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Montevideo, January 17th 2017 - 10:50 UTC

Falkland Islands

  • Friday, November 11th 2016 - 11:09 UTC

    Two Falkland Islanders at the 8th Commonwealth Youth Parliament in British Columbia

    The Falkland Islands are represented by Jody Aldridge and Gemma Finn at the 8th Commonwealth Youth Parliament

    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.

  • Friday, November 11th 2016 - 09:08 UTC

    Falklands' trip for university students winners of regional competition

    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.

  • Thursday, November 10th 2016 - 11:20 UTC

    HMS Protector opens 2016/17 season in South Georgia surveying 160 sq miles of seabed

    During her stint around South Georgia the Plymouth-based icebreaker/survey ship scanned 160 square miles of seabed – roughly the area of the Isle of the Wight. (Pic RN)

    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.

  • Thursday, November 10th 2016 - 08:11 UTC

    Malvinas is no impediment for dealing with UK, but “Islands population can't be denied”

    “Despite this territorial dispute we can't deny the existence of the Malvinas inhabitants with whom we have been distanced for too long”, admitted Malcorra

    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”.

  • Wednesday, November 9th 2016 - 10:28 UTC

    Falklands' Observance of Remembrance Sunday 13 November

    The Annual Service will be held in Christ Church Cathedral commencing at 9.30 am, and will continue at the Cross of Sacrifice

    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.

  • Monday, November 7th 2016 - 08:27 UTC

    UK and OTs agree on Brexit joint council and praise statement lifting trade restrictions on Falklands

    Overseas Territories minister Baroness Anelay, and other cabinet ministers met at the JMC at Lancaster House with OT elected leaders and representatives

    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.

  • Monday, November 7th 2016 - 07:57 UTC

    Falklands initiative to promote safeguarding children, supported by OTs

    Falklands were represented at the JMC by MLA Roger Edwards and Sukey Cameron MBE, head of the Falklands government office in London.

    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.

  • Saturday, November 5th 2016 - 09:10 UTC

    Why Falklands' conservation and management zone is so productive

    Ilex argentinus immigrates into Falklands waters seasonally and is the largest squid resource in the Soutwest Atlantic.

    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.

  • Friday, November 4th 2016 - 10:40 UTC

    Falklands fishing license fees frozen for 2017; possible tax policy review

    Director of Natural Resources John Barton recommended increasing 5% only a few license fees

    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.

  • Thursday, November 3rd 2016 - 08:21 UTC

    Identification of Argentine soldiers' remains in Falklands: Geneva meeting in December

    There is a consensus among the Falklands, London and Buenos Aires that the best time for the forensic identification are the coming summer austral months

    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.