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Where is the new Hospital? Andrew Pearce  sworn in as  Montserrat’s  Governor A Third of Secondary School Children in Eastern Caribbean At Risk of Dropping Out or Failing Montserrat not ready for  Investors Hospital plans ready to go in 2014
 
Where is the new Hospital?

Where is the new Hospital?

It has long time gone that the Government of Montserrat should present to the people the real situation of what the general state of affairs was that existed in September 2014, and now, in particular, to get current, the circumstances that brought the ‘Hospital’ project to the obvious sad state it is in. The hospital […]

Andrew Pearce  sworn in as  Montserrat’s  Governor

Andrew Pearce sworn in as Montserrat’s Governor

By Bennette Roach Montserrat, welcomed new Governor (designate) Andrew Pearce OBE at a special sitting of the Legislative Assembly at the Cultural Centre on Thursday, February 1 with a little less flair than his predecessor but with the usual pomp and circumstance after the welcome and thank you speeches, and the usual inspection of a […]

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A Third of Secondary School Children in Eastern Caribbean At Risk of Dropping Out or Failing

Caribbean360 January 23, 2018 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, January 23, 2018 – A ground-breaking study has found that up to 33 per cent of the children in secondary schools across the Eastern Caribbean are at risk of either dropping out or failing. The report from the study, co-authored by lecturer in Social Studies Education in the School of […]

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Montserrat not ready for Investors

Montserrat’s realities, says ECCB – Governor Antoine By Bennette Roach As the week of busy budgetary and economic updates, seminars, discussions, negotiations and workshops on border security and control ended in Montserrat, there could no doubt that what stands out and expected to be developed as a firm message or a request to HMG/DFID can […]

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Hospital plans ready to go in 2014

Below is a video presentation (one of very few) hosted by Mrs. Sujue Davis at Government House, where Chief Medical Officer Dr Kernanet-Huggins explained the hospital plans, consulted, discussed and approved, ready for the hospital which was to be completed by 2017. Now in 2018 we are now asked to look at options for another […]

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Crime, high youth unemployment said hampering economic growth in Caribbean

22 February 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018   Police at a crime scene in Jamaica. An IMF blog says violent crime in the Caribbean is significantly higher than in any other region, with 6.8 per cent of the population affected versus a world average of 4.5 per cent. WASHINGTON, DC, USA (CMC) — Economic growth in the Caribbean […]

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Billy Graham, seen in 2010, has died at the age of 99. (CHRIS KEANE / Reuters)

Billy Graham, ‘America’s Pastor’ And Noted Evangelist, Dead At 99

22 February 2018

Jade Walker , HuffPost•February 21, 2018    Billy Graham, the famed evangelist who became known as “America’s Pastor,” has died at the age of 99, The Associated Press reported. Graham died at his home Wednesday morning from natural causes, a family spokesman told  ABC News. Born in 1918 in Charlotte, North Carolina, William Franklin Graham Jr. was the oldest of […]

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Man shot on Petrotrin's refinery compound

Man shot on Petrotrin’s refinery compound

21 February 2018

Published on Feb 21, 2018 By Susan Mohammed Multimedia Desk Petrotrin’s Pointe a Pierre refinery   A man was shot on the Petrotrin’s Pointe a Pierre refinery compound in on Wednesday morning.The man, police were told, attacked Petrotrin security officers with a piece of iron. At around 2 a.m. officers were on patrol when the […]

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Hundreds of KFC outlets in UK closed amid chicken shortage

Hundreds of KFC outlets in UK closed amid chicken shortage

21 February 2018

 Published on Feb 20, 2018 By Associated Press A closed sign is seen outside a KFC restaurant near Ashford, England, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Fast-food chain KFC has been forced to close most of its 900 outlets in Britain and Ireland because of a shortage of chicken The company is blaming “teething problems” with its […]

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PHOTO: Lewis Bennett is pictured in an undated booking photo released by the Broward Sheriffs office in Florida.

