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Montserrat ’s Community Newspaper

Vol 01, Issue 13

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MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2019

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NEWS

HON. MARGARET ANNIE DYER HOWE

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FAREWELL TO A STALWART


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Solar energy project phase 1 complete

By Staff Reporter Monday April 8th, Brades— Government is moving ahead with plans for the second phase of the Solar Energy project, following the successful completion of phase one. Completing phase one of the solar power system project was one of the key performance indicators meeting EU requirements to allow access to funds from the EU for the second phase. Minister of Communications, Works, Energy and Labour (MCWEL) Paul Lewis explained, “—we are looking to move into the 750 stage, the second part and this would now incorporate batteries. So we’ll now end up with a 1megawatts (MW) solar power plant with batteries. We are now wrapping up the reports for this one (phase 1) and it will inform for the next phase,” Minister Lewis revealed. According to Lewis, “250 kilowatts (kW), — is now on the grid —they are taking the different readings and it has been reading well so far—That should have represented 10% on the grid. It’s actually representing 13% when we tested, so we are happy it exceeded the amount we were looking at.” The government is currently pursuing the production plan of the geothermal energy, taking renewable energy produc-

tion to approximately that of the island’s energy demand. This will achieve the MCWEL Minister’s target of 100% renewable electricity generating capacity by 2020.

The installation of the solar power system was the first phase of the 1MW solar photovoltaic and battery storage project. It was constructed by the Florida-based Company ‘Salt

Energy’ on an approximately EC $1.89 million dollar contract. The project has an overall budget of EC$3,000,000 under the European Development Fund (EDF) 10 programme.

By Staff Reporter Friday, April 12, Brades—Second Lieutenant Darion Darroux is eager to impart his newly gained knowledge for the continued growth and development of the RMDF. A desire he expressed at a welcome back ceremony to recognize him for his successful completion of the Reserve Officer’s Commissioning course at the Royal Military Academy small gathering at the Govin the UK last month. ernor’s Office, told attendDarroux, addressing the ees “—what I want to do is deliver training and better Printed and Published by the young people in MontAlliouagana Express Printing & Publishing serrat and also the soldiers P.O. Box L11 and start to make the change Davy Hill, MSR1110 we need in Montserrat.” Montserrat He also expressed appreTel: 664-496-0810 ciation for having been givEmail the newsroom: allixpnews@gmail.com en the opportunity to attend Email Printing: alliexprinting@gmail.com the training course, which Visit us on Facebook: Alliouagana Express he described as a privileged experience, he said, “I’m (includes links to our website and Twitter page)

privileged to have trained and commissioned from the Royal Military Academy —it’s quite an accomplishment for me personally and professionally and I’m just happy that I got to spend some time there and to better myself in terms of my training professionally and myself as a person—.” Darroux, who successfully completed the eightcont’d. on page 10

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Dear Kate Reprinted from antiguanewsroom.com

HR Manager and Secretary in steamy love affair Dear Kate, The human resource manager where I work is having an affair with her secretary. They are both females. I left a flash drive at work that I had saved my evening classes file upon and I had no choice but to return to the office for them. It was around after 7pm and when I went into the office, I was so shocked by what I encountered. Kate they didn’t see me. It is too explicit what I saw but use your imagination. This has devasted me for weeks to the point where I want to quit my job; one I have had for eleven years. Now everything became clear to me why this young lady started as a messenger and was promoted to the personal secretary of the HR manger even if she isn’t qualified. I am sad and it has affected my work. Should I quit my job? Shocked Staff Dear Shocked Staff, You have no control what people do with their lives and the same goes for you so leaving a job you have spent the past eleven years at may not be very wise. Going to confront either of them could also cost you your job too. I understand it is affecting you and may have left a very bad taste in your mouth but what can you do really? Its sad you had to see this but I admonish you to focus on your work Some things we just have to leave alone. Kate

