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Friday, March 29, 2013

RMPS Course #4 graduates 4 new police officers By Bennette Roach

It is the fourth since 2009. Course #4 of the Royal Montserrat Police Services (RMPS) commenced training from September 10, 2012 with five recruits. On Friday, March 15, 2013 four of the five finished and graduated in a Passing Out Parade where they showed off their new found precision drill skills, entertaining their family, friends and fellow officers in attendance to welcome them into the Service. The event took place at the

Montserrat Cultural Centre in a setting well away from the training centre run in Barbados prior to 2009. His Excellency Governor Davis, Premier Reuben T. Meade observed the ceremony, from a head table where Mrs. Delmaude Ryan of the Deputy Governor’s office was also seated. In announcing the course, Chief, Recruitment Training, Inspector Derona Semper had said: “The objective of the course is to make each student officer efficient in the performance of

general beat and patrol duties, to mold and develop the students’ character, mental and physical fitness, and to link instruction in theory and practice to give them vocational knowledge and skills.” (See On March 15, Commissioner of Police Steve Foster told the new officers and the audience at the graduating ceremony, as he underscored the importance of selecting and retaining officers

Survivor to help rebuild cont’d. from page 4 now half-way through a ATL-run long-distance course in plumbing, and hopes to join members of his family this summer to help fit new pipes on the island. He is unsure if he will resettle

there permanently, but said he was hopefully the island could be revitalised. He added: “It is a beautiful place. It never used to be on any maps because it was so small, but it was very popular as a holiday destination for the royal family, so

we used to think they were trying to keep it secret from everyone else. “But in the 1990s all that changed. Now I hope the tourism industry can recover and people know the island for more than the volcano.”

Bank of Montserrat Celebrates 25 years of Service to the Community and People of Montserrat This year the Bank of Montserrat celebrates 25 years of service to the community and people of Montserrat. The Theme for the May 2013 celebrations is “Rebuilding our Country” A full programme of events has been developed to mark this auspicious occasion and each event will be a feature of the bank’s celebrations throughout the month of May. These include:       

Customer Appreciation Day Primary Schools composition Competition A ‘Name Our Building’ Competition Senior Citizens Luncheon ZJB Radio Quiz with Prizes for Winners 25 bursaries for students of Montserrat’s schools and Community College Cocktail Reception

The primary school composition topic is ‘The Bank of Montserrat - Our Bank, Our Future’. The composition should not exceed 300 words and the closing date for submission is April 2, 2013. Entries should be addressed to The Manager, Composition Competition, Bank of Montserrat Limited, Brades, Montserrat. There will be prizes for the top three compositions and the winner will get a new savings account with a $500 deposit donated by the bank. The winning composition will also be published in the Bank’s 25th Anniversary Commemorative Magazine. Entries for the ‘Name Our Building’ competition should also be received by April 2, 2013 and addressed to The Manager, Name our Building Competition, Bank of Montserrat Limited, Brades, Montserrat. The prize for the winning entry will be a savings account with the sum of $500.00. Entries must clearly state the reasons for the name suggested. The Bank of Montserrat expresses sincere thanks to all its customers and shareholders and staff for their support over the years. We look forward to serving you for many more years to come. The Bank of Montserrat Limited, YOUR BANK, YOUR FUTURE.

in the RMPS, “Talented officers Montserrat are the most valuable Montserrat Police Service actively who continue to develop skills and and important resources.” pursue succession planning ensurincrease their value to the orgaHe added that as a result, ing that officers are constantly nization and to the community of “the training strategy of the Royal cont’d. on page 8

VACANCY – EDUCATION AND OUTREACH COORDINATOR Montserrat Volcano Observatory is the agency responsible for monitoring the Soufriere Hills Volcano on Montserrat. MVO advises the authorities on the volcanic activity and its associated hazards and risks. MVO has a diverse education and outreach programme working with government, media organisations, schools and the general public. The Education and Outreach Coordinator is responsible for managing all the education and outreach activities at the Montserrat Volcano Observatory. This includes promoting the work of the MVO as well as coordinating public education. Duties: 1. Manage all aspects of MVO’s media activities. 2. Develop and maintain an effective multimedia campaign aimed at the continued education of residents and visitors about the Soufriere Hills Volcano. 3. Collaborate with scientists to develop relevant and engaging information material for public dissemination – including pamphlets, posters and exhibitions. 4. Work with the education system in Montserrat to strengthen the teaching of geology and geologic hazards in the classroom. 5. Manage, using Joomla software, MVO’s website so that it functions both as a promotional and as an educational tool. 6. Develop and maintain an effective educational campaign including, for example, MVO tours, ield trips and school visits. 7. Work with counterparts at other regional organizations to promote the work of MVO and the awareness of volcanic hazards on Montserrat. 8. Develop, maintain and update the MVO archive of audio-visual material on the eruption of the Soufriere Hills Volcano. 9. Assist maintenance of the MVO document archive. Skills and Qualiϐications: 1. University degree in Earth Sciences, Mass Communications or a related ield is required. A post-graduate degree would be an asset. 2. Experience or a background in education is desired. 3. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are essential. The candidate should be able to present highly scienti ic information in language appropriate for public dissemination. A working knowledge of Spanish would be an asset. 4. The candidate must be experienced in the use of of ice, web-design and graphics software. Knowledge of Joomla or the Adobe Creative Suite would be an asset. 5. The candidate must be able to work both independently and in a team, and would be expected to initiate new projects. 6. The candidate should have a strong attention to detail. 7. The candidate should have a proven ability to meet deadlines and to work in a fast-paced working environment, particularly in developing public education and information programmes. Salary will be EC$67,080.00 annually. Candidates should submit full curriculum vitae, including the names and addresses of two referees, and a covering letter outlining their experience. Applications should be sent to: The Operations Manager Montserrat Volcano Observatory P.O. Box 318, Flemming’s, Montserrat, West Indies Email: Tel: 1 (664) 491-5647 The deadline for the submission of applications is April 15, 2013. For further details and information about MVO, please see our web site at

The Montserrat Reporter- March 29 2013  
The Montserrat Reporter- March 29 2013  

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