Stories for August 2000
It has been revealed that the controversial sermon of reconciliation and penitence which gave rise to so much criticism of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the late Lord Runcie, after the Falklands Thanksgiving Service in 1982, was not written by him. The author was the present Bishop of London, the Right Reverend Richard Chartres, who is being tipped as a strong contender to be the next Archbishop of Canterbury on the retirement of the present Archbishop, Dr George Carey, expected in two years' time.
Falkland Islanders have been praised for their remarkable achievements by their Governor, Donald Lamont, who says: The Falkland Islands are a success story. Economically and politically, the prospects for the future are very good.
Los Isleños han sido elogiados por David Lamont, gobernador de las Islas por sus extraordinarios logros. Las Falkland Islands son una historia de éxitos. Económica y políticamente, las perspectivas para el futuro son muy buenas.
Fears of the impact of global warming melting polar ice have intensified with news that for the first time the North Pole stands at the centre of a mile-wide (nearly two-kilometre wide) expanse of ocean.