Monday, January 21st 2013 - 16:12 UTC

Plans for temporary oil industry port in the Falklands to develop Sea Lion field

A temporary port for the oil industry to the east of the Falkland Islands capital is under consideration, but will be removed once a deep water modern permanent sea terminal is constructed in Port William, according to local officials.

MLA Dick Sawle said the temporary provision would have to meet usual planning requirements

Air view of FIPASS, the Falklands only port facilities

A busy day at FIPASS now shared by the fishing and oil industries

The issue turned into alarm by the content of a full page advertisement in the Falklands’ weekly Penguin News which sought expressions of interest in the building of a port in Stanley harbour.
But Director of Central Services, Simon Fletcher quoted by Penguin News said that what is planned is only intended to be temporary and will be cleared away, when the new port planned for Port William is up and running.

Dick Sawle, elected member of the Legislative Assembly and who holds the port development portfolio, confirmed to Penguin News that part of the decision by Executive Council to construct a new port in Port William was the wish, in the long term, to remove all oil industry’s infrastructure from Stanley harbour.

However, recognising that there was likely to be a gap between the completion of the new port and the beginning of the exploitation phase of the developing oil industry, which is anticipated, could be as early as 2017.

The Falkland Islands government is currently working with Premier Oil on interim port arrangements in Stanley harbour.

MLA Sawle said that this temporary provision was in the hands of the oil industry, but would have to meet the usual planning requirements and was quite separate from other plans being developed by FIG for the ongoing maintenance of FIPASS as a resource for the use of the fishing industry.

Apart from the suggestion made in Premier’s advertisement that the temporary oil port development would be located to the east of FIPASS, Mr Fletcher said that there were at the moment no concrete plans in place.

The final design would depend on Premier Oil with whom government was now holding regular meetings.
What the company needed, said Mr Fletcher was a facility of the right scale and complexity to enable them to bring forward the development of the Sea Lion field to the earliest date possible.

Mr Fletcher, told Penguin News that FIG will be making public what it calls a ‘Programme Definition’ relating to the construction of a new port in Port William.

According to Mr Fletcher the aim of this document is to set out the ground strategy for the project and to itemise the individual projects which will need to come together to allow completion of the whole by early 2017, as is planned.

These projects will include the new port itself, the new road and its associated utilities, plus what is intended to happen to FIPASS. Mr Fletcher said that he thought it was important that government should show people what they were thinking and give some milestones by which progress towards the completion of this project could be judged.

What was planned was major infrastructure which would affect Stanley for the next ten to twenty years and onwards. FIG was hoping, he said, that the document, when completed and released, would also indicate the massive opportunities for local businesses that this project would create
 

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1 Shed-time (#) Jan 21st, 2013 - 04:23 pm Report abuse
Job creation is good. Infrastructure is good.
2 Gordo1 (#) Jan 21st, 2013 - 04:36 pm Report abuse
Just keep on turning things over - don't pay any attention to the rhetoric from the west.

Good on yer!
3 Escoses Doido (#) Jan 21st, 2013 - 04:38 pm Report abuse
Good news for the Falkland Islands on the whole.
4 falklandlad (#) Jan 21st, 2013 - 04:43 pm Report abuse
Stepping up to the mark and in the correct direction to the wider benefit of the nation-state.
5 Monkeymagic (#) Jan 21st, 2013 - 05:27 pm Report abuse
But Marcos told us there was no oil....hmmm...
6 nigelpwsmith (#) Jan 21st, 2013 - 05:39 pm Report abuse
The Falkland Islands will need far more than a deep-water terminal at Port William. The oil industry will mean some pretty big ships & heavy goods coming in at Port William, whilst the servicing needs for the platforms may have to split between other sites, just to have enough capacity.

The biggest losers in all this is the Argentine ports. If Argentina had been less confrontational & more cooperative, then this would have enabled some of the shipping to go through them. As it stands, nearly all goods will end up coming directly into the Islands. The oil industry is a very lucrative trade. It won't be long before Chile, Uruguay & Brazil seek to get involved as well.

