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1: Falklands LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY 25 OCTOBER 2012 - Falklands (Legal) - 31.10.2012
A session of Legislative Assembly took place at 0930hrs on Thursday, 25 October 2012 in the Court and Assembly Chamber of the Town Hall.

2: Motion for Adjournment Speech by the Hon Mr Ian Hansen: - Falklands (Legal) - 31.10.2012
Mr Speaker, Honourable members, in rising to support the Motion for Adjournment; I think two things in particular seem to be the reason for phone calls recently.

3: Falklands Motion for Adjournment Speech by the Hon Mr Roger Edwards - Falklands (Legal) - 31.10.2012
Mr Speaker, Honourable members, indeed I do have something to follow on from my colleague, Ian Hansen about the roads – in fact, tracks

4: Motion for Adjournment Speech by the Hon Mrs Jan Cheek - Falklands (Legal) - 31.10.2012
Mr Speaker, Honourable members, I, too, would like to welcome the new Chief of Staff and as always we thank the Forces for providing the deterrent defence of our Islands.

5: Motion for Adjournment Speech by the Hon Mr Mike Summers - Falklands (Legal) - 31.10.2012
Mr Speaker, Honourable members, I, too, would like to welcome the Chief of Staff to this House and to welcome him and hopefully his family to the Falklands. And I take the opportunity as well to thank all Members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces for providing the defence deterrent that they do

6: Motion for Adjournment Speech by the Hon Gavin Short - Falklands (Legal) - 31.10.2012
Mr Speaker, Honourable Members, in rising to speak to the Motion, I would like to touch on a few points. Perhaps I will take something my Honourable Colleague to my right touched on when he spoke of a two tier earning system here in the Islands.

7: Motion for Adjournment Speech by the Hon Mrs Sharon Halford - Falklands (Legal) - 31.10.2012
Mr Speaker, Honourable Members, in rising to support the Motion for Adjournment I would like to add my support what the Honourable Roger Edwards said about the need for accommodation for FIMCO workers but with that, I believe we need accommodation for other workers also.

8: Falkland Islands Offshore Hydrocarbons Environmental Forum Report - Falklands (Mineral Resources) - 28.10.2012
The third meeting of the Falkland Islands Offshore Hydrocarbons Environmental Forum took place on 5th October in the Chamber of Commerce.

9: Falklands’ Summary of Executive Council Meeting 24 October 2012 - Falklands (Legal) - 27.10.2012
The meeting of Executive Council held on the 24th October 2012 was attended by the Hon Jan Cheek, the Hon Sharon Halford and the Hon Dick Sawle.

10: Port William Chosen for future Deep Water Facility - Falklands (Business News) - 27.10.2012
Falklands’ Executive Council has designated Port William (north of the Camber) as the location for a new deep-water port facility capable of meeting the demands of all incumbent industries by Executive Council (ExCo) at its meeting on 24th October 2012.

11: FOGL COMPLETES NOBLE FARM-OUT - Falklands (Mineral Resources) - 27.10.2012
FOGL, has announced the completion of the farm-out agreement with Noble Energy Falklands Limited ("Noble"), an affiliate of Noble Energy, Inc. and the signing of agreements with Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) for the acquisition and processing of two new 3D seismic surveys. The Company is also providing an update on the Scotia well.

12: Stanley Services Limited Purchases Darwin Lodge - Falklands (Business News) - 27.10.2012
Stanley Services Limited has announced the acquisition of Darwin Lodge and approximately 50 acres of surrounding Land.

13: Stanley Man Incurs Heavy Fine for Driving While Using Mobile Phone - Falklands (Legal) - 27.10.2012
Stanley Court has heavily fined a local man, Dylan Stephenson, who pleaded Guilty by post to the offence of Using a Mobile Telephone whilst Driving.

14: Falklands PUBLIC MEETING REPORT 12/10/22 - Falklands (Business News) - 27.10.2012
A public meeting was held in the Court and Assembly Chamber at 1700hrs on Monday, 22 October 2012. Present were the Hon Dr Barry Elsby, The Hon Mr Mike Summers, the Hon Mr Ian Hansen, the Hon Mr Dick Sawle, the Hon Mr Roger Edwards, the Hon Mrs Sharon Halford, the Hon Mrs Jan Cheek and the Hon Mr Gavin Short.

