The Falkland Islands Development Corporation, FIDC, announced the latest phase of their Fresh for the Future program, bringing new commercial entrants into the horticulture market, as well as assisting keen amateur growers to step up with a training program to develop skills that may be applied over a range of production situations and optimizing crop performance.
Tony Mason, Chief Executive Officer of the Falkland Islands Tourist and H.E. The Governor of the Falkland Islands, Mr. Colin Roberts, presented the 2015 tourism awards on 1st April 2015. It was also a successful finale for CEO Mason who now has an even more ambitious task with the Falkland Islands Tourist Board in the United Kingdom.
A successful and well attended conference took place at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on the 4th December 2013 to open up business links between the Falkland Islands and Scotland’s oil service business sector. This event was the second of the two planned events from the project known as FalkLink.
A locally owned and managed credit union, “run by the people that it serves” that would provide savings, credit and other financial services to its members, is the subject of a newly released suitability study by the Falkland Islands Development Corporation (FIDC) and was discussed at public consultation meetings at the Chamber of Commerce and the Goose Green Social Club this week.
A top official from St Helena will be visiting the Falkland Islands next month to explore ways that the governments of the two British Overseas Territories can collaborate and looking ahead to when the mid Atlantic volcanic island will have an international airport.
The launch this month by the Falkland Islands Development Corporation (FIDC) of the Import Substitution Programme under the slogan, “Use Spades, Not Ships” bears striking parallels to the Grow More Food campaign established in war-time Britain during the Second World War. A campaign known better by its slogan – “Dig for Victory”.