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After 30th anniversary of Falklands’ war, “things will calm down”, estimates cruise industry

Tuesday, March 20th 2012 - 17:03 UTC
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Key players from the Falkland Islands cruise industry attended the Seatrade Cruise Shipping Convention in Miami last week, when they were also delighted to receive an award from Cruise Insight Magazine for Best Destination Experience. Read full article


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  • The Falklands are British

    Keep up the good work Sammy. Our islands offer a terrific product to the cruise industry these days but we have to make it much much better yet.

    Mar 20th, 2012 - 05:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • rebeldenacion

    This is how Cristina Kirchner of Argentina and her cronies get votes:

    Mar 20th, 2012 - 05:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    In your dreams, Squatters......
    Damn good British poll about Malvinas….
    They will come in at a constant flow from now on……….

    Get used to it!

    Title says.....:
    ”Britain should protect Falkland Islands 'at all costs', say 61% of voters………….”
    ONLY 61% !

    But, most important……:
    ”Only among the very youngest voters, aged 18 to 24, there is a strikingly different picture. ….49% support negotiations with a view to handover, as opposed to just 39% who take the contrary view”.


    Chuckle chuckle®

    Mar 20th, 2012 - 05:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Cestrian


    no one gives a shit about the polls man. if you think that somehow the pressure is building on the UK then you can think again because no one other than those looking for the issue has any knowledge that there is anything going on.

    Other than the internet you find this on no newspapers or television channels in the UK.

    you need to get used to the fact that no amount of hijacking of polls by your trolling friends in La Camping (where is the $2.4b BTW?) changes the fact that the UK Government is nowhere remotely near talking with your corrupt govt. Its just not going to happen.

    Youve been told what the score is, the Uk talks about the FI when they wish it, until then - forget it.

    However there will never be any discussions because the Islanders themselves have no intention of coming anywhere near a country like Argentina. you have bad karma and are on the verge of a nervous breakdown always and at any time. who would want to be associated with RG Land? No-one.

    anyway the oil will start flowing soon and then we can turn our attention to the business of making money from the natural resources in and around the FI.

    Mar 20th, 2012 - 05:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • KFC de Pollo

    @3 Who is Mariano Perrone? How long until Cristina's ramshackle government falls apart?

    Mar 20th, 2012 - 06:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • M_of_FI

    As usual Think, your logic is flawed and short sighted. You base your childish taunts on the belief that internet polls are representative of the UK's population and that the UK Government uses the internet poll results to form Government policy. I know Argentina is keen on being a populist government, ergo the pointless, baseless and empty Argentine rhetoric. But the Democracy in the UK is stronger and the voting public tend to be better educated on the world of politics.

    Regardless of my point above, UK public opinion doesn’t matter. The UK is duty bound to provide defence and therefore the right to self-determination to the Falkland Islanders. Therefore, your opinion, your fellow idiots (Argentines) and anyone else in the world don’t matter. It is the people of the Falklands to decide their future. Just like anyone else in any other country/island/overseas territory in the world.

    If South America is hell bent on removing colonialism in South America, I suggest they first deal with the only colony in South America…French Guiana. What’s your opinion of French Guiana Think?

    Mar 20th, 2012 - 06:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • MurkyThink

    The stupid Argentina in asleep..

    British makes military circulation and rotation sometimes routinely
    toward these islands with these cruises.

    Once I had applied to visa for a beach -- historical places visiting touring
    to these islands but refused promptly.

    Mar 20th, 2012 - 06:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Englander

    Argentinians grasping at straw(poll)s again but if they think they can just walk in and take over....why don't they try it... if they've got the guts of course....Perhaps they should try it and see what happens.
    But there again not even KFC is as stupid as no 3 Stinka.

    Mar 20th, 2012 - 06:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • WestisBest

    If the majority of readers of even an apologist, surrender-monkey rag like the Guardian are of the opinion that the Falklands should remain British then we've got nothing to worry about.

    Mar 20th, 2012 - 06:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (9) Westy

    It is always recommendable to read a text before commenting it…………
    It was NOT a Guardian Readers poll.
    It was a poll commissioned by the Guardian to ICM Research:

    ”• ICM Research interviewed a random sample of 1,000 adults aged 18+ by telephone between 16 and 18 March 2012. 850 interviews were conducted on landlines and 150 on mobile phones. Interviews were conducted across the country and the results have been weighted to the profile of all adults. ICM is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.”

