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G a b r i e l s a i d , “A t the beginning of your supplications a word went out, and I have come to declare it, for you are greatly beloved.” - Daniel 9:23

(NEW) PICNIC TRAIL IN RUNAWAY GHAUT Vol. XXVII No. 03

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JUST DO IT ORG RENOVATES RUNAWAY GHAUT TRAIL

According to Valerie Romeo of “Just Do It, she’s had a fascination with Runaway Ghaut since childhood and in 1996 she along with other friends decided to make it their pet project.” On Monday afternoon, Miss Romeo gave representatives from the Montserrat Tourist Board and the National Trust, local media and other partners a short tour of the trail. Valerie Romeo can be seen for many years working and beautifying the area of Runway Ghaut. Finally some funding has been provided to assist in the upgrade of the area. The ‘Just Do It’ organisation group under Valerie has received a much-needed upgrade thanks to the FID sponsored Montserrat Tourist Board Challenge Fund. “We thought it had a

Fire Officer charged with burglary, released on bail BRADES, Montserrat (March 26, 2012) – Commissioner of Police Steve Foster confirmed Monday that Sydney Allen, member of the Royal Montserrat Fire

Service appeared before the Magistrate on Monday following his arrest on burglary charges. Fire Officer Sydney Allen was charged with burglary of

the house of Genashawar Beni in Cavalla Hill. He was bailed in the sum of $15,000 with one surety. He is to appear before the Magistrate on June 14, 2012.

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More Headlines... Daphne Cassell appointed Human Resources Officer...pg 2 Man from Baker Hill...pg 3 Sports Day coverage...pgs 6, 7 & 12

Kids’ Korner...pg 8 Zone C reopens...pg 9 Three athletes to attend CARIFTA...pg 10


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Montserrat included in International Peace Quilt GIU – St. Augustine Primary School participated in a special ‘world peace’ project which will be revealed at the London Olympics 2012. “For this project, our school had to submit a drawing symbolizing peace, which will be transferred onto fabric by to form a Quilt,” explained Ms. Anne Marie Dewar, Principal of St. Augustine. “We had to think about what peace meant to us, and we had to include our island’s flag and to identify our school. We also had to make a sentence which stated

why we wish for world peace.” The school’s sentence for peace is “We want World Peace because we want fighting to stop and harmony and love to shine through everywhere.” “Our International Peace Quilt works as a collective response to the principle behind both the traditional and modern Olympic ideals of building a Peaceful and Better World,” Lucy Tasker of Abrahammoss School in the United Kingdom and the creator of the project said online. “The focus of the Quilt is to

invite children from all over the World to make a wish for Peace.” “Thanks to everyone who made suggestions and took part in the project,” the principal added. The drawing can be viewed on the International Peace Quilt website at http://peacequilt. wordpress.com. More than 160 nations have already submitted drawings for the quilt. The project has also received the London 2012 Inspire Mark, which recognises exceptional and innovative projects inspired by the 2012 games.

Government reviewing procurement practices, Ministry of Communication & Works under scrutiny DAPHNE CASSELL NOW HEADS GOM’S BRADES, Montserrat (March 26, 2012) – Accounting officers in the Government of Montserrat will have more stringent rules to adhere to when it comes to the procurement of services and goods come April 1. The Honourable Financial Secretary John Skerritt said the “new procurement regulations are much tougher than

what currently exists” while providing for more transparency and accountability by accounting officers. The financial secretary said Franklyn “Algie” Greaves has been appointed as a procurement officer to work along with the internal auditor Alfred Ryan to identify procurement problems and systematically address them across the

government service. “From this investigation we want to get a baseline of what the problems are in every ministry and department to answer these three things. (1) Inventories that we are holding. (2) The procurement practices of the ministry and (3) develop a strategy for ministries and departments to address problems,” Skerritt ex-

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE OF MONTSERRAT PROBATE DIVISION In the Estate of ANNE ELIZABETH WEEKES, deceased NOTICE is hereby given that an application will be filed at the Probate Division of the High Court of Justice of Montserrat for a grant of letters of administration of the Estate of ANNE ELIZABETH WEEKES, deceased, late of 114 Hindle House, Arcola Street, London E8, England, who died on the 20th September 1992, to be issued to JOCELYN WEEKES of Narford Road, Clapton, London E5, England, the daughter of the said deceased. ANY person claiming to be beneficially interested in the Estate is requested to send written particulars to Kelsick & Kelsick, attorneys-at-law, P.O. Box 185, Bladen House, Brades, Montserrat, within 14 days from the date of the publication this Notice. ANY person objecting to the issuance of the grant should notify the Registrar of the High Court of Justice not later than 14 days from the date of the publication of this Notice.

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT UNIT

GIU – Effective April 1, 2012 Mrs. Daphne Cassell has taken up a new role as Chief HR Officer in the Human Resources Management Unit (HRMU).

Cassell previously served as Permanent Secretary for Education and in the early 2000s h e a d e d t h e Tr a i n i n g Division for the Government of Montserrat.

Miss Jean Blackstock, who played a dual role as HR Adviser and Chief HR Officer for more than a year will revert to the position of HR Adviser.

plained. In relation to a confirmation from His Excellency the Governor Adrian Davis that there is

an investigation into procurement irregularities in the Ministry of Communications & Works, Hon. Skerritt said they were

“examining a number of transactions and seeking explanations from the ministry. We are hoping for a good outcome.”

HOUSE RAFFLE The public is asked to note that the House Rafϐle that was scheduled to be drawn on 2 January 2012 will now be drawn on Wednesday, 26 December 2012 (this date is subject to change). Your chances of winning will now be even better as several other prizes will be up for grabs including: * 1 42” Flat Screen TV * 1 Stove * 1 Microwave Get your tickets today - $100 for 2 or $60 for 1.

