Stories for March 2001
HMS ENDURANCE has now come to the end of her 2000/2001 Antarctic deployment and is preparing to make her journey back home to Portsmouth with a few foreign visits on the way. ENDURANCE, which sailed from the UK last October, has conducted three work periods in South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula during the austral summer months.
The ban on Argentine beef, because of foot and mouth disease, has meant an immediate 10% increase in the price of Uruguayan beef in Chile.
Discussions between representatives of the Falkland Islands Development Corporation (FIDC) and Lan Chile officials aimed at introducing a second weekly flight between Santiago and the Islands are currently taking place.
It has transpired that this week's visit to the Falklands by the Argentine all-female group ?BELADIES', who sing only Beatles songs, was nearly called off at the last moment as the fear of ?commercialism' was being expressed within the Falklands Government.
Two weeks ago was the Concordia tall ship from Canada and this week it's The Europa from Holland. She was alongside the F.I.C. East Jetty today and was open to the public from 2pm to 6pm this afternoon. The Europa and is a Dutch Sail Training Ship now on her way to Brazil before making her way home to Holland.