Tag: Mike Summers

Mike Summers
Friday, June 27th 2014 - 08:23 UTC

Falklands reminds C24 it is not charged with determining sovereignty disputes

MLA Summers also recalled that C24 has been invited to the Falklands but “we have not even had the courtesy of a response”

Addressing the United Nations Decolonization Committee (C24) on Thursday, Falkland Islands representative MLA Mike Summers reminded the C24 not only of its current duty, but also of its inability in the past to fulfill its obligations to the Non Self Governing Territories (NSGT) it should be assisting to reach a post-colonial status acceptable to the people who live there.

Thursday, June 26th 2014 - 04:32 UTC

Falklands' lawmakers petitioners at the UN C24 Decolonization Committee

MLA Mike Summers at last year's C24 explained the significance of the March 2013 referendum

Argentina will be making its case claiming sovereignty over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands before the UN Special Decolonization Committee, C24, on Thursday morning. Two petitioners will support his presentation: a descendent from Luis Vernet and Falklands born Alejandro/Alexander Betts.

Wednesday, May 28th 2014 - 07:52 UTC

Falklands has a new Chief of Police, an Islander career officer

 Len McGill with 29 years of service, takes his new post next first of June

The Falkland Islands Government announced the promotion of Len McGill to Superintendent and his appointment as the new Chief of Police. Len, who is a Falkland Islands will begin his new post from 1st June, taking over from Barry Marsden who will be focusing on his role as Director of Emergency Services, where previously the two jobs were combined.

Monday, May 12th 2014 - 20:03 UTC

Falklands' fisheries success story: 20 years of Consolidated and 10 of CFL Gambler

 CFL Chair Wylie said that when the company took off “little was known” in the Islands, “about operating fishing vessels or selling fish”

Falkland Islands Consolidated Fisheries Ltd (CFL) celebrated its 20th anniversary as a company at a reception and banquet at Malvina House Hotel. It also celebrated the 10th anniversary of its vessel CFL Gambler’s blessing and highlighted the MSC certification of the toothfish fishery.

Sunday, May 11th 2014 - 08:34 UTC

Falklands discusses capital projects investments over the next five years

Education a priority - the Infant Junior School/CE above

Falkland Islands members of the Legislative Assembly made an open, public presentation, with feedback, to explain how approximately £61.1 million in available government funds might be divided between capital projects over the next five years.

Saturday, April 12th 2014 - 08:45 UTC

Oil race fuels new Falklands chapter

”The war completely changed the Falklands from an economic perspective,” said Mike Summers

The following article from the Sydney Morning Herald was written by Chris Zappone, who recently visited the Falkland Islands as a guest of the local government and the Foreign Office.The Falkland Islands are not an easy place to reach. Flights come only weekly. Cruise ships making the trip brave frigid seas, freezing nights and recently, harassment from Argentine dockworkers.

Saturday, March 22nd 2014 - 08:01 UTC

The Falklands/Malvinas: Brazil’s next regional headache?

When Foreign Secretary William Hague recently visited Brazil, the Falklands/Malvinas issue was not on the agenda, according to Stuenkel

By Oliver Stuenkel (*) - Brazil, foreign policy observers often point out, is blessed. Contrary to many other emerging powers such as China or India, it is located in a region that rarely experiences interstate tension or war. Not only can Brazil live on a relatively small defense budget, while India is the world's largest arms importer. Brazil can also dedicate considerable time and energy towards extending its global diplomatic reach without constantly being forced to deal with trouble in its neighborhood.

Friday, March 14th 2014 - 10:15 UTC

Falklands' referendum a year ago remembered at the Australian parliament

Australian Foreign minister Julie Bishop said that a year ago the Falkland Islanders voted overwhelmingly to remain a British Territory

One year on from the Falkland Islands' referendum and public diplomacy efforts are paying dividends according to Members of Legislative Assembly Mike Summers and Michael Poole, reports the latest edition of the Penguin News.

Friday, March 14th 2014 - 09:08 UTC

Falklands focused on a multi-year plan of mine clearance

In 2013 the third phase of Falklands' demining work was completed, said MLA Summers

Demining work did not take place this summer in the Falkland Islands, “because efforts were focused on agreeing a multi-year plan for the next round of mine clearance operations,” Member of Legislative Assembly Mike Summers stated this week.

Monday, March 10th 2014 - 20:50 UTC

Falkland Islands turns out to receive the Commonwealth Games Queen's baton

MLA Summers holding the baton surrounded by children (Pic by FIOGA)

The Queen’s Baton promoting the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this year received a hearty welcome in the Falkland Islands, as residents grouped on the Stanley public jetty at 6.30pm on Thursday 27 February when it was hurtled to Stanley from HMS Clyde.

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