Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Sunday, August 3rd 2014 - 13:14 UTC

HMS Portland back in UK after seven months patrolling including Falklands

The vessel received a rapturous welcome in Plymouth

The crew of the Royal Navy warship HMS Portland returned home to a rapturous welcome in Plymouth on Friday after a successful seven-month deployment to West Africa, the Falkland Islands and the Caribbean. The vessel that was replaced by HMS Iron Duke in its Atlantic deployment spent four weeks in the Falklands.

Thursday, July 31st 2014 - 22:19 UTC

Falklands Chamber of Commerce re-elects Spink; forecast of busy 2015 propped by oil and squid

Roger Spink said it had been a positive year and highlighted FICOC contacts with Punta Arenas and Montevideo

Falkland Islands economy will keep growing and businesses will be busy next year spurred by the oil industry and better Illex catches, anticipated Falkland Islands Chamber of Commerce, FICOC, Roger Spink who was re-elected as head of the Board of Directors.

Thursday, July 31st 2014 - 07:24 UTC

Falklands contracts expert in the delivery of capital investment programs

Bassford is currently a director for global advisory firm, RAND, working on projects across maritime, aerospace, defense and environmental sectors.

The Falkland Islands Government announced the appointment of Matt Bassford as the new Director of Central Services, succeeding Simon Fletcher who leaves the Islands this August.

Tuesday, July 29th 2014 - 21:31 UTC

Falkland Islands nominated finalists in the Travel Agents Choice Award

The awards are sponsored by “Selling Travel Magazine”, and winners will be announced 15 October

The Falkland Islands have been nominated and are finalists in the Travel Agents Choice Awards sponsored by “Selling Travel Magazine” in the UK. (Previously known as Selling Long Haul Magazine), announced the Falkland Islands Tourism Board. The Falkland Islands have been nominated for “Best Destination for Wildlife and Nature”.

Tuesday, July 29th 2014 - 06:39 UTC

Falkland Islands Holdings announces expanded Share Incentive Plan for its staff

The Falkland Islands Company has announced the expansion of its tax efficient share plan (Share Incentive Plan or SIP) which is open to all its 180 full time employees. The company believes in share ownership by staff and the public company status of its parent company, Falkland Islands Holdings plc (FIH), allows local staff to benefit from this in a meaningful way.

Friday, July 25th 2014 - 21:22 UTC

“Malvinas banner” display costs Argentina 30.000 Swiss francs fine

'Las Malvinas son Argentinas', before kick-off in a friendly against Slovenia in La Plata on June 7.

FIFA has fined the Argentine Football Association 30,000 Swiss francs (£19,540) as punishment for the displaying of a provocative banner relating to the Falkland Islands.

Friday, July 25th 2014 - 19:30 UTC

Falklands Tourist Board planning strong presence at UK Bird Fair and World Market Travel

The aim of the Fair is to get birdwatchers to celebrate birds and to develop a commercial fair for the bird watching industry

Falkland Islands Tourist Board (FITB) has been busy over the past weeks planning for upcoming events in the UK. The first event is in just three weeks when FITB will again be attending Bird Fair at Rutland Wildlife Reserve in Oakham, UK.

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014 - 06:30 UTC

Falklands' HMS Illustrious back in Portsmouth for the final time; HMS Ocean to replace her

The ship, carrying its 700-strong crew, gave a gun salute as it arrived at Portsmouth Harbor and military aircraft performed a fly-past (Pic PA)

The Royal Navy's helicopter carrier and Falklands' conflict veteran HMS Illustrious has returned to Portsmouth for the final time. Crowds lined the port to welcome the warship, which will retire after 32 years of service. The carrier, which clocked up 898,893 miles on operations, will be replaced by HMS Ocean, which has just received a £65m refit.

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 - 21:10 UTC

“We are Falklands” photo exhibition opened in The Mall Galleries in London

Falkland Islands government representative in London Sukey Cameron during the opening of the exhibition

“We Are Falklands” an exhibition collecting works from Falkland Islanders and amateur photographers opened on Monday to the general public at The Mall Galleries in central London.

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 - 19:54 UTC

Falklands' largest ever squad competing at Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Badminton squad: Sonia Arkhipkina, Laura Minto, coach Rebecca Pantaney, Doug Clark, physio Nat Hill, Chris Eynon, Anna Luxton, Dominic Jaffray, Louise Williams, Ross Stewart and Michael Brownlee

Commonwealth Games take off in Glasgow, Scotland on Wednesday with the Falklands squad the largest the Islands have ever sent to the Games. Falklands will be competing in Badminton, Lawn Bowls and Shooting. The Games are estimated to have a global audience of 1.5 billion during the lavish opening ceremony.

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