In a colorful opening ceremony in the Legislative Chamber at the Parliament Buildings in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, over 60 young participants representing CPA Branches in eight of the nine CPA Regions – Africa; Asia; Australia; British Islands and Mediterranean; Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic; Canada; India; Pacific – came together for the start of a week long program of events. The Falkland Islands are represented by Jody Aldridge and Gemma Finn.
The Government of the Falkland Islands and the British Embassies in Uruguay, Brazil and Chile invited university students to participate in this regional competition to win the chance to visit the Falklands for a week, all expenses paid.
Having spent last Antarctic summer celebrating the deeds of one British polar hero, the crew of Royal Navy icebreaker HMS Protector have opened the 2016-17 survey season honoring his rival. A century after Sir Ernest Shackleton landed at King Haakon Bay on South Georgia in a makeshift lifeboat – the James Caird – Protector entered the same fjord and sent her hi-tech survey launch – the James Caird IV – close to the identical spot.
The Malvinas sovereignty dispute should not be an impediment to advance in a pro-active agenda with the United Kingdom, and to progress in agreements to attract investors to Argentina, said foreign minister Susana Malcorra, who also admitted that it's not possible to deny the existence of the Malvinas inhabitants, of which we have been distanced for too long.
Falkland Islands elected government has announced the arrangements for the observance of Remembrance Sunday 13 November. The Annual Service will be held in Christ Church Cathedral commencing at 9.30 am. Governor Colin Roberts CVO, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Defense personnel, veterans and reserves MP Mark Lancaster, Commander British Forces Commodore Darren Bone, RN, Members of the Legislative Assembly, visiting and resident Veterans, together with Senior Officers of the Armed Services will be attending this Service.
UK and Overseas Territories confirmed the principle of equal rights and self-determination plus OTs' right to develop their potential, agreed on the creation of a UK-Territories Joint Ministerial Council on European exit negotiations, and praised the recent UK-Argentina statement on the lifting of trade restrictions on the Falkland Islands.
An initiative from the Falkland Islands to promote more effective collaboration between the British Overseas Territories for safeguarding children was opened for signature at the recent Joint Ministerial Council meeting held at Lancaster House in London.
Three decades ago, on 29 October 1986 a Proclamation declaring the Interim Falklands Conservation and Management Zone was signed by then Governor Jewkes, which helped to transform the Islands economy. The anniversary has been marked by several events, and this week was the turn for a scientific approach on how and why the waters around the Falklands are so rich in marine life.
The Falkland Islands has decided to hold fee levels across all fishing licenses for 2017 as part of a long term policy focus and in view of certain circumstances emerging from the volatility of annual catches. The Executive Council (ExCo) agreed on the decision by a majority at its last meeting extensive to all license types, including Illex, the Islands main catch.
Argentine and British diplomats will be meeting next 10 December in Geneva with the Red Cross to advance in the identification of the remains of 123 Argentine combatants buried at Darwin cemetery in the Falkland islands since 1982.