Dated this 12th day of March 2012. Kelsick & Kelsick Attorneys-at-Law

For more information contact the Montserrat Tourist Board on 491 2230 or email: info@montserrattourism.ms


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HAYCENE RYAN: HE WAS NO STOOL PIGEON

A Tribute by Man from Baker Hill Law is the dominating principle in the universe; righteousness is the moulding and moving force in the spiritual government of the world; and Justice is the soul and substance of life. Haycene Ryan believed in doing the right thing and he looked to the Law, as he sought to be just in whatever he put in his mind to do. To do the right thing and to be just, according to law were his standards. And he lived in accordance to his standards, passionately. Martin Luther King Jr. said that we must judge a man according to his standards, not by our standards. Jesus ‘the Christ’ did not condemn the woman at the well; he judged her by her standards. It seems to me, then, that we should not judge and condemn a man unless we understand all his circumstances. But circumstances are so complicated and vary so vastly with individuals that a man’s entire life cannot be judged from the external aspects of

his life alone. But if to develop your God-given talents so as to provide pride and joy to your countrymen is goodness, Haycene was good. And if to avow your principles and to discharge your duty as a tax collector fearlessly in 21 st century Montserrat is heroic… Haycene was a hero. Haycene and I met at Montserrat Secondary School (MSS) around 1965. We worked at the Montserrat Port Authority as department managers from 1978 to 1987. And during the last 20 years we were two of Montserrat’s socio-political commentators. We journeyed from acquaintance to genuine friendship. As a result I had many experiences with him. I shall share a few. In the year 1972, I received a gift by parcel post. Haycene was the customs officer who examined the gift; he charged me fifty something dollars duty. To me that was a lot of money

and I was shocked. But the law required him to charge that rate of duty; and he asked me to pay it. We were friends and he wanted us to do the right thing. During the period 1978 to 1987 we both worked at the Montserrat Port Authority. He was head of the operations department and I was the head of the finance department. There were times that my department would waive an importer’s penalty for excess storage and there were a few times that Haycene would examine the importer’s receipt and send him back to pay the storage penalty. It was the law to pay a penalty for excess storage and Haycene expected us to treat every importer alike. In 1999 I declared to the Inland Revenue department additional income that I deliberately left out from my tax return for a number of years. At that time Haycene was the Comptroller of the Inland Revenue Department; when he received my decla-

The Government of Montserrat (GoM) Invites interested bidders to tender for: THE SUPPLY OF LAPTOPS AND ACCESSORIES TO THE MONTSERRAT SECONDARY SCHOOL Full Details of the RFP can be downloaded from the Ministry of Finance Website at http:// inance.gov.ms or by contacting min in@gov.ms All requests for additional information shall be addressed to: Director DITES Government Headquarters Brades Montserrat westd@gov.ms 1-664-491-7379 Deadline Date for the submission of proposals is: 09th May 2012 at 3PM Proponents should submit one (1) hard copy and one (1) electronic copy in .PDF format in a sealed package and by E-mail. Proposals must be submitted to the following address: The Chairman Central Tenders Board Ministry of Finance Government Headquarters Brades Montserrat West Indies Email Address: minϐin@gov.ms

ration he promptly called me and congratulated me for my honesty. But within a month I received an assessment from his department which took me eight years to payoff. He treated me according to the law. When it came to his work and the law, our friendship took a back seat. But we remained friends; because we respected each other’s standards. Haycene was not only single-minded in his concern for doing the right thing. He was also single-minded in his aim to be a cricketer. He was dedicated, steadfast and resolute. Many years ago, one day in 1967 to be precise, the two of us, just the two of us, we were batting on the Montserrat Secondary school concrete cricket pitch. It was lunch time. Back then children did not stay at school during the lunch break; they would walk home or go in town at either Mother Allen or Joan’s bakery for lunch. However four boys ate lunch at school, Paul Payne, his twin brothers and I. But that day Haycene stayed, and the two of us were batting. He bowled me down; he hit the top part of the metal chair we used as stumps, at least six times in quick succession. And all he said was bat, man bat; and he continued to bowl. That incident stayed with me for ever. And only recently during his retirement party that I reminded him of it and asked how he learned to bat and bowl so well at

age fifteen. He said, “John, you recall that I entered Secondary school as a big boy. Before that, all I ever wanted to do was to play cricket for Montserrat; but the Nuns told me if I really wanted to play for Montserrat I had to go to Secondary school.” Now you know how Haycene Ryan became the Cricketer who played for Montserrat. Haycene’s was more than cricket and sticking to the word of the Law; his desire to do the right thing began the collapse of the powerful PLM government. In 1991 he was able to convince the late Honourable J. Bengie Chalmers, Minister of Communications and works, to do the right thing and to withhold payment to a shipping company who charged the Public Works department excessive freight rates. The late Honourable Minister did the right thing and ultimately the PLM government disintegrated. Haycene Ryan: he was no stool pigeon! He captained the1968 Montserrat Secondary School cricket team that participated in the Montserrat cricket league that year... He was a natural leader. Haycene started his ice cream business very early in his life; I believe it was in 1979. The rest is history. He was a risk taker. He was an entrepreneur. He was the first person I knew to start his own personal pension fund. Because he was a contract officer, the

Montserrat Port Authority refused to pay provident fund contributions for him in 1978. And similarly in 1980 when the Port Authority Board refused him membership of the Port Authority pension scheme, he arranged with the insurance agent to open his personal pension fund. He was a financial planner. Again in 1980, he took on with passion the word ‘Solidarity’. He believed in the Polish solidarity movement and its leader Lech Walesa. He often reminded me about the time he took a stand and marched in solidarity with the civil servants against the PLM government. He was a union man. He was a founding member of the OECS Association of Port Managers. In the 1980’s we travelled together to many port managers’ conferences. He was forward thinking. He was a pioneer. In the 1990’s he became the Controller of Inland Revenue. He taxed. And like Mathew of the Bible fame, he earned a reputation. And the rest is history. He was a tax collector who always sought to apply the Law to the last word. During the last twenty years he quietly penned articles of social and economic interest. He published a book of essays and articles. Jon Bardis was one of his pen names. He was a prolific writer. Haycene was not easily offended. But if you mentioned the Montserrat Non-

Runaway Ghaut renewal cont’d. from page 1 lot of potential and so we began planting ferns around the fountain. Later we added the stone wall along the roadside,” Valerie explained. The water authority did the plumbing for free which created the water pipe that locals and tourists stop by daily to enjoy one of the finest tasting waters in the Caribbean. In 1998, the Public Works Department provided the group with $3000 which allowed them to expand the scope of the project to enhance the vegetation and carve out the trail. Acting Director of the MTB Elveta Chalmers said

she is quite impressed with the work that the group of volunteers has done, adding, that they have also improved on and provided Montserrat with another product, which can be marketed for visitors and locals alike. MTB donated $35,000 through the 2010 Challenge Fund programme to complete the work at the roadside trail, near Salem. Romeo said several problems delayed the project but she is pleased that they were able to complete it. Special appreciation was given to the Montserrat Red Cross volunteers who have adopted an area of the trail which they maintain.

New stone steps have been added in several areas to make passage easier. Several picnic areas have been added along the trail, which winds along the ghaut side. The national flower, the yellow Heliconia is quite visible along the path, while the ghaut made famous by a legend is only a trickle as the rainy season is passed. The area does provide a natural eco-friendly picnic site with a difference, some remarked. But in the area as the legend goes, “anyone who drinks water from Runaway Ghaut is sure to return to Montserrat again and again.”


