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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

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

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Port Authority renovate to serve better and uphold international standards

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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UK OTs directors urge spending of monies well…

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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New Port development launched

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 […]

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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DECLARATION ADOPTED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE SIXTH MEETING OF MINISTERS OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF CARICOM AND CUBA

14 June 2019

      Date: 2019-Jun-Fri Web: www.caricom.org | Tel: 592-222-0001 | Email: communications@caricom.org   We, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Republic of Cuba, having met in Georgetown, Guyana, on June 14th, 2019, on the occasion of the Sixth CARICOM-Cuba Ministerial Meeting. Recalling the Summit Declarations of Havana 2002, Bridgetown […]

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

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

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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Jus Wonderin

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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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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Who won the European election: the alliances that could shape the future of the EU

27 May 2019

Albert Evans – May 27, 2019 The new European Parliament must approve the next head of the European Commission – who will play a large role in Brexit talks While European elections in the UK have been dominated by domestic concerns over Brexit, the votes cast by the citizens of the other 27 member states […]

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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

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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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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SAGICOR Life Inc – NAGICO Insurances Co –

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’

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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Is this end of Geothermal Energy development?

18 April 2019

“No!” says Premier Romeo, also Minister Lewis – as solar energy emerges https://www.themontserratreporter.com/bright-openings-for-2019/ Solar Energy Released Even coming on the heels of the pulling out of Icelandic drilling equipment from the compound encompassing the MON3 well, the drilling site for the continuing project of “Unlocking the Geothermal Potential of Montserrat” and the news of the […]

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Gerald elucidates on Redhead

18 April 2019

Adapted from Radio Montserrat A local social commentator continued to give a different view following the officially led public celebration of the life of the recently deceased Justice Albert Readhead, who was afforded a ceremonial burial in Antigua and followed up by being further honoured in Montserrat. Justice Redhead, a long-standing jurist, who has served […]

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Notre Dame

18 April 2019

Howard Fergus An unholy fire frolicked through notre dame in Paris in Holy Week last night swallowing at a few gulps what was in building for near two hundred years; this soul and harbinger of gothic art and architecture whose spire still pointed proudly up to heaven after philistine world wars and years of human […]

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In search for the ‘real’ truth, and ‘nothing’ but the truth!

16 April 2019

The Slatest Hope May Be for Dummies, but I Still Hope the Mueller Report Solves Russiagate’s Original Mystery By Ben Mathis-Lilley April 16, 2019 Robert Mueller arrives at his office in D.C. on March 21. Mark Wilson/Getty Images Let’s travel back to the distant, foggy past to think about what the Russia-Trump story was all […]

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The Mueller Report Is Much Worse for Trump Than Barr Let On

16 April 2019

Author: Garrett M. GraffGarrett M. Graffsecurity04.18.19 https://www.wired.com/ JIM WATSON/Getty Images If president Donald Trump isn’t guilty of obstruction of justice, who ever could be? Special counsel Robert Mueller’s 448-page report, made public Thursday in redacted form, outlined over nearly half of those pages how the president reacted to and fumed over the Russia probe, seeking […]

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St. Patrick’s Cooperative Credit Union Ltd. host Regional Credit Union Movement Board of Directors Meeting

12 April 2019

On Friday, April 12, 2019, the St Patrick’s Cooperative Credit Union Ltd – Montserrat (SPCCU) plays host to the regional Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions Ltd. (CCCU) Board of Directors Meeting. This is the first time in the history of the SPCCU that such a meeting is been hosted in Montserrat. The Caribbean Confederation of […]

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CCRIF to provide US$220,000 to Young Caribbean Nationals in Support of Disaster Risk Management

08 April 2019

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, April 8, 2019. CCRIF SPC is pleased to announce that for a fifth year in a row it will provide funding of over US$220,000 to Caribbean nationals in support of scholarships and internships. This initiative is aimed at building a cadre of persons who can effectively provide support for comprehensive disaster […]

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Special High Court sitting in Montserrat

