At a meeting on Friday in Papeete (Tahiti) in French Polynesia, the EU discussed its future partnership with the Overseas Countries and Territories and signed five cooperation programmes with them totalling €44 million.
Describing it as the start of a long slow goodbye, at a reception at Government House, last week Governor Nigel Phillips paid tribute to the Falkland Islands Representative in London Sukey Cameron MBE, who will retire later in the year.
Tucked way under the hill and half hidden by 10,000 young trees it’s easy to forget how vast the area is covered by Stanley Growers Ltd. in the Falkland Islands, to the east of the capital Stanley.
One of the Falkland Islands leading fishing companies, Fortuna Limited has launched a shore-based safety training course for the crew of illex jiggers set to operate in the Islands in the illex squid season. Some 900 crew-members are expected to undergo the course, which is being held every day over a two week period.
The Falkland Islands elected government announced on Monday the visit of Argentine next of kin scheduled for 13 March. The release states that following the identification of a further 18 unknown Argentine soldiers, buried at the Argentine military Cemetery at Darwin, a private charter is due to arrive at Mount Pleasant Airport on Wednesday 13 March.
The new Commander of British Forces South Atlantic Islands, CBFSAI, Brigadier Nick Sawyer said that a small team of his garrison will be travelling to Argentina, at the end of the month, for search and rescue exercises, as part of the (UK, Argentina and Falklands) shared humanitarian values and responsibility in and around the South Atlantic area that extends to Antarctica.
The relatives of the latest 29 Argentine soldiers remains identified in the Falklands will be flying on 13 March to the Islands, to the Argentine military cemetery at Darwin to pray and honor their loved ones. The announcement was done by the Argentine journalist Martin Dinatale, who is usually well informed on Falklands issues.
A group of Argentine lawmakers from president Mauricio Macri's coalition is willing to travel to the Falkland Islands in the near future, but, a big but is that their passports are not to be stamped by migration when they land in the Islands.
Omani-owned UK aircraft manufacturer Britten Norman has signed leases on two additional hangars at its Solent Airport base, on the south coast of England. Airport owner Fareham Borough Council has recently built several new hangars at the site to expand its business park.
Two British Members of Parliament have called on Parliament to clarify the future role of the British military in the Falkland Islands. A total of eight representatives have made the journey to the region as part of a visit organized by the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme (AFPS).