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Children remanded to prison! Wanton destruction of recreation area at Woodlands Beach Montserrat and Warren Jr. spotlight in LEAD Youth Conference
 
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Children remanded to prison!

By Bennette Roach In the estimation of many The Montserrat Reporter (TMR) is finding out, that Child Safeguarding may not yet be nearly so well understood in Montserrat. There are many conventions, rights, requirements that should have guided the authorities in these matters. See below reference to Juvenile Act (cap 2.11). The opinion is that […]

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Wanton destruction of recreation area at Woodlands Beach

By Bennette Roach A call from a very irate Woodlands resident, informed about what he called ‘the desecration’ of the Woodlands beach property/environment Montserrat. The specific area is that which is off to the left of the main beach building which houses wash rooms and toilets, a recreation area. The caller informed that the trees […]

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Montserrat and Warren Jr. spotlight in LEAD Youth Conference

By Bennette Roach “…in keeping with the thrust towards closer OECS integration…” and to “assist in strengthening youth entrepreneurship and leadership initiatives in the region,” was the focus of an ECCB (East Caribbean Central Bank) in a conference, designed “to provide young people with an opportunity to share experiences and network with peers with the […]

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IMPACT Justice Sexual Harassment Legislation Committee Meeting in Grenada

08 February 2016

    (ST. GEORGE’S, February 8, 2016) The Sexual Harassment Legislation Committee of the Canadian Government-funded project Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) is meeting in Grenada to review its draft model Sexual Harassment Bill. IMPACT Justice, which is a regional justice sector reform project, is being implemented from within the Caribbean […]

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Tale of Two Islands

05 February 2016

FANTASY or FACT The first is fantasy BUT could be true. The second is fact and applies to us all. A benevolent Uncle had a nephew and said to him “I will give you the money you need to prospect for oil on your island”. The young man did just that and was rewarded. He […]

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ECCB Governor Highlights Issue of Correspondent Banking Relations With US Government Official

05 February 2016

 In his first external engagement, Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Timothy N. J. Antoine, met with Laura A. Griesmer, Deputy Chief of Mission Embassy of the United States of America to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and the OECS on 4 February. During the meeting, the Governor raised the grave concerns in the […]

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More Questions than Answers – But For a Little Information

05 February 2016

Editor, Information on this island is sadly lacking, hence we need an FOI (Freedom of Information)  clause added to our Constitution Order. This is not an exhaustive list but it is a start. Drilling of the 3rd well, contract award date has been set back until mid-Jan 2016. Why no mention of this to the […]

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Red Cross Evening of Elegance

05 February 2016

    Early this year on January 9, 2016 Her Excellency Elizabeth Carriere hosted an event “An Evening of Elegance” under her patronage as patron of the Montserrat branch of the British Red Cross. Besides being a fundraiser it was an opportunity the local branch to memorialize its over 50 years existence on Montserrat. Fundraising […]

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Ash to cash’: Montserrat gambles future on the volcano that nearly destroyed it (TheGuardian)

02 February 2016

Twenty years on, the island invests in sand mining and geothermal energy to reconcile with the Soufrière Hills eruptions that once buried it in mortal dust. Ryan Schuessler in Plymouth, Montserrat @RyanSchuessler1 Thursday 28 January 2016 12.00 GMT All that can be seen of Plymouth, Montserrat, is a scattering of roofs and the top floors […]

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Recognise the wrong attitudes, then get busy for goodness

29 January 2016

Editorial – January 29, 2016 : “Prov 15: 2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge but the mouths of fools pour out folly . . . 14 The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly . . . 22 Without counsel plans fail, but with […]

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Police seize large quantity of drugs

29 January 2016

by STAFF WRITER NASSAU, Bahamas, Jan 23, CMC – The Bahamas police say they have arrested one person after boxes containing 57 pounds of marijuana were found on board a mail boat earlier this week. The police said acting on a tip off, the boat was searched at the Potters Cay Dock after it had arrived […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Calendar of Activities

29 January 2016

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Grenada journalist arrested in St Vincent

27 January 2016

  By Caribbean News Now contributor KINGSTOWN, St Vincent –January 25, 2016      Questions are being asked regionally and internationally after Grenadian journalist Hamlet Mark was taken into custody by police while covering a public protest by supporters of the main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) outside the Electoral Office in Kingstown, St Vincent, on […]

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Zika Virus: Two Cases Suggest It Could Be Spread Through Sex

26 January 2016

By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.JAN. 25, 2016 By New York Times Zika virus has already been linked to brain damage in babies and paralysis in adults. Now scientists are facing another ominous possibility: that on rare occasions, the virus might be transmitted through sex. The evidence is very slim; only a couple of cases have […]

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IMF sees 2016 negative growth for Latin America, Caribbean

