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1: FALKLANDS CELEBRATE WEDDING OF DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE - Falklands (Heritage) - 29.04.2011This article has photographs
Falkland Islanders were glued to their television sets to witness live the wedding of H.R.H. Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton at 1100 London time on Friday, 29 April 2011. Photo (c) J. Brock (FINN) Courtesy of CNN Kate and Will give "Kiss Number 1" for huge numbers outside Buckingham Palace on their wedding day.

2: BUSY DAY JOB FORCES MLA RESIGNATION - Falklands (Legal) - 27.04.2011
Giving the complex and busy nature of his day job as power station manager, Mr Glenn Ross, MLA has tendered his resignation from Legislative Assembly after two years in post. The official announcement was made with regret.

3: PUBLIC MEETING REPORT FOR TUESDAY, 26 APRIL 2011 (Part 1) - Falklands (Business News) - 26.04.2011
A public meeting took place in the Court and Assembly Chamber of the Town Hall at 1700hrs on Tuesday, 26 April 2011. Present were Assembly Members Emma Edwards (Chair), Roger Edwards, Bill Luxton, Jan Cheek and Dick Sawle.

4: PUBLIC MEETING REPORT FOR TUESDAY, 26 APRIL 2011 Part 2 - Falklands (Business News) - 26.04.2011
When the ‘super heads’ leave the islands before the completion of their contract what final payments do they receive? Do they get their full entitlement of end of contract bonus (if so why) or is worked out pro rata?

5: ANZAC DAY COMMEMORATED IN THE FALKLANDS - Falklands (Heritage) - 25.04.2011
A small gathering of Australians, New Zealanders and others commemorated ANZAC Day in the Falklands at Dawn on Monday, 25 April 2011. The commemorations were joined by H. E. the Governor Mr Nigel Haywood.

An environmental repository and institute for the Falkland Islands was proposed by H. E. the Governor Mr Nigel Haywood at the FI Bio Security Conference held last week at the Chamber of Commerce Function Room.

7: MERCIAN REGIMENT BAND VENUES CANCELLED - Falklands (Heritage) - 21.04.2011
Thanks to the non-arrival of band instruments and equipment on the Air-bridge, the Mercian Regimental Band has suffered a wasted trip to the Falklands.

A Report for FIRS by Stacey Bragger (SB) 04/19/11

9: NO ONE DOES IT BETTER – EVEN IN WIND AND SMOKE - Falklands (Heritage) - 21.04.2011This article has photographs
HMS CLYDE anchored in Stanley harbour as a parade to mark the 85th birthday of H. M. the Queen took place at Victory Green on the morning of 21 April 2011. Photo (c) J. Brock (FINN)

10: DESIRE’S NINKY WELL TO BE PLUGGED AND ABANDONED - Falklands (Mineral Resources) - 18.04.2011
Desire’s Ninky, 14/15-3 well, is to be plugged and abandoned with oil shows.

11: Spanish Prisoners Deported After 2.5 Years in Falklands’ Custody - Falklands (Legal) - 18.04.2011
Two Spanish Seamen, both serving sentences of imprisonment in Stanley Prison for Importing a Controlled Drug and one of them, a further sentence for Burglary

12: Hard Work Pays Off for Falklands Production of Dick Whittington - Falklands (Heritage) - 16.04.2011This article has photographs
If you forgot about FIODA’s rendition of Dick Whittington, performed on the 7th, 8th and 9th of April, you missed a lot Photo (c) J. Brock (FINN)

13: Falklands' Queen's Certificate Nominations Sought - Falklands (Heritage) - 16.04.2011This article has photographs
Government has announced it is seeking nominations for the Queen’s certificate and Badge of Honour.

14: Falklands' New Zealand Earthquake Account Closed - Falklands (Environment) - 16.04.2011
Sponsors of the local New Zealand Earthquake Appeal have advised that the total amount collected is £1,200; and this sum has now been sent to the New Zealand Red Cross to support their work after the disaster.

15: Audit Encourages Falklands' KEMH - Falklands (Business News) - 16.04.2011
Honourable Members have been informed of the recent external Healthcare audit which was undertaken within KEMH.

