Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 - 19:54 UTC

Falklands' largest ever squad competing at Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Badminton squad: Sonia Arkhipkina, Laura Minto, coach Rebecca Pantaney, Doug Clark, physio Nat Hill, Chris Eynon, Anna Luxton, Dominic Jaffray, Louise Williams, Ross Stewart and Michael Brownlee

Commonwealth Games take off in Glasgow, Scotland on Wednesday with the Falklands squad the largest the Islands have ever sent to the Games. Falklands will be competing in Badminton, Lawn Bowls and Shooting. The Games are estimated to have a global audience of 1.5 billion during the lavish opening ceremony.

Monday, July 21st 2014 - 06:31 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas: strong support from China in joint declaration with Argentina

Xi Jinping and last week Putin stated their support for Argentina's Falklands claim and resumption of dialogue

Daniel Filmus head of the Argentine Foreign ministry office on Issues related to the Question of Malvinas, underlined the support from China to Argentina' sovereignty claim over the disputed Islands, which was “clearly expressed” in a joint declaration signed by Presidents Cristina Fernandez and Xi Jinping, currently on a visit to several Latin American countries.

Friday, July 18th 2014 - 09:39 UTC

BOT leaders, including Falklands, meet in Cayman Islands ahead of London's December council

Gibraltar's Picardo is president of the UK Overseas Territories Association.

Several leaders from British Overseas Territories, BOT, including Falkland Islands, are meeting in Cayman Islands to discuss the agenda of the Joint Ministerial Council to be held in December in London.

Friday, July 18th 2014 - 08:53 UTC

Falklands enters oil production stage: contract awarded for designing tension leg platform

Prototype of TLP with over 30,000 tons of topsides for the 450-metres Sea Lion deep offshore location

International engineering and project management company, AMEC, will be the company responsible for designing Premier Oil’s tension leg platform (TLP) for the Sea Lion Development in the North Falklands Basin, 200 kilometers to the north of the Falkland Islands.

Friday, July 18th 2014 - 07:21 UTC

Falklands' de-mining plans for next two seasons funded by FCO

Experts helping to clear some of the minefields close to Stanley, planted by the Argentines

The Falkland Islands will be seeing further de-mining over the next two summer seasons funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) that will also carry out a tender process for the works, according to a report from Penguin News.

Wednesday, July 16th 2014 - 07:42 UTC

Malvinas: Argentine senator proposes shared sovereignty with Latam for 30 years

“We’re not going to get the Malvinas back with an annual claim presentation”, before C24 said Senator Cabral Arrechea

An Argentine Senator has stated that the solution to the Falklands/Malvinas dispute is a period of shared sovereignty, with Latin American support and guarantees, before the Islands are finally handed over to Argentina.

Monday, July 14th 2014 - 05:39 UTC

Falklands: Putin calls on UK to sit and talk with Argentina to resolve the dispute

The Russian president on a Latin American tour spent one day in Argentina where several agreements were signed

Russia's president Vladimir Putin has got involved in the Falkland Islands row, urging Britain it must sit down with Argentina for fresh talks to resolve the dispute, as indicated by the United Nations.

Friday, July 11th 2014 - 22:28 UTC

Falklands: Premier looking for a partner to develop the 5bn Sea Lion project

 “It’s a too-big project for Premier to take on its own and we don't want to become a pure Falklands company in five years' time” said CEO Durrant

Premier Oil Plc newly appointed Chief Executive Officer Tony Durrant said that one of his priorities is to find a partner to share the 5bn dollar investment to develop the Sea Lion project off the Falkland Islands, because it does not want to become a 'pure Falkland Islands company in five years time'.

Wednesday, July 9th 2014 - 07:07 UTC

Falklands experience, according to former Argentine vice-president Cobos

Cobos at Darwin cemetery next to the Lujan Virgin shrine

Fresh back from the Falkland Islands where he spent a week, Argentina's former vice-president and currently lawmaker Julio Cleto Cobos calls for closer links with the Islands, and insists that the “Malvinas Experience” (“Vivir Malvinas”) challenge should not be banned to nobody, rather the contrary.

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.

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