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Let's Talk is a panel discussion programme hosted by Falklands Radio. 

The programme is presenter-led and can include live phone-ins from the public.

The show is usually on every second Wednesday at 1900. 

~COVID-19~ The programme will run intermittently during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact Falklands Radio for more information.

audio News Review

A weekly round-up of all the news from the Falkland Islands.

The programme is broadcast on a Saturday at 1830.

~ COVID-19 ~  The News Review will be replaced by a news bulletin on a Saturday.

 

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Business Continuity Planning Popular

Tagged in Accounts, Business, Business Matters, coronavirus, covid-19, Falkland Islands , South Atlantic

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.

COVID-19 in the Falkland Islands Popular

Tagged in atlantic, Chief Medical Officer, Chief-Executive, coronavirus, covid-19, covid-19 antibody test, Emergency Services and Island Security, Falkland Islander, Falkland Islands , Falklandislands, Falklands Radio, government, Hospital, Island Communities, King Edward Memorial Hospital, news, Politics, questions, radio, Radio Documentary, response, Small Communities, south, Vaccinations, Whale Beaching

How will the Falklandlands Islands cope with COVID-19?

COVID-19 may eventually come to the Falkland Islands, what will the response be, will the islands cope?

Host, Jason Lewis, is joined by MLA Leona Roberts, CMO Dr Rebecca Edwards, and CE Barry Rowland, who answer listener's questions in this COVID-19 Let's Talk.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on April 15, 2020.


 

COVID-19: Testing in the Falkland Islands Part One Popular

Tagged in coronavirus, covid-19, covid-19 antibody test, DNA analysis , Falkland Islands , Falklands Radio, Hospital, Island Communities, Island Life, Islander, Microbiology, pathology, PCR, PCR real time , radio, Radio Documentary, RNA Analysis, Science, Science and technology, scientific research , scientist, Small Communities, South Atlantic, Southern Hemisphere

What is the approach to COVID-19 testing in the Falkland Islands? 

The equipment needed to test for COVID-19 wasn't available to the Falklands until May. But what does that mean and why couldn't testing be done on the Islands before? Kim Finlayson is the Laboratory Manager of the only hospital in the Falklands. She talks through the principles and specifics of testing for the virus in her lab.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on May 28, 2020


 

COVID-19: Testing In The Falkland Islands Part Two Popular

Tagged in coronavirus, covid-19, covid-19 antibody test, DNA analysis , Falkland Islands , Falklands Radio, Hospital, Island Communities, Island Life, medical, Microbiology, National Health Service, NHS, pathology, PCR, PCR real time , radio, Radio Documentary, RNA Analysis, Science, Science and technology, scientific research , scientist, Small Communities, South Atlantic, Southern Hemisphere

What's the difference between sensitivity and specificity when talking about COVID-19 testing?

The Falkland Islands will soon be rolling out surveillance testing. But why? Laboratory Manager, Kim Finlayson, explains and talks through when we can expect to see antibody testing being carried out in the Islands. 

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on May 29, 2020


 

Family life and Covid-19 Popular

Tagged in coronavirus, covid-19, Documentary, Education, Falkland Islands , radio, Schooling

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


 

Government Q&A COVID-19 January 2020 Popular

Tagged in British Forces South Atlantic Islands, British Overseas Territory, Chief Medical Officer, Chief-Executive, Commonwealth, coronavirus, covid-19, covid-19 antibody test, Falkland Islands , Falklands Radio, Hospital, Island Communities, King Edward Memorial Hospital, medical, Medical exercise, MLA, news, Policy, Politics, radio, Small Communities, South Atlantic, Southern Hemisphere

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.


 

Island Airways part 1 Popular

Tagged in Aviation, Beaver Island, British Overseas Territory, Britten Norman Islander, Charter flights, Civil Aviation, Commonwealth, coronavirus, covid-19, Explosive ordinance, Falkland Islands , Falklands Radio, FIGAS, Flights, Island Airways, Island Communities, Island Hopping, Island Life, Islander, Lake Michigan, OT, Pilot, Piper Apache, Piper Aztec, radio, Radio Documentary, Small Communities, Stanley, Welke Aviation

What are the similarities between an American island-hopping air service and a Falklands one?

