The economic impact of the “illegal” occupation of the Falklands Islands by the British, is to be analyzed by the Economic Development and Innovation Institute from the Argentine University of Tierra del Fuego, in coordination with other tertiary education centers both public and private.
Responding to a question submitted by Sally Poncet, MLA Teslyn Barkman confirmed at the public meeting last week that there was no draft legislation to ban open pen large-scale salmon farming.
At the Legislative Assembly last week MLA Peter Biggs was invited to outline steps “the government and country had taken to coordinate a plan for climate action and assess and react our ocean needs, and landowners most pressing concern - our drying climate?”
“If Argentine president Alberto Fernandez insists on recognizing coup-monger Pedro Castillo as the legitimate president of Peru, we should definitively say that the Malvinas islands are not Argentine, but British.”
Letters of thanks from HRH The Princess Royal and Admiral Sir Tim Lawrence, and Rear Admiral Jeremy Larken DSO following their recent visit to the Falkland Islands as part of the 40th Anniversary commemorations have been received addressed to MLA John Birmingham, currently the spokesperson for the Legislative Assembly.
Last week saw the first face-to-face AGM of the Falkland Islands Association since the pandemic began in 2020. It was held at the Abbey Centre in Westminster. About fifty members were present in person. But another fifty took part - some of them from the Falklands – via Zoom. This was a major improvement on earlier AGMs when decisions could be taken only by those actually present. All future AGMs will be done this way.
The KEMH regrets to advise the public that the second expected shipment of flu vaccines has not arrived in the Islands in time for the scheduled clinics.
Falkland Islands RRS Sir David Attenborough has arrived to the Islands, and docked at East Cove, and is scheduled to leave for the Rothera Base on Saturday, beginning the Antarctica campaign.
Forty years after the end of the South Atlantic conflict, the children of Argentine Navy NCO Felix Oscar Artuso were able to visit the grave of their father, the only Falklands combatant buried in South Georgia island.
The unique marine environment of the Falkland Islands is important to our community, supporting our biodiversity and the economy of the Islands. The Falkland Islands Government ran a consultation from 23 March to 1 May to help us with our consideration of proposals for Marine Managed Areas (MMAs), which set aside areas for special protection. MMAs could play an important role in caring for and managing our marine environment for current and future generations.