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Press Statement of the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC)

by STAFF WRITER   BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The following is the full text of statement issued by the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) following an incident involving our correspondent Mr. Kenton Chance and a member of the Barbados Coast Guard in Dominica on October 5, 2017. “The Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) is aware of an […]

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Governor Carriere claims harassment – ends press conference

We had already expressed our displeasure that the Governor’s press conference where her guest was the Deputy Head of DFID department scheduled for Friday, October 6, 2017, would be reduced to 45 minutes. We noted that it highlighted the disinterest or as we have said before the ignorance in keeping especially the public of Montserrat, […]

Fibre Optic Cable Shocker

Fibre Optic Cable Shocker

This will be taken forward as a ‘joint venture between UK Government and Montserrat” When the media gathered at the Governor’s press conference at the Governor’s office today, October 6, 2017, at 8.30 which was scheduled to be a contended time of 45 minute, there were high expectations to hear about the stalled Fibre Optic […]

Head of PMO dismissed without cause - the Premier laments

Head of PMO dismissed without cause – the Premier laments

by Bennette Roach It was shocking news that “the Head of the Project Management Office (PMO) has been relieved of his duties.” One witness to the action being conducted, described it as he was “frogged marched” by a person with military background who demanded that he follow and leave his office in the Ministry of […]

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Passing of a Caribbean stalwart – F A Rupert Mullings

The passing of F A Rupert Mullings, CD, – Feb 2, 1930 – July 18, 2017, late of of Bull Savannah and Big Woods (St Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica), the Caribbean Development Bank, Barbados and the Ministry of Finance, Jamaica, was announced quietly, he having died shortly after his son Gordon, who resides in Montserrat with […]

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One of Jamaica’s most wanted men arrested in Antigua, deported

19 October 2017

by STAFF WRITER ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Oct 18, CMC – (Adapted) A magistrate court has ordered the deportation of a 33-year-old Jamaican national, who has been described as one of that country’s 10 most wanted criminals. Jermaine Gordon, who is wanted on murder and other related charges in Jamaica, appeared before Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh […]

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PM Skerrit says despite no revenue, government keeping financial obligations to public servants

09 October 2017

by STAFF WRITER ROSEAU, Dominica, Oct 4, CMC – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit Wednesday said that public servants had received their salaries for the month of September even though the government has not received “one dollar” since Hurricane Maria pummelled the island on September 18. Speaking at the daily briefing updating Dominicans on the progress […]

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UK Joint Task Force head says territories ‘moving back towards normality’ after Hurricane Irma devastation

08 October 2017

 by STAFF WRITER  TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Oct. 8, CMC – One month after the most powerful hurricane in decades pummeled the Caribbean, head of the United Kingdom (UK) Joint Task Force, Chris Austin, says life in affected British Overseas Territories is “moving back towards normality.” “We have had a month of extensive emergency relief […]

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ExxonMobil finds more oil in new well offshore Guyana

08 October 2017

by STAFF WRITER TEXAS, Oct. 5, CMC –  US based oil giant, Exxon Mobil Corporation on Thursday announced it made a fifth new oil discovery after drilling the Turbot-1 well offshore Guyana. Turbot is ExxonMobil’s latest discovery to date in Guyana, adding to previous discoveries at Liza, Payara, Snoek and Liza Deep. Following completion of the […]

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Caribbean disaster experts to discuss ways to assist region during SOTIC conference

06 October 2017

by STAFF WRITER KINGSTON, Jamaica, Oct 4, CMC – Leading experts in disaster preparedness and mitigation, recovery, funding, airport development and maintenance among other stakeholders will meet in Grenada net week to discuss ways on how the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) conference in Jamaica in November can assist Caribbean countries battered by Hurricanes […]

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World Bank says remittances to the Caribbean recover modestly after two-year decline

06 October 2017

 by STAFF WRITER   WASHINGTON, Oct 4, CMC – The World Bank says remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean are expected to increase by 6.9 per cent to US$79 billion this year. In the latest edition of the Bank’s Migration and Development Brief, the Washington-based financial institution noted that “economic growth and improvement in […]

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Caribbean countries meet to create pathways to food and nutrition education

06 October 2017

by STAFF WRITER   BRASILIA, Brazil, Oct 3, CMC – Delegates from several Caribbean countries are meeting here this week to discuss a new vision for school feeding programmes that is being promoted through regional and national interventions based on the fundamental elements of education for sustainability and the production of food for schools. The interventions […]

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Regional hoteliers launch “One Caribbean Family” initiative

06 October 2017

by STAFF WRITER MIAMI, Oct 3, CMC – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has launched a booking initiative that allows hotels across the region to help those who have been adversely impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The CHTA said that the initiative will also highlight the fact that more than 70 per […]

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Elderly women killed during robbery

06 October 2017

by STAFF WRITER   GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Oct 3, CMC – Guyana police were on Tuesday searching for the bandits who killed two elderly women, who were found at their home in the capital with their hands and feet tied and their mouths gagged. The bodies also bore marks of violence. Police were called to the […]

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ECCB launches five year strategic plan

06 October 2017

The St. Kitts-Based Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) Tuesday unveiled a five-year strategic plan which it said focuses on the goals that are needed to improve the financial institution’s relevance and address more strategically, the expectations of stakeholders in relation to socio-economic transformation. ECCB Governor, Timothy Antoine, speaking by video conference to all member states […]

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MATHLE takes occupancy of its two-year old new building

06 October 2017

The newly appointed Minister David Osborne officially declared the Ministry of Agriculture, Trade, Lands, Housing and the Environment building open in lower Brades on Tuesday, September 27, 2017 in the witness of several other government Ministers, officials, public servants and a cross section of the public. Several of the top officials officiated in the proceedings; […]

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De Ole Dawg – Part 22: 2017 -Failing the opportunity test

De Ole Dawg – Part 22: 2017 -Failing the opportunity test

06 October 2017

Do we “never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity”? BRADES, Montserrat, – Does the recent dismissal of the Programme Management Office Head, Mr Carl Gomersall,[1] throw away key opportunities for Montserrat? Sadly, yes. To begin to see why let us recall an earlier article in this “De Ole Dawg” series[2] that reported on a […]

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Caribbean disaster experts to discuss ways to assist region during SOTIC conference

06 October 2017

by STAFF WRITER   KINGSTON, Jamaica, Oct 4, CMC – Leading experts in disaster preparedness and mitigation, recovery, funding, airport development and maintenance among other stakeholders will meet in Grenada net week to discuss ways on how the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) conference in Jamaica in November can assist Caribbean countries battered by […]

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Caribbean countries meet to create pathways to food and nutrition education

06 October 2017

by STAFF WRITER BRASILIA, Brazil, Oct 3, CMC – Delegates from several Caribbean countries are meeting here this week to discuss a new vision for school feeding programmes that is being promoted through regional and national interventions based on the fundamental elements of education for sustainability and the production of food for schools. The interventions aim […]

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Legal Notice - In the Estate of Geraldine Angelina Locker, deceased

Legal Notice – In the Estate of Geraldine Angelina Locker, deceased

06 October 2017

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Legal Notice – Notice of Application for Prescriptive Title

06 October 2017

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British-American Insurance Company Limited -Notice of Re-Scheduled Meeting

06 October 2017

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Dominica reiterates importance of agriculture as it rebuilds following Hurricane Maria

06 October 2017

by STAFF WRITER ROSEAU, Dominica, Oct 6, CMC – The Dominica government Friday reiterated that the agricultural sector remains ‘a  critical” aspect of the island’s re-development following the passage of Hurricane Maria late month that killed 28 people and left billions of dollars in damages. “We have said many times since the hurricane, that agriculture […]

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Marijuana discovered on flight from Jamaica

06 October 2017

by STAFF WRITER ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Oct 6, CMC – Antigua and Barbuda law enforcement authorities have intercepted several boxes containing marijuana that arrived on the island on board a Caribbean Airlines (CAL) flight from Jamaica on Thursday. The authorities said that the drugs were concealed in bottles packaged in several boxes of mayonnaise that […]

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Governance hitting a real low, which arm of government?

Governance hitting a real low, which arm of government?

