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Retirement Planning – Bank of Montserrat Limited SPCCU hosts the OECS Credit Union Summit H.E. Governor Carriere Sees Good Governance as the main road to success
 

Retirement Planning – Bank of Montserrat Limited

A relatively well attended seminar which featured Assistant General Manager of the Bank of Montserrat, Mrs Sharmaine Francois, dealved into ‘The Importance of Retirement Planning’. The Bank of Montserrat Ltd. Seminar which also featured Mr. Kenneth Scotland, Director of the Montserrat Social Security, was held at the Brades Arts and Education Centre on Tuesday, August […]

SPCCU hosts the OECS Credit Union Summit

The St. Patrick’s Co-operative Credit Union was proud host to the to the thirteenth Annual OECS Credit Union summit under the theme “The Future of the OECS Credit Union Movement” in the context of the OECS Economic Union and single financial space.” The Honorable Premier and Minister of Finance and economic management Donaldson Romeo delivered […]

H.E. Governor Carriere Sees Good Governance as the main road to success

In last week’s issue of The Montserrat Reporter we published in brief “Governor Carriere arrives to a businesslike welcome, as we told, “Montserrat on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, welcomed her new, and 2nd female Governor in Miss Elizabeth Carriere at her swearing-in as Governor, . during a full session of the Montserrat Legislative Assembly. There […]

Upgrade Montserrat – Samsung Galaxy S6

28 August 2015

Samsung Galaxy S6 – UPGRADE MONTSERRAT

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Unlimited Talk and Social Media

28 August 2015

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Erika – 11.00 a.m. Thursday – Aug. 27. 2015

27 August 2015

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Erika – 8.00 a.m. Thursday – Aug. 27. 2015

27 August 2015

Deduced from the experts – Montserrat may get its final share of the thunderstorm with rain. Note how the center shifted to south of Montserrat affecting further south landing much rain on Dominica and the shift northwards still affecting Antigua. Maybe if we listen to our EU partners we may get Montserrat being mentioned!

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Erika – still a tropical storm but stronger than last night

27 August 2015

Last Updated 8/27/2015, 5:00:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time) Location        16.8N 61.5W       Movement      W at 16 mph Wind              85KPH                Pressure:        1003 MB Data from a NOAA hurricane hunter aircraft indicate that Erika has strengthened overnight, although it is not clear as to how much. The central pressure dropped to around 1001 mb around 0540z, but […]

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Tropical Storm Erika – stronger-bigger than Danny?

26 August 2015

Last Updated 8/26/2015, 5:00:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time) Location        16.6N 58.9W      Movement     W at 17 mph Wind              45MPH                Pressure:        1005 MB  Being prepared is the best strategy for ANY storm. Supposedly these preparations have been presented to residents via Radio Montserrat while the rest of the media such as TMR is expected to provide […]

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Remnants of Danny… degenerates into a trough of low pressure

24 August 2015

Although an Air Force hurricane hunter aircraft found a few light westerly winds, they were neither strong nor extensive enough to support the existence of a well-defined circulation. In addition, surface synoptic data from the Lesser Antilles suggest that the system has degenerated into a trough. The system also lacks sufficient organized deep convection to […]

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Now, Tropical Depression Danny

24 August 2015

Reports from a NOAA hurricane hunter aircraft investigating Danny this morning indicate that Danny still has winds that support keeping the cyclone as a tropical storm. However, due to a strong burst of deep convection containing tops of -80 deg c and intense lightning activity that has developed near the alleged center, the aircraft has […]

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Danny slows down as it approaches the southern Leeward Islands

24 August 2015

Summary of 500 am AST…0900 UTC…information———————————————- location…15.8n 60.5w about 60 mi…95 km ENE of Dominica about 70 mi…110 km ESE of Guadeloupe maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h present movement…W or 275 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h minimum central pressure…1007 mb…29.74 inches Watches and warnings——————– changes with this advisory:The meteorological service of Antigua has discontinued the […]

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A further weakening and shifting Danny may even deny Montserrat the rain it needs

23 August 2015

Discussion and 48-hour outlook At 500 PM AST (2100 utc), the center of Tropical Storm Danny was located near latitude 15.6 north, longitude 59.0 west. Danny is moving toward the west near 16 mph (26 km/h), and a westward to west-northwestward motion is expected over the next 48 hours. On the forecast track, the center […]

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Tropical Storm Danny Weakening

23 August 2015

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 7:19 PM GMT on August 23, 2015 Warnings are flying for the northern Lesser Antilles islands of Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, St. Kitts, Nevis, and Anguilla, as a weakening Tropical Storm Danny heads west at 15 mph. Danny passed very close to Buoy 41300 on Sunday afternoon, which measured top winds […]

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Tropical storm conditions expected over Montserrat and other portions of the Leeward Islands tonight…

23 August 2015

Summary of 800 am AST…1200 UTC…information Location…15.7n 56.7w about 315 mi…510 km E of Guadeloupe about 350 mi…565 km ESE of Antigua Maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h Present movement…W or 270 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h Minimum central pressure…1003 mb…29.62 inches Watches and warnings Changes with this advisory: None. Summary of watches and warnings in […]

