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1: Argentine plan to seize Falklands oil driller’ assets 'unlawful' says UK - Falklands (Business News) - 03.07.2015
UK Foreign Office Officials on Monday rubbished any attempt by Argentina to seize assets of oil drillers operating in the waters off the Falkland Islands.

2: Islanders have “unequivocal right to develop our natural resources.” says FIG - Falklands (Business News) - 03.07.2015
The Falkland Islands Government has commented on Argentine Federal Judge Lillian Hérraez ordered seizure of assets pertaining to oil companies and their subcontractors operating in the Falkland Islands.

3: The Hon Mr Mike Summers' Address to C-24 Committee - Falklands (Education) - 25.06.2015
I am happy to be here to address you once again on behalf of the Government and people of the Falkland Islands.

4: The Hon Mrs Phyl Rendell's Address to the C-24 Committee - Falklands (Education) - 25.06.2015
Thank you for the opportunity to address this meeting here in New York and to be able, as requested by the Secretary General, to take stock of progress made in the Falkland Islands.

5: Report on the meeting of Executive Council held on Wednesday 24 June 2015 - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 24.06.2015
When reading the minutes from the previous ExCo meeting, it was noted that work to clarify civilian access to MPA was ongoing and that the Attorney General and Command Secretary were to discuss this in the coming days.

6: SUMMARY OF MLA VISIT TO SEATTLE AND HOUSTON 14TH – 20TH JUNE 2015 - Falklands (Education) - 24.06.2015
MLAs Mike Summers OBE and Phyl Rendell MBE have completed the second leg of their trip to the United States, visiting Seattle

7: FALKLANDS RECEIVE SUPPORT FROM NO 10 - Falklands (Business News) - 23.06.2015
Legislative Assembly has received a letter of support from the Prime Minister, David Cameron, reaffirming his advocacy for the Falkland Islands.

8: Hugo Swire Believes the Future of the Islands is Bright - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 23.06.2015
I am delighted to join you again at this wonderful annual event celebrating the Falkland Islands.

9: LIBERATION DAY 2015 - Falklands (Heritage) - 19.06.2015
The 33rd anniversary of the Liberation of the Falkland Islands from Argentine occupation took place over the weekend of 12 to 15 June 2015.

10: ONE SERIOUSLY INJURED IN RTA NEAR DEANOS - Falklands (Health) - 13.06.2015
The Royal Falkland Islands Police have released a statement about a serious incident that took place in front of Deano’s at about 23.52 hours on Friday 12 June 2015.

11: FIG APPOINTS NEW HEAD OF POLICY - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 12.06.2015
John Shea has been appointed by FIG as the new Head of Policy. He comes to the Islands from the United States

12: Legislative Assembly 5 June 2015 Report back from Select Committee - Falklands (Business News) - 05.06.2015
In this report I will cover the discussions of the Budget Select Committee this week and also an overview of the resulting budget. The Budget Select Committee reviewed the Appropriation Bill, Capital Appropriation Bill and Finance Bill.

13: Motion for Adjournment Speech by the Hon Mrs Phyl Rendell (06/05/15) - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 05.06.2015
Mr Speaker, I kept my comments to the Motion for Adjournment on the budget and a few other things.

14: Motion for Adjournment Speech by the Hon Mr Ian Hansen MLA (06/05/15 - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 05.06.2015
Mr Speaker, Honourable members, in rising to support the Motion for Adjournment I will be brief.

15: Motion for Adjournment speech by the Hon Mr Michael Poole, MLA (06/05/15) - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 05.06.2015
Mr Speaker, Honourable Members, I am sure that a number of my Honourable Colleagues will do this as well but I would like to wish the team travelling to Jersey later this month all the best.

16: Motion for Adjournment Speech by Dr the Hon Barry Elsby, MLA (06/05/15) - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 05.06.2015
Mr Speaker, Honourable members, I will keep my comments quite brief. I would first like to associate myself with all the votes of thanks that have been given to people associated with the Budget Process and people associated with today’s meeting.

17: Motion for Adjournment Speech by the Hon Mr Gavin Short, MLA (05/06/15): - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 05.06.2015
Mr Speaker, Honourable members, in rising to support the Motion for Adjournment I would like to touch on PWD type issues if I may, please?