06 April 2019

Montserrat Reporter‏ @mratreporter Yesterday, April 5 2018, at Special sitting of High Court in Montserrat – Justice Morley presides over tributes in memory of Judge Redhead 12:27 PM – 6 Apr 2019

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Nerissa Golden Named Acting Director of the Montserrat Arts Council

05 April 2019

Nerissa Golden LITTLE BAY, Montserrat – Author and Business Coach Nerissa Golden has been appointed to act as Director of the Montserrat Arts Council (MAC) until a substantive head is found. The acting director along with member of the MAC Board Reinford “Kulcha Don” Gibbons attended the Regional Cultural Committee meeting in Trinidad last week […]

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How this overdone ‘laudation’

05 April 2019

by Claude Gerald This is ridiculous. It’s been overdone. It should never ever been conceived. Redhead is a tiny dot on the map in terms of contribution to growth of the law in this region… We do not value what is valuable! That is our problem. And our institutions in government behave just like him […]

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Jus Wonderin…

05 April 2019

Jus wonderin why de magistrate charge $2500 forthwith for some individual and why de Custum Officers jus search out the gel dem panties who come here for St. Patricks festival. Jus wonderin if these things should no stap and wonder what the Premier goin do bout it and if dey not going decriminalise de marijuana […]

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Today in Brexit: Give Us Just a Little More Time—Seriously, Please?

05 April 2019

The Slatest By Elliot Hannon – April 05, 2019 The Slatest Workmen look at the clockface on the Queen Elizabeth Tower, commonly referred to as Big Ben on April 2, 2019 in London, England. Animation by Lisa Larson-Walker. Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images. Today in Brexit is a daily feature that will attempt to keep track […]

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Cayman Islands Chief Justice Smellie tries to redefine marriage, fails

05 April 2019

A Special: Part 5 Does a judge have a just power to overturn the specific provisions of a Constitution? BRADES, Montserrat, March 30, 2019 –  On Friday, March 29, 2019, Cayman Islands Chief Justice Anthony Smellie, QC reportedly ruled[1] that “marriage means the union between two people as one another’s spouses.” In doing so, he […]

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Judge Redhead Eulogised

05 April 2019

by Bennette Roach He was lauded at his retirement in Montserrat in 2016 Justice Morley opens special sitting to honour Judge Redhead By invitation from the Registrar of the High Court office in Montserrat it stated that we (media) were “invited to attend a Special Sitting of the High Court of Justice on Friday, 5th […]

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OECS welcome Guadeloupe to member statehood

02 April 2019

President of the Regional Council of Guadeloupe Ary Chalus signs with OECS chairman, Ralph Gonsalves, PM St. Vincent and the Grenadines The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) formally welcomed Guadeloupe, an overseas department of France, as an associate member of the Organisation at a meeting held in Basse Terre, on Thursday, March 14, 2019. […]

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Brexit

02 April 2019

Prime Minister Theresa May leaves from the rear of 10 Downing Street on Monday. (Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images) Parliament rejects soft Brexit, second referendum https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/brexit-latest-news/2019/04/01/a609fccc-5258-11e9-bdb7-44f948cc0605_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.9878a033853d Now for a Brexit update: Things are still a mess! On Monday, UK members of Parliament ended up rejecting four different alternative options to Prime Minister Theresa May’s unpopular Brexit plan. […]

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Brexit mess: Montserrat LegAss mess

01 April 2019

Brexit mess How did we get here and what could come next? And Montserrat Assembly, we know how it got there, but what will happen next? See: https://www.themontserratreporter.com/the-brexit-and-legislative-assembly-mess-cumulating-same-day/ by Bennette Roach In his analysis of the future for Brexit, Mark Stone says a deal is still possible but it won’t be easy. By Mark Stone, […]

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The Brexit and Legislative Assembly mess cumulating same day

01 April 2019

Editorial – March 29, 2019 Today was supposed to be Brexit Day which eventually was postponed, for reasons we tried to inform as per our front page story as ‘Brexit mess: How did we get here. But we also expose what was or is, also a mess with our Parliament (Legislative Assembly – LegAss). It […]

