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Falklands demining contracts goes to Bactec and Fenix Insight

Friday, October 31st 2014 - 07:04 UTC
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Two companies have been awarded contracts by the UK Foreign Office for the clearance of minefields in the Falkland Islands, dating back to the 1982 conflict when retreating Argentine forces laid antipersonnel and other explosives particularly in a ring surrounding the capital Stanley. Read full article


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  • inthegutter

    If only we could send the bill to Argentina.

    Oct 31st, 2014 - 08:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    It will be good to welcome the Zimbabweans back again - we already have a few of the earlier de-miners now living and working here with their families and part of us.

    Oct 31st, 2014 - 09:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    If the bill was sent to Argentina they would simply say “Get Judge Griesa to pay it”.

    Oct 31st, 2014 - 05:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    No, you have missed the point guys.

    We should send the MINES (or equivalent deadly explosive) back to TDC.

    Fair's fair after all.

    Oct 31st, 2014 - 07:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    We bet you,
    that CFK will complain to the UN that the UK is DE-MILITARISING the Falkland's,, ha ha .

    Nov 01st, 2014 - 12:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mackiesons

    Argentina should foot the bill.

    Nov 01st, 2014 - 02:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    RN sending OPV HMS Severn on APT(N) Caribbean Patrol
    Interesting news from the Royal Navy today: for the first time ever, a River OPV of the Fishery Protection Squadron is about to sail across the Atlantic to take up the Caribbean standing task role from the Type 23 frigate HMS Argyll.

    Implications of RN sending OPV HMS Severn on APT(N) Caribbean Patrol


    Nov 01st, 2014 - 08:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    What a sad legacy Argentina has left on the world stage in the past 50 years.
    Mines left that can only harm peaceful civilians that someone else has to pay for the clearance, a failed invasion of a peaceful people where there own ignorant consscripts died in their hundreds, 30,000 of their own people 'disappeared', Nuns trown from helicopters over the Atlantic, continual embarrassment in international fora by their 'leaders'. Endemic corruption. The reppression of women and their reproductive rights. Shanty towns and misery.
    Huge waste of resources. Continued indebtness and now this...

    An Argentine judge has asked Spain to arrest and extradite 20 former officials accused of abuses during the military rule of General Franco.

    A country that let these people go...

    What a sad state to be in.

    Nov 01st, 2014 - 10:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Leiard

    Daniel Filmus is a man on a mission - a mission to promote world peace. But, as Argentina's Falklands secretary tells Harriet Alexander, it's a message of peace he won't actually be taking to the disputed islands

    Nov 02nd, 2014 - 10:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • behonest

    Argentine government takes every international opportunity to suppress, alienate and vindicate a small Island natiion ... the British government just clears up their mess .
    Wonder why they chose to remain British.

    Nov 03rd, 2014 - 11:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @9 Leiard

    Filmus said quietly he would like to visit the Islands when the sovereignty has been settled-well it has so there's nothing stopping him leaping onto the next Lan Chile flight.

    Nov 07th, 2014 - 10:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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