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The UK’s EU referendum: All you need to know

By Brian Wheeler & Alex Hunt BBC News 24 June 2016 From the section EU Referendum Image copyright REUTERS This article is designed to be an easy-to-understand guide now that the UK has voted to leave the European Union. What has happened? A referendum – a vote in which everyone (or nearly everyone) of voting […]

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Sand mining debacle – controversy

There has been some strong concerns over sand mining which has shifted for over 20 years from one area to the next, since the days of former Chief Minister from 1991-96 and then Premier, Reuben Meade from 2009-10-14. C M Meade government during 1991-96 regulated the sand mining. Since the volcanic crisis and more particularly […]

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Oldest resident, Montserrat’s Josephine Ponde celebrates 108 years

  Last year, we described Mrs. Josephine Ponde, a widow, as “Now indisputably Montserrat’s oldest centenarian,” after she had turned 107 years-old. That year she celebrated that milestone on Saturday, June 13, 2015, and this year she celebrated on June 13 again and on the same date Montserrat observed and celebrated Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth […]

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Germany, USA and Canada ALL say they want special trade deals with post-Brexit Britain

29 June 2016

Express.co.uk By Lana Clements GETTY President Obama said Britain is an indispensable partner GERMANY has joined the United States and Canada in reaching out to Britain to stress the importance of trade deals with the UK outside of the European Union (EU). It comes despite constant scaremongering from the Remain campaign in the run up […]

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Jus Wonderin

29 June 2016

Jus wonderin if the police know who the rapist is. Jus wonderin when will he stike again. Jus wondin if the big child case will ever reach court. jus wonderin what else is happening in the unsafe zone if men could come and film in Plymouth for days and authorities don’t know. Jus wonderin if the […]

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American rapper and bodyguard fined

28 June 2016

  by STAFF WRITER BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Jun 27, CMC – American rapper, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson was fined EC$3,000 (One EC dollar =US$0.27 cents) when he appeared in court here Sunday charged with using indecent language. The rapper, along with his body guard, Bajar Walter, pleaded guilty to the charge and were each fined EC$3,000. […]

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SAGICOR – Legal Notice

28 June 2016

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RBC – Not all points are equal

28 June 2016

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RBC – More rewards faster

28 June 2016

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Vacancy – OFFICE OF THE VICE-PRESIDENT (OPERATIONS)

28 June 2016

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Press Release: Access Update #10

28 June 2016

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EU referendum Outcome: Prime Minister Cameron's Statement, June 24, 2016

EU referendum Outcome: Prime Minister Cameron’s Statement, June 24, 2016

24 June 2016

The will of the British people is an instruction that must be delivered. It was not a decision that was taken lightly, not least because so many things were said by so many different organisations about the significance of this decision. The Rt Hon David Cameron MP Prime Minister David Cameron made a statement in […]

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Accusation of lies and dishonesty

21 June 2016

By B. Roach In the Editorial for June 17 issue of The Montserrat Reporter we wrote that there are self-interests and personal agendas guiding the utterances by in particular the Brexit proposers in the EU referendum due to take place on Thursday. Former Prime Minister John Major stepped out to support the Remain campaign and […]

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May 20, 2016

UK leaving the EU is a one way door out with no turning back

21 June 2016

We have sought to heighten, if not least draw the awareness of Montserratians and British Overseas Territories as well as other Caribbean countries citizens living in the United Kingdom the impact of Brexit or Bremain, the latter phrase surfacing the vote nears. In this issue we continue those presentations. We have presented as much as […]

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Caribbean Overseas Territories could suffer, Britain votes to leave European Union

17 June 2016

by STAFF WRITER BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jun 14, CMC – Britain’s Caribbean Overseas Territories could suffer significantly if it votes to leave the European Union in the June 23 referendum, according to a report released in London. The report commissioned by the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA) on the benefits of the European Union (EU) […]

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PM names new St. Lucia Cabinet

