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Montevideo, November 18th 2018 - 22:48 UTC

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  • Friday, November 9th 2018 - 08:30 UTC

    Falkland Islands could have a new port in the next two years

    Three consortia have presented proposals to the Falklands Government for a new port confirmed Legislative Assembly Member Dr Barry Elsby.

    The Falkland Islands could have a new port within the next two years. Three consortia have presented proposals to the Falkland Islands Government (FIG) for a new port confirmed Legislative Assembly Member Dr Barry Elsby in recent weeks.

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  • Saturday, October 27th 2018 - 09:06 UTC

    Falklands retail prices increased 3% over the last twelve months

    The hike is principally down to an increase in the cost of fuel and power (excluding fuel for transport) which led to a 1.6% increase in the index

    The Falkland Islands retail price index (RPI) increased by 3% over the last 12 months, the Standing Finance Committee was told this week. The hike is principally down to an increase in the cost of fuel and power (excluding fuel for transport), which led to a 1.6% increase in the index, and food and non-alcoholic beverages, which further raised it by 1.1%.

  • Wednesday, September 5th 2018 - 07:55 UTC

    Falklands 2017/18 budget had an operating surplus of £38 million

    MLA Roger Spink says a great deal of effort has been taken to more accurately forecast the Falklands' income in the 2018/19 year

    The Falkland Islands Government operating surplus of £38 million for 2017/18 was driven primarily by favourable Corporation Tax receipts. The original budgeted deficit in my view led the former Legislative Assembly to be over cautious in their demands leading to unnecessary thrift in some areas, according to MLA Roger Spink, who is head of the Government Services Portfolio of the Assembly.

  • Friday, June 1st 2018 - 18:44 UTC

    Falkland Islands Government publishes Budget for 2018/19

    MLA Stacy Bragger, Chair of the Legislative Assembly, said: “This Budget is designed to put people first

    The Falkland Islands Government has set out its medium term plan for the Islands with an ambitious Budget designed to ensure that we have solid foundations for future economic, social and political development.

  • Friday, June 1st 2018 - 08:02 UTC

    Falklands' Loligo first season squid catch, the best in the last five years

    Rounded to the nearest 100 tons, the first season catch in 2013 was 19,900. In 2014 it was 28,100, and in 2015, 19,400: in 2016, 22,600, while in 2017 it reached 39,400.

    The Falkland Islands' total catch of the loligo squid, or Falklands' calamari, in the first season of 2018 was 43,085 tons, which compares very favorably to first-season catches over the last five years.

  • Wednesday, May 30th 2018 - 08:52 UTC

    Falkland Islands elected government establishes new portfolio system

    Chair of the Legislative Assembly, MLA Stacy Bragger said the restructure will help make the business of Government more efficient and more transparent

    Members of the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly recently reviewed the portfolio system, having now been in post for six months. The resulting changes are designed to provide greater clarity in the detail of each portfolio, as well as to ensure equity for each portfolio holder.

  • Friday, April 27th 2018 - 09:01 UTC

    Falklands operating budget surplus keeps increasing

    MLA Roger Spink, chair of the Standing Finance Committee explained the several “slippages” to which the capital program for 2017/18 has been subject  (Pic Observa)

    The Falkland Islands forecast operating budget surplus for the current financial year sits at £33m, Standing Finance Committee (SFC) was told on Wednesday. The surplus, up from the previous forecast of £27m, has been boosted by fishing company corporation tax payments, which have been “significantly higher than budget.”

  • Tuesday, April 3rd 2018 - 17:31 UTC

    Falklands' lawmaker concern over capital program delivery

    MLA Roger Spink asked ”what steps we need to take to increase the capability of the Public Works Department to cope with the increased capital program.”

    Falkland Islands' Member of Legislative Assembly Roger Spink has expressed concern about the shortfall in achieving the objectives of the capital program for 17/18.

  • Tuesday, March 20th 2018 - 07:51 UTC

    Falklands: proposed second flight and stop in Argentina dominates public meeting debate

    LATAM flight once a week at MPA

    A lively exchange took place during the Falkland Islands March 12 public meeting in which the proposed second commercial flight to a third country with a stop in Argentina was considered. The public was particularly interested in knowing if any “red lines” had been established and wanted confirmation that one of the stop options was not to be Buenos Aires.

  • Saturday, February 24th 2018 - 09:38 UTC

    Falklands issues public consultation for the oil industry

    FIG and MLA Roger Spink feel this is the right time to consult with Industry on oil taxation given the potential development opportunities in North Falklands Basin

    The Falkland Islands Government, FIG, has issued a public consultation document covering the taxation regime for oil companies operating in the Falkland Islands and their associated supply chain partners. This consultation will be open until Friday 6 April 2018 for responses from interested parties, which will be summarized and fed into final policy and legislative design later during 2018.