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Drinking Age in Anguilla

Anguilla is an island that is tucked away in the northern part of the Caribbean. The island offers a casual and easy pace combined with wonderful weather that remains relatively cool and dry throughout the year. You are not going to find any discoes or dancing bars on the island. However, there is alcohol readily available at most restaurants and the legal drinking age to purchase and consume alcohol is sixteen.

The territory of Anguilla consists of the main island of Anguilla, which are about sixteen miles long and about three miles wide at the widest point. There are also a number of smaller islands that do not have a permanent population. The Valley is the capital of the island.

The island of Anguilla has become quite popular as a tax haven as there is no estate, capital gains, profit, or other types of direct taxation on either corporations or individuals. The first income tax was introduced in the country in 2011 when the island was faced with a large deficit. The income tax is called an Interim Stabilisation Levy and is only 3%.
Food

The cuisine found on the island is influence by the English, French, Spanish, African, and Caribbean cultures. There is an abundance of seafood available including spiny lobster, grouper, marlin, red snapper, mahi-mahi, conch, crap, shrimp, and prawns. One of the staple foods of the island is salt cod and it is eaten either by itself or used in soups, stews, or casseroles.

There is a limited amount of livestock because of the small size of the island. The most commonly eaten meat is goat and it is used in a number of dishes. There is also some pork, mutton, and poultry available as well as imported beef.

Most of the produce of the island is imported because there is a limited amount of land available for agriculture production. Most of the soil is infertile and sandy. Some of the produce that is produced on the island includes peppers, tomatoes, limes as well as other citrus fruits, garlic, onion, pigeon peas, and squash. Callalloo is also grown on the island. This is a leaf green that is native to Africa.
Dominoes

One of the unique aspects of the island is that they take the game of dominoes quite seriously. While this is not the national sport that honour goes to boating, but for a year round activity there is nothing better than a game of dominoes.

You will find a game of dominoes at almost every grocery and bar on the roadside starting after dark. You can watch the game and no one will mind. If you show any interest a player will likely be offered a spot. However, this game is not as easy as it may look. The game takes time and practice in order to master. There are domino boards all over the island as permanent fixtures outside of small bars and shops.

 

 
 

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