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1: FALKLANDS HOLD QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY SALUTE - Falklands (Heritage) - 28.04.2013This article has photographs
A parade to mark the 87th birthday of Her majesty the Queen was held at 1000hrs on Sunday, 21 April 2013.

2: Falklands in Thatcher Memorial Debate - Falklands (Heritage) - 28.04.2013
Legislative Assembly have invited the Falklands’ public to contribute ideas for a memorial or tribute to honour the late Baroness Thatcher.

3: PUBLIC MEETING 15 APRIL 2013 Part 3 - Falklands (Business News) - 28.04.2013
A public meeting took place in the Court and Assembly Chamber of the town Hall at 1700hrs on Monday, 15 April 2013.

4: PUBLIC MEETING 15 APRIL 2013 Part 4 - Falklands (Business News) - 28.04.2013
Luis Clifton complained about earwigs and said there were promises to help with the problem but the earwigs still kept infesting gardens and homes.

5: Chevening Scholars from the Overseas Territories Hosted by the FCO - S.Atlantic (Education) - 28.04.2013This article has photographs
Chevening Scholars from the Overseas Territories have been hosted by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

6: Draft Minimum Wage Legislation Consultation in the Falklands - Falklands (Business News) - 28.04.2013
A period of public consultation about the draft Minimum Wage legislation has begun in the Falkland Islands.

7: DEFIBRILLATOR DONATED TO ST HELENA - St Helena (Business News) - 28.04.2013
The UK South East Coast Ambulance Service has generously donated a defibrillator to the St Helena Police Service. The gift was facilitated by Sharon Graham, a personal safety trainer, who was on-island in September 2012.

8: St Helena GENERAL ELECTION 2013 - St Helena (Business News) - 28.04.2013
Are you on the Register of Electors? If not, you will not be eligible to stand for election, or to vote.

9: St Helena ENVIRONMENTAL STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT FORUM - St Helena (Business News) - 28.04.2013
Jamestown Community Centre hosted the Environmental Management Division's (EMD) stakeholder engagement forum on 18 April.

10: St Helena: Dissolution of Legislative Council - St Helena (Gen - Government) - 21.04.2013
The dissolution of Council in 2013 will be the first since the commencement of the 2009 Constitution. This note flags the principal consequences of dissolution; it is intended for distribution to outgoing Members of Legislative Council, Managers in the Public Service (to be cascaded down), and all candidates in the election. Copies will be issued to the Media. The text has been seen and approved by HE The Governor and by the Chief Secretary.

11: Commissioner makes the Marine Protected Areas Announcement - S.Georgia (Fisheries) - 21.04.2013
South Georgia Commissioner, Nigel Haywood, has announced a new Fisheries Regime for the South Atlantic Islands of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

12: Shackleton Team Visits South Georgia - S.Georgia (Heritage) - 21.04.2013
Thanks to the South Georgia newsletter we have footage of the Shackleton team visiting South Georgia prior to returning back to the UK

13: South Georgia Heritage Trust Helicopters Arrival at King Edward Point - S.Georgia (Heritage) - 21.04.2013
This time-lapsed item shows the South Georgia heritage Trust's helicopters arriving at King Edward Point.

14: FALKLANDS SAY FAREWELL TO IRON LADY - Falklands (Heritage) - 20.04.2013This article has photographs
A memorial service to commemorate the life of Margaret Hilda Roberts Thatcher, Baroness and former prime Minister of the United Kingdom was held at Christ Church Cathedral at 1400hrs on Wednesday, 17 April 2013. Photo:(c) J. Brock (FINN)

A Florida Congressman, U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives on Thursday to recognize the recent Falkland Islands referendum.

16: PUBLIC MEETING MONDAY, 15 APRIL 2013 (Part 1) - Falklands (Business News) - 20.04.2013
A public meeting was held in the Court and Assembly Chamber of the town hall at 1700hrs on Monday, 15 April 2013. Present were MLAs Sawle, Short, Halford and Elsby. Gavin Short acted as Chairman.

17: PUBLIC MEETING 15 APRIL 2013 Part 2 - Falklands (Business News) - 20.04.2013
Questions from the general public were next on the agenda. Marilyn Grimmer mentioned it has been a year since she brought the subject up in a public meeting and she wondered if MLAs had time to look at the report that had been produced. Sharon Halford said it had been to EXCO and the easiest thing would be to give Mrs Grimmer a list.

18: Falkland Islands Holdings plc Announces Directorate Change - Falklands (Business News) - 20.04.2013
Falkland Islands Holdings plc, has announced that Mr. Edmund Rowland has been appointed as a non-executive Director of the Company with immediate effect, representing Blackfish Capital Management, a 20.1% shareholder in FIH.

19: FOGL Announces Operations Update - 3D Seismic Acquisition - Falklands (Mineral Resources) - 20.04.2013
FOGL has completed a 3D seismic survey over the Diomedea Fan.

20: FOGL Announces Operations Update - 3D Seismic Acquisition - Falklands (Mineral Resources) - 20.04.2013
FOGL has completed a 3D seismic survey over the Diomedea Fan.

21: REVIEW OF MARITIME SECTOR OF ST HELENA - St Helena (Business News) - 20.04.2013
St Helena has a long and proud maritime tradition and has the potential for recreational tours, water sports, observation of local marine life and sports fishing.

22: St Helena: EXCO Report: 16 April 2013 - St Helena (Business News) - 20.04.2013
Today we began our meeting with discussion of a paper presented by the Attorney General, which sought approval for the number of Council Committees to be reduced from eight to five and for work to be taken forward to produce detailed proposals on how the Committees should be structured

23: KEEGAN WINS PAS HOUSING DESIGN COMPETITION - St Helena (Business News) - 20.04.2013
Keegan Yon has won the competition among students of Prince Andrew School to design a Home for the Future.