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LIAT Travel Advisory for Sunday to Tuesday

22 August 2015

Hurricane Danny – Advisory # 3 ISSUED AT 5:30PM – AUGUST 22, 2015   JOHN’S, Antigua – LIAT wishes to advise that due to the impending passage of Hurricane Danny, it has been forced to cancel the following services for Sunday, August 23, Monday, August 24 and Tuesday, August 25:   Updated Cancellations for Sunday, […]

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UNICEF launches regional media project to influence reporting on children rights issues

21 August 2015

Grenada, Aug 19, CMC – Montserrat participated in this regional project aimed at improving the image of children through media reporting has been launched here with a senior United Nations official noting that the way the media “represents or even ignores” children can influence decisions taken on their behalf. “The media often depicts children as […]

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St. Kitts passes controversial Banking Act, while Montserrat gets answers

21 August 2015

Towards the end of July, 2015, a CMC report said: “The controversial Bank Act which seeks to reform the sub-region’s banking sector and give more regulatory power to the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) was passed in Parliament after two days of debate. While the Act has gone through the other six OECS member states, […]

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Nearly 3,000 pounds of cocaine seized in Caribbean Sea

21 August 2015

Florida – CMC – The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says it has seized a vessel carrying more than 2,860 pounds of cocaine in the Caribbean Sea. CBP said that the seizure at the end of July was part of international operations targeting illicit traffickers. It said that the smugglers began throwing […]

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Montserrat team is Hackathon hopeful

21 August 2015

by Bennette Roach Last week following the launch via video conference of or as part of the launch of Financial Information Month by the East Caribbean Currency Bank (ECCB), they conducted what they called a ‘Hackathon’. This brought together youth, business owners, IT Technocrats, thought leaders and business professionals from across the ECCU, to brainstorm, […]

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RFA Lyme Bay visits, shows off its capability in disaster emergency assistance

21 August 2015

The RFA. Lyme Bay is one of four naval ships collectively known as the Bay Class; Landing Ship Dock (Auxiliary) or LSD(A), belonging to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA)’ It made its first visit to Montserrat spending three days, August 13-16, 2015. The visit and operations conducted were hailed as a outstanding success. The visit […]

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LIAT pleased with revenue and passenger load so far this year

21 August 2015

Antigua, CMC (adapted) – The financially troubled regional airline, LIAT, says it has significantly improved upon its passenger numbers and revenue so far this year when compared to 2014. The Antigua-based airline that is owned by the governments of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, said that its average load […]

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CXC Registrar warns against stereotyping results

21 August 2015

Barbados, CMC – A senior official of the Barbados-based Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Friday warned the region against measuring the annual results of the examination body simply in Grade one’s or two’s. Speaking at the official release of the May-June 2015 Examinations Results, CXC Registrar Glenroy Cumberbatch said there is a purpose to education and […]

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The ECCU ‘Financial Information Month’ makes the call to LEAD Learn, Empower, Achieve, Develop

14 August 2015

Financial Information Month is a collaborative effort among the ECCU member governments, financial and academic institutions, the media, private and public sector institutions and community–based groups. The month forms part of an ECCU financial education programme coordinated by the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB). The initiative is spearheaded by the ECCB each year in October […]

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Teenager killed in jealous rage

14 August 2015

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 14, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago police were searching for an 18-year-old girl who killed a 16-year-old on Thursday in an apparent jealous rage. Police said Jernice Francis died after being stabbed in the neck by the 18-yearold, who reportedly was seeking out another girl she felt was involved with […]

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T&T General Elections campaign continues ahead of September 7

14 August 2015

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 12, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago’s two main political parties continued their campaign ahead of the September 7 general elections on Tuesday night with Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar denying that her coalition People’s Partnership government had put out a hit on the Opposition Leader Dr. Keith Rowley. Rowley, himself […]

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Opposition legislator critical of government over geothermal project

14 August 2015

Montserrat never gets mentioned in any geothermal discussion in the region, worse yet in the OECS. The question now is however, what is the status of geothermal development in Montserrat which went on pause now for well over a year. KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, CMC – An opposition legislator has criticised the agreement reached between the […]

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SPCCU to host 13th Annual Credit Union Summit

14 August 2015

St. Patrick’s Co-operative Credit Union (SPCU) General Manager Peter Queeley has confirmed that over one hundred representatives and decision makers from Credit Unions across the Sub-region will travel to Montserrat this week for the OECS Credit Union Summit. a conference that is held annually to allow Credit Unions to come together to discuss issues affecting […]

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MSS reports improved success for CSEC and CXC Exams

14 August 2015

The Montserrat secondary school (MSS) is boasting an overall increase in the past rate for the 2015 Caribbean Examinations Council CXC, CSEC examinations, enjoying a 16% increase in its performance moving from 64% in 2014 to 80% this year. The school says it recorded 100% passes in eight subjects of the chemistry, Caribbean history, electricity, […]

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