06 October 2017

We believe this chaos of governance began long ago since HMG seemed to have lost their own focus of good governance and back when Montserrat governments began asking for involvement in the selection and appointment of Governors for the island. We were probably appeased on that matter, we then unknowingly somehow thought, when in mid-late […]

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Jus Wonderin - October 6, 2017

Jus Wonderin – October 6, 2017

06 October 2017

Jus wonderin if Montserrat’s state of affairs epitomizes Christian doctrine gone bad, sheer madness or both where good meets punishment and evil meets rewards. Jus wonderin what “data and other confidential information” a transparency – honest – and integrity-centered government have to hide from their partners (like DfID), colleagues and the stakeholders people they supposedly […]

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Cash-strapped regional airline also affected by passage of hurricanes

06 October 2017

by STAFF WRITER BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Oct 6, CMC – A senior official of the financially-strapped regional airline, LIAT, says the struggling Antigua-based carrier should be considered also for assistance as the region emerges from the devastation caused by the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria through the Lesser Antilles last month. LIAT’s chief executive officer, […]

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Tropical Depression Could Strengthen to Hurricane Before Hitting Florida

Tropical Depression Could Strengthen to Hurricane Before Hitting Florida

05 October 2017

The Epoch Times by Epoch Newsroom October 4, 2017 3:13 pm Last Updated: October 4, 2017 3:33 pm (NOAA) The National Weather Service said that Florida’s Gulf Coast could be potentially impacted by another hurricane—just weeks after Hurricane Irma slammed the state. A new tropical depression has formed in the Caribbean Sea. Early weather forecasts show that it […]

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Woman who was recorded beating child in video, charged

05 October 2017

by STAFF WRITER   KINGSTON, Jamaica, Oct 3, CMC – A 44-year-old woman is due to appear in court next Monday charged with cruelty to a child after a video emerged on social media over the last weekend showing her beating a child with a machete. The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) said that Doreen Dyer […]

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Hurricane articles

02 October 2017

Bermuda takes in hurricane-hit Caribbean families  HAMILTON, Bermuda, Sep 27, CMC  – The Bermuda government has rolled out the welcome mat to families across the region whose homes have been devastated by hurricanes in recent weeks. A family of four from the British Virgin Islands (BVI), who have relatives in Bermuda, were processed by the […]

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Coca-Cola donates millions to Caribbean and Mexico

29 September 2017

by STAFF WRITER ATLANTA,Sep. 28, CMC – The Coca-Cola beverage company has donated more than US$6 million to hurricane and earthquake ravaged countries in the Caribbean and Latin America. The company , best known for its carbonated beverages, pledged US$4.3 million to aid recovery efforts following the devastation left across the Caribbean by category five […]

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Building codes in Caribbean strong, but must be enforced

29 September 2017

by B. Roach A CMC article out of Dominica by Peter Richards, the Caribbean’s roving journalist, captioned ‘Expert warns Caribbean to heed lessons from Hurricane Maria’ comes after comments and advice from Linda A.S. Dias, Government of Montserrat’s Chief Architect, made 18 days earlier when she said, “the destruction left in the wake of Hurricane […]

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New Zealand pledges aid to help Caribbean countries affected by hurricanes

29 September 2017

by STAFF WRITER   BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sep. 24, CMC   – The Government of New Zealand will be contributing NZ$250,000 (US$  to the immediate relief efforts to help countries in the region that have been affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria. Jan Henderson – NZ High Commissioner The funds will be disbursed through the United […]

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World Bank approves funds to support marine resources in Eastern Caribbean

28 September 2017

by STAFF WRITER   WASHINGTON, Sep. 28, CMC –  A grant amounting to US$6.3 million has been approved by the World Bank to help Eastern Caribbean countries preserve and strengthen the resilience of coastal and marine resources. Th funds will also be used to implement regional policies to stimulate ‘blue growth’, where sustainable ocean-based industries […]

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Warner loses fight against US extradition

28 September 2017

by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Sep. 28, CMC – Former politician and football official, Austin “Jack” Warner on Wednesday, lost his lawsuit challenging his extradition to the United States. Warner is wanted by authorities to answer charges of fraud arising out of a Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) bribery scandal. Delivering a […]

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3.5-magnitude quake rattles N Korea near nuclear test site

23 September 2017

Jamaica Observer: Saturday, September 23, 2017 People watch a television news screen showing a map of the epicenter of an earthquake in North Korea, at a railway station in Seoul on September 23, 2017. BEIJING, China (AFP) — A shallow 3.5-magnitude earthquake which hit North Korea near the country’s nuclear test site Saturday was likely […]

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Apocalypse Now? Doomsday Predictions Are Just Recycled Bogus Theories

Apocalypse Now? Doomsday Predictions Are Just Recycled Bogus Theories

23 September 2017

By Stephanie Pappas, Live Science Contributor | September 22, 2017 04:20pm ET     Credit: Igor Zh./Shutterstock Old doomsday predictions never die. They just get recycled. Just six years after radio preacher Harold Camping promised the apocalypse, and five years after the end of the Mayan calendar was supposed to extinguish life on Earth as we know it, new doomsday predictions have […]

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Major Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria

22 September 2017

by Bennette Roach Destruction dominate and total devastation to northern Caribbean Islands, the wrath avoids Montserrat Readers who can are encouraged to visit: www.themontserratreporter.com and its facebook page: The Montserrat Reporter (https://www.facebook.com/themontserratreporter/) for more detailed coverage. Officially, the Atlantic hurricane season runs from 1 June to 30 November. But this year will up till no doubt be […]

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Hurricane Maria kills three in Haiti

22 September 2017

by STAFF WRITER   PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Sep. 22, CMC – Three people were killed on Thursday as  heavy rains stemming from the close passage of the powerful Hurricane Maria, lashed sections of Haiti. The police report that early Thursday, a 45 year old man drowned as he attempted to cross the Grand Ravine […]

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Hurricane releif aid from across the region and the world

22 September 2017

Barbados Defence Force and fire service to assist hurricane battered Dominica by STAFF WRITER   BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sep. 19, CMC –  A team of firemen from the Barbados Fire Service left the island on Tuesday for Dominica to render much needed assistance to the country that was devastated by Hurricane Maria late Monday. Chief Fire Officer, […]

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Prime Minister says Dominica needs “all the help the world can give”, left dazed

22 September 2017

by STAFF WRITER ST. JOHN’S , Antigua, Sep. 21, CMC – The Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit has issued an urgent appeal for the island, following the passage of Hurricane Maria earlier this week. Skerrit in an emotional interview on ABS television on Thursday said the entire nation  has been impacted by the powerful […]

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Premier Romeo fires Minister Hogan, replaced by Osborne

22 September 2017

By Bennette Roach Initially creating the potential for the dissolution of parliament and new General Elections A storm more critical to the overall future of Montserrat ensued while this newspaper was about to feature the previous week’s disastrous visit of hurricane Irma that left deaths and near total destruction to some of our close neighbours […]

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Destructive Hurricanes and other kinds of destruction attend us

Destructive Hurricanes and other kinds of destruction attend us

22 September 2017

Throughout, The Montserrat Reporter in print but mostly on line through the small opportunities available, we’ve tried to record the passage of three of the most destructive and expensive hurricanes in history, certainly since Hugo in the case of Montserrat and others after it. Montserrat, since it had lost the most productive part of the […]

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Earth-stricken Mexico not forgotten – OECS sympathies following earthquake

21 September 2017

by STAFF WRITER   CASTRIES, St Lucia, Sep 21, CMC —The Commission of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has conveyed deepest regrets to the Government and people of Mexico on the tragic loss of life and devastation caused by the recent earthquake in Mexico City on Tuesday –  the second to strike the […]

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Prime Minister of Dominica declares state of emergency, BVI gives all clear

21 September 2017

This was Wednesday by STAFF WRITER   ROSEAU, Dominica, Sep. 20, CMC  – A state of emergency has been declared in Dominica following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. In a statement on Wednesday,  Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said the Commonwealth of Dominica is still isolated with no means of communications and and transportation connections […]

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US ‘stands in solidarity’ with Dominica, Caribbean on ravages of Hurricane Irma

21 September 2017

by STAFF WRITER   WASHINGTON, Sep. 21, CMC – The United States on Wednesday said that it “stands in solidarity with the people of Dominica and all those across the Caribbean region” affected by Hurricane Maria. “The United States stands ready to work with you and our international partners to provide immediate disaster relief,” said […]

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Jamaica and St. Vincent aiding stricken islands and British Virgin Islands

20 September 2017

Storm forces barge of hurricane relief supply to return to St. Vincent KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Sept. 19, CMC — Rough seas and other unfavorable marine conditions on the weekend forced the return to Kingstown of an 1,800-tonne barge laden with relief supplies bound for storm-ravaged British Virgin Islands (BVI). Dr. Ralph Gonsalves The supplies were […]

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Strengthening Hurricane Maria closes in on Leeward Islands

18 September 2017

by STAFF WRITER   BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sept 18, CMC – Hurricane Maria was rapidly intensifying into a major hurricane with weather forecasters predicting that the eye of the storm would move through the Leeward Islands later on Monday. In its 11.00 am (local time) weather bulletin, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) said that the […]

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Brexit: Boris Johnson ought to be fired, furious Tories tell May

16 September 2017

The Guardian Toby Helm, Michael Savage and Daniel Boffey in Strasbourg4 hrs ago   © PA Theresa May and Boris Johnson in June. Senior Conservatives have denounced Theresa May as “too weak” to unite her cabinet and run an effective government after she refused to sack her foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, for breaking ranks over Brexit. […]

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St. Lucia jolted by earthquake

16 September 2017

by STAFF WRITER   CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Sept 15, CMC Adapted – An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 jolted St. Lucia on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damages. This when St. Lucia prepares to join other OECS territories in the North Caribbean, the Lesser Antilles already suffering from the […]

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ONDCP welcomes Court of Appeal ruling

15 September 2017

by STAFF WRITER   ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Sept 13, CMC – The Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of Antigua and Barbuda’s civil forfeiture regime, which provides for the forfeiting of the proceeds and instrumentalities of crime without the need for a criminal conviction. The appeal had been […]

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Antiguan envoy meets emergency agencies, major countries on relief for hurricane-wreaked Barbuda

