As part of the Fortieth Anniversary celebrations eight UK students via a competition were offered an all-expenses-paid visit to the Falkland Islands in February 2023. Ben Fogle, who headed the judging panel said: “The Falkland Islands really are a magical place. I’ve been lucky enough to visit the Islands many times over the years, drawn back by the unique wildlife. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the liberation of the Islands and to mark the event, we organized this competition.”
“Welcome to the city of Stanley, capital of the Falkland Islands!” reads the new updated sign to recognize Port Stanley's status as a city, and twinning with Portsmouth and Whitby.
The Falkland Islands Government published on Monday its findings from the 2021 census. Sunday 10 October 2021 marked the 25th Falkland Islands census since the first was carried out by a resident Governor in 1842.
Queen’s University, Belfast, will be hosting a very special academic event dedicated to The Falkland Islands and Forty Years of Progress: environment and science, to be held on 20 October at the Elmwood Building, School of Natural and Built Environment, in the Northern Ireland capital.
At a ceremony Tuesday morning held at Staffordshire's National Memorial Arboretum, British prime minister Boris Johnson praised the daring bravery of Veterans, recalling that on the very day, exactly forty years ago, British soldiers entered Stanley and liberated the Falkland Islands from foreign occupation. And since Liberation, the Falkland Islands have lived and thrived in peace and freedom looking into the future.
Sir Lindsay Hoyle Speaker of the House of Commons, currently on a visit to the Falkland Islands announced he will attend Sunday's Goose Green Liberation commemoration, called on the Falklands Legislative to take advantage of his chairmanship to promote initiatives for the benefit of the Islands, and underlined that Islanders can only decide Islanders' self-determination and future.
Argentine Foreign Minister and the head of the Malvinas, South Atlantic Islands and Antarctica Office strongly questioned the Queen's decision to award city status to the capital of the Falkland Islands.
Stanley, the capital of the Falkland Islands is among eight places to win coveted city status as part of celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Stanley is the first Overseas Territory to win the competition for city status, while Douglas on the Crown Dependency of the Isle of Man has also claimed the civic honor.
On Thursday night, an evening of reflection was hosted at the Town Hall for members of the Falkland Islands community and their families who were in Stanley during the war in 1982.
The price of diesel in the Falkland Islands has risen. Gareth Goodwin from Stanley Services was quoted by Falklands Television saying volatility risen from the war in Ukraine following the Russian invasion has caused disruptions in global fuel markets.