On June first Falklands governor Nigel Phillips CBE, delivered the annual address to the Islands Legislative Assembly on the budget for the new financial year. The following is the chapter on Fisheries and the “superb season”, based on the catch numbers.
The Falkland Islands Government yesterday published its budget for the upcoming financial year, describing it as a prudent budget that focuses on stability and continuity. The budget forecasts operating expenditure of £78.3m and revenues of £92.2m, as well as a capital programme totalling £53.5m for the upcoming financial year.
A reception was held at Government House last night to celebrate the formal approval of a new motto for the Falkland Islands Defence Force (FIDF).
Today, the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh was marked by a 21-gun salute on Victory Green in Stanley at midday. This went alongside a short parade, consisting of a marching detachment provided by the Falkland Islands Defence Force, with His Excellency the Governor, Mr. Nigel Phillips CBE, taking the salute.
The RRS James Clark Ross (JCR) made her final call to her homeport of the Falkland Islands on Monday March first, since after thirty years of service, the JCR will be sold at the end of her 20/21 Antarctic season.
Britain’s new polar ship, the RRS Sir David Attenborough, has been registered on the British register of ships at Stanley, Falkland Islands.
Penguin News reports that on Tuesday night at Government House a truly historic event took place with the appointment of the first-ever Falkland Islands Junior Ambassadors (FIJA), Hannah McPhee and India Clarke.
The deminers still remaining in the Falkland Islands were sincerely thanked for their very dangerous work, with a reception held at their accommodation in Stanley.
The Falkland Islands remain confident of the British government's support and defense of their sovereignty and self-determination right, and is working closely with London to ensure the Falklands interests are contemplated in the Brexit negotiations.
The Falkland Islands are preparing for the commemoration of significant anniversaries of events from the 1982 conflict when Argentine forces invaded the country. The first of these will take place at 2pm on Sunday 3 May, when a short memorial service will be held at Goose Green to mark the death of Lieutenant Nick Taylor.