News

Tristan da Cunha to join the Blue Belt

In 2020, the world’s remotest community will declare new environmental protections in a vast ocean zone. With support from the UK Government, Tristan da Cunha is on track to launch the regime this year. The aim is to combine world-class ocean stewardship with the sustainable fisheries that account for around 90% of the island’s economy. Preparing […] Read more...

Cruise Ships: A Humanitarian Repatriation

As borders close across South America, in response to COVID-19, the Falkland Islands has become one of the few places still willing to take cruise ships. Working with UK Embassies in South America, the Governor’s office in Stanley, the local private sector, and British Forces South Atlantic Islands, the Falkland Islands Government have permitted and […] Read more...

St Helena Green Turtles attempt nesting on Rupert’s Beach

On the evening of Sunday, 5 April 2020, the Saint Helena National Trust’s Marine Team responded to a call regarding a green turtle attempting to nest on Rupert’s Beach. It has been a few years since the last nesting attempt of the green turtle, which happened at Sandy Bay Beach in March 2015.  It was […] Read more...

St Helena Covid-19 Preparedeness Update

St Helena is still in the Prevent Stage and we continue to take precautionary measures to remain in this stage and further protect the Island.  At this time there is no medical evidence to escalate the current preventative measures we have in place on St Helena. The enhanced  Social Distancing measures which came into effect […] Read more...

British Airways Flight arrives in Grand Cayman

The British Airways flight arrived in Grand Cayman this afternoon (Monday 6 April 2020). The flight carried vital supplies for the Islands including urgent pharmaceuticals, personal protective equipment and test kits. The flight returned 58 Caymanian students and other residents to the Island. On arrival the passengers were checked by Public Health and were immediately […] Read more...

Tristan da Cunha Gough Island Restoration 2020

The RSPB-led £9.1m project which aims to eradicate mice from Gough Island has started. This will be the RSPB’s largest ever single undertaking, and one of the most ambitious island restorations ever attempted by anyone anywhere in the world.  For full details: https://www.tristandc.com/wildlife/news-2020-03-04-grpupdate.php Read more...

Parliamentary Meetings

On Tuesday 21 January UKOTA held two important meetings in Parliament for its members.  The first was a meeting with the recently elected Speaker of the House of Commons, the Rt Hon Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP. Sir Lindsay has been a strong supporter of the UK’s Overseas Territories throughout his time in the House of […] Read more...

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...