Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Saturday, June 27th 2015 - 06:46 UTC

Falklands' 'fk' domain battle at the ICANN Buenos Aires conference

The organisation ICANN originally gave the Falklands their own web address in 1997 and then confirmed the Islands' online presence in 2005 with 'fk'.

The British government has stood up to Argentina in a battle over the Falkland Islands' right to exist in cyberspace at the ICANN conference in Buenos Aires. Argentina is furious that the disputed territory is allowed to give websites a “.fk” address - identifying them as hailing from the disputed territory and brought up the issue during the current conference.

Saturday, June 27th 2015 - 04:54 UTC

Timerman: UK attempts to convince Malvinas population that it could have a right to self-determination that does not exist

British unilateral acts have done nothing but increase, putting Argentina on the need to adopt any and all measures allowed by Argentine law and international law

Statement by Argentine Foreign Affairs and Worship before the UN Special Committee on Decolonization, 25 June 2015.

Friday, June 26th 2015 - 06:02 UTC

UN Decolonization Committee supports Argentina's Falklands/Malvinas claims

Hector Timerman said that UK's unwillingness to negotiate, “Far from making the smallest effort to solve the controversy, they irresponsibly aggravate it”

The United Nations Decolonization Committee approved on Thursday a new resolution urging the United Kingdom to discuss the Falklands/Malvinas dispute with Argentina, in order to find a peaceful solution to the conflict. The decision came as no surprise since it has become an annual event despite Falklands' representatives demand for C24 to act in support of Non Self Governing Territories.

Thursday, June 25th 2015 - 14:37 UTC

”Argentina seeks to colonize the Falklands against the wishes of its people”

“Up-holding the basic human rights of the people of the Non Self-Governing Territories is your single and solemn duty” pointed out MLA Summers

Falkland Islands lawmaker Mike Summers called on the UN Special Decolonisation Committee to uphold the basic human rights of the people of the Non Self-Governing Territories, particularly self determination, argued that C24 has no mandate to discuss competing claims over NSGTs and cautioned that in supporting Argentine colonial aspirations in the Falkland Islands, “you are complicit in supporting Argentina’s bullying and harassment”.

Thursday, June 25th 2015 - 14:31 UTC

“It is the duty of C24 to acknowledge the rights of the Falkland Islands and not support those who covet our territory”

”We have chosen the internationally recognised status of a British Overseas Territory: a modern self-governing relationship with the United Kingdom (UK)”

The Falkland Islands' long journey from a colony to a self governing, financially autonomous territory, was underlined on Thursday, by lawmaker Phyl Rendell in her presentation to the United Nations Special Decolonization Committee. But so was the fact that advancing development, and relations with the continent are always under threat from Argentina, “who makes no secret of wanting to control our territory against our wishes”.

Thursday, June 25th 2015 - 12:15 UTC

The “Argentine Kelper” Didn’t Go to the United Nations this Year.

Betts  is not with Argentine delegation to the UN Decolonisation meeting, which is discussing the Falklands in New York today.

The myths surrounding Alexander Betts are beginning to unravel. He is the Falkland Islander who went to Argentina at the end of the 1982 Falklands war; adopted the Spanish version of his name, and portrayed himself as an honourable man who had carefully studied Falklands’ history and reached the conclusion that the Falklands belonged to Argentina.

Thursday, June 25th 2015 - 06:33 UTC

Falklands delegates will again ask Decolonization Committee to delist the Islands

 MLAs Phyl Rendell and Mike Summers (L) will be delivering speeches calling for C24 to respect the Falklands' right to self determination

Falkland Islands elected lawmakers with be delivering speeches on Thursday before the United Nations Decolonization Committee as petitioners requesting C24 de-lists the Islands from the Non Self Governing Territories, upholds the Falkland Islanders right to self determination and frees them from the continuous Argentine bullying and harassment.

Wednesday, June 24th 2015 - 08:06 UTC

Falklands delegate attending annual Red Ensign Group conference in Bermuda

The combined size of the British fleet is currently over 47m gross tons consisting of Cruise Ships, LNG Carriers, Oil Tankers, Bulk Carriers, Container Ships and Super Yachts.

The Falkland Islands is represented at the 25th Annual Red Ensign Group, REG, conference which is taking place in the town of St George's, Bermuda. Minister of Tourism Development and Transport Shawn Crockwell, delivered the opening remarks and welcomed the overseas delegates attending the conference that the Bermuda Department of Maritime Administration is hosting.

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015 - 06:17 UTC

Falklands engineer invited to speak on wind energy in Trinidad Tobago

Glenn Ross, from the Falkland Islands government, will talk about ”The integration of Wind Power into small (2MW) diesel systems”.

Glenn Ross from the Falkland Islands will be speaking on wind energy and integration to diesel systems at the annual conference of Trinidad and Tobago Professional Engineers Association (APETT) scheduled for June 25/26 at Point Lisas.

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015 - 05:17 UTC

Falklands-born Alexander Betts candidate for a Mercosur parliament seat

“We thought it important to have a voice in Parlasur representing Tierra del Fuego. We offered him to run as an outsider and he accepted”, said governor Ríos.

Alejandro Betts, born in the Falklands and now full Argentine citizen will run for office in the Mercosur Parliament, Parlasur, in representation of the Tierra del Fuego province, although he must first overcome the 9 August PASO primaries (open, simultaneous and mandatory), according to reports from the official Argentine news agency, Telam.

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