Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Thursday, June 16th 2016 - 11:15 UTC

Liberation Day Reception, London - The Falkland Islands are flourishing

FIA Chairmen Alan Huckle and Councillor Jan Cheek MLA

That is the message from the gathering of supporters at the Falkland Islands Government Annual Reception in London commemorating the 34th anniversary of liberation from Argentine occupation. An upbeat update on progress in all aspects of life in the Islands was given by long-serving member of the Legislature, Mrs Jan Cheek. t

Thursday, June 16th 2016 - 07:55 UTC

Malcorra thanks OAS for continued support to Argentina on the Falklands/Malvinas dispute

Malcorra recalled that the lack of a solution to the situation for so many years, “has been an obstacle for the full development of bilateral relations”, between the two countries.

Foreign minister Susana Malcorra reiterated Argentina's call to OAS state members to continue supporting the resumption of negotiations on the Falklands/Malvinas question. A controversy which she said, “involves the whole southern hemisphere”.

Thursday, June 16th 2016 - 07:47 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas: OAS Assembly calls on Argentina/UK to resume sovereignty negotiations

OAS supports Argentina's commitment ”to continue exploring all possible tracks for the peaceful solution of the controversy and for its constructive attitude towards the inhabitants of the Falklands/M

The Organization of American States, OAS, approved on Wednesday a declaration calling on Argentina and Great Britain to resume negotiations on the Falklands/Malvinas question as soon as possible.

Wednesday, June 15th 2016 - 17:06 UTC

UK Overseas Territories could suffer significantly from Brexit, says UKOTA report

UKOTA said the overall aim of the report is not to force UKOTs onto the campaign agenda but to demonstrate the value of the EU to the UKOTs and future relationship

Britain’s Caribbean Overseas Territories could suffer significantly if it votes to leave the European Union in the June 23 referendum, according to a report released in London.

Wednesday, June 15th 2016 - 11:27 UTC

Falklands Holdings expects quieter period following suspension of oil exploration but trusts increased tourism

The company said performance in its trading subsidiaries has been satisfactory, with record trading in the Falklands

Falkland Islands Holdings PLC on Tuesday reported a fall in pre-tax profit for its recently ended financial year, and said it expects to see a quieter period in the Falklands for the year ahead, to be offset by its Portsmouth Harbour Ferry and Momart businesses.

Tuesday, June 14th 2016 - 17:07 UTC

Falklands commemorates 34th anniversary of Liberation Day

A ceremony is held at the Liberation Monument each year on the 14th June to mark the end of the Falklands War and to honour those who fought during the conflict, and was lead by Parade Commander Major

Commemorations are being held today in the Falkland Islands to mark the ending of the Falklands War, which ended 34 years ago after 74 days of Argentine occupation. Liberation Day as it is officially known in the Falklands is commemorated every year on the 14th June in the Islands and is a national holiday.

Monday, June 13th 2016 - 07:50 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas dispute: Malcorra calls for an “open dialogue” with UK

“The Argentine government reiterates once again its full readiness to open dialogue with the UK and to strengthen the bilateral relationship between both countries”

Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra called on the United Kingdom to engage in “open dialogue” on the Falklands/Malvinas islands sovereignty dispute in an open letter sent to the UK government, which President Mauricio Macri’s administration hopes can further improve relations between the former foes.

Monday, June 13th 2016 - 06:17 UTC

OAS General Assembly: a statement on Falklands/Malvinas can be expected

The OAS general assembly two/day meeting is taking place in Santo Domingo

This Monday evening the Organization of American States 46th General Assembly will officially open in Santo Domingo and this year's convening agenda refers to “Institutional Strengthening for Sustainable Development in the Americas”. The two day gathering is also expected to focus on the Venezuela, Haiti and the Inter-American Human Rights Commission situations, and as is the norm, the Falklands-Malvinas issue will be addressed or included in the final declaration.

Friday, June 10th 2016 - 07:02 UTC

Argentina calls on UK to strengthen bilateral relations and for Malvinas dialogue

On 10 June, Argentine recalls the creation in 1829 of the Political and Military Command of the Malvinas Islands under Vernet

The Argentine government reiterates its full willingness for an open dialogue with the United Kingdom to strengthen the bilateral relation and indentify possible cooperation areas in the South Atlantic. Likewise it invites the UK to resume negotiations on the Malvinas question in the framework of the UN General Assembly resolution 2065, according to an official statement from the Argentine foreign ministry released on Friday.

Thursday, June 9th 2016 - 08:29 UTC

Lord Hague warns Brexit could put at risk Falklands' sovereignty and cautions about UK “disintegration”

“The guaranteed solidarity of 28 nations, including those with strong historic links to Latin America, over British sovereignty over the Falkland Islands would be lost”.

Former foreign secretary William Hague said that if Britain votes to leave the European Union, the Falkland Islands sovereignty could be put at risk, while Gibraltar would left in a very difficult position. The statement was published this week by The Telegraph in an article under the heading: “Brexit would put the Falkland Islands' sovereignty at risk”

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