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Montevideo, November 16th 2018 - 12:00 UTC

Falkland Islands

  • Thursday, May 10th 2018 - 07:28 UTC

    Falklands caught in the post Brexit Galileo space controversy

    Michael Barnier, Brussels chief Brexit negotiator, triggered the controversy when he argued UK companies should be excluded from the Galileo project

    United Kingdom ministers are unilaterally considering stopping EU access to the Galileo satellite earth station in the Falklands and Ascension, according to reports in the UK press. The move comes after Brussels chief Brexit negotiator, Michael Barnier, stated that UK companies would have to be excluded from the development of sensitive Galileo infrastructure following Brexit due to security concerns.

  • Wednesday, May 9th 2018 - 08:24 UTC

    South Georgia declared rat-free: four year successful program to eradicate invasive rodents

    Over the winter, the final examination of the BOT was carried out with the help of sniffer terriers, which confirmed the extinction of the rodents on the island.

    A Dundee-based charity has succeeded in its epic mission to declare a sub-Antarctic island rodent-free for the first time since humans arrived more than 200 years ago. In 2011, the South Georgia Heritage Trust started the world’s largest project to remove the invasive rats and mice to save South Georgia’s wildlife, including threatened pipits and pintails.

  • Tuesday, May 8th 2018 - 06:36 UTC

    Malvinas veterans abused by their officers are demanding justice from IACHR

    “I was completing my time when the Malvinas were recovered. We were all called back and on 11 April, we were in the Islands”, explained Silvio Katz (Pic Vis a Vis)

    The Malvinas Islands ex Combatants Center, CECIM has requested the Inter American Commission on Human Rights, IACHR, to intercede before the Argentine government and demand a commitment that human rights abuses suffered by the Argentine conscripts during the South Atlantic conflict will be investigated. The case has 120 plaintiffs and 95 defendants.

  • Monday, May 7th 2018 - 08:39 UTC

    Falklands ferry terminal works; delays are anticipated

    The ferry Port Howard terminal in West Falkland

    The Falkland Islands Public Works Department Highways Section announced in a release that they will be working around the Port Howard, (West Falkland), ferry terminal from Monday 7 May 2018 for approximately six weeks.

  • Monday, May 7th 2018 - 08:36 UTC

    Falklands television and radio services outages on Monday and Tuesday

    However, Stanley radio listeners will still be able to pick up FIR on 88.3FM.

    Residents of the Falkland Islands capital Stanley and surrounding areas are advised that TV and Radio services from Sapper Hill and the MW service from Mt William (island-wide) will be interrupted on Monday 7 May and possibly again on Tuesday 8 May, commencing at around 8am for the duration of daylight hours only.

  • Friday, May 4th 2018 - 08:38 UTC

    Falkland Landholdings: increase in production numbers and quality

    FLH General Manager Andrew Pollard in April attended the Merino Conference in Montevideo which also included a tour of farms and technology center

    An overall increase in production numbers and quality at Falkland Landholdings was reported by General Manager Andrew Pollard at the FLH Board meeting on March 27. Mr. Pollard in early April also attended the World Merino Conference held in Montevideo, an excellent opportunity to meet Uruguayan customers of Falklands' wool, sheep farmers from other countries and Peter Ackroyd, President of the International Wool Textile Organization, IWTO.

  • Tuesday, May 1st 2018 - 10:24 UTC

    Falklands annual Safeguarding Report calls for Islands to be “Model of Best Practice”

    The annual report, and much of the work undertaken by the Safeguarding Board, focuses on children as those wider issues are dealt with separately. (Pic Penguin News)

    Last week the Falkland Islands Government published their annual report on safeguarding and child protection issues in the Islands. The Government is obliged legally to publish an annual report on such matters, a requirement brought into law in 2014 after a number of historic issues were discovered and investigated in recent years. This document looks to summarize activities in this field over the past year and does not provide any details on individual cases.

  • Tuesday, May 1st 2018 - 10:15 UTC

    Falkland Islands Government Partnership with local Environmental NGO Updated

    Falklands Conservation are an environmental conservation NGO, registered as a charity in the UK; its head office and majority of trustees are based in Falklands. Pic Falklands Conservation by Bob Prat

    The Falklands Islands Government have just recently finalized a review process of their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Falklands Conservation, a local environmental NGO. This is an important partnership for the Government and has been in place 2006 on a formal basis.

  • Monday, April 30th 2018 - 07:34 UTC

    Falklands' elected government after a Special Advisor for the coming C24 meeting

    MLAs Roger Edwards and Ian Hansen will be attending the Special Committee on Decolonization (C-24) on 22 June.

    The Falkland Islands elected government are interested in recruiting a Special Advisor with a particular interest in global politics. The purpose of the Special Advisor is to support the two elected representatives of the Falklands that will be attending the annual meeting of the Special Committee on Decolonization (C24) scheduled to take place next 22 June at the United Nations.

  • Friday, April 27th 2018 - 09:15 UTC

    Falklands' contracts consultant to decide on Stanley Airport’s upgrading

    The Islands Plan 2018-2022 articulates the government’s commitment to improve air links and airport facilities at Stanley Airport.

    Runway codes are determined according to runway length; Code 1 being at least 800 meters long and Code 3 , 1200 to 1799 meters in length. Ramboll’s aviation division has been involved in airport developments in a number of countries around the world, including the UK (Heathrow), Russia, Rwanda and Gibraltar.