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Country Manager

Angela Estwick

Administrative Professional

Raymond Cabey

ECCB Agency Office
P O Box 484
2 Farara Plaza

39.5 sq miles (Only 15.2 sq miles occupied since volcanic activity started in 1995)

4,400. Population density is 289 per square mile (1999 estimates)

Gerald's Airport

The Eastern Caribbean Dollar is legal tender and maintains and exchange rate of EC$2.70 = US$1.00

  • New Year's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • St Patrick Day - March 17
  • Whit Monday
  • Labour Day - First Monday in May
  • Queen's Official Birthday
  • August Monday
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • Festival Day - December 31

The Oriole

The island was named Montserrat (Sawtoothed Mountain) at its sighting by Christopher Columbus in 1493, because its rugged appearance reminded him of terrain surrounding the Abbey of Montserrat in the highlands near Barcelona in Spain.

Not yet redefined *

Montserrat is located 1,150 miles north of the Equator. Latitude 160 10' west and twenty miles southwest of Antigua.

Internally self-governing British Dependent with a ministerial system.

The Constitution provides for a Governor appointed by the Queen with responsibility for Internal Security, External Affairs, Defence, the Judiciary and Public Service; an Executive Council which has the general control and direction of Government and a Legislative Council. The Executive Council comprises:


President - The Governor

Members - Chief Minister

Minister of Communications and Works

Minister of Education, Health,

Community Service and Labour

Minister of Agriculture, Trade and the Environment

Attorney General - Ex-Officio

Financial Secretary

Members of the Legislative Council are:

The Speaker

Chief Minister

Three (3) other Ministers

Three (3) other elected Members

Two (2) Ex-Officio Members

  • Bank of Montserrat Ltd
  • St Patrick's Day Celebrations
  • Annual Christmas Festivities (December 15 - January 1)

The Heliconia

Building Construction and Infrastructure development. Prior to the volcanic activity, tourism was an important contributor to economic activity.

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Agency Office was opened on March 4, 1991.


Montserrat lost, among other things, its capital Plymouth, Airport, Commercial Centre and most of its infrastructure as a result of volcanic eruptions which started in 1995 at the Lang Soufriere.

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