Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Friday, October 23rd 2015 - 07:36 UTC

“We will maintain our Malvinas claim, but relations with UK should be broadened”

“We have to restore this relationship with the UK that has been frozen in recent years, as a result of this conflict” said Fulvio Pompeo

Argentina's presidential candidate Mauricio Macri’s top foreign policy adviser Fulvio Pompeo told British newspaper The Telegraph Argentina will take a less aggressive stance over the Malvinas Islands conflict if the Let’s Change candidate wins Sunday general elections.

Friday, October 23rd 2015 - 07:26 UTC

Malvinas Islands' claim: Tierra del Fuego is 'absolutely strategic”

“We belong to a government and a ministry of foreign affairs which gives most importance to links with the provinces”, said deputy minister Zuain

Tierra del Fuego is 'absolutely strategic“ for Argentina's foreign policy because of the Malvinas Islands claim question, integration with Chile and the current process of re-industrialization, according to the country's Deputy foreign minister Eduardo Zuain who this week visited Ushuaia to coordinate actions beginning ”next December” when the elected governor Rosana Bertone takes office.

Thursday, October 22nd 2015 - 19:05 UTC

Ushuaia cruise season takes off: 331 calls estimated in 2015/16

Antarctic cruises sail across the Drake Passage to Antarctica peninsula, a full two days trip, which can later include south seas islands such as South Georgia

The 2015/16 cruise season has taken off in Argentine Tierra del Fuego with the arrival on Monday, of 'Ushuaia' and 90 passengers, one of the 331 calls which are estimated according to Ushuaia authorities. Gianfranco Guardamagna head of the Tierra del Fuego Tourism Institute recalled the significance of the cruise industry for Ushuaia, since the austral city “commands 95% of all international Antarctic tourism”.

Thursday, October 22nd 2015 - 06:30 UTC

Malvinas veterans to march before UK embassy to demand DNA tests of remains at Darwin cemetery

The march is to demand UK replies to the Red Cross on a protocol to begin taking samples from the 123 unidentified graves in Darwin Cemetery

Malvinas war veterans will march next Friday in downtown Buenos Aires up to the British Embassy to demand that DNA tests of the remains in 123 unidentified graves at the Argentine memorial cemetery in the Falkland Islands be allowed to commence.

Wednesday, October 21st 2015 - 07:49 UTC

Falklands: controlled explosions of ordnance as part of demining project

Falklands Demining Program Office has notified that controlled explosions as part of the Demining Project are due to take place on Thursday 22 October.

Falkland Islands demining and ground clearance operations which this season took off in September are advancing rapidly and controlled explosions of ordnance has been announced for later this week. Thousands of antipersonnel and anti tank mines in marked perimeters remain the Falklands, a legacy of the retreating Argentine forces which invaded the Islands 33 years ago in 1982.

Tuesday, October 20th 2015 - 05:34 UTC

Falkland Islanders celebrate Cultural Diversity Day with food, history, music and dance

MLA Barry Elsby organizer of the event and a great enthusiast of the cultural diversity of the Falklands

The Falkland Islands celebrated on Saturday 10 October cultural diversity day with a series of events starting in the morning and going on until the early hours of the next day. This was the second event organized on the back of an initiative by MLA Barry Elsby who has responsibility for culture within his portfolio to demonstrate how diverse Falklands culture is.

Tuesday, October 20th 2015 - 02:24 UTC

Malvinas Forum, Uruguay chapter with new coordinator and agenda

“Our task is for the UK to comply with the UN resolution and engage in discussions with Argentina: it's not much but it means a lot”, said Luis Rosadilla

The Malvinas Forum, chapter Uruguay, which supports Argentina's sovereignty claim over the Falkland Islands, held a meeting to commemorate the UN General Assembly resolution of 1965, name new authorities and prepare the agenda of activities for next year.

Monday, October 19th 2015 - 21:10 UTC

UK hands RAF Search & Rescue air operations to Maritime Agency and Bristow Helicopters

The handover marked the end of more than 74 years of continuous SAR air operations by the RAF in the UK, which since 1983 completed 34,025 callouts and rescued 26,853 persons in distress.

More than 74 years of continuous Royal Air Force UK search and rescue (SAR) air operations drew to a close this month, as the Service handed over SAR duties to the Maritime & Coastguard Agency and Bristow Helicopters Ltd. SAR operated mostly in the UK, Falkland Islands and Cyprus.

Monday, October 19th 2015 - 10:16 UTC

Bristow adds new hangar to support Falklands' oil and gas industry

The new BVE helicopter hangar facility was designed, manufactured and constructed by RUBB UK to house three Sikorsky S-92 helicopters.

Bristow has added a new hangar and modular offices at Stanley Airport in the Falkland Islands to help improve operational efficiencies for oil and gas commercial services and search and rescue (SAR) support.

Monday, October 19th 2015 - 06:40 UTC

Falklands' salvage of La Sanmartiniana, triggered minor air incident, reports Argentine media

La Sanmartiniana flying the colors of La Campora

The loss of the Argentine yacht La Sanmartiniana which was abandoned and left adrift in the South Atlantic, but is currently moored in the Falklands as part of a salvage effort, led to a minor air incident according to Clarin when an RAF Typhoon from MPA warned a private search plane it was approaching Falkland Islands jurisdiction.


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