Falklands : Falklands: WELCOME FITV TUESDAY
Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 07.07.2012 (Article Archived on 21.07.2012)
FITV are now producing a twice-weekly news programme. Matthew Salt presented the first Tuesday programme aired over FITV on 03 July 2012.
WELCOME FITV TUESDAY
By J. Brock (FINN)
FITV are now producing a twice-weekly news programme. Matthew Salt presented the first Tuesday programme aired over FITV on 03 July 2012. The programme line-up included coverage of the 2012 White Paper, MLA Statement on Argentine Letter, Susan Whitley Exhibition, Farmers’ Week, Richard Fogerty’s Retirement and Veterans’ Day in the Falklands. Tuesday’s programme runs until Friday at 1900 hrs. Following is a sample of what you can see on the programme.
Notable features included congratulations to Bathan Callaghan for winning the Spinning wheel trophy at the Susan Whitley Arts and Crafts Exhibition held at the Infant/Junior School and the Falkland Islands Community School over the weekend. A report on the Farmers’ EXPO held at the town Hall from 0900 to noon on Monday, 02 July 2012 including a display about the future of Beckside Farm was well attended. The proposal is to make it into an agricultural college.
The programme continued with the first review about the Overseas Territories in 13 years, Acting Governor Mr Rick Nye explaining to FITV the huge amount of work that went into producing the 2012 White Paper, spelling out how HMG sees their relationship with the Overseas Territories. He stressed it was a re-statement of the commitment and that it was up to each overseas territory to take advantage of the white paper’s benefits.
The Hon Mr Gavin Short MLA expanded FIG’s view of the letter sent to the British Government in April. He stressed that the Argentine Government should be talking to the Falkland Islands’ Government about flights and fisheries. He pointed out that there would be no talks about direct flights to Argentina. As for fisheries, he brought pointed out Argentina’s over-fishing to commercial extinction of several species for political rather than economic gain.