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St. Vincent and the Grenadines volcano erupts, prompts thousands to evacuate – an update

AccuWeather https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/st-vincent-volcano-erupts-prompts-thousands-to-evacuate/929927 By Courtney Travis, AccuWeather senior meteorologist Updated Apr. 12, 2021, 7:48 AM AST Copied Hours after an initial eruption of the La Soufriere volcano on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent, a second explosion was reported, resulting in a massive plume of smoke and ash. The largest volcano on the Caribbean island of […]

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Dr. Ryan Cole speaks, Vitamin D, Ivermectin, “Vaccines” re COVID-19

TMR research for over a year of questioning as high up to the world stage of briefings from WHO/PAHO/CARPHA, about the message to be given to COVID-19, its prevention by building immunity, and treatment that can mitigate the sufferings the virus brings; to the alternative to the suspicious and far from full protection from the […]

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St. Vincent and the Grenadines was preparing for the eruption of La Soufriere volcano

St. Vincent and the Grenadines, preparing for the eruption of La Soufriere volcano EMERGENCY SHELTERS FOR A VOLCANIC ERUPTION (EXPLOSIVE)  28th March 2021 https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1RjQeofFX46htCMxbnyArqfxxCSOkbD70&ll=13.25264487913983%2C-61.1971605&z=11 National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) EMERGENCY SHELTERS FOR A VOLCANIC ERUPTION (EXPLOSIVE) LA SOUFRIÈRE BULLETIN #56 APRIL 10, 2021 5:00 P.M LA SOUFRIÈRE BULLETIN #56 APRIL 10, 2021 5:00 P.M  The seismic […]

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Montserrat – 1 El Salvador – 1 Taylor: Montserrat ready to send shockwaves through world football

(FIFA.com) 01 Apr 2021 reprint © BOL Football Montserrat captain Lyle Taylor speaks with FIFA.comHe talks about the Emerald Boys’ historic 1-1 draw with El Salvador“It’s massive to get the result, but there’s more to come from us” Montserrat 1- 1 El Salvador. Perhaps it is a scoreline lost in the deluge of FIFA World […]

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Ministry of Health Intensifies Vaccination Efforts, but without necessary caution

Just 11 cases were found of serious blood clots in 11 million jabbed with AZ in EU (Image: GETTY) In an effort to convince and ‘gouge’ residents of Montserrat to access the COVID-19 Astra Zeneca vaccine the Ministry of Health stated: “The latest trials conducted in the United States of America, Chile and Peru by […]

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RAF jets prepare to fly to Romania as war fears explode amid Russia threat

13 April 2021

THE RAF is preparing six Typhoon super-jets bound to Romania at a time of sky-high tensions – with Russia deploying troops to the Ukrainian border, according to reports. By Melanie Kaidan PUBLISHED: | UPDATED: Tue, Apr 13, 2021 Brexit: Andrew Neil claims EU ‘terrified’ of UK success in 2018 Sign up to receive our rundown […]

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New Side Effects With AstraZeneca and Janssen COVID-19 Vaccines?

12 April 2021

TMR is not suggesting to anyone not to access COVID-19 ‘vaccines’. Merely providing information to those who may be at risk, knowingly or otherwise, to be aware that there ARE varying life-threatening risks and to consider and consult, before becoming a ‘negative/positive statistic, all the theories, conspiratorial, truths taken on board. We encourage there is […]

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Progressives say Biden infrastructure bill isn’t big enough: “We can’t go back to business as usual”

01 April 2021

“This is not nearly enough,” Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez says By Jon Skolnik April 1, 2021 5:34PM (UTC) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Joe Biden (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images) President Joe Biden proposed a $2 trillion federal spending package on Wednesday that would revamp the country’s crumbling infrastructure, taking specific aim at pollution, job creation, housing, and corporate taxes. […]

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‘Impending doom’: Why the US is facing a new coronavirus wave despite one of the world’s best vaccine programmes

31 March 2021

Reprint By Jamie Johnson, US correspondent, Washington 30 March 2021 Hospitalisations are increasing and deaths are multiplying from the disease that has already killed 550,000 people in the US By Jamie Johnson, US correspondent, Washington 30 March 2021 Joe Biden, the US President, has urged states to pause their reopening efforts after a senior health […]

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Major Israeli study finds Pfizer jab 94 per cent effective in ‘real world’ use

31 March 2021

Reprint (adapted) By Paul Nuki, Global Health Security Editor, London Feb 14 2021 The results, which were carefully controlled and cover 1.2m people, are better than expected and likely to improve as more data comes in The Telegraph · February 13 The Pfizer BioNTech vaccine achieves 94 percent efficacy after the second dose, according to […]

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UK Covid deaths plummet as 58 fatalities and 4,751 cases are recorded

27 March 2021

Tammy Hughes and April Roach https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/newslondon/pm-covid-passports-may-not-be-possible-until-absolutely-everybody-offered-jab/vi-BB1eXpFD?ocid=msedgdhp&ocid=msedgdhp The UK recorded another 58 Covid-19 deaths and 4,715 new cases on Saturday, according to official government figures. It brings the total coronavirus death toll in the UK total to 126,573. Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have now been 149,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the […]

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4 Benefits Of Sleeping With a Garlic Clove Under Your Pillow

27 March 2021

reprint It could be that you live in a time of vampires and werewolves. In this case, sleeping with a clove of garlic under your pillow should also be supported by a silver cross above your bed, holy water at the door, and a wooden stake at your right hand. If you keep garlic under […]

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England told to ‘hold its nerve’ ahead of easing of lockdown outdoors

27 March 2021

Reprint  By Sam Blewett, PA Political Correspondent  The nation has been warned not to “squander the gains” made against coronavirus ahead of a major easing of the lockdown to allow greater freedoms outside. © Andrew Matthews (PA) NHS England national medical director Professor Stephen Powis said that Covid-19 still has the capacity to “wreak more havoc […]

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17 March 2021

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EU could slap sanctions on UK in border row ‘the UK is playing poker’

12 March 2021

THE EU could threaten the UK with sanctions or a closed border over a fierce grace-period extension row. European law professor Francesco Rizzuto warned the EU could be forced to react to Britain if the grace period goes on for too long. The UK unilaterally decided to extend a grace period in border regulations to […]

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Senators come together to make daylight saving time permanent

Senators come together to make daylight saving time permanent

10 March 2021

Reprint Sarah K. Burris – March 09, 2021 Marco Rubio (MSNBC/Screenshot) Year after year, particularly in the spring and fall Americans lament Daylight Saving Time, an antiquated way of adjusting the time to help preserve as much light as possible. Many believe it was due to the U.S. agrarian society, but according to the History […]

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Covid vaccines cut risk of serious illness by 80% in over-80s

09 March 2021

By Nick Triggle and Michelle RobertsBBC News Related Topics – Coronavirus pandemic A single shot of either the Oxford-AstraZeneca or the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid jab reduces the chance of needing hospital treatment by more than 80%, an analysis in England shows. The Public Health England data showed the effect kicked in three to four weeks after vaccination. It […]

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05 March 2021

V A C A N C Y Banking Officer II, Eastern Caribbean Central Bank

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05 March 2021

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Spinach Helps Fight Cancer

05 March 2021

From Newsmax.comBy Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen, MDs Spinach was super-fuel for Popeye. But that’s nothing compared to the superpowers we are now discovering. Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently used nanotechnology to make growing spinach capable of detecting explosive residue in groundwater — such as from landmines — and then […]

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‘Hybrid working will become the norm’

05 March 2021

Coronavirus pandemic Working from home some of the time, or hybrid working, will become “the norm” for many companies after the pandemic, says global workspace provider IWG. Firms will be looking to save money and be more environment-friendly by using less office space, said IWG chief executive Mark Dixon. IWG said 2020 had been a […]

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Coronavirus vaccine – weekly summary of Yellow Card reporting

01 March 2021

Severe Allergy This advice is that people with a previous history of severe allergic reactions to any ingredients of the vaccine should not receive it. People who receive the vaccine should be monitored for at least 15 minutes afterwards. The foregoing is taken from the UK Government web site on COVID-19 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-vaccine-adverse-reactions/coronavirus-vaccine-summary-of-yellow-card-reporting See below the […]

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Premier Taylor-Farrell’s 15-year time-frame for economic independence

28 February 2021

Part 01/2020 (Contribution) January 24, 2020 What can we do to move beyond 60% dependency on the UK for our recurrent budget? BRADES, Montserrat, January 17, 2020 – In his Monday, January 13th opening remarks for the annual DfID Financial Aid Mission (FAM), Montserrat’s new premier, Hon Mr Easton Taylor-Farrell, announced a policy goal that […]

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These are serious times

28 February 2021

January 24, 2020 – seemingly never published online Several Montserrat general elections have taken place within the last three months in a year, some of them in November. Perhaps because the festival time is usually around the corner and the joyousness of Christmas, while not so for some, helps to remove the concern of the […]

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UK government reports over 240 deaths shortly after coronavirus vaccination

28 February 2021

by: Ramon Tomey – February 24, 2021 Tags: AstraZeneca, badhealth, badmedicine, badscience, Big Pharma, BioNTech, coronavirus vaccine, covid-19 pandemic, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, Pfizer, United Kingdom, Vaccine deaths, vaccine injury, vaccine safety, vaccine wars, Wuhan coronavirus, Yellow Card reports (Natural News) The U.K. government reported that more than 240 people have died shortly […]

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Officials: 400 escape, 25 dead after Haiti prison breakout

Officials: 400 escape, 25 dead after Haiti prison breakout

26 February 2021

https://apnews.com/article/port-au-prince-shootings-prisons-prison-breaks-haiti-fafa74cb388da63e1ca3bc439539d1a6 By EVENS SANON – February 26, 2021 Officials: 400 escape, 25 dead after Haiti prison breakout In this Jan. 25, 2021 file photo, Arnel Joseph is returned to the National Penitentiary after being brought before a judge in handcuffs in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Authorities say, Joseph, who they describe as one of Haiti’s most powerful […]

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ECAMC – Vacancy

26 February 2021

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26 February 2021

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See what you can find on our Facebook Page

21 February 2021

https://www.facebook.com/themontserratreporter?comment_id=Y29tbWVudDoxMDE1ODA3MjY5MjUxNTg1Ml8xMDE1ODA3NDQ1MjQwMDg1Mg%3D%3D See what some of our Facebook readers benefit – Do Zinc and Vitamin C Reduce COVID Symptoms? https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/945794 COVID-19 mapshttps://www.univadis.co.uk/covid-19-map?utm_source=medscape&utm_medium=partners&utm_campaign=covid19map&ecd=ban_mscp_covidmap_unicovid_link_mapUK THE TRUTH, THE LIES, AND THE MISCONCEPTIONS FINALLY, YOUR ANSWERS FOR WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON WITH COVID, THE PANDEMIC, AND THE “VACCINE”. https://vrevealed.com/covid/own/ https://youtu.be/J531bU0OYuc Boosting the Immune System If this can be followed from […]

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This is when Boris Johnson will announce England’s road map out of lockdown – and what it might look like

21 February 2021

Finlay Greig – The Scotsman – 16 February 2021 Boris Johnson is set to unveil a roadmap out of lockdown restrictions as cases in England continue to fall. The country was placed under a third lockdown on January 4 with schools and non-essential businesses forced to close until at least mid-February. Next week the prime […]

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19 February 2021

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19 February 2021

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Good Governance, the BVI, and Montserrat’s development challenge

19 February 2021

Part 108/2021 (Contribution) Should we pass a Charter of Good Governance Resolution in our Assembly? BRADES, Montserrat, January 25, 2021 –  In recent days, UK Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab has called for a Commission of Inquiry in the BVI. It is to be led by British judge Gary Hickinbottom and is to report its findings […]

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East Caribbean Central Bank – Vacancy

19 February 2021

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Criminalising Christian worship when it is needed most is counterproductive

Criminalising Christian worship when it is needed most is counterproductive

19 February 2021

February 19, 2021 Bennette Roach It is out of constant thoughts of how the overall management, particularly with reference to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic which has appeared to be poorly conducted in Montserrat. This may not be so evident perhaps to the larger majority of persons, some of whom simply suffer through the […]

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Election Reflection

19 February 2021

By Claude Gerald Voters love to hear about Christianity Thinking that is the end of the story. And when dem camouflage behind the pulpit Voters tun choopit, And shout out this is it And forget it; Then joyfully relax and quit. Only to get a big pool of… got-yah – it is vomit. If ayuh […]

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Recall to find purpose, meaning and understanding

19 February 2021

Today we continue with a few leads on items that appeared in The Montserrat Reporter publications in print and online to bring us up to date, as we too often forget some of what we have tried to draw readers’ attention. We might become concerned enough to want to join in the questions that often […]

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India’s dramatic fall in virus cases leaves experts stumped

16 February 2021

Reprint By KRUTIKA PATHI and ANIRUDDHA GHOSAL, Associated Press – Associated Press – 16 February 2021 NEW DELHI (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic took hold in India, there were fears it would sink the fragile health system of the world’s second-most populous country. Infections climbed dramatically for months and at one point India looked […]

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Support grows for Capitol riot inquiry after Trump acquittal

15 February 2021

By Hope Yen, Associated Press – PA Media – 14 February 2021 House prosecutors who led Donald Trump’s impeachment maintained they proved their case on Sunday while railing against Senate Republicans for “trying to have it both ways” in acquitting the former president. A day after Mr. Trump won his second Senate impeachment trial in […]

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Republican Sen. Collins on why she voted to convict | Second Trump impeachment trial

Republican Sen. Collins on why she voted to convict | Second Trump impeachment trial

14 February 2021

https://youtu.be/VJt_-eU0SNESenator Collins in a most powerful informed truthful presentation on why former president Trump should be condemned for abusing his office on and before January 6, 2021. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, delivers remarks Feb. 13 following Trump’s acquittal in his second impeachment trial. The 57-43 vote was the most bipartisan in history, with seven Republicans, […]

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Trump Acquitted – ‘Make America Great Again has only just begun’: Trump defiant after acquittal

13 February 2021

https://a.msn.com/r/2/BB1dELAT?m=en-gb&referrerID=InAppShare Sky News – 13 February 2021 Former US President Donald Trump has been found not guilty in his impeachment trial Former US President Donald Trump has been found not guilty in his 2nd impeachment trial. Although the final vote came in as 57 “guilty” and 43 “not guilty”, the Democrats did not reach the […]

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How the Question of Trump’s Behavior During the Capitol Assault Shook Up the Impeachment Trial

13 February 2021

Reprint By Amy Davidson Sorkin – February 13, 2021 The former President’s tweets and reports of his calls to Republican congressmen during the riot became a key part of the case against him. Photograph by Brendan Smialowski / Getty On Friday afternoon, when senators got their chance to ask questions in Donald Trump’s second impeachment […]

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11 February 2021

Brian Stelter here at 10:40pm ET Thursday with the latest on BBC News, Dean Baquet, Medium, Microsoft, Bloomberg, Disney, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” Issa Rae, and much more… Those empty seats in the Senate chamber on Thursday? They are emblematic of the public’s reaction to the second Trump impeachment trial. If you’ve been glued to every minute of […]

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Pandemic schooling at home is not homeschooling – this is why lesson failures are OK

09 February 2021

Trying to force parents, children, and teachers to replicate traditional education online in the home is both punishing and pointless TMR: Right from the beginning, we ask how does this might apply to Montserrat? How is the consultation, or the discussion or the action, not getting it right! How many of our parents and children […]

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Mutated virus may reinfect people already stricken once with covid-19, sparking debate and concerns

06 February 2021

Reprint  Carolyn Y. Johnson, William Wan  © Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images Volunteers deliver coronavirus test kits Thursday west of London as part of surge testing for the virus variant discovered in South Africa. A trial of an experimental coronavirus vaccine detected the most sobering signal yet that people who have recovered from infections are not completely protected […]

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Boris Johnson says he will unveil ‘roadmap out of lockdown’ on Feb 22

06 February 2021

Barney Davis – Evening Standard – 05 February 2021 Boris Johnson says he plans to unveil the “roadmap” out of the national lockdown to the public on February 22. British officials are also said to have started working on a “vaccine passport” that would allow people to travel for a holiday this summer. The Prime […]

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Ministry of Health, Montserrat investigages suspected COVID-19 cases

05 February 2021

COVID, Ministry of Health & Social Services, News / 6th February 2021 The following is a release which says that Montserrat’s Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) is currently investigating possible cases of COVID-19 on the island. The Ministry has started the contact tracing process while they await the results from tests conducted. A […]

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When Reporting Becomes a Defense for Rioting

04 February 2021

U.S. Journal John Sullivan claims that he was at the Capitol insurrection as a neutral journalist. Others say he was a riot chaser who urged the mob to “burn this shit down.” By Andrew MarantzFebruary 3, 2021 Sullivan has made a habit of blurring the lines between activism, advocacy journalism, and opposition research. Illustration by […]

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UK coronavirus cases drop to a THIRD of figure three weeks ago

A sombre Boris Johnson says he takes ‘full responsibility’ as UK Covid death toll tops 100,000 with 1,631 new fatalities but new cases drop by TWO THIRDS in three weeks to 20,089

26 January 2021

Department of Health statistics show 20,089 infections were registered today, below 45,533 two weeks agoThis was also a 40 per cent drop from last Tuesday when Health chiefs announced another 33,355 casesBut amid the glimmer of hope Britain’s death toll from the virus passed the grim death toll of 100,000There were another 1,631 fatalities recorded […]

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Inauguration Live Updates: Biden and Harris Are Sworn In, Kicking Off New Era in Washington

20 January 2021

reprint (Adapted) Joseph R. Biden Jr. was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.CreditCredit…Erin Schaff/The New York Times https://nyti.ms/3itiXsV Kamala Harris is the first woman and the first woman of color to serve as vice president. President Biden said he wanted to “restore the soul […]

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The world is ‘on the brink of a catastrophic moral failure’ by failing to get vaccines to poorer countries, the WHO warns

18 January 2021

BUSINESS INSIDER Dr. Catherine Schuster-Bruce Bidemi Aye receives a pre-paid debit card for cash and food provided by World Food Programme (WFP) in a makeshift home in the Makoko riverine slum settlement in Lagos, Nigeria on November 27, 2020. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images The world was “on the brink of catastrophic moral failure,’ […]

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‘Small fire’ prompts brief shutdown of Capitol, evacuation of inauguration rehearsal participants

18 January 2021

NBC NEWS – Reprint (Adapted) A law enforcement official said the evacuation was prompted by what turned out to be a fire at a homeless encampment. National Guard members take a staircase toward the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 18, 2021. Patrick Semansky / AP By Rebecca Shabad WASHINGTON — A “small fire” under a […]

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Insurrection marks moment of reckoning for Republicans

09 January 2021

Reprint (Adapted) By STEVE PEOPLES 1 of 4Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., left, and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, right, speak after Republicans objected to certifying the Electoral College votes from Arizona, during a joint session of the House and Senate to confirm the electoral votes cast in November’s election, at the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan 6, 2021. […]

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Bank of Montserrat – Financials 2020

08 January 2021

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08 January 2021

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Biden win confirmed after pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol

07 January 2021

Reprint – (Adapted) By LISA MASCARO, ERIC TUCKER, MARY CLARE JALONICK, and ANDREW TAYLOR Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., read the final certification of Electoral College votes cast in November’s presidential election during a joint session of Congress after working through the night, at the Capitol in Washington, […]

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Live Updates: Trump’s Allies Will Make Last Stand in Congress

06 January 2021

Reprint – (Adapted) Jan. 6, 2021, 1:31 p.m. The Presidential Transition liveWatch With AnalysisLatest UpdatesProtesters GatherGarland for Attorney GeneralBiden’s Cabinet Vice President Mike Pence told President Trump that he did not believe he had the power to block certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in Congress today. RIGHT NOW Here’s what you need to know: […]

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Georgia's Raffensperger says Trump's defeat is the 'cold hard truth,' hints at probe

Georgia’s Raffensperger says Trump’s defeat is the ‘cold hard truth,’ hints at probe

05 January 2021

Jan. 5, 2021, 2:41 The Republican secretary of state also said the call from Trump could warrant an investigation into possible conflicts of interest.01:29 /03:07 ‘What he said was not factually correct’: Georgia secretary of state on Trump phone call ‘What he said was not factually correct’: Georgia secretary of state on Trump phone call […]

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Three England areas with massive week-on-week Covid infection spikes – see full list

05 January 2021

In today’s update of the latest Covid-19 case rates for every local authority area in England, 98% have seen cases rise while three are highlighted as having seen infections more double and even triple By Ian JonesJoseph Wilkes Reporter – 5 JAN 2021 https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/three-england-areas-massive-week-23267328 Three areas in England have seen their coronavirus case rates double […]

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Oxford coronavirus vaccine approved in UK with ‘millions to get jab within weeks’

30 December 2020

Reprint – Adapted It could lead to an end to lockdown by February with 15 million people most at risk of dying or getting seriously ill with coronavirus having reportedly been identified for urgent inoculationmirror By Abigail O’Leary & Ryan Merrifield Updated 07:57, 30 DEC 2020 https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/breaking-oxford-coronavirus-vaccine-approved-23228554 Matt Hancock on Oxford vaccine “It brings forward […]

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Boris Johnson update: When is Boris giving his next Covid lockdown announcement?