So much shipping coming into Port William will facilitate exports as well as imports. The Falkland Islands will get rich with all the trade.
7 Steve-33-uk (#) Jan 21st, 2013 - 05:43 pm Report abuse
'Mario Mazzitelli: “The Falkland Islands are part of the sovereign territory of Argentina”'
www.genteba.com.ar/component/content/article/71-portada-varias/56812-mario-mazzitelli-qlas-islas-malvinas-son-parte-del-territorio-soberano-de-la-republica-argentinaq
8 ChrisR (#) Jan 21st, 2013 - 05:43 pm Report abuse
At least there is someone in the South Atlantic who can think AND put up reasonable plans for the future unlike AG whose model has fatally broken down because they stagger from one cock-up to another.

Well done the FIG!
9 jjs (#) Jan 21st, 2013 - 05:59 pm
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10 Vulcanbomber (#) Jan 21st, 2013 - 06:29 pm Report abuse
I love the way the Argentine trolls have no argument here except typical rubbish

I wonder how long before the Argentine port officials start creating noise for CFK earning them a flight over the open water with no return ticket?
11 Shed-time (#) Jan 21st, 2013 - 07:12 pm Report abuse
@9 189 years of planning what? Hoping you can take over the fictional islands of malvinas argentinas?

It's always the same old turgid script from you people.
12 ajoknoblauch (#) Jan 21st, 2013 - 07:16 pm Report abuse
Construction of oil facilities so close to Stanley poses significant environmental hazards. It will be difficult to do this anywhere in the Islands without putting their natural heritage at risk.
13 andy65 (#) Jan 21st, 2013 - 07:18 pm Report abuse
@jjs (#) Just like your immagrant people and your idiot president SS Hitler Kirchner LOOOOOOOOOSERS
14 Escoses Doido (#) Jan 21st, 2013 - 07:22 pm Report abuse
jjs - why would you post shite like that?

Are you on a comission for every anti-Falkland word typed online?

I can't believe you are as stupid as you appear to be judging by what you just wrote.

That would mean you had the menal agility/comprehention of an ameoba.
15 Steve-33-uk (#) Jan 21st, 2013 - 07:26 pm Report abuse
'Editorial: Islanders should decide their destiny'
www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/editorials/8205884/Editorial-Islanders-should-decide-their-destiny
16 nigelpwsmith (#) Jan 21st, 2013 - 07:39 pm Report abuse
That speech by Mario Mazzitelli indicates that Argentina hasn't learnt from their losses of 1982 and wants to repeat the same mistake all over again.

How quickly they forget the 649 people they lost.

How quickly they forget that their invasion united the world against them.

How quickly they forget that Britain will protect the rights of the Falkland Islands whatever the cost.

Argentina is spoiling for a fight again. Just like the Junta in 82, Kretina gets more desperate to stay in power as things get worse at home. The country is falling apart economically, inflation and crime rampart but what does she do, but distract the population with a bankrupt national aspiration - to expand into other people's territory.

Argentina will NEVER obtain the Falklands whilst the Falkland Islanders do not want it. Does Buenos Aires have to reach 2 million degrees centigrade for them to understand this message?!

The United States will never let Argentina take the Falklands. They were involved from the start. The Americans know full well that this is British territory. They did not even invoke the Monroe Doctrine (enacted 10 years before) because this was not an invasion of the Americas by a European state, this was the re-establishment of British sovereignty obtained 58 years before.

Besides, the United States has strategic reasons for NOT letting Argentina claim the Falklands. Not just the money they've invested, but the fact that this is a defence of the right of self determination by the Islanders. Islanders, so of whose ancestors originated in the United States.

No matter what Argentina says, or how many countries they try to lie to get their support, the United States will never condone aggression to obtain land against the wishes of the population.

Grow up Argentina. You'll never get the Falklands. Learn to live with that.
You'd be better off trading with the islanders rather & making friends with them instead.
17 andy65 (#) Jan 21st, 2013 - 07:39 pm Report abuse
“Their decision in March should be the final word.”