    You've certainly got something to worry about!

    Mar 20th, 2012 - 06:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Englander

    10 Stinka
    Ooooh we are all quaking in our boots. 1000 out of 60 million, 600 of whom said they would want the British Govt to defend the Islands at ALL COSTS.
    Tell me again where does Argentina extract any encouragement from this “poll”
    The only thing I'm worried about is does all costs mean up to and including turning Argentina into a nuclear wasteland. You see I despise extremists whatever the Nationality and think nuking Argies would be going a bit too far. Don't you agree?

    Mar 20th, 2012 - 07:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    You cannot even buy a furking Big Mac in Argentina because the Mafia Ghoul has told them they have to sell it at half the price to make them look less furked in the economist. So they sell it at half the price and have conveniently always run out.

    Think has no opinion on French Guyana because it makes his head hurt.

    Mar 20th, 2012 - 07:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steve-32-uk

    @3 Think, 61% is really high, when you consider what the statement means... Britain should protect Falkland Islands 'AT ALL COSTS', the voters would have had thoughts running through their minds like... even if we lose a hundred thousand troops and have to Nuke an invading countries capital!

    If the question would have read 'Should Britain defend the Falklands Islands from an illegal invasion?' I'm sure it would have been 80/90%.

    Mar 20th, 2012 - 07:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    how many Big Macs would $2.4b buy? fat boy Nestor must of seen off a good chunk of that

    Mar 20th, 2012 - 07:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stefan

    Wasn't a similar poll released saying Argentine youth don't care about the islands either? If neither care, then the status quo stays! :D

    Mar 20th, 2012 - 07:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    At all costs, By any means necessary. 61% is a pretty good number.

    Mar 20th, 2012 - 07:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    Did the RG delegation walk out of this Convention in protest at the presence of the Falklanders? Enquiring minds want to know.....

    Mar 20th, 2012 - 08:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steve-32-uk

    Falklands 30 years on: oil dream could end days of squid and subsidy

    Mar 20th, 2012 - 08:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • MistyThink

    Strangely i hear the sound of silence....

    Everybody disappear When I begin to write at Mercopress....

    I look on mirror but I can not see myself like a savage man...

    Mar 20th, 2012 - 09:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Polls polls and more poles,
    A bit of Greece half way up, and down go the support, [slippery slope polls]

    Anyway, only those who shout panic abuse and threaten are the unlucky ones,
    Those who panic at the slightest hint of a brit going south, is surley onto a loser,
    Lets face it, they have not , they will not , they cannot,
    On the other have we have all [3] the British Falklands, the only little place CFK cant win,
    She huffs and puffs and still the islands are British, she cries to the highest echelons on the planet, and still the islands are British, she even gets the support of all the south Americans, and still the islands are British, and when she gets beat or thrown out, they will still be British, but if she carries on pushing, she will wish, she had never heard of the bloody British .lol.

    justa british thought .

    Mar 20th, 2012 - 10:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • WestisBest


    If you believe that a poll that the Guardian is involved with in any way at all is representative then you're an idiot.

    Mar 20th, 2012 - 10:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Cestrian

    Looks like the RG's are now trying to shit on the Mexicans:

    At what point does this backfire on a woman who now appears to be made of teflon.

    Mar 20th, 2012 - 11:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Well even the Teflon don, came unstuck did he not .lol..

    Mar 20th, 2012 - 11:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (21) Westy

    You didn't like the Guardian poll?
    Did you prefer the Telegraph poll instead?
    The one asking “Should we return their Malvinas to the Argies” poll?

    Chuckle chuckle®

    Mar 21st, 2012 - 04:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brit abroad

    THINK does not respond to anything too tricky!

    Shall we try again?

    If South America is hell bent on removing colonialism in South America, I suggest they first deal with the only colony in South America…French Guiana. What’s your opinion of French Guiana Think?

    Mar 21st, 2012 - 06:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Cestrian

    RG inflation now estimated at 30% to 35%:

    Mar 21st, 2012 - 09:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    So... did the RG delegates to the convention stay or did they go? Did they grovel for a bit of the southern cone tourist dollar or did they go home in a huff??
    And also ... where is the Aerolineas Belgranosinko $2.4 Billion ??

