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2008-09-09 12:00:24

Text of report by Caribbean Media Corporation news agency website MONTSERRAT-TRAVEL-Government moves to fill void from Carib Aviation pullout BRADES, Montserrat, CMC - Montserrat Monday announced it was pursuing a number of options to ensure uninterrupted access to the island, following the announcement by Carib Aviation that it would no longer service the route from the end of this month. The Antigua-based airline said rising fuel costs and the loss of seven pilots at short notice had...

2006-09-02 09:40:22

OLVESTON, Montserrat (AP) - Montserrat's Soufriere Hills volcano blasted ash and steam into the air on Thursday, and authorities warned the Caribbean island could see heightened activity in coming days. The eruption did not affect the northern side of the island, where all of Montserrat's 5,000 residents live, but the Montserrat Volcano Observatory raised the alert status. "The volcano is extremely active," observatory director Sue Loughlin. Thurday's blasts sounded like jets flying over...

2006-06-02 18:33:10

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Reuters) - A new coalition government took office in Montserrat on Friday, two days after the volcano-scarred British Caribbean territory held a general election that failed to produce a clear winner. The coalition was formed of the previous ruling party, the New People's Liberation Movement (NPLM), the Montserrat Democratic Party (MDP) and an independent candidate and sworn in by the island's governor, Deborah Barnes Jones, the government said in a...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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