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PRESS RELEASE – Blue Halo Initiative

Monday, February 12, 2018 – Stage one of a two-pilot experimental fish trap project, a partnership between the Government of Montserrat and the WAITT Institute which aims to protect the island’s fisheries resources commenced last week.

The project which was carded to begin on February 1st got on the way with the arrival of the material with the exception of a bio-degradable wire on Thursday, February 8th. The materials needed in the construction of the traps are currently in the procession of the lead trap maker for the project Mr Ethan Bonteen, work on the trap has also commenced.

The four apprentices conducting the project have met on several occasions with the Hon. Parliamentary Secretary and project coordinator Gregory Willock. They held discussions regarding the execution of the project while ensuring the final details are put together to ensure a smooth running of the project over the next 12months.

Hon Willock upon the arrival of the trap materials expressed his delight in seeing the project finally getting on its way, “Well I think this is really an exciting moment for all of us. I am just so overwhelmed that the materials to make these fish traps are finally here.”

 

After the completion of the traps, they will be laid and data will be collected to determining if the project is sustainable on Montserrat.

As the weeks and months roll-on, the general public will be further informed on the happenings of the projects. The traps are expected to be laid by May of 2018.

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Montserrat’s Draft Economic Growth Strategy Available for Review Online as consultations continue

On Wednesday, January 17, 2018 – The Government Information Unit issued this release that says the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management will continue to engage members of the public over the next few weeks, for feedback on the ‘Economic Growth Strategy and Delivery Plan for Montserrat’.

During the period January 22nd to January 26th, Chief Economist in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management, Raja Kadri, will be available to meet with any member of the public who would like to discuss the strategy in detail and share their feedback. Mr. Kadri will be available between 8:30a.m. to 4:00p.m. to meet with any individual or group. 

Individuals or groups interested in meeting with Mr. Kadri are asked to call the Ministry of Finance on 491-2777 and indicate their preferred date and time.  The meetings will be held in the Conference Room, on the second floor of the Office of the Premier building.

Following these meetings, additional public consultations will be held in Salem, Brades and Look Out.  The dates and times for these meetings will be announced in the coming days.

In the meantime, individuals are encouraged to review the ‘Economic Growth Strategy and Delivery Plan for Montserrat’ which is available online.  

The document is available in the publications section of the Government of Montserrat website.  To access the document, individuals should go to www.gov.ms click on the ‘publications’ tab, then click on ‘Ministry of Finance’ in the list provided.  Once on this page, click on the pdf ‘Growth Strategy & Delivery Plan 2017-DRAFT’ to open or download the document. 

Alternatively, individuals can access the document at the following link http://www.gov.ms/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Growth-Strategy-Delivery-Plan-2017-DRAFT-.pdf

A survey is also being conducted to allow individuals to share their views on the document and to provide their suggestions.  Persons who decide to complete the survey should first read the ‘Economic Growth Strategy and Delivery Plan’.  The survey is confidential and the responses cannot be linked back to any individual.  To complete the survey, please go to the following link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/drafteconomicstrategysurveyGOM.

 A clickable link to the survey is also available on www.gov.ms under the ‘Growth Strategy & Delivery Plan 2017-DRAFT’ pdf.

 

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Executive Search - Chief Director, Policy

Executive Search – Chief Director, Policy

The Chief Director, Policy provides the vision, leadership and management for the development of a coherent and coordinated policy and research
programme that supports the Bank’s Strategic Plan and facilitates delivery on its mandate as outlined in Article 4 of the ECCB Agreement.

Applications should be submitted with detailed Curriculum Vitae to execsearch@bb.pwc.com no later than January 22, 2018. We thank all applicants for their interest; however we wish
to advise that only suitable applications will be acknowledged. See attached PDF for more details.

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Executive Search - Chief Director, Operations

Executive Search – Chief Director, Operations

The Chief Director, Operations provides the vision, leadership and management necessary to ensure that the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting
procedures, and HR systems are in place to deliver the Bank’s mandate effectively and to ensure financial soundness and strength and operating efficiency.

