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1: BORDERS & SOUTHERN ANNOUNCE INTERIM RESULTS - Falklands (Mineral Resources) - 30.09.2012
Borders & Southern have announced its interim financial results for the six month period ending 30 June 2012. The announcement indicates that the company

2: Faster and cheaper broadband packages announced by Falklandsí Government - Falklands (Business News) - 30.09.2012
FIG have announced a new price control mechanism to regulate the prices of regulated retail services provided by Cable & Wireless South Atlantic under their exclusive licence to the general public and businesses in the Falklands.

3: 58th COMMONWEALTH PARLIAMENTARY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE REPORT - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 30.09.2012
The Hon Mr Gavin Short MLA and the Hon Mrs Sharon Halford MLA attended the week-long conference that brought together some 800 parliamentarians and parliamentary officers from 175 branches of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.

4: HMS Edinburgh leaves Portsmouth on last deployment - Falklands (Heritage) - 30.09.2012
HMS Edinburgh is scheduled to work on counter-drug trafficking measures off West Africa before visiting the Caribbean and the US, returning to Portsmouth in March 2013.

5: Dauntless hosts key summit on visit to Colombia - Falklands (Heritage) - 30.09.2012
HMS Dauntless served as the setting for inaugural annual defence talks between Britain and Colombia when she visited Cartagena. The new Type 45 destroyer once again served as a floating venue for events promoting the best of British on the latest leg of her Auriga 12 deployment to the North and South Atlantic.

6: Conservation Ball Raises £23,000 - Falklands (Environment) - 30.09.2012
Those who did not attend the Conservation Ball missed a lot of food, fun and atmosphere.

7: St Helena SUCCESSFUL SAFETY TRAINING FOR CUSTOMS OFFICERS - St Helena (Business News) - 30.09.2012
Four Officers from HM Customs and Revenue were yesterday recognised for high attainment in their recent personal and safety training and were presented with their certificates by the Financial Secretary, Colin Owen.

8: St Helena TOURISM UPDATE - St Helena (Business News) - 30.09.2012
St Helena is exceptional amongst the UK Overseas Territories in that it is the only Governorís Residence that is open to visitors, by arrangement with the Tourist Office. Businesses within the tourism sector have been advised that tours at Plantation House are to be restricted over the next few months.

9: St Helena Introduces Minimum Wage Consultation - St Helena (Business News) - 30.09.2012
As part of the consultation for introducing an hourly minimum wage rate on St Helena a number of consultation meetings have been planned over the next two weeks.

10: St Helena Announces Prohibited Exports - St Helena (Legal) - 30.09.2012
HM Customs and Revenue wishes to alert the Public and Trade to the provisions of the Customs (Export and Import Control) Regulation- Section 41 Second Schedule Ė

11: Agreement reached with Owners and Insurers of the MS Oliva - St Helena (Business News) - 30.09.2012
I am pleased to report that we have finally reached an agreement with the owners/insurers of the MS Oliva, the bulk carrier that ran aground at Nightingale Island on 16 March 2011.

12: ZIGGY JOSHUA Ė A MESSAGE OF THANKS FROM HE THE GOVERNOR MARK CAPES - St Helena (Business News) - 30.09.2012
On Friday 21 September at around 11am young Ziggy Joshua aged three years went missing from the Huttís Gate area. Ziggy had only been on Island since Wednesday of last week and therefore was unfamiliar with the local terrain.

13: MORE AIRBRIDGE SEATS FOR ST HELENA AND ASCENSION ISLAND - All (Tourism/Travel) - 30.09.2012
The St Helena and Ascension Island Government are pleased to announce an increase in the number of Airbridge seats between Ascension and Brize Norton available for sale to members of the public for flights connecting with sailings of the RMS St Helena.

14: Public Confidence high for Royal Falkland Islands Police - Falklands (Business News) - 23.09.2012
Results from the Royal Falkland Islands Police Public confidence Survey have been announced and are available to the public.

15: FALKLANDS CELEBRATE CHILEAN INDEPENDENCE DAY - Falklands (Heritage) - 23.09.2012
Chileans in the Falklands have celebrated the 202nd anniversary of their independence with a reception at Government House on Tuesday, 18 September 2012.

