Tag: Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Friday, October 9th 2015 - 08:04 UTC

Scientists flock to Falklands for vital South Georgia future research strategy

Scientists and South Georgia representatives at Falklands' Government House on Tuesday evening

Fifteen scientists from institutes around the world gathered in the Falkland Islands this week to assess future scientific requirements for South Georgia. Project manager Dr Vicky Peck from the British Antarctic Survey based in Cambridge explained that the South Georgia Future Science project wanted to identify what the scientific needs of the island were and how they could best be facilitated.

Friday, October 9th 2015 - 07:48 UTC

Falklands celebrates on Saturday cultural diversity day

Saturday will begin with an event comprising presentations, displays and smoko in the Museum in the morning

The Falkland Islands cultural diversity will be celebrated with a whole day of events on Saturday, 10 October. The Falklands with a population of 3.000 according to the latest census, has integrated people born in 53 different countries, with predominance from Britain, St Helena and Chile.

Friday, October 9th 2015 - 06:42 UTC

Falklands' bound Argentine 'militant' yacht rescued abandoned by fisheries protection vessel

“La Sanmartiniana” was adrift in Falklands FOCZ and was rescued by FPV Protegat and weather allowing will be towed to Stanley

An Argentine flagged yacht “La Sanmartiniana” belonging to a political group which responds to Argentine president Cristina Fernandez son, Maximo Kirchner, was detected abandoned in the high seas by the Falklands Islands Fisheries Protection Vessel, FPV Protegat and is being towed to Port Stanley, reports a release from the Falklands government.

Thursday, October 8th 2015 - 18:46 UTC

Falkland Islands celebrate 275th Anniversary of “Rule, Britannia!” with new crown coin

The coin produced on behalf of the Falklands' Treasury includes a representation of Britannia, the female personification of the British Isles

The Treasury of the Government of the Falkland Islands has issued (18th September) a new collector coin commemorating the 275th anniversary of the composition of the tune “Rule, Britannia!” The staunchly patriotic British song was set to music by Thomas Arne in 1740, adapted from the poem, “Rule, Britannia,” by James Thomson.

Thursday, October 8th 2015 - 10:36 UTC

Falklands' clearance of Argentine mines 33 years later reported in UK

The latest phase of the project is now underway after launching a few weeks ago in September, with much of the work in areas surrounding the capital, Stanley.

Explosive mines planted by retreating Argentine forces as Royal Marines stormed the Falklands during the 1982 conflict are still being cleared on the Islands, 33 years later, according to a report credited to David Wells from Westernmorningnews.

Wednesday, October 7th 2015 - 01:37 UTC

Noble Falklands Ltd oil activities are 'illegal' and 'clandestine' claims Argentina

Back in June, Tierra del Fuego Federal Judge Lilian Herráez ordered seizures for US$156 million of oil companies 'illegally' operating in 'Malvinas'

The Argentine government has declared “illegal” and “clandestine” the hydrocarbons' exploration activities carried out off the Falklands/Malvinas Islands by the Houston based Noble Falklands Limited company, according to a resolution by the country's Energy Office.

Tuesday, October 6th 2015 - 09:14 UTC

Falklands' stand visited by Foreign Secretary Hammond and MP Rosindell

The Foreign Secretary signing the visitors' book at the Falklands stand next to FIGO representative Sukey Cameron and MLAs Jan Cheek and Roger Edwards

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, MP Andrew Rosindel and Charles Tannock MEP, were among several personalities that visited the Falkland Islands stand at the Conservative Conference which is taking place in Manchester. He was met by Falklands lawmakers Jan Cheek and Roger Edwards, and Sukey Cameron, head of FIGO, Falklands' government office in London.

Tuesday, October 6th 2015 - 08:39 UTC

“Malvinas Hall” in Comodoro Rivadavia recalls Air Force strikes command against UK Task Force

“Malvinas means every day, not only April second, and this space, Malvinas Hall, will have ever-present the Malvinas cause”, said Ruben Palomeque

The room in Comodoro Rivadavia from where the Argentine Air Force command operated its attacks on the Falkland Islands during the 1982 conflict has been renamed 'Malvinas Hall', and has been declared part of the city's heritage, a place where students and visitors can recall “the ever present Argentine claim over the Malvinas Islands, and the heroism of its pilots”.

Monday, October 5th 2015 - 19:23 UTC

Falklands' veteran Simon Weston launches book on “My Life; My Story”

Simon Weston: My Life; My Story, Chequer Mead, East Grinstead, Friday, October 16, 7.30pm, £15 (£13), 01342 302000, www.chequermead.org.uk

A Falklands' war veteran who survived the bombing of his ship when most of those on board were killed takes to the stage to tell the story of his life. In “My Life; My Story”, which comes to East Grinstead's Chequer Mead on Friday, October 16, Simon Weston OBE, will share truths about the conflict, the day the RFA Sir Galahad was attacked and the impact the event and its consequences have had since.

Monday, October 5th 2015 - 07:35 UTC

“Hands off, Tories will never sell out the Falklands”:Hammond's message to Cristina Fernandez

Hammond said the right to self-determination is being challenged not only in eastern Europe and the Middle East, but also in Gibraltar and South Atlantic.

UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has issued a firm hands-off warning to Argentina by insisting the government will “never sell out” the Falkland Islands. The Foreign Secretary insisted the “bullying and harassment” against the Islanders must stop, adding it is counter-productive and “shameful”.


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