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Teacher Training “Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilient Education”

February 5 to 7th, 2019


The Montserrat Cultural Centre

The Ministry of Education will be hosting a workshop for both teachers and students at the Montserrat Cultural Centre on the February 5thto the 7th, 2019 aimed at re-designing the way teachers teach and how students learn with a view of promoting a learning culture of safety and resilience within the schools on Montserrat.

The objectives of the teacher and student training workshop includes:-

  • Building  life skills competencies ;
  • Reinforcing and promoting Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilient Education;
  • Promoting and engaging participatory approach on prioritizing of hazards in schools;
  • Enhancing the awareness and the ability to protect oneself and peers.

The focus will be upon the youths as the active subject who should be able to influence his or her own world, rather than adopting a passive approach to resilience and survival

Climate change adaptation in the fisheries of Anguilla and Montserrat.

CANARI is working in partnership with the Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources – Anguilla, Fisheries and Ocean Resources Unit – Montserrat and the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies of the University of the West Indies to implement a 3-year project Climate Change adaptation in the fisheries of Anguilla and Montserrat.  

The CANARI representatives will be holding a 4 day workshop at the Montserrat Cultural Centre conference room with government agencies, civil society organisations and private sector representatives to integrate Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF) in fisheries plans land policies and to work with the fisher folks and their organisations to build capacity for EAF land stewardship of coastal and marine resources, and also to consider similar initiatives that may be supported through small grants.

Musical Programme

A number of students inclusive of the National Youth Choir were today treated to a musical educational concert hosted by the Ministry of Education in conjunction with the Montserrat Foundation through its on island representative Mr. Brian Hosefros.  

The children from the Montserrat Secondary School and from the Primary Schools were entertained by Evgeny Kuznetsov a pianist from Russia who is here as a guest of the Montserrat foundation.  The children were treated to classical music and were quite pleased to hear him play of the popular known soca song “Hot Hot Hot’ from the late Alphonsus “ Arrow” Cassell from Montserrat.

2018 Law Revision Conference: Embracing the Opportunities of Law Revision in Commonwealth Jurisdictions (3 & 4 July, 2018)

The Law Revision Centre was incorporated in Anguilla on 11 January 2007; with an Opening Ceremony on 28 September 2007 at its address: Hannah-Waver House, Caribbean Commercial Centre, The Valley, Anguilla.

The Law Revision Centre was established with financial support and logistics mainly of the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom Government (UK) …Visit to Find Out More

The Regional Law Revision Centre Inc.


The Bank of Montserrat continues its quest to raise its share capital in conjunction with the requirement of the 2015 Banking Act which stipulates that the Banks minimum paid up capital must be at a minimum of EC$20M. Management from the Bank have had many meetings around the country, including meetings with Government workers, the private sector and NGO’s. On Thursday June 7, 2018 from 4.30pm, the Banks Senior Management will be having a Seminar at the Montserrat Cultural Centre Conference Room where they will be discussing in greater detail about stocks, types of stocks, its benefits, risks, the process involved etc. This seminar is for everyone especially for those persons who are interested in investing but are still not familiar with the process and would like some clarity.

The 12th Meeting of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism


The 12thmeeting of the Ministerial council of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFN) is being held today May 18, 2018 at the Montserrat Cultural Centre. The opening ceremony acknowledged the presence of members from the islands of Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St. Lucia, Surinam and the host country Montserrat as part of the delegation to this meeting today. Also present is Mr. Milton Horton from Belize. The CRFM was incorporated in 2003 and made up of 17 member states.

One of the main purpose of the meeting today is to review the recommendations presented by the 16thMeeting of the Fisheries Forum held on April 16 and 17 here on Montserrat, and to adopt the policies in conjunction with their mandate which is to facilitate the responsible utilization of the regions fisheries and aquatic resources– that will be expected to be implemented within the region.

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The Government of Montserrat presented its 164.8 million dollar budget for the fiscal year April 2018 to March 2019 under the theme ‘Advancing Our Journey to Self-Sustainability through Strategic Investments,’ from the Sir George Martin Auditorium on April 23, 2018. This Legislative Department has over a number of years, utilized the Montserrat Cultural Centre for its Legislative meetings.

The Debate will continue over the next two days in the conference room of the Montserrat Cultural Centre where the Ministers can now expound on their objectives and strategies for the upcoming year and where the opposition is likely to challenge some of the information presented based on previous year’s performance and the presentations to be made.

Sixteenth Meeting Fisheries Forum 

The Ministry of Agriculture, Trade, Lands Housing and the Environment (MATHLE) in collaboration with the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) hosted the Sixteenth Meeting of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum at the Montserrat Cultural Center, April 16 & 17, 2018.  This Forum meeting will be immediately be followed by a Regional Workshop to review the Draft Protocol to integrate Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management into the Caribbean Community Common Fisheries Policy on 18 April 2018.  Participation at both meetings included heads of National Fisheries Authorities from the member states of CRFM, observers and Partner Organizations.

The Objectives of these Meetings were to provide updates on the progress of programmes, projects and activities being undertaken by the CRFM in conjunction with Member States and network partners, and to prepare recommendations for the way forward for consideration by the Ministerial Council.

The opening ceremony was held in the Sir George Martin Auditorium.  The National song was sung by Mrs. Mildred Chalmers and the feature address was presented by the Minister of Agriculture, Trade, Lands, Housing and the Environment – Mr. David Osborne.

National Honours and Awards Ceremony

The Government of Montserrat held its 4th National Honours and Awards Ceremony on March 16, 2018. This ceremony has been held on three previous occasions – March 2014, 2015 and 2016.

There were six (6) awardees this year. Three persons were presented with the Order of MeritMr. William Bodkin, Rev. Dr Beatrice Allen and Mr. Cecil Lake MBE. The Order of Distinction was presented to Ms Manelva Greenaway and the Order of Excellence was presented to Dr. Lowell Lewis and Mrs. Margaret Dyer-Howe.

Performances for the occasion were given by Mrs. Mildred Chalmers with a beautiful rendition of the National Song, the Emerald Shamioles Masquerades entertaining cultural dance and the Matrix Dancers – group talented of young persons – led by Ms. Bianca Chambers.

The decoration of the Sir George Auditorium was done by Celebrations Design.

St. Patrick’s Dinner

The Catholic Community held its annual St Patrick’s Dinner on March 10 of this year at the Montserrat Cultural Centre – in the Sir George Martin Auditorium. This event has been an annual event put on by the Catholic Church for well over 20 years.  The funds raised from the dinner is in support of the Catholic School – currently the St. Augustine Catholic School here on Montserrat.  Special appearance by Father George Aggar who complimented the occasion with an Irish melody.

Décor for the event was done by Celebrations Designs– Verna Brandt – which she does as her contribution as a member of the church.