News Archive

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.[...]
GSGSSI is pleased to make available "Guidelines for the Provision of Medical Care in South Georgia and other Antarctic Marine Areas by Seaborne Adventure Tourism”. This document identifies the medical risks associated with visits to South Georgia and offers advice and guidance to cruise ship operators and other visitors about the provision of appropriate medical care. The guidance in this document reflects expert medical advice prepared for the GSGSSI by World Extreme Medicine following consultation with stakeholders and a medical expert peer review process.[...]
Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands launches its consultation on another proposal as part of its legislation review. This fourth round of consultation is about the application of English law to SGSSI. The consultation is open until the 2nd January 2017.[...]
The Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands is pleased to announce that Emma Jones has been recruited to the post of Government Officer.[...]
The Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands has completed its consideration of the views expressed during the consultation on new legislation on Customs and Policing.[...]
GSGSSI is seeking to recruit a Finance, Administration and Logistics Officer to provide support across a range of Government business. The role is available on a 2 year contract and will become available from the start of January 2017.[...]
A ceremony today at the Cammell Laird shipyard marked the start of construction work on the new state-of-the art polar research vessel, the Royal Research Ship Sir David Attenborough.[...]
The SGSSI annual stakeholder meeting was attended by around 60 stakeholders representing a wide range of interests and views. Further details, the GSGSSI Powerpoint presentation “Strategy 2016 - 2020: One Year” and the meeting minutes[...]
The Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands are delighted to announce that following a competitive tender process, Indigena Biosecurity International have been appointed deliver GSGSSI Non-Native Plant Management Strategy 2016-2020.[...]
GSGSSI has provided an update on the proposal to take forward the Government’s heritage policy set out in the Strategy 2016-2020. The Government intends to develop and deliver these policy objectives in conjunction with stakeholders, with whom we will work to increase outreach and public engagement in the cultural heritage of the Territory.[...]
GSGSSI are celebrating Toothfish Day with a reception and quiz at Government House. The national holiday, which marks the end of the toothfish fishing season in SGSSI, was created to acknowledge the importance of the Patagonian Toothfish fishery to the government and to highlight the challenges of promoting and managing sustainability, ecosystem conservation and the fight against illegal fishing of not only this commercially valuable fish, but of all illegal fishing in the world’s oceans.[...]
The Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands has completed its consideration of the views expressed during the consultation on new legislation on Administration of Justice and Income Tax.[...]
The Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands’ financial statements for the year ending 2015 have been published.[...]
Today the Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) launches its consultation on another proposal as part of its review of GSGSSI legislation. Modernising GSGSSI’s legislation is a key part of its strategy and over the coming months consultation papers will continue to be launched on the website about subjects including application of English Law, and crime.[...]
GSGSSI is today issuing a set of stamps that commemorate sports on South Georgia. Sporting activities date back to the whaling era when there were regular sporting fixtures including competitions between the five whaling stations.[...]
GSGSSI is recruiting a Government Officer who will act as the Government’s official representative on South Georgia and discharge the Government’s responsibilities. The role is available on a 3-year contract.[...]
GSGSSI is pleased to invite you to tender for a project which aims to provide clear and costed recommendations to GSGSSI for the remediation of waste fuel oil in the former whaling stations on South Georgia at Grytviken, Husvik, Stromness, Leith and Prince Olav Harbour.[...]
Volcanic eruptions have been reported on Zavodovski Island (Mt Curry) and Bristol Island (Mt Sourabaya) within the South Sandwich Islands chain. Eruptions are emitting significant ash and dust deposits. No landings will be permitted on the islands until further notice. Mariners are advised to remain clear of the islands by at least 3nm and, where possible, remain upwind of any ash or dust deposits.[...]
The Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands is pleased to invite tenders for the provision of labour and management oversight for the delivery of the South Georgia Non-Native Plant Management Strategy 2016-2020. Proposals must be submitted no later than 12 noon GMT, 5 August 2016[...]
Read about the annual biosecurity review for 2015/2016 and the release of GSGSSI Biosecurity Handbook[...]