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Montevideo, March 25th 2017 - 07:42 UTC

Falkland Islands

  • Friday, March 10th 2017 - 06:55 UTC

    Falklands' Fortuna donates £30,000 to FIOGA and celebrates 30 years of business

    FIOGA representative receives the £ 30.000 check from Fortuna Ltd

    The Overseas Games Association received a generous £30,000 from fishing company Fortuna Ltd to be used to purchase sports kit for the competitors at this year’s Island Games in Gotland. Presenting the cheque Fiona Wallace said that as the wholly-Falkland Islander owned company was celebrating its 30th anniversary, it was felt appropriate to support a nationally significant event.

  • Friday, March 10th 2017 - 06:23 UTC

    Argentine delegation reminded Falkland Islanders have rights

    Nobel Peace Prize Adolfo Pérez Esquivel

    A remainder of the rights of Falkland Islanders has been included in an open letter from the Falklands Government to a delegation of Argentines due to arrive Saturday. They are part of the Comisión Provincial de la Memoria CPM, an independent non-governmental organization.

  • Thursday, March 9th 2017 - 20:11 UTC

    UK Ambassador meets with Malvinas Families commission

    The official picture of the members of the Commission with Ambassador Kent at the Embassy

    British ambassador in Buenos Aires, Mark Kent this week held a meeting with relatives of Argentine combatants who lost their lives during the Falklands conflict in 1982, according to the embassy twitter. The meeting was described as “historic”, and Ambassador Kent said that the “warm and most respectful dialogue”, addressed humanitarian issues and “how to honor the memory and dignity of the fallen in combat”.

  • Wednesday, March 8th 2017 - 10:39 UTC

    Falklands' population better off, healthier and happier than when the 2012 Census

    According to the Census form, 62% classed themselves as Falkland Islander; 23% as British; St Helenian identity was claimed by 4% of the residents and Chilean 5%

    The Falklands population continues to grow, is generally better off, healthier and happy with the roof over their heads, than four years ago when the last Census was conducted. Maeve Daly, Statistics and Performance Officer of FIG’s Policy Unit presented the ‘headlines’ of the latest Census, at a Public Meeting last week.

  • Wednesday, March 8th 2017 - 09:58 UTC

    Falklands' defense renewal with Israeli sophisticated equipment triggers controversy

    Defense Secretary Michael Fallon in 2015 announced Britain will spend £280m over the next 10 years on renewing and beefing up its defenses of the Falkland Islands

    Britain has awarded £153 million (US$ 187 million) worth of contracts to equip the Falkland Islands with a new ground-based air-defense system known as Sky Sabre, the Ministry of Defense has confirmed, according to Defense News.

  • Tuesday, March 7th 2017 - 07:36 UTC

    RAF Hercules en route to the Falklands, photographed at Porto Alegre airport

    The Hercules pictured at the Porto Alegre airport on 29 August 2016 and  published in the Brazilian daily Zero Hora

    A Royal Air Force Hercules was photographed at the Porto Alegre international airport in August last year when it called allegedly for refueling, en route to the Falkland/Malvinas islands, according to the Rio Grande do Sul main daily Zero Hora. The photo from Centeno Mendes, was published following Argentina's official concern to Brasilia regarding 18 RAF calls in Brazilian airports, in the last two years.

  • Saturday, March 4th 2017 - 11:47 UTC

    “There are no secret flights” between Falklands and Brazil, says Ambassador Kent

    Ambassador Kent feels very close and identified with the wine producing province of Mendoza where he spent time learning Spanish before his appointment

    There are no secret flights between Falklands and Brazil, and any landings which have occurred are because of medical or mechanical emergencies, said UK ambassador in Argentina Mark Kent, in fluent Spanish, currently visiting the province of Mendoza on official business and for the grape harvest and wine festival.

  • Friday, March 3rd 2017 - 13:19 UTC

    Brazil investigating if RAF flights to the Falklands landed in the country

    Brazilian president Michel Temer only on Thursday announced he was naming Senator Aloysio Nunes as succesor of ex minister Jose Serra

    The Brazilian government announced it had opened an investigation among miltiary institutions regarding Royal Air Force landings in Brazilian airports, while making flights between Britain and the Falkland/Malvinas Islands.

  • Friday, March 3rd 2017 - 10:07 UTC

    History of the Falklands Interim Conservation Zone

    The zone had a 160-nauticalmile radius and on February first, 1987 the Falkland Islands Fisheries (Conservation and Management) Ordinance came in to effect.

    On October 29 1986, a proclamation declaring the Interim Falklands Conservation Zone was signed by Governor Gordon Jewkes. The zone had a 160-nauticalmile (300 km; 180 mi) radius. On February 1, 1987 the Falkland Islands Fisheries (Conservation and Management) Ordinance came in to effect.

  • Friday, March 3rd 2017 - 09:51 UTC

    Falklands celebrates in an Open Day the 30th anniversary of the Fishery

     MLA Phyl Rendell underlined the significance of the fishing industry, but also support from UK in protecting the Fishing Zone and fishery’s overseas partners.

    Around 360 Falklands residents visited the floating dock FIPASS on Saturday 25th February as part of Fish Day – celebrating 30 years of the Falkland Islands Fishery. The Falkland Islands Fishing Association (FIFCA) Executive Secretary Jackie Cotter told Penguin News the day went very well and its aim, as well as celebrating the anniversary, was to give a general overview both of the fishery and the Falklands Government Fisheries Department.