15: Lawyers’ Directory Launched in the Falklands - Falklands (Legal) - 27.10.2012
Carl Gumsley, the Senior Magistrate, has been looking at other ways to promote a greater understanding of what role the Courts have in society and to promote greater access to the justice system.

16: Argos Announces Result of Annual General Meeting - Falklands (Mineral Resources) - 27.10.2012
Argos Resources Limited has announced that at the Annual General Meeting of the Company held in the Falkland Islands on 19 October 2012, all resolutions were duly passed by shareholders.

17: St helena PROGRESS ON ARCHIVES DIGITISATION - St Helena (Business News) - 27.10.2012
Dr Andy Pearson leaves the Island this week following six week’s work on the St Helena Archives Pilot Digitisation Project.

18: St Helena PUBLIC-PRIVATE SECTOR PARTNERSHIPS IN AGRICULTURE - St Helena (Business News) - 27.10.2012
In last week’s ExCo report, Governor Capes announced the approval of a policy to deliver public-private sector partnerships in agriculture.

19: St Helena RPI INFLATION DROPS TO 3.9% IN QUARTER 3 - St Helena (Business News) - 27.10.2012
New data shows inflation for low expenditure households has been lower than the average Annual inflation on the retail price index fell from 6.1 per cent in Q2 2012 to 3.9 per cent in Q3 2012. This is the lowest rate of annual inflation for over 5 years.

20: FALKLANDS HYDROCARBONS WEEK (22-26 Oct 12) - Falklands (Mineral Resources) - 27.10.2012
FOGL, has announced the completion of the farm-out agreement with Noble Energy Falklands Limited ("Noble"), an affiliate of Noble Energy, Inc. and the signing of agreements with Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) for the acquisition and processing of two new 3D seismic surveys. The Company is also providing an update on the Scotia well.

21: CHRISTINE SCIPIO-O’DEAN SWORN IN AS COUNCILLOR FOR EAST CONSTITUENCY - St Helena (Business News) - 20.10.2012
Ms Christine Scipio-O’Dean this afternoon took the Oaths of Office for her new role as Councillor for the East Constituency. She is pictured here with Governor Capes.

22: NEW COUNCILLOR FOR EAST CONSTITUENCY - CHRISTINE SCIPIO-O’DEAN - St Helena (Business News) - 20.10.2012
Ms Christine Lillian Scipio-O’Dean has been elected to serve as a Member of the St Helena Legislative Council for the East Constituency.

23: GOVERNOR CAPES HELPS HEALTH AND SOCIAL WELFARE AND ST HELENA PRISON - St Helena (Business News) - 20.10.2012
His Excellency Governor Capes has supported improvements at the Challenging Behaviour Unit, Barnview House and at HM Prison by using his delegated funds from the FCO to purchase some much needed equipment.

24: COUNCILLOR GREEN AND DR ESSEX RETURN FROM OVERSEAS DISCUSSIONS - St Helena (Business News) - 20.10.2012
‘How cool is green?’ was the question of focus at the 11th Ministerial Conference and EU-OCT forum held in Greenland this year.

25: POWER INTERRUPTIONS 13 - 16 OCTOBER 2012 - St Helena (Business News) - 20.10.2012
The public will be aware of the Island-wide power outage that occurred on the evening of Saturday 13 October.

26: St Helena EXCO MEETING OF 16 OCTOBER 2012 - St Helena (Business News) - 20.10.2012
This morning I welcomed back to EXCO Councillor Tony Green, who had been away attending conferences in Sri Lanka and Greenland; and also our Chief Secretary,

27: St Helena INCREASE IN TRADEMARKS AND PATENTS FEES - St Helena (Business News) - 20.10.2012
An increase in Trade Marks and Patents fees was agreed by Executive Council during their meeting of 2 October 2012.

28: FCO DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF OVERSEAS TERRITORIES CONCLUDES ST HELENA VISIT - St Helena (Business News) - 20.10.2012
Dr Martin Longden, Deputy Director of the Overseas Territories Department at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, departed for Cape Town last Friday, 12 October, after an intensive programme which began a week earlier on Thursday 4 October.

29: St Helena SUCCESSFUL TRAINING FOR SOCIAL WORKS TEAM - St Helena (Business News) - 20.10.2012
During June to September of this year, the Social Works Team of the Health and Social Welfare Directorate underwent an intensive training programme with visiting Social Services Trainer, Vincent O’Rourke.

