Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Saturday, August 23rd 2014 - 06:23 UTC

HMS Iron Duke visits Namibia; next calls South Africa and Falklands

The Plymouth based frigate spent four days in Walvis Bay. She is due to cross the South Atlantic sometime in the next weeks

HMS Iron Duke on Atlantic Patrol Tasking South, which includes the Falklands and South Georgia Islands, has visited the Namibian port of Walvis Bay where she has built on relations with the country’s Navy and its people.

Friday, August 22nd 2014 - 00:08 UTC

Premier oil shows stronger than expected output in first half of the year

The company's four-well drilling program in the Falkland Islands, is expected to start in the second quarter of 2015.

Falkland Islands involved oil and gas explorer Premier Oil may upgrade its 2014 production forecast after stronger-than-expected output in the first half of the year, pending the outcome of summer maintenance work, its Chief Executive said. The company reported a 7% rise in first-half profit after tax on Thursday, helped by strong oil production from its British fields.

Thursday, August 21st 2014 - 07:46 UTC

'Malvinas Institute' in La Plata university to research 'sovereignty policies'

“Our idea is to make Malvinas an important studies issue in all disciplines: from geography, to history and human rights” said Fernando Tauber

The University of La Plata, province of Buenos Aires, is setting up a “Malvinas Institute” that will specialize in 'sovereignty policies' research, as part of the Political Sciences department. The new research and extension center will be located in a former military barracks in downtown La Plata which was ceased to the university.

Tuesday, August 19th 2014 - 09:16 UTC

Falklands pricing for valuation of hydrocarbons will follow Norwegian model

 Financial Secretary Ms Granger said that the Falklands' oil legislation regime “is robust and encourages investment”

The Falkland Islands has an oil legislation regime that is robust and encourages investment, believes Financial Secretary Nicola Granger. Details of a law firm’s report to the Falkland Islands Government (FIG) on tax legislation in relation to the oil and gas industry, and recommendations to Government by Ms Granger, were released to the public this week in a paper that outlines the report from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.

Tuesday, August 19th 2014 - 08:05 UTC

Falklands' war statements from Chilean minister praised by Argentine peer

”Statements on the Malvinas war from minister (Jorge) Burgos have been well received by the Argentine people”, said Rossi

Argentine Defense minister Agustín Rossi praised on Monday his Chilean peer statements relative to Chile's role and attitude during the Falklands war when Britain sent a task force to expulse the Argentine military invasion in 1982.

Monday, August 18th 2014 - 06:52 UTC

“Chile not proud of Falklands war support”, but “proud of peace treaty with Argentina”

 “Next 29 November we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Peace and Friendship Treaty signed by the Argentina and Chile at the Vatican”

Defense minister Jorge Burgos said that most Chileans are not proud of the attitude of the Pinochet dictatorship when the Falklands/Malvinas war, but also admitted it happened at a very different and difficult moment in the relations between Chile and Argentina.

Friday, August 15th 2014 - 02:26 UTC

All phone calls inside Chile become local; Punta Arenas code area is 61

“We're advancing in our project of bringing together all Chileans. It's a strong connectivity step which benefits families and companies” said Gomez Lobo.

Chile has become a single territory for telecommunications and long distance calls with different rates for fixed lines will no longer exist beginning Saturday. This in practical terms will also means a 50% reduction on normal phone calls.

Monday, August 11th 2014 - 22:56 UTC

Falkland Islands and the saga of Sir Ernest Shackleton a century ago

 The expedition left England by the wish of His Majesty shortly after the outbreak of war in 1914 in the stout little Endurance

One hundred years ago this month Sir Ernest Shackleton set sail from Plymouth on HMS Endurance at the beginning of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17), also known as the Endurance Expedition.

Friday, August 8th 2014 - 08:06 UTC

Falklands and 4.7m sq. km. of the South Atlantic, claimed by Argentina

“We are talking of 4.7 million square kilometers of our territory” underlined Filmus. Argentina's land territory is almost 2.8 million square kilometers.

“Argentina has its eyes set on the South Atlantic, and that includes undoubtedly the full recovery of our sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands and the adjoining maritime spaces”, said Daniel Filmus head of Argentina's Office on issues relative to the Malvinas Islands.

Friday, August 8th 2014 - 07:44 UTC

Falkland Islands dispute becomes a political incident in Welsh politics

Welsh Conservatives leader Andrew RT Davies said that Mr. Jones was 'naive' and had been used as a 'pawn' in the Falkland Islands row

The Welsh Conservatives say First Minister Carwyn Jones should distance himself from 'distasteful' comments over the Falkland Islands' sovereignty. The situation involved the Welsh leader, Argentine ambassador in UK Alicia Castro and Chubut governor Martin Buzzi, when they met to address next year's 150th anniversary of Welsh settlers in Patagonia.

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