On 18 November the Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) and the Government of the British Antarctic Territory (BAT) are celebrating the inaugural Polar Pride Day. This day demonstrates a commitment to support and enhance Diversity in Polar Science.
Sarah Whitby was officially sworn in as the Falkland Islands Senior Magistrate at a ceremony at Government House. Mrs Whitby, previously Crown Counsel for Civil and Safeguarding, will fulfill the role of Senior Magistrate and Coroner for the Falklands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, and the British Antarctic Territory, as well as acting Judge for the Falkland Islands.
The British Antarctic Territory and South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands marked the centenary of the end of World War I with new stamps. The issue honors members of Ernest Shackleton’s 1914-16 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition who served in the war.
Britain has a new highest mountain after new data showed measurements from old overland surveys were inaccurate. It was thought until this point that Mount Jackson was the tallest mountain in the British Antarctic Territory at 3,184m above sea level. However, new satellite data by British Antarctic Survey (BAS) shows Mount Hope is the tallest mountain, at 3,239m.
British couple will make history this weekend when they become the first to tie the knot in the British Antarctic Territory. Bride-to-be Julie Baum and her groom Tom Sylvester will take their vows at the icy cold Rothera Research Station, almost 2,000 miles south of the Falkland Islands.
The flag of the British Antarctic Territory was flying over the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Tuesday,. 21st June to mark mid point of Antarctic winter. 21st June is Mid-Winter’s Day in the British Antarctic Territory.
A strong controversy is expected following statements from Chilean officials who downplayed the significance of the recent UN continental shelf maritime extension referred to Argentina and which included the Falklands, South Atlantic Islands and Antarctica territory.
The Falkland Island Government and Falklands Post Service Ltd have announced the launch of our new on-line shopping service for philatelic products.
Falkland Islands representative Roger Edwards speaking before the UN Special Decolonization Committee recalled the Islands history and highlighted that the Falklands had British sovereignty since 1765, a time when Argentina did not exist as a sovereign nation.
The 21st June was Mid-Winter’s Day in The British Antarctic Territory and to mark the occasion, Commissioner Dr Peter Hayes has written to UK Base (Rothera, Halley, King Edward Point, Bird Island) Commanders and staff to thank them for their ongoing hard work within the Territory.