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Montserrat Volcano Observatory to Recruit New Director

29 March 2019

Over the next few months, senior volcanologists at The UWI Seismic Research Centre (UWI-SRC) will serve rotations as Director of the Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO). This is a temporary arrangement to provide coverage for the directorship during the recruitment period for a new Director as former MVO Director, Mr. Roderick Stewart, has assumed the position […]

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Answering Mr Carter on homosexuality, Christian teaching and “real” Christianity

29 March 2019

Is the traditional Christian view of homosexuality out of line with what Jesus taught? (A special, part 4) BRADES, Montserrat, March 22, 2019 –  In recent days, The Reporter has learned of the displayed recent remark by former US President, Mr. Jimmy Carter. Others have said much the same, and the matter must be firmly […]

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New Head of Programme Management Office installed

29 March 2019

If there are those truly concerned with the haste that is needed to get projects off and concluded, successfully, the other successes notwithstanding, news that a new Head of the new Programme Management Office is on the ground, must be the best news for Montserrat within the last almost two years. Mr. Carl Gomersal, was […]

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Darroux Complete Reserve Officers Commissioning Course at Sandhurst

29 March 2019

Darroux ctr with Irish Guards officials The Royal Montserrat Defence Force (RMDF) is proud to announce that 2nd Lieutenant Darion Darroux has successfully completed the Reserve Officer’s Commissioning Course at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. This course commenced on 28 January 2019 and ran for eight weeks culminating in a Commissioning Parade which took […]

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Future of business: Business models worldwide faceradical change: ILO-IOE study

29 March 2019

27 March 2019 GENEVA (ILO News) – Global business models are changing rapidly and radically, creating a need for policy-makers, businesses and employers’ organizations to innovate, adjust and become more flexible, according to new study. The skills gap is a major issue, with 78 per cent of corporate executives saying schools are failing to meet […]

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Brexit

29 March 2019

The State of Brexit on the 29th March 2019 – leaving day  Theresa May throws the kitchen sink at Brexit Today was supposed to be the day the United Kingdom walked away from the European Union. But the world’s most contentious divorce is far from settled. So, instead of throwing lavish parties celebrating the UK’s […]

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Big moment for Montserrat football

23 March 2019

The win – Montserrat 2 – Cayman Islands 1. So this is where we were taken from – FB – Craig Brewin The eight other teams in contention for the last four qualifying places are St Kitts & Nevis, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Dominican Republic and Bermuda (who play each other), Guyana & Belize (who also […]

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‘It’s phenomenal’: how six Londoners are on verge of glory with Montserrat

22 March 2019

Adapted Football Players with roots on a Caribbean island have helped transform its football fortunes and put a Gold Cup in reach Nick Ames @NickAmes82 Left to right: Montserrat’s Adrian Clifton, Dean Mason, James Comley, Sol Henry, Brandon Comley and Bradley Woods-Garness, pictured in north London. Photograph: Jonny Weeks/The Guardian Left to right: Montserrat’s Adrian […]

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4.7 Earthquake affects islands near Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea

21 March 2019

Via – Loop TT The preliminary details are as follows: The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (UWI-SRC) has recorded a 4.7 magnitude earthquake near Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Kitts and Nevis and Guadeloupe. DATE AND TIME: 2019-03-21 04:12 am (Local Time) 2019-03-21 08:12 (UTC) MAGNITUDE: 4.7 LOCATION: Latitude: 18.81N Longitude: 60.41W Depth: […]

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OECS chairman on Antigua and Barbuda and Carnival Cruise Lines impasse

18 March 2019

by staff writer BASSE-TERRE, Guadeloupe, Mar 17, CMC – The chairman of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves says he has held Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne regarding the issue involving the Florida-based Carnival Cruise Lines. Gonsalves, who chaired the special two-day OECS summit here last week, […]

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Montserrat – History Reflections

15 March 2019

with Teacher Edith Duberry Edith Duberry It is the 3rd day of the St. Patrick’s Heritage Festival on Montserrat. The events include: a National Service at the St. Patrick’ s Roman Catholic Church in Look Out and the 20th edition of the Junior Calypso Competition organized by the Montserrat Union of Teachers, MUT. Let us […]

