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1: SUKEY CAMERON MBE ELECTED UKOTA CHAIR - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 20.02.2015
At the AGM of the UK Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA), held on Thursday 12th February, Sukey Cameron MBE, Representing the Falkland Islands Government, was elected Chair

2: TWO FROM PARAGUAY VISIT THE Falklands - Falklands (Business News) - 20.02.2015
At the invitation of the UK Embassy in Paraguay, Mr Hugo Esteban Estigarriba and Mr Martin Burt visited the Falklands last week to familiarise themselves with the Islands, people, way of life and justice system.

3: Prison Staff achieve Training Certification - Falklands (Education) - 20.02.2015
HE The Governor, presented Prison Staff with a certificate, following their achievement in completing the first modular training package specifically for Prison Officers.

4: NINE CREWMEN OVERBOARD IN TWO SEPARATE INCIDENTS IN THE FALKLAND ISLANDS - Falklands (Fisheries) - 19.02.2015
FINN would like to thank the Falklands PR Office for this comprehensive report.

5: Falklands: SEVEN JUMP SHIP AT LUNAR NEW YEAR: - Falklands (Fisheries) - 17.02.2015
Corrected from Original 17/02/15 version. The newly formed Falklands Public Relations Office provided FINN with details of Tuesday's Ship Jumping incident.

6: FALKLAND ISLANDS EXCLUSIVE FUEL SUPPLY LICENCE - Falklands (Business News) - 14.02.2015
Executive Council (ExCo) has approved an extension of Stanley Services Ltd.’s exclusive licence for the importation of Hydrocarbons into the Falkland Islands and its territorial waters, until the year 2023.

7: FALKLAND ISLANDS PENSION SCHEME AWARDED QROPS STATUS - Falklands (Health) - 14.02.2015
The Falklands Islands Pensions Board is pleased to announce that HM Revenue & Customs in the United Kingdom has approved the Falkland Islands Pensions Scheme (FIPS) as a Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pensions Scheme (QROPS).

8: STUART BOOTH PASSES AWAY - Falklands (Heritage) - 12.02.2015
Stuart Booth, husband of Jesse, passed away on Wednesday, 04 February 2015. He and Jesse were the oldest couple in the Falklands.

9: Falklands: Report on the meeting of Executive Council held on Wednesday 11 February 2015 - Falklands (Legal) - 11.02.2015
Attending MLA’s Poole, Rendell and Summers. This was a brief meeting with only a few papers.

10: MALO RIVER ROVER BRIDGE CLOSED - Falklands (Business News) - 04.02.2015
Following a single vehicle road traffic accident on the morning of Saturday 31st January, which resulted in significant damage to the bridge over the Malo River on the North Camp Road

11: T&T MISSION A SUCCESS - Falklands (Business News) - 04.02.2015
Martin Winward (Head Teacher of FICS) and Steve Dent (Invenio FI) discussed the recent outbound trip to Trinidad, which has resulted in several key agreements being signed

12: Falklands: Second follow-up survey to the Business Climate Survey 2014 - Falklands (Business News) - 04.02.2015
FIDC and the Chamber of Commerce are running a second follow-up survey to the Business Climate Survey 2014.

13: THE HON MR MIKE SUMMERS’ MLA PORTFOLIO REPORT - Falklands (Business News) - 29.01.2015
Mr Speaker, Honourable Members, I have responsibilities for the Emergency Services, which include Customs and immigration, the Royal Falkland Islands Police, the Fire and Rescue Service and FIDF, as well as the Health and Medical Services Committee and Housing.

14: PORTFOLIO REPORT OF THE HON MR GAVIN SHORT MLA 29.01.15 - Falklands (Business News) - 29.01.2015
Mr Speaker, Honourable members, it gives me great pleasure to report on the goings-on in the Public Works Department.

15: Report on the meeting of Executive Council held on Wednesday 28 January 2015 - Falklands (Legal) - 29.01.2015
When reading the minutes from the previous ExCo meeting, yet again, the ongoing difficulties in relation to FM radio coverage were noted and it was acknowledged that work is ongoing in this area.

