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  • Friday, December 7th 2018 - 08:11 UTC

    Falklands attend UK OT's Joint Ministerial Council and reception at Buckingham Palace

    Michael Betts, MLA Teslyn Barkman, Sukey Cameron and Richard Hyslop (Photo: Foreign & Commonwealth Office)

    A delegation from the Falklands attended the UK Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council this week. This is the 20th meeting of the Leaders and Representatives from the UK Overseas Territories and Ministers of Her Majesty’s Government.

  • Tuesday, October 23rd 2018 - 07:06 UTC

    England's Football Association XI team to visit the Falkland Islands: two matches scheduled

    The visit will coincide with Remembrance Day on the 11th November, so the FA delegation plan to attend the service at Christ Church Cathedral in Stanley

    England's Football Association (FA) is participating in a goodwill visit to the Falkland Islands in November, where they will play two football matches, one against the Falkland Islands national team in Stanley and the British Forces South Atlantic Islands XI. The party will also participate in coaching sessions with the two schools in Stanley and the junior school at the Mount Pleasant.

  • Monday, June 11th 2018 - 20:51 UTC

    UK Overseas Territories to host Student Conference in London

    Attendees at the 2017 conference were asked to participate in discussions on the potential impact of Brexit on Territories.

    Students from the UK Overseas Territories are being invited to submit minute-long videos about their territory and its ‘Identity’ as part of an event to be hosted at the Natural History Museum in London in November 2018. This will be the third event of its kind organised by the UK Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA), after events in late 2015 and 2017 hosted at University College London and the London Maritime Museum respectively.

  • Tuesday, March 13th 2018 - 20:44 UTC

    Falkland Islanders mark Commonwealth Day with a range of events

    Mike Betts (second from left) with the other UK Overseas Territory Representatives outside Westminster Abbey yesterday for the Commonwealth Service.

    On six continents around the globe, the currently 53 countries of the Commonwealth marked Commonwealth Day earlier in the week. The day included messages to the Commonwealth from Her Majesty the Queen as well as the UK Prime Minister, both of which have been covered by MercoPress. However, the Falkland Islands also reaffirmed its ties to the Commonwealth over recent days both within the Islands and elsewhere in the world.

  • Friday, October 6th 2017 - 07:08 UTC

    Falklands' delegation meet David Davis and Boris Johnson at Tory Conference in Manchester

    Michael Betts, MLA Jan Cheek and Sukey Cameron with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

    This week Falklands MLA Jan Cheek and Falklands Representative in London Sukey Cameron have been accompanied at the Conservative Conference in Manchester by Assistant Representative Michael Betts, and law student and former Falklands PR Manager Krysteen Ormond.

  • Wednesday, August 10th 2016 - 03:54 UTC

    Falklands 2014 and 2015 business climate surveys “very good”, but 2016 prospects aren't so rosy

    The Business Climate Survey is undertaken by the Falklands Islands Development Corporation, FIDC, with support from the Falklands Chamber of Commerce

    The Falklands Business Climate Survey strongly suggests that 2014 and 2015 were two very good years for the Islands economy and its business community, which translated in profits and higher levels of turnover, particularly 2015. However survey respondents predictions for this year and onwards aren't as rosy with many businesses anticipating lower turnover and investments, but not necessarily profits, while the overall average rating for the Islands' economy weighed between “average” and “good”.

  • Saturday, November 22nd 2014 - 20:54 UTC

    Falklands' youth teams put up a great show in Chilean football tournament

    The two teams from the Falklands, despite facing older players won several games and scored in all matches

    The two Falkland Islands youth teams competing in a football tournament in Punta Arenas, Chile have managed two excellent wins and also scored goals in almost every match they played proud coach Wayne Clement told Penguin News this week.

  • Friday, November 14th 2014 - 06:27 UTC

    Falklands fourteen young footballers off to Chile for ‘South of the World Cup’

    Back Row L-R: Theo Duncan, Temis Smith, Vaughan McGill, Ioan Roberts, Ethan George, Jordan Betts, Dylan Berntsen Front Row L-R : Malachi Budd, Richard Short Jnr, Daniel Ross, Matt Francis, Shaun East,

    Fourteen young footballers from the Falkland Islands will fly to Punta Arenas, Chile with their coaches on Saturday to take part in the Unifying Continents at the South of the World Cup.The Falklands is entering two teams in the tournament that also includes teams Colegio Aleman, Colegio Cruz del Sur, Colegio Britanico, Leumag, and two teams from Club Deportivo Victoria.

  • Sunday, November 3rd 2013 - 00:47 UTC

    Falklands considering alternative financial services in the form of a credit union

    Michael Betts from FIDC and Dwayne Naylor a US expert in credits (Pic.

    A locally owned and managed credit union, “run by the people that it serves” that would provide savings, credit and other financial services to its members, is the subject of a newly released suitability study by the Falkland Islands Development Corporation (FIDC) and was discussed at public consultation meetings at the Chamber of Commerce and the Goose Green Social Club this week.