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Falkland Islands appoints new Representative in the UK

Tuesday, April 9th 2019 - 20:07 UTC
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The Falkland Islands Government announced on Tuesday the appointment of Richard Hyslop as the new UK Representative, succeeding Sukey Cameron MBE who retires from the post in October 2019, after 36 years of service within FIG, 29 of which were as UK Representative. Read full article


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  • Roger Lorton

    But is the new man an Islander?

    Apr 10th, 2019 - 01:42 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • BrianFI


    Apr 10th, 2019 - 11:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Roger Lorton


    Apr 10th, 2019 - 01:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think


    Just... “Pity”...?

    Is that all..., you Engrish copper...?

    In the opinion of this humble Patagonian..., the fig leaf on the FIG(leaf) is getting smaller and smaller in these BREXIT times...
    An inverted devolvment..., I would call it...

    And there ain't no damn Kelper in them windblown Isles with balls enough to tell them Engrish Superheads that the Kelpers representant in London should be a Kelper(ette)...


    Apr 10th, 2019 - 01:57 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Roger Lorton

    The FIG will have to explain their choice to their voters Think.

    Apr 10th, 2019 - 10:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BrianFI

    It's a good choice.

    Apr 11th, 2019 - 01:04 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    Not even you freaking believe that.., lad...

    Apr 11th, 2019 - 03:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • portman

    we must assume no suitably qualified kelpers applied and young richard was the front runner of the non-kelpers. let's review his performance in 2048 when he will have served the same amount of time in post as kelper sukey!

    Apr 11th, 2019 - 04:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • RedBaron

    What is the point of this professional lobbyist? When I read the job spec for the UK rep position I got the clear impression that they were after a Falklander - not some jumped up talking head whose most recent claims to fame include defending the rights of European Vapers, of Master Builders and Landlords.......I ask you????
    Is this guy going to be allowed to still run his own private lobbying company in combination with the Falklands representation or will he be told to concentrate on this job and get his snout out of the trough?

    Apr 11th, 2019 - 05:02 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Think

    Mr. RedBaron... (Strange nick for an Engrishman... b.t.w...)

    I Think Mr. Hyslop should be allowed to keep all his “other activities” whilst in London...

    Taking in consideration the amount of workload that is at 14 Broadway..., he wouldn't have nothin' to do on tuesdays..., wednesdays..., thursdays and friidays...

    Apr 11th, 2019 - 09:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • RedBaron

    Think (let's just say I have a liking for rebels and for aviators) - If the FI UK rep job is a part-time as you suggest, then why is HM Government willing to pay a ROYAL full-time salary to this position and why does he need any additional staff?
    Is the salary of the UK rep and the entire London staff/ office paid by FIG or by the UK government because the rent and salaries alone would seem to add up to quite a chunk of the overall Island turnover/ annual budget.
    I'm sure that the Islands need a lobbyist but the costs involved (and the selection process/ outcome) seem to bear no relation to the task in hand.

    Apr 12th, 2019 - 09:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Excelent questions Mr.RedBaron...
    I Think you should ask them to your favourite Puerto Estanley MLA....

    Apr 12th, 2019 - 02:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    Oh! OH! Sock puppetry alert.

    Apr 12th, 2019 - 05:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Apr 15th, 2019 - 10:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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