15 September 2017

by STAFF WRITER   WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, CMC – Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States and the Organisation of American States (OAS), Sir Ronald Sanders, on Wednesday met with the Inter-American Emergency Aid Committee and representatives of major countries to discuss the devastating impact on Barbuda by the recent passage of Hurricane Irma. […]

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St. Vincent government treading cautiously

15 September 2017

by Kenton X. Chance ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands, Sept 14, CMC — The St. Vincent and the Grenadines government says it will use the feedback from meetings with its nationals in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) to determine the course of action it will take regarding repatriating them in the wake of the devastating […]

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St Kitts Nevis to accommodate CXC students from hurricane affected countries

15 September 2017

by STAFF WRITER BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Sep. 14, CMC – The government of St. Kitts Nevis has offered to accommodate secondary school students from islands that were severely affected by the passage Hurricane Irma, and who are registered to sit Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) exams. The Dr. Timonty Harris led administration has offered to temporary […]

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National Security Minister in favour of death penalty

15 September 2017

by STAFF WRITER   CASTRIES, St Lucia, Sep. 14, CMC—National Security Minister, Hermangild Francis, says he has no objection to the resumption of the death penalty here, as long as it continues to remain on the books. Hermangild Francis With that in mind, the Minister disclosed that sometime next week he will be visiting the […]

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Poverty on the rise in Barbados – survey

15 September 2017

by STAFF WRITER   BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sep. 14, CMC  – A new study has found that poverty is on the rise in Barbados with  17.5 percent of the population living in poverty, up from 15.1 percent in 2010. The findings of the Barbados Survey of Living Conditions 2016-2017, were officially released on Wednesday. The survey […]

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The medical team prepares to board the Cayman Airways flight to Anguilla, which was chartered for the humanitarian mission. Two nurses from Health City Cayman Islands joined the group of medical professionals from the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority on the relief effort.

Health City Cayman Islands joins hurricane Irma relief effort

13 September 2017

  by Sarah Munn CAYMAN ISLANDS (September 13, 2017) – Health City Cayman Islands is part of a relief effort being coordinated by the Cayman Islands Government to send supplies, medicines and medical staff to Anguilla, a fellow British Overseas Territory. Dr. Chandy Abraham, CEO and Medical Director of the Caribbean tertiary care hospital, said […]

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Update on the Islands - Saturday

Update on the Islands – Saturday

09 September 2017

As of Saturday: Martin French & Dutch- Badly damaged. Currently ships are heading there by this afternoon they should have items. No communication via telephone is activate right now. About 95% persons including hotels are badly damaged. The airport is off limit right now. So contact with family is very difficult hopefully by tomorrow latest. […]

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Jose forecasted to pass further north of Montserrat than Irma

Hurricane Jose strengthening, nearly a Category 5 storm

09 September 2017

After Harvey and Irma, Jose is the third straight Atlantic tropical system to become a Category 4 storm Updated: 2:50 AM EDT Sep 9, 2017  2 a.m. Jose remains a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 150 mph. The storm is moving west-northwest at 14 mph, threatening the island of Barbuda, which has already been […]

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A little detail, what to expect in Montserrat and northern Leeward Islands

08 September 2017

September 8, 2017 MIAMI, USA — As category 4 Hurricane Jose continued to move towards the same northern Leeward Islands that were battered just two days ago by Hurricane Irma, new hurricane warnings have been issued for Anguilla, Barbuda, St Martin, St Barthelemy and St Maarten. A hurricane watch is in effect for Antigua. The […]

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PM says Barbudans have no choice but to leave

08 September 2017

by STAFF WRITER   ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Sept 8, CMC – Prime Minister Gaston Browne Friday reiterated that Barbuda, which was hit by Hurricane Irma earlier this week, is “uninhabitable” and that there will “be a mandatory evacuation of every single person” there. Speaking on radio after making a visit to the battered island, Prime […]

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Hurricane Jose remains powerful storm heading towards the Leeward Islands

08 September 2017

by STAFF WRITER   BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sept 8, CMC – Hurricane Jose remained a powerful Category 4 storm as it made its way towards the Northern Leeward Islands on Friday as nervous residents hoped it would veer away and towards the open seas over the weekend. The two major regional carriers, the Antigua-based LIAT, and […]

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Trinidad and Tobago to send helicopter and crew to Antigua and Barbuda

08 September 2017

by STAFF WRITER Trinidad, Sept. 7, CMC  – The Trinidad and Tobago Government has announced plans to send a helicopter and crew to Antigua and Barbuda to assist the twin island state in relief efforts following the passage of Hurricane Irma. On the island of Barbuda, over 90 percent of the buildings have been destroyed. […]

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UK to assist victims of Hurricane Irma in Caribbean

08 September 2017

by STAFF WRITER LONDON, Sept. 7, CMC  – The British Government has announced plans to send a military vessel to assist those affected by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean. In a statement to Parliament, a junior foreign minister, Alan Duncan said a military vessel will be sent to the region and US$15.7 million in aid […]

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Residents of Barbuda urged to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Jose

07 September 2017

by STAFF WRITER JOHN’S, Antigua, Sept. 7, CMC – Residents of the hurricane-ravaged island of Barbuda are being urged to evacuate ahead of the pending passage of Hurricane Jose  – a Category 1 storm churning 800 miles east  of the Lesser Antilles. “If this other storm, Jose is going to be a threat to Barbuda, […]

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Trinidad and Tobago to send helicopter and crew to Antigua and Barbuda

07 September 2017

by STAFF WRITER Trinidad, Sept. 7, CMC  – The Trinidad and Tobago Government has announced plans to send a helicopter and crew to Antigua and Barbuda to assist the twin island state in relief efforts following the passage of Hurricane Irma. On the island of Barbuda, over 90 percent of the buildings have been destroyed. […]

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GRENADA-POLITICS-Opposition dismisses latest Cabinet re-shuffle in Grenada

05 September 2017

 ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Sept 1, CMC – The leader of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Nazim Burke, has dismissed the latest Cabinet re-shuffle announced by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell earlier this week, saying it is one that is clearly about party politics and not national development. “A Cabinet re-shuffle is supposed to […]

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Hurricane Irma now Cat 4 as it heads for eastern Caribbean

04 September 2017

 By DANICA COTO, Associated Press September 04, 2017 7:07 PM SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Hurricane Irma grew into a powerful Category 4 storm Monday as it approached the northeastern Caribbean and was forecast to begin buffeting the region Tuesday. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 140 mph (220 kph) Monday night, and the U.S. […]

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Barbados imposes ban on importation of drones until 2018

04 September 2017

by STAFF WRITER   BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sept 4, CMC – Barbados Monday announced a continued ban on the importation of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), also known as Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or drones, until March 31, next year. In a brief statement, the authorities said a temporary exemption will be considered on a case […]

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Hurricane watches issued for the Leeward Islands

03 September 2017

by STAFF WRITER MIAMI, Sep. 3, CMC – Hurricane watches have been issued for several islands in the Eastern Caribbean as a powerful category three Hurricane Irma moves closer to the island chain. The Miami based National Hurricane Centre in its latest forecast says the centre of Irma is located 790 miles east of the […]

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4.3 earthquake rocks Haiti

03 September 2017

by STAFF WRITER   PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Sep. 3, CMC – An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.3 was recorded in Port au Prince and surrounding areas on Saturday . The United States Geological Survey (USGS) says at 4:14 pm (local time), the tremor was widely felt in the departments of the Central Plateau […]

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Trinidad and Tobago PM Rowely offers to wave immigration regulation for Dominicans

02 September 2017

by STAFF WRITER   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Sep. 22 CMC – Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley says his administration will wave the immigration requirements for residents of the hurricane ravaged island of Dominica for a period of six months as the CARICOM member state rebuilds. Rowley made the announcement on Thursday during a post […]

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Knowledge is power, but useless to the corruptible

02 September 2017

The Montserrat Reporter was to learn within the last week of a conversation reportedly taking place in Montserrat, that does more to exacerbate the ignorance exhibited by those responsible for the future of Montserrat, let’s say from all sides. The conversation given in rough terms is that Montserrat should dump or separate from the UK. […]

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Hurricane Irma turns westward with 120-mph winds

02 September 2017

      By Caribbean News Now contributor September 2, 2017 TMR: Be prepared is key – Get as much knowledgeable information from all around MIAMI, USA — Adapted: Hurricane Irma maintained its category 3 status on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale on Friday and is forecast to remain a powerful hurricane for days, as […]

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Trinidad and Tobago celebrates 55 years of political independence

01 September 2017

by STAFF WRITER   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,Aug. 31, CMC – Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley has urged the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago to “focused and fearless” as the nation seeks to implement progressive strategies and policies. On Thursday, in his address to mark the 55 years of political independence from Great Britain, Rowley […]

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TRINIDAD-CRIME-Former attorney general formally charged

31 August 2017

by STAFF WRITER   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 30, CMC – Former attorney general Anand Ramlogan was on Wednesday formally charged with misbehaviour in public office more than 30 hours after he was picked up at his southern home by police. Anand Ramlogan A statement issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) […]

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North Korea’s antique airplane could be its most dangerous weapon yet

