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June 22, 2018

Montserrat

Reduction in number of Jamaicans denied access to Trinidad

Source: The Montserrat Reporter   Tuesday, June 19, 2018   KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith says that there is a reduction in the number of Jamaicans denied access to Trinidad and Tobago.  “In respect of free movement of persons, thanks to Jamaica’s strong advocacy and the…

IDB launches call for proposals from startups in the Caribbean

Source: The Montserrat Reporter   WASHINGTON, Jun. 20,   CMC – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched a call for proposals that will reward the most disruptive ventures in Latin America and the Caribbean that are using innovation to improve lives. The Washington-based financial institution said the selected startups will participate in Demand Solutions Chile,…

Barbados PM wants to deepen cooperation with sub-regional group

Source: The Montserrat Reporter By Ernie Seon CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jun. 19, CMC – The Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley, has signaled her intention to deepen political and economic cooperation with the nine nation Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). Prime Minister Mia Mottley In her first address outside of Barbados since assuming…

Premier not seeking re-election at upcoming party convention

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Jun. 19, CMC  – Premier Dr. Orlando Smith has announced that he will not be seeking re-election as leader of his National Democratic Party (NDP) at the upcoming convention on the weekend. Dr Orlando Smith Smith, 73,  who made the announcement in a…

CARICOM and Cuba to strengthen relations in key areas of cooperation

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jun 14, CMC – The Cribbean Community (CARICOM)  and the government of Cuba have both pledged to continue to strenthen relations in matters related to trade and the arts. This was the outcome of talks between CARICOM’s  Assistant Secretary General, Human and Social Development  Dr. Douglas…

Over thirty St. Lucians deported from US, UK and Martinique

Source: The Montserrat Reporter CASTRIES, St Lucia Jun. 18,  CMC-Thirty-six S t Lucians  have been deported from the United States, the United Kingdom and Martinique since the beginning of this year. This was disclosed on Monday by the Head of the Immigration Department, Assistant Superintendent, Sean Alexander, who said the deportations stemmed from several…

CARICOM countries to benefit from new Mexico-FAO initiative

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by staff writer SANTIAGO, Chile, Jun 15, CMC – At least 14 Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries will design multiple projects to mobilize resources from international sources allowing them to improve the resilience and adaptation of their agriculture, food systems and rural communities to change climate. The projects will be funded…

Essential Politics – Comey, Trump, Kim…

Source: The Montserrat Reporter       By David Lauter On his return from Singapore, President Trump lamented on Twitter that his “thought process must sadly go back to the Witch Hunt.” His eagerness to jump back into the fray belied the “sadly.” Even before he left Washington for his summit with North Korean…

The Eastern Caribbean Is Swamped by a Surge of Seaweed

Source: The Montserrat Reporter Massive rafts of floating sargassum are killing wildlife and preventing fishers from launching their boats. by Ryan Schuessler June 11, 2018 Barbados’s Long Beach, typically a picturesque vision of white sand and blue water, is buried beneath a vast expanse of thick, rotting seaweed. It’s a stinking nuisance that has…

In the News

Source: The Montserrat Reporter Follow the links as you wish in this brief of news : Spain stepped up and offered to take in a rescue ship carrying more than 600 migrants after Italy and Malta refused. Pancake chain IHOP teased a name change to “IHOb,” finally revealing that the new “b” stood for…

Get Rid of Ants Cheaply and Naturally

Source: The Montserrat Reporter the balanceeveryday Home Remedies for Ants By Erin Huffstetler Search online for “ways to get rid of ants,” and you’re likely to turn up page after page of results, but which ones work and which ones don’t? It’s not so easy to decide. Save yourself the hassle of sifting through…

Government minister wants debate on decriminalisation of marijuana

Source: The Montserrat Reporter   by staff writer ROSEAU, Dominica, Jun 1, CMC – A senior government minister says he remains baffled as to why Dominicans are afraid of debating the issue of decriminalisation of marijuana whether it is or medicinal or other purposes. “There’s a debate on marijuana…the whole world is debating marijuana,…

Former BLP legislator sworn in as Opposition Leader

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by staff writer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jun 1, CMC – Bishop Joseph Atherley was on Friday sworn in as Opposition Leader, one week after he was a member of the victorious Barbados Labour Party (BLP) that swept the May 24 general elections, winning all 30 seats in the Parliament. The Member…

Antigua and Barbuda first Caribbean country to ratify Convention against racism and intolerance

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by staff writer WASHINGTON, Jun 1, CMC – Antigua and Barbuda Friday become the first Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country and to ratify the Inter-American Convention against Racism, Racial Discrimination and Related Forms of Intolerance. The Instrument of Ratification, signed by Prime Minister Gaston Browne, was presented to the Secretary General…

