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The Tristan Times - Tristan da Cunha
The online newspaper of Tristan da Cunha
  Issue No. 641 Online Edition Tuesday 9 February 2016 
This week's top stories:

APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR FOR TRISTAN DA CUNHA - (27.01.2016)
Mark Capes, the Governor of St Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha is pleased to announce the appointment of Sean Burns as the next Administrator of Tristan da Cunha. [More...]
Category: Government

Tristan da Cunha wants an adviser with farming experience to help develop livestock and agriculture - (25.01.2016)
Tristan da Cunha is looking for an Agricultural Advisor to start work in August 2016. An Adviser is needed to assist with all aspects of the development of livestock and agriculture on the Island. [More...]
Category: People

LISA PHILLIPS TO SUCCEED MARK CAPES IN APRIL 2016 AS GOVERNOR OF ST HELENA, ASCENSION AND TRISTAN DA CUNHA - (22.01.2016)
Lisa Phillips has been appointed Governor of St Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha, in succession to Mark Capes. Lisa (photo attached) will take up her appointment in St Helena in late Apri [More...]
Category: Government

Ascension Island to become marine reserve - (02.01.2016)
The government is to create a marine reserve almost as big as the UK in the Atlantic waters of Ascension Island. [More...]
Category: Fisheries

Pastoral Visit to Tristan da Cunha - 2012 - (25.10.2012)
This year my visit to Tristan got off with a very good start. The sail from Cape Town to Tristan was on the maiden voyage of the SA Agulhas II, and what a swanky ship it really is. [More...]
Category: People

NEW DIRECTOR FOR OVERSEAS TERRITORIES - (20.10.2012)
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has announced that the new Director for the Overseas Territories is Peter Hayes, who took up office on 15 October 2012, replacing Colin Roberts, who is taking up an [More...]
Category: Government

COUNCILLOR GREEN REPORTS ON COMMONWEALTH CONFERENCE - (20.10.2012)
Councillor Tony Green returned to the Island last week, having attended the 58th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) in Sri Lanka and the EU-OCT forum in Greenland [More...]
Category: Government

EU - OCT FORUM, 26- 27 SEPTEMBER, ILULISSAT, GREENLAND: UK STATEMENT - (07.10.2012)
Deputy Director General, Premier Kleist, Minister, Premiers, Heads of Delegations and other distinguished guests, the Minister for the British Overseas Territories, Mark Simmonds, can’t be here today [More...]
Category: Government

Tristan celebrates Queens Day 2012 - (11.03.2012)
Queens Day this year was held on Friday the 9th [More...]
Category: Education

Sustainable seafood on the Waterfront: Shoreline Café and Tristan da Cunha rock lobster fishery secure MSC certification - (20.07.2011)
Sustainable seafood on the Waterfront: Shoreline Café and Tristan da Cunha rock lobster fishery secure MSC certificationCape Town’s Two Oceans Aquarium today hosted a special celebration as its Shoreline Café, destination for thousands of hungry visitors each year, became the first restaurant in Africa to be certified [More...]
Category: Fisheries

Tristan da Cunha rock lobster fishery enters full MSC assessment - (27.04.2010)
The sign-board that awaits you when finally reaching Tristan da Cunha Island after a week-long South Atlantic sea voyage from Cape Town says “Welcome to the World’s Remotest Island”. [More...]
Category: Fisheries

M/V KELSO Should Have Received Another Name - (07.04.2010)
The former M/V KELSO, renamed M/Y TIANIC, is in the news again because an RNLI lifeboatsman helped co-ordinate a Caribbean sea rescue while out DIY shopping in Britain after a friend called to say he [More...]
Category: Shipping/Freight

Tristan - An RSPB Success Story - (08.01.2010)
Tristan - An RSPB Success StoryFor the past few years, the RSPB under the South Atlantic Invasive Species project has provided poison and bait boxes, to be placed around the settlement and patches area. In all more than 300 bait s [More...]
Category: Conservation

Gough Island Eradication Project Report - (24.12.2009)
John Cooper, CORE Initiatives, South Afric [More...]
Category: Gough Island

Tristan Science - Research and conservation activities at Inaccessible Island - (19.12.2009)
Peter Ryan & Rob Ronconi tell us about valuable research on Inaccessible Island. [More...]
Category: Inaccessible Island

Tristan da Cunha in the News - (12.12.2009)
Scientists have long recognized marine transport as a vector for exotic species invasions. But relatively little attention has been given to the transport of semi-submersible rigs - the installations [More...]
Category: Environment

Tristan Fishing News 11.11.09 - (11.11.2009)
The 2009/10 fishing season has not started very well due to excessivebad weather. [More...]
Category: Fisheries

Up to the Hub of Utopia – Climbing Tristan da Cunha's Queen Mary's Peak - (26.10.2009)
Up to the Hub of Utopia – Climbing Tristan da Cunha's Queen Mary's PeakIn 1516 Thomas Morus published his “Utopia”, the design of an ideal community. Vulnerable as he sensed it to be, he placed it on an imaginary island. Photos (c) Wolfgang Schaub [More...]
Category: Environment

Gough and Inaccessible Ramsar Wetlands Designation - (10.08.2009)
Gough and Inaccessible Ramsar Wetlands DesignationWith funding received from the Overseas Territories Environment Programme in 2007, Tristan da Cunha prepared information sheets to allow the UK Government to designate the Gough and Inaccessible Islan [More...]
Category: Conservation

New Fishing Season Gets Underway at Tristan - (29.07.2009)
New Fishing Season Gets Underway at TristanThe first official fishing day for the 2009/10 season, with catches being landed into Tristan’s new factory, got underway on the 28th July. Photo (c) James Glass (Tristan Times) -: One of the fish [More...]
Category: Fisheries

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Edinburgh - Tristan da Cunha
1.LISA PHILLIPS TO SUCCEED MARK CAPES IN APRIL 2016 AS GOVERNOR OF ST HELENA, ASCENSION AND
2.Tristan da Cunha wants an adviser with farming experience to help develop livestock and ag
3.APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR FOR TRISTAN DA CUNHA
4.Ascension Island to become marine reserve
5.Pastoral Visit to Tristan da Cunha - 2012
6.COUNCILLOR GREEN REPORTS ON COMMONWEALTH CONFERENCE
7.NEW DIRECTOR FOR OVERSEAS TERRITORIES
8.EU - OCT FORUM, 26- 27 SEPTEMBER, ILULISSAT, GREENLAND: UK STATEMENT
9.Tristan celebrates Queens Day 2012

1.Constitutional Reform
2.Monsignor Michael B. McPartland's Pastoral Visit to Tristan
3.MODERN TELECOMMUNICATIONS FOR TRISTAN DA CUNHA BY THE END OF JUNE
4.Worlds Loneliest Island Saves life of Bulgarian Seamen
5.Calshot Harbour Afloat
6.Oil Rig Runs Aground at Tristan da Cunha
7.Negotiations Underway to Free Rig
8.Letter of Thanks from Bulgaria
9.Injured Seaman Returns Home from Tristran

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