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Your weekly Horoscopes

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21- Feb. 19) Career or professional matters could be going through a rather disappointing phase. If so, the reason is that your hopes are now meeting reality head-on, while the solution for most problems lies in a change of perspective. Romantic developments could soon prove costly. PISCES (Feb 20 - Mar 20) In normal circumstances, all you have to do to get your own way is show how terribly vulnerable you are and wait for others to come to your aid. How much easier this ingrained quality must be now that Venus, planet of grace and charm, is favouring your sign. ARIES (Mar 21 – Apr 20) : It’s a new day, a new week and a new dawn. Try laying the foundations for a different kind of life, one which takes into account your determination to go back to the past. Make a point of talking to people you used to know or haven’t seen for a long time. TAURUS (Apr 21 - May 21) Benevolent stellar alignments are on your side. Your mood should change very soon, probably becoming much smoother — and you’ll be less inclined to find fault than you were. See to it that financial affairs are settled, particularly if other people are involved. GEMINI (May 22 - June 21) Perhaps it’s because Mercury is behaving so strangely that you are ready to question most aspects of your life. One thing the events of the past few months should have taught you is that worldly success is important to your happiness. Money may not give you everything, but it’s an important asset. Cancer (June 22 - July 23) Emotional stars are doing their best. Your romantic feelings at the moment are dominated by hope and optimism, but if your dreams are not fulfilled it is all too easy for you to become disillusioned. Therefore it’s up to you to take the appropriate action. At work continue on your current safe path. LEO (July 24 - Aug 23) It is time to decide whether you are content to find a place at the bottom of the ladder, or whether you want to be top dog. It should be about another seven weeks before you have to act on current resolutions. VIRGO (Aug 24 - Sep 23) Why don’t you give yourself a real treat and allow other people to do what they want — and entertain you in the process? The question is how far you are able to drop your taboos and abandon your preconceptions. If you’re not sure of the answer, you can seek advice from partners who have been there and done it before you. LIBRA (Sep 24 - Oct 23) You no doubt dazed by the behaviour of friends and colleagues who once seemed so reliable. This should be a lesson to you not to make the mistake of depending on others when you would be better off standing on your own two feet. A cash crisis should pass quickly. SCORPIO (Oct 24 - Nov 23) A long drawn-out conflict which has cast a shadow over your affairs could now be settled. Working relationships are more closely under the spotlight than any other, so it’s here that the greatest effort may be required. A family outing could bring surprises, hopefully welcome ones. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 24 - Dec 23) You have many fine qualities, and can be extremely accommodating when it comes to other people’s little foibles, just as long as you don’t have to have anything to do with them yourself. However, the price of romantic happiness or emotional contentment might be high. CAPRICORN (Dec. 23 - Jan. 20) The time is coming for some decisive action. You may well decide that the moment has arrived to cut connections which are tying you to the past. On the whole, though, the only commitments that should be dumped are those which have quite definitely outlived their usefulness.


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Another Icon gone: Honourable Margaret Annie Dyer Howe passes Monday April 8th, Brades—The Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports pays tribute to the late Right Honourable Margaret Annie Dyer-Howe OE MBA, who passed away on April 7, 2019. The Honourable Dyer-Howe, a former Minister of Education Health and Welfare represented the Southern constituency in 1979 before entering the Montserrat Legislative Council. Beginning at the age of 23, Dyer-Howe demonstrated her mettle and penchant for community concerns and social interests. She served as a member and leader in a number of organisations such as the Old People’s Welfare Association, the St. Patrick’s Credit Union and the Social League of Catholic Women (later Social League) which attracted the financial support of UNICEF for providing teenage mothers with academic, social and vocational skills. A strong champion of Women’s Rights, she had the rare distinction of being drafted into the planning committee of non-government organisation (NGO) activities in the 1985 World Conference of the United Nations Decade of Women. Mrs. Margaret Howe was a member of Council for some 13 years, five of which, she served as Minister. Among her accomplishments, she piloted Bills through Council to create the St. Patrick’s Day national holiday and universal access to secondary education in 1984 and 1986, respectively. She also supported the granting of the franchise to 18 -year olds as “a very progressive and democratic move”. In accord with her interest in women’s rights, she established a Women’s Desk in her Ministry. According to a press statement from the Ministry, “The late Dyer-Howe’s achievements in central governance should not be allowed to overshadow her exploits outside parliament. As administrator in the Montserrat Water Authority, she was outstanding; and a successful entre-

Hon. Margaret Annie Dyer Howe preneur herself, she started the Small Business Association in 2003. Additionally, Mrs. DyerHowe was a scholar in her own right; she holds Bachelor ’s and Master ’s degrees from Bradford and UWI, and had research interest in Climate Change.” The release stated, “No one can reasonably deny the iconic and heroic stature of this Montserratian who has achieved so much, she was not just a great Montserratian woman and indeed a great Caribbean woman, but a great champion of the human cause. Her recent decoration with the Order of Excellence was overdue and supremely justified. My Ministry applauds her enormous national contribution and offers sincere sympathy to her husband and partner Mr. Robert Howe and all her family members and close associates.”


