Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Thursday, January 28th 2016 - 05:40 UTC

Falklands' veteran ex HMS Hermes to decommissioned by Indian Navy

She is the last of the Centaur-class carriers and is the longest-serving aircraft carrier in the world.

Aircraft carrier from Portsmouth that fought in the Falklands War is making her final journey before being decommissioned after almost 60 years of active service. HMS Hermes served with distinction in the conflict against Argentina in 1982 before being sold to the Indian Navy and renamed INS Viraat.

Thursday, January 28th 2016 - 05:21 UTC

Argentine ex Army commander praises Macri/Cameron dialogue: what matters is getting started

Balza was head of the Army when Carlos Menem was president in the nineties and later was ambassador to Colombia and Costa Rica under the Kirchner couple

A former commander of the Argentine Army and Malvinas war veteran Martin Balza praised the recent meeting of President Mauricio Macri with UK Prime Minister David Cameron arguing that whatever is done to advance a serious, respectful, mature dialogue must be welcomed; “there won't be immediate results from that dialogue, but this is like a marathon, what matters are the first steps”.

Wednesday, January 27th 2016 - 07:26 UTC

Princess Ann meets Falkland Islanders on her round trip to South Georgia

The Princess during her visit to Fox Bay on West Falklands (Pic. GH)

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal paid her first visit to the Falkland Islands since 2009 this month as she passed through en route to her first official visit to South Georgia. Princess Anne is the Royal Patron of the South Georgia Heritage Trust.

Wednesday, January 27th 2016 - 07:16 UTC

“Antiquated and muddled”, Corbyn's views on BOTs says Gibraltar's opposition leader

Daniel Feetham argued that Mr Corbyn comments on the Falklands, “do have implications for us as it probably reflects his thinking on Gibraltar too”.

The Leader of Gibraltar's Opposition has described UK Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn’s views on overseas territories as ‘antiquated and muddled’.

Wednesday, January 27th 2016 - 06:42 UTC

Parlasur could invite Falklanders', but first Macri must cracks the “chavista axis”

The initiative is from Alberto Asseff a member of Parlasur who responds to Sergio Massa, and considers himself a Falklands' expert

The Argentine representation in the Mercosur parliament, Parlasur, is considering inviting a group of 'kelpers' Falklands/Malvinas lawmakers, 'to listen to their needs and promote cooperation, but in the framework of Argentina's unrenounceable sovereignty claim over the Islands'.

Tuesday, January 26th 2016 - 08:47 UTC

Malvinas: when Argentina is strong and united, world public opinion will back us

Andres Cisneros was deputy foreign minister to Guido di Tella in the nineties when Argentina was ruled by president Carlos Menem

The meeting of the Argentine president with the British prime minister in Davos was “a good thing” a symptom that we are back on the right political track, which has been applied before: to continue claiming sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands, without having to spoil good relations, investments, trade, and with time and circumstances even consider joint undertakings.

Tuesday, January 26th 2016 - 08:23 UTC

Falklands' opportunities for Caribbean residents, promoted by MLA Hansen

“We are very close to developing oil and we have a strong and viable economy. We are more self-governing internally” MLA Hansen is quoted (R)

Falkland Islands are well on their way to mining oil and member of the Legislative Assembly Ian Hansen said there are possible opportunities for locals to consider relocating to the Britain territory, according to a report from Antigua's Daily Observer.

Monday, January 25th 2016 - 07:28 UTC

Corbyn favors Falklands' 'power-sharing' deal with Argentina, says ex ambassador Castro

Ms Castro said that Mr Corbyn “shares our concerns”, adding: “In short, he is one of ”ours“.”  She described the Labor leader as “humorous” and “a good listener”.

United Kingdom's leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn is in favor of making a power-sharing deal with Argentina over the Falkland Islands, according to an Argentine diplomat. Outgoing Argentine ambassador Alicia Castro says that the Labour leader is “one of ours” and that he told her he supports a British-Argentine power-sharing deal in the vein of Northern Ireland.

Friday, January 22nd 2016 - 04:45 UTC

Macri/Cameron coincide on new relationship; Falklands left for further on

President Macri and PM Cameron next to their delegations, talked for over half hour this Thursday midday in Davos

Argentine President Mauricio Macri met on Thursday with British Prime Minister David Cameron in Davos as both leaders attend the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. The atmosphere of the meeting was described as 'very positive' and several steps of a new relationship were announced, while the Falklands/Malvinas issue was left for further on.

Friday, January 22nd 2016 - 04:33 UTC

UK position on Falklands remains as expressed by 2013 referendum, Cameron tells Macri

The UK government said three areas were covered in the talks between PM Cameron and Argentine president Macri

The United Kingdom government has released a statement pointing out the “three areas” British Prime Minister David Cameron and President Mauricio Macri “covered” during their Davos meeting on Thursday.


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