Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 08:25 UTC

UK's state of the art polar research ship to be named Sir David Attenborough

The decision to name the ship after Sir David Attenborough comes only days before Sir David’s 90th birthday and is in recognition of his legacy in British broadcasting

The United Kingdom's £200 million state-of-the-art polar research ship is to be named after world renowned naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, the Science Minister Jo Johnson confirmed on Friday. Following a call for suggestions that sparked global interest, Royal Research Ship Sir David Attenborough has been selected as a name that captures the ship’s scientific mission and celebrates the broadcaster’s contribution to natural science.

Friday, May 6th 2016 - 23:57 UTC

Falklands have built and occupied over 126 houses from 2012 to 2015

 Director of Public Works Colin Summers said he expected there to be a drop-off in new houses this year in the capital Stanley.

More than 126 houses have been built and occupied in Stanley, capital of the Falkland Islands during the last four years with an increase from 10 in 2012 to 51 in 2015 with a third of the total builds being by Government.

Thursday, May 5th 2016 - 21:12 UTC

Strong support for the Falkland’s right to self-determination on North American Tour

MLA Mike Summers (C) with British Consul General in Montreal Nick Baker & Economist Mario Iacobacci

Falkland Island’s Legislative Assembly member, Mike Summers, recently travelled to North America on a three week trip to gauge support for the Falklands’ right to self-determination from the new Canadian Government. In addition to visiting Canada, MLA Summers also made stops in Miami and the Bahamas.

Thursday, May 5th 2016 - 05:17 UTC

The Falklands/Malvinas 'pending issue' will be addressed by Malcorra in London beginning with confidence building

“The 'pending issue' will surely be part of the discussions we are going to hold in London, but I'm not forecasting anything spectacular”, said Malcorra. (Pic TELAM)

Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra said she plans to meet with British officials to address a multiple agenda and a “pending issue”, in the framework of a transparency meeting scheduled to take place in London.

Wednesday, May 4th 2016 - 22:17 UTC

“Whale recovery in Falklands” and an explosion of sightings

Peak of whale sightings: January to March each year

”Whale recovery in Falklands’ waters was the subject of an article in Penguin News in October last year. It outlined the Marine Spatial Planning team’s efforts to capture the story of the mammal’s recovery.

Wednesday, May 4th 2016 - 12:11 UTC

Falklands museum receives gift of a Sea King SAR helicopter

A yellow Sea King overflying on an operation in the Falklands. The chopper was involved in many rescues, notably taking part in the Le Boreal operation

The ex-Royal Air Force (RAF) Sea King helicopter, XZ593, is to be gifted to the Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust to commemorate its gallant service to the Falklands, Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands, Commodore Darren Bone RN, has announced.

Wednesday, May 4th 2016 - 08:01 UTC

Argentina honors Malvinas war pilots and the Air Force “baptism of fire”

 “On this day we must honor our dead because they have honored the motherland”, said minister Martínez

Argentina's Defense minister Julio Martínez headed the Air Force's 34th “baptism of fire” anniversary which took place on May first 1982 during the South Atlantic conflict. The Sunday event at the V Air Brigade in Villa Reynolds, province of San Luis, was also attended by government and military officials, Malvinas veterans and Air Force Chief of Staff Brigadier Major Enrique Victor Amrein.

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016 - 08:57 UTC

Falklands' Illex squid catches very sparse; Loligo, 'a bit more cheerful'

Loligo or Falklands calamari catch statistics, “are a bit more cheerful at 22,400 tons,” said Mr. Barton.

Falkland Islands' Illex squid catches are still very sparse, now standing at 2,373 tons, “which is obviously very low and does not go far when spread across the 105 vessels in the fishery,” said Director of Natural Resources John Barton, interviewed by Penguin News.

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016 - 06:34 UTC

Falklands government annual reception at Lincoln's Inn on June 15th

 The reception is usually attended by UK officials, Members of Parliament, diplomats, Falkland Islands officials, friends and supporters of the Falklands.

The annual Falkland Islands Government Reception at Lincoln’s Inn in London this year has been announced on Wednesday 15th June.

Friday, April 29th 2016 - 06:27 UTC

''Vote Leave'' Chair says leaving the EU will not affect UK protection of Overseas Territories

“Our overseas territories deserve our protection and they will continue to get it,” Ms Stuart said according to the transcript of the Foreign Affairs Committee

Withdrawal from the European Union will not affect the protection the UK provides for its overseas territories, the chair of Vote Leave, Gisela Stuart, has told MPs in the House of Commons.

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