Falklands' Consolidated Fisheries Ltd (CFL) announced this week the launch of a charitable trust formed by the company in 2018 and described as being “for the general benefit of the people of the Falkland Islands.”
“Belongership” and its equivalents are wrong,” it is emphatically stated in a startling paper from the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee. The paper says the belongership status (known as Falklands Status in the Falklands) as enshrined in the constitutions of a number of British Overseas Territories, including the Falklands, denies legally-resident British Overseas Territory and UK citizens the right to vote and to hold elected office.
Brexit could be “potentially catastrophic,” for the Falklands according to a recent UK newspaper article. And by all accounts it could have a serious impact if heavy tariffs were applied to goods exported from the Islands into the EU. But just how bad could it be?
The Falkland Islands toothfish longline fishery this week will be undergoing reassessment against the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Principles and Criteria for Sustainable Fishing.
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.
With the next general election for Legislative Assembly Members for the Falkland Islands Government less than a year away, public consultation has begun on whether the posts should become full time with an appropriate salary paid.
For the first time a Falkland Islands fishing company is seeking to have its good management certificated by the internationally recognised Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).