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Suspended sentence for Stanley woman who read confidential patient records

Boredom and immaturity said to be main drivers behind the administrative assistant accessing mental health and medical records. 20-year-old Demi Lou Stevens pled guilty to 16 offences of unauthorised access to computer material, when she appeared in the Summary Court on April 12. On May 22 she was sentenced to 8 months in custody, suspended […]

No tenders received to turn Hillside cabins into accommodation for small businesses

A difficult tender process said to have hindered progress. The comments were made at the Falkland Islands Development Corporation (FIDC) board meeting on May 17. FIDC plans to renovate the former military portacabins into a commercial hub for small businesses and is looking for contractors to complete the work. The tender process ran from February […]

Private healthcare providers approached to help with orthopaedics backlog

There is a struggle getting orthopaedic specialists to the Islands for assessments and difficulty arranging remote consultations. Director of Health and Social Services Tom Bale explained capacity in the NHS was at breaking point with an average wait time of two to three years for treatment. Speaking at the Health and Medical Services Committee on […]

Review of the Falklands Constitution moves forward

Looking into the roles of the Governor and the Legislative Assembly are themes being discussed by the Select Committee on the Constitution. The committee is made up of all eight Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs). This morning MLA Teslyn Barkman was absent due to commitments in the UK, and MLA Gavin Short acted as […]

Open burning to be a thing of the past as plans for new waste facility move forward

The tip at Eliza Cove

Proposals also made for more management of Eliza Cove tip. The new waste facility, granted planning permission in September 2021, is hoped to be up and running by the end of 2024. Domestic and commercial rubbish will be processed and incinerated in the new building planned near Megabid. Incinerated waste will then be transported to […]

Public told to avoid swimming in Stanley Harbour

The advice has been in place since 2020 when high levels of contamination were recorded at sewage outflows. The waters at East Stanley South and Monument South are still exceeding safe limits for e. coli, Coliform, and Intestinal Enterococci. A report detailing the levels of contamination at these spots was presented to the Environment Committee […]

Falklands hit by a 30% increase in diabetes diagnoses in the last five years

The King Edward VII Memorial Hospital is looking into why. Almost five per cent of the Falklands population has a form of diabetes. Chief Medical Officer Dr Rebecca Edwards OBE hypothesised the increase “may be because they are better at recording diabetics however, they have seen that certain groups are more susceptible.” She said currently […]