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Falkland Islands

  • Friday, September 21st 2018 - 09:03 UTC

    Falklands could allow floating hotels for oil industry workers

    The floating barge would be anchored in Stanley Harbor

    An outline planning application submitted to the Falkland Islands Government, FIG, is seeking approval in principle for the siting of a floating accommodation barge in Stanley Harbor.

  • Thursday, September 20th 2018 - 06:52 UTC

    Falklands Sea Lion development on track to begin offshore operations

    Rockhopper chairman David McManus said that with oil prices above US$75 per barrel “we are focusing efforts to allow project sanction to take place next year”

    Negotiations continue with service providers for the Premier Oil-operated Sea Lion development in the offshore North Falkland basin. According to partner Rockhopper Exploration, Phase 1 will develop around 220 MMbbl in license PL032 and a further 300 MMbbl from the license’s remaining resources under Phase 2.

  • Monday, September 17th 2018 - 08:37 UTC

    Falkland Islands Seven (and main) Wonders for Visitors: the spectacular wildlife

    King Penguins led the wonder list, having polled some 2.500 visitors from 30 different countries

    Perhaps fittingly the King Penguin was chosen as number one in the Falkland Islands Tourist Board’s (FITB) 7 Wonders of the Falklands survey. Over the last three months FITB has asked past and present visitors to the Islands, as well as residents, what they would consider to be their seven wonders.

  • Monday, September 17th 2018 - 08:07 UTC

    Falklands at UK key party conferences, six months ahead of Brexit

    The UK exit will have a still unknown impact on British Overseas Territories, and in particular for the Falkland Islands

    Falkland Islands Members of the Legislative Assembly Mark Pollard and Stacy Bragger are travelling to the UK to attend Labor and Conservative Party Conferences. This is a special year for British politics given the ongoing Brexit debate, and countdown to UK leaving the European Union on 29 March 2019.

  • Sunday, September 16th 2018 - 18:09 UTC

    Would you discover these 7 wonders of the Falklands?

    Lifetime experiences in the Falkland Islands!

    What do you imagine when you hear about isolated islands in the middle of the Ocean? That’s right, the Falkland Islands are full of unique landscapes, species and many other wonderful revelations. Especially if you love nature, wild life and adventure!

  • Monday, September 10th 2018 - 09:03 UTC

    Falklands increases retirement age from 64 to 65 in 2020

    The decision arose out of an actuarial review of the FIG Retirement Pension Fund (RPF) carried out in 2016, which found the fund to hold a £82m deficit

    The Falkland Islands Executive Council has approved changes to the Retirement Pensions Ordinance that will increase the retirement age from 64 to 65 in 2020. The changes reflect a policy initially approved by ExCo in 2013 and later by Budget Select Committee during the 2017/18 budget process. Those changes proposed an increase in the retirement age by a year every ten years as of 2020.

  • Friday, September 7th 2018 - 09:25 UTC

    Falklands' waters alleged incident denied by Argentine navy and foreign ministry

    Captain Enrique Balbi, spokesperson of the Argentine Navy

    The Argentine foreign ministry and Navy have denied any incident in the South Atlantic involving ARA Puerto Deseado, a naval hydrographic research vessel, which allegedly on September 2, came close to Falkland Islands waters, and was first reported by an Islands' site

  • Friday, September 7th 2018 - 08:50 UTC

    Falklands' beds for tourists has grown by 31% and is now 500

    Ms Stephanie Middleton (right) is currently at the Prado Show in Montevideo promoting the Falklands in Uruguay

    The number of rooms and beds available in the Falkland Islands has increased significantly over the last two seasons, both in Stanley and Camp, Stephanie Middleton, Executive Director of the Falkland Islands Tourist Board told the Penguin News.

  • Wednesday, September 5th 2018 - 07:55 UTC

    Falklands 2017/18 budget had an operating surplus of £38 million

    MLA Roger Spink says a great deal of effort has been taken to more accurately forecast the Falklands' income in the 2018/19 year

    The Falkland Islands Government operating surplus of £38 million for 2017/18 was driven primarily by favourable Corporation Tax receipts. The original budgeted deficit in my view led the former Legislative Assembly to be over cautious in their demands leading to unnecessary thrift in some areas, according to MLA Roger Spink, who is head of the Government Services Portfolio of the Assembly.

  • Tuesday, September 4th 2018 - 08:34 UTC

    Falklands' penguins at risk from Brexit and an end to EU conservation funding

    By leaving the EU, Falklands will lose access to a million Euros in potential environmental grants and another 5 million Euros from the Best program

    The Falkland Islands have warned that a million penguins are at risk from a funding black hole caused by Britain’s exit from the European Union. The Islands rely on European conservation projects to care and protect the penguin colonies, rookeries, in its shores. But with the U.K. fast approaching Brexit Day in March 2019, Falklands' lawmaker Teslyn Barkman has urged clarity on the future of Islands’ flippered friends.