Stories for November 2001
While sovereignty discussions are out, several candidates have recognized the need to talk with Argentina, on items of mutual benefit. Among the 'new' candidates, Ian Hansen, a farmer on West Falklands told the electorate, 'It is probably in our benefit to converse with other countries, including Argentina, on the issue of conservation. However I would be against any form of direct trade or air/sea link with Argentina until their false claim to our Islands is dropped'.
Falkland Islands Government Office in London reveals plans for a photographic exhibition entitled ?Falkland Islands Today' that will show in at least four locations across the UK next year and invites people in the Islands to contribute.
All the British warships sunk in the Falklands War are included in special protection measures announced by the Ministry of Defence to prevent divers from plundering the wrecks.
A bitter dispute has broken out over the future of Gibraltar whose people have voiced fears that the United Kingdom is contemplating surrendering sovereignty over the colony to Spain.