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Montserrat Youth Accepted to OECS Fashion Design Programme

15 March 2019

“Local Business woman with regional impact” Edella Allen Miss. Edella Allen has been accepted to the first cohort of the OECS Fashion Design Programme which shall be delivered online from February 11th to September 18th 2019. Miss. Allen, a member of the Young Entrepreneur Association of Montserrat, is the owner of Classics Boutique, which already […]

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2019 BVI general election

15 March 2019

Country and people interest matters we might give as a reason that we almost lost sight or rather did not post re General elections which were held in the British Virgin Islands Monday, on  February 25, 2019.[1] For the first time, four parties with at least one incumbent member were contesting an election. Premier Andrew […]

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Justice Albert Redhead dies

14 March 2019

Some sections of the legal fraternity here and across the Eastern Caribbean are said to in mourning at the news of the death of retired Justice Albert Redhead who died on March 4 after a brief period of illness in Antigua. Justice on the bench in Montserrat He has been referred to as a “powerhouse’ […]

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National Security Minister condemns murders of school students

National Security Minister condemns murders of school students

11 March 2019

by staff writer KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mar 9, CMC – National Security Minister Dr. Horace Chang has condemned the murders of two students of the Donald Quarrie High School, who were killed by gunmen as they slept at their home in Portmore, St. Catherine on  the south east of the island on Thursday night. Police said […]

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Bank of Montserrat Ltd

08 March 2019

Unclaimed Dividends – OVER 15 YEARSAs At September 30, 2018

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Alvin Martin’s nolle prosequi

08 March 2019

by a Contributor Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Oris Sullivan issued a nolle prosequi in a case, ending what court observers described was more of persecution than prosecution, of an assault charge against Mr. Alvin Martin, an industrial art – technical teacher at the Montserrat Secondary School, after a two-year wait. DPP  claimed he had […]

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It will be some time before it reaches the stage to seek 'political' independence, but...

It will be some time before it reaches the stage to seek ‘political’ independence, but…

08 March 2019

March 8, 2019 We should make it clear, we are not calling for independence of Britain, and all that goes with that, on the issues and controversies emanating from the seemingly asseverate position the UK wants to hold over the OTs, in particular those who do not wish to adhere to such especially positions concerning […]

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Premier Romeo’s Statement at the memorial service for The Right Hon Professor Dr. George Irish (Harlem, New York, March 1, 2019)

Premier Romeo’s Statement at the memorial service for The Right Hon Professor Dr. George Irish (Harlem, New York, March 1, 2019)

01 March 2019

Premier Donaldson Romeo First and foremost, on behalf of the Government and the People of Montserrat wherever they may be, I would like to express profound condolences with wishes of peace and consolation to the wife, children, close relatives, and friends of The Right Hon Professor Dr. George Irish – son and hero of our […]

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ECPCGC Job Opportunities

01 March 2019

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FAC Report pushes for homosexualisation of marriage How can Montserrat respond reasonably and responsibly

FAC Report pushes for homosexualisation of marriage How can Montserrat respond reasonably and responsibly

01 March 2019

Contribution (A special) BRADES, Montserrat, February 25, 2019 – In the February 8th issue of The Reporter, it was noticed that when Lord Ahmad appeared before the UK Foreign Affairs Committee, on December 18th last year: “. . . right after the imposition of a public beneficial ownership register was put on the table, the […]

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What is Marriage?

01 March 2019

Contribution,  (A special, part 2) Is marriage merely a contract under law that we can change as we wish? BRADES, Montserrat, March 1, 2019 –  In their February 21st report on Montserrat and other Overseas Territories, the UK House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC) it proposed that the UK Government  “should set a date […]

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It is not just money, power and sex

FAC raises controversial Constitutional Isssues

01 March 2019

March 1, 2019 In their February 21, 2019 report, the UK House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC) has called for legalising same-sex marriage in Montserrat and four other Caribbean Overseas Territories. It has also called for changing restrictions on voting and eligibility to run for a seat in our legislative assembly, creating “a pathway […]

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Same Sex Marriage in Montserrat!

