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Is Montserrat Lock Off?  – A call for the Little Bay Safe Harbour Flood of tributes for Queen Elizabeth on her 90th birthday Tax waivers and freight service for Montserrat
 
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Is Montserrat Lock Off? – A call for the Little Bay Safe Harbour

Editor: The following became lost in our maze of emails. Readers will notice its reference to shortage of the ferry service prior to and during the week of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. We apologise to Capt. John Howes and our readers for the omission of the publication of this topical submission. Mister Editor, I am […]

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Flood of tributes for Queen Elizabeth on her 90th birthday

by Martin Benedyk and Jill Lawless, Associated Press April 21, 2016 WINDSOR, England (AP) — Fate unexpectedly made her queen. Duty and endurance have made her an institution and an icon. Queen Elizabeth II turned 90 on Thursday as Britain’s oldest and longest-reigning monarch, drawing crowds of well-wishers and floods of tributes to the stamina […]

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Tax waivers and freight service for Montserrat

Premier Romeo announces tax waivers from Antigua The Honourable Premier Donaldson Romeo had good news which he foretold would bring some reprieve for travelers between Antigua and Montserrat as well as business owners who depended on importing and exporting cargo using the Antigua – Montserrat route. TMR had gleaned information that Hon. Romero had discussions […]

Editorial

Where are the colonisation attempts in FS appointment

26 April 2016

 April 22, 2016 While mulling over the furor over the selection and the likely appointment of the newly selected Financial Secretary, considered by others to be quite saddening, the thought comes burning, ‘What has become of the people of Montserrat?” This should not be surprising as recently deep thinking people have been sharing about the […]

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HMS Mersey’s visit cancelled

22 April 2016

BRADES—A visit by the HMS Mersey, the current Atlantic Patrol Task (North) platform, originally carded for April 25 – 28 has been cancelled, according to a Government House news release. The ship has reportedly suffered a major technical fault that has prevented her from keeping to the scheduled visit to Montserrat. The HMS Mercy was […]

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Where, when and how will the 2014 Elections go

22 April 2016

During his Opposition broadcast two Wednesday nights ago, Opposition Leader Reuben T. Meade announced a call on the Premier and the Governor. Part of what he said follows: “What we’ve elected a government to do is for them to look at the development of a country.  So I am making a public call on the […]

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Governor Carriere laments regarding the new Financial Secretary

22 April 2016

Says comments have been “unpleasant and divisive…The appointment of civil servants should never be politicized…” Anyone following the varying discussions that have surfaced before and after the selection of the new Financial Secretary of Montserrat; and who do not wish to blindly follow or accept what they have been hearing would still be waiting for […]

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… ‘Can’t stop de CARNIVAL’

22 April 2016

by Man from Baker Hill Until St. Patrick’s Day, the year 2016 for many Montserratians had been like a ‘Garden Party’, politically. The first part of the year was welcoming with greetings of all sorts and laughter. Yes, for the first months of 2016 Montserrat was like a rhythm, a mere political cadence. But since […]

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National Song ‘Motherland’ Survives Court Challenge

22 April 2016

By Warren Cassell Adapted “Motherland”, the song sometimes described as the National or Territorial song is often heard in church, in schools and at public events. As said in January, 2015, (see: http://www.themontserratreporter.com/premier-meade-and-government-lose-fight-to-frustrate-national-song-issue/;  some are reminded, while others may not be aware of the legal action brought by songwriter Denzil Edgecombe against the former Premier […]

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LIAT CEO Evans resigns amidst complaints from Dominica

22 April 2016

DAVY HILL, Montserrat On  April 13, 2016 LIAT (1974) announced the resignation of Chief Executive Officer, Mr. David Evans effective immediately. The Board of Directors of LIAT Limited advised that it had accepted the resignation of the CEO and that Mrs. Julie Reifer-Jones, Director Finance and ICT, was appointed to act as Chief Executive Officer. […]

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Can we ever get beyond the confusion? Who is the rogue in all this?

