Montserrat’s 12 Month Remote Work Stamp has opened is Application

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Brades, Montserrat – The Remote Workers Stamp was launched on Friday January 29, 2021.  The new Stamp gives professionals and entrepreneurs the opportunity to work remotely from paradise while living like a Montserratian; experiencing the island’s natural beauty, its food, its culture, island life and more, for a year.

The 12 month remote workers stamp provides an opportunity for Montserrat to maintain a level of tourism activity, whilst also ensuring the health and safety of its residents.

Premier Hon. Joseph E. Farrell

“The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it numerous challenges to our personal, recreational and professional lives. But, it has created a unique opportunity for you to work from any place you choose, and Montserrat must be your first choice,” said Premier Hon. Joseph E. Farrell.

We are delighted to offer Montserrat as your new work space. Our people are friendly and the breathtaking natural scenery provides an authentic Caribbean vibe. The island is peaceful and unhurried, with a low crime rate,” he added.
Individuals seeking to take advantage of the 12-month Montserrat Remote Worker Stamp must be able to work remotely, must have valid medical insurance and they must be earning a minimum of USD$70,000 annually.

“We set the bar for their annual income at USD$70,000, so individuals who express an interest in our 12-month programme must first demonstrate that they can contribute to our economy, and not take from our economy,” said Deputy Premier and Minister of Communication, Work, Labour and Energy (MCWLE), Dr. The Hon. Samuel Joseph.

In addition to that, the Deputy Premier  said, “there will be a background character check and assessment on the individuals who present themselves as potential beneficiaries under this programme, so that we only accept reputable individuals, who will positively contribute and integrate into our communities.”

Dr. Joseph further stated, “Montserrat has several unique attributes that make the Remote Worker Stamp attractive including safety, good mobile penetration, good internet connectivity, an adequate health care system and a high standard of education and public service. These things collectively give us an opportunity to enter the market with this particular initiative to promote and elevate Montserrat’s position as a world-class destination for leisure and business travel.”

Bass Consultancy Services was commissioned by the Ministry of Communication, Work, Labour and Energy to manage the marketing campaign for the Stamp. During the launch the marketing firm mentioned that they are targeting two groups primarily – young professionals and pre-retirement individuals.

“We are targeting two groups – age 22 to 39 and the second group age 40 to 55. Why? At 22 to 39 years old you tend to be single, so that gives you the flexibility to move internationally. At 40 to 55 you tend to be married with children, you work in a senior role and you crave the opportunity to live a more easy going lifestyle with your family,” explained Mr. Roydenn Silcott, the CEO of subcontractors Hypnotik Graphics & Design.

Montserrat is a UK Overseas Territory, who receives aid from the United Kingdom, but with the global COVID-19 pandemic affecting the economy of every nation, this initiative would help the country to recover some of the revenue loss experienced since the tourism industry came to a standstill at the end of March 2020.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Apply at: www.montserratremoteworkers.com

The Legislation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Jc_59ALLVqZzdbQaFQdHmlntnUGjJzlS/view?usp=sharing

The live streamed launch of the Stamp: https://fb.watch/3o9gyXzMPj/

The promotional video: https://fb.watch/3o9cIKjohr/

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Works for an employer that is registered in a foreign country and they have a contract of work with that employer; or
  2. Conducts business activity for a company that is registered in a foreign country and of which they are a partner/shareholder; or
  3. Offers freelance or consulting services mostly to clients, whose permanent establishments are in a foreign country, and with whom they have contracts; and
  4. Earns an annual income of USD$70,000; and
  5. Has health insurance with valid Montserrat and COVID-19 coverage.

Application Fees

  • Single: USD$500;
  • Families (up to 3 dependants): USD$750
  • Additional family member: USD$250 each

Supporting Documents

  • Proof of passport biographical data
  • A recent passport photograph
  • Proof of health insurance with valid Montserrat and COVID-19 cover
  • Proof of employment/business incorporation certificate

About Bass Consultancy Services

Bass Consultancy Services was founded by Vernaire Bass in October 2019. Bass Consultancy Services works with a team of freelance business and marketing consultants to provide consulting services, which focus on each clients’ most critical issues and opportunities: strategy, marketing, organisation, operations, technology, transformation, digital and advanced analytics.

About Hypnotik Graphic & Designs

Roydenn Silcott (of Hypnotik Graphics & Marketing) is a sub-contractor on the management of the Montserrat Remote Workers and his team will be in charge of creating all of the marketing assets required to successfully execute the marketing campaign. Hypnotik Graphics & Marketing is a 2x award winning design company, whose  daily focus lies solely on increasing the value of, and demand for its customers products and/or services using a client-tailored static design, motion graphics or fresh marketing strategies.

Photographer: Jenzil Skerritt

Enquiries

About The Media Partners

Contact: Vernaire Bass
Org: Bass Consultancy Services
Email: bassconsultancyservice@gmail.com
Telephone: 1 (664) 392 1984

Contact: Roydenn Silcott
Org: Hypnotik Graphics & Marketing
Email: info@hgraphics@gmail.com
Telephone
: 1 (664) 392 5304

About The Remote Workers Stamp

Contact: Loni Howe
Email: remoteworker@gov.ms / mcw@gov.ms

About Montserrat Tourism

Contact: Warren Solomon
Email: warren.solomon@montserrattourism.ms
Telephone: 1-664-491-4703

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