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Montevideo, September 22nd 2018 - 05:28 UTC

Falkland Islands

  • Saturday, April 14th 2018 - 10:42 UTC

    South Georgia fisheries licensing controversy reaches the leading media in UK

    Applications from two companies based in the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Fisheries and Fortuna Ltd, were rejected.

    Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was accused of betraying by handing lucrative licenses in the South Atlantic to foreign firms. The row erupted after it emerged that £75million worth of licenses in the South Atlantic have been handed to firms from Norway, Chile and New Zealand, according to reports in the UK media.

  • Friday, April 13th 2018 - 09:03 UTC

    Falklands tourism operators agree 2017/18 was a successful cruise season

    The Falklands' season ended on April 7 with total visitor arrivals for the season at 57,496. Visitors arriving on expedition ships totaled 13,686, up 17%

    Visitor arrivals to the Falkland Islands were up 3.1% compared to the previous tourist season, confirmed Executive Director of the Tourist Board Stephanie Middleton to Penguin News. The Falklands' season ended on April 7 with total visitor arrivals for the season at 57,496. Ms Middleton outlined how, as with last season, it was the expedition vessels that mainly contributed to the hike in numbers.

  • Wednesday, April 11th 2018 - 09:39 UTC

    Falklands' meat company enters contract to supply defense facilities at MPC/MPA

    The contract is for five years, delivering beef, lamb and mutton to the MOD’s and Ecolog’s exacting standards of price, availability and - of course - quality.

    The Falkland Islands Meat Company - FIMCo - has entered into a supply contract with Ecolog – a key provider for UK Ministry of Defense facilities at MPC/MPA, to provide their high-quality Falkland Islands meats. The contract is for five years, delivering beef, lamb and mutton to the MOD’s and Ecolog’s exacting standards of price, availability and - of course - quality.

  • Tuesday, April 10th 2018 - 08:08 UTC

    Falklands' parade on 21st April to celebrate Queen's birthday

    The Parade will include a 21 gun salute and a fly past, and will be followed by a march past at which Governor Phillips CBE, will take the Royal Salute.

    The Falkland Islands will be holding a parade to celebrate the birthday of the Queen at Victory Green on Saturday 21st April 2018. The parade will form up at Victory Green at 10.20 hours and Governor Nigel Phillips CBE will arrive at 10.30 hours.

  • Tuesday, April 10th 2018 - 07:27 UTC

    HMS Protector expected in Buenos Aires

    When Argentina requested international support in the search for ARA San Juan, HMS Protector was dispatched and joined the multi-nation effort (Pic RN)

    The United Kingdom Ice Patrol HMS Protector is expected this week in Buenos Aires on her return trip from the Antarctica season. The visit is seen as evidence of the renewed and improved UK/Argentina bilateral relations, both politically and in defense issues.

  • Monday, April 9th 2018 - 12:19 UTC

    Falkland Islands joins RAF centenary celebrations

    Falklands Governor Nigel Phillips pays tribute to the RAF.

    The Falkland Islands also joined Royal Air Force centenary celebrations. Despite poor weather the hangar event held at Mount Pleasant Complex, MPC, to celebrate RAF 100 the Royal Air Force Centenary (April 1) “went off perfectly,” according to spokesperson for the event.

  • Sunday, April 8th 2018 - 21:16 UTC

    What does the new Falklands ‘Islands Plan’ mean for South America?

    The Plan makes a specific reference to promoting the Falklands as the natural “gateway to Antarctica”,

    Over the past decade it is has become customary for a newly elected Legislative Assembly in the Falkland Islands to publish an ‘Islands Plan’. As there are no political parties in the Falkland Islands, all eight members of the Assembly are independents. Therefore there is no collective manifesto when elected to office. This has traditionally been addressed via a consensus-based Islands Plan.

  • Saturday, April 7th 2018 - 10:19 UTC

    Falkland Islands establishes Obesity Orientation Day next Monday 9 April

    To help people in the Falkland Islands to get fitter and healthier, KEMH will be running a ‘Falklands Obesity Orientation Day’ on Monday 9 April.

    To help people in the Falkland Islands to get fitter and healthier, the local hospital will be running a ‘Falklands Obesity Orientation Day’ on Monday 9 April, it was announced by Gilbert House.

  • Friday, April 6th 2018 - 09:27 UTC

    Falklands: April sun outages with disruption to satellite reception

    A sun outage is an interruption in satellite signals caused by interference from solar radiation

    The Falkland Islands have been advised by British Forces Broadcasting Services, that during April a series of sun outages which will cause disruption to satellite dish reception across the Falklands.

  • Friday, April 6th 2018 - 08:00 UTC

    Argentine minister refers to Malvinas as Falklands, and triggers a political storm

    Aguad made the huge diplomatic gaffe when referring to the search of the missing submarine for ARA San Juan, by using the British term for the islands,  Falklands

    Argentina's Defense minister has sparked a political storm after appearing to imply the Falkland Islands are British. Oscar Aguad has been accused by the Buenos Aires media of suggesting that the Islands were not part of Argentine territory.