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Winners of Christmas Lighting Competition 2020 announced

– The recently concluded Christmas Lighting Competition saw nine participants – six from the Residential Homes category and three from the Business category participating in the competition.  Hosted collaboratively by the Tourism Division and the Montserrat Arts Council, under the auspices of the Office of the Premier, the Competition highlighted the skills and creativity of …

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GIU SPECIAL CHRISTMAS/FESTIVAL TV PROGRAMMING THROUGHOUT DECEMBER 2020

Thursday December 10, 2020 – The Government Information Unit (GIU), under the portfolio of the Office of the Premier,  will be broadcasting past and current Festival events, along with other local Christmas productions  through-out the month of December; as part of a special television programming arrangement in collaboration with Digicel Montserrat. Television broadcast will begin …

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PREMIER FARRELL LEADS MONTSERRAT’S DELEGATION AT VIRTUAL JOINT MINISTERIAL COUNCIL

Montserrat’s Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Joseph E. Farrell is leading Montserrat’s delegation at the annual UK Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council (JMC), which commenced on Monday November 23 and will conclude on Thursday November 26, 2020. This year’s meeting is being held virtually, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and is being chaired …

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MONTSERRAT ARTS COUNCIL (MAC) ADVOCATES FOR MEN AGAINST CANCER (MAC)

The Montserrat Arts Council, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health & Social Services, invites the public to rally against cancer for the month of November. Men Against Cancer (MAC) is the brainchild of Director of the Arts Council, Mr. Kenneth Silcott. Although the premise is overall men’s health and well-being, the main focus is …

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Premier Farrell Launches the Montserrat Tourism Stakeholders Advisory Council During Tourism Town Hall Meeting

Premier and Minister responsible for Tourism, Hon. Joseph E. Farrell officially commissioned a 14-member ‘Montserrat Tourism Stakeholders Advisory Council’ to serve as a think-tank, and in an advisory capacity on matters of global tourism marketing and product trends which would inform tourism policy and strategy for the island. The council was officially announced during a …

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PREMIER FARRELL CONGRATULATES PRIME MINISTER DR. GONSALVES AND THE ULP ON RETURN TO OFFICE

Montserrat’s Premier, Honourable Joseph E. Farrell, has congratulated St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister, Dr. The Honourable Ralph E. Gonsalves and the Unity Labour Party (ULP) on their re-election, for an unprecedented fifth term. In a Diplomatic Note to the Prime Minister, issued today November  6,  Premier Farrell said, “The results attest to the …

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ICT IN MONTSERRAT

Goal: To have an environment that promotes and supports private-sector led sustainable economic activities Aim:  To liberalize the ICT sector and implement a regulatory framework for the sector Targets – ICT Legislation and regulatory framework developed and approved by September 2009.  Licenses issued to ICT providers by December 2009 The first ICT National Policy, Strategy …

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GEOTHERMAL PROJECT PROGRESS – MCWEL

In 2010 the Geothermal studies were completed on Montserrat and the DFID approved the funding for the drilling of two exploratory/ production wells. The Ministry of Communication, Works, Energy and Labour (MCWEL) was tasked with the responsibility to procure a consultant to undertake an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA); negotiate land purchase for the third well; …

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Montserrat Carnival 2020 Is A Virtual & Community Affair

For the first time in 58 years, Montserrat’s annual Carnival will be hosted as a virtual and local community experience, from Saturday, December 19th 2020 until Saturday, January 2nd 2021. Montserrat’s annual Carnival is a multi-day experience, which celebrates the island’s music, pageantry, heritage and culture, and it is one of the most anticipated end …

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