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  Issue No. 2230 Online Edition Tuesday 23 September 2014 
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1: Swearing In Ceremony - Ascension (Government) - 04.09.2014This article has photographs
The Swearing in Ceremony of Mr Marc Holland as Administrator of Ascension was held at the Court House on Tuesday, 26th August.

2: Marc Holland is sworn in as the 19th Administrator of Ascension Island - Ascension (Government) - 04.09.2014This article has photographs
On Tuesday, 26 August, Mr Marc Holland was sworn in as Administrator of Ascension Island, having succeeded the outgoing Administrator, Mr Colin Wells, whose term in office had come to an end.

3: From Colin Wells, Administrator of Ascension Island - Ascension (Government) - 14.08.2014This article has photographs
After 3 years as Administrator of Ascension, it is now time for me to pass the baton to my excellent successor, Marc Holland.

4: Councillor Bendall Annouces Resignation - New Legislation to Protect Biodiversity - Ascension (Government) - 31.07.2014This article has photographs
Councillor Bendall announces her resignation from the Ascension Island Council and new legislation enacted to protect Ascension Islands biodiversity

5: ASCENSION ISLAND COMMITS A FIFTH OF ITS LAND AREA TO BIODIVERSITY PROTECTION - Ascension (Government) - 31.07.2014This article has photographs
6 Nature reserves and 1 Sanctuary created to protect a unique blend of wild and plant life, including endemic species.

6: Notice to the public: Post 2016 Access - Ascension (Government) - 17.07.2014This article has photographs
As many of you will know the airport on St Helena is expected to be fully operational in early 2016.

7: Ascension Island Council Meeting - 4th July 2014 - Ascension (Government) - 10.07.2014This article has photographs
The Island Council met on 4 July with His Excellency The Governor present by telephone.

8: MESSAGE FROM THE ADMINISTRATOR - TASTY TUCKER - Ascension (Government) - 10.07.2014This article has photographs
I have received a bid, accompanied by a business plan, from an on-island venture to use the Tasty Tucker site in Georgetown for a retail outlet.

9: Notice from the Administrator - Award of Contract to Undertake a Review of Fisheries - Ascension (Government) - 03.07.2014
I am pleased to announce that the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) is to be awarded a contract

10: Message from the Administrator - Ascension (Government) - 03.07.2014This article has photographs
Re-opening of Convalescence and Invalids Path, and opening of new path to Monkey Rock Cemetery.

11: Dr Milenko Gradinski - Ascension (Government) - 05.06.2014This article has photographs
It was with considerable shock and distress that Tara and I learned last week, while we were in the UK, of the death of Dr Milenko Gradinski.

12: VACANCY - TEMPORARY POST OFFICE ASSISTANT - Ascension (Government) - 05.06.2014This article has photographs
The Ascension Island Government is seeking to recruit a temporary Post Office Assistant for a period of approximately six weeks to work at the Post Office in Georgetown.

13: VACANCY FOR A TEACHING ASSISTANT - Ascension (Government) - 05.06.2014This article has photographs
The Two Boats School is looking for a caring and committed person to join our Learning Support team from August 2014.

14: Notices from the Administrator - Ascension (Government) - 22.05.2014This article has photographs
I am going to the United Kingdom for a week to look after my autistic daughter, Jade, during her half-term break from school.

15: What a Load of Rubbish!!! - Ascension (Government) - 22.05.2014This article has photographs
I hope you enjoy the photo, opposite, which I received from Larry Poultney at Interserve last week.

16: An introduction to the Marine and Fisheries Team - Ascension (Government) - 22.05.2014This article has photographs
As the staff for the newly formed Marine and Fisheries Research Team within the Conservation Department we’d liketo introduce ourselves and some of the research that is planned over the next couple of years.

17: OPTICIAN’S VISIT 2014 - Ascension (Government) - 08.05.2014This article has photographs
The optometrist, Miss Priscilla Brown, will be on Ascension from 10th June – 1st July 2014.

18: St Helena Government Press Release - Ascension (Government) - 24.04.2014
POST AIRPORT SHIPPING UPDATE

19: Long Beach Football Pitch – Are Its Days Numbered? - Ascension (Government) - 24.04.2014This article has photographs
The recent flooding at Long Beach following heavy seas has posed some immediate challenges in terms of protecting the football field and clearing the track of sand after the water has subsided.

20: Ascension Island Council Meeting 27 March 2014 - Ascension (Government) - 10.04.2014This article has photographs
AIG’s Budget approved - £7.4 million. Restrictions placed on AIG use of capital budget.

21: SAINTS BEACH HUT – LONG BEACH EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST SOUGHT - Ascension (Government) - 13.03.2014This article has photographs
The Saints Members Club Committee recently handed their beach hut,

22: HM Queen Elizabeth’s Commonwealth Message 2014 - Ascension (Government) - 13.03.2014This article has photographs
In July this year, the opening of the 20th Commonwealth Games will be marked by the arrival in Glasgow of the baton that started its journey from Buckingham Palace five months ago.

23: Governor Mark Capes Visits Ascension Island - Ascension (Government) - 23.01.2014This article has photographs
The Governor, His Excellency Mark Capes, visited Ascension Island between 8-14 January 2014 before departing for St Helena.

24: Ascension Island Council Meeting – 10 January 2014 - Ascension (Government) - 23.01.2014This article has photographs
The Island Council met on 10 January in Georgetown in the presence of His Excellency Mark Capes,

25: From The Administrator - Ascension (Government) - 19.12.2013
I had enormous fun hosting this year’s Christmas Carols event at the Residency on 12 December.

26: EDF10 Roads Project - Roads Closure - Ascension (Government) - 19.12.2013
From the 2ndJanuary 2014 the road from One Boat to Two Boats Village will be closed whilst essential road works are undertaken

27: Notice from The Administrator - Ascension (Government) - 19.12.2013
I am pleased to announce that His Excellency Mark Capes, Governor of St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, will visit Ascension between 9 – 14 January 2014.

28: Notices from The Administrator - Ascension (Government) - 19.12.2013
Safeguarding Children Board Seeking Members from the voluntary sector, and The “Reflections” Building

29: Human Rights on Ascension Island - Ascension (Government) - 14.11.2013
With the General Election now completed, I feel the time is right to respond to the preposterous accusations by Councillor Cyril Leo of human rights abuses allegedly perpetrated by the Ascension Island Government and, thus, by myself as The Administrator

30: Seeking Interested Candidates - Ascension (Government) - 14.11.2013
Ascension Island has a strong and highly respected judicial system.

31: New Island Council Meets - 1 November 2013 - Ascension (Government) - 07.11.2013This article has photographs
The new Ascension Island Council met on 1 November to be sworn in by the Administrator with His Excellency The Governor, Mark Capes, attending by telephone.

32: GENERAL ELECTION 2013 - Results of Polling Day - Ascension (Government) - 07.11.2013This article has photographs
The results of the General Election Polling Day held on Thursday 31 October 2013

33: GENERAL ELECTION 2013 - Ascension (Government) - 17.10.2013This article has photographs
Final day for submission of Nominations

34: Message from The Administrator - Ascension (Government) - 17.10.2013This article has photographs
The governments of St Helena and Ascension Island recognise their responsibility to protect the vulnerable in society, especially children.

35: BBQ SHELTER CONSTRUCTED AT ENGLISH BAY - Ascension (Government) - 17.10.2013This article has photographs
Following comments from the council on the provision of a second BBQ / shelter at English bay, a decision was made by the Administrator to approve the works and offer something back to the community.

36: EDF10 Roads Update - Ascension (Government) - 17.10.2013This article has photographs
Please find below an update on the current EDF10 Roads Project.

37: Marc Holland to be next Administrator of Ascension Island - Ascension (Government) - 10.10.2013This article has photographs
I am delighted to be able to inform you that His Excellency Mark Capes, Governor of Ascension, has appointed Mr Marc Holland as the 19th Administrator of Ascension Island.

38: GENERAL ELECTION 2013 - Ascension (Government) - 10.10.2013This article has photographs
His Excellency the Governor dissolved the Island Council on the 2 October 2013 and gave notice that a General Election shall be held on Thursday 31 October 2013.

39: GENERAL ELECTION 2013 - Nomination Period - Ascension (Government) - 10.10.2013This article has photographs
You are reminded that the last day for the receipt of nominations for candidates to represent you on the Island Council is Wednesday 16 October 2013.

40: Elections on Ascension - You Can Be a Councillor - Ascension (Government) - 03.10.2013This article has photographs
As you may have already learned last week, the Governor has decided to dissolve the Island Council on 2 October in order that a new Council can be elected in good time to take forward the process of developing the 2014 annual budget.

41: Ascension Island General Election - 31 October 2013 - Ascension (Government) - 26.09.2013This article has photographs
I would like to inform the community on Ascension that I intend to dissolve the Ascension Island Council on 2 October and to instruct that elections for a new Council are held on 31 October 2013.

42: Lawson fights for Ascension Islanders’ rights - Ascension (Government) - 01.08.2013
The following is a speech which was given by Councillor Lawson Henry at the inaugural meeting of the St Helena Legislative Council

43: St Helena and Falklands Congratulations on Royal Birth - All (Government) - 23.07.2013
Speaking on receiving the happy news from London yesterday evening, His Excellency Governor Mark Capes said:

44: Children in Bars and Smoking in Public Places - Ascension (Government) - 27.06.2013This article has photographs
Following the meeting on 23 May of the Ascension Island Council, His Excellency Mark Capes, Governor of St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, enacted legislation on 18 June banning smoking in public places and restricting the presence of children in bars and clubs late at night.

45: Celebrating 60 Years of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II - Ascension (Government) - 06.06.2013This article has photographs
Celebrating 60 Years of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

46: From the Administrator - Island Council Meeting, 23 May 2013 - Ascension (Government) - 30.05.2013This article has photographs
The Administrator submitted a draft law, The Control of Alcohol and Access to Bars (Children and Young Persons) Ordinance 2013, for the Council’s approval.

47: New Flag Raised on Ascension Day - Ascension (Government) - 16.05.2013This article has photographs
Under the sweltering sunshine on Saturday morning, 11th May, a large crowd gathered outside the Ascension Island Government building in Georgetown to witness a momentous event in Ascension’s history.

48: Message from the Administrator - Ascension (Government) - 16.05.2013This article has photographs
It has been a frantic few weeks, with lots of things happening on Ascension. I’d like to catch up with you on some important points.

49: Raising Ascensions New Flag - Ascension (Government) - 09.05.2013This article has photographs
Raising Ascensions New Flag on Saturday 11 May 2013

50: Public Safety Notice - Ascension (Government) - 09.05.2013This article has photographs
Public Safety - Swimming off Ascension Island

51: EDF10 Roads Update – April 2013 - Ascension (Government) - 25.04.2013This article has photographs
Surface Dressing is the application of a "glue" (Bitumen/Tar) and then applying a layer of stone chippings, this process can be repeated several times to achieve individual design requirements.

52: CONSULTING YOU! PROTECTING CHILDREN – RESTRICTING CHILDREN FROM BARS AND CLUBS - Ascension (Government) - 11.04.2013This article has photographs
In January 2013, the Island Council adopted a policy approach towards the protection of children on Ascension Island.

53: FIRST EVER ASCENSION ISLAND FLAG TO FLY - Ascension (Government) - 28.03.2013
His Excellency Mark Capes, Governor of St Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha, has warmly welcomed Royal approval of the design of the first ever flag of Ascension Island, saying:

54: Island Council meets Peter Hayes - Ascension (Government) - 28.03.2013This article has photographs
Members of the Ascension Island Council met Peter Hayes, the Director of Overseas Territories in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, on 21 March at The Residency while he was in transit to the Falklands.

55: Message from the Administrator - The Dangers of Ascension’s Swells and Currents - Ascension (Government) - 21.03.2013This article has photographs
A very serious incident occurred on Wednesday 13 March at English Bay when a visitor to Ascension Island was swept away in difficult currents

56: Boundary setting for children - Ascension (Government) - 21.03.2013
As the social worker on Ascension Island, part of my role is to promote good parenting.

57: Part time drivers for weekend Public Transport Service - Ascension (Government) - 14.03.2013This article has photographs
The Ascension Island Government is keen to establish a light touch, low cost public transport service between Georgetown and Two Boats going via US Base and Travellers Hill,

58: CHICKEN RUN UNITS & VEHICLES - Ascension (Government) - 14.03.2013This article has photographs
The Ascension Island Government would like to work with the community on clearing the area at the “Chicken Run” in Georgetown.

59: Administrators Notice - Linking up With Connecticut - Ascension (Government) - 07.03.2013This article has photographs
Linking up With Connecticut

60: Administrators Message - Ascension Island Council Meeting - Ascension (Government) - 07.03.2013This article has photographs
Ascension Island Council Meeting – 21 February

61: Justices of the Peace - Seeking Interested Candidates - Ascension (Government) - 21.02.2013This article has photographs
Ascension Island has a strong and respected judicial system. This is made possible by volunteers from the community carrying out the role of Justices of the Peace and Lay Advocates,

62: Message from The Administrator - Ascension (Government) - 21.02.2013This article has photographs
ASCENSION CHARITY FUND – SEEKING COMMITTEE MEMBERS - The Island Council has approved the establishment of a Charity Fund for Ascension Island.

63: Parent Advice Drop In - Ascension (Government) - 07.02.2013This article has photographs
Having problems with toddler tantrums?

64: Meeting of the Ascension Island Council, 21 January 2013 - Ascension (Government) - 31.01.2013This article has photographs
The Ascension Island Council met on 21 January in the Court House. The Governor, HE Mark Capes, presided by telephone from St Helena.

65: From The Administrator - Protecting Ascension’s Children - Ascension (Government) - 31.01.2013This article has photographs
On 21 January, the Ascension Island Council approved a policy approach towards the protection of the Island’s children from sexual abuse and inappropriate sexual activity, as well as from wider dangers.

66: From The Administrator - Two Boats Sports Centre - Ascension (Government) - 31.01.2013This article has photographs
If you visited the Two Boats Club or Swimming Pool last week you will have seen the transformation of the tired old tennis court into a modern multi-use sports centre for Ascension residents.

