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UK Representative’s meet with Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman

Overseas Territory UK Representative’s attended a meeting of the Overseas Territories All Party Parliamentary Group (OT APPG) on the afternoon of Wednesday 25th May. The meeting was addressed by Crispin Blunt MP, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee. Photographed are (L-R) Crispin Blunt MP, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee; Benito Wheatley, Chairman […] Read more...

History Made as Large Passenger Jet Aircraft Lands at St Helena

History was made on Monday 18th April 2016 when the first large passenger jet aircraft, a Boeing 737-800 (ZS-ZWG), landed at the new St Helena Airport shortly after 12.00 noon. This is the actual Boeing aircraft which will serve the St Helena/Johannesburg route. As planned, British Airways (operated by Comair) brought in this ‘Implementation Flight’ […] Read more...

UKOTA holds 2016 Annual General Meeting

On 27th January 2016, UKOTA members gathered for their Annual General Meeting. Members formally adopted the UKOTA Annual Report for 2015. Benito Wheatley, UK Representative for the British Virgin Islands, was elected as Chairman; Albert Poggio OBE GMH, UK Representative for HM Government of Gibraltar, was re-elected to the role of Hon. Secretary; and Chris […] Read more...

Montserrat is now an Associate Member of UNESCO

Montserrat became an Associate Member of UNESCO on Tuesday 3rd November 2015, following an application by the Government of Montserrat and supported by Her Majesty’s Government. Montserrat was represented at the General Conference by Mrs. Janice Panton MBE, the Government’s UK Representative who gave the acceptance speech on behalf of the Government. Click here to […] Read more...

An Island Parish: Falklands

A new series of “An Island Parish: Falklands” begins on BBC2 on Friday 13th November. This is the second series of the show to be set in the Falkland Islands and chronicles the lives of the unique community. Click here for more information… Read more...

Commonwealth Youth Parliament

Young Falkland Islanders, Ulia Sytchova and Vicky Collier, recently represented the Falkland Islands at the 7th Commonwealth Youth Parliament (CYP) in Darwin, Australia from 1st-5th November. Click here to read more… Read more...

Overseas Territories triumph at the Commonwealth Essay Competition 2015

Nathan Swain from Tristan da Cunha has recently been announced as the winner in the Junior category of the Commonwealth Essay Competition 2015 and is joined in the category by runner-up Martina Watler, from the Cayman Islands. The award ceremony was held at Buckingham Palace on Thursday 15th October where winners were welcomed by The […] Read more...