Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Thursday, July 30th 2015 - 22:31 UTC

UK Overseas Territories agree on a 'unified front' for December's JMC in London

The participants of the meeting in Hamilton pose for the 'family picture' at the end of discussions

Leaders of several British Overseas Territories meeting in Bermuda released a joint statement following a Pre-Joint Ministerial Council two-day meeting held last week in Hamilton. The goal of the international gathering was to discuss matters of common interest in order to present a unified front next December at the JMC in London.

Tuesday, July 28th 2015 - 06:27 UTC

Falkland Islanders under Argentina 'will elect their own members to Congress and enjoy oil benefits'

“Argentina will recover sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands some day, and in the meantime we will continue with dialogue and claims” said Castro

'Some day' Argentina will recover sovereignty over the Malvinas and in no way will the Falkland Islanders or their culture, traditions or language be discriminated, and furthermore they will be able to elect their members to congress, governor and fully enjoy the benefits of oil production.

Monday, July 27th 2015 - 06:08 UTC

Malvinas' past statements, open new flank for Buenos Aires mayor Macri

“Not long ago Macri anticipated that the Malvinas Islands would represent a significant deficit for Argentina” recalled ambassador Castro

”It is dangerous to forget what (Mauricio) Macri said about the Malvinas, that they would represent a deficit for Argentina”, Alicia Castro, Argentine ambassador in the UK was quoted by the Buenos Aires media, following on statements from the Argentine capital's mayor and presidential hopeful in reference to the Falklands Islands.

Saturday, July 25th 2015 - 00:33 UTC

Falklands' trawlers under investigation for alleged misreported catches

Fishing companies applied for the release of the vessels which had been called in by the Director of Fisheries John Barton for investigation in late June

Three Falkland Islands fishing vessels' owner/operators were ordered by the Supreme Court to pay £200.000 security bonds to return to sea while investigations are ongoing on potential anomalies on their catches and species reports. The value of the vessels range between one and 3.5 million pounds.

Friday, July 24th 2015 - 09:02 UTC

Bermuda Premier calls on British Overseas Territories for a 'united front'

The meetings are intended as a planning session to discuss issues affecting the BOTs in advance of a Joint Ministerial Conference scheduled for November (Pic Bernews)

Bermuda Premier Michael Dunkley called for the British Overseas Territories (BOTs) to present a united front in key areas and for the leaders to work together to best represent the people of the region. Premier Dunkley opened on Thursday the Pre-Joint ministerial council which convened leaders from several BOTs including the Falklands MLA Roger Edwards, as reported by the island's Royal Gazette.

Friday, July 24th 2015 - 06:01 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas: Argentina asks why UK is not punished for not complying with UN

“Why some countries are punished if they don't accept UN resolutions, while others that are founding members” can look aside and not comply asked Filmus

Argentine diplomats questioned in Montevideo why the United Kingdom is not punished for its denial to comply with the UN General Assembly Resolution from 1965 which calls on Argentina and the UK to sit and dialogue on the Falklands/Malvinas dispute. They also denied any attempts from Argentina to suffocate the Falklands economy or hydrocarbons industry.

Thursday, July 23rd 2015 - 05:41 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas special session at Aladi's offices in Montevideo

Aladi founded in 1980, includes Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela and Uruguay.

The Latin American Integration Association, Aladi, with main offices in Montevideo, will be holding on Thursday an extraordinary meeting on the Falklands/Malvinas Islands question in the framework of the recent Day of Affirmation of Argentine rights over the South Atlantic Islands (June 10), and the fiftieth anniversary of UN Assembly Resolution 2065, which called on Argentina and UK to dialogue and find a solution to the dispute.

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015 - 01:07 UTC

“Another example of efforts to damage the Falklands' economy”

“Argentina in 2005 unilaterally withdrew from that agreement to the detriment of both Falklands and Argentine fisheries”, claimed MLA Rendell.

The Falkland Islands government reacted strongly to statements by the Argentine official in charge of Malvinas affairs who claimed that “the theft of squid and other valuable fish stocks” in the South Atlantic, was the reason behind the success of the Islands' economy, according to a report from the Express.co.uk.

Tuesday, July 21st 2015 - 05:00 UTC

Falklands attends Bermuda pre-meeting of BOT's Joint Ministerial Council

The Falkland Islands will be represented at the July 22/24 meeting by Roger Edwards, Member of the Legislative Assembly.

Leaders of British Overseas Territories will gather in Bermuda this week ahead of the Joint Ministerial Council. It’s the second time Bermuda has hosted the precursor of the JMC that will be held in London later in the year, reports the Royal Gazette. The Falkland Islands will be represented by Roger Edwards, Member of the Legislative Assembly.

Tuesday, July 21st 2015 - 04:28 UTC

Falklands' oil industry: Mercosur special declaration in support of Argentina's Malvinas dispute

“Aware of the presence of a semi-submersible rig in the Argentine continental shelf involved in hydrocarbons exploration activities non authorized by Argentina...”

The latest Mercosur summit, held last week in Brazil included a special statement, --besides the main regular declaration with 69 articles--, blasting the UK for violating international law and Argentine domestic law over the exploration of hydrocarbons “in the Argentine continental shelf in proximity of the Malvinas Islands”.

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