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Tag: British Overseas Territory

  • Monday, February 15th 2021 - 09:54 UTC

    Falklands defined as British Independent Overseas Territory by US Navy triggers reaction in Buenos Aires

    UK aircraft from the British Independent Overseas Territory, Falkland Islands, recently collaborated with USS Greenville SSN 772 in the South Atlantic open ocean

    The Argentine government expressed deep concern following a report in the official twitter from the United States Commander Submarine Force Atlantic, (Comsublant) in which it reveals that it had recently operated in the South Atlantic, “with British support” from the Falklands, “in a display of the global reach of both nations.”

  • Monday, August 31st 2020 - 09:37 UTC

    A Visitor's Guide: Frequently Asked Questions Where is South Georgia?

    King penguins at St Andrews Bay, South Georgia. [IAN PARKER, UNSPLASH]

    South Georgia is situated 800 miles SE of the Falkland Islands. The main island of South Georgia is approximately 170 km long and between 2 and 40 km wide and occupies an area of 3,755 km2, more than half of which is permanently ice covered. The coast is rich in wildlife and home to huge collies of penguins, seals and albatross.

  • Tuesday, August 18th 2020 - 15:50 UTC

    Falkland Islands and oil companies new approach to “stranded assets”

    The discovery a decade ago of as much as 1,7 billion barrels of crude offshore the Falklands anticipated the next frontier

    An article in World Oil by Laura Hurst refers to the term “stranded assets” and mentions the case of the Falkland Islands oil industry: the discovery a decade ago of as much as 1,7 billion barrels of crude offshore the British Overseas Territory, and rather than the next frontier, the project to extract energy risks being added to a list of what companies call “stranded assets” that could cost them huge sums to mothball.

  • Thursday, February 6th 2020 - 09:03 UTC

    The world's biggest iceberg, 6.000 sq km, is about to enter the open ocean heading for South Georgia

    A68 split from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in July 2017. For a year, it hardly moved, its keel apparently grounded on the seafloor.

    A68, a colossus that broke free from the Antarctic in 2017, has pushed so far north it is now at the limit of the continent's perennial sea-ice. When it calved, the berg had an area close to 6,000 sq km and has lost very little of its bulk over the past two and a half years.

  • Friday, September 13th 2019 - 09:49 UTC

    Falklands' lawmakers attending overseas conferences in September and October

    MLAs Ian Hansen (left) and Stacy Bragger (right) will attend the Conservative and Labour Party conferences in Brighton and Manchester, accompanied by FIGO officers

    Busy months ahead for Falkland Islands lawmakers who will be attending at a very special moment several overseas meetings of major interest for the Islands. In coming weeks the Falklands as a British Overseas Territory faces one of its greatest challenges for its future, in uncharted waters and still unclear trade and political consequences, such is the impact of Brexit.

  • Friday, June 14th 2019 - 08:36 UTC

    Falklands' people celebrate Liberation Day from Argentine occupying forces

    The main ceremony will take place at the Liberation Monument

    The Falkland Islands' people will recall this Friday, 14 June, Liberation Day, when the invading and occupying Argentine forces on this day back in 1982 surrendered to the British Task Force ensuring the recovery of freedom for the British Overseas Territory.

  • Friday, January 11th 2019 - 21:23 UTC

    Ascension Island MPA; satellite data suggests conservation success likely

    Ascension Island's: home to one of the largest and healthiest green turtle rookeries in the Atlantic and a million seabirds breed and forage on its shores

    If United Nations goals are met, 10% of the world’s oceans could be marine reserves by 2020, but it has been suggested that many of these reserves will represent protection on paper but not in practice. However, new research trialling remote satellite monitoring of illegal fishing activity in the protected waters of Ascension Island from the Oxford Program of Sustainable Oceans suggests that here at least these “paper park” fears are not fully supported by evidence.

  • Tuesday, October 17th 2017 - 11:23 UTC

    Political killing of investigative reporter and government critic in Malta

    Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, was reportedly killed when the car she was driving exploded shortly after she left her home in Bidnija, near Mosta.

    A prominent blogger in the Republic of Malta, who had accused the island's government of corruption, has died in a car bomb attack, according to police. Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, was reportedly killed when the car she was driving exploded shortly after she left her home in Bidnija, near Mosta.

  • Saturday, August 27th 2016 - 05:21 UTC

    NOAA “flying laboratory” scheduled to circle St Helena Island

    SHG understands that the NOAA aircraft will undertake three circuits over the Island at different altitudes, before heading off to the South West coast of Africa.

    As part of an international study to be able to deliver more accurate weather forecasts across the South Atlantic, a United States NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) “flying laboratory” is planning to operate over St Helena this coming weekend, to undertake a series of weather-related measurements.

  • Friday, June 3rd 2016 - 06:40 UTC

    Falklands are “my homeland”, with the right to freely choose our own future

    Ms. Krysteen Ormond, JP, Falkland Islands Government Representative to the United Nations Decolonization Committee

    The Falklands are a people, “my homeland”, with the right to freely choose our own future, as enshrined as leading principle in the UN Charter and safeguarded by the several covenants on civil and political rights, said Falklands' government representative Krysteen Ormond addressing the Pacific Regional Seminar of the C24, Special Decolonization Committee.