Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Tuesday, April 7th 2015 - 06:25 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas war documents declassified; Argentine Defense ministry has 30 days to make them available

A decree with the signatures of the president, Cabinet Chief Anibal Fernández and Defense Minister Agustin Rossi, was published on Monday in the Official Gazette.

The Argentine government on Monday officially declassified secret files relating to the country's 1982 war with Britain over the Falkland Islands. The Defense Ministry has 30 working days to establish a mechanism for members of the public to consult the records, according to a resolution published in the official gazette.

Monday, April 6th 2015 - 06:02 UTC

UK ratifies support for Falklands' oil and gas industry development

“We are satisfied that Falklands have the right to develop their hydrocarbons sector as a legitimate commercial venture with international oil and gas companies”

The British government has dismissed a reported threat from Argentina to prosecute oil firms drilling near the 
Falkland Islands. Argentine authorities said that the explorations “carry a huge environmental risk” and claimed that the London-registered companies, which announced last week they had found oil and gas in a remote field off the Islands, should be tried in Argentina

Friday, April 3rd 2015 - 07:08 UTC

Falklands first well of current drilling program declared “oil and gas discovery”

 MLA Jan Cheek said the Zebedee discovery identifies additional resources that could form part of subsequent phases of the Sea Lion field development

The Falkland Islands government welcomed on Thursday the announcement by Premier Oil and partners that the 14/15b=5 “Zebedee” well has been declared an oil and gas discovery following the completion of its evaluation program, Zebedee is the first of six wells from the current drilling campaign planned to take place in Falklands waters during 2015.

Friday, April 3rd 2015 - 06:32 UTC

“Argentina poses no military threat to Malvinas. We need dialogue”, says Ambassador Castro

“It is striking that the British government that negotiated with the military dictatorships, is today refusing to talk to a democratic and popular government”.

On the occasion of the 2nd April, when Argentina commemorate the veterans and those fallen in the Malvinas conflict, and following the UK government’s recent announcement to increase military spending in the South Atlantic, the Embassy of Argentina wishes to reiterate the following statements from Ambassador Alicia Castro.

Friday, April 3rd 2015 - 06:03 UTC

Argentina poses no military threat to the Malvinas Islands. So why is the UK ratcheting up tension?

John Prescott, former deputy PM of Tony Blair, condemned British double standards in foreign policy: the Chagos people, wrote Ms Castro for The Independent

The following column by Alicia Castro (*) was published 02 April by the Independent - On 24 March, the day that a debate was held in Parliament over the increase in defense expenditure for the Malvinas Islands, Argentina was commemorating the anniversary of the 1976 military coup.

Friday, April 3rd 2015 - 03:28 UTC

Argentina ‘malvinazing’ history through ‘mature nationalism’ says president on Malvinas war 33rd anniversary

“A mature nationality that seeks international right, dialogue and not the militarization in the path to sovereignty” of Malvinas said Cristina Fernandez

Argentina is ‘malvinazing’ (Malvinas) its history, but not through chauvinist patriotism but mature nationalism that seeks international law and peace to recover sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands, said president Cristina Fernandez during the 33rd anniversary of the beginning of the South Atlantic conflict on 2 April 1982.

Thursday, April 2nd 2015 - 07:42 UTC

Falklands oil explorer looking for associate to develop Darwin discovery

 Borders and Southern said it has been looking to secure partners against a backdrop of weaker oil prices, reduced expenditure but also cheaper rig and well service costs.

Falklands’ explorer Borders and Southern Petroleum PLC said this week its pre-tax loss widened in 2014 as costs increased, and admitted it has struggled to find a partner for the Darwin discovery to the south of the Falkland Islands, against a backdrop of reduced investment by companies caused by the fall in oil prices.

Wednesday, April 1st 2015 - 20:31 UTC

Falklands and South Atlantic Islands have a new defense commander

Commodore Darren Bone MA has been appointed as the next Commander CBFSAI; he has been in the Royal Navy since 1987

Commodore Darren Bone MA has been appointed as the next Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands (CBFSAI), with headquarters in the Falkland Islands, and in April will replace Air Commodore Russ LaForte who has held the post since August 2013.

Wednesday, April 1st 2015 - 06:44 UTC

Argentine president main speaker at Falklands war ceremony and enshrinement of “Our Lady of Malvinas”

This will be the last time Cristina Fernandez heads the April 2 ceremonies recalling the beginning of the 1982 conflict with UK over the disputed Falklands

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez will be the main speaker at the commemoration of the 33rd anniversary of the start of the Falklands/Malvinas war, to be held April second in the city of Ushuaia and which will also include a political-religious ceremony.

Tuesday, March 31st 2015 - 08:52 UTC

Falklands' defense: Argentina formalizes complaint to UN and regional groups

UK alleges a preposterous 'live threat' from Argentina with the sole purpose of trying to justify a military presence in the Falklands, said Timerman

Argentina dispatched on Monday complaint letters to several international and regional organizations accusing the United Kingdom of further militarizing the Falklands/Malvinas, with an increased budget, alleging Argentina represents a 'live threat' to the Islanders in the British Overseas Territory and thus ignoring tens of resolutions calling for dialogue between the two sides on the Falklands issue.

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