The Falkland Islands, located off the east coast of Argentina, are finally landmine free, and the residents are thrilled. The Falklands are a British overseas territory, which was mined by Argentina during the 1982 conflict. Islanders can now stroll along Yorke Beach, which was previously mined and avoided by residents. “All the mine signposts were a constant reminder of what happened, but now they are all away. It’s another return to normality. It is a very welcome development, and I don’t think anyone ever thought this would come about,” said Dr. Barry Elsby who has been a resident of the Falklands since 1990 and member of the legislature. A program to remove the mines has been under way since 2009.

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