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Falkland Islanders offer condolences to the Faroe Islands

We received news yesterday of a tragic car accident in which Hogni Carlsson and Vilhjalmur Gregoriussen lost their lives. Both men were returning home with the Faroe Islands team from the Bermuda Natwest Island Games 2013, and their loss has resounded through other island nations.

Hogni Carlsson will be remembered with pride as he cheered on his two daughters to win several badminton medals. Vilhjalmur Gregoriussen was chairman of the Faroese Badminton association, part of an enthusiastic and competitive team participating this year.

A letter of condolence has been sent to the Prime Minister of Denmark and the Mayor of Torshavn, Faroe Islands.

The thoughts and deepest sympathies of all Falkland Islanders are with their family and friends at this sad time.

 

MLA Barry Elsby

On behalf of the Legislative Assembly of the Falkland Islands