Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Thursday, November 27th 2014 - 05:16 UTC

Malvinas next-of-kin deny any soon exhumation of Argentine fallen at Darwin cemetery

The Darwin Cemetery with the remains of Argentine soldiers fallen during the Falklands conflict of 1982

The Malvinas and South Atlantic Islands fallen next of kin commission, in a public statement said that exhuming and identifying remains of Argentine soldiers buried in the Falkland Islands Darwin cemetery is a most personal issue for each family, strictly humanitarian, not decided and thus rejects any political intentionality in recent statements on the matter.

Wednesday, November 26th 2014 - 06:07 UTC

Falklands viewers with additional TV channel from December first

Forces TV will appear automatically on Channel 09 for satellite viewers in the Falklands' Camp

From December first 2014, British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) will be broadcasting an additional TV channel, Forces TV, for viewers in the Falkland Islands.

Tuesday, November 25th 2014 - 22:59 UTC

Falklands experience in energy projects attracts strong interest in Latam conference and Chile

Engineer Glenn Ross was a special guest speaker at the renewable energy conference, RELACCX held last week in Puerto Rico

The Falkland Islands experience in implementing energy projects, both conventional and wind farms was shared with the attendants of the recent RELACCX (Renewable Energy Latin America and Caribbean Conference and Exhibition) event, held in Puerto Rico, and where Falklands' engineer Glenn Ross was an invited speaker.

Tuesday, November 25th 2014 - 22:33 UTC

Despite Argentine protests, BBC Top Gear Patagonia episode will be aired in Christmas

Argentina’s Ambassador to Britain Alicia Castro, has made formal complaints, accusing Clarkson and the program of being “provocative, bias and insulting”

After refusing to apologize to Argentina over a much questioned Top Gear episode filmed in Argentina considered “offensive” by the government of President Cristina Fernandez, the BBC has taken the controversy to the next level, deciding to air the episode in the network’s prime-time Christmas slot.

Tuesday, November 25th 2014 - 06:57 UTC

Busy October in South Georgia: 21 harbor calls and 400 paying cruise visitors

The main tourist season started on October 22nd with the arrival of the cruise ship “Ushuaia”. Three more cruise ships visited before the end of the month

October was a busy month for shipping activities in South Georgia with 21 harbor visits to Cumberland Bay and nearly 400 paying passengers visiting, according to the latest edition (October) of the South Georgia News and Events release.

Tuesday, November 25th 2014 - 04:16 UTC

Falklands government has received no request, to date, for exhumations at Darwin cemetery

MLA Elsby was the spokesperson for the elected Falklands' government: “to date has not received a formal request for permission to undertake this work”.

To date (Monday) the Falkland Islands government has received no formal request for the exhumation and identification of the Argentine combatants buried at the Darwin Cemetery, was the reply from Gilbert House in Stanley to reports to that effect in The Independent, and in the Argentine media.

Tuesday, November 25th 2014 - 00:45 UTC

Falklands' reference in BBC Top Gear Argentina program: no end to controversy

Ambassador Castro has addressed a letter directly to the Chair of BBC Trust, Rona Fairhead

Ambassador Alicia Castro has addressed a letter directly to the Chair of the BBC Trust requesting formal apologies for the “false and biased” account reported on the BBC program “Top Gear” filmed in Argentina, and in a veiled subtle way ends hoping that the long established relationship between Argentina and the BBC, “will continue to blossom in the future”.

Saturday, November 22nd 2014 - 20:54 UTC

Falklands' youth teams put up a great show in Chilean football tournament

The two teams from the Falklands, despite facing older players won several games and scored in all matches

The two Falkland Islands youth teams competing in a football tournament in Punta Arenas, Chile have managed two excellent wins and also scored goals in almost every match they played proud coach Wayne Clement told Penguin News this week.

Saturday, November 22nd 2014 - 06:47 UTC

Falklands construction booming: permission for second 80 bedroom hotel

The second 80 bedroom employees hotel will cater to the needs of the workers in the next oil exploration drilling round, including access and related services.

Building continues at a steady rate in the Falkland Islands with 15 applications approved for construction in the capital Stanley, including permission for an 80 bedroom employees hotel for oil exploration technical staff, according to the latest Planning and Building Committee meeting.

Saturday, November 22nd 2014 - 05:30 UTC

UK reacts to 'Malvinas are Argentine' signs on public transportation

Senator Teresa Luna said the initiative is directed not only at the foreigner who comes as a tourist, but also at the citizens in general

The UK has objected to Argentine congress decision that public transportation should carry signs expressing the country's claim over the Falkland Islands. A law passed by the Argentine Congress says vehicles must declare “Las Malvinas son Argentinas”, or the “Malvinas are Argentine”.

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