Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Wednesday, September 9th 2015 - 06:31 UTC

Don't Be Fooled by Dialogue -- Argentina Only Wants One Answer to 'the Falklands Question'

'Falklands government has previously worked alongside the government of Argentina, with joint accords on a range of economic issues' said MLA Cheek (Pic NRK)

By Jan Cheek (*) (*) - On Friday 4th, Ms Cecilia Nahón, Argentina Ambassador to the United States, wrote an article for the Huffington Post, titled 'Malvinas: All Argentina Is Saying Is Give Dialogue A Chance.'

Monday, September 7th 2015 - 08:52 UTC

HMS Endurance up for sale; she never recovered from the 2008 accident

 Built in Norway as MV Polar Circle, she was chartered in as HMS Polar Circle, before being purchased outright and renamed HMS Endurance in 1992.

The Royal Navy has put its Ice Patrol ship, HMS Endurance, up for sale. The icebreaker served as the Royal Navy ice patrol ship between 1991 and 2008 before an accident during routine maintenance destroyed a large part of her equipment.

Saturday, September 5th 2015 - 07:44 UTC

Falklands: recreational area next to Stanley could be cleared of Argentine mines after 33 years

Prior to the Argentine invasion Yorke Bay was a recreation area for Stanley. It has been since fenced with barbed wire carrying ‘danger mines’ signs.

A popular recreation area that has been out of bounds for over thirty three years for the people of the Falkland Islands, Yorke Bay, only a few miles away from the capital Stanley, because of the mines laid by the invading Argentine forces in 1982, could in a near future be cleared and again open to the public.

Friday, September 4th 2015 - 12:15 UTC

Toothfish Day celebration in South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

On September 4 (today), Toothfish Day is celebrated to follow the end of the toothfish season at South Georgia.

Every country has its bank holidays. Some are widespread such as Christmas Day and Good Friday, others are unique such as Peat Cutting Monday in the Falklands
and Melon Day in Turkmenistan.

Friday, September 4th 2015 - 08:26 UTC

Falklands approves Noble and Premier plans to drill Rhea-1 and Jayne East

Attending Ex Co. plus the regular members were, Director of Mineral Resources, Stephen Luxton, and Head of Environmental Planning, Steve Butler.

The most recent meeting of the Falkland Islands' Executive Council (ExCo) was dominated by matters relating to oil exploration and development including recommendations for plans of Noble Energy and Premier Oil to go ahead with drilling of Rhea-1 and Jayne East wells.

Friday, September 4th 2015 - 08:12 UTC

Falklands unaware of Argentina's scholarships program geared to Islanders

Director of Education Tom Hill confirmed no approach has been made to the Falkland Islands Education Department regarding the free scholarship scheme

Falklands' Director of Education Tom Hill has confirmed that no approach has been made to the Falkland Islands Education Department regarding a free scholarship scheme with a Patagonian university in Argentina.

Thursday, September 3rd 2015 - 21:37 UTC

Malvinas 1981: Argentina threatens to withdraw air link and fuel if there are no 'realistic' negotiations

UK ambassador in Argentina receives a note implying LADE air service and YPF fuel to Falklands could be threatened if there's no progress in negotiations.

Penguin News in its latest edition in a special section, “A stroll down memory lane”, remembers events of 34 years ago, that is August 1981. And in effect then as now, Argentina calls for more talks, yet again, over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands and emphasizes impatience at the lack of actual progress made.

Thursday, September 3rd 2015 - 06:53 UTC

Malvinas chapter of “Back to the Future”, script by Argentine pope Francis

Daniel Filmus during the announcement at Argentina's Patagonia’s National University of San Juan Bosco (UNPSJB)

Argentina's Patagonia’s National University of San Juan Bosco (UNPSJB), based in Chubut province, officially introduced on Tuesday an academic scholarship program geared toward Falklands/Malvinas residents, and during a panel presided by Malvinas Affairs Secretary Daniel Filmus, Argentina's Under-Secretary of University Policies Laura Alonso and the university’s chief Alberto Ayape.

Tuesday, September 1st 2015 - 03:58 UTC

Malvinas Argentine veterans demand justice of abuse suffered at the hands of their officers

Led by CECIM president, Ernesto Alonso, the ongoing case was submitted to the Inter American Human Rights Commission earlier this year

Argentine Veterans from the 1982 Malvinas war will continue to voice their condemnation of abuse suffered at the hands of their superior officers as a legal team reiterate their demands for recognition and justice before federal courts in Río Grande on Monday.

Monday, August 31st 2015 - 07:11 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas: Sarkozy willing to bring sides together to address the issue

“I met with Nicholas Sarkozy who said he was willing to help bring sides together regarding the Argentine claim over the Falklands”, wrote Scioli

Former French president Nicholas Sarkozy, visiting Buenos Aires, has offered to bring sides together regarding the Falklands/Malvinas Islands dispute between Argentina, the United Kingdom and the Islanders, according to the incumbent presidential candidate Daniel Scioli.


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