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April 23, 2018

Anguilla

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…

THE REEF REOPENS BRINGING MORE VISITORS TO ANGUILLA

Source: The Anguillian       The Reef by CuisinArt reopened on Sunday, April 1, some eight months after Hurricane Irma struck Anguilla on September 6, 2017 and setback much of the island’s tourism accommodation facilities. The Reef by CuisinArt, located on Merrywing Bay along Anguilla’s south-west coast, opened in November 2016 and…

HUNDREDS AT FESTIVAL DEL MAR

Source: The Anguillian     It was perhaps the largest gathering seen at Festival Del Mar this year when hundreds of people from across Anguilla, and many visitors, converged on Island Habour Bay over the past weekend, especially on the Saturday, March 31, the first day of the two-day event. There was some…

CHILDREN DOMINATE EASTER MONDAY EVENTS

Source: The Anguillian       The Easter Monday holiday in Anguilla passed quietly with the two major events having been a social gathering involving St. Mary’s Anglican Church and Ebenezer Methodist Church on the grounds of the Scouts and Guides Ruthwill Auditorium, and a boat race from Sandy Ground to Sandy Hill…

GROUPS WORKING TOGETHER ON AIRPORT, CONCH BAY PROJECTS

Source: The Anguillian     Mr. Frank Rainieri and CM Victor Banks In a front page article in its edition for Friday, March 23, 2018, The Anguillian newspaper reported that two groups, one representing the Punta Cana Resort & Club in the Dominican Republic, and the ICA Group, LLC, were both involved in…

Pam Webster’s Update 6 April 2018

Source: The Anguillian     My topic this week must continue with a review of the British relationship, as I believe nothing is more important for Anguilla in our decision making than to appreciate and understand this relationship at this critical juncture in our history. It is clear to me that, as regards…

Ask Your Doctor: DIVERTICULAR DISEASE/DIVERTICULITIS

Source: The Anguillian     Diverticular disease and diverticulitis are related digestive conditions that affect the bowel. Signs and symptoms might vary from one individual, but in some cases they can be very severe and might require surgery. What is diverticular disease/diverticulitis? Diverticula are small, bulging, pouches that can form in the lining…

ANGUILLA’S MEN MARCH TO INFLUENCE OTHER MENFOLK

Source: The Anguillian     Men from several church-related organisations in Anguilla have made their mark in the Upper and Lower Valley communities where they staged a march, on Saturday 31st March, to influence the lives and responsibilities of other menfolk on the island. The more than 80 marchers represented the Anguilla Evangelical…

Southern African grouping observes CARICOM’s operations

Source: Anguilla News A team from the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), led by Ms. Paulina Elago, its Executive Secretary, is the latest from an integration grouping to Link: Southern African grouping observes CARICOM’s operations

Anguilla represented at Data Dissemination Workshop

Source: Anguilla News The OECS in collaboration with the World Bank convened a one-week regional workshop on data dissemination, from 19th – 23rd March, 2018, at the Radisson Link: Anguilla represented at Data Dissemination Workshop

46 year old arrested for murder

Source: Anguilla News The Royal Anguilla Police Force on Wednesday 28th March 2018 charged 46 year old Verne Oflaherty of Stoney Ground with the murder of Sulamita Fleming-Concepcion Link: 46 year old arrested for murder

FOUR SEASONS RESORT ANGUILLA REOPENS IN GRAND STYLE

Source: The Anguillian     Pep rally at Four Seasons Resort Anguilla preceding official opening The grand reopening of Four Seasons Resort and Residencies Anguilla on Friday, March 23, 2018, has been met with much enthusiasm by the Government and people of the island, visitors, estate homeowners, management, staff, and the owners of…

60 GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES INSPIRED & EMPOWERED

Source: The Anguillian       Deputy Governor Mr. Perin Bradley (far right) with Public Administration personnel and new employees At a time when a great deal of diligence and responsibility is expected from employees, sixty Anguilla Government workers have been inspired and empowered following an induction programme for newly-employed persons. The two-day…

A TRULY LOCAL FESTIVAL DEL MAR AT WEEKEND

Source: The Anguillian     Fishing boats at Island Harbour Bay One of the features of Festival Del Mar, at the Easter weekend in Anguilla (March 31 and April 1), is that all the entertainers are fully local individuals and groups. This is unlike previous years when some of the persons involved in…

