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Falklands’ by-election already has a firm MLA, Ian Hansen for the Camp

Wednesday, November 30th 2011 - 23:16 UTC
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The Falkland Islands are holding a bye election next December 15, one for each constituency, city and camp. However while the Stanley seat has several hopefuls, Ian Hansen as the only candidate for the Camp Constituency will gain his seat by default and without a clear mandate to shape his performance over the remaining course of this Government. Read full article


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  • xbarilox

    Finally, someone who is really different in a different way! Wish you all the best Mr Hansen, my family name is Hansen too, but I don't think we are related no no because I'm an Argentine, but good luck in everything you do!

    Nov 30th, 2011 - 11:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • J.A. Roberts

    Hansen and Argentine name? I don't think so...

    So much for the Falkland Islanders being “implanted” Brits.

    Dec 01st, 2011 - 08:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    When l was a kid, Dad owned a house on Hansen street, if that's any help.

    Dec 01st, 2011 - 11:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    Slap Shot - the Hanson Brothers Debut

    Dec 01st, 2011 - 01:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kipling

    (The British document the S17111 (AS - 5728/311/2) dated September 17, 1946, was conducted by a British official and is in the Foreign Office in Britain. It was produced under the labels of “SECRET” and “CONFIDENTIAL”.)

    A British secret document - the S17111 (AS - 5728/311/2) dated September 17, 1946 - severely questioned Davis and Hawkins versions as the “discovery” of the Islands. Out this possibility on the basis of the enormous differences between the descriptions of the two sailors with the actual conditions of the land, coasts and landforms of the islands. On the other hand, the Falklands were completely depopulated. The chronicle of Hawkins does not match the actual appearance of the islands with a great countryside, quite flat and inhabited temperate.
    Strong Whale is accepted by historians, but did not take possession of the islands but simply landing for supplies of fresh water and fresh meat (several species of ducks). In 1580, Queen Elizabeth I expressed serious reservations about territorial claims based solely on findings.
    1748. I add here the application submitted to King Charles III of England asking for authorization to the Spanish crown to send a British expedition to the South Sea as it was known at the time the South Atlantic, and seek Malvinas. Spain denied the requested authorization claiming its inviolable sovereign rights over them. Great Britain abides by the decision of Spain, in recognition of the legitimate Spanish titles.
    1764. French Colonization by Louis Antoine de Bougainville. Above the so-called “first occupation” by the English who comes two years after the arrival of Mc Bride at Puerto de la Cruz of the Falkland establishing a clandestine naval base at Port Egmont on the island Trin - Para el Soldado Chamame

    Dec 01st, 2011 - 01:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Papamoa

    Good Luck to Mr Hansen, I do hope he can push thru his policies in the two years that he has available and a road building program is badly needed in camp.

    Dec 01st, 2011 - 03:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    5 You could bore for any Nation you care to choose. Yawn.

    Dec 01st, 2011 - 03:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 2 I don't understand your comment. Try again.

    @ 5 Are you an Argentine?
    El combatiente olvidado

    Dec 01st, 2011 - 04:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kipling

    u are not a nation, u are part of the UK Common Piratery all around the world. I recommend looking for no risk sovereign land. Hong Kong is waiting for you.

    Dec 01st, 2011 - 11:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 9 yes, they are a nation, because they share ethnicity, language, etc, but they are not a country, at least not an independent country, but the UN always find a way to twist the meaning of things depending on what their interests are :)

    Dec 02nd, 2011 - 01:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Kippers - you are talking rubbish. No such documents exist. Provide your sources please.

    No permission was requested in 1748. Utter cr*p.

    “ 1748 – George Anson’s, ‘A Voyage Round the World’ is published. The Admiral uses the book to promote his argument for the establishment of British bases in the South Atlantic and South Pacific.

    Admiral Anson, persuades the Earl of Sandwich and the Admiralty, to send two sloops for the purpose of surveying the Falkland Islands, before moving on into the Pacific Ocean.

    The Spanish court is informed and immediately protests.

    The mission is postponed, ” .. for the present, and without giving up the right to send out Ships for the discovery of unknown & unsettles Parts of the World.”

    Britain’s envoy to Spain, Benjamin Keene, describes the Spanish view of exclusive rights to distant seas as being, ‘whimsical’...”


    Dec 02nd, 2011 - 02:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JustinKuntz

    #11 I have the text from the response in 1748, let me know if you want it.

    Dec 02nd, 2011 - 12:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    #12 Get a life.

    Dec 03rd, 2011 - 12:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Please Justin :-)

    Dec 03rd, 2011 - 03:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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