Team members expected this weekend to continue DNA identification work on unidentified fallen Argentine combatants. Also in this programme: 

  • The quarantine period could be reduced
  • Planning applications approved
  • A new dementia initiative was launched
  • EOD team gave talks to Stanley schools
  • And the weekly update from the Royal Falkland Islands Police

A team from the International Committee of the Red Cross will travel to the Falkland Islands to continue identification work at the Argentine Cemetery near Darwin. Also in this programme:

  • The TRIP scheme has been extended for another year
  • Falklands is seeking a new fisheries patrol vessel, Gavin Short speaks to MLA Roberts
  • The museum is gearing up for the annual winter ball
  • Concerns over South American air links raised by LatinX community
  • Research permits approved at the Environmental Committee
  • And the weekly update from the Royal Falkland Islands Police

Flights to Chile and Brazil won't be resumed until at least next year. Also in this programme:

  • Results from Saturday's FIC darts tournament
  • Falklands MLA discussed signing a non-disclosure agreement
  • New Chief Executive of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands has arrived
  • The weekly update from the Royal Falkland Islands Police
  • And the Education Department celebrated the achievements of Falkland students

Fully vaccinated air passengers will have the option available to them from July 19. Also in this programme:

  • Falkland Islands made an impact in the Island Games virtual challenge
  • Licensing duties will be moving from the police station to the post office
  • There’s still time to apply for a restoration grant of up to £7000
  • The annual tourism awards went ahead on Tuesday night
  • Argentina introduced more sanctions on oil companies
  • And environmental issues dominated the public meeting on Tuesday night

 

The annual event is arranged by the Rural Business Association and saw talks throughout the week ranging from land management and regeneration to tax updates and water shortages.

The RBA invited Falklands Radio to attend and speak to participants which included farmers, government officers, and conservation members.

This week's News Review covers as much as possible from the week.

 

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Every Saturday at 6.30pm we broadcast a a summary of the News over the previos week, your chance to catch up on whats happening in the Falkland Islands.