• Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. Montserrat was discovered by Columbus in 1493 and colonized by Britain in 1632 who brought Irish settlers to the island. Montserrat formed part of the federal colony of the Leeward Islands from 1871 until 1956, when it became a separate colony following the dissolution of the Federation. The island’s Constitution came into force in 1960.

Further Reading

  1. Fergus, H.A., Montserrat: Emerald Isle of the Caribbean. London, 1983Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995

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  • Brian Hunter

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