Red Cross will engage transparently with all parties on issue of Argentine remains

MEMBER of Legislative Assembly Mike Summers and UK representatives met with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, on Monday to discuss a process of seeking to identify the remains of a number of unidentified Argentine soldiers buried at Darwin cemetery.

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FIC to hire agency workers for Falklands Government

A group of road workers are expected to start arriving in the Islands in early December to boost the dwindling local force.

Director of Public Works Colin Summers said that efforts to obtain agency workers were progressing well with up to nine workers sourced to be split between the FIG Highways Section and the Quarry.

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Argost Ltd boosts sporting funds

Three sports clubs benefited from the generosity of local business Argos Ltd with a donation of £25,000 via the Overseas Games Association (FIOGA).

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Meeting with Red Cross on identification of Argentine remains

A MEMBER of Legislative Assembly has flown to Geneva to meet with a representative of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on the issue of identification of Argentine remains.

If identification is to take place of Argentine soldiers buried in the Falkland Islands, it would have to be done with the full agreement and involvement of the Falkland Islands Government, MLA Summers will tell the ICRC.

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FIG no responsibility for agency workers says MLA Short

MEMBER of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Gavin Short confirmed yesterday that while it was indeed more expensive to employ Falkland Islands Company (FIC) agency workers for the Highway Department than direct labour, the Government did not have any responsibility for the workers terms and conditions, “or even what they are paid, to be brutally honest.” 

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