29 December 2020

Adapted Reprint These people have been named Britain’s Best Neighbours – here’s why Boris dealt blow as Plaid Cymru join SNP and more than 20 Labour MPs in Brexit rebellion Sponsored The transparent face mask that puts a smile on everyone’s face is finally here! BORIS JOHNSON is expected to potentially announce Tier 5 lockdown […]

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UK heading for post-Brexit BOOM after signing 62 new trade deals worth £900 billion

29 December 2020

Reprint BRITAIN is heading for a post-Brexit boom after securing trade deals worth a staggering £900 billion. By Martyn Brown, Senior Political Correspondent Tue, Dec 29, 2020 Boris Johnson: Brexit deal is ‘glad tidings of great joy’ https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1377528/brexit-news-UK-EU-trade-deal-latest-boris-johnson-trade-deal-US-canada-australia-liz-truss?utm_source=express_newsletter&utm_campaign=politics_newsletter2&utm_medium=email&jwsource=cl The colossal figure comes as Trade Secretary Liz Truss signed off a new £18.6 billion tie-up with […]

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UK releases draft order for OT beneficial ownership registries

25 December 2020

Reprint By Michael Klein – Following the commitment by all UK Overseas Territories to make the ownership of companies in their jurisdictions more transparent, the British government has released a draft Order in Council setting out how it expects the OTs to implement publicly accessible registers of beneficial ownership. However, the UK is holding off […]

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Brexit deal is DONE: Boris Johnson SEALS historic Brexit deal with EU as UK claims to have won TWICE as many concessions as Brussels and von der Leyen laments ‘parting is such sweet sorrow’

24 December 2020

Thursday, Dec 24, 2020 3 P.M. Boris Johnson has finally confirmed that a post-Brexit trade deal has been agreed with the European UnionDowning Street insists the pact will ‘take back control of our money, borders, laws, trade and fishing waters’ The PM and Ursula von der Leyen are understood to have held regular secret phone calls […]

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From: THE HILL

23 December 2020

Chinese COVID-19 vaccine test results delayed until January http://Chinese COVID-19 vaccine test results delayed until January Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac will reportedly delay releasing the results from its various COVID-19 vaccine trials until January. Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac will reportedly delay releasing the results from its various COVID-19 vaccine trials until January. According to reports […]

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Ursula von der Leyen tells EU nations to prepare for urgent Brexit deal meeting TOMORROW

23 December 2020

Reprint EU MEMBER STATES have been told to be ready for a meeting tomorrow as a Brexit deal is said to be “imminent”. By Richard Percival Wed, Dec 23, 2020 https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1375757/Brexit-news-Boris-Johnson-latest-Michel-Barnier-EU-trade-deal-talks-update-fishing The European Commission has told member states to be ready for a meeting on Thursday (Image: GETTY) With just days until the end of […]

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14-day quarantine period required for all travelers to Montserrat

23 December 2020

As the Government of Montserrat (GoM) continues its vigilance in attempting to keep the island COVID-19 (and any variant thereof) free after its demonstrated ignorance or its lacking of alertness at the beginning and before the pandemic announcement. According to the following release of a decision, “in light of concerns regarding a new variant of […]

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Millions of Britons are banned from going abroad or staying overnight away from home after being plunged into Tier 4 days before Christmas

19 December 2020

Reprint Boris Johnson made the surprise announcement today that a new ‘Tier 4’ Only days ago he claimed it was ‘inhumane’ to cancel the Christmas The new rules are due to a new strain of Covid called VUI202012/01 By Matt Drake For Mailonline Published: 19 December 2020 Christmas has been cancelled for millions of people living in […]

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The USA finally, new President Joe Biden

19 December 2020

Heralding in first woman of colour Vice President Kamala Harris By Bennette Roach from reports President and Vice President elect – Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Besides not having the resources to publish a print copy of the newspaper, publishing the news of the result of the US 2020 Presidential election online was difficult. This […]

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Could this be the reason for abuse by offended parties?

18 December 2020

December 6, 2019Reprint – December 11, 2929 The electorate showed their expectations in the result This Editorial is reprinted because of some strange comments directed at the Editor during following a press conference held in Seprember past. The comments were in response to an inquiry to which no direct response was given but a reference […]

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MNI: Post-Election reflections and challenges, 2019MNI: Post-Election reflections and challenges, 2019

18 December 2020

How will we best manage our development partnership with the post-Brexit UK and the upcoming UN Charter Article 73 C24 visit? BRADES, Montserrat, Dec. 2, 2019 –  The November 18, 2019 elections are over, having delivered a five-seat majority to the leading opposition party, MCAP; led by Montserrat’s newly elected third Premier, Hon. Mr. Easton […]

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Brandt prevails in Court of Appeal – pretrial Constitutional issue on witnesses during trial

18 December 2020

By Bennette Roach Updated: December 18, 2020 As ZJB Radio report begins, “More interesting developments in the court matter involving attorney at law and former Chief Minister David S. Brandt.” The question being asked more frequently now and in the face of other judicial areas where money would be better served, “Why is the local […]

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Sauce for de Goose…But, not for de Gander?

18 December 2020

Part 107 – 06/2020 (Contribution) BRADES, Montserrat, December 14, 2020 –  In Britain, the Bird served at table for Christmas Day was often a Goose, not a Turkey. The male Goose (the Gander), of course, can be cooked up just as nicely, and it makes sense to use the same sauce. That’s where the saying […]

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Ministers mull ‘Tier 4’ crackdown after Christmas with commuting banned, non-essential shops shut and schools closed an extra week – after Boris Johnson plunged 38 million into Tier 3 AND warned No Deal is ‘very likely’

18 December 2020

Friday, Dec 18 2020 6 AM 11°C 9 AM 11°C 5-Day Forecast Tier Three restrictions extended yesterday, plunging 38 million people into the new year under the toughest curbsSwathes of the Home Counties will join London in Tier 3 tomorrow along with Manchester and the North EastExperts fear decisions will not be enough to avert […]

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Brexit LIVE: Boris finds solution to major obstacle in talks – Brexiteers ‘will be happy’

17 December 2020

THE UK is “heading towards” a Brexit deal with the EU that will make eurosceptics happy. By Brian McGleenon Nigel Farage reveals his ‘fear’ over Brexit The news of a possible breakthrough of the months-long deadlock came in the last hour. The BBC’s political editor Nicholas Watt tweeted: “Big buzz in the last hour among […]

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Brexit LIVE: Major part of deal COLLAPSES – EU says UK talks ‘like climbing Himalayas’

15 December 2020

Reprint BREXIT talks have been hit by a major blow after the two sides failed to agree to substantial elements of a deal this week, sparking anger in Brussels. By Brian McGleenon PUBLISHED: Tue, Dec 15, 2020 | UPDATED: 15:57, Tue, Dec 15, 2020 1064 Nigel Farage reveals his ‘fear’ over Brexit As it stands, […]

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Bill Barr has resigned. But did he jump or was he pushed?

14 December 2020

By Andrew Feinberg Russia denies claims it was responsible for massive hacking campaign targeting US government and private companiesTony-winning choreographer, actress Ann Reinking dies at 71 Just moments after California’s 55 electoral votes officially made Joe Biden the President-elect of the United States, the man he will replace in 37 days reacted the same way […]

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Why Trump’s latest Electoral College ploy is doomed to fail

14 December 2020

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press  Even as President-elect Joe Biden’s victory was affirmed by the Electoral College on Monday, Republican electors supporting President Donald Trump met in a handful of battleground states won by Biden and tried to appoint themselves as “alternate electors” that could keep the president in office. © Provided by Associated Press Electoral […]

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A historic moment, like many others – electors cast their votes…

14 December 2020

TMR: The day regarded in several states as historic, culminating a historical election, though not yet quite complete and still among threats of ‘civil war’. © Provided by Associated Press Electoral College elector Robin Smith, left, and others clap after casting their votes for President of the United States at the state Capitol, Monday, Dec. 14, […]

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Covid vaccine: How does a vaccine get approved?

14 December 2020

Receiving The Vaccine – BBC News The NHS is carrying out the biggest mass vaccination campaign in its history with a jab that protects against Covid-19. Some people have been surprised to learn how a process which usually takes at least ten years could have been done in less than one.

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Trump World Is A Cult. Can Its Followers Be Saved?

14 December 2020

by Mara Santilli   Trump World Is A Cult. Can Its Followers Be Saved? It’s been over a month since US Election Day, and other than surreptitiously greenlighting the transition to the Biden administration, neither Donald Trump nor his inner circle (nor many of his supporters) have publicly acknowledged the results of the vote. There are a […]

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Brexit: Negotiators to enter ‘extra mile’ Brexit talks

14 December 2020

EU-UK post-Brexit trade talks The EU’s Michel Barnier is due to restart negotiations with the UK team on Monday. Talks over a post-Brexit trade agreement will resume later, after the UK and EU agreed to “go the extra mile” in search of a breakthrough. It comes after the two sides agreed that negotiations should continue […]

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Electoral College: The people who ultimately pick the US president

14 December 2020

BBC Reprint By Sam CabralBBC News, Washington US election 2020 The US presidential election was five weeks ago, but the votes that officially anoint the next president are just about to be cast. When Americans go to the polls in presidential elections, they are not directly voting for president. They are actually voting for a […]

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Update to CLICO policyholders

14 December 2020

Clico International Life Insurance Limited – Montserrat Branch (IN JUDICIAL MANAGEMENT) On 2 May 2014 the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in Montserrat ordered that Clico International Life Insurance Limited’s (“CLICO”) Branch operations in Montserrat (hereinafter referred to as “the Branch”) be placed under judicial management pursuant to Section 53 of the Insurance Act of the […]

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Recap of Recent Articles (Dec 5-11)

13 December 2020

Recap of Recent Articles on Just Security (Dec 5-11) National Security Policymaking Addressing Our Whole-of-Government Deficit in National Security by Russell E. Travers The UDHR, Digital Authoritarianism, and Human Rights after Trump by Katie Porter (@RepKatiePorter) and David Kaye (@davidakaye) Human Rights Post Trump Administration The UDHR, Digital Authoritarianism, and Human Rights after Trump by […]

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KLM Flight Attendant Arrested In Singapore For Leaving Hotel Room

12 December 2020

Reprint TMR: Today Singapore’s education system is considered the best in the world. The country consistently ranks at the top of the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a triennial test of 15-year-olds in dozens of countries, in the main three categories of maths, reading and science. by Joanna Bailey – December 11, 2020 A […]

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Rundown: Biden transition team to begin getting Pentagon intelligence briefings Monday

06 December 2020

Reprint By Joseph Choi – 12/06/20 © Getty Images Members of President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team will receive briefings from Pentagon intelligence agencies on Monday, defense officials told CNN.  “They are meeting with DoD intelligence agencies Monday and Tuesday of this week,” a senior defense official told the network. The move follows news from last week that Biden’s […]

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The age of ‘fake news’ has just begun

06 December 2020

Reprint By Joe Ferullo, opinion contributor — 12/06/20 The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill In TV news, looks can be deceiving — especially if they’re designed to do exactly that. Some critics have been puzzled by the recent ratings rise for far-right news channels Newsmax and […]

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Martinique Steps Up Vigilance Over Activity At Mount Pelée Volcano

04 December 2020

Reprint TMR: Martinique going on alert – In contrast, see below Montserrat Soufriere Hills volcano report for week ending Friday, December 4 2020 Martinique – Mount Pelée Volcano December 4, 2020 Experts in neighbouring Martinique are stepping up their vigilance as a result of activity at Mount Pelée Volcano and have raised the level of […]

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Policy paper UK-Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council 2020

04 December 2020

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-overseas-territories-joint-ministerial-council-november-2020-communique/uk-overseas-terrirtories-joint-ministerial-council-2020-communique Communiqué: Published 27 November 2020 Governor’s Office describes: OTs family – Montserrat Premier (c) top row Contents 1. Self determination 2. COVID-19 and the global health crisis 3. Economic resilience 4. Exit from the European Union (EU) and trade 5. Mental health 6. Children 7. Domestic abuse 8. Prisons 9. Border security 10. International […]

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Lords inflict defeat on Boris’ Brexit plans as plot to ditch EU state aid rules HALTED

03 December 2020

BORIS JOHNSON has suffered a humiliating Brexit defeat as the House of Lords backed a Labour motion urging a delay to the dumping of EU state aid rules. By LAURA O’CALLAGHAN | UPDATED: 12:35, Thu, Dec 3, 2020 Brexit: House of Lords ‘out to thwart’ process says Redwood PauseUnmuteLoaded: 91.67% FacebookTwitterShareFullscreenSign up for FREE now and never miss the top politics stories […]

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UK approves Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine; rollout begins next week

03 December 2020

Freezers needed for vaccine en route to Cayman By Reshma Ragoonath – December 2, 2020 The UK has approved the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, becoming the first country in the world to approve a vaccine for its population in the fight against COVID-19. The BBC reported early Wednesday morning that Britain’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory […]

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The Current State Of Trump’s Attempt To Thwart The Election Result

03 December 2020

Reprint  by Chris York Rishi Sunak dines at lavish private club days after freezing public sector payThe Masked Singer US unmasks Seahorse, Popcorn and Jellyfish © ASSOCIATED PRESS You could be forgiven, amidst the latest incredible vaccine news, for temporarily forgetting that over in the US Donald Trump is still trying to contest an election that he most definitely lost. […]

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Can Donald Trump actually pardon himself?

02 December 2020

As Trump is entering the final weeks of his presidency, some people fear that he will unleash his presidential power by pardoning family members, closest aides, and perhaps himself. by Breanna Robinson It is absolutely no secret that President Donald Trump will do whatever it takes to prove that he is the rightful winner of […]

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CCRIF SPC Provides US$250,000 (J$35 Million) to The University of the West Indies for Scholarships and Tuition Fees

02 December 2020

The following is a release from CCRIF SPC as dated, that is of particular interest, to the left behind students from Montserrat, those with the desire to move up with higher education, but cannot because of the absence of the necessary resources so to do. Kingston, Jamaica, December 1, 2020. On November 26, CCRIF SPC […]

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Bipartisan group of senators releases $908bn Covid relief bill proposal without funds for more stimulus checks

01 December 2020

 by Oliver O’Connel First US Covid vaccines should go to health workers and nursing home…Disney animation classics Blu-ray boxset is 15% off now A bipartisan group of senators has unveiled a compromise $908bn (£677bn) coronavirus relief bill. © Provided by The Independent The Republican and Democrat lawmakers have been meeting every day for weeks, including during the […]

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UK says Brexit trade talks with EU are in their ‘last week’

29 November 2020

Reprint TMR: What will be the outcome? It is coming down to the wire and there is still no certainty! Was this discussed at the just concluded JMC virtual meetings? Britain’s foreign minister says there is only about a week left for the U.K. and the European Union to strike a post-Brexit trade deal, with […]

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UK Family Of OTs Come Together On CORONAVIRUS, COP26 And The Economy

27 November 2020

Premier Farrell middle in top row – UK family of Overseas Territories FCDO Press Release: UK family of Overseas Territories come together on coronavirus, COP26, and the economy The Joint Ministerial Council held virtually 23-26 November, has been a chance to celebrate the special partnership between the UK and the Overseas Territories (OTs). UK Prime […]

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25 years unforgotten memory of volcanic destruction – ‘fighting’? volcano destruct, now COVID-19

27 November 2020

In a Government of Montserrat release, for what or any significance that may be attached, superstitiously or otherwise, it declared that July 15, 2020, was “declared a public holiday on Montserrat, in observance of 25 years since the start of volcanic activity.” It almost evaded my attention until the very day, having not seen the […]

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US election: Trump signals he is prepared to leave White House

27 November 2020

Related Topics US election 2020 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/embed/p08zrrmz/55096851 “It’s going to be a very hard thing to concede,” said President Trump Donald Trump has said he will leave the White House if Joe Biden is formally confirmed as the next US president. Answering reporters’ questions for the first time since losing the 3 November vote, Mr. Trump […]

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Disaster for Boris as furious Tory rebels could BLOCK foreign aid spending cut

26 November 2020

Reprint REBEL Tories are plotting to block the Government’s bid to cut foreign aid spending from 0.7 percent of GDP a year to 0.5 percent, according to reports. By Alex Shipman PUBLISHED: Thu, Nov 26, 2020 | UPDATED: Nov 26, 2020 114 Angry Conservative MPs, predominantly from the party’s liberal wing, are understood to be […]

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Foreign aid backlash: Minister resigns after Boris announces major cut

25 November 2020

Reprint FOREIGN Office minister Baroness Liz Sugg has resigned over the Government’s plan to cut foreign aid. By Steven Brown PUBLISHED: Wed, Nov 25, 2020 | UPDATED: 17:42, Wed, Nov 25, 2020 563 Christmas grinch caught during festive rampage Baroness Liz Sugg has resigned from her junior ministerial role after the Government announced plans to […]

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US agency ascertains Biden as winner of US 2020 elections, lets transition begin

24 November 2020

Reprint Biden transition gets govt OK after Trump out of options By MATTHEW DALY, ZEKE MILLER and MARY CLARE JALONICKtoday 1 of 2 FILE – In this June 21, 2019 file photo, General Services Administration Administrator, Emily Murphy speaks during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Department of Homeland Security’s St. Elizabeths Campus Center Building in […]

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Retrogression is upon this UK Overseas Territory

20 November 2020

November 20, 2020 Since our last publication of April 3, 2020, we have prepared and made attempts to publish, the existing, ‘dire’ circumstances at the time notwithstanding. These were seriously aggravated by a Government which we must say surprisingly if not disappointingly showed the kind of ignorance or badness, which must disturb even some among […]

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Participate in the First Virtual Student Fair of the Caribbean!

