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Anguilla was overseen by Great Britain until the early 1800’s, when the island – against the desires of the inhabitants – was consolidated into a unified British dependency, along with neighboring Saint Kitts and Nevis. Several attempts at succession failed. Then, on May 30, 1967, celebrated today as Anguilla Day, the Royal St. Kitts Police Force was repelled from the island. Britain became involved and a peacekeeping committee was created. Debates over Anguilla’s succession continued to be negotiated for another decade until, on December 19, 1980, Anguilla officially became a separate entity from its two Caribbean neighbors.
Europeans changed the name of the island from Malliouhana (which meant arrow-shape sea serpent) to Anguilla (“anguille” is French for “eel”), thought to be for the island’s long, sleek shape. The highest point, Crocus Hill, located near the center of the Island, rises just 213 feet (65 meters) above sea level.
The tropical climate is nearly perfect with an average temperature of 76 degrees Fahrenheit (24 C). The temperature rarely exceeds 85 F (29 C) or drops lower than a mild 72 F (22 C). The pleasant climate and lush soil gives this 39-square-mile island a natural beauty full of lush green vegetation ranging from rain forest to near desert. Brilliant flowers and exotic fauna abound.
The island boasts 33 magnificent beaches and crystal clear waters. The top rated beach is Shoal Bay East. This is a 2-mile strand of perfect white sand has been pegged as the world’s best beach (not just the Caribbean’s) by many well-respected tourist magazines. The delicate, powdery sand stretches a mile, proceeds to a point with some breathtaking reefs, and then continues an additional mile. Numerous desirable beach bars and inviting open-air restaurants line the beach.
The luxurious 5 star Crusinart Resort and Spa boasts 93 luxurious guest rooms and suites. It is graciously expansive with rooms ranging from 900 to over 7,500 square feet. Rooms offer extraordinary sea views, a full-service spa, salon and fitness center. A variety of cuisine from the two on-site restaurants is complimented by the plush resort’s unique hydroponics farm and organic gardens which are selectively harvested daily to provide for the freshest of cuisine.
We highly recommend accommodations in one of the 27 unique hotels and inns, most of which are nestled along one of many gorgeous beaches. They possess a relaxing ambiance and attract upscale visitors, many of whom return annually. A tourist may visit art galleries, take excursions to historic sites and museums, go horseback riding, dance to island beats, take jaunts to the undersea world, go sailing and snorkeling, or spend quiet days basking in the sun and enjoy the simple pleasure of sunset strolls. The visitor attracted to Anguilla usually appreciates the historical character of the island. Today’s population is about 13,500, which is about double the population in 1985. American University of Antigua Medical School boasts the only hospital-integrated medical school in the Caribbean. Medical care is respectable for Caribbean standards with the average lifespan on the island at nearly 80 years.
Leading into the 1800’s Anguilla maintained a plantation economy like the majority of the Caribbean. Rum, sugar, cotton, indigo (a purple dye), fustic (a yellow dye) and mahogany wood were its chief exports. Because rainfall is not as abundant as other local islands and the soil conditions did not accommodate sufficient crops for a sustained plantation economy, estates were small and could not employ many slaves. Those who were employed spent a majority of their time tending their own food plots instead of the plantation. Eventually, workers began to develop into sole peasant proprietors, fisherman or sailors, which enhanced their personal independence. By 1833 the British Parliament enacted the Emancipation Act, freeing the slaves, which was put into action in August 1, 1834. By this time the population on Anguilla had decreased to a mere 1,956 inhabitants.
Rich in culture, the local holidays and festivals are centered on historical events. Anguilla’s most spectacular display is the Summer Festival, beginning August Monday at 5 am with J’Ouvert Mornin,’ a daybreak jam through the streets to celebrate emancipation. Nearly two weeks of dancing, competitions, fairs, costumes and parades liven up the evenings with stunning color. During the daytime, as with most of Anguilla’s major holidays, the island is overflowing with the excitement of beach picnics and Anguilla’s national sport of boat racing,
You will find the people of Anguilla to be calm and cheerful. The island is mainly Christian in denomination with nearly one church for every two square miles. British holidays such as the Queen’s Birthday, Whit Monday and others are celebrated, but this English speaking nation preserves a unique balance of all its historic inspirations that make this island a truly unique get-away.
The economy is based on luxury tourism, offshore banking, lobster fishing, and remittances to family members from those who have moved abroad. The gorgeous beaches have steadily increased activity in the tourism industry, which has sparked the expansion of the construction sector. This growth has contributed to economic stimulation. Anguillan officials have exerted substantial effort into building the offshore financial sector, which is growing substantially. So, the government officials have a strong economic incentive for the financial privacy and asset protection legislation to remain strong for the long-term.
Following its heritage, the traditional head of state is the Queen of England represented by the governor. The head of government is the Chief Minister, who actually oversees the government. The Executive Council is appointed by the governor from among those who have been elected as members of the House of Assembly (similar to the Congress in the US or House of Lords in the UK). The House of Assembly includes eleven seats total, seven of whom are elected by direct popular vote by the people. Two are ex officio members (members because of their position in the government), and two are appointed. Members serve five-year terms.
Anguilla’s crime rate is exceedingly low. Crime is so rare that one of the most luxurious hotels, Cap Juluca, has dispensed with room keys. The locals boast of crime being practically nonexistent on the island. One local lady expressed here heartfelt sentiment that her island as “a Christian community.” “There’s no crime here,” she said.