01 March 2019

British Foreign Affairs Committee calls for BOTs to get in line on gay marriage Original By Peter Richards Adapted by Bennette Roach LONDON, Feb 22, CMC – The House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee wants all British Overseas Territories (OT), including those in the Caribbean, to legitimise same sex marriages. In addition, the Committee believes […]

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UN Security Council rejects US, Russia resolutions on Venezuela

28 February 2019

The U.N. Security Council has rejected rival resolutions on Venezuela sponsored by the United States, which supports opposition leader Juan Guaido, and Russia, which backs President Nicolas Maduro. The U.S. resolution received the minimum nine “yes” votes in the 15-member council on Thursday, but was vetoed by Russia and China. The vote on the Russian […]

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Guyana celebrates 49th anniversary as a Republic

Guyana celebrates 49th anniversary as a Republic

23 February 2019

by staff writer GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Feb 23, CMC – Guyana is celebrating its 49th anniversary as a Republic on Saturday with President David Granger urging “national unity.” “Let us work together to ensure that our country remains secure, our economy is stable and that everyone is safe and could enjoy a good life,” Granger said […]

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St. Lucia celebrates 40 years of political independence

St. Lucia celebrates 40 years of political independence

22 February 2019

by STAFF WRITER CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Feb. 22, CMC – Prime Minister Allen Chastanet on Friday urged St. Lucians to reflect on the country’s journey as the nation observed the 40th anniversary of political independence from Britain. In his message to mark the occasion  Chastenet said St.Lucians should “keep in mind the things that bind […]

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It is not just money, power and sex

It is not just money, power and sex

22 February 2019

February 22, 2019 When in our Editorials we continually noted that we needed to be careful to understand the notes regarding the FAC Inquiry, we saw that there would be for serious times ahead, other concerns notwithstanding. There has always been talking about independence (for Montserrat), and it has always been the belief of this […]

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Russian cargo planes cause stir at Trinidad airport

Russian cargo planes cause stir at Trinidad airport

22 February 2019

  By Staff Editor A picture of the Russian cargo plane IIyuhsin arriving at the Piarco International Airport on Thursday. A US Air Force plane also arrived on the same day but has since left. (Trinidad Guardian) Two Russ­ian car­go aero­planes, one of which ar­rived at the Pi­ar­co In­ter­na­tion­al Air­port on Thurs­day and the oth­er […]

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Guyana denies shipping “bad’ rice to Jamaica

17 February 2019

by staff writer GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Feb 12, CMC – Guyana says it has not shipped any rice to Jamaica under the “Cinderella” brand for the year after media reports in Kingston said that 70 metric tonnes of White Cinderella rice, had been confiscated by Jamaican authorities. The reports said that the rice, valued at valued […]

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We support and welcome contributions, questions, comments

15 February 2019

February 15, 2019 The word Brexit (‘Britain’s exit’ from the European Union) has been like a buzz word around although there has been far too much idle and wasted chatter, mostly uninformed and too little worthwhile discussions. One legislator, who now obviously has the time, as much as side-lining himself, and should be playing the […]

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Survivors of boating tragedy appear in court

Survivors of boating tragedy appear in court

15 February 2019

by staff writer NASSAU, Bahamas, Feb 13, CMC – Two days after 22 Haitians were buried after they drowned while attempting to enter the Bahamas by sea earlier this month, the 18 who survived the ordeal have been charged with illegally entering the country. The 17 men and one woman appeared before Magistrate Kara Turnquest-Deveaux […]

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“In Our Blood”

15 February 2019

What it means to play international football for Montserrat By Craig Brewin The world is starting to sit up and take notice of the Montserrat Football Team, with regular features starting to appear in World Soccer Magazine, social media, and the national press in the UK.  Its achievements are drawing comparison’s with Jack Charlton’s Irish […]

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CARICOM concerned at violence in Haiti

