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  Issue No. 2208 Online Edition Monday 21 April 2014 
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1: World Thinking Day 2013 - Ascension (Internet News) - 28.02.2013This article has photographs
On 22nd February Girl Guiding around the world celebrate World Thinking Day.

2: Quest For Adventure Visits Ascension Island - Ascension (Internet News) - 31.01.2013This article has photographs
Quest For Adventure Visits Ascension Island

3: Emergency Landing At Ascension Island - Ascension (Internet News) - 17.01.2013This article has photographs
Wideawake Airfield was the scene in the early hours of Thursday 10 January of an emergency landing by a Delta Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft that had lost all the power to one of its two engines.

4: Christmas At Two Boats Club - Ascension (Internet News) - 20.12.2012This article has photographs
On Sunday 9th December Members’ Children enjoyed the fun and goodies of the children’s party.

5: MESSAGE FROM THE ISLANDER STAFF - Ascension (Internet News) - 20.12.2012
MESSAGE FROM THE ISLANDER STAFF

6: Happy Christmas To All Ascension Residents! - Ascension (Internet News) - 20.12.2012This article has photographs
Happy Christmas To All Ascension Residents!

7: Turning On Of The Christmas Lights In Town Square - Ascension (Internet News) - 13.12.2012This article has photographs
Turning On Of The Christmas Lights In Town Square

8: Remembrance Day 2012 - Ascension (Internet News) - 15.11.2012This article has photographs
Many members of Ascension’s community congregated outside St. Mary’s Church on Sunday morning, 11th November, to mark the annual Remembrance Day Service

9: HRH Prince Edward, Duke of Kent Visits Ascension Island - Ascension (Internet News) - 15.11.2012This article has photographs
HRH Prince Edward, Duke of Kent Visits Ascension Island

10: The Elvis Experience At Two Boats Club - Ascension (Internet News) - 01.11.2012This article has photographs
A special thank you goes to Sgt Les Forsyth for his exceptional performance at Two Boats Club

11: Bonfire Night - Ascension (Internet News) - 01.11.2012This article has photographs
Monday 5th November Bonfire Night

12: Two Boats Club - Ascension (Internet News) - 01.11.2012This article has photographs
On Sunday 28 October, Two Boats Club hosted the Children’s Halloween Fancy Dressing Party.

13: MORE AIRBRIDGE SEATS FOR ST HELENA & ASCENSION ISLAND - Ascension (Internet News) - 04.10.2012This article has photographs
The St Helena and Ascension Island Government are pleased to announce an increase in the number of Airbridge seats.

14: ZIGGY JOSHUA – A MESSAGE OF THANKS FROM HE THE GOVERNOR MARK CAPES - Ascension (Internet News) - 04.10.2012
On Friday 21 September at around 11am young Ziggy Joshua aged three years went missing from the Hutt’s Gate area.

15: FURTHER SUCCESS IN THE UK! - Ascension (Internet News) - 19.07.2012This article has photographs
TRAINEE MEDICAL Laboratory Scientist, Casey Gough (of Alarm Forest) has successfully graduated from Highbury College in Portsmouth with an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Biological & Bio-Medical Sciences.

16: Ladybird News - Ascension (Internet News) - 05.07.2012
It has been a busy time at Ladybirds with visitors coming to see us, training and, of course, lots of arts and crafts work being done.

17: Ladybird News - Ascension (Internet News) - 05.07.2012This article has photographs
It has been a busy time at Ladybirds with visitors coming to see us, training and, of course, lots of arts and crafts work being done.

18: DOUBLE SUCCESS IN UK! - Ascension (Internet News) - 05.07.2012This article has photographs
Students, Gareth Drabble (of Levelwood) and Kimberley Yon-Roberts (of Cow Path) were both this week awarded 1st Class Honours Degrees in the UK.

19: ADF RAFFLE Draw 2012 – Winners - Ascension (Internet News) - 07.06.2012
ADF RAFFLE Draw 2012 – Winners

20: World-wide celebrations as the Overseas Territories Honour the Queen - Ascension (Internet News) - 07.06.2012
This weekend, the UK’s Overseas Territories, like many other countries around the world, will be marking the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee by lighting Beacons

21: Diamond Jubilee - Ascension (Internet News) - 07.06.2012This article has photographs
CELEBRATING 60 YEARS ON THE THRONE!

22: Mickey and Mouse sail away ‘in service of the Crown’ By Simon Pipe - Ascension (Internet News) - 26.04.2012This article has photographs
When two kittens called Mickey and Mouse were entrusted to the care of Lyn Rattle on St Helena, finding them a new home involved hitching a 700-mile ride in a yacht.

23: Diamond Jubilee Commonwealth Day - Ascension (Internet News) - 15.03.2012This article has photographs
In what is a special year for her as she celebrates her Diamond Jubilee, HM Queen Elizabeth II joined the 54 countries from around the Commonwealth to celebrate Commonwealth Day 2012.

24: Charlie's Taxi - Ascension (Internet News) - 01.03.2012
BRIZE NORTON CARS AND 8 SEATER LUXURY MINI BUSES

25: Keep Ascension Clean - “Adopt A Road” - Ascension (Internet News) - 02.02.2012
It’s been a few years since we last had some volunteers to help keep our roadsides clean of cans and bottles that others so selfishly and mindlessly discard.

26: Pierhead Plumment - Ascension (Internet News) - 05.01.2012This article has photographs
A bleary eyed and bewildered crowd gathered at the Pierhead on Sunday morning for the traditional Ascension Island New Year’s Day Pierhead Lemming Leap.

