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Montevideo, September 21st 2018 - 06:30 UTC

Falkland Islands

  • Wednesday, July 4th 2018 - 08:09 UTC

    Falklands begins comprehensive Public Health Strategy development

    MLA Barry Elsby said “public health measures are critical in reducing illness and disease and enabling people to enjoy a good quality of life”

    The Falklands Islands Government has begun work on developing a comprehensive Public Health Strategy. The purpose of this work is to help people stay healthy as long as possible and reduce ill health by enabling everyone to make healthier choices in their lives.

  • Saturday, June 30th 2018 - 13:33 UTC

    Malvinas veterans frustrated: strict measures on “political messages” in the World Cup

    Argentine fans have seen any reference to the Falklands/Malvinas dispute, confiscated at stadium gates, because they are described as a “political message”

    Vladimir Putin despite all the sanctions imposed on his administration by foreign countries, is a much respected leader for his direct no-nonsense approach to issues, and he wants to make sure the World Cup hosted by Russia becomes an impeccable, unforgettable global event, in line with the grandness of his beloved two-continent country.

  • Friday, June 29th 2018 - 06:28 UTC

    Falklands' welfare and pension changes effective July 1st

    The retirement pensions payment will increase from £153 per week to £156 per week

    The Falkland Islands Treasury, following the publication of the 2018/19 Government Budget in April, reminds the public of the following welfare and pension changes that will be coming into force from 1 July onwards, and some further changes that will be effective from 1 January 2019 onwards.

  • Friday, June 29th 2018 - 05:51 UTC

    Falkland Islands Canadian tracking experience with Gentoo penguins

    One-third of the world’s Gentoo penguin population lives in the Falklands. They use winter to build up their energy reserves to rear chicks in summer

    Data sent from penguins to space and back to University of British Columbia could help researchers determine why the species’ breeding population fluctuates so dramatically. UBC researchers visited the South Atlantic in April to attach small transmitters to the backs of 66 Gentoo penguins from two colonies in the Falkland Islands

  • Friday, June 29th 2018 - 04:49 UTC

    Falklands achieve top marks with TripAdvisor satisfaction rating

    FITB undertakes an assessment of the ratings of accommodations, attractions, pubs, restaurants and tours on TripAdvisor

    The Falklands has achieved a satisfaction rating of 8.9 out of 10 on travel-based social media site TripAdvisor, up from 8.8 last year, according to the Falkland Islands Tourist Board (FITB).

  • Thursday, June 28th 2018 - 10:54 UTC

    UK prepared to resume arms sales to Argentina after a six-year ban

    The decision comes a few weeks after Foreign Secretary Johnson visited Buenos Aires, where he vowed “an intensifying relationship” with Argentina

    Arms exports to the Argentine military are set to resume, more than six years after a ban imposed in a row over the Falkland Islands. Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan said restrictions would still be imposed on exports which could “enhance” Argentina's military capabilities.

  • Wednesday, June 27th 2018 - 07:41 UTC

    Falklands presence at Experience Latin America

    Margaret Williams and Michelle Pepper of Falkland Islands Holidays recently attended Experience Latin America in Canary Wharf, London. Organized by the Latin American Travel Association (LATA), this was the 5th event held where the primary aim is to bring together key suppliers from the Latin America region along with top influential buyers from within the UK and Europe.

  • Monday, June 25th 2018 - 08:13 UTC

    Falklands: Work advancing in recovery FIGAS aircraft

    The Islander aircraft was involved in an incident on Monday 11 June 2018.

    The Falkland Islands Government has announced that its Islands' Air Service, (FIGAS), and Workboat Services Limited are working in the recovery plan of the FIGAS aircraft that was involved in an incident on Monday 11 June 2018.

  • Saturday, June 23rd 2018 - 09:50 UTC

    Falklands recommendations during snowy weather

    The Falklands capital Stanley covered in snow (Pic Derek Pettersson )

    With the onset of snow and ice this week, the Falkland Islands Government would like to rehearse some of the sensible precautions that should be taken to keep safe during this bout of winter weather

  • Friday, June 22nd 2018 - 09:02 UTC

    Malvinas question dispute: new phase in Argentina/UK relations will create favorable conditions

    “President Macri has prompted a new phase in relations with the UK”, Faurie (c) said on Thursday during the C24 debate at the UN building in New York.

    Foreign minister Jorge Faurie reiterated before the United Nations Decolonization Committee or C24, that Argentina wishes to establish a dialogue with the UK to solve the Malvinas Islands dispute, and underlined he believed that “favorable conditions” for such a scenario have been created and are advancing.