Rising from the ashes, Montserrat plans its grand comeback

Rebuilding Mansarratt is a good thing!

Repeating Islands

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In the wake of Soufriere Volcano, the Caribbean territory plans a relocated, new capital and novel opportunities for developers, investors and tourists, Jared McAllister reports in this article from The Daily News.

Phoenix is rising from the ashes! The island of Montserrat — which suffered from the Soufrière Hills volcano eruptions of the 1990s — has mapped out a redevelopment plan to bring a new capital, new port and a resurgence of tourism to the once-popular British territory.

Montserrat is making moves to regain its position as a sought-after, world-class tourism destination through a comprehensive development project. And investors and developers are being sought to make it happen, said Ayiesha de Coteau-Sammy, director of trade and investment promotion for the Montserrat Development Corp., which created the island’s master plan for economic development and growth.

“We’re getting Montserrat back on the map,” said de Coteau-Sammy. “People have forgotten that the…

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