The Falkland Islands Charles Darwin stamp issue has achieved ninth position out of thousands of releases during 2009 according to the latest edition of the international publication Stamp and Coin Mart which for the first time lists the 50 most popular stamps of the year, voted by readers and stamp experts.
An unique feature of the Falkland Islands are the quickly changing weather patterns bringing a beauty to the Islands’ landscapes which are often rare in many other parts of the world. The Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau, based on photos from Ian Strange and Georgina Strange will be releasing in January a four stamp issue portraying such a stunning phenomena.
British military personnel were assured Thursday that they would not be stranded in the Falkland Islands despite the collapse of the only airline that flies direct to the Islands from the UK.
Argentina has had to reduce military expenditure because of the recession but tension with the UK over the Falkland Islands is likely to increase over the coming years, according to a report from Companiesandmarkets.com (*) released this week.
Scotland's biggest airline, Edinburgh-based Flyglobespan and also responsible for the UK Ministry of Defence air link with the Falkland Islands was placed Wednesday in administration with all scheduled flights cancelled.