Falkland Islanders are today paying tribute to the British Armed Forces killed during the 1982 conflict and commemorating the 39th anniversary of liberation from Argentine occupation.
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.
Falkland Island lawmaker, MLA Roger Edwards, portfolio holder for Public Works spoke about the ongoing project for the new port to replace FIPASS, (Falklands Interim Port and Storage System) and the resources it will require, among which some 900,000 tons of stone.
The Falkland Islands capital, Stanley Retail Price Index (RPI) indicated that the cost of living has dropped again in the last quarter of 2020 after a steady increase in the previous two quarters.
Penguin News published on the 15 January edition a historic piece on the two peat slips suffered by Stanley in 1878 and 1886, which caused unimaginable destruction and cut the settlement in two.
The Falkland Islands Referendum held on Thursday, resulted in a defeat for the concept of a single constituency. Neither of the two current constituencies Camp or Stanley, garnered the two thirds support for a single constituency.
The Falkland Islands Tourist Board has also worked alongside the Government to identify ways in which it too could assist with helping position the sector to take advantage of demand in 2021/22 and beyond. To this end the tourist board has reallocated existing budgets and earmarked funds totaling £380,000 as follows:
Next Thursday, 24 September, Falklanders will be going to the polls to vote on a referendum on a Single electoral Constituency for the whole archipelago. Currently, there are two constituencies in the Falklands, Stanley the capital, which elects five of the eight members of the Legislative Assembly, and the so-called Camp, which represents the rest of the territory and sends three representatives.
The Falkland Islands Planning and Building Committee unanimously approved a planning application for ground investigations at FIPASS and Stanley Growers as part of the preparations for the new port project.
Three New Zealanders were this week handed custodial sentences at the Falklands' Magistrate’s Court after pleading guilty to violent disorder. Samuel Goldsworthy, Sonny Ball, and Chassy Duncan were each sentenced to prison terms lasting 14 months, 12 months, and eight months respectively.