Thursday, March 31st 2011 - 14:22 UTC

Falkland Islands will remain on summer time throughout 2011

Falkland Islands will remain on ‘summer time’ throughout the whole of 2011 on a trial basis announced the local government.

Better contacts with the UK and Europe during the working day

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”.


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1 Think (#) Mar 31st, 2011 - 03:34 pm Report abuse
The right thing to do.....
Make it permanent.
Good Thinking
2 WestisBest (#) Mar 31st, 2011 - 04:19 pm Report abuse
Wish we could make summer permanent rather than just summer time.
Happy days.
3 Beef (#) Mar 31st, 2011 - 04:54 pm Report abuse
Some things are permanent Think. British soverignty over the Falkalnds is one such example.
4 Marcos Alejandro (#) Mar 31st, 2011 - 05:45 pm Report abuse
You wish.
5 Rhaurie-Craughwell (#) Mar 31st, 2011 - 06:00 pm Report abuse
We don't need to wish More crap, its indisputable fact :)
6 Think (#) Mar 31st, 2011 - 06:04 pm Report abuse
“Memento Mori” dear turnips.............................
................................................. “Memento Mori”
7 Beef (#) Mar 31st, 2011 - 07:55 pm Report abuse
Marcos, I don't waste my time with wishes. There is no sign that things will change and Argentina is in position to change anything. Know your place!

Think, “Carpe Diem” no point in waiting.
8 JustinKuntz (#) Mar 31st, 2011 - 08:48 pm Report abuse
Oh FFS, grow up.
9 Islander1 (#) Mar 31st, 2011 - 09:08 pm Report abuse
Interseting, the last Govt that did away with winter time and kept us on summer time - came to a sticky end I recall! One wonders how this one will get on!
10 Kiwisarg (#) Mar 31st, 2011 - 10:04 pm Report abuse
7 Beef
man!!!you always waste your time with your crap comments !!!
11 Wireless (#) Apr 01st, 2011 - 12:49 am Report abuse
Interesting that Think thinks it a good idea that the Islanders build on their links with the UK and Europe by ensuring they have more time to make contact.

I think that Think has realised that the Islanders no longer look to the Southern Cone as a source of business, trade, or services, and that they aren't upset about it; this is just the right conditions for the Islanders making themselves more self sufficient, self reliant, and self dependent, an excellent way to build a psyche for self determination.

This is bad news for Argentina, since there is no way they can hope that the Islander population will ever consider adopting Argentine Sovereignty, as all links, both business and social, are effectively being cut by Argentine actions.

Think, you sure you've thought things through properly?
12 Martin_Fierro (#) Apr 01st, 2011 - 08:24 am Report abuse
3 Beef,

“British soverignty over the Falkalnds is one such example.”

Here! here! Beef... you tell them...

It's YOUR colony!!

Tell the UN Decolonization Committee while you're at it, save us the trouble.
13 Falkland Fred (#) Apr 01st, 2011 - 08:55 am Report abuse
10 kiwi
you waste your time with your comments every time! lol
14 yul (#) Apr 01st, 2011 - 10:07 am Report abuse

Falkland Islands is a part of UK since Jan 1/1983 ,not c0lony !
15 Martin_Fierro (#) Apr 01st, 2011 - 02:08 pm Report abuse
Uh, I think they were a colony long before that yul, if you don't mind me saying that. Granting the islanders full British citizenship just made it more obvious.

What they tell us and what they tell themselves are two different things. You know what I'm saying, don't you Brits? ;-)

You prefer the union jack over the “Falklands” flag, don't you?
You feel more British than the Brits in the UK, precisely because of Argentina's intention, it's reversed psychology... we question your rights, your values and your whole society... so in response you reach further into your origins than you normally would.

But you come here an pretend otherwise, you are... “independent” and “nothing to do with the UK Argies!!”.

Bullshit... you're as plain and obvious as a piece of paper, you're no mystery to us Kelpers. Your isolation makes you dumb and naive, and you assume we can't see through your lies. Think again.
16 WestisBest (#) Apr 01st, 2011 - 05:29 pm Report abuse

Wow, that's quite a rant on an inconsequential story Martin.....who took the jam out of your doughnut?
17 Martin_Fierro (#) Apr 02nd, 2011 - 03:41 am Report abuse
Almost every story on here is inconsequential 'Westis', what difference does it make? I'll whatever I want on any of them.
18 Be serious (#) Apr 02nd, 2011 - 01:22 pm Report abuse
The Union Jack is part of the Falklands Flag.
And still.... our brave flag flies high and proud over these, our beautiful, resource rich, Falkland Islands.
19 alexius (#) Apr 03rd, 2011 - 04:00 am Report abuse
Why do Argentinians allways talk so much about colonialisme. Do they not know where they themselves live?? Do they know what the words Mapuche and neocolonialism means????

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