The Friends of the British Overseas Territories Podcast

The Friends of the British Overseas Territories Podcast

Welcome to the Friends of the British Overseas Territories Podcast! We are a charitable organisation which aims to promote the Overseas Territories and their interests, and strengthen the UK’s deep historic links to them. If you have any suggestions for topics, send over an email to reem.ibrahim@fotbot.org, and we’ll get back to you!

Episodes

May 31, 2024 65 mins

Join us for this unique podcast episode, originally recorded as a live webinar, with two former premiers the Hon Michael Dunkley (Bermuda) and the Hon Sharlene Linette Cartwright-Robinson (Turks and Caicos Islands) as they open up about what it was really like to serve as Premier.

 

The discussion is facilitated by our very own Reem Ibrahim.

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November 2, 2023 31 mins

Have you heard of St Helena? What is it like to visit? 

St Helena Island is one of the remotest Islands on Earth. It is a subtropical paradise where the mountainous terrain and micro-climates create an astounding diversity of landscapes all within a few minute’s drive.

On St Helena, there is so much to explore. Yet most people aren't even aware of its existence!

On this episode of the FOTBOT podcast, Events Coordinator Reem Ibrahim...

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September 18, 2023 37 mins

In this launch episode of the FOTBOT Podcast, our Events Coordinator Reem Ibrahim sits down with the CEO of FOTBOT Philip Smith to discuss the history of the charity 10 years on, the highs and lows, as well as the future prospects for the British Overseas Territories.

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September 18, 2023 58 mins

The UK Overseas Territories are a fascinating and diverse set of islands. But how can we protect their fragile environments and species?

 

Joining our host Reem Ibrahim is the Marine Conservation Society's UK Overseas Territories Conservation Officer Amdeep Sanghera. For over 20 years, the Marine Conservation Society have been working in the Caribbean UK Overseas Territories on species conservation. Their key focus now is suppor...

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What's new with the British Overseas Territories? Chaired by Reem Ibrahim, we hear an update on current events in Montserrat, St Helena, and the Chagos Islands. On the panel, we hear from our Vice President Claude Hogan, Lisa Honan OBE, and Rosy Leveque. We also hear from our CEO Philip Smith, who gives a charity update and let's us know what to look out for in the weeks ahead!

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In this episode, we hear from Dr Ruth Mullet on the history of Antarctica, and the fantastic work that the UK Antarctica Heritage Trust does to promote Antarctica's heritage, which comes with tales of adventure, ambition, scientific discovery and hope. The discussion is chaired by Reem Ibrahim. 

Dr Ruth discusses her work, and explains the unique destination which is Port Lockroy, the UK's most southerly public Post Office.

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Gibraltar is one of the most well-known British Overseas Territories, with an incredibly rich culture and history. In this podcast episode, our Events Coordinator Reem Ibrahim chairs an enthralling panel discussion on just this very topic!

On the panel, we hear from Len Goss, Andrew Lord, and Peter Jackson. We hear about the history, present, and future challenges and opportunities for the British Overseas Territory.

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