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Thanksgiving Service and Mass for Bertrand B. Osborne who died on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Tropical Storm Isaac closes down Montserrat? Hurricane Isaac 2018 update: Still a Category 1 on path for Caribbean A National Day of Mourning in honour of former CM Bertrand Osborne OBE, OD (declared a public holiday) Bertrand Osborne dies at 83
 
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Thanksgiving Service and Mass for Bertrand B. Osborne who died on Tuesday, September 4, 2018

by Bennette Roach The following information has been confirmed and presented for the benefit of those who cannot otherwise attend the services but have access to radio, television and of course the miniature viewing provided by their tablets and smart phones. More specifically, overseas viewers worldwide will have their access. The GIU will be bringing […]

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Tropical Storm Isaac closes down Montserrat?

NOTICE Cabinet has taken a decision to close all schools and government offices at 12 noon today for the passage of Tropical Storm Isaac. The private sector is also encouraged to close their businesses at 12 noon today as well, especially those with parents who have school-aged children. According to Major Alvin Ryan, Interim Director […]

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Hurricane Isaac 2018 update: Still a Category 1 on path for Caribbean

A toss up – as to which way a curve away from the Islands or a weakening by time it gets to the Islands. Either way the authorities are cautioning “Be Prepared’.   Updated 8:37 PM; Posted 6:42 AM Hurricane Isaac remained a minimal Category 1 hurricane on Monday afternoon but is forecast to strengthen […]

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A National Day of Mourning in honour of former CM Bertrand Osborne OBE, OD (declared a public holiday)

The Government Information Unit yesterday, informed that the Government of Montserrat has declared Friday, September 14, 2018, a National Day of Mourning, as a mark of respect for the late former Chief Minister, Bertrand Osborne OBE, OD. Mr. Osborne will be laid to rest on Friday, September 14 and will be accorded a national funeral […]

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Bertrand Osborne dies at 83

It was by no means surprising on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. how quickly the word resounded worldwide that former Chief Minister, the Honourable Bertrand Osborne, OBE had died at his home, after a lengthy illness, which he endured mostly at his home. In 2014 he was honoured with the National Order of Distinction award Not […]

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Montserrat hosts Leewads Mens’ 50-Over championship

16 September 2018

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

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Earthquake rocks Jamaica’sCorporate Area and neighbouring parish

16 September 2018

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Sep. 16, CMC –  Sections of the Corporate Area and the neighbouring parish of St. Catherine were rocked by an earthquake on Sunday afternoon. According to the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) , it had not received reports of damage. “We are aware of the earthquake…however the ODPEM and the […]

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Guyana and Austria sign MOU

Guyana and Austria sign MOU

15 September 2018

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

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UWI opens new faculty of engineering

UWI opens new faculty of engineering

14 September 2018

by staff writer KINGSTON, Jamaica, Sept 14, CMC – The University of the West Indies (UWI), has opened a new Faculty of Engineering at its Mona campus here, hoping to train more professionals to satisfy the growing demand of Jamaica’s booming construction and industrial sectors. “I can’t graduate enough for [our] industry. Engineering has the […]

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Opening of the New Law Year 2018 to 2019- Saint Christopher and Nevis

Opening of the New Law Year 2018 to 2019 – Saint Christopher and Nevis

14 September 2018

Media Release of Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court   On Tuesday 18th September 2018, the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court will commence the New Law Year 2018/2019 with its usual Ceremonial Opening in the form of a Special Sitting of the Court in Saint Christopher & Nevis.  There will be simultaneous special sittings in the other eight […]

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CARICOM SG praises late Montserrat chief minister

CARICOM SG praises late Montserrat chief minister

14 September 2018

by staff writer GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Sept 14, CMC – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary General, Irwin La Rocque, Wednesday described the former Montserrat chief minister, Bertrand Osborne as a person of “integrity, honesty and trustworthiness”. Bertrand Osborne (File Photo) Osborne, who served as chief minister of the volcano-ravaged British Overseas Territory for a nine month period […]

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Former CCJ President to speak at educational seminars ahead of upcoming referendum

Former CCJ President to speak at educational seminars ahead of upcoming referendum

14 September 2018

by STAFF WRITER ST. GEORGE’S. Grenada, Sep. 13, CMC – Former President of the Trinidad and Tobago based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Sir Dennis Byron, is scheduled to address two education seminars ahead of the November 6 referendum which is seeking to make the CCJ the island’s final appellate court. Sir Dennis will be […]

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Venezuelans found with drugs and ammunition arrested

Venezuelans found with drugs and ammunition arrested

14 September 2018

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

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Caribbean urged to sign landmark environment treaty

Caribbean urged to sign landmark environment treaty

14 September 2018

by staff writer GENEVA, Sept 14, CMC –United Nations human rights experts are urging Caribbean countries to sign and ratify as quickly as possible, the Escazú agreement, described as a ground-breaking environment treaty for the region. The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) said that the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, […]

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RFA Mounts Bay was helped out in the British Virgin Islands after Hurricane Irma. This year its regular civilian crew will be joined by 87 specialists

UK deploys experts to help with storm threats

14 September 2018

by STAFF WRITER BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sep. 13, CMC  (Adapted) – The United Kingdom has deployed a team of specialists to the Caribbean to help mitigate the impact of impending storms threatening British Overseas territories. According to Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, 87 engineers, medics, maritime experts and other specialists have joined the regular crew of RFA […]

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

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

14 September 2018

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

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CIBC FirstCaribbean to close Anguilla branch

