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Falkland Islands Assembly Member removed from Tourism portfolio

Wednesday, September 7th 2011 - 22:17 UTC
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In a move signalling some disquiet in the Falkland Islands’ Legislative Assembly, three-quarters of the elected members decide to remove the Hon Emma Edwards as the Tourism Representative. The portfolio was transferred to MLA Mike Summers who is currently overseas. Read full article


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  • Marcos Alejandro

    May be she was removed because she is not happy about the dumping grounds (trash from construction sites) at Gypsy Cove, tourist were not very happy about that.

    “The portfolio was transferred to MLA Mike Summers who is currently overseas”
    Whatta chicken ”>

    Sep 07th, 2011 - 11:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Billy Hayes

    Summer, an skilled politician, is becaming again as the de facto falklands prime minister.

    I remember when he lost his star in 2007, he said many times that the time to talk to argentina will come in some future.

    Sep 08th, 2011 - 01:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • googer62

    Greetings Marcos my dear fellow. Once again you are slightly wide of the truth in what you state. The dumping that is taking place is at Mary Hill which is a fair old way from Gypsy Cove. Trash goes to our local tip to the South, this is topsoil/clay etc. I make no secret of the fact that it isnt pretty, this type of operation never is but the aim is at the end of the day to landscape it and let the natural fauna cover it and it will. I'm afraid spoil dumping is something that comes with greater activity in the construction sector and in a way, its a nice problem to have as back when I was a boy there was no spoil to dump as we weren't expanding. We haven't really had any number of tourists yet (a tad too early in the season) so am not really too sure how it can be claimed that they were unhappy.

    Sep 08th, 2011 - 05:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Greetings googer62, my dear felow do you read your own newspaper?
    Have a nice day and stay warm.

    Sep 08th, 2011 - 07:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • googer62

    I do but I am also directly involved in what is happening, having tramped the ground so have a good first hand knowledge. Every day is a nice day here in the Falklands

    Sep 08th, 2011 - 08:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    I know, Argentina is a beautiful country, rain or shine.

    Sep 08th, 2011 - 08:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Marcos - I never knew you had a sense of humour!!

    Sep 09th, 2011 - 01:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Hey Islander1, glad that you join the conversation with your “elected official”, feel free to ask him anything...including an Arg. passport.

    Sep 09th, 2011 - 05:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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