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Argentine congress fearful Falklands' new port could overshadow Ushuaia

Thursday, August 19th 2021 - 08:50 UTC
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The Argentine congress is restless and is concerned since the Falkland Islands started to build its new deep water port, fearing, besides the usual cacophony of claims, that the Islands could replace Ushuaia as the main access to Antarctica. Read full article


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  • Swede

    Well. The present port facility, FIPASS, has been an INTERIM solution for nearly 40 years. So it is really time for a permanent port to be built. If Ushuaia, TDF and Argentina are afraid of competition, so what. It is their problem to make themselves more compatible. They also must compete with Chile and Punta Arenas. But competition is only good and there should be no monopoly in this case. If some European polar research institutes chose Stanley before Ushuaia it is not only a matter of which port is the best. Argentina is a much more unstable and unpredictable country, so perhaps they choose the F.I. instead. Like the Germans did earlier this year.

    I do not think the Argentine defence or foreign ministers have more knowledge of this project than I have, as a private person, through the Internet. Why, really, should they be specially informed? This is none of their business.

    Now they will as usual waste a lot their taxpayers' money to go the UN to moan about this. Argentina has already one of most expensive political systems in the world:

    I think they could save a lot of money just ignoring this “Malvinas” bullshit.

    Aug 19th, 2021 - 08:57 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • FitzRoy

    I don't see how improving infrastructure can be seen as breaching and UN resolutions, Danny. Is he also suggesting that building a new extension to the hospital will also impinge on resolutions? And I don't really understand why they might think the port will take traffic away from Ushaia, they don't like British-flagged vessels using their ports, so it makes sense that they have somewhere to berth.
    As for approaching the Argentine government. Why? They have nothing to with the Falkland Islands Government. Any decisions made on-island have nothing to do with Danny Filmus or anyone else.

    Aug 19th, 2021 - 09:27 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Steve Potts

    And how does Argentina claim the British Sub-Antarctica and Antarctic Islands?

    Seems awfully dubious.

    Aug 19th, 2021 - 10:01 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Falklands-Free

    Amazing how predictions made many years befor the 1982 war have become true.
    Many locals back then believed the real reason Argentina made a claim in the 1830's was because even back then they knew that the southern Atlantic Ocean held all future wealth and they wanted it all for themselves. This led to the removal of all the indigenous people and anyone else for that matter in the south of Latin America.
    Today a small community of people on a group of islands are the only ones now standing in their way and they are struggling to remove us because of the fact we are not only protected by Britain, but by the fact we are nearly 400 miles out in the Atlantic from their easy reach.
    Now they fear because of the fact they can do nothing to stop the islands developing their own economy the Islanders could further threaten their ability to control the prize. That is the gateway to Antartica in the South Atlantic.
    Argentina has so mismanaged their own economy they are on the brink of total collapse and the Falkland Islanders who are doing extremely well financially has them clutching at that elusive straw.
    Just 3500 inhabitants are able to scare 45 million Argentines is quite an achievement in todays political realm.
    Simple answer to all of this is for Argentina to remove it's illegal claim and start working with these very succesful people on the islands and not against them.
    Showing aggression only tightens the noose around the neck of the Argentine economy.
    Time they came into the 21st century maybe.

    Aug 19th, 2021 - 10:12 am - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Judge Jose

    Improving infrastructure is none of the Argentine governments concern, it gets dafter by the day.

    Aug 19th, 2021 - 10:31 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Islander1

    Espoecially when the new port is actually nothing to to do with the British Govt either(they only fund defence)- its being paid for by Falkland Islands Govt and us taxpayers.