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Guest Editorial: How Montserrat bossed the Foreign Affairs Committee By Craig Brewin When it came to the recent Foreign Affairs Committee Inquiry into the UK’s relationship with its overseas territories, Montserrat was the mouse that roared. This little Island submitted more evidence to the inquiry than any other Territory, covered more subjects, and came up with more ideas than the rest of the Territories put together. Not only that but Montserratians won nearly all the arguments. The worry now is that the Montserrat Government, by adopting a “no, no, no” approach to three of the recommendations (which were barely mentioned in the evidence submitted), is now letting the British Government off the hook in respect of the other eleven. The Committee is a committee of backbench MPs. It has no executive authority and can only recommend. We cannot guarantee that the recommendations will be implemented so our Government has to follow this up with direct lobbying or at least by letting the Governor know our views. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office needs to be aware of how strongly we back these recommendations and that we expect to see them implemented. The big recommendation is that there be a new development fund established specifically to support sustainable

development in the Overseas Territories. This would be separate from DFID’s overseas development role. Furthermore, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office should lose lead responsibility for the OTs. A new department should be established with connections to all Government Departments, and future Inquiries should not be carried out by the FAC, but a Committee of all interests. The OTs are British, not foreign. Capital investment must be “genuinely capable of delivering the Government’s longterm objective to ensure that the OTs are financially selfsufficient”. This is strong stuff, but Montserratians did not hold back in their evidence: “Aid that does not lead to sustainable development should cease” said the Premier’s Office, “DFID is a discredited institution” said Jean Kelsick , “re-establish a Development Fund specifically for Overseas Territories” said Colin Fergus, the “FCO neither has ambition or capacity” said MAPD, the case for it losing the lead on OTs was “self-evident” said Sylvia Gabriel, and we are “not foreign” said Mike Jarvis. In line with the proposals of the Montserrat Youth Alliance the Committee recommended that there be “a secondment programme between government departments in the UK and the OTs”, and that there be a

review of the process for appointing Governors. So what has gone wrong? Why is Montserrat not crowing about its success and pushing for more? There is no proposed roll out of the UN conventions, for example, which is disappointing, and when you are winning you should keep going. Unfortunately, the Montserrat Government has become more concerned with opposing the success of the Caymanians, than promoting its own interests. The LGBT community in Cayman argued that UK intervention was the only way to ensure that they had equality before the law, and the Committee agreed. The Committee has previously described the Cayman Government’s approach to the LGBT community as “deplorable”, and was always likely to recommend intervention, but it is only a recommendation. Campaigners within the OTs are now successfully winning equal rights through the courts and this may further encourage the UK Government to maintain its non-interventionist stance. There has been no formal statement on the issue from the UK Government but despite this the Montserrat Government seems to have chased itself down a rabbit hole. In a statement to the Legislative Assembly the Premier said that at the Inquiry “Lord

Ahmad was asked about the proposed imposition of samesex marriage —it is clear that this is the next imposition.” What the Premier failed to say was that Lord Ahmed answered that question by saying “there are no plans to intervene or interject or introduce an Order in Council to that effect.” It is difficult to see how the phrase “no plans to intervene” can being interpreted as “the next imposition”. Is this deliberately misleading the Assembly? If so should the Speaker intervene? Within Montserrat there is more support for intervention on same sex marriage than the Premier realises and he should, perhaps, read the evidence submitted to the Inquiry from the island. There is also an advantage in imposition, pointed out in the Montserrat submissions, that imposition could prevent a Brexit style schism within a community in which many, seemingly including the Premier himself, still support criminalisation. Even his own office, in its submission, said the issue should be discussed in the Legislative Assembly. That would at the very least close off the issue of the rights of those who married elsewhere. Then we can focus on the other recommendations, those that so many of us worked so hard to secure. Once the FCO has turned these down, the opportunity is lost. Perhaps forever.

Opinions expressed in this opinion/editorial are that of the writer. Alliouagana Express Printing & Publishing and Alliouagana Express News are not responsible for inaccuracies or misrepresentations. Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of Alliouagana Express Printing & Publishing and Alliouagana Express News or its advertisers.


