The Falkland Islands Chamber of Commerce is pleased to publish its “Review of Banking Services in the Falkland Islands”. The report is the result of collaboration and input from the Falkland Islands Chamber of Commerce, the Falkland Islands Development Corporation (“FIDC”), Standard Chartered Bank (“SCB”), the Falkland Islands Government (“FIG”), and members of our local business community.
The Falkland Islands Chamber of Commerce held its 29th Annual General Meeting on Friday, 30th September 2022. During the meeting, members re-elected Mike Summers as Chairperson and Marika McKay as a Director of the Board. Mark Neves stepped down as a Director, and members nominated Sam Cockwell to the Board in his stead.
The Falkland Islands Chamber of Commerce has reacted positively to news that the new port construction will go ahead. Invited to respond to the news in the light of recent controversy (FIG approved the Port Development Planning application despite a recommendation against by the Planning and Building Committee) a spokesperson for the Chamber responded to the Penguin News as follows:
The Falkland Islands Chamber of Commerce has announced the first Falkland Islands Environmental Business Symposium, will be held at 12:30 on the 18th of March. The Chamber is bringing together speakers from organizations across the Falklands to share knowledge and discuss what businesses can do to reduce or offset their environmental impacts.
Ex-member of the Legislative Assembly Mike Summers was elected as Chair of the Falkland Islands Chamber of Commerce Board following the 2019 Annual General Meeting last week.
The Falkland Islands Development Corporation, FIDC, announced the latest phase of their Fresh for the Future program, bringing new commercial entrants into the horticulture market, as well as assisting keen amateur growers to step up with a training program to develop skills that may be applied over a range of production situations and optimizing crop performance.
Stacy Bragger, Office Manager of the Falkland Islands Chamber of Commerce has been appointed Chair of the Media Trust. Stacy Bragger takes on the role from Janet Robertson who recently completed her four year tenure.
The United Kingdom's intention to leave the single market as outlined in Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit speech on Tuesday has generated some concerns for the Falkland Islands Government, but a Member of the Legislative Assembly indicated this week they are still confident all will be well for the Islands under post- 2019 arrangements.
The Falkland Islands Chamber of Commerce ended 2016 by reiterating that the provision of modern telecommunications was absolutely crucial for the development of Falklands “business community, economy and society as a whole.”
Falkland Islands economy will keep growing and businesses will be busy next year spurred by the oil industry and better Illex catches, anticipated Falkland Islands Chamber of Commerce, FICOC, Roger Spink who was re-elected as head of the Board of Directors.