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Islanders Celebrate the New Constitution

A reception was held at Government House on 5 January to commemorate the new Falkland Islands Constitution, which came into effect on 1 January.  H. E. the Governor Mr Alan Huckle commended the Constitution as being “a significant step forward in democracy in the Falkland Islands” and acknowledged role of the Constitution to constrain the power of the Governor.  Councillor Mike Summers OBE, who had been involved in bringing the new Constitution into being over twelve years and three Legislative Councils, paid tribute to the work of his colleagues to ensure fundamental rights and freedoms for Falkland Islanders.