16: CABLE & WIRELESS IN TALKS WITH BATELCO GROUP OVER MONACO AND ISLANDSí BUSINESS - Falklands (Business News) - 23.09.2012
Recent press speculation lead to Cable & Wireless Communications Plc ("CWC") confirming that it has received an approach from Batelco Group regarding a possible transaction involving its Monaco & Islands business unit. Cable & Wireless report that as yet, there can be no certainty that the discussions will lead to a transaction.

17: Public Consultation Results for Stanley Waterfront Master Plan Project Announced - Falklands (Business News) - 23.09.2012
FIDC have announced that the Stanley Waterfront Master Plan project entered a second phase of public consultation between the 23rd of July 2012 and the 19th August 2012

18: Falklands: Gas Discovery for Loligo (42/07-01) Well - Falklands (Mineral Resources) - 23.09.2012
FOGL has announced that the Loligo exploration well is a gas discovery, with the Loligo well proving a working hydrocarbon system in the northern part of the East Falkland basin and demonstrating that Loligo is a viable stratigraphic trap

19: DESIRE PETROLEUM ANNOUNCES INTERIM RESULTS - Falklands (Mineral Resources) - 23.09.2012
Desire Petroleum plc (AIM:DES) has announced its Interim Results for the six months ended 30 June 2012. The announcement features a Competent Person's Report ('CPR') on the 14/15-4a well results give net to Desire contingent resources of 85 MMstb oil and 178 bcf gas.

20: ENVIRONMENTAL RISK ADVISOR FOR SHG - St Helena (Business News) - 23.09.2012
Arriving at the end of last month was Glen Westmore, Environmental Risk Advisor/Trainer for the Environmental Management Directorate (EMD).

21: WORK BEGINS TO INTRODUCE A MINIMUM WAGE - St Helena (Business News) - 23.09.2012
Arriving on the RMS today is Ann Muir who has been contracted by SHG for a three month period. Ann is a familiar face to the Island having worked previously as the Social Policy Planner for SHG.

22: St Helena: EXCO meeting of 18 September 2012 - St Helena (Business News) - 23.09.2012
Today I welcomed Councillor Stedson Francis who was elected to EXCO at the meeting of LEGCO last week. Councillor Francis replaces Tara Thomas on EXCO. I also welcomed Councillor Derek Thomas who had been way on a short break to Cape Town and acting Attorney General Frank Wastell who is standing in for Attorney General Ken Baddon who is away on a mix of business and leave until the end of October.

23: St Helena: ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL APPOINTED - St Helena (Business News) - 23.09.2012
Frank Wastell has been appointed by Governor Capes as Acting Attorney General while the current Attorney General, Ken Baddon is away from the Island on overseas business.

24: NEW STATISTICIAN TAKES THE OATH OF OFFICE - St Helena (Business News) - 23.09.2012
Arriving on 12 September 2012 was Statistician, Dr. Paula McLeod who will be working within the St Helena Government Statistics Office on a two year contract.

25: EXTENDED WORKING HOURS FOR SHG EMPLOYEES - St Helena (Business News) - 23.09.2012
SHG is proposing to increase the normal working week from the current 35 hours to 37.5 hours with effect from January 2013.

26: Tristan: Agreement reached with Owners and Insurers of the MS Oliva - Tristan (Business News) - 23.09.2012
I am pleased to report that we have finally reached an agreement with the owners/insurers of the MS Oliva, the bulk carrier that ran aground at Nightingale Island on 16 March 2011.

27: New faces for South Atlantic British Overseas Territories after Cabinet Reshuffle - All (Gen - Government) - 15.09.2012
THE Foreign and Commonwealth Office has released details of Mark Simmondsí new role in the Government. The Boston and Skegness MP has been appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State as part of David Cameronís reshuffle.

28: EXCELLENT QUALITY AND QUANTITY AT THIS YEARíS CRAFT FAIR - Falklands (Business News) - 15.09.2012
This yearís Craft Fair Entries were up by one hundred and forty this year, having declined in previous years. Nonetheless, a high standard was achieved at the show, which took place on Saturday, 08 and Sunday, 09 September 2012.