30 August 2017

By Lucia I. Suarez Sang Published August 29, 2017 Fox News   North Korea paratroopers jump out of two Antonov An-2 transport aircrafts.  (North Korea State Media) Amid escalating tensions with the United States, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un tested out a seemingly laughable, but key part of his arsenal. Footage recently emerged of […]

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UKHO to map Montserrat’s seabed

25 August 2017

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has deployed a survey vessel, The Sea Rentiy II and team, to the waters of Montserrat until the end of August 2017. The Soviet vessel involvement in the Montserrat waters is aimed at improving navigation supporting sustainable economic development and protecting the marine environment. Using state-of-the-art multibeam sonar equipment to […]

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Big Ben bongs sound for final time for four years

24 August 2017

The Guardian Bell chimes for last time before it is silenced for £29m renovation of Elizabeth Tower that has proved controversial https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/video/2017/aug/21/listen-to-big-bens-bongs-sound-for-last-time-before-falling-silent-video  https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/video/2017/aug/21/listen-to-big-bens-bongs-sound-for-last-time-before-falling-silent-video   Jessica Elgot Political reporter The bongs of Big Ben have sounded for the final time before they are silenced for a four-year period of restoration workon the Elizabeth Tower. The tower […]

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Trinidad Media Group sends home workers

21 August 2017

by STAFF WRITER   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 18, CMC – The Guardian Media Ltd (GML) has announced the retrenchment of 31 employees saying it “was not an easy decision” to do so. GML, a subsidiary of the ANSA McAL Group, publishes the Guardian newspaper and operates CNC3 Television, the TBC Radio Network and […]

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West Indies tour of England, 2017

19 August 2017

See this and remember the ‘glory days’! 5 ODIs, 3 Tests, 1 T20 . Aug 01-Sep 29 HomeSchedule & ResultsNews SquadsPhotosStatsVenues   ENG VS WI, 1ST TEST England take series lead with emphatic victory Windies lose 19 wickets in a day to succumb to an innings and 209-run defeat WI 168, 137  •  ENG 514-8 England won by an innings and 209 […]

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Government informs temporary cessation of ferry service

18 August 2017

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CXC looking to increase e-marking

18 August 2017

by STAFF WRITER  BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, August 15, CMC – The Barbados-based regional examinations body, the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC), has announced plans to increase electronic marking of annual exams. CXC’s Director of Operations, Stephen Savoury, said that since e-marking was introduced in 2013, this year saw the most papers being graded using this method, and […]

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Be Smart: A Partial Eclipse Can Fry Your Naked Eyes

18 August 2017

N P R August 18, 20175:11 PM ET NELL GREENFIELDBOYCE   Left: A partial solar eclipse, as viewed from the Cotswolds, United Kingdom, March 2015. Right: A total solar eclipse, as viewed from Longyearbyen, Norway, March 2015. Tim Graham/Getty Images/Haakon Mosvold Larsen/AFP/Getty Images The day of the long-awaited coast-to-coast solar eclipse has all but arrived — and if history is […]

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Caribbean Examination Council records slight decline in candidates taking 2016-17 exams

18 August 2017

by STAFF WRITER   BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Aug 14, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) Monday reported a decline in the number of candidates who registered for major exams in the 2016-2017 academic year. Director of Operations, Stephen Savoury, who delivered the CXC assessment of the exams, told reporters that there was a one […]

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BVI Recovery Task Force to oversee recovery efforts following flood rains

18 August 2017

by STAFF WRITER   TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Aug. 17, CMC – The British Virgin Islands has announced the establishment of a Recovery Task Force that will take the led on several initiatives following heavy rains that devastated sections of the territory earlier this month. Led by the Permanent Secretary in the Office of the […]

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New telecom legislation to deal with changing industry within OECS

18 August 2017

by STAFF WRITER   BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Aug 18, CMC – Member countries of the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) are expected to lay before their respective parliaments, the Electronic Communications Bill aimed at updating existing legislation to deal with a changing telecommunications environment. Communications Minister Vincent Byron Jr, said that there was a need […]

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There is much more to go around for the ensuing failure

18 August 2017

There are those including Her Excellency the Governor who may be surprised at expressions, opinions, which suggest that she along with others including of course the rest of the Government she chairs in Cabinet, have been accused of not doing enough to advance Montserrat’s cause towards development much more towards self-sufficiency. Let’s flash back: “More […]

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Arts Council gets ready for third year music festival

18 August 2017

The Montserrat Arts Council has announced the return of Montserrat-born, Miss Robyn Quinnett, return to the island in August 2017 with a delegation of professionally trained musicians, some by the world renowned Juilliard School of Music in New York.  This year marks the 3rd Annual Montserrat Music Festival and this year’s delegation includes Robyn Quinnett, […]

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Challenging the Caribbean’s churches and civil society on leadership

Challenging the Caribbean’s churches and civil society on leadership

18 August 2017

Contribution – Part 20/2017  How can we nurture fresh, clean, capable, well-informed leadership across our region? BRADES, Montserrat, July 14, 2017 – Now, our churches host the largest voluntary social involvement in our region.  That’s simply a basic fact about our region. However, this brute fact instantly means the churches are “ground zero” in the […]

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MSS reports on its CXC Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) 2017 Exam Results

18 August 2017

The Montserrat Secondary School has received the preliminary results for students who wrote the CSEC EXAMINATIONS in May/June 2017, and the principal Mrs. Cherlyn Hogan publishes this fairly comprehensive report: Seventy-six (76) students entered to write CXC exams this year.  The students wrote a total of four hundred and sixty-eight (468) subject entries in the […]

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Counterfeit EC Currency Notes in circulation in Montserrat and the region

18 August 2017

by Bennette Roach Word quickly spread that there were counterfeit EC dollars circulating in Montserrat. Our investigations revealed that one store had suspected the notes, but the Bank nor the ECCB agency office had been advised. But Montserrat was not the only OECS territory experiencing the counterfeit notes. CMC reported that Grenada police Wednesday, August […]

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Donald Trump slams removal of historic statues as Confederate figures come down

17 August 2017

The US President predicts that monuments to George Washington could come down next – a claim historians say is “ridiculous”. UK, Thursday 17 August 2017 The far-right rally in Charlottesivlle was a protest against a statue’s removal  By Aubrey Allegretti, Political Reporter Donald Trump has said US history and culture is being “ripped apart” by […]

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Barcelona terror attack: One arrested after van driven into dozens of pedestrians

17 August 2017

Thursday 17 August 2017 At least 13 people have died and 50 are injured after a white van hits people in a tourist area of Catalonia’s capital. Police have arrested a suspect after a van killed at least 13 people in a terrorist attack in Barcelona city centre. A white van mounted the pavement of […]

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Human remains discovered after 12-year search for American student in Aruba

17 August 2017

by STAFF WRITER ORANJESTAD, Aug. 17,  CMC –  There is another twist to the mystery surrounding the disappearance of American high school graduate Natalee Holloway  following the discovery of human remains in this Dutch Caribbean territory. Natalee Holloway Holloway, 18, was with friends on a post-high school trip to Aruba in 2005 when she vanished, […]

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Three quarters of osteoarthritis sufferers say they are in constant pain

Arthritis in knees is a preventable disease, scientists discover

15 August 2017

The Times Kate Wright August 15 2017, 12:01am, The Times Three quarters of osteoarthritis sufferers say they are in constant pain REX FEATURES   Arthritis in the knees is a preventable disease rather than an inevitable consequence of wear and ageing, a study has concluded. The condition is twice as common today as it was before […]

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China denies being involved in “economic colonialism” in Jamaica

15 August 2017

by STAFF WRITER   KINGSTON, Jamaica, Aug 11, CMC – China Friday condemned a video circulating on social network in which an opposition legislator claims that there is “a form of economic colonialism by Chinese businesses operating in Jamaica”. In a statement, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China it is offended by the […]

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Usain Bolt pulls up hurt in final race as Britain win men’s 4x100m gold

13 August 2017

Usain Bolt pulls up hurt in final race at World Championships Oliver Brown, Chief Sports Feature Writer, London Stadium (report) Stuart Stone, (live updates) Given this was once a country of incorrigible baton-droppers, the British men’s relay team restored national pride in the most emphatic and improbable style last night with a gold medal to […]

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How do we deal with “Cocobeh”- tainted big frogs in our region’s small ponds?

