Saturday, January 14th 2012 - 15:08 UTC

Falkland Islands: Cancellation of the visit of Cruise Vessel Start Princess

Due to a reported outbreak of norovirus on the cruise vessel Star Princess, following agreed protocols, the Chief Medical Officer took the difficult decision not to allow the vessel to land in the Falkland Islands as scheduled. The vessel had been due to arrive in Stanley at 8am on the 14th January.

cruise   vessel   Star   Princess in Stanley harbour

The King Edward VII Memorial Hospital in Stanley were informed of the problem on the afternoon of the 13th of January, and communicated the decision that evening following consultation with both the ship’s doctor and a consultant microbiologist in the UK.

This difficult decision was not been taken lightly, and was made in the wider interests of the public and tourism industry. Norovirus is highly infectious, and causes potentially severe sickness and diarrhoea. It is spread easily by direct contact, touching contaminated surfaces, and through inhalation. The virus has become a serious issue in hospitals and vessels around the world and can be very serious in the elderly and the very young. An outbreak in the Falkland Islands would put enormous pressure on our limited medical resources, and jeopardise other scheduled cruise visits.

The Falkland Islands Government wish those affected a speedy recovery and an enjoyable onward journey, and hope to be able to welcome you to our beautiful home and country in the future.

This is only the second occasion that a tour vessel has ever had to be turned away from the Falkland Islands, with over 100 cruise visits welcomed every year.

In consultation with the cruise operator and local agent, a post-­incident review is to take place.


 

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1 Think (#) Jan 14th, 2012 - 04:38 pm Report abuse
TWIMC

OMG……
What has happened to the once hardy people of Malvinas?
The new generation seems to be afraid of everything………….. Even the trots.

How decadent :-)
2 saphira (#) Jan 14th, 2012 - 04:49 pm Report abuse
Very sensible, once it takes hold it is hard to get rid of prevention is always better than cure
3 Papamoa (#) Jan 14th, 2012 - 04:51 pm Report abuse
Best form of Treatment is Prevention “Mr Think” even you should know that, and why should the Islanders risk losing the tourist trade from other cruise liners by exposing the noro-virus to them.

Long Live the Falklands.
4 stick up your junta (#) Jan 14th, 2012 - 04:57 pm Report abuse
The argies give them the shits anyway
5 THOR94 (#) Jan 14th, 2012 - 05:14 pm Report abuse
Oh no ! This must be the Argies spreading the disease in an attempt to hurt the Falklands Tourism !!
6 Marcos Alejandro (#) Jan 14th, 2012 - 07:31 pm Report abuse
”The Falkland Islands Government wish those affected a speedy recovery and an enjoyable onward journey...back home.
This colony is totally unprepared for a major emergency.
7 zethe (#) Jan 14th, 2012 - 07:50 pm Report abuse
Marcos has a knack for pointing out the blindingly obvious.
8 Marcos Alejandro (#) Jan 14th, 2012 - 08:13 pm Report abuse
Since is so obvious zethe, do you see any (colonial) government official pointing that out?
May be they are waiting for another disaster like yesterday in Europe.
9 stick up your junta (#) Jan 14th, 2012 - 08:52 pm Report abuse
May be they are waiting for another disaster like yesterday in Europe

RAF rescue helicopter at your service,and if you can wait, by royal appointment

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15682242
10 zethe (#) Jan 14th, 2012 - 09:02 pm Report abuse
”Since is so obvious zethe, do you see any (colonial) government official pointing that out? “

Yes. In the story, when they said the following:
”An outbreak in the Falkland Islands would put enormous pressure on our limited medical resources”
11 Islander1 (#) Jan 14th, 2012 - 09:31 pm Report abuse
Think/Marcos, actually magor disster incidents are routinely practised here (as in any sensible place) and all are confident one could be handled appropriatley- but its a silly bugger who knowingly goes and invites one to happen!!
Check out Ushuaia- a a cruise ship called there ayear or two ago with this virus onboard and did not declare it until it was leaving! Result a few days later Ushuaia hospitals and public health services were swamped by the local folk with bug - its voilent at both ends Think- very unpleasant I believe.
12 Kelper San (#) Jan 14th, 2012 - 09:36 pm Report abuse
Some times on this site and other sites I see post by a Argentine and for a moment I think there is hope, for the Argentine people, then I see comments by the likes of Think and Marcos Alejandro , and my hope for them turns to pity,
13 Kiwisarg (#) Jan 14th, 2012 - 09:38 pm Report abuse
Islands Government wish those affected ......, and hope to be able to welcome you to our beautiful home and country in the future.

