Stories for July 31st 2002
Uruguayan banks closed; O'Neill apologizes to Brazil; Agriculture out again?; Brazil appeals to IMF
Famous as the RAF unit providing a transport life-line from the United Kingdom to the Falkland Islands via Ascension Island for nearly 20 years, Number 216 Squadron based at Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, is now engaged on military operations in the Middle East providing unique support to the United States Navy.
Strong financial support for the beleaguered Uruguayan banking system was announced Wednesday morning by the Uruguayan Economy Minister Alejandro Atchugarry following successful talks in Washington with the International Monetary Fund and the US Treasury that committed 1,5 billion US dollars in immediate assistance. The 1,5 billion US dollars check includes a 700 million US dollars advance from an IMF rescue package already agreed, and another 800 million US dollars from the United States Treasury
22 year old Gareth Godwin, continued his impressive form at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. In the 2nd stage of the Individual Full-Bore rifle event, he scored an excellent 148 from a possible of 150, to leave himself in 21st position, and 4 points behind the leaders. There are 44 competitors in the event.