16: SHACKLETON SCHOLAR EXHIBITS PHOTOGRAPHIC PROJECT - Falklands (Heritage) - 16.04.2011This article has photographs
An outstanding exhibition of photos has been hosted by Adam Howe, a Shackleton Scholar, who completed his project on the South Atlantic Island of South Georgia. Photo (c) J. Brock (FINN)

17: Falklands' Representatives to Attend Royal Wedding - Falklands (Heritage) - 16.04.2011
It has been announced that the Hon Mrs Sharon Halford MLA and her husband, John, will be attending the Royal Wedding on 29 April 2011.

18: FIRS Throws the Spotlight on David Jenkins - Falklands (Education) - 16.04.2011
It was recently confirmed that the Head Teacher of the Community School and Assistant Director of Education posts are to be combined. I asked David Jenkins (DJ) why this decision has been taken.

19: St Helena - EXCO REPORT 67 – 12th April 2011 - Ascension (Legal) - 16.04.2011
It is an undeniable economic fact, that has been proved by numerous studies over many years, that by far the best option for the development and maintenance of a self sustaining economy on this island

20: DFID Management Advisor Visits St Helena - St Helena (Business News) - 16.04.2011
As part of the DfID funded Public Sector Modernisation Programme (PSMP) a Records Management Adviser was recently on Island to advise SHG how best to improve information sharing across Directorates.

21: New Public Solicitor on St Helena - St Helena (Legal) - 16.04.2011
The Saint Helena Government is pleased to announce the arrival on the Island on 11th April of a new Public Solicitor, Deborah Wahle to succeed the previous Public Solicitor, Neil Davidson.

22: Human Resources Support for St Helena Government - St Helena (Business News) - 16.04.2011
Currently on the Island is Jean Shaw, Human Resources Support Executive for the St Helena Government.

23: Councillor Mervyn Yon returns form EU-OCT Forum - St Helena (Education) - 16.04.2011
Returning on 3rd April 2011 was Councillor Mervyn Yon. Councillor Yon returns to the Island after having attended the European Union’s Overseas Countries and Territories Forum (EU-OCT) in New Caledonia.

24: St Helena Announces New Development Application Fee Scales - St Helena (Business News) - 16.04.2011
A new scale of fees for development applications has been introduced and is now effective

25: Meet Susan O’Bey, Director of Strategic Policy and Planning - St Helena (Education) - 16.04.2011
The Strategic Policy and Planning Unit (SPPU) is a newly established function within SHG. The SPPU has an overarching role.

26: St Helena's New Director of Infrastructure and Utilities Introduced - St Helena (Gen - Government) - 16.04.2011
Currently on island is David Thomson, the new Director of Infrastructure and Utilities, formerly the Public Works & Services Department.

27: St Helena Register of Electors - St Helena (Gen - Government) - 16.04.2011
Registration Officer, Gillian Francis, would like to remind people that they can apply at almost any time during the year, to have their names included on the Register of Electors.

28: St Helena GOVERNOR TO VISIT ASCENSION ISLAND - St Helena (Gen - Government) - 09.04.2011
The Governor will be making a short visit to Ascension Island this week in order to meet the new Council and discuss with them a range of important issues surrounding the future of the island. He will leave on the RMS on Wednesday 6th April and return the following Monday.

29: St Helena Economist to arrive shortly - St Helena (Gen - Government) - 09.04.2011
An Economist for the St Helena Government will be arriving shortly. Owen James accompanied by his partner will arrive on 11th April and will be based at the Strategic Planning and Policy Unit (SPPU), the Castle.

30: St Helena Has New Head of Governor’s Office - St Helena (Gen - Government) - 09.04.2011
The present Head of the Governor’s Office, Ernie Manley will leave St Helena on completion of his posting on 12th April 2011.

31: St Helena - Update from the Fisheries Section - St Helena (Fisheries) - 09.04.2011
Leaving the Island today was Dr Nikki Chapman from the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC).

32: St Helena's Alice Greentree retires from the Education Department - St Helena (Education) - 09.04.2011
Former Education Officer (Primary), Alice Greentree, has retired from the Education Department after forty one years.

33: WOW FACTOR RATINGS FOR FITV - Falklands (Heritage) - 09.04.2011This article has photographs
Weeks of training and hours of hard work have paid off for FITV, a new joint venture with KTV Limited and Stanley Services Ltd. The first news programme aired at 1900 HRS of Friday, 01 April 2011.

