Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Thursday, August 13th 2015 - 03:11 UTC

Falkland Islands: Shackleton Fund delivers £10,700 in research scholarships

Cats, domestic and feral, are the object of Mr. Nathan McNally’s project, for which he has been awarded £1.700. Mr McNally comes from New Zealand

The Shackleton Scholarship Fund, closely linked to the Falkland Islands, has announced their academic awards for 2015. Scholars come from a variety of countries, ranging from Germany to Australia, and the topics chosen are all from the natural sciences.

Tuesday, August 11th 2015 - 15:46 UTC

Falkland Islands reply to Milko Schvartzman comments on fisheries

There is only a small fleet (18) of Falkland flagged fishing vessels. These all operate to high standards as British vessels.

The comments by Milko Schvartzman on the Falkland’s fishery in FIS on 2 June 2015, are incorrect and uninformed in many areas. We reject the inference that the Falkland Islands Government promotes a fisheries industry based on modern-day slavery and on piracy. The Falkland Islands have a long history of responsible environmental stewardship, and we pride ourselves on protecting and safeguarding our unique environment and the natural resources therein.

Tuesday, August 11th 2015 - 07:32 UTC

Falklands' GDP dropped in 2013 because of lesser oil and gas activity

MLA Michael Poole said that “such fluctuation is not unusual in the Falklands” since the Islands’ economy continues to be reliant on a few industries.

The Falkland Islands Gross Domestic Product (GDP) dropped in 2013 primarily due to lesser oil activity according to a recent Executive Council paper that included updated figures from the FIG Economist Commenting on the paper, according to a report from the latest edition of the Penguin News.

Friday, August 7th 2015 - 07:54 UTC

Falklands-born candidate says he has sufficient credentials to be a Mercosur parliament member

“At foreign affairs level I have been called since the eighties onwards as Argentine petitioner before the UN; I know firsthand international law”

Falkland Islands born and pre-candidate for the Mercosur Parliament in representation of a Tierra del Fuego political party, Alejandro Betts, underlined his diplomatic experience in international forums and meetings with 30 presentations, including those at the annual UN Decolonization Committee or C24 in New York.

Friday, August 7th 2015 - 06:37 UTC

“Malvinas March” compulsory singing after the Argentine anthem in Salta province

The bill approved by the provincial Senate was signed and put into effect last 30 June by governor Juan Manuel Uturbey.

As of this week it is official in the Argentine province of Salta: after playing the Argentine national anthem, the “Malvinas March” is compulsory in all school, civilian and military events in that provincial territory. The bill approved by the provincial Senate was signed and put into effect last 30 June by governor Juan Manuel Uturbey.

Friday, August 7th 2015 - 06:19 UTC

Falklands' claim and sea access for Bolivia in the same package for Evo Morales

Bolivia's Evo Morales with a close friend, Argentine president Cristina Fernandez , during his recent visit to Buenos Aires

The Argentine government should support with 'determination' Bolivia's sea outlet claim to Chile, because if successful it will be so much easier for Argentina to recover the Falklands/Malvinas Islands, said Bolivian president Evo Morales in an interview.

Thursday, August 6th 2015 - 04:47 UTC

Argentine swimmers planning to cross Falkland Sound next March

The four swimmers will remain a week in the Falkland Islands waiting for the right moment for the crossing

Four professional swimmers from Mar del Plata, Argentina have announced they are preparing for a great challenge: next March they plan to cross the Falkland Sound joining West and East Falklands. Diego Piccardo, Martín Sánchez, Adrián Echeverría and Guido Ganín are training with professor Andrés Rosso under the supervision of the several times open sea champion Claudio Plitt.

Thursday, July 30th 2015 - 22:31 UTC

UK Overseas Territories agree on a 'unified front' for December's JMC in London

The participants of the meeting in Hamilton pose for the 'family picture' at the end of discussions

Leaders of several British Overseas Territories meeting in Bermuda released a joint statement following a Pre-Joint Ministerial Council two-day meeting held last week in Hamilton. The goal of the international gathering was to discuss matters of common interest in order to present a unified front next December at the JMC in London.

Tuesday, July 28th 2015 - 06:27 UTC

Falkland Islanders under Argentina 'will elect their own members to Congress and enjoy oil benefits'

“Argentina will recover sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands some day, and in the meantime we will continue with dialogue and claims” said Castro

'Some day' Argentina will recover sovereignty over the Malvinas and in no way will the Falkland Islanders or their culture, traditions or language be discriminated, and furthermore they will be able to elect their members to congress, governor and fully enjoy the benefits of oil production.

Monday, July 27th 2015 - 06:08 UTC

Malvinas' past statements, open new flank for Buenos Aires mayor Macri

“Not long ago Macri anticipated that the Malvinas Islands would represent a significant deficit for Argentina” recalled ambassador Castro

”It is dangerous to forget what (Mauricio) Macri said about the Malvinas, that they would represent a deficit for Argentina”, Alicia Castro, Argentine ambassador in the UK was quoted by the Buenos Aires media, following on statements from the Argentine capital's mayor and presidential hopeful in reference to the Falklands Islands.

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