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Looking forward and promoting Falklands’ younger generation

Tuesday, June 12th 2012 - 21:05 UTC
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As the years pass, Veterans and Islanders alike who were caught up in the Falklands War, are getting older; many, regrettably are no longer with us. Age takes its toll, and sadly a number of potential guests declined due to failing health, reads the message from Lewis Clifton OBE, Chairman of the 2012 Committee. Read full article

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  • Searinox

    jaja the old islanders die and the new islanders do not return when they go to the UK to study jaja, this shows the constant need to trasplant more british into the islands to keep the number...

    Jun 12th, 2012 - 09:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    better british
    than argentine CFK supporters, is it not .

    Jun 12th, 2012 - 09:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • nigelpwsmith

    People come from all over the world to live in the Falkland Islands - even from Argentina. They know that the Islands are British because the Islanders wish them to be. They know that the islands are a thriving community (unlike Argentina) and will grow despite Argentina's harassment.

    With the announced referendum, the world, the United Nations (and Argentina) will see that the Islanders wishes are paramount (under the UN Charter) and they do not want to be part of Argentina. They cannot be forced to be what they do not want to be, as that would be arrogant colonialism - which is what Argentina hypocritically preaches.

    I have no doubt that the citizens of the islands, from whatever country they originated will decide to remain British. They feel safe and secure as British and (unlike Argentina) we will respect the rights and wishes of the Islanders, as the Falkland Islands are their home.

    Jun 12th, 2012 - 10:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @1 Like the Argentines transplanted people from Europe whilst they murdered the native indians during their development?

    So what? Britsh people are entitled to emigrate to the Falkland Islands.

    Next Searinox, you will tell me that Argentina does not accept people that are not Argentine to live in Argentina.

    Emigration happens all over the world, including to the Falkland Islands. Live with it.

    Jun 12th, 2012 - 11:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • honoria

    @ 1 Searinox
    Yet another ill informed Argentinian who thinks he knows everything about the Falklands but takes no trouble at all to check his 'facts' are true.

    Searinox you are talking rubbish. Please take the time to ensure you are properly informed before you make a fool of yourself again.

    Jun 12th, 2012 - 11:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ynsere

    I've just read “Our Islands, Our Home” online. Congratulations to everyone involved in its production. Excellent.

    Jun 13th, 2012 - 02:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Filippo

    Who is this old man, he represent young pirates? The youth of Malvinas will be Argentine, very soon. All the old English leave, our war veterans will own their land and businesses. Keep working for us! Soon we will take what is ours. England must give the Scotch their independence!!!! The UN will insist on this too!!!!

    Mel Gibson Braveheart is my favorite film all the English in it are evil, gay, ugly, cowards! Mel Gibson knows the truth his family was from ireland, they know how the Scotch feel about English occupation and he will lead Scotch to independence.

    Illegal population in Malvinas will be removed.

    Jun 13th, 2012 - 03:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin Woodhead

    Don't cry for me Argentina the truth is we did defeat you.
    Its been thirty years stop whinging
    We dont love we dont want you.

    Jun 13th, 2012 - 05:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JPhillips

    @7 As my Glaswegian former boss once told me “Unless you can eat it, drink it or mend your socks with it, it's 'Scottish', not 'Scotch'”.

    Jun 13th, 2012 - 06:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tabutos

    @7 Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha good luck with that hahahaha aint gonna happen

    Jun 13th, 2012 - 06:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Boovis

    @7 free the Scotch? Would you like water or cola with that? I suppose you have a lot in common with Mel Gibson because i'm sure he'd get in swimmingly with all the Nazis in your country.

    Jun 13th, 2012 - 07:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • RedBaron

    @7 - Mel Gibson is hardly a good example to choose to support your case- an American with Australian/ Irish heritage and who moved to Australia when he was 12. Connections with Scotland? Zero.

    As for the Scottish, there is going to be a referendum in 2014 and the Scots will be able to decide for themselves if they wish to remain part of the Union or become independent. There is no pressure on the people and the Scots will decide their own destiny. Wouldn't it be wonderful if the Argentinians accepted the result of the Falklands referendum and left them alone?