CARICOM concerned at violence in Haiti

15 February 2019

by staff writer GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Feb 13, CMC – The 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping has expressed concern at the violence in Haiti where opposition parties have been staging street demonstrations demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise. CARICOM chairman and St. Kitts-Nevis Prime Minister, Dr. Timothy Harris, said the regional integration grouping “is deeply […]

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Dr. J.A. George P. Irish a fallen icon

15 February 2019

Dr. James J.A. George P. Irish With an event such as the passing of such as Montserratian Dr. George Irish in the USA, the information moves very quick far and wide, especially in today’s information ‘age’, socially and otherwise. So it was, that after this information was shared on December 23, 2018, requesting, “Urgent intercessory […]

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Bright openings for 2019

08 February 2019

Reporting from the middle of January, in his New Year Message, the Hon. Premier Donaldson Romeo announced a list of ‘Breakthroughs’, many of which were to be happening even as he spoke. Minister Lewis with consultants and related MCWL staff after a press briefing  But a question loomed. Is this really happening?  TMR has set […]

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Governing Montserrat 2019 – 2024

08 February 2019

Contribution – Part 1/2019 Is “folly-tricks” and “melee as usual”  good enough for Montserrat, going forward? by    BRADES, Montserrat, January 15, 2019 –  Everything is now under the shadow of the upcoming elections; due by September (or a little later).   So, let us look at how we may best govern Montserrat over the next […]

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Wheels N Wagons

08 February 2019

Visiting or Living in the US Check this out!!The Montserrat Reporter needs your supportDonate to TMR. This is bottom line for us! Unless we receive your support, our effort will not be able to continue. Whatever and however you can, please support The Montserrat Reporter, owned and published by Montserrat Printing & Publishing Inc. in […]

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Smartphones in school: Ban, restrict or allow?

03 February 2019

BBC News Love them or hate them, smartphones have become an integral part of our daily lives. But should they be left outside the classroom? Nick Gibb, the minister for school standards in England, told the BBC he believes schools should ban their pupils from bringing in smartphones. Opinions are certainly divided, with many people […]

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Police investigating kidnapping of six fishermen allegedly by Venezuelans

Police investigating kidnapping of six fishermen allegedly by Venezuelans

01 February 2019

by staff writer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jan 30, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) Wednesday confirmed that it is investigating the kidnapping of six fishermen allegedly by Venezuelan nationals but said it would not comment on whether or not a US$200,000 ransom had been demanded. Police Commissioner, Gary Griffith, speaking on […]

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Guyana court rules motion of no confidence against government, valid

01 February 2019

Acting Chief Justice, Roxanne George-Wiltshire CNS – Feb 1, 2019 –Acting Chief Justice, Roxanne George-Wiltshire, Thursday ruled that the motion of no confidence passed in the National Assembly on December 21 last year that brought down the David Granger led coalition government is valid, paving the way for fresh regional and general elections to be […]

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Police investigating the kidnapping of six fishermen allegedly by Venezuelans

Police investigating the kidnapping of six fishermen allegedly by Venezuelans

01 February 2019

by staff writer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jan 30, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) Wednesday confirmed that it is investigating the kidnapping of six fishermen allegedly by Venezuelan nationals but said it would not comment on whether or not a US$200,000 ransom had been demanded. Police Commissioner, Gary Griffith, speaking on […]

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Barbados joins other CARICOM countries in banning single-use plastic products

Barbados joins other CARICOM countries in banning single-use plastic products

26 January 2019

by staff writer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jan 23, CMC – Barbados has become the latest Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to announce a ban on the importation, retail, sale and use of petro-based single use plastic products. It said that products such as  single-use plastic cups; cutlery, including plastic knives, forks and spoons; stirrers; straws; plates; egg […]

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President Trump signs measure to reopen the government

President Trump signs measure to reopen the government

26 January 2019

The longest ever shutdown of the U.S. government is over. President Trump tonight signed the continuing resolution that provides funding until Feb. 15.  The bill was signed in private tonight, without reporters present.20 hr 13 min ago Where the shutdown stands now Both the Senate and the House approved a measure to temporarily reopen the […]

