News Archive

The SGSSI Financial Statements and Audit Report, for the year ending 31st December 2016, have now been published.[...]
The Aug – Sept Newsletter can now be viewed - 'New Commissioner Sworn In'; 'Annual Stakeholder Meeting; Marine Protected Area 5-year Review'; 'Consultation on the Licensing and Management of the Toothfish Fishery' and more.[...]
The Government recently commenced the first 5-year review of its marine protected area (MPA). Written submissions have been invited from stakeholders to inform the review process and these will published on the Government’s website, together with future updates.[...]
GSGSSI held its annual stakeholder meeting on Thursday 14 September. Hosted by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and chaired by Jane Rumble, Head of Polar Regions Department, the meeting drew over 70 representatives from South Georgia stakeholder organisations.[...]
GSGSSI is pleased to announce that Sue Gregory has been appointed to the position of Marine Environment & Fisheries Manager. Sue has been working with the Government for the past 5 months on secondment from the BAS where she has spent the last 8 years as a fisheries ecologist for the King Edward Point project funded jointly by the Government and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.[...]
GSGSSI is consulting on changes to its toothfish licensing and management arrangements, in particular with a view to moving from a 2 to a 4-year licensing period for toothfish vessels fishing at South Georgia commencing in the 2017/18 fishing season. Comments should be submitted by close 22 September.[...]
GSGSSI is pleased to announce the launch of an issue of stamps to celebrate the ‘Landscapes’ of the Territory. Renowned for its lush green coastal plain crowded with wildlife and an interior filled with craggy mountains and majestic glaciers, South Georgia has a landscape for every occasion.[...]
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The June – July Newsletter can now be viewed - 'New SGSSI Commissioner Appointed'; 'Annual Biosecurity Review'; 'Island Invasives Conference' and more.[...]
The Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands is commencing the first 5-year review of its Marine Protected Area (MPA). It is inviting written submissions from stakeholders by close 31 August to inform the review process.[...]
Mr Nigel Phillips CBE has been appointed Her Majesty’s Commissioner for South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands in succession to Mr Colin Roberts CVO. The Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands looks forward to welcoming Mr Phillips when he takes up his appointment in September 2017.[...]
The Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands is pleased to be able to extend the deadline for the submission of tenders for the provision of a trial biosecurity detector dog programme to 12 noon GMT 16th June.[...]
The Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands has become aware of information relating to the conduct of one of the fishing vessels licensed to fish in the South Georgia Maritime Zone for the 2016 and 2017 fishing seasons. The matters of conduct include two counts of unlicensed fishing activity outside of the South Georgia Maritime Zone.[...]
The Government is pleased to announce that Sue Gregory will be joining the Government House team in April as interim Marine Environment and Fisheries Manager. Sue will join on secondment from the British Antarctic Survey where she is a fisheries ecologist for the King Edward Point project which is funded jointly by the Government and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.[...]
The Commissioner for SGSSI, Colin Roberts CVO, has returned from a visit to the remote UK Overseas Territory of South Georgia. He was joined by key stakeholder representatives with a particular interest in the environmental management of the territory.[...]
GSGSSI is pleased to announce that Paula O’Sullivan has been recruited to the post of Government Officer at King Edward Point and will join the team in late July 2017. Paula has considerable professional experience in South Georgia (and the Antarctic), which will bring a broad range of knowledge and valuable skills to the post.[...]
GSGSSI is pleased to have published on its website the new Police Ordinance that has resulted from the legislative review. This Ordinance is accompanied by an easy to read guide that explains what the Ordinance says and does. Download here.[...]
HM Commissioner for South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands, His Excellency Colin Roberts CVO, today departs for a 12-day visit to the UK Overseas Territory accompanied by representatives of some of South Georgia’s key stakeholder organisations. The visit takes place on board the Government’s logistics and fishery patrol vessel MV Pharos SG and will have a particular focus on the natural environment.[...]
GSGSSI is pleased to announce that following a request for written proposals Constantia Consulting Ltd has been selected to provide specialist advice in relation to the use of heavy fuel oil and bunkering activity at South Georgia. The project will deliver inputs to the development of policy on the future burning and carriage of heavy fuel oil in the SGSSI maritime zone and inform and support the better regulation of bunkering activity at South Georgia.[...]
The Government is recruiting a Director of Operations to oversee the Government’s operations and logistics including the planning and implementation of major projects in the Territory, and its visitor management and cultural heritage policy. The role is available on a 3-year contract. The post of Director of Operations is available from mid-June.[...]
The Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands is pleased to announce that Steve Brown has been appointed to the post of Works and Heritage Manager[...]
The December to January Newsletter can now be viewed[...]
GSGSSI is pleased to have published on its website the first two new laws resulting from its Legislative Review. These cover Income Tax and Customs and they came into force on the 1st January 2017. The Ordinances are accompanied by easy to read guides that explain what they say and do. Further new law is expected soon on policing and the administration of justice. Download here[...]
The 2016 Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands Annual Report can now be downloaded.[...]
In line with the Government’s strategy commitments we are seeking written proposals for the provision of specialist advice in relation to the use of heavy fuel oil and bunkering activity at South Georgia. The advice will provide options for the development of future policy which will be subject to stakeholder consultation.[...]
The UK Overseas Territory of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands is today launching an ambitious conservation effort, to help protect the albatross. South Georgia is a globally important breeding site for a number of seabirds, including black-browed, grey-headed and wandering albatrosses.[...]
GSGSSI is pleased to announce that Jenni Sol has been appointed to the post of Finance, Administration and Logistics Officer. Jenni, who takes up this post early in the New Year, will be taking over from Ian Haywood who is returning to the UK.[...]
GSGSSI is recruiting a Director of Fisheries to manage the Government’s world-class fishery management regime and the associated marine protected area. The role is available on a 3-year contract. The post is available from the start of April. The closing date for applications is Friday 20th January.[...]
The Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands is today issuing a set of stamps featuring Zavodovski Island in the South Sandwich Islands. The issue marks the release of the BBC’s Planet Earth II, fronted by Sir David Attenborough, and whose filming team visited Zavodovski Island in January 2015.[...]
GSGSSI appoints Adler & Allan Ltd to carry out a survey of the residual waste oil in the former whaling stations on South Georgia to identify the best practical options for future oil remediation works.[...]