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Falklands assesses impact of hundreds of new jobs as it develops the oil and gas industry

Friday, July 5th 2013 - 06:52 UTC
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A more permanent integrated type of immigration for the Falkland Islands is a strong message that has come out of a consultation with Falklands residents, in the preparation for a socio-economic study of oil and gas development in the South Atlantic British Overseas Territory. Read full article


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  • LEPRecon

    It looks like the Falkland Islands population is set to explode.

    Numerous 'permanent' workers may work towards full citizenship, as they and their families live and work on the Falklands.

    Argentina must be getting pretty worried by now, and no doubt will be shouting out 'Implanted Population' whilst ignoring the fact that they are all implanted too.

    Jul 05th, 2013 - 08:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirate Love

    Great News!
    no sign of argentinas court threats having any effect then :))))

    Jul 05th, 2013 - 09:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    Yeah great news but hope it doesn't impact too heavily on the beautiful and pristine Falklands environment.

    Jul 05th, 2013 - 10:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • M_of_FI

    Where is Think to tell us that...

    1. There is no oil
    2. There is oil but can't be developed
    3. The oil can't be developed because the costs of oil production in FI are too expensive because of Argentina's policies
    4. This is a nail in the coffin for English imperialism and colonialism

    Think must be out buying some more nails, I am sure he has run out over the last four years!

    Jul 05th, 2013 - 12:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige

    “suggests the population could increase by 1,760 by 2030”

    Upon which time Argentina offers trade benefits and economic incentives as reasons for the new islanders to become more Argentina friendly in their approach....and vote.

    Sounds good, introduce new upgraded locals, dilute the problem.

    Jul 05th, 2013 - 01:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monkeymagic


    the increased population will be oil industry professionals, what exactly do you think Argentina could offer them?

    Trade benefits and economic incentives...hahahahahahahahaha....

    You stupid tool...youve had 180 years to offer the current islanders a similar package...and guess what 99.8% think you are a bunch of corrupt genocidal turds and want nothing to do with you.


    Jul 05th, 2013 - 01:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JPage

    I truly like, and I'm currently willing to move to Falklands; but it seems impossible find a small place to live in Stanley. Hopefully soon the accomodation issues may be solved. Keep me aware, please.

    Jul 05th, 2013 - 02:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Responsible governance by the government of the Islands, very impressive and very reassuring.

    Amazes me that a country with such a small population can produce people of this calibre.

    Jul 05th, 2013 - 03:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @5 This would be while argieland is attempting to unsuccessfuly impose an economic blockade? Given its history of mendacity, aggression, cheating, dishonesty, incompetence, the very LAST place I would look for ANYTHING would be argieland. Possibly, just possibly, cleaners for drains and cesspits, maybe. By hand. Or, possibly, by mouth!
    @7 Have you tried an estate agent? What do you think this is? A property finder?
    @8 Not really surprising. Small populations tend to produce exceptional individuals. Larger populations tend to produce drones. In the UK, they are known as “benefits scroungers”. In argieland, they are “called” people. There's about 40 million of them. Brainless, corrupt, degenerate, gutless, mendacious war criminals!

    Jul 05th, 2013 - 04:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige

    #7 .... dont go there, theres nothing for you there that you cant find at home. think bigger man, Vegas, New York, Paris, Rio, Rome, Nice, Gran Canaria. Dont waste your time with rain and wind and sheep.

    Jul 05th, 2013 - 05:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Much as I admire the Falklanders and would love to visit the islands for a short time, they are far too cold for me.

    No doubt some hardy types from within the oil community may want to stay long term and even take residency if it is offered I am sure the FIG will continue to look after the original ethos of the islands.

    So that rules out citizenship for any argies!

    Jul 05th, 2013 - 05:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Wind, rain and sheep. Sounds like Chubut! Anyway, RGs not welcome. Jobs, money, peace, securityy

    Jul 05th, 2013 - 05:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Looking at it that way, perhaps it is understandable.

    Horses for courses.

    Jul 05th, 2013 - 05:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Interesting thought,,

    Will he Falklands employ argentine workers, or not,

    By using the argentine doctrine, if argie people work for the company and thus contributing to the Falklands economy,
    Will not CFK use this as another claim on the Falklands?

