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Tag: Teslyn Barkman

  • Friday, March 15th 2019 - 04:59 UTC

    Falklands Brexit impact still uncertain as 29 March looms

     MLA Teslyn Barkman said that regardless of the outcome of Brexit, Falklands will need to negotiate a future relationship with the EU independently of the UK

    The possible impact of Brexit on the Falklands is no nearer to gaining definition as UK MPs once again voted against a Brexit deal proposed by Theresa May, as well as voting against the possibility of leaving the European Union (EU) without any sort of deal.

  • Friday, February 22nd 2019 - 09:05 UTC

    Falklands startled at Westminster paper proposing UK citizens right to vote in Overseas Territories

    MLA Barkman said “there is a clear pathway to becoming a status holder if you were not born in the Falklands, which is enshrined in the Falklands' constitution”

    “Belongership” and its equivalents are wrong,” it is emphatically stated in a startling paper from the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee. The paper says the belongership status (known as Falklands Status in the Falklands) as enshrined in the constitutions of a number of British Overseas Territories, including the Falklands, denies legally-resident British Overseas Territory and UK citizens the right to vote and to hold elected office.

  • Friday, December 7th 2018 - 08:11 UTC

    Falklands attend UK OT's Joint Ministerial Council and reception at Buckingham Palace

    Michael Betts, MLA Teslyn Barkman, Sukey Cameron and Richard Hyslop (Photo: Foreign & Commonwealth Office)

    A delegation from the Falklands attended the UK Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council this week. This is the 20th meeting of the Leaders and Representatives from the UK Overseas Territories and Ministers of Her Majesty’s Government.

  • Friday, December 7th 2018 - 07:08 UTC

    Brigadier Nick Sawyer, new Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands

    Last weekend BFSAI said farewell to outgoing CBFSAI Brigadier Bennett CBE and welcomed Brigadier Sawyer as the new CBFSAI.(Pic BFSAI)<br />

    The new Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands, (CBFSAI), is Brigadier Nick Sawyer. Brigadier Sawyer commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1994 and has served in many different countries, including the Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan, Cyprus and Congo.

  • Thursday, September 27th 2018 - 06:12 UTC

    Falklands considers preliminary studies into developing salmon farming

    MLA Teslyn Barkman, said ExCo has agreed that “we need to gather this in-depth information before any further discussions can take place”

    The Executive Council of the Falkland Islands discussed a proposal to consider salmon farming in the Falklands. The proposal sought authorisation for Government officers to negotiate a Letter of Intent with the Danish company, Pisco ApS, to evaluate whether conditions in the Islands would be adequate to support the development of salmon fish farming.

  • Tuesday, September 4th 2018 - 08:34 UTC

    Falklands' penguins at risk from Brexit and an end to EU conservation funding

    By leaving the EU, Falklands will lose access to a million Euros in potential environmental grants and another 5 million Euros from the Best program

    The Falkland Islands have warned that a million penguins are at risk from a funding black hole caused by Britain’s exit from the European Union. The Islands rely on European conservation projects to care and protect the penguin colonies, rookeries, in its shores. But with the U.K. fast approaching Brexit Day in March 2019, Falklands' lawmaker Teslyn Barkman has urged clarity on the future of Islands’ flippered friends.

  • Thursday, August 30th 2018 - 07:24 UTC

    Falklands approves application to register a new build trawler

    Argos Cies is 75 metres long, has 1,998 gross tonnage and will carry up to 50 crew members. She will be delivered by Nodosa shipyard at a cost of €21 million

    The Falkland Islands Executive Council on Wednesday granted the application by Jupiter Fishing Company to register a new build fishing trawler. The agreed name of the new vessel is Argos Cies, which reflects the 50:50 partnership in Jupiter between Argos Group Ltd of Stanley, Falkland Islands and Armadora Pereira SA of Vigo, Spain.

  • Friday, July 6th 2018 - 08:43 UTC

    Brexit and the Falkland Islands: Potentially catastrophic?

    Fishing vessel in Falklands waters - In 2017 all loligo squid imported to Spain came from the Falklands

    Brexit could be “potentially catastrophic,” for the Falklands according to a recent UK newspaper article. And by all accounts it could have a serious impact if heavy tariffs were applied to goods exported from the Islands into the EU. But just how bad could it be?

  • Friday, June 22nd 2018 - 08:31 UTC

    Falklands and the Brexit impact outlined in London meetings

    MLA Teslyn Barkman (centre)  Falkland Islands Representative in London Sukey Cameron (right) and UKOTA secretary, Kate Kandiah from the Cayman Islands<br />

    A Falkland Islands delegation recently travelled to London to attend the Joint Ministerial Council on European Negotiations, which basically is dealing with Brexit negotiations and its impact for Overseas Territories. The delegation was made up of MLA Teslyn Barkman, together with Senior Policy Advisor Richard Hyslop and were joined by Falklands London Representative Sukey Cameron

  • Friday, June 1st 2018 - 08:02 UTC

    Falklands' Loligo first season squid catch, the best in the last five years

    Rounded to the nearest 100 tons, the first season catch in 2013 was 19,900. In 2014 it was 28,100, and in 2015, 19,400: in 2016, 22,600, while in 2017 it reached 39,400.

    The Falkland Islands' total catch of the loligo squid, or Falklands' calamari, in the first season of 2018 was 43,085 tons, which compares very favorably to first-season catches over the last five years.