Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Friday, November 6th 2015 - 18:56 UTC

Falklands' maps and 'The Times' report manipulated in Argentine embassy pamphlets

Original version of the Latzina map of 1882, the first official Argentine map produced after the Boundary Treaty of 1881

By Justin A Kuntz - There are many examples of the power of social media to quickly form and mould world opinion. One recent example is that of Dr Tim Hunt, a Nobel Prize winner, whose professional reputation was utterly destroyed on Twitter whilst airborne during a return flight from Korea. Increasingly social media is also seen as a crucial communication tool for politicians and opinion makers to master.

Friday, November 6th 2015 - 14:23 UTC

Cruise line adds kayak excursions in Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Ventures by Seabourn optional kayak excursions will also be offered at South Georgia Island and Port Stanley, Falkland Islands.

Luxury cruise line Seaborn is adding a new adventure to its Antarctica voyages aboard 'Seabourn Quest' this season: Kayaking. Ventures by Seabourn optional kayak excursions will also be offered at South Georgia Island and Port Stanley, Falkland Islands. It's an expansion of the line's new “Ventures by Seabourn” excursions that launched last summer in other destinations.

Friday, November 6th 2015 - 11:20 UTC

Malvinas-distance electronic boards to be posted in Buenos Aires City

The purpose of the boards is to ensure the “Malvinas cause” remains ever present in “the society's collective” and displayed to millions of tourists said councillor Fuks

Buenos Aires City legislative council approved on Thursday a bill by which road electronic boards must be posted in the Argentine capital indicating direction and distance to the Falklands/Malvinas, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, which are claimed by Argentina.

Friday, November 6th 2015 - 07:49 UTC

Malvinas war Argentine film screened to Falklands veterans at embassy

Ex-combatants Dougie Brimson, Jeremy McTeague, Alicia Castro, Edgardo Esteban, Stuart Russell, Dave Charlie Brown and Geoff Johnston.

British veterans of the 1982 Falklands/Malvinas conflict met with Argentine ex-combatant Edgardo Esteban at the Embassy of Argentina in London where an Argentine produced film about the war was screened.

Wednesday, November 4th 2015 - 06:45 UTC

Falklands lawmaker meets Red Cross chief to discuss identification of Argentine soldiers remains

The Argentine cemetery in Darwin holds 123 graves marked “An Argentine soldier known only by God”

The President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, met on Monday with representatives of the authorities of the United Kingdom and of the Falkland Islands to discuss a process seeking to identify the remains of a number of unidentified Argentine soldiers buried at Darwin cemetery in Falklands/Malvinas Islands.

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015 - 06:20 UTC

Falklands sports clubs receive significant donation from Argos Ltd

Overseas Games Association Chairman Mike Summers receives a cheque from Argos Ltd Directors Sheila Stewart and Ian Thomson

Three Falkland Islands sports clubs benefitted from the generosity of local business Argos Ltd with a donation of £25,000 via the Overseas Games Association (FIOGA).

Sunday, November 1st 2015 - 10:12 UTC

Falklands' 'Hunt for Germany's lost battleships' DVD scheduled to be ready for Christmas

The documentary based on Mensun’s search for the lost fleet from the Battle of the Falklands was shown at a premiere at the British Film Institute, London

‘The hunt for Germany’s lost battleships’ a documentary based on Mensun Bound’s search for the lost fleet from the Battle of the Falklands was shown at a premiere at the British Film Institute, London on October 16.

Saturday, October 31st 2015 - 07:14 UTC

Falklands' visit early next year for Shadow Foreign minister Stephen Doughty

“The Labor party has a very clear and unchanged position on the Falklands; any decision on their future has to be one made by Falkland Islanders”.

Cardiff South and Penarth MP Stephen Doughty has become the shadow minister responsible for Africa, South Asia and the Falkland Islands, reports Walesonline. The Labour MP takes on the role at a time when the UK is responding to the migrant crisis in North Africa and tensions have heightened between Britain and Argentina over the future of the Falklands, the Islands which he plans to visit early next year.

Friday, October 30th 2015 - 06:37 UTC

Falklands' Humpback well finds non-commercial quantities of oil and gas

Following the Humpback well, the Eirik Raude rig returns to the North Falkland basin where it will drill an appraisal of the Elaine-Isobel fan complex

Humpback is the first well to encounter oil in the potentially larger systems in deeper waters off the southeast of the Falkland Islands; however the oil and gas across a number of reservoir targets in the well drilled to a depth of 5.136 meters, were in non-commercial quantities.

Wednesday, October 28th 2015 - 08:41 UTC

The defense of the Falklands must take centre stage in Anglo-Chinese relations

Xi Jinping and Prime Minister David Cameron share a beer at an English pub during the Chinese leader's visit to UK

By Alex Calvo (*) - Chinese Leader Xi Jinping’s state visit to the United Kingdom has been met with grand-sounding headlines, including references to a “golden era”. Public statements by both governments have focused on growing economic links, while some voices referred to human rights and US commentators expressed their concern at London’s closeness to Beijing at a time of increased tensions in the Indo-Pacific, above all the South China Sea.


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