Applications should be submitted with detailed Curriculum Vitae to execsearch@bb.pwc.com no later than January 22, 2018. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, we wish
to advise that only suitable applications will be acknowledged. See attached PDF for more details.  

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Premier Romeo – New Year 2018 Message

by Premier Donaldson Romeo

Fellow Citizens, Residents and friends on Montserrat and around the world!

As we celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of another, I want first to thank God for blessing and keeping us to see this day, the 1st of January 2018; and to wish you all a happy, prosperous and healthy New Year.

In 2017 our nation faced many challenges, some of which we have overcome and others we believe we shall overcome.  As we look back on this past year may we do so with the understanding that brighter days are ahead – that while our challenges are great, each of us has a unique part to play, and that every one of us is equipped by God with the courage and determination to rise up and meet them.

This year marks our island’s 23rd year in our journey since volcanic eruptions began in July 1995. This year we must seize the opportunity for a breakthrough or paradigm shift. This will require us all, as citizens, residents and friends of Montserrat, to come together as a single community with an overarching unity of purpose.

  Unity of purpose and action, above and beyond our differences, will be vital to Montserrat’s progress, now and in the years ahead. It is still my conviction that if we – citizens, residents and friends of Montserrat – choose, with God’s help, to pursue unity of purpose and mutual respect as a permanent lifestyle for the New Year and beyond, there is no limit to what we can achieve.

It is that very agreement of purpose that achieved, as I perceive, a step in the right direction for both the UK Government and the UK Overseas Territories just over a month ago.

After the impact of hurricanes Irma and Maria last September, the British Overseas Territories which were severely affected joined with other British Overseas Territories in presenting our case to the world and to HMG.  As a result, at the end of November’s Joint Ministerial Council meetings in London, the UK joined with its Overseas Territories in a communiqué to declare that, in accordance with UN law (Article 73), we must ‘ensure’ that the development needs of Montserrat and other BOTs are to be treated as a priority.

This change of thinking happened because Montserrat was no longer making the argument alone, as we have done year after year for twenty-plus years.  This time, working together with other OTs we were able to meet and make a strong case to UK Prime Minister May, as well as to Secretaries of State and other Ministers of the UK Government.  Also, this time around, the UK media were already agitating on our behalf by challenging the UK Government to be prompt and adequate in its assistance to British Overseas Territories in desperate need.

For over 20 years, UK Prime minister after UK Prime Minister, and Chief Minister after Chief Minister on Montserrat along with their administrations have fought to accomplish the things pertinent to Montserrat’s sustainable development; things needed to take Montserrat out of a 20-year dependency on UK tax payers.  Today, Montserrat still needs urgent action to have basic and key infrastructure lost to the volcano replaced, and to address our hurricane-worthiness just as is the case for three BOTs recently devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria. 

We in Montserrat have learnt it the hard way: to be effective, aid must be both adequate and timely. As I said in my appeal at the United Nations in November, we must not let what has happened to Montserrat over the past 20 years continue, and we must not let what has happened to Montserrat happen to our fellow Territories.  The world now knows that Montserrat still needs and deserves an urgent response.

Any day now, we expect to be signing the financial agreement with CDB for the long-needed breakwater and berthing that will allow tourist and cargo vessels to dock safely at our port in Little Bay.  Similarly, DFID has recently assured GoM of their continued commitment to the Subsea Fiber Optic Project, and the Government of Montserrat is on track to present a funding model that meets their new requirements in January.  Significant progress on the project is expected to take place in 2018.

The financial agreement for the European Union Development Fund (EDF 11) of 18.4 million Euros for 2018 to 2020 is to be signed in a few weeks.  The first tranche of these moneys should be available as part of the 2018 March budget.  Thanks to the European Union these 18.4 million Euros will fund energy, tourism, infrastructure and projects in other sectors.

