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Stories for October 19th 2016

  • Wednesday, October 19th 2016 - 22:09 UTC

    Eccentricity: Falklands' budget surpluses under-forecasting triggers lively debate

    Chief Executive Barry Rowland said he would examine the budget process in detail and MLA Poole’s points would be taken into consideration then.

    While in the rest of the world, budget shortfalls and downplayed soaring deficits are the norm, a lively discussion ensued at this week’s Falkland Islands Standing Finance Committee when MLA Michael Poole suggested the forecasting process needed revising when most years a deficit was forecast, but then resulted in a surplus.

  • Wednesday, October 19th 2016 - 21:03 UTC

    Sulivan Shipping opens Falklands' 2016/17 cruise season on Saturday with M/V Sea Spirit

    Sulivan Shipping expects the arrival of the first cruise ship passengers on next Saturday’s flight, to board the M/V Sea Spirit.

    Approximately 63,000 cruise ship passengers arrivals are expected in the Falkland Islands this season which is slightly up on the previous season when just over 56,000 passengers were received from 105 ship visits. Staff at Sulivan Shipping are looking forward to the start of the 2016-2017 tourism season, with the arrival of the first cruise ship passengers on next Saturday’s flight, to board the M/V Sea Spirit.

  • Wednesday, October 19th 2016 - 20:48 UTC

    Falkland Islands and Punta Arenas interested in increasing links and cooperation

    “The purpose of our visit is to increase links mostly in education; we have a good number of ties between the Falklands and Punta Arenas” MLA Barry Elsby said

    A delegation from the UK embassy in Chile and a member from the Falklands Legislative Assembly met in Punta Arenas with the Magallanes region finance minister Christian Garcia to increase science and education cooperation links and promote people and economic exchanges. Many Chileans mainly from Punta Arenas have jobs in the Falklands.

  • Wednesday, October 19th 2016 - 07:33 UTC

    Spain anticipates closed frontier if Gibraltar does not accept joint sovereignty

    Garcia Margallo warned that as a result of Britain leaving the EU would become an external frontier again and thus the end to free movement across Gibraltar

    Spain's Acting Foreign Minister says free movement across the Gibraltar frontier will automatically end unless Gibraltarians accept joint sovereignty proposal with Spain. Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo was answering a question by Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation at a press conference after he met with Andalusia politicians in Algeciras, including the mayors of Algeciras and La Linea. From Seville Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo said no democratic nation would get away closing a frontier.