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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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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


 

Glamorgan Memorial Service 2020 Popular

Tagged in Anniversary, Armed Forces, Armistice, British Forces , British Forces South Atlantic Islands, British Overseas Territory, Cathedral, Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands , Commemoration, Commonwealth, East Falkland, Falkland Islands , Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust, Falklands Conflict, Falklands Radio, Falklands War, Island Communities, Island Life, Islander, Liberation, Memorial, Military History, Next of kin, OT, Parachute Regiment, radio, {radio-docu

A service is held every year to commemorate the crew of HMS Glamorgan.

The service held at Hooker's Point, near Stanley, was led by the Reverand Ian Faulds. The Act of Remembrance commemorates the lives of fourteen members of the ship's company who died in the Falklands War in 1982. 

This Programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on June 14, 2020. It will be available for one year.


 

HMS Forth visits Stanley - Part 1 Popular

Tagged in British Forces , British Forces South Atlantic Islands, British Overseas Territory, Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands , Commonwealth, East Falkland, Emergency Services and Island Security, Falkland Islander, Falkland Islands , Falklands Conflict, Falklands Radio, Falklands War, Fisheries, Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands , Island Communities, Island Life, OT, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, South Atlantic, Southern Hemisphere

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


 

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


 

Memorial Service for Ian "Kiwi" Hunt 2020 Popular

Tagged in British Forces , British Forces South Atlantic Islands, Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands , Commemoration, East Falkland, Falkland Islands , Falklands Conflict, Falklands Radio, Falklands War, Island Communities, Island Life, Memorial, radio, Radio Documentary, Remembrance, Royal Air Force, Royal Marines, Royal Navy, SBS, Small Communities

A service of remembrance took place on June 2 for Sgt Ian "Kiwi" Hunt.

Sergeant Ian "Kiwi" Nicholas Hunt was born in 1953 and was 28 years old at the time of his death. He was with the Special Boat Service and killed by blue on blue fire when his patrol moved into a SAS position. When the SAS warning shouts went unanswered, they opened fire and Kiwi was instantly killed. Sergeant Hunt was 28 years old and the only member of the SBS to die in the Falklands War.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on June 4, 2020. It will be available for one year.


 

Restoring A Lighthouse Popular

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


 

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


 

World Albatross Day 2020 Popular

Tagged in ACAP, Agreement on conservation of albatross and petrels , Albatross, Antarctica, atlantic, Black browed Albatross, British Overseas Territory, Commonwealth, Conservation, endangered species, Environment, Environmental research , eradication, Falkland Islands , Falklands Conservation, Falklands Radio, Fish, Fisheries, fishing, Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands , Island Communities, Island Life, Islander, Marine mammals, Marine research, radio, {sci

The first World Albatross Day was celebrated this year to honour these birds and highlight the conservation crisis they face.

The Falkland Islands is home to around 70% of the world's population of black browed albatross and in the late 90s, the species was in decline. Today, the population is stable with around 500,000 breeding pairs. What has the Falkland Islands done to achieve that?

This documentary highlights the action and collaboration between government, researchers, and the fishing industry that has branded the species a conservation success.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on June 19, 2020  

Photograph by Megan Tierney