Anguilla IQ

The answers for the June 2011 Newslink Quiz are here!

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Q 1.  Answer B.

Malliouhana is the Arawak name for Anguilla.  Although Anguilla means eel in Spanish, the word Malliouhana means arrowhead.

Q2. Answer A.

The three dolphins on the Anguillian flag represent Endurance, Unity and Strength, three qualities that Anguillians have possessed that have helped them to survive on their island throughout history.

Q3.  Answer B.

There are no jetskis on Anguilla.  Kitesurfing, windsurfing’s wild cousin, is becoming more and more popular as we have steady tradewinds that most wind followers can count on.

Although there is not usually surf on Anguilla, we have been known to have our break kick up from time to time.  Junks Hole and a place surfers call Dolphin Point (the western edge of Mead’s Bay) have been known to bring in some surf-able swell from time to time.

Q4.  Answer A.

Kiniyah is one of our island’s  known reggae artists.  He can sometimes be found singing at Straw Hat or The Pumphouse.  Kiniyah also is known for his choice in hats, donning for years a hard hat, he has switched it up these days to a postalworker pith helmet.

Q5.  Answer B

All of these names are associated with local restaurants.  Uncle Ernie’s is one of Shoal Bay’s first barbecue spots for local ribs, fish, burgers and beer; but around the bend in Upper Shoal Bay, Gwen’s has become quite popular. Smitty’s, in Island Harbour, is named for its famous owner and claims to be the first beach bar on Anguilla.   E’s Oven, named for the mother of famed chef Vernon Hughes.

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Although locally known as the Western end of Mead's Bay, Dolphin's Point is a surfer spot that kicks up usually in the fall and winter season when storms roll off the East Coast of the US.