Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Thursday, November 20th 2014 - 04:13 UTC

“Malvinas are Argentine”, mandatory in all Argentine public transport systems

The new bill applies to all forms of domestic public transport

All Argentine public transport must include the logo “Malvinas are Argentine”, according to the latest bill approved by the Lower House in Congress, following on an initiative from Senator Teresta Luna from the ruling coalition of President Cristina Fernandez. Victory Front.

Wednesday, November 19th 2014 - 07:44 UTC

Falklands contracts strategic review of Telecommunications provision

We look forward to their advice and professional input as the review takes shape. “This is an important piece of work for the Falklands”, said MLA Rogers

The Falkland Islands Government have announced that Cartesian Ltd have recently been appointed to carry out a strategic review of Telecommunications Provision in the Falklands Islands. Cartesian will be starting work on the review immediately, with the first draft report due on 24th December.

Monday, November 17th 2014 - 06:23 UTC

Falklands' giant mural paying tribute to the Royal Navy painted by school in Hampshire

“The finished product is beyond mine and my committee and mess members’ wildest imagination – it is a truly inspirational piece of art”, said Simon Hayman (Pic by RN)

Students from a Hampshire college in the UK have completed a giant mural paying tribute to the Royal Navy’s role in the Falklands Conflict. Twenty students from South Downs College at Waterlooville spent a week completing the 12ft square artwork on a wall in the Warrant Officers and Senior Rates Mess at HMS Excellent in Portsmouth.

Monday, November 17th 2014 - 06:06 UTC

UK will not support World Bank loans to Argentina; British public opinion against such aid

PM Cameron is being urged by MPs to prevent any more money being sent to Argentina before a final decision on the latest loan is made next month

The United Kingdom contributions mostly through World Bank loans and aid to Argentina have again been questioned in Britain with demands on Prime Minister David Cameron to block British taxpayers cash going to the country which has 'precarious finances' and a long standing demand over the Falkland Islands sovereignty.

Monday, November 17th 2014 - 06:01 UTC

Thousands march in Buenos Aires marathon in support for Falklands' dialogue

“#YoCorroPorMalvinas was a success! More than 10 thousand people came out today to say Yes to a dialogue for the Malvinas” said the Argentine government

Thousands of people participated Sunday in a race organized by Argentina's government to press for a dialogue with Britain over the Falkland Islands, officials said.“#YoCorroPorMalvinas was a success! More than 10 thousand people came out today to say Yes to a dialogue for the Malvinas,” Malvinas Islands Affairs Secretary Daniel Filmus said in a Twitter post.

Saturday, November 15th 2014 - 05:24 UTC

Falklands' naval exercises: “regular routine training”, says Ministry of Defense

HMS Iron Duke gun fire exercise in the Falklands took place some weeks ago in October and was “part of a routine training schedule planned long in advance”.

UK described recent combined military exercises in and around the Falkland Islands as part of regular routine training. The statement follows on Thursday's strong Argentine protest, (which claims sovereignty over the (Malvinas) Islands), and called the military exercises a “new provocation”.

Saturday, November 15th 2014 - 01:13 UTC

Parlasur dialogue with Kelpers: a great opportunity lost

“Taking into account the interests of the Islands population”, many of whose ancestors have been living there since the 1850s, is basic for any resolution.

By Jaime Trobo (*) - Parlasur, acronym for Mercosur Parliament, decided to approve a declaration relative to the Malvinas Islands situation, and more specifically on the sovereignty conflict between the Argentine Republic and Great Britain, which has been ongoing for over 180 years with no reasonable accord.

Friday, November 14th 2014 - 07:27 UTC

Falklands accepts Premier's 'realistic solution' to current world oil price environment

Stephen Luxton said FIG ”look forward to the existing productive working relationship continuing through project sanction to first oil production.”

The Falkland Islands Government said on Thursday it took notice of the announcement by Premier Oil of their revised proposal for commercial oil production in the Falkland Islands, which “it is considered represents a realistic solution to progress development in the current international oil price environment”.

Friday, November 14th 2014 - 06:27 UTC

Falklands fourteen young footballers off to Chile for ‘South of the World Cup’

Back Row L-R: Theo Duncan, Temis Smith, Vaughan McGill, Ioan Roberts, Ethan George, Jordan Betts, Dylan Berntsen Front Row L-R : Malachi Budd, Richard Short Jnr, Daniel Ross, Matt Francis, Shaun East,

Fourteen young footballers from the Falkland Islands will fly to Punta Arenas, Chile with their coaches on Saturday to take part in the Unifying Continents at the South of the World Cup.The Falklands is entering two teams in the tournament that also includes teams Colegio Aleman, Colegio Cruz del Sur, Colegio Britanico, Leumag, and two teams from Club Deportivo Victoria.

Thursday, November 13th 2014 - 07:19 UTC

South Georgia prepared to help return the trawler 'Viola', an icon of Hull

“This ship is a real icon of not just the Hessle Road fishing community but of the great port city of Hull,” said Robb, who has just published a book on the Viola.

Steam trawler “Viola” that skirmished with U-boats in the First World War has spent the past 50 years rusting off in South Georgia could finally be making its final voyage home, to Hull, according to a piece from Will Ramsey published in the Hull Daily Mail.

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