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Zero $$ for the wall – Inside Trump’s shutdown turnaround

26 January 2019

President Trump departs the Rose Garden of the White House after announcing the end of the government shutdown on Friday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Philip Rucker , Josh Dawsey and Seung Min Kim January 25. 2019 His poll numbers were plummeting. His FBI director was decrying the dysfunction. The nation’s air travel was in […]

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PM Browne presents budget, warns tax dodgers, while Oppostion leader calls it a falure

PM Browne presents budget, warns tax dodgers, while Oppostion leader calls it a falure

18 January 2019

by staff writer ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Jan 18, CMC – Prime Minister Gaston Browne has presented an EC$1.2 billion (One EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) budget to Parliament outlining new taxes and warning tax dodgers that his administration that it would not be business as  usual. Browne told legislators that recurrent expenditure is estimated at just over […]

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Police offer reward to capture escaped prisoner

Police offer reward to capture escaped prisoner

18 January 2019

bySTAFF WRITER ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Jan. 17, CMC – The police have offered a reward of EC$5,000 (One EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) to anyone who can provide information that will lead to the recapturing a man who escaped last week. The police report that Hayden Phillip was discovered missing from the prison last Thursday and since […]

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Hilarious reactions over the arrest of crack granny

Hilarious reactions over the arrest of crack granny

18 January 2019

by staff writer by Marvin Hockstam PARAMARIBO, Suriname, Jan 16, CMC – The arrest of a 75-year-old grandmother on drug related charges is resulting in people hilariously trolling police and calling for her release. The woman had been arrested on Tuesday after police raided her home and found that she was running a small “cocaine […]

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Notice of Intent – Sagicor

18 January 2019

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Commentary: Exit Brexit … stage right?

18 January 2019

By Anthony L Hall January 18, 2019 Anthony Hall I am on record dismissing Brexit as just a sham sold by shysters, full of lies and presumptions signifying no deal. I refer you to such commentaries as “EU: Britain Trying to Have Cake and Eat It Too,” January 29, 2013, “Brexit: Forget Leaving, Britain a Greater […]

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Chief Justice could rule by month end regarding challenges to the validity of motion of no confidence

Chief Justice could rule by month end regarding challenges to the validity of motion of no confidence

17 January 2019

by staff writer GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jan 15, CMC – Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire Tuesday said she intends to give a ruling by the end of this month regarding the three matters challenging the validity of last month’s motion of no confidence that led to the downfall of the David Granger coalition government. She told lawyers […]

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CARICOM Secretary General says youth crime and violence demands a regional solution

CARICOM Secretary General says youth crime and violence demands a regional solution

17 January 2019

by staff writer GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jan 15, CMC – A two-day conference aimed at examining and redefining violence prevention solutions as it relates to youth violence and prevention in the Caribbean began here on Tuesday with the Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Irwin LaRocque, saying it is a regional problem that demands a […]

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Surinamese rice exporter gunned down in Guyana

17 January 2019

By Ivan Cairo PARAMARIBO, Suriname, Jan 15, CMC –A Surinamese national, who was being sought by police for questioning in connection with the seizure of a large quantity of cocaine, has been found dead in neighbouring Guyana. Guyana police at the scene of the murder (Guyana Chronicle newspaper Photo) Relatives have positively identified the body […]

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Man jailed for killing son over 300 dollars

09 January 2019

by staff writer GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jan 9, CMC – A High Court judge has sentenced a 49-year-old man to 12 years in jail after he was found guilty of killing his son who had given his mother GUY$300 (One Guyana dollar=US$0.004 cents) to end a heated row in the home. Justice Navindra Singh, sitting in […]

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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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EU launches fund to assist Caribbean countries

EU launches fund to assist Caribbean countries

07 June 2019

by staff writer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The European Union has launched a Euro 28 million (One Euro=US$1.29 cents) Regional Climate Resilience Building Facility that will provide financial resources for technical assistance, disaster insurance and resilient investment facilitation. The facility is the largest grant-funded resilience building project in the Caribbean to date and will be […]

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