Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Friday, March 14th 2014 - 10:15 UTC

Falklands' referendum a year ago remembered at the Australian parliament

Australian Foreign minister Julie Bishop said that a year ago the Falkland Islanders voted overwhelmingly to remain a British Territory

One year on from the Falkland Islands' referendum and public diplomacy efforts are paying dividends according to Members of Legislative Assembly Mike Summers and Michael Poole, reports the latest edition of the Penguin News.

Friday, March 14th 2014 - 09:18 UTC

Falkland Islanders right to self determination reaffirmed by Minister Swire

Minister Swire impressed by the development and achievements of the Falklands

Foreign Office minister for Latin America Hugo Swire MP, who recently visited the Falklands, sent a letter to Falkland Islanders thanking the warm reception and congratulating them on their strong sense of identity and community. The letter was published in this Friday's edition of the Penguin News.

Friday, March 14th 2014 - 09:08 UTC

Falklands focused on a multi-year plan of mine clearance

In 2013 the third phase of Falklands' demining work was completed, said MLA Summers

Demining work did not take place this summer in the Falkland Islands, “because efforts were focused on agreeing a multi-year plan for the next round of mine clearance operations,” Member of Legislative Assembly Mike Summers stated this week.

Friday, March 14th 2014 - 08:36 UTC

Timerman happy with the way he is running Malvinas policy

The statement from the Argentine official was in reply to UK minister Swire

Argentine Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman said he must be doing the right things regarding the Falklands/Malvinas issue because the Foreign Office prefers to talk to members of the opposition.

Thursday, March 13th 2014 - 22:51 UTC

UK prefers to discuss Malvinas with Massa or Macri says Swire, according to Telam

Foreign Secretary minister Hugo Swire was interviewed by Telam in Montevideo

British Minister of State for the Foreign Office Hugo Swire has stated London would rather sit at the negotiating table with Argentine opposition presidential hopefuls Sergio Massa or Mauricio Macri to discuss Falklands/Malvinas Islands sovereignty.

Thursday, March 13th 2014 - 05:52 UTC

Falklands, trade, Mercosur/EU, oil and gas, in Swire's agenda in Uruguay

Foreign Office minister Swire with Vice-president and acting president Danilo Astori (Pic by Dpto Fotografia del Parlamento)

Bilateral trade, Mercosur/EU talks, oil and gas cooperation, and Falkland Islands, plus some audacious comments on the coming World Cup match Uruguay/England, were some of the issues addressed by Foreign Office minister for Latin-American Hugo Swire during his one day visit to Uruguay on Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 12th 2014 - 07:49 UTC

Ecuador's Lasso Mendoza elected chair of the 2014 Decolonization Committee

Ecuador' Xavier Lasso Mendoza

Ecuador' Xavier Lasso Mendoza was elected by 'acclamation' as Chair of the 2014 session of the Special Committee on Decolonization together with Rodolfo Reyes Rodríguez (Cuba), Vandi Chidi Minah (Sierra Leone) and Desra Percaya (Indonesia), as Vice-Chairs, and Bashar Ja’afari (Syria), as Rapporteur, according to the UN release.

Tuesday, March 11th 2014 - 06:28 UTC

Falklands weekly says Argentina's call for dialogue and respect is 'farcical'

Lisa Watson, sixty generation Falkland Islander replies to Ambassador Castro

The Falkland Islands latest Penguin News editorial picks on the Chagos Islanders controversy surfaced by Ambassador Alicia Castro and laments that Argentina insists that Falkland Islanders 'are a non people entitled to nothing', but on the other hand had it not been “for the Argentine act of aggression that shone a spotlight on our existence as a population, we too might have ended up a people without a place”.

Monday, March 10th 2014 - 20:50 UTC

Falkland Islands turns out to receive the Commonwealth Games Queen's baton

MLA Summers holding the baton surrounded by children (Pic by FIOGA)

The Queen’s Baton promoting the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this year received a hearty welcome in the Falkland Islands, as residents grouped on the Stanley public jetty at 6.30pm on Thursday 27 February when it was hurtled to Stanley from HMS Clyde.

Saturday, March 8th 2014 - 06:19 UTC

Military personnel in Falkland Islands totals 1.060, says MoD

The information was provided by Minister Francois on request from MP Rosindell

There are currently 1,060 military personnel stationed in the Falkland Islands, confirmed the Minister of State for the Ministry of Defense Mark Francois on Wednesday, according to a report from the latest edition of the Falklands' Penguin News.


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