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Substance Addiction help for Montserrat The Eastern Caribbean Is Swamped by a Surge of Seaweed Bank of Montserrat’s Annual General Meeting reports stability and success but flounders on the day Lord Tariq Ahmad makes short visit to Montserrat The new Police vessel “HELICONIA STAR” arrives
 
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Substance Addiction help for Montserrat

Alcohol and Drug abuse and addiction spotlighted in Montserrat By Bennette Roach Julian Romeo takes no credit from the fact that he is the younger brother to Premier Donaldson Romeo in the work he has done from an initiative he took three years ago to get help for at least, then, one person in Montserrat […]

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The Eastern Caribbean Is Swamped by a Surge of Seaweed

Massive rafts of floating sargassum are killing wildlife and preventing fishers from launching their boats. by Ryan Schuessler June 11, 2018 Barbados’s Long Beach, typically a picturesque vision of white sand and blue water, is buried beneath a vast expanse of thick, rotting seaweed. It’s a stinking nuisance that has turned deadly. “We have found […]

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Bank of Montserrat’s Annual General Meeting reports stability and success but flounders on the day

By Bennette Roach The Bank of Montserrat Ltd. (BOM) had heavily publicised its Annual General Meeting that was held this past Wednesday, May 30, 2018. As described by several regular participants at the AGMs it was the first time that the turn out left some attendees standing as all seats were taken at the Cultural […]

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Lord Tariq Ahmad makes short visit to Montserrat

FCO Minister for Overseas Territories – Commissions MV Heliconia, surveys Montserrat’s hurricane resiliency needs with team of business development experts Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, is the Minister of State for the Overseas Territories at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). He visited Montserrat for one day arriving on the evening of May 31 and […]

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The new Police vessel “HELICONIA STAR” arrives

After a voting process lasting over a month, the Montserrat community at home and abroad voted to name the new and long-awaited marine vessel, MV “Heliconia Star“, which arrived on Wednesday morning having sailed from Antigua to Montserrat with its crew and members of the marine unit here on board. It arrived in Montserrat on […]

Barbados PM wants to deepen cooperation with sub-regional group

Barbados PM wants to deepen cooperation with sub-regional group

19 June 2018

By Ernie Seon CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jun. 19, CMC – The Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley, has signaled her intention to deepen political and economic cooperation with the nine nation Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). Prime Minister Mia Mottley In her first address outside of Barbados since assuming office, Mottley told representatives of […]

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Premier not seeking re-election at upcoming party convention

Premier not seeking re-election at upcoming party convention

19 June 2018

by STAFF WRITER TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Jun. 19, CMC  – Premier Dr. Orlando Smith has announced that he will not be seeking re-election as leader of his National Democratic Party (NDP) at the upcoming convention on the weekend. Dr Orlando Smith Smith, 73,  who made the announcement in a broadcast late Monday, said he […]

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CARICOM and Cuba to strengthen relations in key areas of cooperation

CARICOM and Cuba to strengthen relations in key areas of cooperation

19 June 2018

by STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jun 14, CMC – The Cribbean Community (CARICOM)  and the government of Cuba have both pledged to continue to strenthen relations in matters related to trade and the arts. This was the outcome of talks between CARICOM’s  Assistant Secretary General, Human and Social Development  Dr. Douglas Slater, and  Cuba’s Vice Minister  […]

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Police investigating murder of woman who came to St. Vincent to bury her mother

Police investigating murder of woman who came to St. Vincent to bury her mother

18 June 2018

by staff writer   KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Jun 16, CMC – St. Vincent and the Grenadines police are investigating the death of the 69-year-old sister of social commentator Renwick Rose, whose body was found bound and hanging at the home of another brother. Police said that the New York based Antonia “Toni” Rose had arrived […]

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Over thirty St. Lucians deported from US, UK and Martinique

