Falklands disputes Argentine claims at United Nations C24 meeting

IN their usual two pronged approach, representatives of the Falkland Islands Government once again presented the Falklands political case at the United Nations in New York. The Falklands annually attends the gathering with the lengthy title ‘Special Committee on the situation with regard to the implementation of the declaration on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples’.

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Falkland Islands Executive Council decision on preferred operator for second flight

Today the Falkland Islands Executive Council agreed to appoint a preferred airline operator to provide the second midweek flight between the Falkland Islands and South America.

According to a press release from the Falkland Islands Government: "Detailed negotiations will now begin, however at this stage the identity of the preferred operator, as well as the discussions, will need to remain confidential for commercial reasons. The Falkland Islands Government will provide a further update on the outcome of these discussions in July."

The final decision on the way forward will be made by the Legislative Assembly and ExCo in the next few months, but this will not be before August, to allow sufficient time to conclude discussions, noted the press release today.

Member of Legislative Assembly Barry Elsby (pictured) said: “On behalf of all of the MLAs, I’m pleased to confirm this concrete step towards realising our ambition to establish a second weekly air link which will be of benefit to the Falkland Islands and all our people.”

 

45 Commando Memorial unveiled

A MEMORIAL to Royal Marine 45 Commando was unveiled and dedicated on Tuesday.  The memorial, built by Martin “Curly” Elstow with help from his son, stands on the saddle between the Two Sisters.
The monument commemorates those killed in action during 45 Commando’s attack on Two Sisters on the night of June  11-12, 1982: Corporal Ian Spencer, Marine Gordon Macpherson, Marine Michael Nowak, and Sapper Christopher Jones.

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Team Falklands at Commonwealth Games 2018

THE Falklands team is primed and ready to take on the challenge of the Commonwealth Games. The fourteen competitors along with team officials attended a glitter  opening ceremony at the Gold Coast Australia on Wednesday. The games are being held from 4 -15 April.

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