A newsletter published three times weekly for E mail subscribers by the Emergency Dept, Governor's Office.
THE VOLCANIC EXPLANATION:
The activity at the Soufriere Hills Volcano remains at a low level with just a few earthquake signals. At about 10 pm last night (Tuesday) there was a mudflow signal following some rain.
Over the last few days the University of Puerto Rico team in conjunction with the MVO have been carrying out GPS surveys. Sites at Roaches, Lookout, Whites and Brodericks have been occupied along with the permanent stations at Harris, Whites, Hermitage and the Observatory.
Dust levels are low at all sites in the central and northern zones.
TCI PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO PRISON:
The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) are assisting the local prison with manpower. The prison now situated at Gerald's is facing a shortage of prison officers and the Royal Montserrat Defence Force has been assisting by providing additional manpower.
To alleviate some of the problems and to allow officers to take overdue vacation time, the TCI are providing a senior prison officer, Mr Dale Grant, to carry out duties at the prison until mid August. Mr Grant arrives in Montserrat later today.
QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY PARADE THIS WEEKEND:
The official Queen's Birthday Parade will take place this weekend at Gerald's. The parade involving all uniformed bodies will commence at 8 am on Saturday.
Later the same day, H.E. The Governor Mr Anthony Abbott will host a cocktail reception at the temporary Government House in Woodlands in honour of the occassion.
EMERALD COMMUNITY SINGERS CONCERT:
The Emerald Community Singers celebrated the end of 27 years of continual performances over last weekend with a mid summer concert at the Royal Montserrat Defence Force Base at Gerald's.
The group under Director, Vernon Buffong performed to full houses on Saturday and Sunday night and delighted the audience with their repetoire. The group is currently 15 strong, and are making plans to tour Dominica later this year.
RELOCATED MONTSERRATIANS CAN ACCESS SMALL BUSINESS SCHEME:
Montserratians who have relocated to Antigua meet tonight to discuss the Small Business Assistance Scheme funded by the British Government.
The scheme will allow Montserratians who have relocated to retrain in a variety of areas and to access up to $50,000 in small business loans.
The sheme, it is hoped, will help Montserratians to become self employed in Antigua.
NEW PUBLICATION PLANNED:
The Governor's Office in conjunction with the Emergency Department are to publish a monthly newsheet to be called "The Montserrat Newsletter".
The newsletter will be distributed free of charge to residents through supermarkets, banks, clinics, and various business places. Copies will also be available at the Montserrat Office in Antigua.
The first edition will be published later this month.
More information later in the week...........................