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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Any new airlinks with South America will not include Argentina assures government

FIG responds to Argentine interpretation of Prime Minister’s letter

A LETTER from the British Prime Minister Theresa May to the Argentine President, which refers to making progress towards new airlinks between the Falklands and South America, has been interpreted by Argentina as an airlink with Argentina. However, the Falkland Islands Government has dismissed this interpretation.

The letter also referred to making progress on the removal of, “restrictive hydrocarbons measures.”

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Shortage of skilled labour serious issue for Falklands businesses

SHORTAGE of skilled labour is a big impediment to business growth in the Falklands and a serious issue, according to the private sector. 

The recently released Business Climate Survey 2016 results report revealed respondents concerns about the  barrier to commercial progress. It was also identified as a barrier in the 2012 and 2014 editions but is now much more prominent. 

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UK company to assist Falklands developing horticulture

TECHNICAL advice leading to the development of horticultural products to supply the Falklands market is to be provided by a UK company

Martin Emmett Horticultural Training, offers independent consultancy services specialising in horticulture.

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