20 November 2020

https://pressroom.oecs.org/participate-in-the-first-virtual-student-fair-of-the-caribbean Register now! Thursday, November 19, 2020 — This fair hosted on December 2-3, 2020 will enable participants to learn about study and training opportunities in the Caribbean region as well as to interact with exhibitors and guest experts. Partners of the ELAN project are pleased to announce the very first edition of the Virtual […]

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Covid: Vaccine or no vaccine, we have to get through this first

20 November 2020

Nick Triggle, Health correspondent @nicktriggleon Twitter After the euphoria of a vaccine breakthrough, it did not take long for the virus to provide a reality check. Within days of the news that an effective vaccine may have been found, it was being announced the UK was the first European country to pass the grim milestone […]

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United States: It Is Time for Reparations

20 November 2020

COLONIALISM REPARATION SO THAT COLONIALISMS OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY ARE NOT REPEATED TOMORROW Published: 19 November 2020 Colonialism Reparation welcomes that in the United States of America reparations are gaining traction and invites all the other federal, state, and local administrations to take action in the same direction. On March 1, 2019, giving continuity to […]

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Dere’s a hole in de Montserrat 2020 Budget

20 November 2020

Contribution, Part 106 – 5/2020 With what, shall we fix it? BRADES, Montserrat, November 12, 2020 – In June, Hon Premier and Finance Minister, Easton Taylor Farrell presented the annual budget after a three-month delay due to the Covid-19 emergency. However, there is a gap in the recurrent side, EC$ 22 million (about £6.3 million). […]

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Is this the anti-christ?

20 November 2020

by William Bubblicous Galloway This was submitted in April 2020 It’s amazing this virus took us by surprise but in so doing exposed us and our insecurities. COVID-19 peeled back our inner onion-like reality. The tears are true but the honesty is deep. It’s amazing for our security and the security of others we were […]

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Justice Morley spotlighted for ‘recusals’

20 November 2020

Recusal is not a word heard often in Montserrat and probably not before the turn of the century, and probably only once before recent occurrences. Now from mid-2019 to now. Justice Iain Morley From then there has been a spathe of ‘recusals’ of High Court judges in the Montserrat High Court of the Eastern Caribbean […]

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BEAUTIFUL CHAOS

20 November 2020

A June 17, 2020 press release re BEAUTIFUL CHAOS: PASSION, POETRY, AND PERSEVERANCE, says as follows: Beautiful Chaos, a collection of poetry by Jo-Annah Richards is launched on Amazon. Beautiful Chaos, a collection of poetry by Jo-Annah Richards is launched on Amazon.Montserrat, W.I. – Jo-Annah is proud to debut her first collection of poetry and […]

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Aggressively on top of COVID-19 Virus right from the beginning – but deep and destructive

20 November 2020

Really? The chaos is felt and not unnoticeable As of today, Montserrat would be congratulated for being COVID-19 ‘infected free’ having gone from a nonchalance and carefree approach. Many would say that the unnecessary they willfully or otherwise created a police state. It was and still is the result of the disgraceful and uncaring extreme, […]

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REMARKS TO COMMEMORATE THE 25th ANNIVERSARY OF SOUFRIERE HILLS VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS

20 November 2020

Premier, Hon. Joseph E. Farrell Montserratians at home and abroad, friends of Montserrat I greet you on this the 25th Anniversary of the eruption of the Soufriere Hills Volcano. We come together today as a people bound by our past, bound by our faith in Almighty God, and bound by our genuine love for this […]

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Premier Farrell’s Remarks commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Soufriere Hills Volcanic Eruptions

20 November 2020

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Trump Doesn’t Have a “Right” to Keep Filing Frivolous Lawsuits

20 November 2020

Jurisprudence Reprint By Jim Wagstaffe Nov 13, 20204:36 PM Hundreds gathered at the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg on Saturday to show their support for Joe Biden. Spencer Platt/Getty Images This piece was originally published on Just Security, an online forum for analysis of U.S. national security law and policy. The unofficial “show me” Missouri […]

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Montserrat Financial Services Commission – Search for bidders to construct its building:

06 November 2020

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Queen responds after Barbados removes her as head of state – ‘it’s a matter for the people’

18 September 2020

by Rebecca Taylor · Royal Correspondent – Wed, September 16, 2020 Watch: Here’s why Barbados wants to remove Queen Elizabeth as its head of state Scroll back up to restore default view. The Queen has said the decision to remove her as head of state in Barbados is one to be made by the country’s […]

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Indian Billionaires Bet Big on Head Start in Coronavirus Vaccine Race

01 August 2020

The world’s largest vaccine producer, the Serum Institute, announced a plan to make hundreds of millions of doses of an unproven inoculation. It’s a gamble with a huge upside. And huge risks. Scientists at the Serum Institute in Pune, India, working on a bioreactor. Inside is a promising coronavirus vaccine candidate. Credit…Atul Loke for The […]

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…to protect human lives against the evil, demonic forces behind Big Pharma

01 August 2020

Reprint (Natural News) After bravely taking a stand for health freedom at the recent “White Coat Summit” put on by America’s Frontline Doctors in Washington, D.C., Dr. Stella Immanuel, a black woman from West Africa, is enduring an endless barrage of abuse from leftists, which are relentlessly mocking both her ethnic heritage and her Christian […]

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Another Tropical Depression or Storm could form in the Atlantic this week

27 July 2020

Reprint – July 26, 2020 The Atlantic could have yet another tropical depression or storm develop this week, piling on to the busy start we’ve already seen this hurricane season. This latest disturbance is a broad area of low pressure located about halfway between Africa and the Lesser Antilles. The system has been dubbed Invest 92L […]

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Former Prime Minister of Barbados Owen Arthur passes away

27 July 2020

Reprint – July 27, 2020 Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur (Barbados Today) Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur has passed away at the age of 70,  a Government statement has confirmed. Arthur, the island’s longest-serving Prime Minister, died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital at 12:26 a.m. He was hospitalised last week with heart complications. The statement […]

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Communiqué of the 96th Meeting of the Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank

24 July 2020

Issued: 24 July 2020 The Ninety-Sixth Meeting of the Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) was held on 24 July 2020, via videoconference, under the Chairmanship of Dr the Honourable Timothy Harris, Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Saint Christopher (St Kitts) and Nevis. Monetary Stability The Monetary Council received the Governor’s Report […]

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Three out of 10 people in the Americas are at increased risk of severe COVID-19 because of underlying conditions, PAHO Director says

21 July 2020

Diabetes, kidney disease, hypertension, immunosuppression, and TB, place people at increased risk for more severe disease. Many of these conditions are widespread in the Americas. Washington, D.C., July 21, 2020 (PAHO) — In the Americas, three out of ten people – or nearly 325 million – are at increased risk of developing severe COVID-19 illness […]

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GSK actions to support the global response to COVID-19

17 July 2020

GSK is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and is supporting global efforts to tackle the virus. Since the outbreak, we have been actively exploring ways to help, with our science and expertise, alongside protecting the health and wellbeing of our people and managing our global supply chains to support patients and consumers who depend on […]

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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson vows £3bn NHS funding boost to get NHS ‘battle ready’ for winter

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson vows £3bn NHS funding boost to get NHS ‘battle-ready’ for winter

16 July 2020

Number 10 said ministers were “fully aware that winter will present further challenges” for the NHS. Matt Honeycombe-Foster matt_hfoster Boris Johnson is promising a £3bn spending boost to get the NHS “battle-ready for winter“ as the country continues to grapple with coronavirus. Number 10 said the additional funding would be “available immediately”, with Mr. Johnson […]

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The Mirror’s must read rundown of today’s news, advice and stories

15 July 2020

Replicated from the Mirror, UK Office staff will NOT have to wear masks at work Welcome to tonight’s briefing… Office workers in England will not have to wear face coverings, Matt Hancock has said. Face coverings will be mandatory in shops and supermarkets from July 24 But the Health Secretary said there were no plans […]

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Reverse story of need for negative COVID-19 test certificate to enter Antigua

Reverse story of need for negative COVID-19 test certificate to enter Antigua

09 July 2020

by Bennette Roach We are pleased to say we rush to reverse a story where we hurried yesterday the headline “Travelers to face Negative COVID-19 Test to enter Antigua”, from a Montserrat GIU release. We dutifully published, “While entering Montserrat has taken on visa-styled requirements to enter the island, leaving Montserrat is equally involved as […]

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This happens to your body when you eat ginger every day for a month

09 July 2020

We didn’t know ginger is so healthy We all know that fruit and vegetables are really good for us. It is known that we should eat colored food several times a day, but did you know that certain spices also have many health benefits? Take ginger, for example. When you eat ginger every day, a […]

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Travelers to face Negative COVID-19 Test to enter Antigua

07 July 2020

by Bennette Roach While entering Montserrat has taken on visa-styled requirements to enter the island, leaving  Montserrat is equally involved as health certificates become necessary to enter Antigua. The Ministry of Health and Social Services is notifying travelers from Montserrat to Antigua, of the need to have a negative COVID-19 test prior to traveling. This […]

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COVID-19 forces Visa-styled requirements to enter Montserrat

07 July 2020

by Bennette Roach As the Government of Montserrat continues to remove and amend COVID-19 suppression restrictions, and the phased reopening of the economy continues, a release from the Government Information Unit (GIU) advises:   “As of Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 5:00 a.m. the maximum number of persons allowed to gather in a public place […]

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Nutritional Value & Health Benefits of Okra (ochro)

03 July 2020

  Okra is a powerhouse of valuable nutrients. Nearly half of which is soluble fiber in the form of gums and pectins. Soluble fiber helps to lower serum cholesterol, reducing the risk of heart disease. The other half is insoluble fiber which helps to keep the intestinal tract healthy decreasing the risk of some forms […]

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Brandt released from remand and back on bail

03 July 2020

by Bennette Roach, London. Bail Revoked, Brandt on remand, jailed, until? Was the headline in the TMR’s publication of July 5, 2019,  which began, “This lingering high court criminal matter has been described on Tuesday in one report as follows: “The High Court of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court has ordered another ‘interesting twist’ in […]

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EASTERN CARIBBEAN CENTRAL BANK

20 June 2020

V A C A N C Y Debt Analyst Ι, Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Suitably qualified citizens of member territories of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) and wider CARICOM countries are invited to apply to fill the post of Debt Analyst I, in the Statistics Department (SD), at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) […]

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St. Vincent PM says recount votes in Guyana should be honoured

16 June 2020

by staff writer KINGSTOWN, ST. Vincent, Jun 11, CMC – St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves says he remains satisfied that the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping “will not stand by idly and watch the recount which is properly done for the results to be set aside” in the disputed March […]

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12 June 2020

Reprint       News        Covid-19 is NOT a virus! Health Find out what Covid-19 really is and how you can protect yourself One thing COVID-19 isn’t is a virus. There – I said it! Not that you would know from everything that’s buzzing around the media right now. So if it’s not a virus, what is it? COVID-19 […]

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CARICOM mounts Election Observation Mission for St. Kitts and Nevis General Elections

04 June 2020

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) At the invitation of the Government of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has fielded a CARICOM Election Observation Mission to monitor the General Elections which will be held in that country on Friday, June 5, 2020. The three-member Mission will be headed by Mr. […]

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This death of another black man reached deep…

02 June 2020

The Montserrat Reporter – https://www.facebook.com/themontserratreporter Presented by Bennette Roach from TMR Facebook page George Floyd and his girlfriend So sad!! This may not have been the worst, but the wilfulness, the torture, the obvious suffering makes it so…and if all that is being brought to light is true the cop and others should be charged […]

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Trump terminates US relationship with the WHO

29 May 2020

Reprint The US president is alleging a conspiracy between China and the WHO to mislead the world about the coronavirus. Corinne Reichert May 29, 2020 Listen – 01:00 Trump is terminating US funding for the WHO. Screenshot by CNET For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. US […]

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ZIZ St. Kitts Government Radio Station under fire from Opposition Political Party – Labour

29 May 2020

With just over a week to go to general elections in St. Kitts, the St. Kitts-Nevis opposition Labour Party has sued the Government and the Radio Station, ZIZ. Elections are due on June 5, 2020.

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‘It makes no sense’: Feds consider relaxing infection control in US nursing homes

04 May 2020

Marisa Kwiatkowski and Tricia L. Nadolny – USA TODAY – Published May 4, 2020 – reprint The federal government is considering rolling back infection control requirements in U.S. nursing homes – even as the long-term-care industry’s residents and workers are overwhelmed by the coronavirus. A rule proposed last year by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid […]

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Power outages and damage reported after 5.4 earthquake hits southern Puerto Rico

03 May 2020

Associated Press Published – May 2, 2020 – reprint by Danica Coto SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— A 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit near southern Puerto Rico on Saturday, briefly knocking out power and jolting many from their beds on an island where some people still remain in shelters from previous quakes earlier this year. There were no […]

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CARICOM Observer Team for Guyana Elections Recount

01 May 2020

Barbados Prime Minister Mia Motley Statement by the Chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Observer Team for the recount of Guyana’s Regional and General Elections will arrive in Guyana on Friday, May 1. The three-member team will be led by Miss Cynthia Barrow-Giles, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Government at […]

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First COVID-19 Related Death Recorded on Montserrat!

25 April 2020

by Bennette Roach With earlier news that there were further delays for the arrival of long-overdue medical equipment and supplies critical to the management of COVID-19 response, to bring this week to end the Ministry of Health and Social Services sends this release with bad news. It is dated today April 24, 2020, with follow-up […]

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Crisis mode in Montserrat – can it get worse?

17 April 2020

7-day complete shutdown among new government measures to contain COVID-19 Curfew extended to April 30th including a complete shutdown for seven days  The lockdown/shutdown with curfews began on April 3, followed with a complete 7-day shutdown beginning on April 12 midnight. Now, this is to be extended for another ten days to April 30, with […]

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Active cases down one, with second person recovered

16 April 2020

as of April 17, 2020 With the Royal Montserrat Police Force (RMPS) boasting and becoming it seems the most important agency in the fight against COVID-19, with the emphasis on containment in the unknown or the most serious method of transmission, they announce and give a breakdown of the 46 arrests they have made since […]

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Montserrat increases its Caribbean record as the highest per capita (10000) as it records two new cases and one recovery

14 April 2020

As of April 12, 2020 Press Release: April 12, 2020 – GIU, Davy Hill, Montserrat Montserrat has recorded its first full recovery; while two persons have tested positive for COVID-19. The Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) has received the results of eight samples recently dispatched to CARPHA Reference Laboratory for testing.  The results […]

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Open letter to the Governor of Montserrat

10 April 2020

On April 3, 2020, the Hon Donaldson Romeo, former premier and currently opposition member of the Montserrat Legislative Assembly wrote to His Excellency Governor Pearce and the Hon Premier Easton Taylor-Farrell with concerns, “…that you would both be cooperative, transparent and timely in answering these questions which I shall share publicly.  You may wish to […]

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Two new cases of COVID-19 bring total to 8, but no advice on improvement to the fight

07 April 2020

by Bennette Roach In a release today from the Government Information Unit we learn that “As of Tuesday, April 7, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on Montserrat has increased to eight.” While the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) continues to report new cases and tout and encourage, “practice good hygiene, reporting all […]

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COVID-19 hits Montserrat

03 April 2020

Contribution, Part 104 – 4/2020 After BA Flight 2157 on Tuesday, March 10, COVID-19 is here.  How can we cope? BRADES, Montserrat, March 22, 2020 –  On Tuesday, March 17, the Government of Montserrat called a press conference, scheduled for 5:00 pm. During the conference, Hon. Minister of Education, Mr. Charles Kirnon, announced that we […]

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The Rule of Law and The Creation of Wealth for the masses

03 April 2020

Dr. Denzil Douglas shares two lofty ideals that his in-coming government stands for Beresford Mack speaks with Dr. Denzil Douglas who prepares to take back the Government of St. Kitts-Nevis Dr. Denzil Douglas In the spirit of expanding partnership with those in the diaspora and sharing good governance responsibility, the Political Leader of the NextGen […]

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Jus Wonderin

03 April 2020

April 3, 2020 Jus Wonderin when the radio dj and the ambassador gonna kiss an make up Jus Wonderin who ego got bruised the most in the back and forth bacchanal the DJ or the Ambassador. Jus wonderin is the country in a leadership crisis or a Coronavirus crisis Jus wonderin if is the ambassador […]

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Was it soon enough?

03 April 2020

by Bennette Roach By March 20, 2020, the Government would begin to introduce some and almost belatedly many of the suggestions made in that now infamous letter. MoHSS preparedness and planning committee/team (from GIU photo) On March 24 Montserrat’s second case was confirmed and on March 26 three additional cases were confirmed, bringing the total […]

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RMDF Lewis benefits from a Field Fire Awareness Course

03 April 2020

A release from the Royal Montserrat Defence Force (RMDF) speaks to its pride proud to announce that Sergeant Calvin Lewis recently returned from a training course held for three (3) weeks at the British Army Training and Support Unit Belize (BATSUB) in Belize.  The course ran from February 10, 2010, to February 28, 2020, at […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Lecture feature – Praedial Larceny

03 April 2020

Contributed by Cleo Cassell Grace Cassell, delivering the lecture I would like to make a confession before I continue. I confess, not to committing praedial larceny, but to never attending any of the St. Patrick’s Day lectures before March 10, 2020. I believed that by fate I should go this year because every time I […]

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Bank of Montserrat Ltd.

