audio ANZAC Day Commemoration 2020

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ANZAC Day Commemoration 2020

ANZAC Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand.

All Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in conflict and war are remembered on April 25 each year. On the same day a service is held in Stanley, Falkland Islands, in the early morning. This year the ceremony was made all the more poignant due to Covid 19 changing the way things were done. There were only three participants, Mr Steve Dent, who led the ceremony, the Reverand Ian Faulds and His Excellency the Governor, Mr Nigel Phillips CBE (all keeping a respectful distance from each other). They were accompanied by bugler, Mr Paul Freer, who hit the notes perfectly despite the far from perfect conditions.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on April 27, 2020. It will be available for one year.


 

audio Business Continuity Planning

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Find out how to make a Business Continuity Plan with the Falkland Islands Development Corporation.

It is important to have crisis management plans in place for your business, no matter the size. This is important as ever during the COVID-19 pandemic and Business Development Officer, John Hellowell, talks through what plans to develop and how. 

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on April 7, 2020.

audio Family life and Covid-19

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Family life and Covid-19

How are families in Stanley coping with home-schooling?

Two families with young children speak about how they have adapted their daily routines to fit around teaching their children whilst working from home.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on April 16, 2020


 

audio Interview with RBA July 2019 Popular

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Gavin Interviews Lewis Clifton on a number of topics involving the Rural community

 

audio Jennifer Kingsley, Writer and Naturalist

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Jennifer Kingsley, Writer and Naturalist

Award-winning author, Jennifer Kingsley, shares her experience of documenting life in the Falkland Islands.

The Canadian naturalist has spent years visiting arctic communities and learning about their cultures. During her first trip to the Falklands, she spent time with the men removing landmines from the 1982 conflict and visited farmers working in the camp. 

Jenny is the author of Paddlenorth: Adventure, Resilience, and Renewal in the Arctic Wild, which won the top prize for literary non-fiction at the National Outdoor Book Awards in 2015. Her work as a broadcast journalist has been played around the world and recognized by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on November 8, 2019

Photograph: Eric Guth


 

audio Landing Day Service 2020 New

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Landing Day Service 2020

Landing Day service commemorates the British Task Force amphibious landings near the settlement of San Carlos on May 21, 1982.

Invading Argentine forces had been occupying the Falklands since April 2. The landing of the British Forces, on May 1, signalled the beginning of recovering the Islands. Over the next few days, the area became known as 'Bomb Alley' as Argentine fighter jets tried to stop the advance.

A service of remembrance is held each year to remember all those who lost their lives during the ensuing battles. This year, the service was led by the Reverand Ian Faulds. An estimated 30 people attended, a smaller number than usual due to the current global health pandemic.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on May 22, 2020. It will be available for one year.


 

audio Lt. Nick Taylor Memorial Service 2020

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Lt. Nick Taylor Memorial Service 2020

A service to commemorate the life of Lieutenant Nicholas Taylor is held every year in the Falklands Islands.

Lt. Taylor, 800 Naval Air Squadron of HMS Hermes, Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy, was shot down during the Falklands Conflict in 1982. His grave lies close to the settlement of Goose Green and is headed by an inscribed memorial stone and a wooden cross. The service this year was restricted in size due to the current crisis and was led by the Reverand Ian Faulds. Wreaths were laid by HE The Governor Nigel Philips, the Hon Mark Pollard and representatives of Goose Green.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on May 4, 2020. It will be available for one year.


 

audio NHS Heroes - Dr Sonia

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NHS Heroes - Dr Sonia

Falkland Islander, Sonia, is a junior doctor working in England. 

She speaks about her training and preparations for the COVID-19 pandemic to hit her hospital.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on May 8, 2020


 

audio NHS Heroes - Nurse Bethan

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NHS Heroes - Nurse Bethan

Falkland Islander, Bethan Halliday, is working on the front line in an English hospital.

The NHS nurse talks about how she has been affected by working in a busy teaching hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on April 20, 2020


 

audio Of Sponges and Scientists

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Of Sponges and Scientists

Did you know a sponge has a skeleton?

Research scientist and sponge aficionado, Claire Goodwin, shares what makes these animals fascinating. 

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on December 2, 2019


 

audio Sea Anemones in Southern Seas

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Sea Anemones in Southern Seas

Metridium is a sea anemone commonly found in the northern hemisphere, so why can it be found in southern seas?

