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March 29, 2017

Montserrat

Who Stopped the Lecture?

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Who Stopped the Lecture? The week’s warped discussion – didn’t stop or mar the festivities by Bennette Roach It, had become a fixture on the St. Patrick’s Day week of commemorations, celebrations and festivities for several years now, the local UWI campus sponsored St. Patrick’s Day Lecture. There are many

European Union calls for greater collaboration with CARICOM

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | European Union calls for greater collaboration with CARICOM by STAFF WRITER BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mar 21, CMC – The head of the European Union Delegation to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean States and CARICOM, Daniela Tramacere is calling for closer collaboration between Europe and the region “to drive forward a common agenda

Montserrat temporarily restricts import of corned beef from Brazil

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Montserrat temporarily restricts import of corned beef from Brazil By Bennette Roach Following news saying that the number of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries placing a temporary ban on the importation of corn beef or meat products from Brazil had increased by two with Barbados and the Bahamas joining their CARICOM

Barbadians warned about taking unproven and unscientific cures for health problems

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Barbadians warned about taking unproven and unscientific cures for health problems by STAFF WRITER BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mar 22, CMC – Barbados health authorities have expressed concern about a number of advertisements appearing in the media which promote “unproven and unscientific” cures for cancer, diabetes and other chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs)

Caribbean warned of possible return of El Niño

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Caribbean warned of possible return of El Niño by STAFF WRITER BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mar 22, CMC – Several Caribbean countries, particularly in the eastern Caribbean, experienced a drier than normal February, and in some cases both February and January were relatively dry, the Barbados-based Caribbean Drought & Precipitation Monitoring Network

Media group expresses concerns over new cybercrimes legislation

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Media group expresses concerns over new cybercrimes legislation by STAFF WRITER KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mar 21, CMC – The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) Tuesday expressed concerns about aspects of the Cybercrimes Act that deal with “malicious communication”. In a statement, the PAJ said that w the Defamation Act 2013 repealed

CDB to assist region deal with de-risking of banks

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | CDB to assist region deal with de-risking of banks by STAFF WRITER BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mar 17, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) says it is providing US$250,000 to strengthen financial transparency and assist in preventing the loss of correspondent banking relationships (CBRs) in the region. It notes that in

St. Lucia clamping down on illegal workers

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | St. Lucia clamping down on illegal workers by STAFF WRITER CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Mar 21, CMC – The St. Lucia government Tuesday said it had embarked on a drive to clamp down on foreign nationals working here illegally. “It has been brought to the attention of the Labour Department, that

State funeral for Sir Derek Walcott

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | State funeral for Sir Derek Walcott by STAFF WRITER   CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Mar 21, CMC – The St. Lucia government Tuesday announced that Nobel Laureate Sir Derek Alton Walcott, who died here last week, will be given a state funeral on Saturday. State funerals are usually reserved for heads of

Jamaicans urged to show more support for police

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Jamaicans urged to show more support for police by STAFF WRITER KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mar 22, CMC – National Security Minister, Robert Montague, has called on the population to be more appreciative of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) role in safeguarding the country’s security. Addressing a ceremony here where a vehicle

Guyana prevents cartons of tuna from entering country

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Guyana prevents cartons of tuna from entering country by STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mar 22, CMC – Guyana has refused entry of 2,000 cartons of tuna imported from China saying the action was prompted by an Inspector’s  report  on samples taken from a container  on March 9 this year. The Government Analyst- Food and   Drug

Four killed, several others injured in explosion

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Four killed, several others injured in explosion by STAFF WRITER CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Mar 22, CMC – At least four people were killed, more than 20 injured and at least four others airlifted to the neighbouring French island of Martinique as police launched an investigation into an explosion at a

Police to investigate government seasonal programme

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Police to investigate government seasonal programme by STAFF WRITER ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Mar 21, CMC – The Grenada police have launched an investigation into a multi-million dollar government seasonal programme amid allegations that “phantom workers” were benefiting from the scheme. Minister of Works Gregory Bowen, speaking to reporters after the

Trinidad jolted by strong tremor

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Trinidad jolted by strong tremor by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, May 20, CMC – An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.9 jolted Trinidad and Tobago on Monday but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The Seismic Research centre (SRC) of the University of the West