Husband charged with murder in high seas honeymoon disappearance

21 February 2018

  By BILL HUTCHINSON Feb 20, 2018     Lewis Bennett is pictured in an undated booking photo released by the Broward Sheriff’s office in Florida.Broward Sheriff WatchHusband charged with murder in high seas honeymoon disappearanc A British man was arrested and charged with murder in connection with the disappearance of his newlywed wife last […]

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Three Sheets Northwest

PNW sailors rescued after capsize in Caribbean 600 race

21 February 2018

By Andy Cross on February 20, 2018 Just after 8 p.m. on February 19th, the Paul Bieker-designed catamaran Fujin, which hails from Seattle and had an experienced local crew aboard, capsized near the island of Saba during the RORC Caribbean 600 race. All eight crewmembers have been rescued and are safe. Here’s an interview with […]

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Justice Frank Seepersad

Defaming in Social Media is popular these days – Consequences come in varying forms

16 February 2018

The article published last week, “High Court judge rules on Facebook posting” which showed one Facebook poster, ordered to pay to her victims, damages and costs, we had prefaced it by saying, “There are many fronts of interest for very diverse sections of our community, that this article should receive special attention.” There has been […]

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“Sad day for Bermuda” says couple who fought for same-sex marriage

“Sad day for Bermuda” says couple who fought for same-sex marriage

16 February 2018

by STAFF WRITER HAMILTON, Bermuda, Feb 8, CMC  –  A gay couple whose landmark Supreme Court victory last year paved the way for same-sex marriages in the island have spoken of their “sadness” after Governor John Rankin signalled the end of such unions,  that will be replaced by civil partnerships. The end for same-sex marriages […]

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BVI appoints new Deputy Governor

16 February 2018

by STAFF WRITER TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Feb. 15, CMC – The Senior Liason Officer to the Governor, David Archer Jr., has been appointed Deputy Governor of this British Overseas territory. Archer will succeed Rosalie Adams who is expected to officially demit office on February 28. According to the Virgin Islands Constitution, the Deputy Governor […]

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Caribbean hits 30 million mark in stay over visitors

Caribbean hits 30 million mark in stay over visitors

16 February 2018

by STAFF WRITER  Barbados, Feb. 15, CMC – The Caribbean set a record with 30 million in stay over arrivals for the first time in 2017, even as the region battled the effects of catastrophic hurricanes. The figures were released on Thursday 15th by the Barbados based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). According to the CTO’s […]

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UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund launches second funding cycle

UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund launches second funding cycle

16 February 2018

ABU DHABI, 14th January 2018 (WAM) — The UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund, valued at AED183.6 million (US$50 million), has launched its second funding cycle by establishing partnerships with seven new Caribbean countries, on the sidelines of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018, with the aim of promoting its role in developing the renewable energy sector in […]

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Dr Warren Smith

US800M available from CDB for hurricane recovery

16 February 2018

– following Bank’s strong 2017 performance By Staff Writer February 9, 2018 President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr Warren Smith,  on Wednesday announced that the institution is making US$700 to 800 million available to help Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) recover from the impact of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The funding, which the […]

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Looking back at the 2017 Literary Festival – “Telling Our Stories”

16 February 2018

By Cathy Buffonge For the past nine years the University of the West Indies Open Campus here in Montserrat has been organizing an inspiring Literary Festival. Led by Campus Head Gracelyn Cassell, the Festival is dubbed Alliouagana Festival of the Word after Montserrat’s original Amerindian name, and takes place in November each year. Last November’s […]

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Blue Halo

PRESS RELEASE – Blue Halo Initiative

16 February 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018 – Stage one of a two-pilot experimental fish trap project, a partnership between the Government of Montserrat and the WAITT Institute which aims to protect the island’s fisheries resources commenced last week. The project which was carded to begin on February 1st got on the way with the arrival of the […]

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St Vincent considers suing Trinidad over currency issue

St Vincent considers suing Trinidad over currency issue

16 February 2018

by STAFF WRITER St. Vincent, Jan 16, CMC – The ongoing currency issue in which Vincentian traders in agricultural produce are unable to convert their earnings to Eastern Caribbean dollars after plying their trade in Trinidad and Tobago could end up before the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. […]

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Brandt questions the appointment of new Attorney General

16 February 2018

Veteran Attorney at Law David S. Brandt continues to argue for a position he promoted back in 2000 while he was Chief Minister of Montserrat. The last time we recall he successfully argued for that to be exercised was at the retirement of Police Commissioner John Douglas. His position was that top positions in particular […]

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Is Ministry putting interests before children’s interests, acting irresponsibly, detrimental to school children?