Jamaica signs MOU with United States to combat child trafficking

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by staff writer KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jun 1, CMC – The United States is providing US$4.5 million in funding for projects and other activities over the next four years under an agreement with signed with Jamaica  for a Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership, which is aimed at combating the trafficking of…

Barbados to suspend payment to domestic and external creditors

Source: The Montserrat Reporter By Peter Richards BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jun 1, CMC – Prime Minister Mia Mottley Friday announced that her new administration would suspend payments due to domestic and external creditors as she appealed to them to “accompany us on this journey” in revitalising the ailing Barbados economy. “From today we are suspending…

Summer Grilling Could Expose Your Skin to Cancer-Causing Chemicals

Source: The Montserrat Reporter https://www.livescience.com/62640-bbqs-skin-cancer-causing-chemicals.html?utm_source=notification Live Science Health By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer | May 23, 2018 08:30am ET     Credit: Shutterstock Summer barbecues may expose you to potentially cancer-causing chemicals in a surprising way: The chemicals may literally get under your skin, a small new study from China suggests. The study found that people who sat around…

Mottley sworn in as Prime Minister

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by staff writer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, May 25, CMC – Less than 24 hours after she led her Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to victory in the May 24 general election, Mia Amor Mottley, 52, was sworn in as Barbados eighth prime minister on Friday, joining a handful of Caribbean women who…

Regional leaders congratulate new Barbados PM

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by staff writer ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, May 25, CMC – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders were Friday extending congratulations to Mia Amor Mottley, the first woman to be elected prime minister of Barbados. Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell described the victory as “unprecedented” reminding Mottley that as she faces the…

Counterfeit EC Notes

Source: The Montserrat Reporter In a public service announcement, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) is advising the public to be on the lookout for counterfeit notes. This comes after the Financial Crime and Analysis Unit of the Royal Montserrat Police Service has confirmed that a sum of counterfeit EC notes has been confiscated…

Polls closed in Barbados general election

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by staff writer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, May 24, CMC – Barbadians are now awaiting the outcome of Thursday’s general election after the estimated 542 polling stations closed after a 12 hour period. While, generally, the election was incident free, several people, mainly non-nationals, were forced to go to the Court to…

Caribbean health ministers attending WHO Assembly

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by staff writer GENEVA, May 22, CMC – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) health ministers are attending the 71st World Health Assembly here discussing various public health issues and its effects on the global population. The assembly, which has brought together delegations from the 194 member-states of the World Health Organization (WHO)…

University lecturer commends ruling of CCJ

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by Peter Richards BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, May 21, CMC –A senior lecturer at the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has welcomed the ruling of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) regarding the registration of Commonwealth citizens to be included in the voters list ahead…

Guyana fisherman killed after warning about smoking cocaine

Source: The Montserrat Reporter  Friday, May 18, 2018  GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The police in Guyana have detained a man who allegedly stabbed to death a 45-year-old fisherman who refused to stop smoking cocaine in his presence on Friday. Police said that Davanand Jailall, 38, was in the company of other fishermen in the…

The new Police vessel “HELICONIA STAR” arrives

Source: The Montserrat Reporter After a voting process lasting over a month, the Montserrat community at home and abroad voted to name the new and long-awaited marine vessel, MV “Heliconia Star“, which arrived on Wednesday morning having sailed from Antigua to Montserrat with its crew and members of the marine unit here on board.…

At least eight dead in Texas high school shooting

Source: The Montserrat Reporter Jamaica Observer Friday, May 18, 2018 CHICAGO, United States (AFP) — At least eight people were killed when a male student opened fire at a Texas high school on Friday, a local sheriff said, as President Donald Trump expressed his “heartbreak” over the “horrific” shooting. The incident took place at…

St. Kitts Opposition Leader still unable to have US Visa reinstated

Source: The Montserrat Reporter May 18, 2018 in St.Kitts-Nevis Leader of the St.Kitts-Nevis Opposition Labour Party Dr Denzil Douglas   Basseterre, St.Kitts (May 18th, 2018):-):- In a letter sent in January of 2015 the US State Department officially informed the then St.Kitts-Nevis Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas  that his US Visa had been revoked.…

Commonwealth Citizens Finally Added To Electoral List in Barbados

Source: The Montserrat Reporter Caribbean360 – May 15, 2018   BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Tuesday May 15, 2018 – Four Commonwealth citizens living in Barbados who had been fighting to get their names on the list of registered voters have now been included, giving them the opportunity to vote in the May 24 general elections.Their inclusion came…

Antigua & Barbuda Minister Asot Resigns

Source: The Montserrat Reporter May 15, 2018 – (Antigua) OBSERVER Media Asot Michael (File Photo) The Minister of Investment and Trade Asot Michael has resigned. Prime Minister Gaston Browne says the decision was taken this morning, after hours of discussion. The Prime Minister wrote to the Governor General, Sir Rodney Williams, telling him he…

