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August 19, 2017

Montserrat

Arthritis in knees is a preventable disease, scientists discover

Source: The Montserrat Reporter The Times Kate Wright August 15 2017, 12:01am, The Times Three quarters of osteoarthritis sufferers say they are in constant pain REX FEATURES   Arthritis in the knees is a preventable disease rather than an inevitable consequence of wear and ageing, a study has concluded. The condition is twice as common…

Usain Bolt pulls up hurt in final race as Britain win men’s 4x100m gold

Source: The Montserrat Reporter Usain Bolt pulls up hurt in final race at World Championships Oliver Brown, Chief Sports Feature Writer, London Stadium (report) Stuart Stone, (live updates) Given this was once a country of incorrigible baton-droppers, the British men’s relay team restored national pride in the most emphatic and improbable style last night…

Montserrat to send delegation to CARIFESTA 2017

Source: The Montserrat Reporter A delegation of seven Montserratians is set to travel to Barbados for the 13th edition of CARIFESTA, to be held from August 17 to the 27. CARIFESTA, the Caribbean Festival of the Arts, is a celebratory display of the diverse Caribbean art forms. According to the Montserrat Arts Council (MAC),…

RMPS with Mounts Bay aid destroy drug fields

Source: The Montserrat Reporter RMPS with Mounts Bay discovery, but premature revelation destroy marijuana fields There have been at least two occasions as recent as May this year the Royal Montserrat Police Service (RMPS) reported hauls of, and convictions for possession of cannabis sativa (marijuana) in different locations of Montserrat.   Prior to that…

Sandals Resorts says it will vigorously defend its good name

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, Aug 11, CMC – Sandals Resorts International (SRI) says it reserves the right to initiate all legal options, including suing for slander and libel to protect its good name as the war of words continues with the Antigua and Barbuda government. In a…

Governor hails Mounts Bay exercises a success with significance

Source: The Montserrat Reporter Meanwhile, besides exposing or discovering drug fields, Her Excellency Governor Carriere reported that the exercises conducted by the British Naval Vessel Royal fleet auxiliary RFA Mounts Bay should be considered “an outstanding success…” She said, it was a significant exercise for the fleet, “so we should remember, all of us,…

Governor Carriere and Martin Dawson leave doubtful impressions

Source: The Montserrat Reporter The news a week ago coming out of Government House was for many quarters surprising. That was so because there were those who believed that Governor Carriere was serious and at times seemed aggressively pursuing a course of doing something meaningful before she leaves next year, if indeed she would.…

RMPS occupy vacant MDC Tourist Information building at Carrs Bay

Source: The Montserrat Reporter According to a ZJBNews report the Royal Montserrat Police Service (RMPS) is mobilising further to enhance its presence in the community. In the latest development the RMPS Marine unit has taken up residency in a now defunct Montserrat Development Corporation (MDC) building at Carrs Bay at the entrance to Little…

King Natte Ready for Leeward Island Calypso Competition

Source: The Montserrat Reporter The Montserrat Arts Council has revealed that Mr. Kevin ‘King Natte’ Farrell is preparing to represent Montserrat in the 21st Annual Leeward Islands Calypso Monarch Competition which is scheduled to take place on Saturday  August 12, 2017 in the island of Anguilla. This will be King Natte’s first time representing…

Fibre-optics delay is a set-up

Source: The Montserrat Reporter But by whom? Should they get away! By Bennette Roach The absence of the reinstallation project of fiberoptic cables to Montserrat has begun to make rounds in supposedly important circles in Montserrat, but it is difficult to understand the utterances and the discussions. Some, one observer say is relevant but…

DFID’s Dawson departs soon

Source: The Montserrat Reporter Meanwhile Martin Dawson the current DFID Resident Representative will this month conclude his two-year stint extended to a third year as he reported last year September, under a cloud of rumours, regarding his service to Montserrat. According to a release from the Governor’s and DFID offices, “after almost three years…

ECCB Launches New Website

Source: The Montserrat Reporter The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) this week launched its new, user-friendly and mobile compatible website on Wednesday, August 2 at a regional media conference, where Governor Antoine gave feature remarks.   The new ECCB website is one of the organisational effectiveness initiatives under the Bank’s Strategic Priorities and is…

Governor Carriere to shorten her Montserrat tour of duty end of this year

Source: The Montserrat Reporter Early today the Governor’s Office issued a surprise release which follows: “Her Excellency the Governor, Elizabeth Carriere, will be leaving Montserrat in early January 2018 to take up a senior position with an international development non-governmental organisation (NGO) to work in Africa on programmes related to development, social justice and…