03 April 2020

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Be bold on time, not without understanding and compassion

03 April 2020

April 3, 2020 It was disappointing to learn after the Government (GoM) had announced that they had put in place means of checking that passengers would under some kind of screening that there was no real method in place for so doing, and this not taking place at John Osborne Airport for persons arriving there. […]

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St. Patrick’s Day festivities abandoned after a ‘rainy’ opening night

03 April 2020

by Bennette Roach Children steelpan players opened the night From March 14, for the records and because there had been no issue of a newspaper except posts online and on TMR’s Facebook page, we present briefs of matters relating to that as related to Montserrat especially as COVID-19 gripped and crippled activities, be it faith […]

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Lockdown fighting COVID-19

03 April 2020

Read full print at: https://www.themontserratreporter.com/ LOCKDOWN, is what all countries including tiny Montserrat, with the variations, are expecting, rather than hoping, will speed the COVID-19 pandemic away. Govt planing for Lockdown Montserrat (Government of Montserrat (GoM) was slow in arriving to where it has come, facing varying and differing criticism that action was not taken […]

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World Bank Approves US$11.9 Million Additional Financing for Telecommunications Development in the Eastern Caribbean

30 March 2020

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2020 – The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today, additional financing of US$11.9 million for the Caribbean Regional Communications Infrastructure Program (CARCIP) underway in Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. This financing will allow the completion of the regional broadband network as well as training activities, business […]

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Eight under investigation for COVID-19 in Montserrat

23 March 2020

by Bennette Roach It is difficult to recall when any event or series of events have taken on the global interest and concern over what is suspected, especially if everyone does not act as responsibly as required, will kill millions globally. Tiny Montserrat is not spared the attention in this pandemic surrounding the Coronavirus (COVIVD-19) […]

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MOHSS Youth department promotes youth potential

22 March 2020

L-R: Meliek Richards, Beryl Ray Idiaghe, Kenita Barzey, Aaliyah Giddings, Alicia Giddings, Otis Miller and Anderson Alerte As part of their mandate – “wanting to offer more to the youth of the island, thus in an effort to help them reach their full potential, the Ministry of Youth Affairs held a Non-Denominational Bible Quiz on […]

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Everything you wanted to know about COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus

21 March 2020

https://youtu.be/2kVHVGnwAs0 <iframe width=”949″ height=”534″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/2kVHVGnwAs0″ frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen></iframe> Overview – Coronavirus (COVID-19) https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ Live from WHO Headquarters – COVID-19 daily press briefing 20 March 2020 https://youtu.be/6BOKgSCPD4E https://www.facebook.com/UWITv/videos/534699217452026/

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How to Clean Your Home With Coronavirus in Mind

20 March 2020

HealthMarch 20, 2020 – Related Condition Centers Reprint COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Don’t forget your doorknobs. By Patia Braithwaite Carol Yepes / Getty Images If you’re one of those people who always keeps a spotless home, the influx of new coronavirus cases might have kicked you into a coronavirus cleaning frenzy. Even if you’re someone who thinks […]

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The ‘historic’ Brandt trial pines with continuing issues

13 March 2020

by Bennette Roach The David Brandt that the current lead attorney trial that somewhat began in earnest on February 28 from that time had been dealing with what was reported as preliminary matters and held mostly ‘in-camera’ which generally means that the press and the public are prohibited from the hearings. These hearings ended with […]

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The Corona Virus pandemic reaches the Caribbean

13 March 2020

After BA Flight 2157 on Tuesday, March 10, could it be here in Montserrat? (What should we do? BRADES, Montserrat, March 14, 2020 –  Over the past several days, first we learned that the Corona Virus had been confirmed in several regional territories. Then we learned how the UN Agency, the World Health Organisation, declared […]

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Covid – 19 fears and doubts

13 March 2020

by Bennette Roach MOHS national influenza committee The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has evidently touched most of the world and has taken place in many headlines with coverage throughout each day. And Montserrat no less, as the call for more action out of concern and the accusation of mismanagement. The month began with a release from the […]

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Congratulations on your award

13 March 2020

by Bennette Roach Montserratians living and working or studying in the USA and elsewhere continue to make great strides in their fields of work, studies, and education. Dr. Pet Johnson-Cameron Dr. Petronella Johnson-Cameron is one such person who has been teaching and mentoring students in the Master’s Program at Capella University, since January 2017. She […]

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Coronavirus: Schools, colleges and childcare facilities in Ireland to shut

12 March 2020

Reprint – from the Irish Times Shutdown starts this evening and runs until March 29th, restrictions placed on gatherings TMR Editor: With the banning of gatherings of travel all around the western world, and we can specify as it gets closer to home in many close ways, the UK and the US, questions are now […]

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Social Distancing May Be Our Best Weapon to Fight the Coronavirus

11 March 2020

Reprint In pandemics, as in war, we all need to do our part. By Max Brooks Mr. Brooks is the author of “World War Z.” March 11, 2020 Grand Central Terminal had fewer commuters than usual on a Monday morning after a state of emergency was declared amid confirmed coronavirus cases in New York. Credit…Brian […]

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St. Patrick’s Day – week of celebrations

10 March 2020

So, with all the cancellations around the world, tiny Montserrat, though not claiming invincibility from ‘C virus(s), it’s a whole week plus – ten days of celebrations. Don’t miss out on the specials of this growing Festival… Here is the official list of events for this year’s St. Patrick’s Festival slated to run from March […]

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The 2020 St. Patrick’s Lecture

10 March 2020

Gracelyn Cassell One of the quieter events of the St. Patrick’s Festival is the St. Patrick’s Lecture’ which usually takes place near the beginning of the festival activities. It takes place this year on Tuesday evening, March 10 beginning at 6.00 p.m. Often, the event which allows for discussion after the presentation, is lively with […]

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Coronavirus: Three new Irish cases confirmed as St Patrick’s Day parades cancelled

10 March 2020

Reprint from the Irish Times €2.6bn sick pay measures and business liquidity fund announced; stocks markets plunge Dublin’s St Patrick’s Day Parade, which is attended by hundreds of thousands of people is set to be canceled this year in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times Fiach Kelly, Martin […]

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Coronavirus: NHS England declares level four incident over outbreak

03 March 2020

The new orders from health bosses come amid predictions that one in five workers could be off sick when the virus peaks. Tuesday 3 March 2020 22:59, UK COVID-19Coronavirus https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-cases-in-the-uk-rise-to-51-11948376 Boris Johnson announces coronavirus plans Why you can trust Sky News NHS England has declared coronavirus a level four incident – the highest level of […]

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Coronavirus and the Information War

03 March 2020

by Shelly Palmer March 3, 2020 Coronavirus and the Information War TMR: After this: “I am a senior Chinese military intelligence officer and I know the truth about the coronavirus outbreak. It is far worse than the media are telling you…” It is convincing to read something from this usually credible writer. We will publish […]

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Brandt’s trial to begin February 28

21 February 2020

David Samuel Brandt, prominent Montserrat attorney-at-law may well make the history books, not because it was so desired by the accusers or the perpetrated prosecutors, nor his prominence of being a well-loved and long-serving politician, for Chief Minister, but for the length of time sexual charges, repeatedly said to be very serious ones, finally has […]

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No landing at John Osborne airport, the runway is wet

21 February 2020

FlyMontserrat’s aircraft ran off the edge of the runway, stopped by the wire fence It has turned out that there must be some confusion if not just collusion of one kind or another, that flights into Montserrat have had to be canceled or aborted, “because the runway is wet”, creating an uproar among people with […]

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Follow the money

21 February 2020

The following are just a few excerpts of an article subscribed to TMR and which we will publish fully in the next issue. by Capt Inspector John As you have already more than likely suspected by now, there exists a global crime syndicate that has been controlling the global banking system, and by extension, everything […]

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Montserrat’s new Air ambulance service – implications

21 February 2020

Part 103 – 02/2020 (Contribution) What does the provision of a St Barths-based Pilatus PC-12 suggest for our air access? BRADES, Montserrat, February 7, 2020 –  A few days ago, many Montserratians spotted a strange new aircraft in our sky as it flew in to land at our Airport in Geralds. This was a Swiss-built […]

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Lionel Baker to be awarded 1st National Youth Award

21 February 2020

February 17, 2020, GIU, Davy Hill, Montserrat– For the first time, the National Honours and Awards, will include a National Youth Awardee—Lionel Baker will be bestowed with the first National Youth Awards on Montserrat for excellence in sports.  Lionel Baker gleeful in action Mr. Baker will be awarded for his involvement and contribution to sports […]

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Montserrat works with Caribmedevac for air ambulance services

21 February 2020

CaribMedevac’s Pilatus PC-12 at JAO airport The Air Ambulance by St. Barth Executive (St. Barth Executive’s ‘Caribmedevac’ – SBE) made an inaugural landing at the John A. Osborne Airport at approximately 11:35 a.m. on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, in their Pilatus PC-12 (See more on the aircraft at BarthsExecutivedot.com) This was part of an approval […]

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There are no complexities in the airport issues

21 February 2020

February 21, 2020 Following, the FlyMontserrat fourth accident on September 23, 2019, almost miraculously avoiding a serious fatal accident, His Excellency Governor Pearce said at the press meet a couple days after, “ASSI folks are the expert, they will come out and have a look – The Governor’s responsibility is a sort of oversight responsibility […]

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UK Caribbean Deportations to Go Ahead

UK Caribbean Deportations to Go Ahead

10 February 2020

St. Kitts-Nevis Observer By snr-editor – February 10, 2020 Rishi Sunak A senior minister has defended a plan to deport 50 people toJamaica despite widespread calls to halt the flight chartered by the Home Office. Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rishi Sunak insisted today that those being forcibly removed had committed “very serious offences” and their deportations were “reasonable”. […]

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Are dishwashing soaps secretly destroying your health?

Are dishwashing soaps secretly destroying your health?

10 February 2020

TIMESOFINDIA.COM 01/6Why you should avoid dishwashing soaps? The story of every kitchen is incomplete without the mention of dishwashing liquids, that earlier used to be messier before soaps were replaced with fancy –looking squeeze bottles. While the form and look have changed, you will be surprised to know that the harm they cause to our […]

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The new coronavirus: Answers to your questions

03 February 2020

DISCOVERIES Stories and news from Boston Children’s Posted on February 3, 2020 by Ellen Greenlaw | Health and ParentingTags: epidemiology, infectious diseases The HealthMap app is tracking the new coronavirus in real-time If you’ve been watching the news, you’re probably aware that there are thousands of confirmed cases of a new type of coronavirus in […]

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UN agency declares global emergency over virus from China

UN agency declares global emergency over virus from China

01 February 2020

By MARIA CHENG and JAMEY KEATEN A doctor attends to a patient in an isolation ward at a hospital in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei Province, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. China counted 170 deaths from a new virus Thursday and more countries reported infections, including some spread locally, as foreign evacuees from China’s worst-hit region […]

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Latest Updates about Kobe Bryant’s death:

27 January 2020

Twitter | Earvin Magic Johnson What We Know About Kobe’s Helicopter Crash Kobe Bryant died yesterday in a helicopter crash along with his daughter and seven others. Here is what we know about the crash so far: Foggy Conditions Were Present – During the time that the helicopter crashed, visibility was low enough that Los Angeles […]

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5.0 quake hits southern Puerto Rico amid ongoing tremors

25 January 2020

A 5.0 magnitude earthquake hit southern Puerto Rico on Saturday at a shallow depth, raising concerns about unstable infrastructure in a region that has been hit by quakes every day for nearly a month. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake occurred at a depth of eight miles (13 kilometres) around the southern coastal town […]

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CORONAVIRUS spreading from China

24 January 2020

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FAM budget Discussions friendly

24 January 2020

by Bennette Roach This lead story of January 24, 2020, was seemingly never published online. It is referred to in this year’s report on the FAM talks and excerpted for reference there With the concurrence of the other lead players in the recently concluded Financial Aid Mission talks here in Montserrat, His Excellency Governor Andy […]

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Antigua and Barbuda stands with CARICOM Chair Mia Motley on US Invitation

21 January 2020

Barbados Prime Minister Mia Motley, Chairman of CARICOM Antigua and Barbuda says it is standing in solidarity with CARICOM Chair and Barbados Prime Minister Mia Motley on her position in not sending a representative to the announced meeting with US Secretary State Mike Pompeo in Jamaica on Tuesday. Antigua and Barbuda’s E.P. Chet Greene, Minister […]

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House approves measure limiting Trump’s authority to take further military action against Iran

09 January 2020

President Trump addresses the nation Wednesday about his administration’s standoff with Iran. (Alex Brandon/AP) By Karoun Demirjian Jan. 9, 2020 BREAKING: House approves measure limiting Trump’s authority to take further military action against Iran The resolution was put forward by House Democrats amid continued fallout from President Trump’s order to kill a senior Iranian general. A […]

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Weather system causes disruption to Ferry Service

Weather system causes disruption to Ferry Service

09 January 2020

Jaden Sun The Access Division, under the portfolio of the Office of the Premier, is informing travelers that a high-pressure system in the region is expected to produce rough sea conditions over the next few days, which is resulting in the cancellation of the ‘Day Tour Service’ and will possibly disrupt other scheduled ferry services […]

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5.2 magnitude earthquake jolts Caribbean islands

5.2 magnitude earthquake jolts Caribbean islands

08 January 2020

Jan 8, 2020 An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 rocked several Caribbean countries on Wednesday as regional countries were being urged to continue monitoring the situation in Puerto Rico where two strong quakes have been blamed for the death of one man and damage to several buildings in that country.  The Trinidad-based Seismic Research […]

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UN Special Committee on Decolonisatioin begins visiting mission to Montserrat

17 December 2019

A release today from the Government Information Unit informs of the following which is the result of an invitation made by former Premier, hon Donaldson Romeo. Hon Donaldson Romeo extending the invitation at the Committee sitting earlier this year The United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization (C-24) has dispatched a Visiting Mission to Montserrat, from […]

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United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization Undertakes Visiting Mission to Montserrat, 17-20 December

17 December 2019

The United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization, currently chaired by Keisha Aniya McGuire (Grenada), will undertake a visiting mission to Montserrat from 17 to 20 December, while also holding meetings in Antigua and Barbuda. Formally known as the Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial […]

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MNI: Post-Election reflections and challenges, 2019

17 December 2019

November 29, 2019 How will we best manage our development partnership with the post-Brexit UK and the upcoming UN Charter Article 73 C24 visit? We also note that, with a split opposition, the former administration PDM team is now the bulk of the opposition, three seats led by Hon Mr. Paul Lewis. Former Premier Romeo […]

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Bank of Montserrat Limited enters into an agreement to purchase of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) banking operations in Montserrat

12 December 2019

New Release December 11, 2019 Brades, Montserrat — A consortium of Eastern Caribbean indigenous banks of which Bank of Montserrat is a member, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase all banking operations in the Eastern Caribbean from Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and […]

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RBC announces sale of Eastern Caribbean banking operations

12 December 2019

December 12, 2019 (Toronto, Canada) — Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) today announced it has entered into definitive agreements to sell all banking operations in the Eastern Caribbean to a consortium of indigenous banks within the region. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions,  and is […]

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12 December 2019

NASSAU, Bahamas Dec. 11, (CMC) – Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands says that weeks after the passage of Hurricane Dorian, there are bodies that remain unclaimed in a refrigerated trailer on the island of Abaco. “In the trailer in Abaco, a significant number of bodies I believe probably about 50 (have not been claimed). DNA samples […]

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Prime Minister Skerrit sworn into office

Prime Minister Skerrit sworn into office

09 December 2019

by Peter Richards ROSEAU, Dominica, Dec 7, CMC – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit was sworn into office for a fourth consecutive term on Saturday, mere hours after leading the ruling Dominica Labour Party to a sweeping general elections victory. But even as he was being sworn in, the leader of the main opposition United Workers […]

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The electorate showed their expectations in the result

The electorate showed their expectations in the result

08 December 2019

November 22, 2019 There aren’t many who think of the seriousness, or of the importance of the election of men and women who will represent and lead them in the affairs of governing them and their land. But when one reads the following from one of a series of articles which have appeared in TMR […]

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Dominica Labour Party wins general election

07 December 2019

By Peter Richards ROSEAU, Dominica, Dec 7, CMC – The ruling Dominica Labour Party (DLP) increased its majority in the 21-member House of Assembly by two seats after it won Friday’s general election, according to the preliminary results released by the Electoral Commission on Saturday. It said that the DLP, which won its fifth consecutive […]

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DOMINICA-ELECTIONS-Roman Catholic Church condemns verbal attacks on Bishop and Cardinal

04 December 2019

By Peter Richards ROSEAU, Dominica, Dec 4, CMC – The Roman Catholic Church Wednesday, condemned the verbal attack on Bishop Gabriel Malzaire and Cardinal Kelvin Felix even as supporters of the main opposition United Workers Party (UWP) continued their fiery protest mainly in the northern section of Dominica ahead of Friday’s general election. “We, the […]

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CARICOM Special Rapporteur wants more access for Persons with Disabilities

CARICOM Special Rapporteur wants more access for Persons with Disabilities

03 December 2019

by staff writer GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Dec 3, CMC – the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Special Rapporteur on Disability, Dr. Floyd Morris, Tuesday reiterated a call for access for Persons with Disabilities as the region joined the global community in observing International Day of Disabled Persons. Morris, who is also the Director of the University of the […]

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Ferry back in service

02 December 2019

Jaden Sun The Access Division, Office of the Premier is notifying the traveling public that the ferry is scheduled to operate tomorrow (Tuesday, December 3).  The ferry is expected to depart Montserrat at 6:00 a.m. Check-in will start at 4:30 a.m. However, please note that sea conditions are still a bit rough.  Therefore, the Access […]

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CARICOM mounts election observation mission to Dominica

02 December 2019

P M Roosevelt Skerritt and UWP Leader Lennox Linton The Caribbean Community will mount a CARICOM Election Observation Mission to monitor the general elections which will be held in the Commonwealth of Dominica on Friday, Dec. 6. The mission will be headed by Josephine Tamai, Chief Elections Officer, Department of Elections and Boundaries of Belize. […]

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Another RMPS marine loss

01 December 2019

Heliconia Start December opens up to another loss to the marine unit of the Royal Montserrat Police Services (RMPS). dinghy minus engine Sketchy information reaching TMR informs that the replacement dinghy of one lost earlier this year in September, ended up on rocks at Little Bay minus its “outboard engine” as seen here in the […]

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Bank of Montserrat Ltd – Notice of Meeting

29 November 2019

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In the Estate of Caroline Frances Elisabeth Roach

29 November 2019

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In the Estate of Elsoe Elizabeth Taylor

29 November 2019

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Bank of Montserrat Ltd. Vacancy

29 November 2019

Senior Investment and Operations Manager The leading commercial Bank in Montserrat is seeking to fill the position of Senior Investments and Operations Manager.   The successful candidate will manage all aspects of the bank’s investment portfolio, including the research, selection and presentation of all investment credits for approval by the Investment Committee/Board, and updating of […]

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CARICOM and OECS congratulate Montserrat Premier

29 November 2019

OECS DG thanks Hon Romeo for his support to OECS integration CARICOM Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque The day after the General Elections in Montserrat CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and Director General of the OECS, Dr. Didacus Jules, congratulated and welcomed respectively the newly elected Premier Easton Taylor-Farrell on the victory of his party. “Montserrat is an […]

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Dominicans sentenced to 4 years in jail, file appeal

29 November 2019

The washed-up sailing vessel is still sitting on the Rendezvous Bay rocks while its masters sit in the Montserrat jail after seeking help in their distress On Friday, October 18, 2019, two 26-year and 34-year old Dominican men pleaded guilty to an indictment which read, “MARTIN JNO BAPTISTE and DANNY HENRY, between the 5th day […]

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MSS Tiffany gets one of ECCB RSS ARU top award

29 November 2019

by B. Roach In the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) and the Regional Security System – Asset Recovery Unit (RSS ARU) inaugural Creative Youth Competition, Tiffany Weekes who just before graduating from the Montserrat Secondary School (MSS) took the third place in the age category 13-16  yrs-old. Tiffany receives trophy Tiffany was among the top […]

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Bank of Montserrat Ltd.

