Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Tuesday, October 6th 2015 - 09:14 UTC

Falklands' stand visited by Foreign Secretary Hammond and MP Rosindell

The Foreign Secretary signing the visitors' book at the Falklands stand next to FIGO representative Sukey Cameron and MLAs Jan Cheek and Roger Edwards

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, MP Andrew Rosindel and Charles Tannock MEP, were among several personalities that visited the Falkland Islands stand at the Conservative Conference which is taking place in Manchester. He was met by Falklands lawmakers Jan Cheek and Roger Edwards, and Sukey Cameron, head of FIGO, Falklands' government office in London.

Tuesday, October 6th 2015 - 08:39 UTC

“Malvinas Hall” in Comodoro Rivadavia recalls Air Force strikes command against UK Task Force

“Malvinas means every day, not only April second, and this space, Malvinas Hall, will have ever-present the Malvinas cause”, said Ruben Palomeque

The room in Comodoro Rivadavia from where the Argentine Air Force command operated its attacks on the Falkland Islands during the 1982 conflict has been renamed 'Malvinas Hall', and has been declared part of the city's heritage, a place where students and visitors can recall “the ever present Argentine claim over the Malvinas Islands, and the heroism of its pilots”.

Monday, October 5th 2015 - 19:23 UTC

Falklands' veteran Simon Weston launches book on “My Life; My Story”

Simon Weston: My Life; My Story, Chequer Mead, East Grinstead, Friday, October 16, 7.30pm, £15 (£13), 01342 302000, www.chequermead.org.uk

A Falklands' war veteran who survived the bombing of his ship when most of those on board were killed takes to the stage to tell the story of his life. In “My Life; My Story”, which comes to East Grinstead's Chequer Mead on Friday, October 16, Simon Weston OBE, will share truths about the conflict, the day the RFA Sir Galahad was attacked and the impact the event and its consequences have had since.

Monday, October 5th 2015 - 07:35 UTC

“Hands off, Tories will never sell out the Falklands”:Hammond's message to Cristina Fernandez

Hammond said the right to self-determination is being challenged not only in eastern Europe and the Middle East, but also in Gibraltar and South Atlantic.

UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has issued a firm hands-off warning to Argentina by insisting the government will “never sell out” the Falkland Islands. The Foreign Secretary insisted the “bullying and harassment” against the Islanders must stop, adding it is counter-productive and “shameful”.

Monday, October 5th 2015 - 07:24 UTC

Support for Falklands and self determination remains solid in Labour conference

Rosie Winterton MP visited the Falklands' stand to present the award. In the picture next to FIGO representative Sukey Cameron

Support for the Falkland Islands and its right to self-determination remains solid, despite the change of leadership in the Labour party, said Sukey Cameron Falkland Islands Government Office (FIGO) in London who is attending with, Islands' lawmakers the round of party conferences in the UK.

Monday, October 5th 2015 - 07:13 UTC

Falklands lawmakers meet Labour MPs and shadow ministers at Brighton conference

Shadow Secretary of State for Defense Maria Eagle at the Falklands stand next to Sukey Cameron, MLA Jan Cheek and MLA Roger Edwards

Busy days for Falklands lawmakers and the representative of the Islands' government office in London, FIGO, as they attend the round of British parties conference in England for political contacts and to commercially promote the Falklands.

Thursday, October 1st 2015 - 08:13 UTC

Falklands: Cameron calls on Caribbean islands to support Islands right to self determination

Cameron told the Jamaican parliament it was time to “stand up for the rights of small islands” to self-determination.

British Prime Minister David Cameron has urged Caribbean countries to stop giving support to Argentine sovereignty claims over the Falkland Islands He told the Jamaican parliament it was time to “stand up for the rights of small islands” to self-determination.

Thursday, October 1st 2015 - 08:06 UTC

Falkland Islands Association Honorary Secretary Colin Wright obituary

Colin Wright had a long interest in Antarctica and the Falklands and joined FIA in 2004

It is with great regret that we have to report the death of Colin Wright, Honorary Secretary of the Falkland Islands Association (FIA), on 30 September 2015. He will be sorely missed by his many colleagues and friends.

Thursday, October 1st 2015 - 05:19 UTC

Falklands: Argentina waiting for a reply to its project to identify remains buried at Darwin

Foreign minister Timerman met in the sidelines of the UN General Assembly with Peter Maurer, president of the Red Cross International Committee

Argentina is concerned that there has been no reply from the UK regarding its initiative and request to identify the remains of the Argentine combatants buried at the Darwin cemetery, or Argentine memorial, in the Falkland Islands, according to a release from the Argentine foreign ministry.

Wednesday, September 30th 2015 - 07:12 UTC

Falklands launches on-line shopping service for philatelic products

Besides a range of philatelic products relating from the Falkland Islands, the website also has products from South Georgia and British Antarctic Territories.

The Falkland Island Government and Falklands Post Service Ltd have announced the launch of our new on-line shopping service for philatelic products.


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