Extend Montserrat's Territorial Waters, Advises Opposition Leader

The Leader of the Opposition is calling for serious consideration to be given to extending Montserrat’s territorial waters.

Easton Taylor Farrell believes the time is right for discussion on the issue now that Montserrat has acquired and commissioned its new marine vessel.

Mr. Taylor says the territorial waters of Montserrat currently limit certain navigational rights of the Royal Montserrat Police Service (RMPS) via its Marine Operations.

The Opposition Leader said the acquisition of the Marine Vessel ushered in a new era for the RMPS, one where law enforcement officials will be well equipped to assist with the dismantling and disruption of transnational criminal activities.

The MV Heliconia Star, was commissioned on Friday following a brief ceremony at the Port in Little Bay.