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 […]


Montserrat Says Progress Being Made on Geothermal Project

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 […]

Montserrat's Search for a National Song

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 […]

European Union Ambassador to Visit Montserrat for Budget Talks

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 […]


Montserrat Continues Preparatory Work for Geothermal Exploration

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 […]

Dominica Signs Contract With Iceland Firm to Begin Drilling Geothermal Wells

Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s government has signed an $18.1 million contract with the Iceland Drilling Company to begin drilling a pair of full-sized geothermal wells in the Roseau Valley area. One production well will […]

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 […]

Montserrat Holding Talks on Geothermal

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 […]


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