EDITORIAL: Exploiting a Vulnerable Anguilla

Source: The Anguillian     At a time when Anguilla is at its most vulnerable the United Kingdom Government (UKG), which is expected to be its greatest benefactor, appears to have determined that now is the time to bring the island and its elected officials ‘to heel’. This is considered by many to…

A NEW APPROACH TO W.I.S.E. CENTRE AT A NEW LOCATION

Source: The Anguillian         Although the teaching curriculum programme may still be the same, as always, there appears to be a somewhat new approach to the running of the Workshop Initiative for Support in Education (W.I.S.E.) Centre, now at a new location. The learning centre, with a roll of 34…

BUSINESS COLUMN: Listen and Learn for Business Success

Source: The Anguillian       Listen and Learn for Business Success Video and Podcasts continue to gain momentum as teaching and learning tools. This type of media is convenient as you can engage in other activities such as exercising, driving or cleaning while you watch, listen and learn. With so many podcasts…

Political Independence for Anguilla? by Russel Reid

Source: The Anguillian       There is much debate throughout the island and beyond on the conditions attached by the British Government to the humanitarian aid to help with the restoration of the island as a result of the infrastructural damages caused by Hurricane Irma in September 2017. It is not my…

Labour Commissioner & Director of Disaster Management Applaud Launch of Occupational Health and Safety Programme by the UWI Open Campus Anguilla

Source: The Anguillian       Labour Commissioner (Ag), Mrs. Jo-Anne Hodge, and Director of Disaster Management, Ms. Melissa Meade, have applauded the launch of the Occupational Health and Safety Programme by the University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus Anguilla. The two Heads of the Department expressed their support during their…

INVESTORS LOOK AT AIRPORT, CONCH BAY PROJECTS

Source: The Anguillian       The proposed expansion of the Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport at Wallblake, and the development of the Conch Bay Tourism Project in the Forest area, were back in the headlines when a group of investors flew to Anguilla from the Dominican Republic to tour the sites and…

FOUR SEASONS FORMALLY REOPENS FRIDAY, MARCH 23

Source: The Anguillian     Partial view ofFour Seasons Resort & Residences Much to the delight and expectation of the Government and people of Anguilla and visitors, the island’s premier hotel, Four Seasons Resort and Residences, formally reopens on Friday, March 23, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony commencing at 9.00 am. A Prep Rally,…

TRINIDAD DONORS PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO IRMA-HIT ANGUILLA

Source: The Anguillian       Governor and Dr. Foy (Far right), Government, other officials and visiting representatives A delegation of eight private sector representatives, from different business organisations in Trinidad and Tobago, has just completed a fact-finding visit to Anguilla to see: how the island fared during Hurricane Irma, its recovery efforts…

TO TAX OR NOT TO TAX

Source: The Anguillian     In The Wealth of Nations (Book V, chapter 2), 18th century economist Adam Smith outlined four principles that should govern the implementation of a system of taxation. These principles remain remarkably relevant today: “I. The subjects of every state ought to contribute towards the support of the government,…

ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE LAUNCHED IN ANGUILLA

Source: The Anguillian         Safeguarding and developing the environment is one of the important goals in Anguilla and this has now been strengthened by the launching and presence on the island of the Mid-Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (MAERI). The institute will be based at the Anguilla Community College which is…

ANGUILLA GREAT HOUSE MOVING AHEAD AFTER IRMA

Source: The Anguillian       The Anguilla Great House, which prides itself as a fully-locally owned property, on one of the best and most historic beaches on the island, is gradually and successfully moving forward to reopen for the next tourist season following Hurricane Irma. Even as the full-scale repair work continues,…

ARTIFICIAL LOBSTER REEF FOR LITTLE BAY ANGUILLA

Source: The Anguillian       Little Bay, an attractive inlet on the north-western coast of Anguilla, is not only a much-frequented delightful place for tourists and excursionists, but is one of the seascapes where there are a number of marine protected areas and moorings or marine parks. Now, it is also going…

Obituary: Daisy (Wong) Richardson

Source: The Anguillian     The late Mrs. Daisy (Wong) Richardson The late Mrs. Daisy (Wong) Richardson will be remembered as having been one of the most vocal and celebrated women of Anguilla in the political, social and cultural life of the island. She was an influential voice during the Anguilla Revolution which…

Pam Webster’s Update 16 March, 2018

Source: The Anguillian       It was in vain that I had hoped to be able, by now, to find that the government, and more particularly the Chief Minister, had improved in the area of governance at least. I had hoped that, in the wake of the Labour Code’s ill-fated and premature…