As we all know, January to March are generally slow months for our economy, so it is important for the people of Montserrat to be aware of what is in the pipeline to create employment over the next few weeks and months.

This year we expect several projects for the remaining portion of this year’s capital budget to start shortly. Many of the following will be completed or well underway by March:

  • The four two-bedroom social needs houses went out to tender in December. Bids have come back in and are being evaluated with the hope of having a winning tender and contract in place shortly.
  • A contract has been awarded for the installation of a new roof on the Montserrat Port Authority building while the extension to the Ferry terminal building in Little bay is in its final stage of design before procurement. Construction is expected to start very soon.
  • As a result of the damage across the island caused by the recent hurricanes Irma & Maria, we will continue, over the coming weeks and months, to spend relief funds to assist our farmers and fishermen, and to carry out urgent repairs and rehabilitation to several tourist attraction sites, clear roads, cut verges, as well as urgent works on the Carrs Bay Bridge – due to start in the first quarter of this year.
  • The drilling of the 3rd well as well as short and long term testing is to be completed by DfID in 2018. GoM has taken the initiative to conduct early market engagement for the development of the Geothermal surface plant.
  • The public service is presently the principal driver of Montserrat’s economy. We therefore hope that funding a major reform and modernisation programme for the public service will also be approved in the coming months.
  • During the coming months, we will approve an Economic Growth Strategy and Delivery Plan following further consultation. The Economic Growth Strategy aims to accomplish two critical goals regarding the development of the private sector.

The first is to have a continuous and open dialogue with the private sector on critical issues for moving Montserrat forward.

The second is to get the private sector fully involved in creating sustainable and inclusive economic growth for all Montserratians.

Montserrat’s economy must and shall be transformed for the better of all.

I am convinced that even after 20 years of dependency it is not too late to put corrective measures in place for our resilient and sustainable growth and development.  2018 offers the British Government and the Government and people of Montserrat a unique chance to show the world what can be done, when good will and unity of purpose, backed by adequate funding, are finally applied to our own volcano-devastated island.

This does not mean that we are going to depend solely on HMG who have an important part to play in funding the replacement of key infrastructure and other development needs, for which we are thankful.  With that foundation we must build a modern and vibrant Montserrat with our creativity, entrepreneurship and the hard work of all, young and old.

We must all, Government, and people of Montserrat near and far, be committed to the vision of the sustainable development Plan for Montserrat which speaks of “a thriving, modern economy with a friendly, vibrant community in which all of our people through enterprise and initiative can fulfil their hopes in a truly democratic and God-fearing society.”

I believe that our vision of a democratic and God-fearing Montserrat that is resilient, modern, lively, prosperous, yet peaceful, safe and welcoming is shared by all who love this island. With all hands on deck, and all pulling in the same direction, Montserrat will not remain a welfare-dependent state for long and our vision of a Montserrat standing on its own two feet could soon be a reality.

There is a time for everything and it is now time to let Montserrat Grow. We are all called for such a time and purpose as this.

Fellow Citizens, Residents and friends of Montserrat as we begin 2018, I want once again, to thank you for your cooperation, hard work and contribution over the past year.  Finally, on behalf of myself, my family, and the Government of Montserrat, to those of us here on Island as well as the many overseas I wish each and every one a New Year of restored hope and faith in Montserrat’s future under God.

God bless you all and God bless Montserrat.

END

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Christmas Message 2017 by Her Excellency the Governor, Elizabeth Carriere

Christmas Message 2017 by Her Excellency the Governor, Elizabeth Carriere

Dear People of Montserrat,

H E Excellency Governor Carriere

As 2017 draws to a close I bring you Christmas greetings for my last time as Governor. The end of the year is that nostalgic time for many of us – a chance to take stock of where we are, how far we have come and how much further we need to go. For me, this time of year is particularly significant because it marks not only the end of the year but also the end of my term of office as Governor. As many of you watching and listening to this will know, I will shortly be leaving Montserrat and making my way to my new work in Africa.