29: Headline results of 2012 Falkland Islands Census released - Falklands (Business News) - 15.09.2012
The Falkland Islands Government published the first results from the 2012 Census today, revealing the normal resident population of the Falkland Islands on census day (15 April 2012) was 2,841,

30: Speculation and Price Movement forces FOGL Drilling update - Falklands (Mineral Resources) - 15.09.2012
Falkland Islands Oil & Gas (FOGL) has provided update on drilling operations at the Loligo prospect following recent market speculation.

31: The Hon Mrs Sharon Halford MLA and the Hon Mrs Jan Cheek Attend 58the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Colombo - Falklands (Business News) - 15.09.2012
The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK (CPA UK) has sent a delegation of UK MPs and peers will attend the 58th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC), which will be hosted by the Parliament of Sri Lanka i

32: FIG Announces Appointment of Financial Secretary - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 15.09.2012
Nicola Granger, the Deputy Financial Secretary, has been appointed Financial Secretary, the Falkland Islandsí Government announced on Tuesday.

33: FALKLANDSí MLAs REPORT SUCCESSFUL LATIN AMERICAN TRIP - Falklands (Business News) - 15.09.2012
The Hon Dr Barry Elsby MLA has returned from his Latin American tour with a brief report about the meetings and conference he attended with the Hon Mr Dick Sawle MLA.

34: ATTORNEY GENERAL TO ATTEND OVERSEAS CONFERENCE - St Helena (Business News) - 15.09.2012
Leaving the Island on Friday 14 September will be the Attorney General Ken Baddon to attend the Annual Conference of the Attorneys General of the British Overseas Territories, arranged by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

35: St Helena: VISIT BY FCO OFFICIAL - S.Atlantic (Gen - Government) - 15.09.2012
Arriving on the Island on Thursday, 4 October 2012 will be Dr Martin Longden, Deputy Director of the Overseas Territories Directorate in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. This will be a familiarisation visit and during his stay of approximately one week he will be meeting with

36: NEWS FROM ST HELENA TOURISM: LEMON VALLEY ENHANCEMENTS START - St Helena (Business News) - 15.09.2012
The past few days have seen considerable activity at Lemon Valley as a gantry has been erected as the initial part of the next phase of enhancement works.

37: St Helena: FORMAL MEETING OF LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL - St Helena (Business News) - 15.09.2012
Legislative Council will meet formally on Thursday, 13 September 2012 at 10am in the Court House for an expected one day session. The meeting will be broadcast live via Radio St Helena.

38: SUCCESSFUL OPEN DAY FOR SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT CONSULTATION - St Helena (Business News) - 15.09.2012
Around 60 members of the public attended an open door display at Essex House on Saturday 8 September, as part of the Solid Waste Management Strategy public consultation for St Helena. The fittingly entitled display

39: SUCCESSFUL OPEN DAY FOR SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT CONSULTATION - St Helena (Education) - 15.09.2012
Around 60 members of the public attended an open door display at Essex House on Saturday 8 September, as part of the Solid Waste Management Strategy public consultation for St Helena.

40: St Helena ALL CLEAR FOR RUPERTS WATER SUPPLY - St Helena (Health) - 15.09.2012
Following the press release issued last Thursday afternoon regarding low levels of e-coli being found in the water supply to the Ruperts area, further water samples were collected

41: PERSONAL SAFETY TRAINING FOR ST HELENA POLICE SERVICE - St Helena (Education) - 15.09.2012
After three weeks of successful training, 35 operational staff from the St Helena Police and Prison Service are now accredited

42: DR CORINDA ESSEX DEPARTS FOR EU-OCT FORUM - St Helena (Business News) - 15.09.2012
Departing the Island today, 14 September, is Dr Corinda Essex, Director of Corporate Procurement, to attend the European Unionís Overseas Countries and Territories Forum (EU-OCT) in Greenland from 24-28 September 2012.

43: St Helena: PROCLAMATION ANNOUNCING DATE OF BY-ELECTION ISSUED - St Helena (Legal) - 09.09.2012
In a Proclamation issued today, 7 September 2012, Governor Mark Capes has announced that a By-Election to fill the vacant seat on Legislative Council, following the recent resignation of Tara Thomas on 31 August, will take place on Wednesday 17 October 2012.