67: From The Administrator - Upgrading Our Roads - Ascension (Government) - 31.01.2013This article has photographs
It has been some time since the Government reported on the Island’s roads. I hope this will be the first of a regular series of information notes to you all.

68: Notice from the Administrator - Tasty Tucker and Georgetown Bakery - Ascension (Government) - 24.01.2013This article has photographs
I would like to invite prospective bids from individuals or companies to use the Tasty Tucker and Bakery buildings

69: GOVERNOR CAPE’S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE - Ascension (Government) - 20.12.2012
As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ and as another year draws to an end, many people will pause to reflect on the events of the past year. I see it as a year of progress and adjustment.

70: Message from the Acting Administrator - Ascension (Government) - 20.12.2012This article has photographs
As many of you know, the Administrator is away enjoying a well-earned holiday at the moment.

71: Councillor Leo Sworn In - Ascension (Government) - 16.12.2012This article has photographs
After nearly a year and a half of being one member short, the Ascension Island Council was restored to full capacity of 5 members on Friday 23rd November, with the swearing in of Councillor Cyril Leo.

72: Post Office - Stamp Release - Ascension (Government) - 13.12.2012This article has photographs
Stamp Release

73: Public Transport Service - Ascension (Government) - 13.12.2012This article has photographs
As you may be aware, adverts were published a few weeks ago with the aim of engaging part time drivers for a proposed Public Transport (Bus) Service.

74: Part Time Drivers Required for Public Transport Service - Ascension (Government) - 13.12.2012This article has photographs
The Ascension Island Government is embarking on a Public Transport Service Pilot Scheme with a view to providing a permanent service should the Pilot Scheme prove successful.

75: Ascension Island - By-Election - Ascension (Government) - 29.11.2012This article has photographs
Certificate of By-Election Results

76: Island Council – Message from the Administrator - Ascension (Government) - 22.11.2012This article has photographs
The Ascension Island Council met on 15 October and 12 November

77: Visit by his Excellency the Governor and Mrs Tamara Capes - Ascension (Government) - 22.11.2012This article has photographs
His Excellency Mark Capes, Governor of St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha,

78: Combatting Illegal Drugs Possession - Ascension (Government) - 08.11.2012
Ascension Police and MOD Co-operate on Combatting Illegal Drugs Possession

79: Sex and the law - Ascension (Government) - 08.11.2012This article has photographs
There has been a lot in the news recently

80: SPECIAL OFFER - Ascension (Government) - 08.11.2012
ENJOY A CAPE TOWN CHRISTMAS VOYAGE 16 – 28 DECEMBER ON THE RMS.

81: Boundary Setting For Children - Ascension (Government) - 01.11.2012This article has photographs
As the social worker on Ascension Island, part of my role is to promote good parenting.

82: Improving Democracy - Time For You to Step Forward? - Ascension (Government) - 01.11.2012This article has photographs
The Governor has indicated he will call a by-election on Wednesday 21 November for the vacant seat on the Ascension Island Council. The formal notice will soon be issued.

83: Notices from the Administrator - Ascension (Government) - 18.10.2012This article has photographs
I will be travelling to the UK on 19 October and returning on 29 October

84: Notices From The Administrator - Ascension (Government) - 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 between Ascension and Brize Norton available to sell to members of the public for flights

85: Notices From The Administrator - Ascension (Government) - 04.10.2012This article has photographs
I am deeply concerned about the recent removal of turf from the top of Green Mountain near the Breakneck Valley concrete water catchment area. I am also concerned about reports of the removal of plants and soil from other parts of Green Mountain.

86: Social Work Appointment - Ascension (Government) - 04.10.2012This article has photographs
It is my pleasure to inform you that I have appointed Mrs Alison Blunt to the position of Social Work Adviser to the Administrator.

87: THE USE OF STARLICIDE TO CONTROL COMMON MYNAS ON ASCENSION ISLAND - Ascension (Government) - 04.10.2012
Common Mynas were introduced to Ascension in the late 19th century, apparently to control insects.

88: New faces for South Atlantic British Overseas Territories after Cabinet Reshuffle - All (Government) - 15.09.2012
THE Foreign and Commonwealth Office has released details of Mark Simmonds’ new role in the Government. The Boston and Skegness MP has been appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State as part of David Cameron’s reshuffle.

89: Notice from the Administrator - Ascension (Government) - 16.08.2012This article has photographs
Paul Cook, AIG’s Director of Resources, will depart Ascension Island on Friday 17 August, accompanied by his wife, Lorna Cook JP, and daughter, Kitty.

90: Notice from the Administrator - Ascension (Government) - 09.08.2012This article has photographs
The following press release was issued by the Government of St Helena on Monday 6 August.

91: New Coat Of Arms For Ascension Island - Ascension (Government) - 09.08.2012This article has photographs
I am pleased to announce that Her Majesty The Queen has graciously approved a first set of Arms for Ascension Island.

92: Notices from the Administrator - Ascension (Government) - 09.08.2012This article has photographs
The Island Council has been considering a draft ordinance to update employment law on Ascension.

93: The Ascension Island Council - Ascension (Government) - 26.07.2012This article has photographs
The Island Council met on 20 July in the Courthouse. The Governor presided by telephone from St Helena.

94: From The Administrators Desk - Ascension (Government) - 19.07.2012
The Administrator will be absent from the island from 24 – 30 July 2012.

95: Notices from the Administrator - Ascension (Government) - 05.07.2012This article has photographs
On 4 July, the United States of America celebrates the 236th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

96: Vacancy: DIRECTOR OF RESOURCES - Ascension (Government) - 21.06.2012This article has photographs
Salary £50k pa + a generous benefits package which includes a food allowance, the provision of rent free housing, a utilities allowance, medical, dental and personal use of a vehicle.

97: NEW JUSTICE OF THE PEACE APPOINTED - Ascension (Government) - 21.06.2012This article has photographs
On Tuesday 19th June 2012 at the Administrator’s Office in Georgetown, a new Justice of the Peace was sworn in.

98: Councillors Neil Lawrence and Tara Thomas Attends The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant & Jubilee Concert - Ascension (Government) - 14.06.2012This article has photographs
On Sunday, 3 June over 1,000 vessels participated in a flotilla on the Thames from Battersea to Tower Bridge.

99: Georgetown Bakery - Ascension (Government) - 07.06.2012
Are you interested in running your own bakery business on Ascension Island?

100: An Interview with His Excellency Mark Capes - Ascension (Government) - 17.05.2012This article has photographs
I began the interview by asking how His Excellency and Mrs Capes were settling into life on St Helena.

101: Ascension Island Government - Notice of By-Election - Ascension (Government) - 17.05.2012This article has photographs
it has once again become necessary to hold a By-Election to ensure that the Island Council has its full membership of five persons.

102: CLERK TO THE COURT and ASSISTANT TO THE CROWN COUNSEL AND ADMINISTRATOR - Ascension (Government) - 10.05.2012This article has photographs
We are seeking a vibrant individual to fulfil the roles of Clerk to the Court, PA to the Crown Counsel and Assistant to the Administrator. The job will be based in the Administrator’s Office.

103: DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS - Ascension (Government) - 03.05.2012This article has photographs
Diamond Jubilee Celebrations Programme of Events

104: ASCENSION ISLAND GOVERNMENT - Vacancy Two Boats School - Ascension (Government) - 03.05.2012This article has photographs
The Two Boats School is looking for caring and committed people to join our team of Teaching Assistants from August 2012 or sooner.

105: IMPORTATION OF PETROL DRIVEN CARS - Ascension (Government) - 03.05.2012This article has photographs
Under the Customs (Import Control) Regulations 2012 permission from the Administrator is now required for the importation of petrol cars and other machinery.

106: Candidate for the Next By-Election - Ascension (Government) - 26.04.2012
In reality, the remit of a councillor on Ascension is limited and restricted.

107: VISITS TO ASCENSION ISLAND BY HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR - Ascension (Government) - 26.04.2012This article has photographs
His Excellency Mark Capes, Governor of Ascension Island, will be visiting the Island on 27 April and between 14 – 17 May.

108: By-Election - Ascension Island Government - Ascension (Government) - 05.04.2012This article has photographs
The date set for the By-Election is the 25th April 2012.

109: Public Notice - Acting Administrator - Ascension (Government) - 29.03.2012This article has photographs
The Administrator will be absent from Ascension Island during the following dates:

110: VACANCIES - Ascension (Government) - 29.03.2012This article has photographs
The Ascension Island Government is seeking to recruit suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the following positions:

111: NOTICE OF BY-ELECTION - Ascension (Government) - 29.03.2012This article has photographs
Following the resignation of an Island Councillor in 2011, and the subsequent failure to fill the vacant position in October 2011,

112: PUBLIC NOTICE - Ascension (Government) - 21.03.2012This article has photographs
The Ascension Island Government wishes to dispose of the following items by public tender: -

113: The Island Council - Ascension (Government) - 15.03.2012This article has photographs
The Island Council met on Friday 9 March and agreed three keys items of business.

114: Planning Notice - Ascension (Government) - 08.03.2012This article has photographs
The Director of Operations has received the following planning application:

115: Planning Notice - Ascension (Government) - 01.03.2012This article has photographs
The Director of Operations has received the following planning application:

116: Public Notice - Ascension (Government) - 01.03.2012This article has photographs
Owning a dog is a big responsibility and it is every owner’s duty to clean up after their dog in a public place.

117: Democracy or Dictatorship – The Other Side of the Coin - Ascension (Government) - 01.03.2012This article has photographs
Cyril Leo’s article in the Islander of 16 February (Issue 2086) titled “Democracy or Dictatorship” reflected a personal view on governance issues in Ascension Island.

118: Press Release - SUPPORT FOR EDUCATION AFTER THE AGE OF 16 - Ascension (Government) - 01.03.2012This article has photographs
The Island Council met on 23rd February 2012 and discussed support for education after the age of 16.

119: PUBLIC NOTICE - ELIGIBILITY TO BE REGISTERED AS AN ELECTOR - Ascension (Government) - 01.03.2012This article has photographs
Section 9 of the Island Government (Ascension) Ordinance stipulates that:

120: PUBLIC NOTICE - CLAIM TO BE REGISTERED AS AN ELECTOR - Ascension (Government) - 01.03.2012This article has photographs
In accordance with the Regulation 5 of the Registration of Electors Regulations, 2008, a Provisional Register of Electors will be published on the 1 March 2012.

121: Notices from The Administrator - Ascension (Government) - 09.02.2012This article has photographs
ST HELENA LAND DEVELOPMENT CONTROL PLAN, and ACCESS TO MONKEY ROCK CEMETARY

122: Job Vacancy - Ascension Island Government - Ascension (Government) - 09.02.2012This article has photographs
VACANCY - NURSING SISTER

123: Coats Of Arms For Ascension Island - Ascension (Government) - 02.02.2012This article has photographs
Example of the Ascension Island Coat of Arms, which the Island Council recommended to the Governor for approva

124: Island Council Meeting, 27 January 2012 - Ascension (Government) - 02.02.2012This article has photographs
The Island Council met on 27 January in Georgetown and passed three pieces of legislation and discussed a number of current issues.

125: Chair of Two Boats School Governors Committee - Ascension (Government) - 02.02.2012This article has photographs
I have received, with sadness, the resignation of Mr Howard Peters as Chairman of the School Governors Committee (SGC).

126: Notices from The Administrator - Ascension (Government) - 26.01.2012This article has photographs
New Headteacher for Two Boats School

127: Notice From The Administrator - Ascension (Government) - 19.01.2012This article has photographs
There have been some letters in the Islander and general concern about the increasing population of rats on Ascension Island. Naturally enough members of the public have asked what the Government is going to do about it.

128: Letter From Colin Wells - Ascension (Government) - 05.01.2012This article has photographs
Dear Sir I was very pleased to read your excellent article on the new crane for the Georgetown Port – Islander of 22 December.

129: Message From The Administrator - Ascension (Government) - 05.01.2012This article has photographs
On 14 December, Buckingham Palace released details of celebrations in 2012 to mark the Diamond Jubilee of the accession of Her Majesty The Queen in 1952.

130: Press Release - ADMINISTRATOR TO VISIT UK AND ST.HELENA - Ascension (Government) - 15.12.2011This article has photographs
In view of the fact that he is not accompanied at post, the Administrator will be spending time with his children in the UK over the Christmas period.

131: Public Notice - Road Closure - Ascension (Government) - 15.12.2011This article has photographs
Please be advised that the newly excavated track on the South East side of the Island is closed to vehicular traffic, other than authorized Ascension Island Government personnel and emergency services.

132: APPOINTMENT OF ACTING ADMINISTRATOR - Ascension (Government) - 17.11.2011This article has photographs
His Honour the Administrator will be leaving the Island on Friday 18 November 2011 to attend an Overseas Territories Consultative Council meeting

133: FIRE SAFETY COMPETITION - Ascension (Government) - 03.11.2011This article has photographs
Leading up to this year’s ‘Fire Prevention Week’ activities, the children of Twoboats School, from all age groups, were asked to participate in the event by way of designing a poster and/or writing an essay

134: ASCENSION ISLAND GOVERNMENT AND OHSAS 18001 TRAINING - Ascension (Government) - 13.10.2011This article has photographs
The Ascension Island Government is reviewing its Health and Safety Management System and is working towards attaining OHSAS 18001 certification by 2012.

135: BY-ELECTION RESULTS OF NOMINATIONS - Ascension (Government) - 13.10.2011This article has photographs
The 10th day of October 2011 was the date that was set by His Excellency the Acting Governor for the receipt of nominatio

136: Notice Of By-Election - Ascension (Government) - 06.10.2011This article has photographs
Following the resignation of Councillor Mrs Faith Thomas it has become necessary to hold a By-Election to ensure that the Island Council has its full membership of five persons.

137: Public Notice - Replacement Fire Appliance - Ascension (Government) - 06.10.2011This article has photographs
The AIG Fire & Sea Rescue Service is pleased to announce the recent delivery of a Volvo FL6 14 Fire Appliance,

138: NEW ENTRY PERMIT FEES AND PROCEDURES - Ascension (Government) - 22.09.2011
From the 1 October 2011, the Ascension Island Government will bring into force new fees for entry permits.

