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Montevideo, December 10th 2016 - 06:49 UTC

Falkland Islands

  • Monday, November 7th 2016 - 07:57 UTC

    Falklands initiative to promote safeguarding children, supported by OTs

    Falklands were represented at the JMC by MLA Roger Edwards and Sukey Cameron MBE, head of the Falklands government office in London.

    An initiative from the Falkland Islands to promote more effective collaboration between the British Overseas Territories for safeguarding children was opened for signature at the recent Joint Ministerial Council meeting held at Lancaster House in London.

  • Saturday, November 5th 2016 - 09:10 UTC

    Why Falklands' conservation and management zone is so productive

    Ilex argentinus immigrates into Falklands waters seasonally and is the largest squid resource in the Soutwest Atlantic.

    Three decades ago, on 29 October 1986 a Proclamation declaring the Interim Falklands Conservation and Management Zone was signed by then Governor Jewkes, which helped to transform the Islands economy. The anniversary has been marked by several events, and this week was the turn for a scientific approach on how and why the waters around the Falklands are so rich in marine life.

  • Friday, November 4th 2016 - 10:40 UTC

    Falklands fishing license fees frozen for 2017; possible tax policy review

    Director of Natural Resources John Barton recommended increasing 5% only a few license fees

    The Falkland Islands has decided to hold fee levels across all fishing licenses for 2017 as part of a long term policy focus and in view of certain circumstances emerging from the volatility of annual catches. The Executive Council (ExCo) agreed on the decision by a majority at its last meeting extensive to all license types, including Illex, the Islands main catch.

  • Thursday, November 3rd 2016 - 08:21 UTC

    Identification of Argentine soldiers' remains in Falklands: Geneva meeting in December

    There is a consensus among the Falklands, London and Buenos Aires that the best time for the forensic identification are the coming summer austral months

    Argentine and British diplomats will be meeting next 10 December in Geneva with the Red Cross to advance in the identification of the remains of 123 Argentine combatants buried at Darwin cemetery in the Falkland islands since 1982.

  • Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 - 19:46 UTC

    Prefecture of the Falklands has new Apostolic Administrator, Fr. Hugh Allan

    The new Abbot Allan will support Fr John Wisdom o.praem, the priest who has ministered to the 230 Catholics on the Falklands since August 2015

    The Prefect for the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, has appointed Fr Hugh Allan OPraem, Prior of Norbertine Community of St Philip's Priory, Chelmsford, as the new Apostolic Administrator of the Prefecture of the Falkland Islands and Ecclesiastical Superior of the Missions sui iuris of the islands of Ascension, St Helena and Tristan da Cunha ad quinquennium (for a period of five years).

  • Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 - 08:03 UTC

    Caribbean BOTs form a group to focus on Brexit at the Joint Ministerial Council

    Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin said a small forum of territories was needed to deal specifically with Brexit

    Concerned about how the UK’s departure from the European Union over the next two years will impact their communities, leaders from the British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean have agreed to form a group to focus on the whole question of Brexit, reports the region's media.

  • Tuesday, November 1st 2016 - 18:28 UTC

    The Falkland Islands Police celebrate 170 Years

    The headquarters of the Royal Falkland Islands Police (RFIP) in Stanley.

    The Royal Falkland Islands Police Force (RFIP) is celebrating its birthday having been first established on the 1st November 170 years ago in 1846 with the appointment of Mr Francis Parry as Chief Constable. The Constables Ordinance of 1846, which was first enacted by the Colonies Legislative Council on 27th October of that same year, brought about the birth of an establishment that has remained at the service of the public ever since.

  • Saturday, October 29th 2016 - 10:24 UTC

    Falklands/Malvinas: Ibero-American summit supports Argentine claim and calls for dialogue with UK

    “The summit includes a communiqué with reference to the Malvinas question and the support for Argentina's claim”, anticipated Malcorra

    Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra thanked countries attending the XXV IberoAmerian summit in Colombia for their support to Argentina's sovereignty claim over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands and the compliance of UN resolutions calling for dialogue with the UK. A brief release from the Argentine ministry said “we are grateful for the support we have received from the IberoAmerican space on the Malvinas question”.

  • Friday, October 28th 2016 - 14:28 UTC

    Falklands celebrating 30 years of the Fishery that transformed the Islands

    The fishing industry accounts for 40% of the Falkland’s Gross Domestic Product, which, said Mr John Barton was “considerable progress in 30 years”.

    The Falklands Islands are recalling a milestone decision for the development and transformation of the economy of the country. On October 29, 1986 a Proclamation declaring the Interim Falklands Conservation and Management Zone was signed by Governor Gordon Jewkes. Director of Natural Resources, John Barton pointed out at a presentation on Wednesday evening to mark 30 years of Falkland Fisheries.

  • Thursday, October 27th 2016 - 07:27 UTC

    Falkland Islands youth football team tours Chile

    At MPA before boarding the aircraft that took players and coach to Punta Arenas

    A youth football squad from the Falkland Islands is currently touring Punta Arenas, competing in a week long tournament against teams from the local area. The Falkland Islands Youth football team is currently in Chile this week training and competing in a week-long tournament against local sides.