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Tag: Falkland Islands Government

  • Saturday, June 16th 2018 - 10:24 UTC

    Falklands government implements Environmental studies budget

    Projects eligible for funding must assist in the management or enhancement of biodiversity in the Falkland Islands.

    The Falkland Islands are very serious and committed to protecting its unique environment, and besides strict measures to impede invasive species it has also spent millions of pounds in bio-security and environmental research.

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  • Wednesday, June 13th 2018 - 09:23 UTC

    Falklands fishing companies launch new website and promotional video

    The idea of the event was to further raise the profile of the Falklands fisheries both domestically and internationally effectively re-branding FIFCAS

    The Falkland Islands Fishing Companies Association, (FIFCA) hosted a reception at the Historic Dockyard Museum in Stanley on Thursday the 31st May to launch their new website and promotional video. In attendance were invited guests that included HE the Governor Mr Nigel Phillips CBE along with Members of the Legislative Assembly, representatives of the Falkland Islands Government Fisheries Department, FIFCA members as well as the local media and press outlets.

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  • Friday, June 8th 2018 - 11:46 UTC

    Falklands government to focus on family-friendly legislation in 2018/19

    The Islands plan to implement updated maritime legislation over the coming year.(Pic FIG)

    In setting its legislative priorities for the next twelve months, the Falkland Islands Government has signalled an intention to focus on legislation of interest to families. The Islands are internally self-governing, with much law created locally or adapted from elsewhere in the world. The program for the next year was published this week alongside their fiscal budget for the year.

  • Friday, June 8th 2018 - 06:48 UTC

    Falklands confirms exchange of fisheries data with Argentina will resume “in short order”

    Speaking to the Fisheries Committee, Mr. Barton responded to concerns expressed by members and reassured them that the exchange of data would be mutual.

    The Falkland Islands Director of Natural Resources John Barton confirmed this week that exchange of fisheries data will resume “in short order” following the resumption of fisheries talks with Argentina last month. Mr. Barton confirmed that proposals for joint research cruises are being drawn up and another meeting has been scheduled to take place in London in late 2018.

  • Thursday, June 7th 2018 - 08:50 UTC

    Falklands will enjoy England's live matches from the World Cup

    Falklands' viewers won’t have to wait for the matches on the delayed BBC and ITV channels.

    The Falkland Islands will be able to enjoy the Football World Cup 2018 live matches of the England side. The British Forces Broadcasting Service operating from MPA has informed that Falklands' viewers will receive the best football experience possible from Russia by showing all the England matches live on the Sky News Channel.

  • Wednesday, June 6th 2018 - 19:25 UTC

    New Waste Management Strategy for the Falkland Islands

    The current landfill site in the Islands has unrestricted access to humans and wildlife

    Today the Falkland Islands Government announced the adoption of a new Waste Management strategy for the Islands.

  • Friday, May 25th 2018 - 07:47 UTC

    Falkland Islands fisheries review recommends ITQs for Illex squid

    The report recommends the Illex fishery be brought into the ITQ system, with 60 to 75% of ITQ assigned on historical catches and the remainder up for tender.

    Moving the Illex fishery into the ITQ system and improved catch verification requirements are among the recommendations made by an independent review of the Individual Transferable Quota (ITQ) system published by the Falkland Islands government, FIG, this week.

  • Thursday, May 10th 2018 - 07:28 UTC

    Falklands caught in the post Brexit Galileo space controversy

    Michael Barnier, Brussels chief Brexit negotiator, triggered the controversy when he argued UK companies should be excluded from the Galileo project

    United Kingdom ministers are unilaterally considering stopping EU access to the Galileo satellite earth station in the Falklands and Ascension, according to reports in the UK press. The move comes after Brussels chief Brexit negotiator, Michael Barnier, stated that UK companies would have to be excluded from the development of sensitive Galileo infrastructure following Brexit due to security concerns.

  • Tuesday, May 1st 2018 - 10:24 UTC

    Falklands annual Safeguarding Report calls for Islands to be “Model of Best Practice”

    The annual report, and much of the work undertaken by the Safeguarding Board, focuses on children as those wider issues are dealt with separately. (Pic Penguin News)

    Last week the Falkland Islands Government published their annual report on safeguarding and child protection issues in the Islands. The Government is obliged legally to publish an annual report on such matters, a requirement brought into law in 2014 after a number of historic issues were discovered and investigated in recent years. This document looks to summarize activities in this field over the past year and does not provide any details on individual cases.

  • Tuesday, May 1st 2018 - 10:15 UTC

    Falkland Islands Government Partnership with local Environmental NGO Updated

    Falklands Conservation are an environmental conservation NGO, registered as a charity in the UK; its head office and majority of trustees are based in Falklands. Pic Falklands Conservation by Bob Prat

    The Falklands Islands Government have just recently finalized a review process of their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Falklands Conservation, a local environmental NGO. This is an important partnership for the Government and has been in place 2006 on a formal basis.

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