B.O.T. Links

Links to the British Overseas Territories (BOTs) or United Kingdom Overseas Territories (UKOTs) are 14 territories under the jurisdiction and sovereignty of the United Kingdom.

Anguilla Island
Anguilla Tourist Board
Official tourist board site for the island of Anguilla.
Government of Anguilla
The Anguilla Government Official website is a unique and explicit addition to the worldwide web. I trust that residents and non-residents will find the information educational and practical. Our Information and Technology team would welcome your comments.

Ascension Island
History of the Atlantic Cable & Undersea Communications – Ascension Island
At the outbreak of the Boer War in 1899 the only way to get a telegraph message from the UK to Cape Town was either via the west coast or the east coast of Africa, a slow and tedious journey. A quicker and more direct route was urgently required. The Eastern Telegraph Company contracted the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company to manufacture and lay the necessary cables, which were to link Cape Town – St. Helena – Ascension – St. Vincent, Cape Verde Islands.

Bermuda
Bermuda.com
Plan your vacation to Bermuda, information on things to do and places to stay.
Bernews
Bernews launched on March 1st, 2010 becoming the first media outlet to offer 24/7 news coverage of the island of Bermuda. Their editorial style is data-based, focused on delivering the full story, incorporating multimedia as much as possible.
Bermuda College
Bermuda College is an internationally recognised accredited community college, they offer associate degrees, certificates, and diplomas in the areas of applied sciences, business, technology, hospitality, and the liberal arts.
Bermuda Online
Insider’s Guide, with many essential facts, before you arrive. All the 165+ web files of Bermuda Online (BOL) are authored, written and updated solely by Bermudian-British author and BOL Editor Keith Archibald Forbes.
Bermuda Tourism Authority
Bermuda’s official travel resource. Make yourself at home exploring Bermuda’s cosy 21 miles. To get a lay of the land, take a closer look at the island’s three main regions.
The Royal Gazette
Founded in 1828, The Royal Gazette is Bermuda’s only daily newspaper, publishing every day except Sunday and public holidays. With a daily print readership of more than 30,000 and more than 20,000 daily website users, The Royal Gazette has the deepest and broadest reach of any Bermuda news organisation. The Royal Gazette aims to cover the whole community fairly and accurately and to be an independent voice.

British Indian Ocean Territory
British Indian Ocean Territory
British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT), an archipelago of 58 islands covering some 640,000 sq km of ocean, is a British Overseas Territory. It is administered from London and is located approximately halfway between East Africa and Indonesia.
Access is restricted and a permit is required in advance of travel.
Chagos: Injustice towards the islands by Morgan Fache
Insecurity has increased everywhere on the island. Consequently, so have the inequalities. The rich districts have become fortresses. The poor districts have become powder kegs. “In Chagos, we were simply living; there were not as many problems”, a phrase that could be attributed to any Chagossian.
Chagossians/Ilois – Minority Rights Group
As a condition of Mauritian independence, the British government in 1965 persuaded nationalist politicians to relinquish claims to the Chagos Archipelago, a group of islands including the coral atoll Diego Garcia (land area: 60 sq km), some 2,400 kilometres to the north-east of Mauritius.
Chagossians-the original inhabitants of Diego Garcia face U.S. government in the court (Cultural Survival)
Chagossians (often referred to as Ilois) were the indigenous people of Diego Garcia Island in the Indian Ocean. From 1965 to 1973 the U.S. government put them on the overcrowded boats and shipped them off to Mauritius.
UK Chagos Support Association
The UK Chagos Support Association was formed to support the Chagossians in their fight for justice.

British Virgin Islands
Government of the British Virgin Islands
Official website of the British Virgin Islands government.
BVI London Office
Opened in 2002, the BVI London Office represents the interests of the Government and people of the British Virgin Islands in the United Kingdom and Europe. Based at BVI House, the Office also serves as headquarters for official visits to the region and supports British Virgin Islanders living and studying in the UK
BVI Ports Authority
The BVIPA is responsible for the welcoming and safe arrival of seafaring passengers, as well as the reception, handling and security of the cargo and sea-based trade.
British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission
The December 2001 enactment of the Financial Services Commission Act, 2001 established the British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission as an autonomous regulatory authority responsible for the regulation, supervision, and inspection of all financial services in and from within the BVI.
British Virgin Islands Tourist Board
The British Virgin Islands are a collection of 60 unspoiled islands that pack the best of the Caribbean into one convenient destination. Shhh. We like to think of them as nature’s little secrets.
Old Government House Museum
The importance of the Old Government House Museum (OGHM) and its influence on the BVI community cannot be underestimated as its contribution toward the sustainability of cultural tourism is priceless and immeasurable. Museums in the British Virgin Islands play a vital role in the interpretation of our cultural history and thus need to be preserved for generations to follow. Under the mandate of the OGHM’s Board, our vision is to achieve prominence and recognition for the outstanding quality and vitality of the Museum.

Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands Department of Tourism
Comprised of three idyllic islands, the Cayman Islands offer all the luxury you’d expect of a tropical getaway and much more aside.
Cayman Islands Government
The official government website of the Cayman Islands.
Cayman National Cultural Foundation
The non-profit Cayman National Cultural Foundation designs and produces dynamic and diverse programming initiatives to stimulate, facilitate and preserve cultural and artistic expression generally, particularly the preservation and exploration of Caymanian performing, visual and literary arts.
Cayman Travel Guide
The most complete Cayman Islands travel site.

Falkland Islands
Falkland Islands Development Corporation
FIDC acts as the national economic development agency for the Falkland Islands and is tasked to develop the commercial sector of the Falkland Islands by being one of the principal partners delivering the Economic, Rural and Tourism Development Strategies and the Innovation Strategy.
Falkland Islands Government
The Falkland Islands is a self-sufficient country with a long history and unique culture. The people of the Falkland Islands have the right to self-determination, enshrined in international law.
Falkland Islands News Network
Your online portal for all the news from the Falkland Islands.
Falkland Islands TV (FITV)
Bringing you the latest news from the Falkland Islands.

Gough Island
Gough Island Restoration Project
The RSPB and Tristan da Cunha Government have developed an ambitious programme of conservation action. In 2020 rodenticide bait will be spread across Gough Island, eradicating the mice and restoring Gough to its natural state. This action will prevent the deaths of defenceless chicks year after year, halting the decline and allowing populations to bounce back.
Gough and Inaccessible Islands
Gough Island, a volcanic island in the central South Atlantic, is dependent on British Tristan da Cunha, midway between the southern tip of Africa and South America and it includes the 14 km2 Inaccessible Island, whereas the marine area is extended to 12 nautical miles.
Inaccessible Island’s values complement those of Gough Island. It is also largely pristine and is one of the few temperate oceanic islands without introduced mammals. It has two birds, eight plants and 10 invertebrates found nowhere else, 70 terrestrial plant and animal species are restricted to the islands and 60 marine species are endemic to the island group .
SANAP Gough Island
South Africa has been operating a weather station on Gough Island since 1956. Initially, it was housed in the station at The Glen but moved to the South Western lowlands of the island in 1963 where weather observations are more accurate.

Pitcairn Islands
Alone on Ducie Island
A desert island like Ducie, far away from everything, is always fascinating – catching sight of its shores after several days at sea, dropping anchor and smelling the fragrance of land. But to fully appreciate the character of an island, there’s nothing like setting foot on land and spending a night there.
Alluring World Oeno Island
Oeno Island, or known as Holiday Island as well, is a coral atoll in the South Pacific Ocean, part of the British overseas territory of the Pitcairn Islands.
Birding The Pitcairns
Information on birdlife in the Pitcairn Islands.
Government of the Pitcairn Islands
The Pitcairn Islands group is a British Overseas Territory. It comprises the islands of Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno.
Henderson Island: Castaway Scientists
In May 2015, I joined a team of scientists to go to one of the most remote islands on earth. We were sent by global conservation organisation the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) to investigate a failed rat eradication and study some of the unique creatures that call this place home.
Moby Duck & Ducie Island
The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author, Who Went in Search of Them,’ this is a great book.
Oeno Photo Tour
Oeno Photo Tour – Pitcairners spending holidays on the island
Pitcairn Islands Tourism
Secluded from mainstream tourism the Pitcairn Islands are a must-see for adventurous travellers seeking truly remote horizons.
The Unfinished Story of Radio Broadcasting on Pitcairn Island – Shortwave Central
In our program last week, you heard two aspects of information about Pitcairn Island; the introductory story of the island and its people, and the early wireless years on the island. In that program, you heard about the early usage of wireless for communication with nearby shipping, and also the story of the radio station with the double callsign, VR6AY-PITC, which was in use for amateur communication and also for occasional relay broadcasts to the United States. Today, we continue with additional information in this interesting saga as we present the story of radio broadcasting on Pitcairn Island.

