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Willock resigns from PDM puts 4 In opposition Earthquake kills at least 10, injures more than 100, then minor earthquake rocks Jamaica GOP’s Grassley says FBI probe finds no hint of ‘misconduct’ by Kavanaugh; Democrats dispute that, say White House restricted FBI Aid used in Caribbean child sex inquiry Facebook breach put data of 50 million users at risk
 
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Willock resigns from PDM puts 4 In opposition

MCAP calls for new polls On Tuesday this week, following his rant last week during which he came out in support of the Hon. Dr. Ingrid Buffonge, Hon. Gregory Willock resigned all but his legislative seat in the Legislative Assembly. Willock resigned his appointment as Parliamentary Secretary, and as a member of the questionable existence […]

Earthquake kills at least 10, injures more than 100, then minor earthquake rocks Jamaica

Earthquake kills at least 10, injures more than 100, then minor earthquake rocks Jamaica

by staff writer PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Oct 7, CMC – At least 10 people were killed and several others injured after an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 rocked northwest Haiti on Saturday night, officials have confirmed. The Directorate of Civil Protection (DPC) said that the quake was felt across several parts of the […]

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GOP’s Grassley says FBI probe finds no hint of ‘misconduct’ by Kavanaugh; Democrats dispute that, say White House restricted FBI

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/senators-prepare-to-review-fbi-report-on-kavanaugh-after-early-morning-arrival/2018/10/04/394dbaf8-c7be-11e8-b2b5-79270f9cce17_story.html?utm_term=.bb1cebc27b3a&wpisrc=al_news__alert-politics–alert-national&wpmk=1 TMR: Here goes! Will the suppresion of truth and minimising of investigation convince those important to the fray and injustice (improper research and investigation and misguided attention to inability to prove supported ‘sexual misconduct’ forgetting or ignoring all the rest that points to underlying misbeliefs, win the day for America and the (western) world […]

Sunday Times

Aid used in Caribbean child sex inquiry

Tom Harper, Home Affairs Correspondent September 30 2018, 12:01am, The Sunday Times Crime Defence David Brandt, who led the Montserrat government from 1997 to 2001, is being investigated – CHRIS BRANDIS TMR: There is so much more to this story in several areas – but seen here taken from the angle which once again shows the bias about […]

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Facebook breach put data of 50 million users at risk

The vulnerability had to do with the social network’s “view as” feature. by Richard Nieva, Laura Hautala, Alfred Ng September 28, 2018 2:52 PM PDT Facebook on Friday said a breach affected 50 million people on the social network.  The vulnerability stemmed from Facebook’s “view as” feature, which lets people see what their profiles look […]

Unusual Liquid Tested By German Doctors

19 October 2018

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Reggae Girlz's historic qualification goes beyond football

Reggae Girlz’s historic qualification goes beyond football

18 October 2018

18 Oct 2018 FIFA © Getty Images Jamaica qualify for FIFA Women’s World Cup for first time in history Become first Caribbean nation to book ticket to world finals Head coach Hue Menzies reacts, FIFA.com rounds up their statistics 17 October 2018: That will be a date which will have a special place of significance […]

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ABC: Pompeo Heard Alleged Audio of Khashoggi Murder

18 October 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo address the media on a trip to Saudi Arabia. (Leah Millis/AP) By Solange Reyner    |   Thursday, 18 October 2018 08:55 PM Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heard alleged audio of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi being tortured and killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, ABC News reports. A senior […]

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Tightening up on the proceeds of crime –

12 October 2018

Training for the enforcers of the Act The Proceeds of Crime Act was enacted in 2010 and according to the Deputy Commissioner of Police a three-day training workshop that began last Tuesday, was timely although it followed training that had taken place prior. The DCoP who performed master of ceremonies functions for the opening told […]

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Premier Romeo seeks help from UK Officials on Capital Programme

12 October 2018

The Honourable Premier Donaldson Romeo recently met with UK Government officials in London to discuss the proposed Capital Programme for Montserrat along with other related matters. According to a release from the Office of the Premier, “Premier Romeo first met with FCO Minister for the Overseas Territories, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, who, during his visit […]

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MATLHE imports goats to improve local goat stock

12 October 2018

GIU Brades Montserrat-  The Ministry of Agriculture, Trade, Lands, Housing and the Environment (MATLHE), through the Veterinary Division, has imported five boer goats to the island, in an effort to improve the quality and quantity of goat meat here. The goats arrived on Friday, September 21, and were weighed and tagged this morning, Monday, September […]

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ECCB donates to the elderly and children for FIM

