Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Thursday, June 5th 2014 - 00:04 UTC

Falklands developing strongly and with a high international community profile

Governor Colin Roberts addressed the Legislative Assembly

Falkland Islands are enjoying the benefits of a healthy well managed economy, with excellent present and future prospects in its main industries, but also face challenges such as the need for manpower, closely linked to immigration, planning for a balance between environment and oil industry, a modern government and the continued attempts by Argentina to stifle the Islands economy and block economic development.

Wednesday, June 4th 2014 - 20:26 UTC

Falklands' welcomes rig-contract which marks beginning of oil drilling season in first quarter of 2015

“FIG looks forward to working closely with the oil industry to deliver a safe and successful campaign”, said Luxton

The Falkland Islands Government welcomed the announcement on Thursday morning that a drilling rig has been contracted by a consortium of licensees for a new six-well program of offshore exploration and appraisal work commencing in early 2015.

Saturday, May 31st 2014 - 07:43 UTC

Falklands to mark liberation from Argentine occupation on Saturday 14 June

Following a thanksgiving service at the Cathedral, there will be a ceremony and wreath laying at the Liberation Monument

To mark the anniversary of the liberation of the Falkland Islands from Argentine occupation in 1982, a program of activities has been arranged for Saturday 14 June 2014, beginning with a Thanksgiving Service to be held at Christ Church Cathedral commencing at 9.45 am, according to a release from Gilbert House.

Wednesday, May 28th 2014 - 08:16 UTC

Falklands and Punta Arenas close medical professional relations

UK Honorary consul John Rees and Ms Aldridge at the Clinica Magallanes in Punta Arenas

Relationships between medical professionals in Southern Chile and the Falkland Islands have been strengthened following a visit by the Islands’ radiographer to Punta Arenas.

Wednesday, May 28th 2014 - 08:06 UTC

Falkland Islander Debby, first woman to be appointed to top tourism job in New Zealand

Debby Summers was former Tourism Development Manager for Sulivan Shipping

Falkland Islands and former Tourism Development Manager for Sulivan Shipping Ltd, Debs Summers, now living in New Zealand has become the first woman ever to join the Board of Directors of leading destinations Management company ID New Zealand.

Wednesday, May 28th 2014 - 07:52 UTC

Falklands has a new Chief of Police, an Islander career officer

 Len McGill with 29 years of service, takes his new post next first of June

The Falkland Islands Government announced the promotion of Len McGill to Superintendent and his appointment as the new Chief of Police. Len, who is a Falkland Islands will begin his new post from 1st June, taking over from Barry Marsden who will be focusing on his role as Director of Emergency Services, where previously the two jobs were combined.

Tuesday, May 27th 2014 - 08:23 UTC

Malvinas and Bolivia's ocean outlet, the 'two open wounds' of Latin America

The Bolivian Vice-president Garcia Linares receiving the honor at the University

Latin America has two open wounds, the Malvinas Islands and Bolivia's sovereign outlet to the Pacific, said Bolivian vice-president Alvaro Garcia Linera in Mendoza, Argentina where he was awarded an 'Honoris Causa” for his commitment to regional integration and inclusion.

Saturday, May 24th 2014 - 00:11 UTC

Pescanova Falklands operation could be targeted by Argentina, says Spanish media

According to the Deloitte report on Pescanova, the company has two vessels operating in the Falklands, through a stake in Polar Ltd

Argentina’s government could at any stage now force Spanish seafood group Pescanova to divest its squid fishing operation based in the Falkland Islands, as it is reportedly breaching fishing legislation, said Spanish media.

Friday, May 23rd 2014 - 11:06 UTC

Falklands reaffirms right to self-determination on UN charter and documents going back to 1960

“We are clear that we will concentrate on our goals and our agenda, not  on someone else’s”, underlined MLA Rogers

The Falklands Islands reaffirmed its right to self determination supported by the UN charter and different resolutions going back to 1960, and at the same time accused Argentina of doing its utmost to damage the Islands economy.

Friday, May 23rd 2014 - 07:13 UTC

Brazil supports Argentina's Malvinas claim and agrees to more presence in the South Atlantic

Filmus  during the round of meetings in Brasilia

Brazil reaffirmed support for Argentina's sovereignty rights over the Malvinas and other South Atlantic islands and surrounding maritime spaces at a meeting of the head of the Malvinas Islands affairs desk, Daniel Filmus with top officials from Defense and Foreign Affairs in Brasilia.

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