In my last two Christmas messages, I focused mainly on what took place in that year – reflecting on events and outlining my hopes for the next year.  However, this year I would like to come full circle and again ask the same key questions I asked in my first press conference in September 2015. While it would be impossible to answer these questions completely and to achieve the associated goals in the short time that I have been here, I am proud to say that, by working together with local and international partners, we have certainly put in place some significant building blocks in the foundation of Montserrat’s future.

My first questions were – How can Montserrat turn the corner from recovery to success, on its road to self-sufficiency while respecting the past and embracing the future? How can we better develop the huge potential of the island?

In 2015 Montserrat marked a significant anniversary – 20 years since the start of the volcanic eruption. For many this milestone was a strong signal that could mark a turning point for the island from recovery to sustainability.

We have already seen positive indications of this, including Montserrat receiving an ever growing number of visitors and diaspora each year; especially to take part in our increasingly popular St. Patrick’s Week Festival.

This island has been a tranquil place that charmed the wandering traveller before the volcanic activity; with the return of cruise lines to our waters, it is enchanting people all over again. Since 2015 we have had a film crew making the feature length film Wendy, 1970s Rock Star John Otway recording the first international album here since 1989 and a slew of ‘Visit Montserrat Before You Die’ and similar articles and lists in international and regional fora. This growing international attention is more than matched by vibrant local talent and productions, such as the Montserrat National Youth Choir, the Emerald Community Singers and the Alliouagana Singers, blending the old and the new through their impressive talents. Cork Hill revival festivals and events have reflected a re-awakened interest in the re-development of the area. Indeed, the world – and Montserratians themselves – here and away, are re-discovering this place for more than the volcano, and it is my ardent wish that we are ready to provide for them a unique and positive experience.

The future focus is surely vested in Montserrat‘s young people. It is good to remember that the island’s current young adults were just babies and children 22 years ago during the height of the volcanic eruptions. And there is now a commendable emerging pattern with some of Montserrat’s youth branching off from traditionally established paths and setting up their own businesses. It is these young trailblazers that strengthen my belief that, while re-booting our private sector has been challenging so far, with their innovative and fresh ideas the private sector will be reborn here in the near future.

And there are good strategies and plans for the development of the Island: the Access Strategy, the Tourism Strategy, and now the Economic Growth Strategy. There are plans to develop a breakwater, install a fibre-optic cable, build a new hospital, upgrade our infrastructure, build new housing, and move to sustainable energy including the use if geothermal and solar energy.  There are plans, some underway, to kick start the private sector, and improve the way the Government manages its finances and delivers its programmes. Of course these matters are led by the Honourable Premier, who has responsibility as Premier and Minister of Finance for policies related to economic development and financial management. But as Governor I do what I can on the sidelines to promote good governance in these endeavours.

It is my fervent hope that these strategies and plans are well coordinated and come to fruition. Together, they represent the promise of a new beginning for Montserrat. Part if the challenge is, and will continue to be, delivering these changes through capacity, expertise, good management and good governance.

And in all of this, there are new discussions about renewing and better defining the relationship between the Overseas Territories’ governments and the UK Government.  At the recent Joint Ministerial Council last month, where all the Overseas Territory governments conferred broadly with the UK Government  ministers and officials, there was a strong recognition, stimulated perhaps by Brexit realities and jarred by the stark experience of the extraordinary intensity of this year‘s hurricane season. The world is changing geopolitically and physically and, while there is a need to re-define those relationships, there is also a need to substantially include the concerns and voices of the Overseas Territories.

My second set of questions when I became Governor was: How can Montserrat be made a safer place to live, work and visit? How can we better protect the young and vulnerable from neglect and exploitation?

I am more than pleased to say there have been some real victories in my area of responsibility for Security and Safety on Montserrat. However, there still remain some significant challenges that I know my successor will be taking on with vigour. With the support of the UK Government and the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF), significant in-roads have been made into resolving major issues concerning our safety and security agencies.

