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Tag: South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands

  • Tuesday, June 11th 2019 - 07:18 UTC

    Argentina recalls the Day of Affirmation of its Rights over the South Atlantic Islands

    The emancipated United Provinces which would later become Argentina, named German born merchant Luis Vernet as first governor of the Malvinas Islands

    Argentina recalled on Monday, 10 June, a new anniversary of the creation in 1829 of the “Political and Military command headquarters of the Malvinas Islands and adjacencies to Cape Horn in the Atlantic Sea”, and which has been incorporated to the official calendar as the Day of Affirmation of Argentine Rights over the Malvinas, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and its surrounding maritime spaces.

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2018 - 07:22 UTC

    Foreign Office planning to ban drilling and mining offshore BOTs in South Atlantic

    South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands are home to more than 3 million penguins, along with fur seals, elephant seals and various species of whale.

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is expected to institute a ban on fishing, drilling and freight transport in British overseas territories in the South Atlantic in an effort to protect wildlife in the area. The South Sandwich Islands, which plays host to Antarctic scientists but has no permanent residents, lie around 1,500km east of the Falkland Islands.

  • Monday, October 30th 2017 - 10:45 UTC

    UK’s work on protecting the oceans has won deserved praise – now we must go further

    The review of the MPA designated within the waters surrounding South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands represents another globally significant opportunity

    By Matthew Offord MP for Hendon - UK leadership on ocean conservation has won international acclaim. The landmark “Blue Belt” policy to work with the UK Overseas Territories to “create the largest marine sanctuaries anywhere in the world” has only furthered this standing, with commitments to create large protected areas around Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha in 2019 and 2020 respectively already widely welcomed.

  • Friday, September 22nd 2017 - 08:47 UTC

    Falklands' Patrol Vessel HMS Clyde to be relieved by HMS Forth

    The Falklands Patrol Vessel was commissioned on July 5, 2007 and arrived on September 21. She has been on duty in the Islands during the last ten years (Pic RN)

    HMS Clyde celebrates her tenth anniversary in the South Atlantic this week. The Falklands Patrol Vessel was commissioned on July 5, 2007 and arrived on September 21.

  • Friday, June 30th 2017 - 16:49 UTC

    Change of Governor of the Falkland Islands

    Mr Nigel Phillips CBE new Governor  Falkland Islands and Her Majesty’s Commissioner for South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

    Mr Nigel Phillips CBE has been appointed Governor of the in succession to Mr Colin Roberts CVO who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Phillips will take up his appointment in September 2017.

  • Sunday, May 7th 2017 - 14:09 UTC

    Falklands' CEO Barry Rowland named Acting Governor

    CEO Barry Rowland

    The Falkland Islands Government Chief Executive Barry Rowland has been appointed as Acting Governor of the Falkland Islands and Acting Commissioner of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands for the period 3-14 May 2017.

  • Wednesday, September 21st 2016 - 08:27 UTC

    Macri calls for sovereignty dialogue on Falklands in his speech to UN General Assembly

    Macri called on London to “solve the two-century dispute in a friendly manner”, and expressed interest in moving forward in bilateral relations mutually beneficial

    In his first speech as head of state before the United Nations General Assembly, Argentine President Mauricio Macri called on the United Kingdom to find “an amicable solution” through dialogue to the long-standing dispute over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands sovereignty..

  • Friday, June 10th 2016 - 07:02 UTC

    Argentina calls on UK to strengthen bilateral relations and for Malvinas dialogue

    On 10 June, Argentine recalls the creation in 1829 of the Political and Military Command of the Malvinas Islands under Vernet

    The Argentine government reiterates its full willingness for an open dialogue with the United Kingdom to strengthen the bilateral relation and indentify possible cooperation areas in the South Atlantic. Likewise it invites the UK to resume negotiations on the Malvinas question in the framework of the UN General Assembly resolution 2065, according to an official statement from the Argentine foreign ministry released on Friday.

  • Wednesday, April 13th 2016 - 05:32 UTC

    Falklands launch collection of crown coins to honor the Queen's 90th birthday

    Falklands' One Crown. The reverse depicts the Queen’s official silver jubilee portrait from 1977, with a privy mark of Windsor Castle

    As the 90th birthday of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II approaches, the British Overseas Territories of Ascension, British Antarctic Territory, British Virgin Islands, Falkland Islands, and South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands have launched a collection of crown coins to mark this milestone occasion.

  • Thursday, October 22nd 2015 - 19:05 UTC

    Ushuaia cruise season takes off: 331 calls estimated in 2015/16

    Antarctic cruises sail across the Drake Passage to Antarctica peninsula, a full two days trip, which can later include south seas islands such as South Georgia

    The 2015/16 cruise season has taken off in Argentine Tierra del Fuego with the arrival on Monday, of 'Ushuaia' and 90 passengers, one of the 331 calls which are estimated according to Ushuaia authorities. Gianfranco Guardamagna head of the Tierra del Fuego Tourism Institute recalled the significance of the cruise industry for Ushuaia, since the austral city “commands 95% of all international Antarctic tourism”.