27: New Year on the Pierhead - Ascension (Internet News) - 05.01.2012This article has photographs
On New Year’s Day, quite a crowd assembled to witness the traditional start to the New Year;

28: Pictures Of Pierhead Jumpers - Ascension (Internet News) - 05.01.2012This article has photographs
Pictures Of Pierhead Jumpers

29: Two Boats Club Children’s Christmas Party - Ascension (Internet News) - 22.12.2011This article has photographs
On Sunday 18th December just on 80 children enjoyed the fun and goodies of the Two Boats Club’s children’s party before greeting Santa Claus with huge smiles, cheers and expectations.

30: Merry Xmas - Ascension (Internet News) - 22.12.2011This article has photographs
MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR READERS

31: NEW PORT CRANE FOR ASCENSION ISLAND - Ascension (Internet News) - 22.12.2011This article has photographs
With the invaluable assistance of both CSR and Interserve Defence, the new 160 ton crane for the port

32: TWO BOATS CLUB DARTS PRESENTATION 2011 - Ascension (Internet News) - 15.12.2011This article has photographs
The presentation of attractive trophies to all the winners and runners-up of the 2011 darts competitions marked the conclusion of another entertaining and successful darts season on Ascension.

33: Dew Pond Run 2011 - Sponsored by Ascension Island Scouts - Ascension (Internet News) - 24.11.2011This article has photographs
50 Runners and Walkers lined up at 8.00am for the start of this years Dew Pond run on a cool but bright Sunday morning.

34: Airport to be built on St Helena - Ascension (Internet News) - 17.11.2011
On 22 July 2010, the Secretary of State for International Development, Andrew Mitchell, confirmed DFID’s willingness to finance an airport for St Helena on condition that:

35: TWO BOATS CLUB CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN PARTY - Ascension (Internet News) - 03.11.2011This article has photographs
Dressing up, taking part, having fun and lots to eat and drink was what the Two Boats Club Children’s Halloween Party was all about on Sunday 30 October.

36: Two Boats Club News - Ascension (Internet News) - 27.10.2011This article has photographs
PLEASE NOTE - SATURDAY 29 OCTOBER ONLY BURGERS AND HOT DOGS WILL BE ON SALE FROM THE BAR

37: Volunteer Shortage - Ascension (Internet News) - 06.10.2011
The Islander is currently short of volunteers for printing. We also need volunteer Editors.

38: Thank You - Ascension (Internet News) - 04.08.2011This article has photographs
The Members of ‘Help & Hope’ Committee would like to thank everyone who sponsored runners, made donations and supported the Sponsored Run/Walk which took place on 17th July 2011.

39: Serco cleans up! - Ascension (Internet News) - 04.08.2011This article has photographs
Serco employees, based at the airhead, took to the roads of Ascension Island on Friday 29th July to remove all the rubbish

40: ‘Help & Hope’ Sponsored Run/Walk - Ascension (Internet News) - 28.07.2011This article has photographs
Well done and Congratulations to all those who participated in and completed the Sponsored Run which took place on Sunday 17th July 2011, in particular those who were awarded medals for the following positions:

41: Klinka Klub Quiz Night - Ascension (Internet News) - 28.07.2011This article has photographs
The Klinka Klub Committee hosted their 2nd Edition Quiz Night at the Babcock Mess on Saturday 16th July.

42: ADF Community Craft Show - Ascension (Internet News) - 09.06.2011
What a great ADF this year there was so much to see and do but I still don’t know which had the biggest cute factor; the Twirlers or the dogs!!

43: St.Helena Day Celebrtions - Ascension (Internet News) - 09.06.2011This article has photographs
We would like to say a special thank you to the following people for their time, commitment and dedication, in making St Helena day celebrations a great success.

44: ADF Auction - Ascension (Internet News) - 09.06.2011This article has photographs
Some Of the Item in the ADF Auction

45: Extreme Fishing Airs In UK - Ascension (Internet News) - 12.05.2011
We are delighted to confirm that the UK TX date for the new series of “Robson Green’s Extreme Fishing – At The Ends of the Earth” has been announced.

46: Visit of the MV Plancius - Ascension (Internet News) - 28.04.2011This article has photographs
All of you would have seen the vessel "Plancius" in Clarence Bay during last weekend. Whilst here passengers and crew enjoyed visits to the Post Office, Museum and A&P’s Giftworld.

47: Andrew Morgan - A Visitor To Ascension - Ascension (Internet News) - 28.04.2011This article has photographs
Recently Ascension seems to have been a hive of activity with visitors arriving both by sea and air!

48: Torrential Rain Causes Havoc On Ascension - Ascension (Internet News) - 28.04.2011This article has photographs
Torrential Rain Causes Havoc On Ascension

49: Are We Getting into Hot Water? - Ascension (Internet News) - 28.04.2011This article has photographs
Temperature and Fish: As visiting marine biologists to the Island, a number of our friends have quizzed us as to the reasons for the current fish die off.

50: The Girls Are Back In Town - Ascension (Internet News) - 27.01.2011This article has photographs
The Girls Are Back In Town

51: Our First Of Many Visits For This Year - Ascension (Internet News) - 27.01.2011This article has photographs
Our First Of Many Visits For This Year

52: What's On At Two Boats Club - Ascension (Internet News) - 09.12.2010
MEMBERS CHRISTMAS DINNER DANCE – 20:30 hrs The Bar will be closed during the day

53: From The Editors - Anna & Stevie - Ascension (Internet News) - 18.11.2010
Hello Readers Hope you all have a good week

54: TWO BOATS CLUB - HALLOWEEN DISCO FANCY DRESS COMPETITION - Ascension (Internet News) - 11.11.2010This article has photographs
A big thank you to Mario Anthony, Cyril Leo and Corey Anthony for decorating the Club for our Halloween Disco.

