Space weather research at British Antarctic Survey (BAS) received a funding boost of around £2M from the SWIMMR (Space Weather Instrumentation, Measurement, Modelling and Risk) program.
Leisure tourist arrival in the Falkland Islands reached 1,650, during the 2019-2020 season, up almost 7% on the previous year reports Steph Middleton, Executive Director, Falkland Islands Tourist Board.
The Falkland Islands Standing Finance Committee has revealed that the government has funded Covid-19 support measures to the tune of £7.983 million. The spending has been offset by underspends from a number of government departments, including Education and Natural Resources, while the Islands Plan budget is expected to underspend by nearly half a million pounds.
The deminers still remaining in the Falkland Islands were sincerely thanked for their very dangerous work, with a reception held at their accommodation in Stanley.
More than a thousand swabs have now been taken in the Falkland Islands for COVID-19. To date, 1027 tests have been processed, of which 600 have been carried out in the Islands using Stanley's hospital, KEMH, and its new PCR analyser. It has been more than 50 days since the last positive test for COVID-19 in the Falklands.
UK has been standing out for the Falklands and its squid and fish sales to the European Union, according to an article from the Financial Times, credited to Jim Brunsden in Brussels, and referred to the post-Brexit EU/UK trade talks.
The Falkland Islands currently have an only air link which is the air bridge with the United Kingdom twice a week, since the commercial flights from Chile and Brazil managed by Latam, have been suspended at least until the end of July.
The Falkland Islands Government, FIG, has updated its advice and guidance around funeral arrangements in light of the recent easing of restrictions.
The Falkland Islands Government confirmed its commitment to delivering its capital program, despite some disruption caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic. The approved total capital program is valued at £130m over five years and there is significant work on-going to deliver critical infrastructure projects.
Argentine president Alberto Fernandez has repeatedly said that the Malvinas question is a matter of State and his government will continue to pursue sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands until we recover the territory, which is currently usurped by the United Kingdom.