Watlington, who when interviewed Wednesday morning was on his way to Montserrat to survey and provide an overview on that island nation’s major hazzards said, Caribbean volcanoes are more explosive and therefore more dangerous close up than the slow type ...
A major eruption in 1997 killed 19 people, devastating the south of the island and burying the capital, Plymouth. More than half the population left. Once an economic mainstay, tourism was badly hit and Montserrat has relied heavily upon British and EU aid ...
Montserrat wants to go back on list to be decononised
He said London has been the main grant agency supporting the island’s development budget. Romeo said that the main barrier to Montserrat achieving economic independence is the lack of and slow replacement of key, adequate and basic infrastructure lost to ...
He said London has been the main grant agency supporting the island's development budget. Romeo said that the main barrier to Montserrat achieving economic independence is the lack of and slow replacement of key adequate and basic infrastructure lost to ...
Another wind-whipped beach on the other side of the resort was empty of people, and we could see the island of Montserrat in the distance. It was pristine, a textbook-perfect beach, the “Dayenu” of beaches. Imagine starting your trip with this ...
MONTSERRAT TO REMAIN ON DECOLONISATION LIST—PREMIER WANTS 2012 REQUEST FOR REMOVAL WITHDRAWN
Premier, the Honourable Donaldson Romeo, has asked the ‘Special Committee on Decolonization (C-24)’ to withdraw the 2012 request to have Montserrat removed from the list of Territories which need to be decolonised. The request was made during the United Nations Sustainable Development Seminar, convened in Grenada from May 9 to 11, 2018. The Seminar […]
TOURISM DIVISION HOSTS ABS TEAM FOR MONTSERRAT FAMILIARISATION TOUR
Thursday, May 10, 2018 – The Tourism Division, within the Office of the Premier, this week hosted a four-member team from the Antigua and Barbuda Broadcasting Services (ABS) for a Montserrat familiarisation visit. The team, Host and Producer, Patrice Martin; Host, Steve ‘Ibis’ Freeland; Audio Visual Manager, Marlon Carr; and Graphic Designer, Steven Mullings […]
Empowering Excellence Programme Statement by His Excellency, Governor Andrew Pearce
Our Public Service in Montserrat plays a huge part in the life of our island – our health, safety and prosperity. The challenges we face from our history and geography, including our position in the path of Atlantic hurricanes, can only be managed with the breadth and skills of a strong public service. We are […]
LEADER OF GOVERNMENT’S STATEMENT ON THE UK’s PUBLIC REGISTERS LEGISLATION
Following the decision by Britain’s House of Commons, to pass the amendments to the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill 2017-2019, which now mandates Montserrat and other British Overseas Territories to introduce public registers of beneficial ownership of companies by 2020, I think it is necessary to state, up front, my concern that this may very […]
UNITING WORKERS FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC ADVANCEMENT- HON. LEWIS LABOUR DAY STATEMENT
Greetings to your Excellency, Hon Members of Parliament Deputy Governor, Union and staff association Presidents, Executives, Employers and workers. I am proud to stand here to deliver a short message as Labour Minister and to participate in 2018 Labour Day celebrations organized by the Unions and staff Associations with the support of the Labour […]
ELECTIONS-Barbadians vote for new government amid economic concerns
by Peter Richards By Peter Richards BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, May 21, CMC – Barbadians go to the polls on Thursday to elect a new government amid growing economic concerns and the possibility of choosing a woman for the first time to lead a government in this Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country. “We have done this country […]
by Peter Richards BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, May 21, CMC –A senior lecturer at the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has welcomed the ruling of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) regarding the registration of Commonwealth citizens to be included in the voters list ahead of the May 24 general […]
Guyana fisherman killed after warning about smoking cocaine
Friday, May 18, 2018 GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The police in Guyana have detained a man who allegedly stabbed to death a 45-year-old fisherman who refused to stop smoking cocaine in his presence on Friday. Police said that Davanand Jailall, 38, was in the company of other fishermen in the Corentyne area when he was […]
Praises for Sir Dennis Byron as Antigua High Court observers his retirement
Sir Dennis Byron to retire soon by STAFF WRITER JOHN’S, Antigua, May 16, CMC – (Adapted) – Prominent regional and international jurists Wednesday praised the contributions of the outgoing President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Sir Dennis Byron, for his immense contribution to Caribbean and international jurisprudence. Sir Dennis, 75, who leaves the […]
After a voting process lasting over a month, the Montserrat community at home and abroad voted to name the new and long-awaited marine vessel, MV “Heliconia Star“, which arrived on Wednesday morning having sailed from Antigua to Montserrat with its crew and members of the marine unit here on board. It arrived in Montserrat on […]
Jamaica Observer Friday, May 18, 2018 CHICAGO, United States (AFP) — At least eight people were killed when a male student opened fire at a Texas high school on Friday, a local sheriff said, as President Donald Trump expressed his “heartbreak” over the “horrific” shooting. The incident took place at Santa Fe High School in […]
EU to remove two Caribbean countries from blacklist of tax havens
by STAFF WRITER BRUSSELS, May 18, CMC – Two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are likely to be removed from the European Union list of tax havens next week, when European finance ministers meet here. The Bahamas and St. Kitts-Nevis had in the past strongly objected to be included in the list put out by the […]