Monthly Archives: July 2012

Social worker to help vulnerable children on Ascension

A social worker is being recruited on Ascension Island to help with the care and assessment of children whose welfare is causing concern, administrator Colin Wells has disclosed. The job will also involve advising a Safeguarding Children Board that is being … Continue reading

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Workers’ rights to be updated on Ascension, 85 years on

Workers and employers on Ascension Island could be given new protection under a planned law, similar to St Helena’s Employment Rights Ordinance. A public consultation is to be held on Ascension on the wording of the draft Workers Ordinance, reports The Islander … Continue reading

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Bikers look set to get round Ascension petrol ban

Motorcyclists look set to get round a ban on importing petrol-powered vehicles on Ascension Island. The ban was imposed because of difficulties importing petrol in large quantities. Island residents were told they should switch to diesel vehicles. But island councillor Kitty … Continue reading

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Plastic Brits? Overseas territories athletes line up at Olympics

Citizens of the UK’s overseas territories have been branded “plastic Brits” in the run-up to the 2012 Olympic Games, but one of them is now a strong contender to win a gold medal for Britain. Shara Proctor of Anguilla is … Continue reading

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Newborn Saint Abigail gets a touch of Olympic gold

At less than a week old, Abigail Charlee-Rae Yon was just a little too small to hold the Olympic Torch aloft when it visited the Falkland Islands. But as the youngest islander – born on 20 July 2012 – she was … Continue reading

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Rebuilding lost steeple – next job for church fund-raisers?

After more than a decade of restoration efforts, a group of church fund-raisers are braced for their most ambitious project yet – to replace the missing steeple on Jamestown’s historic parish church. The steeple had to be dismantled in 1980 because it had … Continue reading

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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’ … Continue reading

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