Tag: Mike Summers

Mike Summers
Saturday, November 9th 2013 - 03:08 UTC

Falkland Islands new Legislative Assembly members sworn in

First time MLA and the most voted Michael Poole “very surprised and very pleased to have been elected”

The new Legislative Assembly of the Falkland Islands has been announced, following the General Election which concluded on Thursday 7th November.

Friday, August 30th 2013 - 01:39 UTC

Falklands’ changes brought by oil development must be done ‘with sensitivity and sensibility’

MLA Summers: the same community of 3.000 and one small town, but with a lot more money: “I’m afraid it won’t be like that”

Falkland Islands lawmaker Mike Summers cautioned at the latest meeting of the Legislative Assembly that a period of extensive change was inevitable for the Islands since the advent of the hydrocarbons industry would change the size of things and to some extent the nature of the community.

Thursday, August 22nd 2013 - 23:45 UTC

Falklands’ lawmakers thank Cristina Fernandez for helping get the Islanders' message to the world

Member of the Legislative Assembly, Dick Sawle

Falkland Islands lawmakers at their final assembly on Thursday thanked Argentine President Cristina Fernandez for her, undoubtedly unintended assistance in getting the Falklands story publicized world-wide and in repeated headlines, reported the latest edition of the Penguin News in its front page.

Monday, July 29th 2013 - 06:01 UTC

Falklands’ next general election announced for 7 November

Gilbert House seat of the Legislative Assembly

The Falkland Islands next general election to renew the eight members of the Legislative Assembly, five for Stanley and three for the Camp is scheduled to be held next 7 November, it was decided in the latest meeting of the Executive Council.

Wednesday, July 17th 2013 - 07:41 UTC

Falklands: Timerman accuses Clarin of sponsoring the referendum and Foreign Office strategy

Today we can say that the English strategy failed because in nothing it altered the essence of the question, according to Timerman

Argentine Foreign minister Hector Timerman in a piece published in the pro-government Pagina 12 accused Buenos Aires daily Clarin of silencing, distorting, hiding and even lying about events in Argentina and particularly regarding the Malvinas colonial issue and in the March referendum ‘of playing to the Foreign Office strategy’.

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013 - 18:50 UTC

Falkland Islands Tourist Board Manager talks past successes and future plans

Falkland Islands Tourist Board, Managing Director Tony Mason

AT the end of his first year directing the Falkland Islands Tourist Board, Managing Director Tony Mason shares the past year's accomplishments and a vision for the future.

Wednesday, June 26th 2013 - 15:24 UTC

Preserving independence for the Falklands

Falkland Islanders celebrating results of the March referendum (Pic by T.Chater)

By Mike Summers (*)
Published in The Washington Times

In 1776, a group of American patriots wrote a letter to their king informing him they were unhappy with their political status and had plans to change it. Americans know this story well. That letter, the Declaration of Independence, formed the United States' profound belief that we all have “certain unalienable rights,” including “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

Friday, June 21st 2013 - 06:26 UTC

Falklands: “last thing we want is religion inserted in the dispute”

Archbishop Bergoglio, now Pope Francis

A top Falkland Islands’ politician and Britain's UN envoy shrugged off the idea of the Pope intervening in the long-running sovereignty dispute over the Falklands/Malvinas and South Atlantic islands, as was suggested at one point by Argentine President Cristina Fernandez.

Thursday, June 20th 2013 - 05:56 UTC

Falklands’ fresh with referendum results will challenge the C24 and Argentina

MLA Summers, no way to avoid the referendum at the debate

Argentina and the Falkland Islands meet on Thursday at the UN Decolonization Committee, C24 to discuss the South Atlantic Islands sovereignty dispute, and contrary to last year when the big show was the attendance of President Cristina Fernandez, this time it will be the Falklands’ turn with the indisputable fresh results of the March referendum and their right to self-determination.

Friday, June 14th 2013 - 00:16 UTC

Falklands have never been part of Argentina and Islanders overwhelmingly voted to remain British

British High Commissioner in Guyana, Andrew Ayre

The following piece was written by Andrew Ayre, British High Commissioner in Georgetown, Guyana and published in StabroekNews from Guyana.


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