12 October 2018

The East Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) is celebrating its 35th Anniversary and also observing Financial Information Month (FIM) (during October). As part of its activities in Montserrat, the Bank through its resident agency representative Mrs. Claudette Weekes, at the office in Brades delivered financial support to two organisations. Before making the delivery, Mrs. Weekes to […]

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Opposition leader calls for general elections

12 October 2018

In the meantime, whether strategically or otherwise, leader of the Opposition which will now seat four members, Easton Taylor Farrell is calling for the government to ‘step down’ and bring about general elections. …” …it is the position of the parliamentary opposition that the Government of Montserrat led by the Hon. Premier Donaldson Romeo and […]

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Speaker reserves ruling on sending opposition legislator to Privilege Committee

Speaker reserves ruling on sending opposition legislator to Privilege Committee

11 October 2018

by staff writer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Oct 10, CMC – The Speaker of the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament, Bridgid Annisette-George, Wednesday reserved her ruling on whether or not to send an opposition legislator to the Privileges Committee as Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley denied allegations that he has a bank account in the United […]

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Opposition Leader wins defamation lawsuit against her former cabinet colleague

Opposition Leader wins defamation lawsuit against her former cabinet colleague

10 October 2018

  by staff writer October 10, 2018 Full News No Comments 88 views   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Oct 10, CMC – A High Court Wednesday ruled in favour of Opposition Leader Kamla Persad Bissessar, in her defamation lawsuit against the Sunshine Publishing Company Limited owned by Austin Jack Warner, who once served as a […]

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Death toll climbs as Haiti assesses damage caused by earthquakes

08 October 2018

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Oct 8, CMC – The death toll has climbed by 15 and more than 300 people injured as Haiti Monday assesses the damage caused by several earthquakes that hit the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country over the last weekend. The Directorate of Civil Protection (DPC) said the “partial assessment of the […]

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Opposition Leader calls for general elections, dismisses budget

Opposition Leader calls for general elections, dismisses budget

08 October 2018

by staff writer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Oct 5, CMC – Opposition Leader Kamla Persad Bissessar Friday called for fresh general elections as she dismissed suggestions by the Keith Rowley government that it had been able to turn around the economy since coming to office three years ago. Persad Bissessar told legislators that as at […]

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St Lucia to host two events on impact of climate change

St Lucia to host two events on impact of climate change

08 October 2018

by staff writer  CASTRIES, St. Lucia Oct 6, CMC – St. Lucia will host the first Forum of the Caribbean Nationally Determined Contributions Finance Initiative (NDC FI) later this month. The October 11-12 initiative is one of two events being held here to raise public awareness on the impacts of climate change. The Organisation of […]

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Financial Information Month- Calendar of Activities

05 October 2018

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Jamaica to host five-day international conference on water and waste resources

Jamaica to host five-day international conference on water and waste resources

05 October 2018

by staff writer KINGSTON, Jamaica, Oct 1, CMC –A five-day conference aimed at promoting climate resilience, innovation and partnership while addressing the issues of water and waste as resources in sustainable development gets underway here later this month. The organisers said that the 27th Caribbean Water and Wastewater Conference will be attended by more than […]

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Police to confirm man found hanging, suicide

28 September 2018

Two days after news out of Georgetowne, Guyana, where Police said they believed that a man at the center of a sex video aired on social media, may have committed suicide after his body was found on the seawalls, comes the rare news of a young Guyanese male was reportedly found hanged in Palm Loop, […]

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Former leaders of main opposition party fight it out in public

Former leaders of main opposition party fight it out in public

21 September 2018

  by staff writer September 21, 2018 Features No Comments 70 views   By Kenton X. Chance KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Sept 21, CMC – Former prime minister Sir James Mitchell has described as his ‘biggest error” his former finance minister Arnhim Eustace as yet another public spat between the two former leaders of the main […]

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Montserrat hosts Leewads Mens’ 50-Over championship

16 September 2018

The Leeward Islands Senior Cricket Team Men’s 50-Over Cricket Championship, announced by L Is Drector, Cricket Operations in July is set to start on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 in Montserrat. On Wednesday evening, September 12, 2018 the Montserrat Senior Cricket Team unveiled it’s Uniform Launch for the Cricket Championship at Summer Breeze at 8.00 p.m. […]

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Guyana and Austria sign MOU

Guyana and Austria sign MOU

15 September 2018

by staff writer GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Sept 12, CMC – Guyana Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Austria for transport, innovation and technology to enhance the local healthcare facilities. Health Minister Volda Lawrence said the MOU is the beginning of a process which will result in enhanced healthcare facilities for citizens and that “concrete” […]

