Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Thursday, November 6th 2014 - 21:50 UTC

Falklands oil industry regulated by UK North Sea standards, one of the highest in the world

MLA Roger Edwards in a letter to The Guardian said that Filmus statement is 'yet another futile example of the Argentine Government’s futile efforts to damage the Falklands economy'

The elected government of the Falkland Islands has strongly refuted remarks by Argentine official 'Malvinas Secretary' Daniel Filmus, published in The Guardian, in which he states that hydrocarbons activities in the Falklands are environmentally reckless, and describes Filmus words as “yet another example of the Argentine's government futile efforts to damage the Falklands economy”

Wednesday, November 5th 2014 - 21:09 UTC

Falklands' guardian HMS Clyde braves storms for routine South Georgia visit

HMS Clyde at Grytviken, capital of the island that sits in the middle of the ‘Furious Fifties’

Falkland Islands guardian HMS Clyde braved spring storms to pay her first visit of the Austral summer to the wildlife paradise of South Georgia. The patrol ship crossed 850 miles of ocean to reach the remote island – part of its domain as the Royal Navy’s permanent presence in the Falklands – to work with British Antarctic Survey scientists and generally fly the flag for the UK.

Wednesday, November 5th 2014 - 06:19 UTC

Falklands' 1914 German sunken battle ships to be explored by marine archeologist

Mensun is making arrangements to explore two of the German vessels, 'Scharnhorst' and 'Gneisenau', that were sunk in Falklands' waters

Historian and renowned Marine Archaeologist, Mensun Bound, has been researching the events surrounding the December 2014 Battle of the Falklands and has secured private funding for a once in a life time expedition.

Tuesday, November 4th 2014 - 05:05 UTC

Falklands have a per capita GDP “ten times higher than Argentina”

According to the Yearbook in the last five years the Islands' GDP has expanded 11% per year until 2012 and an even higher percentage can be expected for 2013

Argentina's financial daily, El Cronista Comercial has published two articles on the Falkland Islands based on data from the 2014 Statistical Yearbook stating that the Islands enjoy a GDP per capita several times higher than Argentina and that the economy has been expanding at 11% annually since 2008.

Saturday, November 1st 2014 - 04:08 UTC

BBC refuses to make apology about Top Gear row in Argentina

The controversial Porsche with the registration H982 FKL, which some suggested could refer to the UK/Argentina Falklands 1982 conflict

The BBC has refused to apologize to Argentina over a Top Gear special filmed in the country. The show's stars and crew had to abandon filming last month amid angry protests over a car number-plate that appeared to refer to the Falkland Islands War.

Friday, October 31st 2014 - 07:04 UTC

Falklands demining contracts goes to Bactec and Fenix Insight

Over the two year project, a minimum of 23 mined areas will be cleared, as well as one further area of suspect land

Two companies have been awarded contracts by the UK Foreign Office for the clearance of minefields in the Falkland Islands, dating back to the 1982 conflict when retreating Argentine forces laid antipersonnel and other explosives particularly in a ring surrounding the capital Stanley.

Thursday, October 30th 2014 - 06:51 UTC

Falklands: MPs visit scheduled for the second week of November

Yvonne Fovargue MP for Makerfield, North West, is Labour shadow Defense minister

Two UK MPs Yvonne Fovargue (L) and Guy Opperman (C) will be visiting the Falkland Islands from 13 to 18 November, accompanied by Falklands government representative in London, Sukey Cameron MBE.

Tuesday, October 28th 2014 - 04:34 UTC

Falklands: the return of the British flag to Government House in Stanley

“Major General Moore, the commander of land forces, gave our detachment the honor of replacing the Falkland Islands flag at Government House”

The Courier.co.uk has published a revealing piece on the night of the Argentine invasion to the Falklands, 2 April, 1982, the shootout with Argentine troops, the surrender and the return of the British flag to Government House on 14 June at the end of the conflict.

Monday, October 27th 2014 - 19:13 UTC

Falklands tourist board will attend US tour operators association conference in Boca Raton

“Direct and unprecedented access to travel industry leaders and decision makers representing the top US based travel companies and cruise lines”

After the successful nomination of the Falkland Islands as the “Best Destination for Wildlife and Nature”, awarded by the Travel Agents Choice Awards, the Falkland Islands Tourist Board will be attending the USTOA (United States Tour Operators Association), which this year will be held in Boca Raton, Florida.

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 10:53 UTC

Trekker technology captures imagery of Shackleton's South Georgia

The trek, part of the Trekker Loaner Program, was conducted by one Lindblad Expeditions' videographer, and yielded more than 10,000 panoramas

Trekker technology captures imagery of one of the most rarely-visited places on earth, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, made famous by Sir Ernest Shackleton, one of the bravest and most remarkable explorers. It offers end users the literal experience of being an explorer by traveling to places where traditional vehicles – or they - cannot go.

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