A special Falkland Islands Government (FIG) London Office 40th anniversary reception was held in the Durbar Court at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office on Wednesday, and brought to a close a year of events marking the 40th anniversary of the liberation of the Falkland Islands.
Great day for the Falkland Islands delegation at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham with some four hundred plus people attending the 40th Anniversary reception, and as guest of honor and speaker, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Secretary, James Cleverly.
The round of United Kingdom political parties conferences has commenced and this week at Liverpool was Labour week, with the Falkland Islands government presence larger than normal, to mark this year the 40th anniversary of the war and Liberation.
As part of the Falklands40 commemorations, the South Atlantic Medal Association 82 Holders were awarded the Freedom of the Falkland Islands.
Elected members of the Legislative Assembly are hosting a Public Reception at the Town Hall on Saturday 11 June when all members of the South Atlantic Medal Association 1982 will be presented with the Freedom of the Falklands or Freedom of Entry Certificate.
The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) expects to reestablish commercial air links with Chile early next July, and with Brazil in November in time for the tourist high season, plus the humanitarian flights for the Argentine next of kin of the combatants buried at the Argentine military cemetery in Darwin.
Falkland Islands voters yesterday elected a new Legislative Assembly with a clear mandate to put the environment front and center of the coming legislature.
The Falkland Islands Election is scheduled for Thursday, November 4th. So far MP has published the manifestos of the four candidates for the three benches corresponding to the Camp Circumscription in the Legislative Assembly.
Following the success of the Tourism Recovery Incentive Program – or TRIP scheme – which ran from October 2020 until May 2021, the Falkland Islands Government will be running a survey to understand what aspects of the scheme went well and where improvements can be made.
Falkland Islands’ Chair of the Legislative Assembly, MLA Mark Pollard and Deputy Chair MLA Leona Roberts both stood before members of the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization (C-24) and each delivered a speech which spoke of their personal histories as well as the future of the Falkland Islands as a whole.