Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Wednesday, July 23rd 2014 - 06:30 UTC

Falklands' HMS Illustrious back in Portsmouth for the final time; HMS Ocean to replace her

The ship, carrying its 700-strong crew, gave a gun salute as it arrived at Portsmouth Harbor and military aircraft performed a fly-past (Pic PA)

The Royal Navy's helicopter carrier and Falklands' conflict veteran HMS Illustrious has returned to Portsmouth for the final time. Crowds lined the port to welcome the warship, which will retire after 32 years of service. The carrier, which clocked up 898,893 miles on operations, will be replaced by HMS Ocean, which has just received a £65m refit.

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 - 21:10 UTC

“We are Falklands” photo exhibition opened in The Mall Galleries in London

Falkland Islands government representative in London Sukey Cameron during the opening of the exhibition

“We Are Falklands” an exhibition collecting works from Falkland Islanders and amateur photographers opened on Monday to the general public at The Mall Galleries in central London.

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 - 19:54 UTC

Falklands' largest ever squad competing at Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Badminton squad: Sonia Arkhipkina, Laura Minto, coach Rebecca Pantaney, Doug Clark, physio Nat Hill, Chris Eynon, Anna Luxton, Dominic Jaffray, Louise Williams, Ross Stewart and Michael Brownlee

Commonwealth Games take off in Glasgow, Scotland on Wednesday with the Falklands squad the largest the Islands have ever sent to the Games. Falklands will be competing in Badminton, Lawn Bowls and Shooting. The Games are estimated to have a global audience of 1.5 billion during the lavish opening ceremony.

Monday, July 21st 2014 - 06:31 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas: strong support from China in joint declaration with Argentina

Xi Jinping and last week Putin stated their support for Argentina's Falklands claim and resumption of dialogue

Daniel Filmus head of the Argentine Foreign ministry office on Issues related to the Question of Malvinas, underlined the support from China to Argentina' sovereignty claim over the disputed Islands, which was “clearly expressed” in a joint declaration signed by Presidents Cristina Fernandez and Xi Jinping, currently on a visit to several Latin American countries.

Friday, July 18th 2014 - 09:39 UTC

BOT leaders, including Falklands, meet in Cayman Islands ahead of London's December council

Gibraltar's Picardo is president of the UK Overseas Territories Association.

Several leaders from British Overseas Territories, BOT, including Falkland Islands, are meeting in Cayman Islands to discuss the agenda of the Joint Ministerial Council to be held in December in London.

Friday, July 18th 2014 - 08:53 UTC

Falklands enters oil production stage: contract awarded for designing tension leg platform

Prototype of TLP with over 30,000 tons of topsides for the 450-metres Sea Lion deep offshore location

International engineering and project management company, AMEC, will be the company responsible for designing Premier Oil’s tension leg platform (TLP) for the Sea Lion Development in the North Falklands Basin, 200 kilometers to the north of the Falkland Islands.

Friday, July 18th 2014 - 07:21 UTC

Falklands' de-mining plans for next two seasons funded by FCO

Experts helping to clear some of the minefields close to Stanley, planted by the Argentines

The Falkland Islands will be seeing further de-mining over the next two summer seasons funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) that will also carry out a tender process for the works, according to a report from Penguin News.

Wednesday, July 16th 2014 - 07:42 UTC

Malvinas: Argentine senator proposes shared sovereignty with Latam for 30 years

“We’re not going to get the Malvinas back with an annual claim presentation”, before C24 said Senator Cabral Arrechea

An Argentine Senator has stated that the solution to the Falklands/Malvinas dispute is a period of shared sovereignty, with Latin American support and guarantees, before the Islands are finally handed over to Argentina.

Monday, July 14th 2014 - 05:39 UTC

Falklands: Putin calls on UK to sit and talk with Argentina to resolve the dispute

The Russian president on a Latin American tour spent one day in Argentina where several agreements were signed

Russia's president Vladimir Putin has got involved in the Falkland Islands row, urging Britain it must sit down with Argentina for fresh talks to resolve the dispute, as indicated by the United Nations.

Friday, July 11th 2014 - 22:28 UTC

Falklands: Premier looking for a partner to develop the 5bn Sea Lion project

 “It’s a too-big project for Premier to take on its own and we don't want to become a pure Falklands company in five years' time” said CEO Durrant

Premier Oil Plc newly appointed Chief Executive Officer Tony Durrant said that one of his priorities is to find a partner to share the 5bn dollar investment to develop the Sea Lion project off the Falkland Islands, because it does not want to become a 'pure Falkland Islands company in five years time'.

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