Saint Helena
Bank of St. Helena
The Bank is a Limited Company and the St Helena Government owns the bank as the majority shareholder.
Burgh House
Burgh House is an independent management consultancy providing support and assistance to organisations on, or trading with, St Helena, including all types of private-sector business, government departments and other types of organisation. We are proud to offer honest and independent views on whatever issues your business faces.
Enterprise St Helena
Established as a statutory body at arm’s length from the St Helena Government, Enterprise St Helena (ESH) is responsible for tourism and the economic development of the island and is the lead body responsible for promoting and enabling private sector development. ESH is focused on promoting the growth of the economy of St Helena, through the development of existing businesses, and the promotion of the island to new investors and developers. ESH is funded by the Government of St Helena and the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID). In accordance with its policy of transparency, ESH publishes all of its policies and procedures for the public to view on their website. ESH has 6 key areas of activity in the promotion of economic development.
South Atlantic Media Services
Serving St Helena and her community worldwide. Sure, St Helena is a place with stunning microclimates and fascinating, well-preserved history. It’s a place with a unique whale shark population and a paradise for hikers. It’s a place with unforgettable charm and a make-you-forget-about-it Tungi Liquor.
St Helena is also a place where the minimum wage is £2.95, an avocado costs £2.40, where the Government employs over 50 per cent of the population and where Freedom of Speech and Data Protection legislation do not exist.
St Helena Association UK
The St Helena Association UK, founded by Owen George MBE in 1959, is on the of the leading charities that support individuals and community causes on St Helena Island.
St Helena Community Development Organisation
Welcome to St Helena’s Community Development Organisation’s website. We are passionate about supporting civil society organisations on the island of St Helena; financially and through training, advocacy and by shining a light on all the hard work civil society groups do.
St Helena Equality and Human Rights Commission
This site is intended to be a space to provide information on what we are committed to doing to prevent and address impacts on human rights. We work for a free, fair, safe and just St Helena, where diversity is valued and human dignity and rights are respected.
Saint Helena Island Info
Saint Helena Island Info provides all the latest and most accurate information you need to help you learn about and explore our island, covering St Helena’s history, culture, places to visit, food & drink, nature and activities to enjoy, with information on how to visit, where to stay and related travel information.
St Helena Museum
The origin of the Museum of St Helena begins in 1854 with the opening of St Helena Museum; among its contents were a sea serpent and a flying lizard. Over the next century, there was a development of a number of small museums around the island including at Plantation House where they exhibited items from Napoleon’s House at Longwood and eventually Longwood House was developed into a fully-fledged Museum.
St Helena National Trust
Promoting the appreciation, protection and enhancement of St Helena’s unique environmental and cultural heritage.
Saint Helena Tourism
With its uniquely rich diversity of heritage-based attractions, both built and natural, St Helena offers many things to see and lots to do — from visiting the Georgian town to the rugged coastline, from the rolling hills to the stark yet striking geology at Sandy Bay. That’s the thing about this destination here’s so much more to the island than you may think. St Helena is home to the most varied heritage and nature, breathtaking views from the highest peaks, inviting waters, and 100% quaintness. We beckon you to a true discovery.

South Georgia & The South Sandwich Islands
Government of South Georgia & The South Sandwich Islands
South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands is a British Overseas Territory in the southern Atlantic Ocean. Stunningly beautiful and rugged, this island wildlife sanctuary, once visited, is not easily forgotten. Its snow-covered peaks, blue glacier ice and emerald green bays are breathtaking sights.
Marine sampling at Candlemas and Southern Thule in the South Sandwich Islands
The South Sandwich Islands are a chain of volcanic islands in the Sub-Antarctic. This isolated, and as such rarely visited, and even more rarely sampled archipelago, is often sighted in stormy seas and dense cloud (as it was when Narissa visited in 2011, and when Rachel visited in 2012). Our first sighting of one of the northern islands, Candlemas, was similarly dreary.
Norsk-britisk samarbeid dokumenterer viktige kulturminner i Antarktis
Nå kan flere få oppleve forrige århundres hvalfangsteventyr i Antarktis.

Tristan da Cunha
Geology of Tristan da Cunha
Tristan and its neighbouring islands lie about 400 km east of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The volcanic activity is unrelated to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge; rather, it is due to a hot-spot.
La pagina di Tristan da Cunha
Page about Tristan, contains photos, maps information and links.
The Most Remote Inhabited Volcanic Island: Tristan da Cunha (Volcano World)
Ever wonder what it would be like to live on an island that is completely comprised of a volcano? Sounds cool right? But what happens if that volcano erupts? Where do you go? The whole island IS the volcano, so what happens then? If you haven’t heard this story already, this exact scenario happened to a town of 264 residents living on the most remote inhabited island in the world, Tristan da Cunha.
Tristan da Cunha Website
Joint Website of the Tristan Government and the Tristan Association.

Turks & Caicos Islands
Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands
Official website of the Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Visit Turks & Caicos
There are eight main islands in the country, with six of them inhabited, and countless small cays. With an area of 238 mi² (616 km²), the TCI is about double the size of the Florida Keys.
Providenciales, also known locally as Provo, is home to the spectacular Grace Bay Beach, most luxury and all-inclusive hotels and resorts, and is the destination for the majority of overnight tourists.  All cruise ships arrive at the island of Grand Turk, which is also home to the country’s capital of Cockburn Town.
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