Tag: Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Friday, October 31st 2014 - 07:04 UTC

Falklands demining contracts goes to Bactec and Fenix Insight

Over the two year project, a minimum of 23 mined areas will be cleared, as well as one further area of suspect land

Two companies have been awarded contracts by the UK Foreign Office for the clearance of minefields in the Falkland Islands, dating back to the 1982 conflict when retreating Argentine forces laid antipersonnel and other explosives particularly in a ring surrounding the capital Stanley.

Thursday, October 30th 2014 - 06:51 UTC

Falklands: MPs visit scheduled for the second week of November

Yvonne Fovargue MP for Makerfield, North West, is Labour shadow Defense minister

Two UK MPs Yvonne Fovargue (L) and Guy Opperman (C) will be visiting the Falkland Islands from 13 to 18 November, accompanied by Falklands government representative in London, Sukey Cameron MBE.

Tuesday, October 28th 2014 - 04:34 UTC

Falklands: the return of the British flag to Government House in Stanley

“Major General Moore, the commander of land forces, gave our detachment the honor of replacing the Falkland Islands flag at Government House”

The Courier.co.uk has published a revealing piece on the night of the Argentine invasion to the Falklands, 2 April, 1982, the shootout with Argentine troops, the surrender and the return of the British flag to Government House on 14 June at the end of the conflict.

Monday, October 27th 2014 - 19:13 UTC

Falklands tourist board will attend US tour operators association conference in Boca Raton

“Direct and unprecedented access to travel industry leaders and decision makers representing the top US based travel companies and cruise lines”

After the successful nomination of the Falkland Islands as the “Best Destination for Wildlife and Nature”, awarded by the Travel Agents Choice Awards, the Falkland Islands Tourist Board will be attending the USTOA (United States Tour Operators Association), which this year will be held in Boca Raton, Florida.

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 10:53 UTC

Trekker technology captures imagery of Shackleton's South Georgia

The trek, part of the Trekker Loaner Program, was conducted by one Lindblad Expeditions' videographer, and yielded more than 10,000 panoramas

Trekker technology captures imagery of one of the most rarely-visited places on earth, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, made famous by Sir Ernest Shackleton, one of the bravest and most remarkable explorers. It offers end users the literal experience of being an explorer by traveling to places where traditional vehicles – or they - cannot go.

Friday, October 24th 2014 - 05:20 UTC

Falklands' government releases the 2014 Statistical Yearbook

The Yearbook “will be an invaluable tool for anyone wishing to learn more about the Falklands”, said MLA Poole

The Falkland Islands Government has announced the publication of the Statistical Yearbook 2014. The Yearbook is the culmination of several months of work by the Policy Unit and serves as an almanac of Falkland Islands facts and figures.

Friday, October 24th 2014 - 04:54 UTC

Falklands arrangements for observance of Remembrance Sunday 9 November

A short service will be held at the Cross of Sacrifice and the Roll of Honour read out.

The elected government of the Falkland Islands has made the following arrangements for Sunday 9 November 2014, Remembrance Sunday, which will begin the annual service to be held at Christ Church Cathedral commencing at 09:30 am and led by Reverend Canon Paul Kerr and other local ministers.

Friday, October 24th 2014 - 04:43 UTC

Falklands' veterans involved in 'clean up' after the war receive campaign medals

PM Cameron in Downing Street hands the medals to the veterans (Pic PA)

Falkland Islands veterans who arrived to 'clean up' after the war ended have finally been given their campaign medals after 32 years. David Cameron handed the servicemen the South Atlantic Medal in Downing Street on Wednesday after a long-awaited review found they should have been recognized for their service in 1982, according to a report from Dan Bloom for the MailOnline.

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 - 15:13 UTC

Falklands' program to monitor social effects of hydrocarbons development

The project is co-funded by FIG, Premier and Noble oil companies

The Falkland Islands government discussed and agreed proposals from the Policy Department on a Social Effects monitoring program in respect of hydrocarbons development, according to the report on the latest Executive Council meeting.

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 - 09:52 UTC

Falklands prepares for Ebola threat situation; vessels from high risk areas will undergo 21 day clearance period

The threat of the virus arriving to the Falklands via airport routes is not impossible, but it is extremely low

In response to a possible Ebola threat situation the Falkland Islands government is focusing on prevention at this time but with good contingency plans also being laid down as a back up to a possible outbreak.

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