8th March 2014
On the eve of the St. Patrick’s festival of activities, the chairman of the St. Patrick’s Committee has been commenting on the significance of the week-long event.
The Honourable Colin Riley says the St. Patrick’s festival is second only to the annual Christmas festival.
Mr. Riley however says the primary aim has always been and still is to advance in two specific areas.
He says these are to improve the festival product itself, and to increase visitor arrival numbers.
Meantime… The start of one of Montserrat’s biggest Cultural Festivals is just hours away.
March 8th is the beginning of the St. Patrick’s Week of Activities.
The event opens with a radio discussion on Radio Montserrat with the Chairman of the Festival, the Honourable Colin Riley and host of the Cultural Show Rose Willock.
This will be followed by the National Youth Choir’s ‘When I Grow up Concert’ at the Montserrat Cultural Centre starting at 7:30p.m.
Speaking on the Breakfast Show radio Programme, Choir Director, Rebecca Chalmers says the show will be a dynamic one.
The organizers have been emphasizing the need for persons to attend the event on time because the doors will be closed at 7:30.
8th March 2014
The ferry will be operating daily from Wednesday 5 March to Tuesday 18 March 2014 to coincide with the St. Patrick’s Festival and the African Music Festival. On Monday 10th March, Tuesday 11th March and Tuesday 18th March the ferry will depart Montserrat at 6:30am arriving Antigua at 8:00am then depart Antigua at 6:00 pm, arriving Montserrat at 7:30pm. While on St. Patrick’s Day, Monday March 17th, the ferry will operate a day tour service and will depart Montserrat at 6:30am, arriving Antigua 8:00am, departs Antigua 9:00am, arriving Montserrat 10:30am, Depart Montserrat 4:30pm, arriving Antigua 6:00pm, with a later departure from Antigua at 7:00pm, arriving Montserrat 8:30pm.
7th March 2014
5th March 2014
Minister responsible for Communications and Works, the Honourable Charles Kirnon is appealing to residents here to be patient while the government of Montserrat continues efforts to improve infrastructural and other services on the island.
One of the primary aims by way of infrastructural development is to address the occasional power outages.
Mr. Kirnon commended the staff of the Montserrat Utilities Ltd for the commitment they have shown in ensuring that the lights are kept on under sometimes very challenging circumstances.
5th March 2014
The Ministry of Health and Social Services Department is finalising plans for the local observance of International Women’s Day 2014.
The Ministry which also deals with matters related to gender affairs, will facilitate a Women’s Retreat as the main local activity on Saturday March 8th, International Women’s Day.
This year the Ministry of Health and Social Services is partnering with the local professional group of Women WSG 10 in organizing the activity, which is aimed at bringing together women from across the island. The retreat will focus on several areas of interaction including, the spiritual self, healthy lifestyles, and the main theme – inspiring change. Special emphasis will be placed on areas such as: celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women, as well as a celebration for women’s economic, political and social achievements.