The autonomous Government of the Falklands Islands, FIG, Gilbert House in an official release has given its support for the idea of a map to commemorate those who lost their lives during the Liberation of the Falkland Islands in 1982. The initiative started at the time of the 25th anniversary and became reality this year.
Due to the continued impact of increasing fuel prices, the Falkland Islands Government announced that in accordance with Regulation 10A of the Electricity Supply Regulations 1969, there will be a change in the price of electricity supplied to consumers.
The Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office updated last week its travel advice on the Falkland Islands, underlining that all visitors must have comprehensive travel and medical insurance, including at least US$ 200,000 for medical evacuation.
Falkland Islands have experienced an extraordinary Loligo year with catches reaching 101,073 tons in the two season, 54,417 in the first and 43,216 in the second. However great volumes also have their shortcomings, particularly since Falklands' fishing industry this year has had to face dearer fuel and transport costs, and not all the catch has been sold.
The Falkland Islands Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Tracey Prior as the Financial Secretary, who takes up her appointment from Tuesday 1 November, formally taking over responsibility from Tim Waggott on his departure later in November. Tracey first arrived in the Islands in February 2021 when she joined FIG as Head of Finance.
Since April 2020 the Falkland Islands Government have had in place a number of support schemes to assist businesses impacted by COVID-19. In July 2022 FIG agreed that the schemes would close on Friday 30 September 2022 alongside all other existing support schemes. Applications will continue to be received until 4.30pm on Monday 17 October for any claims relating to Friday 30 September 2022 or earlier.
The Falkland Islands' Government in addition to the national two minute’s silence to be held at 11am on Monday 19th September, is inviting the public to take part in a National Moment of Reflection to mourn the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and reflect on her life and legacy.
With both the Union Jack and the Falkland Islands flags waving at half mast, a day after the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II islands’ forces held a 96-gun salute to commemorate the life and service of the British monarch, the Falklands’ Government (FIG) has reported on its Twitter account on Friday
The Falklands government in a public service announcement is offering a ”no questions asked' Royal Falkland Islands Police firearms and ammunition amnesty running from 26 August to 3 September..
The Executive Council of the Falkland Islands has approved that the importation, possession, use and retail sale of excepted products containing Cannabidiol (CBD) in the Falklands should be lawful. The announcement was reported on the Falklands government page.