Daily Archives: July 27, 2012

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Falklands vote must be unbiased, warns chief exec

A planned referendum on the future sovereignty of the Falkland Islands could be an embarrassing disaster if it is not properly managed, the chief executive of the islands’ government has warned. The referendum has been called to spell out islanders’ feelings about whether to remain a British overseas territory, in response to political pressure from […]

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Falklands website promotes world-beating fishery

A new marketing website has been launched by the leading seafood exporter on the Falkland Islands, six months after it set up a distribution company in Holland. Fortuna’s website highlights its ability to ship fish directly from the South Atlantic in temperature-controlled containers, after freezing catches on board its vessels. The range of export products […]

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Officials to face court over leaked Chagos ‘ploy’

An alleged ploy to stop people of the Chagos Islands returning to their homes in the British overseas territory can be tested in court, the UK’s Independent newspaper reports. It says a judge has ordered that two senior government officials must face cross-examination over a secret US document that appeared on the WikiLeaks website. It […]

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Prison plans in hand as Castle sets out vital projects

Basic designs are being drawn up for moving St Helena’s “unfit” prison out of Jamestown. Planning advice is being sought, according to a spokesman for St Helena Government (SHG). First, a new unit for young people with challenging behaviour must be built at Half Tree Hollow to make way for the prison to move into […]

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Council to meet in public for airport buildings debate

Members of the public are invited to observe a special meeting of St Helena’s executive council to discuss the island’s proposed airport buildings. Councillors will discuss the exterior finishes of the terminal and the building that will house the control tower, fire and rescue, fuel management and other facilities. The meeting takes place at 9.30am on […]

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Bulletins go live – before radio switch-on

News bulletins from St Helena’s newest media organisation are now going out on the airwaves – before it has even launched its first radio station. The St Helena Broadcasting Corporation has been publishing audio bulletins on its website since April, but now it has arranged for them to be transmitted on Radio St Helena – the station […]

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