Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Tuesday, January 20th 2015 - 06:05 UTC

Falklands receives Pan-American science delegation including Chile, Brazil and Colombia

Falklands Government sponsors scientists visits to the Islands 'to collaborate on regionally and internationally environmental research', said MLA Poole.

Following in the footsteps of Charles Darwin, who first visited the Islands in 1833, the first ever Pan–American Science Delegation to the Falkland Islands arrived in Stanley on Saturday, January 17.

Monday, January 19th 2015 - 21:28 UTC

Falklands celebrates with several events 250 years of British claim over the Islands

Vice Admiral John Byron claimed the Falklands for Britain in 21/23 January 1765

The 250 years since Britain officially claimed the Falklands will be celebrated on a number of occasions this month. Celebrations are being organized in Stanley by members of the public on January 21 and 24 and by Falkland Islands Government on January 23 and 31, along with a ceremony on Saunders Island at Port Egmont on January 23.

Saturday, January 17th 2015 - 08:36 UTC

Falklands resident and South Georgia Marine Officer awarded Polar Medals

Mrs. Poncet has been involved with South Georgia for more than 35 years. She first visited SG with Jerome Poncet on Damien II in 1977

Environmentalist, renowned sailor and Falklands resident Sally Poncet has joined an elite group of only eight women to have been awarded the prestigious Polar Medal this year. South Georgia Marine Officer Patrick Lurcock has also received the honor.

Thursday, January 15th 2015 - 05:09 UTC

Premier drastically cuts spending; Falklands projects included in 2015 agenda

The company is reducing investments to develop fields by 40% to around U$S 600 million and is renegotiating rates with suppliers of top 25 projects.

UK hydrocarbons producer Premier Oil with strong interests in the Falklands expects to book a 300 million dollars impairment charge due to the plunge in oil prices and plans to cut jobs and investment by 40% compared to 2014, to rein in costs, it said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 14th 2015 - 06:27 UTC

Following Falklands' incident Argentine company buys local operations of Japan's Nissui

The acquisition of Pesantar includes fishing vessel Echizen Maru, quota of Patagonian toothfish and an 800 metric tons processing capacity plant

Newsan, an Argentine firm involved in electronics but also in seafood supply, has reportedly acquired Argentine operations of Japan’s second largest seafood company, Nippon Suisan Kaisha (Nissui). The operation follows an incident involving alleged fishing of the Japanese company in the South Atlantic both in Argentina and Falklands' waters.

Tuesday, January 13th 2015 - 08:46 UTC

Falklands' sheep paddocks with fence posts from North Wales

Every year 4.000 fence-posts are shipped to the Falklands, revealed Clifford Jones (Pic Daily Post)

Fence posts made from North Wales timber are keeping sheep safe thousands of miles away in the Falkland Islands. Every year a consignment of 4,000 fence posts weighing 20 tons is trucked from Ruthin to Portsmouth on the first stage of an 8,000-mile journey to the South Atlantic, reports the Daily Post from North Wales.

Tuesday, January 13th 2015 - 07:50 UTC

Falklands circumnavigation planned by Royal Marine veterans for PTSD awareness

Mick 50, has rowed across the Atlantic Ocean twice and was skipper of the first and only rowing boat to cross the North Pacific, from Japan to San Francisco

Two Brighton based former Royal Marines will, on January 29th, officially launch their bid to kayak the 650 miles of unforgiving coastline of the Falkland Islands. Mick Dawson and Steve Grenham will undertake the circumnavigation in spring 2016, a challenge which is set to take about 30 days.

Sunday, January 11th 2015 - 22:26 UTC

Falkland Islands unveils bronze to 'hero forever' Baroness Thatcher

Mark Thatcher, on the right, next to the bronze with several members of the Legislative Assembly (Pic M. MacKay)

Describing Baroness Margaret Thatcher as a “hero forever” the Falkland Islands unveiled on Saturday a bust of the former British Prime Minister whose determination was decisive in recovering the Islands from invading and occupying Argentine forces in 1982, helping to propel the Islands to what they are now. Sir Mark Thatcher, son of the late PM was especially invited to the ceremony.

Sunday, January 11th 2015 - 19:40 UTC

Falklands demining season scheduled to begin next Monday

An estimated 18.000 or the 25.000 mines planted by the Argentine invading forces still remain in the Falklands

The Falkland Islands is set to begin another demining and ground clearance activity next week at Minefield number 59 at Wall Mountain on East Falkland.

Saturday, January 10th 2015 - 07:27 UTC

Falklands unveil bronze bust dedicated to Baroness Margaret Thatcher

The bronze bust and stone plinth is placed in front of the Secretariat and on the edge of Thatcher Drive

Falkland Islands residents will gather this Saturday afternoon next to the 1982 Liberation Monument for the unveiling and dedication of the Falkland Islands Government commissioned bronze bust of Baroness Margaret Thatcher.

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