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Foreign Office launches its Falklands’ website and “Have your Say” campaign

Thursday, September 29th 2011 - 16:46 UTC
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Governors’ residence known as Government House in Stanley  Governors’ residence known as Government House in Stanley

The Falkland Islands Government House launched Wednesday their brand new website to coincide with the launch of the Foreign Office’s Overseas Territories Consultation “Have Your Say”.

Ralph Jones, Staff Officer at Falklands’ Government House says that they were one of the few remaining FCO missions overseas without a website. 

“The site will focus on the FCO in the Falklands and not on the work of Falkland Islands Government, but there will be lots of links where our work interacts”.

The websites design is based on the main FCO platform and includes up-to-date news feeds from other Overseas Territories including the main FCO news room.

To place their signature on the site, Ralph says that they have a dedicated “About Us section” that includes an interesting piece on the History of Government House and a Who’s Who on their workplace.

Ralph also says that he would be interested in people’s views on what they think regarding its content. The website can be found at www.falklandislands.fco.gov.uk

The Falkland Islands government has its own website, twitter, Facebook with regular updating. 
 

Categories: Politics, Falkland Islands.

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  • Marcos Alejandro

    Great colonial website! You can talk with the Governor!
    I like this part:
    ”Got a question? Ask the Basra Governor
    Nigel Haywood, CVO can be contacted at the following address
    gov.house@horizon.co.fk
    Hi Nigel, How are things going in Iraq?

    Sep 29th, 2011 - 05:13 pm 0
  • Benito

    1 Marcos Alejandro

    It looks like they have a lot more say than we do. I would rather talk to a British governor, than to the ignorant Peronist fascists who make our government.

    Sep 29th, 2011 - 05:45 pm 0
  • Raul

    18 Benito: I do not take this wrong but it answers to our questions.
    With all due respect, I really do not think you're Argentina, because we do not forget about our veterans and even the English who were also victims of this conflict.
    We are very proud of our president, who in spite of British aggression, continues to promote peace and dialogue among peoples. Read the 10 UN resolutions have called for the UK to sit down and negotiate on our sovereignty and it is the duty of all members to accept the resolutions of the Assembly.
    Read resolution 2065 (XX) of 1965, ratified by later resolutions 1973 (3160, XXVIII) 1976 (31/49), 1982 (37 / 9), 1983 (38/12), 1984 (39 / 6) 1985 (40/21), 1986 (41/40), 1987 (42/19) and 1988 (43/25).

    Benito said, I am embarrassed to be Argentine, our country is going in the same way as it did with Perón

    Sit proud to be Argentine, learn from Peron who taught us social justice. Economic independence and political sovereignty.

    Benito: For youth in Argentina, the Malvinas are an irrelevance, the government and the right to keep pushing this cause mad and I worry that will bring us back to 1982.

    You're wrong, Falkland institutional cause all Argentines, of all generations and political stripes and is a factor of unity for all citizens beyond the current government.

    Benito: The Case of Bob Peck is another disgusting example of how low our government will be inclined by propaganda.

    Bob understood the nature of conflict and do not hesitate to act on their own arguments and convictions. You will be surprised that many islanders think like and can not speak for fear of discrimination and retaliation by the government.
    Benito: Do ​​not condemn, you have your own reasons, I respect you, but you're wrong. Give up hatred and resentment towards your land, do not be an instrument of colonialism and imperialism and be an instrument of peace, dialogue among peoples. Remember Pérez Esquivel, Nobel Peace Prize and understand. Thank you very much.

    Sep 29th, 2011 - 06:13 pm 0
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