Argentina has pledged to strengthen its
relationship with the Caribbean community.
He said that the Argentine Government is ready to start working toward the implementation of the agreement with Caricom to establish a Standing Joint Commission on Consultation, Cooperation and Coordination.
In recent years, the Argentine Government has sought support from the Caribbean community on its sovereignty claim to the
Pagefield for the Falklands
The account will be serviced by the Pagefield Diplomat team led by Florence Quirici. Pagefield Diplomat specialises in strategic advice and communications for overseas governments and companies, with projects covering countries in Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and the
Middle East. The
contract is for three years.
Chief Executive of the Falkland Islands Government Keith Padgett says that Pagefield's integrated offer, experience across key territories, and unparalleled understanding of the Falkland Islands and the
media and political landscape means that they are uniquely suited to working
for the Falkland Islands Government. Mr Padgett says that their experience and
energy will help FIG to tell their story and provide the UK UK public with a better understanding of the Falkland Islands.
Mark Gallagher, Senior Partner and Founder of Pagefield, says Pagefield Diplomat is delighted to be working for the Falkland Islands Government. Mr Gallagher says that they are looking forward to tackling misconceptions, raising awareness and promoting a better understanding of and support for the Falkland Islands in the eyes of the Government, the media and the wider public in the
Murrel Road Incident
Officers of the Royal Falkland Islands Police assisted a member of the public this week following an accident on the
At 3pm on Monday 28th October two police officers Daryl Harada and Neil Mitchell were on patrol on the
when they came across an upturned vehicle which was sinking into a wide stream.
The officers checked the vehicle to find the sole occupant trapped in the
vehicle bleeding heavily from a deep head wound. The vehicle was beginning to
slip into the stream and was filling with water so Constable Harada freed the
driver and gave him first aid whilst Constable Mitchell summoned other
emergency services personnel.
It is believed that without the officers prompt actions this may have turned into a fatal accident.
The Director of Emergency Services Barry Marsden says that the incident demonstrates how changes in the police service are having a positive effect.
Executive Council approved for one year a new Station Enquiry Officer post which is enabling police officers to get from behind the control room desk and get out on routine patrol.
The Director of Emergency Services says that the increase in police numbers has allowed them to develop Neighbourhood Management Policing which allocates geographic and thematic areas to dedicated police officers and places a personal objective on them to get to know their area and the people who live there. The
Murrell Road area is one of the areas
assigned to Constable Mitchell.
Without the additional resources, the Director of Emergency Services says that they would not be able to do routine patrols and the individual involved in the accident may have either bled to death or drowned.
Two business consultants are currently visiting the
Islands to engage
with local businesses and discuss their readiness for any upcoming oil industry
David Owen and David Stewart will be developing a skills gap analysis of
Islands readiness whilst here.
They will be identifying gaps and the extent they might be solved with local support. A second seminar will take place in
Aberdeen and will
specifically target oil related businesses in Scotland
which will investigate development opportunities that may lead to the creation
of partnerships between Falklands businesses
and Scottish oil industry service companies.
Credit Union Consultation
A period of public consultation is underway on the possibility of introducing a credit union to the
FIDC have been leading the project and are now asking the public if it believes that there is a need for alternative financial services in the
and whether they feel a credit union can provide a solution.
Michael Betts, Business Relations Manager for FIDC says that he would encourage the public to give their opinions on the proposal.
Shackleton Scholar Ezequiel
A Shackleton scholar is currently visiting the
Islands to carry out
research on a project examining the Falklands War.
Ezequiel Mercau, who is Argentine and has studied in
and Copenhagen, has been sponsored by the Shackleton
Scholarship Fund to visit the Islands to work
on his thesis.
He is in the
Islands for two weeks.
The production team who will be filming a new series of the BBC’s Island Parish programme in the
Falklands have arrived to begin their work here.
The team will be here for six months to produce the series which is expected to be broadcast towards the end of 2014.
Film-maker Robin Barnwell says that the series will be an observational documentary on the way of life in the
The Ramform Titan survey ship has arrived in the
It is in the
Islands to carry out survey work for Noble Energy
Falkland Islands Ltd.
Two hundred and sixty pounds was raised at a car boot sale held last weekend.
The car boot sale was organised to raise money for the Stephen Jaffray Memorial Fund. The day was very successful with 16 vehicles attending. The money was raised by entry costs and sales.
A second car boot will be held on Sunday 1st December following requests. This car boot sale will be held as a family day, with events such as a bouncy castle.
The family and trustees of the Stephen Jaffray Memorial Fund wish to thank everyone who helped make the day a success.
Funds were also raised at the
on Friday on Wear It Pink Day. Community School
£75 was raised from cake sales and £77 from general donations.
The motocross season returned this week, with the first event taking place at the Ponds Track.
Jay Moffatt was the winner of the Experts section with Scott Henry Roberts and Adrian Sim following him in second and third places.
In first place in the Clubman Class was Joe Clarke, Nathan Lowe in second place and Arthur Turner was in third place. Angeline Joshua was the winner of the ladies class.
In the Juniors Class, Adam Dickson was first, Jack Alazia second and Kia Alazia third. Travis Jaffray took first place in the Pee Wee class with Rebecca Clarke second and Kyra Smith third.