The Argentine Chess Federation’s attempt to get legal recognition of their secret tournaments, held in the Falklands, have been denied. This was expressed in a statement from FIDE, the World Chess Federation, which also urged all federations to refrain from using chess tournaments for political purposes.
To mark the Anniversary of the Liberation of the Falkland Islands from Argentinean occupation in 1982, the following program has been arranged for Friday 14 June 2019. A thanksgiving service will be held in Christ Church Cathedral commencing at 9.45am.
Sodexo has extended its contracts with the Ministry of Defense (MoD) to provide a range of support services to the UK’s Armed Forces in Cyprus and the Falkland Islands for a further three years.
Marking another successful year the Annual Falkland Islands Government Reception took place on Tuesday 4th June at Middle Temple, London.
Community comes first is the clear message of the Falkland Islands Government Budget for 2019/20 by prioritising investments in education, health and inflationary increases across welfare allowances. The spending commitments also aim to consolidate progress with capital plans and ensuring that these developments can continue to be funded without running a deficit.
The challenging complexity and uncertain consequences of Brexit, progress in understandings with Argentina, including the second weekly air link to Sao Paulo, a sound economy with financial stability and the strong commitment of the Falkland Islands population with representative democracy, were outlined by Governor Nigel James Phillips, CBE in his annual address to the elected Legislative Assembly of the Falkland Islands.
An £8.15 million contract to build a new wharf at the remote Sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia is awarded to BAM Nuttall this week. The contract is part of a major investment programme to modernize the UK’s Antarctic infrastructure.
Globally, 67 planned and announced FPSOs (Floating, Production Storage and Offloading) are expected to start operations between 2019 and 2025. Among regions globally, South America continues to lead with 27 planned and announced FPSO additions by 2025, followed by Africa and Europe. Brazil and the Falkland Islands are the key countries in the region for FPSO deployments. Among operators, Petrobras leads South America in terms of FPSO deployments.
A very emotional ceremony took place last Wednesday at Goose Green in the Falkland Islands in remembrance of those who gave their lives for the freedom of the small community which had been locked up by the invading Argentine forces in 1982.
The local sub-committee of the Falkland Islands Association which has in various forms defended Falklands' interests since 1968, has sent out an email to all its members asking them “to give a rough outline of how they view the current political situation together with any ideas or fears they may have for the future and anything they would like to see the FIA doing on their behalf.”