Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Monday, August 11th 2014 - 22:56 UTC

Falkland Islands and the saga of Sir Ernest Shackleton a century ago

 The expedition left England by the wish of His Majesty shortly after the outbreak of war in 1914 in the stout little Endurance

One hundred years ago this month Sir Ernest Shackleton set sail from Plymouth on HMS Endurance at the beginning of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17), also known as the Endurance Expedition.

Friday, August 8th 2014 - 08:06 UTC

Falklands and 4.7m sq. km. of the South Atlantic, claimed by Argentina

“We are talking of 4.7 million square kilometers of our territory” underlined Filmus. Argentina's land territory is almost 2.8 million square kilometers.

“Argentina has its eyes set on the South Atlantic, and that includes undoubtedly the full recovery of our sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands and the adjoining maritime spaces”, said Daniel Filmus head of Argentina's Office on issues relative to the Malvinas Islands.

Friday, August 8th 2014 - 07:44 UTC

Falkland Islands dispute becomes a political incident in Welsh politics

Welsh Conservatives leader Andrew RT Davies said that Mr. Jones was 'naive' and had been used as a 'pawn' in the Falkland Islands row

The Welsh Conservatives say First Minister Carwyn Jones should distance himself from 'distasteful' comments over the Falkland Islands' sovereignty. The situation involved the Welsh leader, Argentine ambassador in UK Alicia Castro and Chubut governor Martin Buzzi, when they met to address next year's 150th anniversary of Welsh settlers in Patagonia.

Thursday, August 7th 2014 - 06:01 UTC

“Malvinas dialogue” demands Argentine Patagonia governor in Wales

Governor Buzzi next to PM Carwyn Jones  and guests during the opening of the Chubut stand

Underlining the close links between Wales and Argentine Patagonia, where many Welsh immigrants settled for the first time 150 years ago, Chubut governor Martin Buzzi called on the British government “to open a dialogue on the Malvinas Islands”.

Monday, August 4th 2014 - 07:09 UTC

Malvinas war and the 2001 and 2014 defaults, Argentina's worst mistakes in 33 years

Analyst Rosendo Fraga anticipates very hard times ahead for Argentina with a worsening of social costs

The Falklands/Malvinas war, the 2001 default and the 2014 default are “the three events that are going to go down, in recent Argentina history, as the three worst strategic mistakes committed by the country”, according to political analyst and historian Rosendo Fraga.

Sunday, August 3rd 2014 - 13:14 UTC

HMS Portland back in UK after seven months patrolling including Falklands

The vessel received a rapturous welcome in Plymouth

The crew of the Royal Navy warship HMS Portland returned home to a rapturous welcome in Plymouth on Friday after a successful seven-month deployment to West Africa, the Falkland Islands and the Caribbean. The vessel that was replaced by HMS Iron Duke in its Atlantic deployment spent four weeks in the Falklands.

Thursday, July 31st 2014 - 22:19 UTC

Falklands Chamber of Commerce re-elects Spink; forecast of busy 2015 propped by oil and squid

Roger Spink said it had been a positive year and highlighted FICOC contacts with Punta Arenas and Montevideo

Falkland Islands economy will keep growing and businesses will be busy next year spurred by the oil industry and better Illex catches, anticipated Falkland Islands Chamber of Commerce, FICOC, Roger Spink who was re-elected as head of the Board of Directors.

Thursday, July 31st 2014 - 07:24 UTC

Falklands contracts expert in the delivery of capital investment programs

Bassford is currently a director for global advisory firm, RAND, working on projects across maritime, aerospace, defense and environmental sectors.

The Falkland Islands Government announced the appointment of Matt Bassford as the new Director of Central Services, succeeding Simon Fletcher who leaves the Islands this August.

Tuesday, July 29th 2014 - 21:31 UTC

Falkland Islands nominated finalists in the Travel Agents Choice Award

The awards are sponsored by “Selling Travel Magazine”, and winners will be announced 15 October

The Falkland Islands have been nominated and are finalists in the Travel Agents Choice Awards sponsored by “Selling Travel Magazine” in the UK. (Previously known as Selling Long Haul Magazine), announced the Falkland Islands Tourism Board. The Falkland Islands have been nominated for “Best Destination for Wildlife and Nature”.

Tuesday, July 29th 2014 - 06:39 UTC

Falkland Islands Holdings announces expanded Share Incentive Plan for its staff

The Falkland Islands Company has announced the expansion of its tax efficient share plan (Share Incentive Plan or SIP) which is open to all its 180 full time employees. The company believes in share ownership by staff and the public company status of its parent company, Falkland Islands Holdings plc (FIH), allows local staff to benefit from this in a meaningful way.

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