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Julies Beauty Salon and Laundromat,
Sweeney's, between Radio Montserrat and the Gas Station
Owner: Juliana Meade
Julies Beauty Salon is open Monday to Saturday 9:00. A.M. until
late depending on business. We style unisex, Caucasian, and other types
of hair, relaxers, bonding and weaving, perms, and we do manicures and
Owners Comment: I have over 25 years experience as a
hair care specialist. Our Laundromat offers same day drop off service
Osborne Ltd, Box 287, Brades, Montserrat
Operations Manager: Nigel Osborne
Specialty: With everything from construction materials
to wholesale foods and beverages, MS Osborne's is the place.
Owners Comment: If you are building or renovating a home
or business we have materials from tiles to tin and if we don't have it,
we'll order it for you. We have containers arriving every two weeks and
will get what you need.
Cemetery Road Carrs Bay, Box 340,
Tel: (664)491-2797, (664)491-4484
Owners: Donald, Valerie, & Julian Romeo
Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Specialty: We are an all inclusive hardware store. Our
specialty is our service and competent staff. If you need color matching
in paint for your home in any one of hundreds of colors or a special order
of that "must have tile from Puerto Rico" we can help you!
Owners comment: This should be your first and last stop
in Montserrat for those specialty and hard to find items. Our motto is,
" If we don't have it, we will tell you where to find or order it
for you!" Try us first!
Hardware & Building Materials Ltd,
P.O.Box 404 Sweeney's
Web Site: www.jegalloway.com
In your travels around Montserrat, you might encounter one or more of
the charming graveyards. As you wander through plastic flower strewn
you will see that in the past people here lived very long lives. Many
of those that we have seen are people who lived well into their eighty’s
with little or no modern medical intervention. At one time, this
was a very healthy place.
your trip to Montserrat, remember that if you should have a health
problem, do bring your medications as they may
well not be available on island or if available the heat may have affected
their potency. If you have any emergency or serious medical problem
while in Montserrat, do plan
an immediate medical
evacuation to nearby Antigua or to the United States.
Siguaterra is a fish poisoning disease caused by a marine bacteria not
uncommon in the Caribbean, in Hawaii and in Florida.
Though a serious
disease, it is not all that common and there are medicines
that can treat the disease so don't be put off local seafood if you
are lucky enough to find some.
FOOD STORES see GROCERIES
THE HELICOPTER FLY BY OF SOUFRIERE HILLS VOLCANO
(LATEST) Click on the link above to see some breathtaking views of the
Soufriere Hills Volcano from a helicopter.
THE HELICOPTER FLY BY OF SOUFRIERE HILLS VOLCANO
(2007) Click on the link above to see some breathtaking views of Soufriere
Hills Volcano from a helicopter.
TOUR OF MONTSERRAT & SOUFRIERE HILLS VOLCANO
on the link above to see some breathtaking views of this lovely island
from a helicopter including photos of Soufriere and Plymouth.
IN MONSTERRAT CLICK HERE! or CLICK
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ACTIVITIES & THINGS TO DO SEE:
TO SEE AND THINGS TO DO IN MONTSERRAT
This 39 square mile island was first settled by the Caribs. Visited in
1493 by Columbus and named Santa Maria de Montserrat, the island waited
until 1632 for English and Irish settlers to arrive from nearby St. Kitts.
It was in that year that the British in St. Kitts sent their Irish dissidents
to the island which later became something of a Caribbean safe haven for
political and religious free thinkers.
Irish settlers arrived, this time from Virginia bringing their slaves
and developing tobacco, indigo, cotton, and sugar plantations. Though
little is left of the Irish culture, the shamrock remains the image stamped
in your passport as you pass through immigration and most Montserratian
names are of Irish origin.
of slavery in 1834 coincided with earthquakes, hurricanes, and declining
sugar prices bringing ruin to the island's economy. British philanthropist,
Joseph Stuge founded the Montserrat Company Ltd. which bought many of
the failing plantations in 1857. The company planted lime trees on the
land and sold small parcels to islanders who began producing the lime
juice that would come to restore Montserrat's economic viability.
was largely an agricultural island with little development until the
1960's when residential tourism became a way of life. Donkeys and foot
paths were gradually replaced by cars and roads. Cement blocks became
material of choice.
well until the eruption in 1995 of what was thought to be a dead volcano.
It has ruled the island and its people since then, first through evacuations
and then through the destruction of the island’s capital city,
Plymouth. Still, some islanders have shown a great reluctance to
The northern third of the island is generally considered safe and
the community has moved and adjusted to the havoc wrought by the Soufriere
in the south with great financial assistance from Britain and other donor
organizations around the world.
AND SPECIAL EVENTS
New Year's Day
St. Patrick Day Celebrations, performances and concerts top the list,
which is not to downplay the wearing of the green.
A weekend celebration of the 1834 emancipation of slavery includes beach
barbeques and affairs at local organizations.
Mid December to New Year's is a time of concerts and parties.
St. John's Day
A direct application of sprayed Windex™ or a mixture of
ammonia and water will kill most ants on contact. Another option is a
sprinkling of boric acid.
1 cement/2 sand/4 stone
2 cement/1 lime mixed with water to make a thick paint. Seals the holes
and gives a smooth finish. When dry, rub the surface with an abrasive
flat stone to give it a perfectly smooth surface.
on the cement underneath the house
First scrape the surface clean and soak it with straight bleach
(an anti fungal bleach), then let dry and repaint.
If it is bought unpainted, wash the tin with vinegar to set
the surface and then paint it. The paint used is a heavy duty sort of
with color. You can also install the roof and wait for nature to key
the surface and then paint it. That is what we did with our new tin
roof. When we sold our home it had been on the house for six or seven
years and still was not in need of painting.
really are the perfect roofs for climates with extreme temperatures.
Aside from seeing them on traditional and estate homes on islands all
over the Caribbean, we saw them on every home and hotel in Ushuaia,
Argentina, the jumping
In that case the extreme cold was the issue and the tin served very
well. Tin comes in standard lengths 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20 feet.
isn't commonly known is that tin
a good bit more
asphalt shingle roofs, but they keep the house much cooler. Best
damage on a tin roof can be repaired without the ugly splotchy effect
that repairs have on shingle roofs, especially in the sunny Caribbean
where shingle colors fade very quickly.
Species: isoptera, Rhinotermitidae-anisopliae: These insects are very
beneficial in cleaning up fallen wood in the forests and making
available to growing vegetation. When they head into a home it is an
entirely different situation. The modern chemical pesticide treatments
30% effective though they are highly toxic and very long lasting in the
As an effective
alternative to pesticides, you may use a direct application of diesel
fuel on any termite nests or tracks that
you may find. Boric acid is also an effective treatment.
1. Removing all loose wood and cellulose material (paper
boxes) from around
your home. Aside from being a good practice in keeping termites from
your home, cleaning up loose paper and wood around your foundation is
a great way to prevent fires as well.
2. Ensuring that all wood attached to your home is at least six inches
above the ground.
3. Taking every measure to keep your foundation dry!!!
Grading your property to keep water away from your home and buildings.
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RIDING See The "S" Page -- SITES TO SEE
AND THINGS TO DO
see MEDICAL SERVICES
ACCOMMODATIONS IN MONTSERRAT
Thomas , Olveston, Montserrat
Specialty: Ironing, general housekeeping, and sewing.
Owners Comment: I can interested in part time work as
a housekeeper or to do your ironing. I am trained as a seamstress so any
sewing you need to be done just give me a call and I'll be happy to do
you would like to see some Hummingbird activity that we got around our
Hummingbird feeder, just click the photo or Here!