Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Friday, February 6th 2015 - 03:29 UTC

British top commander rubbishes any Falklands' “high alert” stories

“This training is routine business. Our military posture in the South Atlantic is unchanged”, said Air Commodore RW La Forte

The Commander of British Forces South Atlantic Islands has rubbished a story in UK The Sunday Express news paper that the Falkland Islands is on a high security alert, and made a brief comment to that respect.

Friday, February 6th 2015 - 01:46 UTC

Falklands want to be good neighbors and have closer links with Latin America

A full day of celebrations at Stanley's racecourse on Saturday to commemorate 250 years of British rule

The Falkland Islands and its people want to be 'good neighbors, have trade links, cooperation agreements and closer relations with the southern cone of South America, but 'without losing our identity', said Falklands lawmakers to Punta Arenas Prensa Austral that was present at the celebrations last Saturday for the 250th anniversary of the first flying of the Union Flag in the Islands marking the beginning of British rule.

Thursday, February 5th 2015 - 03:31 UTC

China to supply Argentina five “Malvinas Class” offshore patrol vessels

A version of China's Shipbuilding Industry Corporation's P18 export corvette is the vessel which somewhat controversially, will be known as the Malvinas class

Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is expected to sign agreements with China to increase military co-operation, including construction of new warships for the Argentine Navy, during her current state visit to Beijing, according to media reports and Jane's Defense Weekly.

Wednesday, February 4th 2015 - 08:28 UTC

Falkland Islands picture from 400 kilometers above the Earth

The picture was taken by Russian cosmonaut Oleg Guermanovich Artemiev from the ISS

Russian cosmonaut Oleg Guermanovich Artemiev, member of the International Space Station Expedition 40 posted this week a high definition picture of the Falkland Islands taken while orbiting from 400 kilometers above the Earth.

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015 - 00:10 UTC

Falklands' oil drilling program confirmed; rig from Western Africa on its way

The Eirik Raude exploration rig is leaving from Africa and should be drilling in Falklands waters in the first week of March

Falkland Oil and Gas Ltd has confirmed that the Eirik Raude rig has commenced mobilization from West Africa to the Falkland Islands for the 2015 drilling program, which will be operated by Premier Oil and Noble Energy.

Sunday, February 1st 2015 - 23:51 UTC

Falklands' community enjoys 250th anniversary celebrations

Children and adults enjoyed a full day of games and music on Saturday

Saturday 31st January saw the culmination of a week of celebrations in the Falkland Islands commemorating the 250th anniversary of the Union Flag being raised on Saunders Island. Commodore John Byron placed the flag in 1765 signifying the start of British rule in the Falkland Islands.

Saturday, January 31st 2015 - 09:23 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas: Celac summit, including Commonwealth members, support Argentina's 'legitimate' claims

The two day deliberations were not that harmonious since Niacaragua's Ortega walked out

The Celac summit held in Costa Rica and which brings together all Latin American and Caribbean countries released a declaration expressing full support for Argentina's 'legitimate' rights over the Falklands/Malvinas, recalls that 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Resolution 2065 (first UN Assembly General resolution on the Falklands dispute) and again call on the goods offices of Ban Ki-moon to help start negotiations on the Argentina/UK dispute.

Friday, January 30th 2015 - 06:46 UTC

Falklands' anti-Argentine flag petition collects 494 names and a lively debate

Tim Miller said that when an Argentine flag is displayed in the Islands it was of a country that was claiming the Falklands “in the same way it did 33 years ago.”

A lively debate, at times impassioned took place earlier this week in the Falkland Islands during a public meeting at the Chamber of Commerce to discuss bad behavior from Argentine visitors which was described as 'disturbing and distressing” for many Islanders.

Thursday, January 29th 2015 - 19:53 UTC

Falklands “Time Capsule” to celebrate 250th anniversary of flying the Union Flag in the Islands

Taff Davies with the Time Capsule

As part of the celebrations of the 250th anniversary of the Union Flag being raised by English Commodore John Byron in the Falkland Islands, on 21 January 1765, more precisely on Saunders Island, a ceremonial sod of turf was raised on the site for a “Time Capsule” to be buried.

Tuesday, January 27th 2015 - 19:20 UTC

HMS Dragon helicopter helps track remaining reindeer in South Georgia

The Type 45 destroyer was on her first visit to South Georgia over Christmas

HMS Dragon made her first visit to South Georgia over Christmas, reports the South Georgia newsletter in its December edition. The Type 45 air defense destroyer had a Westland Lynx helicopter on board which was used to survey the Barff Peninsula for any remaining reindeer ahead of the arrival of the Norwegian SNO marksmen.


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