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  • Saturday, May 12th 2018 - 19:00 UTC

    Falklands: Brexit on the Brussels fish show menu

    FIFCA Chair Stuart Wallace said Brexit is concerning for many people and stark for local companies: “market for Falklands products is mainly Southern Europe”

    Falkland Islands fishing companies may have attended the Brussels Seafood Show intermittently for over a decade, but the looming specter of Brexit lent this year’s attendance unprecedented significance. For James Bates, Falkland Islands Fishing Companies Association (FIFCA) Executive Secretary, Brexit gave the industry’s stand at the show a clear mandate this year, “it was about being visible at a time when we need to be.”

  • Thursday, May 10th 2018 - 18:14 UTC

    Falklands delegation travels to Buenos Aires for fishery talks and data exchange

    The two days meeting will discuss fish and squid stocks in the South Atlantic, and the possibility of resuming the exchange of scientific fisheries

    Next Monday, 14 May 2018 four representatives from the Falkland Islands Government’s Natural Resources Department will be part of a UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office lead delegation meeting with the Government of Argentina, in Buenos Aires, to begin two days of discussions on fish and squid stocks in the South Atlantic, and the possibility of resuming the exchange of scientific fisheries data for the benefit of the region.

  • 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.

  • Friday, March 9th 2018 - 04:49 UTC

    Falklands' fishing victims of UK Brexit deal, claims Fortuna

    Longliner Rambla, which flies the Uruguayan flag, is owned by a Uruguayan-based company Riljer in which Fortuna Ltd has a major interest.

    “The UK has sold out Falklands fishing for a Brexit era deal,” fishing company Fortuna Ltd Director James Wallace told Penguin News this week. He was replying to much general speculation as to why a Falkland Islands company with a long history of participation in the South Georgia toothfish fishery was refused licenses this season.

  • Friday, February 16th 2018 - 09:35 UTC

    Falklands angry with National Geographic; demands apology to the Islands and its people

    National Geographic images were taken for an article which could not have been produced without the explicit support of the Falkland Islands Government. Photo: Paul Nicklen / National Geographic

    Anger has been expressed in the Falkland Islands this week over a letter which was sent to the Argentine Governor of Tierra del Fuego, Rosana Bertone, by a representative of the National Geographic Foundation. The letter, dated February 8, contains an apology for the appearance of the label ‘Falkland Islands’ instead of ‘Malvinas Islands’ on photos published on Instagram, which were taken here.

  • Tuesday, February 13th 2018 - 08:01 UTC

    UK OTs address oceans and plastic pollution at Council of Environment Ministers

    The meeting was hosted jointly by Geoffrey Boot MHK, Isle of Man’s Minister for Environment, and Prof John Cortés, Gibraltar’s Minister for Environment

    Ministers and senior officials from UK Overseas Territories (OTs) and Crown Dependencies (CDs) travelled to the Isle of Man last week to discuss the future of the environment in their jurisdictions. This was the third Council of Environment Ministers of UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies and took place in Douglas, on 6th and 7th February. Previous meetings took place in Gibraltar in 2015 and continued in Alderney in 2017.

  • Sunday, February 4th 2018 - 02:02 UTC

    What does the Premier Environmental Impact Statement say about the Sealion Oil Field Development to the North of the Falkland Islands

    As Mercopress reported, Premier Oil are currently consulting on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for their Sealion Oil Field development sitting 220km to the North of the Falkland Islands in 450 metres of water depth. The formal minimum 42 day consultation period began earlier in the week and only after the Falkland Islands Government agreed via its Executive Council that it could do so.

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2018 - 15:41 UTC

    Falkland Islands Outlines Fiscal Strategy for 2018/19 and Beyond

    “The Falkland Islands Government obtain almost 60% of its annual revenue from the fishing sector” (Pic R. Goodwin)

    The Falkland Islands Executive Council (its effective Cabinet) agreed late last week a set of budgeting principles for the Government over the coming financial year beginning 1st July 2018. These principles are likely to apply throughout the four year term of the current Legislative Assembly, though will be formally reviewed by the Assembly annually.

  • Wednesday, January 24th 2018 - 07:41 UTC

    Falklands praises remarkable ladies of globe-trotting Indian Navy INSV Tarini

    MLA Teslyn Barkman said the Falkland Islands and are looking forward to showcasing “our community and our culture during their stay with us”

    When the Indian Naval sailing vessel INSV Tarini sailed into Stanley Harbour at approximately 19:00 on Sunday 21 January it was warmly welcomed at the town’s public jetty by the Falkland Islands Governor Nigel Phillips and MLA Stacy Bragger.

  • Friday, January 5th 2018 - 08:08 UTC

    Falklands congratulate Gibraltar political leader on his knighthood

     MLA Teslyn Barkman, said: “We were delighted to learn of Sir Joe receiving this well-deserved honour and offer him our warmest congratulations.”

    The Falkland Islands Government, FIG, has congratulated Gibraltar minister Joe Bossano on being awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for 2018. In a statement in which it described Sir Joe as a “long-standing friend of the Falkland Islands”, FIG said he has spoken vociferously in support of Falkland Islander’s right to self-determination at various international forums.

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