Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Saturday, February 6th 2016 - 06:22 UTC

Falklands' population in 'constrictive' trend, says Argentine team on the field

“There are few children and the fertility rate is low” says Gustavo Peretti, head of UNL's Geography Department  who travelled to Falklands with Mariano Varisco.

The Falklands' population composition can be described as 'constrictive' since there is a tendency to ageing in the population pyramid, in other words there are more elderly people than children. Comments belong to a member of an Argentine team of geography and migration experts from a university in Santa Fe province (Universidad Nacional del Litoral, UNL), who have been granted scholarships to collect such data from the Islands, based on a project the team presented.

Friday, February 5th 2016 - 08:04 UTC

Falklands: Contractual dispute with rig company raises speculation over drilling program

Luxton confirmed that FIG “will not permit anything less than full and proper abandonment of exploration wells drilled by any operator in Falklands”

The Falkland Islands government would not permit anything less than full and proper abandonment of exploration wells drilled by any operator in the Falkland Islands, stated Director of Mineral Resources Stephen Luxton this week, following news of a contractual dispute between Premier Oil and Ocean Rig over the drilling rig Eirik Raude.

Friday, February 5th 2016 - 06:27 UTC

Chilean government condemns vandalism by fans at Malvinas Memorial in Rosario

Ambassador Jose Antonio Viera-Galo received the director of the Flag Monument, Hernan Colautti and war veterans to whom he delivered the official letter

The Chilean ambassador in Buenos Aires met with Malvinas war veterans and the head of the National Monument to the Flag in the city of Rosario, and delivered an official letter condemning the violent actions and destruction by fans from the University of Chile football team against a Memorial to the Malvinas fallen.

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016 - 05:14 UTC

Four MPs expected in the Falklands next week: two Tories and two Labour

On top D. Morris and G Opperman, below G. Matheson and P.Dowd MP

A group of four Members of Parliament from Britain will be visiting the Falkland Islands as guests of FIG from February 11-16, accompanied by Sukey Cameron MBE, from the Falkland Islands Government Office in London.

Monday, February 1st 2016 - 05:09 UTC

“Falklands issue was settled” a generation ago says Labour shadow minister Eagle

Mr. Corbyn had anticipated a new “dialogue” was needed over the Falklands, but Ms. Eagle said: ”The Falklands issue was settled when I was at university.”

The sovereignty of the Falkland Islands was “settled” a generation ago, a Labour shadow business cabinet minister Angela Eagle has said despite her leader calling for a new “dialogue” with Argentina on the matter, according to a report in Sunday's editions of The Telegraph.

Saturday, January 30th 2016 - 13:04 UTC

Falklands' has announced a health advice and warning on the ZIKA virus

The Zika virus is transmitted by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito which in endemic in most of South America, particularly in tropical weather and summer months

The Falkland Islands has joined the rest of the word and set out a health advice and warning on the worldwide increase in the ZIKA virus. The message is from the Director of Health and Acting Chief Medical Officer and outlines precautions to be taken against the virus which for the most part carried via mosquitoes.

Saturday, January 30th 2016 - 12:04 UTC

Falklands with a medium term financial surplus of £4.325 million

 FIG's Long Term Financial Plan surplus (inclusive of oil receipts and expenditure) as at the end of Dec. was £9.874 million against a budget surplus of £2.571 million.

For the first six months of the 2015/16 financial year, the Falkland Islands Government is showing a Medium Term Financial Plan surplus of £4.355 million compared to a revised budget surplus of £30,000; a favorable performance of £4.325 million.(*)

Saturday, January 30th 2016 - 11:29 UTC

Falklands/Chile weekly flight: LAN interested in having a larger aircraft

A LAN aircraft, Airbus 320, with 150 seats, makes one return trip to the Faklands a week from Santiago, Chile via Punta Arenas

An indication of interest has been forthcoming from Chile's flag carrier LAN in relation to bringing in a larger aircraft to cope with the volume of passengers and freight to the Falkland Islands.

Friday, January 29th 2016 - 03:28 UTC

Maduro claims he will not rest until a Celac summit is held in Malvinas Argentinas

“We shall not rest until having made true Latin America and the Caribbean's dream of Argentine Malvinas and holding a Celac summit there in the Islands”

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro was the only leader to take time during the recent Celac summit, to make a public statement on the Falklands/Malvinas pledging full support for Argentina's sovereignty claim over the Islands and promising not to rest until “the dream of Malvinas Argentinas comes true”.

Thursday, January 28th 2016 - 06:02 UTC

HMS Protector in New Zealand as part of her Southern Ocean patrol

Protector conducted a five week fisheries patrol in the Southern Ocean and was the first Royal Navy vessel in 80 years to visit the East Antarctic and Ross Sea regions

HMS Protector has arrived in Christchurch, New Zealand, as part of her historic Southern Ocean patrol. The arrival of the specialist ice patrol ship marks the close cooperation that exists between the UK and New Zealand in upholding the conservation rules of the Antarctic Treaty System and to protect the Southern Ocean from illegal fishing activities.

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