this is more than ridiculous and pointless to say this stupid comments ,completely ridiculous when 33 countries and Caribbeans to oppose the continuation of this stupid brits colony, just 400 miles from Argentina shores!
Please Mecopress finish with these craps and ridiculous comments!!!
14 Kelper San (#) Jan 14th, 2012 - 09:51 pm Report abuse
Kiwisarg

thank you for reinforcing my point as to why I pity the Argentine people.
15 Think (#) Jan 14th, 2012 - 10:23 pm Report abuse
TWIMC

”Prevention is always better than cure” says Kelper Squatterette Saphira at (2)

”Best form of Treatment is Prevention” says Kiwi-Kelper Papamoa at (3)

”Its a silly bugger who knowingly goes and invites one (disaster) to happen” says Kelper Squatter Islander1 at (11)

Well lads and lasses…
I have scary news for you…
There are lots of scary, highly contagious deadly diseases in the outside world……
Maybe you should apply a 40 days quarantine for any tourist wishing to visit Malvinas….
Better safe than sorry!

PS:
Kiwisarg………….; for your kind info:
The Malvinas Islands are only 185 nautical miles (equivalent to 213 miles or 342 kilometers) from the nearest Argentinean shore.
16 stick up your junta (#) Jan 14th, 2012 - 10:37 pm Report abuse
PS:
Kiwisarg………….; for your kind info:
The Malvinas Islands are only 185 nautical miles (equivalent to 213 miles or 342 kilometers) from the nearest Argentinean shore.

Isla Martín García is an Argentine island off the Río de la Plata coast of Uruguay. The enclave island is within the boundaries of Uruguayan waters;
17 Billy Hayes (#) Jan 14th, 2012 - 11:05 pm Report abuse
Expect more cancelations this season my dears....“noroviruses” and other “unforeseen causes” are everywhere.
18 Frank (#) Jan 14th, 2012 - 11:12 pm Report abuse
@15 El Thicko... Seeing as you are squatting on stolen land and actually seem to know a little bit about sheep you should also know there is no feminine form of the word 'squatter' ... its the same as lawyer or doctor...

If the female is only married to the squatter then she is the squatter's wife, if her name is on the title than she is the squatter...its that simple...
19 briton (#) Jan 14th, 2012 - 11:36 pm Report abuse
”Prevention is always better than cure

Well you did not prevent the Falklands war,
So it took the British, to cure it,
Once again the witted, [is out]
mmmm
.
20 Think (#) Jan 15th, 2012 - 12:13 am Report abuse
(18) Frank the Yank

There is now.........:

www.google.it/#hl=da&cp=12&gs_id=1t&xhr=t&q=squatterette&pf=p&sclient=psy-ab&source=hp&pbx=1&oq=squatterette&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=b87e7cbaa5595a23&biw=1024&bih=512
21 Lord Ton (#) Jan 15th, 2012 - 12:21 am Report abuse
falklandsnews.wordpress.com/2012/01/15/the-timerman-times/

:-)
22 Frank (#) Jan 15th, 2012 - 12:30 am Report abuse
Oh look.... Thicko has invented a word...

