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Anguilla’s Olympian – Shara Proctor

On August 8th 2012 at 3.05 PM EDT,  Anguilla’s Shara Proctor — as a member of the 2012 British Olympic team — will race down the “runway” in the Women’s Long Jump medal event in London. The long jump is a track and field event which combines speed, strength, and agility in an attempt to [...]

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Say What!? … Happened on June 10, 1967

Here’s a link to an article from Jamaica’s “The Sunday Gleaner” dated June 11, 1967 with early details about  Anguilla’s attack on St. Kitts 45 years ago today.   The Sunday Gleaner — June 11, 1967    

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Anguilla’s 45th Anniversary and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

On May 30th, 2012, Anguilla will celebrate a special Anguilla Day … the 45th anniversary of the day it expelled the Kittitian police force from its soil.  As Anguilla celebrates its national holiday, Great Britain is busy making final preparations for next week’s official Diamond Jubilee celebration of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 60th anniversary [...]

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Exclusive: Interview About Anguilla Rising @anguilla-beaches.com

Check out this brand new, in-depth interview with writer/producer Gary Rodrigues.  The exclusive interview can be found at www.anguilla-beaches.com — the most visited site about Anguilla on the web.

Source: Jamaica's DAILY GLEANER, May 31, 1967

Anguilla Day

May 30th fell on the 5th Tuesday of the month back in 1967. There were no sailboat races in Anguilla that day. There wasn’t a single telephone on the island where one could phone home or call a friend. There were hardly any paved roads or cars in Anguilla back then.  Dune Preserve and Straw Hat Restaurant – where [...]

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Tony Lee – British Commissioner During Anguilla Revolution

During Anguilla’s revolution, Anthony Lee, the British Commissioner to Anguilla (and St. Kitts & Nevis) played a prominent role as an antagonist.  Forty-two years ago today, the NY Times featured an article about Tony on Page 3 (it can be seen on Anguilla Rising’s Facebook wall at www.facebook.com/anguillarising. Here’s a YouTube video showing Tony in [...]

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Music & Writing

  People ask me all the time about my love for music and whether or not it influences my passion to write.  Not only have I written professionally (and as a hobby) since my teens, but from the ages of seven to fifteen I took regular weekly organ lessons from a world-reknowned organist who taught me [...]

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Anguilla’s Olympian – Shara Proctor

On August 8th 2012 at 3.05 PM EDT,  Anguilla’s Shara Proctor — as a member of the 2012 British Olympic team — will race down the “runway” in the Women’s Long Jump medal event in London. The long jump is a track and field event which combines speed, strength, and agility in an attempt to [...]

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Say What!? … Happened on June 10, 1967

Here’s a link to an article from Jamaica’s “The Sunday Gleaner” dated June 11, 1967 with early details about  Anguilla’s attack on St. Kitts 45 years ago today.   The Sunday Gleaner — June 11, 1967    

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Anguilla Rhymes with Vanilla

Just about everyone who knows me knows I have a deep and passionate affection for Anguilla, the once obscure island located 200 miles east of Puerto Rico. I lived in Anguilla in 1984 and 1985, when I was sent there to renovate and reopen a small resort just as the island was “being discovered.” I [...]

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Anguilla Liberty Dollar

When rebel Anguillians booted Robert Bradshaw’s police force from their obscure island back on May 30th of 1967, they essentially cut Anguilla off from most of its remaining lifelines to the outside world.   Other than money that flowed in from relatives living abroad — which slowed to a trickle because Bradshaw put an embargo [...]

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Mother England Invades Anguilla

On March 19, 1969, England invades Anguilla, its tiniest dependency. British soldiers, including 315 elite Red Devil Paratroopers, were transported by landing craft from the British frigates Rothesay and Minerva to Sandy Ground and Crocus Bay just before dawn.  Much to the “battle-ready”soldiers surprise, they met little to no resistance from the Anguillians, most of whom were [...]