139: ASCENSION ISLAND GOVERNMENT - PRESS RELEASE - Ascension (Government) - 22.09.2011
Head Teacher – Two Boats School

140: Meeting of the Ascension Island Council on Friday 2nd September 2011 - Ascension (Government) - 15.09.2011This article has photographs
The Ascension Island Council met in formal session on Friday 2nd September at 2pm in the Council Chamber.

141: New Chief Secretary - St Helena - Ascension (Government) - 15.09.2011
Arriving on Thursday 15th September will be the new Chief Secretary, Owen O’Sullivan accompanied by his wife and young family.

142: APPOINTMENT OF ACTING GOVERNOR - Ascension (Government) - 01.09.2011
Governor Gurr today announced that the Attorney General, Ken Baddon, will be Acting Governor during the coming interregnum following his departure on 23rd September and prior to the arrival of Mark Capes on 29th October.

143: Meeting of the Ascension Island Council on Friday 5th August 2011 - Ascension (Government) - 18.08.2011This article has photographs
The Ascension Island Council held a formal meeting from 2pm on Friday 5th August in the Council Chambers.

144: VACANCY - TEMPORARY CLERICAL ASSISTANT - Ascension (Government) - 04.08.2011This article has photographs
The Ascension Island Government is seeking to recruit a temporary Clerical Assistant for a period of approximately five weeks to work in the Shipping Office in Georgetown.

145: Infrastructure Update - Ascension (Government) - 04.08.2011This article has photographs
In this weeks article The Facilities Management Office of the AIG is providing readers with an update on the EDF-10 Road Project.

146: VACANCIES – EU FUNDED ROADS PROJECT - Ascension (Government) - 04.08.2011This article has photographs
The Ascension Island Government is currently recruiting suitably qualified and experienced persons to carry out the European Union funded EDF10 Roads Project.

147: Social Work Visit December 2010 - Ascension (Government) - 04.08.2011This article has photographs
(The following article was prepared by Fay Howe after her visit to Ascension in December 2010. Fay recently visited the island in July for two weeks.)

148: Stamp Release - Ascension (Government) - 28.07.2011This article has photographs
The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton

149: Ascension Island Youth Training Programme - Ascension (Government) - 28.07.2011This article has photographs
The Ascension Island Government in partnership with Babcock and Cable & Wireless is inviting candidates to apply for the second round of the Ascension Island Youth Training Programme.

150: ANNOUNCEMENT OF OUR NEW GOVERNOR - Ascension (Government) - 21.07.2011This article has photographs
The next Governor of Saint Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha is to be Mark Andrew Capes, a member of Her Majesty’s Diplomatic Service. He will be accompanied by his wife, Tamara.

151: Infrastructure News - Ascension (Government) - 21.07.2011This article has photographs
As promised, The Facilities Management Office of the AIG is providing the readers with an update on the proposed repair works after April’s landslide at the car park on Green Mountain.

152: NEXT ST HELENA GOVERNOR NAMED - Ascension (Government) - 17.07.2011
The next Governor of Saint Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha is to be Mark Andrew Capes, a member of Her Majesty’s Diplomatic Service. He will be accompanied by his wife, Tamara.

153: Infrastructure Update - Ascension (Government) - 14.07.2011This article has photographs
The Facilities Management Office of AIG is looking to provide the readers of “The Islander” with regular news updates so people have a greater understanding of what we are doing and why we are doing it.

154: New Administrator For Ascension Island - Ascension (Government) - 23.06.2011This article has photographs
I am due to leave in September this year, at the end of my three year term. I can now give you news of my successor.

155: Press Release: Armed Forces Day - Ascension (Government) - 23.06.2011This article has photographs
Saturday 25th June is Armed Forces Day. This is being held in appreciation of people who serve,

156: MEETING OF THE ASCENSION ISLAND COUNCIL - Ascension (Government) - 09.06.2011This article has photographs
The Ascension Island Council held a formal meeting on Monday 23 May in the Council Chamber.

157: New Contact Details for the SHG UK Rep - Ascension (Government) - 02.06.2011
Please see below for new contact details for Mrs Kedell Worbouys, the SHG UK Representative:

158: NEW JUSTICE OF THE PEACE APPOINTED - Ascension (Government) - 19.05.2011This article has photographs
On Friday 13th May 2011 at the Council Chamber in Georgetown, a new Justice of the Peace was sworn in.

159: Closure of Pierhead - Ascension (Government) - 12.05.2011This article has photographs
The Maersk Rapier is expected to arrive in Clarence Bay on Thursday, 26 May for the discharge of AVTUR (F35)

160: MOU Update: Saints overseas hold the key to improving St Helena’s workforce. - Ascension (Government) - 05.05.2011
While there are around 4000 Saints living on Saint Helena, there are around 630 Saints on Ascension,

161: Public Notice - Road Closures - Ascension (Government) - 28.04.2011This article has photographs
As you will know from my radio broadcast last week I had to place some restrictions on road use as a result of damage caused by the very heavy rains we have had in recent days.

162: Public Notice - Administrator's Absemce - Ascension (Government) - 28.04.2011This article has photographs
I shall be absent from Ascension Island from Saturday 30 April to Saturday 21 May on a long overdue visit to St Helena.

163: MEETING OF THE ASCENSION ISLAND COUNCIL, 8th April 2011 - Ascension (Government) - 21.04.2011This article has photographs
The Ascension Island Council held the first formal meeting of its term, on Friday the 8th of April, in the Council Chamber. The meeting convened at 14:00.

164: Governor's Visit - Ascension (Government) - 14.04.2011This article has photographs
Today I was able to update the first formal meeting of the new Ascension Island Council on recent developments in the long running dispute over the fairness and payment of property tax.

165: GOVERNOR TO VISIT ASCENSION ISLAND - Ascension (Government) - 07.04.2011
The Governor will be making a short visit to Ascension Island this week in order to meet the new Council...

166: Public Notice - New Harbour Crane for Ascension Island - Ascension (Government) - 17.03.2011This article has photographs
Arguably our harbour crane is the most significant piece of equipment on the Island and it is getting close to the end of its useful life.

167: General Election 2011 - Results Of Polling Day - Ascension (Government) - 03.03.2011This article has photographs
The results of the General Election Polling Day held on Friday 25 February 2011 are as follows:

168: EXCO REPORT 69 – 15th February 2011 - St Helena - Ascension (Government) - 24.02.2011
Executive Councils are flowing thick and fast at present. Much of the reason for that is of course the MOU and the timed targets to which we are working. However today’s meeting was quite a short one with only two items but worth holding none the less as we anticipate a far longer one next week

169: Notice Of General Election - Ascension (Government) - 17.02.2011This article has photographs
On Friday 11Th February 2011, the following candidates were nominated to stand for election:

170: DATE SET FOR GENERAL ELECTION - Ascension (Government) - 10.02.2011This article has photographs
His Excellency the Acting Governor has given notice that a General Election shall be held on Friday 25th February 2011.

171: GENERAL ELECTION - Ascension (Government) - 10.02.2011This article has photographs
Nomination period ends on Friday 11 Feb 2011

172: CRITERIA TO STAND AS A COUNCILLOR - Ascension (Government) - 03.02.2011This article has photographs
To qualify for election as a Councillor you must:

173: General Election Nominations - Ascension (Government) - 03.02.2011This article has photographs
If you should wish to nominate someone to represent you on the Island Council,

174: NEW JUSTICE OF THE PEACE APPOINTED - Ascension (Government) - 03.02.2011This article has photographs
On Tuesday 25th January 2011 at the Council Chamber in Georgetown, a new Justice of the Peace was sworn in.

175: PRESS RELEASE - St Helena - Ascension (Government) - 13.01.2011
It is with considerable sorrow that I announce the death in the UK on Christmas Eve of our Financial Services Supervisor Alan Savery.

176: Appointment of Acting Sheriff - Ascension (Government) - 13.01.2011
DSCN6306.JPGHarold Legg OBE JP has been appointed by Governor Gurr as Sheriff of St Helena

177: Christmas Fire Safety - Ascension (Government) - 09.12.2010This article has photographs
Christmas, as well as being a joyous occasion, can also be a time of tragedy. The chance of fire occurring in our homes is increased by introducing such items as paper decorations, Christmas trees, temporary lighting and large amounts of wrapping paper and boxes, etc.

178: ASCENSION ISLAND GOVERNMENT - PRESS RELEASE - Ascension (Government) - 02.12.2010
While we are currently between elected Island Councils there are no proceedings of Council deliberations to share with you by the customary radio broadcast

179: ELECTIONS ON ASCENSION ISLAND - Ascension (Government) - 18.11.2010This article has photographs
On 20th October I promised to issue another statement following the suspension of the Island Council due to the lack of sufficient candidates coming forward in time for an election to be held.

180: Appointment of Justices of the Peace - Ascension (Government) - 11.11.2010This article has photographs
His Excellency the Governor wishes to consider appointing additional Justices of the Peace to sit in the Ascension Island Magistrates’ Court.

181: PUBLIC NOTICE - Emergency Reporting Line 6333 - Ascension (Government) - 04.11.2010
During the period Mon 25 to Fri 29 October 2010 the fire service received several wrong number calls via the emergency reporting line 6333.

182: Elections On Ascension Island - Ascension (Government) - 28.10.2010
Yesterday, 19th October, was the closing date for nominations for election to the Ascension Island Council.

183: Fares Increase On South Atlantic Airbridge - Ascension (Government) - 28.10.2010This article has photographs
Following notification from the Ministry of Defence that fares on the South Atlantic Airbridge are to increase by approximately 10% with effect from 1 November,

184: DRIVER/GENERAL OPERATIVE - Required at the Two Boats School - Ascension (Government) - 14.10.2010This article has photographs
The Ascension Island Government is seeking to recruit a Driver/General Operative to work at the Two Boats School.

185: ASCENSION ISLAND GOVERNMENT PRESS RELEASE - Ascension (Government) - 14.10.2010This article has photographs
Two weeks ago an Islander article described the issues that the Island Council has been involved with during its two year term.

186: CRITERIA TO STAND AS A COUNCILLOR - Ascension (Government) - 14.10.2010This article has photographs
CRITERIA TO STAND AS A COUNCILLOR

187: General Election 2010 - Ascension (Government) - 14.10.2010This article has photographs
The Island Council was dissolved on Monday 11th October, and a General Election is scheduled to be held on Wednesday 3rd November.

188: ASCENSION DETACHMENT - COMMUNITY SAFETY PLAN - Ascension (Government) - 07.10.2010
As Police Officers we serve are Community and would like to update the public how we are endeavouring to keep Ascension virtually Crime free and a Safe place to be.

189: GENERAL ELECTION - NOMINATION DAY - Ascension (Government) - 07.10.2010This article has photographs
The date set for the General Election is the 3rd November 2010.

190: Ascension Island Government - General Election - Ascension (Government) - 07.10.2010This article has photographs
To qualify for election as a Councillor you must:

191: A Flag for Ascension Island - Ascension (Government) - 23.09.2010
The article in the Islander on 2nd September has prompted a number of helpful comments about the two draft flag designs presented.

192: PUBLIC NOTICE - ISLAND COUNCIL SOON TO BE DISSOLVED - Ascension (Government) - 23.09.2010This article has photographs
You are advised that, in accordance with Section 22 of the Island Government (Ascension) Ordinance 2008, His Excellency the Acting Governor has formally given notice that the Island Council will be dissolved with effect from 11th October 2010.

193: PUBLIC NOTICE - Ascension (Government) - 23.09.2010
CLAIM TO BE REGISTERED AS AN ELECTOR

194: PUBLIC NOTICE - Ascension (Government) - 23.09.2010
ELIGIBILITY TO BE REGISTERED AS AN ELECTOR

195: MEETING OF THE ASCENSION ISLAND COUNCIL, 09 SEPTEMBER 2010 - Ascension (Government) - 23.09.2010
A formal meeting of the Island Council took place in the Council Chambers at 1400 on Thursday 9 September.

196: PIER HEAD PASSENGER TERMINAL - Ascension (Government) - 09.09.2010This article has photographs
NEMO MURAL - PAINTED BY BILLY MINTO

197: Ascension Island Youth Training Programme - Ascension (Government) - 02.09.2010This article has photographs
The Ascension Island Government in partnership with Babcock and Cable & Wireless is inviting candidates to apply for its Ascension Island Youth Training Programme.

198: A Flag for Ascension at last? - Ascension (Government) - 02.09.2010This article has photographs
Ascension is unusual among Britain’s Overseas Territories in not having its own flag. Just looking at the territories within the South Atlantic, our sister islands St Helena and Tristan each have their own unique flags, as does the Falklands.

199: MEETING OF THE ASCENSION ISLAND COUNCIL, 30 JULY 2010 - Ascension (Government) - 12.08.2010This article has photographs
The Ascension Island Council held a formal meeting on Friday 30 July at 2pm in the Council Chamber.

200: Press Release: Social Work Manager, Ascension Visit - Ascension (Government) - 01.07.2010
My name is Fay Howe and I’m the social work manager based in St Helena.

201: Press Release - St Helena - Ascension (Government) - 01.07.2010
Development Project Facilitator gains Diploma inProject Management with Distinction.

202: Administrator’s Report: Formal Session of the Ascension Island Council - 17 June 2010 - Ascension (Government) - 01.07.2010
A formal meeting of the Island Council was held last Thursday, 17 June at 2pm in the Council Chamber. All Councillors were present, the Governor was present by telephone link, and Crown Counsel represented the Attorney General.

203: VISIT BY “10 TRAINING SQUADRON” ROYAL MARINES - Ascension (Government) - 24.06.2010This article has photographs
On Wednesday 16th June 2010 Ascension Island Government Fire & Sea Rescue Service was once again honoured with a request of providing assistance,

204: Extension of Governor Gurr’s Appointment - Ascension (Government) - 17.06.2010
The Governor is pleased to announce that his appointment as Governor of St Helena has been extended by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for a further year. This will mean that the Governor is now likely to leave the Island in July next year.

