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1: St Helena: REVISED BUS TIMETABLE - ONE MONTH ON - St Helena (Business News) - 30.06.2013
Following a mid-term review of the trial bus service, a revised timetable was introduced on 22 May 2013 and has now been in operation for just over a month.

2: KAREN YON RETURNS FROM OVERSEAS TRAINING - St Helena (Business News) - 30.06.2013
Post and Customer Service Manager, Karen Yon, recently returned from overseas training under the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Fund.

3: ST HELENA GOVERNMENT WEBSITE - St Helena (Business News) - 30.06.2013
St Helena Government is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, which has gone live at the same address: www.sainthelena.gov.sh

4: EXCO REPORT - 25 JUNE 2013 - St Helena (Business News) - 30.06.2013
We began with a brief status report on the airport project for which we were joined by Janet Lawrence, Airport Director.

5: Falkland Oil and Gas Ltd AGM and Operational Update - Falklands (Mineral Resources) - 30.06.2013
FOGL, has provided an operational update covering the period from 1 January to 24 June 2013 ahead of its Annual General Meeting, taking place at 2:00 pm (BST) today at FTI Consulting, Holborn Gate,

6: PUBLIC MEETING MONDAY, 24 JUNE 2013 Part 1: The Budget Presentation - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 30.06.2013
A public meeting took place in the Court and Assembly Chamber of the Town hall at 1700hrs on Monday, 24 June 2013. Present were MLAs Hansen, Edwards (Chair) Short, Cheek and Elsby.

7: PUBLIC MEETING MONDAY, 24 JUNE 2013 Part 2: The Budget Presentation Debate - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 30.06.2013
The first order of business was a presentation on the 2013/14 budget by the Financial Secretary Mrs Nicola Grange. Members of the public asked questions about the budget during and after the presentation.

8: PUBLIC MEETING MONDAY, 24 JUNE 2013 Part 3: The Budget Presentation Debate - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 30.06.2013
Leon Mitchell said the government seemed to be spending a lot of money on recruiting people for senior posts and when they arrive in the Falklands,

9: LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY 03 JUNE 2013 Papers, Questions for Oral Answer, Motions and Legislation - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 22.06.2013
After H E the Governor Mr Haywood left the meeting the confirmation of the records of Legislative Assembly meetings taking place on 20 December 2012 and 21 February 2013 took place.

10: DEBATE ON MOTION 5/2013 and LEGISLATION - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 22.06.2013
That this House believes that when the final version of the Socio-economic Report by Regeneris is published it will represent a basis for the public to clearly express their views as to how they wish to see the Falkland Islands develop following the discovery and planned exploitation of oil.

11: THE HON MR ROGER EDWARDS’ MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT SPEECH - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 22.06.2013
Mr Speaker, honourable members, firstly I would wish to thank everyone who has taken part in this budget process over the past many months.

12: THE HON MRS SHARON HALFORD’S MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT SPEECH - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 22.06.2013
I would firstly like to associate myself with the comments made by the Honourable Roger Edwards in his thanks to the Treasury staff in particular to Margaret Butler

13: THE HON MR IAN HANSEN’S MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT SPEECH - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 22.06.2013
Mr Speaker, Honourable members, in rising to support the Motion for Adjournment I will first of all just speak briefly on the budget.

14: THE HON MR MIKE SUMMERS’ MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT SPEECH - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 22.06.2013
Mr Speaker, Honourable Members, I will be brief. (I will say) a few words first about the budget.

15: THE HON MR DICK SAWLE’S MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT SPEECH - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 22.06.2013
Mr Speaker, Honourable members, I, too in rising to support the Motion for Adjournment will try and be as brief as possible.

16: THE HON MRS JAN CHEEK’S MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT SPEECH - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 22.06.2013
Mr Speaker, Honourable members, I would like to join in the thanks to the Financial Secretary and all of her team for the exemplary work that was done in preparing the budget.

17: DR THE HON BARRY ELSBY’S MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT SPEECH - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 22.06.2013
Mr Speaker, Honourable members, in rising to support the Motion I will indeed be brief as much has already been said and it doesn’t bear repetition.

