Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Monday, September 12th 2016 - 06:33 UTC

Trade, investments and Falklands in Sir Alan Duncan's agenda in Buenos Aires

Sir Alan Duncan will also be at the opening of a business and investment conference which will be attended by a delegation of forty top British companies

UK Foreign Office minister of state for the Americas and the Falkland Islands, Sir Alan Duncan begins this Monday a full agenda of activities in Buenos Aires with the purpose of promoting business, investments and normalizing bilateral relations, after more than a decade of distant when not frozen links under the Kirchner couple administrations. The Falkland Islands issue is also expected to be addressed but with “a constructive spirit”.

Saturday, September 10th 2016 - 15:09 UTC

Falkland Islands census on Sunday 9 October; population was 2.840 in 2012

According to the previous census from 2012, most Falkland Islanders, 75%, lived in the capital Stanley

The Falkland Islands will be holding its national census on Sunday 9 October. The previous census in 2012, revealed that the Falklands population was 2.840, of which 75% lived in Stanley and 57% identified themselves as Falkland Islanders. Census happen every 5 years and participation in the Census is required by law.

Saturday, September 10th 2016 - 11:47 UTC

Falklands' response to Malcorra's statements of air links to Argentina and the oil industry

”The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) has seen the articles in the media attributed to the Argentine Foreign Minister, Susana Malcorra.

The Falkland Islands Government has acknowledged it is aware of media coverage of Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra referred to proposals of possible air links between the Islands and Argentina as well as talks on other areas of interest such as the fishing and hydrocarbons industries.

Friday, September 9th 2016 - 06:07 UTC

Argentina promises 'respectful' cooperation over Falkland Islands

 Argentina is willing to consider resuming direct flights to and from the Falklands and joint UK-Argentine exploration of hydrocarbons around the Islands

The Guardian's diplomatic editor Patrick Wintour caught up with Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra in London and interviewed her on UK-Argentina relations and the Falklands/Malvinas dispute. Ms Malcorra said Argentina wants to end the era of confrontation over the South Atlantic islands.

Wednesday, September 7th 2016 - 17:54 UTC

Falkland Islands Holdings declares lower profitability; plans name change

FIH Plc said the timing of the name change was “heavily linked to a recovery in the oil price” and recent progress by Premier Oil PLC was “very encouraging”.

Falkland Islands Holdings PLC on Thursday tabled plans to change its name to FIH Group PLC, as it said profitability in the first five months of its financial year was at a lower level than the prior year. Falkland Islands Holdings, which owns services businesses based in the UK and the Falkland Islands, said it will change its name to FIH Group, subject to shareholder approval, to “more properly reflect the balance of the group's activities”. Its activities are now predominantly in the UK and Europe.

Wednesday, September 7th 2016 - 13:14 UTC

South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands mark Toothfish Day

In marking Toothfish Day, GSGSSI extended its gratitude to all its stakeholders and partners for their work and collaboration in the 2016 toothfish fishing season

The Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) are celebrating Toothfish Day with a reception and quiz at Government House in Stanley, Falkland Islands.

Wednesday, September 7th 2016 - 04:15 UTC

“On the Falkland Islands, a traveler’s quest to see more types of penguins than ever”

A Magellanic penguin sits at the mouth of its burrow on Volunteer Point, Falkland Islands. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post)

The Washington Post Magazine has published an interesting article on the Falkland Islands, rookeries and penguins credited to Andrea Sachs. Equally striking is Andrea who describes herself as an ornithologist in love with penguins.

Tuesday, September 6th 2016 - 17:56 UTC

Aerolineas official magazine refers to the Islands as the Falklands

In an interview with one of Argentina's leading best-selling authors and historian, Felipe Pigna the English version of the magazine, turns Malvinas into Falklands

Argentina's flag carrier Aerolineas Argentinas has been caught with its official bi-lingual magazine, “Alta”, committing a major “sin”. The magazine can be found in all aircraft seat pockets and in a reference to the Falkland/Malvinas Islands, the company apparently apologized for having committed a “translation excess”.

Tuesday, September 6th 2016 - 16:55 UTC

“Why meet Falklands' neighbors”, competition for students from Uruguay, Brazil and Chile

The Government of the Falkland Islands and the British Embassies in Uruguay, Brazil and Chile invite university students to participate in this regional competition to win the chance to visit the Falklands for a week, all expenses paid.

Monday, September 5th 2016 - 16:42 UTC

Falkland Islands produced 1.700 tons of wool, says 2015/16 Farming Statistics

There are currently 479,652 sheep on the Falklands with 143,247 being run on the FIH farms of Goose Green (pic)(77,862), North Arm (48,630) and Fitzroy (16,755)

Falkland Islands farmers produced 1.7 million kilos of wool last year and also provided 44,000 sheep to the abattoir, according to the 2015/16 Farming Statistics recently compiled by the Department of Agriculture. This work was carried out by just 281 people recorded as living on the farms; 151 on the East, 105 on the West and just 25 scattered around the 11 farms on outer islands.

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