Falkland Islands

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a group of over 100 islands in the southern Atlantic off the coast of Argentina

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The Falkland Islands (Malvinas) is one of 16 remaining Non-Self-Governing Territories, along with Gibraltar, New Caledonia, Western Sahara, American Samoa, Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guam, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands and Tokelau.
It is worth remembering that it was the government of Argentina who walked away from working with the Falkland Islands on the development of a hydrocarbons industry some years ago.
The purpose of this letter is to seek your assistance in drawing the attention of your readership to the event and, in so doing, encourage any relatives of those involved and anyone with an interest or memorabilia related to the battles, to make contact with the Falkland Islands Association as soon as possible.
Councillors Josh Mason and Ron Harrison with the memorial in Zetland Park to Sir Rex Hunt, below, Governor of the Falkland Islands at the time of the Argentine conflict
The views of the people of the Falkland Islands cannot be dismissed.
Las Malvinas, as the Falkland Islands are called in Spanish, are tenaciously claimed by the Argentine population and are often sources of protests in Buenos Aires.
Davidson said: "I have not been asked at any stage about my trips to the Falkland Islands, where I have been on seven separate occasions proudly entertaining Her Majesty's Armed Forces.
The war officially began in 1982 when Argentine forces invaded the British territories of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia in the South Atlantic.
26 ( ANI ): Falkland Islands lawmakers have said they will not back down in the face of Argentina's efforts to claim the South Atlantic territory.
PRIME Minister David Cameron yesterday said he disagreed with the new Pope, Francis I, over the future of the Falkland Islands.
POLL The governor of the Falkland Islands Nigel Haywood poses for a picture after the vote
With only three votes against, the people of the Falkland Islands, known by Argentina as Las Maldivas, have voted overwhelmingly in favour of remaining a UK overseas territory in a referendum called to decide whether they wanted to retain their political status.
This situation makes ray fishery management in the Falkland Islands, which is already difficult because of the nature of the multispecies target, even more complicated.
It's the biggest invasion since 1982," claims John Fowler, Falkland Islands tourism manager, as 3,000 cruise ship passengers disembark in Stanley on Feb.
WHAT does the Spanish name for the Falkland Islands, Las Malvinas, mean?
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