Nov 23, 2014
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Posts tagged: Herman “Cupid” Francis

Coming Home: 50 Years of Montserrat Festival

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Montserrat Masquerade

This month, thousands of Montserratians living abroad will return home, many for the first time in decades. The number of people on the island during the 50th annual Montserrat Festival, Dec. 14 through Jan. 1, is expected to double, a result of the greatest effort to bring back displaced expatriates since the 1995 eruption of the Soufriere Hills volcano spurred more than half of the population to leave.

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