Stories for January 2001
The new Chairman of the Falkland Islands Trusts (FIT) is Air Commodore Peter Johnson, OBE, BA, FIMGt, former Commander of British Forces in the Falkland Islands (CBFFI) in 1994 and 1995. He succeeds Captain Paddy Vincent CBE, RN (ret), who was born in the Falkland Islands.
Several people whose achievements were recognised in the United Kingdom New Year Honours have links to the Falkland Islands and to South America.
There can't be too many people who have been awarded medals by both sides in the same war. This is the story of one who has.
Exclusive interview for Mercopress.
Taking advantage of the visit of 264 meters long cruise vessel Mercury, the largest passenger ship to ever visit Buenos Aires, Argentine officials announced an ambitious 100 million US dollars infrastructure plan to promote international cruise tourism.
After the seven plagues of 2000, the US Federal Reserve unexpected decision to lower basic interest rates 0,5%, to 6% before the formal Open Market Meeting of mid January, has come as a blessing and was described as the best news of the year by officials from Mercosur members.
Britain's most senior Military officer has laid a wreath at the Argentine War Cemetery in the Falkland Islands.
The Falklands Government has given permission for an Argentine national, 49 year old Martin Rappalini, to land a twin-engined Piper Aerostar aircraft at Port Stanley airport ? the first Argentine registered aircraft to land in Stanley since hostilities ended in 1982.