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Falkland Islands

  • Friday, June 29th 2018 - 04:49 UTC

    Falklands achieve top marks with TripAdvisor satisfaction rating

    FITB undertakes an assessment of the ratings of accommodations, attractions, pubs, restaurants and tours on TripAdvisor

    The Falklands has achieved a satisfaction rating of 8.9 out of 10 on travel-based social media site TripAdvisor, up from 8.8 last year, according to the Falkland Islands Tourist Board (FITB).

  • Thursday, June 28th 2018 - 10:54 UTC

    UK prepared to resume arms sales to Argentina after a six-year ban

    The decision comes a few weeks after Foreign Secretary Johnson visited Buenos Aires, where he vowed “an intensifying relationship” with Argentina

    Arms exports to the Argentine military are set to resume, more than six years after a ban imposed in a row over the Falkland Islands. Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan said restrictions would still be imposed on exports which could “enhance” Argentina's military capabilities.

  • Wednesday, June 27th 2018 - 07:41 UTC

    Falklands presence at Experience Latin America

    Margaret Williams and Michelle Pepper of Falkland Islands Holidays recently attended Experience Latin America in Canary Wharf, London. Organized by the Latin American Travel Association (LATA), this was the 5th event held where the primary aim is to bring together key suppliers from the Latin America region along with top influential buyers from within the UK and Europe.

  • Monday, June 25th 2018 - 08:13 UTC

    Falklands: Work advancing in recovery FIGAS aircraft

    The Islander aircraft was involved in an incident on Monday 11 June 2018.

    The Falkland Islands Government has announced that its Islands' Air Service, (FIGAS), and Workboat Services Limited are working in the recovery plan of the FIGAS aircraft that was involved in an incident on Monday 11 June 2018.

  • Saturday, June 23rd 2018 - 09:50 UTC

    Falklands recommendations during snowy weather

    The Falklands capital Stanley covered in snow (Pic Derek Pettersson )

    With the onset of snow and ice this week, the Falkland Islands Government would like to rehearse some of the sensible precautions that should be taken to keep safe during this bout of winter weather

  • Friday, June 22nd 2018 - 09:02 UTC

    Malvinas question dispute: new phase in Argentina/UK relations will create favorable conditions

    “President Macri has prompted a new phase in relations with the UK”, Faurie (c) said on Thursday during the C24 debate at the UN building in New York.

    Foreign minister Jorge Faurie reiterated before the United Nations Decolonization Committee or C24, that Argentina wishes to establish a dialogue with the UK to solve the Malvinas Islands dispute, and underlined he believed that “favorable conditions” for such a scenario have been created and are advancing.

  • Friday, June 22nd 2018 - 08:31 UTC

    Falklands and the Brexit impact outlined in London meetings

    MLA Teslyn Barkman (centre)  Falkland Islands Representative in London Sukey Cameron (right) and UKOTA secretary, Kate Kandiah from the Cayman Islands<br />

    A Falkland Islands delegation recently travelled to London to attend the Joint Ministerial Council on European Negotiations, which basically is dealing with Brexit negotiations and its impact for Overseas Territories. The delegation was made up of MLA Teslyn Barkman, together with Senior Policy Advisor Richard Hyslop and were joined by Falklands London Representative Sukey Cameron

  • Thursday, June 21st 2018 - 14:38 UTC

    “The Argentine claim to our Falkland Islands is unfounded and unwelcome”

    MLA Ian Hansen, several times elected lawmaker and whose family has been living in the Falklands for 175 years

    ”We have a right to live in peace, in freedom and to determine our own future”. “We have a right to live in peace, we have a right to our freedom and above all we have a right to determine our own future”, Falkland Islands elected lawmaker, MLA Ian Hansen told the United Nations decolonization committee or C24 on Wednesday, in New York.

  • Thursday, June 21st 2018 - 11:16 UTC

    Falkland Islands approve exhumation and repatriation of Argentine Soldier

    Last week the Falkland Islands Government approved under Falkland Islands law the exhumation of the body of Flight Lieutenant Luis Dario Jose Castagnari. Mr Castagnari is buried at the Argentine Cemetary near Darwin in the Islands, having perished during the 1982 war.

  • Tuesday, June 19th 2018 - 08:58 UTC

    Falklands' mobile services provider announces network improvement

    As of today, Tuesday 19 June, customers will notice increased coverage across the Islands

    The Falkland Islands Communications Regulator has reminded the public of changes coming this week to mobile services provided by Sure, which follows the switchover of existing services to the new mobile network.