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20 Years June 25, 1997

20 Years June 25, 1997

A long overdue remembrance, emphasising healing and commitment Memorial Services to remember June 25, 1997 deaths On this Sunday, June 25, 2017 the Hon. Premier installed a committee to organize a 20th Year Remembrance ceremony of the 19 persons who died during the tragic event of volcanic activity on June 25, 1997. A plaque displaying […]

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THE VOLCANO and DEATH

              One of the conditions the British Governor of Montserrat and the local Government never wanted to exist, is that they would ever have to report that lives were lost as a direct result of volcanic activity in Montserrat. On the night of July 18, 1995, residents not far […]

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London Grenfell Tower fire

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’

 ‘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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Huge fire engulfs west London Grenfell Tower block

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 […]

(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)

Cayman General Elections – Result in National Unity Government

23 June 2017

Governor confirms government of ‘National Unity’   Cayman Islands (CNS) (Adapted) – General elections were held in the Cayman Islands on May 24,  2017. They were the first elections held after electoral reforms approved in a 2012 referendum, which introduced single member constituencies. The People’s Progressive Movement remained the largest party, winning seven of the […]

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Grenfell Tower fire cause: faulty fridge freezer sparked blaze and insulation failed safety tests, say police

23 June 2017

Latest from the London  Evening Standard as above: A close study of this disaster will reveal similarities in several ways to what Montserrat experienced even to this day from the onset of volcanic activity in 1995 and fatal event captured in this Special Edition remembering June 25, 1997. Police: we are looking at all charges […]

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Brandt’s Address – Tragedy

23 June 2017

My people. About 12:30 yesterday, the volcano erupted and devoured everything in its path. Several of you have lost your homes, your crops, your animals, your possessions and have been put to great inconvenience, you have even suffered physical and emotional injury. I wish to extend my sincere sympathies and condolences to persons who have […]

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Invitation-Service of Remembrance

22 June 2017

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16 June 2017

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De Ole Dawg – Part 14: 2017: Economic Transformation

16 June 2017

Why an economic growth strategy? BRADES, Montserrat, June 11, 2017 – Mr Raja Kadri, Montserrat’s new Chief Economist, has championed an “Economic Growth Strategy.”[1] In his June 9th Budget Speech, Hon Premier Romeo actually set as theme: “Moving Montserrat forward towards Self-Sustainability and Inclusive Economic Growth,” which clearly implies that Mr Kadri’s growth strategy approach […]

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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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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

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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De Ole Dawg – Budget Special: Is 2-month late budget worth the wait?

De Ole Dawg – Budget Special: Is 2-month late budget worth the wait?

09 June 2017

BRADES, Montserrat, June 10, 2017 – On Friday June 9, Premier and Finance Minister the Hon. Donaldson Romeo presented the Montserrat annual budget, which has been delayed since March 23, two-and-a-half months ago. Such an exceptional delay had to be explained, and the Premier spoke of:  “[t]he UK referendum and the vote to leave the […]

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Late budget gets DFID increased support

09 June 2017

Enabling public service increased salary On Friday, June 9, 2017, Premier Donaldson Romeo, who also carries the portfolio of Minister of Finance presented an EC$159.52 million fiscal package to the National Assembly while announcing a three to 10.4 per cent wage increase for government employees among other fiscal measures. The debate on the budget will […]

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De Ole Dawg – Part 13: 2017-PRINCE2 and Moving Towards an Economy Transformation Programme

09 June 2017

Why all of this fuss about PMO, PRINCE2 and creating an economy transformation programme based on “catalytic” projects? BRADES, Montserrat, Jun 11, 2017 – In his June 9th 2017 Budget Speech, Premier Romeo said that, “[w]e took radical steps to ensure that the longstanding problem of delays in projects will be minimized by implementing a […]

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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

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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She is back to work after two years but no word on actions from complaint

23 June 2017

while after sexual harassment, enduring further harassment and victimisation She was still serving on probation as a prison officer when about two years ago in June 2015 she filed sexual harassment complaints with the Governor against the top officials of HM Prison where she worked in Brades. Today, after enduring further harassment and victimization; enquiries […]

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Bermuda premier calls general election on July 18

16 June 2017

HAMILTON, Bermuda — The next general election in Bermuda will be on July 18, Premier Michael Dunkley announced on Thursday evening. The premier, joined at the ruling One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) headquarters by his Cabinet colleagues, ended weeks of speculation by confirming that he has gained assent from the governor, John Rankin, for the writ […]

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Royal Bank of Canada - Montserrat Branch Operations Summary Financial Statements 2016

Royal Bank of Canada – Montserrat Branch Operations Summary Financial Statements 2016

16 June 2017

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