18: Motion for Adjournment Speech by Dr the Hon Barry Elsby, MLA (06/05/15) - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 05.06.2015
Mr Speaker, Honourable members, I will keep my comments quite brief. I would first like to associate myself with all the votes of thanks that have been given to people associated with the Budget Process and people associated with today’s meeting.

19: Motion for Adjournment Speech by the Hon Mr Mike Summers, OBE, MLA (05/06/15): - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 05.06.2015
Mr Speaker, Honourable Members, I would very much like to thank all the Treasury Staff for all the work they put in to preparing the budget and indeed the Policy Department and all those Directors in the Government and less of that have to contribute to the budget process.

20: 24-HOUR ACCESS TO POST OFFICE - Falklands (Business News) - 01.06.2015
Falklands Post Services Ltd (FPS) and the Falkland Islands Government (FIG) are pleased to announce that from the 1st June 2015, customers will have access to the Post Office 24 hours a day, using a swipe-card access system.

21: Report of the Executive Council meeting held on Monday 1 June 2015 - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 01.06.2015
MLAs Edwards, Rendell and Summers were present for this meeting. MLA Edwards was standing in for MLA Poole.

22: LOCAL CONTENT REGISTER CERTIFICATION ISSUED TO INVENIO LTD - Falklands (Business News) - 27.05.2015
Invenio Ltd is the first company to apply and be verified to the Local Content Register of Suppliers and Steve Dent, of Invenio, met with Chair of the Local Content Board, Martin Slater to receive his certification.

23: KEMH CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF HEALTHCARE IN THE FALKLANDS - Falklands (Health) - 25.05.2015
My first memory of the KEMH was the Churchill Wing just before construction of the new hospital began in December 1984.

24: Public Meeting Report: Monday, 25 May 2015 Part 2 - Falklands (Business News) - 25.05.2015
An open public meeting took place in the Court and Assembly Chamber of the Town hall on Monday, 25 May 2015 at 1700hrs. Present were MLAs Cheek, Edwards, Hansen, Rendell, Short and Summers. Ian Hansen was Chair of the month.

25: Public Meeting Report: Monday, 25 May 2015 Part 1 - Falklands (Business News) - 25.05.2015
An open public meeting took place in the Court and Assembly Chamber of the Town hall on Monday, 25 May 2015 at 1700hrs.

26: 5 K Race for Life Challenges Falklands Females - Falklands (Health) - 25.05.2015
Earning £100.00 per kilometre, Falklands Females recently took on the fight against cancer, battling through the freezing winter weather to complete their 5K Race for Life.

27: Public Meeting Report: Monday, 25 May 2015 Part 3 - Falklands (Business News) - 25.05.2015
In part 3 the Hon Mrs Phyl Rendell, MLA discusses what went on during a C-24 Seminar in Nicaragua.

28: FIC DONATES £5,000 TO SHELTERED HOUSING - Falklands (Heritage) - 22.05.2015
On Friday, 22 May FIC’s Eva Jaffray presented a cheque for £5,000.00 in aid of the residents of Sheltered Housing Accommodation.

29: Mount Pleasant Police Donate £1328 to Stephen Jaffray Memorial Fund - Falklands (Health) - 19.05.2015
JSPSU (The Joint Service Police & Security Unit) at Mount Pleasant has raised £1328 for the Stephen Jaffray Memorial Fund; a local charity,

30: PROGRESS FOLLOWS SCE INSPECTION AT COMMUNITY SCHOOL - Falklands (Education) - 18.05.2015
Following school inspections undertaken in November 2014 by Service Children’s Education, Ursula Norbert has joined the team at Falkland Islands Community School for three months as a Schools Improvement Partner.

31: PUMPING OPERATIONS CAUSE FUEL LEAK AT BYRON HEIGHTS - Falklands (Environment) - 17.05.2015
It has been confirmed by British Forces South Atlantic Islands that a small fuel leak has occurred at Byron Heights on West Falkland during pumping operations.

32: FALKLANDS’ 2015 HIGHWAYS ASSET MANAGEMENT PLAN PUBLISHED - Falklands (Business News) - 16.05.2015
The Highways Asset Management Plan 2015 (HAMP) has been published by The Highways Section of the Public Works Department.

