Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Thursday, March 31st 2016 - 00:46 UTC

“The Argentines are childish stalkers who menace us Falkland Islanders”

Editor Lisa at her Penguin News in Port Stanley

By Lisa Watson (*), published in The Telegraph - Having a neighbor like Argentina is like living next door to your stalker – someone who terrorizes you but then tearfully berates you for rejecting their advances.

Tuesday, March 29th 2016 - 19:48 UTC

UN announcement has no implications on sovereignty over the Falklands.

Mike Summers, Chairman of the Legislative Assembly in the Falklands, earlier stating that FIG’s understanding had “always been that the UN would not make any determination on applications for continen

A statement released earlier this afternoon from the Falkland Islands Government regarding the UN announcement of the extension of the Argentine continental shelf states that the announcement makes “no adjudication on the sovereignty of the Falkland Island and has no implications for the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands”.

Tuesday, March 29th 2016 - 03:25 UTC

Argentine congress celebrates UN continental shelf decision as a big plus for Malvinas dispute

This opens the places where Argentina can claim sovereignty and further reinforces the value of diplomacy as the path to recover the Malvinas Islands, said Amadeo.

Lawmaker from president Mauricio Macri ruling “Let's Change” group, Eduardo Amadeo, celebrated the UN recognition of Argentina's continental shelf extension presentation which means a strong support in the Malvinas Islands' sovereignty dispute with the UK, but also increased the country's territory by at least 35%.

Tuesday, March 29th 2016 - 02:59 UTC

Falklands waiting UK reaction; extended continental shelf does not apply to mobile species such as squid

“FIG is seeking clarification from the UK Government on what, if any, decisions have been made, and what implications there may be for the Falkland Islands.”

The Falkland Islands Government, FIG, reacted to the Tuesday official Argentine announcement of its extension of the continental shelf saying it was waiting clarification from the UK government on the implications, if any for the Islands. What is certain is that it does not affect fisheries or squid catches, one of the Islands main source of income.

Tuesday, March 29th 2016 - 02:45 UTC

Macri praises the 'State policy' and all those who contributed to design “the new map of Argentina”

“It's a project with two decades of studies and preparation, the effort of experts working in different fields and under different governments”

The new map of Argentina, implemented by the UN resolution that extends the country's continental shelf is an example of “State policy”, since it's a claim that has been elaborated in international forums for over twenty years under different governments, underlined president Mauricio Macri, following the official announcement on Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 29th 2016 - 02:26 UTC

Argentina makes official presentation of new continental shelf outer limit

Deputy minister Carlos Foradori, who chaired the presentation panel said “this is definitively a factory of sovereignty creation, silently, constantly, permanently”

Argentina on Monday made the official presentation of the outer limit of its continental platform, passed by the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, CLCS, on March 11, during a media conference which included officials from the foreign ministry, officers from the Navy and Coast Guard, scientists and lawmakers.

Sunday, March 27th 2016 - 12:52 UTC

Argentina, on a UN decision expands continental shelf area by 35% to 350 miles

 “We're reaffirming our sovereignty rights over the resources from our continental shelf, minerals, hydrocarbons and sedentary species”, Ms Malcorra was quoted

Foreign minister Susana Malcorra is scheduled to officially announce on Monday the external limit of Argentina's continental shelf based on a unanimous decision from the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, (dependent from the Oceans and Law of the Sea), which adds to Argentina's shelf 1.7 million square kilometers, apparently confirming areas surrounding the Falklands/Malvinas, other South Atlantic islands and the Antarctica Argentine sector.

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016 - 19:21 UTC

Falklands' Mare harbor will undergo a £19m upgrade to cater for larger vessels

The contract covers for design, construction and associated costs and will provide a roll-on roll-off facility suitable to cater for larger vessels

UK Preston based VolkerStevin has won a £19m deal to improve defense infrastructure on the Falkland Islands. VolkerStevin is a contractor providing a wide range of engineering and construction services across a number of market sectors and in this case will upgrade Mare Harbor as part of a design-and-build deal for the UK Defense Infrastructure Organization.

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016 - 05:48 UTC

Panel of experts will name the new UK polar research vessel

The state-of-the-art £200m vessel will be launched in 2019 to replace Royal Research Ships (RRS) Ernest Shackleton and James Clark Ross.

The name of a new British polar research vessel will be chosen by a panel of experts, even if the public overwhelmingly votes to call it Boaty McBoatface. Lord West, ex-First Sea Lord, said he was rather proud “silly names” had been suggested but hoped none were chosen.

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016 - 04:07 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas not included in Obama/Macri agenda, says Malcorra

Obama and family will be spending two days in Argentina, in Buenos Aires and in Bariloche. Macri will hold meetings in both cities

Argentine president Mauricio Macri will not bring up the issue of the Falkland/Malvinas Islands during his meetings with visiting president Barack Obama, much less request his mediation in the dispute, according to foreign minister Susana Malcorra.

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