The Swearing in Ceremony for the Falkland Islands Governor Designate, Ms Alison Blake CMG will take place in the Court and Assembly Chamber on Saturday 23 July 2022, commencing at 09:00 hrs. Invited guests only will attend this ceremony because of the limitations on space.
Falkland Islands Thursday 21 July vaccination program against Covid 19 has been postponed. In a release KEMH regretted ”to announce that the planned vaccination session at the FIDF complex on Thursday 21 July, has be postponed. This is due to vaccine stock issues; which are anticipated to be rectified with the arrival of the flight on Friday 22 July.
Falklands War Veteran Simon Weston CBE will be visiting the Islands next 22 February when Fred Olsen Cruise Lines “Balmoral” calls at Stanley. The cruise will be next year on an epic 78-night voyage to South America and Antarctica, with Weston joining the trip for fourteen nights and sharing with fellow travelers his experiences during and after the Falklands war.
The Falkland Islands Tourist Board has released its July newsletter in which it gives an update of what everybody is expecting to be a great summer season after a hiatus of two years because of the pandemic.
A decommissioned Hercules C 130 from the Argentine Air Force and which was involved in combat, transport, surveillance, and supply operations during the Falkland Islands war has arrived at Pilar, a city in the province of Buenos Aires, where there is a monument to the fallen during the 1982 conflict.
Dealing with the challenges of maritime and coastal state responsibilities is coming under the spotlight at the annual Red Ensign Group (REG) Conference. Challenges of the sector include recovery of maritime following the pandemic, environmental and coastal concerns, as well as commercial competition.
Fortuna Ltd. announced on Tuesday the appointment of Barry Rowland as Strategic Advisor of the Falklands' company. Barry is well known to many people in the islands. He will be working alongside the board, supporting the Managing Director and General Manager, Fortuna expressed in a statement.
Falklands' located South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute, SAERI, PhD researcher Amanda Kuepfer and her collaborators have published in the ICES Journal of Marine Science on discard use by black-browed albatross chicks, and how this relates to natural foraging conditions and breeding success.
Ambassadors from Chile and Nicaragua in Argentina visited the province of Tierra del Fuego where they were awarded medals commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Malvinas Feat, and were congratulated for their respective governments' unrelenting support to the Malvinas Cause.
The 2022-23 tourist season is “looking good,” says Falkland Islands Tourist Board (FITB) Executive Director Stephanie Middleton, as cruise ships with passenger numbers upwards of a thousand are expected to return to the Falkland Islands for the first time in three years.