On Sunday, marking the 40th Anniversary of the Liberation of Goose Green, East Falkland, and despite a brisk wind blowing snow across the monument, a service of commemoration was held to remember those who gave their lives in the battle.
The British Forces South Atlantic Islands, BFSAI, stationed at Mount Pleasant Complex in the Falkland Islands, commemorated on Monday 25th April the 40th anniversary of the liberation of South Georgia.
Protective measures for all Falkland Islands residents are being advised following a number following a number of cases of COVID-19 being confirmed at MPC. The Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands implemented a number of precautionary measures at Mount Pleasant Complex (MPC), following a number of positive COVID-19 cases which were identified outside of quarantine it was announced on April 15. This action enabled BFSAI and the Falkland Islands Government to understand the situation in depth.
Mount Pleasant Complex in the Falkland Islands welcomed the arrival of G-FLKI, a Sikorsky S61N helicopter, which recently arrived via the Falkland Islands Resupply Ship. G-FLKI is operated by British International Helicopters
The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) said on Wednesday it recognizes that many people are keen to receive an update on restoring the international connecting flights with mainland South America. Media across the world is starting to report on the relaxations of borders, removal of testing requirements, and returning to a relatively normal way of life in many countries.
Four working dogs accompanied their military police officer owners on a charity challenge in the Falkland Islands. It was all in the aid of raising money for The Thin Blue Paw Foundation – a charity that was set up to support retired police dogs.
The Government of the Falkland Islands in coordination with BFSAI, and based on medical and public health advice, including restricting access to Mount Pleasant Complex, MPC (*), with the exception of essential travel, consider that the Covid-19 cluster at MPC has been contained.
The Falkland Islands government has reviewed and emphasized the Declaration of Emergency restriction movements, under regulations 11 and 12, which remain in full force, particularly referred to MPC and dependencies access, and possible essential travel.
The Falkland Islands Government has informed that FIGO, (the government's office in London) will be asking southbound passengers for their onward travel arrangements from MPC to Stanley, when booking a flight. The requirement applies to arriving passengers from 15 February 2021 onwards.
The Falkland Islands Government Executive Council, ExCo, has agreed to the making and publication of a Declaration to bring into force regulations 11 (restrictions on movement) and 12 (restrictions on movement – specified areas) in order to ‘prevent, protect against, delay or otherwise control the incidence or transmission of coronavirus in the Falkland Islands.’ The regulations form part of the Infectious Diseases Control (Coronavirus) (No 2) Regulations.