22 April 2016

This week we recapture some lines, current and past and maybe some going forward. “In all the problems being listed everyone says DfID was consulted or involved. That’s all of the DfIDs especially Kato. !Martin is covering his arse and throwing Don under the bus, Don and his ministers are at each other’s throats. It […]

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US urges regional governments to issue citizenship only to bona fide applicants

21 April 2016

CNN By Ken Richards BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) – April 20, 2016 – Do not issue citizenship to foreigners unless you are confident beyond a reasonable doubt that the individual is a bona fide applicant. That pointed advice to Caribbean nations with citizenship by investment programmes came from the United States through its Bridgetown, Barbados, embassy. […]

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BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS – SECURITY – New police chief sworn into office

21 April 2016

by STAFF WRITER TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Apr. 21, CMC – A 34 year veteran law enforcer who climbed through the ranks of the Gloucestershire Constabulary in the United Kingdom was sworn in as the new Police Commissioner for this British overseas territory on Wednesday. Michael Mattews Michael Matthews, who was also the former chief […]

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Human Rights Report highlights poor conditions at HMP, again

20 April 2016

The Daily Observer Antigua – April 20, 2016 Elesha George The Big Stories A view of the wall and main gate at Her Majesty’s Prison in St John’s. (File photo/OBSERVER media) Inhumane conditions at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) has caught the attention of US officials, for the fifth consecutive year, as indicated by the latest […]

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THE GOVERNMENT OF MONTSERRAT ACCESS UPDATE #3

19 April 2016

The MV Joyce Ship will depart Bryson’s Pier, Heritage Quay Antigua to Port Little Bay, Montserrat at 4pm on Saturday 16th, April 2016. Cargo will be accepted up until 3pm on Saturday 16th, April 2016. The handling agent in Antigua is Jenny Tours. They can be contacted at (268) 778-9786 or via email jennyvb@hotmail.co.uk. Montserrat […]

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New Pottery Project Points To Business Opportunities

13 April 2016

Pottery students with Labour Commissioner Elijah Silcott and BNTF Project Manager Christopher Lee During the St. Patrick’s week of celebrations we discovered two craftsmen in Montserrat who have been continuing unknown, to produce unnoticed and unsupported craft that are second to none in the region. The following is an excerpt from a TMR story published […]

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Disregarded political cancer brings doom to our country

13 April 2016

The economic and social survival of our society is being seriously undermined by what may be an unintentional abandonment of values.  Whether we accept it or not the deterioration has almost reached critical mass, and unless there is a radical change prospects for the future are dismal.  That there is a major problem for our […]

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Premier’s Office Release on Ferry transportation facilitated by airlines

10 April 2016

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Commentary: Signed, sealed, nothing delivered

10 April 2016

From left: John Ashe (rear), Teresa Liu, Roosevelt Skerrit, Ng Lap Seng (aka David Ng). Photo: UNOSSC By Clint Lowe When Tropical Storm Erika hit Dominica at the end of August 2015, Dominicans were left scratching their heads as to where our prime minister was on such a devastating occasion. Speculation was rife as to […]

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What are the basics? Your basics!

What are the basics? Your basics!

08 April 2016

April 8, 2016 There aren’t too many people who will be familiar with the term ‘business case’. Every business should know it, even if they do not have one. We should be talking about  the ferry, sea port and airport, but see it through this. In explaining or learning what it is; the need; the […]

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Caricom warns about labelling Caribbean as ‘tax havens’

08 April 2016

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – The 15-member Caribbean Community (Caricom) grouping on Friday said it is “deeply concerned” by the resurgence of the designation of “tax havens” being attached to the financial services centres in the region. Caricom said that the designation has re-surfaced following the publication of the so called “Panama Papers” alleging that a […]

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Statement by the Honourable Premier, Minister of Finance, Economic Management, Tourism, and Culture

06 April 2016

The Ferry Dilema The following is a Statement issued at 6.00 p.m. as dated on the Ferry Contract Crisis that emerged last Friday. The Premier has informed that instead of reading this statement, has requested its publicity and follow up on Thursday with a press conference, when he will speak to the several issues ensuing […]

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European Commission to unveil new EU asylum option

06 April 2016

BBC News See: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-35974982 The European Commission is due to unveil options for reforms to the way EU countries handle asylum claims in response to the migrant crisis. Migrant crisis Short migrant journey back to Turkey EU-Turkey migrant deal: A Herculean task Turkey has European Union over a barrel The tricky business of solving Europe’s […]

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Who dropped the ball on OECS CrowdfundingWorkshop?

