Montserrat

Montserrat Chooses New Government

 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 …

Montserrat Planning to Join CARICOM Single Market

 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, …

Montserrat Premier Signs Pair of “Twinning” Agreements

 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 …

LATEST NEWS

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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, …

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat 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 …

 Above: Monty’s By the Caribbean Journal staff The 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …