Act to amend the Landholding Control: by deleting “corporation” and “corporations” wherever they appear and substituting “company” and “companies” respectively; by deleting “person belonging to Montserrat” wherever it appears and substituting “Montserratian”; by deleting “person not belonging to Montserrat” and “persons not belonging to Montserrat” wherever they appear and substituting “nonMontserratian” and “non-Montserratians” respectively; and by providing anew with respect to land and mortgages held by nonMontserratians.
Amends: Landholding Control Act (Cap. 8.02) (2002-01-01)
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English and Irish colonists from St. Kitts first settled on Montserrat in 1632; the first African slaves arrived three decades later. The British and French fought for possession of the island for most of the 18th century, but it finally was confirmed as a British possession in 1783. The island's sugar plantation economy was converted to small farm landholdings in the mid-19th century. Much of this island was devastated and two-thirds of the population fled abroad because of the eruption of the Soufriere Hills Volcano that began on 18 July 1995.