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  • Tuesday, September 14th 2021 - 08:57 UTC

    Falkland Islands government launches long-term vision for the housing system

    A view of Stanley and its colourful housing.

    Today, the Falkland Islands Government is pleased to launch its new strategy to address prevailing pressures across the housing system and identify opportunities for improvement. Housing for our Future outlines a long-term vision for housing in the Falkland Islands and sets the direction for housing-related policies over a 10-year period, as we work towards delivering affordable, good quality and appropriate rental and ownership options for the whole of the Falkland Islands community.

  • Thursday, July 8th 2021 - 07:09 UTC

    Falklands' government awards contract for improvement of Stanley airport terminal

    Works will include the demolition of the current air terminal entrance/exit doors and the construction of a modern entrance with automatic, push-button doors (Pic R. Goodwin)

    The Falkland Islands Government has informed that after a competitive tender, the contract for the construction of a new terminal entrance at Stanley Airport has been awarded to Falkland Building Services (FBS), a subsidiary of the Falkland Islands Company (FIC). Materials for the work should arrive in Stanley in early September 2021 and construction will then begin.

  • Thursday, February 11th 2021 - 09:51 UTC

    Falklands' lack of tradespeople affecting housing and public works programs

    MLA Elsby: the problem is not being solved and to some extent we hope the private sector will come up to that. ”We're talking hundreds of thousands of pounds.”

    With an economy growing sustainedly 3,9% annually, full employment, and with ambitious public works and housing projects in the books, the ongoing problem of the lack of tradespeople in the Falkland Islands has become more evident and challenging. Penguin News invited MLA Barry Elsby to comment on the situation in an interview this week.

  • Tuesday, November 3rd 2020 - 06:59 UTC

    Falklands' puts in practice trainee program to prepare next generation leaders

    ”I hope that I am able to make a positive impact, bring a fresh perspective, and learn from many of the government employees that I will work alongside,” said Shannon Alazia

    The Falkland Islands Government welcomed on Tuesday Shannon Alazia and Ariane Brownlee as its first two management trainees for a two-year initiative aimed at identifying and supporting the next generation of leaders across government. This new program is designed to provide a consistent approach to job training and study through a two-year schedule of activities to prepare participants for future supervisory and management roles.

  • Friday, October 16th 2020 - 09:36 UTC

    Falklands examining quarantine regulations making them more rigorous

    MLA Elsby, ”you must almost treat a person coming back from the UK as though they have the most horrendous disease…”

    The Falkland Islands quarantine regulations are being examined by Members of Legislative Assembly with a view to tightening up rules and interpretation of rules, according to an interview with this week's Penguin News.

  • Saturday, September 26th 2020 - 08:22 UTC

    Falklands announce COVID-19 relief donation for Uruguayan charity

    CEPRODIH is a non profit association which assists vulnerable people in situations where they are at risk of harm, particularly women and children

    The Falkland Islands Government has confirmed that, as part of its efforts to contribute to the worldwide Coronavirus relief response, it has made a donation of £5,000 to Centro de Promoción por la Dignidad Humana (CEPRODIH), based in Uruguay.

  • Thursday, September 3rd 2020 - 19:02 UTC

    Falkland Islands Government continue to uphold humanitarian principles

    Forensic experts working at the Argentine Military Cemetery in the Falklands (Pic ICRC)

    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.

  • Thursday, July 16th 2020 - 09:31 UTC

    Falklands' new port works scheduled to begin at the end of the month

    Falklands Interim Port and Storage System, the current harbor structure in Stanley

    British contractor BAM Nuttall is set to start work at the end of this month on a new port for the Falklands Islands. The existing facilities will be replaced. BAM Nuttall was chosen by the Falkland Islands Government (FIG) in February to carry out the design and build contract for the new port. The contract was signed in early April but was suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Tuesday, April 7th 2020 - 09:00 UTC

    Falkland Islands signs contract for new port in Stanley harbor

    MLA Dr Barry Elsby said “we will be ready to start work with BAM Nuttall on the first steps towards delivering this vital national infrastructure once the restrictions related to COVID-19 are lifted”

    The Falkland Islands Government announced on Monday that it has completed and signed a contract with BAM Nuttall for the design and build of a new port in Stanley Harbor.

  • Friday, February 14th 2020 - 07:23 UTC

    Falkland Islands announces partner to develop new port

     FIG Chief Executive Barry Rowland said a new port is an indispensable asset to support the economy and enable ongoing future economic growth in the Falklands

    The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) announced on Thursday it has selected a development partner to design and build a new port in Stanley Harbour. After an extensive global procurement process, FIG is pleased to announce that it has agreed to BAM Nuttall Ltd as its development partner, subject to successful conclusion of contract. The aim is for the contract to be agreed and signed by the end of March 2020.