Government to revisit controversial police legislation

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Government to revisit controversial police legislation by STAFF WRITER ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Mar 20, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government Monday said it was prepared to re-examine the amendment to the Police Act that has been described as “unconstitutional”. Attorney General by Steadroy ‘Cutie’ Benjamin, speaking on Observer radio

Two charged in the death of a police woman

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Two charged in the death of a police woman by STAFF WRITER   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Mar 20, CMC – Two persons, including a 36-year-old woman, will return to court on April 18 after they were charged with murder and illegally disposing of the body of woman police officer

Government delays presentation of budget

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Government delays presentation of budget by STAFF WRITER BRADES, Montserrat, Mar 20, CMC – The Montserrat government Monday said it has been forced to delay the presentation of the annual budget due to a delay by the United Kingdom in approving the island’s “Financial Aid Business Case”. The budget was

US Coast Guard repatriates 27 Cuban migrants

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | US Coast Guard repatriates 27 Cuban migrants by STAFF WRITER MIAMI, Mar. 19, CMC – The United States Coast Guard says the Cutter Charles Sexton repatriated 27 Cuban migrants Friday to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba. The Coast Guard said the repatriation was the result of a migrant interdiction near Key

Premier calls for overseas help in crime fight

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Premier calls for overseas help in crime fight by STAFF WRITER TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands , Mar. 19, CMC – Premier Dr Orlando Smith has vowed to leave no stone unturned as security officials in this British Overseas territory deal with an upsurge in crime. In a recent press release, Smith

Hummingbird Air to suspend services next month

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Hummingbird Air to suspend services next month  by STAFF WRITER ROSEAU, Dominica, Mar. 16, CMC – The management of the St. Croix based Hummingbird Air is currently in negotiations with a new management group as the carrier prepares to suspend its services as of April 1. Managing Director of Hummingbird

ECCB Governor predicts “modest profit” after years of losses

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | ECCB Governor predicts “modest profit” after years of losses  by STAFF WRITER BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Mar 16, CMC – The Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Timothy Antoine, says the financial institution is poised to make a modest profit at the end of this fiscal year, after three

Treaty signed to define maritime space with French territories

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Treaty signed to define maritime space with French territories  by STAFF WRITER ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Mar. 16, CMC – A treaty to solidify negotiations with the Republic of France to define the maritime space between Antigua and Barbuda and neighbouring French territories, was signed by government officials on Wednesday. The

Trinidad PM supports death penalty

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Trinidad PM supports death penalty by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Mar 16, CMC – Prime Minister Dr, Keith Rowley Thursday said he supports the death penalty and that his administration is working towards having it implemented as it moves to deal with those citizens bent on committing murder

Regional Security Council ministers meeting in St. Kitts

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Regional Security Council ministers meeting in St. Kitts  by STAFF WRITER  BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Mar 17, CMC – The annual Regional Security System (RSS) Council of Ministers’ meeting is taking place here on Friday with officials underscoring its importance to security in the Caribbean. “There has been a significant increase

OECS leaders meet in St. Kitts – the ECCU

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | OECS leaders meet in St. Kitts – the ECCU by STAFF WRITER BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Mar 3, CMC – Leaders of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) began a meeting here on Friday with St. Lucia’s Prime Minister Allen Chastanet calling on his colleagues to seriously tackle the problems of

May ‘will ask EU to pay back our £9bn’

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | May ‘will ask EU to pay back our £9bn’ Tim Shipman | Bojan Pancevski in Brussels March 12 2017, 12:00pm, The Sunday Times Angela Merkel and Theresa May: negotiating the Brexit bill could turn ‘poisonous’THIERRY ROGE Theresa May will call on Brussels to hand back £9bn of UK assets held by an EU bank

Government condemns shooting incident at home of Deputy Prime Minister

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Government condemns shooting incident at home of Deputy Prime Minister by STAFF WRITER BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Mar 10, CMC – The St. Kitts-Nevis government Friday condemned “in the strongest possible terms” the shooting incident that occurred at the home of the Deputy Prime Minister Shawn Richards. Deputy Prime Minister Shawn

CCJ President says Grenada referendum defeat should encourage further support for regional court

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | CCJ President says Grenada referendum defeat should encourage further support for regional court by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Mar 10, CMC – President of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice CCJ), Sir Dennis Byron Friday dismissed suggestions that the results of the Grenada referendum represented more evidence that

