Caz Yon

Cyril and Caz top the poll in Ascension election

Ascension Island has seven new councillors after a Hallowe’en election. Experienced island politicians Cyril Leo and Caz Yon earned the highest number of votes in the 31 October 2013 poll, with 159 and 139 votes respectively. Also elected were Samantha Jean Arms-Lawrence, Toni Bendall, Keturah Viola George, Nicholas Ivan John, and Larry James Poultney. William …

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Girls at risk as Ascension declines, says Guardian writer

Long-held resentments over treatment of Saints on Ascension have been aired in a lengthy article on the UK’s Guardian website. It accuses the UK of depopulating the island – with teenagers facing sexual pressures as a result. Writer Fred Pearce says people who have lived on the island all their lives are being forced out …

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New Year’s honour for Ascension’s ‘Mrs Everything’ – Caz Yon

Caroline “Caz” Yon has been awarded an MBE in the 2013 New Year Honours list, for services to the community on Ascension Island. Caz was recently described by a visiting writer as an “extraordinary woman – five careers on the island: Veterinarian, Driver, Lawyer, Longshoreman, and yes, Rocket Scientist, monitoring the rocket launches of ARIANE and NASA.” She …

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