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Sailors Violate Exclusion Zone

Unauthorised port and home entry heighten local concerns By Catherine Pierre The need for tougher border controls and patrols in the Plymouth area have been highlighted following an alleged unauthorised visit by Sy Skye’s and her crew at the beginning of May as part of their around the Caribbean tour. News of a group of […]

New Zika alert: Beware the Asian tiger mosquito

New Zika alert: Beware the Asian tiger mosquito

Second mosquito species discovered to carry Zika; Two more Caribbean countries confirm Zika cases – But still no known cases of the virus in Montserrat BRADES – On the heels of news that two Caribbean countries have each confirmed their first cases of the Zika Virus within a 48 hours period, it has been revealed […]

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Implementing Antigua Tax waiver for Montserrat delayed

Airport Tax waiver implementation delayed by process BRADES—The much hoped for Antigua airport tax waiver for passengers traveling and overstaying for more than 24 hours between Antigua and Montserrat have reportedly met with minor bottlenecks, the result of due process that have caused it to be not yet implemented or enforced. Early last week, a […]

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De Ole Dawg – Part 14 2016: What about our (updated . . . ?) National Vision?

19 May 2016

BRADES, Montserrat, April 12, 2016 – During his budget reply, Hon. Premier Romeo suggested a modification to our national vision statement since 1997, to include going green: A healthy and wholesome, green Montserrat, founded upon a thriving modern economy with a friendly, vibrant community, in which all our people through enterprise and initiative, can fulfill […]

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Gas stations threaten shut down to influence price markup

18 May 2016

DAVY HILL—The island’s two gas stations took a joint initiative to suspend services on Monday evening in a bid to affect ongoing negotiations between these fuel providers and the government. Motorists could be seen outside the stations on Monday evening—a national holiday—and again on Tuesday morning hoping to fill up at the pumps, but had […]

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Land Registry – Notice of Application

17 May 2016

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Caribbean islands warned as Venezuela collapses

17 May 2016

Published on May 17, 2016 Venezuelans protesting over lack of food and medicine, water and electricity confronted by police  By Caribbean News Now contributor CARACAS, Venezuela — The mayor of Chacao in Venezuela’s capital Caracas has warned that Caribbean islands and Colombia may suffer an influx of refugees from Venezuela if food shortages continue in the […]

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Vacany – Administrative Officer, Human Resource Department

17 May 2016

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Nurses Week

Call for more community screening comes during Nurses Week

13 May 2016

An educational session, a church service, blood pressure and sugar screening and an Annual General Meeting at which a new board was elected were the main highlights as nurses on Montserrat joined their counterparts worldwide in celebrating International Nurses Week (2016) beginning May eighth. The week of activities jumped off with a church service at […]

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Legendary cricket commentator Tony Cozier dies at age 75

13 May 2016

BARBADOS–(BBC) Legendary West Indian commentator Tony Cozier has died at the age of 75. A familiar and respected voice around the world, the Barbadian will be remembered for a career in TV, radio and journalism spanning 58 years. Born in Bridgetown in 1940, he made his BBC Test Match Special debut in 1966 and also […]

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Gonsalves re-states opposition to Citizenship by Investment Programmes

13 May 2016

by STAFF WRITER KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, May 10, CMC – The St. Vincent and the Grenadines government says it remains opposed to the controversial citizenship by investment programme (CIP) as a means of luring foreign investors to the island. Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, addressing the launch of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Finance Fair Monday night, […]

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Financing options for phase two of local geothermal considered

13 May 2016

Montserrat was represented this week at the Regional Geothermal Forum carded held in St. Kitts and Nevis from May 10-12. With this topic being very hot in the region particularly about fund, not long ago before the meeting, local HMG Development for International Development (DFID) Rep Martin Dawson, said Montserrat is currently looking at several […]

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Europe Day celebrated Barbados

13 May 2016

– PM expresses surprise at EU earlier blacklisting by STAFF WRITER BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, May 9, CMC – Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart Monday described as “unfair and unwarranted”, the decision last year by the European Commission to blacklist a number of Caribbean countries, including his own, as uncooperative tax jurisdictions. Addressing a ceremony marking the Europe […]

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(From left: CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque; Hon. Fred Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Bahamas; Rt. Hon. Phillip Hammond, Foreign Secretary of the UK, prior to the start of the meeting on Saturday in Freeport, Bahamas.

