Montserrat's Constitution

Our National Song

National Symbols

Adopted in 1909, the coat of arms consists of a shield featuring a lady in green.  The lady in green represents Erin, the female personification of Ireland, based on the mythology of Ériu. The lady is holding a golden harp, a symbol of Ireland.  


Montserrat’s flag was adopted in 1962.  As a British Oversea Territory, the flag incorporates the union flag in the upper left corner, and the Montserrat coat of arms on the right side of the flag.  The flags background colour is navy blue.
Red Heliconia


Hairy Mango

 

Goat Water

Our Motto

National Heros

William H. Bramble

William H. Bramble

Montserrat's First Chief Minister
In 2014, William H. Bramble became Montserrat’s first National Hero. The Order of National Hero was bestowed posthumously to Montserrat’s first Chief Minister, William H. Bramble.
1943—Robert-W-Griffith

Robert w. griffith

The honour of the Order of National Hero was bestowed posthumously to Robert W. Griffith. He was conferred as a National Hero in 2015.
1988—Arrow-34

alphonsus "Arrow" Cassell

The Order of National Hero was bestowed posthumously on Alphonsus ‘Arrow’ Cassell in 2016 for his outstanding contribution to culture in the field of calypso, and especially his unparalleled international achievements in the genre of Soca.

National Honours and Awards Recipients

Year Awarded Name of Awardeee Reason Type of Award
2020
The Right Honourable, Justin Cassell, OE
Service and achievements towards the advancement of music regionally and internationally.
Order of Excellence
2020
The Right Honourable, Charles Allen, MBE, OE
Contributions and achievements in the field of sports, specifically Cricket.
Order of Excellence
2020
Alric Taylor, OD
Contributions in the areas of civil service and education.
Order of Distinction
2020
Mrs. Vera Weekes, OD
Service in the area of education.
Order of Distinction
2020
Charles Ryan, OM
Contribution and service in the field of Disaster Management.
Order of Merit
2020
Margaret Browne, MBE, OM
Commitments to education development.
Order of Merit
2020
Lionel Baker
Excellence in sports, specifically cricket.
National Youth Award
2019
The Right Honourable, Justice Esco Henry, OE
Service in the field of Law and Public Service.
Order of Excellence
2019
The Right Honourable, Dr. Icilma Fergus Rowe, OE
Service and achievements on the field of Medicine.
Order of Excellence
2019
Sonia Charles, OD
Service in the field of medicine, most notable her commitment to breast cancer awareness.
Order of Distinction
2019
Reverend Rosalind Morgan, OD
Contributions in the areas of education, religion and community involvement.
Order of Distinction
2019
Claudette Weekes, OD
Services in the education and the Public Service.
Order of Distinction
2019
Gerodine Maason, OM
Contributions to culture and community development.
Order of Merit
2018
The Right Honourable, Dr. Lowell Lewis, OE
Service in the practice of medicine, politics, public and community.
Order of Excellence
2018
The Right Honourable, Margaret “Annie” Dyer-Howe, OE*
Extraordinary and unwavering commitment and distinguished service to the development of Montserrat.
Order of Excellence
2018
Manelva Greenaway, OD
Contributions in the areas of education, religion and community service.
Order of Distinction
2018
Rev. Dr. Beatrice Allen, OM
Contributions in the areas of religion and community service.
Order of Merit
2018
Cecil 'Cepeke' Lake, OM
Contributions in the area of arts and culture and specifically for his numerous contributions to the Calypso art form.
Order of Merit
2018
William Bodkin, OM*
Contributions in the area of arts and culture.
Order of Merit
2016
The Most Excellent, Alphonsus C. E. 'Arrow' Cassell, ONH*
Outstanding contribution to culture in the field of calypso, and especially his international achievement in the genre of Soca.
Order of National Hero
2016
The Right Honourable, D.R. V. Edwards, OE*
Service to Montserrat in the areas of sports, politics, humanitarianism and commerce.
Order of Excellence
2016
The Right Honourable, P. Austin Bramble, OE
Political leadership, education of nationals and economic recovery.
Order of Excellence
2016
Jewelline Roberts-Riley, OD
Service to the community, most notably for continuing performance in cultural development.
Order of Distinction
2016
Cedric Osborne, OD
Service in the areas of community service, tourism and business.
Order of Distinction
2016
Emmanuel Galloway, O.D
Services to community in building and construction and commerce.
Order of Distinction
2016
Verna West, OM
Dedicated service to education.
Order of Merit
2016
Margaret Elwin, OM
Selflessness and commitment to the poor and unfortunate.
Order of Merit
2015
The Most Excellent, Robert William Griffith, ONH*
Sacrifices for the greater good of Montserrat.
Order of National Hero
2015
The Right Honourable, Basil Elliot Walton Morgan, OE
Extraordinary and unwavering commitment to Montserrat, and devoted and distinguished service.
Order of Excellence
2015
The Right Honourable, Margaret Roseline Willock OBE, OE
Extraordinary and unwavering commitment to Montserrat, and devoted and distinguished service.
Order of Excellence
2015
Mary Matilda Cooper, OD, MBE, BEM
Distinguished and outstanding service to Montserrat, especially for her work as a midwife and nurse.
Order of Distinction
2015
William Phillip Ryan, MBE, OM
Meritorious contribution to national development.
Order of Merit
2015
William White MBE, OM
Meritorious contribution to national development.
Order of Merit
2014
The Most Excellent, William Bramble, ONH*
Montserrat’s first Chief Minister. His service to Montserrat also included leading workers fight for a better quality of life. He also introduced land reforms and property ownership by Nationals.
Order of National Hero
2014
The Right Honourable, Sir Howard Archibald Fergus, KBE, OE
Provided over 50 years of service to the community and the region in a number of capacities as an educator, both locally and as a University of the West Indies Professor. Served as a public author, Speaker of the House, Acting Governor, lay leader and member of the board of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies.
Order of Excellence
2014
The Right Honourable, Dr James Alfred George Irish, OE*
Over 30 years of service to the Montserrat Community in various capacities, such as: an Author, Educator both locally and internationally. He was also the founder of MAWU, Emerald Community Singers and MSS Debating Society.
Order of Excellence
2014
Bertrand Beresford Osborne, OD*
For 20 years, he served the Montserrat community in various capacities to include: Chief Minister, Businessman, Credit Union Chairman and philanthropist.
Order of Distinction
2014
Edwin Roland White, OD*
Service to the community in various capacities such as: Master Educator, Musician, Clergyman, at home and abroad
Order of Distinction
2014
Herman Cupid Francis. OM
Delivered over 10 years of service to Montserrat in a number of capacities, in education, culture, arts and a variety of music training.
Order of Merit
2014
James ‘Titus’ Fredrick, OM
Over 10 years of service to the community in culture and arts, through masquerade dancing and youth training.
Order of Merit

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