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T h e S h o e m a ke r a n d t h e E l ve s

THERE was once a shoemaker who, through no fault of his own, had become so poor that at last he had only leather enough left for one pair of shoes. At evening he cut out the shoes which he intended to begin upon the next morning, and since he had a good conscience, he lay down quietly, said his prayers, and fell asleep. In the morning when he had prayed, as usual, and was preparing to sit down to work, he found the pair of shoes standing finished on his table. He was amazed, and could not understand it in the least. He took the shoes in his hand to examine them more closely. They were so neatly sewn that not a stitch was out of place, and were as good as the work of a master-hand. Soon after a purchaser came in, and as he was much pleased with the shoes, he paid more than the ordinary price for them, so that the shoemaker was able to buy leather for two pairs with the money. He cut them out in the Name this country!

evening, and next day, with fresh courage was about to go to work; but he had no need to, for when he got up, the shoes were finished, and buyers were not lacking. These gave him so much money that he was able to buy leather for four pairs of shoes. Early next morning he found the four pairs finished, and so it went on; what he cut out at evening was finished in the morning, so that he was soon again in comfortable circumstances, and became a well-to-do man. Now it happened one evening, not long before Christmas, when he had cut out shoes as usual, that he said to his wife: “How would it be if we were to sit

up to-night to see who it is that lends us such a helping hand?” The wife agreed, lighted a candle, and they hid themselves in the corner of the room behind the clothes which were hanging there. At midnight came two little naked men, who sat down at the shoemaker’s table, took up the cutout work, and began with their tiny fingers to stitch, sew, and hammer so neatly and quickly, that the shoemaker could not believe his eyes. They did not stop till everything was quite finished, and stood complete on the table; then they ran swiftly away. The next day the wife said: “The little men have made us rich, and we ought

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to show our gratitude. They run about with nothing on, and must freeze with cold. Now I will make them little shirts, coats, waistcoats, and hose, and will even knit them stout stockings, and you shall make them each a pair of shoes.” The husband agreed, and at evening, when they had everything ready, they laid out the presents on the table, and hid themselves to see how the little men would behave. At midnight they came skipping in, and were about to set to work; but, instead of the leather ready cut out, they found the charming little clothes. At first they were surprised, then excessively delighted. With the greatest speed they put on and smoothed down the pretty clothes, singing: “Now we’re dressed so fine and neat, Why cobble more for others’ feet?” Then they hopped and danced about, and leaped over chairs and tables and out at the door. Henceforward, they came back no more, but the shoemaker fared well as long as he lived, and had good luck in all his undertakings.

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Credit Union celebrates hosting Montserrat’s first Regional Credit Union Movement Board Directors Meeting

Friday April 12th, Brades— A cocktail reception cumulated what will be marked in SPCCU history as the first regional Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions Ltd (CCCU) Board of Directors Meeting hosted on Montserrat. The curtains were brought down on the event at the Credit Union hall upstairs the Montserrat St. Patrick’s Cooperative Credit Union (SPCCU) building. President of the CCCU Board of Director Winston Fletcher highlighting the progress of the local CCCU said, “We want to take some reflection from what’s happening here in terms of the growth , the movement and hopefully that we can see how that can permeate itself across the entire Caribbean region. I say that because you are recovering from catastrophe and so you have demonstrated, if we ever had any doubts that you are a resilient

people and we would have heard some of your accomplishments last year.” The Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions is the regional Apex body for credit unions whose mission is to facilitate the advancement of the Caribbean Co-operative Sector through sustained growth and development, protecting the movement’s philosophy and values and ensuring safe, sound and efficient co-operative service providers. CCCU Board of Directors meeting in Montserrat comes on the heels of the SPCCU/ Montserrat hosting the prestigious regional credit union movement, Sir Everard Dean Annual Lecturer series in October 2018, another first for the SPCCU/ Montserrat. The meeting of the CCCU Board of Directors focused on issues affecting the regional credit

union movement such as compliance, governance and regulatory matters. The meeting also represented the last formal gathering of the CCCU Board of Directors prior to the CCCU hosting the World Credit Union Conference during the period July 28-31, 2019 in the Bahamas. General Manager of the SPCCU, Mr. Peter Queeley notes that SPCCU hosting of such a meeting was testimony to the growth and significance of the SPCCU/ Montserrat in the regional credit union movement. He further noted that the hosting of the meeting also represented a recognition by the regional credit union movement that the SPCCU/ Montserrat has come of age and is ready to play its part and hold its own in terms of the regional credit union movement. The CCCU Meeting in Monserrat comes on the heels of the

most recent meeting of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Monetary Council Meeting held on February 15, 2019. At that meeting, the ECCB noted that twelve financial institutions were identified as systematically important institutions, three of which were banks and nine were credit unions. The ECCB noted that “while commercial banks continued to dominate the financial sector, credit unions were expanding, becoming an increasingly important source of credit to the private sector through increases in membership, assets, loans and deposits. The boom in credit union activity has implications for financial inclusion and the financial stability framework.” The SPCCU/ Montserrat is a member of the Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions and the OECS Credit Union Forum.


