Tag: Mike Summers

Mike Summers
Saturday, January 30th 2016 - 11:29 UTC

Falklands/Chile weekly flight: LAN interested in having a larger aircraft

A LAN aircraft, Airbus 320, with 150 seats, makes one return trip to the Faklands a week from Santiago, Chile via Punta Arenas

An indication of interest has been forthcoming from Chile's flag carrier LAN in relation to bringing in a larger aircraft to cope with the volume of passengers and freight to the Falkland Islands.

Thursday, January 21st 2016 - 01:38 UTC

Falklands' says it's time Corbyn accepted a briefing on the Islands to understand politics and geography

“Mr Corbyn is clearly confused about the right to self-determination, and has little understanding about the Falkland Islands” said MLA Mike Summers, OBE.

The Falklands Islands elected government said it was time Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn took up the offer of a proper briefing on the Falklands which might help him understand the Islands politics and geography.

Saturday, December 19th 2015 - 06:01 UTC

Resolution 2065 on Falklands: United Nations 'royally deceived' 50 years ago

MLA Summers said Resolution 2065 was based on a series of lies, deceptions and half truths put to UN by the then Argentine Ambassador José María Ruda.

The United Nations was “royally deceived”, said Falkland Islands Member of Legislative Assembly Mike Summers in response to Argentina celebrating the 50th anniversary of a UN resolution that recognised the existence of a sovereignty dispute over the Falklands.

Wednesday, December 9th 2015 - 08:54 UTC

Falklands' strict work safety measures for 2016 Illex fishery in Islands' waters

Director of Natural Resources John Barton working to improve  conditions for fishermen

Measures that will sometimes exceed flag state requirements, in order to improve the safety of fisherman working on ships in the Illex fishery in Falklands waters have been agreed by the Falkland Islands Government.

Thursday, November 19th 2015 - 22:30 UTC

Falklands' cruise rescue operation live-tested and successfully completed

RAF Sea King helicopter winching passengers to safety from the cruise ship Le Boreal (Pic MoD)

Passengers and crew forced to abandon a cruise ship due to a fire in the engine room causing loss of power, were all safe and without injury in Stanley yesterday morning. This followed a complex rescue and care mission comprising British Forces from Mount Pleasant, Government emergency services, the ship’s agents Sulivan Shipping and with support from local farmers.

Thursday, November 19th 2015 - 06:24 UTC

Falklands' cruise incident: all passengers safe and 90 hosted in Stanley

 Congratulations to MoD SAR, FIG Emergency Services, North Camp helpers, and all those who worked to make the outcome successful, said MLA Summers

With support from a Royal Navy patrol, the Royal Air Force Search and Rescue helicopters and Falkland Islands emergency services, hundreds of passengers have been rescued from the French flagged mega yacht Le Boréal after it issued a distress call on Wednesday early morning to the north of the Falkland Islands.

Tuesday, November 17th 2015 - 06:41 UTC

Falklands addresses European refugee crisis and possible assistance

MLA Mike Summers met with members of the UK Home Office team recently in the UK

Following requests from a number of members of the public to assess the possibility of assisting with the European refugee crisis, the Falkland Islands government, FIG, has reviewed with HMG the options to take part in their resettlement scheme.

Friday, November 13th 2015 - 07:24 UTC

Falklands' Remembrance Sunday commemorations on a soft rain day

Governor Colin Roberts, and MLA Mike Summers on behalf of the Falkland Islands government laid wreaths at the Cross of Sacrifice

The Falkland Islands commemorated Remembrance Sunday on a damp day with a soft rain that added to the poignancy and quiet of the ceremony held in the capital Stanley, while in London the Falklands' government representative laid a wreath at the Cenotaph.

Saturday, November 7th 2015 - 07:08 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas soldiers' remains: Argentine delegation meets Red Cross chief

In Geneva, Daniel Filmus reiterated President Cristina Fernández 2012 request for the Red Cross to collaborate in the identification process of the remains.

Argentina's Foreign Ministry Secretary for Malvinas affairs Ambassador Daniel Filmus, and Argentine ambassador before international organizations in Geneva, Alberto D'Alotto, met on Thursday with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, to address the issue of identifying the remains of 123 soldiers Argentine fallen during the South Atlantic conflict in 1982 and buried in the Argentine cemetery at Darwin, in the Falkland Islands.

Wednesday, November 4th 2015 - 06:45 UTC

Falklands lawmaker meets Red Cross chief to discuss identification of Argentine soldiers remains

The Argentine cemetery in Darwin holds 123 graves marked “An Argentine soldier known only by God”

The President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, met on Monday with representatives of the authorities of the United Kingdom and of the Falkland Islands to discuss a process seeking to identify the remains of a number of unidentified Argentine soldiers buried at Darwin cemetery in Falklands/Malvinas Islands.

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