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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Falklands emotive Communications Bill won't be rushed through says FIG

THE Communications Bill 2016 was passed to Select Committee following its presentation to Legislative Assembly on Thursday.
Describing the subject of telecommunications as “very emotive,” Member of Legislative Assembly Roger Edwards in presenting the Bill said it had been “a long time coming,” but MLAs also assured it would not be rushed.

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