William Henry Bramble - Chief Minister - National Development

National Development

William Bramble was invested as the first Chief Minister of Montserrat in 1960; by then the cotton production was in a decline, as the workers were rather emigrating to United Kingdom. Coping with this situation, he formulated an economic project, with three objectives: the diversification of the exploitation of the rich soil of the country for exporting regionally, the development of the industry of tourism, and the development of a strong offshore banking through taxation exemption.

For the development of the tourism, in 1961 William Bramble founded the Montserrat Real State Company, which built about 100 buildings for the foreign tourism. This effectively boosted the national income, forging a new, positive character of the nation which lasted until the eruption of the Soufriere Hills, in the 1990s with the massive destruction of the country. Indeed, until such nefarious event Bramble was regarded as the father of the modern Montserrat.

William Bramble also supported the establishment of the powerful Radio Antilles; Bramble had to insist for convincing the British authorities for it, and the powerful station finally started operating in 1963, successfully broadcasting news for the whole Caribbean region. Also for 1963, William Bramble managed negotiating with the British government, so the 12,000 inhabitants of Montserrat got electric supply with affordable fees for the first time; Bramble had pledged the regular acquisition in advance of a determined quote of energy, and so the local plant was granted.

Read more about this topic:  William Henry Bramble, Chief Minister

Other articles related to "national development, development, national":

Ministry Of National Development
... The Ministry of National Development exists in several countries Ministry of National Development (Singapore) Ministry of National Development (Eritrea) ...
People's Republic Of China Parliamentary Election, 2007–2008 - State Council Reform
... of Responsibility New sub agencies reporting Ministry of Industry and Information National Development and Research Commission (NDRC) the Commission of Science Technology ... While the National Development and Reform Commission will continue to control the administration and regulation of the energy sector ... between all the financial executive agencies, namely the National Development and Reform Commission and the Finance ministry ...
List Of Hwa Chong Institution People - Notable Alumni - Politics
... Senior Minister of State in the Ministry of National Development and Ministry of Education, and MP for Yuhua SMC Lee Yi Shyan, Minister of State in the Ministry of Trade and ...
Ibrahim Hussein Zaki
... Zaki sacked off as Minister of Planning and National Development in 2003, He had previously served as the Minister of Tourism (1993–98), as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (1991–1992 ... as Deputy Foreign Minister and Foreign Secretary, Zaki was very closely involved with the development of regional co-operation in South Asia from the inception of the idea in 1980 ... As Foreign Secretary, he was responsible for the development of a professional cadre of officers through the diligent recruitment, focused training and meticulous ...
Paris Declaration On Aid Effectiveness, February 2005
... The role of aid in promoting development was attracting increasing public scrutiny in the run-up to the G8 Summit in Gleneagles, Scotland, and the global campaigns such as Make Poverty History ... multilateral donor agencies, regional development banks and international agencies—endorsed the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness ... governments formulate and implement their own national development plans, according to their own national priorities, using, wherever possible, their own planning and ...

Famous quotes containing the words development and/or national:

    The experience of a sense of guilt for wrong-doing is necessary for the development of self-control. The guilt feelings will later serve as a warning signal which the child can produce himself when an impulse to repeat the naughty act comes over him. When the child can produce his on warning signals, independent of the actual presence of the adult, he is on the way to developing a conscience.
    Selma H. Fraiberg (20th century)

    America is a nation with no truly national city, no Paris, no Rome, no London, no city which is at once the social center, the political capital, and the financial hub.
    C. Wright Mills (1916–1962)