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1: Summary of Executive Council Meeting 29 February 2012 - Falklands (Legal) - 29.02.2012
he meeting of Executive Council held on the 22nd February 2012 was attended by the Hon Jan Cheek, the Hon Sharon Halford and the Hon Dick Sawle and no stand-ins attended on this occasion.

2: St Helena OVERSEAS MEDICAL REFERRALS - St Helena (Health) - 29.02.2012
The Health and Social Welfare Directorate has entered into a Service Level Agreement with Tygerberg hospital in the Western Cape Province for referral of patients requiring treatment that cannot be provided on island. On average, roughly 2% of the St Helena population are referred for overseas treatment each year.

3: St Helena “A PLACE TO RIVAL EDEN” - St Helena (Tourism/Travel) - 29.02.2012
This was just one of the comments made by visitors from the MV Melody, which called at the island on Saturday afternoon. There was a range of very positive comments and feedback from the visitors and crew who came ashore and enjoyed the countryside and Jamestown itself. Jamestown itself was busy with the community market reporting a good level of interest, and with shops and eating places also very busy.

4: LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY 23 FEBRUARY 2012 - Falklands (Legal) - 29.02.2012
Part 1: Questions for Oral Answer, Motions and Legislation

5: South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Marine Protected Area One of the the World’s Largest - S.Georgia (Environment) - 27.02.2012This article has photographs
The Government of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) has established a large sustainable Marine Protected Area (MPA) covering over 1 million km2 of the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands (SGSSI) Maritime Zone by signing relevant legislation on Monday afternoon at 1400hrs. Photo (c) J. Brock (FINN)

6: A Tribute from former Governors to Mary “Nanny” Fullerton - Falklands (Heritage) - 24.02.2012
On behalf of the previous Governors of the Falkland Islands and their families from the 1960s onwards we should like to express our sadness at the death of Nanny Fullerton and to send our sincere condolences to all her family and friends. We also wish to express our great appreciation of all that she did for us and all that she meant to us.

7: US CONGRESSMAN IN FALKLANDS FACT-FINDING VISIT - Falklands (Business News) - 23.02.2012This article has photographs
US Representative Frank James Sensenbrenner Jr., R - Wisconsin and his aide Mr Todd Washam are visiting the Falkland Islands this week to find out for themselves how the place operates and what the people think about their right to self-determination as enshrined in the UN Charter. Photo (c) J. Brock (FINN)

8: FALKLANDS PORT OPTIONS PUBLIC CONSULTATION PROCESS UNDERWAY - Falklands (Business News) - 19.02.2012
After the December 2011 Meeting of Executive Council (ExCo) received a detailed paper from the FIG Projects Director relating to further work on options for the proposed new port facility for the Falkland Islands a press release was issued to the general public as part of the consultation process.

9: St Helena NCAs – How will they impact the public? - St Helena (Business News) - 19.02.2012
National Conservation Areas (NCAs) is an ‘umbrella term’ adopted by St. Helena to describe a range of sites that represent the very best of St. Helena’s landscapes, plants, animals, landforms and heritage.

10: FALKLANDS ARCHERY NEWS - Falklands (Heritage) - 19.02.2012
A well-earned achievement for James Tyrrell who this month was awarded the Argos Junior Trophy, this is an award presented to under 18’s who the committee believe had shown the most improvement in score, attendance and character.

11: Falklands' Historical Telex For Sale - Falklands (Heritage) - 19.02.2012
A copy of the original Falklands War Surrender Telex, announcing the laying down of arms by the Argentine Forces under General de Brigada Mario Menendez in June 1982, is to be sold at Bonhams Marine Sale on 3 April 2012

12: St Helena Councillor Gunnell back on Island - St Helena (Business News) - 19.02.2012
Councillor Cyril Gunnell has recently returned to the Island having represented St Helena in high level discussions at the first International Parliamentary Conference on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and TB-HIV AIDS Summit in London.

13: St Helena The Land Disposal Policy explained - St Helena (Business News) - 19.02.2012
The Land Disposal Policy (for Crown property) sits alongside the Land Development Control Plan (LDCP) together with the Housing Strategy, the infrastructure policies and the Tourism Development Plan. These form part of a wider strategy for the island – this being a wealthier and better place to live, work, invest and enjoy spare time.

14: St Helena Formal LegCo Meeting to take place next week - St Helena (Legal) - 19.02.2012
Legislative Council will meet Friday, 24th February, at 10am in the Court House, Jamestown. Their meeting is expected to be for one day and will be broadcast live via Radio St Helena.

