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Tag: South Georgia

  • Tuesday, July 17th 2018 - 11:26 UTC

    Tierra del Fuego infighting over the Malvinas Question Observatory

    Rosana Bertone, governor of Tierra del Fuego

    Last week's meeting in Buenos Aires of the Malvinas Question Observatory from the province of Tierra del Fuego with the Malvinas Department at the Argentine foreign ministry has not been without consequences.

  • Wednesday, May 9th 2018 - 08:24 UTC

    South Georgia declared rat-free: four year successful program to eradicate invasive rodents

    Over the winter, the final examination of the BOT was carried out with the help of sniffer terriers, which confirmed the extinction of the rodents on the island.

    A Dundee-based charity has succeeded in its epic mission to declare a sub-Antarctic island rodent-free for the first time since humans arrived more than 200 years ago. In 2011, the South Georgia Heritage Trust started the world’s largest project to remove the invasive rats and mice to save South Georgia’s wildlife, including threatened pipits and pintails.

  • Friday, April 20th 2018 - 08:26 UTC

    South Georgia fishing licenses dispute will be appealed before the High Court in London

    The row erupted after it emerged that £75million worth of licenses in the South Atlantic have been handed to firms from Norway, Chile and New Zealand

    A British fishing firm has won the right to appeal against a controversial decision to hand lucrative fishing licenses to foreign rivals in the South Atlantic, according to a report from Daniel Martin in the Daily Mail.

  • Tuesday, April 17th 2018 - 09:02 UTC

    South Georgia fishing licenses controversy headed to the High Court

    The Express says that Mr. Street applied for one of six lucrative permits to catch tooth-fish, “but governors on the island...snubbed the only UK application”.

    Under the heading of 'Betrayal' Fury as UK's bid for application to fish near the Falklands is Snubbed', Cyril Dixon from the Express reports that the head of South Georgia Fisheries company, Rupert Street will be going to the High Court in London to seek a judicial review on the decision which denied his company fishing licenses in South Georgia Islands.

  • Saturday, April 14th 2018 - 10:42 UTC

    South Georgia fisheries licensing controversy reaches the leading media in UK

    Applications from two companies based in the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Fisheries and Fortuna Ltd, were rejected.

    Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was accused of betraying by handing lucrative licenses in the South Atlantic to foreign firms. The row erupted after it emerged that £75million worth of licenses in the South Atlantic have been handed to firms from Norway, Chile and New Zealand, according to reports in the UK media.

  • Wednesday, April 4th 2018 - 09:14 UTC

    SGSSI Commissioner’s 12-Day Visit To South Georgia

    Participants of the visit headed by Commissioner for South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands, Nigel Phillips CBE.

    The Commissioner for South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands, Nigel Phillips CBE, returned on March 17th from his visit to South Georgia where he was accompanied by representatives of some of South Georgia’s key partners and stakeholders.

  • Monday, February 19th 2018 - 09:33 UTC

    Falklands conflict: Sir Henry Greald Elliot, an involuntary trigger

    Gerald Elliot was head of Christian Salvesen when it signed a deal with Argentine scrap merchant Constantino Davidoff, to remove machinery from South Georgia.

    Sir Gerald Henry Elliot, businessman and philanthropist died, 28 January 2018 in Edinburgh. Gerald Elliot was managing director, and later chairman, of the Edinburgh shipping company Christian Salvesen when it signed a deal with an Argentine scrap merchant, Constantino Davidoff, to have machinery removed from some disused whaling stations it had on the island of South Georgia.

  • Wednesday, February 14th 2018 - 10:04 UTC

    Falklands under the cone of a partial solar eclipse on Thursday

    When the moon passes from the orbit between the sun and the earth, the moon’s shadow appears over the sun. This phenomenon is called the solar eclipse.

    Everyone admired the rare phenomenon of the supermoon recently. Pictures of the lunar eclipse flooded the social media platforms. But for astronomy enthusiasts, there is another celestial event happening this week. On the 15th of February, a partial solar eclipse is going to take place. However, the celestial event will be seen over parts of Antarctica, southern parts of the Atlantic ocean and South America's Patagonia, including the Falkland Islands.

  • Friday, February 2nd 2018 - 19:43 UTC

    Government of South Georgia is seeking a Chief Executive Officer

    Grytviken, the South Georgia settlement where government offices are located

    The Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands is seeking a Chief Executive Officer, CEO, and has posted some of the conditions expected from a successful candidate.

  • Saturday, January 27th 2018 - 09:05 UTC

    Falklands' Dictionary of Biographies, from text to a new website

    David Tatham, editor of the printed edition was very grateful to Tom McAdam who volunteered to set up the website with excellent links and very easy to navigate.

    The entire text of the fantastically informative Dictionary of Falklands Biography has been placed on a new website In addition to the original 476 biographies, six new names have been added and more are to follow. Among the newcomers are Constance Allardyce, the wife of Governor Sir William, who was a respected palaeontologist and expert on Falklands fossils (written by Dr Phil Stone).