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Trump ‘determined to pursue peace’ after Pope meeting

BBC News From the section Europe US President Donald Trump has said he is “more determined than ever” to pursue peace in the world after meeting Pope Francis at the Vatican. He was granted a short private audience with the head of the Catholic Church on the latest leg of his overseas trip. The two […]

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Another Community Resource Centre opens in the north of Montserrat

As promised, the Caribbean Development Bank’s Basic Needs Trust Fund, the St. John’s Action Club (SJAC), along with the Ministry of Education, Health and Community Services gathered on Saturday evening, May 6, 2017, at Pump Ghaut, St. John’s, for the official handover and opening of the St. John’s Community Resource Centre. Beginning with an opening […]

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Andre West arrested on charges of allegations of deception on the job

In June last year authoritative sources were unwilling to disclose or confirm the reasons why Mr. Andre West of Barzey’s had been relieved of his duties as Fire Chief at the Royal Montserrat Police and Fire Services where he was also in charge of Search and Rescue Services. Up to April last, with West not […]

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Beauty Plus Salon now opens in full-service expansion

By Bennette Roach Miss Dagriee Wilson of Brades, Montserrat, realised a dream come true when she cut the ribbon to her new home of Beauty Plus Salon on Brades main road, in Cudjoe Head, only yards away from where she operated for several years past. A dream that Bishop Melroy Meade who was the master […]

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Montserrat included in Tax Haven Blacklisting

By Bennette Roach There has been much reported about the US state of Illinois has blacklisted some thirteen Caribbean countries and territories to include Montserrat, as tax havens. They include also Bermuda, the Cayman Island and Turks and Caicos Islands; as well as Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman […]

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Six including opposition legislators charged in multi-million dollar fraud

20 May 2017

by STAFF WRITER    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, May 19, CMC. -Six persons including two opposition legislators and a former deputy Permanent Secretary were charged on Friday in connection with a multi-million dollar fraud at the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), dating back to 2011. The six, all former GRDB board members were slapped with a fines […]

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Privy council dismisses case of murder convict

19 May 2017

by STAFF WRITER BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, May 17, CMC – The UK based Privy Council has dismissed an appeal from a man who was convicted of the 2007 murder of his estranged wife. Earlier this year Warrington Phillip approached the privy council after he was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Shermell […]

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Judge surprised by CCJ’s ‘light’ caseload

19 May 2017

by STAFF WRITER   KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, May 17, CMC — A judge with the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has expressed “surprise” at the court’s “light” caseload in its original jurisdiction, 12 years after it was established. “After 12 years, it is a little surprising that the court’s original jurisdiction caseload is still as […]

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Government to assist hundreds affected by flood waters

19 May 2017

by STAFF WRITER    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, May 18, CMC – Over 1,000 people have been affected by flood waters reported to be at least 15 feet high. This was disclosed by Minister of State Joseph Harmon who has responsibility of the Civil Defense Commission (CDC) and the coordination of disaster response. Harmon told reporters at […]

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Regional integration provides resilience – CARICOM Secretary General

19 May 2017

by STAFF WRITER   BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, May 18, CMC –  Secretary General of the  Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque says the strength of the regional integration movement provides a solid platform for which CARICOM member states can build resilience within a global environment that is constantly in flux. LaRocque, made the statement here on […]

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Search suspended for missing NY family and pilot after plane goes missing near The Bahamas

19 May 2017

by STAFF WRITER NASSAU, Bahamas, May 19, CMC – The search for four people who went missing after the plane in which they were traveling disappeared off the coast of the island Eleuthera, has been suspended. The search, conducted by the United States Coast Guard, Customs and Border Patrol and the Royal Bahamas Defense Force […]

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CRIME-Dramatic jump in arrest of Caribbean immigrants across the US

19 May 2017

by STAFF WRITER  WASHINGTON, May 18, CMC – The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says in the 100 days since US President Donald J. Trump signed Executive Orders (EOs) regarding immigration enforcement priorities, immigration agents have arrested more than 41,000 Caribbean and other immigrants who are either known or suspected of being […]