16: DEBATE ON GAVIN SHORT’S PORTFOLIO REPORT 29.01.15 - Falklands (Agriculture) - 29.01.2015
Re: MR Speaker, Honourable Members, I would like to thank the Honourable Gavin Short for his lengthy update on the Public Works Department but I’d like to make one request and one observation.

17: Falklands: PUBLIC MEETING MONDAY 26 JANUARY 2015 REPORT - Falklands (Business News) - 29.01.2015
A public meeting was held in the Falkland Islands Chamber of commerce function room at 1700hrs on Monday, 26 January 2015. Present were MLAs Summers, Elsby, Cheek, Rendell, Poole, Short and Edwards.

18: DEBATE ON THE HON MR MIKE SUMMERS’ PORTFOLIO REPORT - Falklands (Legal) - 29.01.2015
Mr Speaker I would just like to thank the Honourable Mike Summers for that very full report – a very interesting report, too. I would just like to go back in the works to the Fire Brigade Buildings. I am more than happy to follow that through for you and see where the problems are.

19: LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY 29 JANUARY 2015: Prayers, Intros Papers, Question for Oral Answer, Motions - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 29.01.2015
A meeting of legislative Assembly took place at 0900hrs on Thursday, 29 January 2015.

20: 29 JANUARY 2015: LEGISLATION: Falkland Islands Pension Scheme Amendment Bill 2014 - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 29.01.2015
Mr Speaker, Honourable Members, this bill makes a number of amendments to the Falkland Islands pension Scheme Ordinance which the Pension Board has been considering over the last five years.

21: LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY 29 JANUARY 2015 PART 1: Prayers, Intros Papers, Question for Oral Answer - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 29.01.2015
A meeting of Legislative Assembly took place at 0900hrs on Thursday, 29 January 2015.

22: Falklands: DEBATE ON THE PENSIONS BILL 29/01/2015 - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 29.01.2015
Mr Speaker, Honourable members, a point of clarification – I am pleased to see the Pensions Bill is incorporating not just married people but people who are also co-habiting in a long term and civil partnerships.

23: MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT SPEECH by The Hon Mr Michael Poole: - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 29.01.2015
Thank you Mr Speaker, Honourable Members, I have just a quick number of points.

24: Motion for Adjournment Speech by The Hon Mrs Phyll Rendell: - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 29.01.2015
Mr Speaker, Honourable Members, I just had two areas to touch on. Firstly, (I would like to comment on) the current celebrations that are going about the 250th anniversary.

25: MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT SPEECH by The Hon Mr Mike Summers: - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 29.01.2015
Mr Speaker, Honourable Members, I would like to thank the Honourable Phyll Rendell for her description of the events at Saunders recently because the 250th anniversary of the naming of the Falklands

26: MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT SPEECH by Dr the Hon Barry Elsby: - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 29.01.2015
Mr Speaker, Honourable Members, I would just like this opportunity to talk about the recent OFSTED type inspection report that has been published and people will be aware that we recently published these reports for all our schools.

27: RONNIE MB INTERVIEWS JOHN BARTON - Falklands (Fisheries) - 26.01.2015
In this part of the interview you will hear what he has to say about Fisheries.

28: PUBLIC MEETING MONDAY 26 JANUARY 2015 REPORT Part 1 - Falklands (Business News) - 26.01.2015
A public meeting was held in the Falkland Islands Chamber of commerce function room at 1700hrs on Monday, 26 January 2015. Present were MLAs Summers, Elsby, Cheek, Rendell, Poole, Short and Edwards.

29: PUBLIC MEETING 26 JANUARY 2015 Part 2 - Falklands (Business News) - 26.01.2015
Barry Elsby asked Len McGill to talk about what the police were doing behind the scenes to prevent upsetting the general public.

30: COLIN SUMMERS APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS - Falklands (Business News) - 16.01.2015
The Falkland Islands Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Islander Colin Summers as the Director of Public Works, who will succeed Manfred Keenleyside when he retires later this year.