55: Extreme Fishing With Robson Green Visits Ascension Island - Ascension (Internet News) - 14.10.2010This article has photographs
Extreme Fishing with Robson Green will be filming on Ascension between 30th October and 5th November!

56: From The Editors (Shelley & Casey) - Ascension (Internet News) - 23.09.2010
Dear Readers, We hope you enjoy this weeks Islander even though it’s a small edition. Have a great weekend Shelley & Casey

57: Two Boats Club News - Ascension (Internet News) - 16.09.2010This article has photographs
LUNCHES & SNACKS AVAILABLE AT TWO BOATS CLUB MONDAYS – SATURDAYS

58: Charles Darwin's ecological experiment on Ascension Isle - Ascension (Internet News) - 09.09.2010This article has photographs
Back in 1836, the young Charles Darwin was coming to the end of his five-year mission to explore strange new worlds and boldly go where no naturalist had gone before.

59: FOR BETTER HEALTH TIPS - Ascension (Internet News) - 09.09.2010This article has photographs
Onions - Also known as the anti-cancer bulb, cooked or raw onions are equally good for you.

60: Prom Night at the Saints Club - Ascension (Internet News) - 02.09.2010This article has photographs
Thanks to all the glamorous contestants who looked absolutely fabulous on the night.

61: New Businesses On Ascension - Ascension (Internet News) - 19.08.2010This article has photographs
Several food establishments have recently been taken over by new owners.

62: Small Business For Sale - Ascension (Internet News) - 19.08.2010
Small Business for sale known as Yon's Mini Mart

63: Small Business For Sale - Ascension (Internet News) - 19.08.2010
Small Business for sale known as Yon's Mini Mart

64: Saints Club Rastafarian Night - Ascension (Internet News) - 12.08.2010This article has photographs
The lyrics echoed throughout the Saints Club on Saturday night as it was Rastafarian night and everybody was in the Rastafarian mood.

65: Letter To MP Bellingham From Councillor Leo - Ascension (Internet News) - 12.08.2010This article has photographs
Letter To MP Bellingham From Councillor Leo

66: Kristen Johns Appeal Fund - Ascension (Internet News) - 22.07.2010
A Special thank you to everyone who bought squares for the World Cup Football Sweepstakes and to the following people who assisted with the Sweepstakes:

67: KRISTEN JOHNS APPEAL CHARITY EVENT AT TWO BOATS CLUB - Ascension (Internet News) - 24.06.2010
On Sunday 14 June three bands ‘Atlantic Rock’, ‘Blue Magic’ and ‘Love Affair’ all got together in the name of the Kristen Johns Appeal and entertained a huge crowd at Two Boats Club.

68: From The Editors - Shelley and Casey - Ascension (Internet News) - 17.06.2010
Good Day Readers, First of all well done Worm! Congratulations on being awarded an MBE!

69: GA8 Airvan Lands On Ascension - Ascension (Internet News) - 10.06.2010This article has photographs
Ascension’s Wideawake airfield was host to an unusually small aircraft – by our standards - last week.

70: 24 Hours Subaquathon - Ascension (Internet News) - 10.06.2010This article has photographs
Pictures from 24 Hour Subaquathon

71: Turtle Nest humour…. - Ascension (Internet News) - 10.06.2010This article has photographs
Old Henry’s wife went to Doctor Bill

72: RMS Schedule - Ascension (Internet News) - 03.06.2010
The RMS St Helena departed Cape Town on Sunday, 30 May at 1725 hrs.

73: Internet Messages - Ascension (Internet News) - 03.06.2010
The St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Philatelic Society (SHATPS) is conducting another public auction in 2010.

74: Shipping News - Ascension (Internet News) - 27.05.2010
Dear All, Please be advised that the sailing of the MV "Anvil Point" from the UK has been delayed and is now expected to arrive at Ascension on Thursday, 24 June.

75: Turtle Nest Humour - Ascension (Internet News) - 20.05.2010
Old Henry went to see Father Clive complaining that there was a ghost in his house.

76: Press Release - DIRECT SAILING TO ST HELENA FROM THE UK - Ascension (Internet News) - 13.05.2010This article has photographs
Following the confirmation last week that approval has been given for the MOD vessel to call into St Helena, Richard James International Ltd is now pleased to be able to announce the following arrangements.

77: Congratulations - Ascension (Internet News) - 13.05.2010This article has photographs
Best Dressed Country and Western Couple

78: From the Editors (Anna & Stevie) - Ascension (Internet News) - 06.05.2010
Hello Readers

79: Turtle Nest humour…… - Ascension (Internet News) - 06.05.2010
Two old gentlemen, Sam and Henry,

80: From The Editors (Catherine and Carrie) - Ascension (Internet News) - 22.04.2010
Hello Readers,

81: Turtle Nest humour…… - Ascension (Internet News) - 22.04.2010
Chelsea Pete walks into the Saints Club and finds a seat at the bar next to old drunk Henry.

82: Turtle Nest humour…… - Ascension (Internet News) - 15.04.2010This article has photographs
It was market day in the small town and towards the end of the day a vet approached one of the farmers.

83: Ascension Day Fair 2010 - Ascension (Internet News) - 15.04.2010This article has photographs
Ascension Day Fair 2010

84: Saints Club News - Ascension (Internet News) - 15.04.2010
Skittle results week 07/4/10

85: RMS Updte - Ascension (Internet News) - 15.04.2010This article has photographs
Good Morning all, we are now four weeks into the Wet Dock. This is my last report as I will be handing over to Capt Young today and will fly out later this evening.