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NOTICE OF SALE OF PROPERTY

NOTICE OF SALE OF PROPERTY

19 May 2017

Pursuant to a Judgment of The Court dated 30th January 2014 an Order of the Court dated 6th April 2016 the High Court will sell by the following property by Public Auction on Friday 19th May 2017 at 10.00 am on location at the property. Block 14/ 9 Parcel 20 St John’s Registration Section, comprising.0 […]

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Stark warning issued to Caribbean concerning climate change

19 May 2017

by STAFF WRITER   BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, May 18, CMC  – A warning has been issued to governments across the Caribbean to do more to make countries resilient to climate change as there is a price to pay if nothing is done. According to a report commissioned by the Commonwealth Marine Economies Programme, the Caribbean is […]

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LEGAL NOTICES - REPLACE LOST LAND CERTIFICATES

LEGAL NOTICES – REPLACE LOST LAND CERTIFICATES

19 May 2017

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LEGAL NOTICE – PROBATE

19 May 2017

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LEGAL NOTICE - PROBATE DIVISION

LEGAL NOTICE – PROBATE DIVISION

19 May 2017

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Legal Notice- THE REGISTERED LAND ACT

Legal Notice- THE REGISTERED LAND ACT

19 May 2017

MONTSERRAT THE REGISTERED LAND ACT (CAP. 8.01)  REGISTRATION SECTION                      BLOCK                                  PARCEL PETER’S                                          13/06                                      104 …………………………………                    ………….                               ………….. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR PRESCRIPTIVE TITLE  TAKE NOTICE that an Application was filed on the 15th day of May 2017, by virtue of section 135 of the Registered Land Act, (Cap. 8.01), by Chivone Gerald, […]

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The world’s latest cyber attack – WannaCry

The world’s latest cyber attack – WannaCry

19 May 2017

 Microsoft slams government secrecy WASHINGTON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Officials across the globe scrambled over the weekend to catch the culprits behind a massive ransomware worm that disrupted operations at car factories, hospitals, shops and schools, while Microsoft on Sunday pinned blame on the U.S. government for not disclosing more software vulnerabilities. Cyber security experts said the […]

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The War on Independent Media Has Begun

The War on Independent Media Has Begun

19 May 2017

A coordinated censorship attack is being waged against the entire independent media by Google, YouTube and Facebook. After we were banned by Google for nearly a week, now Facebook is deliberately blocking the sharing of our stories to further censor our important reporting for human freedom and medical choice. Soon, the only way we will […]

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OECS

Member States discuss procedural requirements for the OECS Customs Union and Free Circulation of Goods

19 May 2017

An OECS Media Release Editor: Mention is made herein of press briefings with the press in Montserrat, but this lead media house knew nothing, was not informed or invited to these. May 2, 2017 — Operationalising the OECS Customs Union, which will result in the removal of barriers to free trade in the region, is […]

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Ferry Service procurement for October 2017/18 begins

19 May 2017

On April 13,  2017, the office of the Hon. Premier Donaldson Romeo announced, “it had received a go-ahead from DFID Officials, to begin the ferry procurement services for the 12 months starting October 2017.” This follows up on the final successful procurement of ferry services from last December 2, last year after no service from April […]

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Everything about Trump is fake and ignorance - USA

Everything about Trump is fake and ignorance – USA

19 May 2017

In an article on May 18, 2017 in the Washington Post, written by Marc Fisher, he quoted from Donald Trump’s book (a bestseller) ‘The art of the Deal’: “Trump: “But in the end, you’re measured not by how much you undertake, but by what you finally accomplish.” In criticisms of Trump’s performance since he won […]

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Brexit: EU to hit Britain with €2bn fraud claim

Brexit: EU to hit Britain with €2bn fraud claim

19 May 2017

Customs failure will affect post-Brexit trade talks Sean O’Neill, Chief Reporter Investigators say that Chinese crime gangs have made British ports such as Felixstowe their gateway to the European market – Toby Melville/Reuters Britain will have to settle a demand for €2 billion over its failure to tackle customs fraud before it can agree a post-Brexit […]