205: NOTICE OF COUNCIL MEETING - Ascension (Government) - 17.06.2010
In accordance with Section 12.(1) of the Island Government (Ascension) Ordinance 2008,

206: Administrator’s Report on Island Council Meeting held Friday 30th April 2010. - Ascension (Government) - 13.05.2010This article has photographs
The Island Council met in formal session on 30 April at 1430 in the Council Chambers.

207: New Roofs for Two Boats School Classrooms - Ascension (Government) - 29.04.2010This article has photographs
Over the recent school holidays, workers from the government’s Facilities Management Team were busy putting new roofs on Lower 1 and Lower 2 classrooms

208: NEW STAMP ISSUE - Centenary of Girl Guiding - Ascension (Government) - 15.04.2010This article has photographs
Girl Guiding, now ten million members strong, celebrates its 100th anniversary in a year of worldwide events that began 4th September 2009.

209: Administrator’s Report on the Island Council Meeting held Tuesday 30th March 2010 - Ascension (Government) - 15.04.2010This article has photographs
The Island Council met in formal session on 30 March at 1400 in the Council Chambers. The Governor joined us by teleconference link. Apologies were received from the Attorney General and Councillor Miller.

210: ASCENSION ISLAND GOVERNMENT PRESS RELEASE - Ascension (Government) - 08.04.2010This article has photographs
The budget for the financial year 2010/11 has now been approved by the Governor and we received notification on 31 March that the Appropriation Ordinance 2010 has been published in the St Helena Government Gazette giving this effect.

211: EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR THE PREMISES KNOWN AS THE ‘WATERSHED’ - Ascension (Government) - 01.04.2010This article has photographs
Expressions of interest are sought from persons living and working on Ascension Island to establish and operate a business in the property known as the “Watershed”.

212: Influenza Vaccin - Ascension (Government) - 01.04.2010
We have a supply of the above vaccinations which are available to anyone of 3 years of age and over, on a first come first served basis.

213: Administrator’s Report on Island Council Meeting held Wednesday 10th March 2010 - Ascension (Government) - 18.03.2010This article has photographs
The Island Council met on Wednesday March 10th at 1400 in the Council Chamber. The Governor and Attorney General joined by teleconference. All elected members were present, with one joining by Skype.

214: NEW STAMP ISSUE - ASCENSION ISLAND – REEF FISH - Ascension (Government) - 18.03.2010This article has photographs
Ascension is such a remote and isolated Island, 8° south of the Equator in the Atlantic, around 1500 miles from both South America and Africa.

215: Public Notice - “EMERGENCY LIFE-SAVING THROWING STROPS” - Ascension (Government) - 04.03.2010This article has photographs
During routine inspection of the emergency devices provided as a safety precaution to swimmers at various locations around the island it has been identified

216: PUBLIC NOTICE - DOGS FOULING IN TWO BOATS - Ascension (Government) - 04.03.2010This article has photographs
It has been drawn to our attention from one of the Councillors that some dogs have been fouling in the Two Boats area.

217: Shipping News - Ascension (Government) - 11.02.2010
Please be advised of the proposed schedule for the RMS St Helena for voyage 40.

218: Notification of closure of Cash Office - Ascension (Government) - 11.02.2010This article has photographs
Please note that AIG’s Cash Office will cease all cash handling operations from close of business on Tuesday 16th February 2010.

219: Ascension Island Issues - 4th February, Governor Andrew Gurr - Ascension (Government) - 11.02.2010
I feel that it may be helpful to clarify the situation on Ascension Island

220: EXCO REPORT 42 – 12th January 2010 - Ascension (Government) - 21.01.2010
This was the first Council at which all five of the EXCO Members elected by Legislative Council were able to be present. I welcomed Cllr.Gunnell, who has been abroad on government business, as well as our new Financial Secretary, Paul Blessington.

221: REVIEW OF HEALTH CARE PROVISION - Ascension (Government) - 21.01.2010This article has photographs
As part of the continuing process of modernisation to ensure that government services deliver what is needed and provide good value for money, AIG has commissioned a review of Health Care provision.

222: LONG SERVICE AWARD - Ascension (Government) - 21.01.2010This article has photographs
The Acting Administrator, Alan Cobden, presented a Long Service Certificate to Gary Thomas in recognition of his 25 years service with AIG and its predecessors.

223: School Statement - Ascension (Government) - 17.12.2009This article has photographs
As many of you will know, the government is in the middle of a modernisation process to ensure that its services provide good value for money and to address a serious imbalance in its finances as a result of insufficient tax. The reasons for this have been communicated widely.

224: Public Notice - Ascension (Government) - 10.12.2009
EMERGENCY REPORTING NUMBER - 6333

225: PUBLIC NOTICE - Birthday Honours 2010 - Ascension (Government) - 10.12.2009This article has photographs
Members of the public are invited to submit nominations for the Birthday Honours List 2010.

226: MESSAGE FROM THE ADMINISTRATOR - Ascension (Government) - 03.12.2009This article has photographs
I will be traveling to the UK on the 4th of December to attend the Overseas Territories Consultative Council (OTCC) in London on the 8th and 9th of December before going on leave, returning to Ascension on the 18th of January.

227: REGISTER OF ELECTORS 2009 - Ascension (Government) - 03.12.2009This article has photographs
In accordance with the Registration of Electors Regulations 2008 made under The Island Government (Ascension) Ordinance 2008,

228: PUBLIC NOTICE - Ascension (Government) - 19.11.2009
The Ascension Island Government currently has three unoccupied houses that can be made available subject to certain conditions for periods from one month up to a maximum of three months.

229: Ascension Island Government - Statement From the Administrator. - Ascension (Government) - 19.11.2009
I would like to say a few words to put into perspective what is going on regarding job losses in government on Ascension Island.

230: PUBLIC NOTICE - “Life Saving Throwing Strops” - Ascension (Government) - 12.11.2009This article has photographs
On Monday 02 November 09 whilst conducting our routine inspections of the ‘Life Saving Throwing Strops’ provided for emergency use at English bay,

231: Tax Review - Ascension (Government) - 05.11.2009This article has photographs
As you are aware the Ascension Island Government has commissioned Jeffrey Davenport, a tax specialist from the United Kingdom’s HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs), to examine the tax system,

232: New Stamp Issue – Release 09/11/09 - Ascension (Government) - 05.11.2009This article has photographs
200th Anniversary of the Birth of Charles Darwin

233: Administrator’s Report on Island Council Meeting held Thursday 15thOctober 2009 - Ascension (Government) - 22.10.2009
The Island Council met on Thursday October 15th at 3pm in the Council Chamber.

234: EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – THE ROCK SHOP - Ascension (Government) - 15.10.2009This article has photographs
Expressions of interest are sought from persons living and working on Ascension Island to establish and operate a business in the property known as “The Rock Shop”.

235: Taxing Questions - Ascension (Government) - 15.10.2009This article has photographs
Taxation was introduced on Ascension in 2002. It replaced the previous arrangements whereby employing organisations operating on the island (known over the years as the LUC, “the Users”

236: PROVISIONAL REGISTER OF ELECTORS 2009 - ASCENSION ISLAND - Ascension (Government) - 08.10.2009
In accordance with The Registration of Electors Regulations, 2008, Legal Notice No. 5 made under the Island Government (Ascension) Ordinance 2008, a Provisional Register of Electors has been compiled and will be published on the official notice board outside the Administrator’s Office on 7th October 2009.

237: Turtle Research & Conservation: 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Dr. Archie Carr - Release Date: 1st October 2009 - Ascension (Government) - 01.10.2009This article has photographs
Archie Carr was one of the first prominent sea turtle biologists. He conducted a number of pioneering studies in the 1950-1980s that both added to our knowledge of the biology of sea turtles as well

238: EXCO REPORT 35 (St Helena) – 15th September 2009 - Ascension (Government) - 24.09.2009
Today’s Exco had only one substantive item on the agenda and that was my report to Executive Councillors following my recent visit to the UK.

239: Island Council Meeting, Council Chamber, Georgetown, Tuesday 3rd March 2009 - Ascension (Government) - 24.09.2009
The Island Council met on Tuesday September 8th at 0930 in the Council Chamber.

240: “EMERGENCY REPORTING 6333” - Ascension (Government) - 17.09.2009This article has photographs
The Ascension Island Government (AIG) Fire & Sea Rescue Service (F&SRS) has recently received a number of both general enquiry and wrong number calls via the emergency reporting line 6333.

241: REPORT FROM GOVERNOR IN THE UK – 4th September 2009 - Ascension (Government) - 17.09.2009
The climate in the UK both meteorologically and politically is pretty grim.

242: St Helena Government - response to the DFID consultation on Access - Ascension (Government) - 10.09.2009
The St Helena Government has today published its response to the DFID consultation document on access for St Helena.

243: NEW STAMP ISSUE - Release Date: 7th September 2009 - Ascension (Government) - 10.09.2009This article has photographs
Introduced Species – Joseph Dalton Hooker -

244: PUBLIC NOTICE - Pierhead Gate - Ascension (Government) - 03.09.2009This article has photographs
Recently Install at Entrance to the Pierhead is a double Barrier to support control of Vehicles during ship operations.

245: Pier Head Coin Machine - Ascension (Government) - 27.08.2009This article has photographs
The AIG Works Department have recently installed a coin machine on the Pier Head

246: Pier Head's Revised Car Park - Ascension (Government) - 13.08.2009This article has photographs
Photographed is the Pier Head’s recently revised car park area, which was carried out by the Public Services Section.

247: St Helena ExCo Report 36: 4th August 2009 - Ascension (Government) - 13.08.2009
We had a constructive meeting of the Executive Council this morning, with a typically varied agenda.

248: Georgetown Hospital - Ascension (Government) - 06.08.2009This article has photographs
Refurbishment and Air-conditioning

249: Report from the Governor in the UK - Ascension (Government) - 06.08.2009
My second week in London has been just as busy as the first and in a way more positive.

250: Administrator’s Report on Ascension Island Council Meeting - Ascension (Government) - 23.07.2009
The Ascension Island Council held a formal meeting on Tuesday 14 July 2009.

251: Press Release From The Governor - Ascension (Government) - 16.07.2009
You may remember that I visited the UK back in January, and at that time I made a point, in the interests of open and transparent government, of telling you what I was going to be doing.

252: Planning Notices - Ascension (Government) - 16.07.2009This article has photographs
The Ag Director of Technical Services has received the following planning applications:

253: Public Notice - Ascension (Government) - 18.06.2009This article has photographs
The text of a letter dated 27 May 2009 from Gillian Merron MP to members of the Island Council seeks the latter’s views on the draft new Constitution

254: Public Notice - Appointment of Justices of the Peace - Ascension (Government) - 18.06.2009This article has photographs
His Excellency the Governor is very appreciative of the contribution of the current Justices of the Peace (JPs) but to ensure appropriate cover he wishes to appoint additional Justices of the Peace to sit in the Ascension Magistrates’ Court.

255: Police Report - Ascension (Government) - 11.06.2009
Over the years I have heard many excuses for not wearing a seatbelt.

256: VACANCY FOR ASSISTANT CONSERVATION OFFICER - Ascension (Government) - 11.06.2009
Ascension Island Government

257: Public Notice - Appointment of Justices of the Peace - Ascension (Government) - 04.06.2009This article has photographs
His Excellency the Governor is very appreciative of the contribution of the current Justices of the Peace (JPs) but to ensure appropriate cover he wishes to appoint additional Justices of the Peace to sit in the Ascension Magistrates’ Court.

258: Paper From The Governor Of St. Helena - Ascension (Government) - 21.05.2009
I found this a particularly interesting Executive Council. We had a number of fascinating issues to discuss and quite a few current concerns were raised under Any Other Business.

259: Public Notice - Ascension (Government) - 21.05.2009This article has photographs
The following is an update to the Public Notice published on 16th March 2009. FARES: UK TO ASCENSION AND VICE VERSA

260: Press Release - REGIONAL MEETING OF SOUTH ATLANTIC INVASIVE SPECIES PROJECT - Ascension (Government) - 21.05.2009This article has photographs
Around thirty delegates from the UK overseas territories, UK and Europe convened on Ascension Island yesterday today to begin a four day meeting.

261: Public Notice - Commemorative Coinage - Ascension (Government) - 14.05.2009
The Island Council has advised the Governor to introduce a Commemorative Coinage Ordinance for Ascension Island.

262: Public Notice - Driving Licences - Ascension (Government) - 14.05.2009
The Island Council has advised the Governor to increase driving licence, registration of motor vehicle, inspection of vehicle and certificate of competence fees on Ascension Island by 3%.

263: Public Notice - Seat Belt Legislation - Ascension (Government) - 14.05.2009
The Island Council has advised the Governor to introduce seat belt legislation for Ascension Island.

264: PUBLIC NOTICE - INCREASE IN UK PASSPORT FEES - Ascension (Government) - 14.05.2009
The Passport Policy and Procedures Section of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have advised that with effect from 9 April 2009, the following overseas fees will apply to applications for British Passports.

265: ISLAND COUNCIL MEETING: 27 April 2009 - Ascension (Government) - 14.05.2009
The Island Council met in formal session on Tuesday 27 April at 1630 in the Council Chamber.

266: Closure Of Post Office On Saturday - Ascension (Government) - 07.05.2009This article has photographs
Due to acute staff shortage, the Post Office will not open for business

267: AIG F&SRS REPLACEMENT FIRE ENGINE - Ascension (Government) - 07.05.2009This article has photographs
AIG Fire & Sea Rescue Service (F&SRS) is pleased to announce the delivery of a refurbished Volvo FL6 14 Fire Engine (as pictured above) purchased through capital budget funding.

268: New Stamp Issue - Ascension (Government) - 07.05.2009This article has photographs
On 7 May 1909, the Admiralty placed the first specific order for an aircraft for military operations; an act that would ultimately lead to the Royal Navy setting many of the standards and practices that are used to this day.

269: NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC RE: SWINE FLU - Ascension (Government) - 07.05.2009This article has photographs
You are probably wondering what contingency plans are in place concerning the "Swine Flu" ?pandemic.

270: Expressions Of Interest - Temptations Cafe - Ascension (Government) - 23.04.2009This article has photographs
Expressions of interest are sought from persons living and working on Ascension Island to establish and operate a coffee shop/café-type business in the property known as “Temptations”.

