Social inequality is likely to be lower in the Falkland Islands than in countries with similar incomes according to the Chief Executive - so the people here are better off he says. But he also suggested that commonly used tools for measuring social inequality in larger countries might not be appropriate for the Falklands.
Following representations from Falkland Islands Government Officers, Members of Legislative Assembly reconsidered their budget decisions to not award increments to officers in grades C-A and agreed in Executive Council on July 3 to extend the award to include the payment of increments to all grades.
It briefly appeared the Falkland Islands Budget process was going to be delayed this year when MLA Leona Roberts supported by MLA Mark Pollard asked for “elements” of the 2023 Budget to be taken back to Budget Select Committee for further public consultation and engagement.
In the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly this week MLA Leona Roberts responded to a question from MLA Gavin Short on the subject of whether Falklands students were facing financial difficulties while studying overseas and what steps FIG was taking to mitigate this if it was true.
Over 10 and 11 March 2013, Falkland Islanders overwhelmingly decided their future political status. The referendum asked voters “Do you wish the Falkland Islands to retain their current political status as an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom?”
By Graham Bound, London - HAROLD Briley, a BBC World Service journalist who reported from Buenos Aires throughout the 1982 Falklands War, has received a special and rare honour from the government of the Islands.
Inflation is biting and additional funding for Falkland Islands students studying overseas for their higher or further education is being considered by Falkland Islands government as cost of living escalates globally, Penguin News was told by MLA Leona Roberts, portfolio holder for Education and Community.
“The Falklands Islands are a funny place, it's not for everybody, it's quite a different lifestyle, but if you love it, you tend to really love it. People who come to the Falklands and make the Islands their home generally stay,” MLA Leona Roberts told the Spanish news agency EFE, in an interview at the Falklands House in London.
Chair, Committee Members – my name is Leona Roberts and I am proud to be one of the eight elected representatives of the Falkland Islands Government. I am here today to speak for our people and to defend our tiny, democratic, and freedom-loving country against the colonial ambitions of our aggressive neighbor.
Every bearer of the South Atlantic Medal will always find “a home from home”, Falkland Islands lawmaker Leona Roberts assured the men and women of Operation Corporate as they bestowed the Freedom of the Falklands on them, on Turesday, 14 June. .