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Montevideo, May 29th 2023 - 19:18 UTC

Falkland Islands

  • Tuesday, May 16th 2023 - 02:49 UTC

    One Web Low Earth Orbit satellite ground station in St Helena to operate in partnership with Sure

    OneWeb announced a partnership with Sure, which operates on the Falkland Islands, Saint Helena, and Ascension Island, alongside geosynchronous orbit (GEO) satellite firm Intelsat

    The Low Earth Orbit satellite firm OneWeb is set to place a ground station on the island of St. Helena and take capacity on the island’s trunk of the Equiano subsea cable. Reported in the St Helena Independent, One Web has signed a 10-year ground station agreement with local telco Sure.

  • Monday, May 15th 2023 - 10:49 UTC

    Three governors reelected in Argentina

    Melella was reelected as governor of Tierra del Fuego

    The governors of the Argentine provinces of La Pampa, Salta, and Tierra del Fuego were reelected Sunday. Meanwhile and following a Federal Supreme Court ruling, San Juan and Tucumán had to postpone their gubernatorial elections, but the former voted for local authorities anyway, while the latter adjourned the process altogether.

  • Wednesday, May 10th 2023 - 10:37 UTC

    Foreign Secretary expected to launch new UK Overseas Territories Strategy at the JMC

    The Governor of the Falklands and Commissioner of South Georgia Alison Blake CMG and Teslyn Barkman, representing the Falklands Legislative Assembly

    Taking into account that most British Overseas Territories have sent representatives to London for the several days celebration of King Charles III Coronation, the Joint Ministerial Council which brings together UK Ministers and elected leaders of the OTs, will be taking place this week, May 11/12.

  • Wednesday, May 10th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    IAATO confirms the Falklands Development Corporation in its family

    Falkland Development Corp. was voted in at the organization's recent annual meeting in Hamburg

    The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators welcomed five provisional operators and eight associates. Bunker One A/S, Freestyle Adventure Travel, South America Shipping, UnWild Planet Travel and Polar Tourism Guides Association were approved by IAATO members during an inter-session vote at the end of 2022 while Avila Reizen, Falkland Islands Development Corp. and Summit Aviation were voted in at the organization's recent annual meeting in Hamburg.

  • Saturday, May 6th 2023 - 13:48 UTC

    Falkland Islands joins in historic coronation celebrations of King Charles III

    The Falkland Islands marked the occasion with events that involved the whole community, including tea parties and activities for the younger members

    Falkland Islands, a British Overseas Territory, joined in the celebrations of the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty Queen Camilla on Saturday. The Islands were represented by a group of individuals who took part in the festivities in London, including Members of the Falkland Islands Defence Force, DC Helen Taylor from the Royal Falkland Islands Police, MLA Teslyn Barkman, Her Excellency The Governor, Alison Blake CMG, and Falkland Islands Representative, Richard Hyslop.

  • Saturday, May 6th 2023 - 10:59 UTC

    No Argentine special delegation to Charles III Coronation; when Peron proposed UK the purchase of Falklands

    Peron government reportedly sought a long-term economic agreement with Britain, requiring them to renounce claims to the Falklands, according to 1984 UK documents cited by Argentine sources

    Contrary to all the pageantry, rituals, and displays of past Coronations in the United Kingdom, this time Argentina is sending no special, much less extraordinary delegation to the coronation of King Charles III on Saturday, and is limited to the attendance of its ambassador in London, Javier Figueroa.

  • Friday, May 5th 2023 - 23:02 UTC

    Canadian company JHI to explore for oil and gas in Falklands' waters

    In December, Argos Resources agreed for Canada-based JHI to acquire Argos' PL001 Production License interests for new shares in JHI, plus a cash payment. Photo: RAPHAEL WOLLMANN/ GETTY IMAGES

    Oil and gas exploration company Argos Resources is set to sell its sole asset, the PL 001 production license in the North Falkland Islands, which is estimated to hold around 3 billion barrels of oil, to JHI. After completing the transaction, Argos plans to seek to delist from AIM and wind up the company.

  • Friday, May 5th 2023 - 17:35 UTC

    Latam: no turning back on higher air fares to Punta Arenas, “ample competition”

    The Punta Arenas international airport from where every Saturday there is a flight to MPA in the Falkland Islands

    Chile's National Economic Prosecution threw out a request to begin an investigation into the hike of air travel to Punta Arenas, decided by Latam Airlines. “It is highly unlikely to verify a conduct of excessive prices taking into account the many verification standards of such an incompetitiveness crime”, points out the resolution.

  • Friday, May 5th 2023 - 11:07 UTC

    Reception at Speaker's House for Falklands representation to Coronation

    Sir Lindsay Hoyle with Governor Alison Blake CMG

    The Governor of the Falkland Islands and Commissioner of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Alison Blake CMG, together with MLA Teslyn Barkman, representative of the Falklands Legislative Assembly and during this year president of the Council of UK Overseas Territories Association, and other members of the Islands participating of the Coronation of King Charles III attended a reception offered by Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons.

  • Friday, May 5th 2023 - 10:51 UTC

    Falklands preparing farewell to the last FPV Protegat replaced by FPV Lilibet

    FPV Protegat which has been operating for the Falklands since 2008

    The Falkland Islands Government is preparing a very fond farewell to FPV Protegat, her crew and all at Galfishing Ltd following the completion of their contract to provide the fishery patrol vessel for the Falkland Islands. Precisely this month the state of the art FPV Lilibet, after a long trip from Vietnam, where she was built, has taken over the patrolling tasks in the Islands EEZ.