Montserrat Red Cross holds its AGM and elects new board

Source: The Montserrat Reporter The Montserrat branch of the British Red Cross has a new board of Directors following its Annual General Meeting held on July 20, 2017.  The appreciative membership present elected a full slate of eight-member Committee, of which an Executive Committee will be elected.  The new board comprises:  Mr. Bennette Roach…

Time for truth about Montserrat’s economy

Source: The Montserrat Reporter  Contribution – Part 18/2017  What is the true state of our economy, and what should we do about it? BRADES, Montserrat, June 28, 2017 – One of the common sayings on our streets is “the economy is dead,” and many shop-owners say that sales are “slow.” At the same time…

NHS must cut waste if it wants more cash

Source: The Montserrat Reporter Hospitals can save billions, says authoritative report Chris Smyth, Health Editor August 4 2017, 12:01am, The Times A review found huge variations in treatments, with low-performing hospitals often ignorant about methods adopted elsewherePAUL ROGERS/THE TIMES The NHS does not deserve more money because it wastes so much on poor care, according…

Government defends fiscal policies, says no plans to approach IMF

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   ROSEAU, Dominica, Aug 2, CMC – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has defended the economic policies of his administration and dismissed suggestions that the island could be seeking assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Winding up debate on the EC$918.2 million (One EC dollar =US$0.37 cents)…

RINIDAD – Government gets nod to liquidate CFL

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jul. 26, CMC  – The government has been granted permission to appoint provisional liquidators to preserve the assets of CL Financial as it seeks to recover a $15 billion debt left from the 2009 bailout of the conglomerate’s insurance subsidiaries Colonial Life…

Airport Authority – no evidence of workers stealing from travellers

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER     KINGSTOWN,  St. Vincent, Jul. 27, CMC –  The five-month old Argyle International Airport (AIA) authority says its investigation so far has not found any evidence of its workers stealing items from travellers’ bags, as several persons have claimed. Glender Francois, manager of Customer Service and…

CXC launches first mobile App

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER     BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul. 27, CMC  – The Caribbean Examinations Council’s (CXC) has launched its first mobile App – CXC Connect – as the agency continues to incorporate technology to make learning relatively seamless. At the launching ceremony on Wednesday, Education Minister Ronald Jones said CXC…

US support continues for major OECS initiatives

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER    CASTRIES, St Lucia Jul. 26, CMC—The United States government has signaled its intention to continue financial support for two major initiatives in the areas of Juvenile Justice reform and education for six member countries of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECDS). The plan was discussed…

BVI approves work permit exemptions for business visitors

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Jul 26, CMC – The government of the British Virgin Islands has approved the exemption for work permits for various classes of business visitors, including those for arbitration and mediation. The Cabinet approved the exemption based on recommendations in the Financial Services Consultancy…

Governor Davis raises money for Montserrat branch of Red Cross

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by Bennette Roach The Montserrat branch of the British Red Cross became proud recipient of a donation from former Governor Adrian Davis which he raised from a presentation to Lochinvar House School in London. Miss Annesta Fergus of the Governor’s office made the presentation of £200 to Red Cross officials…

CDB helping DBJ better manage environmental, social risks

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul. 28, CMC – The Barbados based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a grant to support the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) in efforts to address environmental, social issues that can deter investment or impact job creation, growth and poverty reduction. On Thursday,…

Thousands march in nation wide protest

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul. 24, CMC – A nationwide protest called by trade unions and the private sector has won the support of thousands of Barbadians who turned out on Monday urging the government to roll back the increase in the National Social Responsibility Levy. The protest…

CDB approves funds for electricity system upgrade in Anguilla

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul. 25, CMC  – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a loan of US$6.2 million  to the Anguilla Electricity Company (ANGLEC) to meet the growing electricity demand on the island. The Seventh Power Project aims to improve the capacity and reliability of ANGLEC’s…

New Premier takes Finance as he unveils new cabinet

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER  (adapted) HAMILTON, Bermuda, Jul 25, CMC  –  New Premier David Burt unveiled an 11-strong cabinet on Thursday, two days after his Progressive Labour Party (PLP) stormed to victory in the general election. Premier David Burt The PLP, which had lost the 2012 election to the One Bermuda…

