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Mike Summers OBE, a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) of the Falkland Islands, and Teslyn Barkman, an islander who writes for the local newspaper Penguin News visited Jamaica to talk about the recently concluded referendum. During their visit they met with various stakeholders including government and opposition representatives. They also participated in discussions with leading academics about the right to self determination.
Mr. Summers also delivered a lecture about the Falkland Islands to government and international relations students at the University of the West Indies Mona Campus.
The visit by Mike Summers and Teslyn Barkman, also a sixth-generation islander and born five years after the conflict in the early 1980s, came days after a referendum in which the Falklands’ electorate voted overwhelmingly (99.8%) to remain a British Overseas Territory.