'20 Weeks + Ultrasound | The Little Squatter Chronicles
littlesquatterchronicles.wordpress.com/.../20-week... - Oversæt denne side
17 Nov 2008 – ... that we're pretty sure it's a girl, and since it coincides with what the private ultrasound doctor said, we're going with a little squatterette. ...
Falkland Islands: Cancellation of the visit of Cruise Vessel Start ...
en.mercopress.com/.../falkland-islands-cancellatio... - Oversæt denne side
9 hours ago – 15 Think (#) Jan 14th, 2012 - 10:23 pm Report abuse: TWIMC ”Prevention is always better than cure” says Kelper Squatterette Saphira at (2) ...
Can the Falkland Islands achieve economic diversification borne ...
en.mercopress.com/.../can-the-falkland-islands-ac... - Oversæt denne side
26 Oct 2011 – ... get ample opportrunities to exercise that “Famous British Stiff Upper Lip” in the next many years, my dear British Squatters and Squatterettes. ...
Argentina imposes stricter foreign exchange rules to contain capital ...
en.mercopress.com/.../argentina-imposes-stricter-f...
28 Oct 2011 – ... post #62“Can the Falklands diversify etc etc”, you will find that you used the Danish edition of Google to find the explanation of “squatterette”. ...
Chilean mayor trip to the 'Falklands' causes major uproar in Tierra ...
en.mercopress.com/.../chilean-mayor-trip-to-the-f
17 Sep 2011 – 5) You are indeed a “Squatterette”,............. a sojourning one. Nice Sunday to .... 5) Definitely not a squatterette, l have a legal title to my home. ...(HAHAHA)
en.mercopress.com/.../argentina-had-no-chance-in.
29 Oct 2011 – But then, a certain lazy Squatterette didn't dare to disavow Mr. Justin
en.mercopress.com/.../argentina-recalls-1833-mal... - Oversæt denne side
3 Jan 2012 – Not Sweden this year, my dear Squatterette…''

That word has as much credibility as the RG claim to the falklands......
A figment of that fevered imagination of yours Thicko.....
23 Think (#) Jan 15th, 2012 - 12:55 am Report abuse
In my fevered imagination the perfect Malvinas squatterette would be a coquette brunette bachelorette nymphette, preferably farmerette with a nice silhouette dressed as an usherette driving a Corvette……………;-)
24 so_far (#) Jan 15th, 2012 - 12:58 am Report abuse
“ The Falkland Islands Government wish those affected a speedy recovery and an enjoyable onward journey, and hope to be able to welcome you to our beautiful home and country in the future ”

Dear Falkland Islands Government ...

Please,

Ask you....

Beg you....

Plead you....

Implore you....

say the truth about your status....Malvinas is NOT a country...is only a COLONY from United Kingdom and sized by force in military way from Argentina in 1833.

Dont take my word...PLEASE ask UN or C-24 Comitte of Descolonization your REAL status on the eyes of the cilivized world.

Please....

Thank you.

www.un.org
25 briton (#) Jan 15th, 2012 - 01:11 am Report abuse
prove it .
26 Lord Ton (#) Jan 15th, 2012 - 01:48 am Report abuse
I asked them - they said you were wrong!

Think - you'll never find your perfect woman ! I'd put money on it, if you'd take the bette!
27 dab14763 (#) Jan 15th, 2012 - 03:33 am Report abuse
24 so_far
The title of Resolution 1514 (XV) is

Declaration on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples.

So the UN does not think that being a colony is incompatible with being a country. But the Falklands are not a colony.
28 so_far (#) Jan 15th, 2012 - 06:56 am Report abuse
Malvinas is not a country nor recognized legally fully for no countries on earth, no continents, no planets, no milky way, no even in the complete Universe.

Don´t fool yourselves, Malvinas is a colony of UK sized by force in military way from Argentina (their legal owners) in 1833.

don´t assume with your biased interpretaion.....show a single evidence from UN and C-24 that say explicitly that Mavinas is a country.

isladers neither are is distinct peoples from the metropolis that colonize that place in 1833....indeed they´re british citizen, thats a fact.....again don´t fool yourselves.

This madness situation and position of UK is childish and without logic....only add more fans to support to Argentine cause, and that is a FACT too.
29 Think (#) Jan 15th, 2012 - 07:41 am Report abuse
(26) Mr, Lorton

I know, I know………..

But………..

If I did find one that fitted the criteria of post (23), I would seriously consider lifting that poor soul out from its dejecteded Squatterette status and making an honest (Argentinean) Woman out of her …...............…;-)
30 zethe (#) Jan 15th, 2012 - 10:46 am Report abuse
“indeed they´re british citizen, thats a fact.....again don´t fool yourselves.”

No one here is denying that. They are British citizens and will stay that way until they decide not be to British citizens.