CDB grant to build regional capacity for climate forecasting

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   BRIDGETOWN,Barbados,  Jul. 26, CMC  –  The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has  approved EUR773,000 (US$900,264) in grant funding to enhance regional resilience to climate variability and change. The grant will be provided to the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH), and will be used to strengthen…

CCJ orders release of men on death row in Barbados

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jul. 25, CMC – The Trinidad based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), on Tuesday quashed the convictions of the two men  – Vincent Edwards and Richard Haynes  – who sentenced to death for  murder  committed in Barbados in 2006. The men  were…

Montserrat Set to Host International Youth Exchange

Source: The Montserrat Reporter The news from the Montserrat Youth Talents Association (MYTA) are the plans are afoot to host the 4th Erasmus+ youth exchange in Montserrat in September this year. Led by Inspirational Volunteer Journeys, 30 young people from the UK, Italy, St. Maarten and Turkey are expected to arrive on island in…

Awards ceremony for Early Childhood practitioners

Source: The Montserrat Reporter Early Childhood practitioners on Montserrat, some for the first, second or many times since 2008 gathered on the evening of Tuesday, June 26, 2017 at the Goodlife Night Club in Little Bay, where they received special awards for their work and dedication to the care and education of the very…

De Ole Dawg – Part 16: 2017: The truth in leadership challenge

Source: The Montserrat Reporter How important is truth in national leadership? (Do lies work in the end?) BRADES, Montserrat, June 27, 2017 – Last time, we highlighted that “leadership is the art of taking initiatives that influence and motivate people through one’s example, thus helping them to accomplish a mission or fulfill a vision.”…

Empowering Excellence in Public Service

Source: The Montserrat Reporter By Bennette Roach It must be one of and perhaps the most important legacy Her Excellency Elizabeth Carriere intends to leave behind in Montserrat at the end of her tenure as Governor. From her arrival, the Governor had noted that a public service and how it functioned was integral to…

EARTHQUAKE- Magnitude 3.50 quake rocks BVI

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Jul. 14, CMC – An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.50 was felt in the British Virgin Islands late Thursday. The Puerto Rico Seismic Network says the quake occurred  7:23 pm (local time) at 18.27, longitude 64.66, or 16.67 kilometres south-south-east of Road…

20th year of remembrance

Source: The Montserrat Reporter Of the nineteen (19) persons who lost lives on June 25, 1997 The 20th year of remembrance of the 19 persons who lost their lives in volcanic event of June 25, 1997 was advertised by the media as a Remembrance Service. It was advertised in perhaps a more significant place,…

Woman dies from powerful jet engine blast

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER     PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten, Jul 13, CMC  – A 57 year old woman from New Zealand was killed after the blast from a powerful jet engine knocked her to the ground at the Princess Juliana International Airport . The local police reported that on Wednesday, the woman…

ACM President to be recognised by NABJ

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul. 13, CMC – President of the Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM), Wesley Gibbings will receive the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Percy Qoboza Foreign Journalist Award at the NABJ Convention and Career Fair in New Orleans next month. Gibbings, a Trinidadian…

CDB signs MOU with Bank of China

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul 13, CMC. – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of China have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which will allow both parties to discuss opportunities for cooperation and coordination in CDB’s Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs). Monica La Bennett, signs…

Agriculture Minister resigns

Source: The Montserrat Reporter  CASTRIES, St Lucia Jul. 12, CMC – Agriculture Minister Jimmy Henry has resigned following reports that he was recently  stopped and searched at the George Charles Airport . Jimmy Henry Henry, who announced his resignation Wednesday, in a video  on social media, said he decided to step down for personal reasons.…

Taiwan announces visa-free entry for allies in Caribbean

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   TAIPEI, Jul. 12, CMC – The Government of Taiwan on Wednesday announced visa-free entry for nationals of its diplomatic allies in the Caribbean, with immediate effect. According Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this is being done to “demonstrate the closeness between Taiwan and its allies in…

Prime Minister to sue member of Election Commission

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   ROSEAU, Dominica, Jul. 12, CMC – Lawyers for  Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica  say they will be filing a lawsuit against a member of the Election Commission for statements made on a radio programme that they determined to be defamatory . Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit…

Guyana prison on fire, one prison officer dies

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER     GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jul 9, CMC – The Guyana government Sunday night sought to assure citizens that the situation at the country’s main prison in the capital was under control and that inmates from the burnt facility were being transferred to other institutions across the country.…

DFID’s Dawson reports on the 3rd geothermal well

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by Bennette Roach Work is scheduled to resume on the third Geothermal Well in St. George Hill in the next month or so, since drilling ended towards the end of last year. Martin Dawson reports that efforts were being made to maintain the integrity of the well because there were…