    Just a thought.


    Jul 05th, 2013 - 06:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Not without the highest degree of vetting I would suggest?

    Jul 05th, 2013 - 06:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    thanks reality check
    the way CFK thinks, it is an interesting thought..

    Jul 05th, 2013 - 06:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    I am not suggesting for a minute that they would try to sabotage the islands oil industry, but make it difficult or obstruct the development of it for them . absolutely!

    From an intelligence point of view, as this subject is in vogue on here currently. It makes sense to have human intelligence on exactly what is happening, there is none better than a mark 1 eyeball.

    Jul 05th, 2013 - 07:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    “Upon which time Argentina offers trade benefits and economic incentives as reasons for the new islanders to become more Argentina friendly in their approach....and vote.”

    The only benefits the Argentines can offer now are flights in aircraft likely to drop out of the sky when the Falklands are served by the best airline in South
    America and the RAF.

    Ever heard of the expression 'shutting the door after the horse has bolted'?-too little too late

    “Dont waste your time with rain and wind and sheep.”

    1/- The rainfall in the Falklands is not high-you must be thinking of the UK.
    2/-Wind-what's wrong with wind?
    3/-You ignorance of the Falklands is compounded by the fact you think only sheep exist there.

    “Theres nothing for you there that you cant find at home”

    Exactly how long did you live in the Falklands?

    Try some research.

    Jul 05th, 2013 - 08:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Always astounds me, none of them have ever been there but they know all about it.

    Whoops sorry, they know all about everything!

    Jul 05th, 2013 - 09:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    15 reality check
    “Not without the highest degree of vetting I would suggest?”

    Especially casration by the vet. Well, you have to be humane, don't you?

    Jul 05th, 2013 - 09:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    I recommend the Arabian method.

    Two house bricks!

    Jul 05th, 2013 - 10:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Biguggy

    @ 21 reality check
    Yes, and it only hurts when you get your fingers caught!

    Jul 05th, 2013 - 11:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @21 & 22

    It's been awhile since I heard that one lads.


    Jul 06th, 2013 - 02:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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  • Britishbulldog

    14 Briton ----- You don't give one job to those psychopaths not one let them starve, 40 million less in the world to take food and clothing from the rest of world let em starve, the bastards.

    Jul 08th, 2013 - 12:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jwolf

    I'd like to know more about the plans they have for expanding Fitzroy. For the life of me I've never understood why they seem to put all their eggs in one basket with Stanley. If a few regional population hubs could be developed there would be less pressure on Stanley to sustain the entire population. make a concerted effort to bring in people and upgrade a couple communities such as Fitzroy, Goose Green, and Port Howard. Have at least a little business infrastructure in those settlements that might make people want to live there. Have these communities anchor people to these different regions. I fear in another 20 years or so the Falklands will consist of Stanley, MPA, and a scattered number of stone tablets indicating where every other settlement used to be.......

    Jul 08th, 2013 - 03:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin Woodhead

    stanleys hardly a megopolis is it?
    “no I dont go to stanley any more too much crime and pollution” on of the wierder quotes from my time on the islands.

    Its like every horrible british army training area if fact a populartheory at MPA was the whole base was tucked way on a corner of otterburn training area :).

    Jul 09th, 2013 - 08:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jwolf

    I would be curious to hear an islander's perspective on here about growing a second or third town on the islands. Like I said in my previous post, if there was some business infrastructure in place in Camp would that not entice some folks to move/stay there? Let's say I live in North Arm. I want to get groceries/clothing/get some banking done for the day. What choices do I have? Make a really long drive or fly to Stanley. If I want a job doing something non agricultural where do I go? Or I don't want to ship my child away to go to school. But I want to stay and live in North Arm. Over time I would come to realize I have no choice but to move to Stanley. Now let's say I have retail/commerce/middle (junior) school options in Goose Green, which is so much closer. I could still live in North Arm and do my day to day business. My quality of life just improved dramatically. I would have an incentive to stay and live and work in Camp. Not to mention keeping people in Goose Green itself. Just an example. You get the point. But having something to anchor the population in place would slow the human erosion taking place. Although I'll concede these regional hubs wouldn't be fully effective until a better road network was in place, of course.

    Jul 09th, 2013 - 01:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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