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Venezuelans found with drugs and ammunition arrested

Venezuelans found with drugs and ammunition arrested

14 September 2018

by STAFF WRITER ROSEAU, Dominica, Sep. 13, CMC – The police say they arrested three Venezuelan nationals who were found in possession of cocaine, a firearm and ammunition. The police report that the Venezuelans were arrested early Wednesday by officers assigned to the Drug Squad Unit and the Grand Bay Police . They were arrested […]

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Barbados looking to new suppliers following closure of oil refinery in Trinidad

Barbados looking to new suppliers following closure of oil refinery in Trinidad

14 September 2018

by staff writer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sept 12, CMC – Barbados Wednesday it is holding discussions with a number of suppliers with a view to employing a similar arrangement to that it had with the Trinidad and Tobago state-owned oil company, PETROTRIN. PETROTRIN late last month announced the closure of its oil refinery blaming increasing financial […]

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Government moving to privatise sugar cane industry

Government moving to privatise sugar cane industry

14 September 2018

by staff writer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sept 15, CMC – The Barbados government says it is considering merging or partnering the state-owned Barbados Agricultural Management Company Limited (BAMC) with the Barbados Sugar Industry Limited (BSIL), as it seeks to fully privatise the sugar cane industry. Agriculture and Food Security Minister, Indar Weir, said also Barbadians will […]

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Government assures Guyana will have world class petroleum sector

Government assures Guyana will have world class petroleum sector

03 September 2018

by staff writer GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Sept 1, CMC – The Guyana government says it is putting in place measures to ensure that country builds a world class petroleum sector. President David Granger told a news conference on Friday that while his administration is cognisant of the continuous oil discoveries offshore, the recently established Department of […]

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Dominica calls for cheaper roaming rates within sub-region

Dominica calls for cheaper roaming rates within sub-region

24 August 2018

by staff writer ROSEAU, Dominica, Aug 21, CMC – Telecommunication ministers from the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) are likely to agree on a policy regarding roaming rates in the sub-region when they meet in October, Telecommunications Minister Kelver Darroux has said. He said that a decision on roaming rates is long overdue. “We […]

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Mottley says Barbados needs new international business

Mottley says Barbados needs new international business

24 August 2018

by STAFF WRITER BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Aug. 24 CMC – Prime Minister Mia Mottley said Barbados needs to pick up new business in the area of international business and financial services. Mottley who made the comment after the Barbados International Business Association’s (BIBA) Task Force  presented a report to the Government on Thursday said many opportunities […]

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Venezuela And Trinidad Struck By Massive, 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake

22 August 2018

Huffpost   The quake could be felt as far away as Colombia and Grenada. No deaths had been reported. By Kenya Downs Aftermath of today's earthquake @cnewslive pic.twitter.com/9314Gec8OM — sprovi (@sprovi_ashby) August 21, 2018 A massive earthquake rocked Venezuela and the southern Caribbean on Tuesday evening, knocking out power throughout the region and sending people […]

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Pre-mourning” Aretha Franklin

16 August 2018

By Brian Stelter and CNN’s media team Some memories, thoughts and observations0 just prior to her death announcement The digital age allows us to witness “pre-mourning” on a worldwide scale. And that’s what we’re witnessing right now around the news that Aretha Franklin‘s health is failing. People are celebrating her life and bracing for her […]

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FBI Agent Peter Strzok Fired Over Anti-Trump Text Messages

13 August 2018

Ryan J. Reilly , HuffPost • August 13, 2018       (Joshua Roberts / Reuters) More WASHINGTON ― FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok, who was taken off special counsel Robert Mueller’s team after his texts disparaging President Donald Trump were discovered by Justice Department investigators, has been fired from the bureau despite the recommendations of a […]

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Montserrat Under14 Shut Out at CFU Tournament

Montserrat Under14 Shut Out at CFU Tournament

10 August 2018

BY DISCOVERMNITEAM · AUGUST 10, 2018   MFA Photo of the final day for Montserrat’s Under14 team at the CFU tournament. Despite their best effort, Montserrat’s Under 14 boys team which recently participated in the Caribbean Football Union Under 14 Tournament, held in St Kitts, were unable to win any of their matches. They made their one and […]

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Same Sex Marriage debate: Lord Ahmad rejects imposing on the OTs

27 July 2018

    July 25, 2018   by Reshma Ragoonath   UK Minister Lord Tariq Ahmad rejects suggestions of imposing same sex marriages on Overseas Territories like Cayman. The issue was raised in the House of Lords on Monday (23 July) after a question was posed on the issue. Legislators accused the UK Government of double […]

