Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Monday, September 19th 2016 - 06:37 UTC

“Prudence in dealing with Malvinas”, the Macri objective is discussing Falklands' sovereignty

“We must be most prudent, we are well aware that Malvinas is not an issue that will be solved in a couple of minutes, but we are determined to solve it” insisted Pinedo

With Malvinas “we have to be most prudent”, commented the Argentine Senate provisional president Federico Pinedo on the Argentine/UK joint cooperation statement with a specific chapter on the South Atlantic including flights to the Falklands and lifting restrictions for the Islands economy development.

Monday, September 19th 2016 - 05:59 UTC

“Malvinas sovereignty claim is standing and non negotiable”, anticipates Macri in New York

Macri is scheduled to address the General Assembly on Tuesday but has a full agenda of political and financial interviews as part of “new Argentina policy”

Argentina's claim over the Malvinas Islands is standing and non negotiable, were the first words of president Mauricio Macri when he arrived on Sunday to New York to attend this week the UN General Assembly. The statement follows the strong reactions to the last Wednesday Argentine/UK joint cooperation statement which includes a South Atlantic chapter strongly questioned in some political circles.

Sunday, September 18th 2016 - 06:52 UTC

Argentina/UK statement on Falklands and dialogue ”promising”, but Congress decides

“My position is very clear, I always support dialogue, but also the defense of our natural resources in the Malvinas and surrounding areas”, said governor Bertone.

The recent Argentina/UK joint cooperation statement, with a chapter on the Falklands/Malvinas Islands, is “promising”, however much rests to be defined and agreed, and additional air links should be carried out by Argentina's flag carrier, according to Rosana Bertone, governor of the extreme south province of Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands.

Friday, September 16th 2016 - 08:31 UTC

Falklands celebrates International Day of Democracy

“A healthy democracy requires engagement from the populace”, pointed out MLA Michael Poole

Falkland Islands MLA Michael Poole on behalf of the Legislative Assembly said the following on International Day of Democracy:

Friday, September 16th 2016 - 08:04 UTC

Argentina/UK joint statement is “not an agreement”, but a raft of principles and intentions

Each issue in the statement will merit meetings, discussions and negotiations previous to advances, underlined Argentine deputy minister Foradori

The Argentine/UK political convergence to promote bilateral dialogue and advance in areas of common interest for both parts “is not a closed agreement but a Joint Statement which describes principles and relates intentions”, pointed out Argentine deputy minister Carlos Foradori in an interview with Buenos Aires daily Clarin.

Thursday, September 15th 2016 - 20:54 UTC

Falklands' Development Corporation partners with horticultural specialists to expand commercial opportunities

  The Market Garden in Stanley currently provides fruit and vegetables to both locals and visiting boats, but still has to import goods not grown locally.

The Falkland Islands Development Corporation (FIDC) announced that three UK horticultural specialists will visit the Falklands next month in order to appraise the potential for future horticultural developments. The three consultants will be the Islands for a week and will hope to identify profitable, commercial opportunities for Falkland businesses.

Thursday, September 15th 2016 - 10:34 UTC

Falklands' Sea Lion oil project break-even price reduced to US$ 45 a barrel

CEO David McManus said Rockhopper continues to make very good progress in advancing the Sea Lion development, reducing costs and the break-even oil price

Falkland Islands oil explorer Rockhopper Exploration Plc has confirmed cost cuts at its Sea Lion project, which will reduce the scheme´s break-even price to US$ 45 a barrel. Capital investment at Sea Lion to reach first oil is now estimated at US$ 1.5bn.

Wednesday, September 14th 2016 - 21:02 UTC

Falklands mine clearance project receives a new £20m UK commitment

MLA Mike Poole said UK commitment's to clear the Islands of mines is ”a welcome move and we remain willing to assist practically and logistically where we can.”

The Falkland Islands Government, FIG, and Falkland Islanders have welcomed the announcement of a new £20m landmine clearance commitment by the UK which will make safe dozens of areas which have been unusable for residents and visitors. The project financed by the Foreign Office and Ministry of Defense will clear 46 minefields over the next two years and prepare for clearance another 27. So far more than 30 minefields have been cleared in the Falklands in recent years and this is in line with the UK obligations under the Ottawa Treaty.

Wednesday, September 14th 2016 - 18:35 UTC

Falklands welcomes UK/Argentina future cooperation agreement, which leaves sovereignty discussions out

FIG will be represented at any future discussions on the above matters. Sovereignty of the Falkland Islands will not be part of these discussions.

The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) welcomed the UK/Argentina future cooperation agreement to remove all obstacles limiting the economic growth and development of the Falkland Islands and points out it will be represented at future discussions on these matters, the removal of sanctions on hydrocarbons, fisheries, shipping and tourism, and underlines that “sovereignty of the Falkland Islands will not be part of these discussions”.

Wednesday, September 14th 2016 - 17:56 UTC

Falkland Islands Government welcomes better relationship with Argentina

MLAs Gavin Short, Barry Elsby, Phyl Rendell and Mike Summers address questions from the media this morning.

The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) has welcomed the agreement made between the Argentine and United Kingdom Governments, laid out under this morning’s joint statement. Speaking to the media, Members of the Falkland’s Legislative Assembly stated they “looked forward to a better relationship with Argentina”, especially in the areas of hydrocarbons, fisheries, shipping and tourism.

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