Montserrat

Montserrat Completes Construction of New Little Bay Ferry Terminal

 Above: the new Little Bay Ferry Terminal By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat 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 …

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 news@caribjournal.com with “Caribbean Photo …

Montserrat Sees Tourism Jump

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat 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 …

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 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat 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 …

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff Shortly after picking its new national song, Montserrat has chosen a national motto. The island selected “A people of excellence, moulded by nature, nurtured by God,” as its new motto. There were a …

 Above: construction at the new ferry terminal By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat’s Port Little Bay will soon have a new ferry terminal. The Montserrat Development Corporation is assisting with the construction of the new port arrival facility, which will …

 Above: one of Montserrat’s geothermal wells By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s too early to say so with confidence, but early signs from Montserrat’s geothermal project are “very encouraging,” the government said this week. The new geothermal well finally started …

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff After a nearly two-decade-long search, Montserrat has decided upon a national song. The song, “Motherland,” was written by Sir Howard Fergus and Dr George Irish. It was chosen after a voting process that …

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat’s long-running search to find its national song is heading into the stretch run. The island, which began its official search for a national song in 1992, has narrowed down the choices to …

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat is a diamond in the rough with “a lot to offer” when it comes to the potential for cruise tourism, according to cruise expert Matthew Beaubrun. Beaubrun, the chief executive officer of …

 Above: the drilling equipment By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat is close to completing the second well of its geothermal drilling project, the government said. The first well is being prepared to testing, while the second well has been drilled …

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff The planned port project in Montserrat’s Carr’s Bay has reached the 90 percent design stage, the territory’s government said. Last week, representatives from consulting firm Halcrow presented on the plans for the port. …

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat is now soliciting expressions of interest for a proposed Submarine Fiber Optic Cable Project. The project would reinstall a cable which was lost after the devastating volcanic eruptions on the island in …

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat will be receiving $26.04 million USD in budget aid from the United Kingdom’s Department For International Development. The government announced the funding following what it called “detailed discussions and negotiations” with Montserrat …

 Above: the geothermal drill in Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff Drilling has reached the “desired depth” for completion on Montserrat’s first geothermal well, the government announced this week. In four weeks, the drilling team will test to determine the …

 Above: the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami By Alexander Britell MIAMI — Delegates from around the Caribbean region assembled in Miami Monday for the beginning of the Caribbean Hotel and Resort Investment Summit. The conference’s first day saw contributions from …

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat Premier Reuben Meade’s recent visit to the United Arab Emirates resulted in a letter of intent involving the planned hotel project at Little Bay. The Montserrat Development Corporation, a delegation of which …

 Above: drilling in Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat’s geothermal exploration drilling is approaching a depth of 1,000 metres, the government said this week. The project began drilling wells on March 17 on the volcanic island. At that depth, …