Tag: Mike Summers

Mike Summers
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.

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015 - 06:20 UTC

Falklands sports clubs receive significant donation from Argos Ltd

Overseas Games Association Chairman Mike Summers receives a cheque from Argos Ltd Directors Sheila Stewart and Ian Thomson

Three Falkland Islands sports clubs benefitted from the generosity of local business Argos Ltd with a donation of £25,000 via the Overseas Games Association (FIOGA).

Tuesday, October 27th 2015 - 06:36 UTC

Falklands' “full agreement and involvement”, for any Argentine cemetery remains identification

MLA Summers is scheduled to meet with the President of the ICRC, Mr. Peter Maurer, next week in Geneva, to seek assurances from the ICRC

“If any identification is to take place of combatants buried in the Falkland Islands, it would have to be done with the full agreement and involvement of the Falkland Islands Government”, said the local government in a Monday release from Stanley.

Monday, June 29th 2015 - 19:45 UTC

Falklands elected government: “Argentina courts have no jurisdiction in the Falklands”

“The Falkland Islands is an Overseas Territory of the UK, and not subject to the laws of Argentina or any of its provinces”, underlined MLA Summers

“Argentine courts have no jurisdiction in the Falkland Islands”, said Falklands' lawmaker Mike Summers early Monday in response to the latest Argentine attempt into bullying the Islands and derailing its economy.

Saturday, June 27th 2015 - 07:08 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas, a territorial integrity issue; a C24 visiting mission would have to be to Buenos Aires and London

Sending a visitors' mission would have to be to Bs As and London to emphasize, “Gentlemen, when are you going to sit and negotiate”, said Lasso Mendoza

The president of the UN Decolonization Special Committee (C24), Xavier Lasso Mendoza argued that the Falklands/Malvinas issue is a territorial integrity and sovereignty dispute between two countries, and since there is no subjugated people in the Islands, if a visiting mission is to be sent, it would have to be to Buenos Aires and London, with the simple message, ”when are you going to sit and begin negotiations?

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