44: NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PLAN APPROVED - St Helena (Business News) - 09.09.2012
The Environmental Management Directorate is pleased to announce that St Helenaís National Environmental Management Plan (NEMP) was approved by Executive Council on 4 September 2012.

45: St Helena SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY OUT FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION - St Helena (Health) - 09.09.2012
The Environmental Management Directorate has developed a Solid Waste Management Strategy for St Helena which is now out for public consultation. Technical input into the strategy was provided by Grant Pearson from SLR Consulting.

46: NEWS FROM ST HELENA TOURISM ENHANCEMENT WORKS UNDERWAY AT LEMON VALLEY - St Helena (Tourism/Travel) - 09.09.2012
Work is underway at Lemon Valley as part of the next phase of the enhancements to this area.

47: Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly Members visit Guatemala - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 08.09.2012
Two Legislative Assembly Members from the Falklands the Hon Dr Barry Elsby MLA and the Hon Mr Dick Sawle MLA made an official trip to Guatemala on 4 September.

48: MoD ANNOUNCES NEW SOUTH ATLANTIC AIRBRIDGE CONTRACT - All (Business News) - 08.09.2012
The Ministry of Defence has announced that the South Atlantic Air-bridge contract preferred bidder has now been selected.

49: Counterfeit £50 notes presented to Standard Chartered Bank in Stanley - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 08.09.2012
On Tuesday 28th August, Standard Chartered bank alerted Royal Falkland Islands Police to an incident where 4 x £50 notes were presented to the bank and these notes were believed to be counterfeit.

50: Two Falklands MLAs at ParlAmericas Conference - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 08.09.2012
THE Hon Dr Barry Elsby, MLA and the Hon Mr Dick Sawle, MLA attended the ParlAmericas IX General Assembly in Panama that took place from 30 August to 01 September 2012.

51: FISHING VESSELS HARASSED BY ARGENTINE FRIGATE - Falklands (Fisheries) - 08.09.2012
The Fisheries Department reports that an Argentine warship has harassed the fishing fleet from within its own economic zone.

52: St Helena POWER OUTAGE - St Helena (Business News) - 08.09.2012
Further to the media release from earlier today, Basil Read Management would like to provide further details on the incident that occurred in the Deadwood area yesterday evening.

53: SECONDARY RAISING ATTAINMENT ADVISER ARRIVES NEXT WEEK - St Helena (Business News) - 08.09.2012
The Education and Employment Directorate is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs Vanessa Tissington as the Raising Attainment Partner for Secondary Education.

54: SUCCESSFUL STAFF DEVELOPMENT MORNING - St Helena (Business News) - 08.09.2012
Yesterday over 130 staff attended a Staff Development morning held by the Education and Employment Directorate.

55: St Helena ExCo meeting of 4 September 2012 - St Helena (Legal) - 08.09.2012
This morning I welcomed Councillors Cranfield and Buckley to ExCo, they having kindly agreed to cover the absence overseas of Councillor Thomas and Councillor Green. I also welcomed our new Financial Secretary, Colin Owen.

56: SECOND MATHEMATICS ADVISORY TEACHER FOR PRINCE ANDREW SCHOOL - St Helena (Education) - 08.09.2012
The Education and Employment Director Colin Moore is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Alex Gross Wilkinson as Advisory teacher for Mathematics

57: St Helena NEW FINANCIAL SECRETARY TAKES OATHS OF OFFICE - St Helena (Business News) - 08.09.2012
Mr Colin Owen yesterday took the Oaths of Office as the new Financial Secretary for St Helena in the Governorís Office at the Castle in Jamestown.

58: St Helena: TEMPORARY MEMBERS OF EXECUTIVE COUNCIL APPOINTED - St Helena (Business News) - 08.09.2012
Councillors Rodney Buckley and John Cranfield are to act as temporary members of Executive Council following the departure of Councillors Anthony Green and Derek Thomas today.

59: Pater Ludorum Geoffrey Corlett dies at 86 - Falklands (Heritage) - 02.09.2012
The Pater Ludorum (The Father of the Games), Geoffrey Corlett died on Wednesday 22nd August 2012 at the age of 86.

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