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Canadian Teachers’ Federation to put on workshop during a visit this summer

By Staff Reporter Saturday April 13th Davy Hill— Local teachers are in line to benefit from a new partnership between the Montserrat Union of Teachers (MUT) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF), through the hosting of the first “In Service Professional Development Workshop” this summer. The eight-day workshop scheduled for the 15th to 24th of July, was tailored towards primary and secondary school teachers only. It will be co-delivered by four CTF instructors and four co-instructors from MUT. CTF officials are expected on island from the 10th of July to conduct pre-training with the local co-instructors from the 11th – 12th. The sessions will focus on four content areas, literacy, numeracy, integrations of technologies and evaluation and assessments. Literacy will also include English as a second language, an area MUT President Denise Silcott believes is of great relevance considering the schools’ diverse population. She said “—that is particularly important. We have found that over the

years we are taking in a number of students that are of Dominicano and Haitian origins where the first language is not English and who we find are having difficulty accessing the curriculum which is taught in English.” The President informs that the objective of the training is not to teach content but rather share teaching strategy, “I want to stress that the teachers who are coming from Canada are not coming to teach us content. The teachers here are already content specialists. What they are coming to do is to actually provide us with strategies on how to deliver the content that we have. So they are brining strategies to better help us as the classroom practitioners to reach the children that we have in our care.” The work-shop is an initiative of the MUT through contact with the Caribbean Union of Teachers who assisted with developing a partnership with the CTF. Looking to the future of what can be gained through the new alliance, Silcott predicts an opportunity for upskilling and knowledge

Left to right: Ms. Audris Jno-Baptiste, General Secretary Course Director; Mr. Wes Delve, Programme Officer, CTF-FCE; Ms. Denise Silcott, President MUT; Hon. Premier Mr. Donaldson Romeo

transfer, “I foresee that at the end of the workshop— we would see a continuation of the partnership—this year is the initial year, we anticipate that the workshop would be there for years to come because we have already found that while the Program Officer Mr. Delve was here, that having spoken to the co-instructors we actually realize that there are quite a number of follow-up areas we would need to have up-skilling in.” CTF was founded in 1920 as a non-profit organization and a national alliance of provincial and territorial Member organizations that represent over 273,000 teachers across Canada. It is also a member of Education International. The CTF have been providing training for teachers since 1962 in the Caribbean, Africa and Asia.


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A moment with the Registrar of Lands ENCUMBRANCES ON LAND - Part 2

see issue #12 for Part 1 The landlord/owner who effects a long-term lease is obliged to register the existence of the lease in the Land Register. By registration, the Land Register page for the parcel would show the existence and duration of the leasehold interest in the property. Therefore the property would be subject to, or encumbered with the interests of the lease, as the public record would show that the tenant has a leasehold interest in the property, and that the land lord is entitled to collect rent from the tenant. If, for example, a landlord en-

tered into a 15- year lease ten years ago, any prospective purchaser or investor in the property would see from the Land Register that there is a 5-year leasehold interest remaining on the property. Some encumbrances arise by operation of law, or as a result of competing claims. These include restrictions and cautions. For example, the Registrar of Lands may register a restriction on a property to prevent fraud or improper dealing or for any other sufficient reason. The effect of the restriction is to prevent any dealings with the land until the issue to be resolved is heard and resolved by the Court or the Registrar of Lands. Affected persons would be

Leader of main opposition Progressive National Party (PNP), Washington Misick, has implied that the Haitian Consulate here has played a role in the illegal immigration of Haitians into the British Overseas territory. In a message to members of the legislature earlier this week, Misick, in making reference to the recent tragedy in which 15 Haitians died when a boat with migrants sank off the coast of the territory, said he believed

that the consulate was not doing enough to stem the illegal entry of Haitians. “(I) must also condemn those mercenaries who would exploit the vulnerabilities of persons who are essentially persons who have very little hope, and so they decide to do desperate things…. to escape the poverty of Haiti.” Misick also voiced concern about the role of the Haitian Consulate, asking if its role is to help find a solution to the illegal

notified and given an opportunity to be heard. A caution is another encumbrance that may be registered on land, to prevent any dealings with the land while the interests of the cautioner subsist. Like the Charge, the cautioner may be a bank that has loaned money in exchange for an interest in the land. But a cautioner may also be a person who has an interest in the land that is currently not reflected in the Land Register. Such a person may be a person who claims part ownership, or who contends that the registered proprietor’s claim is erroneous or fraudulent. All parties must be given an opportunity to be heard before the caution may

be removed and unless there is mutual agreement, caution claims may eventually be ventilated in a formal hearing before the Registrar of Lands or a High Court judge in order for the issues to be resolved. It is important to landowners to be aware of how encumbrances may affect their property rights, and how encumbrances may be used to protect property rights and property values. The importance of conducting searches of property before any land purchase or investment, and of seeking legal advice cannot be over emphasized. For further information please contact the Land and Surveys Department at surveys@gov.ms.

TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS- Opposition leader concerned about influx of Haitians entry of boat people or it is part of the problem. “One has to ask the question what purpose does the Haitian consulate serve in these islands? Whether they are a beacon of hope of light that says to the persons who want to escape that this is a safe haven to come to or whether they potentially are in collusion with the perpetrators of these vicious crime of human trafficking…” He noted that the archipelago

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week course, received high praises and congratulations on his accomplishment during a champagne toast with those in attendance, to include the Honourable Premier Donaldson Romeo, His Excellency the Governor Andrew Pearce and Royal

Montserrat Defence Force (RMDF) Major Alvin Ryan. The Honourable Premier applauded the Lieutenant on his achievement, he remarked, “I am extremely proud of this opportunity to congratulate you on achieving a first —this opportuni-

of the territory has thirty islands with most of them being uninhabited, adding that despite firm statements by the Government, boats from Haiti have not stopped and continue to flow into the country at a disturbing frequency. According to Misick, the cost of repatriation to Haiti has risen to more than US$ 4 million in the last three years – a heavy burden for a small public treasury.

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ty to congratulate you also proves that we need to support more and respect more, the work of the defence force—. “I saw the development of an individual that is absolutely impressive, he is a model like many others,

of what the defence force has done for the people of Montserrat and for individuals. Not just during disaster time, not just to train youths, but to train them to become men and women of substance,” said the Premier.


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República Dominicana, HAITI-Prezidan Moise anonRusia se abstiene del voto se nouvo pwemye minis la de la ONU sobre Haití Antiguanewsroom.com

Jean Michel Lapin

Naciones Unidas.- La actual misión de la policía de la ONU en Haití (Minujustah) finalizará en octubre, según lo decidido el viernes por el Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU, que planea reemplazarlo con una operación política, informa EFE. La medida propuesta por la delegación de los Estados Unidos fue aprobada con 13 votos a favor y dos abstenciones; República Dominicana y Rusia. La resolución adoptada por el Consejo de Seguridad extiende por un período final de seis meses, hasta el 15 de octubre, el mandato de la Minujustah, que se creó en 2017 para reemplazar la misión de paz que estuvo estacionada en el país durante 13 años. Esa misión conocida como Minustah estuvo marcada por la controversia, incluyendo, entre otros abusos, cuando “cascos azules” nepaleses arrojaron aguas residuales a un río que se convirtió en la fuente de una epidemia de cólera que mató a miles de haitianos y decenas de dominicanos.

Prezidan Jovenel Moise Madi te anonse Jean Michel Lapin, ki te yon fwa te sèvi kòm yon courrier nan administrasyon piblik la, yo dwe nouvo premye minis la nan sa a ki pale franse Karayib Kominote a (CARICOM) peyi. Lapin, ki te sèvi kòm aji premye minis depi 93 nan 103 manm yo nan chanm lan nan Depite yo te vote an favè retire Premye Minis JeanHenry Ceant, mwa pase a, te rapòte youn nan twa moun ki te konsidere kòm pou pèmanan an. pozisyon. Lòt yo te avoka Majorie Alexandre Brunache, yon ansyen Konsil Jeneral nan Ayiti nan Boston ak pitit fi Prezidan Boniface Alexandre, ak Gabriel Fortuné, Majistra a nan Les Cayes, yon vil nan sidwès Ayiti. Nan yon mesaj twitter madi anvan yo kite peyi a pou yon vizit nan Panama, Prezidan Moise konfime randevou a nan Lapin, ansyen kilti a ak minis kominikasyon, ki moun ki te rele aji premye minis sou Mas 21,

Lapin pral kounye a pase pwochen jou yo kèk fòme gouvènman l ‘anvan yo ale devan Chanm Depite yo ak Sena a yo dwe ratifye ak yon vòt sou pwogram politik li. Lapin se twazyèm tèt gouvènman an anba Prezidan Moise, depi li te vin nan biwo nan mwa fevriye 2017. Enstalasyon yon nouvo gouvènman se yon Fon Monetè Entènasyonal (Fon Monetè Entènasyonal) prerekòmande pou debousman nan premye tranch nan yon prè $ 229 milyon dola nan Ayiti. An 2018, Ayiti, peyi ki pi pòv nan Amerik la, te gen yon defi US $ 290 milyon dosye, pandan ke yo te bidjè nasyonal li yo estime nan US $ 1.8 milya dola. Obsèvatè politik yo di ke Lapin, yon natif natal Jakmèl, yon vil pò nan sidès la, se yon manm fanmi enkoni malgre ane li nan administrasyon piblik la epi li te sèvi anba dènye kat prezidan ayisyen yo.