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America is a nation of narcissists, according to two new studies

America is a nation of narcissists, according to two new studies

07 July 2018

  By William Wan, July 3 Is America a narcissistic country? On a day when America gathers together to celebrate itself, this seems a fair question. The answer is a resounding yes, according to new research — but some states are more narcissistic than others. In a study published in the journal Psychological Science, researchers asked more than […]

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is one of six governors who wrote the letter

Today’s the first family reunification deadline

06 July 2018

  Live Updates By Meg Wagner and Brian Ries, CNN Updated 1 min ago1:29 p.m. ET, July 6, 2018 What we’re covering here Today: Officials must make sure every separated parent has a way to contact their child by today. What happens next: Today the first in a series of deadlines a judge set for reuniting migrant […]

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Caribbean Court Rules Guyanese Presidential Term Limits Legal

Caribbean Court Rules Guyanese Presidential Term Limits Legal

29 June 2018

CCJ rules two terms only for presidents of Guyana by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jun. 25, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has ruled that   an amendment, that barred Presidents of the Republic of Guyana from serving more than two terms in office, was a valid […]

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Cayman Islands governor ‘bullied staff, had drunken rows and insisted a maid gave him a shirtless massage’

24 June 2018

Anway Choudhury recalled after a string of complaints made against him by staff Allegations include Cayman Island governor asking maid for shirtless massage He is also accused of misbehaviour towards his wife, Momia, 16 years his junior  By Abul Taher for The Mail on Sunday June 24, 2018 Anwar Choudhury, 59, pictured with his wife […]

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CCJ: Beware the politicians in (judges’) robes, the wolves in sheep’s clothing

26 May 2018

Jamaica Observer Editorial May 24, 2018 As a country, we have never been as afflicted by intellectual schizophrenia as we are with the decision on whether to accept the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as our final court of appeal, replacing the United Kingdom Privy Council. Jamaica is not the only one to be so […]

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ST. KITTS-YOUTH-US signs MOU regarding YES project

03 May 2018

by STAFF WRITER May 1, 2018 Full News No Comments 116 views   BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, May 1, CMC – The United States government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the St. Kitts-Nevis government to ensure that at-risk youth here receive maximum benefits from the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Youth […]

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US customs agents nab Jamaican national with cocaine at NY airport

23 April 2018

by STAFF WRITER   NEW YORK, Apr 12, CMC – United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says an arriving passenger from Jamaica at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York did not enjoy a “Happy Hour” as officers seized her illegal cocktail. In a report on Wednesday, CBP said that, on April […]

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N. Korea, setting stage for talks, halts nuclear, ICBM tests

N. Korea, setting stage for talks, halts nuclear, ICBM tests

21 April 2018

KIM TONG-HYUNG and ERIC TALMADGE Yahoo.com Associated Press•April 21, 2018    see here North Korea Suspends Nuclear, Long-Range Missile Tests, Will Close Testing Site   SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea announced Saturday it will suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of its summits with Seoul and Washington, but stopped well […]

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Vacancy Exists – Senior Reporter

14 June 2017

Vacancy Exists for an outstanding Senior Reporter who also will fill the role of Deputy Editor at the Montserrat Reporter – Montserrat, West Indies. Must have: Good integrity, Plenty of drive And the commitment to excellence in newspaper production print and online. Be sharp, enthusiastic and self-motivated. A driver’s licence (will be useful) Contact: Bennette […]

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Tax evasion: blacklist of 21 countries with ‘golden passport’ schemes published

20 October 2018

The Guardian by Juliette Garside   read© Getty Monaco is one of the countries flagged as operating high-risk schemes which sell either residency or citizenship in the OECD’s report.A blacklist of 21 countries whose so-called “golden passport” schemes threaten international efforts to combat tax evasion has been published by the west’s leading economic thinktank.   Three […]

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Turkish investigators search Saudi Consulate where journalist was last seen

Turkish investigators search Saudi Consulate where journalist was last seen

16 October 2018

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/saudis-to-allow-turkish-investigators-to-search-consulate/2018/10/15/4f1fd074-d000-11e8-a4db-184311d27129_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_campaign=8429498905-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_11_04_47_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_source=CNN%20Media%3A%20Reliable%20Sources&utm_term=.3543cb855780     A security officer looks out the doors of the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Monday. (Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images) By Kareem Fahim, John Wagner and Souad Mekhennet October 15 at 8:08 PM ISTANBUL — Turkish investigators were permitted to search Saudi Arabia’s consulate on Monday, 13 days after journalist Jamal Khashoggi vanished while visiting the […]

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