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The Anguilla Lit Fest Committee is pleased to announce that visitors from the Caribbean who normally require a visa for entry to Anguilla may be granted a visa waiver to permit entry to Anguilla to enable them to attend the Lit Fest. Simply contact the Immigration Department at immigration@gov.ai to submit a request for permission to enter without visa, along with a copy of your passport details, flight information and place of stay while on the island.  Address your request to Ms Laureen Bryan, Chief Immigration Officer.

You can now register as well as pay for your Anguilla Lit Fest passes online http://ivisitanguilla.com/register

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ANGUILLA REGATTA

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TENTH ANNUAL ANGUILLA REGATTA SET FOR 11, 12, 13 MAY

‘RACE FAST, LIME SLOW’

 

In collaboration with the Anguilla Tourist Board, the Anguilla Sailing Association is proud to announce the tenth Annual Anguilla Regatta – known to be one of the best in the Caribbean.  The Anguilla Regatta is famous for exciting courses and testing wind conditions, usually within the 13 – 18 knot range. Continue reading →

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Anguilla Lit Fest Calendar of Events

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Anguilla Lit Fest

“A Literary Jollification”
Host Hotel: Paradise Cove Resort
Official Bookstore: Coral Reef Bookstore
Registration Fee: US$150.00
(Covers meals, events and ground transportation
during conference sessions)
*Itinerary is subject to change*

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Anguilla Lit Fest

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ANGUILLA LIT FEST: A LITERARY JOLLIFICATION

The tropical Caribbean paradise of Anguilla is pleased to announce the first annual Anguilla Lit Fest: A Literary Jollification. This auspicious event will take place from May 24-28, 2012, under the distinguished patronage of Terry McMillan, professor, screenwriter, editor and award-winning author of Waiting to Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Getting to Happy and It’s OK if You’re Clueless: and 23 More Tips for the College Bound.

Also joining McMillan for this occasion will be author Randall Robinson of the USA who now resides in St. Kitts; actress and author Sheryl Lee Ralph of the USA; Malaika Adero, VP, senior editor of Atria/Simon & Schuster in New York City; Lasana Sekou, poet, author, publisher of House of Nehesi Publishers in St. Martin; David Carty, Anguillian historian, film-maker and author; author Marie-Elena John of Antigua and the USA. Other featured authors will be Stephanie Stokes Oliver, Patricia Adams, Marva Allen, and Dwayne Adams.

The Anguilla Lit Fest was conceptualized as a means of celebrating Anguilla’s literary heritage and is seen as a catalyst for visitor arrivals during the summer shoulder period. Visitors from the USA, Canada and The Caribbean are expected to be on island for the four-day event, which will feature a welcome cocktail party, breakfast and lunch presentations, special sessions with the authors and fun-filled evening soirees. Participants will also be given a full day to create their personal Anguilla Experience or to reconnect with their individual creative muse.

The name of the festival speaks to a very important facet of Anguilla’s cultural heritage–the Jollification. Rhona Richardson, a member of the Anguilla Community Foundation explains the concept of the Jollification as “a getting together of people to share and help neighbors.” This was done through the hoeing (plowing) and planting of ground (fields), all against the backdrop of men working together, women cooking, and children playing, while the work was carried out free of cost, with much laughter, singing and “jollification.” Noted economist, historian, author and playwright, Marcel Fahie writes that through the Jollification, “We helped each other with the construction of our homes. Mutual aid and assistance in the form of free labour was also employed to build community facilities, access roads to and from isolated parts of villages, church buildings, community halls and playing fields. The spirit and elements of the jollification survive to this day in various forms. Most notable is the contribution of our time and effort to furthering the programs of our religious and charitable organizations.”
Speaking about the organization of the Literary Festival, Director of Tourism Candis Niles states, “This festival could not have been staged without the Anguilla Jollification approach. Through the assistance, support and sharing of the Ministry of Social Development, the Anguilla Tourist Board, the Anguilla Social Security Board, Paradise Cove Resort & Conference Centre, Cuisinart Golf Resort & Spa, DaVida’s Restaurant, and our partners from the business sector, Coral Reef Bookstore, Merchants’ Market and Tropical Flower Distributors, we have been able to make the Anguilla Literary Festival a reality, and for that we extend our sincere thanks and appreciation.”

