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1: Falklands describe Timerman’s UN Visit as Diplomacy of Desperation - Falklands (Geological Events) - 26.03.2013
Argentine Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman has met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Ecuador’s Ambassador to the United States,

2: St Helena Announcement BUDGET SPEECH, March 2013 - St Helena (Business News) - 24.03.2013
Financial Secretary Colin Owen today delivered his first Budget Speech to Legislative Council, including Estimates of Recurrent Revenue, Expenditure and Capital Expenditure. He said that:

3: Falklands PUBLIC MEETING MONDAY, 18 MARCH 2013 - Falklands (Health) - 23.03.2013
A public meeting was held in the Court and Assembly Chamber of the Town hall on Monday, 18 March 2013 at 1700hrs. Present were MLAs Short (Chair) Edwards, Elsby, Cheek and Sawle. MLAs Summers, Halford and Hansen are away.

4: SOUTH GEORGIA REINDEER ERADICATION Stage 1 Complete - S.Georgia (Environment) - 23.03.2013
The Government of South Georgia and the south Sandwich Islands has announced the completion of the first phase of the eradication of reindeer from the island of South Georgia. Running throughout January and February 2013, the first phase of the project, saw the removal of over 1900 animals from the Busen area (one of two peninsulas on South Georgia that were inhabited by reindeer).

5: NINTH STANLEY MARATHON: SUNNY, BREEZY AND SHEER JOY - Falklands (Heritage) - 23.03.2013
The ninth annual Standard Chartered Bank Stanley Marathon was staged on St Patrick’s Day – Sunday, 17 March 2013. This year 46 individual runners, consisting of 39 men and 7 women and 26 relay teams took part in the world’s most southerly certified marathon.

6: Rockhopper Appoints Technical Director - Falklands (Mineral Resources) - 23.03.2013
Rockhopper Exploration plc has announced that Fiona Margaret MacAulay, currently Geology & Geophysics Manager, has been appointed to the board in the position of Technical Director.

7: NEW POPE FROM ARGENTINA: HAND OFGOD MAY HAVE CHOSEN THE LEADER BUT THE OFFICE MAKES THE MAN - Falklands (Heritage) - 23.03.2013
Roman Catholic Cardinals have chosen as their new pope a man Argentina the first non-European to be elected for almost 1,300 years and the first-ever member of the Jesuit order. The archbishop of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, took as his papal name Francis

8: US $160Million for FOGL’s Falkland Oil - Falklands (Mineral Resources) - 23.03.2013
Over the next two years FOGL plans to invest US$160mn in exploration offshore the Falkland Islands and will invest it to acquire over 10,000km2 3D seismic in the period.

9: Commonwealth Day Message 2013 - All (Heritage) - 23.03.2013
This year’s Commonwealth theme, ‘Opportunity through Enterprise’, is a celebration of our achievements, particularly those that may have seemed challenging, daunting or even impossible, which have helped to build strength, resilience and pride in our young people, in our communities and in our nations.

10: COMMONWEALTH DAY 2013 ‘OPPORTUNITY THROUGH ENTERPRISE’ - St Helena (Heritage) - 23.03.2013
This year’s Commonwealth Day (held each year on the second Monday in March) celebrated economic innovation throughout the Commonwealth and a shared commitment towards youth, social and sustainable enterprise.

11: St Helena: CONSTITUTIONAL POLL – REMINDERS - St Helena (Legal) - 23.03.2013
The Constitution consultation document, ‘Improving Democracy and Accountability’ (which can be viewed on the SHG website on the homepage www.sainthelena.gov.sh), explains that experience of operating the current Council system has encountered practical problems. The problems described in the document can be partially resolved by restoring the direct lines of accountability between Committee Chairmen and Executive Council, reverting to the situation which existed before 2009.

12: ST. HELENA: CONSTITUTIONAL POLL - St Helena (Legal) - 23.03.2013
The Constitution consultation document, ‘Improving Democracy and Accountability’ (which can be viewed on the SHG website on the homepage www.sainthelena.gov.sh), explains that experience of operating the current Council system has encountered practical problems. The problems described in the document can be partially resolved by restoring the direct lines of accountability between Committee Chairmen and Executive Council, reverting to the situation which existed before 2009.