86: From The Editors - Helen and Lorna - Ascension (Internet News) - 08.04.2010
Hello Readers,

87: RED BULL DRINK - Ascension (Internet News) - 08.04.2010
This maybe a “forward” but it is wise for ALL to understand this drink……….while working in Solomons Shop I was amazed at the amount of children who brought this drink!!

88: Ascension Day Fair - Ascension (Internet News) - 01.04.2010This article has photographs
Ascension Day Fair

89: English Bay Wind Farm - Ascension (Internet News) - 01.04.2010This article has photographs
The BBC English Bay Wind Farm has started to generate clean electricity for Ascension Island!

90: Turtle Nest Humour - Ascension (Internet News) - 01.04.2010This article has photographs
82 year old Henry, who was partially deaf, went to Doctor Milenko for a check up.

91: From The Editors - Lorna - Ascension (Internet News) - 25.03.2010
Hello Readers, Happy Birthday to Tyran, Jack and Max!

92: Turtle Nest Humour - Ascension (Internet News) - 18.03.2010This article has photographs
A lady came ashore from the tourist ship who had just reached 100 years old. Helen from the “Islander” went down to the Pierhead to interview her for the paper.

93: Turtle Nest Humor - Ascension (Internet News) - 11.03.2010
Nicky from AIG Works Department had just finished laying a carpet at The Residency.

94: Whats On at Two Boats Club - Ascension (Internet News) - 04.03.2010
LUNCHES & SNACKS AVAILABLE AT TWO BOATS CLUB MONDAYS – SATURDAYS

95: Football Results - Ascension (Internet News) - 04.03.2010
Football Results from Weekend 27/28th February

96: Turtle Nest humour…… - Ascension (Internet News) - 04.03.2010This article has photographs
Two tramps were walking along the railroad tracks one day and one tramp said to the other, “I’m the luckiest guy in the world”

97: Turtle Nest humour…… - Ascension (Internet News) - 25.02.2010This article has photographs
A blind rabbit and a blind snake meet each other for the very first time.

98: Whats On at Two Boats Club - Ascension (Internet News) - 18.02.2010
LUNCHES & SNACKS AVAILABLE AT TWO BOATS CLUB MONDAYS – SATURDAYS

99: Warren Leo Appeal - Ascension (Internet News) - 18.02.2010
An appeal has been ongoing to raise money for St Helenian Leukaemia patient, Warren Leo.

100: Turtle Nest Humour - Ascension (Internet News) - 18.02.2010This article has photographs
Driving home from Two Boats Club one night Mr and Mrs Moss were stopped for speeding by PC Peter McMullen.

101: Queens Baton Relay – Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games - Ascension (Internet News) - 18.02.2010This article has photographs
The Queen’s Baton Relay is one of the great traditions of the Commonwealth Games. It symbolises the gathering of people from across the Commonwealth at a four yearly festival of sports and culture.

102: More Pictures From The Queen's Baton Relay - Ascension (Internet News) - 18.02.2010This article has photographs
More Pictures From The Queen's Baton Relay

103: Turtle Nest humour…… - Ascension (Internet News) - 11.02.2010This article has photographs
A very large lady visits the Georgetown Hospital complaining of a sore throat. Doctor Milenko shines a light down her throat and after a few moments says to her, “Would you like to take all your clothes off and then get down on all fours?”

104: ON A SMALL ISLAND IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE - Ascension (Internet News) - 11.02.2010This article has photographs
ON A SMALL ISLAND IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE

105: Turtle Nest Humour - Ascension (Internet News) - 11.02.2010
A man in a hot air balloon realised he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below.

106: Agreement of Ascension Tax Dispute ‘Delayed by Democracy’? - Ascension (Internet News) - 21.01.2010
Sorting out the tax dispute between the UK Ministry of Defence and the Ascension Island Government may not happen before June.

107: The Lone Lay Advocate Rides Again - Ascension (Internet News) - 21.01.2010
Johnny Hobson has been a lay advocate for many years and has unselfishly given time and his skills to assist Islanders.

108: Turtle Tours - Ascension (Internet News) - 21.01.2010This article has photographs
Green Turtle Nesting Season is December – July. You can find out about the Green Turtles of Ascension Island on a guided tour run by Ascension Island Government Conservation Staff.

109: PLANNED OUTAGES OF INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS - Ascension (Internet News) - 07.01.2010This article has photographs
Cable & Wireless South Atlantic Ltd on the Falkland Islands will be carrying out their annual Earth Station Antenna inspection and essential maintenance work

110: Saints Club Infotainment - Ascension (Internet News) - 07.01.2010This article has photographs
SUNDAY 10TH JANUARY 2010 Selection of mixed music by Schmichael Starting around fiveish (RMS Overnight)

111: Xmas Jokes - Ascension (Internet News) - 24.12.2009
A Russian couple was walking down the street in St. Petersburg the other night,

112: Lay Advocates Needed - Ascension (Internet News) - 17.12.2009
These are all descriptions from existing Lay Advocates and we need at least two more for Ascension Island to make sure that this vital service is available to all. Lay Advocates are unique to St Helena and Ascension Island and fill the gap for residents who need legal help or representation at court.

113: Obsidian Hotel - Ascension (Internet News) - 17.12.2009
The Restaurant opens every evening. Seating times from 7.00 to 8.30 pm.

114: News From Saints Club - Ascension (Internet News) - 17.12.2009This article has photographs
To all members of the Club, “The Members New Years Dinner Dance” is scheduled to be held on Saturday 23rd January 2010.

