Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Thursday, March 26th 2015 - 08:02 UTC

Falklands reassured by UK commitment to defense and by House support

“It is reassuring to know that Her Majesty’s Government remains committed to the defense of our Islands and our home”, said MLA Dr. Elsby

The Falkland Islands elected Legislative Assembly welcomed the statement of Secretary of Defense before the House of Commons and said it was reassuring that the UK government remains committed to the defense of the Islands, and equally significant the strong support received by the secretary from members of Parliament.

Thursday, March 26th 2015 - 07:48 UTC

Falklands' defense expenditure increase' will be taken before the UN, says Argentina

“Argentina has no interest in being involved in an armed conflict” with nobody, but insists UK must comply with the forty UN resolutions, said Timerman

Argentina will take the United Kingdom before the United Nations Decolonization Committee following London's announcement it was increasing expenditure on the Falkland Islands defense, said Foreign minister Hector Timerman on Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 25th 2015 - 21:35 UTC

Falklands releases “State of the Economy” and “Living Wage” reports

'A Living Wage for the Falkland Islands’ provides the first estimate of earnings necessary to comfortably cover all of a household’s outgoings in the Falkland Islands. (Pic CNN)

The Falkland Islands has released two new documents, the Islands State of the Economy and on income needed to comfortably cover all of a household's expenses. The Falklands enjoys one of the highest standards of living in the Americas with low inflation and virtually full employment.

Wednesday, March 25th 2015 - 07:07 UTC

Falklands' economy performance impressive, although volatile and vulnerable

Oil was discovered in 2010 on the Sea Lion field and production for the world markets is currently planned for 2019.

The Falkland Islands economy has witnessed impressive, although volatile, growth in recent years with unemployment rates low enough to be the envy of most countries in the world and the government is free of debt, according to the latest “State of the Economy” released by the Falklands Policy Unit.

Wednesday, March 25th 2015 - 06:39 UTC

Argentina as a 'live threat' to the Falklands, triggers fury from Buenos Aires

The UK is guilty of “bringing up the ghost of a supposed Argentine threat in order to increase the military budget” said the foreign ministry

The government of President Cristina Fernandez accused the United Kingdom of using an alleged Argentine threat to the Falkland/Malvinas Islands in order to boost its military budget, while also claiming that the archipelago has been turned into an electoral campaign issue.

Wednesday, March 25th 2015 - 06:27 UTC

Falklands: no surge in troop numbers but upgraded infrastructure and £180 million in ten years

“Our forces in the South Atlantic are... at the level required for defense of the Falkland Islands against any potential threat”, said Defense Secretary Fallon

United Kingdom Defense Secretary Michael Fallon has dispelled media reports suggesting a surge in troop numbers was likely. Fallon on Tuesday outlined £180 million infrastructure spending plans, but told MPs numbers would remain at around 1,200 military and civilian personnel.

Tuesday, March 24th 2015 - 04:55 UTC

Falklands' defense review full statement from Secretary Fallon expected soon

UK MoD spokesperson was quoted saying that: “there is a defense review and an announcement will be made about it. There will be a full statement by Michael Fallon”.

A statement from UK Defense secretary Michael Fallon relative to the Falkland Islands' garrison is expected sometime this week, according to reports in the British media. The Falklands' military response capacity has been a matter of much ongoing debate among analysts and former officers, as Argentina allegedly is involved in increased military expenditure.

Tuesday, March 24th 2015 - 04:36 UTC

Argentines fly the flag in South Georgia, 33 years ago

ARA Bahía Buen Suceso landed in South Georgia a party of workers on contract to dismantle remains of the whaling station, and on arriving raised the Argentine flag.

Ushuaia daily Diario Fin del Mundo recalls that 33 years ago on 19 March 1982, the Argentine navy transport vessel ARA Bahía Buen Suceso landed in South Georgia a party of workers on contract to dismantle remains of the whaling station, and on arriving raised the Argentine flag. An incident which was to lead to the full-fledged conflict the following month.

Monday, March 23rd 2015 - 19:43 UTC

Falklands will celebrate Queen's birthday parade April 21st

Also in attendance will be representatives of the Legislative Assembly and the Falkland Islands Government. There will be a fly-past at approximately 10.45.

On Tuesday 21 April the Falkland Islands will be holding a parade to celebrate the birthday of Queen Elizabeth. Contingents from the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and the Falklands' Defense Force will form at Stanley's Victory Green, reports Gilbert House, seat of the Falklands' elected Legislative Assembly.

Monday, March 23rd 2015 - 11:58 UTC

Falklands resurges in controversy over Russian annexation of Crimea

“Attention London: Crimea has far more reason to be in Russia than the Falklands have to be part of Great Britain,” said Alexei Pushkov

Russia has more claim to Crimea than Britain has to the Falkland Islands, a senior Russian lawmaker insisted Sunday as London again denounced Moscow's “illegal annexation” of the peninsula.

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