The Falkland Islands Government has released of the ‘State of Environment 2020’ report. The publication combines environmental facts and figures to provide a summary of the overall state of the Falkland Islands' natural environment towards the end of 2019.
Falklands' fisheries company Fortuna Ltd’s Stuart Wallace said at a meeting of Fisheries Committee last week that he was “disappointed” with the level of engagement about Brexit between FIG and the fishing industry.
The Falkland Islands' second Loligo season this year has had an “exceptional start” the Director of Natural Resources Dr. Andrea Clausen told the Fisheries Committee last Thursday.
The Falkland Islands Chief Medical Officer Beccy Edwards said this week that “we are still in the foothills of the global curve” of Covid-19, as Falkland Islands Government, FIG, confirmed that they will not yet be reducing the 14-day quarantine requirements.
Falkland Islanders discussed the upcoming single constituency referendum scheduled for 24th September and whether there is a need for wider engagement work on the issue, according to a column from MLA Teslyn Barkman.
UK and Argentina exchanged notes on Thursday in order to advance to a new stage in the Humanitarian Project Plan, which between 2017 and 2019 enabled the identification of 115 Argentine soldiers who died in the Falkland Islands during the 1982 conflict.
The Falkland Islands Planning and Building Committee unanimously approved a planning application for ground investigations at FIPASS and Stanley Growers as part of the preparations for the new port project.
Since the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) first began DNA work in 2017 to identify unknown Argentine soldiers buried in the islands, the Falkland Islands Government has continued to uphold both its humanitarian principles and commitment to the Geneva Convention.
Following fifty samples undertaken by the Falkland Islands hospital, KEMH, during the third round of SARS-COV-2 antibody testing, two positive results turned out, and were from people who would have caught the virus while in the United Kingdom, reported the Islands' Chief Medical Officer Dr. Rebecca Edwards.
St Helena and the Falkland Islands will be joining over 100 islands in the Virtual Island Summit. The Summit (https://www.islandinnovation.co/summit/) is a free online event aimed at connecting islands across the globe to share common experiences through a digital platform.