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St Helena Research Institute officially launched on St Helena and in London

The Education & Employment Directorate officially launched the St Helena Research Institute (SHRI) at dual events hosted on St Helena and in London on Tuesday, 12 November 2019. Ann’s Place, one of the Island’s cultural gems which has already been the platform for the Island’s first two International Environmental Conferences, provided a fitting venue for […] Read more...

Another Damaging Storm Hits Tristan da Cunha

The island of Tristan da Cunha was hit by another damaging storm on 2/3 November 2019. This was very much like the July event in terms of wind speed/direction and with similar, but slightly smaller consequences with no one hurt. For full details https://www.tristandc.com/news-2019-11-03-storm.php Read more...

ZSL’s work in the UK Overseas Territories

As well the seas around the British Isles, the UK government is also responsible for the waters around all of the 14 UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs). When taking these waters into account, the UK has 6.8 million square kilometres under its jurisdiction. Over 90% of the UK’s biodiversity is found in its Overseas Territories, and […] Read more...

Falkland Islands Defence Force

This week, at the DSEI 2019, the Falkland Islands Defence Force met up with the Commanding Officer  and soldiers from the Royal Bermuda Regiment along with members of the Bermuda Government.  Only 4 British Overseas Territories have Defence Forces and this was a great opportunity to build strong ties between fellow soldiers. Read more...

UKOTA meet with James Duddridge MP

On 28 August 2019, UKOTA met with James Duddridge, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Exiting the European Union to discuss how Brexit will affect the UK Overseas Territories. Read more...

St Helena Hosts Training Visit for Tristanians

From Tristan da Cunha, Riann Repetto and Kelly Swain, undertook a training visit with the Agriculture & Natural Resources Division (ANRD) between April and August 2019. Riann worked with the Veterinary & Livestock Section to gain veterinary training and experience in preparation for his role on Tristan da Cunha as their Veterinary Officer. Riann was […] Read more...

Tristan da Cunha Storm of July 2019

Tristan da Cunha was impacted by a major storm on July 18. There were no casualties but almost all communications were cut and many public buildings have been badly damaged. For further details see: https://www.tristandc.com/news-2019-07-23-storm-damage.php Read more...

The Hon. E. David Burt JP, MP, Premier of Bermuda, meets with the US Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Mr Robert Wood Johnson

The US Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Robert Wood Johnson, visited Bermuda to assess the islands economic and social activity. Mr Wood Johnson was optimistic that the strong relationship formed between Bermuda and the US would remain unaffected by Brexit. Bermuda’s impressive insurance market was described as “world class” due to its impressive governance and […] Read more...