FITB will be promoted despite cut to UK post

THE Falkland Islands Tourist Board has given an assurance that the Falklands will still be promoted internationally despite the cutting of the post of  Director, International Communications.  

Penguin News contacted the Tourist Board following the submission of a letter to the paper from the Managing Director of Wildfoot Travel Simon Rowland in Cheshire expressing serious concern at the news.

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Oil news - plans for next Sea Lion Phase

By Peter Young

PREMIER OIL held a briefing in the Narrows Bar last Thursday to announce the plans for consultation on the Sea Lion Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).

Representing Premier Oil, Country Manager Tim Martin introduced his team and briefed the audience on the plans for the next phase of the Sea Lion Project.

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Falkland Islander Debs is new Cruise New Zealand new Chair

FALKLAND Islander Debbie Summers was this week voted in as Chair of  Cruise New Zealand, the leading voice for the country’s cruise sector.

Currently Executive Director of ID New Zealand Destination Management, Debbie left the Falklands nine years ago having progressed the Islands’ cruise ship industry as Tourism Manager for Sulivan Shipping Ltd.

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Support in the right course choices means students will keep returning

ISLANDER Sorrel Robertson is about to begin her second year at Exeter University where she is studying Ancient History and History 

IF there’s one thing certain about being a Falkland Island student studying abroad it’s that we’re lucky. 

Unlike the majority of University and boarding students we do not have to face the trials of paying student debt for a large part of our working lives, and I am certainly grateful for the opportunity to study what I am interested in, despite living half-way across the world from it all. 

However, while there are plenty of good things that the Government does for us, there are also things that could  be improved. 

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Plans made for abandoned Argentine yacht La Sanmartiniana

THREE  representatives of the owners of the abandoned Argentine yacht FIPCA La Sanmartiniana, picked up last October by the Falklands' Patrol Vessel, visted the Falklands last month, according to a press statement from the Falkland Islands Government.

The group visited  from July 10-16 in order to  assess the vessel’s condition and make the necessary plans to effect vital repairs  to enable the vessel to return to Argentina at a later date which is yet to be determined.  
 

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