The Falkland Islands could have a new port within the next two years. Three consortia have presented proposals to the Falkland Islands Government (FIG) for a new port confirmed Legislative Assembly Member Dr Barry Elsby in recent weeks.
The Falkland Islands longline toothfish fishery has been re-certified under the Marine Stewardship Council’s Principles of Sustainability, it was announced this week.The fishery, which was originally certified in 2014 for a five year period, is the only Falkland Islands fishery to be certified under the scheme.
Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters is currently on a tour of South America and this week was in Argentina for a first concert in La Plata, and on Thursday the City of Buenos Aires Legislative Council is scheduled to award him a Guest of Honor diploma.
The Daily Express has reported that a Falklands' veteran who went on hunger strike in protest at the treatment of ex service men has won a victory after the former head of the British Army intervened in the case. Ex-paratrooper Gus Hales, 62, launched his protest over the disgraceful lack of mental health care for former soldiers and the prosecutions that are being brought against those who have served in Northern Ireland.
Growing concern in Spain about the consequences of Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, with or without a deal, and its impact on the country's strong fishing industry. The issue has been debated in Spain's congress.
The Falkland Islands branch of the Royal British Legion this week launched the 2018 Poppy Appeal, marking the yearly series of remembrance events in honor of fallen service men and women killed in conflict.
A new campaign was launched on November first across the Falkland Islands aimed at raising awareness of domestic abuse and encouraging survivors, perpetrators, friends and family to access advice and support. Details were specified in a release from the Royal Falkland Islands Police.
The Falkland Islands Communications Regulator has announced that the Communications Customer Satisfaction Survey 2018 is now open, and Sure customers have until Sunday 25 November to respond. Sure is the South Atlantic Telecommunications Server.
British Prime Minister Theresa May and Argentine president Mauricio Macri are scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting in the framework of the coming G20 summit to be held in Buenos Aires at the end of the month.
Like much of the world’s population, the three US congressional staffers visiting the Falkland Islands this week admit that their preconceptions of the Falklands had been largely shaped by the conflict. Nevertheless they have a strong message to take back to their respective offices at the US Congress, the clear right to self determination of the Falklands.