30: ST HELENA FISHING INDUSTRY MOVING FORWARD - St Helena (Fisheries) - 20.10.2012
On Monday evening Chris Bagnall, visiting Business Advisor met with the Fishermen’s Association. This gave Chris a good opportunity to familiarise himself with the work of the Association and to learn about any concerns that they might have.

31: St Helena Postponement of DAPM until early 2013 - St Helena (Business News) - 20.10.2012
The next Development Aid Planning mission (DAPM) is being postponed until early 2013.

32: NEW DIRECTOR FOR OVERSEAS TERRITORIES - S.Atlantic (Gen - Government) - 20.10.2012
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has announced that the new Director for the Overseas Territories is Peter Hayes, who took up office on 15 October 2012, replacing Colin Roberts, who is taking up another Diplomatic Service posting.

33: St Helena MEDIA STANDARDS ORDINANCE NOW IN FORCE - St Helena (Legal) - 20.10.2012
The Executive Council Meeting of 2 October 2012 approved the Media Standards (Commencement) Order, 2012 which brought into force on 9 October the Media Standards Ordinance 2011 and consequently the Media Standards Commission Regulations, 2012.

34: COUNCILLOR GREEN REPORTS ON COMMONWEALTH CONFERENCE - S.Atlantic (Gen - Government) - 20.10.2012
Councillor Tony Green returned to the Island last week, having attended the 58th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) in Sri Lanka and the EU-OCT forum in Greenland

35: TEAM FROM NOBLE ENERGY AND FOGL VISITS THE FALKLANDS - Falklands (Business News) - 20.10.2012
A team of executives and managers from Noble Energy and Falkland Islands Oil and Gas have been visiting the Falklands on a familiarisation visit.

36: DUKE OF KENT TO VISIT THE FALKLANDS - Falklands (Heritage) - 20.10.2012
Government House has announced the dates for the visit to the Falkland Islands by His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent in November 2012.

37: CABLE & WIRELESS RESPONDS TO PRESS SPECULATION - S.Atlantic (Business News) - 20.10.2012
Cable & Wireless Communications Plc has responded to press speculation by confirming that it is in discussions with CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited ("CITIC") regarding a potential sale of its 51% shareholding in Companhia de Telecomunicações de Macau S.A.R.L. ("CTM") in Macau. CITIC is a 20% shareholder in CTM.

38: DARWIN PLUS ANNOUNCED - S.Atlantic (Environment) - 20.10.2012
A creation of a new UK Government fund which will help preserve the rich environmental assets in the Overseas Territories (OTs) has been announced.

39: FALKLANDS HYDROCARBONS WEEK 10/20/12 - Falklands (Mineral Resources) - 20.10.2012
We look at hydrocarbons news about the Falklands during the week of 14-20 October 2012

40: SHIPS’ NAMES ON CAMBER RE-PAINTED - Falklands (Heritage) - 14.10.2012
A team of eleven from the RFA Gold Rover along with children from the youth groups and their representatives have painted the stones on the Camber.

41: Foreign Secretary William Hague's speech at the Conservative Party Conference - S.Atlantic (Gen - Government) - 14.10.2012
“Thank you also to my outstanding team in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sayeeda Warsi, David Lidington, Hugo Swire, Alistair Burt, Mark Simmonds, Stephen Green and my PPS Keith Simpson. Give them all a round of applause.

42: STACY BRAGGER GOES ONE TO ONE WITH MIKE SUMMERS MLA - Falklands (Business News) - 14.10.2012
A Report for FIRS by Stacy Bragger: On today’s programme my guest will be MLA Mike Summers. MLA Summers has just returned from Africa where he attended the Annual General meeting of the Commonwealth Games federation in his role as Chairman of the Falkland Islands Overseas Games Association.

43: ROCKHOPPER AND PLEXUS PRESENT SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT ASSESSMENT - Falklands (Mineral Resources) - 14.10.2012
Rockhopper Exploration and Plexus Energy presented a socio economic Assessment in a unique location – the Narrows Bar – on Wednesday, 10 October 2012.

44: St Helena ROAD CLOSURE (10/10/12) - St Helena (Business News) - 14.10.2012
Weather permitting the Highway Authority has given approval for Ladder Hill Road to be closed on Sunday 14th October 2012 from 8 am to 4 pm.

