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Montevideo, April 23rd 2018 - 01:36 UTC

Tag: British overseas territories BOT

  • Sunday, April 8th 2018 - 21:16 UTC

    What does the new Falklands ‘Islands Plan’ mean for South America?

    The Plan makes a specific reference to promoting the Falklands as the natural “gateway to Antarctica”,

    Over the past decade it is has become customary for a newly elected Legislative Assembly in the Falkland Islands to publish an ‘Islands Plan’. As there are no political parties in the Falkland Islands, all eight members of the Assembly are independents. Therefore there is no collective manifesto when elected to office. This has traditionally been addressed via a consensus-based Islands Plan.

  • Thursday, March 29th 2018 - 14:19 UTC

    Falklands: Argentine professor visits Stanley and offers proposal to “end the dispute”

    According to Mr Kohen 20 point proposal, residents would be given dual Argentine/British nationality.

    Argentine Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies of Geneva, Marcelo Kohen, has studied disputes and resolutions in different parts of the world. Last Monday Kohen was in the Falkland Islands and at a public meeting in Stanley, he presented a proposal to put “an end to the dispute”.

  • Tuesday, March 13th 2018 - 20:44 UTC

    Falkland Islanders mark Commonwealth Day with a range of events

    Mike Betts (second from left) with the other UK Overseas Territory Representatives outside Westminster Abbey yesterday for the Commonwealth Service.

    On six continents around the globe, the currently 53 countries of the Commonwealth marked Commonwealth Day earlier in the week. The day included messages to the Commonwealth from Her Majesty the Queen as well as the UK Prime Minister, both of which have been covered by MercoPress. However, the Falkland Islands also reaffirmed its ties to the Commonwealth over recent days both within the Islands and elsewhere in the world.

  • Tuesday, December 12th 2017 - 09:21 UTC

    Falklands' election motivates support resolution in US House of Representatives

    Resolution, 650, was submitted by Representatives Mario Diaz Balart, Derek Kilmer and George Holding, and referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

    The United States 115th Congress has tabled resolution 650 recognizing the results of the free and fair elections for the new Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Falkland Islands held on 9 November 2017. The resolution, 650, was submitted last week by Representatives Mario Diaz Balart, Derek Kilmer and George Holding, and referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

  • Thursday, November 30th 2017 - 09:12 UTC

    JMC communiqué underlines self determination and UK's commitment post Brexit

    BOTs delegates were received at Downing Street by Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday morning

    The two-day British Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council meeting in London ended on Wednesday with a communiqué underlining self determination, (plus commitment to counter hostile sovereignty claims), constitutional relationship, disaster recovery, --following the sweeping damages caused by hurricanes--, tax transparency and Brexit.

  • Wednesday, November 29th 2017 - 07:09 UTC

    Theresa May updates BOTs leaders on Brexit, financial services and reconstruction efforts

    Overseas Territories leaders at Downing Street with Prime Minister Theresa May

    A delegation from the Falkland Islands attended on Tuesday 10 Downing Street where Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed leaders from ten British Overseas Territories Street for the start of their annual Joint Ministerial Council meeting. The Falklands' were represented by lawmakers MLA Teslyn Barkman, MLA Roger Edwards and Sukey Cameron OBE, Falklands government representative in London.

  • Wednesday, November 29th 2017 - 06:49 UTC

    Falklands' concerns put forward at meetings with Prime Minister May and Foreign Secretary Johnson

    Falklands MLA Teslyn Barkman and MLA Roger Edwards (L) with Sir Alan Duncan (C) Minister of State for Europe and the Americas

    Following a full day of activities in London in the framework of the annual British Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council meeting, the Falklands delegation said talks were very high level, and a wonderful opportunity to put forward the Islands concerns, such as Brexit, and listen to the issues faced by the other British Overseas Territories.

  • Tuesday, November 28th 2017 - 07:01 UTC

    Falklands and other BOTs leaders scheduled to meet with PM Theresa May

    During the meeting Mrs. May is expected to announce a further £70 million to help the relief efforts for BOTs  hit by hurricanes Irma and Maria

    Leaders from eleven British Overseas Territories, BTO, including the Falkland Islands will be meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday as part of the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Committee, which begins in London, according to a release from 10 Downing Street.

  • Saturday, September 2nd 2017 - 12:08 UTC

    St Helena/South Africa commercial weekly flights begin this month

    Airlink will operate a weekly service between St Helena and Johannesburg and St Helena/Cape Town (via stopover at Windhoek International Airport, Namibia).

    The British Overseas Territory, BOT, St Helena Government and Airlink have announced that the sale of tickets for flights to St Helena Island will commence early in September 2017.Airlink will operate a weekly service between St Helena and Johannesburg and St Helena and Cape Town (via the stopover at Windhoek International Airport in Namibia).

  • Thursday, August 17th 2017 - 10:00 UTC

    Argentine Senate head calls on UK for Falklands/Malvinas discussions

    “The government of Mrs. May should comply with its share of the agreements and sit down to discuss all issues including the Malvinas question”, said Senator Pinedo

    Argentine Senate president Federico Pinedo called on the British government ”to sit down and discuss all issues (of the bilateral agenda) including the Malvinas dispute”, and should also make a greater effort in improving its relations with Latin America, according to a statement from DYN news agency.

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