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Salmon farming decision to face judicial review

Aquaculture company, Unity Marine Limited, applied for judicial review proceedings over Executive Council’s decision not to allow salmon farming in the Falkland Islands. The aquaculture company was exploring the feasibility of salmon farming in the Falklands and was under the impression FIG would follow recommendations made in an independent report on aquaculture including island-wide consultation […]

Camp by-election scheduled for September

Ian Hansen resigned from his position as a Camp MLA last month, leaving one seat out of three vacant. A by-election must be held within 70 days of a seat being vacated and Thursday, 21 September, was appointed by Proclamation today. Completed nomination papers must be submitted to the office of the returning officer by […]

History made as Youth Parliament addresses Legislative Assembly for the first time

There have only been three instances of the House being addressed by invited guests. The 11 young and temporarily-honourable members follow in the footsteps of Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle last year, and US Congressman F James Sensenbrenner back in 2012. The Youth Parliament, comprised of students from the Falkland Islands Community School, asked the […]

Archery team secures Falklands first gold medal in 24 years

The team brought home the Falklands second gold medal from an Island Games. Kirsty Lewis, Bill Chater, and Mark Lewis beat host island Guernsey 6-2 for first place in the Recurve Head to Head Team Knockout. The team first beat Menorca 6-0, then had some unfinished business to settle with the Faroe Islands coming out […]

Archery silver medal boosts Falklands to 14th place in Island Games

Bill Chater secures second place in the Individual Head to Head Knockout. After three rounds without losing an end, the final was a bit more tricky for Chater. Going head to head with Aland’s Daniele Rolfi, the Falkland Islander emerged with one point to Rolfi’s seven. Though “very happy” with the silver, Chater was torn […]

Fullbore bronze brings medal tally to two

Mark Dodd wins the second medal for the Falklands at this year’s Island Games. A flight delay meant the Falklands’ two fullbore shooters, Mark Dodd and Christian Berntsen, had to leave home without their guns. Staying true to its name, the ‘frienly games’ came through as Guernsey shooters lent the duo some rifles. After placing […]

Silver medal for Falklands bowls team!

The medal is the first for Team Falklands at this year’s NatWest Island Games. The men’s triples team, made up of Chris Locke, Oliver Thompson, and Cecil Alexander, played Guernsey’s women for a place on the podium. Despite losing to the women 20-6, Oliver Thompson said it was his favourite match so far. “It was […]

Operation Market Garden: FIG’s acquisition plan for Stanley Growers Ltd

Falklands Islands Government is in final negotiations with Tim and Jan Miller, Directors of Stanley Growers Limited and Stanley Nurseries and Garden Centre, to acquire both businesses and the leases of the land on which they sit. Deputy Director of Commercial Services, Steve Dent, hopes the paperwork will be ready to sign within the next […]

Falkland Islander celebrates 100th birthday

Since she was born in 1923 Clara McKay has worked as a maid, a travelling teacher, and a shepherd of 1000 sheep. She has seen five British monarchs sit on the throne, 25 Prime Ministers, and 24 Governors of the Falkland Islands. Clara’s father hailed from the Scottish island of Scalpay and her mother from […]

More habitat management suggested for Cape Pembroke

Grazing, dogs, and climate change could be contributing to a decline in bird populations in the area. In the austral springs of 2021 and 2022, freelance environmental consultant Ryan Irvine surveyed the breeding-bird populations across Cape Pembroke. Responding to anecdotal evidence of decreasing birdlife in the area, Ryan applied for funding from the Environmental Studies […]