Immigration changes mark significant step forward

EXECUTIVE Council last week agreed several issues relating to immigration which included a series of detailed policies on Visitors permits, Work Permit Policy and Permanent Residence Permits.

In a paper outlining the background the to the decision making, Head of Policy John Shea said the Falklands was displaying stagnant population growth, a declining population in Camp and an aging demographic. 

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Exercise in oil exploration for students

VISITING oil industry experts from Rockhopper Exploration spent a day this week introducing Year 10 and 11 students to the various scientific disciplines underpinning oil exploration and production, as well as how to get it out of the ground.

Geoscience Manager Lucy Williams and Petroleum Engineering Manager Alun Griffiths who were in the Islands for five days first explained a little about the history of oil exploration in the north Falkland basin to the geology and chemistry students.

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Everyone saved when cruise ship abandoned after fire

Le Boreal
Le Boreal

PASSENGERS and crew forced to abandon a cruise ship due to a fire in the engine room causing loss of power, were all safe and without injury in Stanley yesterday morning. This followed a complex rescue and care mission comprising British Forces from Mount Pleasant, Government emergency services, the ship’s agents Sulivan Shipping and with support from local farmers.

Emergency Services in the Falkland Islands were notified of a distress call from vessel Le Boreal at 0201 on Wednesday morning this week.

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Falklands hopes for saner approach from new Argentine Government

MAURICIO Macri, ex Buenos Aires mayor from the centre-right opposition party, won the final round of the Argentine presidential election last Sunday.

Mr Macri will succeed Cristina Kirchner Justicialist Party/FPV ending many years of Peronist domination of the government.

In the Falkland Islands Government Legislative Assembly yesterday a number of Members commented on his election. 

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Government rejects call for action on MPA Road

A MOTION calling for greater action on resurfacing the MPA R-oad was thrown out of Legislative Assembly yesterday.

Assembly Members voted four against and three in favour of the motion put to the house by MLA Michael Poole.

MLA Phyl Rendell seconded the motion and MLA Ian Hansen added his support. MLAs Mike Summers, Jan Cheek, Gavin Short and Barry Elsby did not support the motion.

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