The Falkland islanders are all UK citizens, and they are part of the British over seas territories, (what was left over from the British empire). there were no original inhabitants on the island so the Falkland islanders were the only legal inhabitants. Britain opened negotiations with Argentina and indicates willingness to transfer sovereignty in 1967 1968: Falkland Islands Emergency Committee is formed to lobby on the Islanders behalf to remain British. A small private plane piloted by Miguel Fitzgerald crash lands on Eliza Cove Road during the visit of Lord Chalfont. Islanders reiterate their determination to remain British and reject suggestions of sovereignty transfer.