271: Expressions Of Interest - Two Boats Garden Allotments - Ascension (Government) - 23.04.2009This article has photographs
The Ascension Island Government invites expressions of interest from people living and working on Ascension Island for an allotment(s) for recreational gardening at what was known as the Old Garden Club, below Two Boats Village.

272: Public Notice - Rupert's Path - Ascension (Government) - 23.04.2009This article has photographs
We are pleased to advise the Public that Rupert’s Path is now open following the landslide in March.

273: Georgetown Hospital - UROLOGY VISIT - Ascension (Government) - 09.04.2009
This is to advise that Mr. Karol Rogawski, a Urologist from Leeds will be visiting Ascension from 5th – 11th May 2009.

274: HM Customs Saint Helena - Ascension (Government) - 09.04.2009
Penalties for False Declarations/Failure to Declare on entry and exit from Saint Helena.

275: Public Notice - Elliot's Path - Ascension (Government) - 09.04.2009This article has photographs
We are pleased to advise the Public that Elliot’s Path is now open following the landslide in March.

276: Public Notice - Ascension (Government) - 09.04.2009This article has photographs
There have been repeated reports of vehicles speeding along the public highway that passes through the US Base, and in contravention of the existing speed restrictions that apply along that route.

277: AIRPORT SITUATION - 17th March 2009 - Paper From The Governor - Ascension (Government) - 02.04.2009
I am sure that all of you will realise that the situation surrounding our proposed airport has changed significantly in the last 24 hours, and I believe that it would be helpful for me to try and inform you as to what is going on and what is likely to happen next.

278: “Royal visitor to Ascension Island” - Ascension (Government) - 02.04.2009This article has photographs
Ascension was honoured on Monday morning by the brief visit of HRH The Princess Royal and her husband Vice-Admiral Timothy Laurence RN.

279: POLICE REPORT - Ascension (Government) - 02.04.2009
THE EMERGENCY NUMBER FOR THE POLICE IS: 6666 This number is staffed 24/7 if it is a genuine emergency please use it.

280: Georgetown Hospital - Urology Visit - Ascension (Government) - 25.03.2009
This is to advise that Mr. Karol Rogawski, a Urologist from Leeds will be visiting Ascension from 5th – 11th May 2009.

281: POLICE REPORT - Ascension (Government) - 19.03.2009
SPEEDING NEEDLES - Complaints have been received about speeding vehicles coming down from the Needles and speeding on the stretch of road from the speed humps to the Saints Club junction in Georgetown. This according to local residents is occurring at lunchtimes and late at night.

282: ASCENSION ISLAND GOVERNMENT - PUBLIC NOTICE - Ascension (Government) - 19.03.2009
Following confirmation from MOD and Foreign and Commonwealth Office please be advised that the commercial flights fares on the South Atlantic Air Bridge will be as follows from 1 April 2009.

283: Island Council Meeting, (formal session), Council Chambers, Georgetown 09:30 am, Tuesday 3rd March 2009 - Ascension (Government) - 19.03.2009
The Island Council met last Tuesday with all members present. The meeting was chaired by the Governor who was on Ascension following his recent visit to the UK. This was the first Council meeting for our new Crown Counsel, Gabrielle McAvock, who arrived on Ascension late last month.

284: New Stamp Issue – Release 23/03/09 - Whales & Dolphins - Ascension (Government) - 19.03.2009This article has photographs
An Introduction to Whales & Dolphins - Whales, dolphins and porpoises are a group of 84 closely related species known collectively as cetaceans.

285: EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – TEMPTATIONS CAFE - Ascension (Government) - 12.03.2009This article has photographs
Expressions of interest are sought from persons living and working on Ascension Island to establish and operate a coffee shop/café-type business in the property known as “Temptations”.

286: Rain On Green Mountain Causes Washout - Ascension (Government) - 12.03.2009This article has photographs
The public is advised that due to heavy rains last week the following paths have been closed until further notice.

287: EXECUTIVE COUNCIL REPORT - 17th February 2009 - Ascension (Government) - 26.02.2009
You may remember that, in my Executive Council Report last week, I said that consideration of proposed increases to a number of fees and charges had been deferred

288: GEORGETOWN HOSPITAL - OPTICIAN VISIT - Ascension (Government) - 26.02.2009
This is to advise that the optometrist, Miss Priscilla Brown, will be on Ascension from 5th – 24th March 2009.

289: OPENING OF THE GEORGETOWN HOSPITAL MULTI WARD - Ascension (Government) - 26.02.2009This article has photographs
The Georgetown Hospital Multi Purpose Ward was handed over to Doctor Wonner and Doctor Gradinski on Monday 23rd February, marking the successful completion of another capital project from this year’s Capital Works Programme.

290: Green Mountain Play Area - Ascension (Government) - 19.02.2009
AIG Works & Services had no sooner finished the installation of the new Play Frame at the picnic area on the Green Mountain National Park on the 12th February when word got around and the children tested it over the week end.

291: EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – TWO BOATS GARDEN ALLOTMENTS - Ascension (Government) - 12.02.2009This article has photographs
The Ascension Island Government invites expressions of interest from people living and working on Ascension Island for an allotment(s) for recreational gardening at what was known as the Old Garden Club, below Two Boats Village.

292: Note to the Public From the Ascension Island Council: Fresh Water Provision at the Pierhead - Ascension (Government) - 12.02.2009
In 2006 the Island Council agreed to a request from the fishermen to provide a fresh water tap for the fishermen’s bench at the pier head.

293: Public Notice - Hobby Park Cleanup - Ascension (Government) - 05.02.2009This article has photographs
First, a reminder of the purpose of the Hobby Park and some of the rules:

294: EXECUTIVE COUNCIL REPORT : 27TH JANUARY 2009 - Ascension (Government) - 05.02.2009
This was the first occasion on which I have had the honour to chair a meeting of the Executive Council in the absence of the Governor from island.

295: VISIT OF BRITISH PARLIAMENTARIANS – PUBLIC APPOINTMENTS - Ascension (Government) - 05.02.2009
A delegation from the Parliament at Westminster will be visiting the St Helena Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association in February.

296: Planning Notices - Ascension (Government) - 05.02.2009This article has photographs
The Director of Technical Services has received the following planning applications:

297: Public Notice - Hobby Park Clean-up - Ascension (Government) - 29.01.2009This article has photographs
First, a reminder of the purpose of the Hobby Park and some of the rules:

298: Why does Ascension need a new Constitution? - Ascension (Government) - 29.01.2009
It was good to return to Ascension in November following my visit in August. Elections had of course taken place in the meantime and I was very pleased to meet the new Councillors.

299: CONSTITUTION OF ST HELENA, ASCENSION AND TRISTAN DA CUNHA - Ascension (Government) - 29.01.2009This article has photographs
The draft of 3 December 2008 is a development of the draft of 25 June 2008, taking into account the consultations held on St Helena and Ascension in November by the UK constitutional review team.

300: INFORMAL ISLAND COUNCIL MEETING - Ascension (Government) - 29.01.2009
An informal session of the Island Council was held at the Residency on Tuesday 20 January, chaired by H.E the Governor. Informal council sessions are held from time to time to allow wide ranging discussion on issues and to prepare the ground for the formal session.

301: Relocation of Ascension Island Government – Flight Bookings / Shipping Office - Ascension (Government) - 29.01.2009This article has photographs
Please be advised that the Ascension Island Government – Flight Bookings / Shipping Office has now been relocated

302: PLANNING NOTICES - Ascension (Government) - 29.01.2009This article has photographs
The Director of Technical Services has received the following planning applications:

303: Opening of New Shipping Office - Ascension (Government) - 22.01.2009This article has photographs
On Friday 16th January 2009 the New Shipping Office was completed and handed over to the Commercial Manager and Executive Officer (Shipping).

304: Public Notice - Commission Of Enquiry - Ascension (Government) - 22.01.2009
The Enquiry that I set up some months ago into concerns based around Two Boats School has now been completed and the conclusions communicated to those involved.

305: Opening of the Beford House Kitchen Facility - Ascension (Government) - 08.01.2009This article has photographs
On Wednesday 24th December the new Bedford House Kitchen Facility was officially opened.

306: Press Release - FORTHCOMING LONDON VISIT - Ascension (Government) - 08.01.2009
For some months now it has been my intention to visit Ascension Island, London, the Falklands and Tristan da Cunha during February and March.

307: Press Release - Delegation from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association to Visit St Helena - Ascension (Government) - 25.12.2008
A delegation from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association will visit St Helena in February 2009. They were originally due to visit in August this year.

308: Press Release - Policy Approved on Landholding on St Helena - Ascension (Government) - 25.12.2008
The Governor in Council has approved a policy on landholding by immigrants. This policy is linked to the recently approved Immigration Control Ordinance 2008.

309: St Helena Government expresses deep dismay at postponement of “vital” airport decision - Ascension (Government) - 18.12.2008
His Excellency, Andrew Gurr, Governor of St Helena, has expressed the deep dismay of the people of St Helena at today’s announcement by the British Government that negotiations over the contract constructing an airport on the Island are to be delayed.

310: Planning Notice - Ascension (Government) - 11.12.2008This article has photographs
The Director of Technical Services has received the following planning application:

311: New Stamp Issue – Release 15/12/08 Britain’s Longest Reigning Monarchs - Ascension (Government) - 11.12.2008This article has photographs
On 21 December 2007 Elizabeth II became Britain’s oldest reigning monarch surpassing Queen Victoria who died aged 81 years, seven months, four weeks and one day on 22 January 1901 and George III five days earlier.

312: Ascension Island Council Meeting, Wednesday November 26 2008 - Ascension (Government) - 04.12.2008
“The Island Council met yesterday with all members present except Councillor Ann Miller and the Crown Counsel who are currently off island. The Governor and Attorney General participated by teleconference.

313: PRESS RELEASE - From HoD Legal Lands and Planning - Ascension (Government) - 04.12.2008
The new Land Planning and Development Control Ordinance 2008 will come into effect on 1st December.

314: PUBLIC NOTICE - “LIFE SAVING THROWING STROPS” - Ascension (Government) - 04.12.2008
Ascension Island Government Fire & Sea Rescue Service has recently taken delivery of new life saving devices designed to rescue persons in difficulty from the water.

315: PUBLIC NOTICES - VHF Radio Frequecies and Clearances and Amateur Radio Licences - Ascension (Government) - 04.12.2008
The public are reminded that all frequencies and channels for VHF radios must be cleared with the Administrator to avoid disruption to channels and frequencies already in operation on Ascension.

316: PRESS RELEASE - Ascension (Government) - 04.12.2008
GARRON YON GAINS MASTERS DEGREE IN MASS COMMUNICATIONS

317: Why does Ascension need a new Constitution? - Ascension (Government) - 27.11.2008
It was good to return to Ascension in November following my visit in August.

318: Press Release - Calls for Birthday Honours 2009 - Ascension (Government) - 27.11.2008This article has photographs
Nominations for Birthday Honours 2009 will need to reach the Honours Secretariat, in the UK quite soon.

319: Press Release - Claiming Compensation from the Government - Ascension (Government) - 27.11.2008This article has photographs
When people make claims to the St Helena Government for compensation, each case is first considered by the Attorney General’s Chambers to ascertain whether the Government is legally liable to pay compensation.

320: Press Release - Visit of Labour Market Economist - Ascension (Government) - 27.11.2008This article has photographs
A Labour Market Economist is visiting St Helena until 15 December 2008 to study and make recommendations concerning the Island’s current and prospective labour market.

321: Press Release - Visit of Lilla Oliver - Ascension (Government) - 27.11.2008This article has photographs
Lilla Oliver, Primary Consultant and Trainer is back on Island until early December to carry out further work with the Education Department. This will be Lilla’s fifth visit to the Island in this capacity.

322: Planning Notices - Ascension (Government) - 27.11.2008This article has photographs
The Director of Technical Services has received the following planning applications

323: Public Notice - Police Advisor Visit - Ascension (Government) - 27.11.2008This article has photographs
The Southern Oceans Police Adviser, Simon Martin will visit Ascension Island from Friday, 5 December to Friday 12th December 2008.

324: Ascension Island Council Meeting (27/10/08) - Ascension (Government) - 01.11.2008
The first meeting with the recently elected Island Council was held on Monday 27 October immediately after the Councillors were sworn in by His Excellency the Governor, Andrew Gurr, who was on Ascension to meet the new Councillors and to chair the first meeting of the new Council. The Governor welcomed the new Councillors and before getting down to the lengthy agenda awaiting them, said a few words about the role of a Council.

325: Planning Notice - Ascension (Government) - 30.10.2008This article has photographs
The Director of Technical Services has received the following planning application:

326: The New Banana Bridge - Ascension (Government) - 30.10.2008This article has photographs
The New Banana Bridge was officially opened on Thursday by Roy Haley the Director of Technical Services (representing the Administrator) and Lt Col Alex Hilton from the Royal Engineer.

327: Island Council Swearing In Ceremony - Ascension (Government) - 30.10.2008This article has photographs
Island Council Swearing In Ceremony

328: Island Council Meeting, Monday 27 October 2008 - Ascension (Government) - 30.10.2008
“The first meeting with the recently elected Island Council was held on Monday 27 October immediately after the Councillors were sworn in by His Excellency the Governor, Andrew Gurr,

329: Message For Ascension Island Councillors - Ascension (Government) - 30.10.2008This article has photographs
I would like to offer my congratulations to you all on your election as Ascension Island Councillors.

330: Ascension Island Has a New Council - Ascension (Government) - 23.10.2008
The seven candidates who were elected to serve as Councillors are:

331: BLOOMING CHRISTMAS HERE AGAIN! - Ascension (Government) - 16.10.2008This article has photographs
Father Christmas™ won’t be too disgruntled this year as he combines work with pleasure on a well earned break at Ascension Island.

332: Press Release - Appointment of New Chief Secretary - Ascension (Government) - 09.10.2008
The new Chief Secretary has signed a three-year contract with the St Helena Government.