ANGLEC RETURNS ELECTRICITY GOODWILL TO DOMINICA

Source: The Anguillian       In a spirit of returning goodwill for goodwill, five linesmen from the Anguilla Electricity Company (ANGLEC) have just finished assisting Dominica in restoring its power supply which was disrupted by Hurricane Maria. Their work was in return for the help from seven linesmen, and one engineer, from…

ANGUILLA’S COASTAL AREAS HIT BY ‘SWELLMAGEDDON’

Source: The Anguillian     Residents in Anguilla were stunned to see various parts of the island’s shoreline pommelled by enormous surf swells several days ago, flooding beaches, nearby roads and some properties, leaving behind clusters of unsightly seaweed. The most affected areas included Island Harbour, Shoal Bay and Road Bay (where some…

Anguilla Receives Grant Aid From The EU For Education

Source: The Anguillian     The European Union is providing Anguilla with 16.8 million euro (EC$56 M) for education and training. Of the amount, 2.8 million euro (EC$9M) will go towards addressing the damaged inflicted on schools and educational institutions during the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year. While the entire…

NEW ORGANISATION GUARDING TOURISM WORKERS ETC IN ANGUILLA

Source: The Anguillian     Mr. Christopher Richardson & Mr. Eustace Guishard A just-formed private sector organisation, called “The Anguilla Hospitality Professional Association,” has as one of its aims: “to bring together all persons who have been or are currently working directly in the hospitality industry.” The group is still in its formative…

ACC Hosts Good Governance Workshop

Source: The Anguillian       On Thursday, March 1st, the Anguilla Community College (ACC) hosted a workshop on the concepts good governance for our society as another contribution to the Anguillian community. Participants in the workshop included members and directors of public company boards, as well as the boards of statutory bodies.…

OASIS –THE BIRTH OF A NEW BUSINESS

Source: The Anguillian       Former Labour Commissioner, Mrs. Aunika D. Webster-Lake, has aggressively defied the odds in fully turning her attention towards the private sector at a time when there is relative uncertainty in the job market. She has set her course towards changing the landscape of employer-employee relations by providing…

LEEWARD ISLANDS DEBATE IN ANGUILLA

Source: The Anguillian     The 46th Leeward Islands Debating Competition was held at Blue Ridge Convention Centre at South Hill, Anguilla, from March 2-4, with teams representing Anguilla, St. Maarten and Nevis. The topics were as follows: Friday, March 2: Mental health issues among Caribbean adolescents have largely been ignored. Saturday, March…

MINISTER OUTLINES ASSISTANCE FOR PRESCHOOLS

Source: The Anguillian     Early Childhood Education Centres in Anguilla stand to benefit from a programme of assistance from the Government through the Ministry and Department of Education. This was outlined by the Minister, Mrs. Cora Richardson-Hodge, when she declared open Childhood Education Month 2018 – at the Church of God (Holiness)…

POSITIVE LIVING – CLOSED DOORS

Source: The Anguillian     Have you ever had any “closed doors” experiences in your life? The “closed doors” could be the missed opportunity of a job, a promotion, a season of life, maybe a relationship, a ministry, or even a long-cherished dream, or an unanswered prayer. How did those experiences make you…

CARICOM Institutions talk CSME Free Movement of Persons

Source: Anguilla News (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat this week engaged regional institutions based in Barbados on the processes for Free Link: CARICOM Institutions talk CSME Free Movement of Persons

Eleven probationers return after thirty weeks of training.

Source: Anguilla News The Royal Anguilla Police Force is eleven (11) police officers stronger with the return of the recently trained batch of eleven officers who had been Link: Eleven probationers return after thirty weeks of training.

COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE TWENTY-NINTH INTER-SESSIONAL MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY

Source: Anguilla News The Twenty-Ninth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held at Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on 26-27 February 2018.  Link: COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE TWENTY-NINTH INTER-SESSIONAL MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY

CONTROL & RESTRAINT COURSE IN ANGUILLA

Source: The Anguillian       The Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London has engaged the services of an eleven-member team, from the United Kingdom, to conduct a refresher course in control and restraint of prisoners in Anguilla. The trainers, from six different prisons in England and one in Scotland, work for the…

TWO ANGUILLIAN LAWYERS CALLED TO THE BAR

Source: The Anguillian       Two young Anguillians have been admitted as Barristers-at-Law in the Anguilla Circuit of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. They are Ms. DeLeon Chrisandra Richardson of Rendezvous, West End, Anguilla, daughter of Mr. Christopher Richardson and Mrs. Sandra Richardson; and Mr. Kyle Kentish of Tanglewood, Anguilla, who comes…

