Stories for February 2001
Beginning this week eleven million head of cattle will be vaccinated in Argentina against foot and mouth disease in an attempt to reinforce measures against any further outbreaks as happened last August.
1982 War A Blessing: Best thing Ever for Falkland Islands British Newspaper Quotes Islanders' View
An article in a British newspaper about Falkland Islands prosperity refers to the views of its legislators and controversially declares: As the 20th anniversary of the Falklands War draws near, everyone believes it was the best thing ever to have happened to the Islands
In an ever increasingly inter twined financial world, particularly concerning emerging markets, the impact of the Turkish crisis that was forced to float its currency and receive support assurances from United States, reached Latinamerican markets, mainly Argentina.
49 year old Martin Rappallini who, earlier this year, became the first Argentine pilot to land an aircraft at Port Stanley Airport since 1982, has been hit by 3 charges which have been filed against him. He landed his Piper Aerostar aircraft on an historic flight on January 12th this year despite the fact that he had not received a response from the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs to his request for permission to undertake the flight to the Islands directly from Argentina.
British Foreign Office Minister John Battle, who has responsibility for the Falklands and its relations with Argentina, said that he was ?impressed with the context of the letter which Falklands Councillors sent to the Argentine media for publication'. ?It contained items of mutual concerns to both Countries, and the Councillors had every right to send it' said the folk singing Minister.
Argentina and the United Kingdom agreed that the flights of private civil aircraft and the navigation of private vessels from Argentine mainland territory to the Falkland/Malvinas, and from the territory of the Malvinas to the mainland, will be protected by a safeguard system, by way of which our country's rights of sovereignty over the Falkland/Malvinas and the surrounding maritime spaces will not be affected adversely.
The British Minister of State at the Foreign Office with responsibility for the Falkland Islands John Battle spent Wednesday in the Islands observing British Troops in a full scale Military Exercise.