Montserrat escaped Hurricane Irma and we are very thankful. Then Hurricane Maria came along two weeks later and decided to mess about with us tad.
What we lost does not compare to the devastation on other islands such as Dominica and Puerto Rico but for those who suffered losses it hurts nevertheless. Our vegetation took a beating and now our farmers are at a loss as to how to get things back together.
Popular hang out places like The People’s Place was destroyed yet John is hopeful of a comeback and we are looking forward to it, whenever he chooses to.
From my home in Olveston, I got a view that wasn’t there before. It had been hidden by the lush trees which have now been broken down due to Maria. I now get a peak of The Lady, Soufriere Hills Volcano. She was covered today but you get to see little of her.
I thought this was the perfect way to share the new look for Discover Montserrat not only visually but in terms of perspective.
For the past two and a half years we have been sharing news and images of life here and we intend to continue. However, you will notice we will focus less on the political which often drives every conversation here and more on the people and activities who are building this little bit of paradise. We do get incredible amounts of traffic from people who desire to visit and we want them to. So you will see more information about things to do, where to stay and how to have the best time possible while on Montserrat.
If you want to be a part of this, please get in touch. We need writers but also need businesses to advertise their services. You will have access to a very vibrant community of readers on all of our digital platforms. There is much more to come. Thank you for sticking with us, commenting and sharing our content.
We want this to be the place for people who desire to live, travel and Discover Montserrat.
Photo by Joshua Golden