“Malvinas is not a country nor recognized legally”

They don't care much. There recognition is there own, They live there lives and you sit on the other side crying about it.
31 J.A. Roberts (#) Jan 15th, 2012 - 11:24 am Report abuse
Sofa. Perhaps you should look up the word “country” in an English dictionary. The Falkland Islands fill all the requirements to be a “country”. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are all accepted globally as being countries, just not sovereign states. There's a difference.
32 Monty69 (#) Jan 15th, 2012 - 12:00 pm Report abuse
I love the effect this kind of story has on our Argentine friends. Anything that shows the Falkland Islands just getting on with things, making decisions and functioning as the fabulous little country we are just causes them to get their panties in a twist in a very gratifying way.
Sadly for you, whatever you think of this as a decision or its implications, that is for us to decide and has absoluteley nothing to do with you.

As for you sofa, you might not recognise us as a country, but the stamp in Think's passport tells another story. And you can think what you like. Including that you are a 'civilized country'.
33 Think (#) Jan 15th, 2012 - 02:01 pm Report abuse
(32) Monty96

No stamps or passports needed for us arriving in those beautiful Grumman Albatross, young lass.

www.airliners.net/photo/Argentina---Air/Grumman-HU-16B-Albatross/0429085/M/

Ask your elders if you don't believe me.....................
34 J.A. Roberts (#) Jan 15th, 2012 - 04:41 pm Report abuse
Grumman Albatross... still relying on technology out of the 1940s Think. No chance you'll be taking the Falklands any time soon with kit like that.
35 Think (#) Jan 15th, 2012 - 06:53 pm Report abuse
TWIMC

That “technology kit out of the 1940s” as a certain turnip calls it, certainly served to medevac quite a few Kelpers from Malvinas to the Continent.

Kelpers that lived on to father the current generation of Kelpers……………
36 Kipling (#) Jan 15th, 2012 - 07:49 pm Report abuse
www.pagina12.com.ar/diario/elpais/1-185509-2012-01-15.html
People from MERCOPRESS.
37 cLOHO (#) Jan 15th, 2012 - 07:57 pm Report abuse
A gruman albatross dead scary , how many flying hours left on that airframe. An unarmed 1940s plane, better put the RAF on alert. Lets hope that we send a couple of extra typhoons down and a battalion of Gurkhas that will do the trick like. Just stop carping on and try it. Plus your country didnt exist when uk first landed / claimed the islands. plus you own country is a colony unless the aztecs and native americans spoke spanish!!!!
38 briton (#) Jan 15th, 2012 - 08:26 pm Report abuse
Due to a reported outbreak of norovirus on the cruise vessel Star Princess
That’s the title,
Judging by the response,
It seems to be an outbreak of Argies indoctrination,
Just as well it was stopped then,
.
39 J.A. Roberts (#) Jan 15th, 2012 - 11:02 pm Report abuse
Yep and Kelpers who were sons of the previous generation of Kelpers Think, and so forth, right back to the start. The original people of the Falkland Islands.

By the way, those “generous” , more like half-hearted attempts at a hearts and Indus game, were in the 1970s, when the Grummans had already reached the end of their life. I remember bumping into Kelpers in Comorodoro Rivadavia hotels in those days. I'm really surprised you are still relying on clapped out old birds like those today. Then again, cutting edge in the Argie airforces is French kit out of the 1960s....
40 Alejomartinez (#) Jan 15th, 2012 - 11:34 pm Report abuse
Original people of the islands? What a bunch descending from British subjects claiming to be a distinct “people” now? What about your declared “britishness” then? You cannot differenciate from the colonial power as you are part of it and hence not entitled to self determine at all. Prove that you are under alien subjugation, domination and exploitation and the UN might change its mind!
41 dreyfoss (#) Jan 16th, 2012 - 12:18 am Report abuse
Royal Navy spends $50 billion on new jets that can't land on aircraft carriers.
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2086974/Royal-Navy-spends-50bn-new-fighter-jets-land-aircraft-carriers.html

quick ! get those Harriers back....
42 xbarilox (#) Jan 16th, 2012 - 12:21 am Report abuse
Well done Falklanders, we in Argentina receives tuberculosis too, our government is pure sh*t and just can't say no. To read the comments posted by my countrymen makes sad and makes me cringe, always moaning about everything.
43 Monty69 (#) Jan 16th, 2012 - 12:31 am Report abuse
40 Alejomartinez
''You cannot differenciate from the colonial power as you are part of it and hence not entitled to self determine at all''

Yes we can, and we do, and you clearly don't know anything about it at all.
And guess what? You don't get to decide about our rights.

