Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Wednesday, April 20th 2016 - 04:05 UTC

Falklands will join a world chain of beacons on Thursday celebrating Queen's 90th birthday

The Beacon Project is an important part of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations, and Her Majesty will light the Principle Beacon in the UK

The Falkland Islands will join on Thursday the timely British tradition of celebrating royal occasions lighting beacons throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday on 21st April, announced the Falklands' government.

Tuesday, April 19th 2016 - 00:31 UTC

Falklands reports poor catches of squid; reimbursement of licenses to be considered in June

John Barton said Falklands Illex catches just crawled over the 2,000 tons total catch mark compared to 170,000 tons at this time last year, Penguin News reported.

Falkland Islands authorities have confirmed that Illex squid capture has been particularly low this fishing season, a situation that could lead the Islands government to reimburse part of the license fees paid to catch cephalopods.

Monday, April 18th 2016 - 10:28 UTC

Argentine travel agencies promote Falklands' weeklong tour package

 The tour has a basic historic emphasis and includes visiting battlegrounds from the 1982 conflict, Mount Longdon, Goose Green, San Carlos

The network of Argentine travel agencies under the umbrella organization Lufthansa CityCenter, has come up with a package for Argentines wishing to travel to the Falkland Islands, in search of a cultural approach with an emotive tour of the historic sites of the Islands.

Monday, April 18th 2016 - 09:20 UTC

Argentine runner plans to honor Argentine and British servicemen buried in Falklands

Scomparin's 'Link Malvinas' project includes a daily run along the most emblematic sites such as battle grounds, Fitz Roy, Mount Longdon, Darwin, San Carlos

An Argentine amateur marathon runner plans next December to join 'Falklands emblematic sites', covering a distance of 280 kilometers in six days which will conclude the last leg linking the two cemeteries, Argentine and British “as a message of peace and dialogue”.

Saturday, April 16th 2016 - 09:44 UTC

A view of the Falkland Islands by the British Consul in Uruguay

Katharine Felton next to the Stanley Welcome signpost  (Pic FB)

Katharine Felton writes the highlights of her one week experience in the archipelago. - Last week I visited the Falkland Islands for the first time - to learn more about the Islands and look at how their links with Uruguay, and vice versa, can be strengthened.

Saturday, April 16th 2016 - 08:06 UTC

Falklands' Lord Penguin is in town; Mike Summers visits new friends in Montreal

Lord Penguin visiting friends in Montreal proudly displays his tie inspired in penguins

Lord Penguin is in town. Actually he's no Lord or penguin, but ”I was after an intriguing headline for the meeting between Mike Summers, member of the Falklands' Legislative Assembly, Malouins in French, who this week is in Montreal to see his friend...the dragon (software programmer) Serge Beauchemin. I hope he forgives me for this fantasy”.

Friday, April 15th 2016 - 05:16 UTC

Falklands' Queen's Birthday Parade to take place on Thursday 21st April

The Parade will proceed along the usual lines, and will be followed by a march past at which His Excellency the Governor will take the Royal Salute.

The Falkland Islands elected government has announced details of the parade to celebrate the birthday of Her Majesty the Queen to be held at Stanley's Victory Green on Thursday 21st April 2016. The parade will form up at Victory Green at 10.20 hours and His Excellency the Governor will arrive at 10.30 hours.

Thursday, April 14th 2016 - 09:23 UTC

Chilean company fined by Argentina after admitting operating with Falklands' license

Apparently Juan Benegas mistakenly received an email which stated that Union Sur had obtained a Falklands' fishing license, and reported the matter.

Argentina's Ministry of Agro-Industry has slapped the maximum fine to a Chilean fishing company, firm Empresas de Desarrollo Pesquero de Chile SA (Emdepes SA), a Chilean subsidiary of the Japanese group Nissui for illegal fishing activities in 2014 in Argentina's EEZ, close to the Falkland Islands.

Wednesday, April 13th 2016 - 21:33 UTC

Falklands receives visit from Central American journalists

The group of journalists with MLA Barry Elsby and MLA Michael Poole at Gilbert House

A group of five Central American journalists, including one from Honduras, visited the Falkland Islands to learn more about the politics, economy and life in the Islands. The invitation was made by the Falkland Islands Government (FIG) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to media representatives from Panama (Diario La Prensa), Costa Rica (Diario El Extra), El Salvador (El Diario de Hoy), Belize (The Reporter Press), and Honduras (El Heraldo).

Wednesday, April 13th 2016 - 05:32 UTC

Falklands launch collection of crown coins to honor the Queen's 90th birthday

Falklands' One Crown. The reverse depicts the Queen’s official silver jubilee portrait from 1977, with a privy mark of Windsor Castle

As the 90th birthday of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II approaches, the British Overseas Territories of Ascension, British Antarctic Territory, British Virgin Islands, Falkland Islands, and South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands have launched a collection of crown coins to mark this milestone occasion.

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