Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Monday, October 6th 2014 - 07:19 UTC

Falklands' offshore Scotia well not viable: Noble Energy will take 75m write down

 The well was drilled by the Leiv Eiriksson owned by Norway’s Ocean Rig.

Houston-based Noble Energy will take a 75 million write down for exploration costs after determining that its offshore Scotia well in the Falkland Islands is not commercially viable. The well was drilled in 2012 using 2D seismic interpretation but was deemed non-commercial following analysis of 3D seismic data.

Monday, October 6th 2014 - 06:34 UTC

BBC2 To Gear claims “they threw us out of Argentina for the political capital”

Jeremy Clarkson said his crew did nothing wrong and affirmed “someone could have been killed” as a consequence of the incidents

BBC2’s Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has said his crew did nothing wrong and affirmed “someone could have been killed”, following incidents in which a group of people in Tierra del Fuego threw stones at their cars, thinking the license plates they used for filming were directly alluding to the Falklands/Malvinas War.

Friday, October 3rd 2014 - 07:47 UTC

Falklands approves 80 room portable hotel ahead of the coming oil drilling season

Hamish Wylie described the project as similar to the temporary hotels used at major events such as the Commonwealth Games or the Ryder Cup

The first sign of oil industry impact on the face of the Falkland Islands capital, Stanley is in the offing with the planning approval given for an 80 room portable hotel near The Trough.

Friday, October 3rd 2014 - 06:49 UTC

Falklands' lawmakers meet Foreign Secretary Hammond and Defence chief Fallon

MLA Jan Cheek, Hugo Swire, FIG's representative Sukey Cameron and MLA Ian Hansen at the Falklands stand in the Tories conference in Birmingham

The Falkland Islands Government’s stand at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham (28 September to 01 October) was extremely busy with visitors. Situated in a prime location, MLAs Jan Cheek and Ian Hansen and the Falkland Islands Government Representative, Sukey Cameron MBE, were able to meet with a large number of delegates, including MPs and Parliamentary Candidates.

Wednesday, October 1st 2014 - 08:00 UTC

Falklands' 2015 oil drilling program to include Borders & Southern

“Our objective is to reach a conclusion so that we can participate in the 2015 Falklands drilling program with the other companies”, said CEO Howard Obee.

Borders & Southern Petroleum PLC said it will join a Falkland Islands drilling consortium so it can participate in the 2015 drilling program on the Islands, as soon as partnering and funding has been secured for its licenses.

Wednesday, October 1st 2014 - 07:05 UTC

China's reiterates support for Argentina in sovereign debt and Malvinas issues

Ambassador Yang Wanming said following president Xi Jinping recent visit to Argentina, the two countries now have an 'integral strategic' association

Beijing's new ambassador before the Argentine government underlined the excellent relations between the two countries and reiterated China's support to Argentina in the issue of sovereign debt and claims over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands.

Tuesday, September 30th 2014 - 00:44 UTC

Falkland Islands' Legislative Assembly opens a new website

“I hope that members of the public will find it useful, and will find it easier to access the Government information that they are looking for”, said MLA Rogers

As of this week the Falkland Islands elected Legislative Assembly will have a new website, located as a micro.site off the developing FIG civil service website.

Sunday, September 28th 2014 - 11:06 UTC

Falklands celebrates Chile's National Day with party at Government House

The Chilean community in the Falkland Islands celebrated their country’s independence day on Thursday 18 September with a reception hosted by H E the Governor Colin Roberts at Government House, and a party at the Narrows Bar.

Saturday, September 27th 2014 - 08:13 UTC

Guest post: the UN is not the solution for a rogue debtor

UN resolution 2065/1965 urged London and Buenos Aires to negotiate Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty but nearly 50 years later the Islands continue disputed

By Arturo Porzecanski of American University (*) - Jose Antonio Ocampo, a former United Nations official and co-president with Prof. Joseph Stiglitz of Columbia University’s Initiative for Policy Dialogue, which promotes the adoption of heterodox economic policies in developing countries, recently wrote a guest post welcoming a UN General Assembly resolution calling for the launch of negotiations on a multilateral framework for sovereign debt restructuring.

Friday, September 26th 2014 - 07:37 UTC

“Falkland Islands” on British Overseas Territory passport front cover

MLA Mike Summers

The Falkland Islands British Overseas Territory Citizen passport book is to be changed to include ‘Falkland Islands’ on the front cover, it was agreed a few weeks ago.

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