13: INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT IN SHG - St Helena (Business News) - 23.03.2013
Over a period of three weeks, employees of St Helena Government who have been identified as potential new managers through the staff appraisal process, have been undergoing an Introduction to Management course.

14: St Helena Budget Speech 2013/2014 - St Helena (Business News) - 23.03.2013
Before I start my speech I would like to pay tribute to the previous Financial Secretary Paul Blessington, who sadly passed away last year. He was instrumental in SHG’s reform programme and will also be remembered for his excellent work with the scouts and within the community. I look forward to seeing his wife Margaret in the near future when she is back on Island.

15: Falklands Referendum: 92% Turn-out - Falklands (Legal) - 12.03.2013
Despite cold, blowy and sometimes snowy weather, 92% of the registered voters in the Falkland Islands cast a ballot in the Referendum.

16: Falklands Vote 98.8% Yes - Falklands (Legal) - 12.03.2013
Of the 1519 votes cast 1513 votes were yes and 3 votes no

17: MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT SPEECH BY THE HON MRS JAN CHEEK - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 11.03.2013
Mr Speaker, Honourable Members, I think the Honourable Gavin Short has achieved a personal best at this meeting in terms of length and content of his speech.

18: Motion for Adjournment Speech by the Hon Mr Ian Hansen - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 09.03.2013
I am going to mention first of all the recent BICMR CPA held here last week. I have been to three of these regionals before including the one here in 2004 but I think this one was quite exceptional and very good. I think probably because of the combination of extremely good subject matter and some excellent lead speakers and, of course, the exemplary organisation from Claudette and Cherie.

19: Motion for Adjournment Speech by the Hon Mr Dick Sawle - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 09.03.2013
Mr Speaker, Honourable members, I would just like to echo my Honourable Colleague Ian Hansen’s remarks about the CPABIMR meeting.

20: Motion for Adjournment Speech by the Hon Mr Roger Edwards - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 09.03.2013
Mr Speaker, Honourable members, In rising to support the Motion for Adjournment I will start by raising the CPA visit of last week. I thought it went off superbly well. It was very well organised. And thank-you to our Clerk, Claudette, ably assisted by Cherie.

21: Motion for Adjournment Speech by the Hon Mr Gavin Short - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 09.03.2013
Mr Speaker, Honourable Members I am just trying to get in early perhaps to give people a target or two to shoot back at.

22: Motion for Adjournment Speech by the Hon Mr Mike Summers - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 09.03.2013
Mr Speaker, Honourable members, I would very much like to associate myself with the remarks made about the IMR Conference recently. And I won’t repeat all those thanks again but they are nevertheless heartfelt.

23: MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT SPEECH BY THE HON DR BARRY ELSBY - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 09.03.2013
Mr Speaker, Honourable Members, in rising to speak to the Motion I, too, would like to echo the comments made already by my Honourable Colleagues in relation to the success of the recent CPA Conference here and also the thanks that has been extended to Brigadier Aldridge and his family as they leave the Islands.

24: MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT SPEECH BY THE HON MRS SHARON HALFORD - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 09.03.2013
Mr Speaker, Honourable members, in rising to support the Motion for Adjournment, I would like to touch on a few issues.

25: St Helena EXCO Report: 5 March 2013 - St Helena (Business News) - 09.03.2013
Before we began our formal EXCO meeting this morning, all Elected Members were invited to join their EXCO colleagues to meet with Dr Peter Hayes, Director of the Overseas Territories Department of the Foreign Office.

26: St Helena PETER HAYES - TV INTERVIEW - St Helena (Business News) - 09.03.2013
Dr Peter Hayes, Director for the Overseas Territories in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), arrived on Island yesterday (4 March).

27: St Helena CHANGES TO MEDICAL FEES AND CHARGES - St Helena (Business News) - 09.03.2013
The Health and Social Welfare Directorate will increase medical fees and charges by 5.5%, with effect from 1 April 2013.

