Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Wednesday, July 2nd 2014 - 07:04 UTC

Former Argentine minister blasts Cobos for Falklands trip; passport controversy

Taiana said he “never went and will never go” to the Falklands because Argentine passports must be stamped once arriving in the Islands

Argentina's former foreign minister Jorge Taiana described lawmaker and presidential hopeful Julio Cleto Cobos current visit to the Falkland Islands totally “irresponsible” and 'without consultation'. He also blasted the fact that the lawmaker would have his Argentine passport stamped by the government of the Falkland Islands.

Monday, June 30th 2014 - 05:32 UTC

Falklands becomes launching pad for Argentine presidential hopeful campaign

Cobos at the Argentine memorial in Darwin

The Argentine 2015 presidential campaign has reached the Falkland Islands. Presidential hopeful and former Vice-president Julio Cleto Cobos is currently visiting the Falklands where he arrived on Saturday on the Lan Chile weekly flight and will spend the rest of the week in the Islands.

Saturday, June 28th 2014 - 10:13 UTC

Falklands' address in Alejandro Betts new Argentine DNI and passport

Betts was given the new documents by governor Fabiana Ríos at the Argentine embassy before the UN

Former Falkland Islander Alejandro Betts was awarded on Friday an Argentine DNI and passport, with his alleged Falklands address, at an official ceremony at the Argentine UN embassy office in New York.

Saturday, June 28th 2014 - 03:41 UTC

Argentine embassy underlines strong C24 support for the Malvinas question

Timerman and Secretary for Malvinas Affairs Daniel Filmus headed the Argentine delegation to New York

Argentina received strong support on Thursday at the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonisation (C24), which met in New York to discuss the Malvinas Question, according to a release from the Argentine embassy in London.

Saturday, June 28th 2014 - 01:56 UTC

South Georgia Toothfish fishery best in world say reviewing scientists

Dr Stuart Hanchet and Dr Dirk Welsford*  (pic R and lL respectively of Dr Collins) were invited to the Islands by Chief Executive and Director of Fisheries Gov. of South Georgia and  South Sandwich Is

Recommendations have been made regarding the South Georgia Toothfish fishery by two senior scientists who have conducted an independent review, however they stressed to the Falklands Penguin News that the fishery was the best managed in the world.

Saturday, June 28th 2014 - 01:49 UTC

Falklands vessels with flags at half-mast in remembrance of World War I

The Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were shot dead in Sarajevo by Serb terrorists

Falklands' Master Malcolm Jamieson has requested that vessels in Falklands harbours and Falklands registered vessels at sea, lower flags or ensigns to half-mast on Saturday 28 June to indicate mourning in remembrance of World War I.

Friday, June 27th 2014 - 08:23 UTC

Falklands reminds C24 it is not charged with determining sovereignty disputes

MLA Summers also recalled that C24 has been invited to the Falklands but “we have not even had the courtesy of a response”

Addressing the United Nations Decolonization Committee (C24) on Thursday, Falkland Islands representative MLA Mike Summers reminded the C24 not only of its current duty, but also of its inability in the past to fulfill its obligations to the Non Self Governing Territories (NSGT) it should be assisting to reach a post-colonial status acceptable to the people who live there.

Friday, June 27th 2014 - 08:11 UTC

Falklands very happy with their current status of British Overseas Territory

MLA Edwards said Islanders had no interest in becoming an Argentine colony

Falkland Islands representative Roger Edwards speaking before the UN Special Decolonization Committee recalled the Islands history and highlighted that the Falklands had British sovereignty since 1765, a time when Argentina did not exist as a sovereign nation.

Thursday, June 26th 2014 - 04:32 UTC

Falklands' lawmakers petitioners at the UN C24 Decolonization Committee

MLA Mike Summers at last year's C24 explained the significance of the March 2013 referendum

Argentina will be making its case claiming sovereignty over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands before the UN Special Decolonization Committee, C24, on Thursday morning. Two petitioners will support his presentation: a descendent from Luis Vernet and Falklands born Alejandro/Alexander Betts.

Wednesday, June 25th 2014 - 06:11 UTC

Falkland Islands case to be addressed on Thursday at the UN C24

Timerman and Filmus (L) are heading the Argentine delegation to the UN

Foreign minister Hector Timerman is heading a multi-party delegation that on Thursday will make the presentation of Argentina's position on the Falklands/Malvinas Islands sovereignty dispute before the UN Decolonization Committee in New York.

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