Support in the right course choices means students will keep returning

ISLANDER Sorrel Robertson is about to begin her second year at Exeter University where she is studying Ancient History and History 

IF there’s one thing certain about being a Falkland Island student studying abroad it’s that we’re lucky. 

Unlike the majority of University and boarding students we do not have to face the trials of paying student debt for a large part of our working lives, and I am certainly grateful for the opportunity to study what I am interested in, despite living half-way across the world from it all. 

However, while there are plenty of good things that the Government does for us, there are also things that could  be improved. 

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Plans made for abandoned Argentine yacht La Sanmartiniana

THREE  representatives of the owners of the abandoned Argentine yacht FIPCA La Sanmartiniana, picked up last October by the Falklands' Patrol Vessel, visted the Falklands last month, according to a press statement from the Falkland Islands Government.

The group visited  from July 10-16 in order to  assess the vessel’s condition and make the necessary plans to effect vital repairs  to enable the vessel to return to Argentina at a later date which is yet to be determined.  
 

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Any new airlinks with South America will not include Argentina assures government

FIG responds to Argentine interpretation of Prime Minister’s letter

A LETTER from the British Prime Minister Theresa May to the Argentine President, which refers to making progress towards new airlinks between the Falklands and South America, has been interpreted by Argentina as an airlink with Argentina. However, the Falkland Islands Government has dismissed this interpretation.

The letter also referred to making progress on the removal of, “restrictive hydrocarbons measures.”

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Shortage of skilled labour serious issue for Falklands businesses

SHORTAGE of skilled labour is a big impediment to business growth in the Falklands and a serious issue, according to the private sector. 

The recently released Business Climate Survey 2016 results report revealed respondents concerns about the  barrier to commercial progress. It was also identified as a barrier in the 2012 and 2014 editions but is now much more prominent. 

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