115: Whats On at Two Boats Club - Ascension (Internet News) - 17.12.2009This article has photographs
The Committee and Management of Two Boats Club would like to say a Special Thank-You to Ethel Constantine for assisting with the preparation for our Christmas Dinner - apologies for omitting your name last week, Ethel.

116: Public Notice - Ascension (Internet News) - 17.12.2009This article has photographs
FARES: UK TO ASCENSION AND VICE VERSA 16th DECEMBER 2009

117: A Creed to Live By (A Poem) - Ascension (Internet News) - 10.12.2009
Don't undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others,

118: Obsidian Christmas Menu - Ascension (Internet News) - 03.12.2009This article has photographs
Christmas Menu at the Obsidian Hotel’s Restaurant available from 1st December onwards

119: Christmas Special Offer Return Trips - Ascension (Internet News) - 03.12.2009
We are please to advise that we have been informed by Andrew Weir Shipping & St Helena Line that Christmas Special Offer Return Trips can be purchased from the Shipping Office with effect from today.

120: Turtle Nest humour…… - Ascension (Internet News) - 03.12.2009This article has photographs
“Thanks for seeing us so quickly” said the grateful man to Johnny the Dentist.

121: Turtle Nest humour…… - Ascension (Internet News) - 26.11.2009This article has photographs
The two doctors in the Georgetown Hospital had to hire a new nurse. They interviewed Nurse Nancy and decided to hire her.

122: Turtle Nest Humour - Ascension (Internet News) - 19.11.2009
“Same as usual, Jack,” asks the bartender as he sees one of his regulars walk up to the bar.

123: Tasty Tucker Cafe - Ascension (Internet News) - 12.11.2009
OPEN MON—SAT 9.00am –1PM MON—FRI 2pm-4pm

124: We must not neglect the outposts of Empire - (Extracted from The Times) - Ascension (Internet News) - 12.11.2009
Once they were vital strategic assets in Britain’s domination of the globe. We cannot treat them as an embarrassment now

125: HUMAN RIGHTS CAPACITY BUILDING PROJECT - Ascension (Internet News) - 05.11.2009
Rosanna Mesquita, the South Atlantic Project Coordinator for the Human Rights Capacity Building Project in the British Overseas Territories of the South Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific met with members of the Island Council, the head teacher of Two Boats School, the leaders of the Scouts and the Guides.

126: Dewpond Run 2009 - Ascension (Internet News) - 05.11.2009This article has photographs
Dewpond run 2009 sponsored by Ascension Island Scouts

127: Dialling Ascension from the UK and Abroad: - Ascension (Internet News) - 05.11.2009This article has photographs
Cable & Wireless are aware that telephone callers have been experiencing difficulties in calling into Ascension from the UK and various other countries, over the past few weeks.

128: PLANNED OUTAGES OF INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS - Ascension (Internet News) - 15.10.2009This article has photographs
Cable & Wireless South Atlantic Ltd will be carrying out their annual Earth Station Antenna inspection and essential maintenance work

129: Heritage Society - Ascension (Internet News) - 01.10.2009
The Heritage Society would like to say thank you for supporting their event in Georgetown Square on Saturday 26th September.

130: Battle Of Britain Service - Ascension (Internet News) - 17.09.2009This article has photographs
AFTER THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN SERVICE, WHICH WAS HELD IN ST MARY’S CHURCH,

131: From the Editors - Ascension (Internet News) - 30.07.2009
Hello Readers

132: Anchor Inn Restaurant Re-launch - Ascension (Internet News) - 16.07.2009
The Obsidian Hotel is proud to re-launch its Restaurant to the Ascension Public. The Restaurant will be open every evening. Seating times from 7.00 to 8.30 pm.

133: Heritage Notes - Ascension (Internet News) - 16.07.2009This article has photographs
The recipient of this year’s History prize at Two Boats School was Kieran Yon.

134: What Is Happening On Ascension? - Ascension (Internet News) - 18.06.2009
Ascension Island is facing increased financial hardship. For the last three years, the UK Ministry of Defence occupied many buildings on Ascension

135: Keep Ascension Clean - “Adopt A Road” - Ascension (Internet News) - 07.05.2009
Over the last few years we`ve had volunteers who have been helping to keep our roadsides clean of cans and bottles that others so selfishly and mindlessly discard.

136: Whats On At The Saints Club - Ascension (Internet News) - 07.05.2009
Whats on at the Saints club

137: Keep Ascension Clean - Adopt A Road - Ascension (Internet News) - 23.04.2009
Over the last few years we`ve had volunteers who have been helping to keep our roadsides clean of cans and bottles that others so selfishly and mindlessly discard.

138: Book and DVD Reviews - By Kate Anna and Ben Pathak - Ascension (Internet News) - 02.04.2009
Dreams of my Father by Barack Obama

139: Whyfly part 4 - - Ascension (Internet News) - 02.04.2009
The elderly man waited patiently. He had been for a walk to the heads. As a retired naval man, old habits died hard and he still referred to the toilets in naval terms.

140: Messages to the Islander - Ascension (Internet News) - 12.03.2009
Hi just to let you know that I have started a Facebook Cause called: Support the St Helena Community in getting their badly needed airport

141: Book and DVD Reviews - By Kate, Anna and Ben Pathak - Ascension (Internet News) - 12.03.2009
I picked up this topical title which fitted in with this week’s mystery interview.

142: Book Reviews by Kate, Anna and Ben Pathak - Ascension (Internet News) - 05.03.2009
All books are available from Two Boats Resource Centre Library free of charge.