    35%..... Oooooh... thats a big number.........

    Mar 21st, 2012 - 09:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    25 brit abroad

    The silence from “Think” is deafening.... Maybe he is off counting his turnips again..................

    Mar 21st, 2012 - 10:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GALlamosa

    So what has the Grauniad poll got to do with this is about cruising, an industry that is important to the suothern cone and to the Falklands. A bit of co-opereration and working together to persuade the cruise companies from decamping to other easier areas would be preferable. What is so difficult about that ?

    Mar 21st, 2012 - 11:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Poll, schmoll, who cares?
    No one asked me.
    We're still here,
    They are not,
    Gotta leave now,
    While coffee's still hot.
    (how's that, briton?).

    Mar 21st, 2012 - 12:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Falklands are British

    Anyway, like Sammy says; it's all going to die down after June. In fact, it's dying down already if you ask me.

    Sure the crazy one is still making a lot of noise but just noise. We never did hear about the mighty joint Argentine Chilean declaration. What was that about? All bark and no bite. Did anyone hear anything? Nope!

    Miss president, why don't you try focussing on something useful like running your own country?

    Chuckle chuckle.

    Mar 21st, 2012 - 04:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Cero

    the stolen territory is also a matter of Miss President

    Mar 21st, 2012 - 04:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    Only it wasn't stolen. You were told lies.
    Its British territory.
    Get used to it, accept it and die contented.

    Mar 21st, 2012 - 05:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    To get back to the topic;
    Best Destination Experience award for the Falklands (there are no Malvinas) - great award, well done folks.

    Argentina got the award for The Shite Hole of 2012' which goes to Ushuaia.

    Mar 21st, 2012 - 07:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Very soon the celebrations will begin, and the great CFK has failed to stop it, failed to intimidate us ,
    And failed to get her invitation,
    All 3 failures, and now she gets the booby prize .
    Any offers lol.

    Mar 21st, 2012 - 08:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Think- |Its amusing that you make a great fuss over a poll amongst an age group who before a few weeks ago had never ever heard the word Falklands - and even now have little idea of the history and facts etc.Dont forget it was that same age group who 30 years ago made up the majority of the British Task Force.
    Even more amusing when the subject title is about ship cruise tourism and you were always predicting these last few years the demise of Stanley as Port of Choice against Argentine ports?
    Especially as you were so silent when the Star Princess pointedly dropped Ushuaia like as stone one her final cruise of the season and went to a Chilean port instead!
    That action made it pretty plain and clear that the big companies will drop Ushuaia if needs be - not Stanley. They will of course continue to P. Valdes as your province fortunatley appears to have a lot more brain than that of TDF .

    Mar 22nd, 2012 - 12:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anti-Fascist

    via Lord Ton :

    The Republic of Argentina has enshrined within its own Constitution that the only acceptable future is full Argentine sovereignty over the Falkland Islands. The Republic of Argentina does not seek genuine dialogue but simply wishes to discuss the terms for a transfer of sovereignty. But neither the United Kingdom nor the Republic of Argentina can negotiate away the principle and right of self-determination for the Falkland Islands people. We should like to remind the Republic of Argentina of their international legal obligations to respect the principle and right of self-determination for all peoples, as respectively set out under the United Nations Charter (Article 1.2), the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (common Article 1).

    Mar 22nd, 2012 - 12:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    You brag about the truth,
    But if it’s the truth you want,

    Rather than listen to propergander,
    The British government response and the truth ..


    Mar 22nd, 2012 - 07:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    38 briton

    That made nice, concise reading in comparison with the usual bleating and whining from the fabled 'I don't Think', 'Dunni-Burger', et al.

    Of course we will now hear Pirats, etc, etc. from the real idiots.

    Mar 23rd, 2012 - 11:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Filippo

    This woman is attractive i like blond, she can stay in my bed, other pirates go home to england or be exterminated

    Las Malvinas son Argentina

    Mar 23rd, 2012 - 03:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    already had a reply from a non beliver telling me its not true, but argie version was better,
    they never learn do they .

    Mar 23rd, 2012 - 05:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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