UNICEF and WFP sign agreement to strengthen governments’ cash-based transfer programmes to respond to emergencies

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER ROSEAU, Dominica, May 3, CMC –  UNICEF and World Food Programme (WFP) Regional Directors for Latin America and the Caribbean on Thursday signed an agreement to support governments in the region to be better prepared and equipped to use cash transfer programmes to assist their population during…

Montserrat wants to go back on list to be decononised

Source: The Montserrat Reporter Premier Reuben Meade, May 30, 2012: ”…It is therefore my recommendation that this UN Decolonisation Committee remove Montserrat from their list of non-self-governing countries within their Decolonisation discussions. I am also certain that the UK supports our stance.” That quote is what Premier Romeo at that meeting was seeking to…

Premier maintain UK legislation is flawed and disrespects BVI

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands, May 11, CMC – The British Virgin Islands (BVI) Friday said it would continue to engage directly with the United Kingdom as it seeks to have London reverse the amendment to the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill that the 15-member regional integration…

Police Commission given green light to challenge suspension

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, May 12, CMC – Police Commissioner, Wendel Robinson, who in April had been suspended with immediate effect amid allegations that he made sexual advances towards three junior policemen, has been granted leave to challenging the actions of the Police Service Commission (PSC). Wendel…

CCJ restores not guilty verdict in “Lusignan massacre” in Guyana

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, May 11, CMC – The Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice Friday restored the 2013 acquittals of  James Hyles and  Mark Williams over their alleged involvement in what has been dubbed the ‘Lusignan Massacre’, in Guyana despite substantial procedural errors at trial. Gunmen…

CARICOM moving to phase out incandescent bulbs by September

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   GEORGETOWN, Guyana, May 9, CMC – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are expected to complete the phase out of the use of incandescent bulbs by September this year, the Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat announced Wednesday. It said the regional countries are undertaking the project to become more energy…

CDB adds electric vehicle to transportation fleet

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, May 10, CMC  – The Barbados based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has added an electric vehicle to its transportation fleet, as part of its commitment to advance a clean energy agenda in the Region. The vehicle, a Nissan Leaf Tekna purchased through the company…

N. Korea, setting stage for talks, halts nuclear, ICBM tests

Source: The Montserrat Reporter KIM TONG-HYUNG and ERIC TALMADGE Yahoo.com Associated Press•April 21, 2018    see here North Korea Suspends Nuclear, Long-Range Missile Tests, Will Close Testing Site   SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea announced Saturday it will suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of its summits with Seoul…

COTED meeting agrees on CCREE full operationalisation

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Apr 20, CMC – The Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on Energy has ended here with an agreement that work has advanced towards the full operationalisation of the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) by…

Secondary school student in brutal attack on mother

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Apr 20, CMC –Education Minister Anthony Garcia said that the necessary resources and experts from the Student Support Services Division of the Ministry of Education will be sent to a secondary school, south of here, after a student is reported to have…

CAPE students could earn credits to universities -Reid

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   KINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 20, CMC – Education Minister Ruel Reid says students pursuing the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) will have an opportunity to earn credits for entry to certain universities in Jamaica. Reid told students of the St Mary High School that as of September…

Man denied bail on charges of sexually assaulting a minor

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Apr 18, CMC – A 53-year-old man has been denied bail after he appeared before a city magistrate on charges of sexual penetration and sexual touching of a seven-year-old girl. Ted Dookie, 53, appeared before Magistrate Adia Mohammed charged with one count…

UK tax committee to ask Overseas Territories to give evidence in London

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   HAMILTON, Bermuda, Apr 16, CMC  –Bermuda is likely to join other British Overseas Territories (BOT) in giving evidence before British legislators as part of an investigation into tax avoidance and evasion. A government spokeswoman said while Bermuda had not yet received the British newspaper The Guardian,…

US repatriates 50 Haitian migrants

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   MIAMI, Apr 14, CMC – The United States Coast Guard says it has repatriated 50 Haitian migrants following an exercise at sea earlier this week in which a vessel was intercepted with 127 Haitians. The Coast Guard said it located an overloaded 70-foot sail freighter last…

Government legislator Thompson bows out of politics

Source: The Montserrat Reporter  by STAFF WRITER BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Apr. 12, CMC – The member of parliament for the constituency of St. John, Mara Thompson has formally announced that she will not be contesting the upcoming general election. Thompson, the widow of David Thompson, the sixth Prime Minister of Barbados, said that after eight…

Premier to represent UK overseas territories at Commonwealth summit

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, Apr. 12, CMC – Premier Alden McLaughlin is scheduled to depart the territory for the United Kingdom on Thursday, where he will represent the Overseas Terrotories at the upcoming Commonwealth Summit. Premier Alden McLaughlin Issues  related to Brexit, the global economy and…