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Montevideo, October 19th 2017 - 09:14 UTC

Falkland Islands

  • Saturday, September 9th 2017 - 19:57 UTC

    Argentine embassy disappointed with Falklands stand at the Prado show

    The Falklands stand promoting tourism, trade and links at the Great Britain pavilion

    The Argentine embassy met with officials from the Uruguayan Rural Association, ARU, to express their disappointment since the Falkland Islands have a stand at the Great Britain pavilion in the Prado agro-industry show in Montevideo, according to a report from Television Nacional, which belongs to the Uruguayan government media complex.

  • Friday, September 8th 2017 - 09:35 UTC

    Falklands' legislation database to be provided by Australian Tech Company

    TeraText is a database solution, developed by Leidos, which is headquartered in the United States, but also claims a substantial operation in Australia.

    Government-focused services provider, Leidos Australia, has won an export deal with the Falkland Islands Government for the provision of technology solutions based on its TeraText suite of products. Under the new deal, all the laws of the Falklands will, for the first time, be made available to the public, using the Australian-built technology.

  • Friday, September 8th 2017 - 09:28 UTC

    Falklands' Sea Lion funding, Rockhopper's primary focus until end of 2018

    Rockhopper CEO Sam Moody. “Good progress has been made on a range of commercial, fiscal, regulatory and financing matters associated with the Sea Lion project”

    Oil and gas business Rockhopper Exploration said on Thursday that its primary focus for the remainder of the financial year was to further progress funding proposals aimed at sanctioning its Sea Lion field project in the Falkland Islands by the end of 2018.

  • Thursday, September 7th 2017 - 07:37 UTC

    Expo-Prado agro-industrial show opens in Montevideo

    Minister Aguerre, Zerbino and Curuchet during the formal opening of the show at the Prado green (Pic A. Colmegna)

    Uruguay's main agricultural, industrial and commercial show, Expo/Prado 2017 opened in Montevideo on Wednesday. The annual event, which this year is international, (it rotates with Argentina's Palermo show) is an opportunity for city people to admire the best cattle, sheep, horses and hogs of the region, and for the farmers a chance to see how much technology has advanced in the last twelve months.

  • Thursday, September 7th 2017 - 07:03 UTC

    Bishop Tim Thornton, new bishop to HM Forces and for the Falklands

    Bishop Tim was commissioned during a Eucharist service attended by guests from the Armed Forces, the Falklands Government’s representative in the UK, and ecumenical guests.

    The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby commissioned and licensed Bishop Tim Thornton as the new Bishop to HM Forces, Bishop for the Falkland Islands and Bishop at Lambeth. Bishop Tim, previously Bishop of Truro, takes up this new three-part role following the retirement of the Rt Revd Nigel Stock.

  • Wednesday, September 6th 2017 - 06:40 UTC

    Falklands' Darwin cemetery holds 121 single unmarked graves reveals Red Cross

    A picture of the team involved in taking DNA samples of the remains at the Darwin Argentine cemetery

    Humanitarian exhumation tasks at the Darwin cemetery in the Falkland Islands unearthed 121 body remains of Argentine combatants, and not 123 as originally expected, revealed the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, during a media conference in Buenos Aires.

  • Tuesday, September 5th 2017 - 08:59 UTC

    Royal Navy River-class offshore patrol vessel HMS Forth begins sea trials

    HMS Forth is the first of five new patrol ships built to assist the navy in safeguarding fishing stocks, as well as protecting the Falkland Islands

    The British Royal Navy's Batch 2 River-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) HMS Forth has commenced its first sea trials on the River Clyde. HMS Forth is the first of five new patrol ships of the same class being built to assist the navy in safeguarding fishing stocks, as well as protecting the Falkland Islands and their inhabitants.

  • Monday, September 4th 2017 - 10:13 UTC

    Falklands' dialogue in exchange for England organizing the 2018 World Cup

    The long standing rumor was confirmed by the son of Argentina's deceased powerful boss of the country's football, Julio Humberto Grondona.

    If the United Kingdom had consented to sit and negotiate the Falkland Islands, Argentina would have given its vote for England to organize the 2018 World Cup. The long standing rumor was confirmed by the son of Argentina's deceased powerful boss of the country's football, Julio Humberto Grondona.

  • Sunday, September 3rd 2017 - 00:12 UTC

    Falklands youths and adults learning ball hockey with Canadian coaches

    Experienced Canadian coaches Gary Slavin and Dave Weloy have made the journey across the globe to coach Falkland Islands youths and adults in the sport of ball hockey. Organized by Marcus Morrison, the trip was funded by the Shackleton Scholarship Quality of Life Awards, and the pair visit under the auspices of the International Street & Ball Hockey Federation.

  • Saturday, September 2nd 2017 - 19:16 UTC

    Falklands' Swearing in Ceremony for Governor Phillips on 12 September

    Designate governor Nigel Phillips served in the RAF from 1984 until 2000, and has since then worked in a number of defense attaché roles in British Embassies.

    The Falkland Islands elected government, Gilbert House, has announced that the Swearing in Ceremony for the Governor Designate, Mr. Nigel Phillips CBE will take place in the Court and Assembly Chamber, Stanley, on Tuesday 12th September 2017 commencing at 09:00 hrs.