Montserrat

Meade: Tourism “Critical” to Sustained Development in Montserrat

 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 …

Montserrat Begins Geothermal Drilling

 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 …

Montserrat Distributes iPads in Bid for Paperless Government

 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 …

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 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 …

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat is continuing its preparatory work in advance of geothermal exploration on the island. The first drilling rig and other equipment from Iceland Drilling Company, which won the contract to explore for geothermal …

 Above: the government buildings following the suspected attack By the Caribbean Journal staff Several government offices in Montserrat have been closed after a suspected firebomb attack on the main compound in Brades, the government announced. The decision to close the …

 Above: Earl Freeman, a volunteer fireman on Nevis (right) participates in a search-and-rescue simulation exercise in Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff A group of three Nevisians recently concluded a five-day emergency response training programme in Montserrat. The three, which …

 Above: Little Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff A team from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development is in Montserrat to examine whether has Montserrat has met its six-month milestones in the Strategic Growth Programme. The move comes after …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat is holding a public meeting Wednesday on the effects of the proposed geothermal project on the island. The meeting, which is being held at the Lyme in Brades, will focus on the government’s plans …

 Above: VC Bird International Airport By the Caribbean Journal staff A Fly Montserrat flight crashed shortly after taking off Sunday from Antigua’s VC Bird International Airport, leaving three dead. The pilot, Jason Forbes, was pronounced dead on the scene. A …

 Above: Montserrat Premier Reuben Meade By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat Premier Reuben Meade called for a green approach to governance and the economy this week during a presentation at a high-level conference of Overseas Countries and Territories in Greenland. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Standard & Poor’s this week affirmed Montserrat’s “BBB-/A-3” sovereign issuer credit rating, while also affirming its “BBB-” transfer and convertibility assessment. Monterrat’s outlook remains “stable,” according to the ratings firm. The rating reflected “the UK’s …

 Above: Montserrat’s volcano could provide an energy boost for the island By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados-based Atom Solutions has been contracted by the government of Montserrat to conduct an environmental and social impact assessment of the island’s impending geothermal …

 Above: the groundbreaking at Davy Hill By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat’s government has broken ground on 20 new affordable homes in the island’s Davy Hill area. The project is located on two-and-a-quarter acres of land previously purchased by the …

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff The Montserrat Development Corporation has named a new board of directors to help execute the company’s mandate of driving private sector growth. Its incoming chairman will be John Ryan, a local Montserratian businessman …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat is continuing work on the development of a National Cultural Policy. The policy would offer a framework for developing Montserrat’s culture offer the next 10 years. The process is being led by Sir Howard …