18: SUNNY REMEMBRANCE FOR LIBERATION 31 - Falklands (Heritage) - 22.06.2013
Bright sunshine rising on the 31st anniversary of the liberation of the Falkland Islands from Argentinean occupation in 1982 contrasted the wet snow that was blown about last year for the big Liberation 30.

19: ADDRESS ON THE FALKLAND ISLANDS by REPRESENTATIVE JAIME M. TROBO - Falklands (Business News) - 22.06.2013
Mr President, we have requested the House of Representatives to give us a chance to present our impressions on our visit to the Falkland or Malvinas Islands last March. We believe it is important to draw the Uruguayan Parliament’s attention to an issue of indisputable interest for the region, but to do so from the perspective of our country’s interests.

20: FALKLANDS CONSULT PUBLIC ON ROADS - Falklands (Business News) - 22.06.2013
The Falkland Islands Government has begun a period of public consultation about proposals to extend road traffic legislation throughout the Camp road network. A consultation document has been produced to explain the proposals to the public.

21: OIL CONTAMINATION ON STANLEY COMMON INVESTIGATED - Falklands (Business News) - 22.06.2013
Reports of an oily sheen developing on two small ponds on Stanley Common in the vicinity of the Mary Hill Quarry were immediately investigated by the Public Works Department (PWD) and Environmental Planning Department (EPD).

22: Remuneration of Legislative Assembly Members’ Report Completed - Falklands (Business News) - 22.06.2013
The final report on Roles and Remuneration of Legislative Assembly Members has been completed and presented to the Legislative Assembly. The paper will be presented to ExCo for consideration on Wednesday 26th June.

23: DUTCH TUGS AT MARE HARBOUR DONATE £2,000 TO FALKLAND COMMUNITY - Falklands (Business News) - 22.06.2013
LAST Sunday Captain Kooiker, master of the Dutch tug Giessenstroom and Captain Verkaik, master of the Dintelstroom, along with their crews gave donations to both the Stephen Jaffray Memorial Fund and the Education Department.

24: CLYDE: SMALL SHIP BIG NAME - Falklands (Heritage) - 22.06.2013
THE Camber opposite the Stanley waterfront, the capital of the Falkland Islands, is inscribed with the names of Royal Naval ships that have been stationed in the Falkland Islands over many decades.

25: HMS CLYDE Stamps her mark on South Georgia - Falklands (Business News) - 22.06.2013
As part of her routine operations HMS CLYDE makes frequent visits to South Georgia and has become a regular visitor to the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) research station at King Edward Point. As such the Ship has become part of a series of stamps to celebrate the unique scientific studies conducted at the base.

26: APPOINTMENT OF PORT MISSIONER FOR THE FALKLAND ISLANDS - Falklands (Heritage) - 22.06.2013
Trustees of the Stanley Seamen’s Mission are delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs Betty Turner as the first Port Missioner for the Falkland Islands.

27: VISITORS TO SOUTH AFRICA - St Helena (Business News) - 22.06.2013
The Immigration section would like to advise the public departing for Cape Town that the Foreign Office guidance to travellers carrying British or British Overseas Territories passports in South Africa recently changed – with the following statement added to their information for travellers

28: FIRST EVER GRAVITY RUSH A HUGE SUCCESS - St Helena (Business News) - 22.06.2013
St Helena’s first ever Gravity Rush race event took place in front of an estimated 800-strong crowd on Sunday 16 June 2013.

29: DFID-FUNDED HEALTH PROJECTS MEET OBJECTIVES - St Helena (Business News) - 22.06.2013
The Health and Social Welfare Directorate has received notification from DfID of overall ‘A’ ratings for two major projects indicating that both programmes have met their overall objectives.

30: St Helena: INTERIM MEASURE - St Helena (Business News) - 22.06.2013
Eddie Palmer, who left the Island in April 2013, is to return to St Helena as DfID Representative on 29 July 2013.

31: ST HELENA CUSTOMS TO INTRODUCE AUTOMATED DATA SYSTEM - St Helena (Business News) - 22.06.2013
St Helena, one of the remotest jurisdictions in the world, is introducing ASYCUDA (Automated System for Customs Data).

32: BIODIVERSITY – PROTECTING ST HELENA - St Helena (Business News) - 22.06.2013
In 1998, the inspection of fresh produce arriving on St Helena was formalised. The Biosecurity Team job is to protect the Island from new invasive species that can have a disastrous effect on St Helena’s crops and agriculture – and perhaps more importantly, on St Helena’s unique species.

