Stories for June 2001
The Shackleton Scholarship Fund which benefits the Falkland Islands has received a donation of more than a thousand pounds from the six- member team of British adventurers who earlier this year re-traced the climb across South Georgia's formidable mountains made by Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton from King Haakon Bay to Stromness in 1916.
The Air Marshal who planned the role of the Royal Air Force in the recovery of the Falkland Islands and earlier pioneered the introduction of the Harrier jump-jet which played a vital role in the 1982 Conflict, has been killed in an air crash.
The Falkland Islands have taken the lead in response to an urgent appeal from Tristan de Cunha, devastated by last month's hurricane.
When the Falkland Islands population are asked to vote in a General Election in November, not only will they be voting for a new Legislative Council, but also on a major Constitutional change. After a long period of consultation it has been decided to ask the voters if they wish to abolish the current two-constituency system and in future opt for a Single Constituency within the Islands.
Argentine-flagged vessels operating in waters within the CCAMLR (Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources) Convention Area now have to pay fees to operate there.
Argentine and British officials will be meeting this month to assess ways to elaborate a joint survey of the continental shelf in the South Atlantic in the proximity of the Falkland Islands to comply with the United Nations Law of the Sea specifications concerning the expansion of the economic zone.
Several hundred members of the British Falklands War veterans association will be meeting this weekend in the north of England, for an informal gathering.
Alejandro Toledo rose from a poor childhood as a shoeshine boy to become Peru's first freely elected president of native Indian descent on Sunday, defeating controversial ex-president Alan Garcia.
Economist Alejandro Toledo won Peru's presidential election on Sunday after a 14-month odyssey in which he narrowly beat his leftist rival Alan Garcia.
BBC World Service Radio reported yesterday (Friday) that discussions between the Falkland Islands Government, Lan Chile and the British military (who administer the Falklands international airport) have reached a detailed stage, and that a formal announcement about a rescheduling of services can be expected within the next four weeks. It has also been confirmed that the Chilean airline is seriously considering doubling its Falklands service to two flights a week.