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Falklands new Attorney General is expected to arrive next March

Saturday, January 18th 2014 - 06:16 UTC
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Peter Judge MBE has been named as the next Attorney General of the Falkland Islands. Mr Judge, who is scheduled to arrive in March 2014, will succeed current Attorney General Mark Lewis. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    You can just imagine the likes of Marcos, et al, asking WTF is an Attorney General?

    Compliance with the Legal system of the country is an alien concept to them.

    Jan 18th, 2014 - 04:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Now we will be accused of legalising the south Atlantic.

    But will he enforce that legality against CFK.
    Just a thought..


    Jan 18th, 2014 - 07:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    all this noise because a big ball of fat got a degree as attorney?
    judging for his face, he will do a great job, for sure. LOL

    Jan 19th, 2014 - 10:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest



    you sound childish.

    I suppose you are.

    Jan 20th, 2014 - 02:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jwolf

    What? Buenos Aires didn't have any say in the matter? Guess he should be immediately arrested for enforcing illegal laws on Argentine soil. Oh wait, the islands belong to BRITAIN!

    Jan 20th, 2014 - 03:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • rupertbrooks0

    3 paulcedron

    For your information there is no such thing as a degree in attorney. LLM is a master’s degree; from the Latin: Legum Magiste: a Master of Laws. An LLM course is only open to those students who already possess a recognised qualification in law.

    Durham is one of the world’s leading universities. It was awarded its Royal charter in 1837. Part of the University occupies grounds of Durham castle and Cathedral, a UNESCO world heritage site, and the oldest university building in current use in the world.

    A few lines in the Mercopress and Falklands Islands Penguin News is hardly a lot of noise.

    Jan 20th, 2014 - 04:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    Gee I thought that the Falklands didn't matter much to you, Paul...

    Jan 20th, 2014 - 02:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • eliasdossantos

    Poor guy, having to live in an occupied territory. I hope they pay him double

    Jan 21st, 2014 - 02:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    Occupied by free people who are allowed to express and exercise their will with the full support of the “occupying” power. Ironic that. As opposed, I guess, to holding guns at their head including a child, keeping them hostage danger-close to troops to hamper their rescue, planting thousands of illegal undocumented land mines, threatening to ethnically cleanse or kill them, use their homes as latrines, like you proudly cheered on in 1982 and still gayly celebrate on 2-peso coins like 21st century germans celebrating the occupation of Poland. All so you could have a few more years of a Dirty War back home (which is why Galtieri did it and you were good with it given all your cheering you did in April 82 -- until they let you down).

    Always “reformed” you are... but never repentant or seriously reflectvie. Always pretending to oppose the Junta, but demanding their illegal prize at the cost of longer tyranny at home. Always pretending to talk about peace but being passive aggressive through and through simply because you can't invade again with what little you have and because the islanders' inalienable human rights are defended by Britain (oh yes an a 2008 UN vote that says that they have all the rights everyone else has). Always the disgusting irredeemable fascist Malvaniazi.

    You really have NO idea how revolting a look that is for your country, do you?

    Jan 21st, 2014 - 03:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • eliasdossantos

    They are the same people. I guess the UK still miss when they could bully the whole world and try to keep it with argentinean. If they were so interested in the okupas they would offer them to go back to their country. Or perhaps the okupas dont want to as they can exploit the natural resources of southamerica backed by a big navy. Perhaps

    Jan 21st, 2014 - 03:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    @10. Drop the jiffy pop beany and tinfoil hat. The British don't want to invade South America. They just want to keep the Islands in the hands of the Islanders where they belong. The UK has shed its empire except for those territories that are not yet ready for independence. Yet you still see people who want nothing to do with you as... yours or people to be ethnically cleansed. In the 21st century no less. If that isn't bullying and thirsting to be the colonizing okupas, I don't know what is.

    Jan 21st, 2014 - 04:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • eliasdossantos

    Actually, they dont belong to the islanders. Has any country said so? The only thing that keeps the “property rights” in that way is a huge army show, for only 2.500 people. They are already independent, the UK is independent and they are british. The only problem is they are living in occupied territory

    Jan 21st, 2014 - 04:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    @12 We have heard all of this before here. If this is the case then why oh why did the UN affirm the right of self-determination in 2008 for ALL people when Spain and Argentine tried to dehumanize the Islanders in a meeting where no territorial disputes were on the agenda? Likewise, why oh why won't you take it to the ICJ if right is so clearly on your side in 1982 all the way through 2014. We have heard this before over and over too. Well here is why. There is NO case for Argentina that outweighs the british claim and international law. We are in the “Breathtaking Inanity” spectrum of cases, to use words found in a similar ruling over fiction and mythology. As for “just 2500 people.” Human rights are not subject to a vote. I don't care if there are 3 people there, or 2 if you round down. In 1940 there were far more Germans than Danes, that justify them losing their rights. The civilized world if 2014 isn't going to tell 2500 people that they have fewer rights than the people who illegally invaded, terrorized them and occupied them and still celebrates it on coinage in 2014. The UN makes it clear no matter how people on your side lie about it since you constantly vacate those resolutions. The Islanders rights and interests MUST be taken into account AND they have a right to self-determiation that is explicitly not “trumped” by territorial disputes (and that's through a vote that your government cynically choreographed yourselves and failed to get through), it's there in writing. You won't recognize those rights or interests. The UK does. That carries a lot of weight with the rest of the adult world. Your government even runs from meetings with them EVEN when your government arranges meetings those meetings and the Islanders show up, e.g., February of this past year. How can we on the outside of this “dispute” take you seriously when looking at that sort of open faced dishonesty.