33: Stanley Leisure Centre Changing room Re-opened after Repairs - Falklands (Health) - 15.05.2015
The men’s changing room at the Stanley leisure Centre has now been re-opened after unexpected but essential repairs.

34: Report of the Executive Council meeting held on Wednesday 13 May 2015 - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 14.05.2015
MLAs Poole, Edwards and Rendell were present for this meeting. MLA Edwards was standing in for MLA Summers.

35: WEEKEND WATER PROBLEMS RESOLVED SAYS PWD - Falklands (Business News) - 12.05.2015
Over the weekend people may have noticed some red discolouration in their water.

36: Governor appoints Mr Simon Bryan QC the Honourable the Chief Justice of the Falklands - Falklands (Legal) - 11.05.2015
The Falkland Islands has a new Chief Justice.

37: MOD PROVIDE UPDATE TO MOUNT PLEASANT FUEL LEAK - Falklands (Environment) - 08.05.2015
A spokesman from British Forces South Atlantic Islands has said that the source of the fuel leak within the Mare Harbour Naval Port area of the Mount Pleasant Complex has been identified as coming from one of the small pipes running from a diesel storage tank.

38: CAMERON RETURNS TO NO 10 - Falklands (Business News) - 08.05.2015
For the first time since 1992 it looks as if the Conservative Party will win the UK election with a slim majority.

39: WALKERS AND RUNNERS TO SEE PINK AT FITZROY ON MAY 17TH - Falklands (Health) - 07.05.2015
Those of you who remember the excellent day out last May during the annual pink fun run at Fitzroy will not be disappointed this year when the annual run takes place on Sunday, 17 may 2015.

40: MATCHING FUNDS FOR NEPAL APPEAL - Falklands (Heritage) - 07.05.2015
Legislative Assembly has announced its intention to fund-match aid raised by the Falklands community in support of the Nepal Appeal.

41: Falkland Islands Offshore Hydrocarbons Environmental Forum Report - Falklands (Environment) - 02.05.2015
The eighth meeting of the Falkland Islands Offshore Hydrocarbons Environmental Forum took place on

42: LOCAL CONTENT REGISTER OF SUPPLIERS OPENS - Falklands (Business News) - 01.05.2015
The Local Content Register of Suppliers is now live, with one Falklands company already listed on the Register. The Register forms part of the on-going work regarding the ‘Code of Practice for Procurement by Oil & Gas Companies and their Subcontractors in the Falkland Islands,’ also known as the ‘Local Content Code of Practice.

43: LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY 23 APRIL 2015 - Falklands (Legal) - 23.04.2015
Part 1: Prayers, Confirmation, Oath of Allegiance and Motions

44: The Jin Yi investigation: An Update - Falklands (Fisheries) - 02.03.2015
Seven Vietnamese fishermen were repatriated after leaving their fishing boat by jumping into Port William harbour and swimming ashore. Their fishing vessel;

45: LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY THURSDAY, 26 FEBRUARY 2015 (Beginning Stages) - Falklands (Gen - Government) - 26.02.2015
A meeting of legislative Assembly took place at 0900hrs on Thursday, 26 February 2015 in the Court and Assembly Chamber of the Town Hall. Present were the Hon Speaker, Mr Keith Biles, the Acting Clerk of Council, Mrs Cheri Clifford, the Financial Secretary, Mrs Nicola Granger, the Chief Executive Mr Keith Padgett and the Attorney General, Mr Peter Judge, QC. MLAs present were Cheek, Elsby, Hansen, Poole, Rendell, Short and Summers.

46: Falkland Islands Offshore Hydrocarbons Environmental Forum - Falklands (Mineral Resources) - 02.02.2015
The eighth meeting of the Falkland Islands Offshore Hydrocarbons Environmental Forum took place on 2nd April 2015 in the Chamber of Commerce.

47: 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.

48: 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.

49: 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.

50: 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.

51: 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.

52: 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.

53: 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

54: 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..

55: 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.

56: 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.

57: 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.

58: 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

59: 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,

60: 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.

61: 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.

62: 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.

63: 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.’

64: 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.

65: 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.

66: 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.

67: 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.

68: 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.

69: 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.

70: 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

71: 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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