Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Saturday, November 22nd 2014 - 06:47 UTC

Falklands construction booming: permission for second 80 bedroom hotel

The second 80 bedroom employees hotel will cater to the needs of the workers in the next oil exploration drilling round, including access and related services.

Building continues at a steady rate in the Falkland Islands with 15 applications approved for construction in the capital Stanley, including permission for an 80 bedroom employees hotel for oil exploration technical staff, according to the latest Planning and Building Committee meeting.

Saturday, November 22nd 2014 - 05:30 UTC

UK reacts to 'Malvinas are Argentine' signs on public transportation

Senator Teresa Luna said the initiative is directed not only at the foreigner who comes as a tourist, but also at the citizens in general

The UK has objected to Argentine congress decision that public transportation should carry signs expressing the country's claim over the Falkland Islands. A law passed by the Argentine Congress says vehicles must declare “Las Malvinas son Argentinas”, or the “Malvinas are Argentine”.

Friday, November 21st 2014 - 21:16 UTC

Falklands opens dock facility to support oil industry exploration beginning 2015

Ms. Cunningham is on her second visit to the Falklands, having first visited in March, before the dock “Nobel Frontier” arrived under tow from New Orleans (Pic Houston Ch)

This week Houston based Noble Energy, one of the several oil companies operating in the Falkland Islands made the official opening of the temporary dock facility (TDF) in Stanley, an essential piece for the logistics of the industry which is scheduled to begin another round of exploratory drilling in the first quarter of next year.

Thursday, November 20th 2014 - 04:13 UTC

“Malvinas are Argentine”, mandatory in all Argentine public transport systems

The new bill applies to all forms of domestic public transport

All Argentine public transport must include the logo “Malvinas are Argentine”, according to the latest bill approved by the Lower House in Congress, following on an initiative from Senator Teresta Luna from the ruling coalition of President Cristina Fernandez. Victory Front.

Wednesday, November 19th 2014 - 07:44 UTC

Falklands contracts strategic review of Telecommunications provision

We look forward to their advice and professional input as the review takes shape. “This is an important piece of work for the Falklands”, said MLA Rogers

The Falkland Islands Government have announced that Cartesian Ltd have recently been appointed to carry out a strategic review of Telecommunications Provision in the Falklands Islands. Cartesian will be starting work on the review immediately, with the first draft report due on 24th December.

Monday, November 17th 2014 - 06:23 UTC

Falklands' giant mural paying tribute to the Royal Navy painted by school in Hampshire

“The finished product is beyond mine and my committee and mess members’ wildest imagination – it is a truly inspirational piece of art”, said Simon Hayman (Pic by RN)

Students from a Hampshire college in the UK have completed a giant mural paying tribute to the Royal Navy’s role in the Falklands Conflict. Twenty students from South Downs College at Waterlooville spent a week completing the 12ft square artwork on a wall in the Warrant Officers and Senior Rates Mess at HMS Excellent in Portsmouth.

Monday, November 17th 2014 - 06:06 UTC

UK will not support World Bank loans to Argentina; British public opinion against such aid

PM Cameron is being urged by MPs to prevent any more money being sent to Argentina before a final decision on the latest loan is made next month

The United Kingdom contributions mostly through World Bank loans and aid to Argentina have again been questioned in Britain with demands on Prime Minister David Cameron to block British taxpayers cash going to the country which has 'precarious finances' and a long standing demand over the Falkland Islands sovereignty.

Monday, November 17th 2014 - 06:01 UTC

Thousands march in Buenos Aires marathon in support for Falklands' dialogue

“#YoCorroPorMalvinas was a success! More than 10 thousand people came out today to say Yes to a dialogue for the Malvinas” said the Argentine government

Thousands of people participated Sunday in a race organized by Argentina's government to press for a dialogue with Britain over the Falkland Islands, officials said.“#YoCorroPorMalvinas was a success! More than 10 thousand people came out today to say Yes to a dialogue for the Malvinas,” Malvinas Islands Affairs Secretary Daniel Filmus said in a Twitter post.

Saturday, November 15th 2014 - 05:24 UTC

Falklands' naval exercises: “regular routine training”, says Ministry of Defense

HMS Iron Duke gun fire exercise in the Falklands took place some weeks ago in October and was “part of a routine training schedule planned long in advance”.

UK described recent combined military exercises in and around the Falkland Islands as part of regular routine training. The statement follows on Thursday's strong Argentine protest, (which claims sovereignty over the (Malvinas) Islands), and called the military exercises a “new provocation”.

Saturday, November 15th 2014 - 01:13 UTC

Parlasur dialogue with Kelpers: a great opportunity lost

“Taking into account the interests of the Islands population”, many of whose ancestors have been living there since the 1850s, is basic for any resolution.

By Jaime Trobo (*) - Parlasur, acronym for Mercosur Parliament, decided to approve a declaration relative to the Malvinas Islands situation, and more specifically on the sovereignty conflict between the Argentine Republic and Great Britain, which has been ongoing for over 180 years with no reasonable accord.

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