DNA Travel: Tracing My Family Tree From The Caribbean Island Of Montserrat Back To Africa

After attending Saint Patrick’s Festival in Montserrat last year, I decided to restart genealogy project to trace my family tree back to Africa. I had started the genealogy project nearly two decades earlier after my mother’s death, and with assistance from family members, I was able to put together a detailed family tree starting with...

Montserrat's St Patrick's Day Festival - A Commemoration of The 1768 Slave Rebellion

One of the more unusual places to watch a St Patrick’s Day Parade is on the Caribbean island of Montserrat where there is a week-long St Patrick’s Festival that is increasing in popularity. And beyond the St Patrick’s Day Parade every March 17th that includes troupes from Montserrat and neighboring islands like Antigua and Guadeloupe,...

The 10 Least Visited Caribbean Islands

We recently published the top 10 most visited Caribbean islands based on data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. On the list were primarily larger Caribbean islands that over the last three decades invested heavily in their tourism infrastructure with increased aviation capacity, new resorts, tour offerings, etc. and now are reaping the benefits. They account...

British Government Denied Montserrat's Request to Launch A Citizenship By Investment Program

Four Caribbean destinations currently have Citizenship By Investment Programs – Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada and St Kitts & Nevis. Based on the success of these programs and the continued need for Foreign Direct Investment, others in the region have looked at launching their own Citizenship By Investment Program. The known list includes Bermuda, Barbados,...