Prominent businessman Cedric Osborne says he feels honoured and humbled to receive another award from Her Majesty the Queen.
It was announced last Saturday that Mr. Osborne has been awarded the OBE for his services to the business community in Montserrat.
The award recognizes Mr Osborne’s contributions in rebuilding the business sector in Montserrat post volcano.
Mister Osborne, who was awarded the MBE in 1983, says he feels appreciated for his contributions over the years, especially to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Montserrat Building Society. Continue reading
The Ministry of Health is in the process of strengthening its response to Childhood Obesity on Montserrat.
The action follows figures which indicate an increase in the number of children on island affected by the disease.
Minster responsible for health the Honourable Colin Riley says efforts are already underway aimed at reversing the emerging trend of obesity, especially among children. Continue reading
Today, Tuesday June 18th marks 32 years since the establishment of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, OECS of which Montserrat is a member.
The anniversary marks thirty two years of facilitating efforts by the nine Member States to further develop the people of the OECS region through various programs and projects.
The OECS Secretariat in a Press Release listed as one of the most defining moments in the history of the organization, the commencement of the OECS Economic Union, a new development designed to enhance the way of life for people in the region in the long term. Continue reading
Former Superintendent at Her Majesty’s Prison Major Theodore T. Bramble was beaming with pride and joy when he received the first overseas territories medal for long service.
The award was given to him during a ceremony last Saturday, at the residence of His Excellency the Governor Adrian Davis.
Major Bramble says the award is one which he worked hard for. Continue reading
A National Junior Choir has been formed on Montserrat.
Leading the effort has been music teacher Rebecca Chalmers.
She told ZJB News that there’s a huge interest among children on Montserrat for the junior choir. Continue reading
Coral Cay Conservation representatives are on island for the Montserrat Ridge to Reef Conservation Project.
Marine Scientist Jemma Galbraith and Field Base Manager Ben Cresswell from the United Kingdom will be working on the project for between 2 to 5 years.
The project will explore the terrestrial and marine elements of Montserrat.
Speaking to ZJB News, Cresswell said they are currently undertaking preparatory works for the project and will be conducting surveys in the coming weeks.
Montserrat was represented at a Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) Scientific Meeting in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Fisheries Officer Alwyn Ponteen was among Caribbean fisheries experts who attended the 9th CRFM meeting.
The participants conducted scientific data analyses to provide advice to the region’s fisheries managers, and reviewed fisheries management and ongoing challenges. Continue reading
Each unit of blood donated to the Glendon Hospital Laboratory can save up to three lives.
Medical Practitioner Dr. Krishma Murphy Gopal made this revelation at a ceremony held by the Ministry of Health on Friday June 14th, 2013 marking World Blood Donor’s Day.
Dr. Gopal said the hospital’s objective is to achieve a blood supply of 100 percent from volunteers. Continue reading
Governor Adrian Davis
His Excellency, Governor Adrian Davis has implored civil servants to adhere to procurement rules.
The Governor’s warning came at his monthly press conference on Wednesday June 12th, 2013, while addressing questions about government agencies and departments failing to follow the proper procedures.
He warns that failure to do so could land the government in legal trouble Continue reading