Ascension Islanders ignored? FCO on the case

THE Foreign and Commonwealth Office is, “working hard to find an interim solution,” to the situation caused by the suspension of flights to Ascension Island, a spokesperson told Penguin News this week.

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Red Cross exhumation of Argentine bodies to begin

WITH 123 graves to be exhumed but 140 families waiting for news, the exhumation and identification of Argentine war dead in the Falklands will bring answers to some families, but not every family involved.

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Bold budget commits to health, roads and economic growth

“A FORWARD looking agenda of investment in critical economic and social infrastructure,“ was His Excellency the Acting Governor Alex Mitham’s description of the 2017 Budget presented for deliberation on Tuesday.

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No cash offered for sovereignty document

AN Argentine who offered to sell a copy of an old document that he claimed would destroy the Argentine historical case for sovereignty over the Falklands, has been turned down. 

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Falklands confident in continued access to EU markets post Brexit

BRITAIN’S intention to leave the single market as outlined in Prime  Minister Theresa May’s Brexit speech on Tuesday has generated some concerns for the Falkland Islands Government, but a Member of the Legislative Assembly indicated this week they are still confident all will be well for the Islands under post-2019 arrangements. 
MLA Michael Poole told Penguin News they believed “mutual self interest would win out and market access would continue.”

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