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June 23, 2017

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Cayman General Elections – Result in National Unity Government

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

Brandt’s Address – Tragedy

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

20 Years June 25, 1997

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

THE VOLCANO and DEATH

Source: The Montserrat Reporter               One of the conditions the British Governor of Montserrat and the local Government never wanted to exist, is that they would ever have to report that lives were lost as a direct result of volcanic activity in Montserrat. On the night of July…

Bermuda premier calls general election on July 18

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

De Ole Dawg – Part 14: 2017: Economic Transformation

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

US congressman Steve Scalise shot at Virginia baseball practice

Source: The Montserrat Reporter Sky News Several killed in ‘unprecedented’ London tower blaze – with residents still trapped A bullet hole in a window at the scene of the shooting Senior US congressman Steve Scalise has been shot at a baseball practice in northern Virginia. A congressional aide said Mr Scalise, who rallies Republican…

Vacancy Exists – Senior Reporter

Source: The Montserrat Reporter Vacancy Exists for an outstanding Senior Reporter who also will fill the role of Deputy Editor at the Montserrat Reporter – Montserrat, West Indies. Must have: Good integrity, Plenty of drive And the commitment to excellence in newspaper production print and online. Be sharp, enthusiastic and self-motivated. A driver’s licence…

Huge fire engulfs west London Grenfell Tower block

Source: The Montserrat Reporter Families try to find one another as a number of fatalities is confirmed and firefighters try to rescue those who remain trapped. 7:43 – Wednesday 14 June 2017   Full story: Huge fire started nearly 12 hours or so ago – engulfs Grenfell Tower block – Sky story By Sunita…

Prime Minister condemns attack on Roman Catholic priest

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jun 12, CMC – Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley Monday condemned the attack and robbery of a popular Roman Catholic priest, who has been working with young people to help rid Trinidad and Tobago of crime. Father Clive Harvey was robbed at gunpoint…

Five detained in drug bust

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jun 12, CMC – Five people, including a woman, were arrested on Monday fter police intercepted a taxi and seized a quantity of marijuana. In a brief statement, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) said that bust occurred along the Aurora Public Road in Essequibo, when…

LIAT pilots apologise for inconvenience, outline new agreement

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Jun 13, CMC – The President of the Leeward Island Airline Pilots Association (LIAPLA), Captain Carl Burke, has apologised to the travelling public in the Caribbean after pilots refused to fly the ATR72 aircraft operated by the regional carrier, LIAT, over salary increases. “Well…

Jamaica developing measures to ease frustration associated with CSME

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jun 13, CMC- The Jamaica government says it is working with regional governments to resolve some of the problems that frustrate travellers within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Single Market and Economy (CSME). The CSME allows for the free movement of goods, skills, labour and services…

Opposition stages march demanding general election

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Jun 13, CMC – The leadership of the main opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) led supporters in a demonstration here late Monday evening demanding that Prime Minister Gaston Browne announce the date for fresh general elections in Antigua and Barbuda. The move by the…

Man jailed for showing porn to children

Source: The Montserrat Reporter     Saturday, June 10, 2017 A 54-year-old Arima man who showed pornography to two children was sentenced to 24 months in jail after being found guilty of the offences on Thursday. Clifford Llewellyn a mechanic from Carapo, Arima, will also be registered as a sex offender in the Sex…

May gives all workers new rights to time off

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | May gives all workers new rights to time off Manifesto targets family illness and mental health Oliver Wright, Policy Editor May 15 2017, 9:00 a.m, The Times Theresa May’s plans for employee rights mark a shift away from the Tories’ business-first approach JUSTIN TALLIS/REUTERS Employees will be promised today the right to take up

CARICOM SG ready to welcome new Bahamian PM’s fresh ideas

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | CARICOM SG ready to welcome new Bahamian PM’s fresh ideas   (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque is looking forward to an early briefing with new Prime Minister of The Bahamas Dr. Hubert Minnis on matters relating to the Caribbean Community and the Prime

