Figures show bright future for Falklands Landholdings
THE financial position of statuory corporation Falklands Landholdings (FLH) has, “improved markedly,” over the last five years with FLH draft budget for 2016/17 showing a projected net profit of £102,800.
In fact a profit has been shown in all of the last five years confirmed the new General Manager of the statutory corporation, Andy Pollard.
Eight years ago the corporation was on the verge of insolvency and owed local creditors in excess of £70,000. It was granted a £160,000 subsidy by the Falkland Islands Government and re-structuring was undertaken.
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Hockey kids hit the ground running
TWENTY-eight youth hockey players with a senior team, coaches and parents were on the ice within hours of arriving in Punta Arenas, Chile last Saturday.
The inline skaters only had that evening and three more days to convert to ice skates from roller boots before the Copa Invernada ice hockey tournament began.
After some tutelage from manager and organiser Grant Budd and members of the senior team (Penguins) they were ready for their first game, Knights versus Kotaix on Wednesday morning.
An exciting match, which was also watched online by Falklands supporters around the globe, ended 5-4 to Kotaix, but was proof that lack of an ice rink in the Falklands wasn’t going to hold the Islanders’ back. All four goals were scored by Matt Francis and the team was completed by Goalie Karla Aguilera, Isadora Acevedo, Theo Duncan, and Gabriella and James Hartley (man of the match).
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