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Thursday, July 29, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- Montserrat will assume the chairmanship of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Monetary Council in 2011. The Chief Minister and Minister of Finance Rueben Meade will take over from Grenada’s Minister of Finance Nazim Burke. At its recent meeting in Grenada the Council noted that... read more...



Saturday, July 3, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- A resolution to adopt the new draft Constitution Order for Montserrat has been delayed until September to allow for more public education and discussion. Chief Minister Reuben Meade spent significant time during Tuesday’s Legislative Council reading the draft order. read more...



Tuesday, June 29, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat (GIU) -- Five charges have been laid against the five nationals of St Vincent & the Grenadines aging in range from 20 to 40 years, who were arrested in connection with a large seizure of drugs on Friday morning. The five were charged jointly on Saturday in the Magistrate’s Court for drug trafficking. read more...



Thursday, June 24, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat (GIU) -- Complete information about the constitutional talks must be given says Montserrat's Minister of Education and Health, Colin Riley. The minister was speaking during the first Montserrat Diaspora Consultations, which ended on Wednesday, challenging Opposition Member... read more...



Wednesday, June 23, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- Incentives for returning nationals, investment opportunities and the development of a new town for Montserrat were all part of the first day of discussions at the Montserrat Diaspora Consultations. The consultations, initiated by the Office of the Chief Minister, include representatives from... read more...



Saturday, June 12, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- Nine out of ten persons who visit Montserrat would definitely return. This was revealed in a visitor exit survey conducted for the past year on overnight visitors by the Montserrat Tourist Board. A press release from the MTB states that the exit survey covered 1,182 respondents. read more...



Saturday, June 12, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- Although there are many who use the phrase “One Caribbean” the Royal Montserrat Police Force is practicing this. On Thursday, nine recruits all nationals of other countries in the Caribbean became members of the local police establishment.  Chief Minister Reuben Meade commended the officers. read more...



Friday, June 11, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- Montserrat has been included in a six million Euro project to assess the disaster management and preparedness of 11 overseas countries and territories in the Caribbean. John Wilson, the consultant assigned to assess the islands in the Northeastern Caribbean was on island last week. read more...



Friday, June 11, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- Chief Minister Reuben Meade says he is pleased with the recent announcement that Standards & Poor’s Rating Services has revised its outlook on Montserrat from stable to positive. The government leader said shortly after taking office last September, they had submitted... read more...



Tuesday, June 8, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- Montserrat could possibly be one of the first islands in the NE Caribbean to have a new court complex, according to Francis Letang, Deputy Court Administration for the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC). Letang was on island last Friday to conduct a feasibility study on the island’s readiness. read more...



Friday, June 4, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- Chief Minister Reuben Meade wraps up a one-week visit to Canada on Thursday to encourage nationals living there, to invest in Montserrat. Meade’s visit began with attendance at a banquet to mark the 35th anniversary of the Toronto Montserrat Association last Saturday. read more...



Wednesday, June 2, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- The Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Thursday 27 May 2010 named Adrian Derek Davis as the Governor of Montserrat in succession to Peter Waterworth who will be retiring from the Diplomatic Service next year. Davis will take up his appointment during April 2011. read more...



Wednesday, June 2, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- The most recent draft of the Montserrat Constitution is now online and available for download. The public is invited to view the draft document on the Constitution website. PDF copies of the existing Constitution and the Draft Constitution can also be found in the download section of the site. read more...



Saturday, May 29, 2010

RODNEY BAY, St Lucia -- “The establishment of the OECS School of Diplomacy will offer new career options for Montserrat’s youth,” says Director of Information and Communication, Nerissa Golden.  Golden along with the Assistant Secretary in the Office of the Chief Minister, Colin Fergus are participating in... read more...



Wednesday, May 26, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- The Office of the Chief Minister in Montserrat is being restructured and strengthened to benefit from Regional & Diaspora Affairs, International Business and Trade. The impetus of this section is being pushed by a Strategy and Plan of Action instructed by the Chief Minister, Reuben Meade. read more...



Saturday, May 22, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- The Royal Montserrat Police Force on Wednesday made its largest drug interdiction when about 200 pounds of marijuana was found on boats intercepted in Montserrat waters. Deputy Commissioner Paul Morris said two persons have been arrested in connection with the drug seizure. read more...



Tuesday, May 18, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- Daniel Joseph of Lavabits, a software development firm on Montserrat will be one of the featured presenters at the Caribbean ICT Roadshow BVI, which began on Tortola on Sunday. Joseph is part of a trio of young nationals who began the company last December. read more...



Thursday, May 13, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- From June 26-July 2, 2010, dive enthusiasts will gather on the volcanic island of Montserrat for the second annual Montserrat Dive Festival. Held in conjunction with the destination’s bi-annual Reef Check Program, the week-long event is spearheaded by the Green Monkey Dive Shop. read more...



Friday, May 7, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- The Office of the Chief Minister is preparing to host a Diaspora Summit June 21 to 23, 2010. According to Permanent Secretary Elijah Silcott the vision for the consultation is to present nationals living abroad with an opportunity to become aware of developments on Montserrat and plans for... read more...



Wednesday, May 5, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- Over one hundred public and private sector workers marched from Davy Hill to the Cultural Centre in Montserrat on Monday to mark International Labour Day and the closing of Worker’s Week 2010. The marchers wore different-coloured T-shirts bearing the theme for the week. read more...



