Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Friday, March 11th 2016 - 05:41 UTC

Falklands' sovereignty statements, “an unnecessary provocation” says Argentine ambassador

“The visit of the lady, a British tourist represents an unnecessary provocation particularly since Argentina wants to negotiate, to dialogue” said ambassador Zuain

The private visit to Paraguay of Falkland Islands lawmaker Phyllis Rendell and her strong statements regarding sovereignty and the future of the Islands had an immediate reaction from the Argentine ambassador in Asunción Eduardo Zuain, who described the statements as an unnecessary provocation.

Thursday, March 10th 2016 - 06:26 UTC

Falklands' sovereignty issues has been solved, says MLA Phyllis Rendell

”We're not going to discuss sovereignty, not with the government of (president Mauricio) Macri, or anybody for that matter ”.(Piic ABC Color)

The member of the Falklands/Malvinas legislative assembly Phyllis Rendell on a private visit to Paraguay openly stated that the South Atlantic archipelago claimed by Argentina is a British Overseas Territory and underlined that the sovereignty issue was settled with a war between the two sides over thirty years ago.

Wednesday, March 9th 2016 - 06:47 UTC

Falklands celebrates “Tussac Tuesday”, one of the most valuable native plants

Falkland Islanders celebrate the conservation plant program (Pic Falklands Conservation)

In rare coincidence with the International Women´s Day, the Falkland Islands celebrated ”Tussac Tuesday'', the Poa flabellata grass, one of the most valuable native plants to farmers and wildlife in the Islands. It is palatable all year round and can provide good supplementary forage for cattle, horses and sheep.

Wednesday, March 9th 2016 - 06:28 UTC

Falklands, “an indescribable mix of emotions and experiences”

The group of Brazilian visitors with MLA Phyl Rendell and Michael Poole MLA in Stanley

A group of Brazilian academics, students and journalists recently visited the Falkland Islands, invited by the local elected government. One of the visitors, Guilheme Lacerda wrote a small piece in the social network about what the describes as an incredible experience.

Monday, March 7th 2016 - 04:26 UTC

Montevideo/Falklands/Malvinas air link is “viable”, says ex Uruguayan president

Ex president Lacalle Herrera insisted that an air bridge between Montevideo and the Falklands/Malvinas Islands is 'viable'

Uruguay's former president Luis Lacalle Herrera said that an air bridge between Montevideo and the Falklands/Malvinas Islands is 'viable' and was optimistic about such an opportunity in the near future.

Saturday, March 5th 2016 - 06:37 UTC

Argentina downgrades Malvinas Department, but sovereignty claim “remains as strong as ever”

 “Malvinas Islands Secretariat has been transformed into the Malvinas and South Atlantic Islands Under Secretariat, as it has always been” confirmed Malcorra

The Argentine government announced it downgraded the Malvinas Islands department at the Foreign ministry, but minister Susana Malcorra insisted that the sovereignty claim over the South Atlantic Islands “remains” as strong as ever and will advance in different forms, probably more subtle, and with Gibraltar as a reference.

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016 - 23:26 UTC

UN watchdog blasts Ban Ki-moon blessing of Syria and Venezuela as C24 members

“I commend the leadership of all those committed to bringing new energy to (the Decolonization Committee) its work,” said Mr. Ban.

A UN watchdog group criticized Ban Ki-moon for his blessings to the UN committee charged with “decolonizing” among others, the Falkland Islands and Gibraltar, at the same time as the 24-nation group elected mass murdering Syria and human rights abusing Venezuela to leadership posts.

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016 - 08:00 UTC

Falklands' veteran Simon Weston 'so proud' to be awarded the CBE in Honors List

“To be given the CBE for charity work means a great deal to me because it's something that I have been very passionate about over the past 33 years,” said Weston.

Falklands war veteran Simon Weston said he was “so proud” to be awarded the CBE in the New Year Honors list. Mr. Weston, who is already an OBE, said the award “came as a complete surprise”.

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016 - 07:30 UTC

Macri reaffirmed Malvinas sovereignty claim, despite mature and sensible relations with all countries

“We held discussions with Prime Minister Cameron, but dialogue does not mean dropping our legitimate claim over Malvinas Islands sovereignty”.

At the formal opening of the 134th congressional term on Tuesday, Argentine president Mauricio Macri said on Tuesday that his administration is building mature and sensible relations with all countries of the world, and Mercosur is a priority, but dialoguing with world leaders, including British PM David Cameron “does not mean giving up our sovereignty claim over the Malvinas Islands”.

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016 - 06:55 UTC

Falklands soil and pebbles were received by the Pope from Argentine governor

The official picture of the Argentine delegation headed by President Macri and ministers with Pope Francis in the Vatican . Gov Bertone on the left.

Soil and pebbles from the Falkland Islands together with letters from Tierra del Fuego residents were received by Pope Francis during the recent visit of an Argentine delegation that included president Mauricio Macri, several ministers and three governors, one of them, Ms. Rosana Bertone from the most austral of Argentine provinces.

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