17 June 2016

by STAFF WRITER CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jun 14, CMC – Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, Tuesday, named his new Cabinet that includes a former prime minister as well as a former acting police commissioner and promising St. Lucians that while his new administration would be “firm” it would also be “sensitive” to their cause for socio-economic […]

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Two Dominican Republic nationals detained following drama at sea

17 June 2016

by STAFF WRITER NASSAU, Bahamas, Jun 15, CMC – Bahamian authorities have defended the decision of the  crew of Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship (HMBS), Cascarilla, to fire upon a fishing vessel registered in the Dominican Republic on Monday night, saying the fishing vessel had first fired upon the Cascarilla. National Security Minister Dr. Bernard J. […]

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Officials seize marijuana in container from Jamaica

17 June 2016

by STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jun 15, CMC – Guyana law enforcement authorities say they have seized more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana in a shipping container that arrived here from Jamaica. Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit, James Singh, said that the container was profiled for inspection by members of the Container Control Programme […]

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Three charged in connection with grenade attack on newspaper office

17 June 2016

 GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jun 15, CMC – Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan has remanded into custody three men charged in connection with a live grenade that was found near the Kaieteur News newspaper offices on June 4. The men – Janiel Howard 30, Leroy Williams 25 and 20-year old Alfie Garraway – were not required to plead […]

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Barbados to host regional conference on procurement

15 June 2016

by STAFF WRITER BRIDGETOWN Barbados, Jun 9, CMC – Barbados is to host the third Sub-Regional Caribbean Public Procurement conference later this month. The June 13-15 meeting is expected to attract more than 75 public and private sector officials from throughout the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) region as well as 19 international speakers, the organisers have said. […]

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Consultations on Marijuana to be live-streamed

14 June 2016

CARICOM Notice: (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Regional Marijuana Commission will discuss  marijuana at a Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday,  June 15, 2016, 7 – 9 p.m.,  at the Methodist Church, Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The   Town Hall meeting, one of several consultations, will be live-streamed on www.itfxsvg.com. […]

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UK £285m St. Helena airport delayed further over safety concerns

09 June 2016

British government approved development on South Atlantic island in 2010 but spending watchdog says wind-shear and turbulence make it too unsafe Construction of St Helena airport. by Rajeev Syal An airport built on a remote South Atlantic island by the British government – at the cost £285m of public money – cannot be used because […]

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Warning for Caribbean countries regarding disaster reduction

09 June 2016

by STAFF WRITER By Nicole Best ASUNCION, Paraguay, Jun 8, CMC – The first meeting of ministers and high level authorities on the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) began here on Wednesday with a warning that disaster reduction is everyone business. United Nations Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Robert […]

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Police detain six people in grenade attack

08 June 2016

by STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jun 7, CMC – The Guyana police Tuesday said they had detained six people in connection with a live grenade that was found near the Kaieteur News newspaper over the last weekend. “Relative to the investigation into the grenade attack at Kaieteur News, detectives from the Guyana Police Force after […]

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Allen Chastanet is the new St. Lucia Prime Minister

07 June 2016

by Peter Richards CASTRIES, St Lucia,  CMC – An emotional Allen Michael Chastanet was sworn in Tuesday as the sixth Prime Minister of St Lucia since the island attained political independence from Britain in 1979, vowing to unite the country following Monday’s general election. Chastanet, an economist and hotelier, took the oath of office before Dame Pearlette Louisy at […]

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St. Lucians vote for a new government on Monday

05 June 2016

By Peter Richards CASTRIES, St. Lucia, CMC – St. Lucian go to the polls on Monday to elect a new government in an election that the only published poll says is too close to call. Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony, whose ruling St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has already dismissed the findings of the poll […]

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Caribbean disturbance not likely to become a hurricane

04 June 2016

It has come to the time where monitoring the weather daily, is part of our daily business. Stay tuned…we try to stay up to date!   If this low develops into a named storm it will be called Colin June 4, 2016  Updated: 8:30 a.m. BY DR. JEFF MASTERS and BOB HENSON wunderground.com A concentrated […]