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Buju Banton Antiguanewsroom National Security Minister Stuart Young says he is prepared to give Buju Banton an exemption to enter the twinisland republic as the entertainer’s criminal record does not give him legal access to the country. Buju Banton, whose real name is Mark Marie is scheduled to perform in a concert here on Sunday Young was asked about the issue at a post-Cabinet news conference on Thursday. “Buju Banton falls foul of our immigration laws in T&T,” Young said. He told reporters that he has asked the organisers of the concert to make an application to the Ministry of National Security and quickly added that he is prepared to respond favourably. “I am willing to give the application for the concert to go on.” Buju Banton, was held by US Drug Enforcement Administration agents in December 2009 in Miami, where the U.S. Attorney charged him with conspiracy to distribute and possession of more than five kilograms of cocaine. On 22 February 2011, he was found guilty of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drugtrafficking offence and using communication wires to facilitate a drug-trafficking offence. He was released from prison on December 7, 2018. His “I Am Legend” concert takes place on Sunday at the Queen’s Park Savannah.


ALLIOUAGANA EXPRESS

Monday, April 15, 2019

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ALLIOUAGANA EXPRESS

Monday, April 15, 2019

MABA donates basketsballs to Brades Primary School

MABA representative Jenzil Skerritt with teacher Jose White

By Staff Reporter Monday April 8th, Brades—Students of the Brades Primary School were the recipients of a donation of two basketballs from the Montserrat Amateur Basketball Association (MABA). The donation was made possible through requests from friends and Colleagues of the School who contacted MABA. Brades School teacher, Jose White was the key person, instrumental in making the request to MABA. Head Teacher of the school Yvonne Julius accepted the donation.

MABA representative Jenzil Skerritt gifts Mrs. Yvonne Julius with donated basketballs Youth Coach and MABA Representative Jenzil Skerritt said at the hand over, “In the event that the children need to take part in Basketball at the school, under supervision they can have balls that are readily available for them to play. And we’re keeping in mind we’re teaching team work, remembering that team work is together everyone achieve more. “— they will also have the opportunity to learn concentration techniques which will help them in their academics in the future. So we look forward to hearing from the Brades School and working with them to develop the sport, not only basketball but also other sports in Montserrat,” he said. He added, “MABA wants the sport of basketball to continue to grow. The facilities in Montserrat are some of the best in the Leewards. We must use them to make avenues to develop rounded players that will obtain scholarships.”

Winners of February & March Methodist Church Sunday School Quiz

These are the winners for the February Quiz. It was based on the Bible, local Methodist History, MCCA and Methodism in general. Sample Questions: 1. What is the registration number of the Bethesda Methodist Church bus? (M3139) 2. What is the motto of the MCCA? (The Love of Christ Constrains us) Winners: Brianna Benjamin (highest mark), Gésella LouisCharles, Giselle Giddings, Akeila Giddings, Géserlon LouisCharles, Abrielle Hillaire, Hadassah Williams, Natasha Weekes & Vijhorne Allen These are the winners for the March Quiz. It was based on the Easter Story and events leading up to it as well as local Methodist history. Sample Questions: 1. Who first announce that Jesus was risen? (An angel)

2. How did the woman with the issue of blood try to get healing? (She touched the hem of Jesus’ garment)

Wi n n e r s : Gésella LouisCharles (100%), Giselle Giddings, Akeila Géserlon Louis Giddings, GéVijhorne Allen Abrielle Hillaire Charles serlon LouisJaveenna Williams Charles, Hadassah Williams, Brianna Benjamin & Javeenna Williams Gésella Louis-Charles & Natasha Weekes


