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Montevideo, March 23rd 2018 - 09:19 UTC

Tag: Leona Roberts

  • 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, January 26th 2018 - 07:27 UTC

    Falklands decide to discuss a Holiday Scheme, originally funded by the government

    Proposing the motion, MLA Roberts gave a brief history of the previous scheme, which was designed to supplement the cost of international and local travel.

    The Falkland Islands Holiday Credit Scheme that lasted some ten years until 2008, and by which the government credited a daily contribution to each Islander in support of the cost of overseas travel, may be about to make a comeback, according to the latest edition of the Penguin News.

  • Friday, November 17th 2017 - 07:40 UTC

    Falklands' newly elected Legislative Assembly anticipates lively debate

    MLA Teslyn Barkman waxed enthusiastic about the youth and energy to be found in the Assembly’s members and MLA Bragger talked about “a different dynamic.”

    Five of the eight members of the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly, were elected for the first time only three working days before their first formal appearance in the Town Hall on Monday morning. With this in mind, the business to be brought before the chamber is normally routine and unlikely to require much in the way of discussion.

  • Friday, November 17th 2017 - 07:31 UTC

    Falklands' Executive Council: MLAs Teslyn Barkman, Roger Spink and Leona Roberts

    The former Speaker of the House, Mr Keith Biles was chosen to resume his duties and retired former Clerk of the Council, Mrs. Claudette Prior as his Deputy.

    Two significant items of business were conducted during the first meeting of the newly elected Legislative Assembly of the Falkland Islands. The first was the election by members of the Speaker of the House and his or her Deputy.

  • Friday, November 10th 2017 - 01:40 UTC

    Falkland Islands Elects New Legislative Assembly

    Falkland Islanders vote in their General Election 2017, only the second to elect full time Assembly Members

    Residents of the Falkland Islands went to the polls yesterday, with results released earlier this morning. Seventeen candidates stood for election to the Legislative Assembly and have campaigned over the past month to be elected to office.

  • Saturday, July 30th 2016 - 08:46 UTC

    Falklands' museum heritage adds 19th century port of Stanley painting

     Former Governors David Tatham, Donald Lamont and Museum Director Leona Roberts display the painting - Pic Peter Pepper

    Falkland Islands Museum Director Leona Roberts will be carrying a unique and valuable artistic insight into Falklands history when she returns to Stanley.

  • Wednesday, March 11th 2015 - 02:21 UTC

    Falklands Historic Dockyard Museum shortlisted in Museums/Heritage Awards for Excellence 2015

    Ms Roberts said “we are all absolutely thrilled to have been short-listed in the M+H Awards – it is far more than we would have dared dream of”.(Pic BBC)

    The Falkland Islands Museum & National Trust is very proud to announce that the Historic Dockyard Museum has been shortlisted in the International category of the Museums + Heritage Awards for Excellence 2015.

  • Wednesday, September 10th 2014 - 06:53 UTC

    Falklands' capital Stanley three oldest buildings incorporated to new museum

    The location of the Falkland Islands new Historic Dockyard museum to be opened to the public next Friday, adds to its historical importance and incorporates three of the oldest buildings in the capital Stanley built in the 1840s. Store House Nº1 is the largest converted space and is known locally as the Central Store, the Black Smiths shop several other small buildings have also been renovated from their neglected states and converted into exhibition spaces.

  • Wednesday, September 10th 2014 - 06:41 UTC

    Falklands new Historic Dockyard Museum opens to the public on Friday

    Guest of honour, Sir Neil Cossons OBE, (*) declared the Historic Dockyard Museum officially open with a ringing of the Dockyard bell

    After decades of planning, and a huge amount of dedication from the Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust (FIMNT) and supporters, the Falkland Islands’ new Historic Dockyard Museum is nearing completion. Approximately 100 invited guests attended the launch event on Saturday 6th September, and the building will be open to the public on Friday 12th September.

  • Saturday, November 9th 2013 - 18:59 UTC

    New Falklands Museum to be a positive political statement.

    Tim Blake talking to group including MLAs Poole, Hanson, Summers, Edwards, Short and Rendell

    When the seat of government of the fledgling British colony in the Falkland Islands was moved from Port Louis to Stanley, in 1845, under the direction of Governor Moody, one of the first buildings to be constructed in what became known as the Government Dockyard, was a large store. This shingle clad, two story building, known as the Old Central Store still exists and is thought to be possibly the earliest large construction in the whole of the Southern Cone of South America.

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