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1: TWO FROM PARAGUAY VISIT THE Falklands - Falklands (Business News) - 20.02.2015
At the invitation of the UK Embassy in Paraguay, Mr Hugo Esteban Estigarriba and Mr Martin Burt visited the Falklands last week to familiarise themselves with the Islands, people, way of life and justice system.

2: FALKLAND ISLANDS EXCLUSIVE FUEL SUPPLY LICENCE - Falklands (Business News) - 14.02.2015
Executive Council (ExCo) has approved an extension of Stanley Services Ltd.’s exclusive licence for the importation of Hydrocarbons into the Falkland Islands and its territorial waters, until the year 2023.

3: CHUBBS SPRING ROCK STABILISATION - St Helena (Business News) - 10.02.2015
On the afternoon of Thursday 5 February 2015, while out on routine inspection, Rock Guards, from the Environment and Natural Resources Directorate (ENRD), discovered a rock, approximately one cubic metre in size that required stabilisation - the rock was located above Chubbs Spring.

4: MAJOR INCIDENT TRAINING EXERCISE - 12 FEBRUARY 2015 - St Helena (Business News) - 09.02.2015
The public is reminded that a major incident training exercise will take place on the morning of Thursday, 12 February 2015.

5: St Helena: ROAD RESURFACING – HUTTS GATE TO LONGWOOD GATE - St Helena (Business News) - 04.02.2015
As part of the ongoing road maintenance programme, the road from Hutts Gate to Longwood Gate will be resurfaced, beginning on Monday 9 February 2015.

6: MALO RIVER ROVER BRIDGE CLOSED - Falklands (Business News) - 04.02.2015
Following a single vehicle road traffic accident on the morning of Saturday 31st January, which resulted in significant damage to the bridge over the Malo River on the North Camp Road

7: T&T MISSION A SUCCESS - Falklands (Business News) - 04.02.2015
Martin Winward (Head Teacher of FICS) and Steve Dent (Invenio FI) discussed the recent outbound trip to Trinidad, which has resulted in several key agreements being signed

8: Falklands: Second follow-up survey to the Business Climate Survey 2014 - Falklands (Business News) - 04.02.2015
FIDC and the Chamber of Commerce are running a second follow-up survey to the Business Climate Survey 2014.

9: CUSTOMS DUTY FOR IMPORTING A VEHICLE INTO ST HELENA - St Helena (Business News) - 03.02.2015
As of 1 June 2014, vehicles imported into St Helena are charged at a variable rate of

10: PORTFOLIO REPORT OF THE HON MR GAVIN SHORT MLA 29.01.15 - Falklands (Business News) - 29.01.2015
Mr Speaker, Honourable members, it gives me great pleasure to report on the goings-on in the Public Works Department.

11: Falklands: PUBLIC MEETING MONDAY 26 JANUARY 2015 REPORT - Falklands (Business News) - 29.01.2015
A public meeting was held in the Falkland Islands Chamber of commerce function room at 1700hrs on Monday, 26 January 2015. Present were MLAs Summers, Elsby, Cheek, Rendell, Poole, Short and Edwards.

12: HEAT AFFECTED ROADS ON ST HELENA - St Helena (Business News) - 28.01.2015
Due to the recent hot weather, the Roads Team has been treating the effects of overheated roads around the Island. The bitumen in the roads will start to melt when the road temperature reaches over 50 degrees Centigrade.

13: St Helena: TEMPORARY PROCUREMENT ADVISOR ARRIVES - St Helena (Business News) - 27.01.2015
Recently arriving on-Island on 16 January 2015, was Marc Lockley (photo attached) to take up the temporary position of St Helena Government Procurement Advisor

14: PUBLIC MEETING MONDAY 26 JANUARY 2015 REPORT Part 1 - Falklands (Business News) - 26.01.2015
A public meeting was held in the Falkland Islands Chamber of commerce function room at 1700hrs on Monday, 26 January 2015. Present were MLAs Summers, Elsby, Cheek, Rendell, Poole, Short and Edwards.

15: PUBLIC MEETING 26 JANUARY 2015 Part 2 - Falklands (Business News) - 26.01.2015
Barry Elsby asked Len McGill to talk about what the police were doing behind the scenes to prevent upsetting the general public.

16: St Helena: ROAD RESURFACING – HUTTS GATE TO LONGWOOD GATE - St Helena (Business News) - 26.01.2015
As part of the ongoing road maintenance programme, the road from Hutts Gate to Longwood Gate will be resurfaced, beginning on Monday 9 February 2015.

The 240th anniversary of Possession Day, when Captain James Cook on HMS Endeavour took possession of South Georgia Island in the name of King George III was marked with a reception at Government House in Stanley.

18: COLIN SUMMERS APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS - Falklands (Business News) - 16.01.2015
The Falkland Islands Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Islander Colin Summers as the Director of Public Works, who will succeed Manfred Keenleyside when he retires later this year.

19: St Helena: RELOCATION OF COUNCILLORS’ OFFICES - St Helena (Business News) - 16.01.2015
The public is advised that the Councillors’ Offices - previously situated at No.3 Main Street

20: NORTH ARM ROAD – CAPITAL WORKS - Falklands (Business News) - 15.01.2015
The North Arm Road is currently undergoing a full reconstruction by PJ McKay and Son Ltd

21: St Helena: NEW ADVISORY TEACHER FOR SCIENCE - St Helena (Business News) - 05.01.2015
Arriving on the RMS on Saturday, 10 January 2015, will be Mr Bryan Germany (photo attached) to take up the post of Science Advisory Teacher.

