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How FCO and DFID plan to forget Montserrat

Still current at: 26 October 2017. Updated: 10 October 2017 with the latest update, showing ‘Minor Editorial amendments, this travel advisory for Montserrat on the Foreign and Commonwealth at www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/montserrat, read:

“Montserrat was impacted by Hurricane Irma on 6 September and Hurricane Maria on 19 September 2017 and some roads remain impassable, though the main road has been cleared of trees, power lines and rocks. There are still limits on access to communications but service providers are gradually returning services to normal.”

The foregoing was drawn to our attention on September 27, with the comment as titled, “How FCO and DFID plan to forget Montserrat!”

The contributor may have sent the same message to ZJBNews as they immediately carried a news item in which they reported, “The governor’s office says the inaccurate information contained in the travel advisory for Montserrat on the Foreign and Commonwealth offices Facebook page is due to an administrative error.

ZJB news reported that they contacted the head of the governor’s office Tony Bates who told their newsroom that he has informed the authorities to remove the information from the F C O website; which they did since on checking the website on October 27, we found the following:

“Updated: 27 October 2017 – Latest update: Summary – removal of information about the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017.”

The question to FCO Montserrat who committed the administrative error?

The concern of our contributor was that though simple this might seem, Montserrat may have lost revenue for the month or more as potential visitors/tourists seeing that ‘administrative error’, may have turned them away.

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Still current at: 26 October 2017. Updated: 10 October 2017 with the latest update, showing ‘Minor Editorial amendments, this travel advisory for Montserrat on the Foreign and Commonwealth at www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/montserrat, read:

“Montserrat was impacted by Hurricane Irma on 6 September and Hurricane Maria on 19 September 2017 and some roads remain impassable, though the main road has been cleared of trees, power lines and rocks. There are still limits on access to communications but service providers are gradually returning services to normal.”

The foregoing was drawn to our attention on September 27, with the comment as titled, “How FCO and DFID plan to forget Montserrat!”

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The contributor may have sent the same message to ZJBNews as they immediately carried a news item in which they reported, “The governor’s office says the inaccurate information contained in the travel advisory for Montserrat on the Foreign and Commonwealth offices Facebook page is due to an administrative error.

ZJB news reported that they contacted the head of the governor’s office Tony Bates who told their newsroom that he has informed the authorities to remove the information from the F C O website; which they did since on checking the website on October 27, we found the following:

“Updated: 27 October 2017 – Latest update: Summary – removal of information about the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017.”

The question to FCO Montserrat who committed the administrative error?

The concern of our contributor was that though simple this might seem, Montserrat may have lost revenue for the month or more as potential visitors/tourists seeing that ‘administrative error’, may have turned them away.