September 2021 \ News \

India has been contributing to capacity building ...

India has been contributing to capacity building of Montserrat by providing training to its personnel at various training institutions in India under the ITEC programme. Presently we offer five ITEC slots to Montserrat and that are mostly utilized in the fields of ICT, management and training in SMEs. India enjoys cordial relations with Montserrat, a self-governing UK overseas territory in the Caribbean. It has a land area of 102 sq. km and a population of approximately 5000. Montserrat is concurrently accredited to our Mission in Port of Spain. Nearly 50 People of Indian Origin and 15 Indian families reside in Montserrat.

Montserrat has endured several volcanic activities following the first major eruption in 1995, which destroyed half of the Island, including its airport and capital Plymouth, with half of the population of 11,000 permanently leaving the Island. Brades has been the new Capital city of Montserrat since then.

The Government of Montserrat has waived visa requirements for Indian nationals visiting Montserrat for tourism and business purposes for a period of three months. The Government of India has approved e-Tourist Visa for citizens of Montserrat.

—Courtesy: Indian High Commission website