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  • Visiting Cardiologist Program Had Another Successful Year

    24th April 2014

    roweThe Ministry of Health’s “Visiting Specialist Programme” continues to be a success story.

    The programme is one in which medical experts from overseas provide their expertise to the residents of the island.

    For the third consecutive year Montserrat-born US- based cardiologist Dr Icilma Fergus-Rowe has visited the island under the program.

    Dr Fergus-Rowe is the President of the Association of Black Cardiologists in the United States, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.

    In 2011, she started a series of annual visits to Montserrat leading teams of heart experts in providing specialist service to residents here.

    Reporting on this year’s visit which ended last Thursday she said she said “there were certainly some patient cases where the visit was absolutely critical and this reinforces how much need is still unmet on the island.”

  • May Designated As Labour Month

    24th April 2014

    The health and safety of workers across the island will be the focus of Labour Month 2014.

    The Department of Labour is spearheading activities, which will begin with a Fun and Sports Day on Labour Day, Monday May 5.

    The event, at Little Bay, will also see the launch of the Workplace Wellness programme, greetings from the Minister of Labour, Honourable Charles Kirnon.

    President of the Civil Service Association Paul Lewis, the head of the Montserrat Union of Teachers Hyacinth Bramble Browne and a representative of the Montserrat Utilities Limited, MUL staff will all make presentations at the Fun and Sports Day.

    Among the activities planned are a cricket match, athletic events, a dancercise and health checks.

  • Significant amendments made to the Penal Code

    17th April 2014

    His Excellency the Governor Adrian Davis says  significant changes are to be made to the Montserrat Penal Code. 

    He says the amendments to the Penal Code will be coming to the Legislative Assembly to be debated soon.

    During his monthly press conference Wednesday, Governor Davis said this was one of two important decisions made recently by Cabinet.

    Listen to Governor Davis

    MeantimeGovernor Davis said the other key decision was an agreement on a bill to regulate the legal profession in Montserrat.

    Listen to Governor Davis

  • Charles Thompson appointed new Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police

    17th April 2014

    Charles ThompsonThe Royal Montserrat Police Service, RMPS has a new Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police

    He is Charles Thompson.

    Mr. Thompson, who has served over 24 years in the RMPS,was appointed to the post for an interim three months from April 7th to July 6th, 2014.

    The New Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police has a wealth of experience having served in a number of positions in the force – Sargeant, Inspector and most recently Superintendent.

    Speaking to ZJB-Radio Montserrat News, Mr. Thompson said he was humbled by the appointment.

    Listen Charles Thompson

  • Visitor arrivals up in 2013

    15th April 2014

    Montserrat has seen an increase in overall visitor arrivals in 2013, in comparison to 2012.

    According to the latest tourism figures released by the Montserrat Statistics Department there was a 10 percent increase in overall visitor arrivals.

    The figure for 2013 was 15, 648, up from 14,210 in 2012, an increase of 1,438.

    The largest number of visitors for any one month in 2013 was 2,456 in December.

    That contrasts with 6, 462 for the same period in 2012 , due to the large numbers of returning Montserratians and visitors who came for that year’s 50th anniversary festival celebrations.

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