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Falklands’ trade mission in Aberdeen for investments and know-how to develop its oil industry

Tuesday, May 8th 2012 - 06:25 UTC
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The largest trade mission to visit Britain from the Falkland Islands for almost 20 years will arrive in Aberdeen on Tuesday to explore the opportunities arising from the Islands’ fledgling oil and gas industry, reports The Scotsman. Read full article


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  • Viscount Falkland

    No douubt Herr Timidman will be suing all those taking part !

    May 08th, 2012 - 07:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    1 Hope he does, we could all do with a spot of light entertainment. I still think Artooroo is the funniest with Ginger Whinger Castro a close second though.

    May 08th, 2012 - 10:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BritishLion

    Too late now to talk about new agreements on oil, fishing and tourism, the RG's have torn those up long ago and after the latest stunts will simply have to watch all those dollars filling other bank accounts, tough shit!

    May 08th, 2012 - 10:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    All I know is that Aberdeen (Other than it's lousy weather) is a great place to emulate due to it's integration of the oil business along with everything else they have there. (Especially the beef.) Let's hope in 20 years we see an idealized version of a mini-Aberdeen with the highest per capita population of billionaires in the world. (Note: American billion)

    May 08th, 2012 - 10:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias


    The Falklanders wanted to give terms to Argentina on how it can use its own resources (fishing in Argentina waters), under the umbrella of “fishing management”. Since Argentina invoked self-determination (we do what we wish in our waters), the Falkland Gov rejected the idea, as they are against argentine self-determination and sovereignty, I guess.

    Thus the fishing agreements went up in smoke, and will never return again. The islanders will have to catch whatever is available in their waters. There will be no discussions on fish migrations or quotas.

    As for tourism, the Falklands as a sender of tourists are absolutely irrelevant to argentine tourism industry.

    Best of luck with the oil.

    May 08th, 2012 - 12:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    Can Argentines manage a sentence nowadays without throwing the word “sovereignty” into the mix?

    May 08th, 2012 - 12:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    The islanders will have to catch whatever is available in THEIR waters.

    Exactly right and so they do in a properly managed and sustainable manner.
    Argentina could learn a lot.

    May 08th, 2012 - 12:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    Argentina has been sucessful in the preservation of fish stocks. Because they are all on strike there has been an increase in FI catch.

    May 08th, 2012 - 01:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • McClick

    no woman ........ no cry ........!

    no gas ........ no try ...........!

    no oil fry ..........!

    May 08th, 2012 - 01:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DJ56


    “Self determination”? That the concept that you guys dont accept?

    May 08th, 2012 - 01:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cornishair

    5 tabias
    Awwww... next your going to tell us, South Georgia is argentinian because its within a 1000 miles of your coast :p

    May 08th, 2012 - 02:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #11 Sorry Cornishair, but South Georgia belongs to the sovereign and historic territory of Argentina. The last will and testament of chief of the last indigenous tribe living there bequeathed it all to Evita Peron.

    May 08th, 2012 - 03:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cornishair

    haha hello Chicureo :) im starting to think we should have crushed Peron after WW2 (the allies) would of saved the world, 70yrs of semi-facist goverments in argentina!.

    May 08th, 2012 - 03:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    13 cornishair

    It's still not too late to crush the Argies: hit 'em while they are down (they are always down of course). :o)

    May 08th, 2012 - 04:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cornishair

    Well i can say i'd love to rid the world of the pink house & KFC. i think it'd be a PR nightmare. we'll win anyway, everyone knows argentina's on the wrong side of history.

    May 08th, 2012 - 04:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    It could be done you know... Destroy Argentina... We could create a “Manchurian candidate” who has been brainwashed into getting elected as leader of the country while under the influence of our mind control. We could then have the president destroy the Argentine economy, its credit, its currency, its manufacturing base, its self sufficiency of petroleum, its agricultural production and finally get the country kicked out of the WTO, the G20, the OAU, Merco Sur, etc.. and then for fun removed from the Olympic Games for rude behavior... WAIT! Who already did this?

    May 08th, 2012 - 04:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68

    16 Chicureo (#)
    May 08th, 2012 - 04:46 pm

    Viva Kretina!!!!!!

    May 08th, 2012 - 04:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Simon, Honestly if you wanted to destroy Argentina without a messy war, what would you do differently? Perhaps infuriate the Chinese.... perhaps that's next.
    Viva nuestra“Manchurian candidate”

    May 08th, 2012 - 04:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68

    Chicureo, I think they're already a bit pissed off. They had a pretty nice deal worked out with Repsol and Kretina f*cked it up for them, they can't be exactly “bailando en un pata” can they?

    May 08th, 2012 - 05:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    A real “un condoro” mess!

    May 08th, 2012 - 05:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ljb

    The Falklands and Aberdeen are fairly similar when it comes to lousy weather. Aberdeen's oil expertise will certainly be of benefit to the Falklands.

    May 08th, 2012 - 05:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @21 Well, the GDP of Aberdeenshire, which is similar to the Falklands in weather, oil and many other ways, has a GDP of £10.49 billion (

    So if the Islanders play their cards right and develop, including attracting the right sorts of technical staff and infrastructure projects to their shores, then I cannot see why they cannot develop a similar level of development.

    The key is to get it right, and include educational facilities so you can attract the people early and then keep them there. You can also give tax breaks to key staff.

    It's looking good for them.

    May 08th, 2012 - 06:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Max

    What a racket !

    There said 3000 persons islanders (except penguins)and as well known that half of it soldiers which their large trade mission contains how many persons ? 100 ?..250 ?...500..?...1000?
    we just learned that almost all civilian islanders are trade missioners !

    Obviously the English are playing theirself phony circus !

    May 08th, 2012 - 06:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Joe Bloggs

    Is the Argentine government going to sue all companies that meet with the Falklands contingent?

    Speaking of law suits; the 2nd of May was 6 days ago. Has Rockhopper and Co all been dragged through the courts?

    May 08th, 2012 - 07:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BritishLion

    24 Joe Bloggs (#)

    Joe, it would be a real live soap opera to watch that lot in court. Could you imagine the cross examination by the claimants legal team. 'I put it to you Rockhopper that you did willfully and without consent find oil in waters off the Malvinas and then make huge profits from said oil that are the rightful property of my client, the President of Argentina, urr humm, I meant the people of Argentina, is that correct? Defence Lawyer replies: Would the learned gentleman please tell me where the Malvinas are, do they exist as nowhere in my Atlas of the world is there such a place or islands, who do they belong to? Should be made into a fine sitcom film, it would have cult status.

    May 08th, 2012 - 09:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @25 It would be hard to hear anything anyways from all the Kangaroos jumping about.

    May 08th, 2012 - 09:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Max- dear chap - if you are going to comment on here (welcome - please do get your facts in order first to save you embarassment later!
    ell advertizes that our local resident population is 3000- a few more now.

    And Seperate to that then come the military personnel and families, and their civilian support staff - totally SEPERATE from the permanent normal population.
    To date since starting over 2 years ago the current drilling exploration operations have resulted in expenditure by the companies of close to 1 billion dollars - now ALL of that has gone to Aberdeen based companies and European vessel owners etc, and some local contractors here.
    Had the Kirschener dynasty not been so stupid and torn up the offshore agreement then a BIG part of that billion would logically have gone and be going to Arg,Chilean and Uruguyan oil support companies etc and lots of jobs as well.
    So well done CFK and Nestor!!

    May 09th, 2012 - 01:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    FYI: Max is Guzz

    May 09th, 2012 - 01:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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