28: St Helena EXCO Report: 26 February 2013 - St Helena (Business News) - 09.03.2013
Executive Council met this morning to consider a varied agenda. Our first paper was presented by Councillor Tony Green. The paper proposed a £1 per week increase in rent for Government Landlord Housing (GLH) properties.

29: St Helena: EXAM SUCCESS - St Helena (Business News) - 09.03.2013
The month of December saw 16 students sit ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and FIA (Foundations in Accountancy) exams, ten received passes in the following examinations

30: FOREIGN OFFICE DIRECTOR TO VISIT ST HELENA - St Helena (Business News) - 09.03.2013
Arriving on the Island on Monday 4 March 2013, will be Dr Peter Hayes, Director for the Overseas Territories in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

31: NEW PROGRAMME FOR THE SOUTH ATLANTIC ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE - All (Environment) - 09.03.2013
The South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (SAERI) is Developing a Falkland Islands and wider South Atlantic Information Management System and GIS Centre.

32: St Helena: PROPOSED NEW PARKING ARRANGEMENTS IN JAMESTOWN - St Helena (Business News) - 09.03.2013
If you come to Jamestown on a busy day it can be frustrating to drive around and around looking for a suitable parking spot close to the shops and the centre of town. This problem is set to get worse as more vehicles arrive on the Island. Indeed, with the airport up and running in the next few years an even greater strain will be placed on our traffic system.

33: St Helena MARINE AWARENESS 2013 - St Helena (Business News) - 09.03.2013
Marine Awareness week 2013 ran from 23 February to 1 March. Activities included an Underwater Clean - up & Marine Life Tour, Beach Clean - up and presentations held in the Consulate Ballroom.

34: St Helena: PRAISES CONTRIBUTIONS OF WOMEN STATISTICIANS ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY - St Helena (Business News) - 09.03.2013
Statistics 2013 participants laud women statisticians for advancing statistical sciences

35: LECTURE BY MICHAEL KEATING to Regional CPA Conference in the Falklands - Falklands (Heritage) - 08.03.2013
Though I am not from here I feel at home because the landscape and the hospitality of the people but the landscape here reminds me so much of the western isles of Scotland and the west of Ireland particularly today with the wind coming off the Atlantic. So it’s a great pleasure to be here and to talk about this very difficult and very complex issue of self-determination.

36: SPEECH BY THE RT HON THE BARONESS SCOTLAND OF ASTHAL QC REGION ANNUAL CONFERENCE: Tuesday, 12 February 2013 - Falklands (Heritage) - 08.03.2013
Thank you very much for inviting me to come and do this speech. Can I say what a real pleasure it is to be back in the Falkland Islands and what a privilege it is to be asked to speak on a subject of such topical and definite importance to the Commonwealth and to the Falkland Islands in particular at this time?

37: Legislative Assembly February Meeting: Legislation - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 08.03.2013
KP: Mr Speaker, Honourable members, this is a short Bill which will provide a new legal base for the collection and publication of Agricultural statistics.

38: LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY THURSDAY, 21 FEBRUARY 2013 Questions for Oral Answer - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 08.03.2013
A meeting of legislative Assembly took place in the Court and Assembly Chamber of the Town Hall at 0930hrs on Thursday, 21 February 2013. Present were MLAs Cheek, Edwards, Elsby, Halford, Hansen, Sawle, Short and Summers. The Chief Executive, the Hon Mr Keith Padgett, Financial Secretary, the Hon Ms Nicola Granger, Speaker, the Hon Mr Keith Biles, Clerk of Assembly Mrs Claudette Anderson-Prior, MBE and the Chief of Staff at MPA, GP Captain Stephen Ward, MBE.

39: LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY THURSDAY, 21 FEBRUARY 2013 MOTIONS - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 08.03.2013
That, pursuant to section 10 of the Stanley Common Ordinance (Title 34.5), this House resolves to approve the making of the Mullet Creek Track Regulations 2013.

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