Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Thursday, June 25th 2015 - 14:37 UTC

”Argentina seeks to colonize the Falklands against the wishes of its people”

“Up-holding the basic human rights of the people of the Non Self-Governing Territories is your single and solemn duty” pointed out MLA Summers

Falkland Islands lawmaker Mike Summers called on the UN Special Decolonisation Committee to uphold the basic human rights of the people of the Non Self-Governing Territories, particularly self determination, argued that C24 has no mandate to discuss competing claims over NSGTs and cautioned that in supporting Argentine colonial aspirations in the Falkland Islands, “you are complicit in supporting Argentina’s bullying and harassment”.

Thursday, June 25th 2015 - 14:31 UTC

“It is the duty of C24 to acknowledge the rights of the Falkland Islands and not support those who covet our territory”

”We have chosen the internationally recognised status of a British Overseas Territory: a modern self-governing relationship with the United Kingdom (UK)”

The Falkland Islands' long journey from a colony to a self governing, financially autonomous territory, was underlined on Thursday, by lawmaker Phyl Rendell in her presentation to the United Nations Special Decolonization Committee. But so was the fact that advancing development, and relations with the continent are always under threat from Argentina, “who makes no secret of wanting to control our territory against our wishes”.

Thursday, June 25th 2015 - 12:15 UTC

The “Argentine Kelper” Didn’t Go to the United Nations this Year.

Betts  is not with Argentine delegation to the UN Decolonisation meeting, which is discussing the Falklands in New York today.

The myths surrounding Alexander Betts are beginning to unravel. He is the Falkland Islander who went to Argentina at the end of the 1982 Falklands war; adopted the Spanish version of his name, and portrayed himself as an honourable man who had carefully studied Falklands’ history and reached the conclusion that the Falklands belonged to Argentina.

Thursday, June 25th 2015 - 06:33 UTC

Falklands delegates will again ask Decolonization Committee to delist the Islands

 MLAs Phyl Rendell and Mike Summers (L) will be delivering speeches calling for C24 to respect the Falklands' right to self determination

Falkland Islands elected lawmakers with be delivering speeches on Thursday before the United Nations Decolonization Committee as petitioners requesting C24 de-lists the Islands from the Non Self Governing Territories, upholds the Falkland Islanders right to self determination and frees them from the continuous Argentine bullying and harassment.

Wednesday, June 24th 2015 - 08:06 UTC

Falklands delegate attending annual Red Ensign Group conference in Bermuda

The combined size of the British fleet is currently over 47m gross tons consisting of Cruise Ships, LNG Carriers, Oil Tankers, Bulk Carriers, Container Ships and Super Yachts.

The Falkland Islands is represented at the 25th Annual Red Ensign Group, REG, conference which is taking place in the town of St George's, Bermuda. Minister of Tourism Development and Transport Shawn Crockwell, delivered the opening remarks and welcomed the overseas delegates attending the conference that the Bermuda Department of Maritime Administration is hosting.

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015 - 06:17 UTC

Falklands engineer invited to speak on wind energy in Trinidad Tobago

Glenn Ross, from the Falkland Islands government, will talk about ”The integration of Wind Power into small (2MW) diesel systems”.

Glenn Ross from the Falkland Islands will be speaking on wind energy and integration to diesel systems at the annual conference of Trinidad and Tobago Professional Engineers Association (APETT) scheduled for June 25/26 at Point Lisas.

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015 - 05:17 UTC

Falklands-born Alexander Betts candidate for a Mercosur parliament seat

“We thought it important to have a voice in Parlasur representing Tierra del Fuego. We offered him to run as an outsider and he accepted”, said governor Ríos.

Alejandro Betts, born in the Falklands and now full Argentine citizen will run for office in the Mercosur Parliament, Parlasur, in representation of the Tierra del Fuego province, although he must first overcome the 9 August PASO primaries (open, simultaneous and mandatory), according to reports from the official Argentine news agency, Telam.

Monday, June 22nd 2015 - 06:16 UTC

New antiaircraft missile test in Falklands, on fears of “more Argentine aggression”

 According to the Sunday Express the UK made HMV missile can travel at three times the speed of sound, and are guided remotely to their target.

The Sunday Express has revealed that a live-fire training exercise will be taking place in the Falkland Islands with the participation of Royal Marines deploying high velocity missiles against “incoming attack aircraft” with the purpose of demonstrating combat capacity and to show that the UK can deploy high readiness troops.

Monday, June 22nd 2015 - 05:55 UTC

Falklands' war: Thatcher 'very angry' with the BBC with the coverage of UK military plans

“At times we felt strongly that they were assisting the enemy by open discussions with experts on the next likely steps in the campaign”, wrote Lady Thatcher.

Margaret Thatcher accused the BBC of “assisting the enemy” during the Falklands War by broadcasting the moves British troops were likely to make before they actually happened, according to new documents revealed in the UK media.

Friday, June 19th 2015 - 06:02 UTC

Thatcher secret documents on Falklands' war reveal her anxiety over casualties

She wrote: 'The Union Jack was flying in San Carlos Bay. We had returned to the Falklands. My heart was full but desperately anxious about casualties'.(Pic Mail Onliine)

The Mail on line revealed on Thursday a secret handwritten account of the Falklands War by Margaret Thatcher. The 128 page, 17,000 word handwritten memoir of the 1982 conflict reveals for the first time her anxiety on the eve of battle and her joy at winning back the Islands from Argentina.

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