05 April 2016

by Bennette Roach On March 30, 2016 information reaching The Montserrat Reporter circulated by a member of the small press corps in Montserrat, referred to a ‘media press release’ from the OECS (Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States) Competitive Business Unit (CBU)dated March, 1, 2016. The release stated as follows: “In January 2016, the Organization of […]

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Women’s World T20: Maiden title for West Indies women – West Indies men join women team’s celebration dance after WT20 win

03 April 2016

Cricketnext Staff | Apr 03, 2016 at 08:24 pm IST click link below for full story and videos: http://www.ibnlive.com/cricketnext/news/watch-west-indies-men-join-women-teams-celebration-dance-after-wt20-win-1225005.html The West Indies Women’s team ended three-time defending champions Australia’s domination by winning the World T20 title with an emphatic eight-wicket victory in the final at the Eden Gardens.The moment the West Indies reached the target […]

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Cricket: West Indies win World T20 final in stunning fashion

03 April 2016

New Zealand Herald 6:22 AM Monday Apr 4, 2016 Click for video recap: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11615207 West Indies have won the World T20 final in stunning fashion with four straight sixes in the final over to beat England. Carlos Brathwaite struck four straight sixes to overhaul England’s 155 to seal a dramatic four-wicket win. West Indies needed […]

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De Ole Dawg – Part 8 2016: What about “value for money” and “catalytic” investments for economic transformation?

02 April 2016

Contribution – Part 9/2016 BRADES, Montserrat, Feb 22, 2016 – In many DFID or FCO documents addressing the redevelopment of Montserrat (and other Overseas Territories), we will find two concerns, value for money and risk management. They are key issues for  business cases to be made for the “catalytic” investments meant to spark transformation. That […]

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BAICO-CLICO Bill tabled in the Legislative Assembly

02 April 2016

Following recent news and ‘debate’ or questions surrounding BAICO (British American Insurance Company, and CLICO (Colonial Life Insurance Company) the following emerged earlier this week amidst the Budget debates sessions in the Legislative Assembly. The plan of arrangement BAICO-CLICO Bill came up for its first reading in the Legislative Assembly in Tuesday.  The bill will […]

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Special Constables assist the RMPS in unnamed major and complex cases

02 April 2016

The Governor was brief, revealing little on a matter whereby the end of February this year, credible and reliable sources, such as the Government official Gazette, over twenty special Police Constables had been sworn-in to service to the Royal Montserrat Police Service (RMPS) since September last year. Governor Carriere during her March press conference was […]

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C&W and Friends Donate US$125,000 to Support Literacy and Youth Development

02 April 2016

MIAMI, FL–(Marketwired – March 23, 2016) – The Advancement of Children Foundation (ACF) in St. Kitts received a significant donation of US$125,000 from funds raised through Cable & Wireless’ Annual Charity Golf Event. ACF now joins other organizations including the SOS Children’s Village in Jamaica, the Sunshine Achievement Center for under-privileged children in Barbados, the […]

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Opposition warns against granting CIP to Iraqi nationals

02 April 2016

by STAFF WRITER JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The main opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) is calling on the Antigua and Barbuda government to re-think its decision to allow Iraqi nationals to participate in the country’s citizenship by investment programme (CIP). UPP leader Harold Lovell is also calling on the government to re-think its move to establish […]

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Governor Carriere agrees the need for the acceptance of technical assistance to build capacity

01 April 2016

Points to Human Resources and management systems  The question about the ‘lack of capacity’ in the Government service took centre stage at the Governor’s most recent press conference held on March 23, 2016. The question arose with the backdrop of the failure of, or lack of progress, whether from conception, inception or completing projects. Along […]

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The ferry contract fiasco

01 April 2016

It is referred to on Social Media as the ‘ferry fiasco’. Early on Friday morning, passengers gathered at Little Bay port ready to travel to Antigua by ferry. It was a normal morning. They would soon learn that the ferry will not sail and according to the information at the time, the captain had said […]

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Editorial

Time for drastic and corrective action

01 April 2016

Editorial: April 1, 2016 With all the shenanigans and posturising from several quarters, surrounding the 2016/17 budget presentations, they all are coming from agendas that having little or nothing to do with the welfare, economically and otherwise of the people of Montserrat. The reasons we can suggest are all an attempt at covering the disgraceful […]

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Time for drastic and corrective action

01 April 2016

Editorial: April 1, 2016 With all the shenanigans and posturising from several quarters, surrounding the 2016/17 budget presentations, they all are coming from agendas that having little or nothing to do with the welfare, economically and otherwise of the people of Montserrat. The reasons we can suggest are all an attempt at covering the disgraceful […]

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