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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...

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...