Stories for July 2001
Unlike two years ago, when the Falklands shooting team returned home from the ISLAND GAMES with a Gold, two silver and several bronze medals, the 38 sportsmen and women who competed in 6 sports in the 2001 Games, came back this time empty handed, but with much pride and considerable success to record.
Excellent photo by Derek Petterson.
Argentina has won its long campaign to be the headquarters of the Antarctic Treaty. The United Kingdom has dropped its objections on the basis of assurances that Argentina will focus its Antarctic activities on civilian scientific endeavour.
At their London meeting, the British and Argentine Foreign Ministers agreed in principle that their two Governments should exchange notes on carrying out a de-mining feasibility study in the Falkland Islands.
After days of intense and marathonic bargaining the Argentine government finally managed political support for its zero deficit financial program that should ease international credit conditions and put the country's economy back in track.
World Bank vicepresident David De Ferranti reiterated this weekend in Buenos Aires the bank's support to Argentina's austerity package which targets zero deficit, and added that the De la Rúa administration is moving in the right direction.
Argentine Minister of Foreign Affairs left this Sunday for a three days visit to London where he will be meeting Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, Armed Forces Minister Adam Ingram and British investors.
Island Games Results
The Falklands team at the Island Games may not be in the medals but they are proving outstanding sports men, women and youngsters, and projecting a favourable image of their country.