Over thirty St. Lucians deported from US, UK and Martinique

18 June 2018

CASTRIES, St Lucia Jun. 18,  CMC-Thirty-six S t Lucians  have been deported from the United States, the United Kingdom and Martinique since the beginning of this year. This was disclosed on Monday by the Head of the Immigration Department, Assistant Superintendent, Sean Alexander, who said the deportations stemmed from several offences including  illegal entry, possession […]

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Eight Caribbean beauties in NY beauty pageant

18 June 2018

     in General News // 0 Comments June 16, 2018 by NELSON A. KING,    Eight Caribbean Community (CARICOM) beauties will compete for the 2018 Miss New York Continental Cultural Pageant crown at the George Wingate High School auditorium in Brooklyn on Jun. 23. According to Yvonne Peters, the Vincentian-born president and founder of […]

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CARICOM countries to benefit from new Mexico-FAO initiative

CARICOM countries to benefit from new Mexico-FAO initiative

18 June 2018

by staff writer SANTIAGO, Chile, Jun 15, CMC – At least 14 Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries will design multiple projects to mobilize resources from international sources allowing them to improve the resilience and adaptation of their agriculture, food systems and rural communities to change climate. The projects will be funded under a new initiative created […]

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There is detriment to misunderstanding the need for and use of information

There is detriment to misunderstanding the need for and use of information

18 June 2018

Last week we highlighted that aspect of the destructive delay regarding a Cabinet decision dated January 30, 2017 which aimed at endorsing the development of Montserrat Transformation Programme (MTP); that the Office of the Deputy Governor should be responsible for the structural changes of the transformation. The Deputy Governor (Ag) at the time, and Financial […]

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Caribbean’s ability to address climate risks boosted by increase in funds

Caribbean’s ability to address climate risks boosted by increase in funds

17 June 2018

by STAFF WRITER WASHINGTON, Jun. 17, CMC – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says an increase of more than 20 per cent from the previous year by the world’s six largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) has boosted projects that help the Caribbean and other developing countries cut emissions and address climate risks. The Washington-based financial […]

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EU promises assistance to Caribbean in developing biodiversity strategy

EU promises assistance to Caribbean in developing biodiversity strategy

16 June 2018

by staff writer GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jun 15, CMC – The European Union (EU) has reaffirmed its financial support for regional sustainable development while acknowledging the need for the development of a Caribbean biodiversity strategy over the next 5 years. Chargé d’Affaires at the EU Delegation in Guyana, Layla El Khadraoui, told the participatory regional workshop […]

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Campaign to combat childhood obesity launched

Campaign to combat childhood obesity launched

16 June 2018

by staff writer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jun 15, CMC – Barbados has launched a campaign aimed at addressing childhood obesity and the government has said it is examining the feasibility of restricting foods high in salt, fat and sugar from the school environment and from being marketed to children. Health and Wellness Minister, retired Lieutenant Colonel […]

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Essential Politics – Comey, Trump, Kim…

15 June 2018

      By David Lauter On his return from Singapore, President Trump lamented on Twitter that his “thought process must sadly go back to the Witch Hunt.” His eagerness to jump back into the fray belied the “sadly.” Even before he left Washington for his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Trump […]

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KIM COLLINS RUNS HIS FINAL GOLDEN SPIKE 100m

KIM COLLINS RUNS HIS FINAL GOLDEN SPIKE 100m

15 June 2018

      St. Kitts-Nevis –  June 14, 2018 Sprint Legend Kim Collins ran his final Ostrava Golden Spike Meet. The hugely popular sprint star blazed to a first place finish in a farewell race which featured sprinters over the age of 30. Collins  announced in April of this year, that this season would be […]

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Central Bank stress caution on non-traditional Financial Services

Central Bank stress caution on non-traditional Financial Services

15 June 2018

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) says while it supports financial innovation, it is cautioning citizens about getting involved in non-traditional initiatives they are not fully educated on. In 2017, Montserrat announced it would be exploring the creation of a digital wallet with BITT Barbados. The ECCB has also said it is exploring a digital […]