Antigua PM scraps plan for gun factory

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Antigua PM scraps plan for gun factory By Caribbean News Service May 13, 2017 Prime Minister Gaston Browne CARIBBEAN NEWS SERVICE – Prime Minister Gaston Browne has cancelled plans to give investors permission to construct a gun assembling plant in the proposed Economic Zone here. Browne called Observer Radio just after

CLICO plans to repay government says Duprey

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | CLICO plans to repay government says Duprey by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, May 12, CMC  –  The Colonial Life Insurance Company (Clico) says it has a plan to pay the government back billions of dollars spent in bailing out the financially troubled regional insurance giant. Lawrence Duprey Former

HISTORIC ARRIVAL OF CHARTER FLIGHT

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | HISTORIC ARRIVAL OF CHARTER FLIGHT  Posted by St Helena Government History was made on St Helena today, Wednesday, May 3, 2017, when a charter plane carrying 60 passengers landed at St Helena Airport at 1.55 p.m. Air Partner, a commercial organisation that sources charter flights around the world, had been

Notice From the Electoral Commission

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Notice From the Electoral Commission The public is advised that the Electoral Commission is presently making arrangements to prepare a Preliminary List of Voters between June and August 2017. All eligible voters are accordingly invited to apply for registration under Regulation 3 of the Election (Continuous Registration) Regulations. A person shall

Increased activities at Kick ’em Jenny volcano

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Increased activities at Kick ’em Jenny volcano by STAFF WRITER ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, May 1, CMC – Disaster officials in Grenada said that the region’s only submarine volcano, Kick ‘em Jenny, showed “continuous activity” on Monday with at least “43 mostly low magnitudes volcanic earthquakes” over an 18 hour period.

Court grants PM extension to file response to lawsuit

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Court grants PM extension to file response to lawsuit by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, May 2, CMC – A High Court judge has given Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley until May 8 to file his defence in a lawsuit brought against him by a former diplomat who is

Caribbean statisticians meeting in Dominica

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Caribbean statisticians meeting in Dominica by STAFF WRITER ROSEAU, Dominica, Apr 26, CMC – Caribbean sstatisticians are meeting here to develop core indicators as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) moves towards fulfilling the requirements of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Technical Workshop on the Indicator Framework for the 2030 Agenda

World Bank says remittance growth only seen in Caribbean region

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | World Bank says remittance growth only seen in Caribbean region by STAFF WRITER WASHINGTON, Apr. 22, CMC – Despite overall global decline, the World Bank says the only region to record growth in remittances in 2016, was Latin America and the Caribbean. But the reverse may be true for Montserrat

Local Author Releases Fifth Book

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Local Author Releases Fifth Book Adair Arlen, pen name of, is releasing The Gift of Rose, the latest book in her Paul Gregory series.  In this book we meet Paul’s son, Nick, who is a magnet for trouble.  As Nick’s problems begin to unfold, Paul is grateful for “the gift

Orange House repeats as MSS Sports Champion

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Orange House repeats as MSS Sports Champion The Montserrat Secondary School sports was forced to be concluded over two Wednesdays in successive weeks because of unusual downpour of rain on the first Wednesday. At the end of April 19, 2017, Orange House with secret, but intuitive leadership and the Victor

Beauty Plus Salon now opens in full-service expansion

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Beauty Plus Salon now opens in full-service expansion By Bennette Roach Miss Dagriee Wilson of Brades, Montserrat, realised a dream come true when she cut the ribbon to her new home of Beauty Plus Salon on Brades main road, in Cudjoe Head, only yards away from where she operated for

Montserrat included in Tax Haven Blacklisting

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Montserrat included in Tax Haven Blacklisting By Bennette Roach There has been much reported about the US state of Illinois has blacklisted some thirteen Caribbean countries and territories to include Montserrat, as tax havens. They include also Bermuda, the Cayman Island and Turks and Caicos Islands; as well as Anguilla,

