk initiative, a public relations effort involving various Anguilla Government workers who are providing well-needed information to persons throughout the island. Mrs. Bradley, a former Senior Programme Officer with the Department of Youth and Culture, now…

RACHEL WEBSTER GRADUATES FROM MEDICAL SCHOOL

Source: The Anguillian     Rachel S. Webster, daughter of Drs. Ellis Lorenzo and Marjorie Webster of Island Harbour, Anguilla, graduated with a Doctor of Medicine degree from Columbia University School of Medicine on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Rachel was also inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society, comprised of doctors who champion…

HURRICANE IRMA DISASTER VOLUNTEERS AWARDED FOR SERVICE

Source: The Anguillian     A number of volunteers who gave much personal service in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which devastated Anguilla on September 6, 2017, were awarded at the Mount Fortune Seventh-day Adventist Church on May 19. Mrs. Maria Webster, who heads the Anguilla branch of the Adventist Development and Relief…

LETOURNEAU FRESHMAN, RODRIGO VAZQUEZ GIVES BACK AT THE ATA

Source: The Anguillian     Rodrigo Vazquez was the most recent Anguilla Tennis Academy (ATA) graduate to attend college on a tennis athletic scholarship. In the Fall of 2017, Rodrigo began his Freshman year at LeTourneau University, Texas. He is concentrating on a Bachelor of Science (BS) in the field of Engineering. During…

Elitism in Anguilla? by Russel Reid

Source: The Anguillian     There have been a lot of discussions, over the years, as to whether Anguilla is a society only for the elite or not. Without a doubt many persons will have different answers and perspectives to this issue depending on their experiences. The purpose of this article is to…

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…