Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Thursday, June 2nd 2016 - 09:20 UTC

Argentina describes Falklands' governor speech on links as 'positive', but they must be bilateral through UK

Malcorra affirmed she was aware that the Falklands' governor had said the Islands were hopeful of a chance for a productive relationship with Argentina

Argentina believes there is an opportunity to improve the relation with the Falkland Islanders, and 'we are exploring available options', but those links must be channeled through bilateral relations with the United Kingdom, since the Islands dispute is with the UK.

Thursday, June 2nd 2016 - 08:14 UTC

Falkland’s set to appoint Barry Rowland as new Chief Executive

Barry Rowland formerly worked as Chief Executive for Newcastle City Council before leaving in 2012.

The Falkland Island’s Government (FIG) announced yesterday that a conditional offer of employment had been accepted in principle by Mr. Barry Rowland for the position of Chief Executive. Current FIG Chief Executive, Keith Padgett, is retiring later this year after serving as head of the civil service for the past 5 years.

Wednesday, June 1st 2016 - 03:11 UTC

Falklands, after 'boom' years, announces a prudent mid/term sustainable budget

Financial Secretary Nicola Granger made the presentation of the Appropriations and Finance bills to the Legislative Assembly

The Falkland Islands Financial Secretary Nicola Granger presented on Tuesday to the Legislative Assembly the 2016/17 financial budget bill with appropriations of £62.9M, funded from revenues anticipated in the year of £61.3M with the remainder coming from the reserves built up from wind-falls in Illex catches and oil and gas exploration in recent years.

Tuesday, May 31st 2016 - 19:25 UTC

Falklands state of the nation: economic challenges but also hopes of a productive relationship with Argentina

Governor Colin Roberts CVO addresses the Legislative Assembly with the annual report on the state of the nation

The Falkland Islands finances remain robust despite a future of domestic and overseas challenges, but on the other hand recent developments in Argentina have opened hopes for a productive, closer relationship with the South American continent, said Governor Colin Roberts in his annual speech on the state of the nation.

Saturday, May 28th 2016 - 07:46 UTC

British Pavilion at Uruguay's main agriculture show, Expo Prado, next September

Ambassador Lyster-Binns said the aim is to promote UK exports and provide UK companies in Uruguay a platform to sell and promote their products or services.

At a breakfast at the residence of Ambassador Ben Lyster-Binns on May 25th, the British Embassy in Montevideo and the Rural Association of Uruguay (ARU) presented the proposal for the British Pavilion at Expo Prado 2016. Representatives of several companies that have ties with the UK, many of which already formed part of the pavilion in 2015 and 2014, attended the event.

Saturday, May 28th 2016 - 07:02 UTC

Falklands considering review of response protocol to visitors' misbehavior actions

PN reports that action is being taken following LAN passengers recently attempting to take non permitted items on to a flight out of the Falklands.

The Falkland Islands government is considering a review of the response protocol to actions committed by visitors who ignore Islands' rules or are involved in misbehavior, harassing locals as happened this month, reports the Penguin News in this Friday's edition. The different branches of Falklands' government act coordinately and effectively, in such cases and admit it usually involves a minority of Argentine visitors.

Saturday, May 28th 2016 - 06:08 UTC

UK-Argentina: a new start for an old relationship, according to The Economist

 The 60-metre Palladian clock tower was a gift from the city’s British community to mark the centenary of Argentina’s 1810 revolution

With its green bell tower and royal coat of arms, the Torre Monumental in Buenos Aires would not look out of place in a British market town. The 60-metre Palladian clock tower was a gift from the city’s British community to mark the centenary of Argentina’s 1810 revolution (though it was completed in 1916). On May 24th this year around 200 people gathered to commemorate its centenary.

Saturday, May 28th 2016 - 05:53 UTC

Falklands claim and UN chief post bid', “not incompatible” for Argentine minister Malcorra

“What we have been saying regarding the Malvinas is what we have said since the day we took office ... and I see no incompatibility” between that and becoming secretary-general, Malcorra said

Argentina's foreign minister Susana Malcorra said on Friday she believes there's no conflict of interest between her bid to be the next U.N. secretary-general and her ministerial work including pressing Argentina's sovereignty claim over the disputed Falkland Islands.

Thursday, May 26th 2016 - 06:34 UTC

Falklands are “most satisfied with Chile links and excellent health services”

“Our economy is strong enough to allow us to chose where we wish to send our students, and patients demanding services we can't supply in the Falklands”

Falkland Islanders are very satisfied with the Chile links and health services in Santiago, was the first reply to media speculations in the Buenos Aires media regarding possible changes in the Argentine government attitude and policies towards the disputed Falklands.

Thursday, May 26th 2016 - 06:19 UTC

Falkland Islanders must be addressed ”as Argentines or foreigners living in (mainland) Argentina”

Macri believes sovereignty discussions on the Islands remain an exclusive dialogue with London, in the framework of the United Nations.

The Falkland Islands and Falkland Islanders must be addressed as if they were Argentines or foreigners living in mainland Argentina, which means a more “normal relation” with the Islands including extending healthcare services, education and even greater air connectivity, according to the latest column from Martin Dinatale, editor in chief of La Nacion who in a previous piece revealed the “humanitarian approach” the government of Mauricio Macri has in mind on the Falklands/Malvinas dispute.

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