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
Tagged in Cape Pembroke Lighthouse, East Falkland, Education, Engineers, Environment, Falkland Islands , Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust, Falklands Radio, Falklands War, Harbour, Historic Building, History, Island Communities, Island Life, Lighthouse, Military History, National Monument, radio, Radio Documentary, Seafarers Mission, South Atlantic, Southern Hemisphere
Will the Cape Pembroke Lighthouse ever work again?
Years of neglect have left the lighthouse on East Falkland in disrepair, is hope lost for the historic structure? We speak with the National Trust and a lighthouse technician from Trinity House about the fate of this national monument.
This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on July 6, 2020
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 landmines?
Groups of highly-trained 'deminers' have been travelling between Zimbabwe and the Falkland Islands to clear minefields for over 11 years.
Over 20,000 landmines 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