    Jan 21st, 2014 - 04:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • eliasdossantos

    My government? My government only supports to the argentine, as all my fellow people do. Its a shame that the UN goes that way, still permeable to the UK pressure. The self determination principle was designed for colonies, most of the opressed by the british in quite a lot of massacres, and not for occupied territories. Some day this deception will be over

    Jan 21st, 2014 - 04:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    @14 Ok your Brazilian (from what I see now). My bad. Your neighbors government, then. It has nothing to do with being “British Biased” or even “Norte” biased at the UN. When Argentina and Spain tried to add the “unless there is a 'territorial dispute' rider on the vote that day they got busted, not just by the bug bad ”UK and her pressure“ but from other very NON british and very NON colonial and VERY nonwestern countries that saw through it and explicitly said that it would be disastrous for disputes elsewhere in the word and could not be denied, cherry picked or made victim to regional block politics. Self-dtermiatoin applies to all people everywhere. And saying that it doesn't or is a british ”colonialist” franchise is a deception that the world saw through and voted down.

    Jan 21st, 2014 - 04:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • eliasdossantos

    Self-determiatoin applies to all people everywhere, if you are a colony. If you are part of the occuping force, how can you have any saying? Its just a delusion. This thing will get over when the UK gets tired of the show, which only benefit 2.500 okupas. It talks really bad of them to put this show for 2.500 freeriders, while harming its relationship in all southamerica

    Jan 21st, 2014 - 05:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    @16, no not if you are a colony -- if you ARE there. The argentine occupying force was NOT given that right as per 502 because they were not the people living there. They were not asked to wait for peacekeepers; they were not asked to play nice; they were asked to go and put the islanders out of threat. It was Argentina that was recognized through law as the occupying force not because the UK was on the UNSC but because they invaded and held guns to the locals. Meanwhile the islanders are not an occupying force in Stanley, they are people who have lived there as long as most “Eastern Hemispharers” (since Beringia flooded over that is) have lived in the Western Hemisphere. And conversations, ledgers and finances between the 2500 “free riders” way is not the problem of Buenos Aries or Brasilia but between Stanley and London and they seem to get along fine. As for whose harming all of south America. If 2500 people living their lives is causing harm to how many millions south americans? Well I think the mental health profession in Latin America may be a good thing to get into. But boy do they have their work ahead of them and that's just with explaining the definition of “projection” to all of these people.

    Jan 21st, 2014 - 05:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • eliasdossantos

    Again going back to 1982. I dont agree with what argentineans did but i understand them, everyone gets tired of how the UK treats them in this dispute. This is evident in you answer, claiming we are now responsible for all the problems because the UK keeps foreign territory occupied, on the excuse of 2.500 people “wellbeing”. Nobody wants to mess with them, we only want the islands returned to the rightful owners and the end of the imperial thugs here. If the okupas are so inlove with the islands, they will stay. If not, is just another scam

    Jan 21st, 2014 - 05:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 18 eliasdossantos (Elias of two saints)

    Oh dear, yet another argie has outed himself as a stooge for the dead bastard who was Peron. The fascist who started the real downfall of Argentina but these idiots cannot see that either.

    Instead of two saints I would try and expand your brain from two cells and develop a sense of investigation of the facts rather than listen to the lies promulgated by the thieves you call your government.

    Start by considering this: we really don’t give a shit what “you lot” think. The Falklands are not yours, were never yours and will never be yours.

    Your Junta saw to that when they committed an act of war and then got their arses handed to them on a plate just a few months later by a force much smaller than yours and from 8,000 miles (almost 13,000 Km) away. What a complete farce your armed forces were and still are but with NO ships that can put to sea and NO planes that can stay in the air and a ground army with outdated equipment, outdated ammunition and yellow strips down their backs.

    I wish I could have seen “you lot” shouting in the square when the Junta were lying to you that everything was going OK, right up to the point when you had surrendered. And now you are falling for it all over again with the lying, thieving dynamic duo of Boss Eyed Nestor, thankfully dead, and TMBOA who will soon be joining him when “you lot” grow a pair of balls and string her up from a power line pole.

    But that will never happen either because you don’t have a pair of balls between the 15M Peronistas that infest Argentina.

