Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Wednesday, May 4th 2016 - 12:11 UTC

Falklands museum receives gift of a Sea King SAR helicopter

A yellow Sea King overflying on an operation in the Falklands. The chopper was involved in many rescues, notably taking part in the Le Boreal operation

The ex-Royal Air Force (RAF) Sea King helicopter, XZ593, is to be gifted to the Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust to commemorate its gallant service to the Falklands, Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands, Commodore Darren Bone RN, has announced.

Wednesday, May 4th 2016 - 08:01 UTC

Argentina honors Malvinas war pilots and the Air Force “baptism of fire”

 “On this day we must honor our dead because they have honored the motherland”, said minister Martínez

Argentina's Defense minister Julio Martínez headed the Air Force's 34th “baptism of fire” anniversary which took place on May first 1982 during the South Atlantic conflict. The Sunday event at the V Air Brigade in Villa Reynolds, province of San Luis, was also attended by government and military officials, Malvinas veterans and Air Force Chief of Staff Brigadier Major Enrique Victor Amrein.

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016 - 08:57 UTC

Falklands' Illex squid catches very sparse; Loligo, 'a bit more cheerful'

Loligo or Falklands calamari catch statistics, “are a bit more cheerful at 22,400 tons,” said Mr. Barton.

Falkland Islands' Illex squid catches are still very sparse, now standing at 2,373 tons, “which is obviously very low and does not go far when spread across the 105 vessels in the fishery,” said Director of Natural Resources John Barton, interviewed by Penguin News.

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016 - 06:34 UTC

Falklands government annual reception at Lincoln's Inn on June 15th

 The reception is usually attended by UK officials, Members of Parliament, diplomats, Falkland Islands officials, friends and supporters of the Falklands.

The annual Falkland Islands Government Reception at Lincoln’s Inn in London this year has been announced on Wednesday 15th June.

Friday, April 29th 2016 - 06:27 UTC

''Vote Leave'' Chair says leaving the EU will not affect UK protection of Overseas Territories

“Our overseas territories deserve our protection and they will continue to get it,” Ms Stuart said according to the transcript of the Foreign Affairs Committee

Withdrawal from the European Union will not affect the protection the UK provides for its overseas territories, the chair of Vote Leave, Gisela Stuart, has told MPs in the House of Commons.

Wednesday, April 27th 2016 - 10:08 UTC

Worlds' largest Seafood Expo opens in Brussels; Falklands attending

 ”Seafood Expo Global reinforces its position as the industry world’s largest marketplace and meeting place,” says Liz Plizga from Diversified Group

Seafood Expo Global and Seafood Processing Global opened doors on Monday to thousands of seafood professionals from all around the world seeking to grow their businesses in the global market. The exposition, which takes place at the Brussels Expo, Belgium, from 26-28 April, is the world’s largest trade fair for the seafood industry.

Tuesday, April 26th 2016 - 08:28 UTC

Brexit impact on Falklands could be ''catastrophic” for the economy and might encourage Argentina

“The provisions of the Treaty of Rome, and its successor Treaties, provides HMG/FIG with considerable certainty and support from EU Member States”

If Britain finally leaves the European Union it might encourage Argentina to be more aggressive, according to Sukey Cameron, Falkland Islands government representative in London interviewed by The Telegraph political correspondent Ben Riley-Smith.

Tuesday, April 26th 2016 - 08:04 UTC

Falklands renews VMS capability contract for tracking over 150 vessels

The South Atlantic is famous for the most hostile waters in the world, yet it has some of the richest fishing grounds to be found anywhere.

Big OceanData has been awarded a contract to provide the Government of the Falkland Islands with its vessel monitoring system (VMS) capability for another five years. For the first time the system will include AIS data, which will be integrated with existing Inmarsat tracking data from the fishing vessels.

Tuesday, April 26th 2016 - 07:51 UTC

Penguin Day, April 25; Falklands one of the great penguin capitals

The majestic King penguins at Volunteer Point

April 25 is one of two days dedicated to the adorable, waddling birds. April 25 is World Penguin Day while January 20th is Penguin Awareness Day.In addition to two penguin days, there are believed to be 17 penguin species, ranging from the Little Blue Penguin to the mighty Emperor Penguin. And several of these are threatened by climate change.

Monday, April 25th 2016 - 06:17 UTC

Falklands' future leaders at the Commonwealth Youth Parliament in Canada

CYP is a chance for young people from across the Commonwealth to come together, share their knowledge and experience, and to learn about Parliaments

The Falkland Islands Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) would like to invite expressions of interest in representing the Islands at the Commonwealth Youth Parliament, CYP, 2016, to be held in Canada next November.

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