11 August 2017

Contribution – Part 19/2017     The Caribbean’s tainted leadership challenge  BRADES, Montserrat, July 13, 2017 – One of the old-time Caribbean superstitions is the one about how “frogs” (especially toads) carry “Cocobeh,” leprosy. Many an innocent frog has paid with its life for this myth. And even that crime against ecology is part of […]

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Montserrat to send delegation to CARIFESTA 2017

Montserrat to send delegation to CARIFESTA 2017

11 August 2017

A delegation of seven Montserratians is set to travel to Barbados for the 13th edition of CARIFESTA, to be held from August 17 to the 27. CARIFESTA, the Caribbean Festival of the Arts, is a celebratory display of the diverse Caribbean art forms. According to the Montserrat Arts Council (MAC), Montserrat has not been represented […]

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Trinidadian climbs Europe’s highest mountain to raise funds to assist women

11 August 2017

by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug. 10, CMC  – Henry Mungalsingh, a Trinidadian who lives in the UK, reached the peak of Europe’s highest mountain on Wednesday as he sought to fulfill his pledge to raise funds for a women’s home in the twin island republic. On Wednesday morning, Henry raised the Trinidad […]

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Speculation rife about snap poll in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

11 August 2017

By Kenton Chance KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Aug 11, CMC – Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has fuelled speculation that he may be contemplating a snap general election in St. Vincent and the Grenadines after disclosing the results of a recent poll conducted by the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES). “All I have to tell […]

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RMPS with Mounts Bay aid destroy drug fields

11 August 2017

RMPS with Mounts Bay discovery, but premature revelation destroy marijuana fields There have been at least two occasions as recent as May this year the Royal Montserrat Police Service (RMPS) reported hauls of, and convictions for possession of cannabis sativa (marijuana) in different locations of Montserrat.   Prior to that and since they RMPS has […]

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Sandals Resorts says it will vigorously defend its good name

11 August 2017

by STAFF WRITER   MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, Aug 11, CMC – Sandals Resorts International (SRI) says it reserves the right to initiate all legal options, including suing for slander and libel to protect its good name as the war of words continues with the Antigua and Barbuda government. In a statement, SRI said “our main […]

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Governor hails Mounts Bay exercises a success with significance

Governor hails Mounts Bay exercises a success with significance

11 August 2017

Meanwhile, besides exposing or discovering drug fields, Her Excellency Governor Carriere reported that the exercises conducted by the British Naval Vessel Royal fleet auxiliary RFA Mounts Bay should be considered “an outstanding success…” She said, it was a significant exercise for the fleet, “so we should remember, all of us, that despite the weather, although […]

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UWI lecturer against the rise of businessmen-politicians in the Caribbean

11 August 2017

By Kenton X.Chance KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Aug 11, CMC – A University of the West Indies (UWI) lecturer is warning against the rise of the businessman-politician in the Caribbean identifying St. Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet and U.S. President Donald Trump as examples of why businessmen as politicians are bad for society. Head of the […]

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Sinkhole at Rendezvous Bluff is expanding at the top

Sinkhole at Rendezvous Bluff is expanding at the top

11 August 2017

Little if anything had been heard of the sinkhole that was discovered on the north-western bluff of Montserrat beyond Rendezvous bluff on February 17, 2016. But this past week Montserrat Volcano Observatory Director Rod Stewart reported that the hole has doubled in size since it was last examined. The director according to a ZJBNews report […]

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Governor Carriere and Martin Dawson leave doubtful impressions

Governor Carriere and Martin Dawson leave doubtful impressions

11 August 2017

The news a week ago coming out of Government House was for many quarters surprising. That was so because there were those who believed that Governor Carriere was serious and at times seemed aggressively pursuing a course of doing something meaningful before she leaves next year, if indeed she would. There are also those who […]

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Montserrat Red Cross holds its AGM and elects new board

Montserrat Red Cross holds its AGM and elects new board

08 August 2017

The Montserrat branch of the British Red Cross has a new board of Directors following its Annual General Meeting held on July 20, 2017.  The appreciative membership elected a full slate of eight-member Committee.  The new board comprises:  Mr. Bennette Roach Mrs. Beverly West-Joseph Mr. Jaywani Deepak Miss Harjinder Jutle Mrs. Anne Buffonge-Thomas Miss Milykhia […]

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RMPS occupy vacant MDC Tourist Information building at Carrs Bay

04 August 2017

According to a ZJBNews report the Royal Montserrat Police Service (RMPS) is mobilising further to enhance its presence in the community. In the latest development the RMPS Marine unit has taken up residency in a now defunct Montserrat Development Corporation (MDC) building at Carrs Bay at the entrance to Little Bay. The report stated, that […]

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Government will to give second chance to young people if they move away from crime

04 August 2017

by STAFF WRITER   BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Aug 4, CMC – Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris says his administration is willing to provide a second opportunity to young people to move away from a life of crime and was guaranteeing them a job should they do so. Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris “If there is […]

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Emancipation Day – liberate from poor work attitudes, laziness, corruption, disrespect…

04 August 2017

Back in 2012, August 3, we published: “Every year for some years now Montserrat observes Emancipation Day, August 1. It does so like many other countries in the Caribbean, but barely, on an annual basis in observance of the abolition of slavery. Montserrat’s author and poet, Professor Sir Howard Fergus seemed to lament the lack […]

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King Natte Ready for Leeward Island Calypso Competition

04 August 2017

The Montserrat Arts Council has revealed that Mr. Kevin ‘King Natte’ Farrell is preparing to represent Montserrat in the 21st Annual Leeward Islands Calypso Monarch Competition which is scheduled to take place on Saturday  August 12, 2017 in the island of Anguilla. This will be King Natte’s first time representing Montserrat regionally since he won […]

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Fibre-optics delay is a set-up

Fibre-optics delay is a set-up

04 August 2017

But by whom? Should they get away! By Bennette Roach The absence of the reinstallation project of fiberoptic cables to Montserrat has begun to make rounds in supposedly important circles in Montserrat, but it is difficult to understand the utterances and the discussions. Some, one observer say is relevant but still does not meet the […]

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DFID’s Dawson departs soon

DFID’s Dawson departs soon

04 August 2017

Meanwhile Martin Dawson the current DFID Resident Representative will this month conclude his two-year stint extended to a third year as he reported last year September, under a cloud of rumours, regarding his service to Montserrat. According to a release from the Governor’s and DFID offices, “after almost three years in Montserrat, Martin Dawson, DFID Resident […]

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ECCB Launches New Website

04 August 2017

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) this week launched its new, user-friendly and mobile compatible website on Wednesday, August 2 at a regional media conference, where Governor Antoine gave feature remarks.   The new ECCB website is one of the organisational effectiveness initiatives under the Bank’s Strategic Priorities and is designed to improve citizen engagement […]

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Governor Carriere to shorten her Montserrat tour of duty end of this year

Governor Carriere to shorten her Montserrat tour of duty end of this year

04 August 2017

Early today the Governor’s Office issued a surprise release which follows: “Her Excellency the Governor, Elizabeth Carriere, will be leaving Montserrat in early January 2018 to take up a senior position with an international development non-governmental organisation (NGO) to work in Africa on programmes related to development, social justice and gender equality. By the time […]

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Legislator Dr. Buffonge and Banker A. Kirnon receive Chevening Scholarship

04 August 2017

by B Roach The Governor’s Office announced on Friday that Miss Amuelle Kirnon of the Bank of Montserrat and Dr. Ingrid Buffonge of Glendon Hospital have been awarded prestigious Chevening Scholarships for the 2017/18 academic year. Miss Kirnon will study for a Master of Science (MSc) in Occupational and Organisational Psychology at the University of […]

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Montserrat Red Cross holds its AGM and elects new board

04 August 2017

The Montserrat branch of the British Red Cross has a new board of Directors following its Annual General Meeting held on July 20, 2017.  The appreciative membership present elected a full slate of eight-member Committee, of which an Executive Committee will be elected.  The new board comprises:  Mr. Bennette Roach Mrs. Beverly West-Joseph Mr. Jaywani […]

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Red Cross Youth Arm attend regional youth camp in Suriname

04 August 2017

MRC – Aug. 3 2017 – The Youth Arm of the Montserrat branch of the British Red Cross will be represented at the Caribbean regional youth summer camp to be held in Suriname.  The camp which starts today (Thursday) is an annual one and attracts youth from across the region.   Representing Montserrat at the […]

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Time for truth about Montserrat’s economy

04 August 2017

 Contribution – Part 18/2017  What is the true state of our economy, and what should we do about it? BRADES, Montserrat, June 28, 2017 – One of the common sayings on our streets is “the economy is dead,” and many shop-owners say that sales are “slow.” At the same time there is a wave of […]

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A review found huge variations in treatments, with low-performing hospitals often ignorant about methods adopted elsewhere

NHS must cut waste if it wants more cash

04 August 2017

Hospitals can save billions, says authoritative report Chris Smyth, Health Editor August 4 2017, 12:01am, The Times A review found huge variations in treatments, with low-performing hospitals often ignorant about methods adopted elsewherePAUL ROGERS/THE TIMES The NHS does not deserve more money because it wastes so much on poor care, according to the senior surgeon who […]

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Government defends fiscal policies, says no plans to approach IMF

03 August 2017

by STAFF WRITER   ROSEAU, Dominica, Aug 2, CMC – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has defended the economic policies of his administration and dismissed suggestions that the island could be seeking assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Winding up debate on the EC$918.2 million (One EC dollar =US$0.37 cents) budget on Tuesday night, Skerrit […]

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Chinese national to challenge government’s decision to withdraw passport

03 August 2017

by STAFF WRITER BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Aug 2, CMC – An attorney for a Chinese fugitive who returned to Beijing last month to face charges of fraud involving at least US$100 million, says will seek a judicial review of the decision of the St. Kitts-Nevis government not to re-issue him with a local passport. Attorney […]

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RINIDAD – Government gets nod to liquidate CFL

28 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jul. 26, CMC  – The government has been granted permission to appoint provisional liquidators to preserve the assets of CL Financial as it seeks to recover a $15 billion debt left from the 2009 bailout of the conglomerate’s insurance subsidiaries Colonial Life Insurance Company (Clico) and British […]