Island-hopping services are unique, transporting livestock, people, and supplies to remote locations. The challenges of the business are well-known by those of Island Airways in Lake Michigan. The business has been providing aviation services to Charlevoix and Beaver Island for more than 70 years. Their fleet made up of Britten Norman Islanders, Piper Apache and Piper Aztec aircraft can transport up to nine people at a time and freight anything from TV sets to lambs. Angela LeFevre-Welke explains what life is like providing this essential service.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on July 3, 2020

Photograph courtesy of Island Airways: Paul Welke and Angela LeFevre-Welke from Island Airways based on Beaver Island in Lake Michigan USA


 

News Review February 13, 2021

Tagged in British Forces , British Forces South Atlantic Islands, British Overseas Territory, Chief Medical Officer, Commonwealth, coronavirus, covid-19, Falkland Islands , Falklands Radio, Hospital, Royal Falkland Islands Police, Vaccinations

LISTEN to the top news stories from the past 7 days.

  • The Queen’s Certificate and Badge of Honour were awarded last week
  • A successful first round of Covid-19 vaccinations comes to an end, we got first-hand accounts of those receiving the jab
  • MLA Roberts delivered the latest Covid-19 figures
  • The new Waste Transfer Facility site caused upset at a recent meeting of the Planning and Building Committee
  • Movement restrictions are still in force at MPC but will ease soon
  • Aquaculture consultants were appointed by the Government to look into large-scale salmon farming
  • And The Royal Falkland Islands Police hosted an Internet Safety Week

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on February 13, 2021. It will be available for one month.


 

News Review February 20, 2021

Tagged in British Forces , British Forces South Atlantic Islands, British Overseas Territory, Commonwealth, coronavirus, covid-19, covid-19 antibody test, South Atlantic

LISTEN to the top news stories from the past 7 days.

  • All the covid-19 updates including current cases and changes to north and southbound travel
  • Canine parvovirus was found in the Islands
  • Covid-19 cases were detected on a vessel bound for the Falklands
  • Aberdeen University plans project on Falkland peat
  • The weekly update with the Royal Falkland Islands Police
  • The Falklands Games extends its entry deadline
  • And the Mount Pleasant base reopens

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on February 20, 2021. It will be available for one month.


 

News Review February 27, 2021 New

Tagged in British Overseas Territory, coronavirus, covid-19, Environment, Environmental research , Falklands Radio, Fisheries

LISTEN to the top news stories from the past 7 days.

  • Canine parvovirus explained
  • Environmental issues dominated a public meeting on Monday
  • The pathology department explains blood donation in the Falklands
  • The second batch of Covid-19 vaccines arrived and the latest figures
  • Fisherman lost overboard
  • The swimming pool is one step closer to reopening
  • Broadband quality to be measured
  • And the Royal Falkland Islands Police weekly update

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on February 27, 2021. It will be available for one month.


 

News Review February 6, 2021 Popular

Tagged in British Forces South Atlantic Islands, British Overseas Territory, coronavirus, covid-19, covid-19 antibody test, Falkland Islands , fishing, government, Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands , Policy, Royal Falkland Islands Police

LISTEN to the top news stories from the past 7 days.

  • The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine arrived in the Falkland Islands on February the 1st
  • Access to the Mount Pleasant Base is now restricted
  • BAS launches a research trip to the giant iceberg off South Georgia
  • The vaccination programme for the Falklands was confirmed on Wednesday and changes to the Falklands visitor policy were approved
  • FIG has committed to continue training for jigger vessels
  • The German airline Lufthansa successfully landed an aircraft in the Falklands on Monday
  • And the weekly update from the royal Falkland Islands police

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on February 5, 2021. It will be available for one month.


 

News Review January 30, 2021

Tagged in British Forces South Atlantic Islands, British Overseas Territory, coronavirus, covid-19, covid-19 antibody test, Falkland Islands , Historic Building, Royal Falkland Islands Police

LISTEN to the top news stories from the past 7 days.

  • Gorse and Calafate were the topics at the recent environmental committee meeting
  • The Chief Executive announces the most recent covid-19 figures
  • A new sporting event has been launched for April
  • The Royal Falkland Islands Police give their weekly update
  • A review of heritage matters was discussed at the first meeting of the historic buildings committee in over a year
  • And travel restrictions to Mount Pleasant base were announced on Thursday following a positive covid-19 result.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on January 30, 2021. It will be available for one month.


