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Falkland Islands sets its Economic Priorities for the coming Decade

Wednesday, October 25th 2017 - 09:15 UTC
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Over recent months the Falkland Islands Government have undertaken a review and refresh of the Economic Development Strategy for the Islands. Read full article

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  • Brit Bob

    The strategy then details actions to be taken across the Islands key economic sectors of fisheries, ...

    I thought that the territorial waters around the Falklands belonged to Argentina?

    By a ruling of the UN, Argentina will extend its maritime platform (Politica Argentina) ; New map of the maritime platform reaffirms the sovereignty of Malvinas with UN endorsement (ElCronista); Argentina enlarges its territory 35%, with a UN endorsement ...(La Capital).To add to this euphoric atmosphere the Argentine Foreign Minister stated, ''This is a historic opportunity for Argentina. We have taken a great step in the demarcation of the outer limit of our continental shelf; the most extensive boundary of Argentina and our border with humanity,'' Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra told La Nacion, which tomorrow will publicly announce the details of this resolution. (Susana Malcorra, quoted by Dinatale M, La Nacion, Argentina, 27 March 2016).

    But was that true?

    Argentina's Continental Shelf Claims and The UN CLCA Commission (1 page):-

    https://www.academia.edu/33898951/Argentinas_Continental_Shelf_Claims_-The_UN_CLCS_Commission

    Oct 25th, 2017 - 10:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    Cost me less...

    Now there's a priority I never saw highlighted...
    Are you not embarrassed that instead of costing me less each year...your liability increases...

    Oct 25th, 2017 - 07:32 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Jo Bloggs

    It’s a pretty high-level, straight forward strategy and I’d be surprised if it has to change much after the new Government is elected. An emphasis on facilitation rather than service provision is welcome as long as FIG doesn’t pass the buck on everything. A continuation of maximising interaction with the MoD is the right approach and there is a lot more to do in that area across many industriy sectors.

    The timing of the strategy’s release does surprise me a little though; given it’s new Exexcutive (entirely new) is only weeks away now.

    Oct 25th, 2017 - 11:47 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • portman

    same old. lacks ambition and real vision. looks like progress is planned to continue at a snail's pace. public infrastructure crying out for major investment as a foundation for private investment and sustainable economic development. fi is approaching its bicentenary but struggles to shrug off its infancy.

    Oct 26th, 2017 - 09:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    “ Are you not embarrassed that instead of costing me less each year...your liability increases... ”

    Well, The Falkland Islands are in the South Atlantic and Scotland is attached to England but we English dont see a penny of Scotch money, in fact we pay towards it.
    What we individually contribute to the Falkland Islands is peanuts compared to over £1400 per head we subsidise per Scot. But, we realise that there are valid reasons to subsidise Scots just as there are valid reasons to spend money to protect the Islands.
    Seems to me a peculiar stance from a self alleged Scot in reciept of an English subsidy? I am sure the Islanders would be very pleased to be able to dispense with the protection of the British Crown but its just not possible with an unstable aggressive neighbour like Argentina.

    Oct 26th, 2017 - 01:50 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Conqueror

    @The Voice. Where do you get £1400 per Scot from? According to research and my calculations, each individual Scot, irrespective of age, gender or occupation, is subsidised to the extent of at least £1100 from the block grant and another £1300, at least, from so-called Scottish “exports”, 64% of which are sold to England. So your figure would seem to be short by about £1000 per individual. And Scots wittily suggest that they pay more in tax. Although examination of the accounts shows only the 0.2% tax paid by the international gas and oil companies on their revenues from UK gas and oil as a “difference”.

    With any luck Sturgeon's incompetence will soon result in the increase in the standard rate of Scottish income tax to around 40%, a figure I saw mentioned in an article a couple of years ago, as the only way out of the debts that she has saddled Scotland with. Just goes to show that you can't carry on giving yourself freebies without working out how to pay for them. I believe the Scottish “government” debt is now up to around £15 billion.

    And if she thinks England is going to bail her out, she can think again!

    Oct 26th, 2017 - 08:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    What a load of bollocks. Exports aren't a subsidy, any more than getting paid for your work is a handout.

    And 'we English' do get money from Scotland, money from the oil which goes to the whole country. It's not so much right now but it has been very significant in the past.

    The truth is, the whole rest of the UK is subsidised by London, and we're none of us grateful at all.

    I don't agree with Voice, but it's stupid to slice and dice the economy when one bit of the country draws talent from all over. London makes more money but it couldn't survive without the rest of the UK, and northern England is in the same boat as Scotland but without it's own government to promote development.

    Oct 26th, 2017 - 10:07 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • The Voice

    Yeah, we noticed.

    “Seems to me a peculiar stance from a self alleged Scot in reciept of an English subsidy? I am sure the Islanders would be very pleased to be able to dispense with the protection of the British Crown but its just not possible with an unstable aggressive neighbour like Argentina.”

    You would just hand the Islands over to the likes of your evil mate Think would you?

    Oct 27th, 2017 - 08:53 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • DemonTree

    @TV
    Noticed what? Who were you replying to?

    I wouldn't hand the islands over to anyone, I think they should become independent eventually.

    Oct 27th, 2017 - 10:30 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Gevera

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Oct 30th, 2017 - 12:52 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Jolene

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Nov 03rd, 2017 - 02:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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