PAC investigate £3.5 million profit at Falklands' Government quarry

“Whether by luck, judgement or whatever, over the past seven years, the quarry has managed to have a £3.5 million total surplus including depreciation of capital assets,” said the Public Accounts Committee chair Andrea Clausen on Tuesday.
She added: “I think that for the customers it must seem a little bit harsh, that such a level of surplus has been compiled by a non-profit making organisation, when Government has a policy of user-pays principle.”

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The longest way home to the Falklands with yacht Porvenir

Islander Ken Passfield brought his yacht Porvenir back into a flat calm Stanley harbour on Tuesday morning having travelled around the world and clocked up 23,000 miles.
With partner and accomplished sailor in her own right Sally Poncet accompanying him on much of the journey, Ken is only the second Falklands sailor to have completed a circumnavigation in recent years.

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Interest in Falklands Illex squid holds up

DESPITE a dismal last season for Illex fishing with very low catches, interest in licences for the coming season is holding up and the process is likely to be oversubscribed, confirmed MLA Phyl Rendell last week.

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Lack of good telecommunications makes Falklands more remote

THE lack of good telecommunications with the rest of the world is adding to the remoteness of the Falkland Islands according to representations made by members of the public at the ongoing Select Committee on the Communications Bill.

The Bill provides for the licensing of activities related to communications in the Islands and also for the establishment of a regulator, who amongst other responsibilities would watch over Sure’s (almost) exclusive licence as the telecommunications provider.

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