Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Wednesday, October 1st 2014 - 07:05 UTC

China's reiterates support for Argentina in sovereign debt and Malvinas issues

Ambassador Yang Wanming said following president Xi Jinping recent visit to Argentina, the two countries now have an 'integral strategic' association

Beijing's new ambassador before the Argentine government underlined the excellent relations between the two countries and reiterated China's support to Argentina in the issue of sovereign debt and claims over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands.

Tuesday, September 30th 2014 - 00:44 UTC

Falkland Islands' Legislative Assembly opens a new website

“I hope that members of the public will find it useful, and will find it easier to access the Government information that they are looking for”, said MLA Rogers

As of this week the Falkland Islands elected Legislative Assembly will have a new website, located as a micro.site off the developing FIG civil service website.

Sunday, September 28th 2014 - 11:06 UTC

Falklands celebrates Chile's National Day with party at Government House

The Chilean community in the Falkland Islands celebrated their country’s independence day on Thursday 18 September with a reception hosted by H E the Governor Colin Roberts at Government House, and a party at the Narrows Bar.

Saturday, September 27th 2014 - 08:13 UTC

Guest post: the UN is not the solution for a rogue debtor

UN resolution 2065/1965 urged London and Buenos Aires to negotiate Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty but nearly 50 years later the Islands continue disputed

By Arturo Porzecanski of American University (*) - Jose Antonio Ocampo, a former United Nations official and co-president with Prof. Joseph Stiglitz of Columbia University’s Initiative for Policy Dialogue, which promotes the adoption of heterodox economic policies in developing countries, recently wrote a guest post welcoming a UN General Assembly resolution calling for the launch of negotiations on a multilateral framework for sovereign debt restructuring.

Friday, September 26th 2014 - 07:37 UTC

“Falkland Islands” on British Overseas Territory passport front cover

MLA Mike Summers

The Falkland Islands British Overseas Territory Citizen passport book is to be changed to include ‘Falkland Islands’ on the front cover, it was agreed a few weeks ago.

Thursday, September 25th 2014 - 03:17 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas: Cristina Fernandez demands dialogue at UN and blasts Security Council

“Argentina has pending for over a hundred years, with the UK, a claim of sovereignty for the UK to sit down to discuss the Malvinas sovereignty question”

President Cristina Fernández addressing on Wednesday the United Nations General Assembly said Argentina, in the context of a complex world situation, has become a triple leading case, (vulture funds, terrorism) and one referred to 'the use of force and territorial integrity', more specifically the pending dispute with the United Kingdom over the Falklands/Malvinas.

Wednesday, September 24th 2014 - 06:19 UTC

Falklands and 'holdouts' in Argentine lawmakers coming visit to London

Senator Ruperto Godoy and Ricrdo Carmona will be heading the group scheduled for the official visit next October.

A group of Argentine lawmakers will be travelling next month to the UK, on an official visit to meet with British officials and members of Parliament, a trip which has been described as 'historic' because it is a 'first time' since the end of the South Atlantic conflict such an invitation is extended.

Monday, September 22nd 2014 - 04:30 UTC

Scottish lessons for the Falklands

Scotland, offers an opportunity to make important reflections and reach a conclusion regarding how to address the issues of Malvinas, argues Petrella

By Fernando Petrella - The dispute over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands is unique. But Argentines can still draw lessons from the way Britain averted the prospect of Scottish independence.

Saturday, September 20th 2014 - 07:40 UTC

Pescanova divesting in the Falklands, according to the Spanish media

Lafonia Seafood, which has operations valued between €15 and €20 million, reported the Spanish newspaper Cinco Días.

The Spanish seafood group Pescanova is reportedly close to selling Falkland Islands Lafonia Seafood, which has operations valued between €15 and €20 million, reported the Spanish newspaper Cinco Días.

Saturday, September 20th 2014 - 07:23 UTC

Falklands' next Director of Central Services delighted with the challenge of a new life

“I've been told Amazon deliveries take eight weeks, but on the other hand I'll be able to look out of my window and see dolphins and whales swimming around”

Matt Bassford who has been named by the Falkland Islands the new Director of Central Services, is swapping bustling Cambridge for a new life in the South Atlantic, a British Overseas Territory where there are about 170 sheep for every human being resident, according to Cambridge News.

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