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Falkland Islands unravelled

Tuesday, October 9th 2012 - 00:35 UTC
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By Alicia Dunkley-Willis, Jamaica Observer - What does a country with 3,000 people and nearly half a million sheep look like? After 18 hours of flying and trekking through four airports, I was determined to find out. Read full article

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  • brit abroad

    odd little article!

    Oct 09th, 2012 - 12:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monty69

    Thorny gorse shrub reigns supreme? I don't think so, thankfully.

    Oct 09th, 2012 - 01:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    “What does a country with 3,000 people and nearly half a million sheep look like?”
    Country? says who?
    3000 people? Did the populatuion grow overnight?
    2563.

    Oct 09th, 2012 - 02:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    This article has the length and feel of a Jamaican turning up in sandals and a sarong, taking one blast of the Falklands wind and turning straight round to go home. What suspension bridge is she talking about??

    Oct 09th, 2012 - 02:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    “the oldest longest suspension bridge in the world”
    What the heck are you feeding visitors in Malvinas?

    Oct 09th, 2012 - 02:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • row82

    Population of the Falklands is 3,550 as of the last census poll, the approximately 1,000 strong garrison and 500 civilians employed at MPA were NOT included, contrary to Argentine propaganda - more properly labled insane lies.

    This suspension Bridge the most Southern (not longest) suspension bridge in the world:

    http://veronicathepajamathief365project.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/bodie-creek-suspension-bridge-falkland-islands-500x375.jpg?w=529

    Oct 09th, 2012 - 03:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    6 row82
    ”Excluding contractors at MPA, the true population figure of the Falkland Islands is 2,563 – indicating that the population has remained static since 2006.

    Stanley is home to 2121 people, 75 per cent of the population, an increase of less than 1 per cent since 2006. The population in Camp (areas outside of Stanley) has declined by 3.3 per cent to 351 people”

    http://www.falklands.gov.fk/news/2012/09/headline-results-of-2012-falkland-islands-census-released/

    Oct 09th, 2012 - 03:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    http://web.bethere.co.uk/bodiecreekbridge/index.html

    The bridge from start to finish

    Oct 09th, 2012 - 03:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Santa Fe

    7- Its a small island , the clue is in the sentence

    A small island with 3000 people what's your massive problem with the number of people????

    Is the new RG plan to wait until a population declines then walk in. Tried your normal method of invasion but the bigger boys taught you a lesson.
    Humiliated in war and on the world scene the RG troll now roams the websites looking for lies to post, for a food parcel and some maximo dollar.

    Oct 09th, 2012 - 07:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • WestisBest

    Falkland Islands unravelled eh? Wow, she really got to the heart of the place. Amazing how you can attain complete understanding of the Falklands by spending a week in Stanley and taking a few battlefield tours.

    Oct 09th, 2012 - 10:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • kelperabout

    To experiance the Falklands one has to first live here for a time not come for a few days. It is often those reporters with no idea of the Islands spread the most rubbish which is then pounced on by the halwit CFK clan.
    This story is completely and utterly false and designed to line someones pocket not tell the world the truth.

    Oct 09th, 2012 - 10:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @3 “Country” says the nation that kicked your sorry little arses!
    @5 Roasted argie balls!
    @7 Not your concern. And there are 62,261,999 Brits that say so. I discounted BK the Faggot.

    Oct 09th, 2012 - 11:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Musky

    Nice article. Submit to the Lonely Planet guide.

    Oct 09th, 2012 - 12:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    “Hills are rare in this country”

    Really? I found a lot when I walked around the islands, and a few mountains as well.
    No mention of the shanties in the wilds covered with masses of honeysuckle or the trees on the west, the black berried Diddle dee between the Mount Adam range and Hill Cove.

    What about the Vanilla daisies sending a strong smell of chocolate into the breeze in some locations?

    And the not always expected variegated (yellow and green) Elder trees by some of the remote shepherds houses?

    Glad to see the stone runs were mentioned.

    Oct 09th, 2012 - 01:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britishandproud

    There are some inaccuracies here, but I feel it's a nice article and the author seems to have developed a genuine warmth for the place. It's hard to get to know everything about anywhere in a week or however long it was. However it seems they have a better feel for the Falklands than a lot of the posters on here. Particularly the ones from across the water. Reducing it to petty squabbling about the exact population at one exact moment in time seems like a waste of your time and mine for reading it.

    Oct 09th, 2012 - 02:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (10) WestisBest

    You say:
    “Wow, she really got to the heart of the place. Amazing how you can attain complete understanding of the Falklands by spending a week in Stanley and taking a few battlefield tours.”

    I say:
    “And Sealed PR really got to the ”heart of the place” by using a 30 years old picture of an Argentinean canon........
    Brainwash anybody?

    Oct 09th, 2012 - 03:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Benson

    Yes how bizzare of them to use a photo from 1982 to mention 1982.

    Oct 09th, 2012 - 03:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (17) Benson

    Article says:
    “The remnants of the war fought in 1982 between the British and Argentina after the latter invaded the Islands are still very much a part of the epic brooding landscape....”
    “The remnants of the war ......... are still very much......”
    “Are still very much.....”
    “Are still.....”

    I say:
    The choice of the old picture, by the Sealed PR squatterettes, is quite misleading. (At best)
    Besides, this is NOT the pictures appearing at the original article...:
    http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Falklands-Islands-unravelled_12713878

    Brainwash anybody?

    Oct 09th, 2012 - 04:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • adorable

    we all know these islands don't worth a shit...
    no money no class
    hey!.... folkloosers keep the islands you know where...

    Oct 09th, 2012 - 04:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • agent999

    @19
    Hi Sussie - you can change your name as much as you want - but what comes out is always the same childish rubbish.

