Governor Adrian Davis
His Excellency, the Governor Adrian Davis has announced that Derona Semper and Albert Williams will be confirmed as Inspectors in the Royal Montserrat Police Service (RMPS).
In a letter to the lawyer representing both Semper and Williams, David S Brandt, Governor Davis says they will be advised of the effective dates for their confirmation to the posts in due course.
Governor Davis also thanked, Mr. Brandt for his various letters and emails on behalf of his clients.
In the letter, the Governor states that he has reviewed all the correspondence and has also had the benefit of discussion with, and advice from, Cabinet colleagues on the matter. Continue reading
Officers in the Public Service will be given an opportunity to share their views on the Public Administration Bill.
The Office of the Deputy Governor will hold Staff Consultations on the said Bill next week.
The briefings will be held on March 11th and 13th.
This forms part of the Office of the Deputy Governor’s general consultation on the bill and provides a forum for all Officers in the service to be informed and to share their views and concerns about the legislation.
The briefings are scheduled to start at 2:00p.m at the Montserrat Cultural Centre. Continue reading
Annakay Turner of the Look Our Primary School and Aidan Livan of the Brades Primary School copped the honours in both the male and female Annakay categories of the inter-primary school road race championships this morning.
In the girls race, Turner clocked 8 minutes and 48 seconds to edge Waynette Fenton of Brades Primary school into second place.
Fenton clocked a time of 8:51 seconds. Continue reading
On the eve of the St. Patrick’s festival of activities, the chairman of the St. Patrick’s Committee has been commenting on the significance of the week-long event.
The Honourable Colin Riley says the St. Patrick’s festival is second only to the annual Christmas festival.
Mr. Riley however says the primary aim has always been and still is to advance in two specific areas.
He says these are to improve the festival product itself, and to increase visitor arrival numbers.
Meantime… The start of one of Montserrat’s biggest Cultural Festivals is just hours away. Continue reading
The Joint primary schools’ road race will run off Friday morning starting 9:30.
The island’s four primary schools – St Augustine, Look Out, Light House Community Academy and Brades will be competing on a new route this year.
A spokesman in the Sports Department says all times will be new this year because of the route change. Continue reading
The song ‘Feeling Hot Hot Hot’, originally done by Montserrat’s Legendary International Soca Artiste, the late Alphonsus ‘Arrow’ Cassell will be honoured by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).
The song will be celebrated at ASCAP’s 22nd annual Latin Music Awards as one of the top Urban songs in ASCAP’s Latin repertory for the year 2013.
The Awards will take place at the Manhattan Center in New York on March 18th. Continue reading
Diaspora Montserratians continue to give back to their native land.
On this occasion, diaspora organization, ‘Stratians For Strat’, will be donating three banners for the upcoming St Patrick’s Week of celebrations which runs from March 10th to 17th.
The banners will be displayed prominently at the John A. Osborne Airport, the Little Bay Port, and at the main event location welcoming people to the week-long celebrations in Salem.
Stratians for Strat is also supporting local businesses, having already commissioned Everton “Pops’ Morris to create the banners. Continue reading
Governor Adrian Davis
His Excellency, the Governor Adrian Davis has had to revoke the banning of a visitor to Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP).
On Saturday March 1st, Warren Cassell attempted to visit an inmate at HMP but was told that he was banned from making any visits to the prison or bringing anything for inmates.
Mr. Cassell who normally visits the prison on Saturdays, proceeded to write to Governor Davis outlining what had transpired.
In mid-February, Mr. Cassell brought a lawsuit against the detention center for what he said were breaches of human rights and constitutional privileges while he was incarcerated.
In his letter to the Governor, Mr. Cassell indicated that banning him from visiting inmates was, in his view, as a result of his law suit brought against the prison. Continue reading
39 Senior and Middle Managers from the public sector are participating in a two week training seminar on Administrative Law Principles and Practices.
The February 24th to March 8th learning and development seminar is intended to strengthen the required knowledge and skills base on Montserrat to incorporate basic Administrative Law Principles and Practices across the Government.
The main focus will be to help develop the knowledge and capacity of officers in the public sector so that they would effectively execute the principles and best practices of Administrative Law in the conduct of their duties. Continue reading
The Minister responsible for Communications and Works, the honourable Charles Kirnon has appealed to residents of Montserrat to be patient while the government of Montserrat continues efforts to improve infrastructural and other services on the island.
One of these is addressing the occasional power outages.
In an interview for the Government Information Unit Radio Program, Mr Kirnon commended the staff of the Montserrat Utilities Ltd for the commitment they have shown in ensuring that the lights are kept on under sometimes very challenging circumstances. Continue reading