Stories for February 2001
A Music Trust to encourage traditional live music in the Falkland Islands has been set up by Mrs Hattie Lee, in memory of Robin Lee, himself an enthusiastic musician.
She has also donated a Robin Lee Memorial Trophy for musical excellence. The first winner was 15-year-old Donna Triggs, who was presented with the trophy by Mrs Lee.
Newly appointed Brazilian Foreign Affairs Minister Celso Lafer begins this Monday in Buenos Aires a crucial visit to Mercosur members, particularly to co-ordinate efforts for the coming April presidential summit in Quebec, Canada, the first of the Bush administration.
IN April 1982 a British Task Force began its journey South tasked with liberating the Falkland Islands from its Argentine invaders.
Sailing with that force was Julian Thompson, Commander of 40 Commando Royal Marines and 3 Commando Brigade.
He was joint Commander of the amphibious landings and overall Land Commander until the arrival of Major General Jeremy Moore in the Islands at the end of May.
Julian Thompson's brigade saw action in most of the battles of the 1982 Falklands campaign.
During his recent visit to the Islands (his third since the Conflict) Major General Julian Thompson, now retired, spoke at length to Lisa Riddell about the part he played in the Falklands Conflict.
Mexico and Argentina under the new Republican White House spotlight, were analyzed by Wall Street experts in a recent New York Columbia University Forum.
Major General Julian Thompson, who as Brigadier Thompson played an important role in the recovery of the Falklands in 1982, told interviewers in Port Stanley recently that President Leopold Galteiri had taken a great 'gamble' in invading the Islands and not expecting a British response.
The Public Works Department Committee met this morning in Gilbert House. Discussions took place regarding the 1 million pound project from Social Services to build 18 new units plus a central facility for the new Sheltered Accommodation. Suggested sites were, the dockyard, the Triangle and the Old HQBFII area. The dockyard site was said to be restrictive due to structural problems and The Environmental Planning officer aired concerns about the Triangle site ? this he said was another open space of Stanley being taking up. He asked why, the accommodation had to be in one area rather than spread out, possibly building some on the East Falkland Development. It was eventually proposed that the decision of site should be returned to Executive Council.