Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Monday, September 8th 2014 - 05:36 UTC

Fifty years since Falklands incursion and landing by Argentine light aircraft

A recent photo of the ‘bystander’ Jim Shirtcliffe who received Fitzgerald’s note of protest.

This Monday is the fiftieth anniversary of an odd stunt by Argentine Cessna pilot Miguel Fitzgerald who landed his light aircraft on the Stanley racecourse, left a note of protest about the ‘illegal’ British occupation of the Falkland Islands, handed an Argentine flag to a bemused bystander, and flew away again.

Saturday, September 6th 2014 - 07:04 UTC

Is the controversial 'squid war' with Argentina reignited?

“Despite initial concern..., catches of Illex have exceeded 270,000 tons, which is the highest since the fishery began in 1987” said Governor Colin Roberts

The Falkland Islands Fisheries Department has reported this year that squid fishing generated the largest annual capture since records began, representing a major boost to the Islands economy.

Friday, September 5th 2014 - 03:28 UTC

Falklands' GDP 'volatile' because of fisheries and oil and gas exploration

Oil industry activities input to the Falklands economy in 2012 meant the per capita GDP soared to £77.4 thousand for 2012.

Recently released data shows that the Falkland Islands Gross Domestic Product (GDP) continues to be volatile: expanding considerably during some years and shrinking in others. For example, 2012, a year of intense hydrocarbons activity the per capita for a population of 2.562, in the books soared to £77.400.

Thursday, September 4th 2014 - 06:04 UTC

Malvinas: Argentina recalls fifty years since Falklands claim statement before C24

Ambassador Jose Maria Ruda (R), presented the territorial integrity argument before C24 in September 1964

Argentina will be launching on Thursday, 4 September the book “Argentine sovereignty in Malvinas; 50 years since Ambassador Ruda's statement” which recalls the half century since the presentation by then Ambassador Jose Maria Ruda before the United Nations Special Decolonization Committee, or C24.

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014 - 06:08 UTC

Falklands' lawmaker highlights in Central America the Islands' political and economic stability

 MLA Elsby made a courtesy visit to the Guatemalan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and also spoke with members of the Central American Parliament (Parlacen)

Falkland Islands elected lawmaker Dr. Barry Elsby, concluded a two day visit to Guatemala, aimed at defending the Islanders right of self-determination, and highlighting the economic opportunities in the Islands. Member of the Legislative Assembly Dr. Elsby is in the penultimate destination of his tour, a week ago and which also included Chile, Colombia, Panama and the last stop El Salvador.

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014 - 08:11 UTC

Falkland Islands attendance of Bird Fair in Egleton proved a huge success

“This coming season is looking very busy, attending events to promote the Falklands has proved well worthwhile”, pointed out Jenny Luxton

This year’s Bird Fair in Egleton, Rutland, had even more exhibitors than ever and was certainly worth Falkland Islands Holidays (FIH) attending, said Jenny Luxton of FIH who anticipated that the coming season is looking very busy based on the interest shown by visitors to the stands.

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014 - 07:43 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas issue to be addressed by Mercosur parliament 11 November

The Parlasur delegation with their host Julian Dominguez, president of the Lower House, during the visit to the Argentine congress

The Mercosur Parliament, Parlasur will be holding a special session next 11 November in Montevideo dedicated to the Falklands/Malvinas Islands sovereignty issue, it was announced this Monday in Buenos Aires during a visit of a delegation from the regional legislative to the Argentine congress.

Sunday, August 31st 2014 - 10:36 UTC

Falkland Islands: “looking good for cruise ship season”

Sammy Marsh: “looking good for the coming cruise ship season”

THE 2014/15 cruise ship season is looking good for the Falklands, with approximately 52,000 passengers due to land with 86 calls to Stanley and a further 113 calls to various Camp landings as well.

Saturday, August 30th 2014 - 06:41 UTC

Falklands Argos Resources oil explorer confident on its farm-out outlook

The company said its farm-out campaign has been strengthened by the contracting of the Eirik Raude deep water rig by Noble Energy and Premier Oil

Falkland Islands Argos Resources Ltd posted Friday a narrowed pre-tax loss for the first half, saying it is more confident on the outlook for its farm-out efforts following the recent contracting of the Eirik Raude deep water rig by Noble Energy Inc and Premier Oil PLC.

Thursday, August 28th 2014 - 06:21 UTC

“The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands” restored 1927 film gala screening next October

The ‘Battle of Coronel’ took place on 1st November 1914 and was followed by the ‘Battle of the Falkland Islands’ on 8th December. (Pic Wikipedia)

British Composer award winner Simon Dobson’s latest high profile collaborative project will be heard at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London in October, with the premiere of a new restoration of one of the most significant films about the First World War.

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