29 November 2019

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Johnson seeks to focus UK election on Brexit, not his flaws – UKLParty leader Corbyn defends neutral Brexit stance

29 November 2019

The 2019 Montserrat General Elections occupied much of media attention as we at TMR waited and listened for any semblance of interest from our political candidates in the imminent UK General Elections and of course the BREXIT saga which one can say is the main reason why the latest Prime Minister since 2016, Boris Johnson […]

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An Election to Reflect on

22 November 2019

by Mike Jarvis The post mortem of Montserrat’s 2019 general election this past Monday, November will be a continuous, clinical examination and talking point for months to come. It will take some time for the memories to fade, if they ever will, and for the dust to settle, if it ever does. “Some of the […]

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Paul Lewis is Leader of H.M. Montserrat’s Opposition

22 November 2019

l-r: Donaldson Romeo, Paul Lewis, David Osborne, and Claude Hogan Paul Lewis has emerged as the Honourable Leader of the Opposition. He was sworn in on Friday afternoon, few hours after the new ministers of government were installed. In a brief ceremony held also at the Governor’s Office, Lewis was sworn-in as opposition leader with […]

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Fibre Optic Cable Project Breakthrough!

22 November 2019

How do we now move on to a digital productivity-driven economic breakout? Head of the Programme Management Office, Martin Parlett; Director of DITES, Denzil West; Permanent Secretary, Office of the Premier, Daphne Cassell; and Premier, Honourable Donaldson Romeo. Photo Credit: GoM/GIU BRADES, Montserrat, October 26, 2019 –  On Thursday, October 24, Premier Donaldson Romeo announced […]

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Rising star Crenston Buffonge helps MCAP dominate Montserrat election; Easton Taylor-Farrell is new Premier

22 November 2019

By EDWIN L. MARTINhttps://www.montserratspotlight.com/rising-star-crenston-buffonge-helps-mcap-dominate-montserrat-election-easton-taylor-farrell-is-new-premier/ November 19, 2019 Photo credit: MCAP MCAP candidates, including top vote-getter Crenston Buffonge, took five of the nine seats during the election. The person who coined the phrase, “Nice guys finish last,” needs to meet Crenston Buffonge. Because the rising political star has defied that notion in a mighty way. The […]

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MCAP captures 5 seats to form new government

22 November 2019

The MCAP winners and Ministries l-r: Crenston Buffonge, Minister of Agriculture; Dr. Sammy Joseph, Minister of Comms and Works; Premier Easton Taylor Farrell; Veronica Dorsette-Hector, Parliamentary Secretary; and Charles Kirnon, Minister of Education, Health The 2019 General Elections in Montserrat, with a low turnout of 62% ended what turned to be a narrow victory over […]

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RBC – Abandoned Properties

22 November 2019

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Election Observer Mission reports

22 November 2019

l-r:Harald Jepsen, Political/Campaign analyst; Hon Julian Robinson MP Jamaica, Head of Mission; Anne Marlborough, Ireland, Election/Legal Analyst; speak with the press at their first press conference An international Election Observer Mission (British Islands and Mediterranean Region) BIMR Election Observation Mission visited Montserrat between 11 and 20 November, 2019. The Mission comprised seven members of five […]

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Montserrat 2019 General Elections heralds in a change of government

19 November 2019

The Movement for Change and Prosperity (MCAP) team of candidates that successfully returned five of their team in the just concluded Montserrat 2019 General Elections. Five of these candidates were winners. Two newcomers to the Legislature: Crenston Buffonge with the most votes in the poll, (1st left back row); Veronica DORSETTE-HECTOR (2nd left front row); […]

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Leroy King makes 1st appearance in US court on fraud charges

15 November 2019

Caribbean News Service https://caribbeannewsservice.com/now/leroy-king-makes-1st-appearance-in-us-court-on-fraud-charges/ Former chief of the Financial Services Regulatory Commission in Antigua and Barbuda, Leroy King made his first appearance in a Texas court on Tuesday. A media release from the United States Department of Justice on Tuesday announced Trial Attorney Brittain Shaw of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney […]

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Church leaders urged to exercise restraint in their opposition to anti-sodomy laws

Church leaders urged to exercise restraint in their opposition to anti-sodomy laws

15 November 2019

by staff writer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Nov 15, CMC – The organisers of the Intimate Conviction Conference series are urging Caribbean church leaders to exercise restraint, even if they express their opposition to ending laws that criminalize consensual same-sex intimacy. In a statement which was also signed by Jamaican attorney Maurice Tomlinson, a leading gay rights […]

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Literary Festival coming – its here

15 November 2019

by Cathy Buffonge Brades – Nov 2, 2019 – Montserrat’s Alliouagana Festival of the Word is just around the corner, and all are encouraged to check it out. The Festival will run from Thursday, November 14 to Sunday, November 17, and as usual, it promises to be an exciting weekend. On the Thursday morning there’s […]

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CARICOM pays respect to two regional politicians

CARICOM pays respect to two regional politicians

15 November 2019

by staff writer GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Nov 15, CMC – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) says it is saddened at the deaths of two regional politicians this week, including the former premier of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Ralph Telford O’Neal. Ralph Telford O’Neal O’Neal, the longest-serving elected representative in BVI history, died on Monday at the […]

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Stepfather pleads guilty to raping 12-year-old child

Stepfather pleads guilty to raping 12-year-old child

15 November 2019

by staff writer ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Nov 15, CMC – The High Court will sentence the stepfather of a 12-year-old child on January 24, next year after he pleaded guilty to having sex with her two years ago. The man, who appeared before Justice Ian Morley admitted to having sex with his under-aged stepdaughter in […]

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Barbados to get funds from IMF in December following latest review of local economy

Barbados to get funds from IMF in December following latest review of local economy

15 November 2019

by staff writer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Nov 15, CMC – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Friday said that Barbados continues to make good progress in implementing its ambitious economic reform programme and that the island is in line to receive US$48 million in assistance by December. An IMF team has ended a two-week visit here noting […]

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Electoral Commission presents Voting process Education – 2019 General Elections

13 November 2019

Montserrat Elections Voter Education Presented by the Montserrat Electoral Commission

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Dr. Lowell Lewis – Election Proposals and Committment

08 November 2019

“Dr. Lowell Lewis wishes to inform the people of Montserrat, at home and abroad, that he once again wishes to represent our beloved country, as a member of our Parliament. Dr. Lowell Lewis, former Chief Minister At this election, I am pleased to work with and support Mr. Gregory Willock, incumbent Montserrat Legislator, the founder […]

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Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court – Notice

08 November 2019

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Do Not Change The GOVERNMENT – PART 2

08 November 2019

By Joseph Kirnon In continuing the discussion of the development of our little island, we must understand the herculean task that is ahead of us.  We must understand that this can only be accomplished in stages over a long period of time. This is a task that requires men and women of thinking, patience and […]

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Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court – Notice

08 November 2019

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Montserrat’s 2019 General Election:

08 November 2019

All to Play For By Mike Jarvis There’s an intensity surrounding Montserrat’s 2019 election that rivals similar events in the island’s recent history. That there are a record 35 candidates including nine independents vying for the nine parliamentary seats speaks volumes about the state of the body politic. The present nine independents might have been […]

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Nominated Candidates – 2019 General Elections

08 November 2019

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Record 35 nominated for 2019 Elections

08 November 2019

Montserrat’s General Elections continue since 2001 to be conducted under what is sometimes commonly called the 9X voting system. Volcanic activity which began in 1995 resulted in four and a half of the original seven constituencies in Montserrat being unoccupied.  As a result, the pre-1995 electoral arrangements became unworkable.  In February 1999, the Governor appointed […]

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Vickie’s Motion denied – To contest election must resign, but…

08 November 2019

by B. Roach …without expectation of her job back Warren Cassell Vickie Stevenson Attorney Warren Cassell had on behalf of Vickie Stevenson filed an application on October 7, 2019 in the High Court by way of originating motion seeking constitutional relief (to include a declaration) under section 20 of the Montserrat Constitution Order 2010 (“the […]

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SPECIAL: Thoughts for MNI Election Nov 18, 2019

SPECIAL: Thoughts for MNI Election Nov 18, 2019

08 November 2019

Is Ship of State MNI taking sound counsel or looking for “a sweet south wind” [Ac 27:13] – with a dangerous storm lurking? BRADES, Montserrat, October 8, 2019 –  On Monday, October 7, .2019, Montserrat’s Premier Donaldson Romeo announced that we are to go to the polls on November 18th next.  By Wednesday morning, he […]

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Police kill suspect in the alleged rape of a 105-year-old woman

Police kill suspect in the alleged rape of a 105-year-old woman

04 November 2019

by STAFF WRITER CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Nov. 3, CMC – A man who reportedly raped and sodomised a 105-year-old woman, was killed by the police on Saturday.  The police report that the suspect, Miguel Edward, also known as Mad Max, was killed around 12 p.m. (local time). Edward, who reportedly attacked the woman at her […]

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Antigua Parliament agrees to buy additional US $15.8 million in LIAT shares

01 November 2019

LIAT aircraft  Caribbean News Service The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has been given the go-ahead to secure a loan of US $15.8 million (approximately EC $40 million) with Banco del ALBA, to purchase additional shares in regional carrier, LIAT. On Tuesday, Speaker of the House, Sir Gerald Watt QC authorised the resolution and Members […]

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Vickie Locker challenges the Deputy Governor’s Election Guidelines so she can contest the General Elections – Nov 18

01 November 2019

by B. Roach Vickie ‘Storm’ Locker On June 23, 2017 Vickie Stevenson had been serving on probation as a prison officer when about two years ago in June 2015 she filed sexual harassment complaints with the Governor against the top officials of HM Prison where she worked in Brades. (https://www.themontserratreporter.com/she-is-back-to-work-after-two-years-but-no-word-on-actions-from-complaint/ That matter and other reports […]

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Cassell to wait, for new indictments?

01 November 2019

Justice Iain Morley  Despite his apparent acceptance that “any prosecution under the 1999 Act is unlawful and (2) any further of prosecution of Mr. Cassell relating to activities in 2007 and 2008 would be an abuse of process”; and if that is so according to Attorney David Dorsette who in his submissions said, “If we […]

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Dominicans sent to jail for trafficking persons across after their boat washed ashore in Rendezvous

01 November 2019

Dominican men boat washed up on the Rendezvous bay rocks, was confiscated as supposedly having transported ‘unauthorised migrants‘ Over the past couple of weeks, the East Caribbean Supreme Court was busy in Montserrat with Justice Ian Morley, sitting in the high court some days as late as ten o’clock in the night, hearing criminal and […]

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Governor destructs on the DG’s outrage

Governor destructs on the DG’s outrage

01 November 2019

November 1, 2019 It was bad enough his pronouncements on FlyMontserrat’s recent airline ‘incidents’ when he continually failed to recognise his duty and responsibility to Montserrat regarding ‘air safety’ and related matters, which had evoked an article which never got published, overcome by other matters, captioned “Governor ‘disingenuous’ about FlyMontserrat’s airport incidents.” He claims he […]

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Deputy Governor Simpson lands in scandal – Governor shirks in ignorance

01 November 2019

Deputy Governor Lyndel Simpson Governor Andrew Pearce If we had published on the weekend of the 18th October, 2019 we would have headlined this story, but miss the compound of what was later described by the first victim as “appalling and unprofessional”, and later by the President of Civil Service Association (CSA), Mrs. Nyota Mulcare, […]

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General Elections November 18

01 November 2019

Then…the curse continues PDM Candidates oust Romeo by Bennette Roach Premier Donaldson Romeo Minister Paul Lewis As we reported on Monday at the TMR website this week, following up on our confirmation, Premier Donaldson Romeo Monday announced November 18, 2019, as the date for general elections to be held in this British Overseas Territory, on […]

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Truth will ouch, 2019: The CIPREG facts come home to roost

01 November 2019

Part S09/2019 (Contribution) Where do our hopes for development stand, on the eve of elections 2019? BRADES, Montserrat, October 19, 2019 –  In recent days, following the ouster of Premier Romeo as Political Leader of the PDM Party by his fellow candidates, events here in Montserrat and overseas have unraveled several carefully crafted political talking […]

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Writ of Elections – 2019

01 November 2019

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Nomination Notice – 2019

01 November 2019

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Governor destructs on the DG’s outrage

Governor destructs on the DG’s outrage

01 November 2019

November 1, 2019 It was bad enough, his pronouncements on FlyMontserrat’s recent airline ‘incidents’ when he continually failed to recognise his duty and responsibility to Montserrat regarding ‘air safety’ and related matters, which had evoked an article which never got published, overcome by other matters, captioned “Governor ‘disingenuous’ about FlyMontserrat’s airport incidents.” His claim, he […]

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Second Judge off the Brandt trial

01 November 2019

Updated February 20, 2020 The Attorney at Law David Brandt who ‘secretly’ had his bail revoked on June 17th this year on sexual charges since September 2015, has had mixed successes with his several applications to the court, but the worse his bail application by his Attorney David Dorsett refused. Earlier the Attorney had applied […]

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“DO NOT CHANGE THE GOVERNMENT”

01 November 2019

by Joseph Kirnon For some time, a discussion has been ongoing on the island concerning its past, its present level of development and its future. I have been fortunate to be on island to hear some of these discussions. Yet I am sure that I have also missed a lot. Given this understanding, I am […]

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Investigation launched into arrival of boatload of Haitians

Investigation launched into arrival of boatload of Haitians

31 October 2019

by staff writer BASSETERRE, ST. Kitts, Oct 21, CMC – Immigration officials have launched an investigation to determine how 15 Haitian nationals arrived here by boat on Sunday night, docking at the St. Kitts Defense Force’s Port in Bird Rock, on the outskirts of the capital. Chief Immigration Officer, Merclyn Hughes told local radio stations […]

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Canada’s Justin Trudeau Loses Seats but Wins Reelection With Minority Government

23 October 2019

Full story: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/10/canada-justin-trudeau-loses-seats-wins-reelection-prime-minister.html?sid=5388f3fcdd52b8e41100a994&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=traffic&utm_source=newsletter&utm_content=TheSlatest The Slatest By Elliot Hannon Oct 22, 20197 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers his victory speech at his election night headquarters in Montreal. Cole Burston/Getty Images Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers his victory speech at his election night headquarters in Montreal. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau managed to overcome a […]

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Premier Romeo’s presentation at the UN General Assembly

11 October 2019

4th COMMITTEE IN NY Premier Donaldson Romeo Presented On October 10, 2019 (Following his presentation to the subsidiary C24 on Decolonisation; made on the 22nd Anniversary of the fatal volcanic eruption of June 25th1997) Mr President, On behalf of the Government and People of Montserrat, I must first express thanks for allowing me to address […]

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POLITICS-Montserrat to elect new government on November 18

07 October 2019

by staff writer BRADES, Montserrat, Oct 7, CMC – Premier Donaldson Romeo has announced Monday, November 18 as the date for fresh general elections in Montserrat. Donaldson Romeo Speaking on a radio programme here, Romeo said that he has met with the Acting Governor Mrs Lyndell Simpson, to inform her of his decision and to […]

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Earthquake rattles three Caribbean islands

Earthquake rattles three Caribbean islands

07 October 2019

by staff writer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Oct 7, CMC – An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1 rattled three Caribbean islands early Monday, but there have been no reports of injuries or damage, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI). SRC said that the […]

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Sean McLaughlin, whistle-blower, and our Governance – Capacity Challenge

Sean McLaughlin, whistle-blower, and our Governance – Capacity Challenge

04 October 2019

What lesson does the recently “settled” Sean McLaughlin whistle-blower case have for us? BRADES, Montserrat, October 8, 2019 –  In recent days, a quietly whispered word began to spread across Montserrat that the 2014 MDC whistle-blower has won a “settlement” of his case[1] regarding improper dismissal; specifically, “breach of contract, breach of the provisions of […]

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Montserratian Attorney speaks of police ‘stop and search’ tactics

04 October 2019

Warren Cassell As has become commonplace Attorney at Law Warren Cassell in a ZJBNews report has added his voice to the conversation surrounding ‘stop and search’ actions executed by members of the Royal Montserrat Police (RMPS) on civilians here. A number of complaints have been made of police officers some allegedly wearing masks stopping and […]

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Exxon Makes 13th Oil Discovery Offshore Guyana

Guyana announces the arrival of first oil production vessel

04 October 2019

Exxon drilling for oil – Guyana by STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC  – Guyana’s first oil production vessel – the Lisa Destiny has arrived in the country. Director of the Department of Energy, Dr. Mark Bynoe said this is a historic occasion for the Co-operative Republic of Guyana and all Guyanese.  “The FPSO’s (Floating, Production, […]

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Fix the dilemma - convince of fitness to continue, or to take over

Fix the dilemma – convince of fitness to continue, or to take over

04 October 2019

October 4, 2019 As stakeholders (candidates) and voters await the announcement of a set date for general elections, the wait is down to only 3-4 days before it most likely will be announced. While the elections must take place any time after 21 days of the dissolution of the Legislative Assembly (LA), and not later […]

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St. Anthony Lodge donates to Social Services

04 October 2019

l-r: Kenneth Silcott, Teresina Fergus, Kendal Lee, and Albrun Semper On Friday, September 6th the St Anthony Freemason Lodge on Montserrat handed over a cheque for $2,500 to the Social Serviced Department to help with the provision of supplies, uniforms, and lunch for vulnerable children who are going back to school in the Montserrat Community. […]

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Charge Antigua for their lush greenery

04 October 2019

View just inland southwest coast flying into Antigua Some people say age is just a number, but to others that number is evidence of the years of experience. Yesterday, I was on my way to that beautiful place Alliouagana. Yes I left Antigua and when I was airborne the pilot banked a left and I […]

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In the Estate of David Anthony Ponteen

04 October 2019

ISLAND OF MONTSERRAT A.D. 2019 IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE [PROBATE DIVISION] MONTSERRAT In the Estate of David Anthony Ponteen, deceased NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen (14) days from the date hereof, application will be made in the Registry of the High Court of Justice for an Order for […]

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Human rights group blasts government over deportation policy

04 October 2019

by staff writer NASSAU, Bahamas, Oct 2, CMC – The human rights group, Rights Bahamas, has criticised the decision of the Hubert Minnis government to deport undocumented migrants who survived the passage of Hurricane Dorian on September 1 and are now living in shelters. “Rights Bahamas has alerted international human rights groups to the government’s […]

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St. Augustine School Celebrates 144 Years

04 October 2019

One hundred and forty-four years – it is the birthday of the (RC) St. Augustine school and the school did not let it by without a celebration which lasted throughout the morning from 10.30. The 144-years birthday cake Although the celebration marks 144 years of the school it the belief is that it has been […]

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So sickening, and deafening, what is being offered!

