Stories for October 2001
An educational charity called the South Georgia Association is to be set up to encourage interest in and promote study of South Georgia and conservation of its natural and cultural heritage. It will encourage contacts and fellowship among those who have lived and worked in or around South Georgia, have visited or are interested in the Island. The Association will be formally inaugurated at a meeting in London on December 14th.
The British Government has categorically denied a report that it is involved in a secret deal for sharing sovereignty of Gibraltar with Spain or gradually surrendering the territory to total Spanish control.
If this were true, it could be seriously worrying for the Falklands Islands in combating Argentina's sovereignty claim. But the Foreign Office in London has assured Mercopress it is not true.