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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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Celebrating 100 Years of the Falkland Islands Defence Force - Memories of Members Popular

Tagged in British Forces , British Forces South Atlantic Islands, British Overseas Territory, Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands , Commonwealth, Falkland Islander, Falklands Conflict, Falklands Radio, Falklands War, government, History, Military History, OT, radio, Radio Documentary, South Atlantic

The Falkland Islands Defence Force celebrated 100 years of its formation in December 2020.

The organisation changed from the Falkland Islands Volunteers on December 13, 1920. The 100th anniversary of this was marked with an open day and reception on December 12, 2020. The day included displays of motor vehicles, weapons and equipment as well as historical displays and family activities.

Listen as News Editor Gavin Short speaks to former members of the Force about their memories.


 

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.


 

Falklands Declared Land Mine Free Popular

Tagged in British Forces , British Forces South Atlantic Islands, British Overseas Territory, Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands , Commemoration, Commonwealth, Explosive ordinance, Explosives, Falkland Islander, Falkland Islands , Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust, Falklands Conflict, Falklands Radio, Falklands War, History, Human Interest, Land mines, Military History, Minefield, radio, Radio Documentary

The Falkland Islands was declared land mine free on November 14, 2020.

The celebration at Yorke Bay, a beach closed off by barbed wire fencing, saw the community 'reclaim the beach' after 38 years. It was the last minefield cleared in the Falklands. The Falklands Radio team was there and Traighana Smith spoke to revellers and those responsible for the clearing project.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on November 16, 2020. 


 

Habitat Restoration on Middle Island Popular

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Can erosion be stopped on an island?

Middle Island is owned by Falklands Conservation and was badly burned by fire a few decades ago. The fire left the peat soil with no vegetation to protect it from drying out and blowing away. Falklands Conservation has attempted to halt this process by planting a barrier of tussac grass on the eroded land. With help from Georgia Seafoods and the Conservation group of British Forces South Atlantic, volunteers planted grass over five days.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on October 5, 2020.


 

HMS Forth visits Stanley - Part 1 Popular

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Join News Editor Gavin Short as he boards HMS Forth for a guided tour of the vessel.

The Royal Navy patrol ship, HMS Forth, is the permanent guardship for the Falkland Islands and the public were given the chance to step aboard when she made her maiden voyage to Stanley on August 1st, 2020. 

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on September 24, 2020.

Photo courtesy of MOD: HMS Forth in South Georgia


 

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.


 

Memories of 1982 - Douglas Station Popular

Tagged in 1982, Argentina, Artillery, Battle of the Falklands, British Forces , British Forces South Atlantic Islands, British Overseas Territory, Buenos Aires, Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands , Commonwealth, Falkland Islander, Falkland Islands , Falklands Conflict, Falklands Radio, Falklands War, OT, Politics, Royal Air Force, Royal Marines, Royal Navy

On a remote farm on East Falkland a family was woken up early by Argentine forces.

Forced out of the house they were then locked up in a hall at Douglas Station for four days.

Clara McKay was incarcerated in the hall and she spoke with News Editor, Gavin Short, about her side of the 1982 conflict.


 

Rural Business Association - State of the Industry part 1 Popular

Tagged in Agriculture, Agriculture Department, British Overseas Territory, Commonwealth, economy, Falkland Islander, Falkland Islands , Falklands Conflict, Falklands Radio, Falklands War, industry, Island Communities, OT, Policy, Politics, radio, sheep, Small Communities, South Atlantic, Southern Hemisphere, Tourism, wool

In response to the Falkland Islands Meat Company (FIMCo) not hiring seasonal workers, the RBA held a special State of the Industry day.

The day included an update from FIMCo, presentations on global Covid-19 impacts, wool support schemes and a Q&A with MLAs.

News Editor Gavin Short reported the events of the day.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on December 14, 2020.


 

Saying Goodbye to Land Mines In The Falkland Islands Popular

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Around 30,000 land mines laid by Argentine forces in 1982 have been cleared from the Falkland Islands. 

On October 14th and 15th, planned demolitions of some of the last of these explosives took place near Yorke Bay. This area contained the last minefield in the Falklands. Six detonations took place each day and journalist Traighana Smith joined the Safeland Global team who run the project.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on October 19, 2020.


 

Stanley Common Management Plan Popular

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Should there be restrictions on how the public land around Stanley can be used?

Stanley Common is public land that surrounds the capital, Stanley. In recent years the use of the common has changed from primarily grazing to recreational activities. The area is a National Nature Reserve and Cape Pembroke is an ImportantPlant Area. A draft management plan for the area suggests limiting certain activities like dog walking and off-road driving in the area and has caused some debate within the community.  

Host, Mike Summers, is joined by MLA Leona Roberts, FIG Director of Policy Diane Simsovic, vehicle user Jay Moffatt, horse owner Grant Munro, and Esther Bertram from Falklands Conservation to discuss the topic.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on January 23, 2019


 

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.


 

The History of Land Mines in The Falklands Popular

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Have you ever wanted to know more about the history of land mines in the Falkland Islands?

We all know they were laid in 1982, but how many and what attempts were made to clear them after the conflict?  Patrick Watts, who was in charge of Falklands Islands Broadcasting Station in 1982, explains.

This interview was recorded in November 2020.


 

The Men Who Clear Land Mines Popular

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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