Pastor jailed for having sex with a minor

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Pastor jailed for having sex with a minor by STAFF WRITER KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mar 10, CMC – A pastor has been jailed for 20 years after he was found guilty of having sex with a minor two years ago. Justice Lorna Shelly Williams Friday sentenced Pastor Reverend Paul Hanniford of

Grenada government begins payment to public servants

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Grenada government begins payment to public servants by STAFF WRITER ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Mar 3, CMC – The Grenada government has started paying the EC$1,000 (One EC dollar =US$0.37 cents) one-off payment to public servants for the period 2013-16 even as it continued to defend its position that anything higher

US names a number of Caribbean countries as major drug-transit countries

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | US names a number of Caribbean countries as major drug-transit countries by STAFF WRITER   WASHINGTON, Mar 3, CMC – The United States Friday named several Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries as major illicit drug producing and  major drug-transit countries with some regional countries also being major money laundering countries, The

Police apologise to High Court

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Police apologise to High Court by STAFF WRITER ROSEAU, Dominica, Mar 3, CMC – One day after a High Court judge publicly criticised the Dominica police for not having a presence in the court, the acting Deputy Police Commissioner, Davidson Valarie, has apologised. Justice Victoria Charles-Clarke High Court Judge, Victoria

Boat capsizes off Grenada, crew saved

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Boat capsizes off Grenada, crew saved KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Mar 3, CMC – The St. Vincent registered inter-island vessel, the  MV Persia, sank eight miles of the south of Grenada on Friday, but all the crew members were reported to have been saved. The 145 foot vessel, captained by Nicaraguan

No retrial for Warren Cassell

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | No retrial for Warren Cassell By Bennette Roach The Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal (ECCA) accepted all the arguments that were put forward in presenting the appeal against the Montserrat Director of Public Prosecutions’ (DPP) desire to retry Cassell. The DPP argued generally that “the main consideration is whether in

Doctors plan strike in indecent assault arrest

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Doctors plan strike in indecent assault arrest The news spread in a most unpredictable way and perhaps because of all the publicity and an awareness that is somehow not necessarily presented to curb the disturbing effects of a problem. On Wednesday evening in the ZJB evening news a report which

Antigua launches construction of new five-star hotel

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Antigua launches construction of new five-star hotel by STAFF WRITER   ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Feb 28, CMC – Antigua and Barbuda Tuesday launched the construction of a luxury five-star hotel that it said would improve room capacity here to more than 5,000 over the next years and also catering to the

Caribbean countries to benefit from Commonwealth initiative on domestic violence

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Caribbean countries to benefit from Commonwealth initiative on domestic violence by STAFF WRITER   LONDON, Feb 28, CMC – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are to benefit from a new Commonwealth initiative aimed at reducing domestic violence and empower vulnerable women, men and children. Commonwealth Secretary-General Baroness Patricia Scotland will the

Former beauty queen denies involvement in international drug ring

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Former beauty queen denies involvement in international drug ring by STAFF WRITER   ROSEAU, Dominica, Feb 28, CMC – Former Dominica beauty queen Tuesday denied reports ciriculating on the social media that she had been implicated in an international drug ring in the United Kingdom. In a statement, Tasia Flossiac,

Jamaica outlines plans for reforming labour market

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Jamaica outlines plans for reforming labour market by STAFF WRITER KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb 24, CMC – Jamaica has told Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Labour Ministers that it is undertaking a reform of the labour market here and has established the Labour Market Reform Commission in 2015 to ensure that educational and

Lower-wage earners get tax break in billion-dollar budget

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Lower-wage earners get tax break in billion-dollar budget By Ivan Clifford HAMILTON, Bermuda, Feb 24, CMC  — Finance Minister Bob Richards unveiled a billion-dollar (US) Budget on Friday, offering tax cuts to lower-paid workers but increasing the tax rate for big earners in this British Overseas Territory. Taxes on alcohol,

Haiti names new prime minister

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Haiti names new prime minister by STAFF WRITER PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Feb 23, CMC – President Jovenel Moise says he has appointed Dr. Jack Guy Lafontant , a professor of gastroenterology at the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of the State University of Haiti (UEH) as the country’s new

The new GoM Program Management Office in operation

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | The new GoM Program Management Office in operation Mr Carl Gomersall, the head of the recently established Program Management Office (PMO), for the Government of Montserrat (GoM) is promoting that transparency and quality assurance are two fundamental principles that would guide the operations of the government. ZJB Radio News reports

De Ole Dawg – Part 6:2017 – The Two-Track Solution

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | De Ole Dawg – Part 6:2017 – The Two-Track Solution Kick-starting our Economy  BRADES, Montserrat, Feb 10, 2017 – In the recently published Government Update, Building Montserrat’s Future, Premier Romeo’s Office argues that we need fast-track jobs-creating projects right now and also longer-term economy-transforming projects:  “As a first step, we

Outages done – New Plant when?

