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Falklands lawmaker visiting the Caribbean to promote trade and political links

Monday, January 30th 2017 - 15:44 UTC
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”It’s important that we maintain a good relationship with the Caribbean” visiting official MLA Hansen said ”It’s important that we maintain a good relationship with the Caribbean” visiting official MLA Hansen said

Falkland Islands lawmaker MLA Ian Hansen is on a Caribbean mission to improve trade and industry links with the region, and seeking political support for the Islands. The tour includes Barbados, Dominica and Guyana, according to Barbados TODAY news agency.

 “We don’t have strong trade ties with Barbados at the moment but that’s not to say that if the opportunity arises we would not have something. But at the moment it’s a fairly slow process,” said the member of the Falklands' Legislative Assembly.

Anyhow “It’s important that we maintain a good relationship with the Caribbean” the visiting official said. MLA Hansen is visiting other Caribbean countries following his attendance of the Trinidad Energy Conference, where the Falklands also had a stand promoting its budding industry and business opportunities.

The Falklands lawmaker was interviewed by Barbados Today during a stop at the British High Commissioner on Collymore Rock at St Michael.

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  • gordo01

    Mr Hansen should tread with caution. Barbados, Dominica and Guyana are all members of CELEC which recently expressed full support for Argentina's legitimate rights over the South Atlantic islands (Falklands, South Georgia and South Sandwich) and anticipated they will be requesting the UN Secretary General to renew his good offices for the resumption of negotiations between Argentina and UK to reach a peaceful solution to the dispute.

    Jan 30th, 2017 - 04:19 pm +1
  • golfcronie

    Of course they did, you don,t kill the goose that lays the golden egg. I support Argentina to their faces but behind their backs who knows the score

    Jan 30th, 2017 - 05:10 pm +1
  • Vaca_Muerta_peTroLLium

    That is the most British male looking human I have ever seen. Dictionary entry material.

    Jan 31st, 2017 - 04:30 pm 0
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