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EDITORIAL

Letters/Opinion The Natural Resources of Montserrat

Stop burying heads in sand, then honestly

study and pray about the problems A recent Editorial from the Jamaica Observer newspaper and highlighted in CARICOM News (online) sought to address, “the root of violence in today’s Jamaica.” It referred to the United Nations “designation of March 25 as International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, highlighting the atrocities suffered by the 28 million Africans who were violently subjected to slavery, mainly in the United States, South America and the West Indies.” It continues: “The legacy of that holocaust and its brutal violence meted out to our ancestors are indelibly etched in individual and collective memories of Jamaicans of African descent. Arguably, this experience of dehumanising violence is partly the cause of the violent behaviour of many Jamaicans.” “The fact that other societies which experienced slavery have levels of violence that are less than Jamaica’s in no way invalidates the claim. Indeed, these differences refer to the attenuating impact of several other factors,” the third paragraph read. As in Montserrat Montserrat St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated firstly to honour St. Patrick’s especially that the Roman Catholic Parish Church is named after the St. Patrick, and for its connection to the Irish as well the British slave trade all connected with Ireland. Then more prominently memorializing the consequential slave uprising on the day back some 300 years. The Editorial said further after that brief introduction, “To deny or downplay the connection between the violence perpetuated during slavery and the behaviour of contemporary post-slavery individuals is to disregard the considerable sociological and historical scholarship on the social pathologies of Black people. Nobody should trivialise the discussion by misrepresenting this proposition as blaming our contemporary problems such as poverty, underdevelopment and fathers not supporting their children solely on slavery.” One may need to read more than once the foregoing, and some may even disagree with the writer, but when one considers the kind of violence that Jamaica and other places in the region experiences, it may be argued that statistically, Montserrat is comparatively high. What we do not have at our finger tips are comparative figures from say 1994-95 and back. According to the statistics we shared last week, violent crimes numbered 263 in 2010 and 220 in 2010, all down from 306 in 2009. Nothing at all is wrong with prayer and vigils, if nothing else the marches and the pronouncements last week will hopefully quiet the alarmed fear, anxiety and panic that had been raised. However, it served also to cover the reality of what in the first place is the result from the poverished situation of far too many of a certain section of the little Montserrat community. It served to cover the fact that our government ministers do not believe that there is any poverty in Montserrat and compares the malady with Haiti. It is for this that we paid attention to that Editorial of Jamaica and the Communication specialists at CARICOM obviously did not miss the point either. There are many who would have supported and be glad to join and support the vigils, many who are comfortable to try and blame the others for what appears to threaten their peace even when there is no threat. They miss the real threat or ignore it, bury their heads in sands, some even stifle their already dead consciences, pretending some of them and refusing to honestly study the times and seek out the problems. The mental state of Montserrat may well be more precarious than will be admitted. The census figures will show that there cannot be many Montserratians who will or able to leave.

The Montserrat Reporter Published by: Montserrat Printing & Publishing, Inc. - Editor: Bennette Roach Office: Davy Hill, Mailing Address: P.O. Box 306, Davy Hill, Montserrat, W.I. Typeset and Printed by Montserrat Printing & Publishing, Inc. - monp_p@candw.ms. Tel. (664) 491-4715 Fax: (664) 491-2430 E-mail: editor@themontserratreporter.com or monrep@candw.ms - Web Site: http://www.themontserratreporter.com

By Sam Rhys-Williams This island of Montserrat has now, as in the past, many natural resources. The sun, sea, beaches, forests, mountains, equitable climate and best of all the people. All of these are available to everyone and have not, as yet been given away. THE PRESENT We, the peoples of Montserrat have a way to help ourselves just as towns and villages did in the past. We can Harness ONE natural resource which is available as a result of our most notorious villain THE VOLCANO, studies have shown we have the energy. Most vocal critics say that any private concerns are only interested in their shareholders’ welfare. This MUST be true since the shareholders have put their money where their mouth is. These ‘on island’ critics do not seem to be able to understand the facts of life. The company established on the island will, in exactly the same way expect to provide the best deal for its shareholders. However there is ONE HUGE difference, the shareholders will be the people of Montserrat and those in the diaspora who are prepared to help the island achieve its full potential, and because most of those want to return to the island, a stable and cheap electricity supply is more important than profit, although “PROFITS” will be generated in the form of reduced power prices and those who invest will receive dividends and increased share value as things progress. NO external group can offer such riches. The island must keep its feet on the ground and get the basics right first, cheaper electricity, rather than the most expensive in the region. THE FUTURE Looking towards a bright new tomorrow the Minister of State, when he visited the island talked about a green revolution. On the bright side by 2024 we can and will have: Cheap electricity for all provided by Private Enterprise. Large revenues generated for the Government from the sale of power to nearby islands through a Public/Private partnership and feed-in tariffs.

A golf course in the north sustained by water pumped from the south using surplus energy. Additional street lighting and a green economy which will attract ECO tourists. A transport system where vehicles will be electric, fuelled via charging stations using a credit card system and costing a dollar a charge.(Car range 150+miles ) The opportunity for Montserratians to return home and establish and operate: One or more breweries using both power and our clean water. Bottling plants for our pure water. Plastics component manufacture for the car industry and many others. Glass making (converting beer bottles into more useful items.) Pottery production using our own clay. Injection moulding and soft drinks manufacture using the ‘blown bottles’ and our own fruit. Conversion of green waste/ trees into compost and a private enterprise group to manage all aspects of the New Windward waste site. Software creation for the world at large and electronic design & development using the internet. Call centres. The list is as long as one’s imagination but our future will depend upon ECONOMIC electrical power not just for the population but for business and commerce. It will also make it more likely that the CARRS BAY- LITTLE BAY project will come into being as hotels and spas use large amounts of energy. There is one problem, it has been said on ZJB that the government intends not to reduce the price of electricity but to use the cost savings for its own ends. The people MUST be vigilant and ensure that this does not happen. Government does NOT make money, it spends yours and mine. The fact is that as new enterprises return bringing population increases so will tax revenues increase. This can and will be the Montserrat of the future based on: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY.

Sam Rhys-Williams Technical Director, Montserrat Geothermal Power Limited.

Our Scripture Verse Today Pleading The Lord’s Cause Gabriel said, “At the beginning of your supplications a word went out, and I have come to declare it, for you are greatly beloved.” - Daniel 9:23 (NRSV) During the season of Lent, we are invited to examine our lives and our faith to see where we have failed or fallen short in faith and practice. Then we enter the beauty of Palm Sunday, and later we watch as the tide of opinion turns against the Anointed One. After remembering and reenacting a meal in an upper room, we weep before a cross and a grave. This passage from the Book of Daniel may seem a strange reading for Holy Week. But Daniel contains images that resonate with the experiences of Jesus and his world.