If you got your hands on the Falklands, we would prove it to the UN. We would be under alien subjugation and domination. That's why you'll never win.
44 dab14763 (#) Jan 16th, 2012 - 12:56 am Report abuse
Prove that you are under alien subjugation, domination and exploitation and the UN might change its mind!

Alejo.

The UN has never said only those territories under alien subjugation, domination and exploitation are entitled to self determination.
45 briton (#) Jan 16th, 2012 - 02:05 am Report abuse
41 dreyfoss
Boy this man is clever,
Sadly it’s about 3 years out of date,
Keep trying,

Trust us,,
When the carrier floats out to sea, it WILL have planes on it,

.
46 so_far (#) Jan 16th, 2012 - 02:22 am Report abuse
still wating a single little, small, trivial, basic evidence that UN or C-24 said explictly that Malvinas is a country....even an stament from recepcionist girl at UN office could be enough...just show something please, thanks
47 briton (#) Jan 16th, 2012 - 03:44 pm Report abuse
. Show us where it states the UN demands the British talk about argentine sovereignty,

You cannot have what you never owned,
The last time I spoke to NOAH , I said unto him, why did you let the brits on first Noah,
He said unto me, Briton, if I had let the Argies on first, they would have claimed my ship, and no one else would have got on,
now you know why I left them till last,
and that legacy will always remain with them [last]
just a watering thought .
48 so_far (#) Jan 16th, 2012 - 05:08 pm Report abuse
“The virus has become a serious issue in hospitals and vessels around the world and can be very serious...”

But days before the Ship was in Punta Arenas, Chile, as well as Usuhaia, Argentina and despite having more sick on board ..... none of the two countries had difficulties.

Star Princes is a ship with Bahamas flag, an independient state that belongs to British Commonwealth of Nations.

Numbers when they arrived to Malvinas Islands:

- Ship's passengers: 3600 souls

- Temporary sick patients: 20 souls

- Percentage of the population of the Ship: 0.5%

What the captain of the Ship said when FIG denied docking ?

“Cruise captain looked surprised and said it was an unprecedented decision and considered erroneous by the low number of cases with the disease and did not meet international standards for the poor number of patients board ”.

What FIG said ??

“ Falkland Islands would put enormous pressure on our limited medical resources...”

20 individuals with diarrhoea (that perhaps would not even have stepped down in Malvinas) could collapse your medical system ??

Simple Amazing....those brits are really amazing.
49 stick up your junta (#) Jan 16th, 2012 - 05:20 pm Report abuse
20 individuals with diarrhoea (that perhaps would not even have stepped down in Malvinas) could collapse your medical system
Simple Amazing....those brits are really amazing

Amazing

At least 10 indigenous children have died from malnutrition in north-west Argentina this year. How could this be happening in one of the world's biggest food-exporting countries? BBC Mundo's Vladimir Hernandez travelled to the indigenous Wichi community in a remote part of Salta to find out.

Dying from hunger in food-exporting Argentina
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-12973543
50 xbarilox (#) Jan 16th, 2012 - 05:28 pm Report abuse
@ 48 Why don't you go to the nearest hospital and take some individuals with diarrhea and move them into your house? Do you practice coprophagia¡
51 so_far (#) Jan 16th, 2012 - 05:39 pm Report abuse
..... still wating a single, little, small, trivial, basic, evidence that UN or C-24 said explictly that Malvinas is a country.........even an stament of Ban Ki moon drunk in a toilete or dancing alcoholized in a party is enough.......just show something please, thanks
52 briton (#) Jan 16th, 2012 - 06:14 pm Report abuse
Simple Amazing....those brits are really amazing
enough said we think .
53 Marcos Alejandro (#) Jan 16th, 2012 - 07:08 pm Report abuse
Outbreak?

www.clarin.com/politica/Gobierno-descender-turistas-argentinos-Malvinas_0_628737277.html
54 Braedon (#) Jan 16th, 2012 - 07:31 pm Report abuse
Wow, I just took a little look at the argentine reaction to this, and they are as expected crying their eyes out in self righteous hysterics, and screaming at the islanders for their “cruelty”, with the government declaring it an “act of hostility”.

