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Montevideo, August 9th 2022 - 14:04 UTC

Falkland Islands

  • Wednesday, July 27th 2022 - 09:32 UTC

    Falklands extends oil licenses two years for farm-in Rockhopper/Navitas accord

    Rockhopper and Navitas will seek to align working interests across all their North Falkland Basin petroleum licenses – Rockhopper 35% / Navitas 65%

    Positive news for Falklands' oil industry development. All regulatory consents for the transaction between Harbour Energy plc and Israel's Navitas Petroleum LP of its Falkland Islands offshore license interests have been approved by the Falkland Islands government and the United Kingdom minister of state.

  • Wednesday, July 27th 2022 - 09:20 UTC

    Falklands’ inshore waters recognized as globally significant seabird hotspot

    Sites within the Key Biodiversity Areas, KBA, which were noted as of particular importance were the rich waters around the Jason Islands, New Island, Bird Island and Saunders Island

    A Falklands Conservation project has identified the Falklands Islands’ inshore waters as globally recognized Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA) for breeding seabirds, driving forward their aim for quality marine management practices in the Islands.

  • Wednesday, July 27th 2022 - 09:05 UTC

    Crime and Policing in the Falkland Islands: have your say survey

    The survey is intended to give the public an opportunity to provide feedback on their experiences of contact with the police since 2019

    The Royal Falkland Islands Police (RFIP) has reminded that the month long Survey on Crime and Policing in the Falkland Islands runs until Sunday 31 July. The survey aims to gain insight into public perceptions of crime in the Islands and how the police have dealt with reported crime or incidents. It is intended to give the public an opportunity to provide feedback on their experiences of contact with the police since 2019, in both emergency and non-emergency situations. RFIP is seeking to hear from people across the Islands diverse community.

  • Monday, July 25th 2022 - 09:55 UTC

    The First Sea Lord warns: “We are focusing solely on the Russian bear risks missing the tiger in the room”

    To help safeguard this, Royal Navy warships are on patrol all over the world in the Falklands, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Atlantic, having also operated in the Arctic, and Antarctic.

    In a wide-ranging 25-minute keynote address to the Council on Geostrategy at The Naval and Military Club in London, the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Ben Key, outlined the lessons of events in eastern Europe and their impact on the Navy and the nation it serves, emphasizing the ever-growing importance of maritime power as means to promote peace, security, and prosperity.

  • Saturday, July 23rd 2022 - 22:49 UTC

    Falklands’ black gold rush might at last be a reality

    Rockhopper’s Sam Moody says the project will “transform the economy” of the islands (Times photographer Nicky Ray)

    By Dominic O’Connell, The Times- Head north from the Falkland Islands, across the South Atlantic waves where albatross wheels and whales sound, and you pass over what could be a big new oil province — a significant source of hydrocarbons controlled not by sheiks or oligarchs, but by the United Kingdom.

  • Saturday, July 23rd 2022 - 21:54 UTC

    As of Saturday, Falklands have the first woman Governor, Ms Alison Blake CMG

    Ms Alison Blake CMG taking the oath of office at the Court and Assembly Chamber (Pic FIG)

    It's official, the Falkland Islands have a new Governor, and the first woman to occupy that position, Ms. Alison Blake CMG. The governor designate for the Falkland Islands, and Commissioner of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Ms. Blake took the oath of office on Saturday morning at the Court and Assembly Chamber.

  • Thursday, July 21st 2022 - 10:15 UTC

    Falklands' Governor designate Alison Blake swearing in ceremony on Saturday

    The ceremony commences at 9:00 in the Court and Assembly Chamber

    The Swearing in Ceremony for the Falkland Islands Governor Designate, Ms Alison Blake CMG will take place in the Court and Assembly Chamber on Saturday 23 July 2022, commencing at 09:00 hrs. Invited guests only will attend this ceremony because of the limitations on space.

  • Thursday, July 21st 2022 - 10:04 UTC

    Falklands Covid-19 booster vaccination postponed because of airbridge delays

    ”The children’s clinic planned for Saturday 23 July remains unaffected, again this clinic is dependent on the airbridge arrival.”

    Falkland Islands Thursday 21 July vaccination program against Covid 19 has been postponed. In a release KEMH regretted ”to announce that the planned vaccination session at the FIDF complex on Thursday 21 July, has be postponed. This is due to vaccine stock issues; which are anticipated to be rectified with the arrival of the flight on Friday 22 July.

  • Thursday, July 21st 2022 - 09:52 UTC

    Veteran Simon Weston will visit the Falklands next February on the “Balmoral”

    Veteran Simon is well-known for his charity work and as a motivational speaker and broadcaster after he sustained serious burns to over 46% of his body

    Falklands War Veteran Simon Weston CBE will be visiting the Islands next 22 February when Fred Olsen Cruise Lines “Balmoral” calls at Stanley. The cruise will be next year on an epic 78-night voyage to South America and Antarctica, with Weston joining the trip for fourteen nights and sharing with fellow travelers his experiences during and after the Falklands war.

  • Wednesday, July 20th 2022 - 10:40 UTC

    Falklands expects a great summer season: return of cruise ships and air links

    So far the air link is with Chile and closer to summer, Brazil is expected to open

    The Falkland Islands Tourist Board has released its July newsletter in which it gives an update of what everybody is expecting to be a great summer season after a hiatus of two years because of the pandemic.