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Outages done – New Plant when? Electricity consumers here are breathing a sigh of relief upon receiving news that the load shedding schedule that was in place for the past week has been discounted. Very early in the report was that “the island will have to endure more load shedding

Caribbean American congresswoman describes Trump’s policies as ‘dangerous’

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Caribbean American congresswoman describes Trump’s policies as ‘dangerous’ by STAFF WRITER By Nelson A. King NEW YORK, Feb 23, CMC – Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has described as “dangerous” the immigration policies of United States President Donald Trump. In a blistering attack on Trump’s first 32 days in office,

Guyana celebrating Mashramani

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Guyana celebrating Mashramani by STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Feb 23, CMC – Guyana is marking the 47th anniversary of republican status with President David Granger saying it provides an opportunity to “celebrate the uniqueness of our nationhood”. Addressing the flag raising ceremony at D’urban Park, Granger paid tribute to early

President Trump expands rules to deport more Caribbean nationals

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | President Trump expands rules to deport more Caribbean nationals by STAFF WRITER By Nelson A. King WASHINGTON, Feb 22, CMC – United States President Donald Trump has expanded the nation’s immigration rules requiring expanded deportation of undocumented Caribbean and other immigrants. In a revised executive order, captioned “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement  Improvements,”

St. Vincent singer dropped from finals of Calypso Monarch finals

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | St. Vincent singer dropped from finals of Calypso Monarch finals by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Feb 22, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago Unified ­Calypso Association (TUCO), apparently bowing to a threat of legal action by a disgruntled calypsonian has removed the St. Vincent-born singer Lornette “Fya Empress”

St. Lucia celebrates 38th year of political independence

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | St. Lucia celebrates 38th year of political independence by STAFF WRITER CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Feb 22, CMC – St. Lucia is celebrating its 38th year of political independence from Britain on Wednesday with the traditional military parade and youth rally and Prime Minister Allen Chastanet urging citizens to put aside

Guyana Soldiers on charges of stealing milk and butter

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Guyana Soldiers on charges of stealing milk and butter by STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Feb 21, CMC – Three soldier are due to return to court here on March 6 after they were charged with stealing milk and butter from the Guyana defence Force (GDF). The soldiers – Victor Logan,

Immigration raids target Indo-Caribbean community in New York City

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Immigration raids target Indo-Caribbean community in New York City     by Staff byWriter Leaders of the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) have expressed concern over recent raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in the Richmond Hill neighborhood of Queens, New York, targeting members of the Indo-Caribbean community, many of

Regional tourism bodies welcome Caribbean leaders acknowledgement

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Regional tourism bodies welcome Caribbean leaders acknowledgement by STAFF WRITER BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Feb 21, CMC – Regional tourism officials Tuesday applauded Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders for taking the lead in recognising the critical contribution of the sector to regional economies and a commitment to advancing a regional tourism agenda. The

Task force to study effects of Brexit fall out

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Task force to study effects of Brexit fall out by STAFF WRITER TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Feb. 19, CMC – A task force has been established to look at the implications of Brexit and its impact on the British Virgin Islands. Premier Dr. Orlando Smith told journalists at a resent

Six former monarchs in finals of Calypso Monarch competition

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Six former monarchs in finals of Calypso Monarch competition by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Feb 20, CMC – Six former calypso monarchs are included in 15 finalists named for the Dimanche Gras finals following the semi-finals held at the Skinner Park in Arima, east of here over the

Haitian authorities clamp down on brothels

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Haitian authorities clamp down on brothels by STAFF WRITER   PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Feb 20, CMC – Haitian authorities say they have closed down at least 40 brothels and hotels since the launch of a campaign late last month to clamp down on such establishments. Government Commissioner Danton Léger

Public officers urged to contribute to development

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Public officers urged to contribute to development by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Feb. 19, CMC – Public officers across the twin island republic are being urged to steep themselves in the right set of values if they are to contribute meaningfully to the development process. The all came

