Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Wednesday, August 27th 2014 - 20:42 UTC

Falkland Islands resident off to Oxford University with a Chevening scholarship

Clare Cockwell has been offered a full scholarship to study for an MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management at Hertford College.

A Falkland Islands resident is off to the University of Oxford later this year, after being announced as the Falkland Islands' newest Chevening Scholar. Clare Cockwell has been offered a full scholarship under the UK Government's Chevening programme to study towards an MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management at Hertford College.

Wednesday, August 27th 2014 - 20:13 UTC

South Georgia expecting 64 cruise vessel calls this coming season

Bark Europa with 40 pax, will be the smallest cruise to visit South Georgia and the largest the 450-passenger Seabourn Quest.

The number of cruise ship visits to South Georgia is set to increase by at least 10% in the forthcoming 2014/15 season, according to the July edition of the South Georgia Newsletter.

Tuesday, August 26th 2014 - 07:26 UTC

Falklands: Premier Oil confirms full commitment to Sea Lion project

Various operators in the Falklands, including Premier have secured a rig on a time-share basis for a rolling exploration/appraisal campaign next year (Pic S. Luxton)

Premier Oil has updated progress on the Sea Lion project, the first field development offshore the Falkland Islands. Latest subsurface studies suggest recoverable reserves for the Phase 1 development at 308 MMbbl, with further upside of 60 MMbbl if next year’s well on the Chatham prospect confirms that there is no gas cap in the western side of the field.

Saturday, August 23rd 2014 - 06:23 UTC

HMS Iron Duke visits Namibia; next calls South Africa and Falklands

The Plymouth based frigate spent four days in Walvis Bay. She is due to cross the South Atlantic sometime in the next weeks

HMS Iron Duke on Atlantic Patrol Tasking South, which includes the Falklands and South Georgia Islands, has visited the Namibian port of Walvis Bay where she has built on relations with the country’s Navy and its people.

Friday, August 22nd 2014 - 00:08 UTC

Premier oil shows stronger than expected output in first half of the year

The company's four-well drilling program in the Falkland Islands, is expected to start in the second quarter of 2015.

Falkland Islands involved oil and gas explorer Premier Oil may upgrade its 2014 production forecast after stronger-than-expected output in the first half of the year, pending the outcome of summer maintenance work, its Chief Executive said. The company reported a 7% rise in first-half profit after tax on Thursday, helped by strong oil production from its British fields.

Thursday, August 21st 2014 - 07:46 UTC

'Malvinas Institute' in La Plata university to research 'sovereignty policies'

“Our idea is to make Malvinas an important studies issue in all disciplines: from geography, to history and human rights” said Fernando Tauber

The University of La Plata, province of Buenos Aires, is setting up a “Malvinas Institute” that will specialize in 'sovereignty policies' research, as part of the Political Sciences department. The new research and extension center will be located in a former military barracks in downtown La Plata which was ceased to the university.

Tuesday, August 19th 2014 - 09:16 UTC

Falklands pricing for valuation of hydrocarbons will follow Norwegian model

 Financial Secretary Ms Granger said that the Falklands' oil legislation regime “is robust and encourages investment”

The Falkland Islands has an oil legislation regime that is robust and encourages investment, believes Financial Secretary Nicola Granger. Details of a law firm’s report to the Falkland Islands Government (FIG) on tax legislation in relation to the oil and gas industry, and recommendations to Government by Ms Granger, were released to the public this week in a paper that outlines the report from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.

Tuesday, August 19th 2014 - 08:05 UTC

Falklands' war statements from Chilean minister praised by Argentine peer

”Statements on the Malvinas war from minister (Jorge) Burgos have been well received by the Argentine people”, said Rossi

Argentine Defense minister Agustín Rossi praised on Monday his Chilean peer statements relative to Chile's role and attitude during the Falklands war when Britain sent a task force to expulse the Argentine military invasion in 1982.

Monday, August 18th 2014 - 06:52 UTC

“Chile not proud of Falklands war support”, but “proud of peace treaty with Argentina”

 “Next 29 November we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Peace and Friendship Treaty signed by the Argentina and Chile at the Vatican”

Defense minister Jorge Burgos said that most Chileans are not proud of the attitude of the Pinochet dictatorship when the Falklands/Malvinas war, but also admitted it happened at a very different and difficult moment in the relations between Chile and Argentina.

Friday, August 15th 2014 - 02:26 UTC

All phone calls inside Chile become local; Punta Arenas code area is 61

“We're advancing in our project of bringing together all Chileans. It's a strong connectivity step which benefits families and companies” said Gomez Lobo.

Chile has become a single territory for telecommunications and long distance calls with different rates for fixed lines will no longer exist beginning Saturday. This in practical terms will also means a 50% reduction on normal phone calls.

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