22: SHIPPING - POST-RMS FREIGHT SERVICES UPDATE - St Helena (Business News) - 10.12.2014
The public will be aware of recent visits from potential Ocean Freight Services providers Seafast, Hartman Project Lines (HPL) and Meihuizen Atlantic Islands Services (MAIS) between October and November this year.

23: Joint Ministerial Council Communiqué 2014 - Falklands (Business News) - 03.12.2014
The political leaders and representatives of the UK and the Overseas Territories met as the Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London on 2 and 3 December. We welcomed the newly elected leader of the Government of Montserrat to his first Council.

24: FORCES TV AVAILABLE TO FALKLAND ISLANDS VIEWERS - Falklands (Business News) - 01.12.2014
From the 1st December 2014, British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) was broadcasting an additional TV channel, Forces TV, for viewers in the Falkland Islands.

25: CORPORATE SUPPORT THANKS POPPY APPEAL DONATORS - St Helena (Business News) - 28.11.2014
Corporate Support staff would like to extend sincere thanks to everyone who supported this year’s fundraising in aid of the 2014 Poppy Appeal Fund and to all who attended the Remembrance Service on Sunday 9 November 2014.

26: WHARF USAGE - REMINDER - St Helena (Business News) - 27.11.2014
The public is reminded that no unathorised vehicles can be parked on the Wharf after working hours (ie from 4pm to 8.30am Monday to Friday). Similarly at weekends, the Wharf will be closed from 4pm Friday afternoon through to Monday morning at 8.30pm.

27: Report on the meeting of Executive Council held on Wednesday 26 November 2014 - Falklands (Business News) - 26.11.2014
The Rolling Action Log was reviewed as normal before the papers for the day. Members sought an update on when the Disciplinary Code for the Judiciary and the Framework Agreement (setting out the responsibilities of the executive branch of Government in respect of the Courts) would be published.

28: ANDREW WEIR GROUP ANNOUNCES SALE OF SHIPPING LINE - St Helena (Business News) - 21.11.2014
The owners of the Andrew Weir Group (AWG) recently embarked on a financial restructuring exercise to enable a debt owed to the Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund (MNOPF) to be cleared and to move forward on other core non-marine activities.

29: SUPREME COURT IN SESSION - St Helena (Business News) - 19.11.2014
The formal opening of the St Helena Supreme Court took place yesterday, Tuesday 18 November, at 2pm. Various Civil and Criminal cases will be heard by the Supreme Court until Wednesday 10 December 2014.

30: SHG Concerns about unauthorised Access Road use - St Helena (Business News) - 19.11.2014
In recent weeks, there has been a considerable increase in the unauthorised use of the Airport Access Road, leading to concerns about the safety of the public and protection of the environment.

31: SHG UK REPRESENTATIVE’S OFFICE - NEW CONTACT DETAILS - St Helena (Business News) - 18.11.2014
The public is advised that the SHG UK Representative, Mrs Kedell Worboys MBE and her team will be moving office on Thursday 20 November 2014.

Today, it has been announced that the operations of St Helena Airport will be supported by the UK Met Office, one of the world's foremost weather and climate service providers. The UK Met Office will be responsible for providing an on-Island weather forecasting service.

33: St Helena: CLOSURE OF CUSTOMS TAX AND PORT MANAGEMENT BUILDING - St Helena (Business News) - 13.11.2014
The public is advised that the Customs, Tax and Port Management building will be closed

34: BUDGETARY AID MISSION DRAWS TO A CLOSE - St Helena (Business News) - 05.11.2014
The DFID Budgetary Aid Mission (BAM) comprising team members, Senior Economic Adviser, Doug Winslow, Senior Social Development Adviser, Mary Thompson and St Helena Programme Manager, David Finan depart the Island tomorrow (6 November 2014) having held discussions for agreeing a three year budget for St Helena.

35: Falklands Retirement Pensions up for Consultation - Falklands (Business News) - 14.10.2014
A public consultation will be carried out by the Falkland Islands Government between the 20th October and the 7th November 2014,

Before introducing our keynote speaker I am very grateful for the opportunity that Robin (Esser) has given me to just very briefly to draw your attention to an important report that has just been published today which focuses on press freedom issues on shores of countries where challenges to press freedom are even more intense and often literally a matter of life and death.

37: The Directors – Part VI Carol George, Director of Health and Social Welfare - St Helena (Business News) - 02.06.2011
St Helena Government has introduced a new directorate structure which came into effect on 1st April. Because of this, instead of Departments SHG now has ten Directorates.

38: Jobless and Poverty Rates are key to Economic Recovery - All (Business News) - 12.08.2009
Policy makers in the US Federal Reserve Bank are sitting down to discuss – amongst other things – interest rates, which are expected to remain the same at near zero percent. Also on the agenda, couched in eco-speak, is a concluding summary on the state of economy. SARTMA wonders – whose economy – theirs or ours.

Both Argentina and the United Kingdom are claiming a vast area of seabed from South America to the Antarctic in their latest bids for control of the South Atlantic.

40: Sartma Daily (30/08/05) - S.Atlantic (Business News) - 30.08.2005
A quick overview of South Atlantic News

41: Postcode Not So New For Tristan - Tristan (Business News) - 10.08.2005This article has photographs
One of the nice things about having a Tristanian working for SARTMA is that the record can be set straight about various things, including the Island’s postcode. TDCU 1ZZ has been available for at least 18 months. Photo (c) James Glass Tristan Times - the building that houses the Tristan Post Office

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