Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Thursday, July 21st 2016 - 08:17 UTC

Falklands: Le Boréal 2015 engine-room fire ignited by clogged fuel filter, says report

The report says the fire in Le Boréal was due to a clogged fuel filter element, which was disassembled under pressure by a crewmember and thus started leaking fuel.

French maritime authorities have released the engine room fire incident report of cruise Le Boreal on 17 November 2015, which forced the air evacuation of some 90 passengers and crew to the Falkland Islands, while the rest were transferred to her sister ship L'Áustral. According to the report the fire was due to a clogged fuel filter element, which was disassembled under pressure by a crewmember and thus started leaking fuel.

Thursday, July 21st 2016 - 07:12 UTC

UK pledges a consultative process on Brexit between London and BOTs

BOT leaders meeting in Turks and Caicos: MLA Roger Edwards and Gibraltar's CM Fabian Picardo, second and third from the left

Leaders from the British Overseas Territories meeting in the Turks and Caicos Islands, TCI, this week heard that the UK will not forget them once it begins its negotiations to exit the European Union, according to the Caribbean media.

Wednesday, July 20th 2016 - 06:29 UTC

Falkland Islands Government appoints Canadian Head of Policy

Ms Simovic said she, “is excited to be starting a new chapter in the Falkland Islands and honoured to have the opportunity to serve the community.”

Diane Simsovic has been announced as the new Head of Policy for the Falkland Islands Government. Simsovic is Canadian and has more than 35 years’ experience in the private and public sectors, with a background working at municipal, provincial and federal levels of Government, primarily focussing on economic development and growth. Ms Simsovic has also previously worked in environmental engineering and management consultancy.

Wednesday, July 20th 2016 - 05:25 UTC

Falklands must be involved in a tripartite dialogue, if Argentina's new policy is to be positive

“If you are willing to integrate the point of view of Falklanders, if they are part of any discussions relative to their lives and future, then this is positive”, said Picardo.

Argentina's collaboration strategy towards the UK and the Falkland Islands, if it means integrating the Islanders in any discussions relative to their lives and future, which is only of their concern, “this is positive”, according to Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo, interviewed by Argentina's official news agency Telam.

Tuesday, July 19th 2016 - 05:11 UTC

Falklands attending OTs and UK ministerial meeting in Turks and Caicos: Brexit in the agenda

MLA Roger Edwards is representing the Falklands at the  Pre-Joint Ministerial conference in the Caribbean Turks and Caicos islands.

Economic, social, health and environmental issues, as well as the relationship between Overseas Territories (OT`s) and the United Kingdom, will be discussed at the upcoming Pre-Joint Ministerial conference to be held in the Caribbean Turks and Caicos islands. The Falkland Islands will be represented by MLA Roger Edwards and Gibraltar by Chief Minister Fabian Picardo.

Friday, July 15th 2016 - 04:13 UTC

“We'll be back with Cristina and we'll return to Malvinas”, pledges Maradona in Ushuaia

 The former Argentine captain and coach Maradona with Ushuaia mayor Vuoto and the “We'll return” poster

“We'll be back with Cristina, and we'll be back in Malvinas”, said Argentina's world football ex-star Diego Armando Maradona before leaving Ushuaia, in Tierra del Fuego where he spent mini vacations.

Friday, July 15th 2016 - 03:37 UTC

'Falklands' future promising'', according to Latin American independent report

The study entitled “The Falkland Islands: A Perspective from Latin America” analyzes the economics, politics and the rule of law in the Falklands.

”The future of the Falkland Islands looks promising”, according to an independent investigation made by Eduardo Calderon, Daniel Haering and Andres Marroquin from the University Francisco Marroquin (UFM) and unveiled in Guatemala.

Friday, July 15th 2016 - 03:01 UTC

'Suspend Falkland/Malvinas sovereignty claim until 2033', when hopefully Argentina becomes attractive

“The multilateral path no longer yields a result”, insisted Caputo. In 2033 with whoever is UK Prime minister, we should call for a review of the situation”

Argentina's former foreign minister Dante Caputo has proposed suspending the sovereignty claim over the Falkland/Malvinas Islands until 2033, when the 200th anniversary of the “British occupation” because according to his own words, “the multilateral path no longer yields a result”. And he emphasized, “they will come when the country becomes attractive for the Argentines”.

Monday, July 11th 2016 - 10:20 UTC

Spontaneous ovation and acknowledgement for Malvinas veterans during Bicentenary celebrations

As veterans approached the box with authorities, thousands that had turned out for the event started to applaud them, as the crowd shouted “Argentina, Argentina”

Malvinas veterans received a huge ovation and applause when they marched in Buenos Aires closing the main parade that concluded two days of festivities and speeches across Argentina to celebrate the bicentennial of the country's declaration of independence on 9 July 1816.

Monday, July 11th 2016 - 07:19 UTC

Second Chinook helicopter back in the Falklands from Afghanistan

Prior to 2006 the United Kingdom had a pair of Chinooks permanently detached to the Falkland Islands

The United Kingdom has returned to the Falkland Islands one of the two Boeing Chinook heavy-lift helicopters that were withdrawn in 2006 for operational service in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) told IHS Jane's on 4 July.

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