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Montevideo, February 21st 2017 - 00:38 UTC

Falkland Islands

  • Friday, January 20th 2017 - 11:34 UTC

    Falklands reacts and prepares for implications of Theresa May Brexit speech

    Lawmaker Michael Poole said MLAs had watched and read PM’s Brexit speech and “helpfully it provided more detail in relation to UK’s negotiating approach.”

    The United Kingdom's intention to leave the single market as outlined in Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit speech on Tuesday has generated some concerns for the Falkland Islands Government, but a Member of the Legislative Assembly indicated this week they are still confident all will be well for the Islands under post- 2019 arrangements.

  • Thursday, January 19th 2017 - 07:43 UTC

    Falklands congratulates Guterres and asks C24 respects right to self determination

    The letter to Antonio Guterres was addressed by MLA Dr. Barry Elsby, Chair of the month of the Falklands' Legislative Assembly

    The Falkland Islands elected government has sent a letter to the United Nation Secretary General Antonio Guterres congratulating him on his appointment, and also requesting his good offices to ensure that the UN Decolonization Committee (C24) fulfills its mandate and respects the right of Self-Determination as enshrined in the UN Charter.

  • Tuesday, January 17th 2017 - 09:29 UTC

    Falklands under no pressure from the UK: “final decision on flights will be ours, and ours alone”

    MLA Barry Elsby: the Falkland Islands Government is under no pressure from the UK government. The final decision on flights will be ours and ours alone.

    The Falkland Islands Government is under no pressure from the UK government to agree to something that we feel is not in our best interests, and ”the final decision on (additional) flights will be ours, and ours alone”. The statement belongs to the elected Legislative Assembly of the Falkland Islands' chair of the month, Barry Elsby.

  • Tuesday, January 17th 2017 - 09:08 UTC

    Falklands: spectacular display of helicopter capability

    John Clifford pictures are more than illustrative of the spectacular operation to transport the Sea King by a Chinook, until it was finally landed at Stanley Airport

    Falkland Islanders were able to enjoy a first class display of chopper capability when a military Chinook transported from Mount Pleasant to Stanley Airport the decommissioned Sea King Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter donated to the Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust by the UK Ministry of Defense.

  • Saturday, January 14th 2017 - 08:37 UTC

    Malcorra reiterates: Argentina willing to cooperative research in the South Atlantic

    ”We feel there is an opportunity for a cooperative scientific research (in the South Atlantic) which could be a strong step forward in the correct direction”

    Foreign minister Susana Malcorra said fisheries licensing in the South Atlantic is of great concern for Argentina because of the “overall ongoing depredation”, and recalled that there is an item referred to the issue in the September UK-Argentine joint statement, which has yet to be addressed and that most probably it will follow on the identification of unknown soldiers buried in the Falklands and the additional flights issues.

  • Friday, January 13th 2017 - 09:03 UTC

    Falklands: 46 minefields to be cleared in two years pledges Foreign Office

    Special crews working in the clearance of minefields in the Falklands. Since 2009 some 30 areas have been cleared

    Falkland Islanders can expect a total of 46 minefields cleared over the next two years in the Mount Longdon and Stanley area confirmed a Foreign and Commonwealth Office delegation in the Falklands this week. Mines are the long lasting and unwanted legacy of the 1982 war.

  • Thursday, January 12th 2017 - 09:16 UTC

    Falklands' patrol HMS Clyde undergoing maintenance work in South Africa

    The Royal Navy said HMS Clyde has been almost constantly on duty in and around the Falkland Islands since her last overhaul in 2011.

    The Falklands’ permanent guard ship, HMS Clyde is undergoing refurbishment work at the South African naval dockyard in Simon’s Town in her first overhaul in five years. The vessel (P257) arrived in Simon’s Town on 22 December, and is scheduled to depart again on 20 February.

  • Thursday, January 12th 2017 - 06:26 UTC

    Argentina prepared to share South Atlantic fisheries scientific data, says Malcorra

     Malcorra did not discard “joint fisheries scientific surveying”, particularly referred to migrant species and which are “submitted to a standing depredation”.

    discuss hydrocarbon and fisheries issues in the South Atlantic with the UK, following on the road map agreed last September in the joint statement. These issues were described as “fundamental” and will be discussed in the Argentine congress, but others such as trade and navigation, do not need to be consulted with the legislative branch.

  • Thursday, January 12th 2017 - 06:16 UTC

    Falklands' Museum and National Trust to receive decommissioned Sea King

    Since the end of the 1982 conflict the Sea King helicopters have been part of Falklands' daily life

    In recognition of the time the Sea King helicopter has spent supporting both the military and the civilian population of the Falkland Islands, the UK Ministry of Defense has donated the decommissioned Sea King Search and Rescue Helicopter to the Falkland Islands Museum & National Trust.

  • Wednesday, January 11th 2017 - 08:17 UTC

    Falkland Islands marks calendar of 2017 key anniversaries

    In addition, FIG is currently working on a small booklet chronicling the development of the Falkland Islands over the past 35 years

    The Falkland Islands government, FIG, has recalled that 2017 marks a number of key anniversaries in the Islands, including the 35th Anniversary of the Falklands War. There is currently a small working group looking to coordinate remembrance events in Stanley, though much of what is planned will be as normal and will continue to be due to the work done year-on-year by a wide range of volunteers and groups.