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Government Q&A COVID-19 January 2020 Popular

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The Falkland Islands Government hosts monthly Q&A sessions on Covid-19.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Rebecca Edwards, Chief Executive Barry Rowland and MLA Leona Roberts answer questions from members of the press.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on January 6, 2020.


 

Housing Policy In The Falkland Islands Popular

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It's estimated 37% of the population of the Falklands will be temporary residents by 2035.

The information was released by the Falkland Islands Government as part of Housing Policy options for public consultation. FIG presented the findings at a public meeting on September 8 along with many recommendations on how to ease the pressures on the current housing situation. MLA Dr Barry Elsby, as portfolio holder for housing, spoke with Traighana Smith about what the public consultation hopes to achieve. 

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on September 10, 2020.


 

Overseas Students COVID-19 Arrangements Popular

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What is the process for Falkland Islands overseas students suspected of having COVID-19? 

News Editor, Gavin Short, spoke to MLA Stacy Bragger and Director of Education Marie Horton, about provisions being made for students having to leave boarding homes in the UK.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on September 20, 2020.


 

Single Constituency Referendum Popular

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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