Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Wednesday, November 18th 2015 - 09:18 UTC

L' Boreal cruise ship fire to North of the Falkland Islands

HMS Clyde has changed course in order to aid the evacuation operation.

The Falkland Islands Government can confirm that a private cruise vessel has issued a distress call following a fire on-board..

Tuesday, November 17th 2015 - 06:41 UTC

Falklands addresses European refugee crisis and possible assistance

MLA Mike Summers met with members of the UK Home Office team recently in the UK

Following requests from a number of members of the public to assess the possibility of assisting with the European refugee crisis, the Falkland Islands government, FIG, has reviewed with HMG the options to take part in their resettlement scheme.

Friday, November 13th 2015 - 14:04 UTC

Premier Oil defers project development and exploration spending into 2016

Premier Oil will move into 2016 some spending on projects such as its Sea Lion field in the Falkland Islands.

The successful Falkland Islands' exploration company Premier Oil has cut full-year capital expenditure as the oil producer deferred some project development and exploration spending into 2016, it said on Thursday. Like its peers, Premier Oil has to reduce spending to cope with a halving in oil prices since a peak in June last year that has eaten into revenues.

Friday, November 13th 2015 - 07:24 UTC

Falklands' Remembrance Sunday commemorations on a soft rain day

Governor Colin Roberts, and MLA Mike Summers on behalf of the Falkland Islands government laid wreaths at the Cross of Sacrifice

The Falkland Islands commemorated Remembrance Sunday on a damp day with a soft rain that added to the poignancy and quiet of the ceremony held in the capital Stanley, while in London the Falklands' government representative laid a wreath at the Cenotaph.

Tuesday, November 10th 2015 - 07:22 UTC

Falklands will attend BOT Joint Ministerial Council in London on December

The JMC meeting in December at Lancaster House, will be hosted by FCO Minister for the Overseas Territories James Duddridge MP.

The Falkland Islands will be attending the fourth meeting of the British Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) will be held in London on 1 - 2 December at Lancaster House, which will be hosted by FCO Minister for the Overseas Territories James Duddridge MP.

Saturday, November 7th 2015 - 08:42 UTC

Falkland Islands Remembrance Sunday arrangements

During the Remembrance Service a collection will be made for the Poppy Appeal

The Falkland Islands have announced the following arrangements for Sunday 8 November 2015, Remembrance Sunday. The Annual Service of Remembrance will be held in Christ Church Cathedral commencing at 9.30 am.

Saturday, November 7th 2015 - 08:36 UTC

Falkland Islanders attended the Commonwealth Youth Parliament in Australia

Ulia Sytchova, Aerodromes Manager for the Falkland Islands Government Air Service and Vicky Collier, Firefighter with Falklands Fire & Rescue Service

Young Falkland Islanders, Ulia Sytchova and Vicky Collier recently represented the Falkland Islands at the 7th Commonwealth Youth Parliament (CYP) in Darwin, Australia from November first to five.

Saturday, November 7th 2015 - 07:08 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas soldiers' remains: Argentine delegation meets Red Cross chief

In Geneva, Daniel Filmus reiterated President Cristina Fernández 2012 request for the Red Cross to collaborate in the identification process of the remains.

Argentina's Foreign Ministry Secretary for Malvinas affairs Ambassador Daniel Filmus, and Argentine ambassador before international organizations in Geneva, Alberto D'Alotto, met on Thursday with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, to address the issue of identifying the remains of 123 soldiers Argentine fallen during the South Atlantic conflict in 1982 and buried in the Argentine cemetery at Darwin, in the Falkland Islands.

Friday, November 6th 2015 - 18:56 UTC

Falklands' maps and 'The Times' report manipulated in Argentine embassy pamphlets

Original version of the Latzina map of 1882, the first official Argentine map produced after the Boundary Treaty of 1881

By Justin A Kuntz - There are many examples of the power of social media to quickly form and mould world opinion. One recent example is that of Dr Tim Hunt, a Nobel Prize winner, whose professional reputation was utterly destroyed on Twitter whilst airborne during a return flight from Korea. Increasingly social media is also seen as a crucial communication tool for politicians and opinion makers to master.

Friday, November 6th 2015 - 14:23 UTC

Cruise line adds kayak excursions in Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Ventures by Seabourn optional kayak excursions will also be offered at South Georgia Island and Port Stanley, Falkland Islands.

Luxury cruise line Seaborn is adding a new adventure to its Antarctica voyages aboard 'Seabourn Quest' this season: Kayaking. Ventures by Seabourn optional kayak excursions will also be offered at South Georgia Island and Port Stanley, Falkland Islands. It's an expansion of the line's new “Ventures by Seabourn” excursions that launched last summer in other destinations.


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