We are reminded that in the midst of the world’s stark realities, hope exists. The messenger Gabriel comes to Daniel to offer wisdom and understanding and to assure Daniel that he is greatly loved. Gabriel is the same messenger who assured Mary that she had found favor with God and would bear the son of the Most High who would save us from our transgressions. The good news is this: Every struggle has within it a seed of hope; every calamity carries the possibility of redemption. God speaks through dreamers and messengers to show us the way to new life. A Word goes forth, full of grace and truth, and his name is Love. The night has begun to pass away. Already the True Light that enlightens the world is shining.


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Montserrat’s music student Alexica Adams wins Myrtle Sammy Bursary in Trinidad The Trinidad Express earlier this year reported that the recipient of the year's Myrtle Sammy Award was Alexica Alana Adams. Adams who just after a term break returned to Trinidad this week is a final year stu¬dent who is presently enrolled in the BA Musical Arts programme, Department of Creative and Festival Arts at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine. The Award of the Myrtle Sammy Bursary 2011/2012 was made on January 13 at the offices of Design Engineering Services

Ltd. The Myrtle Sammy Bursary will be offered each year by the Sammy family in memory of their mother the late Myrtle Sammy who was also the wife of the late Prof George Moon Sammy, founder of the Food Technology Unit, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at the University of the West Indies (UW1), Myrtle Sammy was instrumental in the founding of the University Choir which she led during the 1960's and 1970's. From an early age and up until her pass-

ing, Myrtle Sammy was involved in the field of music, a vocation spanning more than eighty years and touching countless lives. The Award is open to all stu¬dents enrolled in the final year of the Degree in Music Programme of¬fered at the Department of Creative and Festival Arts at the University of the West Indies. They must be nationals of the Caribbean and have a good academ¬ic record. However, the prime crite-rion for the Award is financial need. The Award was established in 2010 with

Alexica Alana Adams the second recipient.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT STARTS cont’d. from page 4 India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Bangladesh, South Africa and Zimbabwe. In addition to all my local, regional and international accomplishments, I continue to volunteer and provide financial assistance for cricket development in the various communities and schools on island. I am aware of the many challenges of youth and therefore I have focused on sports discipline. To date I have made it possible for some ninety (90) young Montserrat Cricketers to watch test and ODI matches in Antigua. I am very much committed to the sport. I have made fifty (50) NOT OUT. I am thankful to the people of this island who have encouraged me over the years. Special thanks to my parents, brothers, sisters, special mention must be made of my deceased brother Bobby, and my sister Rosalind,

Honourable Rueben Meade, Mr. Daniel Bramble, Bennette Roache, Sadiq Mohammed, all the Montserrat Cricket Associations during my time the Montserrat cricket unpire’s association (MCUA) Mr. Nevile Mason, Mr. Frank Edwards, Mr. Leo Gore, Mr. Lloyd Barker, Mr. Steve Bucknor, the leeward Island Cricket Association (LICA) the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) the International Cricket Council (ICC), my children, Charlotte Morgan, last but not least Mr. David Brandt. This gentle man whom 1 met in the Leeward island Tournament in 1960 is my mentor and friend. He is none other than the illustrious Theodore T. Bramble, who has been my friend to this day. Yours truly BASIL MORGAN Retired

ANNUAL BIRD MONITORING EXERCISE

GIU – Forestry staff from the Department of Environment are currently in the field conducting the annual bird monitoring exercise to determine the bird populations in the Centre Hills of Montserrat. According to Director of Environment Gerald Gray, “the exercise consists of two teams visiting 87 predetermined sites, located on 11 monitoring routes that encompass wet, moist and dry forest types. The number

ICC Umpir.Cc: Mr. Colin Riley, Honourable Minister, MEHYACSS Mr. Elijah Silcott, Permanent Secretary, Office of the Chief Minister Mr. Eugene Skerritt, Permanent Secretary, MYACSS Sports Officer, MYACSS

TERRITORY OF MONTSERRAT HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE A.D. 2012 PROBATE LEGAL NOTICE In the Estate of HAROLD WILLIAM BLAKE , deceased NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen (14) days from the date hereof Application will be made in the Registry of the High Court for Letters of Administration in the estate of HAROLD WILLIAM BLAKE who died on the 21st July 2001 be granted to ALICE ELIZABETH BLAKE the Lawful widow and relict of the deceased. ALL persons claiming to be beneficially interested therein are requested forthwith to send particulars thereof to the undersigned. FURTHER any person objecting to the issuance of Letters of Administration to the Applicant should notify the Registrar of the High Court, Brades, Montserrat not later than fourteen (14) days from the date of this notice. Dated this 02nd, March, 2012 Hogarth Sergeant Solicitor for the Applicant

and species of bird are recorded both by visual observation and by sound.” Prior to 2011 each site was visited once, but in an effort to strengthen the integrity of the statistical data, all 87 points will be visited 3 times over a 4-week period. This will give a better estimate of the number and distribution of birds in the Centre Hills, enabling the Department of Environment to make informed decisions regarding conservation of the birds and their habitat. Photo: Forest Thrush (Cichlherminia lherminieri) is one of Accompanying the foresters the globally threatened species found on Montserrat. in the field is Dr Steffen Oppel, Senior Conservation Scientist with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). Dr Oppel is particularly interested in analyzing the data for the critically endangered Montserrat Oriole and the vulnerable Forest Thrush, both of which are globally threatened species. Ms Sorrel Jones, a volunteer from the RSPB, is also involved in the monitoring exercise. Montserrat is home to 12 restricted range bird species of global importance, including the endemic Montserrat Oriole. A number of environmental impacts, such as habitat degradation, invasive species, volcanic eruptions and hurricanes, may negatively affect Montserrat’s bird populations. Therefore, the annual bird monitoring exercise acts as an early warning system that would better equip conservation managers to take appropriate action in a timely manner. Photo: Department o f E n v i ro n m e n t s t a f f p a r t i c i p a t i n g i n b i rd survey


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SALEM NURSERY SCHOOL SPORTS DAY

TERRITORY OF MONTSERRAT HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE A.D. 2012 PROBATE LEGAL NOTICE In the Estate of EDNA GERLAD , deceased

LOST SHARES CERTIFICATES The following B.O.M Ltd shares certificates held in the names of John E and Edris A Wilson have been lost. Certificate Number

Date

Number of shares

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen (14) days from the date hereof Application will be made in the Registry of the High Court for Letters of Administration in the estate of EDNA GERALD who died on the 29th June, 2000 be granted to HOGARTH SERGEANT Lawful Attorney for Ruthlyn Wyke nee Gerald daughter of the deceased and on the persons entitled to share in the estate.

1359 2

28/11/1989 15/01/2003

250 100

2046

6/02/2009

40

ALL persons claiming to be beneficially interested therein are requested forthwith to send particulars thereof to the undersigned.