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Muhammad Ali, boxing legend, cultural icon dies at 74

04 June 2016

Fox News Sports http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2016/06/04/muhammad-ali-boxing-legend-cultural-icon-dies-at-74.html Muhammad Ali, the three-time heavyweight champion boxer whose electrifying prowess in the ring and controversial outspokenness outside of it made him one of the world’s most recognizable personalities of the 20th Century, died Friday after a battle with a respiratory illness. He was 74. Ali, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s syndrome in […]

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Commentary: The View from Europe: Is the genie coming out of the bottle?

04 June 2016

From Caribbean News Now caribbeannewsnow.com Published on June 4, 2016 By David Jessop If the opinion polls are to be believed, the British electorate may vote by a small majority to leave the European Union (EU) in the country’s June 23 referendum. David Jessop is a consultant to the Caribbean Council and can be contacted at […]

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Governor Carriere Donates to Red Cross

03 June 2016

Her Excellency Governor Elizabeth Carriere on Friday, May 27 made a small donation to officials at the local branch of the British Red Cross. Chairman Fire Chief Andre West along with board treasurer Milykhia McKenzie accepted the cheque in the sum of $500 from the Governor to assist in branch’s ongoing fundraising drive. Governor Carriere […]

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Another top LIAT official resigns as head of Corporate Communications goes

02 June 2016

by STAFF WRITER ST. JOHN’S Antigua, May 31, CMC – The Head of Corporate Communications at the regional carrier, LIAT, Desmond Brown, has resigned with immediate effect. Desmond Brown In a statement on Tuesday, the airline’s Chief Executive Office Julie Reifer-Jones, confirmed that the company had accepted Brown’s resignation. His resignation follows that of David […]

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US judge delays Webb’s FIFA sentencing

02 June 2016

 Jeffrey Webb (file photo) NEW YORK, United States (AFP) – A US judge on Thursday delayed until November 18 the sentencing of disgraced FIFA former vice president Jeffrey Webb in the sweeping corruption scandal rocking world soccer. The 51-year-old from the Cayman Islands was scheduled to become the first defendant sentenced in the FIFA scandal […]

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Barbados urges UWI to take lead in marijuana research

27 May 2016

by STAFF WRITER BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, May 26, CMC – A Barbados government legislator has criticised the University of the West Indies (UWI) for its failure to lead the regional efforts on the research of marijuana for medicinal purposes. “We have this talent at the UWI and we should have been at the forefront of marijuana […]

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Guyana celebrates 50th anniversary of independence – honours Barbados PM

27 May 2016

by STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN, Guyana, May 26, CMC – President David Granger has lauded Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart of Barbados for supporting the rights of Small Island and Low Coastal Development states, his advocacy for the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) demand for reparations for Caribbean citizens and his contribution to the reduction of the impact of […]

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Prime Minister gives explanation for change in nomination date

27 May 2016

by STAFF WRITER CASTRIES, St.Lucia, May 26, CMC – Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony has sought to explain the reason behind the change of date for nomination day for the June 6 general election. Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony In an address to the nation late Wednesday, the Prime Minister said while the change does […]

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Oil prices will rise again, Biden warns Caribbean

26 May 2016

    by Nadine Wilson-Harris  May 17, 2016 United States (US) Vice-President Joe Biden has warned regional leaders that volatile oil prices will return. On this basis, he is urging them to use every opportunity to explore clean and alternative energy sources to bolster the prosperity of the Caribbean and Central America. “This is a […]

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May 20, 2016

Is that word Mediocrity now synonymous with Montserrat

20 May 2016

An action business coach, Ian Blanchard during a presentation at the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)’s 8th Caribbean Tourism Human Resources Conference, advised, while touching on the topic of mediocrity: “As a Region, we need to move from Mediocrity as a standard. We must DRIVE Leadership Excellence first in ourselves and then in those around us. […]

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