• Photo of Montserrat sends Defence Force contingent to Dominica

    Montserrat sends Defence Force contingent to Dominica

    With the passage of Tropical Storm Erika and coming right after the conclusion of the Royal Montserrat Defence Force annual camp the Government of Montserrat with the UK Department for International Development support has decided to deploy a contingent from the Force to Dominica. The contingent will carry out disaster relief work and support CDEMA in their work on that…

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  • Photo of Antigua and Barbuda and Montserrat Forge Closer Ties

    Antigua and Barbuda and Montserrat Forge Closer Ties

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – 30th December 2014…….Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, the Hon. Gaston Browne and Premier of Montserrat the Hon. Donaldson Romeo, both months into their first term in office, have pledged to forge closer ties between their governments and peoples.   On Monday, Prime Minister Browne, accompanied by Permanent Secretary Ambassador Colin Murdoch, paid a goodwill…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Public Health Agency aims to reduce child obesity by 2025

    Caribbean Public Health Agency aims to reduce child obesity by 2025

    San Juan, (EFE).- The Caribbean Public Health Agency, or CARPHA, published a Plan of Action for Promoting Healthy Weights: 2014 – 2019, part of a push to reduce obesity among children and adolescents by 2025. CARPHA has an integrated strategy to address nutrition-related diseases in Caribbean countries, where the proportion of overweight or obese people is in the range of 28 percent to 35…

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  • S&P maintains BBB- rating for Montserrat

    BRADES, Montserrat, CMC – The United States-based rating agency, Standard & Poor's (S&P), has affirmed its 'BBB-/A-3' sovereign issuer credit ratings on Montserrat addi8ng that the outlook remains stable. “Our 'BBB-' transfer and convertibility assessment is unchanged. The ratings on Montserrat reflect the United Kingdom’s institutional and budgetary support of the island, which is an internally self-governing overseas territory of…

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  • MONTSERRAT-ENERGY-Encouraging signs in geothermal energy project

    BRADES, Montserrat, CMC – Montserrat officials say they are encouraged by the geothermal flow at the first well that became active last month. Britain’s Department for International Development (DFID) is funding the exploratory phase of the geothermal energy project and Premier Reuben Meade says he is hoping London will fund the entire project so that the resources and revenue can…

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  • MONTSERRAT-FILM-Montserrat says it is open for Hollywood movies

    BRADES, Montserrat, CMC – Award winning director Benh Zeitlin will hold talks with officials of the Montserrat Development Corporation (MDC) on the possibility of filming on the volcano ravaged British Overseas Territory. Zeitlin will be on the island for the screening of his Oscar-nominated film “Beast of the Southern Wild” on Saturday. MDC chief executive officer, Ivan Browne, said he…

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  • Montserrat to host workshop to save endangered Mountain Chicken

    BRADES, Montserrat, CMC– Local, regional and international stakeholders will convene on Montserrat on Tuesday for a four-day workshop to work on a strategy to save the critically endangered Mountain Chicken. The Mountain Chicken recovery programme workshop to be held at the Montserrat National Trust in Olveston, will review activities of the Mountain Chicken project and highlight the current issues of…

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  • Montserrat to benefit from 11th EDF programme

    BRADES, Montserrat, CMC – Montserrat says it will receive funding for development programmes under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) during the period 2014-2020. The European Union Foreign Affairs Council Monday approved the level of funding for the 11th EDF for the period 2014-2020 of which Euro 364 million pounds (One Euro = US$.1.25) is for the Overseas Countries and…

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  • Montserrat seeks EOIs for submarine fibre optic cable project

    BRADES, Montserrat, CMC – The Montserrat government Wednesday said it was soliciting Expressions of Interest (EOI) for its proposed submarine fibre optic cable project. Director of the Department for Information Technology and eGovernment Services (DITES), Denzil West, said the government is considering five different project business models for the development and implementation of the project, and “intends to identify and…

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  • MONTSERRAT-DEVELOPMENT-Britain completes review of Montserrat’s Strategic Growth Programme

    BRADES, Montserrat, CMC – Montserrat has received an improved rating following the end of the final review of the Strategic Growth Programme from Britain’s Department for International Development (DFID). But London has also indicated that Montserrat has work to do in several key areas including tax reforms. According to a DFID statement, the government “sustained its commitment to the reforms…

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