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HIS Excellency the Governor Nigel Haywood spoke of the challenges of the last year and the aims and aspirations for the future in his address to the nation on Tuesday at the opening of the budget session of Legislative Assembly.
THE Specialist Oil & Gas Advisor for the Falkland Islands Government, Anne Drinkwater, has stated that the Falkland Islands are an attractive location for the Oil and Gas industry and has praised FIG's five year plan which sets the desired economic and social context for development generally.
A TOTAL of £111,900 was collected in fines and 252 tonnes of squid seized this week as a result of fishing vessels leaving the Falkland Islands zone to catch squid in Argentine waters.
Fishing Argentine waters costs Asian captains £500k
MLA says C24 failed to move with times
Islands' archers prepare for Guernsey
May Ball 2013 in colour
THE Falklands 1st Scout Group's biggest fundraising event of the year, the May Ball, was held on Friday evening, May 24.
May Queen 2013 Michaela Clifford and Prince Charming 2013 Wade Ford scooped the top prizes of the night, alongside May Princess Tiegan Curtis and runner-up Prince Charming Kieran Roberts. The young ladies were resplendent; Michaela in layered turquoise green satin, chiffon and sequins, and Tiegan in pale pink chiffon and sparkles.
AT a presentation to the C-24 Seminar in Quito, Ecuador on Wednesday, May 29, Member of Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly (MLA) Mike Summers (pictured) challenged the decolonisation committee saying it had, "failed to reduce the number of listed territories," and asked what they intended to do about it.
FIFTEEN years after British businessman Alastair Forsyth and Argentine Professor Conrado Bullrich visited the Falklands to present their Falklands/Malvinas The Way Forward document, Mr Forsyth offers further thoughts, and invites comments on The Falklands - The Independence Option. Penguin News took the time this week to obtain some initial thoughts from within the Islands.
What Alastair Forsyth says:
When asked about independence Falkland Councillors used to say it is discussed from time to time but "it is not for now." The referendum has concentrated minds on the future and independence is increasingly talked of in the Islands as a possibility. Others outside are happy that it might relieve them of the headache of the dispute.
TWO Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly Members have met with five representatives of a human rights group from Chaco, Argentina in order to listen to their views on a number of issues resulting from the 1982 war.
Derek Muhl has been appointed as Interim Director of Health and Social Services in order to provide continuity between the departure of David Jenkins, and the arrival of his substantive successor Hilary Rowland.
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