34: FIRS THROWS THE SPOTLIGHT ON JUSTIN McPHEE - Falklands (Business News) - 09.04.2011
Welcome to “Spotlight.” On today’s programme I will be speaking to Chief Executive of Cable & Wireless in the Falkland Islands, Justin McPhee (JMP). Justin has been in the role over a year now and on today’s programme I will be finding out how he has found it so far.

35: FIG Announces Appointment of Director of Mineral Resources - Falklands (Mineral Resources) - 09.04.2011
The Falkland Islands’ Government has announced that Stephen Luxton has been offered the post of Director of Mineral Resources following interviews conducted recently.

36: Falklands - Interim Chief Police Officer Appointed - Falklands (Legal) - 09.04.2011
Chief Superintendent Barry Marsden of Devon and Cornwall Police has been appointed as interim Chief Police Officer and Director of Emergency Services in the Falkland Islands for a period of 6 months starting at the beginning of May.

37: South Georgia's Magnetic Observatory Up And Running - S.Georgia (Environment) - 09.04.2011
British Geological Survey (BGS) scientists completed the installation of the South Georgia Magnetic Observatory at the end of February. Christopher Turbitt submitted his article to the South Georgia Website.

38: Tristan - First Batch of Penguins is released - Tristan (Environment) - 09.04.2011This article has photographs
After weeks in captivity, the first batch of oiled penguins was released back to sea Photo (c) James Glass (Tristan Times)

If Brad Macdonald got his way Deuteronomy 28:52 would answer all of Argentina’s problems in the South – West Atlantic.

40: St Helena - New Customs Tariff – Transitional Concessions - St Helena (Gen - Government) - 04.04.2011
The new Customs Tariff will come into effect from 1 April 2011. For importers, this means that goods delivered on the next RMS visit on 3 April will be subject to the new rates.

41: St Helena - The Millennium Forest Project wins Blue Turtle Award - St Helena (Agriculture) - 04.04.2011
The Millennium Forest initiative has won St Helena the JNCC, Blue Turtle Award. This was celebrated at a reception at Plantation House on Tuesday evening 29th March 2011.

42: St Helena - SHG moves to Accrual Accounting - St Helena (Business News) - 04.04.2011
St Helena is about to take a major step forward to improve the management of public money. For the new financial year commencing on the 1st April 2011,

43: St Helena Government Complaints Procedure - St Helena (Legal) - 04.04.2011
The St Helena Government has published a complaints procedure which gives guidelines on how to bring your formal complaints against SHG.

44: St Helena Government Introduces New Directorate Structure - St Helena (Business News) - 04.04.2011
On 1 April, the St Helena Government will introduce its new directorate structure.

45: St Helena EXCO REPORT 66 – 29th March 2011 - St Helena (Legal) - 04.04.2011
The weekly EXCO meeting has now become quite a feature of our political landscape. This increased frequency is due to the end of the financial year and the additional MOU related work, but whatever the reason, it is certainly ensuring that both officers and Councillors are under significant pressure.

It was good to meet your representative at the Overseas Territories Consultative Council (OTCC) in November 2010 and to talk through various issues with her.

47: Company vessel collects crew of Oliva from Tristan - Tristan (Shipping/Freight) - 04.04.2011
The twenty-two crew of the wreck vessel Oliva, which ran around at Nightingale on the 16th March were collect by one of their passing vessel the Samatan on her way to Brazil.

48: Company vessel collects crew of Oliva from Tristan - Tristan (Environment) - 04.04.2011
The twenty-two crew of the wreck vessel Oliva, which ran around at Nightingale on the 16th March were collect by one of their passing vessel the Samatan on her way to Brazil.

49: Falklands not to Fall Back in April - Falklands (Heritage) - 01.04.2011
cwill not go back this winter. This means that the Falkland Islands will remain on “summer time” throughout the whole of 2011. Normally clocks revert back to mean time on the 3rd Sunday in April.

Government House invites Islanders interested in postgraduate study in the UK to apply for a Chevening Scholarship Award.

51: Falklands Summary of Executive Council Meeting Held on 24 March 2011 - Falklands (Legal) - 01.04.2011
The first was a planning appeal, so the Honourable Sharon Halford and I, as members of the Planning and Building Committee

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