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Falklands : Report of Executive Council Meeting held on Tuesday 22nd May 2012
Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 02.06.2012 (Article Archived on 16.06.2012)

The Meeting was attended by Hon Jan Cheek, Hon Sharon Halford and Hon Mike Summers OBE standing in for Hon Dick Sawle, plus the officials who were all present.

Report of Executive Council Meeting held on Tuesday 22nd May 2012


 


 


The Meeting was attended by Hon Jan Cheek, Hon Sharon Halford and Hon Mike Summers OBE standing in for Hon Dick Sawle, plus the officials who were all present.


 


It was a meeting with urgent items only since the bulk of papers were budget related. In matters arising the CE advised that the tendering process to receive specialist advice in various areas to do with oil development was partially successful, and packages would be let to cover taxation, marine legislation and other miscellaneous issues. Members were also advised that the Out of Hours Radio Service which monitors marine radio frequencies will be re-established in the Falklands from the first week of June. Exco requested that in advance of the anticipated repeal of the Data Protection and Access to Personal Files Ordinances that statements of Government policy providing protection were issued as soon as possible. In respect of Port Development the CE advised that a FIPASS action plan would be provided to Exco in June.


 


Members considered a draft Order prohibiting the import of psychoactive substances (so called “legal highs”. The draft Order was approved and has now been issued. The importation of psychoactive substances into the Falkland Islands is now illegal, with exceptions for alcohol, tobacco and medicinal drugs; any members of the public with questions on this can approach the Collector of Customs or the RFIP for advice.


 


A report from the Director of Emergency Services proposing changes to the management structure of the Police Force was discussed at some length and approved for the remaining duration of the contract of the current Director, and will be reviewed before the completion of his term. The details of the restructure will be published by RFIP once all personnel matters have been clarified.


 


The scoring matrix for the Stanley Waterfront Master plan was approved, and proposals for further public consideration will be available soon through FIDC.


 


And finally it was agreed that a First Day Cover commemorating the Diamond Jubilee of HM The Queen should be given to all children in the Falkland Islands up to the age of 16. These will be issued through the Post Office in due course.


 


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