And so it should once and for all, Kirchner needs to stop creating tension and trying to fulfill her dead husband NAZI NESTORS dream
18 briton (#) Jan 21st, 2013 - 07:46 pm Report abuse
No disrespect sir,
But can one suggest you get fully protected first, and ask / demand the government sends more ships,

Is it not true that you just don’t have enough patrol boats to protect all the islands and the oil wells?

Or have I been misinformed, as to the fact, that this navy patrol boat has been harassed, as was the oil Riggs on numeric occasions.

.
19 Think (#) Jan 21st, 2013 - 08:01 pm Report abuse
TWIMC

As sensible, rational & wise “Mr. Falklandlad” wrote a couple of months ago…..:
”Some learning to be done, I fear.”
en.mercopress.com/2012/10/26/falklands-to-build-a-new-deep-water-port-to-cater-for-the-oil-and-gas-industry#comment181199

Chuckle chuckle©
20 Shed-time (#) Jan 21st, 2013 - 08:16 pm Report abuse
@19 and as you, 'Think' showed on another thread, no one was forcibly expelled from the islands in 1833. Therefore, your ruling cabal are liars.

Well done you.
21 slattzzz (#) Jan 21st, 2013 - 08:23 pm Report abuse
Oh dear stink fooks up again
22 andy65 (#) Jan 21st, 2013 - 08:23 pm Report abuse
@Think (# Hey Crissys pussy boy I THINK you should THINK twice before trying to out smart our distinquished forum user Shed-time he makes you look the stupid greaseball you are every time. Now be a good lad and go fack of and concentrate getting a good days work done to keep your leader in luxury through your taxes.
23 brucey-babe (#) Jan 21st, 2013 - 09:02 pm Report abuse
There is a 500 mile span between the southern tip of South America and Antarctica, so it`s in the USA`s interest for the Brits to be down that neck of the woods to keep our eye on unwanted `guests` from the Eastern Block sneaking through unnoticed.
24 Shed-time (#) Jan 21st, 2013 - 09:06 pm Report abuse
Some kind of low-tax commercial zone near Port-william wouldn't be a bad idea, and spend some money on roads. You could even lay down some protected routes for light rail, as this is best done early.

Talking of which, why don't they buy some old steam trains and replace the tracks on the old railway that was abandoned there. Then when people come to visit the islands they can have a nice trip on the railway and have some tea and sandwiches. The railway will double as a freight route and encourage communities to build up nearby.

Just an idea. It's never to early to think about these things.
25 Anbar (#) Jan 21st, 2013 - 09:36 pm Report abuse
Think has been rather off-colour recently, perhaps the real one is on holiday...

then again, having read that the 1982 war was only started by Argentina to prevent the UK building Mount Pleasant I'm being to think that all the water in Argentina is laced with LSD.
26 Shed-time (#) Jan 21st, 2013 - 09:49 pm Report abuse
@25 I said in an earlier thread that I'm pretty sure they're all borderline delusional who are completely detached from 'objective' reality.

Possible ways of achieve this would include: a) usage of psychoactive drugs over a lengthy period of time; b) some kind of genetically introduced error that makes them all unable to grasp truths.

It's quite amazing that there are so many of them though, I put it down to german testing on civilians after the war.
27 Steve-33-uk (#) Jan 21st, 2013 - 09:50 pm Report abuse
'A destroyer of the Navy sank at the dock this afternoon south of the harbor of Puerto Belgrano Naval Base '
www.infobae.com/notas/692513-Un-buque-fuera-de-servicio-sufrio-una-averia-y-evacuaron-al-personal.html
28 agent999 (#) Jan 21st, 2013 - 10:17 pm Report abuse
@27
one of the comments

“INFOBAE distorts reality. This ship is not sinking. SUBMARINE is becoming.”
29 Conqueror (#) Jan 21st, 2013 - 10:18 pm Report abuse
@9 Last time YOU lost 649. How many next time, jajastupid?
@12 It's not a problem. All the environmental damage is being routed to arsieland!
@19 Don't worry. Arsies don't have to learn. They're also not allowed within 500 miles. Otherwise they sink. Or crash. Or just disappear.

