Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Monday, February 16th 2015 - 21:50 UTC

Falklands begins consultation on oil impact on society and local culture

The overall aim is to provide a detailed understanding of the many different ways that oil and gas developments could affect the daily lives of Falkland Islanders

Falkland Islands will this month begin to grapple with the big questions about how oil and gas development will impact on their society and culture. The start of a series of focus groups run as part of the Social Effects Monitoring Programme study, led by Regeneris Consulting, and Falkland Island partners Karen Lee and Carolyn Montgomerie, reports the Penguin News in its latest edition.

Saturday, February 14th 2015 - 06:03 UTC

Falklands' Sukey Cameron elected chair of UK Overseas Territories Association

“It is going to be a busy period with the General Election here in the UK and there are important issues facing the Territories”, said Ms Cameron

Sukey Cameron MBE, Representing the Falkland Islands Government, was elected Chair of the UK Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA) on Thursday 12 February at the association's annual general meeting, AGM.

Friday, February 13th 2015 - 09:53 UTC

World's only flying Vulcan bomber will be displayed at the Yeovilton Air show

The Vulcan’s RAF career peaked during the 1982 Falkland’s conflict when the type’s famous Black Buck missions became longest bombing raids in history.

XH558, the world’s only flying Avro Vulcan ‘V-bomber’, is RNAS Yeovilton Air Day’s first confirmed flying display participant. . Now 55 years old, this thunderous Cold War icon which played a great role in the Falklands' conflict, will be among the largest, heaviest and noisiest types involved in this year’s show on Saturday 11 July.

Friday, February 13th 2015 - 09:32 UTC

Falklands image in National Geographic Traveller photo competition

Barry Robertson  image, Bleaker Island, in the Falkland Islands.

National Geographic Traveller (UK) has confirmed the finalists of its fourth Photography Competition 2015 which in the Animal category includes an image of penguins at Bleaker Island in the Falklands.

Friday, February 13th 2015 - 04:46 UTC

Falklands' 105 plus Illex fishing licences for a promising 2015 season

“Fishing has already started on the high seas with a significant fleet and some reasonable catches of Illex reported”, said Barton.

One hundred and five jiggers and one trawler have been offered Falkland Islands Illex squid licenses for the coming season which opens on February 15. The total number of licences offered matches those taken up in 2014, confirmed Director of Natural Resources John Barton at the Islands Fisheries Committee Meeting.

Tuesday, February 10th 2015 - 19:27 UTC

Falklands' familiarization visit for UK ambassadors from Brazil, Chile and Uruguay

Fiona Clouder, Governor Colin Roberts with Alex Ellis and Lyster-Binns at the reception Monday evening

British ambassadors to Chile, Brazil and Uruguay respectively, Fiona Clouder, Alex Ellis and Ben Lyster-Binns are currently visiting the Falkland Islands to familiarise themselves with the people and economy and to discover what opportunities there are to increase links between the Islands and their host countries.

Tuesday, February 10th 2015 - 05:35 UTC

Falklands pensions' scheme receives top qualification from UK HM Revenue & Customs

QROPS status will allow existing UK-registered pension scheme funds to be transferred to members’ funds held in FIPS.

The Falklands Islands Pensions Board is pleased to announce that HM Revenue & Customs in the United Kingdom has approved the Falkland Islands Pensions Scheme (FIPS) as a Qualifying Recognized Overseas Pensions Scheme (QROPS).

Tuesday, February 10th 2015 - 03:51 UTC

Falkland Islands Holdings David Hudd steps down; new chairman is Edmund Rowland

“Time is right to hand over to a new, younger chairman in order that the group can take full advantage of the opportunities available to it”, said Mr. Hudd

Falkland Islands Holdings chairman David Hudd has resigned from the board with immediate effect and been succeeded by non-executive deputy chairman Edmund Rowland, it was reported on Monday. John Foster continues as group managing director.

Friday, February 6th 2015 - 17:38 UTC

Falklands offered oil industry scholarships from Trinidad

A Falklands' delegation headed by MLA Ian Hansen was at the annual Trinidad and Tobago Energy Conference, a premier Energy Conference in the Caribbean

Three scholarships for Falkland Islanders at the National Energy Skills Centre (NESC) in Trinidad and related to the oil and gas industry are likely to be available within two years and will be overseen by the Training Centre in the Falklands.

Friday, February 6th 2015 - 03:38 UTC

Falklands and Trinidad companies sign MoU on oil industry safety services

HHSL Limited has a well known track record in safety advisory services with clients such as BPTT, British Gas and Atlantic LNG.

HHSL Systems Limited of Trinidad and Tobago and Invenio Falkland Islands Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding ( MOU) to mark the start of a relationship that will see the Trinidad-based company help train Invenio representatives in the oil and gas industry.

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