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Montserrat decries colony status on UN list

Montserrat decries colony status on UN list

The tiny Caribbean island of Montserrat no longer wants the United Nations to list it as a colony.
Premier Reuben Meade says the island of 5,000 people is an overseas British territory by choice and its inhabitants do not consider themselves to be a colony.
He notes in a statement issued Thursday that a 2010 constitutional amendment gives local government ministers the right to make all executive decisions.
Montserrat is one of seven Caribbean islands that the United Nations considers colonies.


Updated : 2021-10-19 07:33 GMT+08:00