Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Friday, April 29th 2016 - 06:27 UTC

''Vote Leave'' Chair says leaving the EU will not affect UK protection of Overseas Territories

“Our overseas territories deserve our protection and they will continue to get it,” Ms Stuart said according to the transcript of the Foreign Affairs Committee

Withdrawal from the European Union will not affect the protection the UK provides for its overseas territories, the chair of Vote Leave, Gisela Stuart, has told MPs in the House of Commons.

Wednesday, April 27th 2016 - 10:08 UTC

Worlds' largest Seafood Expo opens in Brussels; Falklands attending

 ”Seafood Expo Global reinforces its position as the industry world’s largest marketplace and meeting place,” says Liz Plizga from Diversified Group

Seafood Expo Global and Seafood Processing Global opened doors on Monday to thousands of seafood professionals from all around the world seeking to grow their businesses in the global market. The exposition, which takes place at the Brussels Expo, Belgium, from 26-28 April, is the world’s largest trade fair for the seafood industry.

Tuesday, April 26th 2016 - 08:28 UTC

Brexit impact on Falklands could be ''catastrophic” for the economy and might encourage Argentina

“The provisions of the Treaty of Rome, and its successor Treaties, provides HMG/FIG with considerable certainty and support from EU Member States”

If Britain finally leaves the European Union it might encourage Argentina to be more aggressive, according to Sukey Cameron, Falkland Islands government representative in London interviewed by The Telegraph political correspondent Ben Riley-Smith.

Tuesday, April 26th 2016 - 08:04 UTC

Falklands renews VMS capability contract for tracking over 150 vessels

The South Atlantic is famous for the most hostile waters in the world, yet it has some of the richest fishing grounds to be found anywhere.

Big OceanData has been awarded a contract to provide the Government of the Falkland Islands with its vessel monitoring system (VMS) capability for another five years. For the first time the system will include AIS data, which will be integrated with existing Inmarsat tracking data from the fishing vessels.

Tuesday, April 26th 2016 - 07:51 UTC

Penguin Day, April 25; Falklands one of the great penguin capitals

The majestic King penguins at Volunteer Point

April 25 is one of two days dedicated to the adorable, waddling birds. April 25 is World Penguin Day while January 20th is Penguin Awareness Day.In addition to two penguin days, there are believed to be 17 penguin species, ranging from the Little Blue Penguin to the mighty Emperor Penguin. And several of these are threatened by climate change.

Monday, April 25th 2016 - 06:17 UTC

Falklands' future leaders at the Commonwealth Youth Parliament in Canada

CYP is a chance for young people from across the Commonwealth to come together, share their knowledge and experience, and to learn about Parliaments

The Falkland Islands Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) would like to invite expressions of interest in representing the Islands at the Commonwealth Youth Parliament, CYP, 2016, to be held in Canada next November.

Thursday, April 21st 2016 - 10:41 UTC

UK private helicopter company begins Falklands' around the clock air operations

Two new AW-189 helicopters customized by Finmeccanica were sourced to meet the requirements set out by the UK Ministry of Defense for S&R operations

British International Helicopters (BIH) has begun flight operations in the Falkland Islands, working alongside Britain’s military forces in the region to provide a range of vital air support services. Following the award of a ten-year, £180 million contract last year, Britain’s largest UK-owned helicopter operator will undertake a range of assignments including around the clock, all-weather search and rescue, helicopter emergency services, rescue hoist operations, and passenger and cargo transfers.

Thursday, April 21st 2016 - 05:11 UTC

Chile downplays Argentina's continental shelf extension which included Falklands and Antarctic territory

“What UN is saying is that there are 200 miles from the Argentine coast limit and they also include Malvinas, which obviously are British territory” said Retamales

A strong controversy is expected following statements from Chilean officials who downplayed the significance of the recent UN continental shelf maritime extension referred to Argentina and which included the Falklands, South Atlantic Islands and Antarctica territory.

Wednesday, April 20th 2016 - 04:05 UTC

Falklands will join a world chain of beacons on Thursday celebrating Queen's 90th birthday

The Beacon Project is an important part of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations, and Her Majesty will light the Principle Beacon in the UK

The Falkland Islands will join on Thursday the timely British tradition of celebrating royal occasions lighting beacons throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday on 21st April, announced the Falklands' government.

Tuesday, April 19th 2016 - 00:31 UTC

Falklands reports poor catches of squid; reimbursement of licenses to be considered in June

John Barton said Falklands Illex catches just crawled over the 2,000 tons total catch mark compared to 170,000 tons at this time last year, Penguin News reported.

Falkland Islands authorities have confirmed that Illex squid capture has been particularly low this fishing season, a situation that could lead the Islands government to reimburse part of the license fees paid to catch cephalopods.

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