Ascension : Notices From The Administrator
Submitted by The Islander (Ascension Island Government) 04.10.2012 (Article Archived on 18.10.2012)
The St Helena and Ascension Island Government are pleased to announce an increase in the number of Airbridge seats between Ascension and Brize Norton available to sell to members of the public for flights
ASCENSION ISLAND GOVERNMENT
More Airbridge Seats For St Helena
and Ascension Island
The St Helena and Ascension Island Government are pleased to announce an increase in the number of Airbridge seats between Ascension and Brize Norton available to sell to members of the public for flights connecting with sailings of the RMS St Helena.
From 1 January 2013 the Ministry of Defence will double the allocation of seats to the Ascension Island Travel Agency from 10 to 20 for the flights connecting with the RMS in Ascension. In addition the Ministry of Defence will continue to work closely with the Ascension Island Travel Agency to ensure that there is capacity to meet periods of higher demand for seats – including for Christmas 2012.
This welcome development comes after discussions between the St Helena and Ascension Governments, the Ministry of Defence and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. It underscores the commitment to using the Airbridge to support economic development in the South Atlantic in addition to its key role of supplying the UK’s military presence in the Falkland Islands.
Julian Morris, Chief Executive of Enterprise St Helena said “I am delighted at this important commitment from the Ministry of Defence which was the result of joined up working between the FCO, SHG and AIG. In addition to improving access to St Helena for Saints in the UK, Ascension and the Falklands, the additional seats will improve confidence in the route amongst Saints and tourists which in turn will assist our work to develop tourism to St Helena and Ascension Island.”
Closure of Tasty Tucker
I wanted to explain why the Tasty Tucker Restaurant in Georgetown will be closing from 30 September.
The trigger for the closure was the decision made by Danny and Pam Francis to accept a very attractive offer to return to the Falkland Islands. I wish them both and their two children, Racquel and Gerryn, well as they head southwards in October. As a regular customer at Tasty Tucker I will miss them.
I have decided to close Tasty Tucker temporarily while I consult the Island Council on what the community would like to see in its place. I know Councillors have received representations from constituents about the closure of the bakery too. One option might be to look at the potential for an outlet to provide both a catering and bakery service.
If you have any thoughts on this, or you are interested in running a business of this kind in Georgetown please do not hesitate to let your Councillors or myself know. All good ideas are welcomed.
21 September 2012