Falkland Islands Fishing Companies Association, (FIFCA) in partnership with the Falkland Islands Government (FIG) has reached an agreement it is hoped will provide long-term financial security to the Lighthouse Seafarers Mission.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2022, the Lighthouse Seafarers Mission in Port Stanley is a focal point and necessary ground zero for onshore welfare support for seafarers in the Falklands. However, the Mission is also working with the Falklands fishing companies and the Islands' government somehow to ensure sustainability and development through a funding mechanism.
The Falkland Islands Government has received a batch of Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines, supplied by the UK government. These 960 doses arrived on 12 August and are being rolled out as part of the ongoing vaccination programme which began in February.