CCJ dismisses application filed by Dominican events promotor

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | CCJ dismisses application filed by Dominican events promotor by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Feb 20, CMC – The Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice  (CCJ) Monday dismissed an application filed by Dominican show promoter, Cabral Douglas, accusing the Dominica government of causing a breach of contract with the Jamaican

Opposition party criticises plans to close down sugar estates

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Opposition party criticises plans to close down sugar estates by STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Feb 20, CMC –The main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Monday criticised the decision to close down sugar estates here saying it could lead to unrest in Guyana. “There is no doubt in or mind even

Police officer charged with murder

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Police officer charged with murder by STAFF WRITER CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Feb 17, CMC – Police have charged one of their colleagues with murder following a police operation in Marigot, west of here last month. Police said that Gilroy Gaston, who has been released on EC$15,000 (One EC dollar =US$0.37

Wives of CARICOM leaders meeting in Guyana

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Wives of CARICOM leaders meeting in Guyana by STAFF WRITER   GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Feb 17, CMC – The first ladies of five Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders have discussed issues aimed at reducing teenage pregnancy, domestic violence, trafficking in persons (TIP) mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS and cervical cancer as

Police arrest British visitor following drug find

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Police arrest British visitor following drug find by STAFF WRITER   KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb. 16, CMC –A British woman is scheduled to appear in court in the second city of Montego Bay next week Monday after she was arrested by the police late Wednesday at the Sangster International Airport. The

US Caribbean American Congresswoman tables legislation to protect immigrants

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | US Caribbean American Congresswoman tables legislation to protect immigrants By Nelson A. King WASHINGTON, Feb 17, CMC- Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has tabled a bill in the United States House of Representatives aimed at protecting undocumented Caribbean and other immigrants. Just days into his presidency, US President Donald Trump signed

Stirring opening to CARICOM Inter-Sessional

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Stirring opening to CARICOM Inter-Sessional       Stirring opening to CARICOM Inter-Sessional – Video highlights (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Twenty-Eighth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) opened Thursday morning at the Marriott Hotel, Georgetown, Guyana.   Speakers at the Opening

Millions to be spent on geothermal energy development

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Millions to be spent on geothermal energy development by STAFF WRITER   ROSEAU, Dominica, Feb 13, CMC – The Dominica government says it will spend an estimated EC$45 million (One EC dollar =US$0.37 cents) on the further development of the geothermal energy sector here. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, addressing a

NDC candidate bows out

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | NDC candidate bows out by STAFF WRITER ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Feb 15, CMC – The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is likely to look towards former education minister Franka Bernardine as its candidate to contest the St George’s South East constituency in the next general election after the current

Spouses of CARICOM leaders meet in Guyana

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Spouses of CARICOM leaders meet in Guyana by STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Feb 15, CMC –  The high rate of violence against women will be among issues discussed when the Forum of the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM’s) Spouses of Heads of State and Government on the Every Caribbean Woman, Every Caribbean

Jamaica police order tints removed from public vehicles

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Jamaica police order tints removed from public vehicles by STAFF WRITER KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb 14, CMC – Police have announced the immediate removal of tints from public passenger vehicles (PPV) as the authorities implement measures to deal with the recent of recent incidents of women and children being abducted by

Former journalist detained following murder of banker

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Former journalist detained following murder of banker by STAFF WRITER KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Feb 14, CMC – Police have detained a former journalist following the shooting death of a banker, who died in hospital on Tuesday. Police said that the former senior reporter at the Searchlight newspaper had been taken

Venezuelan nationals on money laundering charges

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Venezuelan nationals on money laundering charges by STAFF WRITER CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Feb 14, CMC – two men, including a Venezuelan national, appeared in court here Tuesday charged with money laundering after police said they had seized over a million dollars (One EC dollar =US$0,37 cents) last week. Venezuelan Antonio

NDC leader files lawsuit against Prime Minister Mitchell

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | NDC leader files lawsuit against Prime Minister Mitchell by STAFF WRITER ST. GEORGE’S. Grenada, Feb 15, CMC – The leader of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Nazim Burke is seeking compensation for the “pain and suffering” he experienced after Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell made what he claimed

PM Skerrit says his government will not be overthrown

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | PM Skerrit says his government will not be overthrown by STAFF WRITER ROSEAU, Dominica, Feb 8, CMC – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit Wednesday said that his ruling Dominica labour Party (DLP) would not be removed from office unless through the ballot box as he condemned the violence that erupted here

