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South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands announce Marine Protected Area

Monday, February 27th 2012 - 17:25 UTC
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UK Foreign Office Minister Henry Bellingham has welcomed the declaration of a Marine Protected Area (MPA) around the UK Overseas Territory of South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands. Read full article

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  • ChrisR

    Pirats!

    How dare the Brit Pirats take the resources of Argentina who own ALL THE WORLD.

    THE PIRAT BRITS ARE FINISHED AHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

    Sorry about that fellow Brits, but it will save all the stupid Argies from typing it.

    There, I feel better now. :o)

    Feb 27th, 2012 - 05:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @1 We understand. 2-minutes hate is important for those Argentinian folk.

    Feb 27th, 2012 - 06:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    Does this make it a diego free area?

    Feb 27th, 2012 - 08:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    When the British are pressured to return stolen land anywhere in the globe they turn it into a protected area, last act of desperation.

    “Chagos Islanders attack plan to turn archipelago into protected area

    UK government proposals a ploy to block displaced Chagossians from returning to their homeland”

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/mar/29/chagos-island-marine-reserve-plans

    Feb 27th, 2012 - 08:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    perhaps we should take a leaf out of argies books, and just take wjhat we want, and sod the UN .
    but hey,, that the diference between us and you indocrinated ones .

    Feb 27th, 2012 - 11:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • johnfarrel2050

    Yes, ChrisR (@1) , your are right, this lands are stolen by the british pirates. But, you need to know that this fact is known for a lot of people around the world not only the argentine people. I´m not from argentina and I clearly know that uk has stolen a lot of lands around the world. Some of them were returned after a lot of claims of the countries involved, and others are still usurped by uk using its military force, for example Gibraltar, Malvinas, among others. It´s not necessary to be from Argentina to know this truth. Everybody who is interested in learning something of history and with an impartial view can know that uk is the most colonialist and imperialistic country of the world. But don´t worry this country since some decades ago is clearly loosing economic and politic power in the world, and everybody knows it, including the british people. Therefore this country tries to keep this power in some way, and to do that it tries to maintain these stupid colonies around the world. All the world knows the truth, please don´t lie anymore.

    Feb 28th, 2012 - 02:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @6 johnfarrel2050,
    “All the world” again.
    Perhaps you'd like to tell us all, john, on what basis does Argentina claim South Georgia & the South Sandwich lslands?
    Bearing in mind, john, that the British claimed them first, no Argentine has ever lived there & they are hundreds(more like a thousand, l think) of kilometres from Argentina.
    Why, john, why? What are your “rights”.
    Please tell me your reasons.

    Feb 28th, 2012 - 10:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    Johnfarrel

    Care to remind us how Tierra Del Fuego became part of Argentina? - or how the largest ethnic group in Argentina is Hispanic?

    Feb 28th, 2012 - 10:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    6 johnfarrel2050

    It was a joke.

    Feb 28th, 2012 - 01:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @4 No such thing as “Chagossians”. You really must try to do some proper research. They are actually Ilois. No Ilois has ever owned any property on the Chagos Archipelago. Ilois were slaves and itinerants. They and their descendents have been compensated for their removal, necessitated by the need to construct a base for forces to protect against terrorists, rogue states and so forth. May well be an appropriate location from which to launch an assault force against a certain colonialist bandit country in South America.

    Feb 28th, 2012 - 01:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    Not sure which high school johnfarrel2050 went to, but if I was him, I'd be asking for a refund and some level of compensation.

    Just saying.

    Feb 28th, 2012 - 03:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    10 Conqueror, Old Brian,
    The highest form of ignorance is to reject something you know nothing about

    Feb 28th, 2012 - 05:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @7 lsolde

    They are more than a thousand nautical miles from Argentina never mind kms, on a different tectonic plate, and under the treaty of Tordisilla well inside Portuguese territory.

    I have never yet heard what is the basis of the Argintinian claim.

    Feb 28th, 2012 - 07:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • James

    Argentina 21st “COLONISTS”

    Feb 28th, 2012 - 07:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @13 I've tried to get the Argies to tell me what their criteria is for ownership of the south atlantic islands and they haven't even bothered to respond.

    Clearly it's just because 'they wantssss their precious, they wantsss it.'

    Feb 28th, 2012 - 09:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    At least Gollum did posses the ring for a millenium.

    Feb 28th, 2012 - 09:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @16 those Gollums sure do share the monomania with the Dark Lord (lady?) though.

    Feb 28th, 2012 - 10:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Jealousy for the defeated , always throwing mud around,
    We say, just let them children play, one day they will grow up and look in envy at the real world, passing them by .
    #
    .

    Feb 28th, 2012 - 11:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @18 Those Argies do put a lot of energy into their being defeated though. Now apparently ARG.gov are lobbying businesses to stop them sourcing from British suppliers (http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/argentina-warns-companies-to-replace-british-suppliers-in-push-for-talks-over-the-falklands/2012/02/28/gIQASTdmgR_story.html)

    It's got epic fail written all over it... right from the top down to the very bottom.

    Feb 29th, 2012 - 12:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @13 Pugol-H,
    l asked Think this very question once & his answer was “because we want them”!
    l think tobias is the only other RG to answer & he actually admitted that the lslands are not theirs.
    Can't remember, think it was him.
    l guess they've been separated from the Falklands so that they will remain British if, horror of horrors, the Falklands are ever lost to the great unwashed horde♥

    Feb 29th, 2012 - 09:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    20 lsolde

    You can NEVER trust the politicians.

    I never thought that a Conservative government would ban legally held pistols, but the bastards did.

    However, at the moment, it seems unlikely in the extreme that it will happen with the Falklands (there are no Malvinas).

    Feb 29th, 2012 - 11:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    You can NEVER trust the politicians
    I think we all agree on that one .

    Feb 29th, 2012 - 07:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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