    Oct 09th, 2012 - 04:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Cruzansailor

    What a worthless piece of crap article. Shame on Mercopress for publishing it. It is just a useless piece of non-journalism.

    Oct 09th, 2012 - 05:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    @19 adorrible sussie

    Sussie, you are the only one on here with a nonsense “rubbishy” post

    Oct 09th, 2012 - 05:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • adorable

    @ 20 & 22
    Isolde is working overtime this week...poor idiot! ....living in those islands....yaaaaak!
    Viva Las Vegas!

    Oct 09th, 2012 - 05:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ynsere

    Idlehands @ 8
    I very much enjoyed the link you posted. Thank you.

    Oct 09th, 2012 - 06:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    @23 Adorrible

    Yup, it's sussie

    Oct 09th, 2012 - 06:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @16 “an Argentinean canon”. Don't you want it? Genuine argie coward gun. Or is it a genuine argie paedophile priest? You can bet on an argie faggot to pick the latter!
    @18 But it's an accurate picture of argie equipment! That is to say, it's crap. What's your problem? I remember the pictures of the British artillery. That was worth seeing and having. Thing about the argie crap is that the criminal, cowardly faggots liked to site it between civilian homes in direct contravention of the Geneva Convention. Remember, Twinky? Were you cowering in one of the buildings you had painted with Red Crosses? Also in contravention of the Conventions. Because you were, and are, a cowardly faggot!
    @19 Another sussie alias. The cheap, diseased whore!
    @21 Did you have a problem with the big words?
    @23 Back to the crap comments between turning tricks, eh, Sussie?
    @25 Of course it's sussie. Bereft of intelligence, abusive, stupid. Be reasonable. She's in a studio. She has computer access for the video. She's got her legs, and probably her mouth, open and she's getting humped! At the rate of 2, or 3, per hour. Could you think of an intelligent, educated, reasonable, meaningful comment? Don't forget that she's regularly taking it up the butt as well. Three at a time? That's where the money is. Argie slags have been known to get as much as US$15 per trick. Triples are cheaper because they like it!

    Oct 09th, 2012 - 07:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Article says:
    “The oldest? longest? suspension bridge in the world”

    I say:
    The southernmost, rustiest suspension bridge in the world!
    http://www.simo.ru/la2006/pic/la060317.jpg

    Oct 09th, 2012 - 07:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    For only the envious shout and spit insults,

    And the jealous ,,green with envy throws distraction to cover up their own mess

    They do say this Susie impersonator, changes her name more times than a golf ball gets into the rough.

    Still, with all that sand paper she uses, perhaps the roughness has now smoothed it a bit,

    Perhaps she will buy toilets paper and call it adorable.

    Oct 09th, 2012 - 07:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (2) Monty69

    You say:
    “ Thorny gorse shrub reigns supreme? I don't think so, thankfully.”

    I say:
    You are right.... it shares its throne with the earwigs and the sheep droppings ;-)

    Oct 09th, 2012 - 07:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • adorable

    @28 briton
    ugh? guess what
    I'm briton
    the one with the big arse
    read my comments...
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    ?
    just a thought
    lol

    Oct 09th, 2012 - 07:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    like we said, rough,
    say no more..

    Oct 09th, 2012 - 07:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • adorable

    @31

    jejeje

    Oct 09th, 2012 - 08:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    horse horse horse.
    and its
    ge ge ge .

    Oct 09th, 2012 - 10:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin Woodhead

    Some argie kit was actually better than British kit.
    For instance the g wagons that were looted with intention of putting back into service unfrotunatly mercedes refused to service them because argentina hadn't paid for them.
    The AA guns went back into service till the cold war ended
    One of the chinooks is still flying
    An argentine radar is still in use
    The SAS used the agusta helicopters till they were worn out.
    The armoured cars got used as target practice.
    An argentine rifle that came to the uk got used extensivly till we switched over to 5.56 its now in the channel.

    Oct 10th, 2012 - 11:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @29
    “earwigs”

    What earwigs?

    Oct 10th, 2012 - 04:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (35) Pete Bog.........

    This “Earwigs”, you turnip“....:

    ”Earwigs cause huge damage to garden crops (turnips etc.)”
    http://www.epd.gov.fk/wp-content/uploads/9.1%20Biological%20control%20of%20Europrean%20earwig.pdf

    Chuckle chuckle©

    Oct 10th, 2012 - 04:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monty69

    It seems that Stanley is riddled with earwigs. The environment committee has been considering a plan for biological control; wiggy's days are probably numbered. Earwigs are not that keen on turnips actually, nowhere to hide on a turnip.
    Last I heard, sheep droppings were not counted as an invasive species.

    Oct 10th, 2012 - 04:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (37) Monty96

    Maybe not a species, certainly invasive......, but dangerous as hell for Pom tourists that don't know that you are supposed to wash your hands before eating;-)

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/3541919/More-than-160-mountain-bikers-made-sick-by-sheep-droppings.html

    Oct 10th, 2012 - 04:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • scarfo

    15
    well said

    Oct 10th, 2012 - 05:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • adorable

    @33 briton
    .... oink..oink...oink ...and... your drip drip drip

    Oct 10th, 2012 - 06:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    40 adorable
    on the other blog you blame others for insulting you,

    and what do you go and do.

    seems to me, you need a rougher dand paper and a plumber,
    all those drips.

    Oct 10th, 2012 - 06:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    @41 Briton

    “... oink..oink...oink ”

    That is how Abhorrible Sussie talks with CFK

    Oct 10th, 2012 - 06:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    all in the same sty together,

    poor argies .

    Oct 10th, 2012 - 07:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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