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Tag: British Overseas Territory

  • Friday, January 11th 2019 - 21:23 UTC

    Ascension Island MPA; satellite data suggests conservation success likely

    Ascension Island's: home to one of the largest and healthiest green turtle rookeries in the Atlantic and a million seabirds breed and forage on its shores

    If United Nations goals are met, 10% of the world’s oceans could be marine reserves by 2020, but it has been suggested that many of these reserves will represent protection on paper but not in practice. However, new research trialling remote satellite monitoring of illegal fishing activity in the protected waters of Ascension Island from the Oxford Program of Sustainable Oceans suggests that here at least these “paper park” fears are not fully supported by evidence.

  • Tuesday, October 17th 2017 - 11:23 UTC

    Political killing of investigative reporter and government critic in Malta

    Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, was reportedly killed when the car she was driving exploded shortly after she left her home in Bidnija, near Mosta.

    A prominent blogger in the Republic of Malta, who had accused the island's government of corruption, has died in a car bomb attack, according to police. Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, was reportedly killed when the car she was driving exploded shortly after she left her home in Bidnija, near Mosta.

  • Saturday, August 27th 2016 - 05:21 UTC

    NOAA “flying laboratory” scheduled to circle St Helena Island

    SHG understands that the NOAA aircraft will undertake three circuits over the Island at different altitudes, before heading off to the South West coast of Africa.

    As part of an international study to be able to deliver more accurate weather forecasts across the South Atlantic, a United States NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) “flying laboratory” is planning to operate over St Helena this coming weekend, to undertake a series of weather-related measurements.

  • Friday, June 3rd 2016 - 06:40 UTC

    Falklands are “my homeland”, with the right to freely choose our own future

    Ms. Krysteen Ormond, JP, Falkland Islands Government Representative to the United Nations Decolonization Committee

    The Falklands are a people, “my homeland”, with the right to freely choose our own future, as enshrined as leading principle in the UN Charter and safeguarded by the several covenants on civil and political rights, said Falklands' government representative Krysteen Ormond addressing the Pacific Regional Seminar of the C24, Special Decolonization Committee.

  • Friday, September 18th 2015 - 06:55 UTC

    Falklands' government congratulates new Labor leader, Jeremy Corbyn

    “Falkland Islanders and representatives of the Falkland Government will be attending Labour Party’s 2015 Annual Conference in Brighton, and we hope Mr Corbyn will have time to meet with us”

    The Falkland Islands Government has congratulated the Leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn MP on his election success. Mr Corbyn’s campaign to take up leadership after Ed Miliband resigned in May, touched a raw nerve with some Islanders after media picked up on a BBC interview from two years ago in which he said a “degree of joint administration,” could be used as a solution to the dispute over the Falkland Islands.

  • Saturday, May 23rd 2015 - 10:17 UTC

    On St Helena Day, 21 May 2016, begins air link of the island with South Africa

    According to St Helena's Exco “the current RMS St Helena Shipping Schedule comes to an end in April 2016, just under 12 months away”.

    British Overseas Territory St Helena only link with the outside world, currently by sea, will be coming to an end in May 2016, when the proposed official opening of the airport which is being built by South African contractors, will be taking place, according to the 12 May meeting of the island's Executive Council.

  • Wednesday, April 15th 2015 - 08:57 UTC

    St. Helena prepares for airport opening with boutique hotel and South African airline

    A view of Jamestown which expects an economic boost once the airport begins receiving air traffic from South Africa and hopefully an influx of tourists

    Two South African companies, Mantis in the hotel business and Comair airline, will be playing a vital role in developing St Helena's economy through increased communications and the tourist industry, once the international airport is opened next February, according to the latest news from the British Overseas Territory in mid South Atlantic.

  • Monday, February 23rd 2015 - 06:33 UTC

    Falklands governor says road to independence possible, rejects dialogue with Argentina

    Governor Colin Roberts ruled out any dialogue with the Argentine government blaming Argentina for what he calls a “diplomatic bullying.”

    Falkland Islands Governor, Colin Roberts, came on stage to suggest that the future of the disputed British Overseas Territory will depend on its people bluntly rejecting any dialogue with the Argentine government.

  • Thursday, February 5th 2015 - 09:18 UTC

    HMS Dragon calls at the remote Tristan da Cunha Island

    The Type 45 destroyer left Portsmouth on 27th October 2014 for a routine seven-month Atlantic Patrol Tasking deployment.

    The Royal Navy's Atlantic Patrol Tasking HMS Dragon called at Tristan da Cunha, one of the most remote islands on the planet, on the latest stage of her Atlantic deployment. There is no land to the west for more than 2,000 miles, South Africa is 1,750 miles to the east and the nearest inhabited locality is another British Overseas Territory 1,510 miles away.

  • Tuesday, January 6th 2015 - 22:12 UTC

    Spain tried to abort US Congress bill in support of Gibraltar's right to self determination

    Republican Congressman George Holding, who sponsored the bi-partisan resolution, made public the letter from the Spanish ambassador.

    Spain tried to persuade US politicians to drop an initiative calling for the House of Representatives in Washington to formally recognize Gibraltar’s right to self-determination. The plea was contained in a letter from Spain’s ambassador to Washington, Ramon Gil-Casares, to Republican Congressman George Holding, who sponsored the bi-partisan resolution.

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