RECOVERING SPEAKER MAKES PUBLIC APPEARANCE

Source: The Anguillian       Mr. Roy Rogers &Mrs. Cheryl Franklin (sister) After ten challenging months of illness and treatment, Mr. Leroy Rogers, Speaker of the Anguilla House of Assembly, now steadily recovering, has made his first public appearance. That was on Saturday, February 25, when he attended the divine service at…

CADETS CORPS OBSERVE SECOND ANNIVERSARY AT ST. AUGUSTINE’S

Source: The Anguillian     A large contingent of the Anguilla Cadet Corps, attached to the Albena Lake-Hodge Comprehensive School, left a memorable mark at St. Augustine’s Anglican Church at East End on Sunday, February 25. That was when the paramilitary group celebrated their second anniversary since their relaunch and then, following the…

RECERTIFICATION TRAINING OF MEDICAL PERSONNEL

Source: The Anguillian     Mrs. Doreen Gumbs-Vines (3rd from left) and team of trainers A team of medical trainers from the American Heart Association, in the USA, met with local medical officers on the grounds of the Princess Alexandra Hospital on Monday, February 26th, to launch the opening ceremony for a week-long…

Department of Probation’s First Giveback of 2018

Source: The Anguillian       The Community Service Unit of the Department of Probation collaborated with the Department of Sports for the Zenaida Haven’s first giveback project of the year. This project took place over a two-weekend span, the 10th and 17th February. The long jump pit at the Orealia Kelly Primary…

HOWARD UNIVERSITY STUDENTS ARE CONNECTING WITH HURRICANE IMPACTED COMMUNITIES Raising conscious awareness on global connections that are made between communities coming together from afar

Source: The Anguillian     Wednesday, 28 February 2018 (North Side, Anguilla) — Another soon-coming community connection is in the mix with a group of college age students from the USA. Be prepared for this Communities Come Together from Afar connection involving students from Howard University in Washington, DC and youths in the…

ALHCS SPORTS DAY BRINGS LIFE TO IRMA-HIT WEBSTER PARK

Source: The Anguillian     The veil of dullness and inactivity at the Ronald Webster Park, the premier sports venue in Anguilla, following the impact of Hurricane Irma, was lifted on Wednesday, February 28, by the Albena Lake-Hodge Comprehensive School’s Sports Day events. A colourful parade of cheer leaders and competing athletes, from…

CHIEF MINISTER BANKS SIGNS 2.8 M EUROS GRANT IN BRUSSELS For Tackling Hurricane Irma Devastation In Anguilla

Source: The Anguillian       L-R: Chief Minister Victor Banks, Director of Development Coordination – Latin America and Caribbean, Ms. Jolita Butkeviciene, Deputy Governor Perin Bradley and PS Dr. Aidan Harrigan A press release issued to The Anguillian on Wednesday, February 21, stated that the European Union Commission in Brussels “has approved…

AHTA TO PRESENT CASE ON LABOUR CODE IN SIX WEEKS

Source: The Anguillian     The Anguilla Hotel and Tourism Association (AHTA) is receiving legal advice that would guide its varied members in their rush to present a convincing case for a stay of, or amendments to, the Labour Code, within an allotted six weeks. “The Government of Anguilla was very gracious when…

GIFT BASKET FOR FOUR BABIES

Source: The Anguillian   The Health Authority of Anguilla continues with its “First Baby of the Month” gift basket which is presented to the first baby born in each month. A male infant to Ms. Gumbs, of Rey Hill, was born on 7th February 2018. On 2nd January a female baby was born…

JOB LINK-UP PROGRAMME PREPARATORY WORKSHOP

Source: The Anguillian     Participants The preparatory workshop for the 2018 cohort of Job Link-Up clients was held from Monday 12th – Thursday 15th February 2018. The workshop was facilitated by the Department of Youth & Culture in the Ministry of Social Development, in collaboration with the Anguilla Community College. Areas covered…

ACTING COMMISSIONER SAYS POLICE WEEK WAS A SUCCESS

Source: The Anguillian     Acting Commissioner of Police of The Royal Anguilla Police Force Mr. Elliott Forbes has described the recently held Police Week 2018 as a success. The Acting Commissioner said, “Even though the Royal Anguilla Police Force trimmed down its activities and is still recovering from the effects of hurricanes…