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Airport Authority – no evidence of workers stealing from travellers

28 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER     KINGSTOWN,  St. Vincent, Jul. 27, CMC –  The five-month old Argyle International Airport (AIA) authority says its investigation so far has not found any evidence of its workers stealing items from travellers’ bags, as several persons have claimed. Glender Francois, manager of Customer Service and Marketing/Public Relations at AIA told […]

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CXC launches first mobile App

28 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER     BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul. 27, CMC  – The Caribbean Examinations Council’s (CXC) has launched its first mobile App – CXC Connect – as the agency continues to incorporate technology to make learning relatively seamless. At the launching ceremony on Wednesday, Education Minister Ronald Jones said CXC is moving at a rapid […]

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US support continues for major OECS initiatives

28 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER    CASTRIES, St Lucia Jul. 26, CMC—The United States government has signaled its intention to continue financial support for two major initiatives in the areas of Juvenile Justice reform and education for six member countries of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECDS). The plan was discussed Tuesday when the US Ambassador […]

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BVI approves work permit exemptions for business visitors

28 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Jul 26, CMC – The government of the British Virgin Islands has approved the exemption for work permits for various classes of business visitors, including those for arbitration and mediation. The Cabinet approved the exemption based on recommendations in the Financial Services Consultancy Report approved by Cabinet in […]

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Governor Davis raises money for Montserrat branch of Red Cross

Governor Davis raises money for Montserrat branch of Red Cross

28 July 2017

by Bennette Roach The Montserrat branch of the British Red Cross became proud recipient of a donation from former Governor Adrian Davis which he raised from a presentation to Lochinvar House School in London. Miss Annesta Fergus of the Governor’s office made the presentation of £200 to Red Cross officials on Tuesday this week, July […]

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CDB helping DBJ better manage environmental, social risks

28 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER   BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul. 28, CMC – The Barbados based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a grant to support the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) in efforts to address environmental, social issues that can deter investment or impact job creation, growth and poverty reduction. On Thursday, CDB  announced that it will […]

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Thousands march in nation wide protest

28 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER   BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul. 24, CMC – A nationwide protest called by trade unions and the private sector has won the support of thousands of Barbadians who turned out on Monday urging the government to roll back the increase in the National Social Responsibility Levy. The protest is jointly organized by the […]

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CDB approves funds for electricity system upgrade in Anguilla

28 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER   BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul. 25, CMC  – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a loan of US$6.2 million  to the Anguilla Electricity Company (ANGLEC) to meet the growing electricity demand on the island. The Seventh Power Project aims to improve the capacity and reliability of ANGLEC’s power-generating system. “This Project will […]

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US says Trinidad has highest per capita rate of ISIS recruitment in Western Hemisphere

28 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER WASHINGTON, Jul. 22,  CMC – While there were no known indigenous or foreign terrorist groups operating in Trinidad and Tobago, the United States says the twin-island republic had the highest per capita rate of ISIS recruitment in the Western Hemisphere in 2016 and that the return of these terrorist fighters is of […]

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New Premier takes Finance as he unveils new cabinet

28 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER  (adapted) HAMILTON, Bermuda, Jul 25, CMC  –  New Premier David Burt unveiled an 11-strong cabinet on Thursday, two days after his Progressive Labour Party (PLP) stormed to victory in the general election. Premier David Burt The PLP, which had lost the 2012 election to the One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) by 19 seats […]

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CDB grant to build regional capacity for climate forecasting

28 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER   BRIDGETOWN,Barbados,  Jul. 26, CMC  –  The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has  approved EUR773,000 (US$900,264) in grant funding to enhance regional resilience to climate variability and change. The grant will be provided to the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH), and will be used to strengthen national and regional institutional capacity […]

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CCJ orders release of men on death row in Barbados

28 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jul. 25, CMC – The Trinidad based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), on Tuesday quashed the convictions of the two men  – Vincent Edwards and Richard Haynes  – who sentenced to death for  murder  committed in Barbados in 2006. The men  were set free on Tuesday, after […]

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Governor Davis raises money for Montserrat branch of Red Cross

21 July 2017

by Bennette Roach The Montserrat branch of the British Red Cross became proud recipient of a donation from former Governor Adrian Davis which he raised from a presentation to Lochinvar House School in London. Miss Annesta Fergus of the Governor’s office made the presentation of £200 to Red Cross officials on Tuesday this week, July […]

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Empowering Excellence in Public Service

21 July 2017

By Bennette Roach It must be one of and perhaps the most important legacy Her Excellency Elizabeth Carriere intends to leave behind in Montserrat at the end of her tenure as Governor. From her arrival, the Governor had noted that a public service and how it functioned was integral to the development… delivering quality of […]

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HMG handouts and humble acquiescence won't erase Foreclosures or Rebuild Lives

HMG handouts and humble acquiescence won’t erase Foreclosures or Rebuild Lives

17 July 2017

Those of us who are more conscious of and share the responsibility for existence in Montserrat often get the question, “If your economy is so nearly dead and with all the related problems, why are you people still staying there?” It is a question when put in those terms that is not that easy to […]

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EARTHQUAKE- Magnitude 3.50 quake rocks BVI

15 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Jul. 14, CMC – An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.50 was felt in the British Virgin Islands late Thursday. The Puerto Rico Seismic Network says the quake occurred  7:23 pm (local time) at 18.27, longitude 64.66, or 16.67 kilometres south-south-east of Road Town, at a depth of […]

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Woman dies from powerful jet engine blast

14 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER     PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten, Jul 13, CMC  – A 57 year old woman from New Zealand was killed after the blast from a powerful jet engine knocked her to the ground at the Princess Juliana International Airport . The local police reported that on Wednesday, the woman was at the airport, which […]

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ACM President to be recognised by NABJ

14 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul. 13, CMC – President of the Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM), Wesley Gibbings will receive the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Percy Qoboza Foreign Journalist Award at the NABJ Convention and Career Fair in New Orleans next month. Gibbings, a Trinidadian newspaper columnist, freelance journalist and  […]

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Application to inspect election ballots to be heard in new law term

14 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Jul 13,  CMC – The application by lawyers for the main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) to inspect documents from the December 2015 general elections as part of the two petitions filed to challenge the outcome of that poll, will not be heard before mid September. When the matter came […]

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Monica La Bennett, signs the MOU between CDB and EXIM Bank of China

CDB signs MOU with Bank of China

14 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul 13, CMC. – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of China have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which will allow both parties to discuss opportunities for cooperation and coordination in CDB’s Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs). Monica La Bennett, signs MOU between CDB and EXIM […]

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Jimmy Henry

Agriculture Minister resigns

13 July 2017

 CASTRIES, St Lucia Jul. 12, CMC – Agriculture Minister Jimmy Henry has resigned following reports that he was recently  stopped and searched at the George Charles Airport . Jimmy Henry Henry, who announced his resignation Wednesday, in a video  on social media, said he decided to step down for personal reasons. ” I have decided to […]

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Taiwan announces visa-free entry for allies in Caribbean

13 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER   TAIPEI, Jul. 12, CMC – The Government of Taiwan on Wednesday announced visa-free entry for nationals of its diplomatic allies in the Caribbean, with immediate effect. According Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this is being done to “demonstrate the closeness between Taiwan and its allies in the Caribbean “ and “the […]

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Prime Minister to sue member of Election Commission

13 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER   ROSEAU, Dominica, Jul. 12, CMC – Lawyers for  Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica  say they will be filing a lawsuit against a member of the Election Commission for statements made on a radio programme that they determined to be defamatory . Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit The lawyers had written to […]

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Twenty two inmates from gutted prison granted bail – driver abducted by escapees found

12 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER   GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jul. 11, CMC – Twenty two prisoners who were remanded to the Georgetown Prison were granted bail on Monday as a means of easing the congestion in the penal system. The prisoners who were behind bars for minor non-violent offences were offered bail  as six Magistrates held special bail hearing […]

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ELAC study says banks in Antigua and Barbuda, adversely affected by de-risking

11 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER   ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Jul. 10, CMC – The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) says 67 percent of the banks in  Antigua and Barbuda have been adversely affected by de-risking. This is the outcome of a regional study that is looking at the economic impact of de-risking on […]

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DFID’s Dawson reports on the 3rd geothermal well

07 July 2017

by Bennette Roach Work is scheduled to resume on the third Geothermal Well in St. George Hill in the next month or so, since drilling ended towards the end of last year. Martin Dawson reports that efforts were being made to maintain the integrity of the well because there were concerns that developed while they […]

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Opposition legislators stage walkout during debate on incentive bill

07 July 2017

by Linda Straker ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Jun 27, CMC – Opposition legislators staged a walkout on Tuesday protesting the ruling by the President of the Senate, Chester Humphrey, that the presentation of the leader of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Nazim Burke to the Hydrocarbon Incentive Bill was irrelevant. Opposition Senator, Keith Clouden […]

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Grenfell Tower fire: 87 discoveries of human remains found in gutted block of flats, reveals Met Police

