Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Tuesday, July 8th 2014 - 07:49 UTC

Falklands' Stanley airport prepares for oil and gas exploratory drilling

  Stanley airport appliances do not meet basic regulatory requirements.

With increased exploratory drilling activity anticipated in the Falkland Islands next year, and Stanley airport expected to play a leading role, the Falklands government is investing in additional fire-fighting equipment to meet the needs of the helicopters servicing the rigs.

Tuesday, July 8th 2014 - 07:25 UTC

“Without Chile's help, we would have lost the Falklands”, says former RAF intelligence

Fernando Matthei, head of the Chilean Air Force was the man who facilitated Edwards requests

Chile's support for Britain during the Falklands War has been revealed for the first time by the man who was dispatched, with only hours notice, to secure a South American ally, according to an article in the Daily Telegraph credited to Harriet Alexander.

Friday, July 4th 2014 - 07:17 UTC

Falklands' praise for Cobos' visit: 'at least he will have a better understanding of the Islands'

Cobos politely declined an interview with the Penguin News

The former Argentine vice-president and presidential hopeful Julio Cleto Cobos who visited the Falklands this week will at least have a better understanding of the Islands commented Member of Legislative Assembly Phyl Rendell on behalf of the Assembly Thursday.

Friday, July 4th 2014 - 05:50 UTC

Cobos' party question his military friend visiting the Falklands next to him

The picture of Cobos and Duarte at the Argentine cemetery in Darwin

Argentina' Radical party national committee (UCR) took distance from the trip to the Falklands/Malvinas of lawmaker Julio Cleto Cobos and underlined that the visit of the former governor from Mendoza province was “something personal” and in no way involves 'institutionally' the party.

Thursday, July 3rd 2014 - 07:02 UTC

Cobos Falklands' trip receives praise: challenge for all Argentina presidential hopefuls

The former vice-president of Cristina Fernandez seems very fond of photos as the tours the Falklands

Despite Argentina's news agenda is absorbed by the World Cup, another possible default and the indictment for corruption of Vice-president Amado Boudou, the Argentine media still has time to talk about former vice-president and presidential hopeful Julio Cleto Cobos' current trip to the Falkland Islands.

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014 - 07:17 UTC

Falklands mints £2 coin to mark centenary of 1914 Battle of the Falkland Islands

The coin depicts HMS Glasgow in battle

The Falkland Islands Government have minted a new circulatory £2 coin, to mark the Centenary of the Battle of the Falkland Islands in 1914.

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014 - 07:04 UTC

Former Argentine minister blasts Cobos for Falklands trip; passport controversy

Taiana said he “never went and will never go” to the Falklands because Argentine passports must be stamped once arriving in the Islands

Argentina's former foreign minister Jorge Taiana described lawmaker and presidential hopeful Julio Cleto Cobos current visit to the Falkland Islands totally “irresponsible” and 'without consultation'. He also blasted the fact that the lawmaker would have his Argentine passport stamped by the government of the Falkland Islands.

Monday, June 30th 2014 - 05:32 UTC

Falklands becomes launching pad for Argentine presidential hopeful campaign

Cobos at the Argentine memorial in Darwin

The Argentine 2015 presidential campaign has reached the Falkland Islands. Presidential hopeful and former Vice-president Julio Cleto Cobos is currently visiting the Falklands where he arrived on Saturday on the Lan Chile weekly flight and will spend the rest of the week in the Islands.

Saturday, June 28th 2014 - 10:13 UTC

Falklands' address in Alejandro Betts new Argentine DNI and passport

Betts was given the new documents by governor Fabiana Ríos at the Argentine embassy before the UN

Former Falkland Islander Alejandro Betts was awarded on Friday an Argentine DNI and passport, with his alleged Falklands address, at an official ceremony at the Argentine UN embassy office in New York.

Saturday, June 28th 2014 - 03:41 UTC

Argentine embassy underlines strong C24 support for the Malvinas question

Timerman and Secretary for Malvinas Affairs Daniel Filmus headed the Argentine delegation to New York

Argentina received strong support on Thursday at the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonisation (C24), which met in New York to discuss the Malvinas Question, according to a release from the Argentine embassy in London.

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