333: General Election Ascension Island - Ascension (Government) - 09.10.2008
Campaign statements have been received from the following candidates

334: General Election - 14 October 2008 - Proxy Voting - Ascension (Government) - 09.10.2008
What is Proxy Voting? Proxy voting gives you the opportunity to have someone cast a vote on your behalf if you are off island, ill or physically incapacitated at the time the General Election takes place (Tuesday, 14 October 2008).

335: Notice Of General Election - Ascension (Government) - 09.10.2008
On 30 September 2008, the following candidates were nominated to stand for election:

336: Commission of Enquiry - Ascension (Government) - 02.10.2008This article has photographs
Further to the Proclamation published on 10th September 2008, appointing a Commission or Enquiry to examine various allegations made by Mr and Mrs Paul Knowles,

337: Nomination Day 30th September 2008 - Ascension (Government) - 25.09.2008This article has photographs
CRITERIA TO STAND AS A COUNCILLOR - There are seven elected member seats on the Island Council.

338: General Election On Ascension Island - Ascension (Government) - 25.09.2008This article has photographs
Nomination Day 30th September 2008

339: Public Notice - Review of Food Supply Chain - Ascension (Government) - 25.09.2008This article has photographs
Ascension Island Government recently commissioned a review of the Food Supply Chain in the Retail Sector on the island.

340: General Election Nomination Day - Ascension (Government) - 18.09.2008This article has photographs
A General Election will be held on 14 October 2008 if there are more than seven (7) candidates nominated.

341: General Election Nomination Day - Ascension (Government) - 18.09.2008This article has photographs
There are seven elected member seats on the Island Council.

342: BUSINESS NEWS FROM ST HELENA - Ex-Co Report 18th – 2nd September 2008 - Ascension (Government) - 11.09.2008
Although it has been three weeks since an Ex-Co, there were only two items on the agenda for today’s meeting. However there was some useful discussion during Any Other Business.

343: Public Notice - Ascension (Government) - 11.09.2008
The following was issued by the MOD on 27 August 2008:

344: INTERIM REGISTER OF ELECTORS 2008 - Ascension (Government) - 04.09.2008
In accordance with the Interim Registration of Electors Order, 2008 made under the Island Council (Temporary Provisions) Ordinance 2008,

345: Press Release - St Helena - Polling Day Approaches - Ascension (Government) - 28.08.2008
Polling Day is fast approaching and soon, people will have the opportunity to elect a new councillor for the West Electoral Area.

346: Public Notice - CLAIM TO BE REGISTERED AS AN ELECTOR - Ascension (Government) - 14.08.2008
In accordance with the Interim Registration of Electors Order 2008 made under the Island Council (Temporary Provisions) Ordinance 2008,

347: Press Release St Helena - Red Notices Issue - Ascension (Government) - 14.08.2008
Today, the Returning Officer issued red notices which show how people should vote in the By-election. Similar details will appear in the newspapers this week.

348: Opening of new Sea Passenger Terminal - Ascension (Government) - 07.08.2008
The Ascension Island Government is pleased to announce that those passengers travelling to St Helena on 11th August by RMS will be processed through the new Passenger Handling Facility that has been built in a section of the Warehouse at the Pier head.

349: Press Release St Helena - Get Ready for the By-Election - Ascension (Government) - 07.08.2008
St. Helena Public Relations/Information Office - The announcement of Councillor John Reid’s resignation should have started people thinking about who will be the new councillor in the West Electoral Area.

350: Press Release St Helena - Speaker of the House Resigns - Ascension (Government) - 07.08.2008
The Honourable Speaker, Eric George MBE, has resigned from Legislative Council. His resignation took effect from 1 August 2008.

351: PUBLIC NOTICE - Ascension Island Government - Ascension (Government) - 07.08.2008
Andrew Allen, Head of the Southern Oceans Team in the FCO Overseas Territories Directorate will arrive at Ascension on 13 August 2008 for a two day visit.

352: ACCESS PROJECT – PRESS RELEASE FROM ST. HELENA GOVERNMENT - Ascension (Government) - 31.07.2008
ALTERNATIVE SHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS POST AIRPORT - It has always been known that St Helena will require the services of a suitable replacement sea freight option with,

353: Press Release - Discussions to Commence on Human Rights - Ascension (Government) - 31.07.2008
Discussions will soon commence on how to build capacity in St Helena to address Human Rights with the arrival of a Human Rights Project Coordinator from the Commonwealth Foundation.

354: ST HELENA AIRPORT PROJECT - PRESS RELEASE - Ascension (Government) - 17.07.2008
ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD VISIT UPDATE - 2008. As you are already aware, within the scope of the airport project, we are proposing to build a haul road which will run through Rupert’s Valley.

355: Press Release - Bonus for 99 SHG Employees - Ascension (Government) - 10.07.2008
The St Helena Government has awarded £50 bonuses to 99 members of staff. This includes all persons who were involved in carrying out, in adverse weather conditions, the recent clean-up operations necessitated by the flash floods.

356: Press Release - TOURISM COMMISSIONER POSITION TO BE RE-ADVERTISED - Ascension (Government) - 10.07.2008
The Tourism Commissioner position will shortly be re-advertised.

357: CONSTITUTION OF ST HELENA, ASCENSION AND TRISTAN DA CUNHA - Ascension (Government) - 03.07.2008
DRAFT FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION OF 25 JUNE 2008

358: Audit of Port of Georgetown and Port Security Training - Ascension (Government) - 03.07.2008
Following the introduction in July 2004 of the International Ship and Port Security Code Ascension had to undergo an Audit and prepare a Port Security Plan in order for the Port operations to comply with the code and gain accreditation.

359: PUBLIC CONSULTATION - Revised Island Council Ordinance - Ascension (Government) - 03.07.2008
As part of the ongoing public consultation regarding the future for democracy on Ascension, a revised Island Council Ordinance has been drafted. The draft addresses points that have been raised previously concerning the role and structure of an Island Council. Comments are sought from the public on the new draft Ordinance.

360: Planning Notice - Ascension (Government) - 26.06.2008This article has photographs
The Director of Technical Services has received the following planning application:

361: Two Boats Playground - Ascension (Government) - 26.06.2008This article has photographs
THE Works and Services Department of AIG recently installed some new equipment at the Two Boats Playground.

362: ENTRY CONTROL ORDINANCE - Ascension (Government) - 26.06.2008This article has photographs
At the public meeting which the Governor held on 13 June, there were indications of confusion about the status of children who are no longer considered to be dependants under the terms of their parents’ accompanied status employment contracts.

363: CONSTITUTION OF ST HELENA, ASCENSION AND TRISTAN DA CUNHA - Ascension (Government) - 26.06.2008
The draft Constitution, dated 25 June 2008, has been published for the purpose of public consultation in St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha during the coming months.

364: Stamp Issue - 90th Anniversary of the RAF - Ascension (Government) - 19.06.2008This article has photographs
2008 sees the 90th Anniversary of the founding of one of the world’s first and most famous Air Forces, the Royal Air Force.

365: A MODERNISED CONSTITUTION FOR ST HELENA, ASCENSION AND TRISTAN DA CUNHA - Ascension (Government) - 12.06.2008This article has photographs
In 2005 a draft new Constitution for St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha was prepared and published.

366: PUBLIC CONSULTATION Revised Island Council Ordinance - Ascension (Government) - 12.06.2008This article has photographs
As part of the ongoing public consultation regarding the future for democracy on Ascension, a revised Island Council Ordinance has been drafted.

367: PUBLIC NOTICE - Land and Business Policy - Ascension (Government) - 05.06.2008
During the public consultation on the new Land and Business Policy, a number of constructive comments were received, as a result of which the draft has undergone a series of minor amendments.

368: Public - Governors Visit - Ascension (Government) - 29.05.2008This article has photographs
His Excellency Andrew Gurr, Governor of St Helena and Dependencies, will visit Ascension briefly in mid-June.

369: New Stamp Issue - 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF NASA - Ascension (Government) - 22.05.2008This article has photographs
Since its creation in 1958, NASA (National Aeronautics & Space Administration) has become the world’s premier agent for exploration in the “new ocean” of outer space.

370: PUBLIC NOTICE - Increase in Duty: Tobacco - Ascension (Government) - 22.05.2008
On 13 March 2007, as part of the formal budget process, the Governor agreed a change in the customs tariff for duty on tobacco products to increase by 100% over a two year period.

371: Press Release - Views Expressed on Constitution (St Helena) - Ascension (Government) - 22.05.2008
After the St Helena Government announced that Constitutional Change was once again on the agenda, a total of 27 people attended public meetings to listen to what was being proposed. Each meeting was also attended by various Councillors and SHG officials.

372: PUBLIC NOTICE - New Year Honours 2009 - Ascension (Government) - 22.05.2008
Members of the public are invited to submit nominations for the New Year Honours List 2009.

373: Press Release Swearing in of Acting Governor - Ascension (Government) - 15.05.2008This article has photographs
Ethel Yon OBE, Acting Chief Secretary, was sworn in as Acting Governor, today Saturday 10 May 2008 at 11am.

374: SHG Press Release - Councillors to Attend Conferences - Ascension (Government) - 15.05.2008
St Helena will be represented at the 39th British Islands and Mediterranean Regional Conference in Gibraltar which takes place from 11 to 15 May 2008.

375: Opening of the Skateboard/Bike Park - Ascension (Government) - 08.05.2008This article has photographs
On Thursday 1st May the Administrator officially opened the Skateboard/Bike Park in Georgetown.

376: A MODERNISED CONSTITUTION FOR ST HELENA, ASCENSION AND TRISTAN DA CUNHA - Ascension (Government) - 01.05.2008
In 2005 a draft new Constitution of St Helena was prepared. It would have introduced a system of ministerial government.

377: PUBLIC CONSULTATION - REVISED HARBOURS REGULATIONS - Ascension (Government) - 01.05.2008This article has photographs
AIG is pleased to have received some comments following the publication of the revised draft Harbour Regulations and revised Legal Notice defining the harbour in the Islander newspaper two weeks ago.

378: A MODERNISED CONSTITUTION FOR ST HELENA, ASCENSION AND TRISTAN DA CUNHA - Tristan (Government) - 28.04.2008This article has photographs
In 2005 a draft new Constitution of St Helena was prepared. It would have introduced a system of ministerial government. But the people of St Helena rejected that proposed change in a consultative poll. In doing so they also rejected a great deal of potential improvement that had nothing to do with ministerial government.

379: Press Release - St Helena - Ascension (Government) - 24.04.2008This article has photographs
Governor Gurr makes Presentations on behalf of the Falkland Islands Government

380: Two Boats Clinic Closed - Ascension (Government) - 17.04.2008
Please note Two Boats Clinic is closed with immediate effect and will re-open on 1st May.

381: MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR ON THE SUSPENSION OF THE ISLAND COUNCIL ORDINANCE - Ascension (Government) - 17.04.2008This article has photographs
During my last visit to the island it became clear that the period of consultation on the future governance of Ascension Island and the election of a new Island Council could not be rushed.

382: Press Release - Garth Armstrong Carries out Government Economist Work - Ascension (Government) - 17.04.2008This article has photographs
The St Helena Government is in the process of recruiting a full-time Government Economist.

383: THE HARBOURS ORDINANCE, Cap A17 THE HARBOUR DECLARATION (ASCENSION) ORDER 2008 - Ascension (Government) - 17.04.2008
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 22 of the Harbours Ordinance, Cap A17, the Governor makes the following order:

384: Public Notice - Appointment Of Acting Administrator - Ascension (Government) - 03.04.2008This article has photographs
Mrs Nicola J Kerslake has been appointed Acting Administrator of Ascension Island with effect from 19 March to 17 April 2008

385: St Helena Development Agency - “Promoting And Enabling Investment” - Ascension (Government) - 03.04.2008This article has photographs
We’re planning for the future, are you?

386: ASCENSION ISLAND GOVERNMENT - PUBLIC NOTICE - Ascension (Government) - 27.03.2008
OLD FIRE STATION, GEORGETOWN - As the draft Land and Business Policy will likely come into effect in April, I am now able to seek expressions of interest from persons living and working on Ascension to establish and operate a business in the refurbished AIG building behind the Saints Club in Georgetown, formerly known as the Old Fire Station. Persons who have “visitor” status on Ascension may not apply.

387: Special Stamp Issue for 2008 - Ascension (Government) - 20.03.2008This article has photographs
On Friday, 14th March the Post Office released the first special stamp issue for 2008 depicting Sharks.

388: Public Notice - Old Fire Station, Georgetown - Ascension (Government) - 20.03.2008This article has photographs
As the draft Land and Business Policy will likely come into effect in April, I am now able to seek expressions of interest from persons living and working on Ascension

389: Public Notice - Reflections Coffee Shop, Georgetown - Ascension (Government) - 20.03.2008This article has photographs
As the draft Land and Business Policy will likely come into effect in April, I am now able to seek expressions of interest from persons living and working on Ascension to establish and operate a coffee shop/café-type business

390: EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – TWO BOATS GARDEN ALLOTMENTS - Ascension (Government) - 13.03.2008
ASCENSION ISLAND GOVERNMENT

391: PUBLIC NOTICE - GOVERNOR'S PUBLIC CONSULTATION DOCUMENT - Ascension (Government) - 13.03.2008
The Governor published a short consultation document in the Islander on 27 February setting out what an Island Council might do in the future.

392: House of Lords Debate on the British Overseas Territories - All (Government) - 06.03.2008
Baroness Hooper asked Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to act on the findings of the National Audit Office report on the overseas territories.

393: PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON DRAFT LAND AND BUSINESS POLICY - Ascension (Government) - 06.03.2008This article has photographs
draft Land and Business policy was published in the Islander on 20 February.

394: Planning Notice - Ascension (Government) - 06.03.2008This article has photographs
The Director of Technical Services has received the following planning application:

395: CONSULTATION DOCUMENT ON THE FUTURE OF ASCENSION ISLAND COUNCIL - Ascension (Government) - 28.02.2008
Over the past few months there has been a great deal of necessary discussion about the future governance of this island.