    @1 - I'm sure someone will have the stats for FI-born children who return to the Falklands but, as far as I could tell from reading articles about the community and from young people I know who were born there, many, many of them love the Islands and look forward to returning.
    The fact is that many have to go to the UK (and other countries) for secondary school and Uni but I would guess that about half of them find their way back again.
    As for the new immigrants- there are so many from different countries, as diverse as Chile, Russia, New Zealand and Spain. There are very few who do not embrace the Islands way of life and the local community culture because it is pleasant, civilised and safe (as well as being prosperous).
    To grow a community of 3,000 organically will take decades, so the import of a few outsiders, whether from UK or elsewhere is a good thing and no different to any other country (including those of the S. American continent).
    I don't know where this Argentinian myth about transplanted populations comes from but all the immigrants I know came to the Falklands of their own free will and are free to leave at any time. There is no assistance, encouragement or incentive to re-locate to the Falklands and there are certainly no civilian residents who live there because they were placed there by any outside force or agency.

    Jun 13th, 2012 - 09:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @1 La Campora rides again, eh?
    @7 “Who is this old man?” Whassamatter, you can't read? As for the rest; do you think you're hard enough? Just think what British Forces could do to you NOW!

    Jun 13th, 2012 - 10:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    And how is going the emigration process?

    Crime has rose and narco dealers flourish everywhere?

    Jun 13th, 2012 - 10:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    In case people hadn't noticed Fillipo is one of those sad career trolls and he ain't Argentine either, I wouldn't bother feeding him, lets just hope he dies from the lack of attention we give him.

    Jun 13th, 2012 - 10:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tabutos

    Argentina is doomed

    Jun 13th, 2012 - 11:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @14 Emigration from where?

    “Crime has rose and narco dealers flourish everywhere?” That's nice. I quite like roses. Except for the thorns. If “Crime has rose”, who is Crime? Your new girlfriend? Or boyfriend? Or itfriend? But, taking the comment overall and injecting intelligence and the ability to spell (both missing), where? Increasing crime and loads of narco dealers should suit you quite well. Just like home, eh? But you can't go to Britain or the Falkland Islands because we both try to keep sh*te out of our countries. Why not try argieland? They're full of sh*te already and won't notice a bit more in a bun!

    @15 I have thought, in the past, that honest people should have a means of agreeing to “freeze out” the sort of people you have just identified. But I suggest that there are problems. Firstly, a number of these trolls are obviously government-funded. As a result, they can keep on coming, changing identities in a moment. Then there are times when they come out with something so outrageous, that someone has to respond or they crow that they have “won”. My personal disdain and disgust is quite catholic. Malviner01, Marcus Alejandro (Mike Bingham), alex_arg, Searinox, Dany_Berger, British_Kirchnerist, Think are all pretty much wastes of space. They rarely write anything sensible, add nothing to any discussion, are clearly bigoted nationalists and would be pushed to accommodate a peanut-sized brain. On the other hand, they are frequently hilarious. Perhaps the easiest way would simply be to respond to the number of their post(s) with the single word “Troll” and then have everyone decline to enter into lengthy exchanges.

    But then, we're free. Something that argies and their supporters wouldn't understand.

    Jun 13th, 2012 - 03:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    @Conqueror

    Oh! Poor you mate, I understand how difficult for you would be to be unemployed and living under benefit in Ukistan but don’t worry I don’t blame you.
    I feel so sorry for you especially after reading latest news, seems Euro crisis is knocking at your door.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jun/11/euro-crisis-happening-britain-too

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jun/11/euro-crisis-happening-britain-too

    Jun 13th, 2012 - 07:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • UKOwnsArgentina

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    Jun 13th, 2012 - 07:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @7 Ha ha-The illegal population (Argentine Armed forces )in the Falkland Islands was there from April to June 1982. They had their asses well and truly kicked. But it wasn't a film starring Mel Gibson, it was real life drama, starring the Paras, Royal Marines, Ghurkas, Welsh Guards, Scots Guards, SBS, SAS , RAF, RN the cast was many and all deserve a mention here. This illustrates the difference between RG fairy never-never land and reality which RG's cannot get to grips with.

    Jun 13th, 2012 - 08:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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