2054

1/05/2009

27

FURTHER any person objecting to the issuance of Letters of Administration to the Applicant should notify the Registrar of the High Court, Brades, Montserrat not later than fourteen (14) days from the date of this notice.

2073

15/02/2010

23

2122

11/05/2011

24

Dated this 21st March, 2012 Hogarth Sergeant Solicitor for the Applicant

Total =

464


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AUNT MADGE NURSERY SCHOOL SPORTS DAY

ISLAND OF MONTSERRAT IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE A.D. 2012

TERRITORY OF MONTSERRAT HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE

[PROBATE] In the Estate of SARAH RICHARDSON, deceased

A.D. 2012

LEGAL NOTICE

PROBATE

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen (14) days from the date hereof, application will be made in the Registry of the High Court of Justice for an Order that Letters of Administration in the Estate of SARAH RICHARDSON late of 787 Morton Street, Boston, Massachusetts, who died on the 3rd. day of July, 2002 be granted to Kenneth Allen Esquire of the Law Firm Allen Markham & Associates the lawful attorney of RANFORD RICHARDSON the natural son of the deceased and one of the persons entitled to take Letters of Administration of her Estate.

LEGAL NOTICE In the Estate of BASIL WILLIAM THOMAS , deceased NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen (14) days from the date hereof Application will be made in the Registry of the High Court for Letters of Administration in the estate of BASIL WILLIAM THOMAS who died on the 3rd December 2011 be granted to MARY LEE nee THOMAS mother of the deceased. ALL persons claiming to be beneficially interested therein are requested forthwith to send particulars thereof to the undersigned. FURTHER any person objecting to the issuance of Letters of Administration to the Applicant should notify the Registrar of the High Court, Brades, Montserrat not later than fourteen (14) days from the date of this notice. Dated this 02nd, March, 2012 Hogarth Sergeant Solicitor for the Applicant

ALL persons claiming to be beneficially interested therein are requested forthwith to send particulars to us the undersigned. FURTHER any person objecting to the issuance of a Grant to the Applicant should notify the Registrar of the High Court of Justice, whose address is: Office of the Registrar General, Brades, Montserrat, not later than fourteen (14) days from the date of this notice. Dated this 20th. day of March, 2012 ……………………………. ALLEN MARKHAM & ASSOCIATES Solicitors for the Applicant This notice is published by Allen Markham & Associates Barristers & Solicitors whose address for Service is Banks, Montserrat.


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Kids time - In your own korner Hello everyone – It is kid’s time with Auntie Lyka “In Your Korner”. We are now approaching the Easter season. Sports is finish. for the Primary Schools. Congratulations to all the children who took part in the sports. As we prepare for the end of the Lenten season. Let us remember that Christ died for us. Enjoy you Easter Holidays. Wriggle popped his head through the lawn into the light. “Now be careful Wriggle dear,” came the voice of his mother from below, “I was out earlier and Mrs. Blackbird is looking for breakfast for her four new babies.” “I will,” replied Wriggle. It was a lovely morning. The soft, warm rain fell gently, just as Wriggle liked it. He pulled himself out of the ground and stretched full length on the grass. The rain ran over his skin and he was soon pink and clean. Earthworms cannot see very well as they spend so much time underground and he peered about. Under a large, yellow Dandelion a pretty black and red ladybird was sheltering from the rain, opening and closing her shiny wings.

Wriggle - the Earthworm by Jean Hill

“Out of my way, out of my way, I am on a very important job. Oh, how I hate this rain.” And with that, he was gone. “How rude,” thought Wriggle, bumping into a hard brown shell in the middle of the path, out of which popped a tiny head with two little horns.

“Good morning,” said Wriggle, (he was a very polite earthworm). “Good morning,” said the ladybird. “Look out for Mrs. Blackbird; she is looking for breakfast for her new chicks” “I will,” said Wriggle. “Thank you.” Wriggle slithered to the edge of the lawn and onto the wet path. A cross-looking ant crawled out of a crack in the slabs and rushed past Wriggle.

QUESTION TIME

“Well thank you very much,” said the snail, for that was what it was. “I was just enjoying a lie in.” “Sorry,” said Wriggle, “but look out for Mrs Blackbird, she is.........” but he got no further as a black shadow swooped down. The snail dashed back inside her shell, but Wriggle was

Winner of our Question time Section

THE FIRST CHILD TO SEND IN THE CORRECTCT ANSWER WINS A GIFT.

Question: List four uses of the tongue.

Pre-School Corner

Hello to you my preschool friends. This week we will look at COLOURING ALPHBET PICTURES. I hope you have fun. Letter B

Selarine Lake Colouring Time

What Am I?

I give milk and have a horn but I’m not a cow? I am thin, tall and I cannot walk but I have a tilted head. I give milk and have a horn but I’m not a cow? answers -shadow, my name, a pillow

See you next week right here

In Your Own Korner. Where we will have fun Kids write your stories, tell us about yourselves. Email or post - Write to Aunty Lyka, at P.O. Box 306, Davy Hill, or send email to: kidstime@themontserratreporter.com

scooped up in the blackbird’s orange beak and carried high up into the sky. Looking down at the lawn, getting smaller and smaller, Wriggle thought this would be a grand adventure, if he was not going to be someone’s breakfast. They approached the top of an apple tree where four baby blackbirds huddled silently in their nest. Usually, they would be squawking with open beaks, but crawling slowly along the branch was a large, striped cat. Mrs. Blackbird gave a loud screech and dived at the cat, dropping Wriggle in the process. Down and down he fell landing with a ‘plop’ into the fish pond. Now earthworms are quite good swimmers, so Wriggle didn’t mind this at all and was just practicing his back stroke when he saw the mouth of a very large goldfish approaching him. He did a quick back flip and threw himself onto the lawn. “Oh there you are dear,” said his mother, poking her head through the soft earth. “Now say goodbye to your little friends, breakfast is ready.” “Phew!” thought Wriggle,” I was nearly someone else’s breakfast!” and he disappeared into the ground.


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ZONE C REOPENS FOR DAYTIME ENTRY Haycene Ryan tribute AFTER SOUFRIERE’S QUIET WEEKEND On the advice and direction of MVO Director Paul Cole, Zone C on the volcanic risk map, was temporarily closed last week end due to an increase in volcanic tectonic earthquakes below the Soufriere Hills Volcano. On Monday however Governor declared that the zone would reopen for day time entrance from Tuesday, March 27, 2012. The announcement was made in a release from

His Excellency the Governor Adrian Davis. In it he said that the Zone C on the volcanic risk map, while asking the public to note that no entrance is allowed under any circumstances to Zone V on the volcanic risk map. He advised, “Anyone found in this zone is liable to be arrested and charged.” The normal conditions of entry into Zone C will apply. This means, access is permitted from 8:00 am

until 4:00 pm. Access gates will be locked at all other times. Boats are permitted to travel through the zone but must not stop. Zone C comprises of Cork Hill, Weekes, Foxes Bay, Richmond Hill, Delvins and extending 500 m out to sea. It is part of the Exclusion Zone R e p o r t e d l y, M V O Public Education Officer Sonja Melander at the time said activity has been very low since the last published reports on Friday.

