A project led by students at a rural school in San Luis de Palmar, the Argentine province of Corrientes, helped identify the remains of a fallen combatant during the South Atlantic conflict: Ramón Cirilo Blanco, according to researchers at the Universidad Nacional del Nordeste (UNNE).
The Falkland Islands' people will recall this Friday, 14 June, Liberation Day, when the invading and occupying Argentine forces on this day back in 1982 surrendered to the British Task Force ensuring the recovery of freedom for the British Overseas Territory.
A former Member of the Falkland Islands elected Legislative Assembly and a Justice of the Peace for over 30 years, Islander Jan Cheek is to be awarded the MBE.
A new stamp issue, which gives audiences a new perspective on Grytviken, was released in May, reports the latest edition of the South Georgia Newsletter. A hundred years ago, commercial whaling came to South Georgia. Carl Larsen pioneered shore-based facilities to process their catch.
A bird of prey, a caracara from the Falkland Islands escaped London Zoo for the second time in 18 months on Sunday, soaring out of the grounds during a meet the animals show for families. The striated caracara named “Louie”, sparked a search of nearby Regent’s Park which left picnickers stunned by the sight of zookeepers waving around a dead rat on a stick in an attempt to coax it back.
Argentina commemorated on Monday in downtown Buenos Aires the Day of the Affirmation of Argentine rights over the Malvinas and South Atlantic Islands in a ceremony to honor the former combatants of the 1982 South Atlantic conflict.
Another Argentine combatant fallen during the 1982 South Atlantic conflict and buried in the Falkland Islands, has been identified, which brings the number of those still without a name to nine out of a total of 122 graves.
Argentina recalled on Monday, 10 June, a new anniversary of the creation in 1829 of the Political and Military command headquarters of the Malvinas Islands and adjacencies to Cape Horn in the Atlantic Sea, and which has been incorporated to the official calendar as the Day of Affirmation of Argentine Rights over the Malvinas, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and its surrounding maritime spaces.
Members of the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly along with the Chief Executive Barry Rowland visited the UK in mid-May to undertake a number of meetings with the oil industry, trade partners, Government officials, ministers, and parliamentarians.
Following an announcement in December 2018, a suite of enhancements to the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands Marine Protected Area (SGSSI-MPA) have now been signed into legislation by HM Commissioner Nigel Phillips CBE. The enhanced measures are designed to further conserve the rich biodiversity found within the ocean surrounding this sub-Antarctic UK overseas territory. The new measures build on the existing MPA designated in 2012 and are based on scientific evidence considered during the first 5-year review of the MPA.