Letter from the Chairman

 

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to this first edition of ‘Island Life’ our new Jumby Bay Island newsletter.  The purpose of the newsletter is to keep our community of friends of the island; homeowners, returning island guests and senior employees, informed and updated on news and events. We will be sending out regular editions of ‘Island Life’ always introducing new topics as well as bringing you up to date on topics already covered in past editions.

Apart from our website jumbybayisland.com which has been live for some months now, this newsletter is the first iteration of the new brand identity for Jumby Bay Island. We have been working closely with a branding agency called Turner Duckworth in creating this new look and feel, which is now being rolled out slowly but surely. We welcome your comments, suggestions or feedback.

There are many quite significant additions and improvements to the island, which will be covered in this and future editions of Island Life. We would also like to welcome three new homeowners, Stefan and Heidi Widensohler who bought L’Acqua, the Watkin-Jones family who are now owners of Blue Pelican and the Ogden’s who are in the process of building Lost Puffin on Lot 26, formerly Tir Na Nog.

I am sorry to report that over the past year we have lost two homeowners both of whom have been very much a part of the community here for many years and will be sadly missed.

When they bought their Pond Bay Villa, Sunflower, in the late 1980’s, Shelly and Sandy Shane became amongst the very first homeowners on Jumby Bay. Since then Shelly and Sandy and their extended family have spent many happy times here and have always been a valued and positive influence. Shelly passed away on 21st November 2016. We extend our sincere condolences to Sandy and all Shelly’s loved ones for his loss.

Beryl ‘Jo’ Jones and Yvonne Jacques owned Carisbrooke (now Pure Turquoise) until they sold in 2008. They returned to Jumby Bay in 2012 and bought villas 102 and 103, which they then remodeled beautifully. Yvonne and Jo sold Villa 102 (now known as Jabberwocky) in 2013 and they kept 103, which they renamed Carisbrooke. After a short illness Jo passed way on 20th February 2016. All those who knew Jo will always remember her tremendous charm and quick ‘Aussie’ wit and our thoughts are with Yvonne and their friends and families.