Her Majesty’s Prison has long been the least populated prison in the region – a testament to our low crime rate.  However, if we are to attain a true level of excellence with our prison, further improvements are needed. We have been tackling these since 2015 with a thorough review of the structure of the building as well as the management structure and capacity, rules, policies and procedures. I am particularly pleased that the prison is now more accessible for prisoners with mobility problems; that the prison philosophy and practice is now increasingly focused on rehabilitation; and that we have taken the first steps towards establishing a facility to keep safe those non-criminal individuals with mental challenges who -for want of such facilities – have been assigned to the prison..

We still have some way to go but I feel secure in stating we have made a good start.

 The Royal Montserrat Police Service continues to grow from strength to strength – in fact they are still celebrating their 50th anniversary! Many of you will remember all the community activities they have held this year; most recently their exciting cricket tournament! They continue to recruit and train up their officers to deal with an ever changing world of crime but I am particularly pleased to have supported efforts to strengthen capacity in the area of child safeguarding in the RMPS. Much of this was funded through the CSSF.

My office has also been at the forefront of acquiring a major asset that will go a long way towards making Montserrat a safer place to live and work; the new Police Vessel that will be arriving in the first part of 2018. The contract has been signed, the vessel has been built, the Marine Unit has been hard at work training to manage and maintain it. I would like to thank everyone who has been working hard on making this a reality. While I am disappointed I will not be here to see the vessel finally arrive, I know that Montserrat and our regional neighbours will be more than satisfied with it.

One of the safety and security areas I was most keen to tackle was ensuring that children and the vulnerable are protected. I am pleased that in the time that I have been Governor the Child Safeguarding Unit has been established. This comes with greater support to the Social Services department with new and experienced staff and greater connectivity between services with a multi-agency approach in the form of the now operational Child Safeguarding Board. The government has worked hard to ensure that the Children (Care and Adoption) Bill is in place to support these new changes, and much work has been done to educate the public to be aware of and come out against the sexual exploitation of children.

As with all new things, change takes some time to get used to but, with the success of the Unit and the multi-agency work so far for children and other vulnerable groups, I am confident that protection and services for the vulnerable in our society will continue to strengthen and improve.

This year Montserrat has come through its most active hurricane season in many years. As I have done each year that I have been here, I thank God we were spared again this season with only minor bruising to the infrastructure of the island compared with the more significant damage and loss of life others in the region suffered.  This season’s activities have further highlighted the need for us to re-double our efforts to transform our disaster management and preparedness procedures, mechanisms and agencies in order to ensure we are well prepared, resilient and operating in a mode that is fitting for the 21st century realities we face. I know that, after the lessons learned this hurricane season throughout the region and the UK, my successor will be taking a strong interest in ensuring the DMCA is functioning to the best of its ability during his tenure. With the UK’s refocused attention following the devastation caused by the storms, and the slowed development of Montserrat since the volcanic eruption, all territories are focusing on what support and co-operation they can expect to truly “build back better”. With our experience, Montserrat is in a unique position to be a centre for excellence in disaster management and it is my hope for the future and safety of the island that we take advantage of that.

The final main question I asked when I began as Governor here was: How can we better ensure that Montserratians get the quality of service they deserve from the Public Service?

As many of you may know, making Montserrat’s public services effective has been both a responsibility and a passion of mine.  I am convinced that the management of human resources is the heartbeat of the public service. I also believe that making that heartbeat strong and true requires focusing on excellence… developing and nurturing it and letting it shine…removing the constraints to excellence, such as systems or methods of management that don’t work or are outdated and liberating that yearning to be excellent that motivates the majority of those who work in government to serve the people of Montserrat.

That is why I am so pleased to have been instrumental in launching the Empowering Excellence programme, and seeing public officers themselves, along with the private sector, tackle the big issues that have been holding back the performance of public officers and the delivery of excellent services. I believe that this programme, now coming to the end of its first year, will not only make systems and procedural changes, but embed in public officers themselves, and the Ministers they work with, values and a cultural drive towards excellence and empowerment. And that it will create a lasting platform for co-operation and dialogue among the public and private sectors and all Montserratians.

