The Falkland Islands next general election to renew the eight members of the Legislative Assembly, five for Stanley and three for the Camp is scheduled to be held next 7 November, it was decided in the latest meeting of the Executive Council.
In a statement from Government House, issued last Friday, the 21st October, it was confirmed that Emma Edwards has resigned as a Member of the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly (MLA). And that His Excellency the Governor, Mr Nigel Haywood CVO, had accepted “with regret” the resignation.
In a move signalling some disquiet in the Falkland Islands’ Legislative Assembly, three-quarters of the elected members decide to remove the Hon Emma Edwards as the Tourism Representative. The portfolio was transferred to MLA Mike Summers who is currently overseas.
by Emma Edwards / 29 Apr 2011
In November 2010, journalist Peter Preston set out his opinions on the future of the Falkland Islands. He urged Her Majesty’s Government to “Ditch The Falklands” and to start discussing the possibility of shared sovereignty with Argentina.
Member of the Legislative Assembly Emma Edwards will be representing the Falkland Islands at the 60th Westminster Seminar on Parliamentary Practice and Procedure (March 6/12) hosted by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK Branch.
THE decision by Chile to reduce the costs of port access and docking operations was welcomed by the Falkland Islands Tourist Board today.
The people of the Falkland Islands do not want to become part of Argentina and by pursuing its sovereignty claim “Argentina is seeking to colonise the people of the Falkland Islands”, said Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly Member Emma Edwards before the UN Decolonization Committee.
The Falkland Islands Government has congratulated the new British Prime Minister David Cameron, Foreign Secretary William Hague and Defence Secretary Liam Fox on their appointments.