Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Thursday, October 1st 2015 - 08:06 UTC

Falkland Islands Association Honorary Secretary Colin Wright obituary

Colin Wright had a long interest in Antarctica and the Falklands and joined FIA in 2004

It is with great regret that we have to report the death of Colin Wright, Honorary Secretary of the Falkland Islands Association (FIA), on 30 September 2015. He will be sorely missed by his many colleagues and friends.

Thursday, October 1st 2015 - 05:19 UTC

Falklands: Argentina waiting for a reply to its project to identify remains buried at Darwin

Foreign minister Timerman met in the sidelines of the UN General Assembly with Peter Maurer, president of the Red Cross International Committee

Argentina is concerned that there has been no reply from the UK regarding its initiative and request to identify the remains of the Argentine combatants buried at the Darwin cemetery, or Argentine memorial, in the Falkland Islands, according to a release from the Argentine foreign ministry.

Wednesday, September 30th 2015 - 07:12 UTC

Falklands launches on-line shopping service for philatelic products

Besides a range of philatelic products relating from the Falkland Islands, the website also has products from South Georgia and British Antarctic Territories.

The Falkland Island Government and Falklands Post Service Ltd have announced the launch of our new on-line shopping service for philatelic products.

Wednesday, September 30th 2015 - 06:38 UTC

Plenty of Cristina's friends referred to the Malvinas claim at the UN

  “It's obvious that in a limited span of time the president can't address all issues and she had priorities”, pointed out Timerman

Although president Cristina Fernandez, to the surprise of many, did not mention a word about Argentina's claim over the Falkland Islands, particularly since this was her last address to the UN General Assembly, Minister Hector Timerman said that nobody could doubt the president's commitment to the Malvinas question, and there were plenty of mentions to the issue from allied countries.

Tuesday, September 29th 2015 - 06:19 UTC

Corbyn's Falklands 'negotiable' approach causes dissent among Labour

At a reception, Hilary Benn said: “I am the shadow foreign secretary… as far as I’m concerned, we believe in self determination for the Falkland Islands”. (Pic AP)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn statement that the Falkland Islands are 'negotiable', a position he has maintained since he was first elected to Parliament, not only triggered immediate reaction from veterans and Falkland Islanders when he was chosen earlier this month: in effect, senior members from the party, even those within his shadow cabinet openly express their disapproval of his views, according to UK media reports.

Tuesday, September 29th 2015 - 05:17 UTC

Cristina Fernandez points her guns to the US and 'vulture funds', but no word on the Falklands

In her last address, the president defined the AMIA case “as a spider's web of foreign interests, in which the weakest and smallest are trapped”.

Addressing the UN General Assembly, President Cristina Fernandez accused the United States of 'protecting' a former Argentine intelligence agent, blasted the speculative or 'vulture funds', gave details of the Iran-US-Argentina dealings and to everybody's surprise did not mention a word about the Falkland Islands sovereignty claim.

Saturday, September 26th 2015 - 07:43 UTC

Falklands' oil companies agree to resume drilling at successful Sea Lion prospect

Premier Oil is the operator of the project with a 36% stake, with Falkland Oil and Gas holding a 40% stake and Rockhopper Exploration holding the balance.

Falkland Oil and Gas PLC on Friday announced it has agreed with Rockhopper Exploration PLC and Premier Oil PLC to drill another well on the Isobel/Elaine complex to replace the planned Jayne East well.

Friday, September 25th 2015 - 06:51 UTC

Falkland Islanders’ voices matter: FIG launches social media campaign

Vicky Collier – Falklands Conservation: I’m a Falkland Islander # My Voice Matters

The Falkland Islands Government has launched a new social media campaign focusing on putting Islanders’ voices at the forefront. Starting this week a series of short films and pictures will appear on the Government digital media channels on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

Friday, September 25th 2015 - 06:14 UTC

Falklands clearance of Argentine mines takes off to a flying start

De-miner working on Sapper Hill

Falkland Islands de-mining and ground clearance work has got off to a flying start despite the cold and snowy weather of late, Program Manager Guy Marot confirmed on Thursday to the Penguin News.

Friday, September 25th 2015 - 05:59 UTC

“Let the private sector make business with Falkland/Malvinas, a blockade in the Americas is unacceptable” said lawmaker Trobo

Trobo was in London this week and met for over an hour with Foreign Office minister for Latin American affairs Hugo Swire (L)

Uruguayan lawmaker Jaime Trobo said that a blockade in the Americas was 'unacceptable' and called for closer links between the Falkland/Malvinas Islands and the continent, urging the private sector to take advantage of the business opportunities in trade and services.


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