The Falkland Islands Election is scheduled for Thursday, November 4th. So far MP has published the manifestos of the four candidates for the three benches corresponding to the Camp Circumscription in the Legislative Assembly.
Falkland Islands elected lawmaker MLA Stacy Bragger, has commented on the difficulties facing Islands students as the UK goes into lockdown. Penguin News contacted MLA Bragger to ask how the UK cancellations of GCSEs and A-Levels will affect locals.
The Falkland Islands Government announced the appointment of Marie Horton as the new Director of Education, taking up her position from the 27 May 2020. Ms Horton is an experienced education professional and holds an initial degree from Cardiff University, a Master’s degree from Bristol University and has undertaken further professional qualifications from Liverpool Hope University.
A delegation of Falkland Islands' lawmakers and staff are attending the annual round of UK political parties’ conferences. This week was the turn of the Labour Party which met at Brighton
Gilbert House, seat of the Falkland Islands elected government announced the following program for Friday 8th December 2017 to commemorate the victory of the Naval engagements of 8th December 1914, on which day 6 British sailors lost their lives and a number of others died later from injuries received during the battle. 2,260 German sailors also lost their lives.
Five of the eight members of the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly, were elected for the first time only three working days before their first formal appearance in the Town Hall on Monday morning. With this in mind, the business to be brought before the chamber is normally routine and unlikely to require much in the way of discussion.
Residents of the Falkland Islands went to the polls yesterday, with results released earlier this morning. Seventeen candidates stood for election to the Legislative Assembly and have campaigned over the past month to be elected to office.
Residents of the Falkland Islands are due to go to the polls to elect their new Legislative Assembly on Thursday 9th November 2017. Seventeen candidates are standing for the eight available spots on the Assembly. The Assembly is responsible for the internal government of the Islands and sets the national agenda. It also liaises with the United Kingdom Government on issues of defence and is increasingly actively involved in foreign affairs efforts on behalf of the Islands.
The United Kingdom's intention to leave the single market as outlined in Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit speech on Tuesday has generated some concerns for the Falkland Islands Government, but a Member of the Legislative Assembly indicated this week they are still confident all will be well for the Islands under post- 2019 arrangements.