Montserrat

Montserrat Chooses National Song

 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 …

What Will Be Montserrat’s National Song?

 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 …

A Cruise Tourism Future For Montserrat?

 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 …

LATEST NEWS

 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, …

 Above: the view from Little Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff A delegation led by Montserrat Premier Reuben Meade headed to the United Arab Emirates this weekend, seeking hotel investment in the island. The team included Meade, Director of Infrastructure …

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff Tourism is an industry “critical to the sustained development and the maintenance of livelihoods in Montserrat,” Premier Reuben Meade said in his budget address this week. The Montserratian leader said the government would …

 Above: the drilling rig in Cork Hill (Photo: PWD) By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat officially begun drilling for geothermal energy on Sunday, the government announced. After resolving “a couple of last minute mechanical issues,” the drilling began in Cork …

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Montserrat is continuing its distribution of Apple iPads to middle and senior managers as part of its stated plan for a “reduced paper environment.” Last year, Montserrat distributed 25 iPads …

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat says it is making progress with its geothermal exploration project. The Iceland Drilling Company has already offloaded auxiliary equipment, and is set to return with the rig. Montserrat’s government says the project …

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff In 1992, three years before the island’s devastating volcanic eruption, Montserrat’s government began its National Song Search, looking for a song that would be recognized by Montserratians on a national level. Now, Montserrat’s …

 Above: Little Bay in Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff European Union Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Mikael Barfod will visit Montserrat on Tuesday to be part of budget discussions with the UK’s Department for International Development. In …