So sickening, and deafening, what is being offered!

03 October 2019

September 27, 2019 Just within the past month there took place three events that for the serious concerned mind about the state of Montserrat and how the teenagers and those just leaving school might see what is in store for them in the not distant future. The problem here is that with 50 – 70 […]

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CARICOM invites – Stay in the Loop – Reports to Sept. 27

02 October 2019

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Legal Notice – In estate of JOSEPHINE AUGUSTA ALLEN

02 October 2019

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Legal Notice – In the estate of MARY COOK, deceased

27 September 2019

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE MONTSERRAT A.D. 2019 PROBATE In the Estate of MARY COOK, deceased NOTICE is hereby given that an application will be filed at the Probate Division of the High Court of Justice of Montserrat for a Grant of Probate of the Estate of MARY COOK late of Salem, Montserrat, who […]

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United Kingdom: Winning elections is everything

United Kingdom: Winning elections is everything

27 September 2019

By Editor – September 26, 2019 By Sir Ronald Sanders As she delivered the unanimous decision of the 11 members of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland (UK), on the unlawfulness of Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, advising the Queen to prorogue Parliament, I admit to being mesmerized by the startling brooch […]

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Bank of Montserrat Ltd. Public Auction

27 September 2019

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MNI: Facing our 2019 – 24 post-Brexit Governance- Capacity- Leadership Challenge

MNI: Facing our 2019 – 24 post-Brexit Governance- Capacity- Leadership Challenge

27 September 2019

How are we going to handle the UK’s 2025 policy “pillars” and “values” agenda for the Caribbean? BRADES, Montserrat, September 26, 2019 –  “Governance” is about how the big decisions are made, and how they are made to stick. That becomes a challenge when we have murky swamps and lurking dragons to deal with. So, […]

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Fly Montserrat new incident at JAO Airport

27 September 2019

As its aircraft rolls off the end of the runway, over the bank after landing… Aircraft with wingtip showing – resting against fence just down the bank from the runway …at about 4.20 p.m. Monday, September 23, 2019, at the John A. Osborne airport, on a rainy afternoon, Fly Montserrat encountered its fourth major aviation […]

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Legal Notices – September 27, 2019

27 September 2019

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Police accused of wearing masks at ‘stop and search’ ‘routines’

27 September 2019

Police tactics under complaint scrutiny During this past week, an investigation has been launched into allegations made initially on social media, and accordinly from direct complaints about the approach taken by Officers while conducting stop and search procedures, here. It is alleged that some officers of the RMPS, have been taking an aggressive approach when […]

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Legal Notice – In the estate of JOHN HENRY ALLEN

27 September 2019

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Update: FlyMontserrat’s aircraft rolls off runway after landing

24 September 2019

by Bennette Roach Latest FlyMontserrat aircraft running off runway In an email sent to us as early as 5.48 this morning, Nigel Harris of Montserrat Airways Ltd. who operates the small airline FlyMontserrat, sent the disburbing if not showing real lack respect for passengers, the following: “All FlyMontserrat’s flights are running normally from 9 a.m. […]

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LIAT says there are challenges but it will continue flying

22 September 2019

By Editor – September 21, 2019 LIAT will continue operating across the region despite the challenges the airline is facing,  Chief Executive Officer Julie Reifer-Jones said. Reifer-Jones said LIAT is in the midst of a restructuring exercise, which includes sensitive discussions with its stakeholders. Julie Riefer-Jones She acknowledged that the airline continues to face challenges […]

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Tropical Storm Karen forms east of Windward Islands

22 September 2019

By Editor – September 22, 2019 Tropical Storm Karen formed just east of the Windward Islands and has sustained winds of 40 mph. A tropical storm warning has been issued for Trinidad and Tobago, along with Grenada and its dependencies. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning […]

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New head of Planning and Production at MAC

20 September 2019

The Montserrat Arts Council (MAC) has a mandate to foster the development of art; uplift the condition of arts and artists; advise the Minister on art and cultural matters; ensure the implementation of the government’s cultural policy; implement government’s regional and international cultural commitments; and co-ordinate the activities of the agencies in Montserrat responsible for […]

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The MDC-Little Bay-Gun Hill fiasco

20 September 2019

Part 12/2019 (Contribution) When will we face facts about the MDC’s “failure” from 2007 to 2014? BRADES, Montserrat, August 28, 2019 –  Yes, MDC – Little Bay – Gun Hill fiasco. In case anyone doubts the need for a Charter of Good Governance and a Development Partnership MoU with the UK Government, he or she […]

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Dorian, worst ever hurricane!

20 September 2019

At the first news, all Montserratians realised it was going to be worse than Hurricane Hugo as they began to remember September 17, 1989, though there could be little worse than the annihilation by Soufriere Hills volcano, but for the numbers… Aerial view of Abaco island On August 24, 2019 there came the following forecast […]

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MSS student places in inaugural ECCB Creative Youth Competition

20 September 2019

Tiffany Weekes Tiffany Weekes, a recent graduate of the Montserrat Secondary School is one of six top performers from six ECCB member countries in the Inaugural Creative Youth Competition sponsored and hosted by the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) and the Regional Security System – Asset Recovery Unit (RSS ARU). Nailah Samuel of the Girls’ […]

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MSS teachers protest

20 September 2019

Complaining of frustration and inadequacies at the school Lead MUT president Denise Silcott shows poster covering – NEEDS Difficult to say, who saw this coming? But as was very quickly diagnosed, it highlighted a serious problem of which the unfortunate event is symptomatic. But, then investigations into what we saw as too sudden to be […]

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FLOW – Back to School

20 September 2019

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ECCB – Vacancy

20 September 2019

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ECAMC Vacancy – Chief Financial Officer

20 September 2019

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Legal Notice – In the Estate of Sarah Ryan, deceased

20 September 2019

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LIAT may be on the verge of collapse, again

20 September 2019

By Editor – September 19, 2019 Regional cash-strapped airline LIAT may be on the verge of collapse, again. With negotiations between majority shareholder Barbados and Antigua and Barbuda having completely broken down, there are suggestions that only a miracle will prevent the cash-strapped airline’s operations from crashing. It would, however, not be the first time […]

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Documentation will get speedy remedies and actions

20 September 2019

September 20, 2019 The Montserrat Premier has said several weeks ago that General Elections due in Montserrat before mid-January 2020 will likely be held before Christmas this year. Unsubstantiated and still no confirmation from a few weeks, a source mentioned that the elections would be held on December 8, 2019, but that’s a Sunday, then […]

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Hurricane Jerry forms in the Atlantic, not expected to impact Florida, Leewards stay alert

19 September 2019

Updated: 11:13 AM EDT Sep 19, 2019 Show Transcript ORLANDO, Fla. — Tropical Storm Jerry strengthened to a hurricane Thursday, but forecasters say the storm is expected to take a turn toward the north and stay away from land. Jerry is not forecast to change in strength much on Friday or Saturday, the National Hurricane […]

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Exclusive: Russia carried out a ‘stunning’ breach of FBI communications system, escalating the spy game on U.S. soil

16 September 2019

Zach Dorfman, Jenna McLaughlin and Sean D. Naylor Reporters, Yahoo News• September 16, 2019  –  The U.S. forced to extract top spy from Russia after Trump revealed classified information to Russians in Oval Office meeting On Dec. 29, 2016, the Obama administration announced that it was giving nearly three dozen Russian diplomats just 72 hours […]

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Jamaicans warned against using bleaching creams

Jamaicans warned against using bleaching creams

13 September 2019

by staff writer KINGSTON, Jamaica, Sept 11, CMC – Health and Wellness Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton, is urging Jamaicans to desist from using bleaching creams as anti-aging formulas. He wants people who are aging to focus on eating healthy and exercising, rather than using quick formulas to look younger, as the creams oftentimes have long- […]

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Government defends measures taken to deal with aftermath of Hurricane Dorian

13 September 2019

by staff writer NASSAU, Sept 12, CMC – The Bahamas government has defended its handling of its response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian when it slammed into the country more than a week ago, killing at least 50 people and causing widespread devastation mainly on the Abacos island and the Grand Bahama. Prime […]

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Congresswoman ‘disheartened’ by Trump’s rejection of TIPS for Bahamians

13 September 2019

by staff writer WASHINGTON, Sept 13, CMC – Caribbean American Democratic Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke says she is “disheartened but not surprised” by the Trump administration’s decision not to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Bahamian nationals in the United States in the wake of the destruction to the Bahamas caused by Hurricane Dorian. Trump’s […]

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Earthquake rattles two Caribbean countries

09 September 2019

by staff writer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Sept 9, CMC – An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 rocked Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada on Monday, but there were no reports of injuries or damage, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UI) has said. It said that the […]

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Brexit Showdown in Parliament as Boris Johnson Warns of a General Election

03 September 2019

Taken from Demonstrators outside Downing Street in London on Saturday protesting Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament.CreditCreditAndrew Testa for The New York Times By Stephen Castle Sept. 3, 2019, 6:16 a.m. ET LONDON — British lawmakers were preparing on Tuesday for one of the most critical showdowns of the country’s agonizing three-year Brexit […]

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Hurricane Dorian intensifies to Category 5 storm

01 September 2019

TRACKING HURRICANE DORIAN Updated: 8:22 AM EDT Sep 1, 2019Play Video SHOW ORLANDO, Fla. —Hurricane Dorian is now a Category 5 storm as it continues to inch west toward Florida. >>> County-by-county impacts in Central Florida At 8 a.m., the center of the storm was 225 miles east of West Palm Beach. It was moving to […]

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Montserrat: why do we need a Development Partnership MoU with the UK?

30 August 2019

Part 10/2019 (Contribution) Is there a real “deep state swamp dragon,” which will try to block our progress? BRADES, Montserrat, August 30, 2019 –   One of the commonest complaints about key development projects for Montserrat, is how they move in a dragged out, stop, study, start, re-study, consult, stop again . . . pattern. In […]

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Brexit looks murkier while a Prime Minister wants to take over the nations unwritten Constitution

30 August 2019

August 30, 2019 The big topic in the United Kingdom and for its people wherever they may be as much it seems and perhaps more so, that in Montserrat, (we won’t speak for the rest of the Overseas Territories (OTs)) there is very little and unless out of our earshot, nothing, in fact, is being […]

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Trump’s Personal Assistant Suddenly Resigns – Why?

30 August 2019

News August 30, 2019 Why would Trump’s personal assistant resign abruptly, just as his reelection campaign is kicking off in full force? Rumor has it she shared private information on the President and his family at a private dinner with reporters earlier this month, but could that really be the reason his assistant, nicknamed the […]

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'Absolute monster' Hurricane Dorian on track to rock Florida as Category 4 storm

‘Absolute monster’ Hurricane Dorian on track to rock Florida as Category 4 storm

30 August 2019

blob:https://uw-media.usatoday.com/a568a4e5-1d19-44fc-a76d-114f55ee6037 Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, USA TODAY • August 30, 2019,  Hurricane Dorian strengthens to Category 2 storm hurricane Dorian strengthens to Category 2 stormUSA TODAY Scroll back up to restore default view. Hurricane Dorian hurtled toward the United States and was on track to become a major hurricane Friday before its expected landfall Monday into Tuesday along […]

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One of two men injured in a boat fire on Sunday died

30 August 2019

One of two men injured in a boat fire on the morning of Sunday (August 18th), has succumbed to his injuries. Andrew Lane, a Vincentian, who authorities say is approximately in his mid to late 30s, died on Sunday afternoon while undergoing treatment at the Glendon Hospital. The tragic fire on boat ZJB News on […]

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Montserrat represents at CARIFESTA

30 August 2019

Returning, ready for growth overall and better performances by 2021 4th Dymension set up TTT Live morning host Rishi to explore Plymouth ASG – Dr. Douglas Slater The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Assistant Secretary-General, Dr. Douglas Slater, said that CARIFESTA was “another exciting experience and a platform for regional integration”. Trinidad and Tobago’s Acting Prime Minister […]

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MSS new school year start delayed by a week

30 August 2019

Office (center) class rooms (right) and further right (roofs showing) Director of Education Dr. Gregory Julius, according to a ZJBNews report on Thursday, has advised that the opening of the academic school year for students of the Montserrat Secondary School (MSS) has been pushed back by a week from Monday, September 2, to Monday, September […]

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People Can’t Stop Talking About Kate Middleton and Prince William Flying Commercial

23 August 2019

https://www.glamour.com/story/kate-middleton-and-prince-william-flew-commercial This comes after the controversy surrounding Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s use of private jets. By Abby Gardner August 22, 2019 NurPhoto/Getty Images Did you ever think you’d know this much about the travel logistics of Britain’s royal family? I definitely didn’t—and I’m a lifelong royals fan. But the latest controversy surrounding Prince Harry […]

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Youth with diverse abilities discover diving

23 August 2019

Adapted Program introduces young people to underwater world Charity programme introduces young people to underwater world By Kayla Young – August 21, 2019 For Clint Mooney, diving in Grand Cayman is a reminder of his independence. The ability to freely explore a new, underwater world grounds him and brings a sense of calm. “I often […]

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Kenneth “Rabo” Silcott – appointed Director of the Montserrat Arts Council

18 August 2019

Kenneth ‘Rabo’ Silcott LITTLE BAY, Montserrat (August 2, 2019) – The Board of Directors of the Montserrat Arts Council is pleased to announce that Kenneth Silcott has been appointed as the new Executive Director. Chairperson Dr Clarice Barnes welcomed Mr. Silcott, who will take up the new position on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Silcott previously […]

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Montserrat Sends 29 to Carifesta XIV in Trinidad & Tobago

17 August 2019

LITTLE BAY, Montserrat (August 13, 2019) – Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Premier Mrs Daphne Cassell heads a delegation of 29 to the 14th edition of Carifesta which will be held in Trinidad and Tobago from August 16 to 25. The delegation comprises seven members of the Emerald Shamiole Masquerades along with their […]

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12-year non-national residents can apply free of specific requirements for citizenship

14 August 2019

As the rumour and speculation hit the ‘news’ lines that it is an ‘elections’ gimmick, one news outlet reports as follows: “Ahead of upcoming general elections, Premier Donaldson Romeo has announced that his government has put a moratorium until June 1, 2020 for non-nationals residing in the country for 12 years or more…” The offer […]

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Media urged to be more responsible in coverage of suicide

13 August 2019

by staff writer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 13, CMC –Health authorities here are urging the media to be more responsible in their coverage of suicide cases here noting that suicide has become a “national health issue” in Trinidad and Tobago. The Ministry of Health in a statement said that the media perform an integral […]

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Citizenship partial Concession to non-nationals

09 August 2019

Premier informs, while updating Capital Investment Programme for Resilient Economic Growth by Bennette Roach, Contribution – GEM Davy Hill, MONTSERRAT – On Thursday August 8, 2019 Montserrat’s Premier Romeo held a press conference during which he addressed three main topics. These are: Premier Romeo at press conference [1] The £30 million five-year Capital Investment Programme […]

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GoM offering duty and tax exemptions on imported electric vehicles

09 August 2019

Minister of Finance and Premier, Donaldson Romeo announced yesterday, Thursday at a rare press conference where he addressed or updated on the government’s ongoing economic growth strategy, that his government has agreed to the new policy in line with their green energy mandate. One of the electric vehicle charging plant He informed that as a […]

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It is a hot topic for some Caribbean leaders – Cannabis

09 August 2019

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Jul 29, CMC – The St. Kitts-Nevis government Monday said it would table legislation in the Parliament on Tuesday allowing for the regulated and controlled use of marijuana for medicinal, scientific, religious and recreational purposes in the twin-island Federation. “The far-reaching legislative amendments come after the Cabinet established a National Marijuana Commission […]

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Estate of SARAH GWENDOLYN FARRELL, deceased

09 August 2019

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Estate of CLAUDINA AMELDA HUSSEY, deceased

09 August 2019

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09 August 2019

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What really is the meaning of ‘politician’?

