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In pictures: The Falklands economy
Oil hopes?

The economic situation is favourable, although with rising wealth came rocketing land and house prices in Stanley, causing concern. There is full employment and migrant labour is needed to fill positions.

But locals often talk of the vulnerability of the fishing industry.

While alternatives are being explored, many wonder if the Falklands' long-term sustainability lies in the minerals that may be lurking beneath the land and sea.

Pictures: Phil Coomes
Words: Paula Dear

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