25 January 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) – The International Monetary Fund is forecasting that the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean will maintain this year the same overall 0.3 percent negative growth seen in 2015. Alejandro Werner is the IMF’s chief economist for Latin America. He says it will be the first time the region has seen two […]

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Alaska earthquake jolts Anchorage, gets whole town talking

25 January 2016

Alaska News Tegan Hanlon,Lisa Demer January 24, 2016 When the earthquake started to shake Anchorage early Sunday morning, some hurried into downtown hotel lobbies dressed in their robes and underwear, while others sitting at bars simply held tighter to their drinks. Related: Magnitude-7.1 quake rocks Alaska, damaging roads and displacing residents Alaska’s 7.1 earthquake largest of […]

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American woman, 39, ‘brutally raped and murdered by a man with a cutlass’ on her first day of vacation with her husband on Caribbean island of Grenada’

25 January 2016

American woman, 39, from Georgia was found dead on a stretch of beach It is believed that she and her husband were attacked by man with a sword The pair had only arrived at the La Sagesse resort on Saturday night  It is thought that she was brutally raped before she was murdered but her […]

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WIPA congratulates Chanderpaul on illustrious career

25 January 2016

  KINGSTON, Jamaica — January 25, 2016 – The West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) has congratulated Shivnarine Chanderpaul on a prosperous and illustrious international career that spanned more than two decades. Former West Indies captain Chanderpaul is the only player of the modern game to represent the West Indies for over two decades. Presently, the […]

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Authorities seek 3 inmates – and answers about their escape

25 January 2016

This image provided by the Orange County, Calif., Sheriff’s Department on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, shows three jail inmates charged with violent crimes who escaped from the Central Men’s Jail in Santa Ana, Calif. The men from left are, 37-year-old Hossein Nayeri, charged with kidnapping and torture; 20-year-old Jonathan Tieu, who is charged with murder, […]

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Uber wins the bitter battle against London’s black taxi trade

23 January 2016

    Uber have emerged victorious in their bitterly fought battle against London’s black taxi trade. London mayor Boris Johnson threw out a series of proposals which would have heavily restricted the minicab booking app. The London mayor said he had rejected what he described as “neanderthal” and “ludicrous” calls from London taxi drivers to […]

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The lack of promotion of festival and the barrels hurt the economy

23 January 2016

Editorial – January 15- 22, 2016 : It is of course too early to confirm what we continue to hear most recently, year after year from our merchants, they who are the first to feel and tell “things really bad, things really slow”. We started taking note of the complaints especially from 2012 when not […]

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ELECTIONS cancelled amid street protest

23 January 2016

URGENT – HAITI-POLITICS by STAFF WRITER PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Jan 22, CMC – The second round of presidential elections scheduled for Sunday has been cancelled as electoral officials said they could not guarantee their safety as well as the voters. Jude Célestin, the main opposition candidate in Sunday’s election said the cancellation is ‘a victory […]

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Parliament approves new minimum wages for workers

21 January 2016

by STAFF WRITER KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jan 20, CMC – The Jamaica parliament has approved new minimum rates for workers here with the opposition calling for the establishment of a minimum wage committee to deal with the issue. Labour and Social Security Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson said that employers who could afford to pay more than the […]

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Trinidad and Tobago has disturbing problem of child cruelty

21 January 2016

by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jan 20, CMC – The Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago Wednesday said “there is an acute and disturbing problem of child cruelty” in the country as police continue investigations into allegations that a 14 month old baby girl had been sexually assaulted. The Authority said it is working […]

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Inaugural Caribbean Waste to Energy conference opens in Grenada

21 January 2016

by STAFF WRITER ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Jan 20, CMC – A four-day inaugural Caribbean Waste to Energy Conference and Exposition began here on Wednesday with Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell indicating that Grenada is fully committed to working towards a zero waste economy. He told delegates attending the conference which is intended to improve understanding that […]

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PM outlines strategies for growth and development

21 January 2016

by STAFF WRITER KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jan 20, CMC – The Jamaica government says it is aggressively pursuing investment-led growth, through a number of physical and economic infrastructure development projects. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller told a Regional Investments and Capital Markets Conference 2016 Trade Show organised by the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday that these strategic […]

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Rape victim speaks out! Says case dragging on for 7 years while accused “free to carry on his life”

21 January 2016

By SNO Staff December, 2015 A foreign national, who was the victim of rape and kidnapping in Saint Lucia on Nov. 22, 2008, has expressed disappointment with the local court system and believes the names of persons charged and/or convicted for the crime should be revealed to the public. In an exclusive interview with St. […]

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Suriname confirms another Zika virus death

