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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TWO Falklands women have been awarded OBEs in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Chief Medical Officer Dr Rebecca Edwards and former UK Representative of the Falkland Islands Government Sukey Cameron have each been awarded the title of Officers of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for the work which they have done for the Falklands.

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