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Montevideo, January 21st 2018 - 02:40 UTC

Falkland Islands

  • Wednesday, December 20th 2017 - 11:13 UTC

    Images of Falklands' war wrecks: HMS Coventry, HMS Ardent and HMS Antelope

    Sister HMS Ardent sank in Grantham Sound after being hit by a succession of bombs on May 21, 1982.

    Images showing the wrecks of three Royal Navy ships sunk in the Falklands War and which are the final resting places for 42 British servicemen. The remains of HMS Coventry, HMS Antelope and her sister ship HMS Ardent have been captured using sonar images taken by the survey vessel HMS Enterprise.

  • Wednesday, December 20th 2017 - 09:30 UTC

    EU support for Falklands at the UN in doubt, warns ex UK ambassador

    “We could have the same phenomenon if and when the Falklands comes before the United Nations at some stage or other in the future,” Lord Hannay warned.

    The European Union will refuse to back Britain in United Nations votes over the Falkland Islands after Brexit, a former ambassador has suggested. Other countries regarded the UK’s loss of influence since the Leave vote “as a shark would regard blood in the water”, Lord Hannay told a parliamentary inquiry.

  • Wednesday, December 20th 2017 - 08:48 UTC

    Protecting UK (and Falklands) fisheries in a post Brexit scenario

    Environment Secretary Michael Gove has anticipated EU fishing quotas referred to UK will be scrapped, and foreign fishing fleets chased from catching in UK waters

    In the midst of the Brexit debate in the UK, and its expected consequences, Environment Secretary Michael Gove has anticipated EU fishing quotas referred to UK will be scrapped and if things go as planned by the cabinet member, French, Spanish, Danish and other nations fishing fleets will be chased form illegally fishing in UK waters.

  • Friday, December 15th 2017 - 08:38 UTC

    Falklands' call for “the world's greenest cruise ship”, MS Roald Amundsen

    The MS Roald Amundsen is part of an initiative to prove to the world that hybrid propulsion is not only possible, but it is the future of sustainable cruise travel.

    From an environmental perspective, it’s easy to see how cruise ships have long been one of the harshest modes of travel. They’re big, slow, fuel-hungry, and rife with excess. However, forward-thinking cruise line Hurtigruten is looking to change the game with the launch of what they’re calling “the world’s greenest cruise ship.”

  • Thursday, December 14th 2017 - 06:05 UTC

    Falklands, next call for Indian Navy sailboat with an all-women crew

    INSV Tarini was open to visitors at Lyttelton Port of Christchurch. Nearly 200 visitors, from all walks of life, visited the vessel and interacted with the crew. (Pic Indian Navy)

    The Indian Navy sailboat INSV Tarini left New Zealand on Tuesday for the next leg of its journey towards Falkland Islands, after completing the second leg of its circumnavigation voyage, an official statement said. Tarini, with its all-women team of Indian Naval officers, had arrived in New Zealand on November 29.

  • Wednesday, December 13th 2017 - 07:33 UTC

    May expresses solidarity to Macri over the missing ARA San Juan submarine

    Macri on his side thanked PM May for the British effort as part of the international operation which collaborated in the search of the missing vessel.

    British Prime Minister Theresa May contacted on Tuesday Argentine president Mauricio Macri to express solidarity over the missing submarine ARA San Juan which disappeared on 15 November in the South Atlantic after exchanging messages with its base in Mar del Plata. The news was supplied by the official Argentine news agency, Telam.

  • Tuesday, December 12th 2017 - 09:21 UTC

    Falklands' election motivates support resolution in US House of Representatives

    Resolution, 650, was submitted by Representatives Mario Diaz Balart, Derek Kilmer and George Holding, and referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

    The United States 115th Congress has tabled resolution 650 recognizing the results of the free and fair elections for the new Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Falkland Islands held on 9 November 2017. The resolution, 650, was submitted last week by Representatives Mario Diaz Balart, Derek Kilmer and George Holding, and referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

  • Monday, December 11th 2017 - 02:49 UTC

    Battle Day in London

    Falklands Government Representative Ms Sukey Cameron and Mr Andrew Rosindell MP go forward to lay their wreaths for the FI Government and the FI All-Party Parliamentary Group

    The annual Falklands memorial service at the Cenotaph took place on the 9th December under a brilliant cloudless sky. This commemorates all those who gave their lives liberating the Falklands from Argentine occupation in 1982. But it originally commemorated the naval Battle of the Falkland Islands, on the 8th of December 1914, and those who gave their lives then.

  • Saturday, December 9th 2017 - 20:17 UTC

    Falklands' ferry operations temporarily suspended until at least 20 December

    Concordia Bay will be held in dry dock in Punta Arenas during December so that essential works can be carried out to resolve existing technical issues.

    The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) has confirmed that the Concordia Bay ferry service will be suspended until at least Wednesday 20 December. The temporary suspension of ferry operations during December had been advanced in an initial public announcement in November by Workboat Services Limited (WSL)

  • Friday, December 8th 2017 - 14:47 UTC

    Battle Day marked in the Falkland Islands 103 years on

    “Falkland Islanders remember those who lost their lives in the famous Battle of the Falkland Islands over a century ago”.

    Residents of the Falkland Islands annually mark one of the early major naval battles of the First World War, which took place off the coast of the Islands. This year the event was commemorated with a traditional parade, made up of Members of the Falkland Islands Defence Force.