Montserrat

Government Offices in Montserrat Targeted in Suspected Firebomb Attack

 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 …

Nevisians Complete Emergency Response Training in Montserrat

 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 …

UK Team in Montserrat to Review Strategic Growth Programme

 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 …

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 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 …

 Above: Montserrat Premier Reuben Meade By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat Premier Reuben Meade has defeated a no-confidence motion filed against him by Opposition Leader Donaldson Romeo by a vote of 7-2. All members of Meade’s Movement for Change and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat Police Commissioner Steve Foster is urging the public to be vigilant about their security, following a series of burglaries in the Brades area. Foster said there had been several incidents of burglaries, with thieves …

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat will soon debate a no-confidence motion against Premier Reuben Meade’s administration filed by Opposition Leader Donaldson Romeo. Romeo, who filed the request for No Confidence last week, referenced several recent decisions by …

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff The Royal Montserrat Police Service has “significant gaps in its operational procedures” that must be fixed to ensure that the community is served effectively, according to a review of the service commissioned by …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat will introduce measures to simplify and rationalize the island’s import tax rates next month, according to Frank Ferguson, director general of the Montserrat Revenue Services. The revisions will cause changes to be made to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat has completed the first phase of a project aimed at gauging the interest of the island’s diaspora in potential investments. The project was initiated by the government as what it called an “initial step” …

 Above: Montserrat Premier Reuben Meade and EU Ambassador Valeriano Diaz (Photo: GIS) Montserrat Premier Reuben Meade has signed a new agreement to receive 10th European Development Funds earmarked to support the government’s development goals. Meade signed the agreement on behalf …