 

NHS Heroes - Dr Sonia Popular

Tagged in coronavirus, covid-19, doctor, Falkland Islands , medical, NHS, South Atlantic

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


 

NHS Heroes - Nurse Bethan Popular

Tagged in coronavirus, covid-19, Falkland Islands , Hospital, NHS, Nursing, South Atlantic

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


 

Overseas Students COVID-19 Arrangements Popular

Tagged in British Overseas Territory, Commonwealth, coronavirus, covid-19, covid-19 antibody test, Education, Falkland Islands , Falklands Radio, Island Communities, OT

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.


 

Stanley Nightingale Popular

Tagged in British Forces , British Forces South Atlantic Islands, British Overseas Territory, Chief Medical Officer, Commonwealth, coronavirus, covid-19, covid-19 antibody test, doctor, East Falkland, Falkland Islander, Falkland Islands , Falklands Radio, Hospital, Island Communities, Island Life, KEMH, King Edward 7th, King Edward Memorial Hospital, medical, Medical exercise, news, Nightingale Hospital, OT, radio, Radio Documentary, Small Communities

A Nightingale-style hospital was built in the Falkland Islands in June.

Over three days a 36-bed ward was assembled, tested, and dismantled in Stanley Leisure Centre. The exercise was a collaboration between the King Edward Memorial Hospital and British Forces South Atlantic. The exercise practised how, and where, health authorities would manage if there was a COVID-19 outbreak in the Falklands. The temporary facility was assembled in under six hours. Those involved, including the Chief Medical Officer, Dr Rebecca Edwards, spoke about the logistics behind such an operation.

Stanley Nightingale exercise ran over June 17, 18 and 19. This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on June 22, 2020.


 

Support For Tourism - Government Briefing Popular

Tagged in British Overseas Territory, Chief-Executive, coronavirus, covid-19, Falkland Islands , Falklands Radio, government, Island Communities, Island Life, news, Policy, Politics, radio, Small Communities, South Atlantic, Tourism

Support schemes to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on the tourism sector were announced on September 23, 2020, by the Falkland Islands Government.

A press briefing was held with the Chief Executive Barry Rowland, Director of Policy and Development Andrew Gaule, and MLA Mark Pollard who explained the schemes and took questions from press representatives.

The overall package of support has three main components across eleven schemes. 

  • An extension for existing Covid-19 support schemes for businesses and individuals. This will have an impact across the whole of the Falkland Islands economy, not just the tourism sector. There will be some amendments to the guidance to meet the specific needs of businesses and individuals working in the tourism industry.
  • A domestic tourism incentive programme to help sustain revenues for tourism businesses during the difficult 2020/21 summer season, with the benefit of helping people who live in the Falklands to enjoy what the Islands have to offer.
  • Measures to help the tourism industry prepare to bounce back in 2021/22 and beyond, including small grants and access to deferred loans for eligible businesses; infrastructure improvements; and feasibility studies for longer-term developments and capacity building.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on September 23, 2020.


 

The Men Who Clear Land Mines Popular

Tagged in 1982, Argentina, Armed Forces, British Forces , British Forces South Atlantic Islands, British Overseas Territory, Commonwealth, coronavirus, covid-19, Documentary, East Falkland, Education, EOD, Explosive ordinance, Explosives, Falkland Islander, Falkland Islands , Falklands Conflict, Falklands Radio, Falklands War, Human Interest, Island Communities, Island Life, Landmines, news, paramedic, radio, Radio Documentary, South Atlantic, Zimbabwe

Who are the people that clear land mines?

Groups of highly-trained 'deminers' have been travelling between Zimbabwe and the Falkland Islands to clear minefields for over 11 years.

Over 20,000 land mines were laid by Argentine forces in 1982, and in 2020 the Falkland Islands will be landmine free for the first time in 38 years. Due to the global pandemic, most of the men involved have left the Islands before the completion of the project. 

Falklands Radio attended a goodbye reception on June 19 and spoke to those who were departing.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on June 25, 2020