Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Tuesday, January 13th 2015 - 07:50 UTC

Falklands circumnavigation planned by Royal Marine veterans for PTSD awareness

Mick 50, has rowed across the Atlantic Ocean twice and was skipper of the first and only rowing boat to cross the North Pacific, from Japan to San Francisco

Two Brighton based former Royal Marines will, on January 29th, officially launch their bid to kayak the 650 miles of unforgiving coastline of the Falkland Islands. Mick Dawson and Steve Grenham will undertake the circumnavigation in spring 2016, a challenge which is set to take about 30 days.

Sunday, January 11th 2015 - 22:26 UTC

Falkland Islands unveils bronze to 'hero forever' Baroness Thatcher

Mark Thatcher, on the right, next to the bronze with several members of the Legislative Assembly (Pic M. MacKay)

Describing Baroness Margaret Thatcher as a “hero forever” the Falkland Islands unveiled on Saturday a bust of the former British Prime Minister whose determination was decisive in recovering the Islands from invading and occupying Argentine forces in 1982, helping to propel the Islands to what they are now. Sir Mark Thatcher, son of the late PM was especially invited to the ceremony.

Sunday, January 11th 2015 - 19:40 UTC

Falklands demining season scheduled to begin next Monday

An estimated 18.000 or the 25.000 mines planted by the Argentine invading forces still remain in the Falklands

The Falkland Islands is set to begin another demining and ground clearance activity next week at Minefield number 59 at Wall Mountain on East Falkland.

Saturday, January 10th 2015 - 07:27 UTC

Falklands unveil bronze bust dedicated to Baroness Margaret Thatcher

The bronze bust and stone plinth is placed in front of the Secretariat and on the edge of Thatcher Drive

Falkland Islands residents will gather this Saturday afternoon next to the 1982 Liberation Monument for the unveiling and dedication of the Falkland Islands Government commissioned bronze bust of Baroness Margaret Thatcher.

Friday, January 9th 2015 - 07:24 UTC

Falklands football team with be at the Island Games in Jersey

There will be 16 men's teams and 11 women's teams in this summer's Island Games football tournament, including from the Falkland Islands. Only four men's teams and three women's teams went to the last Games in Bermuda because of costs, with the hosts winning both gold medals.

Thursday, January 8th 2015 - 05:50 UTC

Alleged Falklands' links sufficient motive to suspend fishing license of Tierra del Fuego company

The vessel involved in the conflict “Unidos del Sur” apparently has a fishing licence from the Falklands government awarded last year

Argentina's Tierra del Fuego provincial government decided on Wednesday to preventatively suspend Pesantar's fishing license following claims that the company is associated with another group operating in the South Atlantic but with a Falklands' government license.

Thursday, January 8th 2015 - 01:13 UTC

Falklands contribution to the development of sheep farming in Magallanes

In the late 1880 sheep from the Falklands were shipped to the extreme south of Chile to help start the industry

The close historic and farming links between the Falkland Islands and the Magallanes Region, were underlined in a recent article by Punta Arenas researcher Silvestre Fugellie dedicated to sheep farming, the 'golden fleece' that changed the economy of those barren lands in the extreme south of Chile over a century ago.

Tuesday, January 6th 2015 - 07:14 UTC

Rockhopper awarded exploration licence with ENI, in Croatian Adriatic

“This represents an outstanding low cost opportunity to increase our acreage position in an area with proven hydrocarbons,” said Rockhopper CEO Sam Moody

The British company Rockhopper Exploration, with interests in the Falkland Islands, has been awarded a licence to explore, together with Italy's Eni, a field for possible oil and gas exploitation in the central part of the Croatian Adriatic.

Tuesday, January 6th 2015 - 06:45 UTC

Falklands' waters chosen to experiment Taiwanese high-tech jigger

Ms Lee said the jigger was modeled after a fishing vessel developed to successfully catch Pacific saury

An energy-efficient squid fishing-vessel sponsored by Taiwan's Council of Agriculture (COA) is heading to the southwestern Atlantic Ocean, north of the Falkland Islands, on its maiden voyage, to begin a six-month testing phase and examine the efficacy of its arrays of light emitting diodes (LED) for catching squid.

Tuesday, January 6th 2015 - 06:30 UTC

Falklands' dispute: claims Japanese company fished in Argentine and Islands waters

Benegas who filed the complaint met with Malvinas Affairs Department chief Daniel Filmus

The Argentine ministries of Foreign Affairs, and Agriculture and Fisheries are considering the consequences of a complaint filed in recent days by a top official from a local company (Empresa Pesquera de la Patagonia y Antártica S.A., Pesantar) warning that the vessel “Union Sur” had fished in Falkland Islands last November.

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