Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Saturday, November 28th 2015 - 06:17 UTC

Falklands' right to self determination reaffirmed in UK's defense and security review

PM Cameron addressing Parliament announcing extra funds for defense equipment

The British government reaffirmed its support for the Falkland Islands and its right to self determination as part of the recently announced Strategic Defense and Security review 2015, which pledges an extra increase £12bn of spending on defense equipment - part of London's £178bn overall defense equipment and support budget during the next decade.

Saturday, November 28th 2015 - 05:32 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas link of future Argentine foreign minister

Susana Malcorra is also well known by Cristina Fernandez and they address each other in their first names

A Falklands/Malvinas link has emerged from the naming of Susana Malcorra as Argentine president-elect Mauricio Macri Foreign minister. According to reports in the Buenos Aires media, UN's Ban Ki-moon Secretary General cabinet chief is not the only outstanding Argentine national working for the UN in particularly sensitive issues such as Disarmament Affairs.

Friday, November 27th 2015 - 07:23 UTC

Falklands MLA hopes for ‘saner’ approach from new Argentine president

We hope that ”we may see a saner approach to life in the southern cone in general and relations between our two countries in particular” said MLA Short

Falkland Islands lawmakers have reacted with caution and expectation to the election of Mauricio Macri, ex Buenos Aires mayor, as Argentina's next president. He will succeed on 10 December Cristina Fernandez and twelve years of rough relations with Kirchnerism and constant intimidation.

Friday, November 27th 2015 - 06:10 UTC

Cameron and Macri agree to 'strengthen relations' and 'to pursue a path of open dialogue'

Cameron's office said the PM had called Macri to congratulate him, and also pledged support for Argentina's economic reform program

Britain's David Cameron and Argentina's president-elect Mauricio Macri agreed to “strengthen relations” and “to pursue a path of open dialogue” between their countries after a phone call Thursday, Downing Street said.

Thursday, November 26th 2015 - 07:57 UTC

Falklands will attend Overseas Territories ministerial meeting in London

MLA Rogers and Sukey Cameron, MBE, head of FIGO will be heading the Falklands delegation at the JMC

Representatives from the Falkland Islands will be attending the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council 2015, JMC, in London on the 1-2 December. The fourth meeting of the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) will be held at Lancaster House and will be hosted by FCO Minister for the Overseas Territories James Duddridge MP.

Wednesday, November 25th 2015 - 07:50 UTC

Falklands' oil industry deal: Rockhopper will take over FOGL for £57.1m

On Monday the two companies announced the start of drilling on a well in the Falklands: operator Premier Oil had spudded the 14/20-2 Isobel 2 well

Falkland Islands oil & gas explorer Rockhopper Exploration is launching a £57.1mln takeover of rival Falkland Oil & Gas. Rockhopper and FOGL have agreed a recommended all-share merger resulting in Rockhopper holding 65% of the enlarged group and FOGL owning the rest.

Wednesday, November 25th 2015 - 00:02 UTC

Falklands' oil industry re-spuds Isobel Deep reservoir

The well is located on licence PL004a, in which FOGL has a 40% working interest, and lies approx 4 km away from the 14/20-1 Isobel Deep oil discovery

Falkland Oil and Gas Limited, FOGL, one of several international companies involved in the Falklands' oil industry, announced on Monday that the 14/20 Isobel 2 well was spudded by Premier Oil as operator on Saturday, 21 November.

Tuesday, November 24th 2015 - 11:47 UTC

Argentine election: the Kirchners' Falklands policy has backfired spectacularly

 In December 2011, the other Mercosur countries agreed, at her urging, to close their ports of ships flying the Falkland Islands flag.

By Dr Alasdair Pinkerton - For the first time in 12 years, the new occupant of the Casa Rosada, the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, will no longer bear the surname Kirchner.

Monday, November 23rd 2015 - 07:58 UTC

Falklands' welcome message to Macri: “be smart, work with us, not against”

Falkland Islanders also participated in Sunday's elections in Argentina by sending congratulation messages to president-elect Mauricio Macri while celebrating the fact that president Cristina Fernandez time comes to an end.

Saturday, November 21st 2015 - 07:20 UTC

Le Boreal cruise passengers will be leaving Falklands over the weekend

Compagnie du Ponant announced arrangements for two charter flights to the Falklands in order for the crew and passengers to return home.

The Falkland Islands Government confirmed on Friday that travel arrangements are now in place for the crew and passengers who were evacuated from the stranded cruise Le Boreal on Wednesday 18th November, to return home. Two flights have been coordinated, one departing Saturday and the following on Sunday.


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