PS SKERRITT MOVES INTO RETIREMENT ON THE DISMANTLING OF MYACCS YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS PORTFOLIO TRANSFERRED TO THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

The Ministry of Youth Affairs, Community Services and Sports known as MYACSS has been abolished effective April 1, 2012. According to a notice from the Deputy Governor’s (DG) Office, the Youth Affairs and Sports portfolios have been transferred to the Ministry of Education while the Community Services portfolio will now be a part of the Ministry of Health. According to the information coming out of the DG’s office the posi-

tion of Permanent Secretary MYACCS was also abolished. Mr. Eugene Skerritt, Permanent Secretary (PS) of MYACCS will now proceed on retirement from a career during which he served as PS in every Ministry throughout a period of 34 years. DG Sarita Francis said that the Public Service over the past 23 of those 34 years has passed through extremely challenging circumstances, beginning with hurricane Hugo in 1989. In a note to heads of

the Public services the DG noted: “Mr. Skerritt’s contribution to the service and to the Montserrat Community in general is very much appreciated by all who have worked closely with him over the years. On behalf of the Public Service, I am sure you will join me in thanking Mr. Skerritt wishing him God’s blessing for a happy and healthy retirement.” For the public’s information, all departments remain at their present locations.

REGISTERED LAND ACT SECTION 34 LOST LAND CERTIFICATES It is notified for general information that Land Certificates in respect of the following persons have been reported lost:NAME

REG. SECTION/REFERENCE

Deidre Greenaway Mary R. Brade-Mullen Mary R. Brade-Mullen Clement D. Cassell

St. John’s 14/04/200 St. Peter’s 13/04/016 St. Peter’s 13/09/003 Beachettes 12/05/059

DATE ISSUED February 2, 2006 July 28, 2008 July 28, 2008 Sept. 14, 2011

Unless any objections are received within fourteen (14) days from the date of publication of this notice, replacement certificates will be issued. Dated this 26th day of March, 2012. J. Christopher Gerrald Registrar of Lands (Ag.)

Sequitur proverb ‘STUDIATION BEAT EDUCATION’, you would have received the full measure of his wrath. Haycene was an educated man. Somewhere along life’s journey I learned that to be successful in this life, a man should plant a tree, have a child and or write a book. In doing those things he would be sure to have created an influence for good in this life, which lives on after his days on earth are done. Haycene Ryan…, he wrote a book. Haycene understood how to build and maintain friendships. He coloured my life with his friendship; he treated

me as one of his friends. He told me of his plans to get married. He told me the name he was going to call his son. He shared his plans to further his education and wherever he went he informed of his progress. He often brought his grandson to visit me. Last year he gave me four special lime trees and made certain I planted them. Around June 2011, he told me that he was going to England to celebrate his 60 th birthday. Shortly after his arrival in the UK, he informed me that he was ill and when he realized that his illness was terminal, he wrote me a very personal letter and slipped in the post. . We shared a great rela-

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tionship. He honoured me with friendship; yet it was only during his illness that I asked his wife about his parents and siblings. I did not know all his circumstances. I will not judge him. I cannot! But I believe Haycene found favour with God, the infinite spirit. And if so I have no doubts that he has returned to the bosom of God, the mansion in his father’s house from whence he came. He made the ultimate transition, his sojourn with us is over… and in perfect accordance with the divine laws of the universe where nothing happens by chance, it must have been the righteous thing, at the right time….

PROCUREMENT NOTICE Procurement Delivery and Installation of Emergency Communications Equipment and Electronic Items for the communities of Old Road (St. Kitts and Nevis), Anegada (Virgin Islands, U.K), Island Harbour and East End (Anguilla), Bioche (Dominica) and Salem (Montserrat). Publication reference: ACP-EU/4.1.5/02/2012 The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, Building No. 1, Manor Lodge Complex, Lodge Hill, St. Michael, BARBADOS intends to award a supply contract for the procurement, delivery and installation of emergency communications equipment and electronic items towards enhancing community resilience in the communities of Old Road (St. Kitts and Nevis), Anegada (Virgin Islands, U.K), Island Harbour and East End (Anguilla), Bioche (Dominica) and Salem (Montserrat), and with financial assistance from the Disaster Risk Sub-Regional Programme under the ACPEU Natural Disaster Facility. The tender dossier is available from the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, Building No. 1, Manor Lodge Complex, Lodge Hill, St. Michael, Barbados, Tel # 1 (246) 4250386 or 425-0391 and will also be published on the EuropeAid website: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/online-services/ index.cfm?do=publi.welcome and on CDEMA’s website at http:// www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=categor y&layout=blog&id=36&Itemid=133 THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF TENDERS IS 4:30 PM ON MAY 07, 2012. Possible additional information or clarifications/questions shall also be published on the EuropeAid website: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/ online-services/index.cfm?do=publi.welcome and on CDEMA’s website at: http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_conte nt&view=category&layout=blog&id=36&Itemid=133


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Montserrat sending three athletes to LIME CARIFTA Games

GIU - Three of the island’s most talented athletes are heading to the LIME CARIFTA Games in Bermuda this week. The team led by Winston Scotland leave this Wednesday for the games scheduled for April 7-9 in Hamilton, Bermuda. Lester Ryan, who is making his third appearance at CARIFTA will be running in the 100m and 200m races along with newcomer Julius Morris, while Miguel Francis will compete in the 400m. Francis is the brother of former Montserratian athlete Kwame Galloway. The athletic organization plans to take Montserrat athletes to several other competitions this year including the OECS Championships, Under 23 in Mexico, the Central America and Caribbean Games in San Salvador and the World Junior Championships in Spain. Residents will be able to watch the three days of competition courtesy to LIME, the title sponsor on www.lime.com/ carifta, while viewers outside the Caribbean can pay to watch the

games daily or purchase the full weekend package. During the stream fans will be able to tweet their comments about the games, and chat with friends using our interactive blog. In case they missed an event they can view it on our Video on Demand service for a nominal fee of $5.99 per day. LIME says it will also co-opt the services of Terry Finisterre, LIME St. Lucia’s corporate communications executive and sports journalist to provide ongoing commentary for the duration of the Games. The LIME CARIFTA Games is an annual athletics competition consisting of track and field events including sprint races, hurdles, middle distance track events, jumping and throwing events, and relays. The Games has two age categories: under17 and under-20. Only countries associated with CARIFTA may compete. LIME has been the lead sponsor for the Games for the past two years.

