Immigration changes mark significant step forward

EXECUTIVE Council last week agreed several issues relating to immigration which included a series of detailed policies on Visitors permits, Work Permit Policy and Permanent Residence Permits.

In a paper outlining the background the to the decision making, Head of Policy John Shea said the Falklands was displaying stagnant population growth, a declining population in Camp and an aging demographic. 

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Falklands hopes for saner approach from new Argentine Government

MAURICIO Macri, ex Buenos Aires mayor from the centre-right opposition party, won the final round of the Argentine presidential election last Sunday.

Mr Macri will succeed Cristina Kirchner Justicialist Party/FPV ending many years of Peronist domination of the government.

In the Falkland Islands Government Legislative Assembly yesterday a number of Members commented on his election. 

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Red Cross will engage transparently with all parties on issue of Argentine remains

MEMBER of Legislative Assembly Mike Summers and UK representatives met with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, on Monday to discuss a process of seeking to identify the remains of a number of unidentified Argentine soldiers buried at Darwin cemetery.

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Meeting with Red Cross on identification of Argentine remains

A MEMBER of Legislative Assembly has flown to Geneva to meet with a representative of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on the issue of identification of Argentine remains.

If identification is to take place of Argentine soldiers buried in the Falkland Islands, it would have to be done with the full agreement and involvement of the Falkland Islands Government, MLA Summers will tell the ICRC.

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