Improving the public service is an ongoing task. It cannot be achieved by one mechanism, one study, one change. It is a continuous enterprise that requires the ownership and dedication of both the public and private sector to actually transform the service to become a service that works in the interests of Montserratians and achieving Montserrat‘s development and economic goals.

Will this happen overnight? We know that is not how transformation works. It will be a long, fundamental, embedded series of changes that have already begun. And I believe it will work because it is a Montserratian designed and driven movement for change.

Thanks

 My time on Montserrat as Governor has been an extraordinary for me – professionally, personally and spiritually.  I have immersed myself fully in my dedication to do my best for Montserrat and its people.  In doing so, I have met so many of you, spoken with you, worked with you, prayed with you and, yes, even argued with you! All of you have added a dab of colour to the tapestry of life I call my time on Montserrat.

While it will take too long for me to mention every name here, I just want to say a huge thank you for all the hard work you have put in over this time, and the assistance and advice and challenge you have provided to me as Governor. Thank you for working to bring Montserrat to a brighter and better place, year by year. Thank you for the many experiences. And thank you for welcoming me to share this journey with you for this short time.

I want to give special thanks for:

The beautiful hugs from, and the laughter and talent of, Montserrat‘s children – that I will always remember and treasure.

My colleagues in Cabinet who together have worked so hard to ensure that government makes good decisions and does its business well.

Friends who have loved me and given their support no matter what.

Church goers, church officials  and spiritual friends who have prayed for me, and allowed me to pray and praise with them.

The wonderful people I work with in the Governor’s office and the residence.

The Deputy Governor is the Governor’s closest working colleague in her duty of leading the public sector. I would like to thank past and present Deputy Governors for their work in this area – and particularly the present Acting Deputy Governor who has consistently shown professionalism along with patience, humanity and good humour.

Special people (you know who you are!) who have offered their wisdom, their advice and their support – and an occasional orchid.

The untiring members of the Cabinet Committee for Empowering Excellence (CCEE), the manager of the EEP, Cheverlyn Kirnon-Williams, and the stellar members of the Public Sector task Force (PSTF) and the Private  Sector Advisory Committee (PSAC), who are devoted and determined to transform the public sector into a place where excellence is empowered and shines

The Royal Montserrat Police Service, the Royal Montserrat Defence Force, the Disaster Management Co-ordination Agency (DMCA), the nurses, emergency workers, the public works crews , and Montserrat Utilities Limited, volunteers and other first responders, the Red Cross, and the private sector who all pitched in and ensured our safety before, during and after the passing of the storms. Too many to mention.

And a special thank you to the media and members of the press corps for diligent reporting and probing of current affairs; and special thanks to ZJB our mainstay media,  waking us up early, and keeping us informed, amused entertained and connected all day long.

And a very special thanks to the cultural promoters and creative people of Montserrat – writers, Calypsonians, musicians of all kinds, artists, and those who support and promote them. When it comes to talent everybody knows, Montserrat punches above its weight! 

I could go on, but I‘ll stop there in the interests of time. I do hope, in my last few remaining days on the island, I will have the opportunity to thank many of you in person.

And so, in closing, I want to once again extend my love and warmth for all the people of Montserrat. Have a very merry and blessed Christmas Season, and a bright and prosperous New Year.

And may God bless Montserrat!

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Tax Advisor, Mentor and Coach - Tax Advisor, Mentor and Coach

Tax Advisor, Mentor and Coach – Tax Advisor, Mentor and Coach

TAX ADVISOR, MENTOR AND COACH

Government of Montserrat (GoM), Caribbean

2 Years FTC commencing 2018

The MCRS is desirous of engaging an experienced person for the post of Tax Advisor, Mentor and Coach for the Inland Revenue Division with focus on the administration of direct taxes such as Income Tax, Company Tax, and Withholding Tax. Knowledge and experience in the administration of Property Tax would also be an asset.