House approves airport project after marathon debate

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | House approves airport project after marathon debate By Ivan Clifford HAMILTON, Bermuda, Feb 11, CMC  — The opposition Progressive Labour Party (PLP) has urged the public to flood senators with their concerns after the House of Assembly early on Saturday approved legislation paving the way for government’s controversial airport redevelopment project, Despite

PM urges private sector to get on board CBI programme

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | PM urges private sector to get on board CBI programme by STAFF WRITER ROSEAU, Dominica, Feb 10, CMC – The Dominica government Friday urged the private sector to get more involved in the controversial Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) describing it as a “winner” in the regional push to attract

Caribbean children fall to murder in Jamaica and Tobago

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Caribbean children fall to murder in Jamaica and Tobago Two charged with murder of 15-year-old school girl by STAFF WRITER KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb 11, CMC – Jamaica police have charged two men, including a 31-yeqr-old taxi driver with the murder of 15-year-old secondary school student, Shineka Gray, whose body was

Regional officers being trained in CARICOM consumer protection system

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Regional officers being trained in CARICOM consumer protection system by STAFF WRITER KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb. 9, CMC – Regional consumer protection officers and standard officers are benefitting from advanced training in the upgraded Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Rapid Alert Exchange System (CARREX) for hazardous, unsafe and defective goods. The three-day workshop

Prime Minister files lawsuit against Opposition Leader

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Prime Minister files lawsuit against Opposition Leader by STAFF WRITER ROSEAU, Dominica, Feb 10, CMC – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has filed a lawsuit against Opposition Leader Lennox Linton seeking aggravated damages, for libel or slander following interviews and statements he gave to national and international media regarding the controversial

Caribbean American Congresswoman introduces legislation to expand TPS for Haitians

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Caribbean American Congresswoman introduces legislation to expand TPS for Haitians by STAFF WRITER By Nelson A. King WASHINGTON, Feb 10, CMC –Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has introduced legislation in the United States House of Representatives that would dramatically expand the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) programme to include all Haitian nationals

Government orders probe into processing of passports under CIP

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Government orders probe into processing of passports under CIP by STAFF WRITER ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Feb 10, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government has ordered a re-examination of the applications of 19 passport holders on suspicion that there was “political interference” in the decision to have them processed, Minister

Phillips lone candidate for PNP president post

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Phillips lone candidate for PNP president post by STAFF WRITER   Politics   KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb 10, CMC – Former finance minister Dr. Peter Phillips has emerged as the lone candidate to replace the 71-year-old former prime minister Portia Simpson Miller as president of the main opposition People’s National Party

CARICOM distressed over acts of violence in Dominica

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | CARICOM distressed over acts of violence in Dominica by STAFF WRITER Politics   GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Feb 10, CMC – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping Friday said it was ‘deeply distressed” at the violence which broke out in Dominica earlier this week and appealed to all parties “to act with restraint

PM moves to file civil proceedings against Opposition leader

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | PM moves to file civil proceedings against Opposition leader by STAFF WRITER  ROSEAU, Dominica, Feb. 2, CMC – The lawyer for Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says he has been instructed to proceed “forthwith” with whatever proceedings that are considered necessary including civil proceedings against Opposition Leader Lennox Linton. In a

Two sentenced to hang following 2008 Bartica massacre

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Two sentenced to hang following 2008 Bartica massacre by STAFF WRITER  GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Feb 3, CMC – A High Court  has sentenced two men to hang for their involvement in the 2008 massacre when gunmen attacked the small Bartica mining town on  the left bank of the Essequibo River, killing

Caribbean countries rocked by strong earthquake

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Caribbean countries rocked by strong earthquake by STAFF WRITER  CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Feb 3, CMC – An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 rocked at least three Caribbean countries on Friday but there were no immediate reports of injuries or destruction. The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University

St. Lucia cuts Value Added Tax

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | St. Lucia cuts Value Added Tax by STAFF WRITER  CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Feb 1, CMC – St. Lucia Wednesday cut the Value Added Tax  (VAT) from 15 to 12.5 per cent with Prime Minister Allen Chastanet saying his administration is keeping a key campaign promise to the electorate. “We have always

Shamracq with a new one ‘WOW’