CIBC FirstCaribbean to close Anguilla branch

14 September 2018

by STAFF WRITER THE VALLEY, Anguilla, Sep. 13, CMC – The Anguilla branch of CIBC FirstCaribbean Intenrational Bank will be closed early in the new year. This was announced on Wednesday by  Donnal Wellington, Managing Director of Barbados and the EC Islands, under which the Anguilla business falls. “We conducted a strategic review of our […]

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OECS Director General extends condolences on passing of former Chief Minister of Montserrat Bertrand Osborne

14 September 2018

OECS Media release Wednesday, September 12, 2018 — The OECS conveys sincere condolences to the Government and people of Montserrat on the passing of Bertrand Osborne, former Chief Minister. Mr Bertrand Osborne served as Chief Minister of Montserrat from November 1996 to August 1997 during the volcanic crisis and was a member of the Montserrat Legislative Council […]

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Jamaican born customs officer dies suddenly

Jamaican born customs officer dies suddenly

14 September 2018

by STAFF WRITER ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Sep. 13, CMC  – The police have announced plans to probe circumstances that may have led to the sudden death of a  51 year old customs officer earlier this week. The police report that Lloyd “Silah” Francis, originally from the eastern parish of St. Thomas in Jamaica, was found […]

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Government moving to privatise sugar cane industry

Government moving to privatise sugar cane industry

14 September 2018

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

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2018-2019 Law Year Opens September 18

14 September 2018

A Release (adapted) from the High Court Registrar’s office on Montserrat on Thursday this week, informs that: On Tuesday,  September 18, 2018, the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court will commence the New Law Year 2018/2019 with its usual Ceremonial Opening in the form of a Special Sitting of the Court in Montserrat.  There will be simultaneous […]

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CARICOM extends condolences on passing of former Montserrat Chief Minister

13 September 2018

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has expressed the Community’s condolences to the family of Montserrat’s former Chief Minister Mr Bertrand Osborne and to the Government and people, on his passing.      Mr Osborne, who died last week Tuesday, served as Chief Minister of Montserrat from […]

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Kidnapped wife of businessman rescued, no ransom paid

Kidnapped wife of businessman rescued, no ransom paid

12 September 2018

by staff writer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Sept 11, CMC – The 47-year-old wife of a businessman was rescued by police on Monday night four days after she was kidnapped while returning from a gym in southern Trinidad. Police Commissioner Gary Griffith told a news conference late Monday night that no ransom had been paid […]

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First Saint Lucia Mango Festival gathered 500 visitors!

11 September 2018

OECS Media release Tuesday, September 11, 2018 — The OECS and EU sponsored Saint Lucia Mango Festival held last week met all expectations as the event brought together 16 exhibitors and 500 participants at the Constitution Park in Castries. The festival aimed at raising public awareness on the Mango Biodiversity Project which was started in […]

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OECS and CGSS of Guadeloupe Sign Cooperation Agreement on Healthcare

07 September 2018

On Thursday, August 23, 2018 — Efforts to facilitate the ease of access to medical care in the French Departments of the Eastern Caribbean for nationals of OECS Member States were reinforced by a recent Cooperation Agreement signed by the OECS Commission and the General Social Security Fund of Guadeloupe (Caisse Generale Sécurité Sociale – […]

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Fenton Tops 2018 CXC CSEC

07 September 2018

Katrice Fenton is the Salutatorian for the 2018 Montserrat Secondary School. She has been named as the top student in this year’s CSEC Examinations. Congratulations are well in order for Katrice and her runner-up Shekanah Irish. Also in news out of the UK – Danae Daley topped our locals with eight Grade 1s and three […]

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Collectively We Must Shoulder Blame For Montserrat

Collectively We Must Shoulder Blame For Montserrat

07 September 2018

By Claude Gerald Make no mistake about it. Political representation is at a low ebb, perhaps at its lowest on Montserrat, since the right to vote in Parliamentary elections. The fact is the cupboard is empty in terms of quality candidates at the upcoming elections. Things can get more challenging as the choices will be […]

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MCC begins a new college year

07 September 2018

Beginning with the principal, staff and students of the Montserrat Community College processing in through the rear door of the St. James Anglican Church, Salem promptly at 9.00 a.m. on Monday, September 3, 2018, to a hymn played by Miss Anne-Marie Dewar at the organ; followed by the singing of the Territorial Anthem, then by […]

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LICB Men's 50 Overs Championship

LICB Men’s 50 Overs Championship

28 August 2018

                   

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Dominica calls for cheaper roaming rates within sub-region

Dominica calls for cheaper roaming rates within sub-region

24 August 2018

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

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Mottley says Barbados needs new international business

Mottley says Barbados needs new international business

24 August 2018

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

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Venezuela And Trinidad Struck By Massive, 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake

22 August 2018

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

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Pre-mourning” Aretha Franklin

16 August 2018

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

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FBI Agent Peter Strzok Fired Over Anti-Trump Text Messages

13 August 2018

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

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Montserrat Under14 Shut Out at CFU Tournament

Montserrat Under14 Shut Out at CFU Tournament

10 August 2018

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

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

27 July 2018

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

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

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

07 July 2018

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

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

Today’s the first family reunification deadline

06 July 2018

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

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Caribbean Court Rules Guyanese Presidential Term Limits Legal

Caribbean Court Rules Guyanese Presidential Term Limits Legal

29 June 2018

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

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

24 June 2018

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

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

26 May 2018

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

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

03 May 2018

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

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US customs agents nab Jamaican national with cocaine at NY airport

23 April 2018

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

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

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

21 April 2018

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

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Vacancy Exists – Senior Reporter

14 June 2017

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

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