Where are all the tourists? The least-visited countries in the world revealed, from hidden Caribbean islands to little-known ancient realms
Hurricane Hugo in 1989 hit 90 per cent of the island's structures and in 1995 it was battered when the previously dormant Soufriere Hills volcano erupted. These days, its volcano is now actually one of Montserrat's main attractions, along with its ...
Howling At The Moon: Why I'm Taking My Children To See The Solar Eclipse
eventually to wait off the island of Guadeloupe, mid-line on the path of totality. The evening before the eclipse, the volcano on Montserrat was erupting and through my binoculars I saw glowing sparks thrown from the peak, falling languidly as if through ...
Montserrat (aka "The Emerald Isle") is one of the Caribbean's Leeward Islands (Lesser Antilles, British West Indies). The island is one of the British Overseas Territories (population around 5,000 and a total area of 102 km2 /39 ml2). Cruise ships to ...
In the end, 7,000 people — about two-thirds of the population — left the island, 4,000 of them going to the UK (Montserrat is a British Overseas Territory). That may make it sound like a strange place to take a holiday but, 20 years on, the local ...
Falklands' hosts Montserrat top official as part of UK's Territory to Territory Partnership
“I have fully supported this partnership between the Falklands and our sister island in the Caribbean”, indicated MLA Michael Poole “We are very excited to be hosting Minister Hogan” SAERI director Dr. Brickle said “our two visits to Montserrat ...
Royal Navy Wildcat helicopter uncovers drug plantations on Montserrat
A reconnaissance mission flown by a Royal Navy Wildcat over the tiny Caribbean island of Montserrat has uncovered nine illegal drug plantations in the island’s forbidden zone. Naval aviators revisited the town of Plymouth on the island, 20 years after ...
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Former ECCB Governor, Sir K Dwight Venner To Be laid to Rest 4 January 2017
The following press release was sent on 29th, December 2016 from the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) on the passing of the Honourable Sir K Dwight Venner. Basseterre, St Kitts, 29 December 2016 Lady Lynda Venner, widow of The Honourable Sir K Dwight Venner, former Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has […]
Christmas Message 2016 The following Christmas message was released on December 25, 2016. By: Honourable Premier, Donaldson Romeo Fellow citizens, residents and friends of Montserrat, greetings. During this season of hope, I want to wish everyone a peaceful and joyous Christmas and a bright and prosperous 2017 when it comes. This […]
Honourable Deputy Premier, Delmaude Ryan Speaks at the Opening of the 2016 Agri-Expo in Little Bay, Montserrat
The following speech was delivered by the Honourable Deputy Premier, Delmaude Ryan at the Opening of the 2016 Agri-Expo on December 15th, 2016 Today is what we are hoping would be a turning point in the Agricultural sector in Montserrat , as the Ministry of Agriculture launches its agricultural strategy & marketing plan 2016-2021 […]
Soca Artist, Gavin ‘Scrappy’ Johnson Releases Educational APP for Children
SCRAPPY RELEASES EDUCATIONAL APP FOR CHILDREN Soca artist, Gavin ‘Scrappy’ Johnson, has teamed up with Brazilian app designer Nicole Dantas to produce an app for his charity R.E.A.D (Reward Education And Determination). The app is a brain training game to help develop children’s memory through play. It allows you to test your memory […]
Donald Trump slams removal of historic statues as Confederate figures come down
The US President predicts that monuments to George Washington could come down next – a claim historians say is “ridiculous”. UK, Thursday 17 August 2017 The far-right rally in Charlottesivlle was a protest against a statue’s removal By Aubrey Allegretti, Political Reporter Donald Trump has said US history and culture is being “ripped apart” by […]
Barcelona terror attack: One arrested after van driven into dozens of pedestrians
Thursday 17 August 2017 At least 13 people have died and 50 are injured after a white van hits people in a tourist area of Catalonia’s capital. Police have arrested a suspect after a van killed at least 13 people in a terrorist attack in Barcelona city centre. A white van mounted the pavement of […]
Human remains discovered after 12-year search for American student in Aruba
by STAFF WRITER ORANJESTAD, Aug. 17, CMC – There is another twist to the mystery surrounding the disappearance of American high school graduate Natalee Holloway following the discovery of human remains in this Dutch Caribbean territory. Natalee Holloway Holloway, 18, was with friends on a post-high school trip to Aruba in 2005 when she […]
Arthritis in knees is a preventable disease, scientists discover
The Times Kate Wright August 15 2017, 12:01am, The Times Three quarters of osteoarthritis sufferers say they are in constant pain REX FEATURES Arthritis in the knees is a preventable disease rather than an inevitable consequence of wear and ageing, a study has concluded. The condition is twice as common today as it was before […]
China denies being involved in “economic colonialism” in Jamaica
by STAFF WRITER KINGSTON, Jamaica, Aug 11, CMC – China Friday condemned a video circulating on social network in which an opposition legislator claims that there is “a form of economic colonialism by Chinese businesses operating in Jamaica”. In a statement, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China it is offended by the […]
Usain Bolt pulls up hurt in final race as Britain win men’s 4x100m gold
Usain Bolt pulls up hurt in final race at World Championships Oliver Brown, Chief Sports Feature Writer, London Stadium (report) Stuart Stone, (live updates) Given this was once a country of incorrigible baton-droppers, the British men’s relay team restored national pride in the most emphatic and improbable style last night with a gold medal to […]
Montserrat celebrates its annual Calabash Festival
LITTLE BAY, Montserrat -- The island of Montserrat will be celebrating its annual Calabash Festival from Sunday, July 16 through Sunday, July 23, 2017. Organized by the Montserrat Hospitality Association, under the theme “Celebrating Our African Heritage”, the Festival will include a number of...