Population retention’ has been a central focus of discussions on Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Plan (SDP) 2008-2020. Director, Policy and Planning Angela Estwick made this disclosure on the heels of World Population Day—observed on Thursday.
Ms. Estwick says the long term target is for Montserrat to have a population of 9000 by 2020. Data collected during the Census conducted in 2011 indicated that the local population was at 4922.
Ms. Estwick explains that the aim of Goal 5 is to have a sustainable, stable and viable population by 2020.