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Montevideo, May 22nd 2019 - 10:59 UTC

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  • Tuesday, May 7th 2019 - 09:58 UTC

    Falklands' lawmakers travel to the UK to address a long agenda including Brexit

    MLAs Roger Edwards and Roger Spink will attend next month the Special Committee on Decolonization, C24 at the United Nations in  New York

    This month five Falkland Islands lawmakers, elected Members of the Legislative Assembly, according to a release from the Islands' government are travelling to the UK to have a series of key meetings with the oil industry, trade partners and UK parliamentarians, and to reiterate the need for a good deal for the Falkland Islands in the context of continuing Brexit negotiations.

  • Tuesday, April 9th 2019 - 20:07 UTC

    Falkland Islands appoints new Representative in the UK

    Richard Hyslop, the new Falklands' UK Representative in London will succeed Sukey Cameron MBE

    The Falkland Islands Government announced on Tuesday the appointment of Richard Hyslop as the new UK Representative, succeeding Sukey Cameron MBE who retires from the post in October 2019, after 36 years of service within FIG, 29 of which were as UK Representative.

  • Friday, January 25th 2019 - 09:50 UTC

    Falklands Chief Executive contract extended for a year

    Falklands Chief Executive Barry Rowland

    The Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly has confirmed that Barry Rowland has agreed a year-long contract extension as Chief Executive, taking his term of employment to October 2020.

  • Wednesday, December 19th 2018 - 08:46 UTC

    Falklands promotes private investment in house building development

    Barry Rowland, FIG CEO said, “this is excellent news for the community as it will maximise the use of the site for the benefit of everyone”

    The Falkland Islands Government announced on Tuesday that terms have been agreed, subject to contract and planning, for the sale of a 15.2 acre site to Argos Developments Ltd. with the purpose of encouraging private investment in house building.

  • Friday, November 30th 2018 - 05:52 UTC

    Falklands voice dismay and praise for second commercial flight

    MLA Roger Spink admitted ”everybody is concerned when you have something that goes via Argentina...that’s why you have these agreements.”

    The proposed second airline service between the Falklands and South America with a once a month stopover in Argentina, drew both strongly voiced concerns and praise at a public meeting held on Wednesday evening in Stanley. Worried citizens suggested Argentina might manipulate Islanders by threatening to interrupt the link to Sao Paulo, Brazil in the longer term.

  • Thursday, May 31st 2018 - 08:01 UTC

    Falklands to build construction unit for vulnerable persons

    MLAs and government officers will scrutinize the evaluations and following this a briefing will be prepared for the Executive Council meeting in August.

    Following a formal procurement process, the Falkland Islands Government has received tender responses from a number of construction companies interested in building the new vulnerable persons extra care unit in Stanley.

  • Wednesday, May 23rd 2018 - 20:25 UTC

    Falkland Islands second air link announcement expected after June 13th

    “Barry Rowland, FIG Chief Executive said leading experts had been commissioned because “our primary aim is to ensure the right outcome for the Falkland Islands”

    The Falkland Islands government announced on Wednesday it has received an evaluation report regarding a second weekly air link to the Falklands, from specialist consulting Aviation Economics, and will be briefing the Executive Council at their 13 June meeting, and recommending a response to the proposed options.

  • Monday, February 26th 2018 - 07:22 UTC

    Falklands second commercial flight: “Damage from touchdown in Argentina”

    “The commercial benefits of a second link are hypothetical – we are doing all right as it is”.

    The recent statement entitled ‘Progress made towards establishing a second commercial Falkland Islands air link’ released by the Falkland Islands Government has met with a mixed reception in the Islands. While some have expressed favor others have reservations and questions such as the current letter from Eric M Goss MBE publishes in the Penguin News.

  • Friday, February 23rd 2018 - 07:49 UTC

    Falklands: Second flight statement meets approval and dismay

    Sally Ellis, said the tourism industry was “totally supportive” of any progress being made towards increasing air access to the Falklands, particularly in summer

    A statement entitled ‘Progress made towards establishing a second commercial Falkland Islands air link’ released last week by the Falkland Islands Government, but too late for publication in the Penguin News, has met with a mixed reception in the Islands. While some have expressed favor others have reservations and questions as witnessed by readers’ letters in this Friday edition.

  • Saturday, February 17th 2018 - 02:06 UTC

    Falklands' second weekly commercial air link talks take off, and should crystallize by next October

    MLA Dr Barry Elsby said it was a very positive step forward for the Falklands, since “the additional flight will help us to improve our links with the world at large”

    The United Kingdom and Argentina, following on the September 2016 joint communiqué to establish additional air links with the Falkland Islands, jointly announced on Friday that third country airlines interested in such operations will be contacted. It is expected that by the end of February the commercial process will be initiated, led by the Falkland Islands, and sometime next October the new weekly air link, with a monthly call in Argentina, will become operational.

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