396: ASCENSION ISLAND GOVERNMENT - Ascension (Government) - 28.02.2008
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – TWO BOATS GARDEN ALLOTMENTS

397: Ascension Island Government: Property and Business Policy - Ascension (Government) - 21.02.2008
This policy has been written to provide a basis for transparent and consistent practice in relation to:-

398: Public Notice - Lifebuoys - Ascension (Government) - 21.02.2008This article has photographs
It has recently come to the attention of the Ascension Island Government (AIG) Fire & Sea Rescue Service (F&SRS) of inappropriate use of the “Lifebuoys” provided in public swimming areas, in particular Georgetown pool.

399: Public Notice - Ascension (Government) - 21.02.2008This article has photographs
The Ascension Island Government (AIG) Fire & Sea Rescue Service (F&SRS) would like to respectfully remind members of the public and others,

400: Public Notice - PUBLIC CONSULTATION: DRAFT PROPERTY AND BUSINESS POLICY - Ascension (Government) - 21.02.2008This article has photographs
Comments are sought from people living and working on Ascension Island on the attached Draft Property and Business Policy.

401: ACCESS PROJECT PRESS RELEASE - UPDATE ON AIR SERVICE PROVIDER - Ascension (Government) - 14.02.2008
Early in 2007, we announced that out of a total of seven companies who responded to our contract notice for an Air Service Provider for St Helena, three companies were shortlisted and asked to provide more detailed proposals.

402: Press Release (St Helena) - Appointment of Acting Chief Secretary - Ascension (Government) - 14.02.2008
Governor Gurr has appointed Ethel Yon OBE, Deputy Chief Secretary, to be Acting Chief Secretary.

403: VACANCIES WITHIN THE ASCENSION POLICE DETACHMENT - Ascension (Government) - 14.02.2008
Special Police Constables - The Ascension Island Police Detachment wishes to recruit part- time Special Police Constables.

404: Public Notice - AIG Fire & Sea Rescue Service - Ascension (Government) - 07.02.2008
The Ascension Island Government (AIG) Fire & Sea Rescue Service (F&SRS) wish to inform members of the public of a procedural change in place with immediate effect regarding the receiving of information relating to “Emergency Incidents” requiring their attendance.

405: BUSINESS NEWS FROM ASCENSION ISLAND - Ascension (Government) - 31.01.2008
This report has been prepared for the people of Saint Helena and those Saints living and working on Ascension Island.

406: Population Census 2008 - Ascension (Government) - 24.01.2008This article has photographs
A Population Census for all St Helenians living and working on Ascension will be taken on the night of 10th February 2008.

407: Press Release - Update on Repatriation of the two Nationals From the Democratic Republic of Congo - Ascension (Government) - 24.01.2008
The Office of the Governor has today announced that the two stowaways from the Democratic Republic of Congo will not travel on the RMS St Helena tomorrow, 23 January, as originally intended, since there are no available berths.

408: Press Release - Tristan da Cunha: Harbour Repair and Refurbishment Project - Ascension (Government) - 24.01.2008
Tristan Administrator David Morley recently took the opportunity to brief the Tristan community via the Island's newly relaunched radio station, Atlantic FM, about plans for the harbour repair and refurbishment project.

409: Press Release - Discussions on Financial Services and Money Laundering - Ascension (Government) - 24.01.2008
The first round of public consultation on proposed legislation for financial services and money laundering has been completed.

410: Public Notice - Ascension (Government) - 24.01.2008This article has photographs
It has been brought to attention that vehicles have been bypassing one of the new speed bumps at the entrance to Two Boats School.

411: Planning Application - Ascension (Government) - 10.01.2008This article has photographs
The Director of Technical Services has received the following planning application:

412: VISIT OF OPTICIAN - Ascension (Government) - 20.12.2007
Miss Priscilla Brown will visit Ascension from 7th January 2008, and will be available to see patients on 8th, 9th 10th & 11th January.

413: Christmas Festivies - Ascension (Government) - 20.12.2007This article has photographs
CHRISTMAS is once again upon us and in true festive spirit the Works Department, along with some very enthusiastic helpers organised the decoration of the town square and the annual sing-along, which took place on Wednesday 12 December.

414: Training In The Use Of Light-weight Scaffolding - Ascension (Government) - 20.12.2007This article has photographs
LAST WEEK AIG, in conjunction with VT Communications and Interserve Defence Limited, organised a training course in the use of light-weight scaffolding for members of their staff.

415: ARTICLE FOR THE ISLANDER - BY ANDREW ALLEN - Ascension (Government) - 13.12.2007
I am delighted that one of the first visits I am able to make since joining the Foreign Office Overseas Territories Directorate (OTD) will be to Ascension Island in December.

416: BUSINESS NEWS FROM ST HELENA - Ascension (Government) - 13.12.2007
ST HELENA AIRPORT PROJECT –PRESS RELEASE - Two Bids Received for Airport DBO Contract

417: Public Meeting: Future Governance of Ascension Island - Ascension (Government) - 06.12.2007This article has photographs
Mr Andrew Allen, Head of Southern Ocean Team, OTD, FCO will be visiting the Island from 15-19 December 2007

418: SHG Considering an Employment Policy for Legislation - Ascension (Government) - 22.11.2007
The St Helena Government is considering introducing employment policy for legislation for the Island, which will set out minimum standards for a contract of employment.

419: Sustainable Development Plan - Ascension (Government) - 22.11.2007
The St Helena Government has, today, released the St Helena Sustainable Development Plan.

420: ASCENSION ISLAND PUBLIC CONSULTATION DOCUMENT - Ascension (Government) - 08.11.2007This article has photographs
When the Island Council Ordinance was suspended I said that we wanted to canvass public opinion in our work towards the restoration of democratic arrangements on Ascension.

421: GOVERNMENT PRESS RELEASE - TELECOMMUNICATIONS - Ascension (Government) - 25.10.2007
On 9 October 2007, under the Telecommunications Ordinance 1998, the Governor issued a new Licence to Cable and Wireless South Atlantic Ltd to provide public telecommunications services on Ascension Island.

422: Ascension Advisory Group - Ascension (Government) - 18.10.2007
The Ascension Advisory Group met from 5 - 7:15 pm on Monday 15th October 2007.

423: ARE WE SAFEGUARDING OUR CHILDREN and young people? - Ascension (Government) - 18.10.2007
All children have the right to be protected and kept safe from harm. We all have a responsibility to safeguard children and young people

424: GOVERNOR CLANCY SPEAKS ABOUT ASCENSION AND DEMOCRACY - Ascension (Government) - 18.10.2007
Governor Clancy has been working on Ascension for the last two weeks. After leaving for St Helena on 17 October he will complete his term as Governor at the end of the month.

425: PUBLIC NOTICE - INCREASE IN UK PASSPORT FEES - Ascension (Government) - 11.10.2007
The public is advised that new UKPS passport fees will come into effect on 4 October 2007.

426: PIER REPAIR WORK: 24 SEPTEMBER-16 OCTOBER 2007 - Ascension (Government) - 04.10.2007This article has photographs
AIG, as part of its public facility repair programme, will be carrying out work to the pier above the passenger steps.

427: RESTRUCTURING: FINANCE & WORKS & SERVICES DEPARTMENTS - Ascension (Government) - 04.10.2007This article has photographs
Due to a restructuring between Finance Department and the Works & Services Department, the duties of Customer Services Officer will,

428: PRESS RELEASE - AIR ACCESS PROJECT UPDATE - Ascension (Government) - 04.10.2007
Work continues behind the scenes to secure the delivery of air access for St Helena. In two months time, on the 30th November 2007,

429: UK POSTAL WORKERS STRIKE - Ascension (Government) - 04.10.2007This article has photographs
We have been advised by Royal Mail that there are two 48-hour postal strikes planned during the coming week.

430: PUBLIC CONSULTATION - Ascension (Government) - 27.09.2007
REVISED ASCENSION ISLAND ENTRY CONTROL ORDINANCE

431: Press Release - Ascension (Government) - 27.09.2007
Ethel Yon Sworn in as Acting Governor - Today, 24 September 2007, Ethel Yon, Acting Chief Secretary and Deputy to Governor was sworn in as Acting Governor for St Helena and its Dependencies.

432: The New Face of St Helena - Governor Disignate, Andrew Gurr - Ascension (Government) - 27.09.2007
The new Governor will take up appointment in November of this year and is looking forward to the role . . .

433: Rock Removal Operation - Green Mountain - Ascension (Government) - 27.09.2007
Last Monday, 17th September, a team from the Public Services Section carried out a rock removal operation at Green Mountain.

434: PIER REPAIR WORK: 24 SEPTEMBER-16 OCTOBER 2007 - Ascension (Government) - 20.09.2007This article has photographs
AIG, as part of its public facility repair programme, will be carrying out work to the pier above the passenger steps.

435: Press Release - Acting Administrators - Ascension (Government) - 20.09.2007This article has photographs
The Ascension Island Administrator, Michael Hill, is currently away from Ascension Island on overseas leave. While the Administrator is away, Catherine Harris-Cranfield is serving as Acting Administrator.

436: New Governor for St Helena & Dependencies, Mr Andrew Gurr - Ascension (Government) - 20.09.2007This article has photographs
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office have announced today the appointment of the new Governor for St Helena & Dependencies.

437: Press Release - Governor To Visit UK - Ascension (Government) - 20.09.2007This article has photographs
Governor Clancy will depart St Helena on Tuesday to attend an interview for future employment in the United Kingdom.

438: NEW STAMP ISSUE - TWO REMARKABLE WOMEN REMEMBERED - Ascension (Government) - 30.08.2007
1997 was a traumatic year for so many people around the world. Two iconic figures, Diana, Princess of Wales and Mother Teresa of Calcutta died within days of each other.

439: PRESS RELEASE - REQUEST TO DELAY DEPARTURE OF RMS ‘ST HELENA’ FROM ASCENSION ISLAND - Ascension (Government) - 30.08.2007
Following the tragic death on 23 August 2007 of Ms Sara Crowie of Ladder Hill, a request was made to the St Helena Government, by members of her family,

440: PRESS RELEASE - ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW INQUIRY: OVERSEAS TERRITORIES - Ascension (Government) - 23.08.2007This article has photographs
A press release was issued by the Foreign Affairs Committee on 5 July 2007, to announce a new Inquiry into the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of its responsibilities in relation to the Overseas Territories and the FCO’s achievements against its Strategic Priority No. 10, the security and good governance of the Overseas Territories. A copy of the Press Release is reproduced below.

441: ONE BOAT TIP – DRUM CRUSHER - Ascension (Government) - 05.07.2007
In February 2006, a capital proposal went before the Capital Investment Board to install a Drum Crusher at One Boat Plant Yard. The proposal was approved and last Thursday the Administrator crushed the first drum.

442: Shipping News - Ascension (Government) - 28.06.2007
Please see below for a notice regarding the increase of passage fares on board the RMS St Helena, as released by Mr Donald Hawkes, General Manager of AWS:

443: Planning Notice - Ascension (Government) - 31.05.2007
The Director of Technical Services has received the following planning application: The Director of Technical Services has received the following planning application:

444: New Advisory Group for Ascension Island - Ascension (Government) - 28.05.2007
The Acting Governor, in consultation with the substantive Governor, Michael Clancy, is pleased to announce the formation of the Ascension Island Advisory Group which will provide the Governor and the Ascension Island Government with advice.

445: FAREWELL TO COLIN AND PAM BENJAMIN ASCENSION ISLAND 21ST SEPTEMBER 1985 TO 29TH MAY 2007 - Ascension (Government) - 24.05.2007This article has photographs
The Administrator Mr Michael Hill and Mrs Hill hosted a farewell drinks and presentation party last Thursday 17th May at the Council Chamber, in Honour of Colin and Pam who sadly will be leaving us on Tuesday 29th May after nearly 22 years service on the island.

446: 25th Anniversary of Falklands Liberation - Ascension (Government) - 24.05.2007
New Stamp Issue - “It is entirely right and proper that Ascension Island should be remembered on the 25th Anniversary of the Falklands War.

447: St. Helena Swears in Acting Governor - St Helena (Government) - 11.05.2007
This morning, 11 May 2007, Ethel Yon, Deputy to Governor and Acting Chief Secretary, was sworn in as Acting Governor for St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.

448: PRESS RELEASE - SUSPENSION OF ISLAND COUNCIL - Ascension (Government) - 10.05.2007
Following the outcome of nomination day on Ascension Island on 17th April 2007, Governor Clancy announced on 25th April that it was his intention to suspend the Island Council (Ascension) Ordinance, 2002 and to set up an advisory group with which he would consult on policy and new legislation.

449: Press Release - Ascension Island Elections - Ascension (Government) - 26.04.2007
Governor Clancy released the following statement this morning about the Ascension Island Election process: “I am naturally disappointed that by the deadline for nominations of 17th April, there were only two nominees for the Ascension Island Council.

450: New Elections for Ascension Council - S.Atlantic (Government) - 29.03.2007
The Acting Governor has dissolved Ascension Island Council and called for an election on 01 May 2007,

451: Council Elections for Ascension a Possible Option - Ascension (Government) - 29.03.2007
There are two options being considered for Ascension's Government.

452: Press Release New Head of Energy Division (St Helana) - Ascension (Government) - 29.03.2007
Simon Oliver has been selected as Head of the Energy Division.

453: Press Release St Helena to Commemorate Abolition of Slavery - Ascension (Government) - 29.03.2007
St Helena will join other countries around the world to celebrate the abolition of slavery in the British Empire.

454: Press Release - Arrival of Ascension Crown Counsel - Ascension (Government) - 29.03.2007
The new Crown Counsel for Ascension, Mrs Lorna Drummond, will arrive on Ascension on Friday 23rd March, accompanied by her husband and two children.

455: Press Release - Two St Helenians to Participate in Falklands Anniversary - Ascension (Government) - 29.03.2007
Two St Helenians will travel to the Falkland Islands to commemorate the Islands 25th Anniversary of liberation, following the Argentinean Invasion.

456: SPECIAL STAMP ISSUE - WWF – ANGELFISH – 23rd MARCH 2007 - Ascension (Government) - 29.03.2007
Centropyge resplendens - Resplendent Pygmy Angelfish. Common Name: Resplendent Angelfish

457: Ascension's Former Councillor's Joint Statement - Ascension (Government) - 28.03.2007
Ascension Island's former Councillors have set the record straight about why they resigned.

