Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Saturday, July 9th 2016 - 05:48 UTC

Falklands imposes heavy fines for breaching fishing licenses and false reporting

MV Protegat, a Falkland Islands Fisheries Protection patrol vessel

The Falkland Islands government reported on Friday the successful prosecution and significant fines imposed on defendants involved in breaching fishing licenses and providing false information in fishing reports.

Tuesday, July 5th 2016 - 06:34 UTC

Macri insists in Brussels: “Brexit or not, our Malvinas claim will never change”

“Brexit or not, our claim will never change,” Macri told reporters in Brussels after talks with European Union leaders.

Argentine president Mauricio Macri said on Monday that his country's claim to the Falkland Islands remained unchanged following Britain's vote to leave the EU. “Brexit or not, our claim will never change,” Macri told reporters in Brussels after talks with European Union leaders.

Friday, July 1st 2016 - 07:11 UTC

Falklands: Red Cross clear on Argentine families' wishes of identifying remains at Darwin cemetery

The delegation were able to speak with Islanders:  Stanley public meeting last night, (L to R) Mike Summers MLA and the ICRC delegations  Edmond Corthesy, Laurent Corbaz, Morris Tidball-Binz and Oran

Members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) currently visiting the Falkland Islands have stated they are quite clear on the wishes of the Argentine families, in relation to the potential future identification of remains of unknown Argentine soldiers in the Argentine memorial at Darwin.

Thursday, June 30th 2016 - 23:05 UTC

“Business as usual” for Falklands travel trade and consumer despite Brexit, says Tony Mason

Our message to the local Falkland Islands travel trade and consumer is that it's business as usual, pointed out Tony Mason.

“Business as usual”, because there will be no immediate effects to the way people travel, is the message to Falkland Islands travel trade and consumer, following the British people Brexit vote for change in the future, underlined in a release Tony Mason, Director of International Communications for the Falklands Tourist Board.

Thursday, June 30th 2016 - 15:15 UTC

Convention on Biological Diversity extended to the Falkland Islands

MLA Poole, Environment Portfolio-Holder, explained CBD allows the Islands to be part of an international club and learn from experience across member states.”

The United Kingdom ratification to the Convention on Biological Diversity was formally extended to the Falkland Islands on Wednesday (June 29). The CBD is an agreement on environmental management and best practice and originated from the 1992 Rio Conference on environment and development.

Saturday, June 25th 2016 - 11:29 UTC

UK´s Leave vote is of great concern for Argentina, admits Malcorra

“We are seeing a great shock to world institutions, a very strong blow”, but Malcorra insisted “nothing is going to happen, the exit will be a very slow process”.

The exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union is of most concern to the administration of Argentine president Mauricio Macri, said foreign minister Susana Malcorra. “It is a shock for world institutions”, but it's too early to gauge the impact on the Falklands/Malvinas discussions.

Saturday, June 25th 2016 - 11:08 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas discussions with Argentina 'more complicated' because of 'British nationalism' resurgence

Currently UK is immersed in a strong nationalist feeling. If this spirit in the post-referendum does not erode, it will be difficult to hold discussions”, said Assange

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange anticipated that the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union will further complicate negotiations with Argentina regarding the Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty dispute because of a “resurgence” of what he described as British nationalism.

Saturday, June 25th 2016 - 10:53 UTC

Argentina's chances of advancing Malvinas claim not enhanced by Brexit, says Cisneros

 “Even weakened, you can't force the UK to engage in sovereignty discussions. Not even inside or outside of the EU. And we are far from that”, said Cisneros

The Leave victory in UK and its impact on the Falklands and Argentina's ongoing claim over the Islands was addressed by Argentine academics and diplomats. Probably the man with most experience and knowledge in the trilateral relation between London, Buenos Aires and the Falklands is former Deputy foreign minister Andres Cisneros, who worked next to Guido Di Tella.

Friday, June 24th 2016 - 18:43 UTC

Falklands will continue to engage with UK and negotiate to retain trade access benefits

“Once complete, and alongside other Overseas Territories, we will continue to engage with the UK Government regarding the exit process” said Gilbert House.

The Falkland Islands Government said on Friday it will be working with the public and private sector to further investigate the impact of Brexit on the Islands.

Friday, June 24th 2016 - 04:00 UTC

Falklands are not recognized as a “people” and the principle of self determination does not apply, argues Malcorra

 Among the tasks that this Special Committee deals with year after year is an issue of great importance to my country: the question of the Malvinas Islands

With a less aggressive tone but with the same determination, Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra (and hopeful UN Secretary General), argued that the principle of self-determination is not absolute and does not apply to the disputed Falkland/Malvinas Islands, since the principle of territorial integrity of States prevails, and the inhabitants of the Malvinas are not recognized as a “people”.

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