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Montevideo, July 23rd 2018 - 10:07 UTC

Falkland Islands

  • Monday, June 18th 2018 - 08:44 UTC

    Falklands' lawmakers ready for a robust presentation before C24

    MLA Ian Hansen reassured all Falkland Islanders that his and MLA Roger Edwards’ addresses, “to the C24 will be as robust as they have been in the past”.

    Falkland Islands lawmakers have pledged that their presentations before the United Nations Decolonization Committee or C 24 this year in New York will be as robust as ever, despite the improvement of relations between Argentina and the United Kingdom.

  • Saturday, June 16th 2018 - 10:24 UTC

    Falklands government implements Environmental studies budget

    Projects eligible for funding must assist in the management or enhancement of biodiversity in the Falkland Islands.

    The Falkland Islands are very serious and committed to protecting its unique environment, and besides strict measures to impede invasive species it has also spent millions of pounds in bio-security and environmental research.

  • Thursday, June 14th 2018 - 22:02 UTC

    Gibraltar flies Falkland Islands flag on Liberation Day

    The Falklands flag flying next to the Union Jack and Gibraltar's colors

    The Falkland Islands flag is currently flying above No 6 Convent Place to commemorate the Falkland Islands’ Liberation Day.

  • Thursday, June 14th 2018 - 06:59 UTC

    Falklands commercial aircraft out of service for six months

    FIGAS are currently in the process of devising a recovery plan and are working with the aircraft manufacturer on a repair plan.

    Following the landing incident on Beaver Island on Monday 11 June 2018, Falkland Islands Government Air Service has reported that the aircraft is currently secured on Beaver Island.

  • Thursday, June 14th 2018 - 06:16 UTC

    Falklands has decided on a preferred operator for a second commercial flight

    MLA Barry Elsby confirmed the Executive Council had decided to appoint a preferred airline operator to establish a second weekly air link

    The Falkland Islands Executive Council agreed on Wednesday to appoint a preferred airline operator to provide the second midweek flight between the Falkland Islands and South America.

  • Thursday, June 14th 2018 - 06:15 UTC

    Falkland Islands anniversary of Liberation Day on 14 June

    A thanksgiving service will be held in Christ Church Cathedral at 9.45 am.

    To mark the Anniversary of the Liberation of the Falkland Islands from Argentine occupation in 1982, the following programme has been arranged for Thursday 14 June 2018 by the local elected government, Gilbert House.

  • Wednesday, June 13th 2018 - 09:35 UTC

    FIH Group has seen pretax profit rise 74%

    The Falkland Islands Company unit saw revenue rise 2.4% to 18.3 million and pretax profit 23% to GBP1.3 million.

    Falklands-focused retail and logistics firm FIH Group PLC hiked its dividend on Tuesday after profit and revenue rose amid a much improved performance from its largest unit. For the year ended March, pretax profit widened 74% to GBP3.3 million from GBP1.9 million the year prior. This was after revenue rose 8.2% to GBP43.8 million from GBP40.5 million the year before.

  • Wednesday, June 13th 2018 - 09:23 UTC

    Falklands fishing companies launch new website and promotional video

    The idea of the event was to further raise the profile of the Falklands fisheries both domestically and internationally effectively re-branding FIFCAS

    The Falkland Islands Fishing Companies Association, (FIFCA) hosted a reception at the Historic Dockyard Museum in Stanley on Thursday the 31st May to launch their new website and promotional video. In attendance were invited guests that included HE the Governor Mr Nigel Phillips CBE along with Members of the Legislative Assembly, representatives of the Falkland Islands Government Fisheries Department, FIFCA members as well as the local media and press outlets.

  • Tuesday, June 12th 2018 - 08:17 UTC

    Falklands' commercial aircraft experiences minor incident

    FIGAS has a fleet of five Islanders, one of which is a Maritime Patrol aircraft

    The Falkland Islands Government Air Service has informed that at 10:55am on Monday 11 June 2018, a FIGAS plane was involved in a landing incident on Beaver Island. No passengers or crew have been injured however, there is suspected damage to the aircraft.

  • Monday, June 11th 2018 - 08:06 UTC

    The Day of Malvinas Rights' affirmation remembered in Argentina

    Drawings of early settlements in the Falkland Islands

    Argentina believes that the new climate in bilateral relations with the United Kingdom, started in 2016, will enable to advance in areas of common interest, particularly in the South Atlantic, and will signify the appropriate framework for the resumption of negotiations on the Malvinas Islands question, according to the terms established by United Nations resolutions.