Special packages for the event are being offered by Anguilla’s leading accommodation establishments, including Paradise Cove Resort’s “Lit Talk Anguilla” package; Cuisinart Golf Resort & Spa’s “Invitation to Exhale with Terry McMillan” package; Little Butterfly’s “Lit Talk Anguilla” package; and Anacaona Boutique Hotel’s “Book Binder Girls Getaway” package.

Flights can be arranged on American Airlines, Jet Blue, USAirways, United Airlines and Continental Airways through San Juan, Puerto Rico or St. Martin with onward connecting flights or ferry into Anguilla; or on regional carriers LIAT and Winair via Antigua.

The Anguilla Lit Fest Committee is pleased to announce that visitors from the Caribbean who normally require a visa may be granted a visa waiver to permit entry into the island to attend the Lit Fest. Simply contact the Immigration Department at immigration@gov.ai to submit a request for permission to enter without visa, along with a copy of your passport details, flight information and place of stay while on the island.  Address your request to Ms Laureen Bryan, Chief Immigration Officer.

You can register as well as pay for your Anguilla Lit Fest passes online http://ivisitanguilla.com/register

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The 5th annual Festival del Mar

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Contact: Othlyn Vanterpool
Chairman FDM Committee
Island Harbour Community
(t) 264-235-6014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ANGUILLA’S SEAFARING HERITAGE TO BE CELEBRATED

IN THE  2012 FESTIVAL DEL MAR

The sleepy fishing village of Island Harbour comes alive on Easter weekend, April 7th and 8th, 2012, to the rhythms and flavours of the 5th annual Festival del Mar.

Located at the eastern tip of Anguilla’s undulating shoreline, the village’s rich history dates back to the early 1600’s when it is said a boat carrying a group of missionaries from Ireland was shipwrecked just off the northern coast.  The survivors found refuge on Anguilla, and called it Ireland Harbour.  Over the years the spelling was changed to Island Harbour, which we know it as today.   For centuries, the men of Island Harbour eked out a living from the rich waters of Anguilla which teemed with all varieties of fish, including the famous Anguillian spiny lobster, and its smaller, sweeter cousin, the crayfish.  It was from an industry of fishing, boatbuilding and lobster catching that they built their community economy – all whilst honing their boat-racing skills to near perfection. Continue reading →

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Anguilla Lit-Fest A Literary Jollification

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Anguilla Lit-Fest A Literary Jollification

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The tiny tropical paradise of Anguilla is pleased to announce the first annual “Anguilla Lit-Fest: A Literary Jollification.” This auspicious event will take place from May 24-28, 2012 under the distinguished patronage of award-winning author, Terry McMillan.

 Also joining Ms. McMillan for this occasion will be author, Randall Robinson of the USA who now resides in St. Kitts; editor, Malaika Adero of Atria/Simon & Schuster; Lasana Sekou of House of Nehesi Publishers in St Maarten; Mr. David Carty, Anguillian historian and author;

The Anguilla Lit-Fest was conceptualized as a means of celebrating Anguilla’s literary heritage and is seen as a catalyst for visitor arrivals during the summer shoulder period. Some 200 plus visitors from the USA, Canada and The Caribbean are expected to be on island for the four- day event, which will feature a Welcome Cocktail, Breakfast and Lunch presentations, special sessions with the authors and fun-filled evening soirees. Participants will also be given a full day to create their personal Anguilla Experience or to reconnect with their individual creative muse.

Special packages for the event are being offered by Anguilla’s leading accommodation establishments, and flights can be arranged on American Airlines, Jet Blue, USAirways, United Airlines and Continental Airways through San Juan, Puerto Rico or St Maarten with onward connecting flights or ferry into Anguilla.

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HGTV House Hunters Comes To Anguilla Looking For Their Dream House

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Anguilla will be featured in an episode of the popular HGTV series, House Hunters International on February 17, 2012.  The episode, Continue reading →

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Moonsplash 2012

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Thursday and Friday
Thursday 12 noon – 5 pm

Party on the beach. The Dune Preserve
will be open with a fully stocked bar and
Deejay action on the beach front. Ticket
giveaways and contests. (Free)

Thursday 9pm to Midnight

Meet and greet at The Dune Preserve.
Meet Moonsplash performers, guests
and celebrities. (Price TBD).

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Cap Juluca Is Named The Most Romantic Hideaway

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Anguilla, BWI; January 23, 2012 – Condé Nast Johansens, the international luxury travel guides from the most trusted name in travel publishing, Condé Nast Publications Ltd., recently announced the winners of the 2012 Awards for Excellence. Cap Juluca was named “The Most Romantic Hideaway”. Continue reading →

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