Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Tuesday, June 17th 2014 - 06:22 UTC

HMS Clyde marks liberation of Falklands with key role in ceremonies

His head bowed in reverence, HMS Clyde’s AB Gaiger honors the 255 Britons killed 32 years ago to liberate the Falklands. (Pic RN)

Sailors from HMS Clyde joined other protectors of the Falkland Islands as the British Overseas Territory marked the 32nd anniversary of its liberation. The ship’s company took part in a memorial service and parade, and hosted veterans of the 1982 conflict on Liberation Day in the Islands’ capital, Stanley.

Monday, June 16th 2014 - 05:38 UTC

Support for Argentina's 'Malvinas question' in the G77 plus China summit

Cristina Fernández attended the two-day summit which also included UN Ban Ki moon

The G77 plus China extraordinary summit which took place in Bolivia over the weekend approved two statements in support of Argentina's position in the 'Malvinas Islands question' and a second referred to the current conflict with holdout hedge funds, a long running litigation that has reached the US Supreme Court. Argentine president Cristina Fernández attended the Santa Cruz de la Sierra event.

Saturday, June 14th 2014 - 09:13 UTC

“Malvinas son Argentinas” sparks FIFA disciplinary proceedings

The controversial banner previous to the Eslovenia-Argentina match

FIFA can confirm that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the Argentina Football Association (AFA) relating to an incident that occurred at the friendly match between Argentina and Slovenia on 7 June in La Plata, Argentina.

Saturday, June 14th 2014 - 08:44 UTC

Falklands on Liberation Day pledges to preserve 'our homeland' despite Argentina's efforts

The 2013 referendum sent an unequivocal and powerful message to the world about our determination to steer our own future

The Falkland Islands on Liberation Day pledged to continue developing its economy “for the benefit of our people, and for the preservation of our homeland”, despite the Argentine government's concerted efforts “to stifle our economic and political development over the last ten years”.

Friday, June 13th 2014 - 07:21 UTC

Falklands Atlantic patrol honors shipmates of vessels sank during 1982 conflict

HMS Portland’s junior engineer Lyndin Burger salutes the Royal Navy’s fallen a few dozen miles from the spot where the wreck of HMS Coventry lies. (Pic RN)

A small party from Atlantic patrol tasking (South) HMS Portland have made a pilgrimage to First Mountain as part of a week of commemorations in the Falkland Islands to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the 1982 conflict.

Wednesday, June 11th 2014 - 06:42 UTC

Cristina Fernandez opens Malvinas museum, a living commitment to end colonialism

The Argentine president during the official opening of the museum

Argentine President Cristina Fernández had strong words for the UK government, as she headed on Tuesday the inauguration of the Malvinas Museum at the ex-ESMA detention centre, where thousands were illegally held prisoners and tortured during Argentina’s 1976-1983 military dictatorship.

Wednesday, June 11th 2014 - 06:36 UTC

Argentina reiterates Falklands' sovereignty 'unalienable' rights

Foreign minister Timerman reading the Affirmation Day statement

The government of President Cristina Fernandez reiterated Argentina’s “unalienable right” over the Malvinas Islands and urged the United Kingdom to resume negotiations over the disputed territories. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs described the British government refusal to continue talks as “incomprehensible and inadmissible.”

Wednesday, June 11th 2014 - 00:39 UTC

UK Praise for Falklands

Minister of State with responsibility for Falklands affairs and Latin America, Mr Hugo Swire (Photo Peter Pepper)

Hundreds of supporters of the Falkland Islands joined Islanders and Task Force Veterans at the annual reunion in London last night.

Monday, June 9th 2014 - 21:38 UTC

“In the Shadow of Shackleton’s Cross; An Antarctic Memoir”

Beverley remembering her infant years in South Georgia

Author: Beverley McLeod - A charming, well-written and informative book about the author’s childhood experiences in South Georgia. Born in Stanley in 1951, Beverley McLeod lived on South Georgia between 1957 and 1961, where her father was a radio operator at King Edward Point for the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey.

Monday, June 9th 2014 - 20:19 UTC

Argentina presents book on the Malvinas Question and the international community

Timerman and Filmus at the ceremony in the San Martín Palace presenting the book in two versions, Spanish and English

A book with a collection of documents and historic background under the heading of “The International Community and the Malvinas Question”, both in English and Spanish was presented on Monday by Argentine Foreign minister Hector Timerman and top officials from his office.

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