Falkland Islands will remain on ‘summer time’ throughout the whole of 2011 on a trial basis announced the local government.
The Executive Council has agreed that “on a trial basis during 2011, Government clocks will not go back this winter. This means that the Falkland Islands will remain on “summer time” throughout the whole of 2011” says the official release.
Calendars currently indicate that clocks will go back one hour at 2am on 17 April 2011. Those indications should be ignored.
The release enumerates the advantages that will be gained from the trial including more time to contact UK and Europe during the working day, and lighter evenings during the winter.
“Practical arrangements are being made to ensure this information is widely disseminated here and abroad, and further notices will be published in due course to help remind the public that they do not need to put their clocks back this year”.