Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Friday, June 13th 2014 - 07:21 UTC

Falklands Atlantic patrol honors shipmates of vessels sank during 1982 conflict

HMS Portland’s junior engineer Lyndin Burger salutes the Royal Navy’s fallen a few dozen miles from the spot where the wreck of HMS Coventry lies. (Pic RN)

A small party from Atlantic patrol tasking (South) HMS Portland have made a pilgrimage to First Mountain as part of a week of commemorations in the Falkland Islands to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the 1982 conflict.

Wednesday, June 11th 2014 - 06:42 UTC

Cristina Fernandez opens Malvinas museum, a living commitment to end colonialism

The Argentine president during the official opening of the museum

Argentine President Cristina Fernández had strong words for the UK government, as she headed on Tuesday the inauguration of the Malvinas Museum at the ex-ESMA detention centre, where thousands were illegally held prisoners and tortured during Argentina’s 1976-1983 military dictatorship.

Wednesday, June 11th 2014 - 06:36 UTC

Argentina reiterates Falklands' sovereignty 'unalienable' rights

Foreign minister Timerman reading the Affirmation Day statement

The government of President Cristina Fernandez reiterated Argentina’s “unalienable right” over the Malvinas Islands and urged the United Kingdom to resume negotiations over the disputed territories. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs described the British government refusal to continue talks as “incomprehensible and inadmissible.”

Wednesday, June 11th 2014 - 00:39 UTC

UK Praise for Falklands

Minister of State with responsibility for Falklands affairs and Latin America, Mr Hugo Swire (Photo Peter Pepper)

Hundreds of supporters of the Falkland Islands joined Islanders and Task Force Veterans at the annual reunion in London last night.

Monday, June 9th 2014 - 21:38 UTC

“In the Shadow of Shackleton’s Cross; An Antarctic Memoir”

Beverley remembering her infant years in South Georgia

Author: Beverley McLeod - A charming, well-written and informative book about the author’s childhood experiences in South Georgia. Born in Stanley in 1951, Beverley McLeod lived on South Georgia between 1957 and 1961, where her father was a radio operator at King Edward Point for the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey.

Monday, June 9th 2014 - 20:19 UTC

Argentina presents book on the Malvinas Question and the international community

Timerman and Filmus at the ceremony in the San Martín Palace presenting the book in two versions, Spanish and English

A book with a collection of documents and historic background under the heading of “The International Community and the Malvinas Question”, both in English and Spanish was presented on Monday by Argentine Foreign minister Hector Timerman and top officials from his office.

Monday, June 9th 2014 - 07:11 UTC

Falklands' preparations for commemoration of the great naval battle of 1914

MLA Rendell: funds to be split between a memorial wall, social events and transporting the families of significant naval figures from Germany and Britain

Commemorative events to mark the centenary of the Battles of Coronel and the Falklands were brought to the table by the Falkland Islands 1914 committee. Chair of the committee MLA Phyl Rendell said the committee split into two working groups last year to organize the schedule of events and to progress the memorial wall plans.

Monday, June 9th 2014 - 06:38 UTC

Cristina Fernandez opens inter-active Malvinas museum on Tuesday

The museum is located on the grounds of the notorious Argentine Navy Mechanics School where thousands were tortured and disappeared

Argentina's claim campaign over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands will have another milestone this week when President Cristina Fernandez opens the Malvinas Museum, which is located on the grounds of the former Navy's Mechanics School, famous for being a torture and disappearance center during the last Argentine military dictatorship and now a Space for Memory.

Sunday, June 8th 2014 - 09:22 UTC

Argentina's stars inflame Falklands row on eve of World Cup

Argentina's footballers inflamed their country's rivalry with England on the eve of the World Cup on Saturday, unfurling a banner claiming sovereignty of the Falkland Islands before defeating Slovenia 2-0.

Saturday, June 7th 2014 - 03:52 UTC

Foreign Office will continue to raise Falklands' sovereignty issue with the US

The UK government pledges to highlight to the US examples of Argentina's approach to the Falklands with adverse impact on US and UK interests

The UK will continue to raise the issue of sovereignty of the Falkland Islands and the right of self determination of the Islanders with the United States administration at very senior levels, according to the UK government response to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee.

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