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Stories for 2003

  • Wednesday, December 10th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

    Conservation important for both Argentine & Falklands Fishery, says Falklands Fisheries Director

    According to the Falklands Director of Fisheries John Barton, an agreement on the conservation of fish stocks in the South Atlantic which will be beneficial to both Argentine & the Falkland Islands, remains a priority when a meeting of the South Atlantic Fisheries Commission (SAFC) begins in Buenos Aires on Thursday.

  • Wednesday, December 10th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

    Strong public opinion support for Lula

    Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva administration approval rating stands at 41,9%, according to a public opinion poll released this week.

  • Wednesday, December 10th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

    The “give and take” game moves to Geneva

    The European Union members reached in Brussels a new “active and constructive” negotiation stand for the World Trade Organization, WTO, round that is scheduled to resume discussions next December 15 in Geneva.

  • Wednesday, December 10th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

    “Discrimination” claims against Lan Chile

    One of Lan Chile's top officials was summoned this Monday to a Santiago court for the company's alleged involvement in a “physical discrimination” case presented by a passenger who last October 26 was impeded from taking a domestic flight to Santiago.

  • Wednesday, December 10th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

    Whale monitoring in South Atlantic

    A group of Brazilian scientists will be satellite monitoring five “Jubarte” whales (humpback or black whales, megaptera novaengliae) in their travel from the coast of Rio do Janeiro to Antarctic waters.

  • Wednesday, December 10th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

    Federal Funds rates remain at 1%

    The Unites States Federal Open Market Committee decided Tuesday December 9 to keep its target for the federal funds rate at 1 percent arguing that “with inflation quite low and resource use slack, the Committee believes that policy accommodation can be maintained for a considerable period”. According to the official FOMC release:

  • Wednesday, December 10th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

    Princess Anne in Gibraltar's tercentenary

    Gibraltar's Government House announced Monday that Princess Anne will be carrying out her first official visit to Gibraltar in the coming spring in coincidence with the 300th anniversary of British Gibraltar.

  • Wednesday, December 10th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

    Cash fund for environment protection in Overseas Territories

    The remote islands of Ascension, St Helena and Tristan da Cunha in the Atlantic, and pristine coral atolls in the Indian Ocean are just some of the unique habitats in the UK's Overseas Territories which stand to benefit from a new £3 million cash fund designed to save precious eco-systems from destruction, it was announced today.

  • Wednesday, December 10th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentina's fisheries “dissuasion” policy

    In coincidence with the South Atlantic fisheries talks scheduled to begin this Thursday in Buenos Aires, the Argentine government leaked to the local press that it has reinforced its fisheries patrolling policy with the purpose of “dissuading” the 300 jiggers operating in the high seas.

  • Tuesday, December 9th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

    Toughened stance taken on authorisation of Korean factory vessels.

    The Chilean government has requested a report from Korean fishing authorities regarding the 80 vessels that were authorised to work opposite the Chilean coast, reported the Foreign Secretary, Soledad Alvear