Chuckle, chuckle!
30 nigelpwsmith (#) Jan 21st, 2013 - 10:45 pm Report abuse
Scratch the ARA Santísima Trinidad from the Argentine Navy order of battle. Sad that a Type 42 can fall prey to poor maintenance. But this is what happens when you starve the Navy of the resources needed to keep the ships in good order, even when they are in reserve or mothballed.

ARA Santísima Trinidad served in the Falklands War in 82. They were protecting the Argentine northern pincer when discovered by Flt Lt Ian Mortimer.

The Argentines claimed that a S2 Tracker was being followed by Mortimer's Sea Harrier, but the truth is that the CO of 801 NAS, Lt Cdr 'Sharkey' Ward, devised a plan to check the northern flank and sent Mortimer out on a planned track, radar silent, with the intention of popping up at a predetermined point and then scanning the area with the Blue Fox, to 'sanitise' the area of any surface contacts.

When Mortimer switched his radar on, he was lit up like a Christmas Tree with the 909 search radar of a Type 42 and painted as a target for a Sea Dart missile. He quickly descended to low level and “Got the Hell out of Dodge!”

As the British fleet knew that there was an Argentine Task Force to the north and another to the South, this intel was passed back to Northwood. The Prime Minister was appraised and gave the order to attack & sink the Belgrano.
31 War Monkey (#) Jan 22nd, 2013 - 12:10 am Report abuse
@30 nigelpwsmith (#)
Jan 21st, 2013 - 10:45 pm

No no no. It wasn't a pincer movement and it wasn't a navy destroyer and the Belgrano wasn't a warship, in a war zone in a war situation. It was an ocean liner full of school children on a good will cruise of the South Atlantic when it was attacked and sunk without provocation by a band of callous and cowardly British pirates with bushy beards and fireworks in their hair.

Sheesh! Don't you know anything?
32 Orbit (#) Jan 22nd, 2013 - 12:37 am Report abuse
@9 ... Hi Sussie... 3,000 people that your government talk and worry about everyday. Why is that? Seems wasteful of senior officials time, as there is plenty (and I mean plenty) to fix in your own back yard.
33 Marcos Alejandro (#) Jan 22nd, 2013 - 04:30 am Report abuse
“Dick Sawle, elected member of the Legislative Assembly and who holds the port development portfolio, confirmed to Penguin News that part of the decision by Executive Council to construct a new port in Port William was the wish, in the long term..”
Suuuure Mr Englishman...do you think the kelpers are sheep?..well
34 Troy Tempest (#) Jan 22nd, 2013 - 06:18 am Report abuse
@12
“Construction of oil facilities so close to Stanley poses significant environmental hazards. It will be difficult to do this anywhere in the Islands without putting their natural heritage at risk.”

Clumsy and funny attempt.

LOL

@34Mark
“Suuuure Mr Englishman...do you think the kelpers are sheep?..well”

What on Earth are you on about???

Try and articulate your thoughts, for a change.
35 nigelpwsmith (#) Jan 22nd, 2013 - 09:59 am Report abuse
What a sad end for a warship.
ARA Santísima Trinidad
3.bp.blogspot.com/-aVqZ50-DQQk/UP19L3txVHI/AAAAAAAAE90/d_KGilIvWds/s1600/Foto0558.jpg
36 ChrisR (#) Jan 22nd, 2013 - 11:16 am Report abuse
@35

Excellent photo of the 'pipe tear' in the hull.

If it were the RN there would be no problem refloating it after repair and pumping out, but with the argies a few childrens buckets for bailing out won't do it.

