Stories for April 2001

Monday, April 30th 2001 - 21:00 UTC

Foot-and-Mouth link to Army Waste Food. British Soldiers Get Meat from Uruguay and Brazil.

Waste food from the British Army -- whose soldiers eat meat imported from Uruguay and Brazil -- could have been the source of the disastrous foot-and-mouth epidemic sweeping Britain in recent weeks.

Monday, April 30th 2001 - 21:00 UTC

St. Lucia supports sovereignty negotiations.

St. Lucia Prime Minister, the Caribbean island that currently chairs the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization, (or C 24), supported the resumption of negotiations between Argentina and Britain regarding the Falkland Islands sovereignty.

Saturday, April 28th 2001 - 21:00 UTC

Falklands new Abattoir raises doubts over Islander participation.

A series of positions in the Falklands newly constructed Abattoir (Slaughterhouse) are not all designed for ex-patriate officers who will be recruited from England, said Head of the Falkland Islands Development Corporation, Richard Baker. Speaking at a public meeting in Stanley this week, Mr. Baker said that ?hopefully we will get some local (Islander) applicants, 4-5 at least'.

Friday, April 27th 2001 - 21:00 UTC

Top line banker joins Cavallo's team

Argentina has a new Central Bank president, Mr. Roque Maccarone, a reputed banker from the private sector who previously also presided over the country's most important and largest financial institution, Banco Nación.

Friday, April 27th 2001 - 21:00 UTC

National emergency in Uruguay

Uruguay declared a national emergency following the confirmation of two foot and mouth, FAM, outbreaks in Soriano, just across from Argentina, and one of the richest farming areas of the country.

Friday, April 27th 2001 - 21:00 UTC

National emergency in Uruguay.

Thursday, April 26th 2001 - 21:00 UTC

Pro-Argentine Professor gets new post at Chatham House .

The new Director of Britain's prestigious Royal Institute of International Affairs, known as Chatham House, is Professor Victor Bulmer-Thomas, who succeeded Dr. Chris Gamble, on April 23.

Thursday, April 26th 2001 - 21:00 UTC

Falklands population “shocked” at Defence Chief's suspension.

The Falklands population are reeling at the news of the suspension of the local head of the Falklands Islands Defence Force (FIDF), Major Marvin Clarke. In the 110 years of the existence of the local Falklands Defence Army, never previously has the Commanding Officer faced such a humiliating experience and during a public meeting held in Port Stanley on Tuesday evening, Falklands Councillors refused to discuss the suspension of Major Clarke.

Thursday, April 26th 2001 - 21:00 UTC

?A Town Council is not a Constitutional matter'

A discussion as to whether the Falklands should reinstate its long defunct Town Council and a Lord Mayor, continues to reverberate around the Islands.

Wednesday, April 25th 2001 - 21:00 UTC

Chile Expert and Diplomat Dies: John Hickman

A former British diplomat and expert on Latin America and member of the South Atlantic Council, which promotes discussions with Argentina over the Falkland Islands, has died .


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