Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Friday, March 6th 2015 - 07:52 UTC

South Atlantic Air-bridge to the Falklands restricted to certain nationalities

“The MOD has reviewed its practices regarding access to its operational defense establishments, such as RAF Brize Norton”

The South Atlantic Air-bridge linking RAF Brize Norton in the UK with the Falkland Islands will no longer fly nationals from a list of countries and although no specific reasons were given, the release underlines that the “Ministry of Defense places the greatest importance on the security of its people, facilities and operations”.

Friday, March 6th 2015 - 06:56 UTC

Argentine central bank chairman defends the 50-peso Malvinas bill

“Today the 50 peso bill is in the streets. The Malvinas islands, a sovereign love. A symbol of passion that belongs to a nation’s heritage,” Vanoli wrote

Argentina's Central Bank Governor Alejandro Vanoli defended the new 50-peso banknote which features the Falklands/Malvinas Islands, after it was belittled by the a minister of state at the British Foreign Office.

Wednesday, March 4th 2015 - 22:14 UTC

Argentina/Chile celebrate Tierra del Fuego mines-free; Rossi claims UK impedes mine-clearance in Falklands

 Burgos mentioned that the Chilean congress is in the process of passing a bill to compensate “victims of mine or other military ordnance explosions”.

Argentina and Chile defense ministers, Agustín Rossi and Jorge Burgos, attended this week a historic ceremony in which they signed a document declaring Tierra del Fuego free of anti-personal mines. During the meeting minister Rossi blamed the UK for not allowing Argentina to clear the mines in the Falklands/Malvinas Islands.

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015 - 22:37 UTC

Malvinas' 50-Peso bill, an Argentine stunt, says Foreign Office minister

President Cristina Fernandez during the announcement of the new 50-Peso bill which was officially launched in March

Britain derided a new Argentine banknote featuring the disputed Falkland Islands as a stunt on Tuesday and said it had no intention of discussing sovereignty over the archipelago with Buenos Aires.

Monday, March 2nd 2015 - 07:19 UTC

Falkland Islands included in European funds for environmental projects

 SAERI is coordinator for the South Atlantic Hub: Ascension Island, St Helena and Tristan da Cunha, Falkland Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Isles.

More than €6 million has been made available to European Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) some of which can be accessed for environmental projects within the Falkland Islands, according to a report from the Penguin News last edition.

Saturday, February 28th 2015 - 11:55 UTC

Falkland Islands return as leading option for Ramblers Worldwide Holidays

“The Falkland Islands Tourist Office has really sharpened its game” said Kay who added the Islands are rated far best in terms of wildlife viewing.

Ramblers Worldwide Holidays has added more options in South America with the reinstatement of a Falkland Islands and Chile itinerary and the return of Bolivia to the program. The first sold-out trip to the Falkland Islands has just returned and another, which is almost full, will run from November 5, leading in at £4,220pp.

Saturday, February 28th 2015 - 06:48 UTC

Falklands historic link to Antarctica exploration unveiled in unique memorial

Governor Roberts, MLA Cheek, and Roderick Rhys-Jones, chairman of the British Antarctic Monument Trust, at the unveiling ceremony

The Falkland Islands historic link as the gateway for British Antarctic exploration was acknowledged this week with the dedication in Stanley's Dockyard Point of the southern component of a unique memorial to the 28 men and one woman of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), and before that the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) who have perished in the Antarctic since the establishment by the British Government of the first permanent research base there in 1944.

Friday, February 27th 2015 - 05:29 UTC

Falklands oil rig arrives and readies to begin six-well drilling campaign

Two of the rig’s three supply vessels are in the Falklands along with three support helicopters

The semi-submersible oil rig oil rig Eirik Raude entered Falkland Islands waters to the north this week and has already been served by supply vessels and undergone a crew change operation. The Eirik Raude will shortly begin a six-well drilling campaign operated by Premier Oil and Noble Energy.

Thursday, February 26th 2015 - 04:39 UTC

Filmus tours Central America in support of Argentina's Falklands' claim

In Guatemala City Filmus was received by the Central American Parliament

Argentina's secretary for Issues relative to the Malvinas Islands Daniel Filmus visited this week Guatemala as part of a tour of Central America to promote the 'Malvinas cause' and collect support from regional governments and institutions.

Thursday, February 26th 2015 - 04:14 UTC

Brazilian lawmaker wants closer ties with 'Falklands' and even considers 'a friendship forum'

Celso Maldaner belongs to the strongest electoral party in Brazil and main ally of the ruling coalition headed by president Rousseff

Brazilian federal Deputy for the southern state of Santa Catarina Celso Maldaner who last week visited the Falkland Islands said he wants to 'influence and push' for a commercial opening of Brazil with the Islands, since he believes there is great potential for making business particularly regarding fisheries and tourism.

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