Penguin News - Falkland Islands

Penguin News Vol 26 No 6


Falklands at Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014

New boss for Standard Chartered Bank

Community School serve the community

Fancy Dress in pictures


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Falklands' confident shooters and proud competitors at Commonwealth Games Glasgow

Ross_and_SoniaTHE Falklands shooting team at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is feeling, "very confident," Small Bore team member Jeremy Poncet told Penguin News this week.

The shooters are one team one of three  representing the Falklands. A badminton team and Lawn Bowls team are also competing at the Games. (Pictured: Two of the badminton team Ross Stewart and Sonia Arkhipkina - photo Stanley Badminton Club).

Describing the facilities as, "absolutely amazing," the Commonwealth Games first timer admitted however that with the very new target system, not to mention the team having entirely new guns and shooting jackets to get used to, a settling in period was necessary.

Jeremy and his team mates have had a few days break before the pre team training shoot today, and the qualifiers tomorrow (50m Rifle Prone for Jeremy and also Michael Goss) and he says they are, "really looking forward to it."


Heating fuel too expensive say 60 per cent of Stanley residents

SIX out of ten Stanley residents responding to a questionnaire consider heating fuel to be too expensive, according to the results of a government consultation on the provision of fuel to the domestic market.

Fuel in the Islands is currently supplied by one company, Stanley Services Ltd. under an exclusive licence, which is issued by FIG.


Report on June 25 meeting of Executive Council

The first paper on the June 25 Executive Council agenda was related to the outsourcing of the Post Office and Philatelic Bureau reported MLA Phyl Rendell.  Several papers have been before ExCo on the matter and MLAs have not taken their decision lightly to agree to outsource these services, she said. Dr Andrea Clausen's bid was successful and her company aims to take on the service from August 1 or a date soon after that, depending on the necessary paperwork being completed. MLA Rendell said: "Outsourcing is acknowledged to be a stressful time for people working in the service and all MLAs wish to thank the staff at the Post Office and Philatelic Bureau for their hard work during this uncertain period."


South Georgia Toothfish fishery best in world say reviewing scientists in Falklands

Scientists_and_Martin_CollinsRECCOMENDATIONS have been made regarding the South Georgia Toothfish fishery by two senior scientists who have conducted an independent review, however they stressed today to Penguin News that the fishery was the best managed in the world.

Dr Stuart Hanchet and Dr Dirk Welsford*  (pictured right and left respectively of Dr Collins) were invited to the Islands by Chief Executive and Director of Fisheries Government of South Georgia and  South Sandwich Islands Dr Martin Collins in advance of the South Georgia Government Toothfish fishery's next assessment by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) this year.


Winter madness strikes again


A high tide with surf crashing onto the beach met the human wave of midwinter swimmers on Saturday June 21 as they dashed into the bitter cold South Atlantic.

Despite a relatively mild winter so far, it would seem that more people than ever before had contracted midwinter madness and the urge to exchange thermal underwear for skimpy beachwear and convince themselves that blue skies equal warm water swept across the Islands.



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