Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Friday, July 17th 2015 - 06:42 UTC

Falklands' Premier secures two blocks in Mexico's oil industry privatization

Mexico’s oil and gas privatization process began with shallow offshore assets; the licenses are in waters off the states of Veracruz and Tabasco

Premier Oil, with strong involvement in the development of the Falkland Islands' oil and gas industry is among the winners in the first round of Mexico’s oil and gas privatization. The two licences secured by the London listed oil firm’s consortium were the only assets successfully auctioned by the Mexican authorities.

Friday, July 17th 2015 - 05:49 UTC

“Sea for Bolivia” and “Malvinas for Argentina” pledges president Evo Morales

 “We're very happy with Argentina because we know we can always count with the Argentine people in this kind of demands”, pointed out the Bolivian leader

Bolivian president Evo Morales defended his claim of “sea for Bolivia” and “Malvinas for Argentina”, during the last of his two-day very militant visit to Argentina before flying late Thursday to Brazil for the Mercosur summit.

Thursday, July 16th 2015 - 08:45 UTC

“Boletin Malvinas” two-year daily broadcasting celebrated in Argentina

The brief report, 9 to 12 minutes long is aired by LRA24, the Rio Grande public radio system, AM 640 Khz, and reaches Falklands territory “with no problem”.

The midnight and early morning news broadcasted to the Falkland Islands, (Boletin Malvinas or Argentine News Bulletin) in English, from Tierra del Fuego, has completed two years in the air and the event was celebrated by Argentina's Public media national system.

Sunday, July 12th 2015 - 13:12 UTC

Falklands Group Reveals Details of the Life of “Veteran of the Malvinas” Alejandro Betts

“Betts was never in any danger from the Islanders or the British in 1982, because, among other things, no one knew that he had changed sides.”

Alexander Jacob Betts was never exposed to any danger whatsoever from other Falkland Islanders or Britain’s Armed Forces during the 1982 conflict. This has been stated by the Falklands History Group in reference to Betts, who was born in Stanley, and lived in the Islands until the end of the 1982 conflict, but who is now an Argentine citizen.

Saturday, July 11th 2015 - 07:53 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas UN resolution 2065 remembered in Ushuaia

Filmus proclaimed that “if we remain united, each of Latin America's causes will have a happy ending”

A group of lawmakers from six Latin American countries and Argentine officials met in Ushuaia in support of Argentine 'legitimate sovereignty rights over Malvinas, Georgia and South Sandwich Islands', in the framework of UN General Assembly Resolution 2065 fiftieth anniversary celebration, which called on the United Kingdom and Argentina to reach a peaceful negotiated solution over the Falklands/Malvinas dispute through bilateral discussions.

Saturday, July 11th 2015 - 07:22 UTC

Falklands and Welsh anniversary in Argentina: chronicle of a foretold debate

Minister Carwyn Jones will be the first top level British official in years to visit Argentina, and there is a diplomatic protocol to be respected by both sides

Next 28 July Wales First Minister Carwyn Jones will be attending celebrations in the province of Chubut in the framework of the 150th anniversary of the first Welsh settlement in Patagonia, 28 July 1865. An event which in an electoral year in Argentina could become a good opportunity for president Cristina Fernandez to press on the Falkland Islands dispute, according to speculation in the Buenos Aires media.

Saturday, July 11th 2015 - 07:14 UTC

Falklands: Ambassador Castro hopes for UK/Argentina friendly and meaningful dialogue

Ambassador Castro with Lord Wigley, a Welsh political figure and chairman of the organizing committee for 150th anniversary celebrations

The Embassy of Argentina in the UK celebrated Independence Day on Thursday, highlighting the importance of national sovereignty and Latin American unity. Before a packed audience of over four hundred people, the Argentine Ambassador Alicia Castro delivered a speech in which she recalled that the aim of the struggle for independence was to unite all the peoples of Latin America.

Saturday, July 11th 2015 - 06:45 UTC

Keeping Falklands pristine: waste fuels and oil recycled into energy

Miller at the oil yard depot and the IBC's. A four ton oil tank currently being pumped comes from the current Noble Energy Humpback exploration drill.

The Falkland Islands have been for many years utilizing waste fuels and oil for energy from a variety of different sources and now the oil companies operating in the Falklands, having complied with all the safety regulations on storage and handling, are also contributing to the local 'processing' industry managed by Tim Miller and his greenhouse fresh vegetables enterprise.

Saturday, July 11th 2015 - 06:18 UTC

Premier Oil Falklands' exploration budget increased given successful drilling

2015 exploration expenditure has increased by $20m to around $240m primarily due to additional expenditure on the Isobel Deep well in the Falklands

Premier Oil has increased its 2015 exploration budget by $20 million to account for higher investments in its drilling campaign in the Falkland Islands, the company said this week in a trading update. The company also revealed it is considering further drilling at the Isobel Deep recent discovery instead of going on to Jayne East in North Falkland.

Saturday, July 11th 2015 - 06:15 UTC

Falklands' new chief of Emergency Services & Island Security has experience in oil industry

Almond-Bell has over 35 years’ experience in the field spanning operations in a range of countries, across a number of sectors including hydrocarbons industry.

The Falkland Islands Government announced the appointment of Mr. Andrew Almond-Bell as the new Director of Emergency Services & Island Security. He will succeed Barry Marsden who left the Islands earlier this year.

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