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Environment Ministers meet in Alderney, Chanel Islands, ending on a high note (but not without complaints)

Environment Ministers meet in Alderney, Chanel Islands, ending on a high note (but not without complaints)

19 May 2017

The Honourable Claude E.S. Hogan, Minister of Agriculture, Housing. Lands and Environment (MAHLE) joined other Environment Ministers of the UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies, and their representatives, at a meeting in Alderney in April 2017 to discuss common challenges, the responsibilities of UK Government, and to share issues and ideas for the way forward. […]

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De Ole Dawg – Part 11:2017 -DfID, GoM and the crooked yardstick vs the plumb-line

19 May 2017

Why do we need a plumb-line to test our approach to development? BRADES, Montserrat, May 11, 2017 – When we go to a shop to buy cloth, sometimes there is a yardstick screwed down to the top of the counter that guides the shop-clerk as to how much cloth to measure out before cutting. But, […]

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Vacancy Exists - Senior Reporter

Vacancy Exists – Senior Reporter

19 May 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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OECS

Country Needs Assessment Missions held in Nine OECS Member States

19 May 2017

OECS Statistical Services Unit lays groundwork for Country Poverty Assessments April 28, 2017 — In preparation for the implementation of Country Poverty Assessments (CPAs) in Member States, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States’ (OECS) Commission conducted nine Country Needs Assessment (CNA) missions to determine eligible areas for targeted support. The missions were carried out over […]

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Holness tours flood areas

Government to assist persons severely affected by recent flood rains

19 May 2017

by STAFF WRITER KINGSTON, Jamaica, May 18, CMC – Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the government will be providing financial assistance to persons who have been severely affected by recent flood rains. Holness, who toured areas affected by heavy rains on Wednesday, said the funds will be taken from the Consolidated Fund. “The Government has […]

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Remove the scales from the eyes and lift heads from the sand

Remove the scales from the eyes and lift heads from the sand

19 May 2017

The Hon Premier and Minister of Finance last week announced that the annual recurrent budget, usually required to be laid before parliament by March 31, each year, is ready to be laid on June 9, 2017 for this year. The Premier made the announcement on Friday pointing out that following agreement with DFID included in […]

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May gives all workers new rights to time off

May gives all workers new rights to time off

15 May 2017

Manifesto targets family illness and mental health Oliver Wright, Policy Editor May 15 2017, 9:00 a.m, The Times Theresa May’s plans for employee rights mark a shift away from the Tories’ business-first approach JUSTIN TALLIS/REUTERS Employees will be promised today the right to take up to a year off work to care for family members with illness or disability. […]

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CARICOM SG ready to welcome new Bahamian PM’s fresh ideas

15 May 2017

  (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque is looking forward to an early briefing with new Prime Minister of The Bahamas Dr. Hubert Minnis on matters relating to the Caribbean Community and the Prime Minister’s portfolio in the quasi-cabinet of the CARICOM Heads of Government, that of Tourism. “I […]

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More disruptions feared from cyber attack; Microsoft slams government secrecy

More disruptions feared from cyber attack; Microsoft slams government secrecy

14 May 2017

A hooded man holds a laptop computer as blue screen with an exclamation mark is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration  Reuters By Dustin Volz and Eric Auchard/11 May 2017 Indonesia’s Minister of Communications and Information, Rudiantara, speaks to journalists during a press conference about the recent […]

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Prime Minister Gaston Browne

Antigua PM scraps plan for gun factory

13 May 2017

By Caribbean News Service May 13, 2017 Prime Minister Gaston Browne CARIBBEAN NEWS SERVICE – Prime Minister Gaston Browne has cancelled plans to give investors permission to construct a gun assembling plant in the proposed Economic Zone here. Browne called Observer Radio just after 7 p.m. (local time) to announce that he has instructed the Attorney […]

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Notice From the Electoral Commission

