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Tag: Falkland Islands Government (FIG)

  • Saturday, May 12th 2018 - 19:00 UTC

    Falklands: Brexit on the Brussels fish show menu

    FIFCA Chair Stuart Wallace said Brexit is concerning for many people and stark for local companies: “market for Falklands products is mainly Southern Europe”

    Falkland Islands fishing companies may have attended the Brussels Seafood Show intermittently for over a decade, but the looming specter of Brexit lent this year’s attendance unprecedented significance. For James Bates, Falkland Islands Fishing Companies Association (FIFCA) Executive Secretary, Brexit gave the industry’s stand at the show a clear mandate this year, “it was about being visible at a time when we need to be.”

  • Monday, April 30th 2018 - 07:34 UTC

    Falklands' elected government after a Special Advisor for the coming C24 meeting

    MLAs Roger Edwards and Ian Hansen will be attending the Special Committee on Decolonization (C-24) on 22 June.

    The Falkland Islands elected government are interested in recruiting a Special Advisor with a particular interest in global politics. The purpose of the Special Advisor is to support the two elected representatives of the Falklands that will be attending the annual meeting of the Special Committee on Decolonization (C24) scheduled to take place next 22 June at the United Nations.

  • Saturday, March 3rd 2018 - 10:04 UTC

    Falkland Islands Immigration System Slowly Changing

    Mrs Leona Roberts MLA described this change as “much-anticipated”.

    Over a number of years the Falkland Islands Government have been reviewing and looking to update their immigration laws and procedures. The review formally started in 2013 and has seen a number of papers and proposals considered by the Government since that time. Two large papers were considered by the Islands Government in 2015, with a number of principles being agreed and legislation subsequently being updated.

  • Friday, February 16th 2018 - 09:35 UTC

    Falklands angry with National Geographic; demands apology to the Islands and its people

    National Geographic images were taken for an article which could not have been produced without the explicit support of the Falkland Islands Government. Photo: Paul Nicklen / National Geographic

    Anger has been expressed in the Falkland Islands this week over a letter which was sent to the Argentine Governor of Tierra del Fuego, Rosana Bertone, by a representative of the National Geographic Foundation. The letter, dated February 8, contains an apology for the appearance of the label ‘Falkland Islands’ instead of ‘Malvinas Islands’ on photos published on Instagram, which were taken here.

  • Saturday, February 10th 2018 - 09:18 UTC

    Falklands government comment on a reported visit to the Argentine Cemetery

    The Argentine Memorial at Darwin with the rows of graves, with their white cross and black granite plaques. Pic CICR

    The Falkland Islands elected government has reacted to a raft of reports from Argentina announcing a trip to the Islands, sometime in the second half of March by the relatives of the 88 soldiers, buried at Darwin cemetery, which have been recently identified by a team of forensic experts working under the International Red Cross Committee.

  • Friday, February 9th 2018 - 10:03 UTC

    Falklands protects wildlife in the breeding and moulting season

    One of the many rookeries in the Falklands. Pic: Sean Crane

    A Falkland Islands government calls for prudence, respect, and distance, to protect wildlife in the breeding and moulting season. ”The public are advised that during the summer season, moulting or breeding penguins and wildlife come ashore around the islands to rest and/or care for their young.

  • Friday, February 2nd 2018 - 07:45 UTC

    Falklands government requests proposals for a future port facility

     FIPASS dates back to 1984 and is nearing its operational end, not beyond 2021

    The Falkland Islands government, FIG, is requesting proposals for a future port facility since the current structure, dating back to 1984 and which has had its useful life patched up and extended several times, is nearing its operational end.

  • Monday, January 22nd 2018 - 09:51 UTC

    Falklands takes over Premier's Temporary Dock Facility until April

    “This project presents us with a good opportunity to determine if there is sufficient commercial appetite for an expanded dock infrastructure in Stanley Harbor”.

    An agreement has been signed by the Falkland Islands Government (FIG) with Premier Oil to secure the use of their Temporary Dock Facility until March 31, 2018. This pilot project is intended to test the market for additional berthing capacity within Stanley Harbor and to facilitate maintenance works on FIPASS.