Montserrat Diaspora Consultations are a series of discussions initiated by the Office of the Chief Minister, which includes representatives from the Montserrat Progressive Society in New York, Toronto Montserrat Association, and the Preston Montserrat Association in the UK to provide incentives for returning nationals. Recently, the discussions included investment opportunities and the development of a new town for Montserrat.
Other events included an extensive tour of the island, a tour of the new town development at Little Bay, the housing developments in Look Out, and a visit to the Montserrat Volcano Observatory, where visitors viewed a short video on the history of the volcano and the impact on the island. These tours were sponsored by the Montserrat Tourist Board.
There were also presentations on the island’s economy, trade, and benefits for returning nationals by Chief Minister Reuben T. Meade, Cynthia Farrell of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Comptroller of Customs Melroy Meade, Parliamentary Secretary Germaine Wade (VP of the Montserrat Festival Committee), Michael Joseph of the Bank of Montserrat, Ernestine Cassell of the Montserrat Tourist Board, and Joseph Cassell, General Manager of LIME. Julian Daniel of the MDC spoke about the possibilities for nationals who want to purchase land in Little Bay to consider the lease to own option.
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Shown here, Little Bay in 2002 (above), from http://www.yachtanju.com/montserrat.htm, and the projected development (below) from http://searchmontserrat.com/montserrat/new-town-development/