Local farmers, who supply stock for the Falkland Islands Meat Company (FIMCo), suffered a blow this week when it was announced in a press statement, released on Facebook, that the company would not employ any overseas meat workers this summer.

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WITH around 40 students heading home to the Falklands over the Christmas break and the danger of Covid-19 a strong possibility, the Department of Education is planning hard with Public Works Department (PWD) and parents to ensure the community and the students are kept safe in quarantine, Director of Education Marie Horton emphasised at the Education Committee meeting on Wednesday.

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At this week’s Legislative Assembly, Dr Barry Elsby pointed out the different costs of naturalisation for British and non-British citizens, raising the question of ways the government could ease the burden.

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PARLIAMENTARY Under Secretary of State (Minister for European Neighbourhood and the Americas) Wendy Morton MP acting as observer delegate spoke on Wednesday at the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) in response to the speech made by the Argentine Foreign Minister Felipe Solá, in which he again claimed sovereignty over the Falkland Islands.

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Today, as part of a raft of recovery measures designed to support businesses and stimulate economic growth throughout the Falkland Islands during the global pandemic, the government is pleased to announce the launch of the Tourism Recovery Incentive Programme – or ‘TRIP’.

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