All for the standard qurentining of a ship

leaving aside the hilarity behind argentina's hypocrisy, I honestly hope that the islanders take note of just how easy it is to make argentines beg for mercy. if preventing a ship from docking makes them keel, imagine how announcing the repatriation of the remains of all the argentine soldiers would go down.
55 Marcos Alejandro (#) Jan 16th, 2012 - 07:36 pm Report abuse
Not to worry Braedon salamin, more cruise vessel with Argentineans on the way..
56 Braedon (#) Jan 16th, 2012 - 07:48 pm Report abuse
I do hope they will not be as diseased as the argentines on this particular ship, as they will simply have to be turned away again.
57 Marcos Alejandro (#) Jan 16th, 2012 - 07:56 pm Report abuse
Please do, but Keep in mind if you keep doing that cruise business are over for this particular little port.
58 xbarilox (#) Jan 16th, 2012 - 08:20 pm Report abuse
comment 57 is accepting reality, some things won't ever change.
59 O gara (#) Jan 16th, 2012 - 08:50 pm Report abuse
The hundreds of Chileans and Brasilian tourists on the boat will no doubt report back to their peoples of the arrogance and stupidity of the occupying forces.
49 a horrific story similar in.many ways to the old people in English cities dying from the cold.
10.people died from food exporting Argentina.When your occupiers controlled Ireland in 1847 A million Irish died while food was being exported eveey day.
60 zethe (#) Jan 16th, 2012 - 09:03 pm Report abuse
“The hundreds of Chileans and Brasilian tourists on the boat will no doubt report back to their peoples of the arrogance and stupidity of the occupying forces.”

Grow up O gara.
61 xbarilox (#) Jan 16th, 2012 - 09:10 pm Report abuse
@ 59 yepe, that's the paddy we all like, the hateful one, not the lovely paddy :)

Enjoy it paddy
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJRyft6ZYIk&feature=related
62 stick up your junta (#) Jan 16th, 2012 - 09:52 pm Report abuse
@59 GA GA

Looks like the argies learnt well from their German guest the Angel of Death

GlaxoSmithKline Argentina Laboratories company was fined 400.000 Pesos (approx 90.000 dollars) by Judge Marcelo Aguinsky following a report issued by the National Administration of Medicine, Food and Technology (ANMAT) for the killing of 14 babies during illegal lab vaccine trials conducted between 2007 and 2008.
63 Marcos Alejandro (#) Jan 16th, 2012 - 10:29 pm Report abuse
62 Looks like the Germans learnt well from the English...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:LizzieVanZyl.jpg
64 Lord Ton (#) Jan 16th, 2012 - 10:49 pm Report abuse
Timerman is a plonker !

falklandsnews.wordpress.com/2012/01/16/falkland-islands-hostile-to-tourists-says-timerman/
65 so_far (#) Jan 17th, 2012 - 03:46 am Report abuse
This is the 4th ask and last chance for answer the question........... still wating a single, little, small, trivial, basic, evidence that UN or C-24 said explictly that Malvinas is a country........other way i suppose that everybody here could consider seriously that all british here were lying ? That's include FIG.
Wellcome to Lorton's Club then.
66 lsolde (#) Jan 17th, 2012 - 10:44 am Report abuse
@65 so_far,
Looks like no-one is taking any notice of you, bradco.
We don't recognise the C-24, anyway.
We don't care if you think we are a people or not.
We don't really care for you at all.
ln fact we don't even care that we don't care!
We know what & where we are.
Prove that Argentina is a country,
But then, we don't care about that, either♥
67 Alejomartinez (#) Jan 17th, 2012 - 12:23 pm Report abuse
A very significant silence from Mercopress is much more than telling. It claims to cover the whole ofnthenSouth Atlantic and even reports irrelevant news fromthe islands it insists not to call as all ofnthenregion does: Malvinas. However, it purposedly omitsnto mention the article by Simon Winchester recently published in The Times of the UK. Interesting ommission as the article calls the UK to put and end to this colonial situation, sit down and negotiate a “civilised solution” recognising Argentine sovereignty and the need to take into account and guarantee the islanders' interests and way of life. That is to say UN and hence Argentina's position. This article accompanied an opinion column by Argentine FM on this issue. Mercopress is regrettably too biased to speak mthe truth!
68 malen (#) Jan 17th, 2012 - 01:33 pm Report abuse
to comment 62 read and learn
glaxo is a global pharmaceutical laboratory HEADQUARTERED in London UK and their mission “is to improve the quality of human life” (cof, cof)
It happens that this laboratories cant experiment in Europe or USA with new vaccines, so they (Glaxo) pay to doctors of Arg, for example 8.000 $ for every kid with whom they can experiment. Its all a corruption, from the doctors, sanitary authorities that make that they dont know and the laboratory of Arg and yes of its central house in London too. These vaccines are invented there in UK.
www.buenosairesherald.com/article/88922/gsk-lab-fined-over-vaccine-tests-that-killed-14--babies
if doesnt appear google it
69 stick up your junta (#) Jan 17th, 2012 - 02:01 pm Report abuse
These vaccines are invented there in UK.