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Monday, April 15, 2019

Leeward Islands Under 15 team kicks off tournament with a win

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By Staff Reporter Saturday, April 13th, Davy Hill— Territorial Development Officer Winston Jeff Lane said he hopes to see more young cricketers from Montserrat selected for the Leeward Islands Under 15 team next year. The statement follows the selection of just one player for Montserrat in the 2019 Leeward Islands Under 15 team. This year five players were selected to train in the Leeward Islands training camp, however only one was drafted to be on the team. Lane made the comment as he expressed enthusiasm to see Nehemeiah Younge included in the squad, “I feel proud of the individual that got pick, Nehemeiah Younge, —he has been working hard over the past few years, he was actually at last year’s camp, so it was fitting and pleasing for me to know that he actually finally got into the team this year.” “However I’m hoping that in future we can get a lot more guys,

maybe about two, three. For the past two years we’ve had three persons and last year we had two. This year we seem to have declined a bit but we’re hoping that for next year’s competition we could be looking at another three or four persons getting back into the Leewards under 15 team,” said Lane. Nehemeiah Younge joined the ranks of several other players on the team playing in the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Under 15 tournament, winning their first match against the Windward Islands last Saturday. On Sunday

Leewards played against Trinidad & Tobago, and will come up against Barbados tomorrow. The team will then meet Guyana on the 18th and Jamaica on the 20th. The Leeward Island team consist: Jewel Andrew (Captain) Antigua & Barbuda Randel Longville (Vice Captain)- St. Maarten Akadianto Willett - Nevis Glen Williams - Antigua & Barbuda Ronald Williams - St. Kitts Yanique Watley - Antigua & Barbuda

Wilden Cornwall Jr - Antigua & Barbuda Nathan Edward - St. Maarten Tijunai Stevens- St. Kitts Nehemeiah Younge - Montserrat De-Antre Drew - St Kitts Brent Joseph Jr - Antigua & Barbuda Timothy Sanasie- Antigua & Barbuda Devanand SinghSt. Maarten RESERVES Maleek Knight - St. Kitts Mark Seegolam- Nevs Terron Webb- Nevis

Less than two months away from the 2019 World Cup, the recently-appointed Cricket West Indies president Ricky Skerritt has confirmed that head coach Richard Pybus has been replaced with former cricketer Floyd Reifer as an interim appointment. “[Reifer] has lived the same principles of West Indian excellence that we now insist must prevail in our cricket,” Skerritt said in press conference. Reifer hails from Barbados, and has played six Tests, eight ODIs and one T20I for West Indies between 1997 and 2009. The first five of those six Tests

came in the first two years of his career, while the final one came his way 10 and a half years later, when he had to lead a second-choice XI on the event of several players boycotting the home Test series against Bangladesh owing to a dispute between the cricket board and players’ association. Skerritt also spoke about the sweeping changes made to the selection policies and personnel, that could pave the way for the return of some of the senior stars that haven’t been picked for the national side owing to a stand-off. Another former West Indies player – Robert Haynes –

comes in as interim Chairman of the Board of Selectors, replacing the controversial Courtney Browne, who took over the post in 2016 after joining the panel in 2013. The board president also outlined the governing body’s ‘West Indies first’ mantra, and reiterated the desire to pick any player that makes himself available. “We have found it necessary to immediately adjust our selection policy to become more open, inclusive and player-centric,” Skerritt said. “The changes we have triggered this week are more

than a change in personnel or a shake-up in the ranks,” said Skerritt. “This is a calculated strategic move designed to reignite the passion for a culture, where our cricket is being put back where it belongs – at the very centre.”

Reifer is new West Indies head coach

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Brades Primary celebrates another school win. By Staff Reporter Wednesday April 10th, Little Bay—The Brades Primary School have once again defended their title as the champions of the Joint Primary School Sports meet at the Little Bay Recreational ground. The school retained the number one position having gained a total of 213 points, ahead of St. Augustine Primary School in second place with a score of 153 points. Ranking in third position was Look Primary School with a total of 106 points with Lighthouse Community Academy in fourth with 9 points. Class 3 Champion Girl Akilah Baron of Brades Primary School was named Victrix Ludorum, amassing 30 points, while two-time winner G’Ovaughny Browne of Look Out Primary (Class 3 Champion Boy) was awarded Victor Ludorum with 32 points. Class 1 Champion Boy and Girl was awarded to Shimu Fearon and Keneisha Joseph of St Augustine Primary School who scored 10 points and 8 points respectively. Oren Bobb of Brades Primary was crowned Class 2 Champion Boy after earning 27 points and Celina Chalmers also of Brades Primary, Class 2 Champion Girl with 25 points. The day also featured a number of Invitational races including, the past students boys and girls race, teacher’s race, father and mother 100M race and the ole boys and girls race.

Victor Ludorum GÓvaughny Browne of Look Out Primary and Victrix Ludorum of Brades Primary

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