This month five Falkland Islands lawmakers, elected Members of the Legislative Assembly, according to a release from the Islands' government are travelling to the UK to have a series of key meetings with the oil industry, trade partners and UK parliamentarians, and to reiterate the need for a good deal for the Falkland Islands in the context of continuing Brexit negotiations.
Next June/July eighteen former Argentine officers will be facing formal torture charges, allegedly committed against conscripts during the Falklands conflict 37 years ago, and twelve years since the beginning of the official investigation by the Tierra del Fuego federal court.
The reiteration of cetacean strandings and the possible responses to this growing phenomenon were addressed in the Falkland Islands by the Environmental Committee at the Department of Agriculture in Stanley.
The promotion for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games has reached the Falkland Islands, with a message of peace and invitation to attend the event. In effect towards the end of last season, Falkland Islands Holidays were asked by a partner tour operator - Beijing Up Travel - to accommodate a rather interesting visitor.
Penguin News caught up with the Commander of British Forces for the South Atlantic Islands, Brigadier Nick Sawyer stationed in the Falkland Islands.
The first season of the two loligo (Falklands calamari) seasons of 2019 closed with total catches of 51,000 tonnes, a 10,000 increase on the first season of 2018 and less than 30,000 tonnes short of the total for both 2018 seasons, 78,913 tonnes.
Contrary to what happens in the region, and for that matter in most of the world, inflation in the Falkland Islands is on target and the budget performance remains under spent with strong Capital projects carryover from previous budgets.
Falkland Islands' lawmaker MLA Barry Elsby told the Legislative Assembly that the new Latam flight to São Paulo is set to start in November, adding that contractual negotiations with the air carrier are “well advanced and nearing completion.”
By Chloe May - On 25 April every year, people around the world celebrate World Penguin Day - a day to raise awareness of the plight these flightless birds are currently facing. This takes place at the same time as the annual northern migration of Antarctica’s Adelie penguins and was created as a way for researchers at an American research centre on Ross Island to pass time and raise awareness.
Falklands' Consolidated Fisheries Ltd (CFL) announced this week the launch of a charitable trust formed by the company in 2018 and described as being “for the general benefit of the people of the Falkland Islands.”