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Montevideo, March 18th 2018 - 13:20 UTC

Falkland Islands

  • Friday, February 9th 2018 - 10:03 UTC

    Falklands protects wildlife in the breeding and moulting season

    One of the many rookeries in the Falklands. Pic: Sean Crane

    A Falkland Islands government calls for prudence, respect, and distance, to protect wildlife in the breeding and moulting season. ”The public are advised that during the summer season, moulting or breeding penguins and wildlife come ashore around the islands to rest and/or care for their young.

  • Thursday, February 8th 2018 - 17:19 UTC

    Goose Green Liberated of Landmines after more than 35 Years

    General Manager of the Goose Green Farm, Mr Keith Alazia

    As Mercopress have reported in a series of articles over the past eight years, the Falkland Islands are slowly being cleared of the landmines laid by Argentine forces during the 1982 war. Last week this process reached a key milestone when Goose Green settlement, the site of a key battle in late May 1982, was announced as being mine-free.

  • Thursday, February 8th 2018 - 09:53 UTC

    Falklands: improvements to Mare Harbour jetty completed

    Photo (L-R): Brigadier Baz Bennett, Commander of British Forces South Atlantic Islands and DIO Chief Operating Officer Geoff Robson officially open the jetty at Mare Harbour (Pic MoD)

    A state of the art jetty which will improve military capability in the Falkland Islands and improve life for personnel on the Islands has been completed by Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO). Work to upgrade the jetty in Mare Harbour was officially opened recently by Geoff Robson, DIO’s Chief Operating Officer.

  • Thursday, February 8th 2018 - 09:11 UTC

    Falklands and MoD agree to address rotor winds at MPA airport

    The airport at MPC is the international commercial link of the Falklands

    The Falkland Islands government and the Ministry of Defense have agreed to address the challenge of rotor winds, which have become a serious problem for the operations at the Mount Pleasant Complex.

  • Wednesday, February 7th 2018 - 07:37 UTC

    Expedition cruise vessel to be launched in 2020 will have its own submarine and helicopter

    Scenic Eclipse II would possess an ice-strengthened hull and the highest ice-class rating that would permit it to explore to remotest portions of Antarctica and Arctic

    Scenic Cruises is planning to create another exclusive, expedition-style ocean vessel that boasts of its own submarine and helicopter. The Australian-owned cruise operator mentioned that the soon-to-be-launched 228-passenger Scenic Eclipse would be getting a sister in 2020 and it would be known as the Scenic Eclipse II. She is schedule to sail Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica.

  • Monday, February 5th 2018 - 20:10 UTC

    Taxman knocking on Falklands homes: time to present 2017 Income Returns

    Returns will be issued on 2nd March 2018, and if any individuals do not receive a return by 9 March 2018, contact the Tax Office on 28470.

    The Falkland Islands has announced that individual 2017 Income Returns will be issued on 2nd March 2018, and if any individuals do not receive a return by 9 March 2018, and believe they should complete one, please contact the Tax Office on 28470.

  • Monday, February 5th 2018 - 05:16 UTC

    Falklands' oil industry expected to receive an FPSO by 2022

    Brazil leads the South American market with 24 planned and announced FPSOs, followed by Guyana and the Falkland Islands with one FPSO each.(Pic M Sitek)

    A total of 55 planned and announced floating production, storage, and offloading units (FPSOs) are expected to begin operations by 2022 worldwide, according to a report by GlobalData. In the South American list Brazil figures with 24 FPSOs, plus the Falkland Islands and Guyana with one each.

  • Monday, February 5th 2018 - 05:02 UTC

    Argentine officials and Malvinas relatives preparing trip to the Falklands

    Minister Faurie gives the welcome to the group of Malvinas fallen relatives that attended the meeting

    Argentine officials and representatives from the Relatives of the Malvinas fallen committee met last Friday to consider details of the trip to the Falklands, which is being organized for the next of kin of the 88 recently identified Argentine combatants remains buried at the Darwin cemetery.

  • Sunday, February 4th 2018 - 21:08 UTC

    Falkland Islands Government initiate Review of Education Facilities

    Education a priority - the Infant Junior School/CE above

    The Falkland Islands Government last week initiated a review of the educational buildings and facilities in the Falkland Islands. This review has been driven by both internal and community pressure and questions over whether facilities continue to meet the growing needs of the community.

  • Sunday, February 4th 2018 - 10:41 UTC

    Intrepid all-female Indian yacht crew fall in love with the Falklands

    The Falklands has been one of the most beautiful stopover’s that we have encountered. (Pic Twitter)

    As the 6 lady crew members of the Indian Naval yacht TARINI prepare to leave the Falklands they take away: ‘Pleasant memories of a very wonderfully close-knit family atmosphere, of people who trust each other, are resourceful, peaceful and kind to each other and who live well with no poverty, unemployment, destitution or hardships’ said Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi who is the captain of the 17 x 5 meters sloop.