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Falkland Islands

  • Thursday, March 22nd 2018 - 22:04 UTC

    Falklands ready for the Argentine next of kin visit

    The Argentine Memorial which holds 123 graves of Argentine combatants from the 1982 conflict

    The Falkland Islands government has announced details of next Monday's visit of relatives of the Argentine fallen soldiers whose remains, at the Argentine military cemetery at Darwin, were recently identified by a special team led by the International Red Cross. The release states the following:

  • Wednesday, March 21st 2018 - 07:49 UTC

    Falklands' air service upgrading avionics of its fleet of Islanders

    FIGAS has been an integral part of Falklands' life since 1948 and its very first Islander, destroyed in the Falklands War, entered service in October 1979. (Pic ThinkDefence)

    Britten-Norman has reported that it completed the first in a series of avionics upgrades to a fleet of five BN2B-26 Islanders owned and operated by the Falkland Island Government Aviation Services (FIGAS). The avionics are being upgraded to the Garmin G600 glass cockpit standard including the GTN650/750 GPS/NAV/COMM, GTX335R remote transponder and electronic engine instruments.

  • Wednesday, March 21st 2018 - 06:09 UTC

    Foreign minister Faurie will outline Argentine policy towards Falklands in Congress

    Minister Faurie has held a round of talks with UK ambassador in Argentina, Mark Kent (L)

    Argentine foreign minister Jorge Faurie is expected this Wednesday in Congress to outline president Macri administration's current policy towards the Falkland Islands, mainly negotiations on air links and South Atlantic fisheries conservation.

  • Tuesday, March 20th 2018 - 07:51 UTC

    Falklands: proposed second flight and stop in Argentina dominates public meeting debate

    LATAM flight once a week at MPA

    A lively exchange took place during the Falkland Islands March 12 public meeting in which the proposed second commercial flight to a third country with a stop in Argentina was considered. The public was particularly interested in knowing if any “red lines” had been established and wanted confirmation that one of the stop options was not to be Buenos Aires.

  • Monday, March 19th 2018 - 09:09 UTC

    Falklands’ Communications Regulator launches spectrum management project

    Communications Regulator Nightingale praised the Plum project team: their technical expertise and knowledge will be essential for the development of spectrum management in the Falklands

    The Falkland Islands Communications Regulator, Susannah Nightingale, has announced the launch of a spectrum management project. ‘Radio spectrum’ often abbreviated to ‘spectrum’ is the part of the electromagnetic spectrum which is used for radio transmissions. Frequencies in this range can be used for many different types of communications such as television, radio, mobile phone and broadband services.

  • Friday, March 16th 2018 - 03:11 UTC

    Falklands plans fishing talks with Argentina after more than a decade

     Barton: “Dialogue with Argentina on the conservation of shared marine resources has the potential to allow for better management of shared fish stocks”

    Exchanges of information between the Falkland Islands and Argentina about fish and squid stocks could begin again before the middle of this year, if all parties are in agreement. Director of Natural Resources John Barton said: “Dialogue with Argentina on the conservation of shared marine resources has the potential to allow for better management of shared fish stocks and improve sustainability of such stocks.”

  • Thursday, March 15th 2018 - 09:29 UTC

    Falkland Islands updating the Electoral Register

    Falkland Islanders like to vote and turnout is very significant

    The Falkland Islands Registration Officer is carrying out a yearly canvass with the purpose of updating the Electoral Register. Accordingly this Thursday, 15 March, all households in the Islands should receive a form V “request for information from householders” in the post.

  • Thursday, March 15th 2018 - 06:51 UTC

    UK, Argentina and Falklands closer to agreeing on fisheries cooperation

    Falklands Director of Natural Resources underlined the significance of dialogue to implement conservation of marine resources

    The United Kingdom, Argentina and the Falkland Islands are closer to agreeing on South Atlantic fisheries improved cooperation, for the conservation of shared resources as once existed with regular joint scientific cruises.

  • Tuesday, March 13th 2018 - 20:44 UTC

    Falkland Islanders mark Commonwealth Day with a range of events

    Mike Betts (second from left) with the other UK Overseas Territory Representatives outside Westminster Abbey yesterday for the Commonwealth Service.

    On six continents around the globe, the currently 53 countries of the Commonwealth marked Commonwealth Day earlier in the week. The day included messages to the Commonwealth from Her Majesty the Queen as well as the UK Prime Minister, both of which have been covered by MercoPress. However, the Falkland Islands also reaffirmed its ties to the Commonwealth over recent days both within the Islands and elsewhere in the world.

  • Tuesday, March 13th 2018 - 06:31 UTC

    Queen Elizabeth celebrates “diversity” in Commonwealth Day message

    London hosted a gathering of leaders from the 53 member nations, with the Queen's Commonwealth Day message featuring in a service at Westminster Abbey.

    Queen Elizabeth II has praised the “Commonwealth connection” that allows people from different nations to bond and celebrate “diversity”, in her Commonwealth Day message. London on Monday hosted a gathering of leaders from the 53 member nations, with the Queen's Commonwealth Day message featuring in a service at Westminster Abbey.