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Falklands' next Chief Executive will make a familiarization visit to the Islands

Tuesday, November 3rd 2020 - 08:00 UTC
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Following the recent selection process to appoint a new Chief Executive for the Falkland Islands, successful candidate Andy Keeling and his wife Anya will travel to the Islands on 9 November for a three-week familiarisation visit. Andy was given a conditional offer in September 2020, with the expectation that he will take up the post in April 2021. Read full article


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  • Fito Garcia

    Its an outrage. Why is there no Argentine executive?

    Nov 03rd, 2020 - 10:32 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Dirk Dikkler

    @“Fito Garcia”, Because the Communists Killed them all !

    Nov 03rd, 2020 - 11:57 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • portman

    costly visit as first 2 weeks in quarantine only leaves 1 week for familiarisation! lol

    Nov 03rd, 2020 - 12:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Don't be silly Mr. Portman...

    He will be..., from the first minute of his arrival at Puerto Estanley..., able to familiarise via Zoom...!



    Nov 03rd, 2020 - 01:30 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Fito Garcia

    How can you be cheif executive if you cant speak spanish? Fire him now

    Nov 03rd, 2020 - 01:49 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • darragh


    You get funnier with every post.

    Did you go to University to study how to be a comedian or is it just a natural talent?

    Nov 03rd, 2020 - 01:56 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Roger Lorton

    “Why is there no Argentine executive?”

    Because, there is no Argentina

    Nov 04th, 2020 - 04:02 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Fito Garcia

    Its a bad idea to put in a chief exec who doesn't speak Spanish and doesn't understand the Latin American socialist culture. How will he negotiate with Argentina if he cant talk directly with Cristina? It will all have to go through interpreters and much will be lost. Once again the British imperialists fail to grasp the need for local connection. Just expecting everybody to speak english is absurd

    Nov 04th, 2020 - 07:50 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Dirk Dikkler

    @“Fito Garcia”, Well Your Writing in English so what`s the Difference ! as the Falkland Islands are an English Speaking Country and Argentina has made it Very Clear that it will NOT Communicate with the Islanders Spanish (or Catalonian) is Not Required.

    Nov 04th, 2020 - 10:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • darragh


    How do you know he doesn't speak Spanish? - just another example of your outstanding humour or what?

    But then why would he want to speak to a bunch of Spanish colonials?

    “Latin American socialist culture” - absolutely priceless!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Nov 04th, 2020 - 03:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Fito Garcia

    They don’t even talk to Argentina, never mind negotiate anything.

    As I understand it, they learn Chilean Spanish in the islands.

    Nov 04th, 2020 - 04:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fito Garcia

    Argentine Spanish is more elegant, more poetic, and sophisticated. Chilean version if you can call it that is rather boring and lacking sophistication. Hardly, the language of global diplomacy.

    Nov 04th, 2020 - 05:53 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • BrianFI

    Argie Spanish is disgusting and horrible to listen to. It sounds greasy and slimy. As soon as you hear it you know the person speaking is a dishonest Argie, a Viveza Criolla cheat.

    Why would the chief executive speak with Argentina. That job would fall to out elected MLA's.

    Nov 04th, 2020 - 06:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman

    Reading the news from Argentina, I cannot avoid thinking, with relief, that the Islanders are fortunate not to have Peronism and avoiding suffering from this conservative populist collectivism that so closely resembles Mussolini's Italy.

    Luckily, this Peronist government is showing that it is the worst argentine government in history and it exposes the flaws of the conservative collectivist model: poverty indices increased, an economic recession with no historical record, default, inflation, the value of the Argentine peso plummeting and the relativized private property. All these with the political support of Misterio Bufo from the Vatican State.

    I congratulate the Islanders: a democratic society without Peronism and without Jesuit populism. Good for all of you !!!...enjoy life thinking that there is future for your kids (unlike argentine people)

    Nov 05th, 2020 - 12:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fito Garcia


    Clearly you dont understand Spanish. Try learn another language and you may understand our beautiful culture better and one day join us in our socialist army

    Nov 05th, 2020 - 08:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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