Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Monday, January 5th 2015 - 09:06 UTC

Falkland Islands Tourist Board focuses on Tourism to the next Generation of Travellers.

”The Millennials generation are those born after 1985, it’s a different marketing opportunity.”  Mr. Mason said

Tony Mason, Managing Director of the Falkland Islands Tourist Board today discussed plans on marketing to a new generation of travellers.

Saturday, January 3rd 2015 - 07:16 UTC

Falklands' has a non-official anthem, already played in two public occasions

The Royal Marines band practicing the musical composition at Stanley's Cathedral

A non official anthem celebrating the Falkland Islands and which has been played at least on two public occasions is making the round of Facebook and can be enjoyed in U Tube.

Saturday, January 3rd 2015 - 05:51 UTC

Battle of the Falkland Islands centennial commemorated with £2 coin issue

The reverse design features the fast light cruiser HMS Glasgow, one of the key ships in the battle, surrounded by bomb water explosions and date of the battle.

The Falkland Islands Government & Treasury have issued a new £2 coin which commemorates the Centennial of the Battle of the Falkland Islands. At the start of World War I in 1914, the Falkland Islands was an important strategic naval base that allowed crucial control of the British Royal Navy of the South Atlantic and the Magellan Strait connecting with the Pacific.

Monday, December 29th 2014 - 08:33 UTC

FIG approves Code of Practice for Procurement by Oil & Gas Companies

Code of Practice for oil industry voluntary at this stage.

Its acceptance is voluntary at this stage. It provides for formation of Local Content Board, among other steps towards maximising local benefits and opportunities.

Monday, December 29th 2014 - 06:49 UTC

Salta deputy brings his guitar to the Falklands to 'unite people through music'

Salta deputy Emanuel Sierra. Does “V” sign mean “peace” or “victory”?

Argentine and Anglo-saxon rock music should break down barriers. Local member of Legislative Assembly calls for 'no unruly behaviour'

Monday, December 29th 2014 - 05:32 UTC

Cotroversial two-part Top Gear Patagonia special aired on BBC2

Had it not been for the incidents, the Patagonia chapter of Top Gear would have been of little entertaining value

Critics agree only the segment where the crew is chased and thrown stones at by angry Argentines has some 'action'. The rest is the usual Top Gear travelogue.

Monday, December 29th 2014 - 00:23 UTC

London concerned as Russian military jets available to Argentina

Russian-built Sukhoi Su-24 jets made available to Argentina.

Putin reportedly offered them in exchange for beef and wheat during his last trip to Buenos Aires. 'Sunday Express' cites UK defence sources.

Saturday, December 27th 2014 - 08:22 UTC

Top Gear episode filmed in Argentina to be aired Saturday

It was the 'most terrible thing' for BBC host Jeremy Clarkson

When filming in Patagonia, the BBC crew and host Jeremy Clarkson were forced to leave the country after locals saw their cars' license plates, which were deemed 'provocative'.

Thursday, December 25th 2014 - 22:27 UTC

Unusually abundant 2014 for Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly describes 2014 as a “bumper year,” for the Islands' trade and industry.

Monday, December 22nd 2014 - 08:19 UTC

Soldier's helmet case still unclear, newspaper reports

British veteran Gordon Hoggan claimes he killed an Argentine soldier with his bayonet (Pic AFP)

British veteran of the 1982 Falklands War claims to have killed an Argentine soldier with his bayonette and now wants to give the helmet to the family, but... ¿did it happen as he says?

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