|Eusie ‘Fishie’ Thomas is a Jamaican Artisan and Craftsman and Master
Joiner/Carpenter who has lived on Anguilla since 1996. Eusie has
worked with Bamboo for over thirty years and is an expert on the care,
maintenance and use of this medium. He was involved in the W.I.S.E.
program for many years teaching young adults how to make bamboo crafts
and furniture and involving them in a useful hobby or career in later
He was also involved in the A.N.C.A.A. , the Anguilla National Creative Arts Association which has been praised for its vision, foresight, investment of time and other resources in developing and implementing a bamboo workshop and exhibition on the island. The association was described as “a group of committed, dedicated and patriotic Anguillians who designed, planned and implemented this project on their own and then solicited Government’s support and is a model for community development that should be adopted by all non-government organizations and community-based organizations involved in self-help, self-management with Government as facilitator or enabler."