Montserrat is now also part of the global tax community and part of the OECD and Global Forum activities and have entered into many Tax Information Exchange agreements with countries around the world. The MCRS’s ability to provide timely and accurate information is essential to our commitments under FATCA, IGA and CRS. This is one of the driving force behind the ongoing efforts to computerize the administration and collection of all direct taxes. Therefore, there is now the urgent need to raise the competencies of all staff and thus the equally urgent need to engage a
suitably qualified and experience Tax Advisor Mentor and Coach.

CANDIDATES QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE PROFILE
A qualified/ certified tax professional with:
• At least ten (10) years’ experience at management level of one, or more, of the following-
the assessment, collection and enforcement of Direct Taxes such as
Income Tax, Company Tax and Withholding Tax.
• Knowledge and experience in administration of Property Tax would be an asset.
• Experience and expertise in the training, mentoring and coaching.
• Proven ability to advise on taxation policy and administration;
• Experience of forecasting and estimating revenue from taxation;
• Formal qualifications in accounts or finance would be an advantage
• Strong interpersonal skills developed in a political environment, including team-working,
communicating and negotiating skills;
• Be proficient in the use of computers and the use of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENGAGEMENT
The terms and conditions applicable for this appointment include:
• A commencing appointment in 2017 for a period of two (2) years; and
• The total remuneration package for the post of Tax Advisor is EC$250,000.00 (taxable) per
annum dependent on experience.

TERMS OF REFERENCE
Detailed Terms of Reference for the Tax Advisor can be obtained from the following link at
http://psru.gov.ms/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/ToR-Tax-Advisor-updated-1-12-17.pdf

HOW TO APPLY
Application forms can be obtained from our website at www.gov.ms – (click on ‘Forms’) or by
contacting the Human Resource Management Unit, Office of the Deputy Governor, Brades, Montserrat by e-mail jobs.hrmu@gov.ms, by telephone at (+664) 491 2365/2444 or by fax (+664) 491 6234.

Applicants must provide all of the following information:
• A completed Application Form with a covering letter;
• A comprehensive curriculum vitae with full particulars of experience, and copies of relevant
academic qualifications;
• A clear statement detailing why in the applicant’s view he/she considers him/herself well
qualified for the position;
• Two letters of reference with full contact details of the referees; and
(NOTE: Original certificates of qualifications or official notarized copies will be requested from
those invited to interview).

Completed application forms must be returned to the Human Resources Management Unit either by email, or by fax or by ordinary mail. These should be addressed to the Chief Human Resources
Officer, Human Resource Management Unit, Government Headquarters, Brades, Montserrat.
The deadline for the receipt of applications is December 26, 2017.

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LEGAL NOTICE - PROBATE DIVISION

LEGAL NOTICE – PROBATE DIVISION

ISLAND OF MONTSERRAT
A.D. 2017 [PROBATE DIVISION]
LEGAL NOTICE

In the Estate of LILIAN JANE WEEKES, deceased
NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen (14) days from the date
hereof, application will be made in the Registry of the High Court of Justice, Montserrat, for an
Order of Letters of Administration in the Estate of LILIAN JANE WEEKES late of St. John’s,
Montserrat who died on 27th April, 2015, be granted to VIOLA ALTHIA CLAUDIA WEEKES, Lawful Attorney of KENRICK SYLVESTER FAGAN of 136 Picasso Court, Martinsburg, West Virginia 25403 United States of America, applying through JASCINTA MARIA WEEKES- CHARLES the daughter of the deceased LILIAN JANE WEEKES who predeceased LILIAN JANE WEEKES.
ALL persons claiming to be beneficially interested in the Estate are requested to send written
particulars thereof to me the undersigned within fourteen (14) days from the date of this
notice.
FURTHER, any person objecting to the issuance of a Grant of Letters of Administration to the
applicant should notify the Registrar of the High Court of Justice whose address is: Office of the
Registrar, Brades, Montserrat, not later than fourteen (14) days from the publication of this
notice.