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Shamracq with a new one ‘WOW’ Montserrat based Jamaican born artist Shamracq told us on Tuesday this week, January 31, 2016, “Hard work brings rewards. I have no intention to complain about the many challenges I face being an artist. I am passionate about my music, very optimistic about my

MVO Launches “Volcano Stories” – Book

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | MVO Launches “Volcano Stories” – Book Working in partnership with the UWI Seismic Research Centre (UWI-SRC), as well as support from the Ministry of Education, the Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO), launched a children’s book entitled “Volcano Stories”. On the evening of Thursday, January 26,  Her Excellency the Governor, Elizabeth Carriere

Dr. Samuel Joseph wins Montserrat 2017 By-election

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Dr. Samuel Joseph wins Montserrat 2017 By-election For the seat in the Legislative Assembly vacated by former Premier and Opposition Leader Reuben T. Meade in September last year. By-Elections 2017 – Montserrat 2017  

Homeland Security to comply with orders not to deport travelers

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Homeland Security to comply with orders not to deport travelers CNN – Politics             By Ariane de Vogue, Eli Watkins and Alanne Orjoux, CNN Updated 0714 GMT (1514 HKT) January 29, 2017  http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/29/politics/ny-immigration-order-stay/index.html   Now PlayingDetained Iraqi released…   Anxiety over Trump in a California

Planning to begin for a breakwater facility at Little Bay

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Planning to begin for a breakwater facility at Little Bay Not surprisingly following the inclement seas for several days two weeks ago, the issue of the lack of proper access at Port Little Bay came to the fore with questions in the Legislative Assembly at Tuesday’s sitting concerning a break

Voters go the poll on Monday

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Voters go the poll on Monday  To vote for one vacant seat in the Montserrat Legislative Assembly When former Premier Reuben T Meade officially retired from his seat in the Legislative Assembly and from active politics on November 2, 2016, the seat became vacant and it invoked the need for

OECS welcomes kidney transplant operation in Antigua and Barbuda

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | OECS welcomes kidney transplant operation in Antigua and Barbuda by STAFF WRITER   CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jan 25, CMC – The St. Lucia-based Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has congratulated Antigua and Barbuda following the first kidney transplant operation to be done in the sub-region. “This operation had ushered in

Pastor convicted of sex charges involving a minor

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Pastor convicted of sex charges involving a minor by STAFF WRITER    KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jan 25, CMC – A 55-year-old pastor is to return to court on February 24 after he was found guilty of having sexual intercourse with a minor in March 2015. A statement issued by the Office

Bodies of Haitian nationals found

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Bodies of Haitian nationals found by STAFF WRITER   PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands, Jan 25, CMC – Search and rescue teams are resuming the search for persons, presumed Haitians on Wednesday, after 10 bodies were found here on Tuesday. A spokesman for the Turks and Caicos Police Force, Kevin

YEARENDER-2016-A year of highs and lows for the Caribbean

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | YEARENDER-2016-A year of highs and lows for the Caribbean By Peter Richards BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Dec 30, CMC – Caribbean tourism remained on a high in 2016, but with threats such as Brexit and correspondent banking lurking dangerously close to its doorstep, the performance of the region’s economies remained at a worrying

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | by STAFF WRITER CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jan 24, CMC – Former prime minister Dr.Kenny Anthony Tuesday denied that his former St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) government had given an assurance to Britain that it would not pursue the death penalty for anyone convicted of murdering a British hotelier in

UK Supreme Court Agrees With Guyanese Born Briton On Brexit

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | UK Supreme Court Agrees With Guyanese Born Briton On Brexit Published on Jan 24 2017 By NAN Contributor News Americas, LONDON, England, Weds. Jan. 25, 2017:Britain’s highest court has agreed that the country’s parliament needs to vote on Brexit, agreeing with Guyanese-born Briton Gina Miller, who first brought the case

New report says obesity on the rise in the Caribbean

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | New report says obesity on the rise in the Caribbean by Staff Writer   SANTIAGO, Chile, Jan. 19, CMC – A new joint report by two United Nations agencies says  overweight and obesity is on the rise throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, affecting every country, except Haiti. The report

Use economic citizenship funds wisely, says ECCB governor

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Use economic citizenship funds wisely, says ECCB governor ECCB Governor Timothy Antoine By Ken Richards BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — CNN –  Jan 17, 2016 – Guidelines and recommendations pertaining to the use of revenue from economic citizenship programmes in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) have been put

Police confiscate drugs, weapons from school children

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Police confiscate drugs, weapons from school children  by STAFF WRITER   CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jan 11, CMC – The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) Wednesday displayed a cache of weapons and several packages of drugs, including cocaine, it said had been confiscated from students over the last two years.

