The Falkland Islands government, FIG, has reviewed support schemes in place to assist businesses impacted by Covid-19 and has created a number of temporary measures to assist businesses and individuals under certain circumstances.Add your comment!
Stability and continuity are at the heart of the Falkland Islands Government Budget for 2022/23. The Budget recognizes these two themes are essential in the time of continued uncertainty stemming from the global COVID-19 pandemic and the work on global recovery.
Governor-Designate of the Falkland Islands, Alison Blake CMG, visited Falkland House in London on Monday where she met with FIG Representative to the UK and Europe Richard Hyslop.
The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) expects to reestablish commercial air links with Chile early next July, and with Brazil in November in time for the tourist high season, plus the humanitarian flights for the Argentine next of kin of the combatants buried at the Argentine military cemetery in Darwin.
A series of lectures, memorials, exhibitions, and other events will be launched in the United Kingdom in the coming days to mark the 40th anniversary of the end of the Falklands War. The aim is to commemorate the sacrifices made in 1982 and to celebrate the progress made in the South Atlantic archipelago over the past 40 years.
As previously communicated, the Falkland Islands Government has recently reviewed all available options in terms of making changes to Covid-19 measures in a careful and measured way. This week Executive Council met to evaluate the proposed options, which included the latest public health guidance and legal advice. As a result, it has been agreed that from 4 May 2022, the existing Infectious Diseases Control (Coronavirus: International Travel, Operator Liability, and Quarantine) Regulations 2022 will be revoked, providing that specific conditions can be met.
The Falkland Islands Government confirmed on Thursday that, following a detailed review of updated fiscal and economic information, supported by a process of confidential interviews with FIG officers and representatives of the business community, S&P Global Ratings have confirmed the sovereign rating for the Falkland Islands remains at A+ with a stable outlook.
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:
This year the UK and Falkland Islands will mark the 40th anniversary of the liberation of the Falkland Islands. As part of the anniversary, the Falkland Islands Government is offering eight lucky UK students the opportunity of a lifetime – an all-expenses-paid visit to the Falkland Islands in February 2023, where they will experience for themselves the Falkland Islands’ culture, history, and extraordinary natural environment.
The war in Ukraine is at the forefront of our minds in the Falkland Islands community, not least as it brings back strong memories of 40 years ago, when our peaceful home was also invaded by a hostile neighbor, intent on seizing land and assuming sovereignty, without concern for the safety, security or rights of the people living here.