Is Ministry putting interests before children’s interests, acting irresponsibly, detrimental to school children?

16 February 2018

12th February 2018 By Email & Hand Mrs. Delmaude Ryan Minister of Education Ministry of Education Little Bay Montserrat Dear Minister I am writing to complain about the closure of all schools in Montserrat from 14th to 16th February 2018 so that teachers can attend. a workshop being held by the Ministry of Education. Unfortunately, […]

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Jean Kelsick challenges Tony Bates’ requirement  for his communication with FCO minister

Jean Kelsick challenges Tony Bates’ requirement for his communication with FCO minister

16 February 2018

Following a thread of emails from the Attorney at Law Jean Kelsick, he finally wrote to Tony.Bates@fco.gov.uk . Dear Mr Bates I acknowledge receipt of your last email and now wish to place the following on record: As a British citizen I have a right to communicate directly with any member of the British Government. […]

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Get to the bottom of the drudgery and failures

Get to the bottom of the drudgery and failures

16 February 2018

One of the things the H E Andrew Pearce said in his swearing-in speech: “A modern, motivated and efficient public service is a cornerstone and driver of a thriving economy and business environment in Montserrat.  The two are indivisible.” He said this which was immediately following this – “…in my role as the Head of […]

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De Ole Dawg – Part 3: 2018 – We need good leaders for the upcoming storms

16 February 2018

Moving beyond “business as usual,” “resilience” and “growth” to needed reformation BRADES, Montserrat, February 14, 2018 – Today, Montserrat needs not just “resilience” and “self-sustaining growth” but reformation. For, “business as usual” and “go along for peace sake” etc. have not worked. Indeed, business as [nearly] usual in the face of the volcano crisis clearly […]

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David Dubbery

Call for preparations for the projected 5,000 to visit for St. Patrick’s festivities

16 February 2018

Chairperson David Duberry of the St. Patrick’s (Day/week celebrations) Committee is calling on vendors, merchants and entrepreneurs to be ready “to capitalise on the projected visitor arrivals” to Montserrat for the 2018 celebrations He says they are anticipating a record number of visitors to the islands shores for the 2018 250th anniversary of the 1768 […]

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US court asked to subpoena British Overseas Territories security advisor

US court asked to subpoena British Overseas Territories security advisor

09 February 2018

Most or all of the stories and articles featured in this newspaper from time to time are for reason that there are matters of important relevance and benefit to Montserrat. The following Caribbean News article bears much relevance and similarities to matters that go on with regards to Montserrat and some circumstances that have thwarted […]

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Grenada Flagg

Grenada celebrates 44th anniversary of independence with eye on general election

09 February 2018

by STAFF WRITER   ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Feb 7, CMC – Grenada is celebrating its 44th anniversary of political independence from Britain with the traditional military parade , a public holiday and Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell keeping an eye firmly on next month’s general election. “This current generation of Grenadians who have inherited the […]

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High Court judge rules on Facebook posting

High Court judge rules on Facebook posting

09 February 2018

There are many fronts of interest for very diverse sections of our community, that this article should receive special attention. This presents not only as this story represents but the understanding of ‘social media’ on a whole. Look out for more on the issues. PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Feb 5, CMC – A High Court […]

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Early Market Engagement of Montserrat’s geothermal energy continues

09 February 2018

On Tuesday morning, January 23, 2018, the Hon. Minister of Energy Paul Lewis and his energy team, met and hosted officials from Thermal Energy Partners (TEP) out of the USA and Alquimi Renewables, in an Early Market Engagement (EME) to review the sites, and present an initial proposal for the geothermal project. They later met […]

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Caribbean Governments Spent Over US$3 Million On Lobbying, PR In Just Six Months – A NAN First

Caribbean Governments Spent Over US$3 Million On Lobbying, PR In Just Six Months – A NAN First

09 February 2018

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 9, 2018: Caribbean governments in 10 countries spent a whopping combined total of US$ 3.5 million in the first six months of 2017 alone on lobbyists and public relations, News Americas has found. Here’s the breakdown from the latest US government’s FARA (Foreign Agents Registration Act) report from […]

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Technology Feature: The Meltdown and Spectre computer security challenges: an opportunity for Montserrat?