It will be there forever: a monument to the continuing incompetence of TMBOA.
37 Malvinero1 (#) Jan 22nd, 2013 - 11:45 am Report abuse
it were the RN there would be no problem refloating it after repair and pumping out, but with the argies a few childrens buckets for bailing out won't do it.
Who cares about the brits.
uk ECONOMY is sinking FAST!
uk is FINISHED!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbLfje8_jgI
38 Escoses Doido (#) Jan 22nd, 2013 - 12:36 pm Report abuse
@33:
Dick Swale is a Kelper you moron.
39 andy65 (#) Jan 22nd, 2013 - 12:44 pm Report abuse
@Malvinero1 The only people finished are The Botox Queen SS Hitler Kirchner and her fat greasy obese son Maximo
40 reality check (#) Jan 22nd, 2013 - 01:13 pm Report abuse
@37 Malvibaby
Yeah, yeah, yeah. So you keep saying.
One for you. Harry and his Sleek Green Death Machine.
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21128906
41 andy65 (#) Jan 22nd, 2013 - 03:22 pm Report abuse
@Malvinero1, Prince Harry The warrior Prince working hard for his country

Maximo Kirchner The Tele Tubby working hard robbing his country
42 ChrisR (#) Jan 22nd, 2013 - 05:16 pm Report abuse
Great set of pictures of Prince Harry in the 'Taliban Killer':

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/royalty/9816789/Prince-Harry-in-Afghanistan.html

Now some knob head MP says he should not say things like killing the Taliban. Why not, these Islamic bastards and women haters are trying to kill the real Afghanis.

Then a Afghani government official said he was wrong to say playing on the X-box helped him kill the Taliban.

The sooner we leave this despotic rabble the better for our servicemen and women.

They could go to the Falklands (there are STILL no Malvinas you prats) and train on the limit of the Falklands waters for a few months. Just imagine the ‘veterans’ of the argie ‘Army’ taking the chance of being detected while pulling a stunt for the referendum. Be a good relaxing time and well deserved for them all.
43 Think (#) Jan 22nd, 2013 - 06:35 pm Report abuse
(38) Escoses Doido

You say...:
“ Dick Swale is a Kelper you moron.”

I say...:
“Dick Swale” may be a Kelper I never heard of............ but Richard “Dick” Sawle (born 1954) from Puerto Estanly, Islas Malvinas, Argentina is as Sheffielder as my trusted Trevor Ablett Barlow......
44 Pirat-Hunter (#) Jan 22nd, 2013 - 06:57 pm Report abuse
Stop the illegal occupation and militarisation of Islands Malvinas Argentina and stop the colonization of Antarctica. Quit polluting the earth and the oceans with BP. That is my message to the idiots and thieves.
axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_64333.shtml
www.fihplc.com/index.php?section=0
45 Joe Bloggs (#) Jan 22nd, 2013 - 07:25 pm Report abuse
43 Think

So by that logic you aren't an Argie?

Chuckle chuckle
46 screenname (#) Jan 22nd, 2013 - 07:25 pm Report abuse
@44 Pirat-Hunter: Illegal?

Me thinks you are just pulling words out of you arse.

Where is the UK colony in Antarctica?

Oh, I get it. There should be a comma after 'Malvinas'.

Still don't get what BP has to do with people having to wear face masks in BA recently.
47 andy65 (#) Jan 22nd, 2013 - 08:23 pm Report abuse
@Pirat-Hunter The only illegal militarisation of The Great British Falkland Islands was made by that corupt country Argentina in 1982 when Argentine greaseballs were forcefully removed.
48 Monty69 (#) Jan 22nd, 2013 - 11:39 pm Report abuse
43 Think

We aren't at all fussy about who can become a 'Kelper'. You could even become one yourself given the right circumstances. Then you can stand for council and we can all vote for you. Lovely, I can see it all unfolding now.
Until then, well, I think you know what you can do with your ongoing wierdo obsession with where people were born.