21 January 2016

by STAFF WRITER PARAMARIBO, Suriname, Jan 20, CMC – The director of the Public Health Bureau (BOG), Lesly Resida said that an unidentified 75-year-old man had become the country’s fourth casualty of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. He said that the man died over the weekend at the Academic Hospital, and had also shown symptoms of other […]

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Violence and children rights in the Caribbean

21 January 2016

By Felicia Browne SNO: PRESS RELEASE – The Caribbean Mentorship Institute has joined the public outcry about the number of violent deaths of young children in the region. The recent call to curb and eradicate violence against children should warrant immediate educational programs for Caribbean youth. The Institute believes that greater protection for young children […]

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Zimbabwe bans marriage for under-18s to protect child brides

20 January 2016

Jamaica Observer HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) Wednesday, January 20, 2016 — Zimbabwe’s top court on Wednesday outlawed marriage for anyone under the age of 18 in a ruling hailed by activists as major progress towards ending child marriage. The Constitutional Court in Harare issued its decision after a case was brought by two women who suffered […]

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Former Barbados PM wants coordinated regional measures to deal with Correspondent Banking

19 January 2016

by STAFF WRITER KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jan 19, CMC – Former Barbados prime minister Owen Arthur Tuesday said Caribbean countries need to have in place mechanisms that can allow them to respond to issues on Correspondent Banking. He said these measures must be “in a coherent and sustained manner, rather than in a spasmodic way, to the […]

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Police wants review of security at ports to deal with illegal guns…

19 January 2016

  by STAFF WRITER BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jan 19, CMC – A senior Barbados police officer Tuesday called for an urgent review of the security at all ports of entry on the island. Addressing the inaugural symposium on Crime being held here under the theme “Fighting Crime 2016 and Beyond,” Acting Police Commissioner Tyrone Griffith said over […]

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Turkish newspaper says four Trinidadians among ISIS foreign fighters detained

18 January 2016

by STAFF WRITER BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jan 18, CMC –  Turkish security forces captured 961 foreigners fighting with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Lesant (ISIL) last year, according to the Turkish newspaper Hurriet Daily News. The paper, quoting a report released by the authorities last month, said four of the fighters were from Trinidad and […]

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Police officers given bail totalling more than four million dollars

18 January 2016

by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jan 18, CMC – Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers Caesar Monday granted bail totalling TT$4.5 million (One TT dollar =US$0.16 cents) to six police officers who have been charged with using their service weapons while on duty to rob two men of cash and jewellery as well as making false […]

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Immigration lawyer arrested for defrauding Caribbean immigrants

18 January 2016

by STAFF WRITER NEW YORK, Jan. 17, CMC – The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) says an immigration lawyer has been arrested in New York for defrauding immigrants, including Caribbean nationals. USCIS said on Friday that Gnoleba Seri, 40, of Brooklyn, New York has been charged for immigration fraud and aggravated identity theft. “Gnoleba […]

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Suspect held in murder of US journalist

18 January 2016

by STAFF WRITER BELMOPAN, Belmopan Jan. 16, CMC – The police have held a Guatemalan man in connection with the murder of a US citizen , 39-year-old Anne Elizabeth McComb, a journalist from Chicago . McComb, who was the executive producer of online operations at ABC7 in Chicago was on vacation when she was killed. The […]

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Early release for 100 prisoners

18 January 2016

St. JOHN’S, Antigua, Jan. 17, CMC – In a bid to reduce overcrowding at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP), the government has promised to release approximately 100 prisoners by mid-February. According to National Security Minister Steadroy ‘Cutie’ Benjamin, convicts who will be released early from the island’s lone prison, will be placed on work programmes, designed […]

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Toddler reportedly poisoned by beads on necklace bought in Jamaica

18 January 2016

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Jan. 17, CMC – A woman from Louisiana in the United States says her two year old daughter is recovering from a near fatal poisoning after swallowing beads from a necklace bought from a vendor in Montego Bay. Samantha Gandy, 29, who was a passenger on cruise ship that docked here […]

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Montserrat Volcano Observatory – Vacancy

12 January 2016

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De Ole Dawg – Part 3 2016: Economic Stimuli and Jobs

29 January 2016

What about boom-bust cycles, economic stimuli and jobs? BRADES, Montserrat, Dec 30, 2015 – For many people, Economics is all about jobs and money, and “the Government” is supposed to “stimulate the economy” so – instantly – we can all have nice jobs and have plenty of money to buy what we want. Too often, […]

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Fit for Purpose

29 January 2016

By Man from Baker Hill Fit for purpose, the caption for this article is taken for Her Excellency Elizabeth’s Christmas Epistle to Montserratians, and published in the Montserrat Reporter 2015 Christmas Edition. It is line one-o-one of the message. Mmm; it was a very interesting observation by Her Majesty Elizabeth’s representative to Montserrat. Very apt! […]

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