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Stories for May 2023

  • Friday, May 5th 2023 - 11:07 UTC

    Reception at Speaker's House for Falklands representation to Coronation

    Sir Lindsay Hoyle with Governor Alison Blake CMG

    The Governor of the Falkland Islands and Commissioner of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Alison Blake CMG, together with MLA Teslyn Barkman, representative of the Falklands Legislative Assembly and during this year president of the Council of UK Overseas Territories Association, and other members of the Islands participating of the Coronation of King Charles III attended a reception offered by Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons.

  • Friday, May 5th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Brazil hosts Unasur Summit to relaunch regional integration

    With Lula's return to power, Brazil has rejoined Unasur and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac).

    The Government of Brazil has confirmed it will host a Summit in Brasilia on May 30 to relaunch Unasur. President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's initiative will be called Meeting of Presidents of South American Countries and “aims to promote a frank dialogue among all, aimed at identifying common denominators, discussing perspectives for the region and reactivating the South American cooperation agenda in key areas, such as health, climate change, defense, combating illicit transnational corporations, infrastructure, and energy, among others,” according to Itamaraty Palace.

  • Friday, May 5th 2023 - 10:51 UTC

    Falklands preparing farewell to the last FPV Protegat replaced by FPV Lilibet

    FPV Protegat which has been operating for the Falklands since 2008

    The Falkland Islands Government is preparing a very fond farewell to FPV Protegat, her crew and all at Galfishing Ltd following the completion of their contract to provide the fishery patrol vessel for the Falkland Islands. Precisely this month the state of the art FPV Lilibet, after a long trip from Vietnam, where she was built, has taken over the patrolling tasks in the Islands EEZ.

  • Friday, May 5th 2023 - 10:45 UTC

    Stanley's Bennett’s Paddock: Explosive Ordnance Adviser works completed

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Adviser, Guy Marot OBE and his team have now completed the clearance of Bennett's Paddock

    The Falkland Islands Government has announced that the works at Bennett’s Paddock by the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Adviser, Guy Marot OBE and the team have now been completed.

  • Friday, May 5th 2023 - 10:38 UTC

    Brazil's Supreme Court lifts secrecy on Bolsonaro's alleged vaccination card fraud

    “President Bolsonaro will be available to the competent authorities, as he always has been, as soon as the defense has access to the records,” said Wajngarten

    Supreme Federal Court (STF) Justice Alexander De Moraes lifted the seal of secrecy from the probe into former President Jair Bolsonaro's alleged use of a fake vaccination card to enter the United States, Agencia Brasil reported. In the case, Colonel Mauro Barbosa Cid, a former aide of Bolsonaro's, has been placed under arrest.

  • Friday, May 5th 2023 - 10:19 UTC

    Bill to regulate AI submitted at Brazil's Senate

    Pacheco's draft is based on recommendations from a panel of jurists

    Brazilian Senate Speaker Rodrigo Pacheco Thursday submitted a bill to regulate the use of artificial intelligence based on the recommendations from a committee of jurists who studied the issue during 70 public hearings to detect the economic, social, and security impacts that the new development may have, especially in the labor market.

  • Friday, May 5th 2023 - 10:10 UTC

    Argentina gets new loan from the IDB

    The new deal is in addition to one granted the day before

    The Interamerican Development Bank (IDB) has granted Argentina a US$ 150 million loan to strengthen educational access for school-age youth in the province of Buenos Aires, it was announced Thursday. This new credit is in addition to another one granted the day before in the amount of US$ 265 million, to boost the inclusion of people with disabilities.

  • Friday, May 5th 2023 - 10:05 UTC

    Jamaica announces plans to become a republic

    King Charles III “is as foreign to us as it gets,” Malahoo Forte said

    Jamaican authorities will move forward with their plans to reshape their country's constitution by introducing a bill to sever ties with the British monarchy, Minister of Legal and Constitutional Affairs Marlene Malahoo Forte said in a press interview Thursday.

  • Friday, May 5th 2023 - 10:05 UTC

    Falklands Government agrees to contract extension for the supply of Management Services at FIPASS

    Atlink will continue to provide management services to the now controversial FIPASS facilities until 2028

    Following the meeting of Executive Council on Tuesday 25 April it was agreed to extend the contract between the Falkland Islands Government (FIG) and Atlink for the management services to FIPASS until February 2028.

  • Friday, May 5th 2023 - 08:41 UTC

    Falklands Licensing of Communications Services: Consultation Paper extended to 19 May

    The deadline has been extended to 19 May to ensure sufficient time is provided in order to obtain responses from a sufficiently broad sector of the Amateur Radio

    On 27 March 2023, a consultation paper was published, proposing some changes to the communications licensing regime in the Falkland Islands.