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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. AQUA MONTSERRAT MAKING WAVES TEACHING KIDS TO SNORKEL

    Children of all ages now have the opportunity to learn how to snorkel and enjoy the wonders below the water through an initiative by locally-owned watersports company, Aqua Montserrat. Aqua Montserrat, a new venture created by Veta Wade, is on a mission to get local residents and visitors to spend more time discovering the beauty […]

    August 9, 2014NatureNo comments
  4. Montserrat’s Natural Assets can help Build Film Industry says Oscar-nominated Filmmaker

    Award-winning filmmaker Behn Zeitlin says Montserrat can capitalize on its natural assets to build a film industry. “A film commission will make it a lot more efficient for production companies to work on Montserrat,” Zeitlin noted. “While Court 13‘s style of film production is more flexible, it can make it easier for others to be […]

    August 4, 2014CinemaNo comments
  5. Caribbean elections will be won or lost with Social Media, says Media Strategists

    Two digital media strategists believe that how political parties use social media in the coming years will impact their chances at the polls come Election Day. Nerissa Golden of Goldenmedia and Ursula Barzey of Moxee Marketing say over the next 18 months more than 10 Caribbean countries and Overseas Territories will be heading to the […]

    July 10, 2014Political, TechnologyNo comments
  6. Montserrat Development Corporation Hosts UTECH Graduate Study Tour

    The Montserrat Development Corporation (MDC) this week hosted students and instructors from the University of Technology in Jamaica, who are on a Caribbean tour as part of the Masters of Science in Built Environment course. The group made up of seven students and two teachers were on island for two days to look at Montserrat’s […]

    May 11, 2014EducationNo comments
  7. TrulyCaribbean.Net Launches “Caribbean Girls Can Code” Campaign

    To coincide with the international celebration of Girls in ICT Day on April 24, 2014, www.trulycaribbean.net has a series of stories on women who code. According to the founder Nerissa Golden, the campaign provides videos of women of Caribbean heritage who develop web applications, solve real world issues and are making a difference in their communities and […]

    May 4, 2014Education, Technology1 comment
  8. How mSurvey is changing the game for data collection in the Caribbean

    A mobile SMS-based survey service from a Caribbean-based company could change the way data is collected and analysed in the region. If Kenfield Griffith has anything to say about it, his company will soon be adding a potent fuel to the digital revolution smouldering quietly throughout the islands of the Caribbean. Born in Montserrat and […]

    April 4, 2014TechnologyNo comments
  9. “Guyana’s political parties leading on Caribbean integration” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    In a rare show of unity, the governing and opposition parties in the Guyana legislature have demonstrated an outstanding and continuing commitment to the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Despite their differences over domestic matters, the parties in the legislature unanimously agreed an amendment to the Caribbean Community Free Entry of Skilled Nationals Act to allow […]

    March 17, 2014Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  10. CDEMA Executive Director Participates in St Vincent and the Grenadines Volcanic Risk Workshop

    CDEMA’s Executive Director, Mr. Ronald Jackson is participating in a one week “Volcanic Risk Workshop” in St Vincent and the Grenadines. The ‘Forensic‘ Workshop sought to examine experiences from the 1970’s volcanic eruption in St Vincent and the 1990’s eruption in Montserrat. The workshop examined how those lessons can improve monitoring capacity and promote DRM […]

    January 26, 2014NatureNo comments
  11. Montserratian farmers and fishers rewarded during Agriculture Week 2013

    A number of farmers and fisherfolk in Montserrat have been recognized for their contribution towards the goal of making their island self-sufficient. Minister of Agriculture Easton Taylor-Farrell commended them for their diligence and hard work to improving Montserrat’s self-sufficiency. He challenged them to continue and to create collaborations to support each other and offer affordable […]

    December 22, 2013AgricultureNo comments
  12. Caribbean Adventures Series to be used in CXC’s Primary Exit Assessment

    The Caribbean Adventure Series by Carol Mitchell is among the list of new books that the Ministry of Education in Montserrat will be using to prepare students for the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA). 2014 will be the first year that Montserrat will be replacing its local standardised test with the CPEA which is administered […]

    December 19, 2013Books, EducationNo comments
  13. Montserrat gets a Postcode

    Montserrat now has a postcode system which will go into effect April 1, 2014. Postmaster Elsa Morgan says in the coming months leading up to the implementation more information on how to use the new post code for sending and receiving mail will be distributed. A postcode for Montserrat was one of the initiatives identified […]

    December 18, 2013Culture, TravelNo comments
  14. Caribbean Moms and authors abroad delight in childhood memories captured in Island Days

