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Falkland Islands

  • Friday, May 19th 2023 - 10:25 UTC

    Falklands releases King Charles III coronation commemorative 50 pence coins

    The design features the official Coronation Emblem for His Majesty King Charles III which includes the wording 'King Charles III - Coronation - 6th May 2023.

    The treasury of the Falkland Islands government has released new commemorative 50-pence coins which mark the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III, which took place on the 6th May.

  • Wednesday, May 17th 2023 - 19:41 UTC

    Will the status of the Falkland Islands be reviewed next week?

    ”If we start with Falkland Islands status in a couple of weeks' time we risk not being able to inform the discussion,” MLA Pollard warned

    Attorney General Simon Young suggested the most controversial topics needed to be addressed first and leave the easier ones for later as the people of the Falkland Islands prepare to review their Constitution.

  • Tuesday, May 16th 2023 - 02:55 UTC

    UK Government and British Overseas Territories leaders meet

    The president of the OTs Council, MLA Teslyn Barkman during one of the several discussions on climate, conservation and even Falklands fisheries

    Following on the success of the Coronation of Charles III, representatives of the UK Overseas Territories had ample time to make political contacts with British members of Parliament, cabinet ministers and other officials, in anticipation of the Joint Ministerial Council on May 11/12.

  • 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.