The University of Science, Arts, and Technology (USAT) is fully accredited and licensed by the Ministry of Education of Montserrat to grant High School Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees in a variety of disciplines. USAT is also an accredited and internationally recognized teaching and research Institution. For more information please click here.
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Montserrat is amongst the chain of islands commonly referred to as the "West Indies" or, as the original inhabitants called these islands, the "Antilles." The first recorded name for Montserrat was "Alliouagana" given by the Carib people. It is thought that the name was derived from a prickly bush growing on the island...
The island of Montserrat is a British Overseas Territory. The Montserrat Constitution Order of 1989 vests executive authority in Her Majesty, which may be exercised on her behalf by the governor.
The educational system in Montserrat is based on the British educational system.
|1493||On November 11 Christopher Columbus sighted Montserrat and gave the island its present name because it reminded him of a mountain monastery in Spain.|
|1632||Sir Thomas Warner led a group of English and Irish settlers form St. Kitts to start a colony. More Irish immigrants came from the colony of Virginia.|
|1605||Sugarcane was introduced to the island.|
|1664||The French took possession of Montserrat. Slavery was introduced to the island.|
|1668||Montserrat was returned to England.|
|1712||The French sacked Montserrat.|
|1780||Montserrat was damaged by the Great Hurricane of 1780.|
|1782||The French recaptured Montserrat.|
|1783||Montserrat was returned to England as part of the Treaty of Versailles.|
|1834||Slavery was abolished in Montserrat.|
|1857||Joseph Sturge formed the Montserrat Company and introduced the cultivation of lime trees.|
|1871||Montserrat became part of the Leeward Islands Colony of Great Britain.|
|1900s, 1930s||Earthquake tremors (which are now connected with the island's volcanic activity) affected the island.|
|1956||The Leeward Islands Federation was abolished, and Montserrat became a separate colony.|
|1958||Montserrat joined the West Indies Federation.|
|1960s||Earthquake tremors affected the island.|
|1962||The West Indies Federation was abolished (when Jamaica became independent), and Montserratians voted to remain a dependency of Great Britain. They remain so to the present.|