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MP ‘shocked’ by tales of environmental failings

A Member of Parliament has reacted with dismay to allegations about the British government’s performance on protecting the environment of UK overseas territories. Caroline Lucas, the country’s only Green Party MP, said the government’s systems were “constitutionally not working.” She … Continue reading

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Tarzan and Diddles celebrate Bounty Day

St Helena is not the only island where nicknames are part of the culture: but Norfolk Island in the South Pacific takes the tradition a step further, according to its official website: “The island’s telephone book is the only one … Continue reading

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Can top financier make money for a rock in the ocean?

One of the world’s richest men is being asked to come to the aid of one of its poorest – and smallest – island communities. The mayor of Pitcairn has warned that the island is in danger of becoming unsustainable … Continue reading

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Governor-to-be is blinded in attack

The man chosen to be the next governor of Burmuda has been blinded in one eye in a street attack in the UK. A man has been arrested in connection with the assualt in London. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office … Continue reading

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Island flags ‘will be flown’ at Queen’s birthday parades

The flags of Britain’s overseas territories are to feature in the birthday celebrations for Her Majesty the Queen – at the annual Trooping the Colour parade. The idea was put forward by Andrew Rosindell MP, who said the flags should be displayed … Continue reading

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Island life is tough, report finds – but a Lottery win would help

Corruption, crime, poor education, and lack of transparency in island governments have emerged as key issues in the UK’s overseas territories. They are picked out in an independent report on the results of a public consultation, held in 2011 by … Continue reading

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Storm damages Pitcairn landing place

A tropical storm has caused damage on Pitcairn Island, Britain’s last remaining outpost in the Pacific Ocean. The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office says there has been damage the longboat landing area and the road leading to Adamstown – the … Continue reading

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