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Montevideo, September 23rd 2021 - 18:51 UTC

Tag: housing

  • Tuesday, September 14th 2021 - 08:57 UTC

    Falkland Islands government launches long-term vision for the housing system

    A view of Stanley and its colourful housing.

    Today, the Falkland Islands Government is pleased to launch its new strategy to address prevailing pressures across the housing system and identify opportunities for improvement. Housing for our Future outlines a long-term vision for housing in the Falkland Islands and sets the direction for housing-related policies over a 10-year period, as we work towards delivering affordable, good quality and appropriate rental and ownership options for the whole of the Falkland Islands community.

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  • Thursday, February 11th 2021 - 09:51 UTC

    Falklands' lack of tradespeople affecting housing and public works programs

    MLA Elsby: the problem is not being solved and to some extent we hope the private sector will come up to that. ”We're talking hundreds of thousands of pounds.”

    With an economy growing sustainedly 3,9% annually, full employment, and with ambitious public works and housing projects in the books, the ongoing problem of the lack of tradespeople in the Falkland Islands has become more evident and challenging. Penguin News invited MLA Barry Elsby to comment on the situation in an interview this week.

  • Tuesday, June 4th 2019 - 19:48 UTC

    Falklands 2019/20 budget main investments in community services and capital projects

    Spending commitments aim to consolidate progress with capital plans and ensuring that these developments can continue to be funded without running a deficit

    Community comes first is the clear message of the Falkland Islands Government Budget for 2019/20 by prioritising investments in education, health and inflationary increases across welfare allowances. The spending commitments also aim to consolidate progress with capital plans and ensuring that these developments can continue to be funded without running a deficit.

  • Saturday, July 10th 2010 - 07:41 UTC

    US no longer world’s great consumer; needs to target sustainable debt, says IMF

    The IMF report on President Obama’s handling of the crisis is ‘moderately encouraging’

    The US economy is recovering after the global economic crisis, but consumers and financial institutions remain cautious as weak housing markets, high unemployment, and risks in Europe remain a concern, the IMF staff said in a press conference that followed its annual review of the world’s largest economy.

  • Friday, May 14th 2010 - 04:10 UTC

    Home Repossessions in the US Hit Record High; Candle at the End of the Tunnel

    Florida is among the five states worst affected

    The number of US homes being repossessed hit an all-time high last month, but is set to start falling, says the body that tracks the figures. Banks took control of 92,432 properties in April, up 1% from March, and a 45% rise from a year earlier, said RealtyTrac.

  • Thursday, April 29th 2010 - 07:10 UTC

    Cuba Promotes Building of “Own Effort Homes” to Help With Lack of Housing

    Raul Castro wants a strong construction industry to boost home building

    Cuba began granting licenses to people to build homes “with their own effort”, an initiative approved last year by President Raúl Castro. The granting of the permits was finally approved by the National Housing Institute for people who are the owners of land, homes or other areas included in the new resolution.