143: BOOK REVIEWS by Kate, Anna & Ben Pathak - Ascension (Internet News) - 26.02.2009
All books are available from Two Boats Resource Centre Library, on loan, free of charge.

144: Heritage Notes - 22nd February 2009 - Ascension (Internet News) - 26.02.2009This article has photographs
The members of the Heritage Society had to say farewell again to Betty and Roy Haley, who returned to the UK after spending a few months helping us out.

145: St.Helena Support - Ascension (Internet News) - 26.02.2009This article has photographs
As you may be aware, the British Government has announced a “pause” in its negotiations over the contract for the construction of an airport on St Helena.

146: A Note of Appreciation - Ascension (Internet News) - 12.02.2009This article has photographs
For a couple of weeks in January two members of the staff from the University of Bath were on the island, to decommission scientific research equipment, some of which had been running for almost five years.

147: Note for Ascension Island Webcam Viewers - Ascension (Internet News) - 12.02.2009
Please be advised that the building at the pier head, Georgetown which houses the webcam, is currently undergoing refurbishments.

148: Heritage Notes - Ascension (Internet News) - 15.01.2009This article has photographs
This past weekend was very busy at the Fort Hayes Museum. We had a large number of visitors, and lots of volunteers working on various projects.

149: New Horizon Presents Elvis and Friend - Ascension (Internet News) - 15.01.2009This article has photographs
Elvis and friends” (Wayne Moyce & Interserve staff) are raising money for New Horizon’s to bring teams of St Helenian youth to Ascension;

150: Christmas Message From The Governor 2008 - Ascension (Internet News) - 25.12.2008
Looking back on 2008, although I am sure that a great deal of progress has been made in many areas, we have been exposed to events not of our own making, and my overall impression is one of disappointment.

151: The Islander Christmas Lights Competition - Ascension (Internet News) - 25.12.2008This article has photographs
The winners of each category are:

152: Santa Visits VT Mess - Ascension (Internet News) - 11.12.2008This article has photographs
Santa’s first visit to Ascension for 2008 was to the VT Mess in Two Boats

153: Heritage Notes - Ascension (Internet News) - 11.12.2008This article has photographs
It has been another busy week for Heritage Island volunteers. The Johnsons continue their important work in the Archives, sorting through the vast collection of photographs, printed material and other important parts of Ascension history.

154: Heritage Notes - Ascension (Internet News) - 27.11.2008This article has photographs
Well, we’ve solved one mystery- the identity of the Tartar Stairs!

155: Whats Goin On At Two Boats Club? - Ascension (Internet News) - 27.11.2008
Euchre Leaughe 2008 - Starting soon

156: Thank You From The Scouts - Ascension (Internet News) - 13.11.2008This article has photographs
We hope everyone enjoyed Wed Night`s entertainment down at the Football Pitch.

157: Heritage Notes - Ascension (Internet News) - 13.11.2008This article has photographs
I’m very pleased to announce that Pete and Jill Johnson have arrived on our sunny (finally!!) island and will be working to put our archives in order, cataloguing the collections, and generally helping us update the museum.

158: Heritage Notes - Ascension (Internet News) - 30.10.2008This article has photographs
Work is progressing at a great pace with regards to the renovations. Bobby Magill has designed and is building a great office space.

159: Bonfire Night 5th November - Ascension (Internet News) - 23.10.2008
We have purchased over £1000 worth of Fireworks (c/o Scouts & RAF Welfare) for this years Bonfire Night.

160: Heritage Notes - Ascension (Internet News) - 16.10.2008This article has photographs
The weekend found some volunteers moving furniture back into the repaired and painted Archives Building.

161: Record Breaking Blue Marlin landed at Ascension Island - Ascension (Internet News) - 16.10.2008This article has photographs
Ascension Island was once again highlighted in the Sports Fishing World when a Blue Marlin weighing in at a massive 1,213 lbs

162: Heritage News - Ascension (Internet News) - 09.10.2008
The Archives building is taking shape. The walls have been painted, and the floor has a coat of paint on it as well.

163: Heritage Notes - Ascension (Internet News) - 02.10.2008This article has photographs
The Heritage Society celebrated Elizabeth Hill’s tenure with us with a dinner at Fort Hayes last Tuesday night.

164: Heritage Notes - Ascension (Internet News) - 25.09.2008This article has photographs
The Archives building was discovered to be in worse condition as a result of the leaks than first thought.

165: Orchid - Ascension (Internet News) - 25.09.2008This article has photographs
Orchid exists to save men’s lives from testicular, prostate and penile cancers through pioneering research and promoting awareness.

166: Heritage News - Ascension (Internet News) - 18.09.2008This article has photographs
Restoration work at Fort Thornton is still continuing.

167: Battle Of Britain Commemorative Service - Ascension (Internet News) - 18.09.2008This article has photographs
BATTLE OF BRITAIN COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE HELD AT ST MARY’S CHURCH ASCENSION ISLAND

168: Heritage News - Ascension (Internet News) - 11.09.2008This article has photographs
There was a great turnout for the showing of Col. Zwinger’s video last week at the Volcano Club last week!

169: FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE - SELECT COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENT (04 JULY 2008) - Ascension (Internet News) - 10.07.2008
Except for purposes of tourism, it is impossible to stay on Ascension Island without a job contract. There are also restrictions on housing and business ownership.

170: Scout's Gold Award Receipients - Ascension (Internet News) - 26.06.2008This article has photographs
Congratulations to Corey Anthony, Shane Green, Andreas Thomas, Stephen Anthony and Jerrylee Peters,

171: Petrol Price Increase - Ascension (Internet News) - 26.06.2008
Please be advised that with effect from Thursday 26th June 2008 the price of Unleaded Petrol sold from the Station will be increased to 96p per litre.