45: HMS PROTECTOR VISITS ST HELENA - St Helena (Heritage) - 14.10.2012
“HMS Protector was taken into service last year to replace HMS Endurance which has been a visitor to St Helena in the past.

46: OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF ST HELENA’S NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PLAN - St Helena (Environment) - 14.10.2012
St Helena’s National Environmental Management Plan (NEMP) which sets out a blueprint for delivery of National Goal 3, ‘Effective Management of the Environment’ was officially launched at the Consulate Ballroom on Tuesday 9 October 2012.

47: St Helena Advice on GOVERNMENT NOTICE BOARDS - St Helena (Business News) - 14.10.2012
The public is advised that use of the Government Notice Boards situated around the Island will be discontinued with immediate effect.

48: FALKLANDS HYDROCARBONS WEEK - Falklands (Mineral Resources) - 14.10.2012
Rockhopper Exploration plc has updated its farm-out agreement with Premier Oil plc Rockhopper announced that it has received formal agreement from the Falkland Islands Government (FIG) and both relevant licensees to the farm-out agreement with Premier Oil plc.

49: EU - OCT FORUM, 26- 27 SEPTEMBER, ILULISSAT, GREENLAND: UK STATEMENT - S.Atlantic (Gen - Government) - 07.10.2012
Deputy Director General, Premier Kleist, Minister, Premiers, Heads of Delegations and other distinguished guests, the Minister for the British Overseas Territories, Mark Simmonds, can’t be here today as, like the Commissioner, he has travelled to New York for the General Assembly. He has asked me to read the following message:

50: St Helena: CHANGE OF PLANS FOR MINIMUM WAGE CONSULTATION - St Helena (Business News) - 06.10.2012
Due to the poor turnout at the sector based minimum wage consultation meetings held so far where the numbers were not sufficient enough for an effective consultation we would like to try a different approach.

51: St Helena: Recent News (121006) - St Helena (Business News) - 06.10.2012
Often we hear that the issues faced by St Helena are unique, or that other places don’t face challenges like we do. This got me thinking and I began researching other Islands.

52: Wanted: outstanding overseas conservationists JNCC launches the 2012 Blue Turtle Award - St Helena (Environment) - 06.10.2012
There are many examples of incredible work being done to conserve biodiversity in the Overseas Territories

53: INTRODUCING A MINIMUM WAGE: DATES AND TIMES FOR CONSULTATION MEETINGS WITH EMPLOYERS, EMPLOYEES AND CASUAL WORKERS - St Helena (Business News) - 06.10.2012
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. The meetings are being organized by Ann Muir and will take place in the small room at the Jamestown Community Centre.

54: St Helena: EXCO meeting of 2 October 2012 - St Helena (Legal) - 06.10.2012
Today we assembled to consider one information paper and three papers seeking a decision. The information paper was simply an update on the progress of the report to Legislative Council by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of its formal session held on 13 January 2012.

55: St Helena: UPCOMING CONSTITUENCY MEETINGS - St Helena (Business News) - 06.10.2012
Elected Members are keen to listen to the concerns of their constituents, and over the coming weeks have planned a series of Constituency Meetings in districts around the Island.

56: NEW ADDITION TO THE ST HELENA PUBLIC SOLICITOR’S OFFICE - St Helena (Business News) - 06.10.2012
The Public Solicitor’s Office is pleased to announce the welcome addition of Helen Scott a qualified Solicitor.

57: Falklands Welcome New Director of Health and Social Services - Falklands (Health) - 06.10.2012
David Jenkins, currently Director of Health and Education for the Falkland Islands Government has been appointed to the post of Director of Health and Social Services. He will take up his new role with effect from January 2013 following a restructure which will see Education form a separate Directorate.

58: Earwig Control Considered at Environmental Committee Meeting - Falklands (Agriculture) - 06.10.2012
The Environmental Officer has reported that the paper on Earwig Control had gone to the August meeting of Executive Council (EXCO) where it received a lukewarm reception because EXCO’s members expressed concern about the introduction of biological control agents.

59: WILD MUSHROOM POISONING REPORTED IN THE FALKLANDS - Falklands (Health) - 06.10.2012
A local woman has recently been poisoned by wild mushrooms she found while rambling in Camp.

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