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Date set for CCJ referendum

Date set for CCJ referendum

15 June 2018

by STAFF WRITER JOHN’S, Antigua, Jun. 14, CMC – The government has announced that a refendum on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), will be held here on November 26. Last month, the Gaston Browne led administration revealed plans to hold a referendum by year end on whether or not the island will adopt the […]

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Rezoning of Woodlands for Condos/Villa Project

15 June 2018

The public is being asked to give feedback on the proposed rezoning of Woodlands to allow for a potential tourism development project. According to a release from the Government Information Unit (GIU), the Physical Development Plan for North Montserrat 2012-2022 under the Physical Planning Unit (PPU) within the Ministry of Agriculture, Trade, Lands, Housing and the Environment […]

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Governor temporarily withdrawn from his post amid probe

15 June 2018

by staff writer LONDON, England, CMC – The Governor of the Cayman Islands, Anwar Choudhury, has been temporarily withdrawn from his post so as to allow the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to investigate a number of complaints against him, Premier Alden McLaughlin has announced. In a brief statement, McLaughlin said that he had been […]

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CCRIF welcomes new members – British Virgin Islands and Montserrat

15 June 2018

by STAFF WRITER GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, Jun. 14, CMC – The British Overseas Territories the British Virgin Islands and Montserrat are now members of the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility  (CCRIF)  and have purchased coverage for the 2018/19 policy year beginning June 1. The CCRIF says both countries obtained tropical cyclone and excess rainfall […]

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Awards ceremony celebrate Early Childhood practitioners

15 June 2018

Once again, Early Childhood practitioners on Montserrat, some for the first, second or many times since 2008 gathered on the evening of Tuesday, June 26, 2017 at the Goodlife Night Club in Little Bay, where the deserving received special awards for their work and dedication to the care and education of the very young. The […]

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Montserrat: still here, still home, still nice !

15 June 2018

An OECS release has revealed that this year, the much-anticipated OECS Council of Ministers of Environment Sustainability (COMES 5) will be held in the lovely island of Montserrat. The 5th Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Environmental Sustainability (COMES) of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will take place in Montserrat from July 10 […]

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The Challenge of Change

The needed radical reform of our Civil Service

15 June 2018

Has our Civil Service persistently failed to be “fit for purpose” in post-volcano crisis Montserrat? (And, what is that “purpose”?) BRADES, Montserrat– A few years ago, former Governor Elizabeth Carriere put on the table the question as to whether our Civil Service is “fit for purpose.” Doubtless, just to mention this means feathers are already […]

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Dr. Lewis continues climb in medical and surgical fields

15 June 2018

In April, 2017 the University of Sheffield Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shearer West wrote to Dr. Lewis, “It gives me great pleasure to inform you that the Honorary Degrees Committee of this University recently agreed to invite you to accept an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Medicine. In proposing this, the University wishes to […]

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St.Lucia Police investigate 16th homicide for 2018

15 June 2018

        St. Lucia – June 14, 2018 Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Anna Cecilia Mitchell of Flambouyant Crescent, Cap Estate, Gros Islet. Officers attached to the Gros Islet Police Station were summoned to a residence at Cap Estate, about 4:10 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. On arrival […]

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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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Bank of Montserrat Scholarship Programme

Bank of Montserrat Scholarship Programme

11 May 2018

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Inland Revenue Department – Government Notices

11 May 2018

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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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Caribbean American Congresswoman outraged over separation of children from parents at US border

Caribbean American Congresswoman outraged over separation of children from parents at US border

18 June 2018

By Nelson A. King NEW YORK, Jun. 18,   CMC – Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has joined intensified outrage in the United States over the Trump administration’s decision to separate migrant children from their parents at the US border.  “There is no act lower than ripping innocent children from the arms of their […]

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