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  • Wednesday, June 6th 2018 - 14:09 UTC

    Falkland Islands Reception in London

    Former Falklands Governor and FIA Chairman Mr. Alan Huckle proposes the loyal toast.

    Marking another successful year, the Annual Falkland Islands Government Reception took place on Tuesday 5th June at Middle Temple, London. Islanders in Britain, their friends and supporters, politicians, and veterans of the 1982 war of liberation met in high spirits.

  • Thursday, June 15th 2017 - 11:15 UTC

    Liberation Day Reception, London Gratitude for the Past, Hope for the Future

    FCO Sir Alan Duncan MP, FIG Representative Sukey Cameron MBE and Hon. Mrs. Jan Cheek MLA.

    Falkland Islanders and their supporters met in London on the 13th of June for the annual Liberation Day Reception. This time it was special - it marked the 35th anniversary of the war. Guest of honour was Sir Alan Duncan, just re-appointed as Foreign Office Minister with responsibility for the Falklands; this was his first outside engagement.

  • Thursday, June 16th 2016 - 11:15 UTC

    Liberation Day Reception, London - The Falkland Islands are flourishing

    FIA Chairmen Alan Huckle and Councillor Jan Cheek MLA

    That is the message from the gathering of supporters at the Falkland Islands Government Annual Reception in London commemorating the 34th anniversary of liberation from Argentine occupation. An upbeat update on progress in all aspects of life in the Islands was given by long-serving member of the Legislature, Mrs Jan Cheek. t

  • Tuesday, December 8th 2015 - 09:36 UTC

    A Positive Outlook for the Falklands at FIA's annual general meeting

    Mr. Andrew Rosindell MP, addressing FIA's AGM (Photo by P Pepper)<br />

    The Falkland Islands have received assurances of sustained support from the British Parliament and from the Falkland Islands Association at that organisation’s annual general meeting in London where members were given a positive report of progress and economic development in the Islands.

  • Monday, December 8th 2014 - 23:25 UTC

    Commemoration Service for Battles of Coronel and the Falklands at London's St Martin-in-the-Fields

    All standards lowered for two minutes silence

    The first two significant naval battles of the First World War were commemorated in London and the Falklands in parallel church services on the 8th December – a hundred years after these momentous events took place.

  • Tuesday, October 14th 2014 - 06:00 UTC

    A masterly account of the Battle of the Falklands 1914

    The Battle of the Falklands 1914 By Graham Pascoe reviewed by David Tatham - With the centenary of the 1914 naval battle coming up in December and commemorations planned for Falkland Islands capital, Stanley and London, Graham Pascoe’s concise account of the battles of Coronel and the Falkland Islands is well timed.

  • Tuesday, March 11th 2014 - 06:28 UTC

    Falklands weekly says Argentina's call for dialogue and respect is 'farcical'

    Lisa Watson, sixty generation Falkland Islander replies to Ambassador Castro

    The Falkland Islands latest Penguin News editorial picks on the Chagos Islanders controversy surfaced by Ambassador Alicia Castro and laments that Argentina insists that Falkland Islanders 'are a non people entitled to nothing', but on the other hand had it not been “for the Argentine act of aggression that shone a spotlight on our existence as a population, we too might have ended up a people without a place”.

  • Thursday, June 13th 2013 - 17:17 UTC

    Falkland Islands asserts their democratic rights

    MLA Dick Sawle addressed the reception with a special tribute to Falklands’ heroes: Lady Thatcher and Sir Rex Hunt

    The remarkable transformation of the Falkland Islands into the democratic, prosperous, hardworking community of today was applauded by hundreds of supporters gathered in London for the annual reception in London marking the liberation of the Islands from Argentine invasion and occupation in 1982.

  • Friday, February 15th 2013 - 19:35 UTC

    February 1833: Parallel truths in parallel universes: can that be the only explanation?

    Thomas Bridges and family from Keppel Island mission in the Falklands helped found Ushuaia

    By John Fowler - According to the Argentine view of things, the Falkland Islands are Las Islas Malvinas and the capital city is not Stanley, which was founded in 1844, but Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego, which did not really begin to be a town till 1881 with the establishment of a penal colony there.

  • Saturday, February 26th 2011 - 10:37 UTC

    Falklands Facts

    In his reply of 19 February to my letter of the 12th, Mr. Cisneros says “the worst thing we can do is quibble and distract ourselves from the main problem”. But it is not a “quibble” to state simple facts, as I did in my letter. So I suggest we get a few facts straight – not unilateral facts, but straightforward historical facts.

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