US cloud provider explores taking service to Trinidad

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | US cloud provider explores taking service to Trinidad (Adapted) (Fibre optic cable due for so long – would Montserrat be able to contend for this…?) PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Apr, 19, CMC – The number one cloud provider in the world, Amazon Web Services (AWS), that is a subsidiary of

Theresa May asks MPs to back snap election

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Theresa May asks MPs to back snap election SKYMews http://news.sky.com/story/theresa-may-asks-mps-to-back-snap-election-10842088 12:49, UK, Tuesday 18 April 2017    Video: Theresa May moves to hold 8 June election  By Nick Lester, News Producer Theresa May is seeking to hold a General Election on 8 June arguing it is the only way to

Woman killed in Nevis shooting incident – another injured

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Woman killed in Nevis shooting incident – another injured by STAFF WRITER CHARLESTOWN, Nevis, Apr. 17, CMC– A woman was killed and another injured early Monday in a shooting incident in the community of Cotton Ground. A police source who confirmed the incident said the women were reportedly heading home

Leeward Islands jolted by strong tremor

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Leeward Islands jolted by strong tremor By Staff Reporter Olveston, Montserrat: An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 rocked the Leeward Islands to include Montserrat, Antigua and St. Kitts Nevis early Monday, but there are no early reports of injuries or damage. One person out of Antigua reportedly though they

US Department of Transportation penalizes Dynamic International Airways

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | US Department of Transportation penalizes Dynamic International Airways by STAFF WRITER NORTH CAROLINA, Apr. 15, CMC – The United States Department of Transportation (DOT), has ordered Dynamic International Airways to pay penalties of US$120,000 following an incident last year in which several passengers were stranded here and New York .

High Court awards man TT$70,000 for unlawful detention

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | High Court awards man TT,000 for unlawful detention by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Apr 14, CMC – A High Court judge has awarded TT$70,000 (One TT dollar =US$0.16 cents) to a man detained by police during the 2011 state of emergency (SOE) on suspicion that he was involved

Police hunt for Jamaican man involved in robbery

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Police hunt for Jamaican man involved in robbery by STAFF WRITER ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Apr. 18, CMC – The police in Antigua and Barbuda, are on the hunt for a Jamaican man who was reportedly involved in a recent robbery at a travel agency earlier this month. The man –

Ruling party names caretakers ahead of next general election

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Ruling party names caretakers ahead of next general election by STAFF WRITER ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Apr 12, CMC – Two candidates of the ruling New National party (NNP) who contested the 2013 general elections will not be contesting the upcoming poll constitutionally due next year but widely expected to be

PM receives reports from Working Groups on the economy

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | PM receives reports from Working Groups on the economy by STAFF WRITER   BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Apr 12, CMC – Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has received the reports from the two Working Groups which were set up last month to discuss the challenges to Barbados’ foreign reserves and the fiscal deficit,

PM defends position on Citizenship by Investment Programme

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | PM defends position on Citizenship by Investment Programme by STAFF WRITER CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Apr 11, CMC – Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says he was “uncomfortable” with the wording of an opposition motion to debate an opposition motion regarding the controversial Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP). The opposition legislators last

ELECTIONS-PM announces date for general election

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | ELECTIONS-PM announces date for general election by STAFF WRITER NASSAU, Bahamas, Apr 11, CMC – Bahamians go to the p9olls on May 10 to elect a new government in a general election that Prime Minister Perry Christie said he is confident would be “free, fair and peaceful”. In a broadcast

High Court reserves judgment in motion of no confidence case

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | High Court reserves judgment in motion of no confidence case by STAFF WRITER BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Apr 11, CMC – The High Court has reserved judgment, pending the submission of written statements within 28 days, on the motion of no confidence that dates back to the last administration of then

Opposition Leader prevented from entering Parliament building

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Opposition Leader prevented from entering Parliament building by STAFF WRITER ROSEAU, Dominica, Apr 11, CMC – Opposition Leader Lennox Linton Tuesday said he had been prevented from entering the compound of the Parliament building and called for the removal of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit from office. In a posting on

OECS leaders to meet in St. Vincent on Wednesday

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | OECS leaders to meet in St. Vincent on Wednesday by STAFF WRITER KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Apr 11, CMC – Leaders from the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will meet here on Wednesday. The meeting will be chaired by St. Kitts-Nevis Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris and the leaders from

The Montserrat Budget!

