The pool was closed for 18 months for refurbishments. Also in this programme: 

  • The Craft Exhibition was well attended over the weekend
  • Upgrades to the community school estate were discussed at the Education Committee meeting
  • The budget was announced on Tuesday
  • The weekly update from the Royal Falkland Islands Police
  • Islander Amy Guest talked about her newly started Ph.D. on the Subtidal Ecology of the Falkland Islands
  • And a paper on fish abundance presented at the fisheries meeting on June 3 showed a decline in some commercial fish species

 

The revocation of two work permits last year was found to be "procedurally unfair". Also in this programme:

  • 95 percent of over 18s in the islands have now been vaccinated against covid-19
  • A service of remembrance was held for Atlantic Conveyer
  • Quarantine restrictions to change in the Falklands
  • Building Regulations have been amended 
  • The Terms of Reference of the Environmental Committee are being reviewed, we speak to MLA Roberts about the decision
  • We talk about Geographical Information Services available in the Islands
  • MLA ELsby on quarantine accommodation availability 

 

The land mine was discovered near the shoreline and destroyed on Thursday. Also in this programme:

  • The Royal British Legion celebrated 100 years over the weekend
  • A service to mark Landing Day was held on Friday at San Carlos
  • MLA Spink talks about communications
  • It’s been six months since Yorke Bay was declared free of land mines and reopened, we speak to the police, the Environmental Department, and Falklands Conservation
  • Friday is Saint Helena Day and Government House held a reception to mark the occasion 

Aquaculture research "isn't to progress a proposal but to look at the gaps", said MLA Teslyn Barkman on Monday night. Also in this programme:

  • Communications was the hot topic at a public meeting held on Monday night
  • CCTV in Stanley was discussed at the meeting of the recent Police Committee
  • Lack of tenancy rights was exposed by Covid-19 recovery survey
  • MLA Ian Hansen discussed why policies for the hospital haven't been going to committee first
  • Team to visit Keppel Island to try and save historic buildings
  • International nurses day was on Thursday
  • The Infant and Junior School completed their native plant garden

 

 

Chief Medical Officer says "now is the time" to trial relaxing quarantine restrictions. Also in this programme:

  • Police investigating if Argentine soldiers are buried at Teal Inlet
  • The British Empire Medal was presented to Tex Alazia on Tuesday evening
  • Hillside camp was handed over to the Falklands Government last weekend
  • Prince Philip Street was opened after a two-year construction period
  • An outdoors centre was granted planning permission in Stanley
  • The new Chief Executive has arrived in the Falklands
  • Local couple celebrated their diamond anniversary

 

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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.