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MR. AUDLEY ALMAIR CARTY Social Development (Construction) A U D L E Y C A R T Y , like many Anguillian men lived and worked overseas for a number of years where he gained experience and improved his skills in the construction industry. He returned home in the 1970’s and started his own construction company with some 30 employees from across the island. Mr. Carty’s contribution to the construction industry in Anguilla has been notable particularly in regards to the construction of private homes for both local and expatriates. Over the years he was responsible for the construction of several notable tourism projects. These include Nathan’s Cove Villas in Meads Bay; Cove Castles Resort at Shoal Bay West; Altamar at Shoal Bay West and Villa Kitshi in Black Gardens. In 1995 after the passage of Hurricane Luis, the Ebenezer Methodist Church Roof was blown off, Mr. Carty voluntarily assisted in the replacement of new galvalume roofing. He also built the toilet facility at the Sandy Ground playing field. In his spare time Mr. Carty cultivates peas, corn, sweet potatoes and pumpkins which he is always willing to share with neighbours and friends in the community.

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MR. CLEMENT (BANKIE) BANX Social Development (Arts) B A N K I E B A N X musical career spans some 46 years to date. He produced his first number one hit in 1977 - "Prince of Darkness" and followed that with several chart topping songs over the next few years. With the release of his first Album Roots and Herbs in 1978, recorded with his band, The Roots and Herbs, Bankie pioneered reggae music in the Eastern Caribbean. Bankie became the first performer from Anguilla to appear at Reggae Sunsplash, in 1983 and he appeared again in 1992. He was featured during a live Sunsplash performance in the ground-breaking reggae documentary Cool Runnings. Following his success at Reggae Sunsplash 1983, Bankie and his band The Roots & Herbs toured extensively in the Caribbean before heading to Europe. Bankie continued to return to Anguilla for annual performances and started the Moonsplash Music Festival in 1991, staged on the grounds of his own bar, The Dune Preserve. Moonsplash, now in its 25th year, has become one of the premier music festivals in the Eastern Caribbean and has featured internationally revered artists. In the summer of 2005, Bankie started the Project Stingray music and arts education program on Anguilla. Bankie's fall tour of the United States supported awareness and raised funds for the Stingray Programme. Through his fund-raising efforts Bankie was able to donate 30 brand new guitars to the Stingray Programme during the Cultural and Arts Fair at Moonsplash 2006. During a Jimmy Buffett charity event hosted by Bankie Banx at The Dune Preserve, Bankie raised over one hundred thousand for local charities.

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Design Anguilla Issue 11 - The Men's Issue  

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