Stories for August 2004
”We believe it was appropriate for a member of the (British) Cabinet to attend the (Gibraltar) ceremonies on Wednesday and we don't see any difficulty in taking that decision”, replied a 10 Downing Street spokesman when asked to comment on Spain's reported disapproval of Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon's attendance at Gibraltar's tercentenary celebrations on Wednesday.
At today's Annual General Meeting of Falkland Islands Holdings plc, the Chairman David Hudd will make the following statement:
The Falkland Islands have lost one of their most formidable and indefatigable champions in their resistance to Argentina's sovereignty claims.
In 1704 the territory was captured by Admiral Rooke as part of a war which lasted thirteen years and was a reflection of the challenge to France as the dominant European power at the start of the eighteenth century.
Crude oil prices closed at record high following warnings of possible terror attacks against financial institutions in United States and the Russian government's decision to further investigate oil giant Yukos alleged massive tax evasion.
The Chilean Army announced this Monday it will eliminate 6,526 anti personnel and anti tank mines in five fields close to the Peruvian border in the north of the country.
The cruise vessel Clipper Odyssey with 122 passengers and a crew of 31 sailing last Sunday along the Alaskan coast spilt 5,000 gallons of fuel after striking a rock.
Argentina's main agricultural show in the heart of the country's capital, Buenos Aires' Palermo grounds established last Sunday a new record with 153,600 visitors totalling 884,000 in a week.
The Paraguayan Attorney General's Office on Monday filed indictments against seven people for their alleged roles in the super-store blaze that killed 464 people and injured more than 200 others
From the Chief Minister Peter Caruana.
Tomorrow is the focal point of the year long celebration of the Tercentenary of British Sovereignty of Gibraltar. It is thus an important day in our collective journey as a people, not just because we celebrate our history, but because we look forward to a future of respect for our collective rights and aspirations as a people.