Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Wednesday, January 20th 2016 - 06:23 UTC

Without dropping Falklands claim, Macri wants “a new era” in relations with UK

“We will keep our claim over the islands which are Argentine, but I will try to start a new era in ties with Britain,” Macri said in a joint interview with leasing dailies

Argentina's new president, Mauricio Macri, says he wants to start “a new era” in relations with Britain, long strained by the two nations' dispute over the Falkland Islands, according to remarks published Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 19th 2016 - 08:14 UTC

Falklands' representative at the Caribbean premier energy conference

MLA Ian Hansen discusses hydrocarbons development at the T&T energy conference in Port of Spain

The Falkland Islands' government is attending the annual January 18/20 Trinidad and Tobago Energy Conference sponsored by the Energy Chamber of the Caribbean country. Member of the Legislative Assembly Ian Hansen is representing FIG at what is considered the premier energy conference in the Caribbean which promotes vigorous debate and discussion among leaders of the industry, government and academia.

Tuesday, January 19th 2016 - 08:06 UTC

Falklands oil explorers Rockhopper Exploration and FOGL completed merger

The approval of a court in London came after a January 5 vote by FOGL shareholders in favour of the all-share merger with Rockhopper.

Two leading firms in Falkland Islands offshore oil exploration have completed their merger, it was announced on Monday.

Monday, January 18th 2016 - 09:17 UTC

Falklands' preparing strategic communications plan to report on self determination

The Plan is intended to further awareness of Islanders' right to self-determination and the level of self-government achieved through effective democracy.

The Falkland Islands government is preparing to adopt a strategic communications plan to tell the world of the Islanders right to decide on their future and the degree of self government that has been achieved through democracy.

Monday, January 18th 2016 - 09:07 UTC

Labor leader calls for “accommodation” on the Falklands issue with Argentina

“I think there has to be a discussion about how you can bring about some reasonable accommodation with Argentina.

British Labor leader and head of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn has called for “accommodation” with Argentina in the Falkland Islands, and anticipated that any discussions over the future of the Islands should give inhabitants an “enormous say”, but stopped short of giving them a veto.

Friday, January 15th 2016 - 09:04 UTC

Falklands offers a PhD studentship opportunity in marine ecology research

Fortuna Ltd together with SAERI and the Falklands' Fisheries Department are the sponsors of the research opportunity

Falklands fishing company Fortuna Ltd., the Falklands' Fisheries Department and the South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute, SAERI are sponsoring a research opportunity for a Science honors graduate to embark on a career in academic or applied marine ecology in the Islands.

Friday, January 15th 2016 - 07:31 UTC

Departing Spanish minister joins Argentine bandwagon claiming 'Malvinas dialogue'

The Pope holding the Malvinas dialogue poster. His secretary said the sign was put in his hands by Argentine visitors to the Vatican

Spanish Foreign Secretary Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo has delivered what could possibly be his last comment on Spain’s claim to Gibraltar’s sovereignty in his current role. The official has jumped on the bandwagon of a new Argentine platform seeking international support for the return of the Falkland Islands and urging UK to agree to bilateral talks over Gibraltar’s sovereignty.

Thursday, January 14th 2016 - 06:11 UTC

Falklands' Sea Lion development will utilize 18 wells to recover 220 mmbbls, anticipates Premier Oil

The conceptual plan has been modified by the addition of the development of the far north west of the Sea Lion field.

Premier Oil provided on Wednesday a Trading and Operations Update ahead of its 2015 Full Year Results which will be announced on Thursday 25 February 2016, which included an upbeat on its Falkland Islands operations mainly at the Sea Lion field.

Wednesday, January 13th 2016 - 04:49 UTC

Falklands' lawmaker in Guyana meets president Granger and talks self determination

UK High Commissioner Greg Quinn; President David Granger, MLA Ian Hansen and Ms. Ormond, PR and Media Manager, Falkland Islands Government

Falklands' lawmaker Ian Hansen currently visiting Guyana met with President David Granger to familiarize himself with local politics and secure Georgetown's views on the Islands' right to self determination.

Wednesday, January 13th 2016 - 04:04 UTC

IAATO Executive Director and Falklands' resident awarded the Queen's Polar Medal

Dr. Kim Crosbie career began in 1991 when she joined the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, as a research student.

Dr Kim Crosbie, IAATO Executive Director, and IAATO Member Jérôme Poncet of Golden Fleece Expeditions who is a resident of the Falkland Islands, have been awarded the Queen’s Polar Medal. The announcement was made last week in The London Gazette.

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