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audio Let's Talk

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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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


 

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.


 

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 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.


 

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

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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.