CARICOM UK Forum “frank and cordial” – CARICOM & UK Officials

13 May 2016

Mr Mitchell indicated the range of issues which engaged the ministers including climate change, health, financial services, correspondent banking, security and border threats. He announced that there would be six monthly follow-up meetings at the level of senior officials on both sides prior to the next Forum scheduled for the UK in 2018. Mr Hammond, […]

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David Cameron will force all foreign companies buying UK properties to disclose their true owners in a public register. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP

David Cameron to introduce new corporate money-laundering offence

13 May 2016

Exclusive: prime minister brings in charge of failing to prevent fraud or money laundering as UK prepares to host anti-corruption summit. This article in its entirety is presented as part of UK media’s coverage pre Prime Minister Cameron’s Corruption conference. There are already some other articles covered as well as this at www.themontserratreporter.com The fact […]

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David Cameron to introduce new corporate money-laundering offence

12 May 2016

  Exclusive: prime minister brings in charge of failing to prevent fraud or money laundering as UK prepares to host anti-corruption summit David Cameron will force all foreign companies buying UK properties to disclose their true owners in a public register. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP by Patrick Wintour and Heather Stewart David Cameron is to counter […]

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Cameron should look closer to home

11 May 2016

The Guardian (UK) Editorial Britain wags its finger at dodgy money in poor countries – even while the City pushes the cash into tax havens watch video: Cameron caught boasting to Queen about ‘fantastically corrupt’ countries There are times when a manual earth-restructuring implement is best referred to as a spade, so let us speak […]

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David Jessop is a consultant to the Caribbean Council and can be contacted at
david.jessop@caribbean-council.org. Previous columns can be found at www.caribbean-council.org

Commentary: The View from Europe: Reading the writing on the wall

07 May 2016

Reprinted from Caribbean News Now! caribbeannewsnow.com By David Jessop In Havana on April 28, the Dominican Republic and Cuba agreed to explore the possibility of a partial scope trade agreement. There Cuba’s deputy minister of foreign trade and investment, Ileana Nunez, and Cesar Dargan, the Dominican Republic deputy foreign minister for commercial affairs and trade […]

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Travelers to Puerto Rico urged to make informed decisions about summer travel

07 May 2016

Reprinted from Caribbean News Now! caribbeannewsnow.com Published on May 7, 2016 Puerto Rico Tourism Company dispels perceptions about zika and urges vacationers to make informed decisions about summer travel. Photo: Puerto Rico Tourism Company SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — As summer approaches and millions of Americans begin to finalize travel plans, the Puerto Rico Tourism Company […]

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May 6, 2016

It is an ugly word ‘corruption’

06 May 2016

Editorial: May 6, 2016: It was sometime during the 1980’s that the word ‘corrupt’ was soon to become almost an everyday word, associated with the functioning of Government. We will recall that Montserrat in 1960 had its first Chief Minister, national hero William H Bramble till 1970, then his son Austin till 1978, followed by […]

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UK Affirms Longstanding Friendship with Caribbean and Financial Support for Infrastructural Development

UK Affirms Longstanding Friendship with Caribbean and Financial Support for Infrastructural Development

06 May 2016

Featured Story Authored by: Robyn Adderley At the the opening ceremony for the 9th UK-Caribbean Forum, April 29 at the Grand Lucayan in Freeport, Prime Minister of The Bahamas the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie (right) greets United Kingdom Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs the Rt. Hon. Philip Hammond.  Prime Minister Christie gave […]

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Officers look on as smoke from Fort McMurray's raging wildfires billow into the air after their city was evacuated, May 4, 2016. REUTERS/Topher Seguin

Unrelenting fire forces more evacuations in Canadian oil sands region

05 May 2016

By Rod Nickel ANZAC, Alberta |  A massive wildfire near Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, that has grown to five times its initial size has spread south, forcing more evacuations on Thursday after 88,000 people fled the city in the nation’s energy heartland. The uncontrolled blaze, which has consumed swaths of the city, has shut […]

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Woman charged with sending hostile messages to President Granger

05 May 2016

by STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Apr 27, CMC – A divorced mother of three, will re-appear in court on May 11, charged with using social media to send certain messages with “exciting hostility and ill” towards President David Granger. Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan granted Bibi Safora Salim GUY$200,000 (One Guyana dollar =US$0.004 cents) bail […]

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Jorge Familiar at Caribbean Energy Summit January 27 2015 in DC

Turning point for energy security in the Caribbean

30 April 2016

South Florida Caribbean News April 29, 2016 By Jorge Familiar, World Bank Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean KINGSTON, Jamaica – While challenges remain, five months after the historic climate agreement in Paris, they remain committed to save energy and invest in renewables.  Caribbean countries have quietly started a green revolution and are […]

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Commentary: The View from Europe: Renewing the US relationship

30 April 2016

Reprinted from Caribbean News Now! caribbeannewsnow.com Published on April 30, 2016 By David Jessop A few days ago the US House Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously agreed a draft bi-partisan bill that seeks to have the administration give greater priority to the US-Caribbean relationship. David Jessop is a consultant to the Caribbean Council and can be contacted […]

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St Helena Airport Opening Postponed

29 April 2016

Posted on April 29, 2016 On April 26 the St Helena Government confirmed that further safety and operational work is required prior to the official opening of the island’s new airport – and that this event, originally set for May 21, has therefore been postponed. No revised date has yet been announced. Last week the […]

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Legal Notice – Vernon Leroy Buffong

17 May 2016

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