    Aug 19th, 2021 - 10:55 am - Link - Report abuse +5
  • mollymauk

    Sadly, the new port in Stanley will not be any competition as an Antarctic Gateway until the Falklands get to grips with the ridiculous restrictions placed by the military on operations into the international airport at Mount Pleasant.
    With around one in three flights delayed by 24 hours or more due to over-cautious forecasting and rules imposed by the military far more restrictive than airports such as Ushuaia, Madeira, Gibraltar, that have equally challenging winds, even British Antarctic Survey have long since moved the majority of their logistic air support activities to Punta Arenas.
    Punta Arenas, and Ushuaia, with their regular and frequent internal and international air links will always have the advantage over the Falklands.

    Aug 19th, 2021 - 03:30 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • portman

    the competition would not have to move very fast to complete their port improvements before fig even starts theirs. but the competition also lives in a land of manana. whoever can pull their finger out first should win the day! lol

    Aug 19th, 2021 - 09:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Despite our politicians giving lip service to our incessant paranoid kleptomaniac neighbors — many of my countrymen strongly support the people of the Falklands!

    Perhaps dated, but still enjoyable to listen to:

    ¡Saludos de Chile!

    Aug 20th, 2021 - 02:52 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Roger Lorton

    Still no sign of Think, then?
    Perhaps he's a Thunk, after all?

    Aug 20th, 2021 - 11:13 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Eilean Siar

    Yes Roger. The absence is curious. Hope he is not past tense.
    I recall whilst he mentioned the Astra Zeneca vaccine… he could not bring himself to acknowledge that it was created by outstanding UK scientific achievement. The word Oxford was missing from his vocabulary….

    Aug 21st, 2021 - 02:29 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Roger Lorton

    I have crossed swords with Think for more years than I care to remember.
    I also hope he has not Thunk his last.

    Aug 21st, 2021 - 05:33 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Eilean Siar

    Roger I’ve followed this site for a number of years and enjoyed your exchanges.
    Laddie,Brummie Copper ;)

    I was amused by, and admired Thinks fortitude in defending the indefensible.

    We now have to tolerate the likes of Trimondes lengthy incoherent ramblings - although he does seem to have grasped a little semblance of punctuation.

    I agree with Swede that the ongoing feud between Chicureo and Hill, has become tiresome, and detracts from the agenda of the forum. You are better than this Chicureo! : )

    Best of wishes from The Western Isles.

    Aug 21st, 2021 - 10:52 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Terence Hill

    “You´re are better than this Chicureo!”
    No, he´s not, that’s wishful thinking.
    Well, you´ve certainly shown how suspect your judgement is.
    If that is your conclusion of a proven narcissist.

    Aug 21st, 2021 - 10:35 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Jack Bauer

    “.....a privilege which now belongs to Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego”, argued Senator Blanco”.

    “Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic affairs secretary, Daniel Filmus said the new port project is “illegal and illegitimate” ”

    WTF ??? So, anything the Argy government disagrees with, even if it has absolutely nothing to do with them, is “illegal and illegitimate” ???

    Besides being hilarious, it's just the usual crap one expects to hear from them....they think they own the South Atlantic and Antartica...the idiots have lost it !

    Aug 21st, 2021 - 10:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Eilean Siar & Jack Bauer

    I too am alarmed with THINK’s absence and although I hope it’s because of some wonderful Mediterranean adventure — but the pandemic remains in my thoughts.

    Although I’m tempted to continue to expose Terence Hill as Skippy Jessop — ignobly stealing the valor of a RAF airman of the 1962 Cuba Missile Crisis — I will cease my on going debate as my point has been made.

    (For the curious — he has his own Wikipedia article as well as a broad presence on social media.)

    Jack Bauer and I, among others have been continuously disgusted with Skippy’s antics — but I accede to your suggestion.

    ¡Saludos cordiales desde Valle Nevado!

    Aug 21st, 2021 - 11:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    “Although I’m tempted to continue to expose Terence Hill as Skippy Jessop”

    Is merely your ´projection´ of your other self.
    Yeah give it up as it´s been revealed as fraudulent, everyone knows he´s solely your obsession as your joined at the hip.

