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Montserrat Chooses New Government

September 14, 2014 | 10:57 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Montserrat has chosen a new government and a new Premier. Donaldson Romeo's People's Democratic Movement won the British Overseas Territory's elections last week in a resounding victory. Romeo, who had been the Opposition Leader, succeeds former Premier Reuben Meade, who conceded following more...

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Montserrat Planning to Join CARICOM Single Market

July 8, 2014 | 6:13 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat is planning to join the CARICOM Single Market and Economy, Premier Reuben Meade said following the recent Heads of Government meeting in Antigua and Barbuda. Montserrat is a founding member of CARICOM, but had not yet acceded to the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas and participated in the CARICOM Single more...

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Montserrat Premier Signs Pair of “Twinning” Agreements

June 24, 2014 | 5:01 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Montserrat Premier Reuben Meade signs the agreement (Photo: MG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat Premier Reuben Meade signed has signed a pair of memoranda of understanding twinning the island with a pair of places in Europe. Meade signed MoUs with Montserrat's namesake, the area of Montserrat in Valencia, Spain, along with the country of more...

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Montserrat Sees Jump in Tourism

June 20, 2014 | 5:01 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat saw a big jump in tourist stopover arrivals in the first quarter, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The island received 2,355 stopover arrivals in the first three months of 2014, a 24.9 percent improvement over the same period in 2013. That was buoyed by a 40.4 percent more...

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Montserrat Merges Tourism Board With Montserrat Development Corporation

June 10, 2014 | 10:56 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff The Montserrat Tourism Board and the Montserrat Development Corporation have been merged, the government announced. A statement from the island's government said the move was "in keeping with its thrust to enhance the contribution of the tourism sector to economic activity." The merger officially took effect more...

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Montserrat Hosting Meeting of British, European Overseas Territories

May 14, 2014 | 5:07 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat is hosting a meeting this week of several political leaders from the British and European Overseas Territories. Montserrat Premier Reuben Meade is chairing the meeting, which will take place on Thursday and Friday. It will include St Maarten Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, Anguilla Chief Minister more...

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Montserrat Saw 10 Percent Increase in Visitor Arrivals Last Year

April 16, 2014 | 11:29 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat saw a 10 percent increase in visitor arrivals last year compared to 2012, according to new data from the British Overseas Territory's government. In total, Montserrat received 15,648 visitors, up from 14,210 in 2012, an increase of 1,438 people. The government said the largest number of visitors in more...

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Montserrat Approves Design For New UK-Funded Hospital

March 31, 2014 | 4:15 am | 0 Comment

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Above: the current Glendon Hospital in Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Montserrat has approved the design for the territory's planned New Glendon Hospital. The project, which is being funded by the United Kingdom to the tune of a little over $14 million USD, will have a total of 38 beds, an increase of eight over the current Glendon more...

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The Rebirth of Montserrat

March 13, 2014 | 8:34 am | 0 Comment

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Above: MDC CEO Ivan Browne at Caribbean Journal's headquarters in Miami (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell MIAMI — The Eastern Caribbean island of Montserrat is eyeing a renaissance. Almost 19 years after the volcano that devastated half the island and destroyed its capital city, Plymouth, the British Overseas Territory has big plans: a new capital, a new port and more...

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Montserrat Continues Tourism Rise

February 14, 2014 | 6:11 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat's tourism sector continues to improve, according to the latest data from the island's Statistics Department. It's the latest boost for an island that has been steadily working to improve its tourism infrastructure, highlighted by the ongoing Little Bay development project. Tourist arrivals to more...

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