Stories for May 2004

Monday, May 24th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Active volcano in Antarctic waters

A team of US and Canadian scientists discovered an active and previously unknown submarine volcano in the extreme north of the Antarctic Peninsula, very close to the Argentine Army base of Good Hope.

Saturday, May 22nd 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Spain to suspend Gibraltar cruise ban

Spain has instructed its Port authorities to lift the ban on cruise ships arriving from Gibraltar, reports Gibraltar's Chronicle in this Friday's edition.

Friday, May 21st 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Ecuador's oil industry 3 billion US dollars short

Petroecuador, Ecuador's government owned oil company needs 3 billion US dollars in investment if the Andean country is to reach overall average daily production of 670,000 barrels (bpd) by 2010 according to oil expert Ramon Espinasa.

Friday, May 21st 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Greenspan proposed for fifth term

United States president George Bush officially re-nominated Alan Greenspan for another four years as chairman of the US Federal Reserve. Mr. Greenspan who is 78 has already been in the job for four terms.

Friday, May 21st 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Santiago in smog emergency.

Santiago de Chile declared this Thursday an environmental pre-emergency limiting vehicle circulation to 40% of the city's transport fleet (both cars and buses) and temporary shutting down 500 to 900 factories in the metropolitan area.

Friday, May 21st 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Gibraltar: Breaking News.

Headlines:
Cruise dispute rocks Anglo-Spanish talks.

Spain promises “secure, stable future”.

Friday, May 21st 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Poacher vessel will help fight illegal fishing

A vessel that once stole wealth from Australian waters will now add to it with the Australian Government to use the apprehended Uruguayan flagged fishing boat “Maya V” for simulated boarding training in Western Australia.

Friday, May 21st 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Penguin News Update.

Headlines:
Port Troop leads Rowlands memorial; Shortages in Camp after Tamar crane breaks; Budget session; May Ball tonight.

Friday, May 21st 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Punta Arenas Hot News.

Headlines:
Methanex cuts production and argues with Minister; Patagonia relations strained; Punta Arenas incorporates factory ship.

Thursday, May 20th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Automatic forfeiture for “Maya V” in Australia

Owners of the Uruguayan-flagged deep ocean fishing “Maya V” have not sued against the capture of their ship by Australian authorities, forfeiting the boat to the fisheries management authority without contest.

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