Boat captain jailed on drug charges

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Boat captain jailed on drug charges by STAFF WRITER  ST.GEORGE’S, Grenada, Jan 11, CMC – A 54-year captain of a boat  was jailed for three years on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to being in possession of 80 pounds of marijuana seized by police during an operation on Monday. The

Caribbean says farewell to Sir Dwight Venner

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Caribbean says farewell to Sir Dwight Venner CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jan 4, CMC – The Caribbean bade farewell to the longest serving governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Sir Dwight Venner on Wednesday with St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves describing him as “among

£5million on Fibre Optic Cable offends UK media

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | £5million on Fibre Optic Cable offends UK media The claim – super-fast broadband for a tiny Caribbean island despite terrible connection speeds in the UK DFID is blowing the fortune to construct an underwater fibre optic cable to the volcanic island of Montserrat, which has a population of just 4,900

Letter: Obama must not pardon Garvey

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Letter: Obama must not pardon Garvey   CNN — January 6, 2017   Dear Sir: A few days ago, the BBC reported that there is an intensive campaign by some groups in Jamaica and elsewhere to get the outgoing American president to pardon Jamaica’s first National Hero, Marcus Garvey. These

Jovenel Moise confirmed as Haiti’s 58th president

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Jovenel Moise confirmed as Haiti’s 58th president President-elect Jovenel Moïse PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – January 5, 2017 — Following the decision of the Office of the National Electoral Litigation (BCEN) declaring after deliberation that after the analysis of the 12 percent sample of the Procès Verbaux (PV), the official

Region mourns death of former ECC Bank governor

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Region mourns death of former ECC Bank governor   CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Dec 23, CMC – St. Lucia’s Prime Minister Allen Chastanet Friday said the Caribbean has lost an “unparalleled genius” after the former governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Sir Dwight Venner died at a hospital here

Vue Pointe Hotel, refurbished and ready for business

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Vue Pointe Hotel, refurbished and ready for business By Bennette Roach There are many who waited to hear the news of this day, Tuesday, December 20, 2015, when Cedric Osborne, general manager, Vue Pointe Hotel announced to a small gathering of invited guests; after ‘thanking our Heavenly Father’, “I appreciate

Minister Ryan records her Ministry’s achievement over the year

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Minister Ryan records her Ministry’s achievement over the year At the final scheduled sitting of the Montserrat Legislative Assembly on Tuesday this week Ministers delivered ministerial statements to the house. Minister with responsibility for Education, health and social services, the Hon. Delmaude Ryan began her report, “I have been assigned

Premier Donaldson Romeo – Christmas Message – 2016

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Premier Donaldson Romeo – Christmas Message – 2016 December 25, 2016 By: Honourable Premier, Donaldson Romeo Fellow citizens, residents and friends of Montserrat, greetings. During this season of hope, I want to wish everyone a peaceful and joyous Christmas and a bright and prosperous 2017 when it comes. This time

An extract presentation of Judge Morley’s response to DPP Sullivan’s complaint –

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | An extract presentation of Judge Morley’s response to DPP Sullivan’s complaint –  Paid Insert (uncertified) Sullivan – “The court has taken away the function of the jury” Case MNIHCR2013/0008 The Queen v Orin Evans Appearances:  Mr. Oris Sullivan and Mr. Kenroy Hyman for the Crown                         Mr. David Brandt for the

Ministry holds Agriculture Exhibition

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Ministry holds Agriculture Exhibition By Bennette Roach Montserrat’s AgriExpo 2016 two-day event, organised by the Ministry of Agriculture opened on Thursday at the Little Bay Market as described by WWW.DISCOVERMNI.COM with a colourful and healthy display of the produce, plants, livestock and treats that are being created on island.  

ECCB awards Miss Lola Harris for Long Service

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | ECCB awards Miss Lola Harris for Long Service The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) on Saturday, December 10, 2016, awarded a proud recipient, Miss Lola Veronica Harris, Administrative Office 1 in the Montserrat Agency Office was for long service with the Bank.  Miss Harris has served the Bank for 25