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Tag Archives: Montserrat

  1. EU disburses third Payment Tranche of EC$ 15.8 million to Montserrat

    The European Union continues to support to Government of Montserrat through the release of the third Payment of EC$15.8 million (EUR 4.90M) under the country’s Multi Sector Sustainable Economic Development Budget Support Programme. Inclusive in this payment is EC$3 million (EUR 900,000) immediate support to the Government of Montserrat in dealing with the impact of […]

    January 12, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  2. Montserrat’s connection to the sub-sea fibre cable system goes live

    Long-awaited connectivity for Montserrat via subsea cable is now a reality thanks to the Government of Montserrat’s collaboration with Southern Caribbean Fiber (SCF), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Digicel Group, and its subsidiary SCF Montserrat. Under the Montserrat Subsea Fibre Optic Project, funded by the UK funded Capital Investment Programme for Resilient Economic Growth (CIPREG), fibre […]

    October 8, 2020TechnologyNo comments
  3. MONTSERRAT SELECTS SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN FIBER IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR SUBSEA FIBRE OPTIC CABLE DEAL

    With elections mere days away, the recently altered Government of Montserrat through the Capital Investment Programme for Resilient Economic Growth (CIPREG) just signed a landmark multi-million-dollar deal with Southern Caribbean Fiber (SCF), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Digicel Group, for the installation of a new subsea fibre optic cable system. Made possible through the UK-funded Programme, […]

    October 29, 2019TechnologyNo comments
  4. ‘Nomad’ by Yvonne Weekes at Barbados’ Central Bank salon next week; heads to Trinidad for Carifesta 2019

    Nomad by Yvonne Weekes, published here by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP), will launch in Barbados on August 13, by the country’s prestigious Frank Collymore Literary Endowment foundation, said HNP president Jacqueline Sample. In Nomad, Weekes opens her nomadic experiences in ways “which i nvva see before,” said world-renowned poet Kamau Brathwaite. The gritty and […]

    August 9, 2019Books, FeaturedNo comments
  5. Bitt Ceases Exchange Activity To Increase Focus on Central Bank Digital Currency

    Bitt Inc., the Barbados-founded blockchain and digital currency payment specialists, will increase its focus on Central Bank Digital Currency in the wake of its landmark contract win with the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) to build out a pilot of a digital monetary ecosystem. As a result it will be winding down its non-core Bitt […]

    June 13, 2019Breaking News, Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  6. mMoney welcomed in Montserrat

    The use of mobile money to conduct payment transactions was welcomed by key stakeholders in Montserrat, who recently learnt more about the mMoney app, a mobile payment solution powered by Bitt. “During a two day trip to Montserrat, our Barbados-based mMoney team performed mMoney product demos and fielded questions from the general public at a […]

    November 22, 2018Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  7. PREMIER ROMEO SIGNS MOU TO CREATE A DIGITAL PAYMENTS ECOSYSTEM IN MONTSERRAT

    Premier and Minister of Finance of Montserrat, Donaldson Romeo, has signed on behalf of the Government of Montserrat, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Barbados based financial technology company Bitt Inc., to create a Digital Payments Ecosystem in Montserrat. He explained that “the people of Montserrat will benefit from increased financial inclusion, and a […]

    February 19, 2018Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  8. Nerissa Golden Releases First Romance Novel, ‘Love’s Sweet Joy’

    Love’s Sweet Joy, the first novel by author and media strategist Nerissa Golden has been released. “I’ve wanted to explore this genre for a long time. My work has been mostly in self-help and business but my true love is fiction,” shared Golden. “Novels help me to write the version of the world I want […]

    March 11, 2017BooksNo comments
  9. COSME and Nerissa Golden Hosts Lady Maverick Intensive on Montserrat

    31 women recently participated in the First Lady Maverick Intensive on Montserrat. Hosted by Nerissa Golden and funded through COSME, the women had the opportunity to discuss their business challenges and learn strategies for working through them. Joining the training team was business coach Sandra Baptiste who shared tools on shifting your money mindset. She […]

    January 2, 2017BusinessNo comments
  10. Montserratians & Former Premier Outraged at Public Beach Sand Mining

    Montserrat residents are outraged and seeking answers of why vast amounts of sand is being removed from Foxes Bay Beach in the south of the island. New photos taken on the beach on Wednesday 8th June 2016 show the sand being collected and put into trucks belonging to a local mining company. “Turtle nesting season started […]

    June 10, 2016Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  11. Richard Branson Discusses Solutions for Sargassum Seaweed with OECS Ministers

    Montserrat is participating in a meeting with entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Richard Branson this week on Moskito Island. Minister of Trade and Environment Claude Hogan and Chief Fisheries Officer Alywn Ponteen joined colleagues from the British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Dominica, Antigua & Barbuda along with leading scientists and experts from around the world to discuss […]

    April 18, 2016NatureNo comments
  12. Transnational Education Professor to Continue Research at Victory Christian Academy on St. Maarten

    Dr. Allison Skerrett begins another round of research with the students and teachers at Victory Christian Academy this week. Skerrett, an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at The University of Texas at Austin is looking at how students with multiple nationalities navigate literacy and education. She recently published a book called […]

    February 21, 2016EducationNo comments
  13. Montserratians engage virulent radio campaign on Child Abuse

