Janice Panton MBE
Mrs. Janice Panton MBE

The Government of Montserrat, opened its UK Office in October 1998, primarily to meet the needs of Montserratians who had moved to the United Kingdom as a result of the volcanic eruption on the southern side of Montserrat in 1995, but also to satisfy the demands of the existing immigrant community for greater representation in the UK.

 

The remit of the UK Representative for the Government of Montserrat, Mrs Janice Panton MBE, is to promote all aspects of Montserrat Government’s policy in the UK and Europe including, development, tourism and trade. In addition, the UK Representative liaises with members of the Montserrat community in the UK direct or through community leaders in the Midlands and north of England providing information and advocacy when required.

 

To further the aims and objectives of the Government of Montserrat, the UK Representative works closely with HMG, members of both Houses of Parliament and with Representatives of the other UK Overseas Territories through the UK Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA. As British citizens Montserratians are also EU citizens and benefit from the support given to Montserrat by EU. Montserrat is a member of the EU Overseas Countries Territories Association (OCTA) and Mrs. Panton represents Montserrat on the Executive Committee of that organisation.

 

The Montserrat UK Office is a division of the Office of the Premier.