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When the real work begins

by past Editor, David Edgecombe

After the fat lady sings Thursday night, the real work begins—if meaningful development and finding new jobs is what the next five years are to be about.

The Hon. Donaldson Romeo, leader of the PDM and Dr. Sammy Joseph, running for the first time as a member of MCAP, impress me with their discussions about the importance of putting in place reliable, high-speed Internet for Montserrat. They both seem to understand this will open up a new world of opportunities hitherto unheard of by Montserrat and still mostly unknown, not just to Montserrat but to the rest of the world.

The Internet is the astounding new frontier that tech-savvy, 21st Century-wired Montserrat youth must be allowed to explore with the same confidence as other youths from around the world.

Good understanding and use of the Internet could revolutionize education, healthcare, commerce, entrepreneurship, marketing, wealth-creation. It is the single most important tool in Montserrat’s quest for development. And it will require creatively and imagination to see breakthroughs and begin harvesting its potential.

Whatever the outcome of Thursday’s elections, Donaldson Romeo and Sammy Joseph are both needed in the development of a new Montserrat. Montserrat’s progress must be bigger than politics and politicians. These are two men who no doubt understand this.

 

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by past Editor, David Edgecombe

After the fat lady sings Thursday night, the real work begins—if meaningful development and finding new jobs is what the next five years are to be about.

The Hon. Donaldson Romeo, leader of the PDM and Dr. Sammy Joseph, running for the first time as a member of MCAP, impress me with their discussions about the importance of putting in place reliable, high-speed Internet for Montserrat. They both seem to understand this will open up a new world of opportunities hitherto unheard of by Montserrat and still mostly unknown, not just to Montserrat but to the rest of the world.

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The Internet is the astounding new frontier that tech-savvy, 21st Century-wired Montserrat youth must be allowed to explore with the same confidence as other youths from around the world.

Good understanding and use of the Internet could revolutionize education, healthcare, commerce, entrepreneurship, marketing, wealth-creation. It is the single most important tool in Montserrat’s quest for development. And it will require creatively and imagination to see breakthroughs and begin harvesting its potential.

Whatever the outcome of Thursday’s elections, Donaldson Romeo and Sammy Joseph are both needed in the development of a new Montserrat. Montserrat’s progress must be bigger than politics and politicians. These are two men who no doubt understand this.