Can I just ask you how long your ancestors need to have lived in Argentina before you can stand for election? Thanks.
49 Think (#) Jan 23rd, 2013 - 12:14 am Report abuse
(48) Monty69

You say:
“We aren't at all fussy about who can become a 'Kelper”

I say:
“We aren't at all fussy.....”
“We”???
Who gave you permission to speak for the Kelpers, Pom woman ;-)
50 Monty69 (#) Jan 23rd, 2013 - 12:42 am Report abuse
49 Think

QED, wierdo ;-)
51 Marcos Alejandro (#) Jan 23rd, 2013 - 04:00 am Report abuse
38) Escoses Pelotudo

Please read comment 43 and learn. He is more English than your queen.

You say...:
“ Dick Swale is a Kelper you moron.”

I say...:
“Dick Swale” may be a Kelper I never heard of............ but Richard “Dick” Sawle (born 1954) from Puerto Estanly, Islas Malvinas, Argentina is as Sheffielder as my trusted Trevor Ablett Barlow......
52 Troy Tempest (#) Jan 23rd, 2013 - 04:23 am Report abuse
@51Mark Alexander

Limp, Mark.
Jumping on any old bandwagon ??

Please explain your point, if you have one.

What is the significance of what Mr Sawle said, or where he was born?
53 Think (#) Jan 23rd, 2013 - 05:20 am Report abuse
(50) Monty96

QED, pom(ette) ;-)
54 Monty69 (#) Jan 23rd, 2013 - 12:24 pm Report abuse
53 Think

I made a promise to myself some time ago that if you tried your creepy stalking tactics on me, I'd be out of here. Your choice pal.
55 Benson (#) Jan 23rd, 2013 - 01:30 pm Report abuse
@ Think
He has lived in the Falklands most of his life and it up to the Islanders who represents them, I'm a Kelper and I voted for him.
56 JohnCFI (#) Jan 23rd, 2013 - 04:32 pm Report abuse
Dick Sawle is certainly as much a Falkland Islander as Marcos Alehandro is an Argie. Both were born and brought up in the UK and both have obtained citizenship in new countries in accordance with the respective laws of the land. At least Dick is up front and honest about his background and is not hiding behind a false name and qualifications, like Marcos Alejhandro (alias) Mike Bingham, A BRIT, with a bought online doctorate (where mike?? Shelbourne University - A FAKE - Research it). So if you Argies can accept a rogue like that then the Falklands has just as much right to accept someone who really does help the community like Dick. I am a naturalised Falkland Islander, and I voted for Dick, just the same as I will be voting for FI to remain a BOT in March.
57 Think (#) Jan 23rd, 2013 - 04:48 pm Report abuse
(54) Monty69
You say...:
“I made a promise to myself some time ago that if you tried your creepy stalking tactics on me, I'd be out of here. Your choice pal.”

I say...:
1) What “creepy stalking tactics”?
it was YOU that told me, some time ago, that you are NOT a Kelper, but are married to one. (the one that spits everytime he hears the word “Argi”, remember?)
As you don't sound Ozzie, Russki, Chilena, Filipina or any other funny foreign stuff, I assumed you were a Pom(ette).
2) Anyhow............... feel free to “get out of here”.
That's precisely what I wish......... To get all you Squatting Brits on them Islands to “get out of there” :-)

(55) Benson
You say...:
“He has lived in the Falklands most of his life and it up to the Islanders who represents them, I'm a Kelper and I voted for him.”

I say...:
Nobody is discussing the above facts.....
Still that Dick ain't a Kelper ;-)
58 Benson (#) Jan 23rd, 2013 - 05:25 pm Report abuse
That should really have been directed at Marcos. He likes to point out the fact that MLA Dick Sawle is English so I was just pointing out that where he was born is irrelevant, he has made the Falklands his home.
59 Think (#) Jan 23rd, 2013 - 05:51 pm Report abuse
(58) Benson

Maybe the fact that somebody is English is “irrelevant” for you, as a Kelper.
That's certainly NOT the case for quite a few other Kelpers...
And certainly NOT the case for us Argentineans...
You Kelpers are already a minority in Malvinas...
Not even 40% of you are born on them Islands...
And that percentage is steadily falling...

