Bahrain's leading telecom services operator Batelco Group has appointment Muna Al Hashemi as its new deputy chief executive officer. Having joined Batelco as a trainee graduate in 1994, Al Hashemi held several key roles in Batelco’s various divisions before being appointed as CEO of Batelco Bahrain in August 2015, said a statement from Batelco.1 comment
The southern-most cathedral in the Anglican Communion, Christ Church Cathedral at Stanley in the Falkland Islands, is to get a new rector. And the priest chosen to head up the Anglican Church on the Islands is the Revd Nicholas Mercer, who – as Lt Col Nicholas Mercer – was the chief legal officer for the British Army during the 2003 Iraq war.2 comments
DYNASAFE Bactec recently returned to the Falkland Islands to continue demining operations, namely the completion of Phase 5a by March 18. “The break of around 10 weeks has allowed us all to recharge our batteries to finish these remaining tasks,” said Project Manager Julius Unsung.6 comments
The Falkland Islands toothfish longline fishery this week will be undergoing reassessment against the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Principles and Criteria for Sustainable Fishing.3 comments
Costa Rica will be hosting the first Castillo International Ice Hockey Tournament with the participation of a home team, and three international sides, including one form the Falkland Islands. The competition is scheduled to take place at the Castillo Country Club in San Rafael de Heredia, on 18/19 November.
The Falkland Islands Observance of Remembrance Day will be held on Sunday 12 November and Gilbert House, seat of the Falklands elected government announced the following arrangements:
The United Kingdom government has been urged to create a marine sanctuary around islands in the South Atlantic which are “virtually untouched by humans”. Fully protecting 500,000 square kilometers around the South Sandwich Islands would preserve wildlife including penguins, seals, seabirds and whales, conservationists said.
Spanish fishing company, Profesionales Pesqueros SA and Mr. Remigio Leyenda Cedeira, the master of its trawler, Loitador, were fined £15,500 and £1,300 respectively after pleading guilty on the Summary Court in Stanley to a charge of allowing oil to escape into the territorial waters of the Falkland Islands.
Residents of the Falkland Islands went to the polls yesterday, with results released earlier this morning. Seventeen candidates stood for election to the Legislative Assembly and have campaigned over the past month to be elected to office.
Commitment to democracy is deep seated in the Falkland Islands. The experience of invasion, occupation and liberation in 1982 makes us all acutely aware of the importance of freedom and self-determination, and continues to inspire generations both old and new to value the right to choose our Government.