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  • MONTSERRAT ARTS COUNCIL INVITES ARTISTS TO REGISTER FOR VIRTUAL EXHIBITION

    5th June 2020

    The Montserrat Arts Council presents M.OV.E – its first ever Online Virtual Exhibition, where digital meets culture.
     

    Artists, Artisans, Craftsmen and Fashion Designers are invited to participate in the online exhibition. MAC will go behind the scenes for an in-depth interview with the artist about their craft, followed by a live or pre-recorded visual presentation of their work for the online audience.
     

    Director of the Arts Council, Mr. Kenneth Silcott, said “Based on COVID-19, the dynamics of culture have changed. Therefore, we at MAC must adjust to suit the present situation that we find ourselves in, as it relates to culture. In an effort to showcase the work of our artists and artisans, considering the fact that we’re unable to gather, M.O.V.E (MAC Online Virtual Exhibition) was born.”
     

    “We are very excited to see the creations of our creatives,” he added.
     

    Anyone who is interested in taking advantage of this unique opportunity to showcase their work locally and internationally, should register with the Arts Council by sending an email to info@artscouncil.ms or by calling (664) 491-8555 or 8556. All submissions should include artist name, telephone number and brief details about the pieces they would like to exhibit.
     

    The deadline for registration is 12th June, 2020.
     

  • CARIBBEAN ENERGY DATA COLLECTION INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

    5th June 2020

    Nationals and residents of Montserrat who are interested in the energy sector, now have an opportunity to gain some work experience in the field, through an internship programme, being implemented by the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE).
     

    The internship opportunity was announced today by the Energy Unit in the Ministry of Communications, Works, Energy and Labour (MCWEL), following correspondence from the CCREEE.
     

    The CCREEE was established as the implementation hub for sustainable energy activities and projects within the region and is a specialized agency of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
     

    The CCREEE noted that the lack of a comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date dataset on the energy market in Caribbean countries is an obstacle not only to long-term planning and decision making, but also to socio- economic development and environmental protection in the region.
     

    The internship opportunity is open to 15 countries across the region including Montserrat. The successful applicant on Montserrat will from July 7 to September 30, 2020 in the Energy Unit in MCWEL, and will be required to work in close collaboration with regional and national institutions to collect energy-related data for Caribbean territories.
     

    The internship will provide students and/or young professionals with a unique opportunity to work with the energy sector institutions and stakeholders in their countries, gain practical experience in the energy sector and contribute to the knowledge management functions of the CARICOM Energy Knowledge Hub (CEKH).
    Interested persons should submit their applications, in the form of a motivation letter and a CV, on or before June 23, 2020 to intern@ccreee.org and copied to BurkeK@gov.ms
     

    Applicants should:
    • Have a Bachelor’s degree, or on course for completion of one by December 2020.
    • Be interested in the energy sector.
    • Be willing to learn about the socio-economic, technical and environmental aspects of the energy landscape; Studies in sustainable energy, environmental sciences or related fields are an asset but not a requirement.
    • National or resident of Montserrat
    • Be proficient in English.
     

    This internship opportunity will add to the CCREEE’s 2019 Energy Report Card (ERC) Data Collection Internship Programme, and the information collected by the intern will be used to update the ERC’s.
     

    The ERC’s are knowledge sharing products offered through the CCREEE. They provide information on Caribbean countries, including current electricity sector data, policies and opportunities to reduce dependence on imported fossil fuels through renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy resilience projects. These report cards depict the energy landscape of islands in the Caribbean and are therefore important tools to member states and their partners.
     

  • APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE MONTSERRAT ISLAND SCHOLARSHIP

    3rd June 2020

    Ministry of Education Press Release
    Release Date: June 3, 2020

     
    The Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports in collaboration with the Human Resource and Management Unit (HRMU) announces that applications are now being accepted for the ‘Montserrat Island Scholarship’.
     

    The Scholarship, valued at EC$80,000.00 per annum, will be awarded to a single applicant who has demonstrated exceptional academic ability, excellence in co-curricular activities and has been accepted to an accredited university, college or institution.
     

    Interested persons must submit applications to the Chairperson of the National Training and Scholarship Advisory Committee between June 1 2020 and June 30 2020. Submissions can be in print or emailed to Training.HRMU@gov.ms or education@gov.ms
     

    The guidelines and application form can be accessed on the Government of Montserrat website at the following links:
    Guidelines: The Montserrat Island Scholarship Application 2020 – GUIDELINES
     

    Application form: The Montserrat Island Scholarship Application Form
     

  • CSEC AND CAPE EXAMS TO BEGIN ON JULY 13, 2020

    3rd June 2020

    Published: June 3, 2020
     

    CXC’s 2020 Timetable


     
    The Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) has confirmed the examination dates with regional agreement for CSEC and CAPE to begin on July 13 2020. The final timetable is available online at the CXC website, www.cxc.org . CXC asserts that results will be available in September 2020.
     
    Although the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the teaching methods during the past few weeks, the Ministry of Education on Montserrat said, “Teachers and lecturers have been working actively with students to complete School Based Assessments (SBAs) to contribute to the final grades. This year the evaluation of student performance are calculated with SBA scores, Paper I and Teacher Projections. There is some variance for vocation subjects, modern languages and private candidates.
     

    The public is reminded that Montserrat will not participate in the annual CPEA exam and a local Grade 6 test will be prepared for promotion to the Montserrat Secondary School.
     

  • JOINT STATEMENT FROM THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE AND THE OFFICE OF THE PREMIER ON THE CANCELLATION OF THE QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY PARADE & BIRTHDAY PARTY 2020

    2nd June 2020

    We traditionally celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday in June, with a garden party hosted by the Governor and a uniformed parade at Salem Park. This year we have decided not to hold either event.
     

    With the threat from the COVID-19 it has not been practicable to organise these events and it would potentially put public health at risk to bring together so many people in one place. It also feels inappropriate to hold such celebratory gatherings when we are still battling with the COVID-19 threat, and when so many people have suffered such loss and hardship.
     

    We hope that people across our island community will nevertheless be able to enjoy time and reflection with their families on Monday 8th June. We hope that we shall be able to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday together in a spirit of friendship and joy next year, with the COVID threat behind us and controlled.
     

    Meanwhile the Premier, Honourable Joseph E. Farrell had this to say:
     

    “It is in a spirit of friendship that the peoples of the Commonwealth including Montserrat, come together around this time every year to celebrate the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second.
     

    The Queen’s Birthday parade is a must for many persons in our communities, old and young alike, and I am certain that not being able to attend this parade is indeed a disappointment; viewing the precision of the troops around the parade ground and enjoying the music of the marching band are two of the parades attraction.
     

    The Coronavirus has upset so many of our traditions and this is just another. While we will not be able to physically attend Salem Park this year, it is my hope that COVID-19 will be a thing of the past in 2021, when we will once again join together to be a part of this noble occasion.
     

    For this year on June 8, let all of us cast our minds eye back to previous years and reminisce on the lowering of the Union Jack and the raising of the Royal Standard wishing Her Majesty a Happy Birthday.
     

    It would certainly not be long before we will once again physically attend and join in the celebration.”
     

    Governor’s Office & Office of the Premier
    2 June 2020

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