Falklands : FINN(COM) Daily Calendar: 08/12/06
Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 08.12.2006 (Article Archived on 22.12.2006)
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The Ozone Hole covers 10.6 Million Square Miles and is the biggest on record. Please use sunscreen and/or cover up. You can get a nasty burn even on a cloudy day in the Falklands when the hole is overhead.
Ranges in Use for Thursday, 07 December 2006
MPC 25M Range: 0700 to 1800hrs
Onion Range (North): 0900 to 1700hrs
Onion Range (South): 0900 to 1700hrs
Stanley Inner (Rookery Bay) Range: 0900 to 1200hrs
Cargo Receiving Dates: 05 to 07 December 2006
Sailing Date: 12 December 2006
Sailing dates 22nd/24th December 2007 and 03 January 2007
ACCESS OF PUBLIC INFORMATION
EXECUTIVE COUNCIL PAPERS
The Following Executive Council papers were considered at the meeting of Executive Council held on 16 November 2006 are available for viewing during normal working hours in the Clerk of Council’s Office Gilbert House, Stanley:
Taxes and duties (Special Exemptions)(Amendment) Bill 2006-11-23 289/06
Release of Housing Land – Sheltered Housing Site East Stanley 294/06
Revisions to Customs Clearance Procedures in Respect of Cruise Vessels Arriving at Camp Locations 293/06
Falkland Islands Status (Amendment) Bill 2006 297/06
Falkland Islands Status Pledge 287/06
Proposed Schedule of Meetings January – December 2007 285/06 (15/12/06)
COMMEMORATION PLANS FOR 2007 ANNOUNCED
Thursday, June 14th: H. M. the Queen will attend a service at Pangbourne, followed by a service at Christ Church Cathedral in Stanley and wreath laying at the 1982 War Memorial, followed by HM Forces marching through Stanley.
To be continued when more information is received.
FALKLAND ISLANDS GOVERNMENT COMMITTEES: ACCESS TO INFORMATION
Please note that the following committee meeting will be open for public attendance during the forthcoming week:
Planning and building Committee, Monday, 11 December 2006 at 0830hrs
Lands Committee, Monday, 11 December 2006 at 1330hrs Both meetings will be in the Liberation Room of the Secretariat
Standing finance Committee, Thursday, 14 December 2006 at 1400hrs in the Liberation Room of the Secretariat.
Stamp Advisory Committee, Friday, 15 December 2006 at 1500hrs in the Post Office
Members of the public can attend but not speak at Committee meetings.
Copies of the Agenda and Reports can be seen in the Secretariat at least three working days before the date of the meeting.
The Girl Guides will be holding their Annual Christmas Carols on Saturday Afternoon (09 December) beginning at 1400hrs at the West Store and finishing at 1600hrs on Victory Green. The Guides will be collecting money to bring an 82 veteran down to the Falklands for the 25th Anniversary Commemorations. (10/12/06)
The Fire and Rescue Service will be holding a charity Fire Engine Pull on Saturday Afternoon (09 December) beginning at 1400hrs at the Beaver Hanger where H. E. the Governor Mr. Huckle will start the event. The event will end at the public Jetty. Money for the Stephen Jaffray Memorial Fund will be collected en-route. (10/12/06)
It is notified that this Friday, 08 December 2006 is Battle Day and that all Government Departments other than those providing essential services will be closed. (09/12/06)
As the 8th of December is a public Holiday, the Post Office will be closed. Pensioners wishing to cash their retirement pension coupons dated 08 December may do so today. (09/12/06)
The Seamen’s Mission will be open on Battle Day from 1000hrs to 1700hrs. (09/12/06)
The public are advised that the Moody Brook cattle grid has loose pipes and is dangerous. If it is driven over at speed there is a real danger that a pipe could be dislodged and strike a vehicle. All users of the road are advised to use the gate until further notice. (20/12/06)
A meeting of Legislative Council will take place in the Court and Council Chamber at 0900hrs on Friday, 15 December 2006. All persons wishing to attend should be seated by 0850hrs. (16/12/06)
As the 8th of December is a public holiday the Post Office will be closed. Pensioners wishing to cash their retirement pension coupons may do so on the 7th of December. (09/12/06)
The Stanley Sports Association has some baseball caps and tee shirts on sale at the Capstan Gift Shop and Rightlines at MPA. There also mugs with Gymkhana events and depicting a visit from the Duke of Edinburgh in 1957 on sale at Falkland Farmers.