    “Ignobly stealing the valor of a RAF airman”

    Thanks for me having the opportunity to reveal what a criminal libeler you are.
    What I say is borne out by the evidence, what you say is specious.
    S.A.C T.L. HILL
    MARCH 1963.
    posted March 17 2018

    “Jack Bauer and I, among others have been continuously disgusted with Skippy’s antics”
    Aah, the proven narcissist, and the ´flying monkeys´ again.

    Aug 22nd, 2021 - 12:23 am - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Falklands-Free

    Maybe Think has changed his identity.
    Maybe he is on the islands with the international red cross team. Who knows.
    He may even be on the island posing as a dock worker to source the new port facility. You just dont know.
    He may even be seriously I'll somewhere again we just dont know.
    What we do know is that he has been very quiet on social media. Maybe he has a game plan we are yet to uncover.
    The problems in Afghanistan have dominated most news outlets so maybe he is concentrating in that area. Could even be there for all we know.
    Personally it does not affect me. We are enjoying life to the full on the free Falkland Islands.
    Progressing our dreams little by little including the new deep water port.
    Still relatively covid free so all in all doing fine.
    Feel for those caught up in the Afghan issue. As do I feel for those other poor soles around the world caught up in earthquakes and tornadoes. Even those who are in poverty. Few of us realise how lucky we are just being able to complain about our differences.
    In the wider world it is trying for a great many people.

    Aug 22nd, 2021 - 06:26 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Chicureo

    Falklands - Free

    Señor THINK and I have always been politically opposite on a wide range of issues — but I’ve always respected his knowledge — despite him being wrong about the Falklands.

    Although he’s proud of his a Danish ancestry and loves the Ligurian Riviera — his Argentine ego blinds him from reality.

    I do hope however he is well on some adventure…

    ¡Saludos cordiales desde Valle Nevado!

    Aug 22nd, 2021 - 09:31 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Quebec forever

    It is true that this new port will threathen Ushuaias position as the gateway port to Antarctica.

    Ushuaia has pissed at the Antarctic operators for many years, culminating last year in banning re-entry to Ushuaia of ships that had left from there 2 weeks prior in March 2020. Ships that were cruising in what Argentina considers their water. Creating a serious dent in their claim.

    Sailing out of Stanley will be quite convenient, no need for a local pilot as you are in open water in a couple of minutes as opposed to Ushuiaia which requires a local pilot and a long exit out of the Beagle.

    Aug 24th, 2021 - 03:14 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Jack Bauer


    “Jack Bauer and I, among others have been continuously disgusted with Skippy’s antics — but I accede to your suggestion”...

    Agree - agree....there are better things to do in life.....eating, drinking, exercising, travelling, listening to good music...and, erhh....well, whatever tickles your pickle // saludos !!

    Aug 25th, 2021 - 03:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    “But I accede to your suggestion”...

    Then you better contact him on YouTube, idiot flying monkey.
    “Is narcissism a mental illness? According to the DSM-V, the answer is yes. Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental illness associated with a persistent pattern of entitlement, lack of empathy, and grandiosity.”
    Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is a pattern of self-centered and egotistical behavior that is destructive to others. We all have (or should have) some self-love which is not the same thing. Just because we like to take selfies does not mean we hurt people. This egotistical behavior goes much further, they put their own needs before others and they tend to not only step on people that get in their way but actually go out of their way to crush/ruin/hurt them. At this time their is no cure for NPD and most people affected by this are not self aware to get help. They have no interest in changing and therefore they rarely seek counseling.
    • Pathological liars
    • Pretend they always victim
    • Self Grandiosity
    • Actors in different roles
    • Poor Financial Management
    • Destructive Behavior
    The disorder begins by early adulthood and is indicated by at least five of the following:
    10. An exaggerated sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)
    11. Preoccupation with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
    12. Believes he/she is “special” and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)
    13. Requires excessive admiration
    14. Has a sense of entitlement
    15. Selfishly takes advantage of others to achieve his own ends
    16. Lacks empathy
    17. Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him
    18. Shows arrogant, haughty, patronizing, or contemptuous behaviors or attitudes

    Aug 25th, 2021 - 05:24 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    J A C K

    Good to see your appearance!

