This week, Falkland Islands’ Legislative Assembly Speaker Keith Biles gave a draft statement on the matter of persons holding dual nationality to vote in elections or to hold office.
Questions surrounding dual nationality have been raised in the Falkland Islands, which could potentially leave a Legislative Assembly seat empty and trigger a by-election, as well as remove the ability to vote for an unknown number of Falklands residents.
On Monday 5 September 2022, it was announced that the Rt Hon Liz Truss MP had been elected the new leader of the Conservative Party, following the resignation of Boris Johnson MP and subsequent leadership election.
Busy days for the Falkland Islands Governor Nigel Phillips CBE, despite his plastered left leg and crutch. Last Friday morning he signed the proclamation to dissolve the Legislative Assembly and the writ to instruct that election take place in six weeks, next November 4.
This Sunday we will mark Liberation Day, the day when we commemorate, and indeed celebrate, the liberation of these Islands from Argentine invasion in 1982.
Gilbert House, seat of the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly has released its expenses figures for 2019, detailing the money paid on claims by each of the Members of the Legislative Assembly. The expenses are broken down into headings such as flights, accommodation, meals, telephone, and internet.
Members of the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly along with the Chief Executive Barry Rowland visited the UK in mid-May to undertake a number of meetings with the oil industry, trade partners, Government officials, ministers, and parliamentarians.
The Falkland Islands Government has published The Islands Plan 2018-2022, which sets out its ambitions for improving the prosperity, health and wealth of people across the Falklands over the next four years.
A delegation from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, CPA, is currently visiting the Falkland Islands to provide Parliamentary training to the newly elected Legislative Assembly as part of a joint program agreed ahead of the election.
The Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly is seeking expressions of interest from people who would like to be considered for election to the role of Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.