Stories for June 2002
Resume talks - UN; Lewis honoured; Ship sinks - crew saved; Gosport Mayor dies
The Falkland Islands are exhibiting at this year's Royal Highland Show (June 20-23,
2002) and participants will be looking to build contacts with the agricultural community in Scotland, profile some of the Islands rural diversification initiatives and business opportunities, as well as provide more general information about the Islands.<
The Special Committee on Decolonization of the United Nations adopted a draft resolution, presented by Chile, calling on Britain and Argentina to resume negotiations to find a peaceful resolution to the sovereignty dispute over the Falkland Islands/Malvinas. The resolution presented Wednesday morning in New York was sponsored by Chile, Bolivia, Cuba and Venezuela, and specifically supported by Mercosur.
A delegation of Peruvian cabinet ministers and local elected officials from the city of Arequipa reached an agreement suspending the controversial privatization of public utilities that triggered a week of violent protests in the south of Peru.
Headlines: Tremor in Chile extends to Buenos Aires; Punta Arenas promotion in Valencia; Who's scared of the red tide?; Population policy; Combating poverty;Uruguayan Navy fires at Chilean trawler
Finance Ministers of the seven most industrialized countries, meeting in Halifax Canada, expressed confidence in the world's economic prospects, that they describer as encouraging.
The economies of the G 7, United States, Canada, Germany, Britain, Italy, France and Japan have not ceased to strengthen and should continue to do so for the rest of the year, said the official release after the meeting was over.
The Falkland Islands, one of the most dynamic Overseas Territories of the United Kingdom, with a population of 2,379, will have a team of six competitors at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.
There are tentative plans for the Duke of York, who fought in the Falklands war as a Royal Navy helicopter pilot to visit Argentina, Chile and Uruguay when he travels to the South Atlantic in November.
His itinerary has yet to be finalised and confirmed.
United States and United Kingdom seem to have inflationary pressures under control diminishing prospects of an interest rate rise in the coming months.
The twentieth anniversary of the end of the Falklands War has been commemorated in the United Kingdom with a series of events which focused on gratitude to the armed forces and especially on the 255 British servicemen who died liberating the Islands.