BRADES, Montserrat – Plans for Montserrat’s new port in Carr’s Bay have reached the critical 90% design stage. This week, representatives from the consulting firm Halcrow gave presentations to both government officials and other stakeholders on the developing plans for the port.
In 2012, the government approved a new design concept for the town at Little Bay which included a shifting of the port plans to Carr’s Bay.
Regional Manager for Halcrow Edward Albada said significant changes and additions were made after a review of the 60% design. One of the biggest changes has been a drop in the overall estimated costs of the main port from US$ 117 million to US$ 96 million. The marina, which will be handled separately by the Montserrat Development Corporation, is estimated at US$50 million.
We got such great feedback from our first article on Five Hot Jobs for Montserrat That You Can Start Now that we had to do it again.
Here are five more ideas of jobs that you can start which will be needed in the new town now being developed in Montserrat. These jobs are not only applicable for this island but they may give you some ideas of things you can do where ever you are.
1. Maintenance Company: Set up your own property maintenance firm which can handle the maintenance of villas, the hotel and other properties. Your job will be to secure contracts to provide the services (elevator (depending on size of hotel), electrical, carpentry, plumbing, lawn and gardens, etc) and maintain the high standard of the properties all year round.
By Nerissa Golden
Last week I got to be a part of a panel speaking to third form students at the Montserrat Secondary School about entrepreneurship.
There was a presentation about the plans for the new town from members of the Montserrat Development Corporation (MDC) and that set my mind to thinking about the types of jobs which would be created as the buildings go up and after they are completed and the town is thriving.
Here are a few jobs which will be created but no need to wait five years for the first restaurant or villa to be built before you set up shop. You can start them now and position yourself to take advantage of the growth potential. (Thanks to Linda Dias of Aeon Designs for helping with the suggestions.)
1. Chef: Montserrat has lots and lots of cook shops but very limited in the places that you
Concepts of the planned Waterfront Street in the new town in Little Bay, Montserrat. (Courtesy the Montserrat Development Corporation)
can have a real dining experience. Food is much more than sustenance, people want to experience flavours, colours, atmosphere while enjoying great company. The island needs top class chefs ready to create new flavourful experiences that will match the ambiance we want to create in our new high-end capital.
BRADES, Montserrat – Students in the third form of the Montserrat Secondary School on Thursday strategized on possible new business ventures which would be needed in the new town being built at Little Bay.
Following a presentation on the plans for the new town and port by Franklyn Greenaway and Rochelle Lee from the Montserrat Development Corporation (MDC), the students who are taking part in the annual Career Week pitched ideas for businesses they could start.
Entrepreneurs Linda Dias of Aeon Designs, Dr Samuel Joseph of Lavabits, Nerissa Golden of goldenmedia, student entrepreneurs Nadia Brown and Sharese Allen spoke about their businesses and why it is a viable option for students preparing for the future.
Architect Linda Dias.
BRADES, Montserrat – Miss Linda Dias of Lookout, a Government of Montserrat architect currently seconded to the Montserrat Development Corporation, has been awarded a prestigious Chevening scholarship for the 2013/14 academic year. Chevening scholarships are the highest awards offered by Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office and are extremely competitive.
Miss Dias is one of only two British Overseas Territories citizens to be awarded with a scholarship. The other has gone to a candidate from the British Virgin Islands.
Miss Dias will study at the University of Westminster’s School of Architecture in London for a Masters in Cultural Identity and Globalisation. She leaves here in mid-September.
Linda also owns Aeon Designs where she is the creative lead on graphic design, architectural concepts for clients around the region.
His Excellency the Governor, Mr Adrian Davis has extended his personal congratulations to Miss Dias on her award.