Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Tuesday, October 21st 2014 - 02:10 UTC

Why Falklands are not extended the right to self determination: “shame on G24”

Luke Coffey is a Margaret Thatcher Fellow of the Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy of the Heritage Foundation

Since 1961 the UN Committee of 24 has brought almost 750 million people out of a colonial status, based on their right of self-determination, but “what a shame it won’t extend this same right to another 2,500 people of the Falkland Islands”, said US born Luke Coffey, member of the Heritage Foundation and one time advisor to the UK Defense ministry.

Tuesday, October 21st 2014 - 00:06 UTC

Falklands' first 2014/15 cruise season visitors: 'Ushuaia and Sea Adventurer'

'Ushuaia' in anchored in Stanley. She was the first vessel of the 2014/15 season. 'Sea Adventurer' is scheduled for Wednesday (Pic J. Pompert)

“ M.V.Ushuaia” was the Falkland Islands first cruise ship visitor this season, arriving last Friday morning ready to greet their guests from Natural World Safaris on Saturdays LAN flight. The group of 81 had a chance to spend some free time on their arrival in Stanley, before boarding their ship.

Monday, October 20th 2014 - 22:07 UTC

Armagh cathedral convenes universal prayer for peace and dialogue among nations

Ambassador of Argentina Alicia Castro alongside Archbishop Eamon Martin

A mass in support of His Holiness Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer for Peace and Dialogue among Nations was held last Saturday in Armagh, North Ireland at St. Patrick's Catholic Cathedral led by Archbishop of All Ireland, Eamon Martin.

Saturday, October 18th 2014 - 13:40 UTC

The Falkland Islands Tourist Board's Managing Director Confirms Future Plans.

Mr. Mason said the award is dedicated to all those both past and present involved with tourism in the Falkland Islands.

Tony Mason, Managing Director of the Falkland Islands Tourist Board has today confirmed with MercoPress he will be expanding the tourist boards operation in London early next year.

Saturday, October 18th 2014 - 08:48 UTC

Falklands' patrol HMS Clyde tested in full operational exercises

Clyde is visited by â Albertâ whilst at anchor off Ajax Bay.(Pic RN)

September and early October has been a busy five weeks for the smallest ship in the Royal Navy with a flight deck. HMS Clyde is tasked with patrolling the Falkland Islands whilst also monitoring the airspace that covers the wider area, and routinely visits the many small settlements that feature around the Islands.

Saturday, October 18th 2014 - 07:54 UTC

Gibraltar and Falklands right to self determination underlined at academic symposium

Decolonization can only be in accordance with the peoples' wishes in exercise of the right of self determination, said Deputy Chief minister Dr. Joseph Garcia

The people of the non-self governing territories on the United Nations list, like Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands, have to be decolonised in accordance with the wishes of those people in exercise of the right of self determination, said Gibraltar Deputy Chief minister Dr. Joseph Garcia during the opening of the academic symposium on “Self-determination, devolution and independence in the 21st century”

Friday, October 17th 2014 - 06:42 UTC

Falklands' case for self determination at Gibraltar symposium to be addressed by several academics

Falklands Chief Justice Christopher Gardner QC will close the symposium and sum up the proceedings

A two day symposium entitled “Self-determination, devolution and independence in the 21st century” was opened on Thursday by Gibraltar's Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia at the Garrison Library in the Rock.

Thursday, October 16th 2014 - 07:00 UTC

Falkland Islands distinguished as the “Best Destination for Wildlife and Nature”

“The tourism industry in the Falklands have done a fantastic job in promoting the Islands, and with no doubt deserve this award” said Tony Mason (Pic S.Przybilla)

The Falkland Islands have been awarded the “Best Destination for Wildlife and Nature” prize by the Travel Agents Choice Awards, an annual event organized by the prestigious tourism industry publication, Selling Travel Magazine.

Tuesday, October 14th 2014 - 19:27 UTC

Falklands at the Bird Fair with record attendance and “flawless performance”

The Falklands' stand at the Bird Fair always busy

The Falkland Islands were one of the main sponsors for the second year in a row of the recently completed annual Bird Fair event at the Rutland Wildlife Reserve, which had a better than expected attendance, and according to the Falkland Islands Tourist Board “went off flawlessly”.

Tuesday, October 14th 2014 - 06:19 UTC

Falklands case at Gibraltar conference on self-determination and independence

The conference covers BOTs such as Gibraltar, Falkland, but also Scottish devolution, Catalan independence and political aspirations in Basque Country.

An international symposium looking at the historical backdrop underpinning the concepts of self-determination, devolution, and independence on self-determination will take place next Thursday and Friday in Gibraltar. The aim of this conference is to look at these concepts and to explore them across a number of different examples.

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