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World Maritime Day 2020

Today, Thursday 24 September, is World Maritime Day 2020 – a day used to highlight the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the marine environment, and to emphasise a particular aspect of International Maritime Organisation (IMO) work. This year’s theme is ‘Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet’. On St Helena, to recognise World Maritime […] Read more...

Green Roads for the Rock

After months of Covid-19 lockdown the Government in Gibraltar is hoping to unlock to a greener and healthier Gibraltar. Ideas for a greener town centre with less road use and encouragement of walking and cycling are being proposed. Read more...

The Virtual Island Summit September 7-13 2020

St Helena and Falkland Islands to join over 100 islands in the Virtual Island Summit 2020. The Summit is a free online event, which runs from Monday 7 through to Sunday 13 September 2020, aimed at connecting islands across the globe to share common experiences.  St Helena and Falkland Islands to host panel discussion ‘Innovation […] Read more...

St Helena Successful Charter Flight from the UK

The Boeing 757-200 aircraft operated by Titan Airways arrived at St Helena Airport (see photo attached) on Thursday, 30 July 2020, at 4.31pm following a brief delay due to a technical issue where it had to return to Ascension Island. This was a charter flight from the UK, organised by St Helena Government, and the […] Read more...

Gareth Drabble awarded Chevening Scholarship

Gareth Drabble of Levelwood has been awarded a Foreign & Commonwealth Office Chevening Scholarship. Gareth will undertake a year-long Master’s Degree in Digital Technologies, Communication and Education at the University of Manchester, commencing in October this year.  For full details: Press Release – Gareth Drabble Awarded Chevening Scholarship_July 2020 Read more...

CPA News

Newly elected Members of the Anguilla House of Assembly benefit from Commonwealth expertise at the CPA’s first ever virtual post-election seminar.  Read the full article here: CPA News Anguilla PES post event July 2020 FINAL Read more...

Cayman Mangroves

Mangroves are shrubs or small trees that grow in coastal saline or brackish waters and  are noted for their role in shoreline protection, carbon sequestration and storage, filtering of sediment and pollutants, and as habitat for threatened species. Photo courtesy of Stephen Clarke. In Cayman, there are four main species of mangrove: Red mangroves, also […] Read more...

Montserrat fibre optic cable connection successfully completed

The Government of Montserrat Information Unit (GIU) recently announced the installation of the new submarine fibre optic cable system from Montserrat, to the Branching Unit between Guadeloupe and Antigua. Mr Denzil West, Head of the Department for Information Technology and e-Government Services (DITES) and Project Manager for the Montserrat Submarine Fibre Project stated that on […] Read more...

APPG for the Overseas Territories Zoom meeting

On Wednesday 01 July, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Overseas Territories, Chaired by Andrew Rosindell MP met. This cross-party group provides a forum where members of the House of Commons and House of Lords, with an interest in the UK’s Overseas Territories, can come together to discuss matters of interest relating to the […] Read more...

Celebrating World Albatross Day with the Falkland Islands

This Friday we celebrate World Albatross Day on the Falkland Islands together with colleagues across the world. The day honours these magnificent birds and celebrates achievements in albatross conservation efforts. It also serves to raise awareness of the threats that many populations face due to introduced predators or by being accidently caught during fishing operations. […] Read more...