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Montevideo, May 25th 2019 - 00:02 UTC

Falkland Islands

  • Monday, April 1st 2019 - 06:21 UTC

    HMS Clyde to be transferred to the Brazilian navy at the end of 2019

    HMS Clyde will be replaced by a new Batch 2 River class vessel, HMS Forth.

    Brazilian media are reporting that the country is to take over HMS Clyde when the Offshore Patrol Vessel leaves Royal Navy service in the Falkland Islands. The news was reportedly announced during a recent event, “Brazil-United Kingdom Defense Industry Dialogue”, held in the Brazilian Navy Cultural Center in São Paulo.

  • Saturday, March 30th 2019 - 08:13 UTC

    Argentina begins commemoration acts of Malvinas War

    The main event takes place before the beginning of the official Super League matches with military bands parading on the tunes of the San Lorenzo March

    In anticipation of the 37th anniversary of the start of the South Atlantic conflict, 2 April 1982, the Argentine football association and Army have organized a raft of events to pay homage to the 649 combatants fallen during the invasion of the British South Atlantic Islands claimed by Argentina.

  • Saturday, March 30th 2019 - 07:27 UTC

    UK's The Grand Tour motoring program call Argentina “God's cesspit”

    Richard Hammond said: “Lancashire is his cupboard under the stairs, our tent’s about to blow down… Argentina is his cesspit”

    The Grand Tour’s Richard Hammond has reignited the trio’s feud with Argentina by calling the country ‘God’s cesspit’. Jeremy Clarkson famously managed to rile millions of Argentines back in 2014 when he drove through Patagonia for an episode of Top Gear with a license plate number which read H982 FKL, sparking complaints the vehicle was referring to the Falklands War.

  • Friday, March 29th 2019 - 08:20 UTC

    Falklands Police correct Argentine flag incident coverage

    The Royal Falkland Islands Police station in Stanley

    The Royal Falkland Island Police have corrected reports in the Argentine press this week. Eight men filmed holding banners and singing at the Argentine military cemetery had been reported in their national press as having been detained for two days in “a tense situation.”

  • Thursday, March 28th 2019 - 09:15 UTC

    Falklands' fleet will incorporate state of the art trawler in 2021

    Stewart Wallace (right) in representation of Fortuna Ltd during the contract ceremony at the Nodosa yard offices

    The Falkland Islands will add to its registered fleet a state of the art trawler which should be operational by 2021 belonging to a local joint venture company, Petrel Fishing Company Ltd. In early 2019, the Board of Fortuna Ltd approved the construction of a new trawler to join their current fleet of five trawlers. The vessel will be owned and operated by Fortuna Joint Venture Company - “Petrel Fishing Company Ltd”.

  • Tuesday, March 26th 2019 - 08:55 UTC

    Brexit reaches Falklands: EU Galileo sensor station to be removed from the Islands

    The two Galileo Sensor Stations located on the Falkland and Ascension Islands are being removed (Pic EU)

    As it is increasingly likely that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union without a deal on 12 April, the European Commission is completing its “no-deal” preparations, says the EC' daily news report.

  • Monday, March 25th 2019 - 09:05 UTC

    Vessel linked to Falklands' history and turned into Bristol museum competing for the EU Museum of the Year

    SS Great Britain at the Bristol Museum

    A vessel closely linked to the Falkland Islands' history and which was later to become the heart of the SS Great Britain in Bristol museum, is one of three British museums nominated along with the British Motor Museum and the D-Day Story at Portsmouth which have been shortlisted for the prestigious 2019 European Museum of the Year, (EMYA) Award. Last year’s EMYA winner was London’s Design Museum.

  • Friday, March 22nd 2019 - 09:00 UTC

    The Falkland Islands states its position: Preparing for Brexit

    MLAs have had two objectives: to secure continued tariff and quota free trade with the EU27 and UK, and to ensure Falklands are as prepared as possible for any Brexit scenario

    On 23 June 2016, the people of the UK and Gibraltar voted by a majority to leave the European Union (EU). In this article the Falkland Islands Government (FIG) sets out what work has taken place since the referendum to prepare the Falkland Islands for Brexit.

  • Friday, March 22nd 2019 - 08:22 UTC

    South Georgia issues commemorative coins on Queen Victoria's bicentenary anniversary

    The two-coin set consists of images from the Great Seals of Queen Victoria. The first coin shows the reverse of the Great Seal of Queen Victoria

    The government and treasury of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands have issued on Thursday 21st March new crown coins and gold £4 pieces which are in celebration of the bicentenary anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria.

  • Wednesday, March 20th 2019 - 21:55 UTC

    Falklands launches procurement process and issues tender for a new port facility

    Falklands Interim Port and Storage System, FIPASS, to the east of Stanley. (Pic MercoPress)

    The Falkland Islands Executive Council on Wednesday approved a formal procurement process to issue an Invitation to Tender (ITT) to the global construction market to select and appoint a preferred development partner for the design, construction and potentially the operation of a new port facility. The tender will also invite bidders to submit funding options.