09 August 2019

August 9, 2019 It has been and it continues to be such a sobering experience to listen to most of the politicians who believe that they hold the answers to Montserrat’s misfortunes and wilfull mistakes, in the past 30 years. And those thirty years can easily stretch back to nearly years when a serious and […]

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Auditor General reports on the Degradation at Gunn Hill, Carrs Bay

09 August 2019

Who then is responsible for the degradation and loss of Gunn Hill? The Office of the Auditor General (OAG) in its Mission Statement claims as follows: Gunn Hill in August, 2013 before its destructioin “The OAG is the national authority on public sector auditing issues and is focused on assessing performance and promoting accountability, transparency […]

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Montserrat: fixing governance

09 August 2019

What about the long-promised charter of good governance and development partnership MoU with the UK? BRADES, Montserrat, July 31, 2019 –  In his June 25th, 2019 statement to the UN Committee of 24 on Decolonialisation, Premier Donaldson Romeo requested the assistance of the UN in – “creating a charter of good governance that will set […]

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Justice Secretary Vazquez was sworn in as Puerto Rico governor after ruling

07 August 2019

Husband Judge Jorge Diaz, and daughter witnessed Vasquez taking the oath Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez became Puerto Rico’s new governor Wednesday, just the second woman to hold the office, after weeks of political turmoil and hours after the island’s Supreme Court declared Pedro Pierluisi’s swearing-in a week ago unconstitutional. Accompanied by her husband, Judge Jorge […]

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Plane crashes on landing in Grenada

07 August 2019

by staff writer ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Aug 7, CMC – All four persons, including the pilot, on board a twin-engine Cessna aircraft escaped injuries on Wednesday after the plane veered off the runaway at the Lauriston airport in Carriacou, according to an official statement issued here. It said that the private Cessna 421 flying from […]

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Montserrat will host a Maritime Mass Rescue Operation exercise

07 August 2019

A release today from the Montserrat Disaster Management Coordination Agency (DMCA) says it  will host a Maritime Mass Rescue Operation (MRO) tabletop exercise and seminar on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the Montserrat Cultural Center in Little Bay. The one-day event, organized by the DMCA with technical support from the United Kingdom (UK) Maritime Coast […]

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Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize winner, author of ‘Beloved,’ dies at 88

06 August 2019

Deirdre Donahue USA TODAY Entertainment August 6, 2019 President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Freedom to author Toni Morrison at the White House on May 29, 2012. Toni Morrison, the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, is gone. But her unique voice – earthy, poetic, powerful, elliptical – endures in novels […]

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Montserrat Masquerades to dance in Antigua Carnival Parade

04 August 2019

Masqueraders off on the Jaden Sun to join the carnival festivities in Antigua LITTLE BAY, Montserrat (August 4, 2019) – A contingent of masquerades from the three local groups left on Sunday afternoon for Antigua to participate in carnival festivities there. The Montserrat Arts Council facilitated the request of the Antigua Carnival Commission to send […]

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AUGUST MORNING

02 August 2019

by Howard Fergus On this rainy Thursday morning I feel a tincture of emotion thinking of the first of August, a date which England made for us for freedom 181 years ago. Freedom was spelt in black by white, in black and white, I mean it was a good feeling then when Nincum Riley read […]

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MVO Vacancy – Operations Manager

02 August 2019

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Parliament to debate motion to indict President Moise for treason

02 August 2019

by staff writer PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Jul 31, CMC – Haiti President, Jovenel Moise The Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Gary Bodeau, says a motion to indict President Jovenel Moise for treason will be placed on the agenda ahead of the presentation of the general policy statement of the new Prime Minister Fritz […]

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A new threat to shut down gas pumps

26 July 2019

By Bennette Roach Over the past week Montserrat motorists and other users of petrol and diesel fell even with doubts and some with suspicions over rumours, as like it never fails. We were made aware of Facebook conversations what ZJB radio in an early news report refer to a threat by one of two operators […]

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ECCB launches ECCU Public Debt and Market Information Web Portal

26 July 2019

ECCB an Institution of the OECS The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) launched the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) Public Debt and Market Information Web Portal during a regional media conference held on July 23 at the ECCB Headquarters, Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis. Presenter of the web portal – Rhina Meade ECCB Governor Antoine […]

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How the UN Charter governs Montserrat’s relationship with the UK

How the UN Charter governs Montserrat’s relationship with the UK

26 July 2019

What is the legal (and the moral force) of “Article 73”? BRADES, Montserrat, July 18, 2019 – As we listened to question time during the Legislative Assembly sitting on 9th July, it became clear that many are unclear – or are even dismissive – regarding the UN Charter and the upcoming visit by a UN […]

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CARICOM Secretariat – Vacancies

26 July 2019

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CXC Vacancy

26 July 2019

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Boris Johnson wins race to be Tory leader and PM

26 July 2019

From New UK prime minister Boris Johnson New UK PM Boris Johnson says he has three priorities, to deliver Brexit, unite the country and beat Jeremy Corbyn Boris Johnson has been elected new Conservative leader in a ballot of party members and will become the next UK prime minister. He beat Jeremy Hunt comfortably, winning […]

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Summary Report of Proceedings of the Legislative Assembly Meetings held on 15th May, and 9th July, 2019

26 July 2019

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The Mounts Bay makes its preparatory hurricane season visit

26 July 2019

RFA Mounts Bay It is almost becoming a routine as the announcement came that the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) vessel Mounts Bay would visit pay a courtesy visit to Montserrat on July 8, 2019 as part of this year’s hurricane season preparations of the UK Government. This year Commanding Officer, Captain Jeremy MacAnley of the […]

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Let the 25th anniversary of the volcanic crisis be a wonder

Let the 25th anniversary of the volcanic crisis be a wonder

19 July 2019

July 19, 2019 We continue to remember that it has been 24 years since the beginning of the volcanic devastation in Montserrat, which to some extent has not ceased. While there were a range of strategic documents emanating from the Strategic Growth Plan, there is still to come a coherent, meaningful strategic view of the […]

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Flashback July 18, 1995

19 July 2019

by Bennette Roach Immediate days after July 18 95 this was the scene, with gas and fumes, visible from Long Ground and vicinity Twenty four years ago last night thousands of people living on Montserrat would have heard what they thought was the unusual sound of a jet plane flying over Montserrat only moments later, […]

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MSS 2019 Valedictorian Speech by Nikeisha Scotland

19 July 2019

Nikeisha Scotland Good evening everyone and welcome to the Montserrat Secondary School’s 2019 graduation ceremony or the Montserrat Secondary School’s annual release of prisoners… whichever you prefer. Now form mates, I know you probably can’t wait to go home and finally be done with school but hear me out. Firstly, I would like to thank […]

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MSS 2019 Graduation

19 July 2019

Celebrating at the end of the graduation song, ‘I believe’ by Bennette Roach It has been that time of year when between June and August schools in Montserrat from kindergarten, child care, nursery schools, through the Montserrat Secondary School (MSS), to of course include the primary schools go through the process of graduation ceremonies. This […]

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ECCB to launch pilot digital currency project

19 July 2019

L-R: Sharmyn Powell – Chair, ECCB Fintech Working Group, Kieran St Omer – Research Officer, Strategic Planning and Projects Department; Timothy N. J. Antoine, Shermalon ECCB Governor – Kirby; and Adviser, Corporate Relations Department, ECCB by staff writer BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Jul 19, CMC – The Governor of the St. Kitts-based Eastern Caribbean Central Bank […]

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Montserrat Secondary School Principal’s Report for the School Year 2018-19

19 July 2019

Presented by Cherlyn S Hogan, Principal on Wednesday July 3 , 2019, at the Montserrat Cultural Centre Her Excellency the Acting Governor, Honourable Premier, Honourable Members of Parliament, the media, Ladies and Gentlemen, Graduates  Please allow me to adopt the full order of protocol that has been established for this graduation ceremony and to which our distinguished Chairperson has concurred.     […]

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An updated release of Mountain Chickens on Montserra

19 July 2019

Over the past weeks the Department of Environment had been preparing to pilot a scientific world first as it receives a number of Mountain Chickens in an effort to re-establish a thriving population on island. As of today, Montserrat is set to launch one of the most critical activities as part of the 20-year Mountain […]

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Bank of Montserrat Ltd.

19 July 2019

DRV (Frank) Edwards Memorial Scholarship

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FLOW – Montserrat – Prepaid – Handset Offer

19 July 2019

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Vacancy – Caricom Secretariat

19 July 2019

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EASTERN CARIBBEAN CENTRAL BANK – Vacancy

19 July 2019

V A C A N C Y Senior Administrative Assistant Suitably qualified citizens of member territories of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) are invited to apply to fill the post of Senior Administrative Assistant, Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, headquartered in Basseterre, St Kitts.  The successful candidate will be based in St. Kitts and will […]

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Montserrat: is there a way to realistically build a prosperous future?

19 July 2019

Why  are we  forgetting about our growth strategy and linked breakthroughs? BRADES, Montserrat, July 9, 2019 –  Montserrat’s GDP in 2017 was EC$161,886,544. Dividing by 4,900 people, that’s EC$ 33,038 per capita or over $120,000 per family of four on average. So, why aren’t we all happy at our prosperity? First, because, the average is […]

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Trump – I disagree with Omar ‘send her back’ chants

18 July 2019

http://<iframe width=”400″ height=”500″ frameborder=”0” src=”https://www.bbc.com/news/av/embed/p07h42xp/49035505″></iframe> “There’s no place for that kind of talk,” Mr Emmer said, according to Politico. He said the chant was “not acceptable”. North Carolina congressman Mark Walker said that he “struggled” with the chant and that the focus should be on “her history, words & actions” instead of “phrasing that’s painful […]

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Leo Varadkar warns Brexit will bring UK ‘decades of economic decline’

13 July 2019

Irish Taoiseach says the UK is struggling to get to grips with its loss of global status Prime Minister Theresa May greets Ireland’s Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Downing Street (Photo Getty Images) Ireland’s leader dramatically stepped up the war of words with Westminster yesterday after he predicted the UK would fall into economic decline for […]

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Vega Rocket Suffers ‘Major Anomaly’ During Launch of UAE Satellite

10 July 2019

https://www.space.com/vega-rocket-failure-major-launch-anomaly-falconeye1.html?utm_source=notification By Elizabeth Howell 10 hours ago Spaceflight  Something went very wrong 2 minutes after liftoff. https://www.space.com/vega-rocket-failure-major-launch-anomaly-falconeye1.html?utm_source=notification&jwsource=cl A European Vega rocket suffered a “major anomaly” while launching a satellite for the United Arab Emirates late Wednesday (July 10), leading to the loss of the rocket and its payload, according to Arianespace, which built the booster.  The Vega rocket launched the FalconEye1 […]

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Indian businessman files appeal against High Court ruling

Indian businessman files appeal against High Court ruling

10 July 2019

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Jul 10, CMC – An Indian-born businessman facing extradition to his homeland, has filed an appeal against a High Court ruling denying him permission to bring in an expert to challenge the validity of the extradition request from New Delhi. “We had before the court an application to adduce expert evidence on […]

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U.S. wins Women’s World Cup title with 2-0 defeat of Netherlands

07 July 2019

U.S. players charge onto the field to celebrate after the final whistle. (Ian Langsdon / EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) By Steven Goff and Emily Giambalvo July 7 By Steven Goff in Decines-Charpieu, France The United States remained supreme in women’s soccer Sunday, repeating as World Cup champions and winning for the fourth time by defeating the Netherlands, 2-0. […]

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Antigua PM advocates need for Caribbean bank to deal with corresponding banking

06 July 2019

By Peter Richards CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jul 3, CMC – Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne Wednesday called for the establishment of a Caribbean bank that would allow the region to counteract the position of international banks regarding corresponding banking. Caribbean countries have been arguing that the threat by banks in developed countries to […]

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A Massive Seaweed Bloom Is Smothering Life from the Caribbean to West Africa

06 July 2019

By Grant Currin, Live Science Contributor | July 5, 2019 A huge bloom of Sargassum seaweed is clogging up the Florida Keys. Credit: Brian Lapointe, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute For eight years, thick mats of seaweed have smothered coral reefs, trapped sea turtles and brought economic instability to coastal communities as […]

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An Even Larger Quake Just Rocked Southern California. Experts Say the Fault System Is Growing.

06 July 2019

By Tia Ghose, Associate Editor July 6, 2019 Late Friday (July 5), a magnitude-7.1 quake struck near the town of Ridgecrest, California, just a day after the same region experienced a magnitude-6.4 quake. Experts say the fault system is growing and even more quakes are likely in the coming days. Credit: USGS Another, even more […]

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Bail Revoked, Brandt on remand, jailed, until?

05 July 2019

– a trial is set to begin on November 18, 2019, but meantime the judge issues ‘directive’ to stop comments on the case This lingering high court criminal matter has been described on Tuesday in one report as follows: “The High Court of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court has ordered another ‘interesting twist’ in the […]

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Statement to UN C24 Committee – Premier Donaldson Romeo

05 July 2019

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Vacancy – ECSE – IT Officer

05 July 2019

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2019 Early Childhood Education month

05 July 2019

by Bennette Roach In this feature of Early Childhood Education (ECE) we begin with the words of Dr. Sheron Burns, early childhood regional expert, said back in 2010 when the month-long annual event was in its third year, with the theme then “Young Children: Heroes in Our Community”. They sought to ‘pay homage to the […]

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Bank of Montserrat Limited – Vacancy – General Manager

05 July 2019

Bank of Montserrat Limited P. O. Box 10 Brades, Montserrat, West Indies The Bank of Montserrat is seeking qualified candidates with strong leadership qualities and diverse banking experience to fill the position of General Manager. OVERVIEW The successful individual will be responsible for the overall operation of the bank. In addition to a thorough understanding […]

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Montserrat: go digital, or go bust!

05 July 2019

Part 7/2019 (Contribution) Why does Montserrat need to build a digital economy? (And what does the “Raspberry Pi” have to do with it?) BRADES, Montserrat, June 21, 2019 –  Montserrat, the OECS and the wider Caribbean must now begin to move towards the digital economy. Not only is that so because digital technology is one […]

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Farmer granted bail on charge of threatening Prime Minister Skerrit

Farmer granted bail on charge of threatening Prime Minister Skerrit

05 July 2019

by staff writer ROSEAU, Dominica, Jul 4, CMC – A magistrate Thursday granted EC$2,500 (One EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) bail to a farmer, who is alleged to have threatened the life Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. Magistrate Pearl Williams also disagreed with a suggestion by defence attorney Tyani Behanzin that the charge against Leslie Martin be dismissed […]

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Police seek expats who absconded from Bermuda

Police seek expats who absconded from Bermuda

05 July 2019

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Jul 4, CMC – The Police have launched an international manhunt for two former expatriate workers accused of fraud who they say have absconded from Bermuda. Criminal charges involving US$1.8 million have been approved against the former chief financial officer of a Bermuda-based reinsurance company. Yuval Abraham, who worked at Hiscox and whose […]

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CDB moves closer to finalising youth policy and strategy

CDB moves closer to finalising youth policy and strategy

05 July 2019

by STAFF WRITER BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul. 4, CMC- The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) says that is moving closer to finalising its first Youth Policy and Operational Strategy (YPOS), which will guide its youth-related investments in the Region. Stakeholders from 17 of CDB’s Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs)  recently met here for a regional workshop to discuss […]

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Five killed in torrential downpour in Haiti

04 July 2019

by STAFF WRITER PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Jul. 4, CMC – Five were killed and three people are missing   following heavy rains that lashed the capital on Wednesday. According to Haiti’s Directorate for Civil Protection (DPC), three people   were found dead in the city’s impoverished Cite Soleil neighborhood, while two others were killed […]

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Leaders unite against ‘modern colonialism’

28 June 2019

By James Whittaker – June 27, 2019 From left, Anguilla Premier Victor F. Banks, Gibraltar Minister for Commerce Albert Isola, Bermuda Premier David Burt, Falkland Islands MLA Teslyn Barkman, Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin, Turks and Caicos Premier Sharlene Cartwright Robinson, Montserrat Premier Donaldson Romeo and British Virgin Islands Premier Andrew Fahie; who attended Wednesday’s […]

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Leaders descend on Cayman Islands for summit

27 June 2019

Jamaican PM and Lord Ahmad among visiting dignitaries By James Whittaker – June 25, 2019 Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon Leaders from across Britain’s overseas territories are meeting in Grand Cayman Wednesday to discuss joint concerns ahead of meetings with the UK government in London later this year. Threats to the financial services industry and […]

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Is Mr Romeo the Premier “who asked for more”?

23 June 2019

Part 6/2019 (Contribution) Does Montserrat have a right to ask for “more”? (If not, why is Article 73 having an impact?) BRADES, Montserrat, June 3, 2019 –  In Charles Dickens’ famous novel Oliver Twist, after three months of thin gruel in the Parish workhouse, nine-year-old Oliver Twist dared to ask for more: “Please, sir, I […]

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“A United CARICOM Diaspora?”

21 June 2019

by Elizabeth Morgan* KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jun 19, CMC -World Bank: The Caribbean Diaspora is a sizeable, well-educated and affluent demographic … supported by right incentives and policies, diaspora members could play an even larger role in contributing to the region’s development. As Jamaica’s 8th Biennial Diaspora Conference is being held in Kingston this week under […]

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Saharan Dust returns across the Eastern Caribbean with a vengence

21 June 2019

Adapted :  Thursday, June 20, 2019, Nearly all islands across the Lesser Antilles are experiencing air quality levels that are unhealthy for sensitive groups, with the most reduced air quality occurring across Barbados and Martinique as of 11:00 AM. Dense Saharan Dust continues to traverse the Atlantic and Caribbean as all islands across the Greater […]

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Legislation passed to grant undocumented Caribbean immigrants access to driver’s licenses

Legislation passed to grant undocumented Caribbean immigrants access to driver’s licenses

15 June 2019

by STAFF WRITER NEW YORK, Jun  13, CMC – New York State Democratic-controlled House of Assembly on Wednesday passed legislation that would permit undocumented Caribbean and other immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses.   The Assembly said that the Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act (A.3675-B), also known as the Green Light Bill, “will create safer […]

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BVI government to improve border security

BVI government to improve border security

15 June 2019

by STAFF WRITER TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Jun 3 CMC – Over US$6-million will be spent to improve border security across this British Overseas territory. Immigration Minister Vincent Wheatley  says the move shows that the current administration is serious  about advancing the territory. Vincent Wheatley “For as long as I can recall, there have been […]

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Inaugural OECS/ECCB International Netball Series

14 June 2019

14 June 2019, Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis – Five netball teams from across the OECS will compete for the first Gloria Ballantyne Championship Trophy in the inaugural OECS/ECCB International Netball Series, which will be held in St Vincent and the Grenadines from June 15 – 21 . The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), in […]

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14 June 2019

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CCJ to hand down rulings in two sets of cases from Guyana

CCJ to hand down rulings in two sets of cases from Guyana

14 June 2019

by staff writer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jun 12, CMC – The Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) says it will on Tuesday deliver judgements in two sets of cases from Guyana that could have implications for the political environment in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country. The CCJ, which is Guyana’s highest court, said Wednesday […]

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14 June 2019

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Vacancies

14 June 2019

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14 June 2019

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14 June 2019

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FOUR SCORE PLUS

14 June 2019

By Howard Fergus Howard Fergus (For DRV Frank Edwards) You spent a good time at the crease and piled up valuable runs for Montserrat in the real estate economy, where we made millions to the applause of the pavilion; and you helped to build a local bank to store them in in seasons of inclement […]

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Commemorating Her Majesty the Queen’s 93rd Birthday, and the usual awards

14 June 2019

The parade to mark the celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s 93rd Birthday 2019 in the 67th year (Sapphire Jubilee + 2) of her reign took place at the Salem Park on (Whit) Monday, June 10, beginning promptly at 8.00 a.m. The parade brought together most, if not all of the uniformed bodies on Montserrat […]

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Frank Edwards dies

14 June 2019

DRV Edwards, his official name as the headline of article below shows is another Montserrat icon who has left this live, making four such within the past year, three of whom were legislators Another legend gone: Edwards’ death continues tough year for Montserrat By EDWIN L. MARTIN – June 8, 2019 DRV ‘Frank’ Edwards D.R.V. […]