31: NORTH ARM ROAD – CAPITAL WORKS - Falklands (Business News) - 15.01.2015
The North Arm Road is currently undergoing a full reconstruction by PJ McKay and Son Ltd

32: Falklands: PM SMOKO AND SILVER PUT FINAL SHINE ON OFFICIAL VISIT - Falklands (Heritage) - 13.01.2015
One of the last venues Sir Mark Thatcher attended in the Falklands was a traditional smoko hosted by parents of students in the Education system. Traditional sticky buns, scones and sausage rolls were served up with plenty of tea and coffee.

33: Report on the meeting of Executive Council held on Wednesday 17 December 2014 - Falklands (Legal) - 19.12.2014
When reading the minutes from the previous ExCo meeting, it was noted that, with regard to the FM radio service, a transmitter had been installed at Port Howard and it was working well.

34: MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT SPEECH BY THE HON MR GAVIN SHORT 18.12.14 - Falklands (Legal) - 18.12.2014
Mr Speaker, Honourable members, in rising to support the Motion J have a couple of brief points.

35: MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT SPEECH BY THE HON MR MICHAEL POOLE MLA 12/18/14 - Falklands (Legal) - 18.12.2014
Thank you Mr Speaker. Honourable members, obviously I would like to join my Colleagues in offering condolences to those that experienced loss in recent weeks.

36: Joint Ministerial Council Communiqué 2014 - Falklands (Business News) - 03.12.2014
The political leaders and representatives of the UK and the Overseas Territories met as the Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London on 2 and 3 December. We welcomed the newly elected leader of the Government of Montserrat to his first Council.

37: British and German Relatives Attend the Anniversary of the Battle of the Falkland Islands - Falklands (Heritage) - 01.12.2014
British and German relatives of Adm. Sturdee, Adm. Craddock and Adm. Graff Spee attended a week long commemoration of the 1914 Battle of the Falkland Islands.

38: FORCES TV AVAILABLE TO FALKLAND ISLANDS VIEWERS - Falklands (Business News) - 01.12.2014
From the 1st December 2014, British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) was broadcasting an additional TV channel, Forces TV, for viewers in the Falkland Islands.

39: RECRUITMENT ONGOING FOR JUSTICES OF THE PEACE - Falklands (Legal) - 01.12.2014
Recruitment is underway to encourage more members of the community to serve as Justices of the Peace with the Courts and Tribunals Service. Justices of the Peace provide an essential public service within the community, hearing a range of criminal and non-criminal cases in the Summary Court.

40: Report on the meeting of Executive Council held on Wednesday 26 November 2014 - Falklands (Business News) - 26.11.2014
The Rolling Action Log was reviewed as normal before the papers for the day. Members sought an update on when the Disciplinary Code for the Judiciary and the Framework Agreement (setting out the responsibilities of the executive branch of Government in respect of the Courts) would be published.

41: 3 Way Archery Postal Shoot – a Victory for the Falklands Team - Falklands (Education) - 21.11.2014
Yet another first for the Falklands and the Falklands Archery Association happened this week with members taking part in a 3 way Handicapped ‘Portsmouth’ Postal Shoot against 2 other UK based archery clubs...Mike McLeod tells us more

42: OFSTED SCHOOLS INSPECTION COMPLETED IN THE FALKLANDS - Falklands (Education) - 18.11.2014
As Part of the Schools Inspection process the Education Department Welcomed HMI Mr Mike Chislett an inspector from the education regulator Ofsted to the Falklands as part of the schools' inspection process..

43: Members of A Company, the Rifles try their hand at Archery in the Falklands - Falklands (Education) - 18.11.2014
Twelve members of members of A Company, The Rifles stopprf off at the FIDF Hall while on a visit to the area in Stanley on Wednesday, 19 November 2014.

44: Report on the meeting of Executive Council held on Wednesday 12 November 2014 - Falklands (Legal) - 12.11.2014
First paper we discussed was setting Fishing Access Fees for 2015. John Barton, Director of Natural Resources attended and MLA Rendell excused herself for this discussion.

45: SOCIETY OF EDITORS’ LECTURE GIVEN BY SIR ALAN MOSES - Falklands (Legal) - 09.11.2014
Since it is Sunday you are, no doubt, expecting a sermon. Something from me stern and formidable, delivered from on high, in tales of rebuke, threatening all with hell-fire, damnation and warning you that you are all going to burn.

