Montserrat

UK to Conduct Montserrat Seabed Survey

 Above: the HMS Protector By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Kingdom’s HMF Protector will be in Montserrat next week to conduct surveys of the island’s seabed. The role of the ship is to conduct surveys as present charts are …

Montserrat Premier Signs Memorandum With UK on Government Reforms

 Above: signing the MoU (Photo: GIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat Premier Reuben Meade has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development outlining a series of governmental reforms the territory must undertake to …

Montserrat Continues Artificial Reef Project to Strengthen Marine Ecosystem

 Above: one of the reef units (Photo: GIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat is into its second phase on a project building artificial reefs. The Montserrat Reef Project, which was initiated by Scuba Montserrat’s Andrew Myers and Emmy Aston, …

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 Above: Montserrat’s students at the seven-day workshop By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat’s young musicians got a boost earlier this month with a seven-day workshop conducted by the island’s Department of Culture. A total of 31 students from the Montserrat …

 Above: Montserrat Premier Reuben Meade By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat is hosting a four-person delegation from the regional council of Guadeloupe that began Friday. Guadeloupe has been skiing to strengthen its relations with its neighbours in the English-speaking Caribbean. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat’s Statistics Department released its first publication based on newly-collected census data, with the island’s population standing at 4,922. Montserrat is the first in the OECS to release data, and plans tow more publications based …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat is sending three athletes to the LIME CARIFTA Games, which begin in Bermuda this week. The team, led by Winston Scotland, will leave on Wednesday. Lester Ryan, making his third appearance at CARIFTA, will …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat’s Zone C on the volcanic risk map has reopened for daytime entry after being closed due to activity at the Soufriere Hills volcano. The zone reopened last week, according to Governor Adrian Davis. The …

 Above: activity at the Soufriere Hills volcano (Photo: GIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff An “noticeable” increase in seismic activity at the Soufirere Hills Volcano has resulted in the closure of the Zone C area near the volcano, which had …

 Above: Dr. Kato Kimbugwe (centre) and Governor Adrian Davis (left) By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Montserrat and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development are closer to finalising a new aid package for the upcoming 2012/2013 budget …

 Above: Montserrat Premier Reuben Meade By the Caribbean Journal staff There is “no doubt about the future of the Caribbean Community,” according to Montserrat Premier Reuben Meade, who was speaking following his visit to the Heads of Government meeting in …

 Above: trucks transporting sand through the Plymouth Port (Photo: GIU) By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat has reopened its Plymouth Port, after a 15-year wait. The island’s government has given sand miners using the port a 50 percent reduction on …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Montserrat is inviting expressions of interest for the development of geothermal power on the island. “The government of Montserrat wishes to explore private sector interest in the confirmation and development of the …

 Above: the Soufriere Volcano By the Caribbean Journal staff Investment should continue and increase in Montserrat, despite the Soufriere Volcano, Governor Adrian Davis said yesterday in a statement. Davis was commenting on a Scientific Advisory Committee report from December showing …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Four agencies of the United Kingdom plan to develop a Climate Change Programme specifically targeted for the UK overseas territories. The programme will fill a perceived gap identified in recent reviews of current climate change …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Montserrat is preparing the development of a new town in Little Bay that could create 750 jobs, according to Governor Adrian Davis. Davis said he was pleased with the progress being made …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Royal Montserrat Police Service has been undertaking an internal investigation into alleged police misconduct by two officers in December, the government announced. Officers George Leonard and George Farrell were arrested Dec. 17, leading to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development has begun reviewing Montserrat’s annual budget projections for 2012/2013. The DFID is looking at whether Montserrat has met its obligations in cutting spending and looking for ways to …