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Ronald Webster, Leader Who Plotted Anguilla Revolution, Dies at 90

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Ronald Webster, Leader Who Plotted Anguilla Revolution, Dies at 90

- In 1967, when Britain was shedding the vestiges of its empire, Ronald Webster emerged as the George Washington of the tiny Caribbean island of Anguilla — in reverse. He plotted a revolution to embrace the mother country rather than to break with it. London nation-builders had envisioned an independent federation that would formally join Anguilla in association with two other former island colonies, neighboring St. Kitts and Nevis. But Anguilla
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  • CDB's Board of Directors approves millions in loans, grants for 10 Borrowing Member Countries
    CDB's Board of Directors approves millions in loans, grants for 10 Borrowing Member Countries

    , anguillanews.com

    May 29, 2017, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - On Monday May 22, the Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), met in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. It approved the following projects in The Bahamas, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and the Turks and Caicos Islands. THE BAHAMAS - The Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas is set to receive USD100,000 in grant resources from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to undertake a diagnostic study of, and strategic plan for, the Bahamas Development Bank (BDB)
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Politics & Government

  • EU Statement RE UK Referendum to leave EU
    EU Statement RE UK Referendum to leave EU

    , anguillanews.com

    Joint statement by Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, Mark Rutte, holder of the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU, and Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, on the outcome of the United Kingdom referendum. President Tusk, President Schulz and Prime Minister Rutte met this morning in Brussels upon the invitation of European Commission President Juncker. They discussed the
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Business

  • CDB approves technical assistance for Jamaica’s Ministry of Finance
    CDB approves technical assistance for Jamaica’s Ministry of Finance

    , anguillanews.com

    The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is providing Jamaica with a technical assistance (TA) grant to strengthen the capacity of the country’s Ministry of Finance. The funding will help to support Jamaica in the ongoing implementation of their Economic Reform Programme, under which critical macroeconomic and structural reforms are being undertaken with the objective of stabilizing the economy and setting the stage for inclusive economic growth. The Government of Jamaica has
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Health

  • Jamaica on High Alert for the Introduction of the Zika Virus
    Jamaica on High Alert for the Introduction of the Zika Virus

    , anguillanews.com

    Kingston, Jamaica (JIS) - Jamaica's Minister of Health, Hon. Horace Dalley says given that the zika virus has been confirmed in Haiti, the Ministry of
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Society & Culture

  • Ronald Webster, Leader Who Plotted Anguilla Revolution, Dies at 90
    Ronald Webster, Leader Who Plotted Anguilla Revolution, Dies at 90

    , nytimes.com

    In 1967, when Britain was shedding the vestiges of its empire, Ronald Webster emerged as the George Washington of the tiny Caribbean island of Anguilla — in reverse. He plotted a revolution to embrace the mother country rather than to break with it. London nation-builders had envisioned an independent federation that would formally join Anguilla in association with two other former island colonies, neighboring St. Kitts and Nevis. But Anguilla
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Les Fruits de Mer Launches Rhum Biologique
    Les Fruits de Mer Launches Rhum Biologique

    , anguillanews.com

    April 1, 2016—Grand Case—It started with a chance discovery and a quirk of Caribbean biological research. During the development of their free pop-up natural history museum, Amuseum Naturalis, members of Les Fruits de Mer found a cache of antique biological specimens in the attic of the building and a product was born: Rhum Biologique. “Strong rum was the fluid of choice for early naturalists to preserve their plant and animal
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Education

  • CDEMA champions Caribbean School Safety Initiative
    CDEMA champions Caribbean School Safety Initiative

    , anguillanews.com

    Barbados, April 5, 2017 (CDEMA) – At the recently concluded Caribbean Safe School Ministerial Forum held on April 3-4, 2017 in Antigua and Barbuda, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) reiterated its commitment to championing the Caribbean School Safety initiative towards building a culture of safety within the education sector. “I am pleased to indicate that the Safe Schools initiative will be a flagship programme of the CDEMA Coordinating Unit for the Corporate Planning Period 2017-2020”, said Elizabeth Riley, Deputy Executive Director, CDEMA
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    Places: Caribbean |  Anguilla |  Antigua and Barbuda |  Barbados | 

Travel & Recreation

  • LIAT: Passenger advisory reference Zika travel alerts
    LIAT: Passenger advisory reference Zika travel alerts

    , anguillanews.com

    All customers with reservations with LIAT, The Caribbean Airline, that were booked on or before 10th February, who are concerned about travelling to destinations reported
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Law & Crime

  • Driver arrested in connection with pedestrian's death
    Driver arrested in connection with pedestrian's death

    , anguillanews.com

    56 yr. old Wilson Cater of East End, has been arrested and charged with 'causing death by dangerous driving'. The Royal Anguilla Police Force has arrested and charged 56 yr. old Wilson Cater of East End with causing death by dangerous driving. Carter’s arrest comes as the RAPF continues investigation into the 3rd road fatality for 2016 which occurred on Tuesday 13th September, 2016 shortly after 7:00pm. The accident which
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Life & Style

  • Here's A Caribbean Seafood Festival You Shouldn't Miss | Caribbean360
    Here's A Caribbean Seafood Festival You Shouldn't Miss | Caribbean360

    , caribbean360.com

    One of the premier culinary festivals in the Caribbean, the 10 annual Festival Del Mar in Anguilla, is a must for any foodie – especially those with a penchant for seafood. Local lobster features prominently, as do crab, crayfish, octopus (sea cat), fried fish, and grilled fish of many varieties. Festival Del Mar, celebrated on Easter weekend – April 15 and 16 – offers visitors a window into Anguilla’s unique cultural traditions
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Science & Nature

  • A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR ANGUILLA UNTIL 10 AM TOMORROW
    A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR ANGUILLA UNTIL 10 AM TOMORROW

    , anguillanews.com

    ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES has issued a flash flood watch for low lying areas for Anguilla valid until 10 am tomorrow. A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to moderate to major flooding in low lying and flood prone areas. A low pressure area in the vicinity is expected to cause further instability across the region. Precautions should be taken to safe guard life and
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