Grenfell Tower fire: 87 discoveries of human remains found in gutted block of flats, reveals Met Police

Source: The Montserrat Reporter Met commander admits full search by hand will take ‘many months’ despite 250-strong team The Independent Online Jon Sharman – The Independent – 05 July 2017 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/grenfell-tower-fire-human-remains-found-87-recoveries-discoveries-block-flats-dead-metropolitan-a7824411.html The burnt out remains of the Grenfell Tower are seen in north Kensington Reuters A total of 87 discoveries of human remains have…

Grenfell Tower: Kensington MP calls for inquiry head to be replaced with ‘someone who can understand humans’

Source: The Montserrat Reporter http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/grenfell-tower-kensington-mp-calls-for-inquiry-head-to-be-replaced-with-someone-who-can-understand-humans/ar-BBDK3CJ   As TMR said before – so many similarities to what have gone on since Soufriere Hills volcano began erupting in Montserrat in 1995, just days less 22 years; going on even now. Serious how some mistakes continue to be perpetuated today in our dealings! They need to be…

Bow Wharf fire: Blaze rips through new multi-million pound development in trendy east London

Source: The Montserrat Reporter Fiona Simpson   London Evening Standard   Site story  here  http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/bow-wharf-fire-blaze-rips-through-new-multimillion-pound-development-in-trendy-east-london-a3577916.htmlHuge blaze: Fire rips through new development Bow Wharf in east London –Twitter A huge fire has ripped through a new multi-million pound development in a trendy part of east London. Dramatic images posted on social media showed thick smoke…

Teenager among four to stand trial for murder

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jun 28, CMC – A 13-year-old girl and her sister who claimed that they were verbally, physically and sexually abused by their 64-year-old father, have been committed to stand trial for his murder. The two girls were among four persons who have been committed…

Former PM Simpson Miller bows out of politics

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jun 28, CMC – Former prime minister Portia Simpson Miller has told legislators that they owe it to themselves to do what is best for Jamaica as Prime Minister Andrew Holness led the praises for her long tenure in Parliament. “We have a responsibility…

Dominican Republic nationals nabbed with cocaine in Caribbean Sea

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Jun. 29, CMC – The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says its Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents, working jointly with officers of the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force (CCSF) have arrested three nationals of the Dominican Republic while attempting…

Prime Minister announces Cabinet reshuffle

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jun. 29, CMC- Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley has made changes to his Cabinet – effective Thursday, that will lead to the reassignment of some government ministers. The release, issued early Thursday said Prime Minister had informed President Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona, of…

OECS and UNICEF sign five year agreement

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jun 28, CMC – The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has signed a five-year agreement with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to jointly promote child-centred programmes in the sub-region. Under the agreement signed by OECS Director General, Dr. Didicus Jules, and UNICEF…

Former prosecutor jailed for 17 years

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jun 28, CMC – A former police prosecutor has been jailed for 17 years with hard labour after he was found guilty of raping a then 17-year-old girl who had gone to the police station to make a report 16 years ago.…

CMCFeature: CARICOM Pride turned to Gloom

Source: The Montserrat Reporter By Sir Ronald Sanders* WASHINGTON, Jun 23, CMC – Three weeks ago, I and many other committed Caribbean integrationists, declared that the unity displayed by CARICOM countries at the Organization of American States (OAS) on May 31 “was a moment for unbridled pride”. What happened on Monday June 20, just…

St. Kitts-Nevis Opposition Leader to deliver lecture on slavery

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten, Jun 26, CMC – Former St. Kitts-Nevis prime minister is to deliver the Third Annual Emancipation Day Lecture at the University of St. Martin (USM) on July 1.   Douglas, who has been invited by the Independence for St. Martin Foundation (ISMF), will speak on…

Haiti worried at abuse of illegal drugs in schools and homes

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Jun 25, CMC – The National Commission for the Fight Against Drugs (CONALD), says it is perturbed at the “appalling” abuse of illegal drugs in schools, homes and in the country in general. Haiti is joining the international community in observing the International…

It could have been avoided

Source: The Montserrat Reporter (See articles of July 4, 1997 following fatalities from Soufriere Hills volcano) Navigate to 1997 – 4th July By Bennette Roach In every tragic disaster like this, when people die and especially, where elapsed time is involved, certainly questions must be asked, why did it happen? Could it have been…

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