Montserrat’s population on May 12, 2011 confirmed at 4,922

A year ago Montserrat joined the rest of the East Caribbean in conducting a census, last one being ten years prior in 2001. Today the Statistics Department issued a release ahead of the Census booklet which they announce will be released on Wednesday, April 4, 2012. The release gave a brief summary of the Usual Resident Population. It said: ”On May 12, 2011, the usual resident population of Montserrat consisted of 4,922 persons, 51.7 per cent of whom were male and 48.3 per cent female. The total number of usual residents was 10.2 per cent or 457 more persons than the 2001 Census. This suggests that the population who reside permanently on Montserrat, grew on average by 45 persons per year. The growth in 2011 contrasts the decline that was observed in the previous intercensal period 1991-2001, when the 2001 usual

resident population was less than half of the 1991 count. Where we usual residents found? Most of Montserrat’s usual residents, that is 4,843 persons, occupied private dwellings in May 2011. The remaining 79 persons were found in collective living quarters at the Homes for the Elderly and Her Majesty’s Prison. The population living in these collective housing units or ’non-private’ dwellings fell by more than 50 per cent when compared to Census 2001. The usual resident population of Montserrat was centred in Look Out. Usual residents numbered more than 600 persons or 13.6 per cent of the population in the 2011 Census. The majority of residents living outside of Look Out were located in Brades/ Shinnlands (9.1%) and St Peter’s (8.9%). Usual Resident Population of Montserrat, Census 2011 cont’d. on page 11

Summary Report of Proceedings of the Legislative A s s e m b l y h e l d o n 2 2 nd, 2 6 th, & 2 7 th M a r c h 2 0 1 2 . 1.

The following papers were laid on the table :(a) Financial Secretary i.

Montserrat Social Security Fund Financial Statement for the year ended 31st December 2010;

ii. S R & O No. 8 of 2012

- Customs Duties and Consumption Tax (Owen Butler) (Exemption) Order;

iii. S R & O No. 11 of 2012

- Public Finance (Management and Accountability) (Procurement) Regulations 2012;

iv. S R & O No. 15 of 2012

- Income and Corporation Tax Act 2011 (Commencement) Order 2012.

(b) Attorney General i.

S R & O No. 12 of 2012

- Public Service (Amendment) Regulations 2012;

ii. S R & O No. 13 of 2012

- Proclamation Declaring Monday, March 19th 2012 as a Public Holiday;

iii. S R & O No. 14 of 2012

- Parole of Prisoners (Amendment) Rules 2012.

iv. Legislative Programme 2012 1.

The First, Second and Third Readings of the following Bills took place: ‘Appropriation Bill 2012’ First Reading Second Reading Third Reading

- 22nd March 2012 - 26th March 2012 - 27th March 2012

This Bill sought to provide for the appropriation of funds for the services of Montserrat for the year ending on 31st March 2013. The Bill also provides that the Minister of Finance may obtain advances by fluctuating overdraft to meet current requirements. The Bill was passed with an amendment to vote 20- Minister of Finance. The total amount for the Ministry was adjusted to ‘9,721,400’ from ‘8,152,400’ with corresponding changes in the total development Vote (now 25,461,900) and the grand total (now 126,783,100). ‘Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2012’ First Reading Second Reading Third Reading

- 27th March 2012 - 27th March 2012 - 27th March 2012

This Bill sought to sanction certain payments from the consolidated and development funds in excess of the sums provided by law, for the services of the Government of Montserrat for the period ending on the thirty-first day of March 2012. The Bill was passed with no amendment. 2.

The First Reading of the following Bills took place: ‘Tax Compliance Certificate Bill’ First Reading

- 27th March 2012

This Bill seeks to make provision for the issuance of Tax Compliance Certificates. Section 2 sets out the interpretation to the Bill, section 3 sets out the requirement for this Certificate where a person intends to submit a tender for a government business contract, seeks a concession or applies for citizenship, residency or the extension of a work permit. The Bill also covers the application process, circumstances under which the Comptroller may issue a Certificate, grounds on which a person may be refused the Certificate, the right of appeal, revocation of the Certificate, the power to make regulations by the Governor acting on advice of Cabinet. ‘Probation of Offenders (Amendment) Bill 2012’ First Reading

- 27th March 2012

The Bill seeks to amend (1) section 2 of the Act by inserting a definition of “assigned officer” (2) section 3 of the Act by replacing the word “supervisor” with the word “assigned officer” where it occurs in the Act. The Bill also seeks to repeal and replace section 3 (1) of the Act with Section 4. These amendments lend themselves to greater efficiency in the relevant department and will bring the Act into conformity with the Community Services Act. 3.

The Second and Third Readings of the following Bill took place: ‘Probation of Offenders (Amendment) Bill 2012’ First Reading Second Reading Third Reading

- 28th February 2012 - 27th March 2012 - 27th March 2012

This Bill was passed with several amendments which can be obtained from the Legislature Department. Bills that had their first readings can be read in their entirety at any of the following places: Legislature Department #1 Farara Plaza Brades Montserrat Sgd. Judith C Baker Clerk of Councils

Legal Department Valley View Brades Montserrat

Public Library BBC Complex Brades Montserrat

Government of Montserrat Website


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WAYNE HUNTE IS THE NEW HEALTH PROMOTIONS OFFICER Wa y n e H u n t e i s the new Health Promotions Officer (HPO); announced by Elijah Silcott, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health on Monday, March 2, 2012. Hunte studied marketing at the University of Guyana with additional credits in psychology. According to the Ministry, the new HPO is a trained Tobacco Dependence Treatment Specialist and completed specialised training at the Caribbean Insti-

tute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC), University of the West Indies (UWI) Jamaica, in Health Communication for Behaviour Change and Advocacy Communication, along with Addiction Studies from the Caribbean Institute on Alcoholism and Other Drugs, UWI Trinidad. Hunte’s first involvement in health started in 1998 in Guyana where he responded to the AIDS Epidemic in Guyana. He comes from a background where he

has managed several health projects in the pass which includes a Cervical Cancer Research Project funded by the Gender Equity Fund of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and has recently completed the International Course on Cervical Cancer Prevention through the Catalan Institute of Oncology in Spain. The new HPO comes with much experience as a freelance health journalist who delights in writing on men’s

health and researching herbal medicine. He is reassuring the Montserrat community that as

health promotion officer he will continue the ministry’s focus on prevention. “Trends continue to

show that in developing nations like Montserrat most people are dying from the non-communicable diseases such as Wayne Hunte, new Health diabetes, cancers and respiratory illness like Promotions Officer asthma. We are going to continue encouraging people to take an active role in their health and make lifestyle changes to reduce risk of illness. We want to see people reducing the use of alcohol, tobacco and using salt, while promoting much more physical activity.” Hunte’s post became effective April 1, 2012 and was a merger of two previous roles of STI/HIV/AIDS Coordinator and Health Promotions Officer. He will work out of the STI/ HIV Office in St. Peters and can be reached at 491-4533.

