Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Monday, June 1st 2015 - 22:48 UTC

Falklands announces program to mark liberation anniversary from Argentine occupation

At 11.00 am a ceremony will be held at the Liberation Monument, and after  prayers Governor Colin Roberts will lay a wreath.

The Falkland Islands will be marking the anniversary of the liberation of the Islands from Argentine occupation with a vast program scheduled for Sunday 14, June, 2015, in the capital Stanley.<
The program includes a religious service, a ceremony at Liberation Monument and later a reception hosted by Falkland Islands governor Colin Roberts. MLA Ian Hansen will be presented with the South Atlantic Medal on behalf of all Islanders.

Monday, June 1st 2015 - 06:36 UTC

Falklands born Alejandro Betts entitled to vote in coming Argentine elections

Alejandro Betts was born in Stanley and at the end of the conflict in 1982 left for Argentina with his Argentine fiancé

For the first time a man born in the Falkland Islands, will be voting in the coming Argentine elections, according to reports in the Buenos Aires media. The man is Alejandro Betts, 58, who received his Argentine ID at a ceremony in the Argentine embassy before United Nations, and will thus be eligible to cast a ballot in the coming Tierra del Fuego provincial and municipal elections.

Friday, May 29th 2015 - 09:44 UTC

Falkland Islands welcomes 'oil discovery' at the Isobel Deep exploration

”The (Isobel Deep) result potentially opens up a new development area some 30 kilometers to the south of the Sea Lion field” said Stephen Luxton.

The Falkland Islands Government welcomed Thursday's announcement by Premier Oil and partners that the 14/20-1 ‘Isobel Deep’ exploration well has been declared an “oil discovery”. Isobel Deep in the North Falkland basin, is the second well of a six-well offshore campaign planned to take place in the Islands waters through 2015.

Friday, May 29th 2015 - 09:34 UTC

Falklands War plates' complaint rejected by BBC Trust: 'lack of evidence'

The Top Gear production team fled Argentina following protests over the use of the registration number H982 FKL.

The BBC Trust has rejected complaints over Top Gear's Patagonia special, in which a car number plate which appeared to refer to the 1982 Falklands war. The production team fled Argentina following protests over the use of the registration number H982 FKL.

Wednesday, May 20th 2015 - 22:09 UTC

Falklands: “We are an Overseas Territory, very content with the status and endorsed in the 2013 referendum”

MLA Rendell invited the C24 chairman to visit the Falkland Islands.

The Falkland Islands are very pleased with their current political and democratic status based on the UN charter and confirmed in the 2013 referendum, enjoy a prosperous economy with emphasis on social policies and environment conservation and have good neighborly relations with nearby countries, except for Argentina that “continues to ignore our people's right to self-determination and covet our territory”.

Wednesday, May 20th 2015 - 05:11 UTC

Falklands' Isobel Deep well with good prospects of finding oil, say operators

Partners said an Isobel Deep sand interval was penetrated with “suspected elevated formation pressure and oil shows.” (Pic FOGL)

Premier Oil’s high-impact Falklands Isobel Deep well has hit oil shows in a suspected high pressure formation, partners Rockhopper Exploration and Falkland Oil & Gas Ltd., said Tuesday morning. But, the area will now have to be cased, delaying the drilling program.

Tuesday, May 19th 2015 - 07:05 UTC

Falklands celebrates 30th Anniversary of Mount Pleasant Airport opening

 HRH Prince Andrew at the official opening of the airport in 1985.

”The Falkland Islands airport emerges from rock and peat-bog” said The Times in its 11 May edition, the day before the official opening of Mount Pleasant Airport in 1985, thirty years ago last week.

Monday, May 18th 2015 - 05:03 UTC

Falklands' Borders & Southern releases encouraging technical update of Darwin gas/condensate discovery

B&S explorer now estimates the combined Darwin East and Darwin discovery contains 360mln barrels of recoverable gas condensate.

Borders & Southern has issued a technical update on its Darwin gas/condensate discovery south of the Falkland Islands and near-field prospectivity. The goal was to improve understanding of the Darwin reservoir interval, both within and surrounding the discovery and also its projected facies trend along the Aptian shelf

Saturday, May 16th 2015 - 08:30 UTC

Falklands' geophysical oil exploration buoy ends up in SW Australia

Little is known as to how exactly the buoy – no bigger than a standard box trailer – became detached from its anchoring or how long it spent adrift at sea.

The hull bears the scars of a 10,483 kilometre journey from the Falkland Islands in the south Atlantic, through the Southern and Indian Oceans to the shores of Esperance in southern Western Australia, according to reports in the Australian media.

Thursday, May 14th 2015 - 08:45 UTC

Malvinas war veterans appeal abuses case to Inter American Human Rights Commission

The case before IHRC alleges 'denial of justice' following on Argentina's Supreme Court refusal to take the case because of time limit expiration

Malvinas war veterans have taken their Human rights abuse case against Argentine officers to the Inter American Human Rights Commission, IHRC, following on Argentina's Supreme Court decision rejecting the case because of time limit.

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