Next generation of Chagos exiles resists deportation
First they were evicted by the British from their island home. Now the descendants of the Chagossians ... They include the Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, the Cayman Islands and Montserrat. Queen Elizabe...
Antigua and Barbuda to implement GEF IWEco project
At the 5th Council of Ministers Meeting of Environment Sustainability (COMES 5) held in Montserrat on Wednesday, the island’s Minister of Health, Molwyn Joseph signed an agreement with other Ministers ...
UK funding to fight plastic pollution in St Helena and conservation projects in BOTs
The new projects will see a scheme to reduce and monitor plastic pollution on the island of St Helena in the South Atlantic and a new data collecting and reporting system for Montserrat to help create ...
New scheme to fight plastics pollution gains Government grant funding
The new projects will see a scheme to reduce and monitor plastic pollution on the island of St Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean and a new data collecting and reporting system for Montserrat to help ...
Montserrat to host OECS Environment Council Meeting
will be held in this lovely island of Montserrat. The 5th Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Environmental Sustainability (COMES) of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will take p...
Brits who use towels to reserve spots on the beach in Ibiza could soon be FINED
The Balearic island wants to join the ranks of other Spanish resorts like Gandia, which have introduced penalties for reserving spots on the beach. Environment councillor Montserrat Garcia told local ...
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCES THE REOPENING OF THE YOUTH AND SPORTS DEVELOPMENT PROJECT –‘EMPOWERING YOUTH ON MONTSERRAT’
The Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs, and Sports announces the reopening of the Youth and Sports Development Programme under the leadership of Mr. Lyston Skerritt. The programme in Phase II will seek to support the youth of Montserrat through apprenticeship placement, entrepreneur development and capacity/skill development. Interested youth are invited to visit the […]
ENVIRONMENT MINISTERS AGREE ON UNIFIED APPROACH TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE ISSUES
The OECS 5th Council of Ministers of Environment and Sustainability (COMES5) Meeting concluded on the evening of Wednesday, July 11 with Ministers of Environment identifying several areas for greater collaboration and unified action, to address a number of climate change issues affecting the region. Speaking at a press briefing following the conclusion of […]
Tenders are now being accepted for a new one-year contract for the Montserrat Ferry Service. The ferry procurement process is being conducted by the Office of the Premier with support from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management, and is regarded as a critical aspect of Montserrat’s development agenda. Potential bidders are invited […]
COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE 39th REGULAR MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF CARICOM
The Thirty-Ninth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held at Montego Bay, Jamaica, 4-6 July, 2018. The Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness, chaired the proceedings. Other Members of the Conference in attendance were: Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Honourable […]
MATLHE PREPARES TO HOST OECS ENVIRONMENT COUNCIL MEETING NEXT WEEK
Thursday, July 5, 2018- The Ministry of Agriculture, Trade, Lands, Housing and the Environment (MATLHE) is preparing to welcome more than 40 delegates to the island, for the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) 5th Council of Ministers of Environment and Sustainability (COMES5) Meeting. The COMES5 Meeting will be held here on Tuesday, July […]
T&T Prime Minister defends delay in signing CARICOM Protocol on Contingent Rights
by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, July 13, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley on Thursday defended his country’s delay in signing on to the protocol that gives rights to the spouses and children of people who move within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) under the free movement of skills regime. […]
Haiti’s Prime Minister resigns , President promises to respond to demands of Haitians
by STAFF WRITER PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Jul. 15, CMC – Haiti’s Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant, resigned on Saturday, just after days of violent protests against fuel price rises. Jack Guy Lafontant Lafontant, who faced a motion of no confidence following the protest that led to the death of at least seven people, told […]
Measures being implemented to fast-track full implementation of CSME
by STAFF WRITER KINGSTON, Jamaica, July 10, CMC – Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have put measures in place to fast-track the full implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). Among the strategies is a special meeting of CARICOM Heads to focus solely on the CSME, to be held in […]
Ross University opens new research and pathology building in St. Kitts Nevis
by STAFF WRITER BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Jul. 12, CMC – The Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) has opened a multi-million dollar research and pathology building that will allow for an improved understanding of zoonotic and vector borne diseases in the region. At the opening earlier this week, Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister […]
St. Kitts-Nevis Public urged to reduce use of plastics
by STAFF WRITER BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Jul. 12, CMC – The government has urged the public reduce their use of plastics in their everyday lives as plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental challenges with negative effects on human, plant, animal and marine life. “We are realistic and we recognize that plastics have become an […]
Diplomatic passport case filed by private citizen – ruled abuse of process
by STAFF WRITER BASSETERRE, St Kitts, Friday July 13, CMC – Opposition Leader Dr Denzil Douglas scored a legal victory on Friday when a High Court judge threw out a challenge filed by a private citizen to his right to sit in Parliament on the basis of his ownership of a Dominica diplomatic passport. High […]
by STAFF WRITER MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, Jul. 7, CMC – Chairman of the Caribbean Community(CARICOM), Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness, on Friday signed three agreements pertaining to matters of the regional body. The signing took place during the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM that ended here on Friday. […]
4 rescued from Thai cave in risky operation; 9 remain inside
By TASSANEE VEJPONGSA and KAWEEWIT KAEWJINDA Associated Press – July 7, 2018 MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Expert divers Sunday rescued four of 12 boys from a flooded cave in northern Thailand where they were trapped with their soccer coach for more than two weeks, as a dangerous and complicated plan unfolded amid heavy rain […]