The former Member of the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly, Michael Poole took up the position of Development Manager at the Falkland Islands Development Corporation at the start of the month, heading the Business Development team.
The biggest barriers to business growth in the Falkland Islands are the air link to Chile and telecommunications bandwidth (speed and quality) according to the Falkland Islands Development Corporation Business Climate Survey. In the survey to which 106 businesses responded (a 42% response rate) 30.86% selected those options.
Since 1967, the Falkland Islands Journal has been an independent annual academic publication on all aspects of the history, natural history and geography of the Falkland Islands and associated regions. Special features are included each year. The emphasis is on recording the culture, heritage and natural environment of the Falkland Islands.
The Falkland Islands Development Corporation (FIDC) announced that three UK horticultural specialists will visit the Falklands next month in order to appraise the potential for future horticultural developments. The three consultants will be the Islands for a week and will hope to identify profitable, commercial opportunities for Falkland businesses.
The Falkland Islands Gross Domestic Product (GDP) dropped in 2013 primarily due to lesser oil activity according to a recent Executive Council paper that included updated figures from the FIG Economist Commenting on the paper, according to a report from the latest edition of the Penguin News.