So was Penicillin, its the Argies who experiment on their poor kids
70 malen (#) Jan 17th, 2012 - 02:33 pm Report abuse
dont pay money to experiment here
experiment with your own kids dont bother us
Glaxo is not an argentinian laboratory is a filial of a global laboratory headquartered in London. they do what london says: experiment with kids because here we cant.
71 briton (#) Jan 17th, 2012 - 06:42 pm Report abuse
would it be fair to say,
that they would need goverment permmision to do so,
just a thought .
72 Crackpot (#) Jan 17th, 2012 - 10:44 pm Report abuse
@68&70 malen

I don't think anyone here really understands the Glaxo story properly. It was Glaxo themeslves who highlighted the irregularities with recruiting patients as soon as they noticed them. It was the two Argetinian doctors who got fined for not adhering to the correct protocols and Glaxo got fined along with them purely because they have to take ultimate responsibility as the company funding the study.
There is nothing whatsoever wrong with the study itself - in fact, it is still carrying on with the full endorsement of the Argentinian authorities. At present, there is no connection whatsoever between the 12 deaths of babies and the use of the vaccine. That said, it is possible that they may find an association in some cases. However, it should not be forgotten that 2 million babies die of pneumonia each year and this more than offsets any slight risk attributable to the vaccine.
So, these fines are mainly for irregular paperwork and nothing to do with the trials being unethical or the vaccine being unsafe.
You wouldn't do this study in the UK or Europe, because babies are at a much lower risk of pneumonia, so there is less need to vaccinate them. Argentina doesn't have the highest risk in the world, but it's higher than all of Europe and North America (and Chile, Bolivia and Peru) and has the infrastructure to make such a study feasible. I imagine that the risk is much higher among the poorer communities in Argentina.
73 malen (#) Jan 18th, 2012 - 05:25 pm Report abuse
It was ANMAT an argentinian organization who dennounce the irregularities
Laboratory trials on human beings are not legalized in Argentina
So if Glaxo set a protocol at an argentinian hospital and recruited several doctors working there for experimenting with babies is making sth illegal. Doctors here did their part of illegacy too.
according to the article its absolutely clear.
74 kelperabout (#) Jan 19th, 2012 - 04:48 pm Report abuse
It is truly amazing that the Argentines believe that we were implanted and colonising our home land. Yet not once to they acknoweledge that there very existance is based on colonisation and Murder . These same people even sugest we should accept that our Country belongs to them so my sugestion to all of them given the fact we have been a part of the British empire since 1592 that we as Bona Fida Falkland Islanders must therefore have the same equal right to claim Argentina. after all it was once a colony of Spain and in my books to colonise means to populate by implantation. When the Argentines are ready to get out of Argentina and return the Country to the rightfull indigenous people then maybe we can intergrate with those rightfull people who actually own Argentina. Not many Argentines will agree with this but yet those same people expect us to do the exact same for them.
75 Crackpot (#) Jan 20th, 2012 - 01:12 am Report abuse
@73 malen.

Of course it's not illegal to carry out human clinical trials in Argentina. Hundreds of these trials get carried out in Argentina just like they do in other countries. In fact, only yesterday I wrote a clincial paper describing the results of a recent clincial study that included patients in Argentina. All clincial trials in Argentina have to conform to local national laws and have to be approved by ANMAT and each institution where they get carried out. There's nothing underhand going on - Glaxo have not somehow sneeked in some illegal experiment under the noses of the authorities.
You really don't know what you are talking about. ANMAT are the organisation that approved the study in the first place (as they do with all clincial studies in Argentina) and it was Glaxo who informed them of the irregularities!

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