09 February 2018

BRADES, MNI – Almost every personal computer, smart device and smart phone manufactured since 1995 is reported to be vulnerable to at least one of the newly discovered Meltdown and Spectre computer hardware security threats.  This is because, in an effort to speed up computers, designers put in miniature assembly lines inside microprocessor chips, which […]

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Tourism

De Ole Dawg – Part 2: 2018 – What about tourism?

09 February 2018

How can we build on the tourism facts highlighted in the December 15, 2017 Mott-MacDonald Draft Economic Growth Strategy? BRADES, Montserrat – The December 15, 2017 Mott-MacDonald Draft Economic Growth Strategy document[1] shows that several of our neighbouring territories host about a million tourists per year, mostly as cruise ship visitors. According to this report, St […]

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Montserrat’s Geothermal Energy “gold mine”?

09 February 2018

Thermal Energy Partners of Texas suggests that Montserrat’s accessible geothermal energy resource is potentially 100 million watts Geothermal energy for Montserrat is not just for the sake of renewable energy, (going green) unless it is the ‘game changer’ it has been touted to be. Hence the question, of significance now. by GEM BRADES – As the […]

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“Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got ‘till it’s gone”

09 February 2018

 (Joni Mitchell, from the album BLUE) Parked down the road from Cudjoe head toward the Pharmacy just after Festival I was caught in one of those familiar and daft car-horn recognition exchanges. I responded to a beep from a car that had just passed even though I had no idea who it was.  My beep […]

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Caribbean Governments Spent Over US$3 Million On Lobbying, PR In Just Six Months – A NAN First

09 February 2018

By admin The int. law firm, Hogan Lovells US LLP , earned the most from Caribbean governments over a six month period. News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 9, 2018: Caribbean governments in 10 countries spent a whopping combined total of US$ 3.5 million in the first six months of 2017 alone on lobbyists […]

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5.5 earthquake jolts Caribbean islands

5.5 earthquake jolts Caribbean islands

09 February 2018

Friday, February 09, 2018 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 jolted several Caribbean islands on Friday but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies said that the quake, which occurred at 1.43 pm (local time), […]

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Governor Swearing Ceremony Speeches (Audio)

Governor Swearing Ceremony Speeches (Audio)

09 February 2018

  Welcome, Remark Honourable Speaker Shirley Osborne. Address by Acting Governor Mrs Lyndell Simpson. Royal Warrant and Sworn by Mrs Judith Baker-Jeffers. Administer of Oath by Honourable Attorney General (Ag) Mrs Sheree Jemmotte- Rodney. Address by Honourable Speaker Ms Shirley Osborne Address by the Leader of the Opposition Mr Easton Farrell. Address by the Honourable […]

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CDB predicting economic growth for the region in 2018

08 February 2018

  by STAFF WRITER BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Feb 7, CMC – Caribbean economies are expected to register an average two per cent growth this year following overall growth of less than one per cent  in 2017, the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) reported Wednesday. CDB director of Economics, Dr. Justin Ram, told the bank’s annual news […]

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U.S. President Donald Trump attends a roundtable at the Customs and Border Protection National Targeting Center in Reston, Va., on Friday.

Trump claims memo ‘totally vindicates’ him in Russia probe

04 February 2018

From the description and all the opinions seen, this memo sounds like what Trump calls ‘Fake News’ on the assumption that it is refered to as inaccurate, incomplete; Bombshell, dud, or something in between? Question of interest: How can anyone who is not yet charged, who claims innocence in a matter being investigated, can be […]

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Vacancy Exists - Senior Reporter

Vacancy Exists – Senior Reporter

14 June 2017

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

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