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Stories for June 2018

  • Friday, June 22nd 2018 - 08:31 UTC

    Falklands and the Brexit impact outlined in London meetings

    MLA Teslyn Barkman (centre)  Falkland Islands Representative in London Sukey Cameron (right) and UKOTA secretary, Kate Kandiah from the Cayman Islands<br />

    A Falkland Islands delegation recently travelled to London to attend the Joint Ministerial Council on European Negotiations, which basically is dealing with Brexit negotiations and its impact for Overseas Territories. The delegation was made up of MLA Teslyn Barkman, together with Senior Policy Advisor Richard Hyslop and were joined by Falklands London Representative Sukey Cameron

  • Friday, June 22nd 2018 - 08:22 UTC

    “Power grab” controversy at the British/Irish Council agenda in Guernsey

    Sturgeon and Lidington are both attending a meeting of the British-Irish Council, which brings together representatives of governments from across the British Isles

    Nicola Sturgeon is to meet senior UK government politicians for the first time since accusing them of “ripping up” the devolution settlement. The first minister will hold talks with Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington in Guernsey.

  • Friday, June 22nd 2018 - 08:15 UTC

    Airbus warns UK on Brexit and “its severe negative consequences”

    The European plane maker said the warning was not part of “project fear, but its dawning reality”. Airbus employs about 14,000 people at 25 different sites in UK

    Airbus has warned it could leave the UK if the country exits the European Union single market and customs union without a transition deal. The European plane maker said the warning was not part of “project fear, but its dawning reality”. Airbus employs about 14,000 people at 25 different sites in the UK.

  • Thursday, June 21st 2018 - 14:38 UTC

    “The Argentine claim to our Falkland Islands is unfounded and unwelcome”

    MLA Ian Hansen, several times elected lawmaker and whose family has been living in the Falklands for 175 years

    ”We have a right to live in peace, in freedom and to determine our own future”. “We have a right to live in peace, we have a right to our freedom and above all we have a right to determine our own future”, Falkland Islands elected lawmaker, MLA Ian Hansen told the United Nations decolonization committee or C24 on Wednesday, in New York.

  • Thursday, June 21st 2018 - 12:16 UTC

    Trump signs executive order ending policy of separating immigrant families

    The tent camps where the immigrants' children are detained

    Following days of fierce global criticism, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to end his policy of family separations along the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump signed the order on Wednesday, saying he “didn’t like the sight or the feeling of families being separated.”

  • Thursday, June 21st 2018 - 12:02 UTC

    Ex president Lula faces new charges and must declare next 11 September

    Lula da Silva together with ex managers of construction giants Odebrecht and OAS are defendants in the case involving the purchase and reforms of a property

    Brazilian federal judge Sergio Moro has summoned ex president Lula da Silva for questioning next 11 September in a case related to reforms made in a camp house, Sitio Santa Barbara, in Atibaia, Sao Paulo state and which was frequently used by the Lula da Silva family.

  • Thursday, June 21st 2018 - 11:44 UTC

    Chile Day in London, 6-7 September, to promote growth and investments

    Inbest directors and Chilean Minister of Finance, Felipe Larraín, with Ambassador Fiona Clouder and David Gardner from the British Embassy.

    Chile Day in London will take place on 6-7 September; it was announced at an event in the British embassy in Santiago de Chile. The initiative has grown steadily since its year of inception in 2011 and “this year promises to be a new focus, at an important time for both our countries”, said ambassador Fiona Clouder.

  • Thursday, June 21st 2018 - 11:16 UTC

    Falkland Islands approve exhumation and repatriation of Argentine Soldier

    Last week the Falkland Islands Government approved under Falkland Islands law the exhumation of the body of Flight Lieutenant Luis Dario Jose Castagnari. Mr Castagnari is buried at the Argentine Cemetary near Darwin in the Islands, having perished during the 1982 war.

  • Thursday, June 21st 2018 - 08:57 UTC

    Brazil eases rules in oil industry to boost production

    Petrobras banned top offshore construction companies, most of which domestic,  after the Lava Jato investigation revealed the extend of corruption

    Brazil’s move to ease rules forcing oil producers to buy from domestic suppliers means Latin America’s top producer will be able to sustain output of 5 million barrels per day (pbd) by the mid-2020s, compared to just 3.7 million bpd under prior rules, consultancy Wood Mackenzie said in a report on Wednesday.

  • Thursday, June 21st 2018 - 08:23 UTC

    Brazil central bank unveils block-chain platform to facilitate info exchange between financial regulators

    Pier will allow for data exchange between the BCB, (Brazil's SEC) the Superintendence of Private Insurance and the National Pension Funds Authority.

    Brazil’s central bank has unveiled details of a newly-developed block-chain platform that will be used to facilitate information exchange between the country’s financial regulators. Dubbed ‘Pier’, the block-chain was developed by the Banco Central do Brasil (BCB)’s own IT department and will be used to share data securely between the central bank and other domestic regulators, BSB, said in an announcement.