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Montserrat Saw 10 Percent Increase in Visitor Arrivals Last Year

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

Montserrat Saw 10 Percent Increase in Visitor Arrivals Last Year

Above: MontserratBy the Caribbean Journal staffMontserrat 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

Montserrat Approves Design For New UK-Funded Hospital

Above: the current Glendon Hospital in MontserratBy the Caribbean Journal staffThe 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

The Rebirth of Montserrat

Above: MDC CEO Ivan Browne at Caribbean Journal's headquarters in Miami (CJ Photo)By Alexander BritellMIAMI — 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

Montserrat Continues Tourism Rise

Above: MontserratBy the Caribbean Journal staffMontserrat'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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Montserrat Begins Work on Site For Planned Hotel in Little Bay

January 25, 2014 | 5:49 am | 0 Comment

Montserrat Begins Work on Site For Planned Hotel in Little Bay

Above: MontserratBy the Caribbean Journal staffMontserrat has begun work on the site for the planned hotel in the Little Bay area.Material from the ongoing Gun Hill Excavation Project is currently being offloaded at the proposed site, the government said.The site still needs to be raised four metres above sea level to accommodate a hotel, which is the more...

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A New Beach Bar in Montserrat

January 18, 2014 | 6:00 am | 0 Comment

A New Beach Bar in Montserrat

Above: Monty'sBy the Caribbean Journal staffThe island of Montserrat is home to a brand-new beach bar in the Marine Village at Little Bay.It's called Monty's Dive Centre/Beach Bar, and it's owned by Monty Burns, a former officer of the Royal Navy.The boat-themed bar is open Mondays to Sundays from 10 AM to 2 AM, and is a fully-equipped, certified more...

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Montserrat Completes Construction of New Little Bay Ferry Terminal

December 18, 2013 | 3:27 pm | 0 Comment

Montserrat Completes Construction of New Little Bay Ferry Terminal

Above: the new Little Bay Ferry TerminalBy the Caribbean Journal staffMontserrat has completed construction of the new ferry terminal at Little Bay, authorities announced this week.The government said the newly-constructed terminal would be "completely functional in the near future."The project covers a total of 3,000 square feet, and will service both more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Rainbows in Montserrat

December 15, 2013 | 5:30 am | 0 Comment

Caribbean Photo of the Week: Rainbows in Montserrat

The latest Caribbean Photo of the Week comes from CJ reader David Crichton, who took this snapshot of a rare "quaternary" rainbow in Montserrat. Do you have a great snapshot of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with "Caribbean Photo of the Week" in the subject. It may just be the next CPOTW!— more...

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Montserrat Sees Tourism Jump

November 9, 2013 | 6:00 am | 0 Comment

Montserrat Sees Tourism Jump

Above: MontserratBy the Caribbean Journal staffMontserrat may be small, but the Caribbean island is showing serious improvement in its tourism sector this year.Tourist stop-over arrivals were up 29 percent through June, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization, with a total of 3,205 visitors in the first half of the year.That was the more...

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Montserrat Set to Begin Long-Term Testing of Geothermal Wells

October 25, 2013 | 5:01 am | 0 Comment

Montserrat Set to Begin Long-Term Testing of Geothermal Wells

Above: MontserratBy the Caribbean Journal staffMontserrat will soon begin long-term testing at one of its geothermal wells, according to Director of Public Works Ron Beardsley.The process, which he said will take about three weeks, follows the completion of Iceland Drilling Company's work on the island."Well MON-01 is currently flowing and long term more...

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