    Jan 21st, 2014 - 06:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • eliasdossantos

    “What a complete farce your armed forces were and still are but with NO ships that can put to sea and NO planes that can stay in the air and a ground army with outdated equipment, outdated ammunition and yellow strips down their backs”

    Clearly noting all the rights the british have to the islands. Outpower Argentina. We wont let you bully or threaten them no more as you obviously love to do it.

    Jan 21st, 2014 - 06:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    @20, God what projection, Elias! The UK is not bullying the Argentines. They weren't the bully in 1982 either then they protected people from the Junta. People saying “no” to people who don't think they have any rights is not bullying. People standing behind them to make sure that someone tries to force them to say “yes” isn't bullying. Good grief. Meanwhile, who continues to say that these 2500 people have no right to say ANYTHING (not even yes), and even says they'll arrest people who work with them (and notice that they won't even try it). Who ran from meetings in February from just TWO elected representatives of these 2500 people? if 2500 people just saying “no thanks” to 40-some million who think they have no right to say anything other than “yes” (if they can say yes at all) is bullying, then ... well... all I can say is... Wow, your neighbor has one helluva inferiority complex. And an all seriousness the “bully” meme is no different than some 8-year-old playground thug picking on a 5-year-old in the not-so-secret hope that her 10-year-old brother will and between them so he can play the victim and get validation. Not a good look for the 8-year-old from anyone looking on from the outside. Nor is it a good look for the 8-year-old's apologists from anyone looking on from the outside.

    Jan 21st, 2014 - 07:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Current fleet[edit]
    Main article: List of active Argentine Navy ships
    The Argentine Navy is under-funded and struggling to meet maintenance and training requirements, as a result only 15 out of a total of 42 navy vessels are in a condition to sail. The 2013 defence budget allowed for the 15 operational vessels to each spend less than 11 days at sea, whilst the submarines averaged just over 6 hours submerged in the whole of 2012.[20] ARA Espora spent 73 days in late 2012 stranded in South Africa for lack of spares. The Almirante Brown-class destroyers are short of spares and their ordnance has expired whilst the Antarctic patrol ship ARA Almirante Irizar has been under repair since a fire in 2007.[20] On 23 January 2013 the Type 42 destroyer ARA Santísima Trinidad sank at her moorings having been mothballed for ten years.[21]

    List of active Royal Navy ships
    This is a list of active Royal Navy ships, complete and correct on 12 January 2014.

    In total there are 79 commissioned ships in the navy. 19 of the commissioned vessels are major surface combatants (6 guided missile destroyers and 13 frigates) and 11 are nuclear-powered submarines (4 ballistic missile submarines and 7 fleet submarines). In addition the Navy possesses an aircraft carrier (though without fixed-wing aircraft), an amphibious assault ship, two amphibious transport docks, 15 mine countermeasures vessels, 24 patrol vessels, 4 survey vessels and two historic warships (Victory and Bristol). The total displacement of the Royal Navy is approximately 362,000 tonnes (or 797,000 tonnes including the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and Royal Marines).

    Jan 21st, 2014 - 07:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • eliasdossantos

    See another Briton which is delighted to boast on the naval power, altough i am pretty sure he would be to scared to even be on a fight.

    I would like to refer to mine to the Marinha too ;)

    The british showing their “rights”

    Jan 21st, 2014 - 07:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    I don't boas nothing,
    merely answering your post.
    What a complete farce your armed forces were and still are but with NO ships that can put to sea and NO planes that can stay in the air
    which of course was false..

    Jan 21st, 2014 - 08:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 20 eliasdossantos

    I think your understanding of English is not up to it.

    It was Argentina who started the war, it was Argentina who even now threatens the islands with nonsense they cannot support such as jailing oil workers, destroying fish stocks.

    Are you that stupid that you do not realise you get anywhere by bullying?

    BTW please show me the phrase where I am bullying YOU?

    Jan 21st, 2014 - 09:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    23 eliasdossantos (#)
    Jan 21st, 2014 - 07:29 pm
    Report abuse
    See another Briton which is delighted to boast on the naval power, altough i am pretty sure he would be to scared to even be on a fight

    very childish.

    Jan 22nd, 2014 - 11:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    @25. Your bullying him same way the Allies bullied Germany in the 40s after it was bullied by Poland. You meanie.

    Jan 22nd, 2014 - 03:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Joe Bloggs


    I am an islander. Please explain how I am an occupier. We were here with a very minimal force of less than 50 prior to 1982. Then Argentine forces proved that a force of less than 50 was not enough and so now the UK has a much more substantial garrison here with which to protect us but a garrison that has been steadily reducing in numbers ever since the war.

    Look around the world; that's what happens. There is a war, one side wins, one side loses. The winning side stays on for some time afterwards to ensure the losing side doesn't try anything sneaky. Bit by bit the winning side's numbers reduce back down.

    How am I an occupier?

    We aren't going anywhere. Get used to it or grow old grumpy :)

    Chuckle chuckle

    Jan 22nd, 2014 - 11:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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