Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Monday, October 5th 2015 - 07:35 UTC

“Hands off, Tories will never sell out the Falklands”:Hammond's message to Cristina Fernandez

Hammond said the right to self-determination is being challenged not only in eastern Europe and the Middle East, but also in Gibraltar and South Atlantic.

UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has issued a firm hands-off warning to Argentina by insisting the government will “never sell out” the Falkland Islands. The Foreign Secretary insisted the “bullying and harassment” against the Islanders must stop, adding it is counter-productive and “shameful”.

Monday, October 5th 2015 - 07:24 UTC

Support for Falklands and self determination remains solid in Labour conference

Rosie Winterton MP visited the Falklands' stand to present the award. In the picture next to FIGO representative Sukey Cameron

Support for the Falkland Islands and its right to self-determination remains solid, despite the change of leadership in the Labour party, said Sukey Cameron Falkland Islands Government Office (FIGO) in London who is attending with, Islands' lawmakers the round of party conferences in the UK.

Monday, October 5th 2015 - 07:13 UTC

Falklands lawmakers meet Labour MPs and shadow ministers at Brighton conference

Shadow Secretary of State for Defense Maria Eagle at the Falklands stand next to Sukey Cameron, MLA Jan Cheek and MLA Roger Edwards

Busy days for Falklands lawmakers and the representative of the Islands' government office in London, FIGO, as they attend the round of British parties conference in England for political contacts and to commercially promote the Falklands.

Thursday, October 1st 2015 - 08:13 UTC

Falklands: Cameron calls on Caribbean islands to support Islands right to self determination

Cameron told the Jamaican parliament it was time to “stand up for the rights of small islands” to self-determination.

British Prime Minister David Cameron has urged Caribbean countries to stop giving support to Argentine sovereignty claims over the Falkland Islands He told the Jamaican parliament it was time to “stand up for the rights of small islands” to self-determination.

Thursday, October 1st 2015 - 08:06 UTC

Falkland Islands Association Honorary Secretary Colin Wright obituary

Colin Wright had a long interest in Antarctica and the Falklands and joined FIA in 2004

It is with great regret that we have to report the death of Colin Wright, Honorary Secretary of the Falkland Islands Association (FIA), on 30 September 2015. He will be sorely missed by his many colleagues and friends.

Thursday, October 1st 2015 - 05:19 UTC

Falklands: Argentina waiting for a reply to its project to identify remains buried at Darwin

Foreign minister Timerman met in the sidelines of the UN General Assembly with Peter Maurer, president of the Red Cross International Committee

Argentina is concerned that there has been no reply from the UK regarding its initiative and request to identify the remains of the Argentine combatants buried at the Darwin cemetery, or Argentine memorial, in the Falkland Islands, according to a release from the Argentine foreign ministry.

Wednesday, September 30th 2015 - 07:12 UTC

Falklands launches on-line shopping service for philatelic products

Besides a range of philatelic products relating from the Falkland Islands, the website also has products from South Georgia and British Antarctic Territories.

The Falkland Island Government and Falklands Post Service Ltd have announced the launch of our new on-line shopping service for philatelic products.

Wednesday, September 30th 2015 - 06:38 UTC

Plenty of Cristina's friends referred to the Malvinas claim at the UN

  “It's obvious that in a limited span of time the president can't address all issues and she had priorities”, pointed out Timerman

Although president Cristina Fernandez, to the surprise of many, did not mention a word about Argentina's claim over the Falkland Islands, particularly since this was her last address to the UN General Assembly, Minister Hector Timerman said that nobody could doubt the president's commitment to the Malvinas question, and there were plenty of mentions to the issue from allied countries.

Tuesday, September 29th 2015 - 06:19 UTC

Corbyn's Falklands 'negotiable' approach causes dissent among Labour

At a reception, Hilary Benn said: “I am the shadow foreign secretary… as far as I’m concerned, we believe in self determination for the Falkland Islands”. (Pic AP)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn statement that the Falkland Islands are 'negotiable', a position he has maintained since he was first elected to Parliament, not only triggered immediate reaction from veterans and Falkland Islanders when he was chosen earlier this month: in effect, senior members from the party, even those within his shadow cabinet openly express their disapproval of his views, according to UK media reports.

Tuesday, September 29th 2015 - 05:17 UTC

Cristina Fernandez points her guns to the US and 'vulture funds', but no word on the Falklands

In her last address, the president defined the AMIA case “as a spider's web of foreign interests, in which the weakest and smallest are trapped”.

Addressing the UN General Assembly, President Cristina Fernandez accused the United States of 'protecting' a former Argentine intelligence agent, blasted the speculative or 'vulture funds', gave details of the Iran-US-Argentina dealings and to everybody's surprise did not mention a word about the Falkland Islands sovereignty claim.


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