    Caribbean mothers in the Diaspora are raving about Island Days, the new children’s book by Nerissa Golden. “I was so excited to receive my copy in the mail and look forward to my children reading it. My sons always have questions about what my life was like growing up in the islands and this is a […]

    December 17, 2013Books, TravelNo comments
  15. Montserrat Police Pleased with 100% Conviction Rate at High Court

    The Royal Montserrat Police Service was complimented by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the victims of various crimes due to the results of the High Court sitting this past month. Inspector Rodney, the current Officer in Charge of the Criminal Investigation Division, stated “…This signifies not only that the standard of […]

    December 8, 2013CrimeNo comments
  16. Columbus and BrightPath Recognize Caribbean Tech Innovators – 6 Chosen for TechLink Innovation Awards

    Six Caribbean nationals were recognised for their contribution to advancing technology innovation in the region at the launch of the BrightPath Foundation TechLink initiative in Grenada. BrightPath in collaboration with its corporate partner Columbus Communications presented 2013 TechLink Caribbean Innovators Awards in five categories to Ingrid Riley of Jamaica, Nerissa Golden of Montserrat, Deanne Scott […]

    December 4, 2013Education, TechnologyNo comments
  17. Proceeds of Crime Symposium at Barbados Supreme Court

    With support from the UK-funded Caribbean Criminal Asset Recovery Programme (CCARP), judges from all around the Caribbean are attending a Symposium designed to raise awareness of how confiscation and asset recovery can work in the region and how domestic legislation can be applied in practice. Adriel Brathwaite MP, Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, […]

    November 18, 2013Crime, EducationNo comments
  18. Five new officers now members of the Royal Montserrat Police Service

    The Royal Montserrat Police Service welcomed five new officers to its ranks as they completed their fifth localised training programme for recruits. Since 2009, the RMPS has been training new recruits on island rather than sending them off to the police training school in Barbados, which was previously the case. The recruits received more than […]

    November 16, 2013Crime, EventsNo comments
  19. Montserrat police seize almost 9,000 marijuana seedlings

    The Royal Montserrat Police Service (RMPS) continued their marijuana eradication project into the weekend which resulted in the discovery and seizure of 8,636 seedling plants. Last week, Siddell reported that 750 marijuana plants were discovered in the CARICOM Village of Lookout. An individual was taken into custody after being found with Cannabis Sativa. Today, the […]

    November 11, 2013CrimeNo comments
  20. Montserrat represented at Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference

    Montserrat is being represented at the annual Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference and Operations Summit by David Crichton, Director of Investment Promotions and the Montserrat Development Corporation (MDC). “Opportunities and Challenges Facing the Caribbean Hospitality and Tourism Sectors” is the theme of the event which is the first joint production between HVS Caribbean, the Caribbean Hotel […]

    November 7, 2013Business, TravelNo comments
  21. Montserrat Secondary School Emergency Could Lead to Modern School says Education Minister

    Montserratian Minister of Education Colin Riley said he’ll be pursuing the possibility of a creating a 21st Century school now that steps need to be taken to rid the Montserrat Secondary School of materials thought to contain asbestos. Students were asked to stay home on Monday and Tuesday while officials decided on the best course of […]

    November 6, 2013Education1 comment
  22. Montserrat to launch Breaking the Silence of Child Sexual Abuse Campaign in November

    In November, Montserrat will add its voice to a regional campaign aimed at stopping child abuse across. The campaign was initially launched in 2010 by Institute for Gender and Development Studies for the University of the West Indies in Trinidad & Tobago. The multi-media campaign, which uses a Blue Bear as the symbol, aims to […]

    November 5, 2013Events, HealthNo comments
  23. Montserrat’s St. Patrick’s Festival 2014 Events Launched

    The St. Patrick’s Day Committee announces the schedule of events for Montserrat’s St. Patrick’s Festival 2014. Scheduled to run over the 10-day period from March 8 – 17, the 2014 Festival will introduce three new events to be produced along with the traditional offering that have defined the week of activities that celebrates the freedom […]

    November 4, 2013Culture, TravelNo comments
  24. Montserrat’s Ferry service moves to five days for November 2013

    Commencing on November 1st, Montserrat’s ferry will operate a five (5) day per week schedule on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The schedule will remain as previously established with the Wednesday service departing Montserrat at 06:30am, arriving in Antigua at 08:00 am. The ferry will then depart Antigua at 06:00pm and arrives on Montserrat […]

    October 31, 2013Events, TravelNo comments
  25. Kittitian Author nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

    When the nominees for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award were presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the list included an author from St. Kitts and Nevis, Carol Ottley-Mitchell. The Award, which was created in honour of the famous Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, creator of the Pippi Longstocking series and one of Sweden’s most important authors, […]

    October 28, 2013Books, TravelNo comments