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Our Paradise Lost: A Volcano That Changed Montserrat Forever

  Written by Amandla Thomas-Johnson 18/07/2015 10:59 AM The Soufriere Hills volcano which erupted 20 years ago today, claimed lives, destroyed neighbourhoods, and forced people to flee abroad, but there’s still no place like home. Here, The Voice newspaper features an article based on the experiences of two Montserratians, now residing in the United Kingdom…

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Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Montserrat

Montserrat before the volcano and even now is popular with people who are interested in ecotourism, volcano tourism, hiking, bird watching and scuba diving. The island also has strong appeal for those who want to experience the Caribbean the way it used to be. Below Ursula Petula Barzey, founder of Caribbean & Co lists in no particular order, 10 of the more popular tourist attractions in Montserrat.

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Let’s Get Gritty on the Black and Green

St Patrick’s Day celebrations and commemorations are an interesting heady mix. I’ve been co-editing a book about their consumption around the world from Tokyo to New York, Montserrat to London, and between Dublin with its paddywhakery and Belfast with its sectarianism of course (Skinner and Bryan 2015). – See more at: http://www.mnialive.com/articles/let-s-get-gritty-on-the-black-and-green#sthash.iFKCxPCX.dpuf

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A Danish fiddler in Montserrat

On Thursday, 12 March, I was playing the violin in the streets of Fort-de-France, Martinique, when a stranger came up to me and said: “You’re playing Irish music? What are you doing here? You should be in Montserrat!” My first thought was “What’s Montserrat?” I went online to look up the island as fast as…

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400+ Guadeloupans make a day of it in Montserrat

They came. With awe and wonder, our visitors took photos and videos as they arrived at Plymouth. They biked. The Guadeloupans came ready for adventure. They conquered our hilly terrain from Plymouth to Little Bay and back again! They discovered. At the Montserrat National Trust, they were given a historical tour through an exhibition of digitized photos of Old…

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Montserrat, here we come!

According to USA Today, Windstar Cruises will begin offering Caribbean cruises starting and ending in Montseratt later this year. The small-ship line says its 208-passenger Star Legend will operate seven-night voyages that include stops at Montserrat as well as St. Barts, St. Maarten and the British Virgin Islands starting on Dec. 8. Tourism to Montserrat…

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St. Patrick’s Day in Montserrat

USA Today Travel recently featured Montserrat as a Caribbean destination where you can don your green garb and celebrate the patron saint of Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick’s Day on Montserrat features a roster of spirited parades, jump-up breakfasts, pub crawls and cricket games leading up to a March 17 remembrance of the slave uprising that…

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Go Off the Grid to Montserrat

The island of Montserrat is on the rebound. A dynamic tourism marketing thrust driven by a new website, which has just gone live, is seeing the island creatively and meaningfully brought to life. The former capital Plymouth, now literally suspended in time, is a central feature of Montserrat’s new lease of life in its tourism brand…

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