458: Cllr Henry Explains His Actions to the Electorate - Ascension (Government) - 28.03.2007
One of Ascension's former Councillors has explained his actions in full to the electorate.

459: Cllr Bennet Explains His Decision to Quit Council - Ascension (Government) - 28.03.2007
Cllr Bennet explains why he found his position on Ascension Council unworkable.

460: Cllr Leo Sets the Record Straight - He Stasys on Council - S.Atlantic (Government) - 28.03.2007
Cllr Cyril Leo has explained his point of View to the Overseas Territories Department.

461: Summary of Island Council meeting held on 12 March 2007 - Ascension (Government) - 21.03.2007
Summary of Island Council meeting held on 12 March 2007

462: Ascension Island Government - Press Release - Ascension (Government) - 21.03.2007
The Island Council held discussions with FCO Officials, Hugh Philpott, (Deputy Head OTD), Karen Moran, (St Helena and Dependencies Desk Officer) and Summiya Ahmad, (Support Officer) who visited Ascension Island from 14-15 March.

463: Pierhead Wall Repairs - Ascension (Government) - 21.03.2007This article has photographs
For the past two weeks repair works have been underway at the Pierhead, whereby masons (Patrick Anthony pictured) and helpers of the Works & Services Department have been pointing eroded joints in the wall.

464: Press Release - St Helena - Ascension (Government) - 15.03.2007
Appointment of Acting Chief Secretary - Dr Corinda Essex, Chief Development Officer, is to serve as Acting Chief Secretary from 16 March to 10 April 2007. During this period of time, Ethel Yon, Acting Chief Secretary will serve as Acting Governor.

465: Press Release from St. Helena - Ascension (Government) - 15.03.2007
Consultation on Draft Sustainable Development Plan

466: Bedford House Handover - Ascension (Government) - 08.03.2007This article has photographs
On completion of the asbestos removal from Bedford House last April, renovation works began on converting Block 2 into single en suite accommodations

467: “A TEAM” - UPDATE - Ascension (Government) - 01.03.2007
In March of last year, we were proud to announce that 11 members of the Works & Services team became qualified to HSE standards in Asbestos Removal.

468: MISUSE OF FIRE EXTINGUISHERS - Ascension (Government) - 01.03.2007
AIG Fire & Sea Rescue Service has been contacted by the Management of Two boats club on two separate occasions informing of fire extinguishers, which are provided for the protection to the general public, staff and premises against fire, as having being tampered with and rendered unserviceable for their intended use.

469: ASCENSION ISLAND GOVERNMENT IMPORTANT NOTICE - Ascension (Government) - 01.03.2007
TRAVEL INSURANCE - In view of certain incidents that have occurred in the past, in connection with persons who have gone on overseas leave and who have failed to take out travel insurance, it is perhaps an opportune time to remind all employees on Ascension that it is extremely important to obtain travel insurance before proceeding anywhere on overseas leave. A failure to obtain insurance could mean that:

470: GEORGETOWN HOSPITAL - Ascension (Government) - 01.03.2007
Telephones, Visiting Hours, Repeat Prescriptions

471: PRESS RELEASE - EXCO ST HELENA - Ascension (Government) - 15.02.2007
At the Executive Council meeting held on 6 February 2007, Council considered the way forward with regard to the Undertakings given and the Resolutions made at the Legislative Council meeting held on 29 January 2007.

472: Summary of Island Council meeting held on 25 January 2007 - Ascension (Government) - 15.02.2007
Matters Arising - Telecommunications Review - Cllr Jones has prepared his report on the above for consideration.

473: MARITIME /COAST STATION RADIO – ASCENSION ISLAND – LOCAL BOATS - Ascension (Government) - 08.02.2007This article has photographs
All Local Boat Owners on Ascension are hereby advised that with effect from 29th January 2007, monitoring and first point of associated response for the Ascension Coastal Station Radio,

474: Atkins on Air Access – Cautious Optimism but Clear Commitment - Ascension (Government) - 01.02.2007This article has photographs
On Wednesday evening the public were invited to meet with Mr Tony Moloney, the Air Access Project Manager from Atkins who is procuring the DBO contractor.

475: St Helena Access - Press Release on extension to Airport Pre-qualification period - Ascension (Government) - 01.02.2007
The deadline for submission of expressions of interest and capability statements for the airport DBO contract, as set out in the tender notice, is 31 January 2007.

476: PRESS RELEASE - AIR ACCESS PROJECT UPDATE - Ascension (Government) - 18.01.2007
VISIT OF TONY MOLONEY ATKIN’S ST HELENA ACCESS PROJECT MANAGER

477: St Helena Access News - Ascension (Government) - 04.01.2007
Press Statement on the Air Service Provider from Gareth Thomas, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

478: Ascension Island Government - Public Notice - Ascension (Government) - 04.01.2007
Appointment of Crown Counsel

479: REVIEW OF TAXATION (Update) - Ascension (Government) - 21.12.2006
(Islander dated 14 December 2006) Your Views and Opinions are Important

480: ASCENSION ISLAND GOVERNMENT - PRESS RELEASE - Ascension (Government) - 30.11.2006
The Ascension Island Government is pleased to announce that, with effect from Friday 1st December 2006, the sale of commercial air tickets from the UK to Ascension Island and from Ascension Island to the UK on the MOD South Atlantic Charter will be handled exclusively by the Ascension Island Travel Agency (AITA).

481: CHRISTMAS MAIL NOTICE - Ascension (Government) - 30.11.2006
Last chance for Christmas mail to UK, Falklands and St Helena

482: Island Council Meeting - Ascension (Government) - 02.11.2006
The following Agenda items were tabled at the Island Council meeting held on 26 October 2006

483: POST OFFICE NOTICE SPECIAL STAMP ISSUE - Ascension (Government) - 02.11.2006This article has photographs
CHRISTMAS 2006/GREETING STAMPS

484: St Helena visit for Ascension Island Administrator - Ascension (Government) - 12.10.2006
Ascension Island Administrator, Michael Hill, will be making a familiarisation visit to St Helena from 15 to 23 October 2006

485: Two Boats School Shaded Play Area - Ascension (Government) - 21.09.2006This article has photographs
Since the new school term began pupils at Two Boats School have been able to play in comfort under the newly erected shaded play area in front of the school.

486: AIG Coxswains Gain Class 11 Boatmasters Licence - Ascension (Government) - 06.07.2006This article has photographs
Earlier this year the following personnel from AIG Marine Section was awarded Class 11 Boatmasters Licence issued by Marine Coastguard Agency in the UK

487: European Development Fund award: edf (9) - Ascension (Government) - 29.06.2006
AIG PRESS RELEASE 26 JUNE 2006

488: MARRIAGE ORDINANCE (CAP. 80) - Ascension (Government) - 18.05.2006
NOTICE OF REGISTRATION FOR THE SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES

489: ASCENSION ISLAND GOVERNMENT PUBLIC NOTICE - Ascension (Government) - 11.05.2006This article has photographs
One Boat Hobby Park, Requirement for Registration.

490: Small Parcel Service Price Increase Withdrawn - Ascension (Government) - 11.05.2006This article has photographs
Andrew Weir Shipping has advised this afternoon that following instructions from the St Helena Government, those changes implemented last week on the Small Parcel Service has been withdrawn.

491: Sea Survival Training - Ascension (Government) - 04.05.2006This article has photographs
On Wednesday & Thursday of last week Paul Davies of Sea Survival International held a Sea Survival Training course with Marine & Fire Rescue Staff at the Georgetown Swimming Pool.

492: Planning Notices - Ascension (Government) - 27.04.2006
The following Planning Applications were received for the following work to be carried:

493: One Boat Hobby Park, - Ascension (Government) - 20.04.2006
Many will have noticed that the Hobby Park lacks proper control it has becoming untidy

494: POST OFFICE NOTICE - SPECIAL STAMP ISSUE - Ascension (Government) - 20.04.2006
80TH BIRTHDAY OF HM QUEEN ELIZABETH II 80TH BIRTHDAY OF HM QUEEN ELIZABETH II - 21 APRIL 2006

495: Certificate Of Reoccupation To The Administrator - Ascension (Government) - 13.04.2006This article has photographs
Administrator, Michael Hill, receives the Certificate Of Reoccupation from Justin Snow of ALcontrol Technichem

496: Job Vacancy - Ascension (Government) - 23.03.2006
Job Vacancy Two Boats School

497: Two Boats Pool Closure Possibility - Ascension (Government) - 23.03.2006
The Public are advised that while VT Merlin is currently supplementing the Island water supply from reserve tanks, it is prudent to cut non-essential use wherever possible.

498: OPEN LETTER TO LORD TRIESMAN - Ascension (Government) - 23.02.2006
As the vast majority of the points raised in our letter to you dated 7 December 2005 remain unanswered, there are many unresolved issues for the people of Ascension Island.

499: Ascension Island debate in Parliament - Ascension (Government) - 23.02.2006
Westminster Hall, Wednesday 15 February 2006

500: New Access Ramp for AIG Building - Ascension (Government) - 23.02.2006This article has photographs
This Project has been constructed at the back of AIG Building

501: Renovations to Hospital Office/Drug Store - Ascension (Government) - 16.02.2006This article has photographs
The Works & Services Department have completed renovations to the Georgetown Hospital Office and Drug Store.

502: PUBLIC CONSULTATION - Ascension Island Council - Ascension (Government) - 09.02.2006
Leading up to the election of the second Island Council there were calls for councillors to have more consultation and dialogue with the public and increase the flow of information on Council business

503: POST OFFICE NOTICE - Stamps - Ascension (Government) - 26.01.2006
SPECIAL STAMP ISSUE, SPORT FISHING PART III - JACKS

504: From The Senior Medical Officer - 'Flu' Advice - Ascension (Government) - 26.01.2006
The seasonal ‘Flu’ epidemic affected a number of people on the Island during December-January. Although Ascension always get an increase in the number of seasonal flu every year, this year the number of cases affected within a short period of time was increased

505: Press Release from the Island Council - Ascension (Government) - 17.12.2005
Following recent events where Ascension Islanders have been told that Island Status is not feasible, Ascension's Councillors have issued the following statement:

506: Business News From St.. Helena - Ascension (Government) - 20.10.2005
Recent experience suggests that members of the public may be unaware of some of the legislative provisions dealing with landholding.

507: Ascension Island Government - Public Notice - Ascension (Government) - 28.07.2005This article has photographs
There continues to be a problem with the wind blowing litter on and around the One Boat Tip site, which makes the whole area unsightly.

508: JOB VACANCY - COXSWAIN/STEVEDORE, COMMERICAL SERVICES - Ascension (Government) - 07.04.2005This article has photographs
Ascension Island Government (AIG) requires a Coxswain-Stevedore to work in the Marine Section of Commercial Services Department.

509: All Set for the Constitutional Consultative Poll - S.Atlantic (Government) - 04.04.2005This article has photographs
The South Atlantic Island of St. Helena will have a consultative poll on their proposed new constitution on 25 May 2005. Photo (c) J. Brock (SARTMA-SH) - Tony Green at last Monday's public meeting in the Parish Hall

510: CONSULTATIVE POLL Appointment - Ascension (Government) - 03.03.2005
As previously announced, the Consultative Poll on whether St. Helena should have the new Constitution proposed in the Heads of Agreement will be conducted on 25 May 2005.

511: Seabird and Turtle monitoring and Public Awareness on St. Helena - Ascension (Government) - 25.11.2004
Last month, the AIG Conservation Officer, Tara George travelled to St. Helena to help set up Seabird and turtle monitoring there.

512: IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE. - THE TUNNEL – GREEN MOUNTAIN. - Ascension (Government) - 09.09.2004
Please note that due to recent inclement weather a land slip has occurred to the Eastern end of the Green Mountain tunnel.

513: Public Meeting on proposed new Constitution - Ascension Island 18-08-04 - Ascension (Government) - 09.09.2004
Cllr Drabble and Cllr Hopkins would like to thank the Ag Administrator for arranging a Public Meeting for them.

514: CONTENTS OF HOLD BAGGAGE TO BE DECLARED ON DECLARATION - Ascension (Government) - 15.07.2004
Our Principals Andrew Weir Shipping Limited has advised us that with immediate effect all Passengers who travel on the RMS, St Helena and have Hold Baggage must now complete a “Hold Baggage Declaration Form” certifying the contents of such baggage.

515: Diary of a Councillor - Ascension (Government) - 15.07.2004
Since becoming an Island Councillor I have been keeping a brief record of my involvement with Councillor affairs which I reproduce below to give a flavour of what Councillors have been doing recently:

516: Governor Achieves Prime Objective - St Helena (Government) - 12.06.2004This article has photographs
As this is being written the Government of St. Helena was preparing to announce the outcome of the PR exercise that will bring that Island an airport. This achievement is thanks (in many ways) to the political skill of its Governor, H. E. Mr. David Hollamby (DH). Photo (c) J. Brock (SARTMA - SH) H. E. the Governor and Mrs. Hollamby.

517: Flags at Half-Mast for Former US President - S.Atlantic (Government) - 11.06.2004This article has photographs
Flags on all government buildings are, today, flying at half-mast as a mark of respect for former US President Ronald Reagan. Photo (c) J. Brock (FINN) The Union Flag located between the 1982 War memorial and the Secretariat at half-mast in honour of former US President Ronald Reagan

518: Government Savings Bank Update - Ascension (Government) - 26.02.2004
With effect from Monday, February 23rd the Savings Bank will be using the new computerised system which has been successfully operating on St Helena since May of last year.

519: Wideawake Nesting - Ascension (Government) - 26.02.2004
The Wideawakes are back on Ascension. Each season approximately 200,000 pairs of birds come to nest on the lava fields of Ascension. There are 2 main colonies, the most accessible one, with around 30,000 pairs of birds is Mars Bay.

520: Vacancy: Postal Clerk - Ascension (Government) - 05.02.2004
Applications are invited from persons to fill the post of Postal Clerk at the Post Office.

521: Widewake Airfield Agreement For Commerical Air Operations - Ascension (Government) - 01.11.2003This article has photographs
On 1st October 2003, the British Government and the US Government signed an “in principal” agreement to open the Wideawake Airfield for Commercial Air Operations.


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