    You can clearly see the Utah dwelling troll seething mad as we ignore him.

    We’re back to normal activity as the nursery delivers the first avocado trees starting Monday to achieve nearly two an a half hectares on the reclaimed hillside.

    Although we’ve been experimenting with foreign wines for our holiday — we’re now back to domestic offerings and now only buy whites — as we have way too many reds that will last us for some time.

    We recently attended a luncheon with a tasting of a flight of Errazuriz Don Maximiliano ‘05 — ‘10— ‘17 which really showed the consistent high quality of the icon which places it at the top ten Chile reds.

    In the end — we do think laying down a case for a decade in ideal conditions — is the best method to enjoy reds. Although prices have risen substantially since last September — but still are selling at a 40% discount of normal pricing in case lots.

    Hoping all is well with you and your family!

    ¡Saludos cordiales desde Panquehue!

    Aug 25th, 2021 - 10:34 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Terence Hill

    “You can clearly see the Utah dwelling …”

    Your alter ego on YouTube, presumably doesn´t have a clue as to how he is being abused by you on Mercopress. Otherwise, he would have commented.
    Look your famous, a perfect asshole.

    “Malignant Narcissist. A special sub-type of narcissist that has also some traits of ASPD, such as aggressiveness, deceitfulness, and remorselessness. They are often sadistic and gain pleasure from hurting others.

    Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).
    A type of personality disorder in which a person has grandiose fantasies of success and power with few or no achievements behind the fantasies. People with the disorder are constantly comparing themselves to others and feeling envious. They may also feel others are envious of them. They believe they are unique and entitled to special treatment, admiration, and obedience. In addition, they lack emotional empathy and have a willingness to exploit others for their own benefit.

    Considered to be sub-types of ASPD where the criteria must include disregard of laws and norms. Their meanings have changed over time and are used inconsistently. Only the term “psychopath” has been recognized in the DSM-5, and it is not an official diagnosis. Some researchers believe that a psychopath is more biologically-determined and a person’s environment is more responsible for producing a sociopath.. The main features that both terms share that are relevant to narcissistic abuse are the lack of a conscience or remorse and the ability to manipulate and deceive.”

    Aug 25th, 2021 - 11:05 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    J A C K

    By the way — I forgot to mention at the luncheon they opened an exceptionally surprising ‘15 Penfolds St Henri Shiraz which blew us away. (As good as Don Maximiliano!)

    This evening Madame and I have reservations to join our son and Schwiegertochter at Les Dix Vins for oysters, Champagne and stimulating conversation!

    Friday Madame is competing in an equestrian event so I’ll stay in Chicureo part of the weekend.

    ¡Saludos cordiales desde Panquehue!

    Aug 26th, 2021 - 03:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer


    “You can clearly see the Utah dwelling troll seething mad as we ignore him”.

    Indeed, never read so much garbage as in his last two posts......besides being an unsavory character, the creature is very contradictory....with him, it's a 'catch22' situation'.... expose his bs, he gets pissed-off ; you ignore him, he also gets pissed-off - but at least by ignoring him we don't waste our time.

    You're right about the Penfolds....have had quite a few of them, and some are quite fantastic, full bodied, aromatic, round, velvety, and persistent....Have never seen it in Brazil, but if the St Henri is comparable to Don Maximiano, has to be damned good !
    Always liked good Aussie Shiraz - goes down well, and very different to any other country's.

    Take it easy and keep well !

    Aug 27th, 2021 - 09:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    “Indeed, never read so much garbage as in his last two posts.”

    You beat anybody in the garbage department by a golden mile.

    (Jack Bauer) ”wants everyone to know that he is origin..(of) .. compulsive pathological liar involved with filthy demented sexual perversion with inflatable vinyl dolls named Long Dong Silver and Lula.“
    Lets, start with the origin of the specious.