15: St Helena Call for expressions of interest for Environmental (EOI) data mining. - St Helena (Business News) - 19.02.2012
The Environmental Management Directorate is seeking expressions of interest for a short environmental data mining contract.

16: SEVEN VIETNAMESE CREW SAFE AFTER JUMPING SHIP IN THE FALKLANDS - Falklands (Fisheries) - 12.02.2012
At approximately 0242 hrs on Sunday, 12 February 2012 seven Vietnamese crewmen off the Taiwanese Jigger, Sing Jung Yu No 8, anchored in Stanley harbour were reported missing to Authorities in the Falkland Islands.

17: DANNY - Falklands (Education) - 11.02.2012This article has photographs
Give this man a Pulitzer Prize!

18: St Helena - SDP and EDP- THE Next Steps - St Helena (Business News) - 11.02.2012
Consultation on the draft Sustainable Development Plan (SDP) and the draft Economic Development Plan (EDP) has now come to a close.

19: St Helena Strategic Policy and Planning Unit - St Helena (Business News) - 11.02.2012
National Conservation Areas (NCAs) is an ‘umbrella term’ adopted by St. Helena to describe a range of sites that represent the very best of St. Helena’s landscapes, plants, animals, landforms and heritage.

20: St Helena: DFID Team on Island - St Helena (Business News) - 11.02.2012
A team from the Department for International Development is on Island to discuss, with SHG, budgets and economic growth for St Helena.

21: St Helena - ‘In the Know with the MOU’ - St Helena (Business News) - 11.02.2012
This week is the final interview of a four part series ‘In the Know with the MOU’ which aims to inform our readers about the progress made on each of the ‘big’ reform areas under the MOU; Immigration, Land, Economic Development and Institutional Arrangements.

22: KIRCHNER ASKS CAMERON TO ‘GIVE PEACE A CHANCE’ - Falklands (Business News) - 08.02.2012
This is a report about what the Argentine President said. A short editorial piece will follow.

23: FERNANDEZ SPEECH – ONE PERSON’S VIEW - Falklands (Business News) - 08.02.2012
As for militarisation, the Falklands’ complement has been the same for the past 30 years. The only difference is that the equipment and hardware is more up to date as the original complement has become obsolete.

24: Joint Agency Disaster Management Live Exercise Jamestown - St Helena (Business News) - 06.02.2012
Police Directorate: including police, fire and sea rescue officers, joined together with staff from the Health and Social Welfare Directorate: including doctors, nurses, ambulance and other hospital workers, to take part in a Disaster Management Exercise.

25: The Land Development Control Plan explained - St Helena (Business News) - 06.02.2012
With the second round of consultation having already begun on the revised draft Land Development Control Plan (LDCP), it is vital for members of the Planning Team to receive as much feedback as possible from the public.

26: St Helena - “THE MOST SURPRISING PLACE WE’VE BEEN...” - St Helena (Business News) - 06.02.2012
This was just one of the comments made by visitors from the two cruise ships that visited last week. Visitors from the Seabourn Quest and Silver Whisper were most vocal in saying they enjoyed themselves during their stay, with many of the visitors from Silver Whisper stating they wished they had had a longer time ashore

27: TOURISM UPDATE – EXPLORE ST HELENA - St Helena (Business News) - 06.02.2012
There are several local suppliers who are able to offer a range of tours exploring the island. These include visiting the main places of interest, or more specialised trips such as off-road or Wirebird watching. If you are interested in taking one of these, please contact the office and we will be pleased to make arrangements for you.

28: St Helena Economic Development - St Helena (Business News) - 06.02.2012
This week is the third interview of a four part series ‘In the Know with the MOU’ which aims to inform our readers about the progress made on each of the ‘big’ reform areas under the MOU; Immigration, Land, Economic Development and Institutional Arrangements.

29: GUARDIAN ARTICLE LONG ON RHETORIC BUT SHORT ON FALKLANDS’ FACTS - Falklands (Business News) - 06.02.2012
Over the weekend Mr Peter Preston of the Guardian wrote an article entitled “Falkland islanders will be sold out sooner or later,”

30: HRH the Duke of Cambridge Takes Sea King Flight in the Falklands - Falklands (Heritage) - 05.02.2012
The Ministry of Defence has releaced footage of HRH the Duke of Cambridge (AKA Flt Lt Wales) taking an initial flight in a Sea King Search and Rescue Helicopter in the Falkland Islands

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