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Montevideo, December 14th 2017 - 19:03 UTC

Tag: Barry Elsby

  • Friday, November 17th 2017 - 07:40 UTC

    Falklands' newly elected Legislative Assembly anticipates lively debate

    MLA Teslyn Barkman waxed enthusiastic about the youth and energy to be found in the Assembly’s members and MLA Bragger talked about “a different dynamic.”

    Five of the eight members of the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly, were elected for the first time only three working days before their first formal appearance in the Town Hall on Monday morning. With this in mind, the business to be brought before the chamber is normally routine and unlikely to require much in the way of discussion.

  • Friday, November 10th 2017 - 01:40 UTC

    Falkland Islands Elects New Legislative Assembly

    Falkland Islanders vote in their General Election 2017, only the second to elect full time Assembly Members

    Residents of the Falkland Islands went to the polls yesterday, with results released earlier this morning. Seventeen candidates stood for election to the Legislative Assembly and have campaigned over the past month to be elected to office.

  • Tuesday, October 3rd 2017 - 12:11 UTC

    Falklands appoints Headteacher of Community School

    As Headteacher, Neil Appleby led a secondary school of 850 pupils in a challenging, northeast coastal area for 6 years, until 2016.

    The Falkland Islands Government has announced the appointment of Neil Appleby as the new Headteacher for the Falkland Islands Community School. Neil was born in Basingstoke in the South of England and within eleven years he and his family made their way North to County Durham.

  • Sunday, June 18th 2017 - 10:52 UTC

    Falkland Islands: New terminal in 2½ years

    THE air terminal at Mount Pleasant is likely to be subject to civilianisation in approximately nine months, and be rebuilt, or extended or refurbished in two and a half years, stated the Chief Executive Barry Rowland at the public meeting on Monday.

  • Monday, May 8th 2017 - 17:50 UTC

    The Falklands penguins that would not explode

    Yorke Bay is particularly difficult, since mines were placed on top of the sand dunes, but, over 35 years, the dunes have changed shape and shifted with the wind. (Pic Peter Gibbs)

    The Falklands and the efforts to clear minefields left by the Argentine invasion in 1982, which have become de facto nature reserves for penguins, will be aired on BBC Radio 4 under the heading of “Listen to Exploding Penguins”, presented by Peter Gibbs and produced by Matthew Teller. The presentation will be Tuesday 9 May at 15:30 UK time.

  • Tuesday, April 11th 2017 - 16:52 UTC

    Falklands' teenager will spend a month in Uruguay on an scholarship program

    Darby wants to meet new people, seeing what it is to live in Uruguay and learning the language

    Falkland Islander Darby Newman (15) will have the opportunity to spend over a month in Uruguay on a student exchange program. Darby applied for, and was awarded, the scholarship offered to a Falklands student by the American Field Service (AFS).

  • Thursday, February 16th 2017 - 10:13 UTC

    Red Cross completes Phase 1 of mission to identify Argentine soldiers in Darwin cemetery

    The purpose of Phase 1 was to make the administrative and logistical arrangements for Phases 2 and 3, later in the year, said ICRC representative Laurent Corbaz

    Laurent Corbaz of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), said on leaving the Falklands that Phase 1 of the mission to identify Argentine soldiers buried at the Darwin Cemetery had taken place during the week spent in the Islands with his team mate Patrick Sherry.

  • Friday, February 3rd 2017 - 11:42 UTC

    Falklands implements closer educational links with Chilean university

    In October 2016, an MOU was signed between the Falkland Islands Government and the Chilean British University in Santiago, Chile.

    A Chilean professor from the Chilean British University in Santiago will be arriving in the Falkland Islands on Saturday to begin the implementation process of the MOU signed between the Islands government and the university to have Chilean students complete their degree levels in Falklands.

  • Thursday, February 2nd 2017 - 08:02 UTC

    Falkland Islands receives Red Cross representatives

    The Argentine cemetery in Darwin where the identification of unknown soldiers will be taking place

    Two representatives from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) tasked with identifying fallen Argentine soldiers buried at Darwin cemetery, are due to arrive in the Falkland Islands on Thursday, 2nd February for 9 days.

  • Tuesday, January 31st 2017 - 10:41 UTC

    Scholarship in Uruguay available for a Falklands student

    The scholarship is collaboration between the Falkland Islands Government and AFS which MLA Barry Elsby has been working on.

    American Field Service (AFS) is offering a scholarship to an outstanding student from the Falkland Islands to take part in a funded exchange program in Uruguay. The scholarship is collaboration between the Falkland Islands Government and AFS which MLA Barry Elsby has been working on.