Stories for May 2002
Her Majesty the Queen Happy Golden Jubilee; Half Stanley population join Challenge Day 2002;World Cup Beijing; Jack born in BA; Fitzroy Memorial
?It is not the beginning but the continuing of the same until the end'.
The epitaph which is inscribed on the tombstone of Lt. Colonel ?H' Jones VC OBE, 28 May 1982, Age 42. He is buried at the San Carlos cemetery on the Falkland Islands, but the outline of a soldier, formed in whitewashed stones, lies halfway up Darwin Hill, the place where Colonel ?H' died after being hit by an Argentine bullet.
Some Headlines: Joint naval exercises in Antarctic waters; Drought in Magallanes;
Bi-oceanic route; Mercosur defers decision on tariffs?more.
The England football captain, David Beckham, has been declared fit to play in the World Cup in plenty of time to prepare for the clash with the old enemy, Argentina, on June 7th, which coincides with the 20th anniversary of the final phase of the Falklands War.
Argentina has been criticised in the British Press for failure to clear up the mystery of a 1947 plane crash in the Andes in which British people were killed.
Former Falkland Islands Governor, Sir Rex Hunt, has been re-united for the first time for 20 years with the Royal Air Force Hercules pilot who flew him back to the Islands after the Argentine surrender in 1982.
Jack, son of James Peck and Maria Abriani was born in the early hours of Wednesday morning at the Swiss Argentine Maternity hospital in Buenos Aires.
Some Headlines: Spanish interest in Punta Arenas port. Argentina closes squid season.Hake, toothfish quotas.Impact of Argentine crisis.
Pedro Carmona the Venezuelan businessman who briefly replaced President Hugo Chaves during a failed coup last month was granted political asylum by the Colombian government.
With patience seemingly running out in spite of his official preaching of hope and tenacity, Argentine president Eduardo Duhalde faces another crucial week.