Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Saturday, October 1st 2016 - 02:55 UTC

Malcorra summoned to Senate to explain Falklands' clauses in the joint statement

Malcorra's summons was first requested by opposition Senators loyal to ex president Cristina Fernandez following the release of the joint statement

Foreign minister Susana Malcorra is scheduled to attend the Argentine Senate next Wednesday morning to expand on the recent Argentina/UK joint statement, particularly the South Atlantic chapter which deals with the Falkland Islands and alleged softening of the Argentine sovereignty claim.

Friday, September 30th 2016 - 08:09 UTC

RRS James Clark Ross sails to Falklands collecting Mid-Atlantic Ridge data

As the ship slowly navigates its way following the contour of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, data is being continually collected

British Antarctic Survey ship, the RRS James Clark Ross, set sail on its long voyage from Immingham in the UK to Stanley in the Falkland Islands last 20 September. The ship, which carries out important scientific research in the Southern Ocean during the Antarctic summer months, is conducting survey work as it makes its passage south.

Friday, September 30th 2016 - 07:54 UTC

Falklands would claim 9% oil royalty per barrel plus 26% profit corporation tax

MLA Edwards explained that Premier, as current operator of the Sea Lion field, had indicated that their current projected breakeven price was US$ 45 per barrel.

The Falkland Islands government would claim 9% royalty on one barrel of oil, plus 26% corporation tax on profit, confirmed Member of Legislative Assembly Roger Edwards this week.

Thursday, September 29th 2016 - 19:40 UTC

A Falklands' annual event: Chilean Independence Day celebrations

MLA Gavin Short has said that FIG is most pleased and satisfied with our Chilean clinics contacts and the health services we receive in Chile are excellent”.

Chilean Independence Day celebrations were again held in the Falkland Islands this year, with the main event being hosted at Government House in Stanley, demonstrating the strong relationship that has formed between Chile and the Falklands in recent decades.

Thursday, September 29th 2016 - 10:31 UTC

Falklands' sovereignty talks, end objective of non binding joint statement, Argentine congress is told

Foradori said a joint statement is a non binding roadmap and in the event of any agreements with the UK they will merit full and active participation of Congress

The 13th September joint statement between Argentina and the UK is a new bilateral convergence of common interests and the possibility, in the framework of a new dialogue and cooperation, of sovereignty discussions resumption on the Malvinas, South Georgia, South Sandwich islands and adjoining maritime spaces question, Argentine Deputy foreign minister Carlos Foradori told the Lower House Foreign Affairs committee during a summons on Wednesday.

Thursday, September 29th 2016 - 09:07 UTC

Sunday deadline for Falklands' competition open to university students

 Why would I like to meet my neighbors from the Falkland Islands?”

This Sunday, October 2nd, ends the deadline to participate in the regional competition sponsored by the Falkland Islands government and the UK embassies in Uruguay, Brazil and Chile addressing the issue, “Why would I like to meet my neighbors from the Falkland Islands?” The competition is open to university students from the three countries and the prize is a weeklong trip to the Falkland Islands with all expenses paid.

Tuesday, September 27th 2016 - 07:41 UTC

Following Colombia, “Malvinas, one of three issues pending solution in Latin America”

Malvinas must be solved because colonial times are long over and they must return to Argentina and Latin America, said president Evo Morales

Following the peace agreement signed in Colombia, only three main issues remain pending in the Americas, devolution of Guantanamo to Cuba, the Falklands/Malvinas dispute and a sea outlet for Bolivia, according to Bolivian president Evo Morales who hailed the deal rubricated on Monday in Cartagena before world leaders.

Tuesday, September 27th 2016 - 06:23 UTC

Falklands'government stall at Labour conference in Liverpool

Ms Sukey Cameron MBE managing the Falklands' stall

The Falkland Islands are making the round of British political parties conferences, and in a big way. It has been the Islands’ policy to attend these conferences to put their views across and to keep in touch with the political system and UK public opinion, their most effective support to ensure Falklands' self determination.

Tuesday, September 27th 2016 - 06:15 UTC

Falklands issue gold and silver tribute coins on Queen Elizabeth II 90th birthday

 The coins are struck in gold and silver and are produced by the Pobjoy Mint on behalf of the Falklands government and treasury.

The Falkland Islands have issued a colorful tribute to the territory’s head of state, Queen Elizabeth II, on the occasion of her 90th birthday; she is the first monarch of the British Isles to achieve this milestone.

Thursday, September 22nd 2016 - 07:15 UTC

Macri downplays chat with May, “it was no formal meeting”, just “a nice gesture from the prime minister”

“You can't convert a chat of less than a minute in an official encounter”, Macri told the Argentine media and insisted it was “essential to lower the level of anxiety”

Argentine president Mauricio Macri on Wednesday downplayed the chat with PM Theresa May on Tuesday at the UN banquet in New York saying it was “no formal or official meeting”, but nevertheless underlined the “good predisposition” for dialogue which Argentina had lost during the last twelve years and anticipated that the Falklands/Malvinas Islands question “will demand many years”.

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