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New polymer notes now reality in ECCU

14 June 2019

ECCB polymer notes ECCB Governor Timothy N.J. Antoine By Bennette Roach East Caribbean Currency Bank (ECCB) Governor Timothy N.J. Antoine announced in April, that the much touted new ‘polymer notes would be launched in June this year. It was then on May 29, 2019, the launch was celebrated via the still being upgraded video-tele conference […]

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Former FIFA Vice president loses challenge to his extradition to United States

Former FIFA Vice president loses challenge to his extradition to United States

12 June 2019

by staff writer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jun 11, CMC – The Court of Appeal Tuesday dismissed a judicial review by former international football official, Austin Jack Warner, challenging his extradition to the United States where he is wanted on charges of fraud arising out of a Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) bribery scandal. […]

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Regional fight against corruption to be discussed at “anti-corruption” conference

Regional fight against corruption to be discussed at “anti-corruption” conference

08 June 2019

by Staff Writer GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, Jun 3, CMC – Heads of anti-corruption agencies and government integrity commissions from across the Caribbean part of the Commonwealth are meeting here  this week to discuss the fight against corruption. The conference, being held for the first time here, comes   five years after the government passed […]

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CARICOM: Culture plays important role in Region’s sustainable growth, development

07 June 2019

Date: 7, June 2019   CARICOM SG (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, has reiterated that culture played a significant role in the Region’s sustainable growth and development. He was speaking at the opening of the Thirty-Sixth Meeting of the Council on Human and Social Development (COHSOD) on Thursday, 6 […]

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Early Childhood Month – June

07 June 2019

Ministry staff , parents, teachers and care staff attended the church servide at Behesda Methodist It is that month of the year, June, when the Ministry of Education embarks on celebrating a month-long Early Childhood month (ECM). Under the theme “Working Together to Build a Better Foundation for Our Young Minds”. ECM got off to […]

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines breaks a record, as smallest ever Security Council seat holder

07 June 2019

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Montserrat Heritage Day – in the UK

07 June 2019

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CDB supports regional trade facilitation initiative – CSME

07 June 2019

by Staff Writer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jun. 4, CMC – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a recent grant for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), that will make regional trade easier . On Monday, the Bank’s Board of Directors signed off on CDB’s support of US$43,665 in grant funding to finance completion of the […]

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Ferry Service Update June 7- 29

07 June 2019

Ferry – Jaden Sun Information coming out of the Government Information Unit informs: “This weekend with the upcoming holidays will see significant changes that will affect both stakeholder and customers significantly.” The result of that is that the current month will see a number of changes to the Ferry schedule, as follows: Friday, June 7th 2019 […]

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Port Authority renovate to serve better and uphold international standards

07 June 2019

by Bennette Roach Much of the external renovation and reconstruction is well underway Joseph O’Garro is the Manager of the Montserrat Port Authority, recently referred to as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the recent Port Development launch last week. He invited the media to what he said was a simple briefing exercise to alert […]

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Culture plays important role in Region’s sustainable growth, development…

07 June 2019

June 7, 2019 We have had on several previous occasions commented on the fact that culture is important and should be seriously considered when the occasion is warranted. That is expressly so in so many areas of our onward thrust for change and progress. Consequently, we have always reminded, there is bad and good culture, […]

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Do we need Education or Connection to succeed on a politically insecure Montserrat?

07 June 2019

By Claude Gerald Since people management is a myth on Montserrat, slackness in the Public Sector is chronic and allowed. Friendship and family connections and moral weaknesses run the ball game. Montserrat is thus soaring high on the corruption index and out-does its own poor standards at each check point. Subtle, persistent and cumulative, it […]

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Former Prime Minister’s funeral to be held on June 23

Former Prime Minister’s funeral to be held on June 23

07 June 2019

by Staff Writer KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jun. 4, CMC – The state funeral for former Prime Minister Edward Seaga is to be held on Sunday June 23. The details of the funeral arrangements and related activities were revealed by Culture Minister Olivia Grange on Monday during a media briefing . The funeral service will be held […]

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Attorney found guilty of theft

Attorney found guilty of theft

07 June 2019

by staff writer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jun. 4, CMC – A jury on Tuesday found well known attorney  Vonda Minerva Pile,   guilty of theft. Pile, was accused of stealing BD$191,416.39  (One Barbados dollar=US$0.50 cents), belonging to her former client, Anstey King, between April 29, 2009 and October 26, 2010. However, the jury said she was  […]

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Barbados PM announces sale of LIAT shares

Barbados PM announces sale of LIAT shares

07 June 2019

by staff writer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jun 4, CMC – The Barbados government Tuesday night formally announced plans to sell its shares in the cash strapped regional airline, LIAT, but insisted that it was committed to regional transportation and would continue to hold minimum shares in the Antigua-based carrier. Barbados along with Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica […]

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Over 70 police officers declare assets

07 June 2019

by staff writer ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Jun. 5, CMC –  A total of 71 Police Officers from the category of Corporals and Sergeants were among Grenadians in public service who recently filed declarations of assets with the Integrity Commission in accordance with the Integrity in Public life legislation. The declarations made between May 8 and […]

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Body of former prime minister returns on Sunday

Body of former prime minister returns on Sunday

07 June 2019

by staff writer KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jun 1, CMC – The Jamaica government says the body of the late former prime minister, Edward Seaga, is scheduled to arrive here on Sunday, as the region and international community continues to pay its respect to him. A government statement said that Seaga’s remains, draped in the national flag, […]

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07 June 2019

Jus wonderin how some people do not like to promote themselves as far as their achievements and rely on others who understand their importance and relevance to the growth and progress of the island. Jus wonderin about the coldness or the urgency to do something about electoral reform before the next general election. Jus wonderin […]

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Caribbean urged to be fully prepared for 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season

05 June 2019

by staff writer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jun 1, CMC – The 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially got started on Saturday with the Barbados-based  Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) urging the population in the region to be fully prepared for any eventuality over the next six months. The US-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting […]

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Two Caribbean governments defend Citizenship by Investment Programme

Two Caribbean governments defend Citizenship by Investment Programme

03 June 2019

by staff writer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, May 31, CMC – The governments of Antigua and Barbuda and St. Kitts-Nevis have strongly defended their respective Citizenship by Investment Programs (CBI) that some regional countries use as a means of luring foreign investments. Several Caribbean countries provide citizenship to those investors in return for making a significant contribution […]

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Trinidad bans importation of all poultry meat from Guyana

Trinidad bans importation of all poultry meat from Guyana

01 June 2019

by staff writer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jun 1, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago government has imposed a ban on all poultry products from Guyana “until further notice”. Duck Virus Hepatitis A two paragraph statement from the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands and Fisheries, said that “with immediate effect, all and any raw and cooked poultry […]

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The Atlantic may see up to 4 Major Hurricanes this season

31 May 2019

By Laura Geggel, Associate Editor  Scientists are predicting a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season this year, with two to four major hurricanes reaching at least Category 3 status, with winds of 111 mph (178 km/h) or higher, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced today (May 23). But this “near-normal” description doesn’t mean people in the U.S. […]

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UK OTs directors urge spending of monies well…

31 May 2019

by Bennette Roach The Foreign and Commonwealth (FCO) Overseas Territories (OTs) and Department for International Development (DFID) (OTs) Directors concluded a two day visit to Montserrat, their final stop speaking with the local media at the Governor’s office on Thursday, May 23, 2019. The Interview turned out to be too short, as it is most […]

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MAC Vacancy Notice

31 May 2019

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Digicel defends decision to take court action against government

Digicel defends decision to take court action against government

31 May 2019

by staff writer ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, May 31, CMC – The Irish-owned telecommunications company, Digicel, Friday defended its decision to secure a High Court order preventing the Antigua and Barbuda government from confiscating any of the 850 MHz spectrum it has been allocated. In a statement, Digicel said that it wanted to shield its customers […]

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ANTIGUA REMEMBERS PRINCE RAMSEY

31 May 2019

Howard Fergus The farewell service for the Prince of Antigua as inspiring to behold and to hear, as witness after witness testified freely of his graciousness, greatness and loving care with hyperboles plenty, without a false note. They lifted up Dr. Ramsey, heavier and larger than life, man among men, healer and friend, and all […]

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Mueller undercuts Barr’s narrative that downplayed the impact of DOJ guidelines against charging a sitting president

30 May 2019

By Marshall Cohen, CNN Updated – May 29, 2019 Trump attacks late senator amid tensions over moving USS McCain WSJ: White House wanted USS John McCain ‘out of sight’ Pelosi: I am ‘gravely disappointed’ with attitude of DOJ Trump ally: Mueller press conference was ‘political’ Nadler: Mueller clearly demonstrated that Trump is lying Sanders: We’re […]

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The Atlantic may see up to 4 Major Hurricanes this season, New Forecast Says

26 May 2019

By Laura Geggel, Associate Editor | May 23, 2019 Hurricane Michael wreaked havoc in Mexico Beach, Florida, in October 2018, which made landfall there as a Category-4 hurricane.Credit: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images TMR – It’s that time of year again. Even though this focuses on the USA, just about all the warnings are applicable to us, all the way […]

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CARICOM chairman speaks out on corresponding banking

CARICOM chairman speaks out on corresponding banking

25 May 2019

This challenge is of particular significance for member territory Montserrat having only one bank enjoying any corresponding banking services, as against the other where exists problems in that sector. by staff writer WASHINGTON, May 25, CMC – The chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris says one the biggest economic and […]

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Change the idle discourse, there is only one choice going forward

24 May 2019

May 24, 2019 We never understood why a single presentation about the already accepted benefits of ‘medical marijuana’ having been abruptly pulled off the radio station, was not seen by the courts as an infringement on the person’s freedom of expression, but rather as some right to protect from ‘criminal’ activity. The matter is still […]

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How big should our “tax” rates be?

24 May 2019

Part 5/2019 (Contribution) What is the right size for our Government? BRADES, Montserrat, May 23, 2019 –  As a part of our “fresh, serious, public-spirited conversation” we are currently debating a “transformational” budget, which has a focus on key projects intended to spark private sector-led growth: a breakwater and berth for tourism and a fibre […]

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New Port development launched

24 May 2019

Concept design – Full to be available by August The Government of Montserrat through the Ministry of Communication and Works on Friday, May 17, 2019, conducted the Montserrat Port Development Project Launch which has been seriously undertaken when Premier Romeo announced in February last year, that the funds had been sourced for the project. The […]

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Expert warns of Caribbean heat season

Expert warns of Caribbean heat season

24 May 2019

By Kenton X. Chance PHILLIPSBURG, St. Maarten, May 24, CMC —  A Caribbean climatologist says that while the Caribbean is best known for having wet, dry and hurricane seasons, a little known fact is that the region also has a distinct heat season. Cédric Van Meerbeeck, climatologist at the Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and […]

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Montserrat has a Tourism Strategy

23 May 2019

Participants at the strategy workshop Tourism Intelligence International Inc. completed a Tourism Strategy for Montserrat. Following a comprehensive tour, by the consultants who completed many one on one sessions, facilitated a stakeholders’ workshop in February, they submitted a draft to which comments were sought to be used to create the best path forward for Montserrat […]

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2019 Budget Highlights new era of Transformation

17 May 2019

Premier and Minister of Finance Don Romeo The Hon Donaldson Romeo, Premier and Minister of Finance of Montserrat, for four years and seven months on Wednesday,  May 15, 2019, presented his fifth and largest budget of $202.2 million in a BUDGET SPEECH, under the theme, “A New Era of Transformation: A Platform for Progress”,  during a meeting […]

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Anguilla and Montserrat strengthen capacity to mainstream climate change adaptation in their fisheries sectors

17 May 2019

CANARI Media Release commonly known in Montserrat as ‘jacks’ Port of Spain, Trinidad – With the start of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season mere weeks away, many Caribbean islands are already bracing for the possibility of being hit by a tropical storm or hurricane. One sector which has been particularly hard hit is the fisheries […]

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We need a new politics of truth, soundness and national consensus

We need a new politics of truth, soundness and national consensus

17 May 2019

Part 4/2019 (Contribution) Can we move beyond the politics of bitterness, slander, half-truths and insincere promises? BRADES, Montserrat, May 11, 2019 –  In this election year we have just seen two elected members of our assembly suspended for unbecoming behaviour in the Assembly. Behaviour, of a degree that has been unprecedented for eighty-two years. At […]

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John Gordon and Will Gelling directors for OTS to visit Montserrat

17 May 2019

William Gelling, Deputy Director, OTS at FCO, UK John Gordon is the Deputy Director for the OTs and the Caribbean at DFID, along with Will Gelling, Deputy Director for the OTs at the FCO, will visit Montserrat from  Monday, for two days next week during a familiarisation visit to the Caribbean. While on island, they […]

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Sold Into Sex Slavery

17 May 2019

by Mark Bassant and Hema Ramkissoon May 18 2019 SOLD A LIE Maria There­sa, a 19-year-old nurs­ing stu­dent from Tu­cu­pi­ta, saw the promise of a new be­gin­ning. Like oth­er places in Venezuela, the econ­o­my of her small town in the Orinoco Delta had col­lapsed, caus­ing thou­sands of res­i­dents to flee. Maria saw her chance when […]

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Margaret ‘Annie’ Dyer-Howe gets elegant homegoing celebration

17 May 2019

Rt. Hon. Mary ‘Annie’ Dyer Howe From related posts – adapted by Bennette Roach The Right Hon. Margaret Annie Dyer-Howe OE, MBA was finally laid to rest at the Lookout Cemetery following a fitting state-sponsored ‘Service of Celebration…’ for her life at the St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church. She was born on November 18, 1941, […]

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17 May 2019

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Here’s What Could Happen If You Get Measles While Pregnant

16 May 2019

By Cari Nierenberg, Live Science Contributor | May 16, 2019 Credit: Shutterstock The measles can be dangerous for people of all ages, but the highly contagious virus poses a particular threat to pregnant women. That threat was clearly illustrated in a recent case report, which detailed the case of a 27-year-old woman in England — who had not been vaccinated — who […]

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Trump takes over Fourth of July celebration, changing its location and inserting himself into the program

Trump takes over Fourth of July celebration, changing its location and inserting himself into the program

12 May 2019

Fireworks after a campaign rally by President Trump rally in Panama City Beach, Fla., on Wednesday. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) By Josh Dawsey , Juliet Eilperin and Peter Jamison May 10 President Trump has effectively taken charge of the nation’s premier Fourth of July celebration in Washington, moving the gargantuan fireworks display from its usual spot […]

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Who of those serve in the LegAss understand being 'honourable'

Who of those serve in the LegAss understand being ‘honourable’

11 May 2019

May 3, 2019 It was obvious that those of us listening to the events as they unfolded in the Legislative Assembly (LegAss), on that somewhat tumultuous March 29, 2019, that the story was not near what was coming over the airwaves. It was such that even those who might have been present in the gallery […]

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LIVE: 2019 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting

04 May 2019

Yahoo! News Sam Ro Managing EditorYahoo Finance – May 4, 2019    LIVEWATCH LIVE: 2019 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting Warren Buffett is speaking to Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A, BRK-B) investors as well as the rest of the world at the 2019 Annual Shareholder Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska. The event is being streamed live exclusively on Yahoo Finance. Known as the […]

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World Press Freedom Day: “Media for Democracy”

03 May 2019

Today’s celebration of World Press Freedom Day centers on the theme of “Media for Democracy: journalism and elections in times of disinformation”. By Vatican News The numbers speak louder than words: 95 journalists killed in the line of duty last year alone. 700 over the past ten years. 348 imprisoned. The figures come from the […]

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Another icon passes

03 May 2019

Rt. Hon. Margaret Annie Dyer-Howe OE, MBA One of the tributes, coming from the Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports, following the announcement of the death of Mrs. Margaret Annie Dyer-Howe (Rt. Hon. OE MBA) on the night of April 6, 2019 captured near accurately the woman who had just passed. She hailed from […]

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Montserrat makes first moves to Digital Payments

03 May 2019

Last year, the Government of Montserrat (GOM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Bitt, a Barbados based fintech company, to create a digital payments ecosystem in Montserrat. The goal is to achieve financial inclusion and reduce cash usage. Both objectives are parts of the overall development strategy of Montserrat and the Eastern Caribbean Central […]

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Connecticut Man Facing Charges In Anguilla Over Death Of Resort Worker

23 April 2019

April 23, 2019 – Lisa Rozner, Local TV https://cbsloc.al/2vhodI9 DARIEN, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – A Connecticut man is accused of killing a hotel worker on a Caribbean island while on vacation with his family. Scott Hapgood A family vacation on the British island of Anguilla ended with an arrest and accusations of manslaughter for 44-year-old Scott […]

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CNN: WH Ordered Trump Admin Officials to Boycott WHCA Dinner

CNN: WH Ordered Trump Admin Officials to Boycott WHCA Dinner

23 April 2019

By Theodore Bunker    |   Tuesday, 23 April 2019 The White House has ordered officials in the Trump Administration to boycott the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, CNN reports. The dinner usually acts as a chance for journalists and the people they report on can meet and mingle. News outlets pay for tables and extend […]

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Sri Lanka blames local Islamist extremist group for Easter bombings that killed 290

22 April 2019

(Adapted) By Joanna Slater , Amantha Perera and Shibani Mahtani April 22 Explosions at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka killed 290 people and injured more than 500 Sunday. This is what we know so far: https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/world/this-is-a-very-cowardly-attack-sri-lanka-blasts-leave-hundreds-dead-on-easter-sunday/2019/04/21/eaecd2dc-9c42-482f-9e09-e3ea06a3372a_video.html ● Government says attack carried out by National Thowheed Jamaath, a local Islamist militant group, with suspected international […]

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First Montserrat Graduate of Sandhurst Military Academy, returns

22 April 2019

(l-r) HE Governor, Hon. Premier, RMDF Officers – Alvin Ryan, Darion Darroux, Peter White, and Glenroy Foster His Excellency Governor in hosting a brief welcome home ceremony at the Governor’s Office for 2nd Lt. Darrion Darroux, who completed his commissioning course at the acclaimed prestigious Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst a few weeks ago. In […]

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Answering CJ Smellie: “neither tradition nor religion could form the ‘rational basis for a law’”

Answering CJ Smellie: “neither tradition nor religion could form the ‘rational basis for a law’”

18 April 2019

Is our God-fearing, Christian “tradition” outdated,  oppressive and irrational? BRADES, Montserrat, April 6, 2019 –  In trying to establish what has been called “same-sex marriage”[1]  Cayman Islands Chief Justice Anthony Smellie, QC reportedly held[2] that  many inequities have existed in the name of tradition but neither tradition nor religion could form the “rational basis for […]

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