33: 20th June 2013 Statement by The Honourable Mike Summers - Falklands (Education) - 20.06.2013
20th June 2013 Statement by The Honourable Mike Summers Member of the Legislative Assembly Mr Chairman, Ambassadors and Members of the UN Decolonisation Committee.

34: Statement by the Honourable Sharon Halford Member of the Legislative Assembly - Falklands (Education) - 20.06.2013
United Nations Committee of 24 (Special Committee on Decolonisation) 20th June 2013 Statement by the Honourable Sharon Halford Member of the Legislative Assembly

35: Promote South Atlantic music heritage to the rest of the World! - All (Heritage) - 14.06.2013
What is WFSC and how can everyone participate (more info at http://wfsc.tumblr.com)

36: PUBLIC MEETING 27 MAY 2013 Part 5 - Falklands (Business News) - 08.06.2013
A public meeting took place in the Court and Assembly Chamber of the Town hall on Monday, 27 May 2013 at 1700hrs. MLAs present were Edwards, Sawle, Cheek (Chair) Halford and Hansen.

37: Falklands Executive Council Report 3 June 2013 - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 08.06.2013
MLAs present at this Exco were the Hon Jan Cheek, the Hon Ian Hansen and the Hon Dick Sawle.

38: Head-teacher Appointed at Falkland Islands Community School - Falklands (Education) - 08.06.2013
Martin Winward has been appointed as Headmaster at the Falkland Islands Community School.

39: MOTION OF THANKS SPEECH BY THE HON MRS JAN CHEEK - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 08.06.2013
Mr Speaker, Your Excellency, Honourable members, in proposing the Motion of Thanks to His Excellency the Governor for his address, I would like to start with a comment on the Referendum.

40: MOTION OF THANKS SPEECH BY THE HON MR IAN HANSEN - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 08.06.2013
Mr Speaker, Your Excellency, Honourable members, in rising to second the Motion of Thanks I would just like to make one or two comments to your excellency on some issues addressed in your speech.

41: MOTION OF THANKS SPEECH BY THE HON MR DICK SAWLE - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 08.06.2013
Mr Speaker, Your Excellency, Honourable members, in rising to support the Motion of Thanks I would like to briefly make comments on a few areas of specific portfolio interests.

42: MOTION OF THANKS SPEECH BY THE HON MR ROGER EDWARDS - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 08.06.2013
Mr Speaker, Your Excellency, Honourable Members, I would like to thank His Excellency the Governor for a very full and comprehensive speech with what is absolutely correct – a very upbeat tone.

43: MOTION OF THANKS SPEECH BY DR THE HON BARRY ELSBY - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 08.06.2013
Mr Speaker, Your Excellency, Honourable Members, I will keep my comment brief and I would really just like to echo the words of yourself and of other speakers on the impact of public diplomacy over the past 18 months.

44: MOTION OF THANKS SPEECH BY THE HON MRS SHARON HALFORD - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 08.06.2013
Mr Speaker, Honourable Members, I would like to thank His Excellency for his address. And I notice he started with oil and I would agree it is an exciting and challenging time that we face in the future. However, the expectation of oil - I think a lot of people in the community have great expectations that we instantly are wealthy.

45: MOTION OF THANKS SPEECH BY THE HON MR GAVIN SHORT - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 08.06.2013
Mr Speaker, Your Excellency, Honourable Members and Ladies and Gentlemen here in the audience. In rising to reply to the Governor’s address, I would just touch on a couple of items.

46: MOTION OF THANKS SPEECH BY THE HON MR MIKE SUMMERS - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 08.06.2013
Mr Speaker, Your Excellency the Governor in rising to support the Motion of Thanks for the Governor’s Address to the nation, it is interesting to note the number of challenges that were set out.

47: REDHILL WATER SITUATION REMAINS SERIOUS DESPITE RAIN - St Helena (Environment) - 08.06.2013
Residents Urged to Continue Water Saving Measures

48: GENERAL ELECTION 2013- NOMINATION DEADLNE PUBLISHED IN WRIT - St Helena (Business News) - 08.06.2013
The Acting Governor, Owen O’Sullivan, issued the Writ of Election on Friday 31 May, confirming that the closing date for nominations will be Tuesday 2 July.

