News

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...

Another Damaging Storm Hits Tristan da Cunha

The island of Tristan da Cunha was hit by another damaging storm on 2/3 November 2019. This was very much like the July event in terms of wind speed/direction and with similar, but slightly smaller consequences with no one hurt. For full details https://www.tristandc.com/news-2019-11-03-storm.php Read more...

ZSL’s work in the UK Overseas Territories

As well the seas around the British Isles, the UK government is also responsible for the waters around all of the 14 UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs). When taking these waters into account, the UK has 6.8 million square kilometres under its jurisdiction. Over 90% of the UK’s biodiversity is found in its Overseas Territories, and […] Read more...

Falkland Islands Defence Force

This week, at the DSEI 2019, the Falkland Islands Defence Force met up with the Commanding Officer  and soldiers from the Royal Bermuda Regiment along with members of the Bermuda Government.  Only 4 British Overseas Territories have Defence Forces and this was a great opportunity to build strong ties between fellow soldiers. Read more...

UKOTA meet with James Duddridge MP

On 28 August 2019, UKOTA met with James Duddridge, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Exiting the European Union to discuss how Brexit will affect the UK Overseas Territories. Read more...

St Helena Hosts Training Visit for Tristanians

From Tristan da Cunha, Riann Repetto and Kelly Swain, undertook a training visit with the Agriculture & Natural Resources Division (ANRD) between April and August 2019. Riann worked with the Veterinary & Livestock Section to gain veterinary training and experience in preparation for his role on Tristan da Cunha as their Veterinary Officer. Riann was […] Read more...