PS:
I can see that the FIG(leaf) is backpedalling on the “Deep Sea Harbor” issue.....
And the Directors are hastily leaving Rockflopper....
And Rockflopper's shareprice is going south....
What does all that mean?
60 Usurping Pirate (#) Jan 23rd, 2013 - 06:03 pm Report abuse
Think , the percentage of argentines in Buenos Aires is dropping too , so why not hand the capital to the peruvians , the bolivians or the paraguayans ?
After all, they do all the work while you lot blog rubbish all day on government funded hand outs .
61 Troy Tempest (#) Jan 23rd, 2013 - 07:35 pm Report abuse
@59think

“Maybe the fact that somebody is English is “irrelevant” for you, as a Kelper.
That's certainly NOT the case for quite a few other Kelpers...
And certainly NOT the case for us Argentineans...”

So, what??
It has nothing to do with you or Argentina.

As to the 'Kelpers', they live in a democracy with a Free Press.
They can voice their opinions and vote for their political preferences, as they please.

A Referendum is great too, for directly determining what the people want.
62 Joe Bloggs (#) Jan 23rd, 2013 - 11:04 pm Report abuse
59 Think

You don't know what you're talking about old man. I'm a Kelper and I am very happy with Dick Sawle and his fine leadership. I voted for him and so did many of my Kelper friends. I also have no hang ups about who is a Kelper or not. I know you mean a born and bred good old so I am humouring you with that. Whether a person is born and bred here or if they have satisfied the immigrations requirements (a bit like you in Argentina I believe) to be here and vote, it is all the same by me. They are fellow countrymen.

I guess the consolation for you is that it is of no consequence or business of yours anyhow.

Deadbeat.

Chuckle chuckle.
63 Troy Tempest (#) Jan 24th, 2013 - 02:30 am Report abuse
@59 think

“Maybe the fact that somebody is English is “irrelevant” for you, as a Kelper.
That's certainly NOT the case for quite a few other Kelpers...
And certainly NOT the case for us Argentineans...
You Kelpers are already a minority in Malvinas...
Not even 40% of you are born on them Islands...
And that percentage is steadily falling...”

Gee, Thinkus, sounds like you are really concerned about who qualifies as a “Kelper”.
You sound quite hurt that many others qualify, but not you.
You've been found wanting, and rejected as inadequate. They can vote and determine the future of the islands. You can't, and there is nothing you can go about it. :-)

BTW, what's all this about stalking the Falklands women, like Monty69??

You sound like you're as much of a slimey creepy Troll in real life, as you are on this forum.

Goodnight, Gollum.
64 Marcos Alejandro (#) Jan 24th, 2013 - 04:55 am Report abuse
56 JohnCFI
Let me make myself clear:
I am not English...thank God.
I am Argentino hasta las bolas.
I am not Mike Bingham...my God
Dick Sawle and many of you are E N G L I SH....comprende?
And you are a Dick.
65 Troy Tempest (#) Jan 24th, 2013 - 05:31 am Report abuse
You are not English - thank God.
66 JohnCFI (#) Jan 24th, 2013 - 05:32 am Report abuse
@64 Mike Bingham

Sure you are not. You abandoned your original citizenship and name, when it finally became too awkward to maintain your dishonest life in the Falklands. Are you still living off charity donations for penguins, claiming to be a conservationist.

You may claim not to be British or Mike Bingham now. But you were, before you fled to the only country that would accept you and your deceits, and then became a turncoat.

Dick Sawle, myself, and all other Falkland Islanders (born or naturalised), are indeed British (not English), and intend to remain so.

Dick Sawle is indeed a Dick, as that is his given name.

But YOU are a liar, a fraud and a cheat. EVEN to yourself! And whats more you will always be so.
67 Troy Tempest (#) Jan 24th, 2013 - 06:11 am Report abuse
John,
Please tell us more.