24: Stanley Business benefits from localisation of MPA services - Falklands (Business News) - 14.04.2013
The first localisation project has been achieved following a considerable period of discussion between the Falkland Islands Government and the Ministry of Defence.

25: Falklands MLA Describes South American Visit - Falklands (Education) - 14.04.2013
As reported in the South American and Spanish press, Falklands MLA Gavin Short has visited several countries in South American countries this past week.

26: Falklands: RESTORATIVE PROJECT FOR ST MARY’S - Falklands (Heritage) - 13.04.2013This article has photographs
Odd Angle: The steeple of St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church finally lies on the ground awaiting restoration. Photo © J. Brock (FINN)

27: Falklands: WE CONCLUDE MONDAY’S BUSINESS - Falklands (Heritage) - 13.04.2013
There are already promises that the Vatican will not intervene in Falklands’ affairs. Next year the word “Argentine” could be dropped from the Pope’s title – Pontiff and not regional rhetoric spouting Cardinal.

28: Falklands: Argos Announces PL 001 Licence Extension - Falklands (Mineral Resources) - 13.04.2013
The Falkland Islands Government has extended the second term of PL001 Licence of Argos Resources Limited by one year, to 25 November 2016, with no additional work commitments.

29: Falklands: Borders & Southern completes 3D Seismic Acquisition - Falklands (Mineral Resources) - 13.04.2013
Borders & Southern has provided an update on its activities in the South Falkland Basin. The Company announces that the PGS vessel Ramform Challenger has completed the Company's 3D seismic programme in the South Falkland Basin offshore the Falkland Islands.

30: Independent review by Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program says Put Tooth-fish on Your Table - Falklands (Fisheries) - 13.04.2013
A number of tooth-fish fisheries are now rated as either ‘Best Choice’ or ‘Good alternative’, up from its previous ratings of ‘Avoid’ by an Independent review of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program.

31: Falklands: Argos Announces PL 001 Licence Extension - Falklands (Mineral Resources) - 13.04.2013
The Falkland Islands Government has extended the second term of PL001 Licence of Argos Resources Limited by one year, to 25 November 2016, with no additional work commitments.

32: FALKLANDS NOTE PEACEFUL PASSING FOR THE IRON LADY - Falklands (Heritage) - 08.04.2013
News of Margaret Thatcher’s passing reached the Falklands just before 0800hrs on Monday morning and with it a sense of loss for a Falklands heroine.

33: Falklands: LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY REAFFIRMS REFERENDUM STANCE - Falklands (Heritage) - 07.04.2013
The Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly has responded to the 26 March 2013 visit to the United Nations by the Argentine foreign Minister, Mr Hector Timerman.

34: DIRECTOR OVERSEAS TERRITORIES VISITS THE FALKLANDS - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 07.04.2013
Peter Hayes, Director, Overseas Territories is visiting the Falklands on a familiarisation visit.

35: Epic Expedition Repeats Shackleton’s Amazing Feat - S.Georgia (Heritage) - 07.04.2013
The first successful attempt to recreate Shackleton’s boat journey and crossing of the Island was completed by members of the ‘Shackleton Epic Expedition’ on February 10th. © South Georgia Newsletter

36: FIRS GOES ONE TO ONE WITH MIKE SUMMERS - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 07.04.2013
On the programme this Tuesday Stacy Bragger talked with the Hon Mr Mike Summers MLA. He reported on discussions held in the USA and the Caribbean to highlight the referendum result. Mr Summers feels it was a productive trip. A Report for FIRS by Stacy Bragger

37: Falkland Islands Offshore Hydrocarbons Environmental Forum Synopsis of Forum meeting - Falklands (Mineral Resources) - 07.04.2013
The forth meeting of the Falkland Islands Offshore Hydrocarbons Environmental Forum took place on 7th March in the Chamber of Commerce. The Forum comprises representatives of the oil industry, By Phyl Rendell

38: A SMALL BONE TO PICK WITH NEWS WRITERS - Falklands (Business News) - 07.04.2013
Somehow the total British killed during the Falklands war have risen to 258. In fact it was 252 British dead and three civilian losses.

39: Falklands’ Executive Council March 2013 Summary - Falklands (Legal) - 07.04.2013
Executive council met a day early this month on March 26, to allow two days preliminary work on the 2013/14 budget on the following two days.

40: NEW BRAND FOR CABLE & WIRELESS SOUTH ATLANTIC - Falklands (Business News) - 07.04.2013
Batelco Group from Bahrain now wholly owns Cable & Wireless South Atlantic Ltd.

41: St Helena CONSTITUTIONAL POLL – RESULTS - St Helena (Legal) - 07.04.2013
On Saturday 23 March 2013, a Poll was held on St Helena, on the question of a Chief Councillor, raised in the recent discussion paper ‘Improving Democracy and Accountability’

42: FIRST EVER ASCENSION ISLAND FLAG TO FLY - St Helena (Heritage) - 07.04.2013
His Excellency Mark Capes, Governor of St Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha, has warmly welcomed Royal approval of the design of the first ever flag of Ascension Island, saying:

43: A NATIONAL AGRICULTURE POLICY FOR ST HELENA - St Helena (Agriculture) - 07.04.2013
St Helena’s Sustainable Economic Development Plan highlights that whilst tourism will be the largest activity driving development of our economy, it will not be the only activity.

44: QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY PARTY 2013 - St Helena (Heritage) - 07.04.2013
This year the Queen’s Birthday Party (QBP) at Plantation House will be held on Friday 19 April. Although HM The Queen’s actual birthday is on 21 April, in St Helena there will a public holiday to mark the occasion on Monday 17 June 2013.

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