Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Wednesday, May 11th 2016 - 08:58 UTC

Falklands' defense controversy surfaces following Hague's column in support of Remain

“Remove the obligations to Britain in the European treaties, and a future troublesome president will sense the chance to be bolder”, argued Hague

Brexit campaigners have hit out at former foreign secretary William Hague after he claimed the Falkland Islands could fall to Argentina if the UK votes to quit the EU. In comments “rubbished” as scaremongering by Leave campaigners, Mr. Hague warned of an uncertain future for Falkland Islanders.

Tuesday, May 10th 2016 - 06:18 UTC

Leaving the EU would be disastrous for the Falklands, Gibraltar and Ulster

“If you were born in Yorkshire, like me, being British is effortless”, writes former Foreign Secretary William Hague

By William Hague - Among the most inspiring experiences of my time in politics was meeting people who, in spite of great pressure to the contrary, chose to be British.

Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 08:29 UTC

Falklands' MPA infrastructure to be upgraded with a £55.7 million contract

 The contract is for the upgrade of the main power station, main boiler house and district heating system, which have been in service for a number of years

A £55.7 million contract to upgrade infrastructure at MPA, in the Falkland Islands was signed this week between Southampton based Trant Engineering Ltd and the UK Defense Infrastructure Organization (DIO).

Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 08:25 UTC

UK's state of the art polar research ship to be named Sir David Attenborough

The decision to name the ship after Sir David Attenborough comes only days before Sir David’s 90th birthday and is in recognition of his legacy in British broadcasting

The United Kingdom's £200 million state-of-the-art polar research ship is to be named after world renowned naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, the Science Minister Jo Johnson confirmed on Friday. Following a call for suggestions that sparked global interest, Royal Research Ship Sir David Attenborough has been selected as a name that captures the ship’s scientific mission and celebrates the broadcaster’s contribution to natural science.

Friday, May 6th 2016 - 23:57 UTC

Falklands have built and occupied over 126 houses from 2012 to 2015

 Director of Public Works Colin Summers said he expected there to be a drop-off in new houses this year in the capital Stanley.

More than 126 houses have been built and occupied in Stanley, capital of the Falkland Islands during the last four years with an increase from 10 in 2012 to 51 in 2015 with a third of the total builds being by Government.

Thursday, May 5th 2016 - 21:12 UTC

Strong support for the Falkland’s right to self-determination on North American Tour

MLA Mike Summers (C) with British Consul General in Montreal Nick Baker & Economist Mario Iacobacci

Falkland Island’s Legislative Assembly member, Mike Summers, recently travelled to North America on a three week trip to gauge support for the Falklands’ right to self-determination from the new Canadian Government. In addition to visiting Canada, MLA Summers also made stops in Miami and the Bahamas.

Thursday, May 5th 2016 - 05:17 UTC

The Falklands/Malvinas 'pending issue' will be addressed by Malcorra in London beginning with confidence building

“The 'pending issue' will surely be part of the discussions we are going to hold in London, but I'm not forecasting anything spectacular”, said Malcorra. (Pic TELAM)

Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra said she plans to meet with British officials to address a multiple agenda and a “pending issue”, in the framework of a transparency meeting scheduled to take place in London.

Wednesday, May 4th 2016 - 22:17 UTC

“Whale recovery in Falklands” and an explosion of sightings

Peak of whale sightings: January to March each year

”Whale recovery in Falklands’ waters was the subject of an article in Penguin News in October last year. It outlined the Marine Spatial Planning team’s efforts to capture the story of the mammal’s recovery.

Wednesday, May 4th 2016 - 12:11 UTC

Falklands museum receives gift of a Sea King SAR helicopter

A yellow Sea King overflying on an operation in the Falklands. The chopper was involved in many rescues, notably taking part in the Le Boreal operation

The ex-Royal Air Force (RAF) Sea King helicopter, XZ593, is to be gifted to the Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust to commemorate its gallant service to the Falklands, Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands, Commodore Darren Bone RN, has announced.

Wednesday, May 4th 2016 - 08:01 UTC

Argentina honors Malvinas war pilots and the Air Force “baptism of fire”

 “On this day we must honor our dead because they have honored the motherland”, said minister Martínez

Argentina's Defense minister Julio Martínez headed the Air Force's 34th “baptism of fire” anniversary which took place on May first 1982 during the South Atlantic conflict. The Sunday event at the V Air Brigade in Villa Reynolds, province of San Luis, was also attended by government and military officials, Malvinas veterans and Air Force Chief of Staff Brigadier Major Enrique Victor Amrein.

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