Tag: Mike Summers

Mike Summers
Friday, June 26th 2015 - 06:02 UTC

UN Decolonization Committee supports Argentina's Falklands/Malvinas claims

Hector Timerman said that UK's unwillingness to negotiate, “Far from making the smallest effort to solve the controversy, they irresponsibly aggravate it”

The United Nations Decolonization Committee approved on Thursday a new resolution urging the United Kingdom to discuss the Falklands/Malvinas dispute with Argentina, in order to find a peaceful solution to the conflict. The decision came as no surprise since it has become an annual event despite Falklands' representatives demand for C24 to act in support of Non Self Governing Territories.

Thursday, June 25th 2015 - 14:37 UTC

”Argentina seeks to colonize the Falklands against the wishes of its people”

“Up-holding the basic human rights of the people of the Non Self-Governing Territories is your single and solemn duty” pointed out MLA Summers

Falkland Islands lawmaker Mike Summers called on the UN Special Decolonisation Committee to uphold the basic human rights of the people of the Non Self-Governing Territories, particularly self determination, argued that C24 has no mandate to discuss competing claims over NSGTs and cautioned that in supporting Argentine colonial aspirations in the Falkland Islands, “you are complicit in supporting Argentina’s bullying and harassment”.

Thursday, June 25th 2015 - 06:33 UTC

Falklands delegates will again ask Decolonization Committee to delist the Islands

 MLAs Phyl Rendell and Mike Summers (L) will be delivering speeches calling for C24 to respect the Falklands' right to self determination

Falkland Islands elected lawmakers with be delivering speeches on Thursday before the United Nations Decolonization Committee as petitioners requesting C24 de-lists the Islands from the Non Self Governing Territories, upholds the Falkland Islanders right to self determination and frees them from the continuous Argentine bullying and harassment.

Monday, June 15th 2015 - 06:29 UTC

Falkland Islands receives US support on the issue of “self determination”

“MLA Summers and Rendell have been very encouraged by the high levels of support in all areas for the Falklands and our right to self determination”.

Falkland Islands' elected lawmakers received assurances in Washington that US neutrality in the sovereign dispute with Argentina does not imply any denial of the Falkland Islanders right to self determination.

Monday, April 27th 2015 - 07:27 UTC

Falklands after a more proactive immigration policy for controlled population increase

“We seem to have adopted a much more controlling rather than encouraging attitude towards immigration,” said MLA Summers

Falkland Islands is reviewing its immigration policy and is urging a more proactive attitude with the purpose of increasing the permanent resident population and encouraging controlled growth, but this must be a discussion amongst Islanders and elected lawmakers. The Falklands according to the latest census from 2012 has a population of approximately 3.000.

Saturday, April 11th 2015 - 07:16 UTC

Falklands Tourist Board presented the 2015 Tourism Awards, and the winners are...

Hon. Mike Summers, MLA, H.E. the Governor, Mr. Colin Roberts and Tony Mason, Chief Executive Officer of the Falkland Islands Tourist Board. MLA

Tony Mason, Chief Executive Officer of the Falkland Islands Tourist and H.E. The Governor of the Falkland Islands, Mr. Colin Roberts, presented the 2015 tourism awards on 1st April 2015. It was also a successful finale for CEO Mason who now has an even more ambitious task with the Falkland Islands Tourist Board in the United Kingdom.

Friday, February 6th 2015 - 01:46 UTC

Falklands want to be good neighbors and have closer links with Latin America

A full day of celebrations at Stanley's racecourse on Saturday to commemorate 250 years of British rule

The Falkland Islands and its people want to be 'good neighbors, have trade links, cooperation agreements and closer relations with the southern cone of South America, but 'without losing our identity', said Falklands lawmakers to Punta Arenas Prensa Austral that was present at the celebrations last Saturday for the 250th anniversary of the first flying of the Union Flag in the Islands marking the beginning of British rule.

Friday, January 30th 2015 - 06:46 UTC

Falklands' anti-Argentine flag petition collects 494 names and a lively debate

Tim Miller said that when an Argentine flag is displayed in the Islands it was of a country that was claiming the Falklands “in the same way it did 33 years ago.”

A lively debate, at times impassioned took place earlier this week in the Falkland Islands during a public meeting at the Chamber of Commerce to discuss bad behavior from Argentine visitors which was described as 'disturbing and distressing” for many Islanders.

Friday, January 23rd 2015 - 06:34 UTC

Falklands departing flight delayed: bullets confiscated from Rio Gallegos pax

The scheduled Saturday LAN flight once a month calls in Rio Gallegos, Argentina

The scheduled Saturday LAN flight, LA992 departing from Mount Pleasant Airport in the Falkland Islands to Chile with a call in Argentina, was delayed for an hour and a half after a total of fourteen live rounds and 95 empty casings were found in the hold and hand luggage of several passengers.

Wednesday, December 17th 2014 - 19:41 UTC

Falklands has a new Director of Health; Mr Bainbridge takes his position next January

Mr  Ian Bainbridge  joins the Directorate from a career in Health and Social Care in the UK

The Falkland Islands Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Ian Bainbridge as Director of Health and Social Care, taking up post from 28th January 2015.


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