A DIESEL fuel spillage occurred in the vicinity of Byron Heights on Tuesday (February 4).
The fuel supply to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) facility at Byron Heights is replenished via a sea-level pumping station that feeds a pipeline to the fuel storage tanks at the mountain top.During refuelling on Tuesday, a rupture in the pipeline was identified, resulting in a loss of several thousand litres of diesel fuel into the surrounding peat. Initial assessments of the incident were delayed by poor weather conditions on the mountain. MoD and Falkland Islands Government environmental officers travelled to the area, and met with local landowners to discuss the situation and proposed remediation measures.
REUTERS reports that Britain's Premier Oil said it was seeking a partner for an oil development in the Falkland Islands in order to reduce its exposure to the $5.2 billion project and make higher payouts to shareholders.
ARGENTINA'S policy of ignoring the views of Falkland Islanders is, "doomed to failure," Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Hugo Swire (pictured) tells Falkland Islanders prior to his visit next week.
Argentine policy on Falklands is 'doomed' says FCO MInister
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THE Falkland Islands Government is hosting a visit by four Uruguayan parliamentarians this week. The group visit from February 8 until February 15. (Pictured: Parliamentarian Jaime Trobo
FARMERS are being urged to plan for income reductions in the order of 15 to 25 per cent for the season's wool production with the potential for more reductions, MLA Phyl Rendell announced in Legislative Assembly last week.
THE Woodbine Café fish and chip shop celebrated its 30th anniversary of trading this week.
Officially opened by former Falklands Governor Rex Hunt in 1984 by Pauline Hayward (pictured with employee Cheryl to her right) and then husband Dave Hawksworth, the café now owned by Pauline still boasts loyal customers from that very year. As a thank you to customers for their loyalty the café slashed its prices on Friday. Pauline: "We thought it would be about the same as what it would've cost back then."
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