Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Monday, May 16th 2016 - 06:57 UTC

Chile set clocks back sixty minutes on Sunday to winter time

Continental Chile will stand at a four hour difference with Greenwich international time, GMT, instead of the three hour difference during summer months

As of midnight Sunday, May 15, Chile implemented winter time to save energy, which means clocks had to be put back a full sixty minutes. The measure is adopted every year following on a resolution from the Ministry of Energy and will be effective until 13 August.

Friday, May 13th 2016 - 07:39 UTC

Argentina and UK agree on the need to identify areas of cooperation in the South Atlantic

Ministers expressed their positions on the Malvinas question and coincided that disagreement should not be an obstacle for developing a more ample agenda.

Argentina and UK agreed to disagree on the Falklands/Malvinas question, but coincided that the issue should not be an obstacle for the development of a wider positive agenda. Furthermore the two countries agreed on the need to identify possible areas of cooperation in the South Atlantic, such as exploitation of natural resources, and connectivity between the continent and the Islands.

Friday, May 13th 2016 - 05:42 UTC

Falklands' government prepared to explore potential cooperation with Argentina

Argentine minister of foreign affairs Susana Malcorra met in London with Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and Minister of State Hugo Swire

Britain reiterated interest in strengthening relations with Argentina in areas of mutual interest, but also underlined London's position regarding the Falkland Islands remains unchanged, while from Stanley, the Falklands' elected government expressed its willingness to explore a potential cooperation with the Argentine government.

Thursday, May 12th 2016 - 04:06 UTC

Malcorra/Hammond meet in London: Falklands and confidence building mechanisms in a long agenda

Malcorra is accompanied by Fulvio Pompeo, Secretary for Strategic Affairs from Argentina's presidency, and a very close advisor to president Mauricio Macri.

Argentina's foreign minister Susana Malcorra will be in London this Thursday to attend a global summit on combating corruption, and is expected to meet with her peer Philip Hammond, and probably address the Falklands issue, according to Argentine official sources. Malcorra is accompanied by Fulvio Pompeo, Secretary for Strategic Affairs from Argentina's presidency, and a very close advisor to president Mauricio Macri.

Wednesday, May 11th 2016 - 14:27 UTC

UK and Gibraltar recognized the vital importance of the EU referendum and the Remain vote

Hammond, the first foreign secretary to visit Gibraltar since 2009, spent a full day of talks in the Rock and met with Chief Minister Fabian Picardo

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and Gibraltar's Chief Minister Fabian Picardo underlined on Wednesday the importance of remaining in a reformed European Union, stronger, safer and better off, both for the UK and Gibraltar. The joint statement comes ahead of the June 26 Brexit vote, which for Overseas Territories a 'Leave' victory could be 'catastrophic', according to statements from Gibraltar and Falklands' representatives

Wednesday, May 11th 2016 - 08:58 UTC

Falklands' defense controversy surfaces following Hague's column in support of Remain

“Remove the obligations to Britain in the European treaties, and a future troublesome president will sense the chance to be bolder”, argued Hague

Brexit campaigners have hit out at former foreign secretary William Hague after he claimed the Falkland Islands could fall to Argentina if the UK votes to quit the EU. In comments “rubbished” as scaremongering by Leave campaigners, Mr. Hague warned of an uncertain future for Falkland Islanders.

Tuesday, May 10th 2016 - 06:18 UTC

Leaving the EU would be disastrous for the Falklands, Gibraltar and Ulster

“If you were born in Yorkshire, like me, being British is effortless”, writes former Foreign Secretary William Hague

By William Hague - Among the most inspiring experiences of my time in politics was meeting people who, in spite of great pressure to the contrary, chose to be British.

Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 08:29 UTC

Falklands' MPA infrastructure to be upgraded with a £55.7 million contract

 The contract is for the upgrade of the main power station, main boiler house and district heating system, which have been in service for a number of years

A £55.7 million contract to upgrade infrastructure at MPA, in the Falkland Islands was signed this week between Southampton based Trant Engineering Ltd and the UK Defense Infrastructure Organization (DIO).

Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 08:25 UTC

UK's state of the art polar research ship to be named Sir David Attenborough

The decision to name the ship after Sir David Attenborough comes only days before Sir David’s 90th birthday and is in recognition of his legacy in British broadcasting

The United Kingdom's £200 million state-of-the-art polar research ship is to be named after world renowned naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, the Science Minister Jo Johnson confirmed on Friday. Following a call for suggestions that sparked global interest, Royal Research Ship Sir David Attenborough has been selected as a name that captures the ship’s scientific mission and celebrates the broadcaster’s contribution to natural science.

Friday, May 6th 2016 - 23:57 UTC

Falklands have built and occupied over 126 houses from 2012 to 2015

 Director of Public Works Colin Summers said he expected there to be a drop-off in new houses this year in the capital Stanley.

More than 126 houses have been built and occupied in Stanley, capital of the Falkland Islands during the last four years with an increase from 10 in 2012 to 51 in 2015 with a third of the total builds being by Government.

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