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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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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