Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Wednesday, August 10th 2016 - 03:54 UTC

Falklands 2014 and 2015 business climate surveys “very good”, but 2016 prospects aren't so rosy

The Business Climate Survey is undertaken by the Falklands Islands Development Corporation, FIDC, with support from the Falklands Chamber of Commerce

The Falklands Business Climate Survey strongly suggests that 2014 and 2015 were two very good years for the Islands economy and its business community, which translated in profits and higher levels of turnover, particularly 2015. However survey respondents predictions for this year and onwards aren't as rosy with many businesses anticipating lower turnover and investments, but not necessarily profits, while the overall average rating for the Islands' economy weighed between “average” and “good”.

Wednesday, August 10th 2016 - 03:49 UTC

UK with a Great Pavilion will be present at Uruguay's main agriculture show

One of the highlights of this year will be the focus on agricultural technology with a series of lectures by British and Uruguayan experts.

With just a month to go until Uruguay's main agro show, Expo Prado, the British Embassy in Montevideo announces that for the third consecutive year it will be present with a Great Pavilion focused on business, education, culture, tourism, gastronomy and entertainment. British brands such as JCB Machinery, Polo Club clothing, FCR-DAS who specialise in quality management certification, fire extinguishers from Noblex, Brompton and other bicycles courtesy of Muvin will all be taking part.

Sunday, August 7th 2016 - 17:56 UTC

Falklands' permission for new demining program this summer

Guy Marot, Program Manager for the Falkland Islands Demining Program Office, responsible for the latest demining efforts

The Falkland Islands Planning and Building Committee has granted permission to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to undertake clearance of land mines (a technical assessment) at various sites around the Falklands.

Saturday, July 30th 2016 - 08:46 UTC

Falklands' museum heritage adds 19th century port of Stanley painting

 Former Governors David Tatham, Donald Lamont and Museum Director Leona Roberts display the painting - Pic Peter Pepper

Falkland Islands Museum Director Leona Roberts will be carrying a unique and valuable artistic insight into Falklands history when she returns to Stanley.

Thursday, July 28th 2016 - 06:19 UTC

Falklands and bilateral agenda addressed by UK top official in Argentina

The situation of forensic actions for the identification of Argentine combatants fallen who are buried in the Darwin cemetery, was also addressed in the meeting.

The recently appointed UK Foreign Office Permanent Under Secretary and Head of the Diplomatic Service Sir Simon McDonald was received this week at the Argentine foreign ministry where he met with Deputy minister Carlos Foradori, and one of the several issues addressed was the forensic actions to help identify Argentine combatants buried at the Darwin cemetery, according to a release from Palacio San Martin.

Wednesday, July 27th 2016 - 13:11 UTC

Falklands' latest longliner launched in Spain; scheduled to be delivered early 2017

Built to CFL's specification by Nodosa Shipyard, in Marín, Galicia, the CFL Hunter will be fitted out in the next six months

Falkland Islands Consolidated Fisheries Ltd. new longliner was launched in Spain last 20 July at an event attended by a number of CFL staff, directors, and Galician business people linked to the fishing industry.

Monday, July 25th 2016 - 10:17 UTC

Falkland Islands' portfolio for Sir Alan Duncan

Between 2010 and 2014, Sir Duncan was Minister of State for International Development. He held a long list of shadow cabinet jobs during Labour governments

Alan Duncan KCMG MP has been appointed as Minister of State at the Foreign Office, responsible for Europe and the Americas. He replaces Hugo Swire MP, and will report to the new Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson. Sir Alan (59) remit will include NATO, the Americas, the Falklands, Gibraltar and polar regions.

Monday, July 25th 2016 - 09:51 UTC

UK ambassador in Argentina presents credentials: new chapter in relations´╣ľ

 Mark Andrew Geoffrey Kent formally presented copies of diplomatic credentials to Deputy Foreign Minister Carlos Foradori. He is ex ambassador in Thailand

Mark Kent, the new British Ambassador to Argentina formally presented copies of diplomatic credentials to Deputy Foreign Minister Carlos Foradori last week, marking the start of a four-year stint as London’s representative in Buenos Aires. Kent, who was British Ambassador to Thailand from 2012 until April of this year, replaces John Freeman.

Thursday, July 21st 2016 - 08:17 UTC

Falklands: Le Boréal 2015 engine-room fire ignited by clogged fuel filter, says report

The report says the fire in Le Boréal was due to a clogged fuel filter element, which was disassembled under pressure by a crewmember and thus started leaking fuel.

French maritime authorities have released the engine room fire incident report of cruise Le Boreal on 17 November 2015, which forced the air evacuation of some 90 passengers and crew to the Falkland Islands, while the rest were transferred to her sister ship L'Áustral. According to the report the fire was due to a clogged fuel filter element, which was disassembled under pressure by a crewmember and thus started leaking fuel.

Thursday, July 21st 2016 - 07:12 UTC

UK pledges a consultative process on Brexit between London and BOTs

BOT leaders meeting in Turks and Caicos: MLA Roger Edwards and Gibraltar's CM Fabian Picardo, second and third from the left

Leaders from the British Overseas Territories meeting in the Turks and Caicos Islands, TCI, this week heard that the UK will not forget them once it begins its negotiations to exit the European Union, according to the Caribbean media.


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