Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Friday, November 14th 2014 - 06:27 UTC

Falklands fourteen young footballers off to Chile for ‘South of the World Cup’

Back Row L-R: Theo Duncan, Temis Smith, Vaughan McGill, Ioan Roberts, Ethan George, Jordan Betts, Dylan Berntsen Front Row L-R : Malachi Budd, Richard Short Jnr, Daniel Ross, Matt Francis, Shaun East,

Fourteen young footballers from the Falkland Islands will fly to Punta Arenas, Chile with their coaches on Saturday to take part in the Unifying Continents at the South of the World Cup.The Falklands is entering two teams in the tournament that also includes teams Colegio Aleman, Colegio Cruz del Sur, Colegio Britanico, Leumag, and two teams from Club Deportivo Victoria.

Thursday, November 13th 2014 - 07:19 UTC

South Georgia prepared to help return the trawler 'Viola', an icon of Hull

“This ship is a real icon of not just the Hessle Road fishing community but of the great port city of Hull,” said Robb, who has just published a book on the Viola.

Steam trawler “Viola” that skirmished with U-boats in the First World War has spent the past 50 years rusting off in South Georgia could finally be making its final voyage home, to Hull, according to a piece from Will Ramsey published in the Hull Daily Mail.

Thursday, November 13th 2014 - 06:39 UTC

UK Overseas Territories celebrates 20tt anniversary at Westminster

Albert Poggio, current UKOTA Chair, emphasized there is still a long way to go in establishing a modern relationship between London and Overseas Territories.

A reception was held on the evening of November 4, in the Palace of Westminster to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the founding of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA), as reported by the Gibraltar Chronicle.

Wednesday, November 12th 2014 - 18:16 UTC

Falklanders invited to 'third party' dialogue with Argentine lawmakers

Dr. Asseff has written on the Falklands dispute and is also chair of the Mercosur Committee in the Lower House and holds a bench in the Mercosur Parliament

An Argentine congressman has extended an open invitation to two, three 'inhabitants of the Falkland Islands', to participate in a meeting with Argentine lawmakers interested in listening to the 'third party' in the Falklands/Malvinas dispute.

Wednesday, November 12th 2014 - 07:17 UTC

RFA Black Rover back in UK after 17-month deployment in the Atlantic

Sixteen times British or foreign vessels have topped up their fuel tanks including HMS Iron Duke, plus RN’s permanent presence in the Falklands, HMS Clyde

The second-oldest vessel in the Naval Service, veteran tanker RFA Black Rover, a well known presence in the Falkland Islands, has completed her penultimate deployment, a marathon of 17 months in the Atlantic. No Royal Navy vessel can carry out a patrol in the Southern Hemisphere without the support of a Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker – a duty performed in recent years by a Rover-class vessel.

Wednesday, November 12th 2014 - 03:33 UTC

Falklands' visit of MPs postponed until after UK general election in May

Yvonne Fovargue (L) has been transferred to Shadow Education Ministerial team

The visit of two Members of the British Parliament to the Falkland Islands, as announced last week has been cancelled. However the invitation to visit the Islands remains open and hopefully it will take place next year.

Wednesday, November 12th 2014 - 03:19 UTC

“Falklands/Malvinas current policy is a losing option and leads nowhere”

Trying to dislodge the Islanders of their soil, after eight generations is unfair. They have been shepherds all their lives” argued Escudé

Argentina's current policy on the Falklands/Malvinas Islands sovereignty is a losing option because it is a 'maximalist' attitude with the purpose of ‘full recovery' of the disputed islands, said Argentine political scientist and writer Carlos Escudé.

Tuesday, November 11th 2014 - 04:00 UTC

Falklands' British 'colonial occupation' condemned by Parlasur

“Let me tell you how grateful we are to this special session on an issue so important for my country”, said Timerman addressing Parlasur lawmakers.

The Mercosur parliament, Parlasur, in a special Monday session held in Montevideo, rejected British 'control' over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands and described the situation as a colonial conflict of 'global' proportion which threatens the region.

Monday, November 10th 2014 - 09:13 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas issue to be debated at the Parlasur Parliament

The extraordinary session will have the special attendance of Argentine foreign minister Hector Timerman and his Uruguayan peer Luis Almagro

The Falklands/Malvinas dispute and 'colonialism' will be discussed on Monday during an extraordinary session of the Mercosur Parliament, Parlasur, in Montevideo with the attendance of Argentine and Uruguayan foreign ministers Hector Timerman and Luis Almagro.

Monday, November 10th 2014 - 07:34 UTC

Latam Energy Organization approves statement on “Malvinas sovereignty”

OLADE was created in 1973 and has been ratified by 27 countries of the Latin America and the Caribbean, and there is an annual ministerial meeting.

Energy ministers from the Latin American Energy Organization, OLADE, meeting in San Salvador approved last Friday a statement on “Malvinas Islands sovereignty” referred to the “illegal hydrocarbons exploration and exploitation undertaken in the Islands surrounding waters”, points out a release from the Argentine Foreign ministry.

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