The Camp Education Department invites expressions of interest for the use of the building at Fox Bay known as “The School.” Although the school is currently closed any proposal should take into account the fact that this situation might change subject to an agreed period of notice. Please note that at present there is no thought of selling the asset. Contact the Camp Education Supervisor on 27118 to discuss the matter or pop in for a chat if in Stanley. (15/12/06)
The Public Works Department will be removing the weight restricted bridge over Cerritos Aurios on Wednesday, 29 November 2006 and replacing it with a culverted crossing. For the duration of the works, all vehicles will have to use the small ford adjacent to the existing bridge. Once the culverts are in place, there will be no weight restriction on this section. (15/12/06)
Members of the public are advised that PWD are carrying out heavy work on the Football Pitch as of Thursday until the end of the week – at least. With this the goal posts will be moved to the end of the pitch as well as closing the pitch to all users. On Thursday and Friday there will be graders and quarry trucks on the pitch. Would all members of the public please stay clear of the area? PWD are laying a thin layer of soil on the pitch so they ask all members of the public to remain off the pitch until further notice. (01/01/07)
The Public Works Department is to replace the culvert road crossing of the Malo River with a bridge. The work is due to commence on Monday, 06 November 2006. The crossing will be closed to traffic at the Malo River for approximately 1 month to allow full construction of the bridge abatement, the bridge and the approach road. At normal river levels the ford south of the bridge will be available for use with caution with large 4-wheel drive vehicles and trucks and the ford is likely to be impassable at higher river levels following periods of rainfall. The replacement of culverts has to be carried out as they are failing rapidly. If you wish to discuss issues relating to the road closure, please call Bob Hancox on 27387 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. (01/01/07)
Information from the Post Office reminds us that recommended posting dates for surface mail is Monday, 24 October 2006, with airmail worldwide being Thursday, 30 November 2006 and airmail to Great Britain only being on 11 December 2006. (11/12/06)
Cable & Wireless would like to advise customers that anyone wishing to have an advertisement in the 2007 Telephone Directory can contact Customer Services on Phone No. 20820 for an application form. Advertising charges are: Full Page Colour - £180.00, Half Page Colour - £120.00, Full Page B/W - £110.00 and Half Page B/W - £80.00 (Indefinite)
The Royal Falkland Islands Police and Joint Services EOD would like to remind people that in areas designated as out of bounds there is still a potential for unexploded ordinance and people are advised not to enter these areas. (Indefinite)
The Royal Falkland Islands Police would like to advise all mobile telephone users of the following: Your mobile telephone, even with the keypad in the ‘locked’ mode, can still dial the emergency services accidentally, i.e. while placed in your pocket. The emergency services can be called from your mobile using the following numbers, ‘999’, ‘112’ or ‘911’. Over recent weeks a large number of false emergency calls have been received, with each call having to be traced and checked, to make sure that the caller isn’t in any distress and/or requires emergency assistance. If you do dial the emergency services by accident, please call Stanley Police Station, on 27222, to inform the Royal Falkland Islands Police that you are alright and do not require any assistance. Likewise, if you receive a call from Stanley Police Station due to your phone accidentally dialling a false ‘999’, please answer the call and inform the officer that you do not require any further assistance. This could save valuable resources and the possible deployment of emergency service personnel. If you wish to make comment on the above subject, or require further police advice on any other matter please email the
Royal Falkland Islands Police, email@example.com, or telephone the confidential answer machine, +500 27221, all matters are treated with the strictest confidence. (Indefinite)
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