Carnival 2017 Programme

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Pre Carnival Events:

Calypso Semi-Finals – July 14th

Light The Street Fete (ASF Committee) – July 15th

Tiny Tott – July 16th

North Valley Cultural Fest – July 29th

Wet Fete – July 29th

Carnival Events:

August 2nd – 13th

Wednesday August 2nd – Opening Night

Thursday August 3rd – Flow Soca Rave (Formally Soca Monarch)

Friday August 4th – Senior and Junior Calypso Monarch Competition

Saturday August 5th – South Valley Street Festival, Bandclash/Bandorama

Sunday August 6th – A and B Class Boat Races, Kidz and Carnival, Prince and Princess Show, Talented Teen Pageant

Monday August 7th – J’ouvert, August Monday A and B Class Boat Races, August Monday Beach Party

Tuesday August 8th – August Tuesday A Class Boat Race, Soca Relapse (Axa Boy Entertainment)

Wednesday August 9th – Wednesday NCBA A Class Boat Race, Miss Anguilla Pageant

Thursday August 10th – Eyes Wide Shut, August Thursday A and B Class Boat Races, August Thursday Beach Party, Leeward Islands Calypso Show

Friday August 11th – Grand Parade of Troupes
Saturday August 12th – Poker Run (264 Bike Life), Cooler Fete (Revolution Entertainment)

Sunday August 13th – Captains Cup A Class and Champion of Champions A and B Class Boat Races.

Dan Brown in Anguilla

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Dan Brown, the author of numerous #1 bestselling novels, including The Da Vinci Code, is an Anguilla lover.

Already a generous donator for the Anguilla Literary Foundation, he accepted this time to offer one of his rare public appearance, to the people of Anguilla.

The event was held at Da Vida restaurant in Crocus Bay.

The author, after a captivating speech about his life, answered a few questions, then signed some books.

Thank you Dan for this great moment.

About Dan Brown:

Dan Brown is the author of numerous #1 bestselling novels, including The Da Vinci Code, which has become one of the best selling novels of all time as well as the subject of heated debate among readers and scholars. Brown’s novels are published in 52 languages around the world with 200 million copies in print.

In 2005, Brown was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME Magazine, whose editors credited him with “keeping the publishing industry afloat; renewed interest in Leonardo da Vinci and early Christian history; spiking tourism to Paris and Rome; a growing membership in secret societies; the ire of Cardinals in Rome; eight books denying the claims of the novel and seven guides to read along with it; a flood of historical thrillers; and a major motion picture franchise.”

The son of a mathematics teacher and a church organist, Brown was raised on a prep school campus where he developed a fascination with the paradoxical interplay between science and religion. These themes eventually formed the backdrop for his books. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Phillips Exeter Academy, where he later returned to teach English before focusing his attention full time to writing.

Brown is currently at work on a new book as well as the Columbia Pictures film version of his most recent novel, The Lost Symbol.

 

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 photo-shooting in Anguilla

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The Anguilla Tourist Board is delighted to announce that Anguilla, long regarded as the Caribbean’s best kept secret, is one of the stunning destinations featured in the highly coveted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017, which launches on February 15.  With an unprecedented reach of over 60 million readers worldwide, the silky, pristine beaches, crystal clear, azure waters and vibrant colors of Anguilla, will be revealed in all their glory.

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit crew, accompanied by SI Swimsuit model search girls Hunter McGrady, McKenna Berkley, Anne de Paula and Lisa-Marie Jaftha, arrived in Anguilla in early January for a ten day body painting shoot on the gorgeous beaches of Merrywing Bay and Rendezvous Bay.
The host property for the SI Swimsuit team was The Reef By CuisinArt, a beachfront contemporary oasis that debuted to rave reviews in November 2016.  A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the Reef by CuisinArt offers a host of complimentary activities for guests wishing to maintain their active lifestyle while on vacation.
“When you’re shooting body paint you need to be, well, secluded,” says MJ Day, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Assistant Managing Editor. “The Reef by CuisinArt offered just that, flawless beaches and gorgeous sunsets that we had to ourselves. It is important to be able to work out of a resort or hotel because each painting is a masterpiece that takes artist Joanne Gair and team over 15 hours to complete. We don’t want to mess that up by going too far! So, the convenience of The Reef’s beach was fabulous, and the photos are some of the best body paint images we have ever taken.”
“The launch of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 is a highly anticipated event with a massive, global audience,” said Cardigan Connor, Parliamentary Secretary in Anguilla’s Ministry of Tourism. “This publication is an excellent vehicle for generating awareness and creating a buzz among our prospective visitors, particularly in the celebrity driven US market, where the association with high profile influencers and stars becomes significant over the short and longer terms,” he continued.
This is the second time that Anguilla has been featured in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. Contestants from the popular TV show The Bachelor filmed on location in Anguilla and were featured in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2011.

Source: Yahoo

Sports Illustrated

16 Sizzling Swimsuits & 1 Very Sexy Model Hit the Beach in Anguilla

anguilla model photo shoot swim suitsArticle By Yahoo Style

Photography by Hans Neumann
Styling by Sally Lyndley
Hair by Caile Noble
Makeup by Georgi Sandev
Model Bregje Heinen at The Lions

What happens when you send two fashion editors, one cute Peruvian photographer, and a smoking hot Victoria’s Secret model to Anguilla? The sexiest photo shoot Yahoo Style’s ever produced.

With three (official) weekends left of summer 2015, there’s still time to grab a new suit and head to the closest beach or, if you’re really feeling inspired, one very far away. (May we suggest Anguilla, a tiny British island in the Caribbean?) We took Victoria’s Secret model Bregje Heinen, a leggy, 23-year-old Dutch model, from the plane to the white sand beaches to show off a string of suits.

Want a suit to take you from day to night? Try Norma Kamali’s liquid gold suit. How about something sporty, in case you meet a surfer? Try Kassia Surf’s zip-up striped one-piece. For the ‘80s dance queen, there’s Lisa Marie Ferndandez’s mint green terry look and if it’s sex on the beach you are seriously after—try Thapelo Paris’s strappy blue and yellow bikini.

More photos here.

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Best Caribbean beach destination

beast caribbean beachesIt’s a question we get asked very often. “Which Caribbean island has the best beaches?” Well, it’s a bit more complicated than that. That’s because it’s hard to go to any island in the Caribbean and not find a world-class beach. But if you’re looking for a pure beach vacation, some islands really are in a class by themselves. These are the islands with multitudes of great beaches, with one marvelous beach after another — the ones where the sand is just right, where the beaches are easy to get to and easy on the eyes, where there are vibrant beach bars and beautiful beach hotels to match. These are the Caribbean’s best beach destinations.

Anguilla

When it comes to Caribbean beach destinations, Anguilla is right at the top. With 33 superb beaches on a tiny, easy to navigate island, it’s the best bet for a pure beach getaway. Of course, choosing which beach is best is rather difficult, from Rendezvous Bay to Maundays Bay to Shoal Bay, among others — but figuring it out is the best part of the trip.

Article from Caribbean Journal

July 2014 visitors stats

Anguilla Meads bay boat race JulyJuly stats show 16,096 visitors to AXA, largest number since figures start in 1993.

Overnight visitors in July were 6,159 (of 16k overall visitors), up 0.3% on July ’13, but still below earlier peaks.

These good numbers should be bigger next year with the opening of new hotels (Malihouana, Maona, Cuisinart 2, Zemi Beach…) and villas (Meads Bay villas, Solaire Project…)