Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Monday, March 31st 2014 - 12:01 UTC

Falklands reports record catches of Loligo and Illex squid

Last Sunday the 16 vessels total catch was 1.102 tons

Falkland Islands is reporting record catches of Illex and Loligo squid this season. News first arrived last Sunday when it was announced that local jiggers had caught the highest daily catch and highest catch rate of Loligo squid since at least 2000.

Saturday, March 29th 2014 - 09:22 UTC

‘Kelpers’, helping Argentine to understand the Falklands growing nation

The cover of the book, which has had a less aggressive reaction than expected, from the Argentine political system

The reaction of the Argentine public to Clarin journalist and author Natasha Niebieskikwiat's recently launched book ‘Kelpers’ has been, “less aggressive,” than she expected Natasha told Penguin News.

Saturday, March 29th 2014 - 06:25 UTC

Falklands receives US oil company temporary dock facility for exploration operations

Based on what has been seen, “we are going to go out and contract a rig to start exploration” pledged Ms Cunningham (Photo: Sharon Jaffray)

Houston based oil company Noble Energy expects to inject 4 million dollars into Falklands businesses with the construction of the temporary dock facility which arrived in the Islands this week, Senior Vice President Susan Cunningham told those attending a presentation in Stanley on Monday evening.

Friday, March 28th 2014 - 08:39 UTC

In memory of Malvinas, a passage is officially named “April 2” instead of 'Inglaterra'

The “April 2” name recalls the date in which Argentine troops invaded the Falklands

Buenos Aires City councilors gave final approval to a bill that officially names “April 2”, a passage in the neighborhood of Agronomia, which was re-baptized with that name by residents during the 1982 Malvinas war conflict, who erased the original name of 'England'.

Thursday, March 27th 2014 - 07:55 UTC

Malvinas affairs official meets with Pope Francis and talks about Falklands' dialogue

Pope Francis and Filmus at the Vatican

Pope Francis showed an interest on the Falklands/Malvinas question negotiations during a meeting on Wednesday at the Vatican with Daniel Filmus chairman of Issues relative to the Malvinas Islands secretariat, according to Argentine sources which gave the event a great coverage. The meeting was in the framework of Wednesdays open audience at St Peter's square, when an estimated 50.000 people attend the ceremony.

Wednesday, March 26th 2014 - 22:31 UTC

Falklands' TriStars have flown their last operational mission with the RAF

Squadron personnel with a 'Timmy' TriStar aircraft at RAF Brize Norton

The Lockheed TriStar, closely linked to the recent history of the Falkland Islands has flown its last operational mission with the Royal Air Force. On 24 March, two TriStars of 216 Squadron based at Royal Air Force Brize Norton flew an air-to-air refueling mission over the North Sea before one of them conducted fly-pasts at airfields associated with its history.

Wednesday, March 26th 2014 - 07:49 UTC

Putin rings Cristina Fernandez to praise her Falklands/Crimea double-standard argument

 Putin and Cristina Fernandez during the G20 summit in St Petersburg

Russia’s Vladimir Putin called President Cristina Fernández and praised Argentina’s position against the “double standard” of world powers in the resolution of international conflicts. The Argentine leader appealed to the examples of Crimea and the Falkland Islands' referendum in her statements last week in France.

Tuesday, March 25th 2014 - 23:54 UTC

Falklands yomp recreated by royal marines from HMS Protector

Recreation of the raising of the British standard outside Government House

A team of five Royal Marines from ice patrol ship HMS Protector yomped in full kit in the Falkland Islands from San Carlos to the Islands’ capital Stanley, following the exact route of 45 Commando in 1982, thirty two years ago.

Sunday, March 23rd 2014 - 08:54 UTC

Falklands included in Norwegian and Windstar cruises, announces Sulivan

Sammy Marsh attended the major cruise industry event in Miami

The Norwegian Cruise Line operating in South America will be returning to the Falkland Islands for the 2015/16 season after a four year absence, announced Sulivan Shipping Service Ltd. Coordinator Sammy Marsh, who together with the Falklands Tourist Board Manager Tony Mason attended the latest edition of the Cruise Shipping Miami conference.

Saturday, March 22nd 2014 - 12:42 UTC

Falklands' operational campaign to be informed by US oil industry leader

Susan Cunningham flies to the Falklands on Monday

The highest paid woman on a list of 500 Houston oil executives (2009) will be in the Falkland Islands next week with Noble Energy. She is scheduled to hold meetings with the local business community and members of the public for an operational update on Noble's Falklands' campaign.

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