The Falkland Islands government has reviewed and emphasized the Declaration of Emergency restriction movements, under regulations 11 and 12, which remain in full force, particularly referred to MPC and dependencies access, and possible essential travel.
In light of the recent unavoidable disruptions to the South Atlantic Air Bridge (SAA) schedule, British Forces South Atlantic Islands (BFSAI) have been looking at options to increase the frequency of access to Southbound flights for Falkland Islands Government (FIG) fare-paying passengers.
The Falklands Government, FIG, and the British Forces South Atlantic Islands, BFSAI, given the current pandemic situation in the Islands, announced on Friday the lifting of travel restrictions between Stanley and Mount Pleasant Complex.
The Falkland Islands' Nigel Phillips, CBE, this week praised the response of the Public Service to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 and associated restrictions. Speaking at the daily Covid-19 update on Wednesday, Mr. Phillips said, “lockdown, as it has become known, can be difficult and the government has introduced a range of measures that are targeted to support individuals and businesses in these unprecedented times.
The Government of the Falkland Islands reported on Tuesday that another six positive cases of COVID 19 cases have been identified, following the processing of a large batch of test results that were sent to UK.
The Royal Navy vessel HMS Scott arrived on Sunday in the search area, to provide support to the Chilean military in their response to the loss of a C130 that went missing earlier in the week in the Southern Atlantic Ocean.
No progress has been reported by Wednesday afternoon in the search for the missing Chilean Air Force (FACh) Lockheed C-130 Hercules transport aircraft with which all radio contact was lost at 6.13 p.m. Monday.
Unloading cargo in the Falkland Islands has had to be diverted following last week's incident at FIPASS, (Falklands Interim Port and Storage System) when a Spanish fishing vessel collided while berthing.
The officer in charge of the United Kingdom military in the Falklands has told Forces News that defense of the Islands is the “number one” priority. Brigadier Nick Sawyer, Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands said Brexit will not compromise the defense of the British Overseas Territory, whatever the outcome of the UK's withdrawal from the European Union.
Penguin News caught up with the Commander of British Forces for the South Atlantic Islands, Brigadier Nick Sawyer stationed in the Falkland Islands.