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Montevideo, August 18th 2017 - 20:18 UTC

Falkland Islands

  • Monday, June 12th 2017 - 11:23 UTC

    Falklands announces arrangements for anniversary of Liberation Day 2017

    At 11.00 am a ceremony will be held at the Liberation Monument in front of the Secretariat building. After prayers the Governor will lay a wreath

    To mark the 35th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Falkland Islands from Argentinean occupation in 1982, Gilbert House has announced the following program for Wednesday 14 June 2017.A thanksgiving service will be held in Christ Church Cathedral commencing at 9.45 am.

  • Saturday, June 10th 2017 - 10:26 UTC

    Argentina invites UK to resume Falklands question negotiations

    June 10, is the Day of Affirmation of Argentine Rights over the Malvinas, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and surrounding maritime spaces.

    Argentina has again invited the UK to resume negotiations on the Falklands/Malvinas question, following on UN assembly resolutions, and urges an end to unilateral activities related to exploration and exploitation of renewable and non renewable natural resources in the disputed area, as well as to the British military presence in the South Atlantic.

  • Friday, June 9th 2017 - 22:09 UTC

    Falklands' increase in landing fee will help fund the Museum & National Trust

    The initiative will help support the long term development of the Museum & National Trust activities in partnership with the local tourism industry.

    The Falkland Islands government, FIG, has announced that as from the 1st July 2018, the landing fee for tourists arriving in Stanley shall increase from £21 to £25. The fee for those arriving into other destinations in the Islands shall remain at £7.50.

  • Friday, June 9th 2017 - 11:14 UTC

    Falklands: Red Cross exhumation of Argentine remains in three phases

    “Probably on the 19th maybe a few days later, starting with the exhumation proper and the job of taking bone samples from the various human remains…”

    With 123 graves to be exhumed but 140 families waiting for news, the exhumation and identification of Argentine war dead in the Falklands will bring answers to some families, but not every family involved, Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Operational Coordinator for the project to identify the remains of Argentine soldiers buried at Darwin Cemetery.

  • Friday, June 9th 2017 - 08:30 UTC

    Falklands' lawmaker confirms Canadian full support for self determination

    ”Part of managing the sovereignty dispute is to make sure we’ve got friends in different places” MLA Summers was quoted in the Canadian media. (Pci National Observer)

    Falkland Islands lawmaker MLA Mike Summers, currently in Ottawa to meet Canadian Liberal and Conservative members of parliament, and government officials, stated that Canada has been a friend of the Falklands for many years and has always supported the right of self determination for people.

  • Thursday, June 8th 2017 - 07:54 UTC

    Poppy Coin Commemorates 35th Anniversary of Falklands War

    New coin from Pobjoy Mint honors the soldiers that gave their lives for the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands

    To commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the Falklands Liberation, Pobjoy Mint has produced a ‘Lest We Forget’ Poppy coin in honor of the soldiers that gave their lives for the sovereignty of their country.

  • Wednesday, June 7th 2017 - 09:19 UTC

    Falklands government welcomes Red Cross team to begin humanitarian work

    Mr. Corbaz arrived at the Falkland Islands on Saturday 3rd June 2017, and together with his team are expected to begin preparation work immediately. (Pic AP)

    The Falkland Islands government, FIG, has extended its welcome to Laurent Corbaz, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, project to identify the remains of the unknown Argentine soldiers buried at the Darwin Cemetery.

  • Sunday, June 4th 2017 - 14:05 UTC

    Falklands/Malvinas: Red Cross head of project has arrived in the Islands

    Laurent Corbaz, head of the project for the ICRC, arrived on Saturday to the Islands. The rest of the team is expected to join him in the coming weeks.

    The International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, has reported that final preparations are underway ahead of work to identify the mortal remains of the unidentified Argentine soldiers buried in Darwin cemetery at the Falklands/Malvinas. Laurent Corbaz, head of the project for the ICRC, arrived on Saturday to the Islands. The rest of the team is expected to join him in the coming weeks.

  • Sunday, June 4th 2017 - 13:56 UTC

    Falklands: Goose Green commemorates 35th Liberation day

     Goose Green Village Hall where Islanders were imprisoned when the Argentine Military Junta took over the Islands in 1982.

    Falkland Islanders who were held prisoner in the Goose Green Community Hall by the invading Argentine forces in 1982, joined with members of the British 3 PARA to commemorate those who died during the battle to liberate the settlement which happened at 13:30 hours May 29th.

  • Sunday, June 4th 2017 - 12:34 UTC

    South Georgia working with UN Environment program on terrestrial protected areas

    Developing a suite of Terrestrial Protected Areas was identified as a high priority in the 2016-2020 strategy and GSGSSI values working UNEP-WCMC

    The Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) has embarked on an exciting new collaboration with the United Nations Environment Program World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) to develop a series of protected areas for South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands.