Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Saturday, June 28th 2014 - 01:56 UTC

South Georgia Toothfish fishery best in world say reviewing scientists

Dr Stuart Hanchet and Dr Dirk Welsford*  (pic R and lL respectively of Dr Collins) were invited to the Islands by Chief Executive and Director of Fisheries Gov. of South Georgia and  South Sandwich Is

Recommendations have been made regarding the South Georgia Toothfish fishery by two senior scientists who have conducted an independent review, however they stressed to the Falklands Penguin News that the fishery was the best managed in the world.

Saturday, June 28th 2014 - 01:49 UTC

Falklands vessels with flags at half-mast in remembrance of World War I

The Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were shot dead in Sarajevo by Serb terrorists

Falklands' Master Malcolm Jamieson has requested that vessels in Falklands harbours and Falklands registered vessels at sea, lower flags or ensigns to half-mast on Saturday 28 June to indicate mourning in remembrance of World War I.

Friday, June 27th 2014 - 08:23 UTC

Falklands reminds C24 it is not charged with determining sovereignty disputes

MLA Summers also recalled that C24 has been invited to the Falklands but “we have not even had the courtesy of a response”

Addressing the United Nations Decolonization Committee (C24) on Thursday, Falkland Islands representative MLA Mike Summers reminded the C24 not only of its current duty, but also of its inability in the past to fulfill its obligations to the Non Self Governing Territories (NSGT) it should be assisting to reach a post-colonial status acceptable to the people who live there.

Friday, June 27th 2014 - 08:11 UTC

Falklands very happy with their current status of British Overseas Territory

MLA Edwards said Islanders had no interest in becoming an Argentine colony

Falkland Islands representative Roger Edwards speaking before the UN Special Decolonization Committee recalled the Islands history and highlighted that the Falklands had British sovereignty since 1765, a time when Argentina did not exist as a sovereign nation.

Thursday, June 26th 2014 - 04:32 UTC

Falklands' lawmakers petitioners at the UN C24 Decolonization Committee

MLA Mike Summers at last year's C24 explained the significance of the March 2013 referendum

Argentina will be making its case claiming sovereignty over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands before the UN Special Decolonization Committee, C24, on Thursday morning. Two petitioners will support his presentation: a descendent from Luis Vernet and Falklands born Alejandro/Alexander Betts.

Wednesday, June 25th 2014 - 06:11 UTC

Falkland Islands case to be addressed on Thursday at the UN C24

Timerman and Filmus (L) are heading the Argentine delegation to the UN

Foreign minister Hector Timerman is heading a multi-party delegation that on Thursday will make the presentation of Argentina's position on the Falklands/Malvinas Islands sovereignty dispute before the UN Decolonization Committee in New York.

Tuesday, June 24th 2014 - 06:27 UTC

Falklands promoted at “Experience Latin America” travel event in London

 “Tremendous interest in the Falklands from both new and established tour operators and agencies” said Jenny Luxton

Representatives from Falkland Islands Holidays and International Tours and Travel travelled to London last week to attend ‘Experience Latin America’. Cathy Jacobsen (ITT) and Jenny Luxton (FIH) were both pleased with the level of interest expressed in the Falklands at the three day trade to trade event for the travel industry.

Monday, June 23rd 2014 - 22:06 UTC

UKAH marks 70th anniversary of Operation Tabarin and Antarctica research

George James one of the last survivors of Operation Tabarin (wheelchair) is  joined by Minister Willetts

The United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust (UKAHT) marked the 70th anniversary of Operation Tabarin, which laid the foundations for one of the most important and enduring government sponsored programs of scientific research in the Polar Regions, with a special exhibition and reception at the House of Commons.

Monday, June 23rd 2014 - 07:03 UTC

Falklands' record Illex and Loligo seasons, despite lack of data sharing with Argentina

Because of Argentina’s lack of cooperation to share data “we don’t know how many fish are in the water” of the whole region, said Dr Arkhipkin.

A lack of cooperation from Argentina to share data means that the total Illex fishery for the region is not known and affects the accuracy of seasonal predictions in the Falklands fishery, it was reported at the Fisheries Committee on Thursday.

Saturday, June 21st 2014 - 08:19 UTC

Cristina Fernandez took time to pick on the Falklands at her 'dialogue' speech

“Someday our Malvinas  will be recovered. There is no colonialism that lasts so many centuries” (Pic Telam)

Cristina Fernandez on her Friday Flag Day speech in which she lowered usual rhetoric and asked US Judge Thomas Griesa for negotiations with the holdout hedge funds, picked on the Falkland Islands sovereignty dispute to channel her fury and forecasted there “is no colonialism that can last so many centuries, eventually they fall”.

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