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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 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.


 

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.


 

Housing Policy In The Falkland Islands Popular

Tagged in British Overseas Territory, Camp Matters, Chief-Executive, Documentary, Falkland Islander, Falkland Islands , Falklands Radio, housing, Island Communities, Politics, radio, Radio Documentary, Small Communities

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.


 

Rural Business Association - State of the Industry part 2 Popular

Tagged in Agriculture, Agriculture Department, British Forces South Atlantic Islands, British Overseas Territory, Commonwealth, Falkland Islands , Falklands Conflict, Falklands Radio, Falklands War, Farmers-Week, FIMCO, Island Communities, OT, Policy, Politics, sheep, Small Communities, South Atlantic, Southern Hemisphere, Tourism

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 15, 2020.


 

Single Constituency Referendum Popular

Tagged in Camp, Camp Matters, Constituency, Falkland Islands , people, Politics, Referendum, South Atlantic, Southern Hemisphere, Stanley

Should the Falklands Islands change to a single constituency?

There are currently two constituencies, Stanley and Camp. A referendum is to be held to decide whether this should be changed to a single 'Falklands Islands' constituency. On January 31 the Legislative Assembly passed a bill allowing for the constitution to be changed if a single constituency was voted for.

The members of the Assembly visited communities at Hill Cove and Fox Bay to talk about the upcoming referendum. Politicians and members of the communities gave their views on the vote.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on February 4, 2020


 

Single Constituency Referendum Debate Popular

Tagged in Britain, British Overseas Territory, Commonwealth, Constituency, Falkland Islands , government, Island Communities, Lets Talk, OT, Politics, Referendum, Small Communities

What are the benefits of changing to a single constituency? Are there other options?

This Let's Talk panel debate the arguments for and against the Falkland Islands changing to a single constituency.

There are currently two constituencies, Camp and Stanley. On January 31, 2020, the Legislative Assembly passed a bill allowing the constitution to be changed if a single constituency was voted for. Public meetings on West Falkland and in Camp were held in January prior to the original referendum date of  March 26, 2020. With COVID-19 causing a delay, the new referendum date is September 24, 2020.

Host Mark Lewis is joined by MLA Roger Spink, MLA Teslyn Barkman, and Camp residents Bill Luxton and Trevor McPhee to debate the matter.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on September 9, 2020.


 

Stanley Common Management Plan Popular

Tagged in British Overseas Territory, Cape Pembroke Lighthouse, Commonwealth, Conservation, debate, Documentary, East Falkland, Environment, Environmental research , Falkland Islander, Falklands Conservation, Falklands Radio, Island Communities, Lets Talk, OT, Politics, radio, Radio Documentary, Small Communities, Stanley, Stanley Common Management Plan

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


 

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.