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Aretha Franklin, ‘Queen of Soul’ who transformed American music, dies at 76

Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press Published 10:10 a.m. ET Aug. 16, 2018 | Updated 1:09 p.m. ET Aug. 16, 2018 Reports say the music icon died from advanced pancreatic cancer in her Detroit home surrounded by family. Here’s a look at her iconic career that spans generations in music and American history. USA TODAY (Photo: […]

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UK Minister of Defense Mark Lancaster visits

By Bennette Roach Whether it was by design or coincidence, the Hon Mark Lancaster UK Minister of Defence paid a visit to Montserrat, seven weeks after Lord Tariq Ahmad, FCO Minister made a visit in time to launch the Police – Heliconia Star vessel into operation. The visit came at the official start of the […]

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Another key Govt officer Exits

By Bennette Roach Will Human Resource Officer Dr. Clarke-Fletcher claim constructive dismissal? The ZJB 6.00p.m. news that same day reported, having obviously received the Deputy Governor’s memo and a release which did not reach TMR until June 27, combining the two: “…Mrs. Cheverlyn Williams Kirnon replaces Dr. Jocelyn Clarke-Fletcher with whom the government of Montserrat […]

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Montserrat’s volcanic eruption began 23 years ago

by Bennette Roach July 18 is a date that Montserratians all over the world and especially those old enough to remember, the day when volcanic activity was announced. It was a Tuesday night, and the next day people reported they heard the rumbling sounds in the mountains, “like a jet plane passing.” It was 23 […]

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23 years on after volcanic eruption began in Montserrat, Premier speaks about immediate future

by Bennette Roach July 18 is a date that Montserratians all over the world and especially those old enough to remember, the day when volcanic activity was announced. It was a Tuesday night, and the next day people reported they heard the rumbling sounds in the mountains, “like a jet plane passing.” It was 23 years […]

Dominica Opposition party wants answers on Ross University departure

Dominica Opposition party wants answers on Ross University departure

17 August 2018

While St. Vincent PM says no blame should be afforded to his regional colleagues on Ross University by staff writer ROSEAU, Dominica, Aug 14, CMC – The main opposition United Workers Party (UWP) is calling on the Dominica government to make public the recent 25 year agreement it signed with the US-owned Ross University School […]

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Government reviewing dress code

Government reviewing dress code

17 August 2018

by staff writer ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Aug 15, CMC – Less than a week after the Jamaica government announced it had suspended the no sleeveless policy after reviewing the longstanding practice of prohibiting women wearing sleeveless attire from entry into government buildings, another Caribbean island is following suit. The Antigua and Barbuda government said it […]

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St. Kitts-Nevis P M promises no new taxes under current administration

17 August 2018

by STAFF WRITER BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Aug 15, CMC – Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Dr. Timothy Harris has promised that citizens will not have to worry about any new taxes for the time remaining in his administration’s term in office. Team Unity – an alliance of the Concerned Citizens’ Movement, the People’s Action […]

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Pre-mourning” Aretha Franklin

16 August 2018

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

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Former Attorney General urges country to put aside partisan politics ahead of referendum

Former Attorney General urges country to put aside partisan politics ahead of referendum

16 August 2018

by STAFF WRITER ST. JOHN’S, ANTIGUA, Aug. 16, CMC – Former Attorney General Justin Simon QC, has called on the population to put aside partisan politics in the runup to a referendum on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), scheduled for later this year. During an interview on state media, Simon this is what he […]

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Caribbean broadcasters meeting in Jamaica

Caribbean broadcasters meeting in Jamaica

16 August 2018

by staff writer KINGSTON, Jamaica, Aug 14, CMC –Caribbean and international broadcasters are meeting here amidst calls for regional governments to adapt to the new media environment of which social media is now a critical part. Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Ruel Reid, addressing the 49th annual General Assembly of the […]

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Montserrat Innovation Days to Open this Week

15 August 2018

 By TMR staff OCTA Innovation Newsletter – Montserrat Innovation Days reveals: The Government of Montserrat is organising Innovation Days in Montserrat on 16th and 17th of August 2018. Innovation Days will be held under patronage of the honourable Donaldson Romeo, Premier of Montserrat, who will personally open the Montserrat Innovation Days. That will be great […]

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Antigua announces “non-stop” campaign ahead of CCJ referendum0

Antigua announces “non-stop” campaign ahead of CCJ referendum0

15 August 2018

by staff writer ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Aug 14, CMC – Attorney General Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin has announced the start of a “non-stop campaign” ahead of a referendum vote in November on whether or not Antigua and Barbuda should make the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as its final court. The London-based Privy Council presently […]

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FBI Agent Peter Strzok Fired Over Anti-Trump Text Messages

13 August 2018

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

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Montserrat Under14 Shut Out at CFU Tournament

Montserrat Under14 Shut Out at CFU Tournament

10 August 2018

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

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

27 July 2018

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

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

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

07 July 2018

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

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

Today’s the first family reunification deadline

06 July 2018

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

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Caribbean Court Rules Guyanese Presidential Term Limits Legal

Caribbean Court Rules Guyanese Presidential Term Limits Legal

29 June 2018

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

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

24 June 2018

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

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

26 May 2018

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

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Inland Revenue Department – Government Notices

11 May 2018

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

03 May 2018

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

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US customs agents nab Jamaican national with cocaine at NY airport

23 April 2018

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

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

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

21 April 2018

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

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Vacancy Exists – Senior Reporter

14 June 2017

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

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