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  • Montserrat included in USA Today’s “Caribbean Bargains: Summer means deals on island travel”

    24th June 2016

    Montserrat has been included in USA Today’s “Caribbean Bargains” roundup as part of the article titled: “Caribbean bargains: Summer means deals on island travel.”

     

    USA Today’s feature captured the following about Montserrat:

    Montserrat

    For a small (very small) island, there are plenty of affordable (think: really cheap) beds for heads and warm water beaches that circle the Caribbean coast. The British isle 25 miles southwest of Antigua was the home of Sir George Martin’s Air Studios where Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney came to record and the home of soca superstar Arrow who penned the tune Hot, Hot, Hot. The ten beaches are never crowded with all but one carpeted in striking blackish sand. Shaded by almond trees, Woodlands Beach is gentle surf, popular with families who bring their own towels, toys and snacks. A short stroll to the beach, Gingerbread Hill is a bargain with nightly rates at (US) $125.00 for a two-bedroom villa with a porch swing and sweeping views of the sea and rainforest. For families who like to cook, the hotel shares space with mango, papaya and banana trees. Resident hens supply big fresh eggs for breakfast omelettes. For families who like music, Olveston House is the former home of Sir George and where the A-list rock and rollers stayed while on island. Summer rates can’t be beat at (US) $109.00 per night. Delightfully decorated with music memorabilia like Linda McCartney’s photos of John Lennon, the restaurant is one of the island’s finest, presided over by Chef Sarah whose mother Margaret Wilson co-manages the hotel.

    Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/experience/caribbean/2016/06/17/caribbean-summer-deals-offseason-all-inclusive/86006600/

     

  • ECCB Connects Episode 11

    17th June 2016

    On this episode of ECCB Connects, Deputy Governor – Trevor Brathwaite, addresses the issue of Correspondent Banking Relations which allows you to conduct transactions with international companies including using credit cards and shopping online.

     

  • Ministry of Agriulture, Lands, Housing and the Environment (MALHE) announces the Rates for Abattoir Services

    17th June 2016

    The Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Housing and the Environment release the rates for services available at the Abattoir which come into effect from 1st of July 2016.

     

    Please refer to the document linked for listing of fees: 17-06-2016 Fees for Abattoir Services.

     

     

     

  • Government House Press Release: Her Majesty the Queen’s 2016 Birthday Honours List

    14th June 2016

    GOVERNMENT HOUSE PRESS RELEASE

    HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN’S 2016 BIRTHDAY HONOURS LIST

     

    Buckingham Palace announced on Friday 10 June 2016, that Dr. Lanval Joseph Daly has been awarded the MBE in Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2016.

     

    Dr. Daly, a Montserratian who resides in Canada receives his award for services to the People of Montserrat through the Montserrat Visiting Consultants Programme.

     

    The Montserrat Visiting Consultants Programme (MVCP) is an initiative of Dr. Daly’s where consultants in various medical specialities visit the island and provide pro bono services to the people of Montserrat.

     

    We would like to congratulate Dr. Lanval Joseph Daly on being awarded the MBE for his services to Montserrat.

     

     

  • 2016 -2021 Agricultural Strategy and Marketing Plan Draft Released for Stakeholder Input

    14th June 2016

    The department of  Agriculture, Lands, Housing and the Environment, would like stakeholder input on the 2016-2021 Agricultural Strategy and Marketing Plan. The primary purpose of the Agricultural Strategy and Marketing Plan (ASMP) is to present a cohesive framework for a policy of food import substitution in Montserrat with a commitment to the exploration and development of niche market opportunities for selected commodities.

    Read the synopsis here: May 2016 – Synopsis of Agricultural Strategy and Marketing Plan Montserrat

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