Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Monday, June 9th 2014 - 07:11 UTC

Falklands' preparations for commemoration of the great naval battle of 1914

MLA Rendell: funds to be split between a memorial wall, social events and transporting the families of significant naval figures from Germany and Britain

Commemorative events to mark the centenary of the Battles of Coronel and the Falklands were brought to the table by the Falkland Islands 1914 committee. Chair of the committee MLA Phyl Rendell said the committee split into two working groups last year to organize the schedule of events and to progress the memorial wall plans.

Monday, June 9th 2014 - 06:38 UTC

Cristina Fernandez opens inter-active Malvinas museum on Tuesday

The museum is located on the grounds of the notorious Argentine Navy Mechanics School where thousands were tortured and disappeared

Argentina's claim campaign over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands will have another milestone this week when President Cristina Fernandez opens the Malvinas Museum, which is located on the grounds of the former Navy's Mechanics School, famous for being a torture and disappearance center during the last Argentine military dictatorship and now a Space for Memory.

Sunday, June 8th 2014 - 09:22 UTC

Argentina's stars inflame Falklands row on eve of World Cup

Argentina's footballers inflamed their country's rivalry with England on the eve of the World Cup on Saturday, unfurling a banner claiming sovereignty of the Falkland Islands before defeating Slovenia 2-0.

Saturday, June 7th 2014 - 03:52 UTC

Foreign Office will continue to raise Falklands' sovereignty issue with the US

The UK government pledges to highlight to the US examples of Argentina's approach to the Falklands with adverse impact on US and UK interests

The UK will continue to raise the issue of sovereignty of the Falkland Islands and the right of self determination of the Islanders with the United States administration at very senior levels, according to the UK government response to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee.

Friday, June 6th 2014 - 07:40 UTC

Malvinas OAS resolution calls for resumption of UK/Argentina negotiations on sovereignty

Insulza and Loizaga reading out the declaration at the end of the assembly

The Organization of American States, OAS, annual assembly unanimously approved on Thursday a resolution on the Malvinas Islands calling on Argentina and the UK to resume negotiations regarding the sovereignty dispute.

Friday, June 6th 2014 - 02:38 UTC

Science and tourism combine in support of Wandering Albatross

A spectacular close shot of a Wandering Albatross

In a superb development for science and tourism in South Georgia, Cheesemans’ Ecology Safaris is offering the opportunity for 7 people to join a scientific trip on the Hans Hansson surveying South Georgia’s wandering albatross.

Thursday, June 5th 2014 - 00:04 UTC

Falklands developing strongly and with a high international community profile

Governor Colin Roberts addressed the Legislative Assembly

Falkland Islands are enjoying the benefits of a healthy well managed economy, with excellent present and future prospects in its main industries, but also face challenges such as the need for manpower, closely linked to immigration, planning for a balance between environment and oil industry, a modern government and the continued attempts by Argentina to stifle the Islands economy and block economic development.

Wednesday, June 4th 2014 - 20:26 UTC

Falklands' welcomes rig-contract which marks beginning of oil drilling season in first quarter of 2015

“FIG looks forward to working closely with the oil industry to deliver a safe and successful campaign”, said Luxton

The Falkland Islands Government welcomed the announcement on Thursday morning that a drilling rig has been contracted by a consortium of licensees for a new six-well program of offshore exploration and appraisal work commencing in early 2015.

Saturday, May 31st 2014 - 07:43 UTC

Falklands to mark liberation from Argentine occupation on Saturday 14 June

Following a thanksgiving service at the Cathedral, there will be a ceremony and wreath laying at the Liberation Monument

To mark the anniversary of the liberation of the Falkland Islands from Argentine occupation in 1982, a program of activities has been arranged for Saturday 14 June 2014, beginning with a Thanksgiving Service to be held at Christ Church Cathedral commencing at 9.45 am, according to a release from Gilbert House.

Wednesday, May 28th 2014 - 08:16 UTC

Falklands and Punta Arenas close medical professional relations

UK Honorary consul John Rees and Ms Aldridge at the Clinica Magallanes in Punta Arenas

Relationships between medical professionals in Southern Chile and the Falkland Islands have been strengthened following a visit by the Islands’ radiographer to Punta Arenas.

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