Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Tuesday, April 15th 2014 - 06:27 UTC

Falklands' war: John Paul II feared Argentine defeat could lead to a left-wing pro-Soviet regime

John Paul II, first reigning Pope to visit the UK meets PM Margaret Thatcher when the war was on

The Daily Express Sunday's edition reveals in an exclusive piece by Marco Giannangeli, based on uncovered documents that Pope John Paul II tried to convince Margaret Thatcher to abandon the Falkland Islands at the height of the 1982 war with Argentina, fearing a collapse of the military regime could lead to a left-sing government, under influence of the Soviet Union.

Monday, April 14th 2014 - 11:41 UTC

Falklands' parade 21 April to celebrate HM Queen's birthday

Falklands' Defense Force marching in Stanley

The Falkland Islands will be celebrating the birthday of Her Majesty the Queen Victory Green in Stanley on Monday 21st April 2014. The parade will form up at Victory Green at 10.15 hours and the Acting Governor John Duncan will arrive at 10.30 hours.

Saturday, April 12th 2014 - 08:45 UTC

Oil race fuels new Falklands chapter

”The war completely changed the Falklands from an economic perspective,” said Mike Summers

The following article from the Sydney Morning Herald was written by Chris Zappone, who recently visited the Falkland Islands as a guest of the local government and the Foreign Office.The Falkland Islands are not an easy place to reach. Flights come only weekly. Cruise ships making the trip brave frigid seas, freezing nights and recently, harassment from Argentine dockworkers.

Saturday, April 12th 2014 - 08:21 UTC

Atlantic patrol HMS Portland busy in Angola and South Africa

Table Mountain provides an impressive background to HMS Portland’s berth on the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

The Plymouth based frigate, HMS Portland currently deployed on South Atlantic tasking reached this week South Africa's Cape Town where she was involved in promoting Britain and in charity activities. Previously she made a short stop in the Angolan capital, Luanda to highlight UK’s relationship with Angola and provide training to Angolan Navy personnel.

Wednesday, April 9th 2014 - 07:03 UTC

Algeciras mayor highlights 'English occupation' of Gibraltar and the Falklands

Landaluce participated of a twinning ceremony at the city of Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego during the 32nd anniversary of the Falklands war

The mayor of the Spanish town of Algeciras, Jose Ignacio Landaluce flew back this weekend from Argentina, where he had attended a twinning ceremony with Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego that sought to highlight the ‘English occupation’ of Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands.

Tuesday, April 8th 2014 - 22:05 UTC

Falklands fiscal regime and stability remain attractive for oil and gas industry

Wells to the north of the Islands cost around 50 million dollars to drill and those to the south and east can cost upwards of 100 million

With the Falkland Islands' upstream oil and gas industry still in its infancy, the country's attractive fiscal regime, which boasts a low government take, is expected to remain stable through the short and medium term, says a new report from research and consulting firm GlobalData.

Saturday, April 5th 2014 - 05:40 UTC

Twitter uproar: Cristina Fernandez account blocked to Falkland Islanders

The self blocked Cristina Fernandez twitter account

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez caused an uproar on Friday in the Twitter social network when she blocked access to the Falkland Islanders who mocked her statements about the presence of nuclear weapons at NATO' largest base in the South Atlantic, precisely in the Falkland Islands.

Saturday, April 5th 2014 - 03:00 UTC

Argentina thanks Papua New Guinea for its support in the Malvinas claim

Deputy minister Zuaín spent several days in Papua New Guinea, the first official visit in 38 years

Argentina's deputy foreign minister Eduardo Zuaín made an official visit to Papua New Guinea to establish closer political, cooperation and trade links and to thank the local government for their standing support for Argentina's Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty dispute at the UN Special Committee on Decolonization.

Saturday, April 5th 2014 - 02:51 UTC

Diego García and Falklands in the same 'claim basket', anticipates Chagos leader

Olivier Bancoult, president of the Chagos Refugees Group; an estimated 3.000 Chagos Islanders live mainly in UK and Mauritius

The leader of thousands of displaced Chagos islanders fighting Britain for a return to their Indian Ocean archipelago (Diego García) has said they will wage a joint diplomatic battle alongside Argentina as it seeks sovereignty over the Falklands, according to a report from The Telegraph credited to Hannah Strange.

Friday, April 4th 2014 - 02:41 UTC

“Falklands nuclear missiles turned out to be penguins”

King Penguins ('nuclear missiles') in a beach near their rookery

Falkland Islanders replied with a picture of King penguins to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez claims that the Falklands had become NATO's largest base in the South Atlantic and was equipped with missiles that could reach any of the region's countries, and also had “nuclear weapons”.

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