Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Friday, December 11th 2015 - 07:24 UTC

Welcome Mauricio! But what exactly are your plans?

“We want to build good relations with all of Latin America and with the world. We want to have good relations with all countries.”

By Graham Bound, London - Mauricio Macri: I roll the syllables of that rather pleasantly alliterative name over my tongue as I draw him into one of my columns for the first time.

Wednesday, December 9th 2015 - 08:54 UTC

Falklands' strict work safety measures for 2016 Illex fishery in Islands' waters

Director of Natural Resources John Barton working to improve  conditions for fishermen

Measures that will sometimes exceed flag state requirements, in order to improve the safety of fisherman working on ships in the Illex fishery in Falklands waters have been agreed by the Falkland Islands Government.

Wednesday, December 9th 2015 - 08:17 UTC

Malcorra does not discard a trade agreement with US; Obama could visit Argentina next year

”The FTAA is not a bad word, if we find an articulation that allows us to relate in the best way on behalf of the interests of our country”, said Malcorra

Argentina's foreign minister-designate Susana Malcorra said the FTAA (Free Trade Area Of the Americas) is not a bad word suggesting the country could eventually sign a free trade deal with the United States in the future. She also referred to the Falklands/Malvinas dispute, “an urgent claim” but focusing on things in common and “not differences”.

Tuesday, December 8th 2015 - 09:36 UTC

A Positive Outlook for the Falklands at FIA's annual general meeting

Mr. Andrew Rosindell MP, addressing FIA's AGM (Photo by P Pepper)<br />

The Falkland Islands have received assurances of sustained support from the British Parliament and from the Falkland Islands Association at that organisation’s annual general meeting in London where members were given a positive report of progress and economic development in the Islands.

Tuesday, December 8th 2015 - 08:40 UTC

“Relations with Britain can't be limited to the Malvinas issue”, says Malcorra

Malcorra said British PM Cameron's gesture of phoning president Macri can only be described as positive.

Argentina's next foreign minister Susana Malcorra, who will have the task of reestablishing relations with 'all countries', including those with which there are pending or difficult situations, made it a point to underline British Prime Minister David Cameron's gesture of phoning president elect Mauricio Macri to congratulate him on his victory.

Tuesday, December 8th 2015 - 01:13 UTC

Falklands' Battle Day, 8 December 1914, Act of Remembrance

Governor Colin Roberts will arrive at the Battle Memorial and will inspect the Parade. After the inspection there will be a Service of Remembrance.

The Falkland Islands will commemorate this Tuesday 8th December, the naval engagements of 8th December 1914, one of the Royal Navy's greatest victories during the First World War, which resulted in the sinking of a German imperial squadron that threatened to capture the Islands.

Tuesday, December 8th 2015 - 01:06 UTC

Falklands' Battle Day commemorated in London

MLA Roger Edwards and Mr. Andrew Rosindell, MP laying their wreaths at the Cenotaph  (Pic P. Pepper)

Battle Day was commemorated in the traditional manner at the Cenotaph in central London on Saturday 5th December. The traffic was stopped in Whitehall, and the service was conducted by former Rector of Christchurch Cathedral in Stanley the Rev. Dr. Richard Hines.

Monday, December 7th 2015 - 14:20 UTC

Princess Anne will be visiting South Georgia and the Falkland Islands

Princess Anne during her last visit to South Georgia in 2009

Princess Anne is to visit South Georgia and the Falkland Islands next month, accompanied by her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, reports Falklands' weekly Penguin News

Monday, December 7th 2015 - 06:45 UTC

Russian sloops with Falklands/Malvinas names incorporated to Argentine Navy

“Some time has gone by since the Navy last incorporated new units. This is significant for what it means to the Navy's spirit”, said minister Agustín Rossi. during the ceremony

Four Russian built sloops with polar capacity were delivered in Buenos Aires this weekend and incorporated to the Argentine Navy, all of them with names related to the Falklands/Malvinas Islands. The vessels were formally received during a ceremony headed by Defense minister Agustín Rossi and the navy chief Admiral Gastón Fernando Erice.

Saturday, December 5th 2015 - 07:39 UTC

London and BOTs reaffirm right to self determination and “countering hostile sovereignty claims”

The JMC, which brings together UK ministers and leaders of BOTs including the Falkland Islands, met at Lancaster House hosted by minister Duddridge

The United Kingdom and British Overseas Territories have agreed to work together to counter hostile sovereignty claims and defend the right to self determination, according to a communiqué issued by the Joint Ministerial Council meeting in London which also touches upon the EU Referendum, tax and banking.

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