Stories for March 2001

Saturday, March 31st 2001 - 21:00 UTC

Argentine wool buyer unable to activate business in Falklands.

Argentine businesman Matias Suarez Anzorena of the company Zambrano & Cia. Left the Falklands on Saturday disappointed but not dismayed at the Islanders rejection of his plans to buy their wool.

Friday, March 30th 2001 - 21:00 UTC

Penguin News

Friday, March 30th 2001 - 21:00 UTC

Penguin News

Thursday, March 29th 2001 - 21:00 UTC

New Commandant General for Royal Marines

Britain's Royal Marine Corps, who played a leading part in the original settlement of the Falkland Islands and their recapture from Argentine military occupation in 1982, have a new Commandant General, Major General R.A. Fry, MBE, who recently returned to the United Kingdom from active service in Kosovo.

Thursday, March 29th 2001 - 21:00 UTC

Adsteam Marine acquires Howard Smith Towage.

The Falkland Islands tug boat fleet of the Howard Smith Group has become part of the largest harbour towage company in the world.

Thursday, March 29th 2001 - 21:00 UTC

Argentine “private” flight to Falklands causes confusion.

There appears to be some confusion in the Falklands with respect to the arrival on Thursday afternoon of an Argentine businessman Matias Suarez Anzorena, a wool buyer from the city of Rio Grande in Tierra del Fuego.

Wednesday, March 28th 2001 - 21:00 UTC

New “fast track” bill.

Wednesday, March 28th 2001 - 21:00 UTC

Celebration with no candles.

Overshadowed by the Argentine 33 months long recession crisis, Mercosur, Common Market of the South, the ambitious economic integration project which includes Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, plus associate states Chile and Bolivia, commemorated this week its tenth anniversary.

Wednesday, March 28th 2001 - 21:00 UTC

UK Welcomes South Georgia handover to BAS Scientists

The withdrawal of British soldiers from South Georgia and its transfer to the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has been widely welcomed in the United Kingdom.

Wednesday, March 28th 2001 - 21:00 UTC

Falklands Visitor Centre to Welcome Tourists.Shackleton Scholars' Blueprint for Heritage Tourism and

A splendid new Visitor Centre will in future welcome visitors to the Falkland Islands on Stanley Jetty. The first stage has been completed, with plans for future extension. It is an initiative of the Falkland Islands Development Corporation of which Tourism Department is a part.

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