49: COUNTDOWN TO WATER SHUTDOWN CONTINUES - St Helena (Business News) - 08.06.2013
The countdown to a partial water shutdown on St Helena continues as stored water levels remain exceptionally low. Consumption from the Red Hill Treatment Plant has reduced slightly (at 232 cubic metres today, compared with an average of roughly 400 cubic metres) and this is positive - we thank the public for stretching this precious resource. But stored levels still only give us about 6 days’ supply.

50: GENERAL ELECTION 2013 - SICK OR ABSENT VOTERS - St Helena (Business News) - 08.06.2013
The law allows a voter who cannot attend the Polling Station due to: Absence from St Helena on Election Day, or Illness or physical incapacity to appoint a person (a “Proxy”) to vote on his or her behalf.

51: REPORT OF THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON THE 2013/14 ESTIMATES - S.Atlantic (Business News) - 06.06.2013
This report covers both the Appropriation Bill and the Finance Bill referred to the Select Committee on the Estimates by this Assembly on Tuesday morning.

52: Falklands: THE APPROPRIATION BILL 2013 - Falklands (Business News) - 05.06.2013
1. The Bill I will describe is the result of seven months of work and deliberations for elected Members and FIG officers. The budget strategy for the 2013/14 year was approved in November 2012 and departments then set about the hours of work it takes to prepare each individual submission.

53: GOVERNOR'S ADDRESS TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 04.06.2013
Mr Speaker, the past year has once again been interesting and challenging for the Falkland Islands. There are a number of reasons for this, some of which I will outline in this address. I will also set out how the Government responded to those challenges and I will outline its aims and aspirations for the future.

54: PUBLIC MEETING MONDAY, 27 MAY 2013 - Falklands (Business News) - 02.06.2013
A public meeting took place in the Court and Assembly Chamber of the Town hall on Monday, 27 May 2013 at 1700hrs. MLAs present were Edwards, Sawle, Cheek (Chair) Halford and Hansen.

55: WATER CONSERVATION LEAFLET NOW AVAILABLE - St Helena (Business News) - 02.06.2013
A Water Conservation leaflet has today been made available in various outlets around the Island. The leaflet, entitled ‘Your Top Ten Tips to Saving Water’ contains information on how residents can conserve and limit their water usage during the current water shortage.

56: MINIMUM WAGE IN FORCE FROM 1 JUNE 2013 - St Helena (Business News) - 02.06.2013
All employers on St Helena are reminded that a Minimum Wage for all employees will come into force on 1 June 2013.

57: WATER SITUATION IN AFFECTED AREAS REMAINS CRITICAL - St Helena (Business News) - 02.06.2013
The countdown to a partial water shutdown on St Helena continues as stored water levels remain exceptionally low. The light rains over the past two days have helped very slightly but have not raised stored levels.

58: RESURFACING OF GRAND PARADE - St Helena (Business News) - 02.06.2013
Work started yesterday (27 May 2013) to resurface the western side of Grand Parade. This work is intended to remove a lot of the scarring and damage which has occurred over the years. If left unattended when the much hoped for rain arrives, the surface could have broken up and become dangerous.

59: GENERAL ELECTION 2013 – UPDATE - St Helena (Business News) - 02.06.2013
The Acting Governor, Owen O’Sullivan, has today announced his intention to fix the closing date for Nominations, which will be Tuesday 2 July 2013. This will be confirmed formally, along with other Election details, in a Writ of Election which is to be issued shortly.

60: GENERAL ELECTION 2013 – AN UPDATE - St Helena (Business News) - 02.06.2013
The Acting Governor, Owen O’Sullivan, has today announced his intention to fix the closing date for Nominations, which will be Tuesday 2 July 2013. This will be confirmed formally, along with other Election details, in a Writ of Election which is to be issued shortly.

61: FALKLANDS READY FOR OIL - Falklands (Mineral Resources) - 02.06.2013
FALKLANDS READY FOR OIL By J. Brock (FINN) Anne Drinkwater the Specialist Oil & Gas Advisor for the Falkland Islands Government, has stated that the Falkland Islands are an attractive location for the Oil and Gas industry and has praised FIG’s five year plan which sets the desired economic and social context for development generally.

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