172: Heritage News - Ascension (Internet News) - 26.06.2008This article has photographs
The Ascension Island Heritage Society is going to begin a revitalization of Fort Thornton in the near future.

173: ST HELENA AIR ACCESS PROJECT UPDATE - Ascension (Internet News) - 26.06.2008
As you are aware from previous press releases and other activities, the planning permission application for the airport development was submitted to the Governor-in Council on Monday 5th May 2008.

174: Ascension Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Ascension (Internet News) - 12.06.2008This article has photographs
Over the last few months many have remarked that there has been a marked increase in dog numbers on the island.

175: Two Boats Club Trophy Winners - Ascension (Internet News) - 29.05.2008This article has photographs
The awarding of attractive trophis to all the winners and runners-up of the 2008 darts competitions marked the conclusion of another entertaining and successful darts season on Ascension.

176: THANK YOU - Ascension (Internet News) - 29.05.2008
The Committee, parents, guardians and children of Ladybirds play group would like to say a VERY, VERY BIG THANK YOU to Angela Francis

177: The Ascension Island Heritage Society - Ascension (Internet News) - 29.05.2008
at the request of the USS Constellation Museum in the United States, is holding a memorial service and wreath-laying ceremony at the grave of their crewmember,

178: 1st ASCENSION ISLAND SCOUTS BURMA CYCLONE APPEAL - Ascension (Internet News) - 29.05.2008This article has photographs
Thanks to all who supported the Scouts

179: You Crafty Bunch - Ascension (Internet News) - 15.05.2008This article has photographs
Georgetown square came alive on Saturday 3rd May as Ascension Day Fair came to town.

180: Thank You - Ascension (Internet News) - 15.05.2008
On behalf of the Levelwood ‘C’ Cricket Team (St. Helena), I would like to thank all those who took part in the Sponsored Slim.

181: ST HELENA ACCESS PROJECT – AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION - Ascension (Internet News) - 15.05.2008
The application for airport development permission was submitted to the Governor in Council on Monday, 5th May 2008.

182: Ascension Day Fair Craft Show - Ascension (Internet News) - 15.05.2008
Thank you to everyone who helped in any way at making this year’s craft show twice the size of last years.

183: SHY 3 FISHING BOAT SLIPS FROM CRANE AT PIERHEAD - Ascension (Internet News) - 01.05.2008This article has photographs
On Monday afternoon the Shy 3 slipped from the crane that was lifting it out of the water and after hitting the Pierhead landed in the sea.

184: Forums In The UK - Ascension (Internet News) - 01.05.2008
Kedell Worboys, the St Helena Government UK Representative, is planning to set up some discussion/information sharing forums in several geographical locations in the UK over the coming months for “Saints” to participate.

185: Saints Club Infortainment - Ascension (Internet News) - 01.05.2008This article has photographs
SATURDAY 10TH MAY ’08 MIXED MUSIC – BY SMUDGE

186: Two Boats Club News - Ascension (Internet News) - 01.05.2008This article has photographs
Forthcoming Events

187: Cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis) Visits Ascension - Ascension (Internet News) - 01.05.2008This article has photographs
During last week seven Cattle Egrets were seen around the island and, another sighting of tow egrets were seen outside Clarence House, Georgetown.

188: Whats Going On At Two Boats Club - Ascension (Internet News) - 17.04.2008
LUNCHES WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE ON MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS BURGERS & HOTDOGS WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THE BAR ON SATURDAYS

189: Saints Club Infortainment - Ascension (Internet News) - 17.04.2008
RESULTS OF EUCHRE DRIVE HELD SATURDAY 12TH APRIL:-

190: UK CHAGOS SUPPORT ASSOCIATION. - Ascension (Internet News) - 21.02.2008
Olivier Bancoult, leader of the CRG in Mauritius, was invited to give Oral Evidence to the Foreign Affairs Committee (of MPs) which he did, accompanied by Richard Gifford,

191: Turtle Nesting Starts - Ascension (Internet News) - 20.12.2007This article has photographs
Once again it is the time of year for the green turtles to migrate to Ascension from Brazil, swimming 2,000km in 6 weeks.

192: Foreign Office Minister Transits Ascension - Ascension (Internet News) - 06.12.2007This article has photographs
We are pleased to announce that Foreign Office Minister, Meg Munn, will transit Ascension Island on Thursday 3 January 2008.

193: Royal Gibraltar Band Volunteers For Conservation - Ascension (Internet News) - 08.11.2007This article has photographs
Last Wednesday The Royal Gibraltar Band helped the Conservation Department with a beach cleanup and path clearing.

194: Ascio Technologies Inc. leads the way in protecting Trademarks on the Internet. - Ascension (Internet News) - 06.07.2007This article has photographs
6th July 2007, London - Ascio Technologies Inc. was announced today as Winner of the .TM Domain Registrar Awards.

195: ASCENSION ISLAND - Ascension (Internet News) - 26.04.2007
Inhabitants of a tiny place which served as a crucial base for British forces during the Falklands conflict say the UK government promised them a new regime,

196: ‘Private Eye’ ARTICLE ABOUT ASCENSION - Ascension (Internet News) - 19.04.2007
No one 25 years ago needed to ask where Ascension was. Television screens mapped daily how the Falklands Task Force was supplied via our volcanic, sub-tropical island home - a mid-Atlantic British territory. For a time, Wideawake Airfield was the world’s busiest airstrip. So how were islanders rewarded for this support?

