Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Saturday, October 18th 2014 - 07:54 UTC

Gibraltar and Falklands right to self determination underlined at academic symposium

Decolonization can only be in accordance with the peoples' wishes in exercise of the right of self determination, said Deputy Chief minister Dr. Joseph Garcia

The people of the non-self governing territories on the United Nations list, like Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands, have to be decolonised in accordance with the wishes of those people in exercise of the right of self determination, said Gibraltar Deputy Chief minister Dr. Joseph Garcia during the opening of the academic symposium on “Self-determination, devolution and independence in the 21st century”

Friday, October 17th 2014 - 06:42 UTC

Falklands' case for self determination at Gibraltar symposium to be addressed by several academics

Falklands Chief Justice Christopher Gardner QC will close the symposium and sum up the proceedings

A two day symposium entitled “Self-determination, devolution and independence in the 21st century” was opened on Thursday by Gibraltar's Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia at the Garrison Library in the Rock.

Thursday, October 16th 2014 - 07:00 UTC

Falkland Islands distinguished as the “Best Destination for Wildlife and Nature”

“The tourism industry in the Falklands have done a fantastic job in promoting the Islands, and with no doubt deserve this award” said Tony Mason (Pic S.Przybilla)

The Falkland Islands have been awarded the “Best Destination for Wildlife and Nature” prize by the Travel Agents Choice Awards, an annual event organized by the prestigious tourism industry publication, Selling Travel Magazine.

Tuesday, October 14th 2014 - 19:27 UTC

Falklands at the Bird Fair with record attendance and “flawless performance”

The Falklands' stand at the Bird Fair always busy

The Falkland Islands were one of the main sponsors for the second year in a row of the recently completed annual Bird Fair event at the Rutland Wildlife Reserve, which had a better than expected attendance, and according to the Falkland Islands Tourist Board “went off flawlessly”.

Tuesday, October 14th 2014 - 06:19 UTC

Falklands case at Gibraltar conference on self-determination and independence

The conference covers BOTs such as Gibraltar, Falkland, but also Scottish devolution, Catalan independence and political aspirations in Basque Country.

An international symposium looking at the historical backdrop underpinning the concepts of self-determination, devolution, and independence on self-determination will take place next Thursday and Friday in Gibraltar. The aim of this conference is to look at these concepts and to explore them across a number of different examples.

Tuesday, October 14th 2014 - 06:00 UTC

A masterly account of the Battle of the Falklands 1914

The Battle of the Falklands 1914 By Graham Pascoe reviewed by David Tatham - With the centenary of the 1914 naval battle coming up in December and commemorations planned for Falkland Islands capital, Stanley and London, Graham Pascoe’s concise account of the battles of Coronel and the Falkland Islands is well timed.

Tuesday, October 14th 2014 - 05:15 UTC

Lady Alice: “Argentines eat a lot of beef, but have never eaten a journalist”

Jeremy Clarkson, expert in baits for controversy and fabrications who appeals to English nationalistic instincts

Jeremy Clarkson and BBC's 'Top Gear' program need publicity and controversy to keep going and that he has managed with his recent incursion through the south of Argentina, which ended with his team escorted to the border with Chile fearing 'for their lives', which obviously impeded them from accomplishing their formal task but not the real objective.

Saturday, October 11th 2014 - 01:18 UTC

Falklands lawmakers at CPA conference discuss support for the Islands and education

The 60th annual meeting of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) conference was held in Yaounde, Cameroon. has 53 country members.

Falkland Island lawmakers, MLAs, Barry Elsby and Phyl Rendell have been attending the 60th annual meeting of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) conference in Yaounde, Cameroon. CPA is made up of Parliamentarians from 53 democratic countries with 188 branches in 9 Regions across the world.

Friday, October 10th 2014 - 05:44 UTC

Falkland Islands' Tourist Board gearing up for another busy season

“We have added new products to our retail outlet this year and anticipate sales exceeding last year’s record breaking season” said FITB Managing Director Tony Mason

The Falkland Islands Tourist Board is in the final stages of Phase 2 renovations on the Jetty Visitors Centre which will complete the planned works said Tourist Board Managing Director Tony Mason, adding, “plans have been made to get the car park ready well ahead of the first cruise ship arrival.”

Thursday, October 9th 2014 - 07:44 UTC

HMS Iron Duke and Ice Patrol HMS Protector coincide in South Georgia

Frigate HMS Iron Duke will be patrolling the area including a call at the Falklands

The Royal Navy HMS Iron Duke on Atlantic Patrol Tasking south berthed this week in South Georgia for a few days where she also met with Ice Patrol HMS Protector which arrived at the islands on her deployment to Antarctica, after battling hurricane force winds and 24 meters waves.

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