Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
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”.

Thursday, June 19th 2014 - 01:43 UTC

Ambassador Castro on an official visit to Ulster; McGuinness said he supports “Argentina” in the Cup

According to the Argentine embassy release, “McGuinness expressed Sinn Féin's support for Argentina's rights over the Malvinas”

The Argentine Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Alicia Castro made an official visit to Northern Ireland where she was received by Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness. They agreed on stressing the importance of dialogue and called for ties between both parties to be strengthened.

Wednesday, June 18th 2014 - 08:15 UTC

Falklands gas condensate discovery shows potential for wider distribution

Borders & Southern Petroleum has three production licences in the South Falkland Basin

Borders & Southern Petroleum PLC said on Tuesday that new data on the Darwin gas condensate discovery in the Falkland Islands show the potential for wider hydrocarbon distribution.

Tuesday, June 17th 2014 - 06:37 UTC

Argentina pressing Francis over Falklands' dispute, says Vatican expert

Ambassador Castro has asked for a private audience with Pope Francis, which was scheduled for last week

Vatican officials are becoming increasingly irritated with the Argentine government after its ambassador to Britain, who is a vocal critic of the UK policy regarding the Falkland Islands, requested a private audience with the Argentine born pontiff, reports a piece by Edward Pentin, published by Newsmax.com.

Tuesday, June 17th 2014 - 06:22 UTC

HMS Clyde marks liberation of Falklands with key role in ceremonies

His head bowed in reverence, HMS Clyde’s AB Gaiger honors the 255 Britons killed 32 years ago to liberate the Falklands. (Pic RN)

Sailors from HMS Clyde joined other protectors of the Falkland Islands as the British Overseas Territory marked the 32nd anniversary of its liberation. The ship’s company took part in a memorial service and parade, and hosted veterans of the 1982 conflict on Liberation Day in the Islands’ capital, Stanley.

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