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Montserrat is the other Emerald Isle on St. Patrick’s Day
Montserrat’s Irish heritage dates back to the 17th century when the island became a haven for Irish Catholics who had been persecuted on other Caribbean islands. The Irish were originally sent into exile and devastating indentured servitude by Cromwell.
Photograph: Getty Images In 1678, more than half of the Caribbean island’s population was made up of Irish ... The 11-day St Patrick’s Festival (March 9th-19th) is a celebration of Montserrat’s Irish roots and includes cultural and social events ...
10 Reasons Why You'll Fall In Love With Montserrat
“Where the hell is it and how did you come to be there?” The first answer is simple. Montserrat is a lush, green, mountainous tropical island, approximately 39 square miles (well, probably now a little larger, due to its re-awakened volcano), lying in ...
On Guadeloupe, beautiful beaches — with a backstory
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 ...
Six Montserratians who have selflessly contributed and committed to the development and advancement of Montserrat will be awarded national honours during the 4th National Honours and Awards Ceremony on Friday, March 16, 2018. The Ceremony which is organised by the National Honours and Awards Committee, under the responsibility Office of the Premier, will be […]
PLANS IN PLACE FOR FERRY OPERATIONS TOMORROW- MARCH 7, 2018
The Access Division wishes to inform the public that plans are in place for the Ferry to operate on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from Antigua to Montserrat. Following a meeting with key agencies and stakeholders, His Excellency, Governor Andrew Pearce has granted approval in principle for the Ferry to disembark in Plymouth, should the […]
IBSU ISSUES GUIDELINES TO SPEED UP PROCESSING TIME AT PORTS
The Montserrat Integrated Boarder Security Unit (IBSU) has issued some guidelines aimed at accelerating the processing time for persons arriving into the island. The recommendations have been issued in light of the increased arrivals expected for the St. Patrick’s week of activities which begin on March 9 to 19, 2018. The IBSU said […]
COLIN FERGUS APPOINTED NEW PERMANENT SECRETARY FOR THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS
Mr Colin Fergus has been appointed to the post of Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports, effective Monday March 12th, 2018. Mr. Fergus brings to the post a wealth of experience in the public sector, having worked at the Treasury Department, the Department of Information Technology and E-Government Services […]
FIRST SET OF CVQ TRAINERS AND ASSESSORS ON MONTSERRAT AWARDED
Eight Teachers and two employees in the Ministry of Agriculture have been awarded Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQs) Level 4 in Training and Assessment, to support the delivery of Montserrat’s first CVQs certification. The completion of the training will support the Ministry of Education’s efforts to broaden the curriculum being offered by the Montserrat Secondary […]
De Ole Dawg – Part 5: 2018 -Montserrat’s culture vs strategy challenge
Are we locked into a governance culture of “business as usual,” hostility to change and reacting to the crisis of the day? BRADES, Montserrat, Mar 15, 2018 – Last time, we noted that by 2012 DfID wrote in a business case that the Montserrat Development Corporation “ha[d] not performed to date as expected,” speaking of […]
At Least Four People Dead After “First of Its Kind” Bridge Collapses Onto Drivers in Miami
Slate By Jaime Dunaway March 15, 2018 Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department personnel and other rescue units work at the scene Thursday where a pedestrian bridge in Miami collapsed a few days after it was built. Reports indicate that there are an unknown number of fatalities as a result of the collapse, which crushed at […]
by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Mar 14, CMC – Police said the bodies of four people, including two secondary school children, were found in a house at La Brea , south of here, on Tuesday night. The authorities said retired teacher, Michael Scott, 69, appeared to have been bludgeoned to death […]
Opposition party congratulates NNP on “resounding victory”
by STAFF WRITER ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Mar 14, CMC – The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Wednesday congratulated the New National Party (NNP) for its “resounding victory” in the March 13 general election here. The NDC suffered a third 15-nil defeat in a general election here since 1999, including a consecutive score line in […]
Prime Minister Mitchell leads NNP to historic victory in Grenada
by STAFF WRITER ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Mar 13, CMC – Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell led his New National Party (NNP) to an historic clean sweep of all 15 seats in a general election here on Tuesday, making it the third time he has achieved the feat in electoral politics in Grenada. The 71-year-old […]
MVO Director Stewart fixes UK Guardian, Express newspapers misrepresentation
by Bennette Roach It wouldn’t be the first time that UK Newspapers have distorted and published information that turned out unfavourable and detrimental to the Island. Publication of articles like this with this kind of information, is reminiscent of 1997-8 when the UK Government authorities broadcasted and said that there might be a cataclysmic eruption […]
by STAFF WRITER ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Mar 2, CMC – The ruling New National Party (NNP) Friday launched its manifesto for the March 13 general election outline plans it said would transform the island to become the economic power house of the region. “I am confident that we have the most solid and comprehensive […]
by STAFF WRITER ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Mar 2, CMC – The OBSERVER Media Group of Companies (OMG) Friday announced its digital transformation resulting in a drastic change in the publication of its 25 year old newspaper that will now be produced three times a week. “This is an exciting time for OBSERVER,” said Darren […]
Ruling party launches manifesto promising jobs, reducing corporate taxes
by STAFF WRITER ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Mar 2, CMC – The ruling Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) Friday launched its manifesto for the March 21 general election promising not to re-introduce income tax having repealed the fiscal measure two years after coming to office in 2016. “The ABLP remains committed to the view that […]