The per capita income is about U.S. $8,600.00 annually. The political parties reflect stability that follows their British heritage.
Telephone and internet connectivity are widespread across the country. Cable and Wireless has since installed a state-of-the-art fiber optic digital system. Standard and cellular telephone service is available throughout the island. Any part of the world may be direct-dialed from Anguilla without ease. There are nine radio stations and one television station. Most television channels available to the locals are US-based.
The Wallblake Airport (airport code AXA) is located in The Valley, which is Anguilla’s capital. The runway is 3600′ long, more than enough to handle the commuter planes that bustle in and out of the airport. Most flights are to and from Puerto Rico. In addition to San Juan (Puerto Rico), flights are also available to St. Marteen, St. Thomas (USVI), Antigua, St. Kitts and Nevis, plus charters to St. Barts, and more. The best way for you to obtain an appreciation for this beautiful country and its corporate program is, of course, for you to visit. If that is temporarily impractical, please allow Companies Incorporated the chance to demonstrate to you its commitment to prompt and outstanding service to the international business community. Companies Incorporated is the one of the sole Western US management consulting firms offering Anguilla corporation formation.
An important note from the President of Offshorecorporation.com (a division of Companies Incorporated – since 1977) about the search for Anguilla
We spent much time and travel looking for an offshore domicile that we could honestly recommend to our clients seeking the asset protection and privacy offered by a business base outside of the United States. There are literally hundreds of places promoting their spot as the best.
The one thing I insisted on was absolute propriety, where there would be a meticulous regard for international law and the laws of the United States. No phony banks, no money laundering, no tax evasion. There have been episodes of that around the world, and I wanted no part of it.
So when I finally looked in depth at Anguilla and met with current and former government officials in person and by phone, I was intrigued. The more I looked, the more convinced I became that we had found a truly peaceful, law-abiding base for our clients seeking privacy and asset protection.
The fact that Anguilla LLC law and legal protection provisions substantially largely based on U.S. and British statute were some of the first features of the legislation that intrigued me. That meant no significant legal concerns in understanding how to conduct business there.
The majority of our clients are looking to increase profits around the globe and enhance their financial privacy and protection. They want to be free of burdensome legal requirements that they face in many countries. They want a secure, reliable domicile, a locale where they know the laws will be fairly and honestly administered. That bought us to Anguilla. Believe me, we have been communicating with officials in Anguilla for years before we made the decision to recommend this country. With our long history, since 1977, doing business with tens of thousands of clients and our reputation to uphold, we are sure to steer away from anything but the very best for our treasured clients.
There were other considerations. We had to see Anguilla LLC’s from an objective business vantage point. Knowing that our clients rely on us for recommendations we looked for a base that offered these advantages:
– No disclosure of Owners, Managers, Officers, or Directors.
– Strong, safe banks.
– No requirement for annual accounting in the jurisdiction.
– Freedom to locate offices and records in any country
– Ability to retain absolute control without ownership.
– No need for any of the managers, officers or directors be citizens or residents of the country.
– No prohibition against bearer shares or membership certificates
– Authority to redomicile the company into or out of the country.
– Strong privacy laws.
Anguilla LLC’s more than passed our test
Underlying all of our research is the fact that Anguilla is a politically stable, democratic country. That is why I earnestly recommend that any of our clients who want to reap the advantages of an offshore jurisdiction should strongly consider Anguilla. I believe that there are multitudes of businesspeople that are simply not aware of how they can take advantage of an offshore safe haven. Asset protection and financial privacy are two of the chief benefits.
With trial lawyers cutting a wide swath into business today an offshore base could be the most economical form of insurance that a company can attain. The US is in the middle of a lawsuit boom. I think that Anguilla is the kind of financial fortress that is needed to seek refuge from the legal hand grenades that are being lobbed at today’s businesspeople.
– Rather than the usual $5,000 US to $8,000 US for an offshore company, an Anguilla LLC is only $1495 US.
– An offshore bank account is only $350 US.
– The total for an Anguilla LLC plus offshore bank account is only $1845 US.
We also offer the Anguilla Office Program which gives you a local office address with mail forwarding, a shared telephone number answered by a live receptionist during working hours, a recorded message after hours, and a local fax number. For extra legitimacy and privacy, you can place your Anguilla Office Program address, telephone number and fax number on your website and on company letterhead. The Anguilla office program can be added for only $995 US.
We highly recommend our full management contract, that for only $3,495.00, will cover all of the following services listed below, including company formation at no extra cost. This Fiduciary Structure will have a $2,495.00 annual renewal fee. Let our experienced team of experts take care of your asset protection and privacy needs. See what is included below.
Anguilla Complete Management Package
The Anguilla Complete Management Package Include the Following Services:
– Formation of an Anguilla asset protection Limited Liability Company (LLC)
– Offshore bank account in Class A top-rated bank (at time of incorporation)
– Caribbean mailing address with mail forwarding
– Caribbean telephone number answered by a live receptionist
– Caribbean fax number
– Annual registered agent fee
– Annual government fee
– Maintenance of bank accounts
– Nominee directors & officers
– Debit card (at time of incorporation)
– Invoicing or re-invoicing (12 per year)
– Brokerage accounts (at time of incorporation)
– Online access to bank and brokerage account
– Power of attorney giving you 100% control
It just makes good sense to explore your options these days. Please feel free to call just to talk it over—call 1-800-830-1055 or 1-661-253-3303 or order online by clicking the link below.
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