Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Monday, October 19th 2015 - 06:40 UTC

Falklands' salvage of La Sanmartiniana, triggered minor air incident, reports Argentine media

La Sanmartiniana flying the colors of La Campora

The loss of the Argentine yacht La Sanmartiniana which was abandoned and left adrift in the South Atlantic, but is currently moored in the Falklands as part of a salvage effort, led to a minor air incident according to Clarin when an RAF Typhoon from MPA warned a private search plane it was approaching Falkland Islands jurisdiction.

Saturday, October 17th 2015 - 06:54 UTC

Falklands' southeast exploratory well has found 'oil and gas shows', says FOGL

FOGL and Noble have decided to drill deeper at Humpback well. At a depth of 4,718m it recorded oil and gas shows

Exploring group Falkland Oil and Gas Ltd. said on Friday the Humpback 53/02-01 exploration well to the southeast of the Falkland Islands has found oil and gas shows, while wire-line logging indicates there are hydrocarbons bearing sandstones within the main target area.

Friday, October 16th 2015 - 06:54 UTC

Falklands' salvage rules apply to Argentine yacht La Sanmartiniana; contacts for its return

Attorney General Peter Judge confirmed to PN that if the vessel is unclaimed it will ultimately become the property of the Crown.

Rules of salvage will apply to the Falklands’ Patrol Vessel’s recovery of the abandoned Argentine yacht La Sanmartiniana, Falkland Islands Government (FIG) Attorney General Peter Judge confirmed to Penguin News on Thursday.

Friday, October 16th 2015 - 06:29 UTC

Argentine yacht salvaged in the Falklands, effectively had the purpose of showing the flag

“The yacht does not belong to La Campora” said FIPCA. It belongs to FIPCA to generate fluvial and maritime culture in Argentina. Pic Cap. Julio C. Urien

The 'capture' (salvage) by a Falkland Islands Fisheries Patrol vessel of the Argentine flagged yacht La Sanmartiniana adrift in the South Atlantic had a great impact in the Buenos Aires media and immediate political controversy, basically accusing opposition newspapers of publishing dishonest 'pro-British' reports with the intent of jeopardizing the current presidential election.

Thursday, October 15th 2015 - 04:45 UTC

Should UK Overseas Territories have representation in Westminster?

The panel consisted of Falklands MLA Roger Edwards, Andrew Rosindell, MP,  Philip Smith of FOTBOT, and Fabian Picardo, Chief Minister of Gibraltar.

A recent formation of the Friends of the British Overseas Territories, FOTBOT, had an interesting participation at the British parties conferences this season with fringe meetings open to the public and panel discussions on political issues pertaining to the British Overseas Territories, including whether BOT's should have representation in Westminster.

Wednesday, October 14th 2015 - 21:35 UTC

FIH to Travel Mart Latin America

“There was tremendous interest in the Falklands” said Ms. Luxton (Pic L)

Falkland Islands Holidays represented by Jenny Luxton and Sue Smith attended the 39th Annual Travel Mart Latin America Tourism Business Development event in Guatemala this year.

Wednesday, October 14th 2015 - 10:25 UTC

Falkland Islands: ”Best Destination for Wildlife and Nature”

Falklands “Best Destination for Wildlife and Nature” 2015

Breaking news from the Falkland Islands Tourist Board office in London. Tony Mason, Director of International communications has announced the Falkland Islands has WON the award for the second year in a row for “Best Destination for Wildlife and Nature” in the Selling Travel Magazines, “Agents Choice Awards.”

Wednesday, October 14th 2015 - 06:46 UTC

Falklands: Argentina declares Italy's Edison oil activities 'illegal' and 'clandestine'

The move to ban Edison is “part of the strategy Argentina has been developing against companies that operate illegally in areas near the Malvinas Islands” (Pic Reuters)

The oil and gas operations being undertaken by Italy's Edison International S.p.A. on “the Argentine continental shelf” near the disputed Falkland Islands are “illegal” and “clandestine,” the Argentine Energy Ministry said Tuesday.

Friday, October 9th 2015 - 08:04 UTC

Scientists flock to Falklands for vital South Georgia future research strategy

Scientists and South Georgia representatives at Falklands' Government House on Tuesday evening

Fifteen scientists from institutes around the world gathered in the Falkland Islands this week to assess future scientific requirements for South Georgia. Project manager Dr Vicky Peck from the British Antarctic Survey based in Cambridge explained that the South Georgia Future Science project wanted to identify what the scientific needs of the island were and how they could best be facilitated.

Friday, October 9th 2015 - 07:48 UTC

Falklands celebrates on Saturday cultural diversity day

Saturday will begin with an event comprising presentations, displays and smoko in the Museum in the morning

The Falkland Islands cultural diversity will be celebrated with a whole day of events on Saturday, 10 October. The Falklands with a population of 3.000 according to the latest census, has integrated people born in 53 different countries, with predominance from Britain, St Helena and Chile.


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