Friday, April 30, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- More than 15 senior members of staff from various government departments in Montserrat began a two-day workshop on developing an E-Government strategy on Monday. The workshop comes on the heels of the successful ICT Roadshow which highlighted the necessity for the island... read more...



Tuesday, April 27, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- Montserrat's Chief Minister Reuben Meade and the Deputy Governor Sarita Francis are attending the Overseas Territories Disaster Management Seminar in the United Kingdom this week. The seminar includes a presentation by former Governor of Montserrat, Frank Savage. read more...



Tuesday, April 27, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- “We wondered if we could pull it off on Montserrat, but we rose to the challenge,” said Denzil West, Director of the Department of Information Technology and Government Services (DITES) at the closing of the ICT Roadshow Montserrat last Friday. The DITES Director thanked the CTU for... read more...



Saturday, April 24, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- “The horizon is limitless and so too are the possibilities,” for Montserrat says Chief Minister Reuben Meade, who gave the keynote address at the opening ceremony for the ICT Roadshow Montserrat on Wednesday at the Montserrat Cultural Centre. The leader called for government to use... read more...



Friday, April 23, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- Day One of the ICT Roadshow kicked off with several heavy hitting presentations from Senator Edmond Mansoor of Antigua & Barbuda, Senator Marc Bean of Bermuda and David Little of PSTG Consulting. The government officials spoke about the national ICT plans in their countries. read more...



Wednesday, April 21, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- Two senior members of government from Antigua & Barbuda and Bermuda will present case studies on their national ICT plans during the ICT Roadshow on Montserrat on Wednesday. Edmond Mansoor, who is the Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, with... read more...



Thursday, April 15, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- The ICT Roadshow Montserrat website is now live and will be the online location to view all of the presentations and activities of the three-day event as they happen. According to Nerissa Golden, Director of Information & Communications the website is the collaboration between the... read more...



Wednesday, April 14, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- Leaving your digital assets, such as financial accounts, reports, proposals, and client data unprotected is a common practice for small business owners in the region, says network security expert Gregory Richardson. Richardson, the CEO of Secure Tech International, will be a speaker at... read more...



Wednesday, April 14, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- The Chairman of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Denzil Douglas has listed crime as the number one challenge facing the nine-member sub-regional grouping. Douglas told CMC that he believes there is need for greater concerted effort. read more...



Tuesday, April 13, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- The Governor’s Office in conjunction with the Chief Minister’s Office is mounting a new style island wide clean – up campaign to be known as “Montserrat – As Clean as a Whistle”. Governor Peter Waterworth and Chief Minister Reuben Meade jointly announced the launch of the campaign. read more...



Friday, April 9, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- Department heads and senior officials in the government of Montserrat are taking part in a two-day workshop to strengthen its public finance management system. Montserrat’s Public Financial Management System came under intense scrutiny by its external partners. read more...



Thursday, April 8, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- Montserrat made history on Tuesday as the first female Speaker of the Legislative Council was elected. In the presence of all members of the legislature, family and friends, Teresina Bodkin accepted the post which was previously held by Joseph Meade, who served from 2001 until 2009. read more...



Friday, April 2, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- “We must innovate,” says Bernadette Lewis, Secretary General of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) to attendees at the Executive Lecture Forum on Wednesday morning at the Montserrat Cultural Centre. Lewis heads the organization which is spearheading a regional tour. read more...



Friday, April 2, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- Montserrat is building its cadre of future diplomats and ambassadors. Last week 28 members of the public service from various government departments participated in the OECS School of Diplomacy classes organized through the Office of the Chief Minister. read more...



Friday, April 2, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- Montserrat intends to play a greater role in keeping the members of the overseas territories and the EU partners to task so that the milestones established will be met, says Angela Greenaway, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Economic Development & Trade. read more...



Friday, March 26, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- Chief Minister, Reuben Meade has been elected as Vice Chairman of the Ministerial Associations of the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTA). During his remarks on Wednesday, he called for the EU to support the sourcing of funds for OCTs but also to reduce the bureaucratic procedures. read more...



Friday, March 26, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- Bevil Wooding, Chief Knowledge Officer and Project Director for the Caribbean ICT Roadshow says he would like to see Montserrat and the rest of the Caribbean use technology to redefine our position in the world. Speaking during Wednesday’s Executive Lecture Forurm... read more...



Thursday, March 25, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- The Royal Montserrat Police Force (RMPF) and the Human Resources Department of the Government of Montserrat are taking the lead on assessing the government’s evacuation and contingency procedures for emergencies. This decision was taken on Tuesday following a bomb scare. read more...



Thursday, March 18, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- The 2010 St Patrick’s Week Celebrations in Montserrat got off to a good start last Saturday with 42 persons participating in an invigorating hike from Cassava Ghaut to Duberry’s Estate and the Cot. The hike was led by local trails tour guides James “Scriber” Daley and Philemon “Mappi” Murrain. read more...



Saturday, March 13, 2010

LITTLE BAY, Montserrat -- Chief Minister Reuben Meade on Thursday laid out the government’s plan to lead Montserrat into a sustainable future and said programmes that will significantly expand the private sector are essential and will also “generate increased levels of economic activity in the medium to long term.” read more...



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