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South Georgia
Wednesday, January 27th 2016 - 07:26 UTC

Princess Ann meets Falkland Islanders on her round trip to South Georgia

The Princess during her visit to Fox Bay on West Falklands (Pic. GH)

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal paid her first visit to the Falkland Islands since 2009 this month as she passed through en route to her first official visit to South Georgia. Princess Anne is the Royal Patron of the South Georgia Heritage Trust.

Wednesday, January 13th 2016 - 03:51 UTC

Princess Anne in the Falkland Islands laid a wreath at Liberation Monument

Princess Anne with Falklands MLA Michael Poole during one of the morning ceremonies(Pic L. Watson)

Due to adverse weather, the timings for the two events which were due to take place in the Falkland Islands later this month on the occasion of the visit of HRH The Princess Royal Anne and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence took place on Tuesday in Stanley.

Tuesday, January 5th 2016 - 06:55 UTC

UK reply to Argentina: no yield on Falklands' right to choose their future

On Sunday Malcorra called for Falklands' return, arguing Argentine commitment to peaceful settlement of differences, international law and multilateralism.

Argentina's January 3rd. statement on the Falkland Islands dispute claiming sovereignty and calling for dialogue with the United Kingdom has received a low key but strong response from the Foreign Office, according to the Mail on line.

Tuesday, December 29th 2015 - 07:46 UTC

New five-year strategy for South Georgia emphasizes environment management

Close track at the way tourists and other visitors experience South Georgia to better support safe, sustainable and environmentally sensitive visits

The new five-year Strategy for South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands 2016-2020 was published on 27th November. The Strategy sets out an ambitious agenda to deliver the highest standards of environmental stewardship and governance for the British Overseas Territory, according to the latest South Georgia Newsletter.

Wednesday, December 16th 2015 - 08:05 UTC

Atlantic Patrol Tasking HMS Lancaster in Gibraltar

Sailing around the Cape Hope and back across the Atlantic HMS Lancaster called at the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Tristan de Cunha

HMS Lancaster, a type 23 Frigate is in Gibraltar for a few days to top up on fuel and supplies and allow its crew some rest and recuperation. HMS Lancaster recently completed a 9-month deployment to the South Atlantic where she conducted Atlantic Patrol Tasking, and made over 23 port visits in 18 countries.

Monday, December 7th 2015 - 14:20 UTC

Princess Anne will be visiting South Georgia and the Falkland Islands

Princess Anne during her last visit to South Georgia in 2009

Princess Anne is to visit South Georgia and the Falkland Islands next month, accompanied by her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, reports Falklands' weekly Penguin News

Monday, November 30th 2015 - 06:36 UTC

Falklands based British Forces rescue cruise passenger injured in South Atlantic

Clyde is pictured re-fuelling an RAF Sea King Search & Rescue Helicopter during a recent operation between The Falkland Islands and South Georgia. (MoD Pic)

Royal Navy and Royal Air Force personnel based in the Falkland Islands have conducted a long range rescue of a British man from a Russian cruise ship. The MV Akademic Sergei Vavilov was visiting South Georgia, 800 nautical miles to the east of the Falklands, when the man was bitten by what is thought to have been a fur seal at Salisbury Plain Beach.

Monday, November 9th 2015 - 08:38 UTC

Major exhibition of the Antarctic legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley at the RGS

The RGS exhibition ‘The Enduring Eye: The Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley’ opens on November 21th.

A major new exhibition on Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition will open at the Royal Geographical Society (RGS), London, on 21 November, with an off-shoot exhibition coming to South Georgia early in 2016. The exhibitions are inspired by the glass plate negatives taken by Endurance expedition photographer Frank Hurley, according to the latest edition of the South Georgia Newsletter

Friday, November 6th 2015 - 14:23 UTC

Cruise line adds kayak excursions in Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Ventures by Seabourn optional kayak excursions will also be offered at South Georgia Island and Port Stanley, Falkland Islands.

Luxury cruise line Seaborn is adding a new adventure to its Antarctica voyages aboard 'Seabourn Quest' this season: Kayaking. Ventures by Seabourn optional kayak excursions will also be offered at South Georgia Island and Port Stanley, Falkland Islands. It's an expansion of the line's new “Ventures by Seabourn” excursions that launched last summer in other destinations.

Friday, October 9th 2015 - 08:04 UTC

Scientists flock to Falklands for vital South Georgia future research strategy

Scientists and South Georgia representatives at Falklands' Government House on Tuesday evening

Fifteen scientists from institutes around the world gathered in the Falkland Islands this week to assess future scientific requirements for South Georgia. Project manager Dr Vicky Peck from the British Antarctic Survey based in Cambridge explained that the South Georgia Future Science project wanted to identify what the scientific needs of the island were and how they could best be facilitated.

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