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | The Montserrat Budget! Another postponement for presentation of Montserrat budget – no date… Following the report of the postponement of the Montserrat budget, which normally comes only after its approval by Her Majesty’s Government in the UK, a statement had said, “The postponement is occasioned by the change in UK

US settles discrimination claim against Caribbean green card holders

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | US settles discrimination claim against Caribbean green card holders by STAFF WRITER MIAMI, Apr. 9, , CMC – The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) says it has reached an agreement with a Miami-based company over claims that the company discriminated against work-authorized Caribbean and other immigrants when verifying their

Search underway for new inter-island cargo ferry

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Search underway for new inter-island cargo ferry by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Apr. 8, CMC – Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan says he should have some definitive word concerning the replacement vessel for the Galicia – a ferry that is used to transport cargo between Trinidad and Tobago. This

CARPHA says CRS will help improve patient care in the Caribbean

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | CARPHA says CRS will help improve patient care in the Caribbean by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Apr 10, CMC – The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) says the establishment of a Caribbean Regulatory System (CRS) will improve conditions for patients in the region to receive safe, efficacious,

IMF official defends financial institution

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | IMF official defends financial institution by STAFF WRITER  ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Apr 10, CMC – A senior official of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has dismissed a suggestion by Antigua and Barbuda that the Washington-based financial institution has been pushing for the island to enter into a new agreement with

Guyana clears the air on arrival of 150 Haitians

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Guyana clears the air on arrival of 150 Haitians by STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Apr 3, CMC – The Guyana government Monday categorically dismissed reports that more than 100 Haitian nationals had arrived here late last month seeking refugee status in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country. Minister of Citizenship and

CARICOM hails relationship with European Union

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | CARICOM hails relationship with European Union by STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Apr 6, CMC – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) hailed its ongoing relationship with the European Union (EU) and that it was looking forward to building on such a relationship. Guyana’s President David Granger, who is also the current CARICOM

Jamaica lifts ban on importing corn beef from Brazil

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Jamaica lifts ban on importing corn beef from Brazil Corn beef ban by STAFF WRITER KINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 4, CMC – The Jamaica government Tuesday lifted a ban it had imposed on the importation of corn beef from Brazil because of the ongoing investigations into the sale of rotten beef

Dominican attorney continues crusade against CCJ

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Dominican attorney continues crusade against CCJ   by STAFF WRITER April 7, 2017 Full News No Comments 120 views   ROSEAU, Dominica, Apr 7, CMC – An attorney who lost a lawsuit against the Dominica government before the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has taken his case to the

CARICOM condemns terrorist attacks in Russia and the United Kingdom

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | CARICOM condemns terrorist attacks in Russia and the United Kingdom by STAFF WRITER April 6, 2017   GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Apr 6, CMC – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping has condemned the terrorist attack in Russia earlier this week saying the “unremitting slaughter of innocent people regardless of the objective can

There really isn’t anything to hide over budget scrutiny

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | There really isn’t anything to hide over budget scrutiny Editorial – April 7, 2017 This Montserrat Government (GoM) for its first two budgets (2015-17) had what appeared to be an easy time and might have given the impression or caused it to be perceived that they had no problem then.

Criminal charges against three opposition legislators dropped

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Criminal charges against three opposition legislators dropped by STAFF WRITER ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Mar 28, CMC – Three members of the main opposition United Progressive Party (UPP), including its leader and former finance minister Harold Lovell, were freed on Tuesday after the charges were dropped against them at a magistrate

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