Notice From the Electoral Commission

13 May 2017

The public is advised that the Electoral Commission is presently making arrangements to prepare a Preliminary List of Voters between June and August 2017. All eligible voters are accordingly invited to apply for registration under Regulation 3 of the Election (Continuous Registration) Regulations. A person shall be entitled to be registered as a voter and when […]

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Unemployment

New report says labour conditions in the Caribbean continues to weaken

12 May 2017

by STAFF WRITER SANTIAGO, May 12, CMC – A new report released here by two United Nations agencies says that the labour conditions in Latin America and the Caribbean continue to weaken. The report by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the International Labor Organization (ILO) indicates that the increase […]

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CLICO plans to repay government says Duprey

12 May 2017

by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, May 12, CMC  –  The Colonial Life Insurance Company (Clico) says it has a plan to pay the government back billions of dollars spent in bailing out the financially troubled regional insurance giant. Lawrence Duprey Former Clico Chairman Lawrence Duprey in a statement to the Trinidad Guardian newspaper […]

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St. Helena first passenger flight landing

HISTORIC ARRIVAL OF CHARTER FLIGHT

05 May 2017

 Posted by St Helena Government History was made on St Helena today, Wednesday, May 3, 2017, when a charter plane carrying 60 passengers landed at St Helena Airport at 1.55 p.m. Air Partner, a commercial organisation that sources charter flights around the world, had been contracted to source an aircraft to transport from Cape Town […]

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Good communication is lacking – is it ignorance or dishonesty? - II

Good communication is lacking – is it ignorance or dishonesty? – II

21 April 2017

Last week we began noting, not for the first time that good communication is lacking and asked whether this was because ignorance or dishonesty! Surprised, we were to find that while there was no disagreement on the matter, but that we were probably too general as sometimes we are likely to be, finding no need […]

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French nationals detained for illegal fishing in Antigua and Barbuda waters

11 April 2017

by STAFF WRITER   ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Apr 11, CMC – Five French nationals are likely to face charges and appear in court later this week after they were detained following a joint patrol involving Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force (ABDF) and US Coast Guard. An ABDF statement said that an estimated 1763.7 pounds of conch […]

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Opposition Leader prevented from entering Parliament building

11 April 2017

by STAFF WRITER ROSEAU, Dominica, Apr 11, CMC – Opposition Leader Lennox Linton Tuesday said he had been prevented from entering the compound of the Parliament building and called for the removal of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit from office. In a posting on his Facebook site, Linton, the leader of the main opposition United Workers […]

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OECS leaders to meet in St. Vincent on Wednesday

11 April 2017

by STAFF WRITER KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Apr 11, CMC – Leaders from the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will meet here on Wednesday. The meeting will be chaired by St. Kitts-Nevis Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris and the leaders from the sub-region are to conclude discussions on health insurance; strategic options for diplomatic representation; […]

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Search underway for new inter-island cargo ferry

10 April 2017

by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Apr. 8, CMC – Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan says he should have some definitive word concerning the replacement vessel for the Galicia – a ferry that is used to transport cargo between Trinidad and Tobago. This follows a recent announcement from Inter-Continental Shipping Ltd, the owners of the […]

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De Ole Dawg – Part 7:2017 – The UN Charter Article 73 and the way forward post Brexit

03 March 2017

What about the UN Charter: “ENSURE  . . . political, economic, social and educational advancement”? BRADES, Montserrat, Feb 16, 2017 – The November 2016 Premier’s Office Update[1] highlights how: “. . . under the FCO’s acknowledgement of the legal force of the UN Charter Article 73 [in its 2012 White Paper on Overseas Territories, pp. […]

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Pirate attack

Boat captain feared dead following pirate attack

19 May 2017

by STAFF WRITER   GEORGETOWN, Guyana , May 17, CMC – A boat captain is feared dead following an alleged attack by two masked pirates along the Corentyne River on Tuesday. The police report that Mahadeo Ramdyal, 44, also known as Chico was in the boat with two crew members when they were attacked by […]

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