Tag: Mike Summers

Mike Summers
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.

Saturday, February 1st 2014 - 04:40 UTC

Falklands' honors only New Zealand soldier killed during the 1982 war

“Young men like Richard Absolom died defending our freedoms & for that we will forever remember them” Mike Summers (pic.twitter.com/yBYdrXvWRn)

Falkland Islands Member of the Legislative Assembly Mike Summers attended on Friday a wreath-laying ceremony at Palmerston, New Zealand, to honor the sacrifice of Private Richard Absolon who was the only New Zealand solider killed during the Falkland Islands war in 1982.

Thursday, January 30th 2014 - 19:09 UTC

Learning about the Falkland Islands

Mr. Smith, Speaker of the Victoria Parliament and MLA Mike Summers

Unsurprisingly, most Australians don’t know much about the Falkland Islands, so visiting Legislative Assembly member Mike Summers faced lots of questions during his trip to Melbourne this week.

Tuesday, January 28th 2014 - 04:27 UTC

Falklands lawmaker on political visit to New Zealand and Australia

MLA Summers will meet officials, politicians and academics plus giving a few speeches

Mike Summers Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Falkland Islands will visit New Zealand and Australia this week as part of a regional tour where he will present the Falklands as a modern, thriving democracy and address the Falkland Islanders right to self determination. There are long-standing links between the countries, and this tour hopes to build upon existing relationships.

Thursday, January 9th 2014 - 15:03 UTC

Active online poll from “The Telegraph” shows Falklands should be under Argentine sovereignty

Foreign Office aware of Filmus, but the Falkland Islands people voted to remain British by 99.8% in last March’s referendum

According to an active online poll released in the British newspaper “The Daily Telegraph”, a clear majority, almost double, of the voters affirmed that the Falklands Islands should be under Argentina’s sovereignty. Almost half the majority of respondents rejected the idea and supported Britain, while the rest answered that the territory should be under “shared sovereignty.”

Tuesday, November 12th 2013 - 12:06 UTC

Falkland Islands' legislators elect three MLAs to the Executive Council

Mike Summers, Phyl Rendell and Dr. Elsby make up the new Executive Council

The first formal meeting of the newly elected Legislative Assembly was held on Monday morning in Stanley and it was confirmed that last Friday, following the election result the newly elected members of the Legislative Assembly met to discuss and distribute portfolio responsibilities.


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