REGISTERED LAND ACT (Section 135) Claims to ownership of lands have been received from the following persons in the Schedule below:Any objections to these claims must be lodged in writing to the Land Registry, Brades, Montserrat within six (6) weeks of the first publication of this notice. The plans relating to the claims listed below may be inspected at the Land Registry Department during normal working hours. SCHEDULE Jonathan Daly Claim #1160

Jonathan Duberry Claim #1161

Wilford Molyneux Claim #1162

Jonathan Duberry Claim #1163

Jonathan Duberry Claim #1164

Block 14/19 Parcel 046. Land in St. John’s. Bounded as follows:- On the North by Parcel 14/19/063 (St. John’s Anglican Church); On the South-West by Parcel 14/19/057 (James W. Allen); On the South by Parcel 14/19/058 (William C. Weekes); On the East by Collins Ghaut Main Road). Block 14/11 Parcel 006. Land in Sweeney’s. Bounded as follows:- On the North-West by Parcel 14/11/179 (Christopher N. Piper); On the South-West by Parcel 14/11/159 (William C. Weekes); On the South-East by Parcel 14/11/165 (Noel Fenton et al) and Parcel 14/11/166 (Wayne Fenton et al); On the North-East by Parcel 14/11/005 (The Crown). Block 14/04 Parcel 106. Land in Davy Hill. Bounded as follows:- On the North-West by Parcel 14/04/107 (Mary Chapman) and Parcel 14/04/066 (Rose O’Garro et al); On the North-East by Access Road, then across from Parcel 14/04/024 (Mary A. Cooper); On the South by Parcel 14/04/013 (Apostolic Faith Mission); On the South-East by an access road. Block 14/06 Parcel 034. Land in Geralds. Bounded as follows:- On the North-West by Parcel 14/05/022 (Patrick Weekes); On the North-East by Parcel 14/06/058 (Patrick Weekes et al) and Parcel 14/06/056 (Venrick Forrester); On the East by Parcel 14/06/032 (John R. S. Skerritt); On the South-West by Parcel 14/11/198 (Cintelia Daly). Block 14/06 Parcel 035. Land in Geralds. Bounded as follows:- On the West by Parcel 14/06/033 (Jocelyn Weekes); On the North by Parcel 14/06/026 (John H. Allen et al); On the South-East by Parcel 14/11/001 (The Crown), Parcel 14/11/178 (Catherine Silcott), Parcel 14/06/027 (Josephine A. Allen), Parcel 14/06/016 (Ivan R. Piper), Parcel 14/06/084 (John Tuitt) and Parcel 14/06/083 (Richard Skerritt)

Dated this 26th day of March, 2012. J. Christopher Gerrald Registrar of Lands (Ag)

Population count...cont’d. from page 10 Usual Resident Population 2011 No. Total 4,922 by Sex: Males Females

2,546 2,376

by Enumeration Districts Look Out 670 Brades/Shinnlands 449 St Peter’s 436 Davy Hill North 307 6.2 Olveston 292 Woodlands 277 Judy Piece 253 Baker Hill 236 St John’s/Mongo Hill 236 Davy Hill South 228 4.6 St John’s North 203 4.1

% 51.7 48.3 13.6 9.1 8.9 5.9 5.6 5.1 4.8 4.8

Salem West Geralds Friths/Flemmings Salem East Barzeys Drummonds Cudjoe Head Nixons/Banks 131 Old Towne Happy Hill Isles Bay

184 3.7 180 3.7 169 3.4 161 3.3 147 3.0 145 2.9 137 2.8 2.7 59 1.2 16 0.3 6 0.1 4,922 100.0 Source: Statistics Department, MONTSERRAT The Statistics Department says that the booklet will describe the usual resident population in terms of age, education level, literacy, marital status, nationality, etc. using various tabular and graphical presentations.

OVERSEAS TERRITORY OF MONTSERRAT IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE A.D. 2012 PROBATE LEGAL NOTICE In the Estate of ROSANNA O’GARRO, deceased NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen (14) days from the date hereof, application will be made in the Registry of the High Court of Justice for an Order that a Grants Letters of Administration in the Estate of ROSANNA O’GARRO late of St. John’s Montserrat be granted to SIOBHAN O’GARRO of Woodlands Montserrat the daughter of the deceased and one of the persons entitled to share in her estate. ALL persons claiming to be beneficially interested therein are requested forthwith to send particulars to me the undersigned. FURTHER, any person objecting to the issuance of a Grant to the Applicant should notify the Registrar of the High Court of Justice not later than Fourteen (14) days from the date of this notice Dated this day 22nd of March 2012 ALLEN MARKHAM & ASSOCIATES


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CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN SUPREME COURT KNIGHTED The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court hereby informs the general public that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, has been graciously pleased to confer the honour of Knighthood upon His Lordship the Honourable Chief Justice, Hugh Anthony Rawlins by the Award of the Order of the Knight Bachelor. The award, which is gazetted in the London Gazette for Tuesday 27th March 2012, took eect from that date of publication. The Judicial Of icers and the Administrative and Support Sta of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court extend warm and heartfelt congratulations to His Lordship, Sir Hugh Anthony Rawlins on his elevation to the Order of Knighthood. Sir Hugh joined the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court as a Master in August 2000, having had a career of public service as a Graduate Secondary School Teacher; Assistant Secretary; Head of Department and Acting Permanent Secretary prior to becoming a legal practitioner. Subsequently, he held the of ices of Crown Counsel; Registrar of the High Court and Magistrate; Solicitor General in St. Kitts and Nevis; and Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of the West Indies. He joined the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in August 2000 as a Master to assist with the implementation of the New Civil Practice Rules, 2000. He was appointed as a High Court Judge in January 2002 and was elevated to the Of ice of Justice of the Court of Appeal in September 2005. He acted in the Of ice of Chief Justice of the Court from 29th April 2008, and was con irmed in the Of ice of Chief Justice by Her Majesty, the Queen, on the unanimous recommendation of the Heads of Government of the nine (9) Member States of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean on 30th May 2008. Sir Hugh is a national of St. Kitts and Nevis. He is married to Lady Claudette Rawlins, a national of Barbados. They have two (2) daughters, Mrs. Claire Buckland and Mrs. Dara-May Maynard, and one grand-daughter, Arianna Buckland.


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