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Montevideo, March 18th 2018 - 02:20 UTC

Falkland Islands

  • Saturday, March 17th 2018 - 06:19 UTC

    Falklands: Argentine professor visits Stanley and offers proposal to “end the dispute”

    According to Mr Kohen 20 point proposal, residents would be given dual Argentine/British nationality.

    Argentine Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies of Geneva, Marcelo Kohen, has studied disputes and resolutions in different parts of the world. Last Monday Kohen was in the Falkland Islands and at a public meeting in Stanley, he presented a proposal to put “an end to the dispute”.

  • Friday, March 16th 2018 - 03:11 UTC

    Falklands plans fishing talks with Argentina after more than a decade

     Barton: “Dialogue with Argentina on the conservation of shared marine resources has the potential to allow for better management of shared fish stocks”

    Exchanges of information between the Falkland Islands and Argentina about fish and squid stocks could begin again before the middle of this year, if all parties are in agreement. Director of Natural Resources John Barton said: “Dialogue with Argentina on the conservation of shared marine resources has the potential to allow for better management of shared fish stocks and improve sustainability of such stocks.”

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  • Thursday, March 15th 2018 - 09:29 UTC

    Falkland Islands updating the Electoral Register

    Falkland Islanders like to vote and turnout is very significant

    The Falkland Islands Registration Officer is carrying out a yearly canvass with the purpose of updating the Electoral Register. Accordingly this Thursday, 15 March, all households in the Islands should receive a form V “request for information from householders” in the post.

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  • Thursday, March 15th 2018 - 06:51 UTC

    UK, Argentina and Falklands closer to agreeing on fisheries cooperation

    Falklands Director of Natural Resources underlined the significance of dialogue to implement conservation of marine resources

    The United Kingdom, Argentina and the Falkland Islands are closer to agreeing on South Atlantic fisheries improved cooperation, for the conservation of shared resources as once existed with regular joint scientific cruises.

  • Tuesday, March 13th 2018 - 20:44 UTC

    Falkland Islanders mark Commonwealth Day with a range of events

    Mike Betts (second from left) with the other UK Overseas Territory Representatives outside Westminster Abbey yesterday for the Commonwealth Service.

    On six continents around the globe, the currently 53 countries of the Commonwealth marked Commonwealth Day earlier in the week. The day included messages to the Commonwealth from Her Majesty the Queen as well as the UK Prime Minister, both of which have been covered by MercoPress. However, the Falkland Islands also reaffirmed its ties to the Commonwealth over recent days both within the Islands and elsewhere in the world.

  • Tuesday, March 13th 2018 - 06:31 UTC

    Queen Elizabeth celebrates “diversity” in Commonwealth Day message

    London hosted a gathering of leaders from the 53 member nations, with the Queen's Commonwealth Day message featuring in a service at Westminster Abbey.

    Queen Elizabeth II has praised the “Commonwealth connection” that allows people from different nations to bond and celebrate “diversity”, in her Commonwealth Day message. London on Monday hosted a gathering of leaders from the 53 member nations, with the Queen's Commonwealth Day message featuring in a service at Westminster Abbey.

  • Monday, March 12th 2018 - 16:34 UTC

    Falkland Islands: It's Time for Adventure!

    The Falkland of the last great wilderness destinations on the planet, where your trip becomes an adventure. Four wheel drives are our mode of transport, and our little planes will take you to islands abundant with penguins, albatrosses and petrels that are there for you alone to discover and enjoy.

  • Monday, March 12th 2018 - 09:20 UTC

    Argentine embassy honors identification effort at Falklands' Darwin cemetery

    Ambassador Sersale di Cerisamo during the event at the Argentine embassy

    The former lead singer of Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, Malvinas veteran Julio Aro, British ex Colonel Geoffrey Cardozo and Argentine journalist Gaby Cociffi were honored last Friday with “Two Roses for Peace” at the Argentine embassy residence in London in a ceremony hosted by ambassador Carlo Sersale Di Cerisano.

  • Friday, March 9th 2018 - 04:49 UTC

    Falklands' fishing victims of UK Brexit deal, claims Fortuna

    Longliner Rambla, which flies the Uruguayan flag, is owned by a Uruguayan-based company Riljer in which Fortuna Ltd has a major interest.

    “The UK has sold out Falklands fishing for a Brexit era deal,” fishing company Fortuna Ltd Director James Wallace told Penguin News this week. He was replying to much general speculation as to why a Falkland Islands company with a long history of participation in the South Georgia toothfish fishery was refused licenses this season.

  • Friday, March 9th 2018 - 04:38 UTC

    Plan B for RRS James Clark Ross mission to Antarctica Larsen C Ice Shelf

    A team of scientists led by BAS, are travelling on RRS James Clark Ross, but sea ice, 4-5 meters thick, forced the captain to make the decision not to continue

    Heavy sea ice conditions have thwarted a science mission from reaching the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica from which a large iceberg broke off in July 2017. A team of scientists, led by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), are travelling on board the RRS James Clark Ross. Sea ice, up to 4-5 meters thick, has made progress for the ship very slow and on 28 February) the ship’s captain made the difficult decision not to continue.