Latest Soufriere Stories

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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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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