The so-called PICTO 21 group of Argentine visitors to the Falkland Islands looking for an accounting approach with which to measure ”the economic impact of the illegal occupation ... by the British government” will have no assistance from the local Legislative Assembly, it was announced.
Rob Butler MP, Conservative MP for Aylesbury, and Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP Labour for Slough are in the Falklands as part of the UK Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme, a program ongoing for more than thirty years with the purpose of better-educating Members of the House of Commons, the House of Lords and others in military matters.
On Tuesday afternoon Members of Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly met with the Falklands40 UK Student competition winners, who arrived in the Islands on Monday. MLAs thanked the group for their interest in wanting to visit the Islands, and for sharing their insight on the modern Falklands.
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.