ZJB Evening News for Friday May 29, 2015

In Today’s News Headlines:

Despite criticism that he is paying too much attention overseas, the leader of government business says his visits to major North American cities are paying off.
Premier the Honourable Donaldson Romeo is in Canada where he has met with Montserratians in Toronto, Ottowa and Montreal as part of his consultation tour.
Describing his trip to Canada so far as encouraging, Mr. Romeo says he has witnessed a real commitment by Montserratians living overseas to contribute to the development of their homeland.
He says he has met many Montserratians who want to return home and contribute.
Claude_Hogan_2014_02The Government of Montserrat is looking at the prospects of establishing a brewery here.
Confirmation of this has come from the Honourable Minister with responsibility for Trade Claude Hogan.
In an interview with ZJB News, he says an area has been identified in Nantes River for the setting up of such a facility.
Mr Hogan also disclosed that there’s a potential investor interested in setting up the brewery here.
pauljpgA government minister said the 20th anniversary observance of the eruption of the Soufriere Hills Volcano will be a bitter/somber one for the people of Montserrat.
The Honourable Paul Lewis said he had lost personal friends in one of the eruptions, a traumatic experience for him and many others.
His comments came earlier this week as the Legislative Assembly adopted a resolution for the official observance of the 20th anniversary.
Mr. Lewis said Montserrat was dealt a devastating blow one of the most destructive natural disasters recorded in the history of the island, from which it is still trying to recover.
In other top stories:
A Child Protection and Safeguarding Specialist calls on adults to recognize warning signs of abuse…
There’s been much discussion in Montserrat and across the region on the impact that a video game called “Charlie-Charlie” is having on school children across the Caribbean…
Another clean up exercise is planned for tomorrow Saturday to rid various communities of garbage where young people tend to congregate and socialize…
All is set for the 11th annual March for Jesus tomorrow Saturday May 30th…
These and more in today’s national news presented by Shirlian Queeley..
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