Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Wednesday, October 14th 2015 - 21:35 UTC

FIH to Travel Mart Latin America

“There was tremendous interest in the Falklands” said Ms. Luxton (Pic L)

Falkland Islands Holidays represented by Jenny Luxton and Sue Smith attended the 39th Annual Travel Mart Latin America Tourism Business Development event in Guatemala this year.

Wednesday, October 14th 2015 - 10:25 UTC

Falkland Islands: ”Best Destination for Wildlife and Nature”

Falklands “Best Destination for Wildlife and Nature” 2015

Breaking news from the Falkland Islands Tourist Board office in London. Tony Mason, Director of International communications has announced the Falkland Islands has WON the award for the second year in a row for “Best Destination for Wildlife and Nature” in the Selling Travel Magazines, “Agents Choice Awards.”

Wednesday, October 14th 2015 - 06:46 UTC

Falklands: Argentina declares Italy's Edison oil activities 'illegal' and 'clandestine'

The move to ban Edison is “part of the strategy Argentina has been developing against companies that operate illegally in areas near the Malvinas Islands” (Pic Reuters)

The oil and gas operations being undertaken by Italy's Edison International S.p.A. on “the Argentine continental shelf” near the disputed Falkland Islands are “illegal” and “clandestine,” the Argentine Energy Ministry said Tuesday.

Friday, October 9th 2015 - 08:04 UTC

Scientists flock to Falklands for vital South Georgia future research strategy

Scientists and South Georgia representatives at Falklands' Government House on Tuesday evening

Fifteen scientists from institutes around the world gathered in the Falkland Islands this week to assess future scientific requirements for South Georgia. Project manager Dr Vicky Peck from the British Antarctic Survey based in Cambridge explained that the South Georgia Future Science project wanted to identify what the scientific needs of the island were and how they could best be facilitated.

Friday, October 9th 2015 - 07:48 UTC

Falklands celebrates on Saturday cultural diversity day

Saturday will begin with an event comprising presentations, displays and smoko in the Museum in the morning

The Falkland Islands cultural diversity will be celebrated with a whole day of events on Saturday, 10 October. The Falklands with a population of 3.000 according to the latest census, has integrated people born in 53 different countries, with predominance from Britain, St Helena and Chile.

Friday, October 9th 2015 - 07:39 UTC

Eirik Raude oil rig operating in Falklands, faces scrapping after contract ends January 2016

Eirik Raude is currently completing its third in a six-well program in the Falklands and is expected to remain employed in the Islands into January 2016.

Ocean Rig, the Greek offshore drilling contractor has highlighted in its latest fleet update two rigs coming out of employment shortly with no immediate prospects. Both rigs have little or no “further prospects of employment” according to Ocean Rig and will be cold stacked while disposing of or scrapping the rigs is considered.

Friday, October 9th 2015 - 06:42 UTC

Falklands' bound Argentine 'militant' yacht rescued abandoned by fisheries protection vessel

“La Sanmartiniana” was adrift in Falklands FOCZ and was rescued by FPV Protegat and weather allowing will be towed to Stanley

An Argentine flagged yacht “La Sanmartiniana” belonging to a political group which responds to Argentine president Cristina Fernandez son, Maximo Kirchner, was detected abandoned in the high seas by the Falklands Islands Fisheries Protection Vessel, FPV Protegat and is being towed to Port Stanley, reports a release from the Falklands government.

Thursday, October 8th 2015 - 18:46 UTC

Falkland Islands celebrate 275th Anniversary of “Rule, Britannia!” with new crown coin

The coin produced on behalf of the Falklands' Treasury includes a representation of Britannia, the female personification of the British Isles

The Treasury of the Government of the Falkland Islands has issued (18th September) a new collector coin commemorating the 275th anniversary of the composition of the tune “Rule, Britannia!” The staunchly patriotic British song was set to music by Thomas Arne in 1740, adapted from the poem, “Rule, Britannia,” by James Thomson.

Thursday, October 8th 2015 - 10:36 UTC

Falklands' clearance of Argentine mines 33 years later reported in UK

The latest phase of the project is now underway after launching a few weeks ago in September, with much of the work in areas surrounding the capital, Stanley.

Explosive mines planted by retreating Argentine forces as Royal Marines stormed the Falklands during the 1982 conflict are still being cleared on the Islands, 33 years later, according to a report credited to David Wells from Westernmorningnews.

Wednesday, October 7th 2015 - 01:37 UTC

Noble Falklands Ltd oil activities are 'illegal' and 'clandestine' claims Argentina

Back in June, Tierra del Fuego Federal Judge Lilian Herráez ordered seizures for US$156 million of oil companies 'illegally' operating in 'Malvinas'

The Argentine government has declared “illegal” and “clandestine” the hydrocarbons' exploration activities carried out off the Falklands/Malvinas Islands by the Houston based Noble Falklands Limited company, according to a resolution by the country's Energy Office.


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