Share Tweet Share 31 Views no discussions NewsRegional UK minister to visit Montserrat this week by: – December 7, 2011 Share Minister of State Alan Duncan. Photo credit: dailymail.co.ukBRADES, Montserrat (GIU) — Montserrat is about to host its second high-level visit of UK officials this year. Minister of State Alan Duncan is expected on Wednesday for briefings on the island and the potential for economic development and self-sustainability.Duncan is to travel to Montserrat by ferry on Wednesday evening along with Premier Reuben Meade and access coordinator Vincent Hippolyte. During the ride, they are to discuss a proposed access strategy for the island. On Thursday, the minister is to visit a site earmarked for geothermal exploration, receive an island tour via helicopter and also get a first-hand look at Little Bay and Carrs Bay to assess the proposed two options coming out of the September Charrette on the development of a new town and port.Duncan’s trip follows the February visit of Secretary of State Andrew Mitchell, who encouraged Montserrat to work towards greater self reliance undergirded by the financial and technical support of the UK.by Nerissa Golden Caribbean News Now Sharing is caring!
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