Starbucks stocks up on local chocolate
Trinidad Guardian

On the heels of the successful launch of his own brand of dark chocolates, young businessman James Burn has landed a deal to produce a special brand of chocolates for the local Starbucks franchise. Burns, 28, said his...

High demand for T&T’s cocoa beans
Trinidad Guardian

Trade and Industry Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon wants cocoa industry stakeholders to place more emphasis on developing a range of value added products. In an interview at the Cocoa Food Festival hosted by the Montserrat...

Cocoa farmers get support to enter global industry
Trinidad Guardian

Trade Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon presented the Montserrat Cocoa Farmers’ Co-operative with $50,000 to support their efforts to gain international recognition for their intellectual property through Geographical...

Nerissa Golden Launches Return to Love Book Series
Montserrat Reporter

BRADES – Author and entrepreneur Nerissa Golden launched her Return to Love book series February 21, 2018, in the presence of colleagues and friends at the Montserrat Public Library. There are currently two books in...

UK newspapers endanger Montserrat, again
Montserrat Reporter

By Bennette Roach It wouldn’t be the first time that UK Newspapers have distorted and published information that turned out unfavourable and detrimental to the Island. We can point to the recent not so old...

Justin ‘Hero’ Cassell has been for several years particularly during the MCAP government has been a driving force in the organisation of the festivities marking the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Leading up to celebrations this year, in...
Montserrat Reporter

The Honourable Premier and Minister of Finance, Donaldson Romeo, signed the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) Programming Document for Montserrat, which includes the Financing Agreement for 18.4 million Euros, during...

Montserrat to try Digital Eastern Caribbean Dollars with blockchain startup
Trinidad Guardian

BRADES, Montserrat, – Premier Donaldson Romeo has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Barbados based blockchain startup Bitt to create a digital payments ecosystem. According to an announcement posted...

Call for preparations for the projected 5,000 to visit for St. Patrick’s festivities
Montserrat Reporter

Chairperson David Duberry of the St. Patrick’s (Day/week celebrations) Committee is calling on vendors, merchants and entrepreneurs to be ready “to capitalise on the projected visitor arrivals” to...

Get to the bottom of the drudgery and failures
Montserrat Reporter

One of the things the H E Andrew Pearce said in his swearing-in speech: “A modern, motivated and efficient public service is a cornerstone and driver of a thriving economy and business environment in Montserrat. ...

Montserrat to try Digital Eastern Caribbean Dollars with blockchain start-up Bitt
Jamaica Observer

BRADES, Montserrat (CMC) —Premier Donaldson Romeo has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Barbados-based blockchain start-up Bitt to create a digital payments ecosystem.

Montserrat to test Digital Eastern Caribbean Dollar with virtual currency partner
Jamaica Gleaner

Premier Donaldson Romeo of Montserrat has signed a memorandum of understanding with a Barbados-based digital currency exchange to create a digital payments system.According to an announcement posted on Facebook, the...

De Ole Dawg – Part 1: 2018 – What are Montserrat’s Economic realities, challenges and opportunities?
Montserrat Reporter

How can we build on the research published in the December 15, 2017 Mott-MacDonald Draft Economic Growth Strategy document? BRADES, Montserrat – As we all know, Montserrat’s economy took a very hard blow from...

ECCB Governor says hurricane reversed significant strides in 2017
Trinidad Guardian

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Hurricanes Irma and Maria that swept through the Lesser Antilles in September “rudely interrupted and reversed” the significant stride that had been made by the Eastern Caribbean...

Montserrat accuses UK of reneging on development policy
Jamaica Observer

BRADES, Montserrat (CMC) — The Montserrat Government says Britain has changed its policy on development aid to the British overseas territory after a senior British official indicated that London would not now be...

Cudjoe says expect bumper cruise season in 2018
Trinidad Guardian

Renewed efforts by the Ministry of Tourism to showcase T&T as an ideal travel destination is already reaping success as the 2017/2018 cruise season promises to be a bumper one with 71 calls scheduled to put into port....

LIAT announces flight disruptions due to Hurricane Irma
Dominica News Online

LIAT wishes to advise passengers that due to the impending passage of Hurricane Irma that several destinations will be affected. A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts, St....

ECCB offers re-assurance about safety of currency
Trinidad Guardian

BASSETERRE, St Kitts “The ECCB continues take steps to deter the circulation of counterfeit notes and to protect the stability of the Eastern Caribbean currency,” the ECCB said. The statement by the ECCB, which...

Time for truth about Montserrat’s economy
Montserrat Reporter

 Contribution – Part 18/2017  What is the true state of our economy, and what should we do about it? BRADES, Montserrat, June 28, 2017 – One of the common sayings on our streets is “the economy is...

HMG handouts and humble acquiescence won’t erase Foreclosures or Rebuild Lives
Montserrat Reporter

Those of us who are more conscious of and share the responsibility for existence in Montserrat often get the question, “If your economy is so nearly dead and with all the related problems, why are you people still...

LIAT averts pilots industrial action – agrees to begin paying pilot’s timely and outstanding salaries
Montserrat Reporter

Following years of struggle for pay and back-pay and general working conditions the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) in a release dated May 21, 2017 stopped short of expressing a threat of industrial...

IMF study on Caribbean: VAT can yield more revenue
Trinidad Guardian

WASHINGTON— The IMF has released a Working Paper that reviewed the tax administration reforms that have been undertaken by 20 Caribbean countries with the support of the Fiscal Affairs Department of the...

De Ole Dawg – Part 6:2017 – The Two-Track Solution
Montserrat Reporter

Kick-starting our Economy  BRADES, Montserrat, Feb 10, 2017 – In the recently published Government Update, Building Montserrat’s Future, Premier Romeo’s Office argues that we need fast-track...

De Ole Dawg – Part 3:2017-Healing the land, 3 – the D factor – DfID’s diagnosis
Montserrat Reporter

 Why are so many key projects for transforming Montserrat so long delayed?  BRADES, Montserrat, Jan 23, 2017 – If we are sick and want to get well, it is wise to go to the doctor and take his diagnosis...

Digicel announces rate increases for their cable, internet and mobile services
Montserrat Reporter

Following whispers from subscribers that the local Digicel telecommunication company had hinted it would increase their rates in 2017, on Tuesday this week a release from Digicel Montserrat, made the easy announcement:...

UWI grads top PitchIT Caribbean
Trinidad Guardian

Two UWI alumnae are among a group of all-female winners of a Caribbean tech entrepreneurship competition. Dispelling notions of male domination in the field, five female mobile app developers took all the top prizes at...

Editorial – November 25, 2016
Montserrat Reporter

How informed are the people of Montserrat, public and private sectors? This week the question was posed: “What is your opinion with the influx TCOs to Montserrat?” Surprised, much thought had to be given...

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