After months of closure after the area was
deemed unsafe by volcanic experts several months ago, Montserrat's
historic Old Towne, on the western side of the island, has been
reopened to residents and visitors by Gov. Peter Waterworth.
"The rebirth of Old
Towne is good news for Montserrat and for tourism," said Director
of Tourism Ernestine Cassell. "Visitors to Old Towne will discover
Montserrat's history and charm."
According to the
tourism office, renewed access to Old Towne means restored
employment opportunities for many taxi operators, restaurateurs,
gardeners and housekeepers, who were unemployed when the area was
Old Towne is home
to more than 60 properties, including the historic Vue Point
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