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Montevideo, August 21st 2017 - 11:51 UTC

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  • Sunday, June 18th 2017 - 10:52 UTC

    Falkland Islands: New terminal in 2½ years

    THE air terminal at Mount Pleasant is likely to be subject to civilianisation in approximately nine months, and be rebuilt, or extended or refurbished in two and a half years, stated the Chief Executive Barry Rowland at the public meeting on Monday.

  • Friday, June 9th 2017 - 11:14 UTC

    Falklands: Red Cross exhumation of Argentine remains in three phases

    “Probably on the 19th maybe a few days later, starting with the exhumation proper and the job of taking bone samples from the various human remains…”

    With 123 graves to be exhumed but 140 families waiting for news, the exhumation and identification of Argentine war dead in the Falklands will bring answers to some families, but not every family involved, Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Operational Coordinator for the project to identify the remains of Argentine soldiers buried at Darwin Cemetery.

  • Wednesday, April 12th 2017 - 10:32 UTC

    Falklands announces the Queen's Birthday Parade, April 21st

    The Parade will proceed along the usual lines, including a 21 gun salute and a fly past, and by a march past at which the Governor will take the Royal Salute.

    The Falkland Islands Government has announced that the parade to celebrate the birthday of Her Majesty the Queen will be held at Victory Green in Stanley on Friday 21st April 2017. The parade will form up at Victory Green at 10.20 hours and His Excellency the Governor will arrive at 10.30 hours.

  • Tuesday, April 11th 2017 - 16:42 UTC

    Falklands will establish a dedicated Telecommunications Regulator

    One of the major priorities for the new Regulator will be to develop a more proactive relationship with Sure.

    The Falkland Islands government has announced that with the introduction of the new Telecommunications Ordinance, recent focus has been on setting up structures to regulate the Sure exclusive license.

  • Tuesday, April 11th 2017 - 06:14 UTC

    Falkland Islanders asked on proposals to recommend Marine Management Areas

    A pair of Black-Browed Albatross: 56% of the Falklands breeding Black-Browed Albatross population (approx. 44% of world population) live on Jason Islands

    Falkland Islanders are being asked to comment on proposals to recommend three Marine Management Areas (MMAs) to the Falkland Islands Government (FIG). These areas include some of the Falklands most pristine and vulnerable marine environments such as around Beauchêne Island and the Jason Islands archipelago, and include globally important populations of the Black-Browed Albatross and the Rockhopper penguin.

  • Tuesday, March 14th 2017 - 06:26 UTC

    Falklands denies any commitment to reduce oil royalty has been entered

    Luxton said “FIG does not intend to embark on negotiating fiscal policy through the media” and confirmed no commitment to reduce royalty had been entered

    The Falkland Islands government announced on Monday that it is currently in discussion with Premier Oil on a wide range of issues with the objective of progressing the Sea Lion development towards a successful project sanction.

  • Friday, September 30th 2016 - 07:54 UTC

    Falklands would claim 9% oil royalty per barrel plus 26% profit corporation tax

    MLA Edwards explained that Premier, as current operator of the Sea Lion field, had indicated that their current projected breakeven price was US$ 45 per barrel.

    The Falkland Islands government would claim 9% royalty on one barrel of oil, plus 26% corporation tax on profit, confirmed Member of Legislative Assembly Roger Edwards this week.

  • Wednesday, September 14th 2016 - 17:56 UTC

    Falkland Islands Government welcomes better relationship with Argentina

    MLAs Gavin Short, Barry Elsby, Phyl Rendell and Mike Summers address questions from the media this morning.

    The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) has welcomed the agreement made between the Argentine and United Kingdom Governments, laid out under this morning’s joint statement. Speaking to the media, Members of the Falkland’s Legislative Assembly stated they “looked forward to a better relationship with Argentina”, especially in the areas of hydrocarbons, fisheries, shipping and tourism.

  • Saturday, September 10th 2016 - 11:47 UTC

    Falklands' response to Malcorra's statements of air links to Argentina and the oil industry

    ”The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) has seen the articles in the media attributed to the Argentine Foreign Minister, Susana Malcorra.

    The Falkland Islands Government has acknowledged it is aware of media coverage of Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra referred to proposals of possible air links between the Islands and Argentina as well as talks on other areas of interest such as the fishing and hydrocarbons industries.

  • Thursday, June 23rd 2016 - 02:56 UTC

    Renewables the focus of EU Energy Week in the Falklands

    MLA Michael Poole visited the Sand Bay Wind Farm last week to discuss the benefits of renewable energy.

    The Power & Electrical Department hosted an open day last week at their Sand Bay Wind Farm to showcase the work being undertaken by the Falkland Island’s Government (FIG) to utilise and promote renewable energy sources. The open day, which included guided tours and demonstrations, formed part of wider initiatives recently undertaken by FIG to address issues surrounding climate change.