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Montevideo, September 22nd 2018 - 21:02 UTC

Falkland Islands

  • 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.

  • Monday, September 3rd 2018 - 08:32 UTC

    Falkland Islands: New titanium collector crown coins feature the crab

    Cupro-nickel Proof coin

    The government and treasury of the Falkland Islands issued on 30th August new collector crown coins which feature one of the region’s most familiar side-walking sea-dwelling creatures — the ever familiar crab.

  • Monday, September 3rd 2018 - 07:47 UTC

    Falklands' competition open to students from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay

    In 2017, Mauricio Giraudo was the Uruguayan winner, who traveled with Marco Aurélio Franceschini from Brazil and Hristo Gómez from Chile.

    The Government of the Falkland Islands and the British Embassies in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay invites university students to participate. This regional competition offers winners the chance to visit the Falklands for a week with all the costs covered.

  • Saturday, September 1st 2018 - 07:03 UTC

    UK Pavilion at Uruguay's main agro show; Falklands with a promotion stand

     For the fifth consecutive year, the British Embassy takes part in Expo Prado, with a renewed pavilion that invites visitors to explore London’s Underground

    The British Embassy will be part of Uruguay’s most important agricultural event, focused on business, culture, education, food and entertainment, as well as promoting the Falkland Islands. For the fifth consecutive year, the British Embassy in Montevideo takes part in Expo Prado, with a renewed pavilion that invites visitors to explore London’s Underground.

  • Friday, August 31st 2018 - 09:20 UTC

    Falkland Island’s participation in International hockey tournaments at Patagonia

    A victorious Penguins team after the final (Pic Sam Cockwell)

    This year the Falkland Islands teams competed in two international ice hockey tournaments. Firstly two of our player/coaches took part in The Patagonian Brotherhood Cup held in Puerto Williams. They competed as part of the rest of the world team with players from other countries eventually taking 3rd place.

  • Thursday, August 30th 2018 - 08:46 UTC

    Falklands' tender process for construction of vulnerable person' care facility

    MLA Ian Hansen said “We are confident in the quality of the submission by Galliford Try for the construction of the Vulnerable Person’s Extra Care Facility”

    The Falkland Islands Executive Council has selected Galliford Try as the preferred company for the construction of the new Vulnerable Person’s Extra Care Facility in Stanley. The decision follows a detailed scrutiny of the bids received by Members of the Legislative Assembly and Government officers, who subsequently submitted recommendations to the Executive Council.

  • Thursday, August 30th 2018 - 07:24 UTC

    Falklands approves application to register a new build trawler

    Argos Cies is 75 metres long, has 1,998 gross tonnage and will carry up to 50 crew members. She will be delivered by Nodosa shipyard at a cost of €21 million

    The Falkland Islands Executive Council on Wednesday granted the application by Jupiter Fishing Company to register a new build fishing trawler. The agreed name of the new vessel is Argos Cies, which reflects the 50:50 partnership in Jupiter between Argos Group Ltd of Stanley, Falkland Islands and Armadora Pereira SA of Vigo, Spain.

  • Wednesday, August 29th 2018 - 07:37 UTC

    Falklands appoints Ramboll UK Ltd as professional services framework contractor

    The framework will assist delivery of FIG's capital investment program, including upgrades to the MPA terminal and improvements to Stanley Airport.

    In June 2018, the Falkland Islands Government issued an invitation to tender for a single supplier professional services framework contract. The framework will assist delivery of the Government’s capital investment programme, which includes developing the sixth phase of Sapper Hill, new port facilities, upgrades to the MPA terminal and improvements to Stanley Airport.