Government Minister says erected phone towers pose no danger to residents
Montserrat’s Minister of Communications says there is no danger posed to residents by the erection of cell phone towers in various communities across the island.
Paul Lewis gave the assurance during a sitting of the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday.
In response to a question posed by opposition member Dr. Ingrid Buffonge, Lewis stated that the radiation emitted by the cell towers are within safety limits.
Workshop to discuss biodiversity management
A one-day workshop was convened on Wednesday to discuss Montserrat’s biodiversity and ecosystems management.
The primary aim of the workshop at the Montserrat National Trust (MNT) was to discuss the best initiative for Montserrat and the region and to arrive at a consensus on how the plan of action could be developed going forward.
The Honourable Minister with responsibility for the environment, Claude Hogan expressed the Government of Montserrat’s gratitude to the European Union for identifying the management challenges on island.
Premier on filling vacant positions within public service
The island’s premier has indicated that unattractive salaries maybe one of the reasons for the government’s challenges in filling key positions in the public service.
In responding to a question posed in the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday Donaldson Romeo said the return of Montserratians from abroad was important to the development of Montserrat.
He stated that the government of Montserrat’s recruitment policy gives Montserratians first preference for jobs.
He however says it is proving difficult to recruit Montserratians living abroad with the salaries on offer.