46: The Falkland Islands Tourist Board Bill 2014 - Falklands (Tourism/Travel) - 04.11.2014
This Bill has been published in the Falkland Islands Gazette and went to a second reading. The debate follows

47: Falklands Retirement Pensions up for Consultation - Falklands (Business News) - 14.10.2014
A public consultation will be carried out by the Falkland Islands Government between the 20th October and the 7th November 2014,

48: New Senior Magistrate and Coroner for the Falklands Appointed - Falklands (Legal) - 07.10.2014
Mrs Clare Faulds, no stranger to the Falklands, has been selected for the role of Senior Magistrate and Coroner to the Falkland Islands and South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands.

49: NEW FALKLANDS’ MUSEUM OPEN FOR BUSINESS - Falklands (Heritage) - 12.09.2014
After decades of planning, and a huge amount of dedication from the Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust (FIMNT) and supporters, the Falkland Islands’ new Historic Dockyard Museum is nearing completion.

50: DEMINING TO CONTINUE IN THE FALKLANDS - Falklands (Environment) - 10.09.2014
A representative from Baric Consultants, Alistair Craib, an FCO Advisor, Jeremy Wilmshurst and several operators interested in bidding for two Falklands’ demining contracts have been visiting the Falklands this week.

51: MLA MICHAEL POOLE ATTENDING SMALL ISLANDS DEVELOPING STATES CONFERENCE IN SAMOA - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 01.09.2014
MLA Michael Poole is currently overseas attending the United Nations Third International Conference on Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) in Apia, Samoa. The theme for the conference is ‘the sustainable development of Small Island Developing States through genuine and durable partnerships.’

52: PUBLIC PROCESS FOR CRIMINAL PROCEDURE & EVIDENCE BILL AND THE CRIMES BILL - Falklands (Legal) - 15.08.2014
The next stage of development for the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Bill and the Crimes Bill began with the Bills being placed in the Gazette on the 15th August 2014.

53: PINK RUNS OVERTAKE THE FALKLANDS - Falklands (Health) - 21.05.2014
Stanley saw PINK on Sunday when 171 members of the public wore all shades of the colour and ran in support of breast cancer awareness.

54: INTRODUCTION TO THE RT HON KENNETH CLARKE’S KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY LORD BLACK OF BRENTWOOD - Falklands (Business News) - 16.11.2011
Before introducing our keynote speaker I am very grateful for the opportunity that Robin (Esser) has given me to just very briefly to draw your attention to an important report that has just been published today which focuses on press freedom issues on shores of countries where challenges to press freedom are even more intense and often literally a matter of life and death.

55: MPC THRIFT SHOP PRESENTS CHEQUE TO TS ENDURANCE - Falklands (Heritage) - 28.05.2011
On Saturday the 28th May the MPC Thrift Shop presented a cheque for £1,750 to the cadets and CO of TS Endurance (Sea Cadets) based in Stanley.

56: Motion for Adjournment Speech by the Hon Mr Gavin Short - Falklands (Legal) - 29.10.2010
Mr Speaker, Honourable members, in rising to support the motion for Adjournment I would just like to start off by joining other Members in welcoming the new Governor Mr Haywood and his wife to our Islands.

57: ARGENTINE CLAIMS TO FALKLANDS SEABED CONTAINS NOTHING NEW - Falklands (Business News) - 25.04.2009
Both Argentina and the United Kingdom are claiming a vast area of seabed from South America to the Antarctic in their latest bids for control of the South Atlantic.

58: A Falklands Poem - Falklands (Heritage) - 13.11.2007
Gus Hales tells it like it is in a moving poem recited at the Cathedral in Stanley on Remembrance Sunday. Photo (c) J. Brock (FINN) The Sama'82 Standard

59: Falklands Threatened with the Torah - Falklands (Heritage) - 12.08.2006
I'm positive that the first five books of the Word of God were originally written for the Hebrew Nation - Israel - so why does Deuteronomy 28: 52 apply to the Falklands?

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