05 July 2017

Met commander admits full search by hand will take ‘many months’ despite 250-strong team The Independent Online Jon Sharman – The Independent – 05 July 2017 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/grenfell-tower-fire-human-remains-found-87-recoveries-discoveries-block-flats-dead-metropolitan-a7824411.html The burnt out remains of the Grenfell Tower are seen in north Kensington Reuters A total of 87 discoveries of human remains have been made at Grenfell Tower, […]

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Grenfell Tower: Kensington MP calls for inquiry head to be replaced with ‘someone who can understand humans’

04 July 2017

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/grenfell-tower-kensington-mp-calls-for-inquiry-head-to-be-replaced-with-someone-who-can-understand-humans/ar-BBDK3CJ   As TMR said before – so many similarities to what have gone on since Soufriere Hills volcano began erupting in Montserrat in 1995, just days less 22 years; going on even now. Serious how some mistakes continue to be perpetuated today in our dealings! They need to be dealt with.   The Telegraph […]

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Mum poses as own daughter to catch paedophile luring her on Facebook

04 July 2017

Stranger asks who he believes is a schoolgirl to sit on her bed and say ‘I’ve been a very bad girl’  Chloe Farand Tuesday 4 July 2017   The Independent Online    Kelly Carberry pretended to be her 13-year-old daughter when a suspected paedophile contacted her on Facebook Mercury Press and Media Ltd A mother posed […]

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Bow Wharf fire: Blaze rips through new multi-million pound development in trendy east London

02 July 2017

Fiona Simpson   London Evening Standard   Site story  here  http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/bow-wharf-fire-blaze-rips-through-new-multimillion-pound-development-in-trendy-east-london-a3577916.htmlHuge blaze: Fire rips through new development Bow Wharf in east London –Twitter A huge fire has ripped through a new multi-million pound development in a trendy part of east London. Dramatic images posted on social media showed thick smoke billowing over Victoria Park, in […]

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German soldiers carry the coffin of late former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl during of a memorial ceremony at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, July 1, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

World leaders bid farewell to Germany’s Kohl a force for European unity

01 July 2017

  See Reuters full article here   By Wolfgang Rattay | SPEYER, Germany Leaders from the United States, Russia and across Europe paid tribute on Saturday to former German chancellor Helmut Kohl as the architect of German reunification and a driving force for European integration. Kohl, who died on June 16 at 87, was lauded […]

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The Seafrontier suffered a hole above the water line and damage to the superstructure

Petrol tanker and bulk carrier in ‘major collision’ in English Channel

01 July 2017

  The two giant vessels ran into each other in the narrow Dover Strait – the world’s busiest shipping lane. UK, Saturday 01 July 2017 The Seafrontier suffered a hole above the water line and damage to the superstructure  An oil tanker and a bulk carrier have smashed into each other in the English Channel. […]

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Man beaten to death for refusing to stop watching sex act by three people

30 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER   GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jun 27, CMC – Guyana police have detained three people, including a woman, who are accused of beating a man to death on Monday after he refused to stop gazing at their three-some sex act. A police statement said that the three were engaged in a sex act at […]

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Teenager among four to stand trial for murder

30 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER   GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jun 28, CMC – A 13-year-old girl and her sister who claimed that they were verbally, physically and sexually abused by their 64-year-old father, have been committed to stand trial for his murder. The two girls were among four persons who have been committed to stand trial in the […]

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Former PM Simpson Miller bows out of politics

30 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER   KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jun 28, CMC – Former prime minister Portia Simpson Miller has told legislators that they owe it to themselves to do what is best for Jamaica as Prime Minister Andrew Holness led the praises for her long tenure in Parliament. “We have a responsibility to do what is in […]

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Dominican Republic nationals nabbed with cocaine in Caribbean Sea

30 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER   SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Jun. 29, CMC – The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says its Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents, working jointly with officers of the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force (CCSF) have arrested three nationals of the Dominican Republic while attempting to smuggle 151 kilograms of […]

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Prime Minister announces Cabinet reshuffle

30 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jun. 29, CMC- Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley has made changes to his Cabinet – effective Thursday, that will lead to the reassignment of some government ministers. The release, issued early Thursday said Prime Minister had informed President Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona, of the reassignment of Fitzgerald Hinds […]

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OECS and UNICEF sign five year agreement

30 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jun 28, CMC – The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has signed a five-year agreement with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to jointly promote child-centred programmes in the sub-region. Under the agreement signed by OECS Director General, Dr. Didicus Jules, and UNICEF Representative, Khin-Sandi Lwin, the two […]

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Former prosecutor jailed for 17 years

30 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jun 28, CMC – A former police prosecutor has been jailed for 17 years with hard labour after he was found guilty of raping a then 17-year-old girl who had gone to the police station to make a report 16 years ago. Justice Althea Alexis-Windsor, sitting in […]

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CMCFeature: CARICOM Pride turned to Gloom

29 June 2017

By Sir Ronald Sanders* WASHINGTON, Jun 23, CMC – Three weeks ago, I and many other committed Caribbean integrationists, declared that the unity displayed by CARICOM countries at the Organization of American States (OAS) on May 31 “was a moment for unbridled pride”. What happened on Monday June 20, just days later, shattered that sense […]

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St. Kitts-Nevis Opposition Leader to deliver lecture on slavery

27 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten, Jun 26, CMC – Former St. Kitts-Nevis prime minister is to deliver the Third Annual Emancipation Day Lecture at the University of St. Martin (USM) on July 1.   Douglas, who has been invited by the Independence for St. Martin Foundation (ISMF), will speak on the theme, “The Realities of […]

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Authorities in Antigua seize more than a million dollars in illegal drugs

26 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Jun 26, CMC – The National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) says it has seized more than one million (One EC dollar =US$0.37 cents) in illegal drugs and detained six people, including two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nationals, during a 24 hour exercise over the weekend. In a […]

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Haiti worried at abuse of illegal drugs in schools and homes

26 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Jun 25, CMC – The National Commission for the Fight Against Drugs (CONALD), says it is perturbed at the “appalling” abuse of illegal drugs in schools, homes and in the country in general. Haiti is joining the international community in observing the International Day Against Drug Abuse and […]

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Police make arrests in gang rape of 16-year-old, deny human rights abuse

26 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER   PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Jun 23, CMC – Haitian police Friday denied allegations that they forced two men to kiss each other after they were arrested on Thursday in connection with the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl in January this year. The police commissioner in Petion-ville, Jean Christian Monélus confirmed […]

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It could have been avoided

25 June 2017

(See articles of July 4, 1997 following fatalities from Soufriere Hills volcano) Navigate to 1997 – 4th July By Bennette Roach In every tragic disaster like this, when people die and especially, where elapsed time is involved, certainly questions must be asked, why did it happen? Could it have been avoided? Can it happen again? […]

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Government sets up multimillion dollar fund to assist Tropical Storm Bret victims

23 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jun 23, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago government has announced a TT$25 million (One TT dollar =US$0.16 cents) fund to assist victims of Tropical Storm Bret that swept through the oil-rich twin island republic earlier this week causing widespread destruction mainly in the east and northern section […]

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London Grenfell Tower fire

22 June 2017

Ragin fire horror at Grenfell Tower: 12 dead and 18 critically ill –Emergency teams are pictured carrying bodies from the building amid reports the blaze began with an exploding fridge. SKYNews By Greg Heffer, News Reporter At least 12 people have died in a huge fire on a West London estate, and officials expect the […]

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Grenfell Tower fire: council officials ‘yet to respond to more than 130 offers to rehouse victims’

19 June 2017

 ‘There is no lack of volunteers or of offers to help – just lack of coordination and organisation’ Greg Wilford The Independent Online Kensington and Chelsea Council and the borough’s tenant management organisation have yet to respond to more than 130 offers to rehouse people who were forced to leave their homes after the Grenfell Tower fire, according […]

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US congressman Steve Scalise shot at Virginia baseball practice

14 June 2017

Sky News Several killed in ‘unprecedented’ London tower blaze – with residents still trapped A bullet hole in a window at the scene of the shooting Senior US congressman Steve Scalise has been shot at a baseball practice in northern Virginia. A congressional aide said Mr Scalise, who rallies Republican votes in the House of […]

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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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Huge fire engulfs west London Grenfell Tower block

14 June 2017

Families try to find one another as a number of fatalities is confirmed and firefighters try to rescue those who remain trapped. 7:43 – Wednesday 14 June 2017   Full story: Huge fire started nearly 12 hours or so ago – engulfs Grenfell Tower block – Sky story By Sunita Patel-Carstairs and Aubrey Allegretti, News […]

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Prime Minister condemns attack on Roman Catholic priest

13 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jun 12, CMC – Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley Monday condemned the attack and robbery of a popular Roman Catholic priest, who has been working with young people to help rid Trinidad and Tobago of crime. Father Clive Harvey was robbed at gunpoint as he prayed at the […]

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Five detained in drug bust

13 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jun 12, CMC – Five people, including a woman, were arrested on Monday fter police intercepted a taxi and seized a quantity of marijuana. In a brief statement, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) said that bust occurred along the Aurora Public Road in Essequibo, when the car was stopped and […]

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LIAT pilots apologise for inconvenience, outline new agreement

13 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Jun 13, CMC – The President of the Leeward Island Airline Pilots Association (LIAPLA), Captain Carl Burke, has apologised to the travelling public in the Caribbean after pilots refused to fly the ATR72 aircraft operated by the regional carrier, LIAT, over salary increases. “Well first of all, with the […]