Dated this December 19th, 2017
VIOLA ALTHIA CLAUDIA WEEKES

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Eastern Caribbean Central Bank    Vacancy - Legal Officer II

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Vacancy – Legal Officer II

EASTERN CARIBBEAN CENTRAL BANK  

VACANCY – Legal Officer II

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) headquartered in Basseterre, St Kitts is the Monetary Authority for the eight member territories of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU).  

Applications are invited from suitably qualified citizens of the member territories of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) for the post of Legal Officer II with our Legal Services Department.  The Legal Services Department is responsible for providing legal services and advice to the bank.  The successful candidate will be hired initially on a two (2) year contractual engagement with the opportunity to renew or transfer to the permanent establishment based on performance.  All applicants must complete the ECCB Employment application form which is available on the ECCB’s Website (www.eccb-centralbank.org) or at the ECCB’s Office in the respective territories. 

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must have:

  • A Bachelor of Laws Degree
  • A Legal Education Certificate or equivalent
  • Master of Laws in Legislative Drafting
  • A minimum of three (3) years working experience in the legal field including experience as a legislative draftsperson. Strong analytical skills and research techniques
  • Excellent writing, oral, and other communication skills
  • The ability to work efficiently in a team
  • Working knowledge of computerised business applications such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel

POSITION SUMMARY

A primary function of the position is the drafting of financial legislation.

The selected candidate will be directly responsible to the Director / Deputy Director, Legal Services Department, for the proper performance of his/her duties, which will include:

  1. Provide general legal advice to the Bank in the exercise of its functions under the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Agreement and the Banking Act.
  2. Providing legal opinions on various banking matters.
  3. Draft and Vet Contracts and other legal documents
  4. Drafting of legislation
  5. Interpreting and reviewing Financial Legislation, identifying gaps and areas requiring amendment or new legislation.
  6. Researching and analyzing law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles’ treaties, constitutions, and legal code to prepare documents such as contracts, and draft amendments to laws.
  7. Other related duties as assigned

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Employment Application Form must be accompanied by the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two (2) recent original letters of reference
  • Certified copies of all certificates
  • Official transcripts
  • A recent original or certified copy of Criminal record/Police certificate of character

The application with supporting documents may also be submitted to Legal Officer II Employment Application

Human Resource Department

Eastern Caribbean Central Ban

P O Box 89

Bird Rock

BASSETERRE

St Kitts

Deadline for applications: No later than 12 January 2018

Note:

  1. Only candidates shortlisted for the selection process will be contacted;
  2. Shortlisted candidates will be required to undertake various assessments;

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Legal Notices – Notice of Application to Replace Lost Land Certificate

MONTSERRAT

REGISTERED LAND ACT, CAP 8.01

SECTION 34

NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO REPLACE LOST LAND CERTIFICATE

TAKE NOTICE that applications were filed in the Land Registry Department in respect of the following persons, for the replacement of their Land Certificates which have been reported as lost:  

NAME REG. SECTION/REFERENCE

 

     DATE ISSUED
Frances Ponteen

 

Bernadine Piper

 

         St. John’s – 14/09/019

 

         St. John’s – 14/15/143                        

        

        June 13, 1994

 

        September 22, 2004

TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that any person who objects to the issuance of the new Land Certificates or who has knowledge of the lost Land Certificates must within the period of fourteen (14) days from the date of publication of this notice in the newspaper inform the Registrar of Lands in writing.

TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that in the absence of an objection or information as to the existence of the lost Land Certificates within the time specified, the Registrar of Lands may proceed to cancel the original Land Certificates and issue new Land Certificates in their place without further notice.

 

Dated this 13th day of December 2017.

 

Sgd., Shelley Isles-Hillocks

REGISTRAR OF LANDS

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