Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Friday, January 22nd 2016 - 04:45 UTC

Macri/Cameron coincide on new relationship; Falklands left for further on

President Macri and PM Cameron next to their delegations, talked for over half hour this Thursday midday in Davos

Argentine President Mauricio Macri met on Thursday with British Prime Minister David Cameron in Davos as both leaders attend the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. The atmosphere of the meeting was described as 'very positive' and several steps of a new relationship were announced, while the Falklands/Malvinas issue was left for further on.

Friday, January 22nd 2016 - 04:33 UTC

UK position on Falklands remains as expressed by 2013 referendum, Cameron tells Macri

The UK government said three areas were covered in the talks between PM Cameron and Argentine president Macri

The United Kingdom government has released a statement pointing out the “three areas” British Prime Minister David Cameron and President Mauricio Macri “covered” during their Davos meeting on Thursday.

Thursday, January 21st 2016 - 01:38 UTC

Falklands' says it's time Corbyn accepted a briefing on the Islands to understand politics and geography

“Mr Corbyn is clearly confused about the right to self-determination, and has little understanding about the Falkland Islands” said MLA Mike Summers, OBE.

The Falklands Islands elected government said it was time Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn took up the offer of a proper briefing on the Falklands which might help him understand the Islands politics and geography.

Thursday, January 21st 2016 - 01:29 UTC

Falklands' people had “spoken as clearly as they possibly could” and UK will “guarantee that”

PM Cameron said that in a referendum as recently as March 2013, 99.8% of Falklands inhabitants voted to remain a British overseas territory.

UK Prime Minsiter David Cameron blasted Jeremy Corbyn's comments at Prime Minister's Question confirming his government's full support for the Falkland Islands to decide on their future and develop their economy. At the weekend, the Labour leader claimed it was “ridiculous” the UK was still in dispute with the Argentina over South Atlantic islands, as he demanded “sensible dialogue” over the Islands.

Thursday, January 21st 2016 - 01:20 UTC

“Labour party supports Falkland Islanders self determination, including defense of the Islands”

When Corbyn was asked if Islanders should have a right to veto talks regarding their future, ”let's have that discussion and let's not say agendas in advance.”

“We are committed to upholding the right of the Falkland Islanders to self determination, including by ensuring the defense of the Islands”, was the reply from a Labour Party spokesperson to the Falkland Islands Radio service, in Stanley following Jeremy Corbyn's controversial statements at the BBC 1 Andrew Marr show last Sunday.

Wednesday, January 20th 2016 - 07:32 UTC

Changes to the South Atlantic Air-bridge: Brize Norton-MPA Falkland Islands

An additional hand luggage allowance of 9 kg is now permitted in addition to a passenger’s defined luggage allowance.

The Falkland Islands' government and the UK Ministry of Defense have announced that residents should be aware of recent changes to regulations related to travel on the South Atlantic Airbridge, Brize Norton/MPA.

Wednesday, January 20th 2016 - 06:23 UTC

Without dropping Falklands claim, Macri wants “a new era” in relations with UK

“We will keep our claim over the islands which are Argentine, but I will try to start a new era in ties with Britain,” Macri said in a joint interview with leasing dailies

Argentina's new president, Mauricio Macri, says he wants to start “a new era” in relations with Britain, long strained by the two nations' dispute over the Falkland Islands, according to remarks published Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 19th 2016 - 08:14 UTC

Falklands' representative at the Caribbean premier energy conference

MLA Ian Hansen discusses hydrocarbons development at the T&T energy conference in Port of Spain

The Falkland Islands' government is attending the annual January 18/20 Trinidad and Tobago Energy Conference sponsored by the Energy Chamber of the Caribbean country. Member of the Legislative Assembly Ian Hansen is representing FIG at what is considered the premier energy conference in the Caribbean which promotes vigorous debate and discussion among leaders of the industry, government and academia.

Tuesday, January 19th 2016 - 08:06 UTC

Falklands oil explorers Rockhopper Exploration and FOGL completed merger

The approval of a court in London came after a January 5 vote by FOGL shareholders in favour of the all-share merger with Rockhopper.

Two leading firms in Falkland Islands offshore oil exploration have completed their merger, it was announced on Monday.

Monday, January 18th 2016 - 09:17 UTC

Falklands' preparing strategic communications plan to report on self determination

The Plan is intended to further awareness of Islanders' right to self-determination and the level of self-government achieved through effective democracy.

The Falkland Islands government is preparing to adopt a strategic communications plan to tell the world of the Islanders right to decide on their future and the degree of self government that has been achieved through democracy.

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