    A new series of public service announcements are on heavy rotation at ZJB Radio Montserrat. The PSAs were commissioned by the Department of Social Services to bring awareness to the ongoing problem of child abuse on the island. The first installment of ads were written and produced by Goldenmedia and highlight several issues which social workers […]

    September 17, 2015ControversyNo comments
  14. Antigua & Barbuda Takes its Rejection of tax haven Listing to Capitol Hill

    Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States, Sir Ronald Sanders, has written the Mayor of the District of Columbia, Mrs Muriel Brower, and several member of the US congress calling for the removal of Antigua and Barbuda from a list of alleged “tax havens“. Antigua and Barbuda is among 30 countries, including 10 Caribbean […]

    September 8, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  15. 10 Ways Caribbean Luxury Brands Can Tap into the US$1.1 Trillion Market

    A stellar retail experience both offline and on, top notch products and a killer marketing strategy are a few of the ways one digital strategist believes the Caribbean can attract more of the trillion dollar luxury goods market. A recent article via ForbesLife indicates that in 2014, global expenditure on luxury goods amounted to just […]

    June 22, 2015BusinessNo comments
  16. Island XoXo, A New Caribbean Dating Website Launched

    Caribbean people still looking for love have a new platform which can help them find the love of their lives. Island XoXo, a new dating website targeting Caribbean nationals went live on June 8th, 2015. The site can be accessed at www.islandxoxo.com and is owned and operated by Island XOXO LLC of Houston, Texas. Developer […]

    June 18, 2015TechnologyNo comments
  17. Montserrat to Host State of the Arc Scientific Conference

    Montserrat is welcoming an international cadre of scientists to the Sixth State of the Arc Conference; the venue will be the Cultural Centre in the northwest of the island. Delegates are participating in the week of activities which includes four days of discussions of current research issues and potential future research directions. PhD students will […]

    April 12, 2015EducationNo comments
  18. Montserrat based company launches youth focused website

    Greatnesshappens.org is the first initiative of its kind to be launched in the Caribbean. This youth focused portal is geared towards empowering and inspiring young people. With the increasing incidents of juvenile delinquency and teenage pregnancy, (just to name a few) this initiative is not only timely but also a great stride towards developing and […]

    February 27, 2015BusinessNo comments
  19. Three OECS Tech Companies make Top 25 Startups to Watch in 2015

    Two Montserratian startups and one Dominican-based company have been included in SiliconCaribe.com’s Top Caribbean Startups to Watch in 2015. This is the first year that SiliconCaribe, a blog focused on Caribbean technology education is publishing the list. Curator and Tech Evangelist Ingrid Riley said “the list of startups was chosen through a process of submissions […]

    January 18, 2015Business, TechnologyNo comments
  20. Barbados’ top female calypsonian on Emerald Vibes TV

    Reigning Regional Female Calypso Monarch Crystal Cummins-Beckles of Barbados is one of six women featured in Girl Talk, two special episodes of Emerald Vibes TV. Hosted by Sharlene Lindsay, the two part episode focuses on how Crystal and other female performers are using calypso to highlight social and political issues. Crystal shares why her music […]

    January 15, 2015MusicNo comments
  21. 60 Montserratian Women to get Free Mammograms after annual Pink Ribbon Charity Week

    Sixty more women on Montserrat will now be able to receive free mammograms following another successful fundraising campaign organized by Caribscan and the Pink Ribbon Charity. The fifth annual Pink Ribbon Walk ended on Saturday evening after more than 190 men, women and children took the almost one-hour trek from Lookout Community Centre to The […]

    October 14, 2014HealthNo comments
  22. (UPDATE) GONZALO EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN WHILE IT MOVES THROUGH THE LEEWARDS INTO EARLY MONDAY

    WATCHES AND WARNINGS ——————– CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY? NONE A HURRICANE WATCH AND A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR PUERTO RICO…VIEQUES…CULEBRA…AND THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. THE GOVERNMENT OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA ISSUED A HURRICANE WATCH & TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS. A HURRICANE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR… * PUERTO RICO…VIEQUES…CULEBRA…AND THE […]

    October 12, 2014NatureNo comments
  23. You can Start a Business in Five Days, says Montserratian entrepreneur

    Media Strategist and Business Coach Nerissa Golden has released a free download called Start a Business in Five Days in the hopes of getting more people to put their dreams and ideas of business ownership down on paper as the first step to bringing them into existence. “Over the years as I train at workshops […]

    October 9, 2014BusinessNo comments
  24. Go Pink for Montserrat’s Caribscan & Pink Ribbon Charity Week

    Montserrat is being encouraged to Go Pink in October and support the annual fundraising drive by Caribscan and the Pink Ribbon Charity. Owner of Caribscan and the founder of the Pink Ribbon Charity Sonia Charles recently announced the list of activities for the annual week of events to benefit the Mammogram Fund. The Pink Ribbon […]

    September 26, 2014HealthNo comments
  25. Donaldson Romeo sworn in as new premier of Montserrat

    Former leader of the Opposition Donaldson Romeo was sworn in Friday 12th September 2014 as the new premier of Montserrat. Residents went to the polls on Thursday and made a resounding statement that they wanted the People’s Democratic Movement of Montserrat (PDM) to bring change as was promised in a colourful campaign spanning more than […]

    September 13, 2014Featured, PoliticalNo comments