Stories for 2003
Headlines: Oil report; 170th anniversary of the British usurpation; Scottish explorer William Bruce a forgotten polar hero.
Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva first day in office began with an early meeting with embattled Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez and ended sharing dinner with another close friend, Fidel Castro from Cuba.
There's growing concern among Punta Arenas cruise operators and local tourist authorities that current port facilities are not sufficiently appropriate to cope efficiently with the growing number of vessels that visit the area in summer months.
Headlines: Highlighting close bonds in 2002, Prime Minister Tony Blair addresses Islanders; More species dead; Saturday - Wireless for the Blind; Summer visitors; Pale Maiden emblem.
Headlines: Brazil creates new Fisheries Department; Canadian producers launch spawn on kelp brand; Lula unveils sustainable fishery plans; Long-term changes in Chilean fisheries legislation; Fishermen seek assurances on Spanish access to Irish;
As well as the MBE awarded to Claudette Anderson in the New Years Honours List for public service in the Falkland Islands, a knighthood goes to Professor Lawrence Freedman, who is writing the official history of the 1982 Falklands War.
In a surprise report, it has been revealed that the Falklands were one of several countries asked by the British Government in 1972 to settle Asian Ugandans expelled by the dictator Idi Amin, and that the Falklands were one of the few to agree to help.