    JB ”With your inflatable doll Long Dong Silver”

    Two liars revealed in single post, no wonder they call me the legend.

    Aug 28th, 2021 - 12:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Chicureo/Jack Bauer

    Glad to hear you both, I trust all is well with you and yours, I see you both continue to enjoy life to the full, C’est bon, mes amies, C’est bon.

    And the unspeakable one is still as vile and uncouth as ever, even thinks he’s a legend now, a remarkable conclusion for one so universally despise to reach.

    Still it takes all sorts I suppose, although it is good he is still a virgin as we wouldn’t want those genetic remaining in the gene pool.

    Saludos de Colonia Nervia Glevensium.

    Aug 28th, 2021 - 12:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    The `perpetual loser´ “is still as vile and uncouth as ever”. Who addition, qualifies as a dubious `flying monkey´, and chief ass-kisser.

    “As we wouldn’t want those genetic …” Such are the hallmarks of a fascist.
    “Dehumanising our opponents is the first step to genocide ...
    It is a recognition that horrors like this happen when one part of the population dehumanises another - dehumanisation being the most important prerequisite to any genocide.
    The 10-stage path to genocide
    4. Dehumanisation
    Those who are perceived as “different” are openly referred to as subhuman or as inhuman” Jan 2017

    Aug 28th, 2021 - 04:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Chicureo, Pugol-H

    Good afternoon to both of you.....Pugol, glad to see you are ok.

    I know that there are far better things to chat about on here, but in view of the above garbage, directed at us, I have little choice but to put things in their true perspective.

    Well, we can no longer be accused of harassing Terence Shite-Hill, aka Skippy, Gollum, Smeagol, the F*ckwitt and a load of other appropriate descriptions.
    We gave him the chance to back down, to stop looking for opportunities to unload his smelly garbage, but he just can't help himself....worst is that even after pointing it out to him, he just keeps on.....
    Even without referring to him, far less mentioning him, he insists on poking his proboscis where it's not called....into exchanges that talk about food, wine, travel etc, and tries to pooh-pooh them as if we were telling lies.....does he really think that eating good food, drinking great wines etc, is something that doesn't exist, and therefore we “must” be lying ?
    Are we to blame if he believes that having a good life, doesn't exist ?
    Why doesn't he accept the truce offered him ?

    Then he complains - in his usual manner - by posting ridiculous texts, full of quotes, definitions, dramatic denials, which anyone with half a brain knows are senseless.

    Does he want us to continually expose some of the nasty truths about him, such as his false claims as being in the RAF - other than as a lavatory cleaner - and his inflatable dolls, with which he lives in his dear old Ma's dingy basement ?

    If he never pokes his nose again where it's not called, I would consider leaving him alone in his misery......let's see if he is smart enough to know when to stop.

    Aug 28th, 2021 - 07:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    Unfortunately, you´re reduced to name calling, as you can produce not an iota of proof. Simply because you cannot get away with the bullshit you´d like too.

    JB “Your insistence that I'm a fascist”
    Brazil's corruption scandals reach Lula da Silva: ...
    12 Jack Bauer; “..'Military dictatorship', ..history is showing,.. that it was good for Brazil
    50 Jack Bauer; “Military taking over again, ….. they did it to prevent Brazil from being handed over to the communists. ... the Military , I hope, would be there again to save Brazil
    http ://en
    Brazil remembers the 50th anniversary of the coupe…
    15 Jack Bauer; “..Am pretty sure that military are accompanying all this … I hope they DO take over...”
    JB “The military option was better than the communist”
    http ://

    “The US can point to nothing even remotely threatening done by the Brazilian Communist Party”
    http ://

    “his false claims as being in the RAF” and the rest of your discredited inventions

    S.A.C T.L. HILL
    MARCH 1963.
    posted March 17 2018

    Aug 28th, 2021 - 08:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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