197: Messages from The Islander’s online guestbook… - Ascension (Internet News) - 04.01.2007
From Dr Gary White, Joe Walls and others

198: Some CENTR members and ICANN work to improve Internet - All (Internet News) - 22.09.2006
Brussels: Some CENTR members participating in the Internet Infrastructure Improvement Account have today agreed to donate to ICANN the sum of $190.000 to stimulate improvements in the IANA services provided to the global community.

199: Hash Trash - No. 1119 - Ascension (Internet News) - 24.08.2006
The hounds gathered at the RAF bare base at the foot of Green Mountain ready for their special ops mission.

200: Sports Relief 2006 - Ascension Island - Ascension (Internet News) - 20.07.2006This article has photographs
Thank you to all those who turned out on Saturday morning and helped to raise £110.00 which has been sent to Sport Relief 2006.

201: Argentina talks tough over new claim to the Falkland Islands - Ascension (Internet News) - 29.06.2006
ARGENTINA has given a warning of “a drastic change” in its quest for sovereignty over the Falklands. It has also accused Britain of bad faith for failing to enter substantive talks on the future of the islands over which the two countries went to war 24 years ago.

202: Court victory for Chagos families - Ascension (Internet News) - 18.05.2006
Families exiled from the Chagos islands in the 1960s and 70s to make way for a US Indian Ocean airbase have won a new victory in their long fight to return.

203: RMS Web Site Re-vamp - Ascension (Internet News) - 20.04.2006
we are pleased to advise that we yesterday completed the re-vamp of the RMS's web site to give it a much more up to date feel.

204: New Book on Falklands War - Ascension (Internet News) - 06.04.2006
I just wanted to alert you to the imminent publication of a new book dealing with Ascension's role in the Falklands War

205: Tourist Ship Aleksey Maryshev Visits Ascension - Ascension (Internet News) - 30.03.2006This article has photographs
Not exactly a cruise liner to look at, but serving the same function for the intrepid passengers on board.

206: Editors Page - Ascension (Internet News) - 23.03.2006
A bumper Islander this week, with lots going on.

207: Bob Wilson - St. Helena, Ascension & the Falklands - Ascension (Internet News) - 09.02.2006
Herewith info on a forthcoming new book on St. Helena, Ascension & the Falklands.

208: Ascension Island Heritage Society - Ascension (Internet News) - 09.02.2006
Are you interested in Ascension Island history? Would you like to find out more?

209: Visit of MV Astoria - Ascension (Internet News) - 09.02.2006This article has photographs
The cruise ship MV "Astoria" is due to arrive at Ascension on Saturday, 11 February from 0700 hrs to 1800 hrs.

210: The UK Government’s mistreatment of Ascension Islanders - Ascension (Internet News) - 15.12.2005
I read with interest your article (Report, December 7) on the plight of the Ilois people who were illegally deported from Diego Garcia to make way for an US military base.

211: BUSINESS NEWS FROM ST. HELENA - Ascension (Internet News) - 22.09.2005
Leaving on the RMS this Monday was Professor John Welton who spent two weeks on Island working with the Education Department in connection with the St.Helena support programme, which has been going since October 2003.

212: Invalids Thrashed - Ascension (Internet News) - 15.09.2005
Invalids is a reasonably level path that contours Green Mountain from the picnic site on Long Ramp to the Residency.

213: BRIZE NORTON RUNWAY CLOSURE - Ascension (Internet News) - 28.07.2005
For those of you who are not aware the Runway at RAF Brize Norton is closing between the 16th of September 2005 and mid January 2006, for essential maintenance.

214: Green Mountain National Park Opens. - Ascension (Internet News) - 30.06.2005This article has photographs
Few Pictures From The Opening of the Green Mountain National Park

215: No Gooseberry Bushes on Ascension - Ascension (Internet News) - 16.06.2005This article has photographs
Regular readers of the “Islander” will have noted he recent spate of Christenings.

216: From The Library Desk- EXTRA - Ascension (Internet News) - 10.03.2005
I have been asked to answer concerns regarding the 25p per night overdue fees for books that are not returned on or by the correct date.

217: Dumping Of Food By Solomon's Georgetown Shop - Ascension (Internet News) - 03.02.2005This article has photographs
Dear Ms Dillon - I am writing this letter as a result of an event that I, and several others, witnessed on Wednesday 19 January 2005.

218: Turtle Tours - Ascension (Internet News) - 06.01.2005This article has photographs
Find out about the Green turtles of Ascension Island

219: Care in the community… - Ascension (Internet News) - 22.04.2004This article has photographs
A couple of weeks ago a sick donkey named ‘Mary’ was found outside Turners Yard with her 6 week old foal.

220: Care in the community… - Ascension (Internet News) - 22.04.2004This article has photographs
A couple of weeks ago a sick donkey named ‘Mary’ was found outside Turners Yard with her 6 week old foal.

221: Weather Report/Metchat - Ascension (Internet News) - 22.12.2003This article has photographs
Statistics for the week ending Monday 15 December 2003

222: Tristan Times: At Last, A Dedicated Site - Tristan (Internet News) - 08.11.2003This article has photographs
Tristan Times now has its own separate website. Photo (c) James Glass - Tristan da Cunha viewed from Nightingale Island

223: Sorry we were off line - Ascension (Internet News) - 09.10.2003
We apologise for our recent break in service. The following has been received from our service provider:

224: New site for The Islander - Ascension (Internet News) - 01.10.2003
Welcome to the new-look The Islander (online) site. Please be patient as we try hard to iron-out the remaining bugs with the system.


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