The Falkland Islands’ status as a British overseas territory has nothing to do with imperial gestures, and everything to do with the wishes of the population, writes Dr. Nigel Haywood, in response to the article by Simon Jenkins, published in The Guardian and MercoPress a week ago.17 comments
United Kingdom statement delivered by Mungo Woodifield, UK Spokesperson to the UN, at the UN Fourth Committee on Decolonization. Transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered.
Attorneys General of the British Overseas Territories met during three days in September, the first in-person conference since 2019, to enhance cooperation on a number of wide-ranging issues.
The Royal Navy’s most advanced destroyer has completed a large-scale exercise off the coast of Colombia, marking a return to full front-line action after a major overhaul.
The Falkland Islands are short of uniformed police officers, was made public at the Police Committee meeting by Inspector and Acting Chief of Police Barry Thacker. A recruitment process has been started, and in the meantime the Royal Falkland Islands Police (RFIP) is using detectives in uniform, management, and reserve police officers to provide the policing service as well as relying on officers to work on rest days.
Over 10 and 11 March 2013, Falkland Islanders overwhelmingly decided their future political status. The referendum asked voters “Do you wish the Falkland Islands to retain their current political status as an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom?”
By Daniel Kawczynski, MP for Shrewsbury & Atcham since 2005 - Before I start to talk about this British Overseas Territory, I would like to say that I returned last week from another British Overseas Territory—the Falkland Islands—with my hon. Friend James Sunderland and Stephen Doughty, who is the shadow Minister for the Overseas Territories.
“Lots of people should be looking to you as a very good example as to what can be achieved”, said Princess Anne in one of several receptions she was honored with during her six day visit to the Falkland Islands to mark the 40th anniversary of the Liberation of the Islands and the projection to the future of the dynamic British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic.
Solicitor, Falkland Islands former Attorney General and SAERI Chair Peter Judge MBE, together with David Lyall have been reappointed to the Board of the Marine Management Organization. MMO has a wide range of responsibilities, which include implementing plan-led marine management, licensing marine works, and managing UK fishing fleet capacity and UK fisheries quotas.
The United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association in a release expressed solidarity with the UK and the international community in denouncing Russia's military action against Ukraine. The statement was released by the President of the Political Council of UKOTA and Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Hon. C. Washington Misick, on the Overseas Territories’ implementation of the United Kingdom’s sanctions against Russia.