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Speaker raises first flag to the British Overseas Territories

The British Overseas Territory of Monserrat is being celebrated by the Speaker of the House of Commons with the raising of the country’s flag in New Palace Yard. The tiny island, which sits just south of Antigua, celebrates St Patrick’s Day on 17 March – the same day it commemorates the nine West African slaves […] Read more...

St Helena Net Zero Carbon Emissions Scoping Study

St Helena Government (SHG) is exploring how the Island could transition to net zero carbon emissions, in line with an objective of St Helena’s Climate Change Policy ‘Identify and prioritize measures to reduce and minimize greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions’. As such a Scoping Study has been funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) […] Read more...

Falkland Islands Officially Declared Mine Free on November 14 2020

At the end of hostilities in 1982 several thousand landmines were left in the Falkland Islands.  Initially, UK Forces made considerable efforts to locate and clear the mines and booby traps.  Unfortunately, the efforts were costly.  Three soldiers suffered serious injury within the first few weeks of clearance and two others were injured in 1983.  […] Read more...

UK Overseas Territory becomes one of the world’s biggest sanctuaries for wildlife

Media Release issued by RSPB on behalf of the Tristan da Cunha Government & National Geographic Pristine Seas The Government and people of Tristan da Cunha make visionary declaration with support of an international partnership including the UK Government, RSPB, National Geographic Pristine Seas, Blue Nature Alliance, Becht Family Charitable Trust together with Blue Marine Foundation, […] Read more...

St Helena Health Directorate receives UN Award for Prevention & Control of Noncommunicable Diseases

St Helena Government’s (SHG) Health Directorate has received the 2020 United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases (NCD) Award. This follows a nomination from Public Health England (PHE) on St Helena’s successful implementation of the Islandwide Health Promotion Strategic Framework which has helped the Island achieve significant progress in […] Read more...

St Helena’s Coffee Production

In recognition of International Coffee Day, which takes place on Thursday 1st October, representatives from Enterprise St Helena (ESH), the Agriculture and Natural Resources Division (ANRD) and the main on-island coffee producers attended an informal workshop at Wellington House on Monday 28 September. The coffee producers present included both family run establishments which have offerings […] Read more...

St Helena Endemic Species

For an insightful and interesting read on St Helena’s endemic species, courtesy of Saint Helena Island,  http://sainthelenaisland.info/endemics.htm Read more...

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...