After many years of service with the FIDF, in June 2023 Major Justin McPhee retired as Officer Commanding, Falkland Islands Defence Force (FIDF), a role he has fulfilled since October 2018.
A tender was launched on July 10 for a new port facility for the Falkland Islands, following previous iterations of plans being deemed too costly. The tender is for a floating dock location, to be located in the same location as FIPASS, the current port facility.
Following the sitting of the Executive Council on Wednesday 10 May, a paper was approved to update the Government’s Reserves Policy to hold 1.5 times adjusted departmental operating expenditure in unrestricted reserves.
On 31st May, the Governor of the Falkland Islands made her annual address, state of the Nation, to the Legislative Assembly. In her speech, Alison Blake CMG reviewed last year's challenges and highlights, set out the government's and public service priorities for the year ahead, and paid tribute to the economy.
A team from Uruguay's news show Telenoche (Montevideo's Channel 4) is visiting the Falkland Island marking the 10th anniversary of the referendum whereby the local population ratified its will to remain a British Overseas Territory despite sovereignty claims from Argentina.
The second phase of the development of the Falklands' new port facility is not to go ahead due to an “increase in costs” according to the Falklands Government, FIG.
Queen Elizabeth II was buried in a private service Monday evening at Windsor Castle, following a week of events that marked the death of Britain’s longest-serving monarch, and which was televised to the world.
With both the Union Jack and the Falkland Islands flags waving at half mast, a day after the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II islands’ forces held a 96-gun salute to commemorate the life and service of the British monarch, the Falklands’ Government (FIG) has reported on its Twitter account on Friday
It is with deep sadness that the Falkland Islands Government has today learned of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
On Monday 5 September 2022, it was announced that the Rt Hon Liz Truss MP had been elected the new leader of the Conservative Party, following the resignation of Boris Johnson MP and subsequent leadership election.