Is “Marcos” really Bingham?
Is Bingham a TRAITOR? Spy??

“Marcos” does seem to be extremely proficient in English, and has a good knowledge of Brit popular culture from the 60's and 70's, like someone raised there. Certainly not what an Argie would know.

What was Bingham's character like?

We already know that Marcos is an unrepentant and despicable racist !
68 Benson (#) Jan 24th, 2013 - 09:23 am Report abuse
@ Think
Since he had the highest number of votes I've seen since I have been voting what is your definition of “quite a few”
I can't speak for everyone but unlike you I don't hold a persons country of birth against them, I dislike a lot of Argentines because of their political views but you can't control where you are born.
There is a part of me (a fairly large part) that would like the Falklands to stay the same but the realist in me knows that if we are going to develop as a country and and maybe strive for independence then we are going to have to grow which with a population as small as ours means immigration. Could you provide a source for your statement that the percentage of people born in the Falklands is less than 40% (which would not make us a minority as no other group would be as high as 40%).

It means that until they start extracting oil in the Falklands companies share prices are going to fluctuate. They aren't the only oil company and I'm pretty sure that some of the wells around the Islands will be comercially viable. To be honest if it wasn't for Argentine I wouldn't be that bothered if we didn't have oil. The main reason I want it to be viable is so we can pay for our protection from you instead of the British tax payer having to.
69 Think (#) Jan 24th, 2013 - 05:52 pm Report abuse
(68) Benson

You say...:
“ I don't hold a persons country of birth against them.”
I say...:
Neither do I, but we need to keep things in their right place.....
You are all British squatters, but, for political reasons, a Pom squatter is a Pom squatter and a Kelper squatter is a Kelper squatter....
You wouldn't want the world to believe that all the ~2,900 inhabitants of them Islands are born and raised Kelpers, when the real number is closer to ~1,300, would you?

You say further...:
“Could you provide a source for your statement that the percentage of people born in the Falklands is less than 40%.”
I say....:
Have you tried FIG(leaf's) own Census..... It's a mother lode of info....

PS:
As most of the Kelpers in here, you sound like an OK guy......
Pity you are a Squatter :-(
70 Troy Tempest (#) Jan 24th, 2013 - 06:21 pm Report abuse
@69think

“You are all British squatters, but, for political reasons, a Pom squatter is a Pom squatter and a Kelper squatter is a Kelper squatter....”

Exactly, Think - “for political reasons”.

Says it all, really!
71 Escoses Doido (#) Jan 24th, 2013 - 06:32 pm Report abuse
@69think;

You are a wanker, and I don't pity you for being a brainwashed malvanista.

You obnoxious cnut.
72 Marcos Alejandro (#) Jan 25th, 2013 - 03:39 am Report abuse
66 JohnCFI
Read and learn
“Mike Bingham objected to an oil company director being made head of Falklands Conservation, and to the illegal manner in which Clifton and other trustees had been appointed”
“”Bingham wins in Supreme Court“ and ”Morally and Constitutionally Indefensible“ were the headlines in the local newspaper. Falkland Islands residents were outraged, and demanded the resignation of these officials. The newspaper was full of letters demanding a public apology from government, and an explanation as to how such corruption could have been allowed to occur unhindered at the very highest level of government”

www.falklands.net/FalklandsCorruption.shtml
73 Escoses Doido (#) Jan 25th, 2013 - 10:00 am Report abuse
Oh, please who actually wrote that drivel in your crappy link?
74 Troy Tempest (#) Jan 25th, 2013 - 02:19 pm Report abuse
What is the real story?
75 Conqueror (#) Jan 26th, 2013 - 01:50 pm Report abuse
@73 Didn't you look at the article? It was written by.....Mike Bingham!
@74 Anyone think Mr Bingham might be a tad biased?
76 Troy Tempest (#) Jan 26th, 2013 - 09:39 pm Report abuse
Thanks, Conq.

I did miss that.

While I am concerned about the plight of the penguins, I am sure there are other versions of the story.

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