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Jamaica developing measures to ease frustration associated with CSME

13 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jun 13, CMC- The Jamaica government says it is working with regional governments to resolve some of the problems that frustrate travellers within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Single Market and Economy (CSME). The CSME allows for the free movement of goods, skills, labour and services across the 15-member regional integration […]

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Opposition stages march demanding general election

13 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Jun 13, CMC – The leadership of the main opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) led supporters in a demonstration here late Monday evening demanding that Prime Minister Gaston Browne announce the date for fresh general elections in Antigua and Barbuda. The move by the UPP comes as the ruling […]

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Arriving passenger from St Lucia arrested at JFK after cocaine found hidden in wheelchair

13 June 2017

CaribbeanNewsNow June 14, 2017   NEW YORK, USA — US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on June 11 stopped Yoncela Stanley, a United States citizen, who was arriving on a flight from Saint Lucia. Cocaine found inside back seat cushion of wheelchair During the course of the […]

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Man jailed for showing porn to children

Man jailed for showing porn to children

12 June 2017

    Saturday, June 10, 2017 A 54-year-old Arima man who showed pornography to two children was sentenced to 24 months in jail after being found guilty of the offences on Thursday. Clifford Llewellyn a mechanic from Carapo, Arima, will also be registered as a sex offender in the Sex Offenders’ Register. Llewellyn, who is […]

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Groups call for guidelines regarding the safe use of cannabis infused edibles

07 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jun 2, CMC –Two organisations here have called for the several bodies including the Bureau of Standards Jamaica, the Cannabis Licensing Authority as well as the University of the West Indies (UWI) to prepare a working committee that will seek to address proper guidelines governing the safe use and dosage […]

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Police investigating death of seven-year-old

06 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER NASSAU, Bahamas, Jun 5, CMC – Bahamas police are investigating the death of a seven year-old girl, whose body was discovered in waters at Arawak Cay over the weekend. Police said that the body could be that of Ennora Lezette Bulla,  who was reported missing shortly before 7:00 pm (local time) on […]

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Search continues for six persons missing at sea; no death confirmed

06 June 2017

By Kenton X. Chance KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Jun 5, CMC – Rescue teams resumed their search Monday for six nationals reported missing at sea after the speedboat in which they were travelling began taking in water on Sunday. However, Lieutenant Ragguette of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Coast Guard, said that the Coast Guard […]

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Jamaica government clears the air over “patting down” incident involving Trinidad Minister

06 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jun 5, CMC – The Jamaica government has blamed a “private security company” for patting down a Minister in the Trinidad and Tobago government when she was leaving the country after attending the Regional Parliamentary Forum as part of the follow-up on the UN Declaration on Ending AIDS last week. […]

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Caribbean participating in high level United Nations conference

Caribbean participating in high level United Nations conference

04 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER   NEW YORK, Jun 5, CMC – The Belize based Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) is participating in the high-level United Nations Conference to advance the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 as well as to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for development.  The five day […]

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5 ways to test your computer’s security – USA TODAY special

02 June 2017

      Special for USA TODAY Published 9 June 2, 2017 Kim Komando , Cover video: USA Today columnist Kim Komando guides you on how to test your computer’s security. (Photo: DAVID BECKER, AP) The moment you log onto the internet, your computer starts its game of Russian Roulette. I know that sounds bleak […]

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Cayman Islands new national unity government sworn in

02 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, Jun. 1, CMC – A coalition legislature is now in place in the Cayman Islands following days of uncertainty after the May 24 general election. On Wednesday, the coalition of 13 elected members was sworn in by Governor Helen Kilpatrick. Premier Alden McLaughlin Leading the government for a second […]

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Heat waves to affect Caribbean during Atlantic Hurricane season

02 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Jun.1, CMC  – Caribbean islands especially those in the south have been urged to prepare for heat waves as they will be a feature of the 2017 rainy season. That is the warning issued by Dr. Simon Mason of the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology in his presentation  […]

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World leaders warn Trump: ‘Paris agreement cannot be renegotiated’

01 June 2017

http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/336008-world-leaders-warn-trump-paris-agreement-cannot-be-renegotiated  The Hill Pres. Trump: “We’re getting out!” Inform Raw By Devin Henry – 06/01/17 05:56 PM EDT 430 Foreign officials and many of America’s overseas allies slammed President Trump’s Thursday announcement that he’ll pull the United States out of the Paris climate deal. The leaders of France, Germany and Italy, three key supporters of […]

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Cayman Islands governor confirms finally, ‘national unity’ coalition

30 May 2017

After General Elections – fallout (L-R) Moses Kirkconnell (PPM), Alden McLaughlin (PPM), McKeeva Bush (CDP), Roy Tatum (PPM official), Austin Harris (IND), Dr Joseph Marzouca (CDP official), Deputy Governor Franz Manderson, Governor Helen Kilpatrick and Eugene Ebanks (CDP) GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) — Cayman Islands Governor Helen Kilpatrick has confirmed that Alden McLaughlin, the […]

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New Cayman government uncertain as independents win majority

30 May 2017

      GEORGE TOWN Cayman Islands (CNS) — With independents securing three major government ministers’ scalps and the opposition failing to secure any seats outside of its traditional West Bay stronghold, the final results of Wednesday’s general election have left the Cayman Islands facing significant uncertainty over who will form the next government.The results […]

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High Court dismisses petition filed by well-known government supporters

30 May 2017

by STAFF WRITER BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, May 29, CMC – The High Court has described as “an abuse of the process of the court” an attempt by two supporters of the government to remove two Nigerian students and all Commonwealth citizens from the Register of Voters. Rupert Earle and William Liburd had by a claim […]

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Caribbean nationals arrested in drug seizure at sea

30 May 2017

by STAFF WRITER   MIAMI, May 29, CMC – The United States Coast Guard has detained six Caribbean nationals after intercepting a 35-foot sport fisher approximately11 miles east of Boca Raton over the last weekend. It said that the Coast Guard Cutter, Bernard C. Webber, conducted a safety boarding Saturday of the vessel and as […]

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Trinidad rattled by earthquake

30 May 2017

by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, May 29, CMC – An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.0 rattled the west of Trinidad on Sunday night, the Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has reported. It said the quake, which occurred at a depth of three kilometres, was felt […]

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Alternately charming and boorish, Trump plays the role of a lifetime overseas

28 May 2017

Play Video 0:51  – President Trump appeared to push past Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic at a NATO event in Brussels on May 25. (Reuters)   The story   By Philip Rucker and Karen DeYoung May 27 at 2:57 PM TAORMINA, Italy — Little matters more to Donald Trump, the brander-turned-American president, than imagery. Trump […]

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Terror threat level reduced to ‘severe’ after Manchester arrests

27 May 2017

As raids continue, Theresa May says armed soldiers will be gradually withdrawn from the streets after the bank holiday weekend UK, Saturday, 27 May, 2017 By Connor Sephton, News Reporter Adapted: The UK’s terror threat level has been reduced from ‘critical’ to ‘severe’, the Prime Minister has confirmed. At an emergency COBRA meeting, the independent […]

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Haitian TPS recipient, Farah Larrieux disappointed in extension

27 May 2017

By South Florida Caribbean News May 23, 2017 Statement from a Haitian TPS recipient, Farah Larrieux  MIAMI – In any fight, it’s either you lose or you win. The Department of Homeland Security press release about the TPS 6-month extension is for me a Haitian a big disappointment. Homeland Security Extends Temporary Protected Status for Haitians To […]

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Police arrest Guyanese woman found with cocaine in hair weave

26 May 2017

by STAFF WRITER NASSAU, Bahamas, May 24, CMC – The police have arrested a Guyanese woman who attempted to smuggle cocaine, that was concealed in her hair weave, into the country. The police report that shortly after 3;00 pm (local time) on Tuesday,the female passenger, who had just arrived  at the Lynden Pindling International Airport […]

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There needs to be a different relationship or understanding with UK?DFID

There needs to be a different relationship or understanding with UK?DFID

26 May 2017

Editorial – May 26, 2017 Somehow Montserrat for the past three years seemed to have gone through the phase where the strong willed still looks to tomorrow because today does not yet offer any real hope of change. Wake up! Ah! The dream. What do these things mean – Diplomacy, Critical philosophy – The necessary […]

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LIAT averts pilots industrial action - agrees to begin paying pilot’s timely and outstanding salaries

LIAT averts pilots industrial action – agrees to begin paying pilot’s timely and outstanding salaries

26 May 2017

Following years of struggle for pay and back-pay and general working conditions the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) in a release dated May 21, 2017 stopped short of expressing a threat of industrial action. “As a result of LIAT’s actions and the volatility of this situation, LIALPA would like to once again make a […]

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UN Secretary General says Dominica was decimated by Hurricane Maria

08 October 2017

by STAFF WRITER   ROSEAU, Dominica, Oct. 8, CMC – United Nations Secretary General António Guterres described  as “dramatic”, the devastation of Dominica following the passage of Hurricane Maria on September 18. Speaking at press conference here on Sunday, Guterres noted that every community ielt the impact of the powerful category 5 storm. “I have […]

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