Heather Glon is the recipient of a Shackleton Scholarship to study the biodiversity of anemones found all over the islands and metridium is her speciality subject. Listen as she goes rock pooling with a local children’s group and helps them identify different marine species found in the shallow waters of the Falkland Islands. 

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on November 14, 2020


 

audio Single Constituency Referendum

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Single Constituency Referendum

Should the Falklands Islands change to a single constituency?

There are currently two constituencies, Stanley and Camp. A referendum is to be held to decide whether this should be changed to a single 'Falklands Islands' constituency. On January 31 the Legislative Assembly passed a bill allowing for the constitution to be changed if a single constituency was voted for.

The members of the Assembly visited communities at Hill Cove and Fox Bay to talk about the upcoming referendum. Politicians and members of the communities gave their views on the vote.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on February 4, 2020


 

audio South Georgia Right Whale Project

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South Georgia Right Whale Project

Members of the South Georgia Right Whale Project share their experience of working in the antarctic. 

The project is a dedicated population survey of southern right whales, in their feeding grounds off South Georgia, since whaling ceased in the 1970s. The scientists aim to find out how many southern right whales use these waters and where and what they are feeding on. They are also measuring the genetic diversity and health status of the population. The surveys use advanced acoustics to locate whales. The team then take photographs for photo-identification, collect skin samples, and attach satellite tags to identify and track them. 

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on February 19, 2020


 

audio Southern Blue Whiting Research Cruise 2019 Popular

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Director of Natural Resources, John Barton, talks about the joint Southern Blue Whiting Cruise of 2019.

The purpose of the scientific cruise is to estimate the abundance of the Southern blue whiting reproductive population, improve the knowledge on reproductive and biologic aspects of the species and verify the drift of the first stages of development (eggs and larvae) in the area to the south of the San Carlos Strait/Falklands Sound.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on 5 September, 2019


 

audio Telecoms Broadband Press Briefing 2nd October 2019 Popular

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The Falkland Islands Broadband Press Conference

Held on 2nd October 2019

New Packages Starting in December 2019

audio VE Day Memorial Service 2020

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VE Day Memorial Service 2020

The Falkland Islands marked the 75th anniversary of the end of WW2 in Europe.

A service was held in Christ Church Cathedral on May 8 to mark VE Day. The service, led by the Reverand Ian Faulds, was attended by MLA Stacy Bragger, Deputy Governor Alex Mitham, and representatives of the Falkland Islands Defence Force and the Armed Services. 

The service ended at the Cross of Sacrifice where the two-minute silence was observed.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on May 8, 2020. It will be available for one year.


 

audio Welsh Guards Fitzroy Service 2019

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Welsh Guards Fitzroy Service 2019

The Welsh Guards on deployment in the Falkland Islands held a memorial service at Fitzroy on November 5, 2019.

On June 8, 1982, heavy casualties were suffered by the British Taskforce. The RFA Sir Galahad and RFA Sir Tristram were bombed by Argentine forces. In total 48 men were lost from Sir Galahad, two from Sir Tristram and six men from a landing craft of HMS Fearless. The Welsh Guards, near the end of their deployment in the Falklands, held a service to pay their respects to the fallen. They were joined by the Military Wives Choir and members of the community on a windy day at the Fitzroy Memorials. 

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on November 10, 2019.


 

audio World War Two Site Excavation - Part 1

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World War Two Site Excavation - Part 1

Listen to the history of a WWII site in the Falkland Islands.

The 11th Battalion of the West Yorks was posted in 1942 to protect the Islands from attack by the Japanese. In 1944 the garrison was replaced by the Royal Scots. The men were housed in Nissen huts that were built on almost every available open space in Stanley.

One of these former sites, Bennett's Paddock, was given planning permission to turn into a residential area. The Museum and National Trust took the opportunity to arrange archaeological examinations before construction work began. Working with two archaeologists from Cambridge University, areas of Bennett's Paddock to the west of Stanley were excavated. This site was also used by the Argentine military in the 1982 conflict. During the excavation, Tim and Mark found items used by the military from both time periods.  

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on March 20, 2020


 

audio World War Two Site Excavation - Part 2

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World War Two Site Excavation - Part 2

In this second interview with archaeologists Tim and Mark, they talk about their finds which include live munitions. 

From their base at the museum in Stanley, the two archaeologists spoke of the excavation of a WW11 military camp. They found many items from the 1940s garrison that was stationed there including bottles and personal effects. They also found a large number of items left by Argentine forces from the 1982 conflict including unexploded ordinance. 

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on March 27, 2020