Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Thursday, January 22nd 2015 - 05:24 UTC

Falklands' invasion in 1982, prevented an 'irreversible' solution for Gibraltar

Ambassador Cuenca recalls that on 3 April the Sintra statement on Gibraltar was to be signed with UK, but on 2 April Argentina invaded the Falklands

Had it not been for the 1982 Argentine invasion of the Falkland Islands, and the war that followed, Spain would have achieved through negotiations an 'irreversible solution' to the Gibraltar dispute with Great Britain, revealed Spanish diplomat, scholar and academic Jose Cuenca in his recently launched book, “From Adolfo Suarez to Gorbachev; an ambassador's testimonies and shared secrets”.

Wednesday, January 21st 2015 - 20:51 UTC

The Falkland Islands - 250 Years British

 Perfect weather for this very special occasion, the Rover Rally at Victory Green

The 250th anniversary of the Union Flag (Union Jack) being raised by Commodore John Byron on 21st January 1765 was today celebrated by the people of the Falklands. Signifying British rule and inclusion as a part of the commonwealth, the first British population was settled making the foundations of the community resident today.

Wednesday, January 21st 2015 - 10:46 UTC

Falkland Science Symposium celebrate Penguin Awareness Day

Pan-American delegates to the Falklands Science Symposium enjoying the penguins at Volunteer Point (Pic SAERI)

The world’s northernmost colony of king penguins has something to celebrate this week, as Tuesday marks Penguin Awareness Day and these well dressed seabirds play host to an international group of scientists gathered to discuss the Falkland Islands’ rich potential for new research.

Wednesday, January 21st 2015 - 08:16 UTC

Falklands governor hosts reception for visiting scientists of the Americas

Scientists are taking part in the Falklands Science Symposium, investigating opportunities for collaboration with SAERI and other groups in the region. (Pic SAERI)

Visiting scientists from “all corners of the Americas” have received a warm welcome to the Falkland Islands. The delegates from the US, Canada, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico and Chile are experts in a range of fields including marine ecology, oceanography and geology and are on a week-long visit at the invitation of the Falkland Islands government and the South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute, SAERI.

Tuesday, January 20th 2015 - 19:52 UTC

Falklands names Islander, civil engineer, as next head of Public Works

The next Director of PW has a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Exeter

The Falkland Islands Government announced the appointment of Islander Colin Summers as the Director of Public Works, who will succeed Manfred Keenleyside when he retires later this year.

Tuesday, January 20th 2015 - 07:08 UTC

Falklands 'holds a place in my heart', says UK presenter Sue Cook

The former Crime-watch presenter singled out the Falklands as one of her favorite experiences, ”I certainly recommend a trip like this.”

British TV presenter and author Sue Cook has been on what she described as an incredible three-week journey to Antarctica which relived Sir Ernest Shackleton’s unique voyage 100 years ago, but admits to have fallen in love with the amazing Falklands, according to a report from the Banbury Guardian.

Tuesday, January 20th 2015 - 06:15 UTC

US/UK helicopters to support Falklands UK defense ministry operations

AAR Airlift and partner British International Helicopters (BIH) were awarded the ten year £180 million ($275 million) contract, effective April 2016

United States helicopter operator, AAR Airlift and partner British International Helicopters (BIH) have grabbed a £180 million ($275 million) helicopter deal to support U.K. defense ministry operations in the Falkland Islands.

Tuesday, January 20th 2015 - 06:05 UTC

Falklands receives Pan-American science delegation including Chile, Brazil and Colombia

Falklands Government sponsors scientists visits to the Islands 'to collaborate on regionally and internationally environmental research', said MLA Poole.

Following in the footsteps of Charles Darwin, who first visited the Islands in 1833, the first ever Pan–American Science Delegation to the Falkland Islands arrived in Stanley on Saturday, January 17.

Monday, January 19th 2015 - 21:28 UTC

Falklands celebrates with several events 250 years of British claim over the Islands

Vice Admiral John Byron claimed the Falklands for Britain in 21/23 January 1765

The 250 years since Britain officially claimed the Falklands will be celebrated on a number of occasions this month. Celebrations are being organized in Stanley by members of the public on January 21 and 24 and by Falkland Islands Government on January 23 and 31, along with a ceremony on Saunders Island at Port Egmont on January 23.

Saturday, January 17th 2015 - 08:36 UTC

Falklands resident and South Georgia Marine Officer awarded Polar Medals

Mrs. Poncet has been involved with South Georgia for more than 35 years. She first visited SG with Jerome Poncet on Damien II in 1977

Environmentalist, renowned sailor and Falklands resident Sally Poncet has joined an elite group of only eight women to have been awarded the prestigious Polar Medal this year. South Georgia Marine Officer Patrick Lurcock has also received the honor.


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