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Montevideo, May 25th 2017 - 23:46 UTC

Falkland Islands

  • Monday, April 3rd 2017 - 10:24 UTC

    “We will never cease to claim Malvinas”, but advancing along intelligent paths

    “We will never cease to claim what belongs to us. Not one single day of our lives are we going to let our arms down, or claudicate” said Friegerio.

    Argentina will never cease to claim Malvinas Islands sovereignty, but intelligent paths to advance on that purpose must also be found, said Ministry of Interior, Public Works and Housing Rogelio Frigerio on Sunday, in Ushuaia, during the main official event on the 35th anniversary of the beginning of the 1982 conflict with the United Kingdom.

  • Monday, April 3rd 2017 - 09:07 UTC

    UK twice offered to return Malvinas, but twice Argentina rejected, now it's a fifty year game

    Cisneros who is considered knowledgeable in Malvinas affairs worked with Di Tella during the government of ex president Carlos Menem

    “Twice Great Britain offered to return Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty to Argentina, and Argentina frustrated the two opportunities”, and one of those offers involved the government of Margaret Thatcher, revealed diplomat Andrés Cisneros, Argentine deputy foreign minister with Guido Di Tella in the nineties.

  • Monday, April 3rd 2017 - 08:23 UTC

    Falklands' Veterans in a “very moving ceremony” at the Memorial Arboretum

    The service open to the public was to “pay tribute to all those involved in the conflict, and especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country” (Pic PA)

    Hundreds of veterans and their families took part in a “very, very moving” ceremony on Sunday to mark the 35th anniversary of the Argentine invasion of the Falkland Islands. Jane Adams, secretary of the South Atlantic Medal Association 1982 (Sama 82) who organized the event, said “there was many a tear” as people of different ranks and ages gathered at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

  • Saturday, April 1st 2017 - 22:58 UTC

    Macri will receive Malvinas' Families and Combatants on Sunday 35th anniversary of the war

    President Macri will host Sunday at Olivos residence a delegation of 25 people from the Malvinas Families Commission plus a group of 20 veterans

    Argentina prepares to commemorate this Sunday the Malvinas War Veterans and Fallen Day, which according to the official calendar marks the 35th anniversary of the start of the 1982 war when the Falklands were invaded by Argentine forces, leading to a 74-day conflict, which left 907 dead, (649 Argentines, 255 British and three Falkland Islanders).

  • Saturday, April 1st 2017 - 08:37 UTC

    Falklands begins process for new port facilities to support economic growth

    The Executive Council approved a temporary, immediate augmentation of FIPASS capacity, at least until the end of 2018.

    The Falkland Islands has approved the commencement of work that will lead to the delivery of new port facilities to support economic growth into the next decade. According to a release from the Falklands elected government, the new work will build on the substantial previous studies completed in 2012 and 2014, which investigated the viability of various sites, and resources are expected to be allocated during the 2017/18 budget process.

  • Friday, March 31st 2017 - 17:33 UTC

    Falkland Islands Journal CD 4th edition: local history at your fingertips

    Jim McAdam, editor of the paper copies

    Since 1967, the Falkland Islands Journal has been an independent annual academic publication on all aspects of the history, natural history and geography of the Falkland Islands and associated regions. Special features are included each year. The emphasis is on recording the culture, heritage and natural environment of the Falkland Islands.

  • Friday, March 31st 2017 - 07:59 UTC

    Falklands Tourist Board launches new website

    “This website is our window to the world and we want to show the Falklands off in the best light”, said acting CEO of FITA, Stephanie Middleton (Pic FITB)

    The Falkland Islands Tourist Board (FITB) launched its new website earlier this week. Acting CEO of FITB Stephanie Middleton said: ”We are delighted to finally launch this site. It is driven by a detailed database of accommodation, restaurants, shops, attractions and events, which allows us to make changes and keep it fresh on a regular basis.

  • Friday, March 31st 2017 - 04:55 UTC

    Falklands includes a new island in its EEZ with UN support

    The unnamed island is just within the Falklands Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), and a 200-mile circumference extension to the zone has been agreed with the UN.

    The Falklands have added a new island. A representative of the United Nations Commission on the Law of the Sea, Lithuanian geologist Professor Loof Lirpa, has confirmed to Penguin News that a new island has emerged in the South Atlantic Ocean, about 150 miles north of Steeple Jason.

  • Wednesday, March 29th 2017 - 10:46 UTC

    Falklands was awarded nine MPA contracts in five years

    The question was asked by Wes Streeting, MP for Ilford North, who visited the Falkland Islands last month in a delegation of four MPs.

    The UK Ministry of Defense has awarded nine direct contracts to locally-based businesses in the Falkland Islands over the last five years including marine services, waste management, logistics and education.Harriet Baldwin, UK Under-Secretary of State for the MoD gave the statistics in response to a question in the House of Commons by Wes Streeting, MP for Ilford North, who visited the Falkland Islands last month in a delegation of four MPs.

  • Wednesday, March 29th 2017 - 07:59 UTC

    Netherlands prepared to help with Falklands' dialogue, once UK leaves the EU

    President Macri and Dutch PM Rutte toast at the official reception for the Argentine delegation on a state visit to Holland

    Holland is prepared to contribute to the Falklands/Malvinas dialogue between Argentina and UK, once Britain has definitively left the European Union, said on Tuesday foreign minister Susana Malcorra who is part of the official delegation of president Mauricio Macri state visit to the Netherlands.