Wednesday, September 7th 2016 - 17:54 UTC

Falkland Islands Holdings declares lower profitability; plans name change

FIH Plc said the timing of the name change was “heavily linked to a recovery in the oil price” and recent progress by Premier Oil PLC was “very encouraging”.

Falkland Islands Holdings PLC on Thursday tabled plans to change its name to FIH Group PLC, as it said profitability in the first five months of its financial year was at a lower level than the prior year. Falkland Islands Holdings, which owns services businesses based in the UK and the Falkland Islands, said it will change its name to FIH Group, subject to shareholder approval, to “more properly reflect the balance of the group's activities”. Its activities are now predominantly in the UK and Europe.

Wednesday, September 7th 2016 - 17:20 UTC

Carnival Vista causes devastation in a Messina marina sinking small vessels

The Carnival Vista was just meters from its berth in Messina, Sicily when the prop wash from its thrusters caused a wild set of waves to topple a boat pier.

A giant cruise ship in Italy has left devastation in its wake after destroying a pier and sinking small vessels as it pulled away from shore. The Carnival Vista was just meters from its berth in Messina, Sicily when the prop wash from its thrusters caused a wild set of waves to topple a boat pier.

Wednesday, September 7th 2016 - 12:53 UTC

Dr. Lisa Kelley, top expert in polar operations, named IAATO's Operations Manager

Lisa has worked in the polar tourism industry for over 15 years, successfully leading expeditions since 2007 for IAATO member operator, Lindblad Expeditions.

The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) announced the appointment of Lisa Kelley as Operations Manager. IAATO Executive Director Dr. Kim Crosbie said, “Lisa has a strong background in polar operations and has actively contributed to IAATO for many years.

Wednesday, September 7th 2016 - 12:38 UTC

Uruguay lobbying Argentina on Buenos Aires port services' costs

A busy season day in the port of Montevideo with several cruise vessels

A delegation of Uruguayan tourism and port authorities together with the country's ambassador in Argentina, Hector Lescano held a meeting in Buenos Aires with their Argentine peers to address bilateral cooperation in boosting the cruise industry on both sides of the River Plate.

Wednesday, September 7th 2016 - 04:15 UTC

“On the Falkland Islands, a traveler’s quest to see more types of penguins than ever”

A Magellanic penguin sits at the mouth of its burrow on Volunteer Point, Falkland Islands. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post)

The Washington Post Magazine has published an interesting article on the Falkland Islands, rookeries and penguins credited to Andrea Sachs. Equally striking is Andrea who describes herself as an ornithologist in love with penguins.

Thursday, September 1st 2016 - 10:45 UTC

First US commercial flight lands in Cuba in more than half a century

Calling it a “historic occasion,” Foxx said the inaugural flight culminated “months of work by airlines, cities, the U.S. government and many others”

United States Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx stepped onto Cuban soil from the first U.S. commercial flight to the island nation in more than half a century on Wednesday, a JetBlue Airways flight from Florida, marking a big step in restoring normal relations between the U.S. and Cuba.

Saturday, August 27th 2016 - 05:21 UTC

NOAA “flying laboratory” scheduled to circle St Helena Island

SHG understands that the NOAA aircraft will undertake three circuits over the Island at different altitudes, before heading off to the South West coast of Africa.

As part of an international study to be able to deliver more accurate weather forecasts across the South Atlantic, a United States NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) “flying laboratory” is planning to operate over St Helena this coming weekend, to undertake a series of weather-related measurements.

Saturday, August 27th 2016 - 04:40 UTC

Falkland Islander voted as Chair of Cruise New Zealand, leading voice of the country's sector

Within ID New Zealand  Debbie is well known for having developed a wealth of vital industry connections at the very highest levels in EU, US, UK and Australia

Falkland Islander Debbie Summers was this week voted in as Chair of Cruise New Zealand, the leading voice for the country’s cruise sector. Currently Executive Director of ID New Zealand Destination Management, Debbie left the Falklands nine years ago having progressed the Islands’ cruise ship industry as Tourism Manager for Sulivan Shipping Ltd.

Thursday, August 25th 2016 - 08:23 UTC

The world has rediscovered Brazil

Brazil has hosted an extraordinary event, and this is the work of all Brazilian people.

By Michel Temer, Acting President of the Republic - The Olympic Games were an absolute success. This is the result of the work of each person who helped build the stadiums, the metro, the Olympic Village; each carioca who gave the right directions to our visitors.

Monday, August 22nd 2016 - 11:13 UTC

Despite all odds, Rio “the marvelous city” earned its Olympian record

The closing ceremony was an explosion of color, music, dance with the Samba Schools and queens.

Rio do Janeiro is the marvelous city, the heart of Brazil, are the lyrics of the song which identifies the sublime and the misery of Latin America's biggest country with the largest economy. This Sunday ended the almost three weeks 31st Summer Olympics hosted for the first time by a non developed country, and contrary to fears and uncertainties ended as a complete success, winning the hearts of all those who shared the Rio Games.


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